Charity Never Faileth

Just wanted to pop in really quickly and share a little image I created today. It’s a scripture from the Bible that I’ve had a lot on my mind lately and is a fantastic reminder to myself that having charity for all of those around me will never leave me felling anything but happy!charityneverfaileth

DIY Fall Mantle with My Minds Eye

Hello my dear friends!

Fall is officially in full swing and you know what that means! Fall decorating!!

I know decorating can be bit overwhelming t!!his time of year because we have three major holidays one right after another, but with My Minds Eye party supplies its not only super easy, but it’s also super fun.


The first thing I did was to open up these gorgeous paper fans and placed them on and around my mantle. You can also see that I left some half way open so they could sit right on top of my mantle. I love that they can be used in a variety of different ways!

Then I took some of my favorite gold foil letters from the My Minds Eye Necessities line and sewed them into mini banners and then hung them from my vintage gold frames. I feel like they make the perfect addition to my decor!


Then I added in two different banners, one I made myself and one from the MME party line. I used my silhouette to cut out these leaves from some old foiled MME paper and sewed them all together and hung them across! Ridiculously easy!DSC_0476

What’s your favorite part of fall decorations???



Felicity Jane | Felicity Jane | Savannah Kit

Good Morning friends!!

So today is fun because I have a blog post up on the Felicity Jane blog! I’m serious when I say that I’m impressed every. single. time I get a kit in the mail! This month I kept it simple with a clean white background and a bunch of pretty embellishments! Take a look!
Alexes Marie Brown | @felicityjane | Savannah I just in love with the hand lettering that’s included in the kit this month! Honestly, I think the hardest part is choosing what embellishments I want to use! There’s always so many adorable ones! Especially if you take into account the leftover embellishments from past kits!! Alexes Marie Brown | @felicityjane | Savannah Alexes Marie Brown | @felicityjane | Savannah I also love that the color schemes are things I totally wouldn’t have ever picked on my own, but they work so beautifully together that I’m always so pleased with how my projects turn out. It’s a good creative exercise for me, to use things I normally wouldn’t. There’s nothing I love more than being pushed to grow creatively!!

Alexes Marie Brown | @felicityjane | Savannah

Be sure to head on over to the Felicity Jane website and grab your kit today!!

My Minds Eye | Planner Love Set Up

Boy are you lucky…. Why you say? Well because today is the day I get to show you all of the goodness that is the new My Minds Eye – Franklin Planner collaboration, Planner Love… and I must say that’s the absolute perfect name… because I LOVE it. a lot. Take a look and what you see when you open up the binder…. isn’t it just so pretty???
Alexes Marie Brown | Planner Love | My Minds Eye | Franklin Plannerthe color of gold of this binder is just perfect! I’ve had other gold planners and this is by far my favorite one! The black polka dots on the inside add that perfect bit of contrast! Alexes Marie Brown | Planner Love | My Minds Eye | Franklin PlannerThe dashboards that coordinate with this binder are so fun because they’re slick and you can stick something on and off, over and over again! It’s so darn useful! I decided to keep a little bit of everything here… some cute coordinating page flags, some chipboard buttons, enamel dots, and a few fun quotes to top it all off. I’m loving this set up and I can’t wait for the new year to start using this little lady!
Alexes Marie Brown | Planner Love | My Minds Eye | Franklin PlannerAlexes Marie Brown | Planner Love | My Minds Eye | Franklin Plannerpockets for days! So many useful and fun ways to use them! I love that there’s a huge secretarial pocket as well! Oh and did you see that there’s not one, but two pen holders???!! Ahhhhmazing! Alexes Marie Brown | Planner Love | My Minds Eye | Franklin PlannerOkay now lets get into the bread and butter of a planner… the weekly pages of course! I love that there’s a cute font that tells you the date , and there’s a spot just for notes as well! Alexes Marie Brown | Planner Love | My Minds Eye | Franklin PlannerWhen I first set up a planner, I always go through the whole year and mark the birthdays and holidays for the year! That way I don’t forget!

And there at the top, they’ve got the dates for the week, and what week it is… that’s just so useful for people who do Project Life!! Alexes Marie Brown | Planner Love | My Minds Eye | Franklin PlannerI’ve got to say that my very favorite part of this whole planner is the fact that in-between each week page, there are two whole pages dedicated to listing! Because we all know, listers gotta list! I’ve been looking for a way to incorporate my weekly lists into my planning and this is the perfect solution! Alexes Marie Brown | Planner Love | My Minds Eye | Franklin PlannerWe can’t forget these lovely monthly pages, can we! I love adding pretty washi tape to designate trips or holidays! The lined section on the very right is perfect for adding in a to do list or goals and lets be real… the coordinating stickers are off the hook. Matching colors and gold foil, what more could a girl ask for???Alexes Marie Brown | Planner Love | My Minds Eye | Franklin PlannerAlexes Marie Brown | Planner Love | My Minds Eye | Franklin PlannerAlexes Marie Brown | Planner Love | My Minds Eye | Franklin PlannerAlexes Marie Brown | Planner Love | My Minds Eye | Franklin PlannerAlexes Marie Brown | Planner Love | My Minds Eye | Franklin PlannerAt the back of my binder I’ve used the folders to designate my notes for work. Creative ideas, blogging thoughts, or quotes I want to hand letter. It’s a catch all for all of the ideas that are always bouncing around in my head. It’s the perfect place for all of these random thoughts!  The folders are also perfect for holding all this extra Planner Love goodies!

