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Member Since February 2008, 20 forum posts, 14 public projects

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Thickers Layout and Card by Corrie Jones

Congrats to the winner of a bunch of Thickers, Linda E:

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Here to finish up Thickers Week is Corrie Jones with a layout and card:

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PARTY by Corrie Jones

Supplies: Coronado Paper (35728) - Shoreline, Encinitas Paper (35735) - Shoreline, Melbourne Paper (35718) - Shoreline, Biscayne Paper (35720) - Shoreline, Simple Romance Paper (35645) - Neapolitan, Heart Song Paper (35631) - Neapolitan, 6x6 Paper Pad (35696) - Sketchbook, Medium Jewel Brads (85287) - Elements, Boardwalk Cascade (53363) - Thickers, Boardwalk Fireberry (53365) - Thickers, Boardwalk Honeycomb (53364) - Thickers, Pantry Rouge (53308) - Thickers, Pantry Robin's Egg (53309) - Thickers

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THE PERFECT PLACE FOR MORNING ART. by Corrie Jones

Supplies: Cotton Candy (71046) - Cardstock, Silver Lining Paper (35635) - Neapolitan, Simple Romance Paper (35645) - Neapolitan, Printed Variety Tags (78069) - Bits, Border, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42235) - Remarks, Pigment (42241) - Remarks, Fabric Brads (85578) - Elements, Palette (42240) - Remarks, Decorative Tags (77289) - Bits, Draft (59161) - Clear Stamps, Memo Burlap (53350) - Thickers, Boardwalk Taffy (53362) - Thickers, Fantastic Limeade (53109) - Thickers, Muse Whitewash (53344) - Thickers, Scene Taffy Glitter (53342) - Thickers, Pantry Robin's Egg (53309) - Thickers

Come back tomorrow morning for a fun final farewell to the 2011-2012 Design Team blog hop!

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Thickers Cards by Melissa Mann

Here are not one, not two, but THREE cards focusing on Thickers made by Melissa Mann:

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YOU ARE MY TYPE by Melissa Mann

Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock, Natural (53345) - Thickers, Kraft (71464) - Cardstock, Super Swell (42193) - Remarks Books, Wonder (53265) - Thickers, Foam Tabs (61710) - This to That

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BON VOYAGE by Melissa Mann

Supplies: Fireberry (71558) - Cardstock, Myrtle Paper (35725) - Shoreline, 6x6 Paper Pad (35743) - Shoreline, Neptune Paper (35729) - Shoreline, Flamingo (42249) - Remarks Books, Pantry Rouge (53308) - Thickers, Surfboard (85584) - Delights

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WARM WISHES by Melissa Mann

Supplies: Smoke (71080) - Cardstock, Hazy Horizon Paper (35639) - Neapolitan, Warm Memories Paper (35633) - Neapolitan, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42235) - Remarks, Premium Ribbon (58805) - Ribbon, Pinwheel (78071) - Embellishments, Splendid White (53296) - Thickers, Serendipity Ballerina (53292) - Thickers

Make sure you've entered the amazing Thickers giveaway in Monday's post!

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Thickers Layout and Card by Michelle Clement

These layouts and cards showcasing Thickers were made by Michelle Clement:

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PEDAL BIKE by Michelle Clement

Supplies: Catalina Paper (35730) - Shoreline, Pebble Beach Paper (35741) - Shoreline, Biscayne Paper (35720) - Shoreline, 6x6 Paper Pad (35742) - Shoreline, Santa Monica Paper (35723) - Shoreline, Shoreline (42247) - Remarks Dimensional Stickers, Chap Plastic Buttons (85569) - Elements, Memo Cork (PC53-349) - Thickers, Memo Burlap (PC53-350) - Thickers, Muse Whitewash (53344) - Thickers

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SAND BEACH SUN FFFUN by Michelle Clement

Thickers come in a ton of coordinating colors, so mixing and matching colors and fonts can always look cohesive on a card or page. For flawless combinations, make sure they have a common thread between them - like a similar color scheme to that of your page - then even if you use a million fonts, they'll still work well together!

Supplies: Encinitas Paper (35735) - Shoreline, Catalina Paper (35730) - Shoreline, Carpinteria Paper (35721) - Shoreline, Shoreline (42247) - Remarks Dimensional Stickers, Boardwalk Cascade (53363) - Thickers, Fern Parfait (53275) - Thickers, Crimson (PC53-140) - Thickers

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What's for Dinner Frame Tutorial by Pamella Brown

Pamella Brown is going to show us in a step-by-step photo tutorial how to make this "What's for dinner?" frame - a great way to use Thickers:

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WHAT'S FOR DINNER? FRAME by Pamella Brown

Supplies: Rose's Kitchen Paper (35540) - Garden Cafe, Cafe Iris Paper (35541) - Garden Cafe, Meringue (42211) - Remarks, Scene Taffy (53342) - Thickers

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Step 1: Gather your supplies: photo frame, jute string, dry erase marker, Thickers, patterned paper, and whatever embellishments you desire.

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Step 2: Trim your patterned paper to measure slightly larger than the opening in your frame (if you have a mat in your frame, if no mat, simply trim the paper to the size of your frame). Add a strip of patterned paper to the bottom and stitch across it, if you wish.

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Step 3: Flip your mat over and tape the back of the patterned paper to the mat.

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Step 4: Flip the mat over so the front side of the patterned paper is facing up. Add an embellishment sticker to the top and your Thickers spelling "dinner?" under that.

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Step 5: Flip your mat back over and tape/secure one end of a piece of jute string to the back of the mat.

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Step 6: Put the mat/patterned paper in the frame and close the frame, making sure the jute string is hanging out of the back of the frame. Hang the frame on the wall.

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Step 7: Tie a dry erase marker to the end of the jute string and you are all set to start writing your menu!

