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Good Day Sunshine by

Amber Packer

In our part of the world, the sun is starting to warm up the earth. You need a jacket in the morning but not in the afternoon and, best of all, the daffodils are peeking through the earth and will soon be a bright sea of yellow. Before we know it, the showers of April will turn to bright sun-shiny days. To me, the Good Day Sunshine invokes thoughts of laughter, walks on the beach and sitting on the beach where the warmth of the sun can heal your soul. The colors, styles and accessories are perfect for all your spring and summer needs! We would love to see your creations - please share them on our Facebook page.

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Have You Ever Seen The Rain?

Featured Collection: Good Day Sunshine

Supplies: 2 - “Sunny Stripes” paper (12“ x 12” , 2 - 4 1/2“ x 6 1/2”) 1 - “Writing on the Wall” paper (4 1/2” x 10”) 1 - “Not So Bad Plaid” paper (3“ x 10”, 2 - 4 3/4” x 6 3/4”) 1 - “Seaside Stripe” paper (8” x 9 1/2“) 1 - Boy Accessories Sheet 1 - Navy Lush Trim 1 - Fine & Dandy Tickled Pink Banner Stickers 1 - Fine & Dandy True Blue Banner Sticker 1 - Fine & Dandy True Blue Chipboard Accessories 1 - Lush1 Brown Flocked Chipboard Alphabet 2 - 4" x 6“ vertical photo Also used: Sewing machine, brown thread, brown pen, brown ink pad, scissors, adhesive, pop dots, glue dots.

Instructions: 1. Cut papers to sizes listed above. Ink edges, if desired. 2. Lay out background paper (b-side Sunny Stripes). 3. Add adhesive to center of letter and plaid strips, adhere in place and sew along the edges. 4. Add adhesive to center of blue mat adhere in place and sew along edges. 5. Fold edge of satin blue trim on itself and sew to page as shown. 6. Layer photos and mats as shown (I inked the edges of the photos also). 7. Layer photos and palm tree journaling spot as shown. 8. Add 7 1/2” strips of rick rack and scallop accessories as shown. 9. Layer sun cardstock accessory, arrow journaling spot, cloud chipboard piece, “RAIN” letters, star and circle pieces as shown. 10. Adhere to layout above photo on right side. 11. Trim circle alphabet stickers to rectangles and add to layout to spell “have you ever seen the”. If you run out of “e’s”, you can use a “c” using a brown pen to make the “c” look like an “e”. 12. Adhere “You are Here” oval with pop dots. 13. Complete page by adding a brown chipboard button and add journaling. ENJOY!

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Designer: Tiffani Smith; Featured Collection: Lost & Found

Designer: Tamara Jensen; Featured Collection: Stella & Rose

Designer: Jeannette Siciliani; Featured Collection: Good Day Sunshine

Like two-page layouts? Check out the next page.

Designer: Jana Eubank; Featured Collection: Stella & Rose

WOW! What a great sketch Jana designed. We love the banners, the three stacked embellishments (can’t you just see them combined as a snowman?) and how easy it is to add more photos.

Sketch Artist: Jana Eubank


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EYE by

Trisha Ladouceur


Featured Collection: Stella and Rose - Gertie

Using Jana's single page sketch as my starting point, I managed to stretch it into a 2 page layout featuring the Stella and Rose- Gertie Collection to document a fun day trip I had with my family to Vancouver recently. I used a slightly larger banner and added an extra piece so I could use it for part of my title. The banner was cut using a die cut maching. I used my circle and scalloped circle punches to create the circles upon which I adhered the LUSH Chipboard Alphabets that I stamped first using the Doily stamp from Gertie "Girlie Stamp Set and Walnut Stain Distress Ink. On the right side of the layout, I flipped the sketch and made the matte larger so it could hold 2 smaller photos. The border strips were moved out closer to the edges so balance the layout a little better. For visual interest, I used one of the decorative edged papers- "Delightful" Blossom Rose across the page to bridge the 2 sides together.


"You and Me" Layered Stickers "Friends Forever" Layered Chipboard "Delightful" Trims "Delightful" Decorative Brads "Girlie" Stamps "Delightful" Blossom Paper 2 - "Delightful" Sweet Stripe Paper 5" X 7", 6 1/4" X 8 3/4" and punch 6 - 1 3/4" scalloped circles, 6 1/2" X 9" and 5 - 1/4" X 7 1/4" "Girlie" Diamonds Paper 2 - 3 1/4" X 11 1/4" "You and Me" Numbers Paper 6 - 1 1/2" circles "You and Me" Ornamental paper- cut 6 2-1/2"X3" and 6 - 2 3/4" X 3 1/4" triangles to form banner pieces 2- "Friends Forever" Tapestry Paper

"Little One" Darling Dots Paper 5"X9" 2- "Friends Forever" Petals Paper 7 1/4" X 9 3/4", 6" X 8" and two 3"X11" LUSH Printed Chipboard Alphabet Stickers (Red) Also used: Walnut stain distress ink, foam tipped ink applicator, Fiskars circle and scalloped circle punches, acrylic block (for stamp), trimmer, scissors, adhesives and tiny attacher (Stapler) continued on next page

