Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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Also, I posted a GIVEAWAY today. I hope you'll come and check it out!

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

NEW Blog!

It's a New Year and I have decided to MOVE MY BLOG to a new location. Blogger made some changes a few months ago, and I just haven't been excited about them. (Every time I upload my pictures, they all overlap each other and I have to go in and adjust the html coding before and after each photo. Yep. Sort of getting tired of that. LOL!)

From now on you can find me at

I hope you will follow me over, or come by for a visit from time to time!
I will definitely keep this blog up for anyone who would like to still browse through it. And I will continue to update my sketch blog as I create more sketches.

Thanks for reading!
See you soon!


Monday, December 27, 2010

Guest Blogging at Echo Park Paper

***Please Scroll Down for the My Mind's Eye 12 Designer's of Christmas Blog Hop***

I am so excited to be Guest Blogging at Echo Park Paper Blog today! I love their cute collections and was excited to play with their "Everybody Loves Christmas" collection. Don't the happy colors remind you of "visions of sugar plums?" :D

Here is the scrapbook page I created.

Patterned Papers & Sticker Elements: Echo Park Paper
Cricut Cartridge: Christmas Solutions Cartridge
Chipboard Letters: Making Memories
Buttons: Basic Grey


I also wanted to share with you a project that I did for the My Mind's Eye blog recently.

Each year we like to make an ornament for each of our kids, and if possible, we love to add a current picture to their ornament. This ornament was created using the My Mind’s Eye Colorful Christmas collection from last year. I purchased the plastic ornaments at the craft store along with the clear filler beads (snow). These are quite easy to put together!

First, I opened the ornament and traced the diameter of the circle onto patterned paper. I then cut two pieces of patterned paper and adhered them back-to-back. On one side I added a photo of my child and the year. On the other side I added a chipboard character and chipboard snowflakes.

Before gluing the ornament shut I added white bead filler for the snow on each side of the ornament.

Add ribbons and a button finish the ornament off.

Thanks for stopping by today! I wanted to share this project for those of you who may still have Colorful Christmas in your stash, but it is really easy to switch out the current collections, too!

Hope you are enjoying your holiday!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

My Mind's Eye 12 Designers of Christmas BLOG HOP

Welcome to the My Mind's Eye 12 Designers of Christmas BLOG HOP! If you are just joining us along the blog hop, be sure to begin at the My Mind's Eye Blog to make sure you don't miss a thing! :)

There are TWO ways to win:

1. Email Amber Packer with all 12 words you have collected from each of the blogs with the secret phrase.

2. We will randomly draw one of our designer’s blogs and choose a winner from their blog comments. So, the more comments you leave, the greater your chances of winning! The blog hop will be open for comments until Wednesday, December 29th, 2010. The winners will be announced on Thursday, December 30th. Good luck!
The word that you need to collect from me is . . .
Your next stop along the blog hop is SONIA THOMASON . . . click here to hop to Sonia's blog.

I have a quick Christmas project to share with you today for the My Mind's Eye blog hop.

I found this snowflake on sale in the Christmas section at Lowe's Home Improvement store last year. I used My Mind's Eye patterned papers, red chipboard letters, and brads to add a festive greeting to the front of it. I finished the top of it off by adding faux berries, a ribbon, and a jewel and now it decorates the glass door leading into my scrap room. I love that I can take my scrappy supplies and make an adorable decoration for my home!

Shop the end of season sales for items that you can alter to add a bit of holiday sparkle to your home! Have fun!

Jana Eubank

Monday, December 20, 2010

New Cricut Cartridges

Their are 9 NEW Cricut Cartridge releases that were announced this month and each and every one of them are ADORABLE! I was lucky enough to get to work with the cartridge called "Nate's ABC's" and I wanted to share with you the projects I created.





And here are the rest of the cartridges coming out!









My mind is already spinning with so many ideas! I can't wait until I get to play with these!

See you soon!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

November Top 10 with My Mind's Eye

I was seriously shocked at myself when I opened up my November Picture Folder on my desktop to scrapbook my November Top 10 Page for My Mind's Eye. The only pictures I took that month were a few snapshots I captured of a gorgeous November sunset and my dad and brother on their motorcycles. WHAT?! And I call myself a scrapbooker?! Where were the Thanksgiving photos of family gathered together? Where were the pictures of the first snowfall and the kids excitedly exploring the wintry yard? Hmmmmph! I guess I will just have to do better this month. :)

So, I went to my cell phone. The only November photos in there was this one that my son snapped of me while I was cooking for Thanksgiving. "That will have to do," I said to myself. So while this shot isn't of my best side (eh hmmm. My backside. YIKES!) it was the one picture that could help me document my November Top 10 . . . Our Favorite Thanksgiving dishes. :)

NOVEMBER TEN by Jana Eubank

The papers are from the My Mind's Eye So Sophie Graceful Collection. I used a few diecuts layered together with a Hambly rubon and punched flowers to anchor my title (My Mind's Eye Green Lush Chipboard Letters). The punches are by Martha Stewart Crafts. The brad is by Making Memories. The banner shape was handcut by me from some patterned papers. To add some detail to the top of the page, I added a few wax seals that came in a Back Porch Memories kit from a year or two ago.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Busy!

