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It’s a Sunshine Day! When my oldest son was a new born, I would hold him tight and sing to him: “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine; You make me happy when skies are grey, etc.”

Inspire

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Amber Packer

When he got older I had to stop singing and he is now simply known as my “Sunshine”. You can imagine what I first thought of when I saw the new Lost & Found 2 - Sunshine collection. What a perfect collection to tell him about the pure joy that he has brought to my life. There is even a title for it! This collection was a SMASH hit at CHA Summer. With fantastic patterns and the color combination of golden yellow, tan and black you can see why!

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Inspire

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Amber Packer

http://www.amberpacker.com/

You Are My Sunshine

Featured Collection: Lost & Found 2 - Sunshine

Supplies:

1 - “Forever” Dotted paper (12 x 12) 1 - “Sunshine” Adore paper (3 1/2” x 5 1/2”) 1 - “Two of Us” Damask paper (5 1/2” x 7 1/2” & 5 1/2” x 9 3/4”) 1 - “Sunshine” Brads 1 - “Sunshine” Title 1 - “Forever” Title 1 - “Memories” Layered Chipboard 1 - “Two of Us” Pearls 1 - “Memories” Buttons 1 - Stella & Rose “Boy” Trims Also used: brown ink, black pen, adhesives, paper piercer, pop dots

Instructions:

Step 1: Cut papers to sizes listed above. Ink edges, if desired. I know it seems funny, but I really like the dark brown ink on the edges and the journaling needed to be black. Step 2: Peel pearl swirl (with protective backing) off and adhere background packaging to layout by “$5“ on “Forever” Dotted paper as shown. Step 3: Adhere 5 1/2” x 9 3/4” damask paper about 1” from top and 1 1/4” in from left side of background. Step 4: Adhere Adore paper along the left side of the paper about 1 1/2“ from top . Step 5: Mount photos on photo mat (5 1/2” x 7 1/2’ Damask paper). Step 6: Add “Forever” title going up left side of photo mats as shown and adhere lined up with Adore paper. Step 7: Trim end of black striped ribbon to form banner shape and adhere along bottom of photos as shown. Step 8: Layer “Sunshine” title, pearls, button and brads as shown (use pop dots to add dimension) Step 9: Add “So Blessed” chipboard piece centered on damask piece under “Sunshine” titlle and journal. ENJOY! Download our FREE banner at: http://www.4shared.com/photo/Lv2TaxAL/Sunshine_Banner_web.html Newsletter Archive Link: http://mymindseye.com/Newsletter.asp

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As you can see from these samples from our fabulous designers: Tamara Jensen, Jana Eubank and Karen Grunberg (special guest) this sketch is very versatile!

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Designer: Tamara Jensen; Featured Collection: Lime Twist

Designer: Jana Eubank; Featured Collection: Lime Twist

Our July Guest Designer, Courtney Lee, used this same sketch for a card and two-page layout. (see next two pages)

Sketch Designer: Jana Eubank

Designer: Karen Grunberg; Featured Collection: Lime Twist

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Courtney Lee Card

http://www.courtscrafts.blogspot.com/

Featured Collection: Lost & Found 2

Supplies:

“Dream” Title “Boyish” Layered Chipboard Stickers Breeze “Precious” Motif Paper “Dream” Layered Stickers Breeze “Fun Day” Today Paper Breeze “Precious” Decorative Brads Breeze “Dream” Wallpaper Paper Breeze “Everywhere” Decorative Brads Breeze “Boyish” Handsome Paper Breeze “Dream” Stamps Breeze “Dream” Layered Stickers “Beauty” Title “Fun Day” Title Also Used: Cricut Expression: Summer in Paris, glossy accents, crinkled ribbon: Kris Swain’s Etsy Store in Almost Black, Crop-a-dile, foam pop dots, black ink, black letters

Instructions:

1. Using Summer in Paris Cartridge cut the Arc de Triomphe out of black cardstock and Breeze “Precious Motif Paper” at 5 1/2". 2. Also using the Summer in Paris Cartridge cut the Eiffel Tower at 10.75 inches. Using scissors, cut off the top flag. It will be replaced by a My Mind’s Eye sticker. 3. Cut the “Precious” Motif Paper at 1 1/2 x 12” for the strip on the right hand page and 6 1/4” x 1 1/2” for the strip on the left hand page. 4. Using scissors, cut the 6 1/4” x 1 1/2” strip at angles to make form banner shape. 5. Cut black cardstock for the photo mats at 3 1/4” x 11” and 10” x 4 1/2”. 6. Cut the Breeze “Fun Day” Today Paper at 8 1/2" x 7 3/8”. 7. Cut the Breeze “Dream” Wallpaper Paper at 5” x 5”. 8. Cut the Breeze “Boyish” Handsome Paper at 7 3/8” x 11” and 1” x 7 3/8”. 9. Add a layered sticker as a flag using the Breeze “Dream” Layered Stickers 10. Using your hole puncher, punch two small holes on the edges of the die cut “Beauty is Everywhere” and in the corners of the bottom of the Eiffel Tower. 11. Use ribbon to tie bows through the holes. 12. Adhere all base layers down on both pages. 13. Using foam dots add the Eiffel Tower. 14. Using Foam dots add the photo mats. 15. Stamp “You have all of my love” in black using the Dream stamps. 16. Embellish and journal. My Mind’s Eye * August 2011 Newsletter * Page 4


