Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Love You 7 Days a Week

Hi everyone,

Good morning!  We are celebrating Bits week on the American Crafts Blog this week.  I have a couple of layouts using Bits that went up on their blog yesterday.

The Bits pieces in the Plus One collection are so happy and fun that I decided to plan my two pages around them.  

Love You 7 Days A Week

supplies: Accomplice Paper (36822) - Plus One, Tiny Matte Puffy Accents (366842) - Remarks, 
Accompany (366856) - Stamp, Match Aqua (366833) - Thickers, Thread Kit (366864) - Thread, 
Die Cut Cardstock Shapes (366849) - Bits, Penpal Lettter and Number Sticker Book (366841) - Remarks,
Twins Foam Stickers (366837) - Thickers, Screenprinted Clothespins (366907) - Whittles, Kal Barteski 
Taffy (366832) - Thickers, Kal Barteski Black (366830) - Thickers

Seriously Busted

Supplies: Counterpart Paper (366807) - Plus One, Associate Dies (366860) - Dies,
Twins Foam Stickers (366837) - Thickers,  Penpal Lettter and Number Sticker Book (366841) - Remarks,
Die Cut Cardstock Shapes (366849) - Bits, Star Punch (63102) - Knockouts

Thanks for stopping by today, head on over to the American Crafts Blog and leave a comment for your chance to win a collection of Bits. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Giveaway winner announced

Congrats to the winner of the Valentine's Day Blog Hop prize, Amy C:

Amy, please message me with your address so that I can send out your prize.

Thank you to everyone that hopped along with us and left me a comment.  I really appreciate it!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Vintage Cards

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Hi Everyone,

I am sharing today to some vintage cards that I made for the Paper Bakery. I love all the little vintage ephemera pieces from My Mind's Eye that are included in the January Love Potion #9 Scrapbook kit. They helped pull these cards together in a snap.

You Make Me Happy Card

Vintage Card

Vintage Cards Group

I love that this kit is so versatile.  They could be used for Valentine's day, anniversaries, or just to send a simple hello.  I hope my cards have inspired you today.

Thanks for visiting ~

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

American Crafts February Gallery layout / Matt Man

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Hi everyone,
I have another fun layout to share today for the American Crafts February Gallery.  Once again, I used the super fun papers and embellishments from the Amy Tangerine Plus One collection.   I recently bought these fun hand drawn stars from Two Peas and after cutting a few, was totally inspired to create a background out of them.

Matt Man layout

I love the plain chipboard thickers in this collection.  They look great by themselves or you can spruce them up.

I added some stamping with Plus One stamps and Hero Arts white shadow ink (my favorite).  This layout came together quickly after adding a few sequins and wood embellishments.  So fun!
supplies: American Crafts: (Plus One Collection) Accompany Large clear acrylic stamps, Mixtape, matte puffy accent stickers, Bits, flair adhesive badges, natural chipboard thickers, peer paper, match paper, doubles paper, counterpart paper; Studio Calico: wood veneer stars (Printshop)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, February 14, 2014

American Crafts Valentines Blog Hop

and welcome to the American Crafts Valentine's Day Blog Hop!

For the blog hop each Design team member was asked to create a layout focusing on Love.
Here is the "Love layout" that I created for the hop:

Love You by Gina Lideros

I cut this large heart with scallops using my Silhouette cameo and then added lots of fun embellishments from the Dear Lizzy Daydreamer collection.

Red Rover (366744) - Cardstock, Sky (AM710-67) - Cardstock, This To That (AM617-13) - Adhesive, lemon drop glitter foam stickers (366768) - Thickers, Dear Lizzy Daydreamer (366731) - Dies, Veneer Set (366781) - Icons, Phrases, Adhesive Badges (366795) - Flair, Dimensional Embellishments (366786) - Dear Lizzy, Matte Puffy Stickers (366777) - Dear Lizzy, Printed Chipboard Shapes (366789) - Bits, 

Here is the full hop list:

Next on the list is Diana Waite

Leave a comment below for your chance to win this prize pack.   I'll randomly select one winner and announce them here on the blog next Friday, February 21st, 2014.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

American Crafts February Gallery Layout \ This Happened

Hi there,

I have a a layout to share today for the American Crafts February gallery using the brand new Plus One collection from Amy Tangerine

If you know me, you know that I love bold colors, and this collction is all about the bold colors and patterns.

I was inspired by a picture that I saw on pinterest to create this layout.  Here is the photo:

and here is my take on it:

This Happened layout

I kept the hexagons and split them into 6 parts, just like the photo then I stitched them down.  They remind me of cute little pie charts.  All of the papers and embellishments in this collection are so fun to create with.

supplies: American Crafts: Amy Tangerine (Plus One) flair adhesive badges, companion paper, couple paper, match paper, date paper, co-pilot paper, sidekick paper, ensemble paper, friend paper, twosome paper, buddy paper, black foam phase thickers, matte puffy accent stickers, Bits, sticker roll; Polka Dot party collection: epoxy stickers, fringe flowers; Yes, Please: simplify yes vellum shapes; Printshop: heart veneers; Cut and Paste collection: Cut Out accents chipboard thickers

Thanks for stopping by!  I will be back next week with another gallery layout using the Plus One collection, and be sure to visit this Friday for the American Crafts Valentine's day blog hop.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Heart Confetti mini album


Good morning.  Today and I am going to show you how to make this simple heart confetti pocket mini album using the January Love Potion #9 Scrapbook kit, from the Paper Bakery.


Gather up any left over scraps that you may have from your January Love Potion #9 Scrapbook kit, ephemera pieces, small confetti type punches, sequins and transparency paper (vellum paper works great for this too)!


Using your punches make confetti out of left over scraps that you have from your kit.


Open up the Paper Bakery January cut file in your Silhouette software program.


I decided that I wanted to make my book using the heart file that is included in the cut file.  Delete all other shapes and enlarge the heart.  Using the cut tool remove the inside of the heart.


Duplicate the heart shape and run it through your Silhouette.  I cut my pockets out of transparency paper but you can use vellum for this too.


Place the two pieces together and use a sewing machine to stitch up the sides.  Leave an open space towards the top to drop in your confetti and sequins.


After filling your heart shapes up with confetti and sequins,  use your sewing machine to stitch the of the heart up.


Using a hole punch, punch through your heart page and add a jump ring.  Add additional pages and ephemera pages to complete your album.




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