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Cute, fun, and functional! What a great project! Thanks for lookin'!

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Thickers Week!

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Perhaps American Crafts' best-known product, Thickers are, well, thick stickers! Perfect for creating a title or sentiment and they come in virtually any color, font, and texture, you're sure to find a pack of Thickers made just for you! This week we'll focus on Thickers, and then on Saturday we're going to have a special farewell blog hop with our 2011-2012 Design Team. So here we go with projects featuring Thickers by Jenny Chesnick and Paige Evans:

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IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT by Jenny Chesnick

Supplies: Sea Breeze Paper (35643) - Neapolitan, Silver Lining Vellum Paper (35635) - Neapolitan, Twinkling Lights Paper (35629) - Neapolitan, 6x6 Paper Pad (35658) - Neapolitan, Accents & Phrases Stickers (42232) - Remarks Books, Chipboard Shapes (78070) - Bits, Serendipity Ballerina (53292) - Thickers, Rainboots (P42-967) - Thickers, Custard (F42-53224) - Thickers

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HI BABY by Jenny Chesnick

Supplies: 6x6 Paper Pad (35658) - Neapolitan, Serendipity Ballerina (53292) - Thickers, Accents & Phrases Stickers (42232) - Remarks, White (71081) - Cardstock

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LIKE FATHER LIKE SON by Paige Evans

Supplies: Roller Date Stamp (59160) - Stamps, Journal Grass (53339) - Thickers, Scene Cascade (53341) - Thickers, Eric Corn (53251) - Thickers, Josh Persimmon (53254) - Thickers, Chap Epoxy Brads (85568) - Elements, Chap Plastic Buttons (85569) - Elements, Chap Fabric Brads (85571) - Elements, Chap Printed Variety Tabs (77261) - Bits, Man of the House Printed Chipboard Frames (77262) - House, Wonder Pool (53265) - Thickers, Dot Glue Runner (61713) - This to That, Dimensional Tabs (61710) - This to That, Ash (71078) - Cardstock, Smoke (71080) - Cardstock, .03 Black (62311) - Precision Pen, Black (59500) - Pigment Ink, Sunrise Limeade (53179) - Thickers, Boardwalk Black (53360) - Thickers

Here's a chance to win a whole bunch of Thickers:

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Simply leave a comment on this post by Friday August 31st 2012 letting us know what kinds of Thickers you'd like to see and we'll randomly select one lucky winner to receive a whole bunch of current Thickers!

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Leah Farquharson's Scrap Space

Our final peek into scrap rooms will be Leah Farquharson's space!

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How is your scrap space organized? I organize most things by type of product, then manufacturer of the product. My inks and paints are kept on the wall shelves, papers in paper organizers on the shelf, punches in a basket, and embellishments in boxes. I also keep a special basket on the floor that I consider my "in queue" basket - I have regular assignments to complete and the current products that I need to use for those get separated by project and plopped into the basket. When they're done, the leftovers get broken down by type of product and manufacturer.

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What products must you have within arm's reach? My sewing machine. Inks. Paints. Buttons. Watercolors. I also keep essential tools in a basket made to hold silverware and napkins at a picnic - it holds my ruler, paper piecer, adhesive runner, paint brushes, and acrylic blocks for stamps.

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What do you love most about your scrap space? That it's me. I keep bits of things that inspire me on the walls - my favorite latest layout on a rack, a photo of my grandmother, random bits of favorite projects like quilt sample pieces, embroidery projects, a snapshot of my husband and our boys from our last trip to the beach, etc.

How often would we find you scrapping? I would say at least a couple of times a week.

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What makes your scrap space unique? I think the biggest thing that makes my space unique is that it doubles as a workspace for my handmade business. My computer, wall schedule for the week, monthly calendar on my desk, reminder notes taped up everywhere with washi tape, sewing machine, and fabric everywhere are all reminders of that it's never completely clean.

Any other tips or things you want to tell us about your scrap space? Don't be afraid to let go of things you're not using. I used to have a thing about not wanting to let go of stuff. My space ended up cluttered and I couldn't work well in it! It's totally not worth hanging on to those papers or stamps that you may never use. Give them to a great cause instead - like a new scrapbooker, a local kid's art museum - anything to clear your space and get you creating. More isn't always better!

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Thanks for the look into your creative space Leah!

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Amy Heller's Scrap Space

This is Amy Heller's beautiful scrap space!

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How is your scrap space organized? My scrap space is organized in two separate methods. First is by current collections for my Design Teams. I keep those collections in upright file boxes nestled within reach on my deep set window above my sewing machine. I try to keep everything separated by collection so they are easy to find and reach for on a daily basis. The second method I use is by color. For all of my non-design team product, I set all of my patterned paper out by color within reach behind me in my IKEA bookshelf. I also do this with all of my embellishments in separate compartmentalized open boxes that I lay inside baskets in my bookshelf.

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What products must you have within arm's reach? My paper trimmer, adhesive, my two favorite punches, buttons, and my sewing machine.

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What do you love most about your scrap space? I love that it's a reflection of me in nearly every way. It's a place that is all mine and while I'm there scrapping I can sing as loud as I want to my own music and no one can here me because it's in the basement! ;)

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How often would we find you scrapping? 3-5 days a week I'm making something, but I'm in my space every day doing blog posts, or just trying to get it cleaned up for the next project!

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What makes your scrap space unique? It's a very odd shape, with very limited wall space. And while it's in the basement, I still have two large windows that provide me with some natural light. I even get "visitors" from time to time - one summer I had a frog on the screen outside of one my windows for days. It became a great source of entertainment for my kids!

