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My Mind's Eye Lost & Found - Portobello Road

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Today, the temperature of 12 degrees Fahrenheit is a record low for a high temperature and we just had a snow storm dump 8" at my house. I am thankful for a warm home.

Winter Wonderland by

The cold, however, has not stopped my boys from enjoying the snow. It has also got me thinking: "Why is it that the cold doesn't bother the boys like it does me?" Is it because they are secure in the fact that a warm house is waiting for them? That hot chocolate and dry clothes are readily available? Or, is it that the snow is a magical wonderland full of snow monsters and ice caves waiting to be explored and little boys can't be bothered by trivial things like the cold? I wonder.

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Whatever the reason, I will be following along with my trusty camera trying to "capture" all the events of the season. When I am ready to scrap those moments, Lost & Found Portobello Road is perfect for documenting every magical winter memory. The soft blues, silvers and glitter give the peaceful feeling that comes when watching snowflakes fall on a cold winter's night.

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Inspire Amber Packer

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8" Snow Layout

Featured Collection: Lost & Found - Portobello Road

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"Buddies" Perfect Glittered Paper (12" x 12") "Buddies" Flannel Paper (8" x 8") "Party" Looking Glass Glittered Paper (7 ½" x 7 ½") "Family" Brocade Paper (3" x 12") "Buddies" Glittered Title - "Buddies" Trims "You & Me" Buttons "Boy" Stamps "Perfect" Stamps Lush Blue Chipboard Alphabet Lush Blue Rhinestones Holly Jolly Chipboard Elements 3 ½" x 5" vertical b/w photos

Also used: Sewing machine, pop dots, silver glitter glue, black ink and pen, craft knife, hot glue gun/liquid glue.

Instructions: 1. Cut papers to sizes listed above. Ink edges. 2. Cut left tip of "perfect" bracket on background paper using craft knife. 3. Adhere looking glass paper to center of flannel paper and add to background paper about ¾" in from left side and 1 ¾" down from top. (tuck right side under "perfect" bracket) If desired, sew along inner edge. 4. Add brocade paper (with "Buddies" title tucked under) as shown and sew along inner edge. 5. Sew rick rack about ½" up from bottom of brocade paper. 6. Layer chipboard snowflakes, stamped images (brocade frame and "fun") and pictures as shown. Pop pictures up using pop dots. 7. Using hot glue or liquid glue, add three silver tinsel swirls. (I've wanted to do this ever since I first saw the tinsel) 8. Add chipboard letters for title, rhinestones and button as shown. 9. Write journaling in "perfect" bracket. To make sure journaling fits, lightly write in pencil first. 10. Add "snow" to title and outline snowflakes on chipboard using silver glitter glue. Allow to dry. ENJOY!

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Create

Man of Few Words Layout: 1 1 1 1

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Valentine Stripes Paper (back side) Sweet Nothings Paper Accessories Sheet Lush Red Flocked Alphabet

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Anam Stubbington

Valentine's Projects

Laughter Layout:

Featured Collection: State of the Heart and Fine & Dandy

2 - Hugs and Kisses Paper 1 - Accessories Sheet 1 - Fine & Dandy Tickled Pink Banner Stickers 1 - Fine & Dandy Pink Bling 1 - White Cardstock Lush Red Flocked Alphabet Also used: Decorative Scissors

You Me Love Card: 1 - Love You Lots Paper 1 - Accessories Sheets

Accordian Flowers:

1. Decide on the size you'd like your flower to be and cut strips that are half that wide and 12 - 24" in length (depending upon width of flower). 2. Accordian fold every 1/4" & tape ends together. 3. Push down flat and adhere a small punched circle to center to keep it flat. 4. Add embellishments (or photo) to center & have fun finishing your project!

