Saturday, September 1, 2012

ETA *GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED! A WINNER WILL BE POSTED TONIGHT, Sept. 4, 2012.*

Welcome to the American Crafts 2011 - 2012 Design Team Blog Hop! I was honored to be included on the team for this past year and worked with an exceptional group of ladies during the course of the year! American Crafts is an awesome company to work for and our Design Team coordinator, Paige Evans, is the best!  Thank you for having me this year, American Crafts, and for having me back for a second term!



Here are a few of my projects made this past year that are my favorites!








Here is a list of the blogs to visit in the blog hop! Make sure to check them all out for chances to win a giveaway! I will pick one person that comments on my blog for an American Crafts goody bag! This winner will be chosen and posted on Tuesday, September 4. Here's a sneak of my giveaway!







Have fun hopping! The next person on the hop is Pamella Brown!

118 comments:

Tracey said...

These are such amazing projects!!

Emmanuelle said...

just love how colorfull are your projects!!

MaryAnn said...

love your projects. Thanks for all the inspiration you have given me!

Gina200 said...

Wonderful layouts.

Danielle Higginbottom-Brown said...

Melissa, I just love your work!!!!

CJ Johnson said...

Love how you use so many photos and keep it fun.

liberal sprinkles said...

Great projects. I love how colorful everything is!

grace

Emily Mae said...

I love the Favorite Eats layout! I've been catching up on Project Life recently and discovered that at least 50% of my photos are of food!

Mrs Bookworm said...

I love your layouts, they're so colourful :)
Thanks for the chance to win an amazing prize!

Romy said...

What awesome lay-outs! I love them all.

TeenaBugg38 said...

oh my word!! I am such a huge fan of yours and everything you have created is PHENOMENAL!!! You do things I would never even think up and it looks so awesome!!

МД в картинках said...

You use these lovely trick to create unique pages! the triangles one for example

irene said...

Love your work, so glad to see you back with AC next year. Bye Irene

Anski said...

I love your style!

Jess said...

beautiful pages!

Christina said...

Holy man, you fit so many photos on a page without making it look crowded. I love it! The soaking up the sunshine LO is my fave, those hearts, that dog, so darned adorable.

Trisha said...

your layout always amazes me!

Cynthia B. said...

Love your work!! Thanks so much for sharing with us, and thanks for the chance to win! Love seeing all the AC products in action.

Lora Oliver said...

Love your work! So fun and bold. Thanks for making the world a bit prettier.

Jacqui said...

Love the layouts about food.such a good idea.

L. said...

Love love your work!!

Melanie Marshall said...

Such an awesome fresh and funky style with no two pages the same! I'm in love :D

ScrappingMomOf3 said...

Your projects just make me happy!

Maggie G. said...

love your projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

Louise said...

so glad to see you are doing another term. Your projects are always so vibrant and beautiful!

Inge said...

Love love love love the layout with the strips of paper and stiching on top! Had to pin it!

Cheryl Leong said...

me me for the giveaway ! :)

cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

julie e said...

Lovet he family photos layout.

I'm just a simple gal said...

You are one fabulous designer... I just love how creative you are.

Nadège said...

So great you can "change" style with the papers. Very inspiring

Kat said...

love all your layouts...they are so fun and colorful

Kim said...

Great work!

Miriam Prantner said...

I always look forward to your AC projects, love what you do with paper - that layout with the dogs and Amy's line is one of my faves. Thanks!

Sandra said...

I love your style of scrapbooking and always follow your blog to see what you have been making.

Siobhann Quinn said...

Hey! You are fabulous at what you do! All the best for the future!

rhonda nickol said...

Melissa I love your work, I am always admiring it at AC and at SC! Thanks for the chance to win a goodie bag and have a great weekend!

leah said...

Great layouts, Melissa!! ^_^

Ashley Horton said...

All of these are amazing layouts Melissa!! Always love seeing what you create!!

ising2dlord@bellsouth.net said...

