Monday, June 23, 2014

Market Street Layout, Cards and Banner

Summer has finally arrived and the Market Street papers, die cuts, foil papers, chipboard pieces, and buttons from My Mind's Eye are a great way to capture your warm sunny memories in the trendiest style. You can grab your entire summer stash at The Scrapbooking Studio in Moline, IL. This layout created with pictures from a 2010 Wisconsin trip came together elegantly and with all the current style thanks to MME's "Mixed Bag"-a 46 piece collection of die cuts, words, journaling spots, and really unique foil accents. In addition to the cursive words from the Mixed bag, I also used American Craft Thickers to create the title. (Emma in Gold). 
 Gold vellum paper is used as a photo mat coupled with a gold foil doily and...
 heart sticker taken from the Nob Hill Label Stickers sheet.
 Chipboard pennant pieces create a tiny banner just below the title. Die cut flowers-popped with dimensional foam stickers give the layout a little bit of depth paired with a foil leaf and foil swirl to add balance to the right side of the layout. The floral background piece (1/2 on each page) was cut down to 11x11, corner punched with the weR Mini 8 Punch (Flourish), and cut in half to create the two background mats.
 The MME Market Street Nob Hill label stickers (70 pieces) offer great inspiration for cards:
 Check out the hippest mustache motif that runs through this entire line...
A moose with a mustache?
A wooden light bulb embellishment (Maya Road) colored with Distress Markers are the focal point of a foil, vellum and paper layered flower in the upper left corner of this card. It is perched on top of a wooden "Hello" frame from Freckled Fawn.
 This card base is a gorgeous black with gold polka dots that is very glamorous! I've folded back a corner of the mat and tucked a Maya Road pin (colored with Copic markers to match the paper line), wooden spool with paper wrapped around it, and tool for a dimensional accent. The bow, foil leaf, foil medallion, and music are all taken from the Mixed Bag that is part of the MME Market Street Collection. The doily is actually a piece of die cut Real Wood Thin Birch from Creative Imaginations colored to match with Copic markers.
 And the last card I wanted to share with you also features a bit of the Real Wood Thin Birch from Creative Imaginations-but his time I embossed it with an embossing folder. The "Thank You" is a sticker from the Nob Hill Sticker sheet.
 The Banner below features several pieces of the double sided papers from the Market Street Collection from MME, as well as their button (pins), chipboard buttons, Maya Road tiny clothespins, wooden light bulbs, Petaloo Flowers, doily die cut Real Wood Thin Birch from Creative Imaginations and colored with Distress Ink/blending tool, and lots more.
 The Maya Road wooden light bulbs take the Distress stains very well! The "learn" sticker stayed on even after the piece was stained.
 I love this button (and so did my kids) that is attached to the wooden doily I mentioned earlier in the post.
Thanks for spending a bit of your day checking out all that the MME Market Street Collection has to offer. You can pick all of this up at The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Registration is Now Open: Distress Card Class June 25, 2014 6-8PM

Dimension, texture, deep, rich colors await you during the next Distress Card Class. We will be creating five gorgeous cards using Ranger's Distress Markers, dies, inks and more during class! Join me, Shelly Maxwell, on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 6-8PM at The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL Call 309-736-7242 to register today! Cost $13/kit. Can't attend class? No worries, grab a kit to-go.
 We will be learning how to use die cuts, burlap flowers, filter paper flowers, watercolor paper, Prima flowers and more during class. Learn how to color all of these items using your Distress Markers!
 We will also be creating a pet sympathy card during class.
 Don't miss out on all the excitement-Register for class by calling the store today! 309-736-7242