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Lucky Charm Cards by Leslie Ashe

These three DARLING cards were made by Leslie Ashe:

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YOU MAKE ME HAPPY WHEN SKIES ARE GREY CARD by Leslie Ashe

Supplies: Honeycomb (71560) – Cardstock, Raindrops Paper (35971) – Lucky Charm, Doting Dots Paper (35964) – Lucky Charm, Sunny Day Paper (35977) – Lucky Charm, Lucky You Paper (35967) – Lucky Charm, Float Away Paper (35965) – Lucky Charm, Noteworthy Paper (35963) – Lucky Charm, Lucky Charm Badges (85658) – Flair, Lucky Charm Cardstock Tags (85656) – Bits, Lucky Charm Perforated Book (85657) – Bits, Lucky Charm Accents & Phrases Stickers (42394) – Remarks, Lucky Charm Ribbon (58870) – Premium Ribbon

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I LOVE YOU TO THE STARS AND BACK CARD by Leslie Ashe

Supplies: Cricket (71060) – Cardstock, Stargazers Paper (35982) – Lucky Charm, Falling Star Paper (35976) – Lucky Charm, Lucky Coin Paper (35978) – Lucky Charm, Lucky Charm Badges (85658) – Flair, Lucky Charm Ribbon (58870) – Premium Ribbon, Lucky Charm Accents & Phrases Stickers (42394) – Remarks, Lovely Accents (42392) – Thickers, Lucky Charm Die Cut Cards (85649) – Bits, Gold Fox (53414) – Thickers

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LUCKY ME CARD by Leslie Ashe

Supplies: Kraft (71464) – Cardstock, Wild Hearts Paper (35962) – Lucky Charm, Blue Skies Paper (35979) – Lucky Charm, Lucky Coin Paper (35978) – Lucky Charm, Little Trinket Paper (35983) – Lucky Charm, Lucky Charm Rub Ons (42395) – MiniMarks, Lucky Charm Flag & Label Stickers (42393) – Remarks, Lucky Charm Accents & Phrases Stickers (42394) – Remarks, Lovely Accents (42392) – Thickers, Lucky Charm Perforated Book (85657) – Bits, Lucky Charm Adhesive Buttons & Shapes (85650) – Embellishments

The giveaway winner will be announced tomorrow - make sure you've entered on Monday's post for a chance to win the entire Lucky Charm line!

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Lucky Charm Guest Designer: Caroline Ikeji

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Former American Crafts Design Team member Caroline Ikeji is the Guest Designer for Lucky Charm week!

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Short bio: Hi! My name is Caroline Ikeji and I am a 20-something living in the  beautiful city of San Francisco. I get paid to eat chocolate and take photos, complain too much about the weather, own too many clothes, am permanently attached to my iPhone, and apparently get way too excited about Girl Scout cookies and avocados. When I'm not scrapbooking, I spend way too much time on Pinterest, am thinking about my next vacation/eating adventure should be, and am running off all that chocolate and Girl Scout cookies on the treadmill at the gym.

How did you get started scrapbooking? I'd been collecting stationery, stickers, and paper products since I was a little kid and scrapbooking was one of those things that I did on and off for awhile. It wasn't until 2005, when my mom bought me one of those paper stacks and I was super determined to use it, that I went online for inspiration and found a whole new world of scrapbooking. I've been hooked ever since and have never looked back.

What is your favorite American Crafts product? It's a tie between Thickers and Remarks sticker books!

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YOU MAKE MY HEART SING by Caroline Ikeji

I love the look of the die cut cards, especially since I don't own a die cut machine. I added the patterned vellum underneath the words to add a subtle bit of pattern underneath and then added a heart patterned paper to highlight the word "heart." I did lots of layering on this one - I just kept adding little bits and pieces until I was satisfied with the look of the page.

Supplies: Noteworthy Paper (35963) - Lucky Charm, Pretty Poppies Paper (35966) - Lucky Charm, Float Away Paper (35965) - Lucky Charm, Doting Dots Paper (35964) - Lucky Charm, Wishing Well Paper (35961) - Lucky Charm, Bright Bauble Paper (35970) - Lucky Charm, Wild Hearts Paper (35962) - Lucky Charm, Lucky Lady Bug Paper (35987) - Lucky Charm, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Charm Chip Accent Stickers Trinkets & Phrases Multi (42391) - Thickers, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Charm Chip Accent Stickers Trinkets & Phrases Neutral (42392) - Thickers, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Flags & Labels (42393) - Remarks, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Accents & Phrases (42394) - Remarks, Rub Ons (42395) - Lucky Charm, Bits Perforated Book (85657) - Remarks, Dear Lizzy lucky Charm Cardstock Die Cuts (85655) - Bits, Die Cut Cards (85649) - Lucky Charm, Lucky Charm Badges (85658) - Flair

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HAPPY B*DAY by Caroline Ikeji

I needed a quick birthday card to send to my aunt and I had fun creating one out of these Lucky Charm goodies! I used a simple strip of paper along the bottom and this die cut star was the perfect accent. I finished it off with a few little chipboard bits and pieces.