Love your use of pink and yellow! Thank you for all the project inspiration you provided while with the AC DT!

Debbie P said...

What gorgeous layouts! Thanks for the chance to win some AC goodies!

Ana Roberta said...

"The Sunshine" LO is gorgeous!

Laurie! said...

I really like the Family Photos layout with the circles! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

Bethany Becker said...

I love your food layouts. Thanks for sharing!

brigid16 said...

Oh your stuff is so awesome!!! How could they not bring you back for another year?!

Jeannie Phillips said...

Thanks for a fun year of inspiration and thanks for the chance to win.

brooke. said...

you always make such beautiful things!!

Keathe said...

I just love your creations! So glad to find your blog, nd thanks for the inspiration!

LaughingSun said...

I love all the bright, inspiring colors you use... oooh and the food layouts are my fave! - Andrea

Miss Kathy said...

What fun, colorful layouts you make. I've really enjoyed this blog hop, so many different styles. Thanks for a chance to win.

Kimberly said...

thanks for a year of inspiration... love your style - following you now so i can continue to be inspired :)

Chris and Paige Evans said...

I just love how you use patterned paper! Your my muse! So glad to work with you again another year!

Dara Lynn said...

Looking forward to a second term and so appreciative of your first! Congratulations Melissa! Thank you for the Big I and talent you give us "out here"!

Jen said...

you layouts are just so fun! thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Melissa I will miss you at ACS but will always follow you. Love your work

kelsey said...

Love your layouts!!!

Nicole McNamara said...

Like the look of that box! ;)
You have honestly inspired me more the most! I've taken so many hints and tips from your work and did my best to add them to my own stuff! This post is no different!
My eye will be out for more from you in the blogger-sphere!

Ronnie said...

oh, just the sneak look in that box leaves me drooling for more AC!!!

Brenda Smith said...

Thanks for the chance! I would just love to win. You have inspired me so much this past year with your AC layouts and I look forward to seeing what is to come from you in the future :)

Decker Family said...

Wonderful use of color!! P.S. I like what I see in the box of give-a-way product. :) Pick me!!

Sparklin said...

Great stuff! Especially love the favorite eats layout and the soaking up the sunshine one! They're great! Thanks for a chance to win!

paperpapier said...

love your layout on food...something which I tend to overlook in scrapbooking my photos.

Sara Kiiru said...

Your LOs are so vibrant and energetic and interesting. Best of all, they INSPIRE me! So glad to have become acquainted with your work.

Maria said...

Love the layout with the triangles - thats a favourite :)
thanks for the chance to win!

Nora said...

Love your style, all your layouts are so bright and fun and beautiful!:)

~amy~ said...

Seriously love all your AC projects!! Those are some big puppies:)

Louise Hallett said...

Whenever I need inspiration for a LO I know where to come! Your work is beautiful beyond words.

KellyG said...

Always love your work! Lots of great favorites in this post!

Kelly Jean said...

Love your projects! Super cute.

brenda said...

Great projects! I love the favorite eats layout - gave me a great idea for a layout of all the food pictures I've been taking. :)

Gayle215 said...

Melissa, your work is so inspiring! I love how you scrap the everyday stuff of life!

msjh said...

Love all the bright colours - so excited to have found a new blog to follow!

Kathleen said...

I love that your layouts and projects are always so colourful and bright! Thanks for the chance to win some of the AC goodies (and I spy some Amy Tan washi tape <3 )

Lisa C. said...

Oh WOW - I love your layouts!! The Everyday layout with your precious pups is so cute and fun. Love how you used little triangles and mixed and matched all the different papers. Thanks for sharing.

Anne Fisher said...

Love your projects - they are so bright and colorful. Love that you use a lot of the foodie pics! Thanks for the inspo and the chance to win. Btw, please pick me - I must have that Amy Tangerine grey washi tape!! ;)

Melinda said...