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Any other tips or things you want to tell us about your scrap space? Don't get discouraged about constantly trying to find the best way to organize your space. As I mentioned, I'm constantly trying to figure new ways to more effectively store my goodies. Try out a little of all the new ideas you come across. Not everything will work for you, but some will, and when that does, keep it then move on to the next item. Right now, I'm trying out a new idea for organizing my paper die cuts by color. I'm hoping because it worked for me with my buttons and brads, that this will work for these odds and ends as well.

Thanks for the tour Amy!

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Shimelle Laine's Scrap Space

We're looking into the small yet super functional scrap space of Shimelle Laine today:

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How is your scrap space organized? I think first by product, then by manufacturer, so that's exactly how I sort my supplies. I keep all my papers together on a paper rack, then divided by manufacturer, and sometimes by collection. I keep all my stickers together, all my die-cuts, all my tape - and then if it needs further sorting I divide by manufacturer. My best advice for finding the best place to keep your supplies is to listen to the voice in your head as you create. Does it say 'something blue would look good here'? Or 'something polka dot' or 'something whimsical' or 'that chipboard piece from Dear Lizzy Neapolitan'? This will help you know if sorting by colour, pattern, mood, or collection.

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What products must you have within arm's reach? I keep my most used products in the three drawers of my desk: pens and basic tools in one, inks and stamping basics, and... Thickers! I keep them in colour order on their side so it's easy to flip through and find the set I want even though I have a pretty serious affliction when it comes to Thickers. Some girls like handbags or shoes... I'm rather fond of glittery, dimensional letter stickers!

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What do you love most about your scrap space? Working in space that isn't tiny but isn't huge has made me choose just the supplies I love most and that has made me use my stash rather than collect it, and I love how that affects the style of my pages. I tend to keep supplies for about six months and after that I have to have a particular project in mind or they get set free. I donate a lot of my scraps and extras to the local children's hospital. Last year they even had a card making competition with all the papers and stickers!

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How often would we find you scrapping? I scrapbook nearly every day - probably six out of seven. But it is a pretty big part of my job, so without getting pages made, I'd have some trouble paying the bills! I definitely love the crafting aspect of my job... though I'm excited that one day I might not have to share the space with the sofa!

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What's unique about your space? I don't store anything in plastic. I'm really not a fan of plastic boxes and plastic files. If there were a way to make page protectors out of something other than plastic, I would swap in a heartbeat! Instead, I keep my supplies in vintage Pyrex bowls, paper boxes and files, and metal buckets. I love open storage like that so I can see all the options I have to embellish my next project.

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Thanks for showing us around Shimelle!

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Mandy Koeppen's Scrap Space

Today we're delving into Mandy Koeppen's scrap space!

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How is your scrap space organized? I have design team stuff separated from everything else. Each team has its own shelf/shelves. I have patterned paper organized by manufacturer. Some embellishments are organized by manufacturer, others are thrown together by their type.

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What products must you have within arm's reach? New kits, recent purchases, alpha stickers, and my tools.

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What do you love most about your scrap space? Everything! Product is visible so I see it and use it, the colors, having a "me" place, and my vintage finds.

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How often would we find you scrapping? Daily. I try to take a few minutes here and there so maybe 1-2 hours a day total, sometimes more, sometimes less.

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What makes your scrap space unique? The mix of my husband's handiwork (he made my counter top work table, the framed chalkboard, the shelving we brainstormed together, and he painted it) and my vintage finds (great for storage, inspiration, and pretty to look at!).

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Any other tips or things you want to tell us about your scrap space? Think outside the box when it comes to finding ways to organize your products. I went to vintage shops, thrift stores, and IKEA. I love the mix of old and new. Also a big thing is if you can see it, you will use it!

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Thanks for the tour Mandy!

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My Scrap Space Week!

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This week we're going to take a peek into some of our Designer's scrap spaces! We're excited to show you how they organize and find out their solutions to storage. Leslie Ashe has the first space we'll explore:

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How is your scrap space organized? Funny, that’s part of my tip! I have a home for everything. Be it baskets for doo dads, letter stickers, design team items, kits, stamps, etc... I also have tiny collanders for what not’s, a tool caddy for pens, and another one for tools. I also use tiny vintage tin cups for lots of items such as vintage items I find at antique stores.

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What products must you have within arm’s reach? Adhesives are on each side of my desk drawers – as well as my scissors, my trimmer, and all of my pens.

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What do you love most about your scrap space? It’s MINE. My getaway. A space JUST for me. I came from part of my bedroom. So to be able to have a room ALL to myself – it’s dreamy! My husband planned this room on paper, then we put it together. Did it all on a LOW budget!

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How often would we find you scrapping? Probably every other day. Well ok, a lot.

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What makes your space unique? As I’ve mentioned before – I think this space is so unique due to the fact it’s originally our formal dining room and there are no closets. We were able to create this space, using tons of storage without it being crowded. Another thing that I think makes it unique is the shelves that my husband designed and made for me. They are one of a kind and I LOVE them.

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Thanks for letting us see where you create Leslie!

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Embossed Layouts by Lilith Eeckels

Congratulations to the winner of the Zing! embossing powders, Cherie:

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Lilith Eeckels has two lovely layouts featuring embossing to finish up Embossing Week:

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OH HOW LOVELY by Lilith Eeckels

Supplies: Warm Memories Paper (35633) - Neapolitan, Sea Breeze Paper (35643) – Neapolitan, Dreamy Days Paper (35642) - Neapolitan, Fresh Blooms Paper (35630) - Neapolitan, White (71081) – AC Cardstock, Wood Buttons & Epoxy Accents (78073) – Embellishments, Printed Variety Tags (78069) - Embellishments, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42232) – Remarks Books, Sparkling Smile Vellum Paper (35627) – Neapolitan, Draft (59161) – Clear Stamps, Pink Glitter (27154) – Zing!, Butter (27138) – Zing!, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Flair Ribbons (78066) – Embellishments

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DREAMY by Lilith Eeckels

Supplies: Warm Memories Paper (35633) – Neapolitan, Fresh Blooms Paper (35630) - Neapolitan, Pretty Please Paper (35637) – Neapolitan, Sunny Skip Paper (35636) – Neapolitan, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42232) – Remarks Books, Butter (27138) – Zing!, Aqua (27143) – Zing!, Pink Glitter (27154) – Zing!