Alexes Marie Brown | Planner Love | My Minds Eye | Franklin Planner

See, I told you, this planner system is just pure awesomeness! Not only is it super functional, but it’s the most beautiful planner I have ever seen!

25 Days with Studio Calico

Today is the big day when I get to tell all of you that I’ve been asked by Studio Calico to be an instructor for their fantastic 25 Days Class!! I may or may not have freaked out for a good long while when I got the e-mail!! Not gunna lie, I’ve always dreamt of working with this company so to say I’m extremely excited is an understatement!

This is my favorite project of the year and I’m excited to help those to sign up for the class with lots of fun tips and tricks to get that album finished!


Here’s the class description:

Capture the spirit of the season! In this class, 16 talented contributors reveal how they record their everyday activities throughout December. Each contributor shares five album pages—that’s 80 pages of awesome inspiration! You’ll learn plenty of tips and tricks that will help you with everything from planning and organization to keeping up and staying motivated. Each of our contributors will share a bit of their album history in late November, and inspiration pages will be posted every day in December.
25 Days Studio Calico


Tis the season for making memories – and recording them! While supplies last, 25 days | 2015 students will receive a bonus class kit containing a 4x4in paper pad, 2x3in stamp set, pinked circle stickers, vellum stars and an acrylic word. This kit will ship free, no matter where you are.

and guess what?? As long as supplies last you’ll get this kit for FREE and FREE shipping anywhere, when you buy the class! Go sign up, I’d really love to see you there!

If you know me or have been following this blog you know that this album is my bread and butter… my all time fav! So here’s a little taste of what you can expect from my album!!

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30 Days of Gratitude Mini Album – My Minds Eye

Can you believe it’s already November….. I’m still having a hard time believing it! How on earth is it almost the end of the year?? Christmas is just around the corner! But before we get that far, lets take some time to really focus on the spirit of Thanksgiving. What a better way to do that then to make a mini album for exactly that purpose!
Alexes Marie Brown | 30 days of Gratitude | My Minds Eye This my friends it my 30 days of Gratitude Mini Album and it’s up on the My Minds Eye blog today, you should check it out!  I’m using it to remember to think about what I’m grateful for and then to take the time to write it down, because that’s the real reason we make all these pretty projects, the memories!

Alexes Marie Brown | 30 days of Gratitude | My Minds Eye So here’s how it works, there’s a page for each and every day of the month, and at the end of each day, I’ll take some time to really reflect on the things in my life that I’m truly grateful for. Here’s a few cards that I made up before hand to help you get the idea. Alexes Marie Brown | 30 days of Gratitude | My Minds Eye Alexes Marie Brown | 30 days of Gratitude | My Minds Eye

and I must say, that I’m really humbled and grateful that you’re here on my blog reading this. It means the world to me!!

Have a fantastic day!!

My Minds Eye | Halloween Mantle | Something Wicked

Oh Halloween… I just love you.. mostly because I love decorating for you…. All of the spookiness, the cobwebs, and glitter!! I was super excited when I was finally able to get my hands on the Something Wicked line from My Minds Eye! When I first saw it I knew I was going to have to make some fun decorations with it!
Alexes Marie Brown | My Minds Eye | Halloween Mantle

Here I used some of the stickers from the collection to decorate some of my vintage bottles, they make a great addition to my mantle! Alexes Marie Brown | My Minds Eye | Halloween Mantle Alexes Marie Brown | My Minds Eye | Halloween Mantle You might remember these wreathes from last year, but I knew they needed some updating so I used some of the fabulous My Minds Eye swiss dot cardstock to make these fun banners that say “happy hauntings”
Alexes Marie Brown | My Minds Eye | Halloween Mantle Of course I had to use one of the pre-made art prints from the collection as well! My favorite was this orange print with black glitter! Alexes Marie Brown | My Minds Eye | Halloween Mantle When I was cutting out the banners for my wreathes my son who was watching suggested I make some bats! I’m glad he mentioned it because I’m not gunna lie, I love the way they look on the wall next to my wreath!
Alexes Marie Brown | My Minds Eye | Halloween Mantle

Here’s a final look at the whole thing! 
Alexes Marie Brown | My Minds Eye | Halloween Mantle

Felicity Jane | That One Day October Kit

Good Morning, Good Morning!!

You guys…. this latest October kit from Felicity Jane is the bees knees…. Check out this layout I made with it’s soft blues, golds and greens! It’s perfect for fall themed pages!! Alexes Marie Brown | @felicityjane and those wood veneer letters???  Ahhhmazing!  I’m pretty sure my favorite part of the kits each month is all of the pretty embellishments!! Be sure to head on over to their blog to check out more photos! Alexes Marie Brown | @felicityjane

Hello Hello!!

Have you guys had a chance to check out the September Felicity Jane kit yet? Remember when I posted about it here?? Well I’m back with another layout using this amazing kit!@alexesmariebrown | @felicityjane | Feels like Home @alexesmariebrown | @felicityjane | Feels like Home I really wanted to try all those grid layouts that have been all the rage lately in the scrapbooking world, and with all the fun embellishments in this months kit, I knew it would be perfect for this type of layout! @alexesmariebrown | @felicityjane | Feels like Home @alexesmariebrown | @felicityjane | Feels like Home Have you guys seen the previews for the October kit?? You should head over there and check out! They get better every time and I know you won’t be sorry!!