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5.03.2010

My Mind's Eye: Lil' Robots & a Give-away!








{Reported by Bethany Kartchner}





I've been a fan of My Mind's Eye ever since I started scrapping in the dark ages. In my opinion, their designs and color combinations are innovative, distressed perfectly and just a little bit funky. It isn't easy to find papers for boy themed pages, but My Mind's Eye Lil' Robots is a perfect line for all those boys in your life.

What I liked:

1. How versatile this line is. It works for little boys as well as bigger boys thanks to the colors. There are bright and happy colors mixed well with darker more serious colors.
2. Double-sided papers. I love getting my money's worth!
3. The weight of the papers is heavy enough to use as a background.

What I didn't like:

1.The die cuts were a little tough to get out, but I like the fact that they are die cuts and I don't have to cut them out myself. I ended up trimming them to get those little dots off. (Do you know what I'm talking about here?)
2. There isn't an alphabet that comes with this collection. I'd love to see an alpha with nuts and bolts!
3.There were quite a few die cuts that said Little Robots. I had trouble imagining myself using them.

What I made:

I started out with a layout, Smile with your Eyes Shut with simple layering. Because all of the papers in the line coordinate so beautifully, this layout come together very quickly.


Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Basics); patterned paper (My Mind's Eye); brads (My Mind's Eye); ribbon (My Mind's Eye); chipboard letters: (American Crafts); Misc: The Crafter's Workshop Template, Shimmerz Vibez (denim); gesso, acrylic paint, black pen, adhesive

In my second layout, Cute Visor, I took full advantage of the die cuts and used them as layering embellishments.


Materials: Patterned Paper (My Mind's Eye); brads (My Mind's Eye); ribbon (My Mind's Eye); chipboard letters (American Crafts); Misc: acrylic paint, pen, adhesive

Finally, I quickly put together a cute card using the patterned paper, brads and die cuts.


Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Basics); patterned paper (My Mind's Eye); brads (My Mind's Eye); sticker (SRM Stickers); Misc: pen, ink

If you're looking for a great line for your boys, no need to look further! This is a great line that is not only fun to work with, but also surprisingly versatile.

Where and How Much:
Product Name: Lil' Robots
Manufacturer: My Mind's Eye
MSRP: $0.80-$3.99, $8.99 for the entire paper collection
Available online: www.acherryontop.com, www.happyscrappinscrapbooking.com, www.croppinparadise.com

What do you think? Do you like the funny little robots? What about the patterns? Can you see yourself using this line for your older boys as well as your younger ones? Leave a comment by midnight EST Tuesday to be entered to win a Lil Robots prize pack from My Mind's Eye!!

91 comments:

Arjanne said...

That looks great! I would love to have some boy paper!

petunia670 said...

Your layouts are super cute! I really love the packaging the ribbon comes on!

Jen said...

I think this line is absolutely adorable! Perfect for my toddler. And I'm thinking perfect for when my new boy arrives this fall. Big brother/little brother layouts and such.

Lisa G. said...

ooooh I love this line!! I have 2 boys and have a terrible time finding co-ordinating lines to work with. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Linda F. said...

Until last August, I'd always been a shabby, feminine, vintage type scrapper. Then my daughter gave birth to a wonderful little boy. Now I am having a blast scrapping with little monsters, skullies, & robots. I love this collection!

kmassman said...

Darling layouts and cute cards! This is a really cute line! Thanks for a chance to win!

rebecca_geile said...

I love boy paper packs. I have not used this particular one. Great job with your layouts.

Cindy said...

Always on the lookout for great boy paper for my nearly 4 year old. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jingle said...

I don't even have kids, but I can totally see myself using this for cards and other fun projects! It's just a fun collection!

Amy said...

Super cute stuff! Thanks for sharing!

janis said...

this line is perfect for my little boy!!!! plus the colors are great and i'm totally about color!!!!

thanks for the chance to win!!!

just me and z said...

i love this line... my 3 1/2 year old DAUGHTER :) loves to play robots. She says in her robot voice, "I am a robot, robot..." I would love to use this on a page of her pretending to be a robot! :)

Kim M said...

MME is one of my two favorite paper companies. They have never came out with a line that I didn't like. Even though I have girls, I could totally see myself using those robots papers for girls. They are just too cute!

ArlaMo said...

My 3 year old loves to draw robots! This line would be perfect to showcase some of his artwork.

mustangkayla said...

Such a fun line! I t would be perfect for my little boy!

Erica Hettwer said...

Cute! I think these would work well with my pics of Little Man.