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XOXO Canvas Blocks

Featured Collection: State of the Heart

Decorate

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Suzanne Sergi

Supplies: State of the Heart Full of Love Paper State of the Heart Hugs & Kisses Paper State of the Heart Love Meter Paper State of the Heart Full of Love Paper State of the Heart Romantic Paper State of the Heart Understated Paper State of the Heart Starry Eyes Paper Lost & Found Madison Avenue Girlfriends Lovely Paper State of the Heart Die-cut Accessories Fine & Dandy Tickle Pink Banner Stickers Lost & Found Madison Avenue Buttons Lovely & Sisters Buttons Madison Avenue happily Ever After Brads Madison Avenue Girlfriends Dimensional Die-cut Portobello Road Boy Stamps Lush Brown Rhinestones Also Used: White doily, acrylic paint, coarse glitter, cream ribbon, string, assorted embossing folders, die-cut letters XOXO, tiny heart, small tag, small scallop, small scallop hearts, 5x5 Canvas Blocks ***Notes: Some items have been embossed with folders, all items inked in Creamy Brown

Instructions: 1. Paint all sides of Canvas Blocks. First, I painted them a dark pink, and let dry. Then went back with a cream paint lightly on top. While still wet, sprinkle coarse glitter to the tops of all canvas. 2. First Letter X Canvas: Cut hugs and kisses paper to 5x5. Punch out the card with the hearts from the State of the Hearts Die-cut sheet. Tie ribbon around card. Embellish ribbon with small tag, embellish with a small heart. Adhere a small rhinestone to the center of the tiny heart. Adhere at an angle with pop dots to the left of the canvas. Adhere three banner stickers as shown on top of card. Embellish the banner centers with tiny paper cream flowers, with the following numbers stickers in the centers: 2,1,4. Finish banner stickers with string at top.

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Instructions (continued): 2 continued: Stamp the Love die-cut from the State of the Heart Accessory sheet with the Text stamp, using the Lost and Found Boy stamp. Adhere this to the bottom of the card, by creating a curve in the middle. Embellish with small rhinestone to the left of the word Love. Adhere large letter X to the upper right hand corner of canvas. Take the heart die-cut, and embellish with one of the pleated flowers from Madison Avenue. I removed the tulle, and banner sticker from flower. I embellish center with a pleated flower, and rhinestone button from Madison Avenue. 3. Second Letter O: Cut Hugs & Kisses to 5x5 using the patterned side to cut Romantic paper to 4x4. Adhere to center of canvas. Cut the Full of love to mat in middle of this square. Embellish die-cut heart with glitter to the sides. Adhere heart as shown. Take the Adore die-cut, and stamp with the Boy text stamp. Create a paper rose, and embellish with a rhinestone button. Adhere this rose to the center of the Always love circle die-cut. Adhere Adore die-cut as shown. At the end of the adore die-cut, adhere the paper rose. Finish corner with a small tag with letter o. Tie ribbon at top of tag. 4. Hearts Canvas: Cut Metered Heart to 5x5, and adhere. Take one of the pleated flowers from Madison Avenue and embellish center with scallop heart, and a button. This will be the center heart on the canvas. You will need 8 other small scallop hearts, and embellish centers with assorted buttons. Adhere all of them as shown. 5. Second Letter X canvas: Cut the Romantic paper to 5x5, and adhere. Cut the Girlfriends Lovely Paper to fit inside the frame die-cut from the accessory sheet. Glitter this paper randomly. Embellish large damask die-cut with a small scallop in the center. Layer the Cupid die-cut to center. Adhere as shown. Finish with a large diecut letter X. 6. Second letter o: Cut Starry Eyes to 5x5 and adhere. Embellish at top with a white doily. Cut a 3x5 strip from the Romantic Paper, and adhere. Emboss postcard die-cut, if desired. Adhere at an angle on top of this strip. Cut around the Happy Valentine's Day die-cut,and glitter the entire image. Finish with a crepe flower, and adhering a letter "o" to center. Adhere a small scallop flower with brad at the bottom of the Happy Valentine's Day die-cut.

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Designer: Tiffani Smith; Featured Collection: Lost & Found

Designer: Tamara Jensen; Featured Collection: State of the Heart

Designer: Trisha Ladouceur; Featured Collection: Lost & Found

Do you like to scrap two-page layouts? Check out our next page to see how to use this sketch for a two-page layout!

