Saturday, January 21, 2012

Mimi Leinbach: What's my style Scarlet Lime projects!

Welcome all! I hope you have had a great time following along with all the gals style project over at Scarlet Lime, I know I have.

I jumped into this months kits full force and wanted to share them with you. First off a layout of my boys with the main kit!

Mimi_Jan Main_Fun for All

This kit seriously suited my style with all these gorgeous colors and fantastic papers.

Mimi_Jan Main_Fun for all 2

I definitely have a tendency to type my journaling and this layout is no different.

Now despite the fact that I consider myself a layout girl. The rest of my project this month are not layouts but altered projects. I guess that may be my new style...I created this tag for my gorgeous niece, Sam!

Mimi_Jan Main_Sam Tag
I love using inks on things now, so gorgeous. Don't you just love the sparkle.

Mimi_Jan Main_ Sam Tag 2

Now the Frugal Kit is so eye catching you just can miss it! I recently lost my beloved pet, Lucy so I created this frame from the fun packaging the chipboard shapes came in. I pulled out this picture of her, it is one of my favorites!

January_ Frugal_Lucy Altered Frame
I miss her so...

Mimi_Jan Frugal_Altered Tag Detail 2

I also decided to make a fun tag.

Mimi_Jan Frugal_Altered Tag
Talk about a POP of color...makes me ready for spring on this cold and snowy day!

Mimi_Jan Frugal_Altered Tag 2

I used a ton of things from the store in this months projects. Check out the Unity Stamps, Liquitex Liquid Stamps, Spray Inks, Claudine Hellmuth Paints, Modeling Paste and Gesso, and last but not least Kaiser Craft Rub-ons.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mimi Leinbach: What's my style?

When I heard the challenge for this month, to name our style I went into a bit of panic mode. What is my style, hmmmm...I have a hard time saying I have a particular style. If you asked me this question 2 years ago, my answer would have been very different so this is what I narrowed it down to. Evolving! I sometimes create in a very simplistic and linear style.


Scarlet Lime October 2010 Main Kit

I love color, the bolder and brighter the better! I have to say that in my mind, to much color is never enough.

Mimi_Jan Main_Homemade
Scarlet Lime January 2011 Main Kit

My style has really changed quite a bit in the last year...I think we can blame Christy and the Mixed Media Store for that. She has inspired me to do things that I NEVER would have tried because I would have been scared to make a mistake. Now I know that a mistake may be just what a projects needs to make it special!

Mimi_May Frugal_2
Scarlet Lime May 2011 Frugal Kit

I started my first art journal...oh, how fun! I never was one to use many stamps. I always felt an image had to be just perfect for it to be right, boy was I wrong...there is not a single perfectly stamped image on these pages and I love it anyway. I have to say it is very freeing to feel that way when I create.

Mimi_Main_Beach Life Art Journal

Scarlet Lime October 2011 Main Kit

I even did my first canvas this year, so my art is sometimes off the page now! I made this canvas for one of my nieces. I must say they are very happy I ventured further into the mixed media world! They reap the rewards of getting my fingers dirty.

Mimi_September Main_Gabi Canvas

Scarlet Lime September 2011 Main Kit

So what I know about my style is that it is what it is today...and may very well be something else tomorrow. And I just love that!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Welcome Little One for Want2Scrap!

One of my dear friends will soon be blessed with her first baby soon. I thought I would work ahead and make a card for when the little one comes.

I wanted it to be a cute, colorful card and not your traditional baby colors...I wanted it to have a fresh and fun feel to it.

These Silver Rhinestone Swirls by Want2Scrap™ are perfect for this. I love that they stick to just about anything...lace included. No extra glue was necessary!

Lets not forget the Silver Nestabling™ Circles. They are a great way to frame or highlight something! I love how they draw attention to the circle and the darling bicycle in it, so dang cute!

Want2Scrap™ Products:
Silver Nestabling™ Circles
Silver Rhinestone Swirls
72 Count Silver Rhinestones

Other Products:
Pattern Paper- Lily Bee, Pink Paislee
Alphabet- Websters Pages
Tied Flower- Sassafras Lass
Chipboard- Cosmo Cricket
Punch- EK Success
Cardstock- World Win Papers