Shawninaz said...

I have a daughter and very rarely use anything this boyish. I have 4 nephews and this line would definitely inspire me to scrapbook them for a change!

deana said...

Darling line... I'm loving the ribbon packaging! :-)

dazey said...

Love it! I especially like all the gears.

julie.schellin said...

always on the lookout for great stuff for boy layouts: I have 3 sons, and they don't like flowers!! :) thanks for a chance to win!

nina said...

Love this line! Would really come in handy with my 2 little guys. Love those gears and sprockets and things...

KittyMama said...

Oh, I totally agree!! I love sheets of diecuts, but I hate having to cut all those little dots off. I'd almost rather the diecuts came in a package so they wouldn't have those stupid dots.

Maya said...

What a cute line! I would certainly use it to scrap my little boy's pictures.

Cassie said...

I think it would be super cute with my little boy pages! I love the colors!!!
=)

Scrapycandy said...

I have to get this line! I've older boys in robotics and this would be terrific! I can see it now :) Thanks so much.

rosegarden - Laura Fiskateer 5939 said...

I like this line too! I have lots of little boy pictures to scrap from when my boys were young!

Jenn said...

Love the smile with your eyes shut layout!

i would use this line for the "older boys" (ie grown men) in my life, they love robots! :)

{Sarah} said...

How fun!! I really like this!

marla said...

Super cute boy pages

Anonymous said...

Love this line and, as you say it is great for boy layouts - EJ

Leah the Orange said...

YES, this is a fabulous line! LOVING everything MME is putting out lately, and this is no exception. the colours are yummy, the patterns just POP, and i love how you've used all the die-cuts!

way cute. i can see myself using this with some of the cute BamBots images and creating a little robot party on my cards!

Joy Pearcy said...

I LOVE this line! What a great addition for scrapping my son it would be! Your LOs are so wonderful. Great inspiration!!

Cyndi said...

I LOVE these papers and I LOVE what you did with them! Very cute!

serena said...

I really do like it when a themed line has more neutral stuff on the other sidoe of the paper. As you say it makes it much more versitile. cute layouts

Lalia said...

Love how you took these elements and applied them to cute "general" boy pix. you didn't limit the embellishments to only the event where toys and robots were used.
I think could use this pack this way too.

Laurie (Wally) said...

Yes... I could so see my self using this paper... I bought some of it.. but what way to do more layouts then to win this package...Thanks for the chance to win it...

Jewel said...

LOVE this line! I can totally see me using it for my son. What is it about boys and robots - they are both so adorable!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

All three of these projects---are ADORABLE and super AWESOME! I love them! I want to be creative like that;) NOTE to self:: buy this line! Great stuff:) THANKS:)

Theresa said...

I think this is one of the cutest lines ever, and I don't even have a little boy! I just like them because they are cute and funky! Who wouldn't love to play with some of these???

Etta said...

I have been eyeing this line for photos of my two boys! Love it!

Jenny McGee said...

Love the Little Robots for my young boys 8 and 13. Not sure if I would use it for my DH though. Very cute though.

alwayscharlie said...

This is such a great boy line (and for those tomboys too). Can't wait to be able to use it in my layouts!

Joni Parker said...

Always love MME!! This line is perfect for my 6 yr old boy photos! (he's 6 years old, not the photos are 6 yrs old) lol!!

Kristen said...

Mama to three boys here...love this line! And about those dots on the die cuts...I usually just swipe an emeryboard/sanding block across them and they disappear. :)

bumblesnbees said...

Love them! I have been using robot stuff for my guy!

Latrice said...

I have a 10 month old and these papers are perfect for him. I don't think I would use them on layout for boys over 10 years old though. Love it!

Peggy said...

This is a very fun line from MME. I have two sons who are 7 & 5 and I know they would love to have a card or scrap pages with these robots. I also believe you would be able to incorporate it for the older boys. God bless!
Peggy Allen

barbs said...

Wow! These are perfect papers for projects for my grandsons. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.

Janette said...

Kudos for coming up with some cute boy paper-- can always use more of it!

Angela Fehr said...

I could totally see doing a scrapbook page featuring my son and his LEGO collection - the robots would be perfect! Love the brads!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I love this line! I have boys that are college aged and I would use this for them!

Cynthia B. said...

Very cute line! More than anything, I just love the bright colors. Awesome projects, too, Bethany! I can see many possibilities for scrapping my kids with this collection. :)

JustYolie said...

