i'm really excited to be joining my mind's eye for the month of october, as their guest designer! if you head over to their blog, you can read my post, where i shared a bit about myself and my family, how i started scrapping, and shared some of my favorite my mind's eye layouts from over the years. keep in mind, some are newer layouts. and some are super duper old layouts (like 4-5 years). i've used my mind's eye products since the beginning of time, and have always loved them!
this was a new layout that i created over the weekend. i used the lost and found: sunshine collection, in great yellow, brown, and aqua colors. that yellow polka dot paper, on the background, is that great paper i mentioned before. with the glitter around the edge of each circle.
i choose some of my favorite photos of us, from a family get-together back in june. i love all the cool frames apps and square photos that people are doing these days, with their iphones and smartphones. but i'm not cool enough to have a fancy phone like that, and i can't pry the girl's ipod touch's out of their hands long enough to use for taking photos. so when i saw the new insta-frames, by audrey neal, i knew i had to have them. it gives the same look, but i can do it with any photo i have. i just added the frames, and cropped my photos to fit. after printing these all out (at 2 inches square), i trimmed each one and adhered to my layout.
in my head, i thought the 6 photos would fill up the space well. i must have mis-judged, since 9 photos would have worked better. so i just cut some squares of pattern paper, to fill in the gaps on my little collage. which worked out well, to handwrite just a few facts about the photos.
i love the die cut title pieces, for pulling a layout together quickly. this one here says "such a lovely day". it also has glitter around the edges, which ties in nicely with the background pattern paper. i adhered it with lots of pop dots, and tucked some decorative pins behind it.
the burlap trim is nice and thick, and added some great texture to the page. i adhered a strip of it down the left side of the page, and then embellished it with brads and buttons. you see the layered pieces? those brads come just like that, with the layered paper pieces behind them. they are so quick and easy to use. i love premade products like that!
i'll be working on quite a few projects over the month, for the my mind's eye blog. i'm really looking forward to it, and hope you'll keep your eye out for me!