Saturday, September 17, 2011

American Crafts Blog Hop!!


Hello everyone! Welcome to the American Craft Blog Hop! The design team members were all challenged to create a layout using all five of the new lines from the Summer 2011 lines:



....and here is my layout!



LOVE YA

HOW TO: Cut a piece of white card stock to 8.5" x 11". Cut a piece of dark blue card stock to 9.5" x 7.5".  Use a corner rounder punch on three of the corners of the blue card stock. Cut a piece of blue & white checked paper to 8.5" x 7". Use a corner rounder punch on three of the corners of the pattern paper. Layer all of these on top of each other and adhere. Use a sewing machine to stitch around the edges of the dark blue card stock and the checked pattern paper with white thread. Place picture in upper left hand corner. Cut a piece of pattern paper to the same height and use corner rounder punch on upper right hand corner. Place next to picture and adhere. Cut a piece of fabric paper to 4.5" x 6 1/4" and adhere below the picture and block of pattern paper at the top. Cut a strip of white card stock to 6 5/8" x 1" and stamp dotted pattern cross it. Adhere down using foam dots for dimension. Place title on the strip of white card stock. Punch out a variety of heart and star shapes from various pattern papers. Layer below the white card stock strip. Use foam dots on some of the punched shapes. Take a rectangular sticker and cut in half. Place half in the block of pattern paper in the upper right hand corner and place the other piece of sticker on the bottom left hand corner of the fabric paper. Type journaling on white card stock and cut into strips. Adhere down across the bottom sticker. Put a piece of flair on the sticker in the upper right hand corner.

JOURNALING SAYS: i love you, Troy Mann....we've been together for eight years now...i hope we have another 50+ years to be with each other...xoxo..

SUPPLIES:  Cardstock, pattern paper, fabric paper, adhesive, sticker, flair, foam letters, texture stamp: American Crafts; Ink: Jenni Bowlin;  Punches (star, heart, corner rounder): Fiskars; Thread: Coats & Clark; Sewing Machine: Brother; Typewriter: Smith Corona

For a chance to win a package of Flair from three of the new lines:

 leave a comment on this post by Wednesday, September 21st at 12:00pm CST and I'll announce the randomly selected winner with my next post!

Next on the blog hop is:  Michelle Clement

Make sure to stop by all 20 designer's blogs and then go back to the American Crafts blog post for a chance to win two entire lines!!


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Jackie xxx said...

Lovely design, I especially love the middle embellishment border. Thanks for the inspiration.

Daphne said...

Great layout! Thanks for your inspiration!

I'm just a simple gal said...

VERY NEAT. Love how you scattered the hearts and stars. This is such an eye catching layout.

Margi said...

Love the sprinkling of hearts.
I love all of the designs but I think NightFall is my favorite altho GardenCafe is wonderful it makes me hungry! LOL

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Michelle - that border is simply amazing. WOW! (PS - don't include me in the giveaway, I just wanted to let you know I love your layout publicly :)

Renee said...

Melissa, I love your layout!! The dimension that you added is filled with fun! Thank you for sharing!!

Michelle said...

Love the black and white photo with the colorful papers!

Jenny said...

Your layout is so sweet! Love everything about it! All your details is amazing!

Danee said...

cute border through the middle of the page.

Moondust47 said...

Awwww. What a testament to your love! Great LO!

Nine said...

so cute !!

Meerjungfrau said...

Wow, love this LO!

Dulce Silva said...

I love all the embelishments bordering the photo! Gorgeous!

Dessie W said...

Love the LO! Love the fact that the photo is B&W! Stands out!!!

ashjoy said...

Love th cluster of stars!

rachelleb2000 said...

Love all the color on the l/o combined with the black and white photo!

Alison Day said...

Love all those stars and hearts under the pic of your man (nice man too!)
Congrats on 8 years!

Louisa-Jane said...

Beautiful star and heart strip. Love it. Totally going to borrow it for a look on one of my pages sometime.

Patty said...

Cute layout!!!

Nancy said...

So beautiful!

Meghan said...

I like that you used an 8.5 x 11 layout size. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Pickle said...

Awww what a lovely layout and use of colours. Great work :)

Scrapping4fun said...

Gorgeous layout, lovely papers

Christine said...

