Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Design Team Wednesday - My Mind's Eye Kate & Co with Suzanna

I know it's tempting to set aside all the "old" collection's with all the new CHA collections that have just been released (they are amazing aren't they?) but don't!! You spent good money on that "other" stuff, pull it out, use it! I have two layouts which I created using Kate & Co from My Mind's Eye. One of which, is a boy layout!! Even with the teal and hot pink and girlie embellishments, I was able to create a boy layout! Do you remember the Project Life layouts I have shared recently? Yes, well, Scrapdoodle's has created a monster out of me. I have a yet another Project Life inspired layout to share with you!
Thanks to the hot pink in the picture of the boys' names on their dorm room door, I was able to incorporate the pink of the collection into this layout! Each collection comes with plenty of bits and pieces that aren't overly floral or girlie that you can make it work for a boy.
Did any of you take Tessa's chalkboard class? This is my title block of the layout, inspired by Tessa's chalkboard effect. I even used chalkboard cardstock for the added effect. Thanks Tessa for the inspiration!
Kate & Co has a lot of great embellishment's that accompany the patterned papers. You have to check it out! If you can't find the collection, be sure to stop at the register and ask the gals where Kate & Co is.

Up next, an 8.5x11 inch layout. Again using Kate & Co by My Mind's Eye. Lots of layers here.
Patterns galore! It's okay to use lots of patterns in one small space! By using small snippets of each pattern, you calm things down and contain the busy-ness of each individual pattern. The solids of the yellow and teal of the title help tie everything together.
I used jump rings to hang the banners from twine from The Twinery. You can buy Twinery twine by the yard at the store! I love being able to have gobs of the go to colors and smaller quantities of those that I might need but the store is too far away for me to trek for that one color I don't have (I live in Richmond).
My challenges to you;
  •  find an "old" collection (come on now, it really isn't that old!) and use it once before you dive into the new CHA stuff 
  • create an opposing gender layout (ie, create a boy layout with what is clearly girl inspired paper)
Share your creation inspired by my challenges here in the comments (link to a blog or gallery) and maybe, just maybe, I might find a $5 Scrapdoodle's gift card for one lucky random poster. This challenge is sponsored by me, Suzanna Lee. Please share your creation by August 16th, 2013 and I will announce the winner on the 18th.

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ScrapBliss ~ Yvonne M. said...
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