Take care, happy weekend, see you again Monday!

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Embossing Cards by Piradee Talvanna

Here are three lovely cards made by Piradee Talvanna:

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CHEERFUL by Piradee Talvanna

Supplies: Wood Buttons & Epoxy Buttons (78073) - Embellishments, Large Decorative Tags (78069) - Bits, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42232) - Remarks Book, Jar (59157) - Clear Stamps, Mini Fair Ribbons (78066) - Embellishments, Powder Embossing Powder (27144) - Zing!, White (71081) - Cardstock

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HOW LOVELY by Piradee Talvanna

Supplies: Palette (42240) - Remarks Books, Draw Dimensional Stickers (42244) - Remarks, Wave Embossing Powder (27145) - Zing!, Draft (59161) - Clear Stamps, White (71081) - Cardstock

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REMEMBER THIS by Piradee Talvanna

Supplies: Palette (42240) - Remarks Books, Powder Embossing Powder (27144) - Zing!, Mustard Embossing Powder (27137) - Zing!, Pink Glitter Embossing Powder (27154) - Zing!, Wood Buttons (85575) - Elements, White (71081) - Cardstock

Make sure you scroll down to Monday's post and enter the Zing! Embossing Powder giveaway!

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Embossing Guest Designer: Wendy Morris

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The Embossing Week Guest Designer is Wendy Morris!

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Short bio: A few words about me that describe me… Carefree. World traveler. Fearless. Confident. Positive. Full of random adventure. Pianist. Audit manager (but just because I’m an auditor does not mean I am not a creative soul). Unique yet original. I’m currently on the design teams for Simple Stories and Hampton Art. I come from a background of artists in my family. Everyone in my family can draw, so illustration really inspires me and all levels of art. Also, I have a strong love for photography, fashion, and music and I really focus on this rainbow of inspiration for my projects. I’ve been published in Scrapbook Trends, Scrapbook Trends: Mini Albums, Scrapbook Trends: Cards, Scrapbook Trends: Simply Handmade, and Stampington: The Stampers Stampler.

How did you get started scrapbooking? I’m always inspired by things around me and make time each day for something artsy. I love living the motto to “find inspiration everyday somewhere”. I’m usually jotting down ideas/sketches/color ideas and patterns for creations later once back in my art studio. Since scrapbooking 15+ years ago, I've been addicted since the beginning. I have a strong passion for life art, lots of creative spirit, and fearless in working with new products and techniques. My style would be defined as modern yet funky in delivering lots of details, mostly in mini books, and blending the old + new + typically adding stamping always in the mix.

What is your favorite American Crafts product? Stamps!

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SUMMER 2012 BEACH & SURF by Wendy Morris

1. I added a pop of vintage flair (with a black & white photo enclosed inside an aged metal vintage frame) along with a modern edge on the beach theme. I played on the theme of the beach, summer, sunshine, and the joys of summertime with lots of layering. The touches of embossing were the perfect touches of texture for depth and interest. 2. For the title, I mixed in the simple font of the Hardcover Black Thickers along with the duo of colors for the heat embossed letters (the grapefruit & aqua Zing were just the right punch of color). Further, I took geometric shapes (i.e. the plain chipboard triangles) and worked these into the color scheme and interest to the layout. 3. Using the stamp markers + water on a non-stick mat, I dyed the white doily and canvas. You can use the stamp markers beyond the use for rubber/clear stamps.

Supplies: Cindy's Sketch Paper (35680) - Sketchbook, 6x6 Paper Pad - Sketchbook, Cheerful Notes Paper (35626) - Neapolitan, First Date Paper (35632), Dreamy Days Paper (35642) - Neapolitan, Sunny Skip Paper (35636) - Neapolitan, Anywhere (31031), Hardcover Black (53153) Thickers, Roller Stamp - Neapolitan, Thanks a Bunch Stamps (59197) - Neapolitan, Black (59500) Pigment Ink, Taffy (62622) Stamp Marker, Wave (62603) Stamp Marker, Grapefruit Opaque (27135) Zing Embossing Powder, White Opaque (27124) Zing Embossing Powder, Leaf Opaque (27141) Zing Embossing Powder, Black Opaque (27113) Zing Embossing Powder, Aqua Opaque (27143) Zing Embossing Powder, Silver Glitter Finish (27157) Zing Embossing Powder, Dot Glue Runner (61721) - This to That, Dimensional Dots (61709) - This to That

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THANKS A BUNCH by Wendy Morris

1. I made a play on the use of the banners from one of the stamps sets. Then, stepped it up with heat embossing Zing on a wood banner, and the white Zing contrast really well as a "pop" to color card stock

Supplies: Cardstock, Addi's Adoration Paper (35690) - Sketchbook, Thanks a Bunch Stamps (59197) - Neapolitan, Smile Best Wishes Stamps (59156), Rose Opaque (27121) Zing Embossing Powder, Aqua Opaque (27143) Zing Embossing Powder, White Opaque (27124) Zing Embossing Powder, Dot Glue Runner (61721) - This to That, Dimensional Dots (61709) - This to That, Black (59500) Pigment Ink

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BETCHA' BY GOLLY WOW by Wendy Morris

1. I mixed it up with two textures of embossing - dry embossing for the playing cards (using an embossing template, cardstock, and the Sizzix Big Shot) and heat embossing for the title (using Zing embossing powder, Glue Gloss from Clearsnap or Versamark from Tsukineko, and a heat tool). 2. This layout was inspired from the song, "Betcha' By Golly Wow" by the Stylistics. I really love the lyrics in the song and the "candyland" colors and mood of this layout was inspired by the song.