I love the dimension of the border!!

Donik said...

Great layout! Love all those hearts!

Diana Waite said...

ohh! the detail on this is AMAZING! love the colors too!

JoLynn said...

I like the layout a lot!

kt said...

great rounded edges. I love it when just one is left square. Really digging the layered hearts and stars. adds really nice dimensions.

Anonymous said...

Love your mix of hearts and stars for a border. Enjoying this blog hop.

Kathy R

Margie said...

Your layout is great! So fun and colorful!

leah said...

Great layout!! Love all the layering! ^_^ {please leave me out of your drawing!}

ChristyR said...

Love it!

Cynthia B. said...

Wonderful page! I love all the color - especially the row of shapes across the middle. Sweet page for your man!

marianne said...

Yummy layering!

Melanie said...

Melissa, I fell in love with your work when you were on the Elle's Studio team. Gorgeous and inspirational! This layout is no exception :)

Anonymous said...

Great page, my fav is the heart pp.


Margaret Kaznowska

Anne E said...

Lovely colourful LO.

beckyjune said...

amazing layering!

Allison said...

Beautiful! Love all the layers

Jenn said...

I really like all the stars and hearts clustered together.

Deanna said...

Love that cluster of hearts - over-the-top in the best way possible!

vegetablog said...

oooh, the layered punched shapes across your layout make my heart go pitter-patter :)
~Natalie

Lalo aka "missbliss" said...

OOHH WOW what a layout. You make black and white look super cool. note to self..."try more of that!!!"

TeenaBugg38 said...

loveeeeee this!!!

NinaSt said...

The border is gorgeous!

Ruth S said...

Love all the layering in you border - so inspiring!
Thanks for the chance to win, Rx

Lena said...

I love all the amazing dimension..wow!

Kat said...

great layout, melissa!

Brittney said...

Great design - especially love how you rounded only 3 of the corners!

Brittany said...

i love all the hearts and stars together

mimisimon said...

Great job of mixing!

Ann Cicilie said...

Love this layout, love the mix of hearts and stars, and all those yummy colors :) Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win :)

Lori W said...

love that flair!!

Lilith said...

WoW WOW WOW. FABULOUS! (Don't include me in the draw ;) )

Tagati said...

Nice layout and luv the way you detailed the process too!

Amy Heller said...

LOVE this, Melissa!! (don't include me in the drawing, obviously!) :D

jennifer said...

Ooh, the layers of hearts and stars is so cute!

And I love those flair badges - pick me!

Sarale said...

Good size for your layout. Looks very good!

LG,

Tanja

Dawn said...

Love all the bright colours and the use of hearts and stars for the strip across the middle

cindy said...

Love that use of all those shapes, I must recreate that in one of my layouts. Thanks for sharing.

Leslie Ashe said...

I LOVE your layout! you always inspire me!

(no need to enter me in your drawing - I'm just admiring all the hop creations!)

Sandra said...

I love your lo. The design is great and I love the hearts and stars

Katie said...

Love the layout. The colors are awesome.

still a learner said...

i love the layering of the stars and hearts! :)

Nitasha said...

gorgeous layout! love the bright colors and dimension!

barrentree said...

cute layout!

Eliza Coutinho said...

Very cute and creative!

sandra said...

Luv your layout!

Catherine said...

This looks wonderful!

Sierra said...

Love it!

Danielle Muit said...

This LO is my favourite!

Holly* said...

i love your piles of stars and hearts on this layout!

Amanda said...

Love the row of hearts and stars. I'm not one for loads of embellishments but I might give this a try.

Helen Overton said...

I love that layered border.

Carly said...

I love your mixture of hearts and stars!

Kathy Martin said...

Woot! Excellent page! :)

Heather said...

I love that you used hearts and splashes of pink and still managed to make the layout masculine. Great job!

Cathy said...

Very cute layout! Love all the colors!

Alia said...

Just LOVE your design, as always!

Sheila said...

That border is great!

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

Love the stars and hearts, so very cute!!!

judean said...

That popped up border across the middle of your page is FABULOUS!!

Sandra said...

Interesting layout - thanks for sharing it!

Emily said...

I love the design and the added dimension! Also, LOOOOOVE flair!

angie gutshall said...

