Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Mind's Eye: Blog Challenge #17

Whoa! You're getting two posts in one day from me! :) Every month for the past few months, I've been trying to do the monthly blog challenge at My Mind's Eye. This month, I especially loved the sketch and theme of "Lessons Learned". For my layout, I even got my husband to get in on the action and journal his thoughts about his first year as a father and the lessons he's learned along the way. A few months ago, I did the same thing on a layout for myself and I know the girls will really appreciate our thoughts about fatherhood and motherhood someday.

Here's a look at my layout:

The photo was taken at a session this past May with our very talented friend, Justin Meyer. I used a vintage dictionary page as the background for the Maya Road kraft envelope. The patterned paper is from several My Mind's Eye collections including Lush and So Sophie. I love the combination of cream, green, teal and brown - yum! 

Here's a look at my title...the top two alphabets are My Mind's Eye and the teal alphabet is by American Crafts. I brushed it with a little paint to tone down the color. The brad is also My Mind's Eye. 

I punched a heart with a Fiskars punch and placed a My Mind's Eye brad through the center. 

Here's a look at daddy's journaling printed on a piece of My Mind's Eye patterned paper. 

The bird and flower were cut from My Mind's Eye patterned paper. The dots were punched from the Lush collection using a Martha Stewart starburst punch. 

Here's the sketch for the challenge:

Thanks for looking and have a great day! :)


  1. wow, your layout ist really beautiful. i love it.

    Felicitas from Germany

  2. Fabulous layout Jill! I love the envelope, the colors and all the great details!

  3. Gorgeous LO! The envelope w/ note is a really beautiful touch.


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