Supplies: Cardstock, At First Sight Paper (35641) - Neapolitan, Dreamy Days Paper (35642) - - Neapolitan, Sunny Skip Paper (35636) - Neapolitan, Addi's Adoration Paper (35690) - Sketchbook, Anywhere (31031) Thickers, Doll Thickers, Taffy (62622) Stamp Marker, Sing Along (59212) Stamps, Black (59500) Pigment Ink, Grapefruit Opaque (27135) Zing Embossing Powder, Dot Glue Runner (61721) - This to That, Dimensional Dots (61709) - This to That

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CELEBRATING LIFE by Wendy Morris

1. I adore the mason jars from the Neopolitan paper and decided to cut these apart and layer them for the layout with different sizes of mini photos as "labels" on the jars. Also, I added some baker's twine as a neat twist on one of the jars. 2. Using a floral stamp and Zing embossing powder, I really love the soft effect that resulted from the stamp image itself and rose embossing powder. Also, I used the black embossing powder instead of just regular black ink for some added interest.

Supplies: Cardstock Kraft, Twinkling Lights Paper (35629) - Neapolitan, Sea Breeze Paper (35643) - Neapolitan, First Date Paper (35632) - Neapolitan, Dreamy Days Paper (35642) - Neapolitan, Sunny Skip Paper (35636) - Neapolitan, Saffron Study Paper (35693) - Sketchbook, Hello Paper (59150) - Sketchbook, Fellow Black (53172) Thickers, Thanks a Bunch Stamps (59197) - Neapolitan, Smile Best Wishes Stamps (59156) - Neapolitan, Gold Metallic Finish (27158) Zing Embossing Powder, Black Opaque (27113) Zing Embossing Powder, Rose Opaque (27121) Zing Embossing Powder, Plastic Rose Brad (85522) - Enchanted, Metal Photo Corner, Dot Glue Runner (61721) - This to That, Dimensional Dots (61709) - This to That, Black (59500) Pigment Ink

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LOVE & SUMMER by Wendy Morris

1. Made use of many levels of heat embossing with Zing on different surfaces - wood shapes, chipboard, and paper - throughout this mini book that captures many of my "summer loves". 2. Used the colorful AC Stamp Markers to dye the manila tags & doilies in this mini. This technique coordinated perfectly with the range of papers used from Sketchbook and Neapolitan in this mini book.

Supplies: Cardstock, Charlotte's Shade Paper (35684) - Sketchbook, Padma's Pattern Paper (35673) - Sketchbook, 6x6 Paper Pad - Sketchbook, Saffron Study Paper (35693) - Sketchbook, Indigo Inspiration (35686) - Sketchbook, Addi's Adoration Paper (35690) - Sketchbook, First Date Paper (35632) - Neapolitan, Cheerful Notes Paper (35626) - Neapolitan, Dream Days Paper (35642) - Neapolitan, Sunny Skip Paper (35636) - Neapolitan, Taffy (62622) Stamp Marker, Wave (62603) Stamp Marker, Emerald (62606) Stamp Marker, Apricot (62616) Stamp Marker, Grapefruit Opaque (27135) Zing Embossing Powder, White Opaque (27124) Zing Embossing Powder, Leaf Opaque (27141) Zing Embossing Powder, Aqua Opaque (27143) Zing Embossing Powder, Silver Glitter Finish (27157) Zing Embossing Powder, Apricot Opaque (27136) Zing Embossing Powder, Wave Opaque (27145) Zing Embossing Powder, Rose Opaque (27121) Zing Embossing Powder, Red Glitter Finish (27153) Zing Embossing Powder, Gold Metallic Finish (27158) Zing Embossing Powder, Oolala Stamps (59094), Trailer Stamps (59140), Sweet Stamps (59194), Lovestruck Stamps (59151) - Sketchbook, Whistle Stamps (59107), Thanks a Bunch Stamps (59197) - Neapolitan, Roller Stamps - Neapolitan, Anywhere (31031) Thickers, Black (59500) Pigment Ink, Doll Thickers, Boardwalk (53361) Thickers, Venus Accents (43013) Thickers, Scene Taffy (53342) Thickers - Sketchbook, Journal Grass (53339) Thickers - Sketchbook, Goodness (53249) Thickers - Sketchbook, Mixtape (61749) - Amy Tangerine, Dot Glue Runner (61721) - This to That, Dimensional Dots (61709) - This to That

Check out Wendy's blog, Twitter, and Pinterest to see more of her amazing style!

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Embossing Tutorial by Rahel Menig

Rahel Menig is here to show us step-by-step how to alter a lampshade with a bit of embossing!

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ALTERED LAMPSHADE by Rahel Menig

Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock, Aqua (27143) - Zing!, Denim (27146) - Zing!, Butter (27138) - Zing!, Black (62301) - Precision Pen, Camera (59156) - Clear Stamps

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1. Collect your materials. I used AC Cardstock in White (love the texture!), three different Zing! Embossing Powders (Aqua, Denim, Butter), an acrylic block, a banner stamp from the Dear Lizzy Camera set, and some watermark ink. Also you're going to need a heat gun and sewing machine for this little project.

2. Now start stamping the banners on your white cardstock. You can do several images at once as the watermark ink stays wet for quite awhile.

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3. Then add Zing! embossing powder over the stamped banners and gently shake off the access onto a folded piece of paper. You can then easily pour the powder back into the bottle without making too big of a mess.

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4. Turn on your heat gun and start heating up the images. You will see how the texture of the Zing! changes and becomes shiny and smooth.

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5. Then cut out all the little banners and assemble them the way you want your banner to look like.