Love the colors! Very fun layout!

Ana Roberta said...

Lovely LO!

Kim H said...

Love the layout and colors. Great job. Thank you for sharing.

naomi said...

Love the layout and I have such an addiction to the Flair badges :)

Romy said...

I really love this! The row of dimensional stars looks fabulous and I love the fact that you included a few bits of hot pink too!

Mel said...

Such a neat page! I dig all the little details.

Mary Jo said...

Super, super cute layout!
Love the border and how you split the tag on the top and bottom! :)

Kim said...

Love your LO! Thank you for posting. :)

Meredith said...

Love the hearts and stars across the middle of your layout - so effective!!

Shel said...

Awesome cluster of embellies down the middle!

Anabelle said...

I love every inch of this! Fabulous!

~amy~ said...

such a super SWEET layout!!

Claudia said...

I love this layout. The hearts are all so cute!

ClaireTet said...

What a lovely layout and sentiment! Gorgeous.

marlene said...

oooo your lo is beautiful :)

Jennifer J said...

I love the border. What a great use of various shapes.

jnj_182 at yahoo dot com

caroline hancock / Scrappercaz said...

this is just awesome i LOVE it and im definetly go lift this one, thanks for the awesome instructions :)

Melanie said...

I love the layering of all of the shapes on that border! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

Alisha said...

Great , so cool. love the layering. Great giveaway.
alisha.moorenielsen@gmail.com
http://scrappin-happens.blogspot.com/

Sheri Twing said...

I just love your style! Your page is amazing! Love that mixture of hearts and stars!

Lisa J. said...

I love me some flair, and Thickers, and Remarks.... I think you get the point. LOL

Randi said...

This is amazing!

Emily Branch said...

This is sooo cute!! I love the layering of stars and hearts! Great job mixing all those lines! :-)

Paula G said...

Love your layout and your giveaway!

Melanie said...

Love all the dimension!

Melissa DL said...

love the layering!!!

Katie said...

Beautiful layout!

Chunyuan said...

Fabulous layout Love the color too. Thanks for sharing.

Bunnyfreak said...

Love all the layering.
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brooke. said...

loving the mix of stars and hearts.

Aliza said...

Great layout! I love that blue!

KellyG said...

Great layout, neat design!

Immi said...

Love that border!

MB said...

Love the strip of hearts!!

Jenny Chesnick said...

love the layout Melissa :)

Marla said...

What great LOs. Love the colors and thanks for a chance to get some new flair!!

Jamie Harder said...

AMAZING layout!!! Love the mix of papers and all those fabulous hearts and stars!!!

Suzanne said...

Your page is simply gorgeous! LOving those hearts(:

Meghann said...

Wow, Melissa. That layout is amazing! Can't wait to see all of your AC layouts!

Claire said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful I love the heart pieces

Amber said...

Very cute, love all the heart and star embellishments you added!

Tory said...

I really love all the dimension in that border!

Julie J said...

That row of embellishments really pops. Love your page.

MJ said...

i love that middle embleshment boarder.. great work.

Kimberly said...

The Flair is my favorite! I hope I win your giveaway!

Grace Hester Designs said...

Those hearts and stars look like they are spilling off the page. Nice work!

LOVE the Flairs from American Crafts. :o) Well, love almost everything from American Crafts. haha.

TFS and congrats on making it onto the AC DT!

Grace Hester
http://www.gracehester.typepad.com
grace[at#]gracehesterdesigns[dot#]com

glowegal said...

Such an adorable layout! I love all the colors, the hearts, and the stars! It just makes me smile!

Deb said...

love the hearts and stars border

*Monica* said...

fun layout! I love the combination of hearts + stars for a border.

joan (: said...

Love the border and the story of your layout!

Cheryl Leong said...

Love ur stars and all the embellishments! TFS
cheryl131091@yahoo.com

Amanda Johnson said...

THis is so fun! I love how you mixed the hearts and stars on your border! Fab layout!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharin!! I LOVE the mix of patterns and the design!! Great photo too!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Polly said...

the layout is beautiful. the stars and hearts are mixed well together.

Arjanne said...

Lovely page!

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

The border of hearts and stars is cute!

Kim said...

Beautiful layout tfs :)

lilith said...

