All in for MAMBI

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Well, hello! I know,  I have neglected my blog for the past 2 weeks.  I have to say this has been the toughest start to the school year ever. We are heading into week 3, and I'm ready to settle into my routine now. 

Anyway, today I have 3 special pages to share especially made for the Me and My Big Ideas (MAMBI) Design Team call.  Why especially made? When I went through my stash, I found I didn't have as much MAMBI as I'd thought, so I went out to buy some new stuff to play with. That's when I I remembered why I didn't have very much.  My LSS doesn't carry a lot. I bought a nice selection of stickers and embellishments in a variety of themes and went to work.  Boy did I have fun. 

I love using product in unexpected ways to create meaning in fun ways. Another thing I like to do is to infuse humor into my pages. This first one is a perfect example of that. It's also a scrap lift of a page by Kelly Feldman of Paper Issues. I loved the idea of the pieces along the sides of the page. I immediately thought of the MAMBI motivational stickers I bought. I used them to create a page about, and for my son. The page is fun, quirky, and meaningful all at the same time. 

Supplies: CS-Bazzill, stickers-MAMBI, alphas-American Crafts, enamel dots-MME, flair-UmWowStudios, mist-Heidi Swapp

This second one is also a message to my son on his birthday this year. I used the Happy Birthday MAMBI stickers, and took the colors from them to choose my papers. I like to layer both papers and embellishments. I was able to do both here. I think the sticker set is fun and not too serious. I was able make the page have the same feeling. 

Supplies: PP-Crate Paper, Websters Pages, stickers-MAMBI, Crate Paper, enamel dots-MME, mist-Heidi Swapp

Here is another example of me using product in unexpected ways to create fun and meaning. I took a MAMBI chalkboard style 'girl' friend sticker set to show the relationship between my son and our dog. Again, I took my product cue from the color in the stickers., I chose to stay with black and white so I could highlight both the photo and the wonderfully bright stickers. I mixed in some epoxy puffy stickers to add more color and different shapes. The MAMBI glitter alphas were the shiny finishing touch it needed. Well, maybe the 'punny' title is the finishing touch.

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP-Bella Blvd, stickers & alpha-MAMBI, mist-Heidi Swapp, Tattered Angels

I also scrap lifted myself for this page. The original page can be found on my Pinterest board here. Idea originally comes from a page by Aleksandra Gadji for Paper Issues. Every Sunday Paper Issues offers a Scraplift Sunday challenge. These two pages mentioned today in struck a chord with me. 

So that's it for now. Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today! Come back again this week. I have a lot of new things to share. My new routine begins tomorrow. I can't wait to be back to normal. That means more creative time and more blogging. 

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