Saturday, March 29, 2014

My Mind's Eye and Tombow Blog Hop

Hi everybody welcome to this fun blog hop that is being hosted by Tombow and My Mind's Eye.

You have arrived at my blog (Tonya Dirk) and in case you get lost along the way here is a list of today's participants…

Saturday
My Mind’s Eye Blog: http://www.mymindseye.typepad.com/

To start with, some of the important details…

Blog Prizes
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 Page and "Like" the Tombow Facebook Page. If you don’t have a Facebook, still comment on the projects and Tombow will select someone to win a prize just for playing!

Commenting for your chance to win this blog hop prize will end March 30th  at Midnight EST! 
The winner will be announced on March 31st   via Tombow's Social Media outlets!

For my project I chose to make a shaped card. I pulled out some of the new collection called Record It-Pretty Things by My Mind's Eye




I started by using my Silhouette to cut out all of the different pieces for my owl shaped card.


Next I adhered all of the larger pieces to the card front using Tombow's Extreme High Perfomance Adhesive. Love, love, love just how strong of a hold this tape has!


To adhere the smaller pieces I used Tombow's Multi Mono Liquid Glue. This applicator makes it super easy to apply just a little bit without a mess!


I also used the Multi Mono Liquid Glue to apply glitter to the beak and feet.

Hope I inspired you all a bit today. Remember to leave comments on everybody's post to be eligible to win this great prize package which includes the following…


Your next stop on the hop is…

Jennie Garcia (click on her name and it will take you to her blog!)

Thanks for stopping by!!!!









Thursday, February 20, 2014

Scrapbook Generation's Create magazine

Have you all had a chance to have a look see at the relatively new scrapbook and card publication by Scrapbook Generation? It's called create and is a fun new magazine chock full of inspiration! This month they asked the My Mind's Eye design team to create projects using their sketches.

I love working off of sketches, they provide such a great starting point. What I thought was really neat about this magazine is that they provide four different sketches…one for two page layouts, one for one page layouts, one for cards and one for tags. I created both a two page layout (hadn't done one of those in years!) and a card utilizing the sketches. Below you can see a peek of both projects followed by the link so that you can go and see my projects in their entirety and view the magazine online!

                                                                  2 page layout…



and the card...


link to magazine…


Enjoy! It's a good one!

Tonya




Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sharing some love...

Tomorrow is Valentine's day and today I have some cards made just for the occasion. All of these cards were made using the Cupid's Arrow collection from My Mind's Eye. I love that it isn't all pink and red, the addition of the blue and black make this the perfect collection for those guys in your life too!


This set has some great embellishments, my favorite is the new heart/arrow enamel shapes!


This one features the circle stickers, I just backed them all with a pinked edge grey circle and then popped them up with foam dots.



This next one has all of the different washi tapes.


I'll be back tomorrow with one more set of Valentine cards.

Happy Thursday!
Tonya


Monday, February 10, 2014

CHA Cards Day Two

Happy Tuesday to you all! Today I am back to share with you the last set of cards that I made for CHA. This set is all made using My Mind's Eye Here and Now (Mildred). I am totally digging the salmon, aqua, and navy blue color combination…mixed in with a smudge of subtle metallic gold.

For this first card I really wanted to incorporate a diagonal dimension. I took some chipboard, stickers and die cuts and split them all in half and then layered them on both sides of the diagonal. Yep, that is metallic god and white striped washi tape peeking out along the edges!!! Oh, and gold glitter enamel hearts!

This next one started with a die from Papertrey Ink, this heart die with two "rows" of stitching holes. I stitched up the inner row, but opted to leave the outer row empty. More gold metallic chipboard, the heart and banner.


This one was actually the first card that I made. I immediately fell in love with that little chipboard macaron and put it right to use!


This last one has some layered chipboard, a 3x4 card, and polka dot washi!


Super fun right?! I'll be back soon, I have two sets of Valentine cards to share with you all!

Tonya


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

CHA Cards Day One

Today I have four cards to share with you using brand new product from My Mind's Eye. I was asked to design with the new Now and Then - Milo collection for the booth at CHA. For any non crafty peeps that may be viewing this CHA is a large trade show put on by the Craft and Hobby association.

Here are the four cards that I made with this line.

Love the large number stickers and the silver chipboard stars on this one...


This color scheme is so fun! I am smitten with the aqua, teal, green, yellow and silver.


See the strip of three "doilies" below? That is one of the new wide decorative tapes!


I have become a big fan of grey and yellow, and the pop of teal flowers is fun!


See you tomorrow when I will share my projects that I made using the Now and Then Mildred line.

Tonya


Monday, February 3, 2014

Love is in the air

Valentine's day is just around the corner and I have been busy making cards just for the occasion. I have some Papertrey Ink products that I have been wanting to use. Today I have two cards to share with you.

Used many of the same products on both cards, one incorporates the negative space of the LOVE die and the other uses the positive space.


For this one I started by alternating strips of washi tape on my card base, then put the negative cutout over the top.


Tapes, patterned paper, and enamel dots all are from My Mind's Eye (Cut & Paste: Adorbs).

Here is the second card…


Instead of cutting my card front with the heart cover plate I embossed it. Next I stamped one row of hearts down the middle and singled one of those out with some hand stitching. Popped the positive space from the LOVE die cut up with some foam tape.


Thanks for stopping by today to have a little look see!

Tonya



Saturday, January 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

It's the 25th of the month which means that it is time for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. This month it is all about the color pink. Perfect considering that Valentine's day is right around the corner.

For starters we were given this mood board as the inspiration piece…


Here is my creation. I wanted to incorporate my love of watercolor painting for this one.


I started by heat embossing the Love in white onto a piece of watercolor paper . Next I lightly wet the entire piece of watercolor paper and added a wash of Raspberry Fizz making sure to leave some areas less saturated with color. Then on these lighter areas I generation stamped the heart from the Happy Hearts stamp set, I made sure that the paper was still a bit damp as I really wantede the hearts to have a dreamy look. After it was dry I machine stitched it onto my card front and stamped the rest of the sentiment in Smoky Shadow.



The 'x' and 'o' were die cut out of Raspberry Fizz, stitched with white floss and then I added glitter to the middle of both.


Supplies:
Stamps: Happy Hearts, The Best is Yet to Be
Dies: Valentine Stitches Die
Cardstock and Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Fresh Snow, Smoky Shadow

Thanks for hopping by today!!!

Tonya