Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Are We Having Fun Yet?

Are We Having Fun Yet
by Krissy Clark McKee

I love the new "Gertie" line of papers by My Mind's Eye! It has such a fun, slightly vintage-y feel to it as well as a delightful mix of patterns that blend and coordinate extremely well with each other! As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to create a layout using one of my favorite pictures of my grandmother and me when I was a toddler. We were at a large amusement park, which should have been a lot of fun, but I was in full-on pouting mode!

I used quite a few wonderful supplies from the LCOM store to make this fun layout!

Supplies used:

My Mind's Eye "Gertie" - You & Me Numbers, You & Me Ornamental, and Little One Darling Dots.

My Mind's Eye "Mabel" Love Brads
My Mind's Eye "Gertie" Friends Forever Chipboard
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Brown Embroidery Floss
Little Yellow Bicycle Stick Pins
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Alphas
Brown Marker for Doodling/Faux Stitcking

I love adding dimension to my layouts, so the MME Gertie three dimensional chipboard stickers were a perfect addition to my layout. And to add even more dimension, I affixed my alpha letters to cut up pieces of my cardstock and then added a small pop-dot behind each piece of cardstock.

I loved using the MME paper flowers with brad centers that came with My Mind's Eye "Mabel" Love Brads. Even though these brads weren't part of the "Gertie" collection, My Mind's Eye always makes sure their different lines coordinate perfectly! Don't you agree?

To frame the picture, I wrapped embroidery floss along the side several times and used adhesive to keep it in place. I then added two pins to finish my cluster. Next, I adhered ribbon along the bottom of my

For visual interest, I doodled a simple stitched line in various places on my paper, and I framed the entire layout using a double wavy line of doodling to give the illusion of stitching.

I thoroughly enjoyed playing with this new spring line of papers! Please be sure to check them out as well as many other fabulous new items being loaded into the STORE every day!

Until next time...
Have a scrappy weekend!!!


Kathy Skou said...

Love this!! You did a fabulous job!

Nicole Nowosad said...

nicely done Krissy!!

Fritchey said...

Awesome page, Krissy!!!!!!!!!

Tanya said...

wow!!! stunning page!

Zoe said...

OMGOSH look at that die cut how did you do that??? FABULOUS!

Kristine said...

Krissy is that a template you used for your background paper ?? cool!!!

Gisèle said...

oh my! I so love the way you did the banner, it looks like it is suspended on a mantle, gorgeous!

Darlene D said...

I love this! I definitely need to order some of those MME brads! They look great!

Dee said...

I love the title - great page.

Brittney said...

Love how you did your title!