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Instructions: NOTE: Ink ALL edges prior to attaching any of the pieces 1. Attach "Friends Forever" Petals Paper (floral side up) to "Girlie" Diamonds Paper (brown side up) and attach to far right and far left edges of background pages ("Friends Forever" Tapestry Paper), evenly spaced between top, bottom and outer edges of the layout. 2. Secure "Delightful" Blossom Paper to background across middle of layout so it extends about 3 1/2" to the left (it will be slightly off center). 3. Left side of page: Adhere photo to "Delightful" Sweet Stripe Paper(dotted side) and attach to larger "Delightful" Sweet Stripe paper (striped side up). Staple blue large rick rack trim across bottom of photo. Pop up onto "Friends Forever" Petals Paper (dotted side up). Secure to background about 1" from bottom and 2 1/4" in from the left edge of layout. 4. Right side of page: Attach 2 - 4" X 6" photos to "Delightful" Sweet Stripe Paper(dotted side) and attach to larger "Delightful" Sweet Stripe paper (striped side up). Staple blue large rick rack trim across center of photos. Pop up onto "Friends Forever" Petals Paper (dotted side up). Secure to background so it is centred between the top, bottom and right edge of layout. 5. Adhere "Little One" Darling Dots paper across center of layout about 1 1/2" from bottom. the right and left edges of this piece should be tucked beneath the photo mats on either side. 6. Build banner pieces using pop dots between each layer. Place into position before securing to page in case slight adjustments are needed. Apply thin double sided adhesive along the top of each banner piece and attach yellow lace and trim the excess. 7. Tie 2 red gingham bows, trim ends and glue one to each end of the banner. 8. Use Distress ink and doily stamp to stamp each letter in the word "FAMILY". Secure to center of each circle on banner. 9. Place "Happy" layered chipboard element to top right corner of photo mat on right side of layout. 10. Pop up "F-U-N" layered chipboard elements across top of journaling box. 11. Place "I Adore You..." Layered sticker to top left corner of photo mat on left side of the layout. 12. Pop up Doily Decorative Brad, large doily Layered Chipboard Element with chipboard button with red gingham bow tied through center and "Happiness is everything" Layered Sticker along right edge of photo mat on left side of layout. 12. Place "How do I love thee?" Layered Sticker across bottom of photo mat. 13. Use straight edge and use a craft knife to cut through center of layout to create 2 - 12"X12" pages. My Mind's Eye April 2011 Newsletter * Page 5



Friends Spring Gift Basket by

Suzanne Sergi

Supplies: Stella Stella Stella Stella Stella Stella Stella Stella

Rose Gertie 6x6 paper pad Rose You & Me Numbers Paper Rpse Little One Blooms Die cut Paper Rose Remember Buttons Rose Love Trinkets Rose Friends Forever Layered Chipboard Rose Delightful Decorative Brads Rose Little One Labels Stickers

Also Used: Container or basket with handle,

spring candy, doilies, spray mist, string, 3 Mason jars, butterfly punch 1. Spray Mist with your favorite color three white doilies, and set aside to dry. 2. Fill three glass mason jars with your favorite candy 3. Cover tops with the little one darling dots paper from the 6x6 paper pack. Embellish the center of each with yellow button. 4. Adhere the doilies to the front of jars. Tie string around them, and embellish each jar with a tag. Use the label stickers to create the hanging tags. 5. If needed, cover the front of your container with the Numbers paper. 6. Die cut a large butterfly with the Blooms Die cut paper. Punch three large flowers from the red dots paper, and layer to create a large bloom. Create a bow, and adhere to the center of bloom. Use the flower from the Delightful decorative brads, and adhere to top of ribbon. Attaching one of the brads from same brad sheet. 7. Adhere large butterfly to one of the corners of your container. 8. Punch 10 same size butterflies, out of different patterned papers. Layer two together with pop dots. You will have 5 butterflies. Embellish four of the centers with white flowers, and red punched circle. On the fifth butterfly, embellish with red label sticker, and the brad with the word "FOR." 9. String together to create a butterfly banner, and tie at the top of the handle of your container. 10. Out of the red dot paper create a large tag. Embellish with the "27" chipboard, and attach the lace sticker "happy day" to the bottom of tag. Finish one end with a white flower, and brad. Attach with ribbon on handle. Attach butterfly trinket, and friends chipboard to the ribbon with a mini safety pin. 11. Place grass on bottom of container, and set your jars inside! Happy Spring! My Mind's Eye April 2011 Newsletter * Page 6

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The winner of our March newsletter giveaway is:

Lisa Malachinski!

(We have sent an email to Lisa)

We are thrilled to share our newest releases with you! One newsletter winner will win the NEW collection of their choice! Good luck!



March Blog Challenge Winner: April Blog Challenge Layout Theme: Cathy Harper ( “April Showers” March Blog Challenge Honorable Mention: Nicole Pomeroy (

April Blog Challenge Card Theme: “April Showers”

March Blog Challenge Card Winner: Anja Curvers (

March Blog Challenges begin: Friday, April 8 & ends Thursday, April 21, 2011

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