Designer: LG Belarmino; Featured Collection: Fine & Dandy

This sketch is so versatile it works great with one, two, three (or more) pictures!

Sketch Artist: Jana Eubank

What a fabulous sketch Jana has designed for us this month!

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Supplies:

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Jana Eubank

Winter Wonderland Layout

Featured Collection: Lost & Found - Portobello Road Jana

expands our one-page sketch to a beautiful two-page layout!

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"Party" Looking Glass Paper "Boy" Cowboy Paper "Party" Celebrate Glittered Paper "Buddies" Flannel Paper "Buddies" Perfect Glittered Paper "Family" First Class Glittered Paper "Party" Glittered Title "You & Me" Glittered Accessories "Boy" Glittered Layered Stickers "Buddies" Decorative Brads "Party" Trims "Buddies" Trims

Also used: gray chipboard alphabet letters, circle cutter, scissors, trimmer, adhesive, foam squares, black pen, sewing machine & thread, brown ink, Cricut Digital Die Cut Machine, Cricut Winter Lace Cartridge

Directions: 1. Use backside of Lost & Found Looking Glass Paper as background paper. 2. Cut 2 pieces of Celebrate Glittered Paper to 9" x 10.5". Stitch around edges. Adhere to both pages. 3. Cut two 3" x 12" strips of First Class Glittered Paper. Adhere to both pages. Cut two 1 1/2" x 12" strips of Flannel Paper. Adhere to 3" strips. Adhere two 12" lengths of blue flannel ric rack trim from the "Buddies" Trims to the bottom edge of the Flannel Strips. Add stitching with sewing machine. 4. Use photo editing software to group photos together. Print out photos. Matte with Cowboy Paper and adhere to page. Cut out "Perfect" label from Perfect Glittered Paper using scissors. Adhere to left page, tucking straight edge under the photos to use as a journal block. 5. Cut several circles from various Portobello Road papers. Matte with Flannel Paper. Stitch and add to page tucking some behind the photos and journal block, as shown. 6. Cut several snowflakes from Cowboy Paper using a Digital Die-Cut Machine. Add using decorative brads. 7. Add remaining die-cuts, trims and title to page, as shown.

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Giveaway Grandma Shelley This month's newsletter winner is:

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Grandma Shelley wins the ENTIRE State of the Heart collection! Please email your address to: amber@mymindseye.com.

Blog CHA Sneak Peeks:

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See our newest products and have a chance to WIN them on our blog January 10 - 14, 2011!

December Store Spotlight: County Purr Farm January Blog Challenge Layout Theme: Scrapbooking (www.countypurrfarm.blogspot.com) WINTER December Blog Challenge Winner: Misty Willis (www.mommyof5kidz.blogspot.com)

January Blog Challenge Card Theme: MISC

December Blog Challenge Honorable Mention: January Blog Challenges begin: Wednesday, Hilde/Scoobie (www.scoobieslilleblog.blogspot.com) Jan. 5 and ends Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011.

Special Thanks Trisha Ladouceur (www.trishaladouceur.blogspot.com) Anam Stubbington (www.anamstubbington.typepad.com) Suzanne Sergi (www.scrappinthedetails.typepad.com) Amber Packer (www.amberpacker.com) Tamara Jensen (www.tamarajensen.typepad.com) Tiffani Smith (www.tifsmith.com) My Mind's Eye Contact Information: Phone #: 1-800-665-5116 info@mymindseye.com submissions@mymindseye.com

We would like to extend a special thank you to the fabulous designers who took the time to share their talents with us and made our 12 Designers of Christmas a success! Jana Eubank (www.janaeubank.com) Karen Grunberg (www.karenika.com) Vicki Boutin (www.vickiboutin.typepad.com) Sonia Thomason (www.soniathomason.typepad.com) Gretchen McElveen (www.gretchenmac.blogspot.com) Bethany Kartchner (www.creativeruminations.blogspot.com) KC, Sales Director: burningham@mymindseye.com Sean, Sales: sean@mymindseye.com Nick, Sales: nick@mymindseye.com My Mind's Eye January 2011 Newsletter * Page 8


My Mind's Eye January 2011 Newsletter