Supplies: Raindrops Paper (35971) - Lucky Charm, Float Away Paper (35965) - Lucky Charm, Charm Salmon (42389) - Thickers, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Charm Chip Accent Stickers Trinkets & Phrases Neutral (42392) - Thickers, Dear Lizzy lucky Charm Cardstock Die Cuts (85655) - Bits

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SUNSHINE by Caroline Ikeji

I loved this chevron die-cut card so I played around with different bits of patterned paper under them. I layered some tiny accents over them, and did some layering around the photo as well. When I saw the "sunshine" chipboard, I knew that this was the photo I was going to use with it.

Supplies: Float Away (35965) - Lucky Charm, Pretty Poppies (35966) - Lucky Charm, Falling Star (35976) - Lucky Charm, Sunny Day (35977) - Lucky Charm, Starlight (35981) - Lucky Charm, Little Trinket (35983) - Lucky Charm, Stargazers (35982) - Lucky Charm, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Charm Chip Accent Stickers Trinkets & Phrases Multi (42391) - Thickers, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Flags & Labels (42393) - Remarks, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Accents & Phrases (42394) - Remarks, Bits Perforated Book (85657) - Remarks, Die Cut Cards (85649) - Lucky Charm, Adhesive Mini Buttons & Shapes (85650) - Lucky Charm, Treasure Spearmint Glitter (42386) - Thickers

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DREAM NOTEBOOK by Caroline Ikeji

The words and typography were inspired by a quote I saw on Pinterest. I wanted a place to gather my inspiration and jot down notes to work towards a goal I have in mind, so I decided to create this notebook using this quote.

Supplies: Sunny Day Paper (35977) - Lucky Charm, Blue Skies Paper (35979) - Lucky Charm, Novelty Paper (35974) - Lucky Charm, Lucky Lady Bug Paper (35987) - Lucky Charm, Treasure Spearmint (42386) - Thickers, Treasure Poppy (42387) - Thickers, Charm Oatmeal (42390) - Thickers, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Charm Chip Accent Stickers Trinkets & Phrases Multi (42391) - Thickers, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Charm Chip Accent Stickers Trinkets & Phrases Neutral (42392) - Thickers, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Accents & Phrases (42394) - Remarks, Bits Perforated Book (85657) - Remarks

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LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL by Caroline Ikeji

I had fun mixing and matching Thickers for the title here. I loved the chevron pattern on one of the  papers so I cut it out and used it as an accent on the page. I repeated lots of chevrons and arrows here.

Supplies: Wild Hearts Paper (35962) - Lucky Charm, Noteworthy Paper (35963) - Lucky Charm, Falling Star Paper (35976) - Lucky Charm, Stargazers Paper (35982) - Lucky Charm, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Charm Chip Accent Stickers Trinkets & Phrases Multi (42391) - Thickers, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Charm Chip Accent Stickers Trinkets & Phrases Neutral (42392) - Thickers, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Flags & Labels (42393) - Remarks, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Accents & Phrases (42394) - Remarks, Lucky Charm Badges (85658) - Flair, Bits Perforated Book (85657) - Remarks, Adhesive Mini Buttons & Shapes (85650) - Lucky Charm, Treasure Spearmint (42386) - Thickers, Charm Salmon (42389) - Thickers

Visit Caroline's blog, follow her on Twitter (@caroekg), Instagram (@caroekg) and visiter her on Pinterest!

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Lucky Charm Magic Wand Tutorial by Jen Chesnick

Jen Chesnick created an adorable magic wand and crown using the Lucky Charm line for her sweet daughter and now she's going to show us how to make them in a step-by-step tutorial:

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MAGIC WAND AND CROWN by Jen Chesnick

Wand supplies: Starlight Paper (35981) - Lucky Charm, Stargazers Paper (35982) - Lucky Charm, Accents & Phrases (42394) - Remarks, Trinket Accents (42391) - Thickers, Premium Ribbon (58870) - Dear Lizzy Value Ribbon, Christmas (35624) - AC Cardstock Assortment, Ribbon (84929) - SoHo Ribbon

Crown supplies: Starlight Paper (35981) - Lucky Charm, Stargazers Paper (35982) - Lucky Charm, 6x6 Paper Pad (35990) - Lucky Charm, Adhesive Badges (85658) - Flair, Spring (71253) - AC Cardstock Assortment, Mixed Glitter 12pk (27395) - WOW!

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1) To start I found a file in the Silhouette store that made a round box and die cut them from cardstock. I wanted my wand to be sort of a rattle too since my girl is so little still.

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2) I glued the sides together as shown and assembled the top and bottom pieces.  
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3) Before I secured the top I filled my wand with small buttons and confetti from scrap paper.
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4) Punch a hole in the sides to insert your dowel. I secured my dowel using hot glue on the top and the bottom. 
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5) Next up is the ribbon! This is the part I was very excited to figure out. Thanks to Pinterest I found a tutorial on how to permanently curl ribbon: Wrap ribbon around excess dowels and secure with clothespins. Bake the ribbon-wrapped dowels at 250 degrees for 20 minutes then let them fully cool.
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6) The heat sets the ribbon and you are good to go! So cool!
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7) Once I had the ribbon set I decorated the front of my wand with Lucky Charm papers and stickers. I wrapped my dowel with more ribbon and secured it with hot glue.
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8) I attached my ribbon tails with hot glue and covered the top with a small piece of ribbon to finish it off.
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9) Once I had the wand together I decided she needs a crown, of course. I simply cut one from the Silhouette store and decorated it.
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10) I added a sparkly touch using Wow! Glitter to the tips of the crown. 
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So stinkin' cute!

