Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy New Year

Here is a lovely Calendar for your blog. It was created by Carole. She is a most talented tag maker and I am trying to talk her into joining me here, making layout designs! I know you all would LOVE her work!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Gotta Love the Pink!

I LOVE pink!! LOL Here are 2 new layouts for you. Great for the young lady in the family!

These layouts are sized 1450x1100. I can size them down for anyone who needs the minima size.

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Well, I tried a larger size layout today. I learned that some layouts need to be 14.5x11. I am thinking that is if they are not on a minima layout to begin with, or something like that. I am going to try the large layout on my test blog and see what happens as the smaller sizes have been working just fine for my blogs. Not sure what is up with that. Can anyone help me figure that out?
Here is the new larger sized layout. It was created for Lou. :O)

Wishing everyone a Merry and Blessed Christmas!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Here is my first 'New Year's' layout. I hope you like it! I used: the roses and bow from 'Cabernet Punch' by Irene Alexeeva and the champaigne glasses from: SKF~Scrap Set11. All the rest I created.
If you are interested in using this layout, just contact me.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Bah-Humbug Layout

This layout was created with the kit: Bah-Humbug by Andrea. You can find her beautiful creations here: http://hereascrapthereascrap.blogspot.com/
If you are interested in using this colorful layout, please email me at: MentalNotez at AOL dot com


Friday, December 5, 2008

Jesus is the Reason!

Very different colors!

A HouseMouse Christmas Layout

This one was just for fun, I love House Mouse and the crazy things he gets himself into! If you would like this layout, just let me know by email: MentalNotez at AOL dot com. :O)
I created everything except the lacy/sparkley edge which is a tube by CJ and the housemouse tubes by LM (an awesome tuber, btw!).

Saturday, November 29, 2008

BlueSky Christmas

Email me for this layout.


I have 2 new Christmas layouts for you to choose from:

Please email me if you are interested in using.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


I received my first award....from a wonderful, dear lady, Sam...thank you!! I was so very sick this week and this was a wonderful surprise! You can 'meet' Sam on her blog here: http://sam-sammys-space.blogspot.com/ I know I am supposed to pass this on to 7 people but, I am so icky feeling, I am just going to say thank you, Sam, and go back to bed! I hope you don't think that is too mean!

Mental out...God Bless!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Gentle Memories of Christmas

Lace (colorized) by Lesley B., Metalic Ribbon by Melissa, Bow Ornaments-Skates-Girl by Sabre. Background and edges by me.

Traditional Christmas

Traditional Christmas layout with elements from LesleyB, http://soxsationalscraps.blogspot.com, Ornament by: Sabre, and a beautiful bow by: http://thescrappincop.blogspot.com, background and edges (except lace) created by me.
If you would like to use this layout, please email me and I will send it to you.

Life's A Puzzle

Here is the newest...
Simple and very different!

Friday, November 7, 2008

I Want It All!

Here is the newest layout:
I used an awesome tube by MQQN that came thru my PSP list, Whimz & Wishez, and elements from Bluey's kit: 'Hint of Pink' http://bluedreamdesigns.blogspot.com I also thru in some various CU elements, a piece of a template from Designz by Ali: http://designsbyali.blogspot.com/ The background paper is by me.
Email me if you are interested in using this layout: MentalNotez@aol.com

Monday, November 3, 2008

Scrappy Layout

Here is a new layout called "Scrappy". I used elements from Bel Vidotti: It's Fall and Buttons from Melissa: Sentimental Style. Word Art and scraps of paper from various kits and my own.
If you would like to use this layout, please email me.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Inspired by Denise

I was thinking of my friend, Denise...one of the most important people in my life, and I started creating this new layout. It just came out. LOL

I always think of warm, rich, deep and vibrant colors when I think of Denise. She loves summer but, since it is fall and heading into winter, I put a touch of 'cool' in it. So, there yeah have it.


Here is another new layout, inspired by a wonderful lady, my friend, Debbie.

If you would like to use this layout...just drop me a note.

Testing and results

Good Morning...I have been working on sizing issues for my layouts. I think, I think, I have it figured out. Now, I just have to find out what the code is for headers. Can anyone help with that?
I also did a layout for testing purposes and I really liked it! lol So, here it is:

It looks really good on the test blog!! If you would like this layout, just drop me an email.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Silver N Gold Garden

I really like the way this new layout looks! These previews do not do justice to the layouts and especially this one! It just shimmers!
I created it using brushes, a gradient that I made and paper I made. The only other element was a fav tube of mine, a rose tube. I am not sure who the original artist or tuber is. I colored it and added it to the new layout.
If you are interested in using it, just drop me an email and I will send it your way!

Silver N Gold Garden
by Mental

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Purple Beauty

This newest layout is in honor of ABCDesignz dear friend and co-creator, Becca! She does so very, very much for us at ABCDesignz and everywhere else! We wouldn't have the scrap blog if not for Becca so, thank you Bec, for ALL you do!

The lady tube used is from the beautiful art of Jonathon Bowser. The heart, ribbon, swirl elements are from the kit: PlumPassion. All else was created by me.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Here is my newest Layout:

I used an awesome scrap kit but, I have no clue who the creator of it is! I have had it a while and have no information on it. It is amazing and one of my favorites though! If it is yours or you recognize it, please contact me so that I can give credit! The background paper was created by me.

Monday, October 20, 2008

This is my newest layout: PinkNPeach

All the pieces used to create this were created by me EXCEPT for the lovely ribbon. It was created by: Irene Alexeva and you can find her awesome work here:
http://www.irenealexeeva.blogspot.com/ (Ribbon Colorized from original).
If you are interested in using this layout, please contact me.
Mental out

NEW Oceans Of Fall

I am becoming so addicted to creating these layouts! LOL It's so much fun!
Here is the new layout...

If you are interested in using this layout, please leave me a message and your contact information.

The Metallic Ribbon, Buttons and Jewel Tone Bow were created by Melissa of Sentimental Style. You can find her absolutely gorgeous work here: http://sentimentalstyle.blogspot.com/ She is one of my all time favorite artists and has stunning creations on her blog! Be sure to check her out.

The Floral Corner was created by: LesleyB at: http://digikeepsake.blogspot.com/ I am a HUGE fan of her work!

Creme Bow (colorized by me) were created by artists unknown to me. If you are the creator, please contact me so that I can give you credit!

The Edging, Background and Beads were created by me. I called it 'Oceans Of Fall' just because of the colors. I thought it looked like colors of a calm ocean at Autumn time...with the floral fall corner and gold metallic ribbon. Anyway, that is just the name that came to me. lol Hope you like it!

Mental out

Sunday, October 19, 2008


This is my very first attempt at creating Blog Layouts so, please understand and have patience with me. I know I will make a lot of mistakes and need to learn a lot but, so far, I love it! I hope I can find some Tutorials somewhere or someone that is willing to take the time to teach this ole blonde!
If you find something you like, please leave me a message in my chat box with a contact email!

Mental Out