Love how you rock AC! Can't wait to see more in the following year!

j.leija said...

fabulous projects melissa! thank you for the chance to win =)

Love2Scrap said...

your blog is just great. this is my first time stopping by. but i will be subscribing and keeping touch. love your layouts!!!!!!

Penny Walker said...

Cute pages thanks so much for sharing your work

LaurMKK said...

Fun pages!

Laur

Kim H said...

wonderful pages, love the color combos and pics. thank you for sharing and a chance to win.

Jennie P. said...

I love your favorite eats page!

Ange said...

Sweet! Very fun projects!!

debbie said...

Look at the goodies in the box! Thanks for the inspiration this year.

Antonia SH said...

Your layouts are lovely, especially Family Photos.

Trish Margaret said...

Such colorful, fun layouts! Congrats on your second term!!!

sakehanska said...

I love your cards. thank you for this chance to win. marta

Lou said...

I'm totally inspired by your work!

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Ann said...

Your style is amazing. I'm in awe--you make colorful and eclectic look EASY, but it's not! Thanks for the great inspiration.

Michelle Forrest said...

Love how bold and bright your lo's are!

Sherry Butcher said...

Thanks for all the inspiration and good luck. TFS.

Amanda said...

Love your work! My favorite is "Soaking up the Sunshine."

Julie S. said...

WOW...I love all of your LO's. They are so colorful amd fun. TFS and a chance to win.
julieshearer@sbcglobal.net

lynda said...

I'm glad I'll still see your lovely work on other blogs that include you as a DT member!

Erin said...

Wow! love your pages! My fav is the "boys" and "good eats".

Van Nguyen said...

Your projects are always so stunning!!

mel said...

I have so many of these layouts on my Pinterest inspiration board!
I love your style.
Happy Scrapping!

Andrea Garland said...

Cute dogs, I have 2. love how you utilize the same pattern paper with different punches. love it

ccledbetter said...

Love your layouts!

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

Yay! Congrats on being on the team for another term!! Love your work..

gleestormont said...

ooooh that page with the cut out hearts!! and the quilty looking "everyday" one. sooooo adorable.

Manda said...

I love your work so much and will miss you being on the DT.

serena said...

love your layouts very fressh and new.

SusanMcL said...

Thx 4 the chance 2 win & the sneak peek fun!

irishiz4@yahoo.com

Dana Brooks said...

Omg, do you have an more of the Amy tangerine mix tape washi tape, mine warped! I am willing to pay for it!!!!! Please! I have looked high and low for this washi tape.

Sara Berry said...

I loved seeing your favorite pages and I am so glad that you're continuing to work with AC! Thanks for all the inspiring posts, Melissa!

Lisa said...

I love your style. You have done a fabulous job this year!

Suzanne said...

Girl, I have always LOVED your work! You do some amazing things with paper.

Angel said...

i love that circle (family photos) LO you did! that's cute!! and the fav eats LO is clever. Shows you can fit more than ONE photo on a LO. thanks for being an inspiration!

Lavinialusenkofta said...

Love the "soaking up the sunshine" layout! Beautiful!

Sandi said...

great job

Funky Finds said...

Hope I'm not too late to enter! Thanks for the chance :)

Traci P. said...

Wonderful recap of the layouts you made with American Crafts. I love your layout styles..They really POP! :)

michele said...

Thanks for hopping and shareing your talent

*krystyn* said...

Great layouts - as always!!! Thanks for the giveaway chance!! :)

A Creator JCM said...

I love the layouts! Especially the paper hanging out by Amy tangerine with the mirrors, thanks for the tip on cutting them out for journalling spots! I learn so much from the American crafts design team:) thanks so much for the chance to win...I see washi tape in the sneak previews :D

Jennifer Grace said...

Lovely projects, all the circles on the 'family photos' layout look brilliant. x

Sue D said...


Very fun and colorful projects!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Krysta said...

Great projects! I love the use of scraps on the dog layout!