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Courtney Lee Card

http://www.courtscrafts.blogspot.com/

Featured Collection: Stella & Rose

Supplies:

Breeze “Precious” Train Paper Breeze “Everywhere” Correspond Paper Breeze “Everywhere” Mirrors Paper Breeze “Fun Day” Borderline Paper Breeze “Everywhere" Brads

Also Used: Off white, olive green, and brown cardstock, pop dots, sentiment Stamp, crinkled ribbon: Kris Swain’s Etsy Store in Ivy, Momento in Dark Cocoa ink and Stickles (diamond)

Instructions:

1. Using the Christmas Solutions Cartridge, cut the present at 3” out of “Fun Day” Borderline Paper. 2. Cut the present(s) from white paper. 3. Use the present to trace around it on olive green cardstock to create the black outline for the present. 4. Add the off white pieces - pop dotting the bow. 5. Cut a background piece of “Everywhere” Mirrors Paper at 5 3/8” x 4 1/8” 6. Cut two pieces of brown cardstock at 3 1/4” x 4” and 3 1/2” x 2 3/4”. 7. Cut a corresponding piece of “Precious” Train Paper at 3 1/8” x 3 7/8”. 8. Cut a corresponding piece of “Everywhere” Correspond Paper at 3 3/8” x 2 5/8”. 9. Adhere corresponding pieces to the brown cardstock. 10. Ink around edges of “Everywhere” Mirrors Paper. 11. Adhere to card base. 12. Stamp sentiment with the brown ink on the “Everywhere” Correspond Paper layer. 13.Tie a bow with the crinkled ribbon around the same layer. 14. Adhere the “Precious” Train Paper layer at an angle to the card base. 15. Next adhere the “Everywhere” Correspond Paper layer. 16. Add the brad to the center of the bow on the present. 17. Adhere the present using foam dimensional tape to the card. 18. Using Stickles in Diamond, stickle the ribbon of the bow. 19. Give it to someone on their birthday! :)

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Create

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Suzanne Sergi Friends Card

http://www.scrappinthedetails.typepad.com/

Featured Collection: Stella & Rose

Supplies:

You & Me Ornamental Paper from 6x6 Paper Pad Friends Forever Tapestry from 6x6 Paper Pad You & Me Numbers from the 6x6 Paper Pad Eye Friends Forever Layered Chipboard Friends Forever Buttons Remember Buttons Also Used: Red cardstock, vellum, butterfly punch, Provo Craft Swiss Dots embossing folder

Instructions:

1. Cut the red cardstock to 5” x 6“ and round all four corners. This is the card base. 2. Cut the Tapestry paper to 4 x 4 3/4”, and layer onto red card base. 3. Cut the ornamental paper to 3” x 4 3/4“, and layer underneath tapestry paper. 4. Punch a butterfly from vellum,emboss with swiss dots folder, and stich three buttons across the middle of butterfly. 5. Punch large scallop from vellum paper with punch and adhere to the card with pop dots at the top of card. 6. Adhere the large chipboard doily flower from layer chipboard pack ,and adhere to vellum scallop. 7. Pop dot butterfly on top of chipboard flower. 8. Cut a 1” x 4 3/4“ from the numbers paper, and adhere about 1/4" from the bottom. Layer a 1 1/2” x 4 3/4” vellum strip on top of numbers. First, running through embossing folder. 9. Adhere vellum strip with staples on both ends.

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Create

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Suzanne Sergi Summer Sun

http://www.scrappinthedetails.typepad.com/

Featured Collection: Stella & Rose

Supplies:

You & Me Ornamental Paper from 6x6 Paper Pad Friends Forever Tapestry from 6x6 Paper Pad You & Me Numbers from the 6x6 Paper Pad Eye Friends Forever Layered Chipboard Friends Forever Buttons Remember Buttons Also Used: Yellow cardstock, paper clips, large border die, small flower punch, 3" circle punch

Instructions:

1. Begin with the ledger paper as your base for your 12x12 page. 2. Cut the transparency in half. 3. Cut a large scallop border from yellow cardstock, and adhere at the top beginning on the right hand side. 4. Next, cut a 2x11 strip from the ornamental paper., and a 4x11 strip. Layer half of the transparency underneath scallop border. 5. Cut a 10 1/2 x 11 from the delightful sweet paper, and adhere underneath the top of the transparency. 6. Adhere the 2x11 ornamental strip, beginning at top of delightful sweet paper. 7. Adhere the 4x11ornamental strip about an inch from the delightful paper at bottom. 8. Adhere photo or photos as shown. Punch 2 3" circle from the yellow dot paper from 6x6 paper pack. Pop dot one circle near photo. 9. Cut random size strips from the same paper, and adhere around yellow dot circle. 10. Adhere red heart brad at the end of the silly word chipboard, and layer over yellow dot circle. 11. Use the blue label sticker to journal or type your title. Adhere underneath ornamental paper at bottom. 12. Tuck in the other half of transparency underneath ornamental paper, and over the label sticker. 13. Adhere the yellow dot circle as shown. Remove the happy circle sentiment from the circle tab, and adhere to a yellow punch flower. Layer both elements on top of floral chipboard. 14. Layer flower embellishment on a 2" circle from delightful sweet. 15. Cut journal card to fit, and use computer to type journaling. Adhere at a slight angle, and adhere the floral embellishment on top of yellow dot circle, and journal card. 16. Cut a small yellow scallop strip, and adhere at bottom of page. Layer the word fun as shown. 17. Adhere the bold turquoise ribbon as shown with staples on ends. 18. Embellish page with clips ,and red twine.

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Decorate

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Trisha Ladouceur Family Frame http://www.trishaladouceur.blogspot.com/

Featured Collection: Lost & Found (the original)

Who says you can only embellish the layout... Why not embellish the FRAME that holds the layout?!

Supplies:

Union Square "Beautiful Day" Trims Union Square "Favorite" Trims Union Square "Perfect" Layered Stickers Union Square "Moments" Buttons Union Square "Home Sweet Home" Glittered Accessories Sheet Union Square "Perfect" Damask Print Paper Union Square "Home Sweet Home" Collage Paper Union Square "Beautiful Day" Journey Paper Union Square "Beautiful Day" Paris Paper Union Square "perfect"Happy Paper Union Square "Home Sweet Home" Love Paper - I used 12" Accucut Scalloped circle die to cut scalloped circle shown. Printed Chipboard Alphabet Stickers- Black LUSH- Red Self Adhesive Rhinestones

Instructions:

*** Note: Ink all edges of all papers before adhering to layout. 1. Cut 8" w X 10" h piece of "Home Sweet Home" Collage paper from upper left corner of sheet. Use craft knife to cut around swirl design in upper left starting and ending approximately 1/4" from the edge on either side. 2. Cut 7.5" w X 9.5" h "Perfect"Happy Paper and adhere to background (tuck upper left corner beneath swirl that has been cut around). 3. Position die cut circle on payout and make note of where to cut 2 edges so it is contained on the page. Mount to background about 1/8" in from lower right corner. 4. Cut 5 1/2" w X 6 1/2" h piece of "Beautiful Day" Paris paper. Adhere Crepe paper trim to bottom. Secure to page 1/4" in from right edge of die cut circle and so the crepe paper is within the layout. 5. Mount photo onto 4" X 6" piece of "Beautiful Day" Journey paper and add to layout. 6. Place in Frame. 7. Adhere buttons around the outer edge of the circle. 8. Apply letters. Use self adhesive rhinestones to decorate. 9. Attach Camera die cut to backside of clear acrylic piece (Tim Holtz "Fragment") using Glossy Accents. Tie ribbon through hole and notch the ends. 10. Build cluster in lower right corner of frame using the Eiffel Tower tag glittered die cut, camera die cut and "Live, Love..." Layered Sticker.

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Giveaway

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The winner of our August Newsletter giveaway is:

Jolaineah Waltman!! (We have sent an email to Jolaineah)

In our September newsletter, we will randomly select a winner from our newsletter subscribers to win our the collection of their choice! Good luck!

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July Blog Challenge Winner:

Theresa Neubaum (http://scrappyartcrafters.blogspot.com/2011/07/celebrate-life.html) July Blog Challenge Honorable Mention:

Emmy (http://few-favourite-things.blogspot.com/2011/07/mme-blog-challenge-25-celebrate-you.html) July Blog Challenge Card Winner:

Melissa Bell (http://mellyannebell.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-minds-eye-card-challenge.html) August Blog Challenge Layout AND Card theme: “Anything Goes” August Blog Challenge begins Monday, July 11, 2011 and ends Sunday, July 24, 2011 2nd Birthday Blog Hop Grand Prize Winner: Melissa Thao 2nd Birthday Blog Hop Bonus Winner: Jamie Hensley My Mind’s Eye Contact Information: Phone: 1-800-665-5116 info@mymindseye.com submissions@mymindseye.com

KC, Sales Director: burningham@mymindseye.com Sean, Sales: sean@mymindseye.com Newsletter Editor: Amber Packer

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