Love it for boy pages! I always struggle to scrap my godson's pics. Thanks for the chance to win!

beverlyd said...

aaahhhh finally come cute boy paper!! My boys are 22 and 21, and I desperately need to work on their scrapbooks...but I find it so hard to find boy paper to get me excited to scrapbook. Thank you very much for your review!!

HeatherH said...

I have a 4 year old son so this paper looks like it would be perfect for layouts of him (my main scrap subject). I could definitely see myself using it.

Cathryn67 said...

I would definately use this paper for all the men in my life!!!!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

That paper would be so perfect for pages for my two little boys! Such cute boy colours too!

Stephanie Zito said...

Oh this line is so adorable! I love your layouts and card! What a cute collection! This is on my must-have list!

Bree said...

oh sooo cute!!!!! *love*

i love the way you painted on that lo, looks great!!!

ytet said...

I always find it hard to look for boys pps and embellishments and MME's Lil' Robots collection is really perfect to make a boy layout.I have three boys and have lots of photos of them.

Brenda in Sunny SoCal. said...

This is so darling, bright colors and a cute boy theme so hard to find! This would sure come in handy for LOAD

StacyC said...

Cute layouts... Love MME and Love the little robots...

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your creations Bethany!! Always have...always will!! i loveeeeeeeeeeeeee this line!! loving the colors!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Abby said...

super cute line! gotta love robots!

Emily said...

It's a very cute collection!

Laurie said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

NanaBeth said...

I've got plenty of little boy photos this would work with.

PamS said...

Super cute layouts. This is such cute boy paper.

Brooke said...

love that boy paper!! I have so much girly stuff, it is nice to see cute boy stuff

Veronica said...

Cute collection. I would use that for all my boys baby years pictures that I have yet to scrap!

Aubree said...

What a fabulous collection...love the colors!

Created for this... said...

I wasn't a much of a fan at first but after seeing what you did I can see this is more versatile than I first thought. Thanks for the ideas.

Amber said...

I love the robots!!! As a Mom of two boys I find there is a lack of masculine and boyish products out there so I think the collection rocks!!!

Vicki said...

That is an adorable boy line. Will have to show it to my friend, she has a cutie patootie grandson and uses boy stuff like crazy, lol. Thanks for the review.

Just call me b said...

I would love to win this to make some cute layouts of my cute boys!

kgscrapper said...

I LOVE the colors in this line. I am also a fan of small "tight" patterns. I scrapbook for my Godson as my 'special' gift from his Godmother. This would be perfect for some of his layouts.

Yaritza said...

What a great line. I just had a little boy and I haven't stocked up on alot of boy items so this would be perfect. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Erica M. said...

I love to make thank you cards for my students and boys just LOVE robots. I look forward to creating with all of these papers, ribbons, embellishments, and die cuts!

Ann Cicilie said...

I could actually see myself using some of that stuff on layouts with my girls :)

I love all the colors, and I love robots :)

Natalie said...

I LOVE IT!!! And I'm so glad it's being reviewed because I remembered loving the line when it was previewed for CHA, but couldn't quite remember the name of the line or who the manufacturer was. THANK YOU!! :0

Samantha T. said...

What a great line. Perfect "boy" colors. So fun! I agree with you about the alphabet. How fun would that be?

Nitasha said...

Completly Agree...These cute little robots are outt this world!

Nancy L. said...

really cute creations! i would love to use these for my little boy's layouts :)

Anonymous said...

The Lil Robots would be great for small children. Can't imagine using for older boys. Very cute!
LOVE My Minds Eye!
Tamara Watts

Gomunk said...

My boys are 8, 7, and 5 and are loving anything and everything robots right now. I just got the new Robotz Cricut cartridge that I would work really well with this line (and it has a cute font). I love the color scheme!

Bronwyn said...

totally love this line! I have some stuff from it already, but would love more! (and i'm sure my sister in law would love it too, as i like to share:)!
thanks for the chance to win

Vanessa said...

I hadn't seen this before!
I would love to work with this line..great colors and patterns!

Nancy aka Homesclscrapper said...

adorable line. I think the die cuts with little robots might be hard to use, but I am sure I could think of something.

*Suzy* said...

I know I'm late for this one but I wanted to share the layout I did for the LSS DT I'm on. If you go to http://paperpalsdesignteam.blogspot.com/search/label/Suzy

and scroll down to the middle of the page you'll see a 2pg LO of my adorable grandson Gavin Liam.

Loved this paper!!!!

corrie71 said...

I would love to win this. It coordinates well with the Cricut Robotz cart.

Amy said...

Love these little guys! And I know three nephews of mine who would too ;-)