Saturday, March 29, 2014

Tombow and My Mind's Eye | Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 2 of the Tombow & My Mind's Eye blog hop!

I'm already a really big fan of Tombow. I usually use their MONO permanent adhesive tape runner (the blue one) on every layout and card I make. I buy the refills in bulk at my local chain craft store. I was excited to open my box and see some new adhesives I have never tried. I've been using the adhesives all month, but saved these two projects just for this hop.

On this layout I decided to grab a material or two that might be a little challenging to adhere—tissue paper and an extremely thin cut title. I adhered the tissue paper with small strips of the XTREME adhesive tape runner, but it being tissue paper, the removable one most likely would have sufficed. I like that the adhesive tape is clear, you don't even know it's under the tissue paper.
For the title I used the MONO multi liquid glue. What I love about this one is the two different tips offered. One end gives you a thin line of adhesive and the other end, a thick one. Also, I NEVER had to stick a needle in the tip to unclog it! This fact alone could make me switch from my usual liquid adhesive that I'm constantly unclogging with a needle. I also noticed (by accident) that it dries tacky, so there's no rush to put the glue on, flip it over, and press it down. You have plenty of working time with the glue.
SUPPLIES My Mind's Eye Now & Then Milo 6x6 paper pad, Izzy "Boys" Smart paper, Izzy "Happenings" enamel dots, Izzy "Smile" flair, Milo "Documented" alpha/word stickers, & Milo "Documented" chipboard elements. Record It! Charmed journal card. Tombow XTREME adhesive & MONO Multi Liquid Glue. Other-Jillibean Soup alpha & Silhouette Cameo. 

For the card I really gave the XTREME adhesive a test. Does it work on fabric or canvas? Why yes it does! ...really well actually. That piece of canvas isn't going anywhere without taking some of that pretty patterned paper with it. The XTREME adhesive tape runner means serious business. I used the MONO liquid again for my title. 
SUPPLIES My Mind's Eye Now & Then Mildred 6x6 paper pad, Mildred "Oh Happy Day" chipboard elements, Mildred "Oh Happy Day" alpha/word stickers, & Mildred "Today" accent stickers. Record It! Charmed enamel dots. Tombow XTREME adhesive & MONO Multi Liquid Glue. Other-unbleached canvas & Silhouette Cameo. 

Thanks Tombow for letting me try some new adhesive! 

Next up is Melissa Cash, but don't leave without first entering to win the awesome prize pack pictured below!

How to Enter to win this fabulous prize pack: To be eligible to win, please comment on each of the designers projects and don't forget to "Like" My Mind’s Eye on Facebook and "Like" the Tombow Facebook Page. If you don’t have Facebook, still comment on the projects and Tombow will select someone to win a prize just for playing! Comments close March 30th at Midnight EST! The winner will be announced on Monday, March 31st via Social Media.

Prize Pack Includes:
MME’s Charmed Collection
Tombow’s New XTREME Adhesive
MONO Multi Liquid Glue
Irojiten Colored Pencils Dictionary Volume 8

Saturday, February 15, 2014

My Mind's Eye & Scrapbook Generation

My Mind's Eye is the featured manufacturer in this month's issue of Scrapbook Generation's Create magazine. The whole team was given a couple sketches to create with. You can view the whole February issue here (it's free). I'm looking forward to nap time today when I can spend some quiet time "flipping" through the pages.

Here's a sneak peek of my projects:
(pages 82 & 83)

(page 89)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Favorite Projects of 2013

Long time, no see. I'm still around. The holidays are always a crazy time for me both work-wise and personal-wise. I do my best not to let work take over, so I can really enjoy this time of year with my family. Checking some big things off my work list lately and it feels good. I went through my 2013 folder and pulled some of my favorite projects from 2013. 

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A layout for The Scrapbooking Studio using Crate Paper. Made Studio Calico's Layout of the week!

A card for The Scrapbooking Studio using My Mind's Eye

Another layout for The Scrapbooking Studio using Crate Paper's Party Day.

A mini album for the Little Black Dress Kit Club

A layout for Ormolu

an altered lampshade for The Scrapbooking Studio

A layout for the Little Black Dress Kit Club

Another layout for Ormolu

A mini album for Write. Click. Scrapbook and Little Black Dress kit club

An 8x8 canvas for My Mind's Eye