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Project Life Debuts on HSN

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We have some very exciting news to share with you! We’re pretty excited and sure you will be too.

Lisa Bearnson, the founder of Creating Keepsakes scrapbook magazine and 11-year host of QVC’s Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooking, is returning to television after four years!

Lisa is working on an amazing new show with the Home Shopping Network - Papercrafting with Lisa Bearnson. The show will highlight the coolest scrapbooking and papercrafting products!

Can you guess what product her debut show will highlight? Project Life! Lisa selected Project Life because of its ultra-simple versatility, solution-based organization and fashion-forward design.

During the show, which will air March 25, at 12:01 a.m. EST, Project Life will be featured as “Today’s Special,” which is definitely a big deal.

There will be two exclusive kits, along with coordinating products that you won’t find anywhere else. You know what else you won’t find anywhere else? The type of amazing deal HSN will offer!

You definitely won’t want to miss this, so be sure to mark your calendars for March 25, and tune in! Until then, look for exclusive teasers and details Becky, Lisa and American Crafts’ social sites.

Want to read more about this exciting announcement? Read all about it on Becky’s blog and Lisa’s!

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Lucky Charm Week

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Featuring an endearing assortment of charm bracelet icons - flowers, horses, hot air balloons, hearts, and arrows - Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm is a dreamland of color and patterns. Sweet pinks, aqua, yellow, red-orange and cream are grounded with a fun navy blue that make this collection charming. Lucky you! This inviting collection features 24 patterned papers, plus specialty papers such as printed vellum. Thickers and stickers abound, with new additions making an appearance including die cut cards. Brilliant!

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Angie Gutshall and Patricia Roebuck have layouts and cards to sweep you off your feet today - all featuring Lucky Charm:

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LOVED CARD by Angie Gutshall

Supplies: Starlight Paper (35981) – Lucky Charm, Wishing Well Paper (35961) – Lucky Charm, Lucky You Paper (35967) – Lucky Charm, Dream Catcher Paper (35980) – Lucky Charm, Vanilla (AM710-41 ) - Cardstock, Lovely Accents (42391) - Thickers, Rub Ons (42395) – MIniMarks

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TODAY by Angie Gutshall

Supplies: Lucky Coin Paper (35978) – Lucky Charm, Wishbone Paper (35969) – Lucky Charm, Falling Star Paper (35976) – Lucky Charm, Bright Bauble Paper (35970) – Lucky Charm, This & That Paper (35960) – Lucky Charm, Noteworthy Paper (35963) – Lucky Charm, Lucky Charm (85653) – Clear Stamps, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42394) – Remarks, Lovely Accents (42391) - Thickers, Rub Ons (42395) – MiniMarks, Adhesive Badges (85658) – Flair, Adhesive Backed Buttons & Shapes (85650) – Embellishments, Adhesive Backed Flowers (85651) – Embellishments

Patricia

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BE AWESOME TODAY & SHINE EVERYDAY by Patricia Roebuck

Supplies: Wild Hearts Paper (35962) - Lucky Charm, Lucky You Paper (35967) - Lucky Charm, Starlight Paper (35981) - Lucky Charm, Lucky Coin Paper (35978) - Lucky Charm, Bright Bauble Paper (35970) -  Lucky Charm, Falling Star Paper (35976) - Lucky Charm, Raindrops Paper (35971) - Lucky Charm, Wishbone Paper (35969) - Lucky Charm,  Falling Star (35976) - Lucky Charm, Adhesive Badges (85658) - Flair, Screenprinted Clothespins (85662) - Whittles, Large Tags (85656) - Bits, Adhesive-Backed Shapes (85650) - Embellishments, Die Cut Cards (85649) - Bits, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42394) - Remarks, Flag and Label Stickers (42393) - Remarks, Lovely Accents (42391) - Thickers, Rotary Phrase Stamp (59177) - Stamps, Dimensional Dots (61709) - This to That, Aqua (62604) - Stamp Marker

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HELLO LOVELY by Patricia Roebuck

Supplies: Dreamcatcher Paper (35980) - Lucky Charm, Wishbone Paper (35969) - Lucky Charm, Pretty Painterly Paper (35973) - Lucky Charm, Falling Star Paper (35976) - Lucky Charm, Float Away Paper (359965) - Lucky Charm, Raindrops Paper (35971) - Lucky Charm, Noteworthy Paper (35963) - Lucky Charm, Junk Drawer Paper (35968) - Lucky Charm, Little Trinket Paper (35983) - Lucky Charm, Wishing Well Paper (35961) - Lucky Charm, Rotary Phrase Stamp (59177) - Stamps, Black (62600) - Stamp Marker, Printed Chipboard Stickers (42392) - Remarks, Flag and Label Stickers (42393) - Remarks, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42394) - Remarks, Adhesive-Backed Shapes (85650) - Embellishments, Large Tags (85656) - Bits, Adhesive Badges (85658) - Flair, Dimensional Dots (61709) - This to That

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Here's a chance to win the entire Lucky Charm line! Leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite element of this line is and we'll randomly draw one winner and announce them on Friday morning. Good luck!

