These papers and projects just make me happy! I'm loving these bright colors from My Mind's Eye. This collection is called "My Girl" and it will make you smile. It's a great collection for spring and summer and lots of girly pages. Don't have a girl? Never fear! MME thought of you, too, when they released the companion line "Boy Crazy." The colors are a little toned down, but still have great icons and patterns perfect for a variety of scrapbooking pages and projects. Both of these collections are currently available at Scrapdoodles.
For my first project with this collection, I created a fun wall or door hanging. I started with an old frame that I spray painted a bright aqua color (I used Rustoleum American Accents in Aqua). Using just the papers in the "My Girl" collection and inspired by the fun vibe, I cut "hello" with my die cut machine and placed it in a thought bubble outlined in grey pen dots. The scooter (adorable!) is one of the coordinating stickers, which I backed with cardstock. The "balloon-flower-bouquet" is also made with a combination of stickers, papers and buttons stuck to lightweight floral wire and tied with 3 colors of We R Memory Keepers twine. The butterflies are cut from one of the papers and attached with glue dots. I just love how it turned out and it makes me happy to see it hanging!
My next project is a quick layout. I started with white cardstock and added a few bits of the patterned paper behind my photos and as a journaling spot. The washi tape strips and large stickers are also part of the MME collection. I added a few of the small stickers as well and cut out small bits from the patterned papers and added them to the page. Some of these I topped with Diamond Glaze. I also tried a new product - a Viva Decor Pearl Pen in red. I LOVE this product! It left a wonderfully round, dimensional red pearl on my page (much like the popular enamal dots). I was very pleased and my have to add more colors to my collection soon.