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6. With a sewing machine start sewing them together. To create a gap between the individual pieces gently pull on the end thread and add another little banner. You might want to try this out on scrap papers if you have never done it before, just so you can get a feel for this step :)

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7. I attached my banner to a lamp shade to bring some color into the room, but you could use it about anywhere else as well! Stick them to a wall with two pieces of colorful washi tape or use them on a scrapbooking layout.

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I also created a little different variation to this project by creating an embossed background to a mini album page. It's a fun and easy way to glam up that white cardstock and make it all yours :)

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Thanks for checking out this tutorial - I hope it comes in handy!

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Embossing Week!

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Embossing is a fun technique with stamping and powder that creates a raised effect and adds subtle texture to all kinds of projects. This week we're focusing on embossing and you're sure to love what our designers have been up to! Melissa Mann kicks off the week with an embossed layout and card:

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LAZY LUCY by Melissa Mann

Supplies: Raspberry (71019) - Cardstock, Rose's Rendering Paper (35683) - Sketchbook, This to That (61716) - Roller Dot Tape, Kraft (71464) - Cardstock, White (71081) - Cardstock, Jared (59152) - Chap, Black (27113) - Zing, Serendipity (53291) - Thickers, Splendid (53294) - Thickers, Cricket (27142) - Zing, Grapefruit (27135) - Zing, Draft (59161) - Sketchbook, LoveStruck (51951) - Amy Tangerine, Aqua (27143) - Zing, Bits (77288) - Daybook, Bits (77259) - Amy Tangerine, Fabric Brads (85578) - Elements, Paper Leaves (77250) - House, Foam Tabs (61710) - Adhesive, Paint (42242) - Paint

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OH HOW LOVELY by Melissa Mann

Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock, Yes Peas Paper (35549) - Amy Tangerine, White (27124) - Zing, Aqua (27143) - Zing, Draft (59161) - Sketchbook, Peacock (71471) - Cardstock, Mixtape (61749) - Amy Tangerine, Hanging Out (35560)  - Amy Tangerine, Foam Tabs (61710) - Adhesive

Want a chance to win a collection of Zing! embossing powders?

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Leave a comment on this post by Friday August 17th 2012 letting us know your current favorite color combination and we'll randomly select a winner and let them be known in Friday's post. Good luck one and all!

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Ribbon Projects by Leah Farquharson

Congrats to the winner of the ribbon collection, Cassi:

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The last projects of Ribbon Week were made by Leah Farquharson:

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CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES by Leah Farquharson

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CELEBRATE by Leah Farquharson

Supplies: Kristi's Craft Paper (35682) - Sketchbook, Charlotte's Shade Paper (35684) - Sketchbook, Sienna Spirit Paper (35672) - Sketchbook, Cindy's Sketch Paper (35680) - Sketchbook, Paige's Portraits Paper (35691) - Sketchbook, Sadie's Story Paper (35695) - Sketchbook, Black Journal (53337) - Thickers, Flat Top Fabric Brads (85578) - Elements, Palette (42240) - Remarks, Pigment (42241) - Remarks, Printed Chipboard Shapes (77290) - Bits, Premium Ribbon Value 24 Pack (58817) - Ribbon; Watercolors

Next week we'll be featuring the fun technique known as embossing! See you then!

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Ribbon Cards by Jenny Chesnick

Here are three cards featuring ribbon, all made by Jenny Chesnick:

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YOU'RE SO LOVELY by Jenny Chesnick

Supplies: Silly Skedaddle Paper (35628) -  Neapolitan, Dreamy Days Paper (35642) - Neapolitan, Chipboard Shapes (78070)  - Bits, Accents & Phrases (42232) - Remarks Books, Tulle White (58594) - Premium Ribbon

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JUST A LITTLE SUNSHINE by Jenny Chesnick

Supplies: Cheerful Notes Paper (35626) - Neapolitan, Chipboard Shapes (78069) - Bits, Mini Fair Ribbons (78066) - Embellishments, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42232) - Remarks Books, High-Quality Designer Ribbon (58805) - Premium Ribbon

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YOU & ME by Jenny Chesnick

Supplies: Cheerful Notes Paper (35626) - Neapolitan, Sunny Skip Paper (35636) - Neapolitan, Chipboard Shapes (78070) - Bits, Accents & Phrases (42232) - Remarks Books, White (58477) - Basics Ribbon

Make sure you've left a comment on this past Monday's post for a chance to win a plethora of ribbon!

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Ribbon Layout and Card by Cindy Tobey

These projects featuring ribbon made by Cindy Tobey are sure to bring a smile to your face!

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THIS TREE IS LOVED by Cindy Tobey

Supplies: Amy Tangerine Ribbon (58817) – Premium Ribbon, Leaf (58272) – Premium Ribbon, Spinach (58340) – Premium Ribbon, Sunflower (58516) – Premium Ribbon, Sunflower (58291) – Premium Ribbon, Mint (58337) – Premium Ribbon, 12x12 Cardstock Kraft (71464) – AC Cardstock, Hazy Horizon Paper (35639) – Neapolitan, Cheerful Notes Paper (35626) – Neapolitan, Sea Breeze Paper (35643) – Neapolitan, Pretty Please Paper (35637) – Neapolitan, Silver Lining Paper (35635) – Neapolitan, Fresh Blooms Paper 35630) – Neapolitan, Good Times (42213) – Remarks,  Mini Brads Cherry (8475) – Elements, Mini Brads Dandelion (8478) – Elements, Memo Cork (53349) – Thickers, Journal (53339) – Thickers, Dot Glue Runner (61721) – This to That

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THANKS by Cindy Tobey

Supplies: Amy Tangerine Ribbon (58817) – Premium Ribbon, Leaf (58272) – Premium Ribbon, Spinach (58340) – Premium Ribbon, Sunflower (58516) – Premium Ribbon, 12x12 Cardstock Lemon (71039) – AC Cardstock, Hazy Horizon Paper (35639) – Neapolitan, Journal (53339) – Thickers, Dot Glue Runner (61721) – This to That

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Ribbon Tutorial by Cindy Stevens

Cindy Stevens made these cute dragonfly ribbon magnets and she's going to show us step-by-step how to make some of your own!