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Yes, Please Cards and Layouts by Corrie Jones and Carina Lindholm

Giveaway Winner

Congrats to the winner of the Yes, Please collection, Katie Smith:

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To finish Yes, Please week, we have Corrie Jones and Carina Lindholm with some inspiring cards and layouts:

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HAPPY TODAY CARD by Corrie Jones

Supplies: Kraft (71563) - Cardstock, Perfect Paper (35932) - Yes, Please, Hello Paper (35942) - Yes, Please, Fulfill Paper (35936) - Yes, Please, Truth Paper (35944) - Yes, Please, Wish White (53456) - Thickers, Discover (42366) - Remarks

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REMEMBERING by Corrie Jones

Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock, Perfect Paper (35932) - Yes, Please, Priority Paper (35941) - Yes, Please, Truth Paper (35944) - Yes, Please, Thoughtful Paper (35934) - Yes, Please, Hopeful Paper (35946) - Yes, Please, Sincere Cascade (53452) - Thickers, Goodness Woodgrain (53458) - Thickers, Life (42365) - Remarks, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42364) - Remarks, Discover (42366) - Remarks, Die Cut Shapes (85626) - Bits, Opportunity (85625) - Details, Embrace Adhesive Badges (85624) - Flair, Simplify (85628) - Details, Dream (42369) - Mini Marks

Carina

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SMILE CARD by Carina Lindholm

Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock, Yes, Please Premium Ribbon Pack (58869) - Ribbon, Smile Wood Veneer (85627) - Bits, Sentiment Clothespin Set (85663) - Whittles, Discover Puffy Stickers (42366) - Remarks, Life (42365) - Remarks

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LOVE YOU TO PIECES by Carina Lindholm

Supplies: Fountain (71510) - Cardstock, Treasure Corrugated Paper (35948) - Yes, Please, Remember Paper (35925) - Yes, Please, Capture (63070) - Embroidery Stencil Kit, Organize (42364) - Remarks, Northworthy (42367) - Remarks, Opportunity (85625) - Details, Simplify (85628) - Details, Personal Buttons (85630) - Elements, Yes, Please Premium Ribbon Pack (58869) - Ribbon

Have an awesome weekend and we'll see you back here on Monday for the continuation of showcasing our new lines - up next is Lucky Charm!

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Yes, Please Cards by Heather Leopard

This cute trio of cards featuring Yes, Please were made by Heather Leopard:

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HI CARD By Heather Leopard

Supplies: Reflect Paper (35938) - Yes, Please, Hopeful Paper (35946) - Yes, Please, Create Die Cut Cardstock Shapes (84626) - Bits, Inspire (63069) - Alphabet Embroidery Stencil Kit, Capture (63070) -  Icon Embroidery Stencil Kit, Noteworthy Accents & Phrases Stickers (42367) - RemarksSimply Wonderful Card Heather Leopard AC

SIMPLY WONDERFUL CARD by Heather Leopard

Supplies: Priority Paper (35941) - Yes, Please, Note (35952) - Just Write Mini Cards & Envelopes, Embrace Adhesive Badges (85624) - Flair, Sentiment Screenprinted Clothespins (85663) - Whittles, Genuine Dimensional Stickers (42368) - Remarks, Aspire Acrylic Stamps (59172) - Stamps

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LET'S GO SOME WHERE FUN CARD by Heather Leopard

Supplies: Dreamy Paper (35947) - Yes, Please, Hello Paper (35942) - Yes, Please, Commit Paper (35929) - Yes, Please, Glimmers Paper (35945) - Yes, Please, Understand Paper (35939) - Yes, Please, Wood Veneer Tags (85627) - Bits, Opportunity Dimensional Embellishments (85625) - Details, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42367) - Remarks

Have you entered the Yes, Please giveaway from Monday's intro to the week post? Make sure you do! The winner will be selected and announced tomorrow morning!

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Yes, Please Guest Designer: Laurie LaRiviere

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I'm excited to introduce our Yes, Please Guest Designer: Laurie LaRiviere!

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Short bio: I am a wife and mother to three children, Ben age 15, Analise age 13 and Zachary age 5. I have been scrapbooking and card making for about 14 years now. 

How did you get started scrapbooking? I was invited to a Stampin' Up! party when my oldest son was a year old. I had no idea that you could make your own cards, I just went to the party to get out of the house! By the end of the night, I had purchased some stamps, made a few cards, and was at our local Michaels store the next day buying more stuff. That's when I noticed all the product available for scrapbooking. Since I love to take photos, it seemed like a natural fit for me to be creating something beautiful with photos and I have been scrapping and card making ever since. The best part of this hobby are the friends that I have made online - the ladies who get it and love this art form as much as I do.

What is your favorite American Crafts product? I would have to say my favorite American Crafts products are the Thickers and the paper, always such fun patterns and bright colors, just what I love! 

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A by Laurie LaRiviere

The little clothespins inspired the idea for this layout, I wanted the tags to look like they were hanging on a wall. I love how the mix of products go so well with the outfit my daughter is wearing in the photo.

Supplies: Play Paper (35926) - Yes, Please, Hello Paper (35942) - Yes, Please, Reflect Paper (35938) - Yes, Please, Sentiment Paper (35928) - Yes, Please, Goodness Woodgrain (53458) - Thickers, Yes, Please Ribbon (58869) - Ribbon, Discover (42366) - Remarks, Understand Paper (35939) - Yes, Please, Please Pow! Glitter Paper (35951) - Yes, Please, Clothespins (85663) Whittles, Hopeful Paper (35946) - Yes, Please, Commit Paper (35929) - Yes, Please, Dream Rub Ons (42369) - Remarks, Other: Mr Hueyes Calico, Bluegrass, Buttercup, and Piglet

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ALTERED FRAME by Laurie LaRiviere

The corrugated paper gave my frame nice texture and the ribbon gave it some shine. I created the flower using my Cricut and put the "13" right in the center. I kept it simple to make sure the photo was the main focal point.