Hi Friends! I haven't been around much this week . . . been busy, busy, busy crossing off items on the Holiday To Do List! . . . Doesn't that feel great?! :D

But I do have a couple small projects I thought I'd pop on real quick to share with you, a Christmas Card and Christmas Gift Tags.

I made this card using my Cricut Expression for the Trim the Tree Seasonal Cartridge debut. I also used the Christmas Cards Cartridge for the card shape and label shape. I added a ribbon to the reindeer's neck for a scarf. :) Patterned Papers and Sentiment sticker are from the Echo Park Merry Christmas collection. Pearls are by Melissa Frances.

These are the gift tags I made to go on our Neighbor Gifts this year. I used the my Cricut Expression to cut out the circles (Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge) and Gingerbread Man (Gingerbread Seasonal Cartridge). Check out that super cute Ric Rac Circle Stamp! I think this is my new favorite stamp! I can see myself using that one over and over and over. It is by Pink Persimmon. Brad buttons finish him off perfectly. :) The To/From information is written on the backside.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Hi Friends!

Tonight on Heidi Swapp's Web Show she will be talking a bit about how she used the YuDu in her holiday preparations! FUN!

Here's the info if you would like to check it out.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Love This!

(Yes, I know I'm giving in to Viral Marketing . . . but it's just too cute! LOL!)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My Mind's Eye Shares

There is lots of fun going on at My Mind's Eye this month! Announcing the 12 Designers of Christmas Event!

We hope you will visit the My Mind's Eye blog every weekday from now until December 24th. We will have 12 ideas from 12 designers . . . AND 12 giveaways!

I feel lucky to be one of the designers featured. Along with myself you will also discover ideas from Trisha Ladouceur, Anam Stubbington, Suzanne Sergi, Amber Packer, Tamara Jensen, Tiffani Smith, Karen Grunberg, Vicki Boutin, Sonia Thomason, Gretchen McElveen, and Bethany Kartchner.

At the end of the month be prepared to participate in a 12 Designers of Christmas Blog Hop complete with a GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY! You won't want to miss thi event!


The Monthly Blog Challenge has also been announced over at the My Mind's Eye blog along with another super fun sketch from Anam Stubbington. Here is my take on Anam's sketch using the Monthly Theme of "It's a ____________ Thing!"

WANTED: It's An Outlaw Thing
Featuring the My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy Collection

Dress-ups aren't just for girls around our house. My son has just as much fun as they do dressing up as a pirate, storm trooper, or, in this case, an outlaw. (Don't try and call him a cowboy . . . he wants to be the bad guy. LOL!) I just HAD to use the cute Cowboy accent from the Blackbird collection. Using papers from the Fine & Dandy True Blue collection keep this page from feeling like a Halloween layout.


Featuring the My Mind's Eye "I Believe" Collection

Did you know that My Mind's Eye has a Monthly Newsletter? You didn't?! Well, now you do! :D Be sure to sign up for the Newsletter on the My Mind's Eye Blog in the left column. Each isssue is packed with great ideas to keep your feeling inspired. One of the things you will find inside each month is a sketch from ME! :)

The December issue was released yesterday. You can find the Newsletters HERE on the My Mind's Eye website. Don't miss a single issue, sign up for them on the My Mind's Eye blog in the left column.


Featuring the My Mind's Eye "Union Square" Collection
Cricut Cartridges - Martha Stewart Crafts All Occasions Cake Art Cartridge and Heritage Cartridge


Featuring the My Mind's Eye "Blackbird" Collection

Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you are having a great week!


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thankful with True Blue

I am in love with the Fine & Dandy "True Blue" collection by My Mind's Eye. The colors and patterns just speak to me . . . I can see myself using this collection over and over, so don't be surprised if you see it some more. ;)

Thankful 2010

I typically do not add a large amount of journaling to my pages, but this time I decided to make it the focal point of my design. I wrote out what I wanted to say in a notebook beforehand so that I had an idea of how much space to plan for my journaling. Next, I created a design leaving lots of writing space, the notebook patterned paper in the Fine & Dandy "Tickled Pink" collection was perfect for this! I used chalks to emphasize the words in my paragraph that went along with the Thankful theme of my page.

I used my Cricut Expression machine and the Thanksgiving Cartridge for my title. I cut out the "Thankful Heart" phrase and trimmed out the word "Thankful" adding the oak leaf from the "Heart" phrase. I LOVE the images on the Thanksgiving Cartridge . . . definitely a favorite that I can see myself using over and over.

Supplies: My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy "Tickled Pink" Patterned Paper (Wonderful #FAD112), Fine & Dandy "True Blue" Patterned Papers (Dapper #FAD123, Snazzy #FAD132) , 6 X 6 Paper Pad #FAD135, Chipboard Accessories # FAD140, Layered Stickers #FAD142, Stamps #FAD143, Buttons #FAD139, orange patterned paper (MME Kaleidoscope collection), brown cardstock, Cricut Thanksgiving cartridge (title) and brown embroidery floss.

Thanks for stopping by!

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