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DRAGONFLY RIBBON MAGNETS by Cindy Stevens

Supplies: Value Premium Ribbon Pack (58817) -  Amy Tangerine Sketchbook, Wood Buttons (85575) - Elements, Daydreams Plastic Buttons (85573) - Elements, Double Sided Super Sticky Red Tape (61753) - This to That

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Gather your craft supplies: bright, coordinating ribbons, strong double-sided adhesive tape, coordinating buttons, magnets, clothespins, acrylic paint (optional), paint brush, and something to cover your work surface.

Step 1

If adding paint, apply 1-2 coats of paint on wooden clothespins and let them dry.

Step 2

Cut ribbons to 2 x 6" and 2 x 7". (I usually just 'eyeball' it and then re-cut using my first ribbon cut as a guide, I find it saves time). Apply a small strip of double-sided sticky tape to the center of each ribbon (see photo). Choose a strong adhesive that will keep your project from falling apart due to everyday wear and tear. Next, take each end and place it in the center of the sticky tape. Do the same on the opposite side. 

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Add another small piece of double-sided sticky tape to the WRONG SIDE of ONE of the smaller and ONE of the larger ribbons (see photo). Adhere it to the matching loop in a criss-cross shape (again, see photo for placement). Add a button to the center of the ribbons and adhere the ribbons to the clothespins using sticky tape.

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Place magnets on sticky tape; trim them apart. Adhere magnets to the bottom of the dragonfly (I used three each to make sure it can hold something to the fridge if needs be).  Step 5

I added small pieces of florist wire to my pink, yellow, and blue dragonflies as antennae. This step is optional. 

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Tips: Choose ribbons and buttons that are a similar color scheme so your overall project isn't too busy looking. If you're making several dragonflies of different colors, choose ribbons that are similar in width and that have similar patterns for a more unified look.
 
Now your magnets are ready to hold small photos, artwork or keep your to-do list stuck to the fridge!

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Ribbon Week!

RibbonOne of the products that first put American Crafts on the map, ribbon comes in all varieties, types, and textures. From scalloped velvet to dainty lace, pom pom trim, grosgrain, baker's twine and much much more - American Crafts has it all! This week we'll showcase ribbon in fun and unique ways, starting with a layout and card by Leslie Ashe:

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HELLO THERE by Leslie Ashe

Supplies: Surf Cardstock (AM710-5058) – AC Cardstock, 6x6 Paper Pad (35696) – Amy Tangerine Sketchbook, Sketchbook Ribbon (58817) – Premium Ribbon, Palette (42240) – Remarks, Pigment (42241) – Remarks, Sage (72026) – Delights, Square Foam Dots (61710) – This To That Adhesive

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PICTURE PERFECT by Leslie Ashe

Ever have one of those? You know, the type that makes “that” face when posing for photo’s? I have. I drew my ribbon choices for this funny layout by what my kids have on in the photo, including one color that was contrasting, which draws your eyes right to the photo.

Supplies: Stargaze Cardstock (AM710-569) – AC Cardstock, Strawberry Spread Paper (35667) – Fresh Squeezed, Addi’s Addiction Paper (35690) – Amy Tangerine Sketchbook, Sketchbook Ribbon (58817) – Premium Ribbon, Palette (42240) – Remarks, Grass Journal (53339) – Thickers, Cascade Scene (53341) – Thickers, Bits (77290) – Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Die Cut Shapes, Sketchbook Fabric Brads (85578) – Elements, .05 Black (562321) – Precision Pen

Up for giveaway to one lucky winner is a variety of American Crafts ribbon:

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Leave a comment on this post by Friday August 10th 2012 letting us know what your favorite kind of ribbon is and we'll randomly select the winner and announce them with Friday's post.

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July Design Team Gallery

The Design Team Gallery has been updated with brand new fabulous creations! Here is a mini preview of all the projects:

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Make sure to check them out in full size by heading over to the Design Team Gallery on the left!

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Vacation Projects by Piradee Talvanna

A big round of applause to the winner of the Shoreline collection, chel:

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Finishing up Vacation Week is Piradee Talvanna with a pair of cards and a supper summery layout:

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HELLO FROM by Piradee Talvanna

Supplies: Shoreline Dimensional Stickers (42247) - Remarks, Pelican (42248) - Remarks, Die Cut Shapes (85585) - Bits, White (71081) - Cardstock

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RELAX & CATCH SOME RAYS by Piradee Talvanna

Supplies: Shoreline Dimensional Stickers (42247) - Remarks, Die Cut Shapes (85585) - Bits, Flamingo (42249) - Remarks Books, White (71081) - Cardstock

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VACATION by Piradee Talvanna

Supplies: Santa Monica Paper (35723) - Shoreline, Catalina Paper (35730) - Shoreline, Boardwalk Fireberry (53365) - Thickers, Pelican (42248) - Remarks, Flamingo (42249) - Remarks Sticker Books, Delights (85584) - Embellishments, White (71081) - Cardstock

We hope you've enjoyed vacation week! More inspiration coming your way on Monday!

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Vacation Cards by Cindy Stevens

All three of the cards in today's post were made by Cindy Stevens!