Supplies: Details Corrugated Paper (35950) - Yes, Please, Yes, Please Ribbon (58869) - Ribbon, Commit Paper (35929) - Yes, Please, Foam Tabs (61710) - This to That, Sincere Ash (53454) - Thickers, Personal (85630) - Elements, Sentiment Paper (35928) - Yes, Please

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HELLO CARD by Laurie LaRiviere

I love all the dimension and texture on this card, the sparkle, wood buttons, the shiny Flair badge, and the corrugated paper. I created this flower with my Cricut and the leaves are hand cut.

Supplies: Life (42365) - Remarks, Heart Paper (35940) - Yes, Please, Buttons (85630) - Elements, Embrace (85624) - Flair, Glimmers Paper (35945) - Yes, Please, Details Corrugated Paper (35950) - Yes, Please, Understand Paper (35939) - Yes, Please, Fulfill Paper (35936) - Yes, Please

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13 by Laurie LaRiviere

I love this photo of my daughter on her 13th birthday. I did a block design to highlight all the little things about her that she loves, flowers, taking photos, and her happy fun personality.

Supplies: Bundle Paper (35927) - Yes, Please, Create (85626) - Bits, Hopeful Paper (35946) - Yes, Please, Hello Paper (35942) - Yes, Please, Truth Paper (35944) - Yes, Please, Play Paper (35926) - Yes, Please, Currently Paper (35924) - Yes, Please, Aspire (59172) - Stamps, White (27124) - Zing!, Share Paper (35930) - Yes, Please, Understand Paper (35939) - Yes, Please, Simplify (85628) - Details, Confident Paper (35933) - Yes, Please,Genuine (42368) - Remarks, Personal (85630) - Elements, Wish Black (53455) - Thickers, Authentic (59175)  - Stamps, Foam Tabs (61710) - This to That

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A&Z by Laurie LaRiviere

I used a slightly larger photo of my daughter and her little brother Zachary because I love this photo so much. I really love the glitter paper and the contrast with the soft ribbon, the sewing and the flower accents are perfect, and it makes for a lot of fun texture on this page.

Supplies: Dreamy Paper (35947) - Yes, Please, Play Paper (35926) - Yes, Please, Glimmers Paper (35945) - Yes, Please, Enjoy Pow! Glitter Paper (35951) - Yes, Please, Yes, Please Ribbon (58869) - Ribbon, Create (85626) - Bits, Discover (42366) - Remarks, Goodness Woodgrain (53459) - Thickers, Embrace (85624) - Flair, Foam Tabs (61710) - This to That

Make sure to stop by Laurie's blog and visit her Pinterest pages to see more of her incredible creations and what inspires her!

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Yes, Please Tutorial and Layouts by Monika Glód and Lilith Eeckels

Continuing on with Yes, Please week, Lilith Eeckels has a pair of layouts and Monika Glód has a fast and fabulous tutorial. Check 'em out:

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ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF TODAY by Lilith Eeckels

Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock, White (71719) - Vellum, Share Paper (35930) - Yes, Please, Understand Paper (35939) - Yes, Please, Organize Stickers (42364) - Remarks, Discover Puffy Stickers (42366) - Remarks, Opportunity Dimensional Mix Embellishments (85625) - Details, Amy Tangerine Ribbon (58869) - Premium Ribbon, Personal Buttons (85630) - Elements, Other: Silhouette cut file ENJOY EVERY MOMENT, Silhouette Cameo

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YOU by Lilith Eeckels

Supplies: Currently Paper (35924) – Yes, Please, Sentiment Paper (35928) - Yes, Please, Hopeful Paper (35946) - Yes, Please, Share Paper (35930) - Yes, Please, Understand Paper (35939) - Yes, Please, Embroidery Stencil Kit (63069) - Yes, Please, Embroidery Stencil Kit (63070) - Yes, Please, Organize Stickers (42364) - Remarks, Life Sticker Book (72365) - Remarks, Noteworthy Sticker Book (42367) - Remarks, Discover Puffy Stickers (42366) - Remarks, Opportunity Dimensional Mix Embellishments (85625) - Details, Embrace Badges (85624) - Flair, Amy Tangerine Ribbon (58869) - Premium Ribbon, Black Fine Slick Writer (62001) - Pens

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PHOTO FRIDGE MAGNETS by Monika Glód

Supplies: Perfect Paper (35932) - Yes, Please, Trust Paper (35935) - Yes, Please, Understand Paper (35939) - Yes, Please, Hello Paper (35942) - Yes, Please, Truth Paper (35944) - Yes, Please, Glimmers Paper (35945) - Yes, Please, Noteworthy (42367) - Remarks, Create (85626) - Bits, Embrace (85624) - Flair, Personal (85630) - Elements, Wish Black (53455) - Thickers

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Yes, Please Week

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You'll love this brand new collection by Amy Tangerine: Yes, Please! Adventure through city park landscapes with the hand-drawn playfulness of Amy Tangerine Yes, Please. Watercolors accent the canvas, with a pleasing mix of soft and bold hues depicting scenes of the city, nature and that classic Amy Tangerine camera. Paint the town fun with Amy Tangerine Yes, Please.