I love all your works!!
kisses

lilith

Lisanna said...

I love this layout!!! It's true I love all your works!!!!

Maria La Chica said...

I love this layout.. and the rounded corners too! You don't see them very often.. Thanks for sharing!

Mathilde Barlow said...

Love your page so beautiful!!! Lovely colors !

Natalie Elphinstone said...

How inspiring. Love the clusters on the banner :-)

Ujjwal said...

lovely layout!

Jimjams said...

Fab mix of layered hearts and stars!

The Dinner Spot said...

Really great LO. The border is great.

Coochies & All said...

love love love the colors on your layout - amazing!

Renee VanEpps said...

Awesome LO! Love the dimension on the embellies in the middle, great colors too!

Jenn said...

Great layout.

Dawn said...

Super cute!!

btsoi. said...

Really like all the dimension in that middle line!

Celeste B. said...

Beautiful...love the blue.

Karen Williams said...

love the choice of colours for a man LO

Aga said...

fabulous design! I especially love the red tag on both sides of the page :)

Viki said...

Love your layout. Thanks for sharing.

Julia Cheang said...

Love how the cluster of embellishments in the middle added dimension and focus to the title. Thanks for sharing.

Hodge said...

I just love that clustered star banner across the top! So stunning!

Melissa said...

Love the layered stars and hearts! Great layout!

Lisa said...

LOVE your layout...so colorful!

Sharon Rittler said...

Gorgeous layout! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ange said...

Very cool layout! Love the heart and star border!!

Nance said...

I love love your design. Love the different punched shapes border. Thanks for the chance to win.

Dawn F. said...

THanks for the instructions! Great layout!

MakingCardsIsFun! said...

GREAT layout!

Michelle Looi said...

Like how the chipboards emblish pop out

Jamie said...

This is fabulous!

amy said...

awww...your journaling is so sweet!

Fifi said...

I adore flair, one of my favourite embellishments

Amy Flowers said...

So colorful and beautiful!

Eliz Gardner said...

Love the border stars and all of the layering.

curlyqmosaics said...

What a fantastic layout! Your layering of all the embellishments looks insanely cool! Love it! TFS!

XXOO AMY said...

love all the hearts and stars great design!

Jo.C said...

Fun page TFS

Erin said...

Such a happy page! Love!

Sharon said...

Super fun layout. Love all the diecuts using the pattern paper. Thank you for information and sizes of what you used.

Sharon M
rsmobley85@gmail.com
http://rsmobleysdesigns.blogspot.com/

Lisa M. Zepponi said...

Really like your LO! Like all the embellishments, hearts and stars!

Ondina said...

Love layout,and colors. Very fun!Thanks for sharing!

Letizia said...

great layout!

charo said...

Great Lo!

Kisses!


Charo

Anna said...

Ohhhh! I love your clustered border! Awesome LO!!

Anne said...

Lovely layout - really like the punched strip and the journaling strips. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

Brenda Smith said...

Gorgeous! Love the embellishments under the photos.

Gretchen said...

stunning layout! i love all the details!

Carrie said...

Great layout - very bright and colourful - love all the layering across the middle!

mommakatx6 said...

I love your layout, especially the subject.

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Becs Attwood said...

Great job combining all those lines into a gorgeous, cohesive layout. All those stars & hearts are a really fun look. Very inspiring!

Lea L. said...

This layout is fab!! I love all the fun stars and hearts!!

Michelle M said...

I love this layout! It makes me think of the contrast between me and my husband - really between most men and women. Our hearts full of color and busyness and love bursting out all over - and there is the quiet, stable, wonderful presence of the man/men in our life. The B/W photo is perfect!

Olivia said...

Oh my stars! Look at that juicy piece of layered goodness! So good!

Marie said...

Love the stack of embellishments...so cute!

Net said...

Love the layering and dimension!

Jill said...

You lo is so sweet! I love the heart and star border. I am a huge fan of flair!!! tfs.

Karen L said...

Awesome layout with all the hearts!!!

Julie B said...

Really terrific layout!

brenda said...

Great layout - love all the embellishments!!

Scrappy Kat said...

Love your heart and star border. Thanks for sharing.

Lesli said...

Great LO - I love the textured and different design elements!

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