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RELAX & CATCH SOME RAYS by Cindy Stevens

Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock, Biscayne Paper (35720) - Shoreline, Sandollar Die Cut Shapes (85585) - Bits, Dimensional Dots Adhesive (61709) - This to That, Solid Glue Runner (61711) - This to That

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SHORE HAVING FUN by Cindy Stevens

Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock, Kraft (71464) - Cardstock, Sweet Sundress Paper (35634) - Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Pelican Bay Paper (35773) -  Shoreline, Sandpiper Dimensional Stickers (42247) - Remarks, Solid Glue Runner (61711) - This to That

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SURF'S UP! by Cindy Stevens

Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock, Dandelion (71037) - Cardstock, Kraft (71464) - Cardstock, Denim (71073) - Cardstock, Sandpiper Dimensional Stickers (42247) - Remarks, Sandollar Die Cut Shapes (85585) - Bits, Breezy Gardens Paper (35618) - Gardenia, Sweet Sundress Paper (35634) - Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Dimensional Dots (61709) - This to That, Solid Glue Runner (61711) - This to That

Make sure you've scrolled down to Monday's post and entered to win the Shoreline collection!

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Vacation Guest Designer: Ginny Hughes

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The fabulous Guest Designer for Vacation Week is Ginny Hughes!

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Short bio: I have been scrapbooking on and off for about five years, but I've been really addicted for the past two years. I live in New Hampshire with my husband and five kids, so I always have tons of memories and photos to scrap. I consider myself more of any everyday scrapper, I like to get the day-to-day events down on paper. I have met some amazing people through this craft and had many amazing opportunities. I was so excited when I was asked to Guest Design for American Crafts, thank you for this very cool experience!

How did you get started scrapbooking? I have always been a fairly crafty person and once I started having kids and the tons of photos that followed, scrapbooking them seemed like a no-brainer!

What is your favorite American Crafts product? I know this is probably the most popular answer, but Thickers. I think Thickers are probably in the top three best scrapbooking inventions ever! I barely make a page that doesn't have a Thicker slapped on there somewhere :)

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ALL A GIRL NEEDS IS A BUCKET, A SHOVEL & A WARM AFTERNOON by Ginny Hughes

I loved this yellow sunburst paper, it was just begging to be accented with some bright colors. I used a craft knife and cut some of the boxes out then backed it with some more patterned paper.

Supplies: Gwyneth's Graph Paper (35694) - Sketchbook, Magenta Musings Paper (35692) - Sketchbook, Journal (53338) - Thickers, Scene Glitter (53340) - Thickers, Sketchbook Stickers (42240) - Remarks, Neptune Paper (35729) - Shoreline, Belmont Shore Paper (35736) - Shoreline, Pelican Bay Paper (35733) - Shoreline, Ventura Paper (35731) - Shoreline, Edgewater Paper (35739) - Shoreline, Pebble Beach Paper (35741) - Shoreline, Coronado Paper (35728) - Shoreline, Myrtle Paper (35725) - Shoreline, Sand Dollar (85585) - Bits, Boardwalk Pool (53361) - Thickers, Boardwalk Taffy (53362) - Thickers, Boardwalk Cascade (53363) - Thickers, Boardwalk Fireberry (53365) - Thickers, Pelican (42248) - Remarks

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JULY @ THE BEACH by Ginny Hughes

I wanted a calendar feel to this page and to highlight all of the time we spend at the beach during the month of July.

Supplies: Bailey's Brush Paper (35675) - Sketchbook, Scene Glitter (53340) - Thickers, Newport Paper (35724) - Shoreline, Edgewater Paper (35739) - Shoreline, Belmont Shore Paper (35736) - Shoreline, Sea Isle Paper (35732) - Shoreline, Catalina Paper (35730) - Shoreline, Coronado Paper (35728) - Shoreline, Malibu Paper (35722) - Shoreline, Carpinteria Paper (35735) - Shoreline, Encinitas Paper (35735) - Shoreline, Roxie (85587) - Stamps, Sand Dollar (85585) - Bits, Sandpiper (42247) - Remarks

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SWEET SUMMERTIME CARD by Ginny Hughes

I love the pattern on the paper, so I cut it out and popped it up to give it some dimension. And I thought the curled paper added a fun element to the card.

Supplies: Santa Monica Paper (35723) - Shoreline, Solana Paper (35738) - Shoreline, Vero Paper (35719) - Shoreline, Oceanside Paper (35727) - Shoreline, Encinatas Paper (35735) - Shoreline, Flamingo (42249) - Remarks

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HELLO MOMENT CAPTURED by Ginny Hughes

I love the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook line. I thought it was perfect for a playful page about visiting the park.

Supplies: Viridian Vignette Paper (35676) - Sketchbook, Sydney's Snapshot Paper (35688) - Sketchbook, Gwenyth's Graph Paper (35694) - Sketchbook, Paint Fabric Stickers (42242) - Remarks, Journal Foam (53338) - Thickers, Scene Glitter (53340) - Thickers, Catalina Paper (35730) - Shoreline, Myrtl Paper (35725) - Shoreline

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MY SUMMER 2012 by Ginny Hughes

I made this mini album for my oldest girls to record some of their summer memories. I filled it with prompts about things that I know we will do in the summer so it is super easy for them to fill in the journaling and add pictures.

Supplies: Myrtle Paper (35725) - Shoreline, Cambria Paper (35726) - Shoreline, Pacific Beach Paper (35737) - Shoreline, Solana Paper (35738) - Shoreline, Sand Dollar (42249) - Bits, Flamingo (42249) - Remarks Books, Surfboard (85584) - Delights, Sandpiper (42247) - Remarks, Scene White (53340) - Thickers, Journal White (53338) - Thickers, Boardwalk Fireberry (53365) - Thickers, Boardwalk Cascade (53363) - Thickers, Oceanside Paper (35727) - Shoreline, Encinatas Paper (35735) - Shoreline, Flamingo (42249)  - Remarks

Stop by Ginny's blog, follow her Twitter, and peruse her Pinterest boards to find out all about her and her fun style!

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