Twenty-four patterned papers, Thickers, stickers, stamps, and Daybooks are just the base of this lovely and extensive new line. Amy Tangerine Yes, Please also includes new embellishments like wood veneer tags, embroidery stencil kits, and a calendar stamp unlike anything else. Check it out:

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Paige Evans and Allison Waken are here to start Yes, Please week!

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J & A by Paige Evans

Supplies: Remember Paper (35925) - Yes, Please, Play Paper (35926) - Yes, Please, Bundle Paper (35927) - Yes, Please, Commit Paper (35929) - Yes, Please, Share Paper (35930) - Yes, Please, Hopeful Paper (35946) - Yes, Please, Treasure Corrugated Cardstock (35948) - Yes, Please, Moments Corrugated Cardstock (35949) - Yes, Please, Details Corrugated Cardstock (35950) - Yes, Please, Enjoy Pow! Glitter Paper (35951) - Yes, Please, Goodness Woodgrain (53458) - Thickers, 6x6 Paper Pad (35954) - Yes, Please, Noteworthy Accent and Phrase Stickers (42367) - Remarks Book, Discover Puffy Stickers (42366) - Remarks, Original (35957) - Daybook, Create DIe Cut Shapes (85626) - Bits, Border Value Kit (63013) - Knock Outs, Contribute Slick Writers (62066) - Pens, Today (59220) - Roller Date Stamp

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TODAY I AM 30 by Allison Waken

Supplies: Ash (710178) - Cardstock, Currently Paper (35924) - Yes, Please, Thoughtful Paper (35934) - Yes, Please, Commit (35929) - Yes, Please, Remember (35925) - Ye,s Please, Perfect (35932) - Yes, Please, Consistent (35931) - Yes, Please, Inspire Embroidery Stencil Kit (63069) - Yes, Please, Opportunity Dimensional Mix (85625) - Details, Discover Tiny Matte Puffy Accent Stickers (42366) - Remarks, Die Cut Cardstock Shapes (85626) - Bits, Simplify Stitched Vellum Embellishments (85628) - Details, Wish White (53456) - Thickers, Roller Stamp (59175) - Stamps

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I LOVE THIS CITY by Allison Waken

Supplies: Glimmers Paper (35945) - Yess Please, Enjoy Silver Glitter Paper (35951) - POW!, Treasure Corrugated Cardstock (35948) - Yes, Please, Wish Black (53455) - Thickers, Sincere Ash (53454) - Thickers, Capture Embroidery Stencil Kit (63070) - Yes, Please, Self Adhesive Badges (85624) - Flair, Opportunity Dimensional Mix (85625) - Details, Die Cut Cardstock Shapes (85626) - Bits, Discover Tiny Matte Puffy Accent Stickers (42366) - Remarks, Noteworthy Accent & Phrase Sticker Book (42367) - Remarks, Document Wooden Alphabet Stamps (59173) - Stamps, Roller Stamp (59175) - Stamps

Here's a chance to win the ENTIRE Yes, Please line!

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Simply leave a comment on this post by Friday February 22nd 2013 letting us know what your favorite part of the Yes, Please collection is and we'll select one lucky winner and announce them with Friday's post! Good luck!

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XOXO Layout & Cards by Kimberly Neddo

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We hope everyone had a happy Valentine's Day and enjoyed the hop! Here is the list of all the winners from this week:

From Monday February 11th - 1 prize pack winner (valued at over $45):

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From Tuesday February 12th - 2 prize pack winners (valued at over $45):

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From Wednesday February 13th - 2 prize pack winners (valued at over $45):

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From Thursday February 14th - 1 grand prize pack winner (valued at over $60):

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Winners - please email your address to acstudioblog@gmail.com! CONGRATS!

Kimberly Neddo wraps up XOXO week with a lovely layout and pair of cards:

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YOU'RE MINE CARD by Kimberly Neddo

I love to cut up embellishments to create something different with them. For this card, I cut one of the die cut Bits to create a folder tab at the top of this card.

Supplies: Love Note Paper (35898) - XOXO, Crush Paper (35893) - XOXO, Kitten Black (53448) - Thickers, Ashley (42358) - Remarks, Kiss Me (85616) - Bits, XOXO Ribbon Value Pack (58868) - Premium Ribbon

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I LOVE U CARD by Kimberly Neddo

For this card, I wanted to keep it simple, with the patterned background. To create a little more dimension to this, I used a pop dot behind the circle where I stamped "I love you." The ribbon was just the extra little touch I needed to complete this card.

Supplies: Smitten Paper (35890) - XOXO, Me & You Paper (35895) - XOXO, Kiss Me (85616) - Bits, Valentine (85614) - Stamps, XOXO Ribbon Value Pack (58868) - Premium Ribbon, Lollipop (71500) - Cardstock

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JUST ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY @ THE BEACH by Kimberly Neddo

I've been wanting to create a layout with this picture for such a long time! I love how we are shaped like a heart with how we are standing. At least this is what I see when I look at this picture. I like to mix up title work with different fonts and these two fonts look just perfect for this layout. The stickers are just the perfect dimensional embellishment to add a fun cluster with too.

Supplies: Ru De Love Stitched Ruffle Paper (35823) - Neopolitan, Ashley (42358) - Remarks, Hardcover Red (683091) - Thickers, Hugs Corrugated Letter Stickers (732147) - Thickers, Black/White Twine (58868) - Premium Ribbon, Kiss Me (85616) - Bits

Have a wonderful weekend! We're debuting the rest of our newest lines all month long and Yes, Please by Amy Tangerine is up next! See you Monday!

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Valentine's Day Blog Hop!

V-Day Blog Hop LogosmallWelcome to the American Crafts Design Team Valentine's Day Blog Hop! Hop, skip, and jump along to each designer's blog to see the love-themed creations they've made for this special event, drop them a note of love, then come back here and leave a comment for a chance to win an XOXO prize pack worth over $60! Here is a little teaser of all the projects you are about to see:

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Leslie Ashe
Andrea Budjack
Jen Chesnick
Jill Cornell
Sophie Crespy
Lilith Eeckels
Paige Evans
Leah Farquharson
Monika Glód
Angie Gutshall
Corrie Jones
Michiko Kato
Heather Leopard
Carina Lindholm
Melissa Mann
Kimberly Neddo
Patricia Roebuck
Erin Stewart
Diana Waite
Allison Waken
Becky Williams
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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
Love, American Crafts

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XOXO Guest Designer: Sarah Hill

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Our XOXO Guest Designer is the talented Sarah Hill!

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Short bio: Hello! I'm Sarah Hill and have been scrapbooking for about 12 years. My craftiness started when I decorated my notebooks in high school with magazine cutouts. I then went to a local craft store to make an entire sketchbook with magazine cutouts and pictures of me and my friend. I had no idea how that one trip would spiral me into the depths of the scrapbook industry! In the past two years I have started my own kit club The Paper Bakery, been published many times, been on many design teams, and I just keep learning more and more! I am getting more into projects and mixed media nowadays. I just love how the scrapbook industry keeps evolving with more fun goodies to play with!

What is your favorite American Crafts product? That is easy... THICKERS! I am a Thickers nut! And I love how American Crafts keeps developing new and fun designs.

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I LIKE YOU, A LOT. CARD by Sarah Hill

Tip: Sewing on your cards gives them fun texture with the paper.

Supplies: Rouge (71024) - Cardstock, Love Note Paper (35898) - XOXO, Love is in the Air Paper (35900) - XOXO, Accents & Phrases Stickers (42358) - Remarks, Kiss Me Shapes (85616) - Bits, This to That (61709) - Foam Adhesive

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DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE. by Sarah Hill

Tip: Give your layout a large title next to the picture for a fun focal point.

Supplies: Sweetie Pie Paper (35891) - XOXO, Rouge (71024) - Cardstock, Kiss Me Shapes (85616) - Bits, Accents & Phrases Stickers (42358) - Remarks, Transparent Letter Stickers (42359) - Remarks, Dear Black (53442) - Thickers

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OUR LOVE NOTES PROJECT BOOK by Sarah Hill

Tip: Altering cheap notebooks (I found this one for $1) gives you a fun way to express yourself and keep it with you every day!

Supplies: Funny Valentine Paper (35899) - XOXO, Kiss Me Shapes (85616) - Bits, This to That (61709) - Foam Adhesive, Accents & Phrases Stickers (42358) - Remarks, Transparent Letter Stickers (42359) - Remarks, Dear Robin's Egg (53443) - Thickers, Dear Black (53442) - Thickers

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LOVE U by Sarah Hill

Tip: Try printing out smaller photos to put more photos on your layout while still keeping the white space.

Supplies: All My Heart Paper (35889) - XOXO, White (71081) - Cardstock, Love is in the Air Paper (35900)  -XOXO, Accents & Phrases Stickers (42358) - Remarks, Kiss Me Shapes (85616) - Bits, Dear Black (53442) - Thickers

 

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OPERATION DECKHAND by Sarah Hill

Tip: Have fun with stamps and stamp right on your layout!

Supplies: Aqua (71058) - Cardstock, Hugs & Kisses Paper (35894) - XOXO, Adore Paper (35897) - XOXO, Kiss Paper (35896) - XOXO, Kiss Me Shapes (85616) - Bits, Accents & Phrases Stickers (42358) - Remarks, Dear Robin's Egg (53443) - Thickers, Transparent Letter Stickers (42359) - Remarks, Valentine (85614) - Clear Stamps

Visit Sarah's blog, her kit club, and Pinterest to see more of her lovely creations and what she finds inspiring!

And, BONUS, leave a comment on this post by Friday February 15th 2013 for yet another TWO chances to win an XOXO prize pack worth over $45!

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PS - come back bright and early tomorrow morning for an American Crafts Design Team Valentine's Day Blog Hop!

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XOXO Canvas Tutorial by Erin Stewart

Erin Stewart created a stunning canvas and is nice enough to share in a step-by-step tutorial how she made it!

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LOVE CANVAS by Erin Stewart

Supplies: 6x6 Paper Pad (35901) - XOXO, Valentine (58868) - Ribbon, White (AM710-81) Cardstock, Embroidery Stencil Kit (63069) - Yes Please

1) To make this love-themed heart canvas you will need: American Crafts XOXO Paper Pad, 1.5" circle punch, Amy Tangerine Embroidery Stencil Kit, 12x12 cardstock, glue, white pen, and a 16x20" canvas.

2) Start by making a large heart heart template from 12x12 cardstock. This heart is 11 inches in length and I used my die cut machine.

3) Use the 1.5" circle punch to cut your circles that will make up the scallops. I completely punched one of each paper from the 6x6 XOXO paper pad as well as a few circles from gold glittered paper.

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3) Start at the bottom of the cardstock heart and adhere the punched circles in rows. Each row should overlap the previous one. This creates a scalloped effect.

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4) After the cardstock heart is completely covered in punched circles, trim the excess with a craft knife or scissors.

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5) Add white pen stitching to the edge of some of the punched circles.

6) Adhere the heart to the canvas.

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7) Use the Amy Tangerine Embroidery Kit to stitch the word "LOVE" at the bottom of the canvas then admire your work!

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Today there is another chance to win an XOXO prize pack worth over $45! In fact, we'll pick TWO winners from today!

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Leave a comment on this post by Friday February 15th 2013 and we'll choose a winner and let them be known in Friday morning's post!

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XOXO Week

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Valentine's Day is on Thursday and what better way to celebrate than a week full of love? We'll be featuring our latest and greatest Valentine's Day-themed collection - XOXO. As a special treat, each day we'll have a giveaway, all leading up to an American Crafts Design Team Blog Hop on Valentine's Day with a big giveaway prize! So make sure to stop by every day this week for lots of chances to win! Showcasing XOXO first is Michiko Kato with a layout and card:

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LOVE by Michiko Kato

Supplies: 6x6 Paper Pad (35901) - XOXO, XOXO Accents & Phrases (42358) - Remarks, Sweetie Pie Paper (35891) - XOXO, Me & You Paper (35895) - XOXO, XOXO Wood Buttons (35998) - Embellishments, Ruffle Crepe Paper (35901) - 5th & Frolic

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BE MINE CARD by Michiko Kato

Supplies: 6x6 Paper Pad (35901) - XOXO, XOXO Accents & Phrases (42358) - Remarks, XOXO Ribbon (58868) - Ribbon

Today's giveaway is an XOXO prize pack worth over $45. Here is a refresher of what's included in this line, and keep reading to see how to win some of these items:

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For a chance to win an XOXO prize pack worth over $45, leave a comment on this post by Friday February 15th 2013 letting us know what your favorite part of this line is. We'll randomly select a winner and announce them with Friday's post. Good luck and have a LOVELY day!

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Inspired by Ads Layouts by Erin Stewart

Erin Stewart made these final two layouts inspired by ads:

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YOU'RE MY FAVORITE by Erin Stewart

This ad inspired the large words with a lot of white space. I also liked how the interest was at the bottom of the page, which is where I placed the photos. I cut the large title with my electronic cutting machine and added strips of paper from the 5th & Frolic Paper Pad behind my cut cardstock.

Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock, Treasured Terrance Vellum (35822) - 5th & Frolic, 6th & Maple Paper (35809) - 5th & Frolic, Paper Pad 6x6 (35827) - 5th & Frolic, Aspen Place Paper (35813) - 5th & Frolic, 25th & Sparrow Paper (35817) - 5th & Frolic, Dream Drive Paper (35820) - 5th & Frolic, Cozy Court Paper (35814) - 5th & Frolic, Storytime Street Paper (35807) - 5th & Frolic, Pretty Parkway Paper (35800) 5th & Frolic, 5th & Frolic Fabric & Epoxy Brads (85597) - Elements, 5th & Frolic Buttons (85598) - Elements, 5th & Frolic Accent Phrase Stickers (42265) - Remarks, 5th & Frolic Chipboard Shapes (85601) - Bits, Fox Gold (53414) - Thickers

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SWEET LOVE by Erin Stewart

The inspiration for this layout was a grid made of 12 squares into na 8.5 x 11 layout. To create the pocket of confetti on this layout I took two pieces of vellum and made a pocket by sewing around three sides of the square. Then I added the confetti that I cut from cardstock. To finish the pocket I sewed the top. The confetti is paper sprinkles and the circles with the middles as hearts help to complement the theme of the donut shop photos.

Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock, 6x6 Paper Pad (35814) - Soho Garden, Orchard Street Paper (35828) - Soho Garden, Grande Street Paper (35830) - Soho Garden, Lafayette Paper (35833) - Soho Garden, Canal Street Paper (35837) - Soho Garden, Poppy District Accent & Phrase Stickers (42273) - Soho Garden Remarks, Hudson Square Die Cut Shapes (85608) - Soho Garden Bits

Thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous weekend!

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Inspired by Ads Cards by Michiko Kato

This lovely trio of cards inspired by this ad was made by Michiko Kato:

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DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY by Michiko Kato

Supplies: 6x6 Paper Pad (35841) - Soho Garden, Midtown Layered Chipboard Stickers (42271) - Soho Garden Remarks, Mercer Street Decorative Layered Tags (85607) - Soho Garden Bits, Hudson Square Cardstock Die Cut Shapes (85608) - Soho Garden Bits

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I'D GO EVERYWHERE WITH YOU by Michiko Kato

Supplies: Sincerely Paper (35777) - Ready Set Go, 6x6 Paper Pad (35790) - Ready Set Go, Afternoon Delight Paper (35763) - Ready Set Go, Delighted Accents & Phrases Sticker Sheet (42252) - Ready Set Go Remarks

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HIYA by Michiko Kato

Supplies: Accents & Phrases Stickers (42266) - 5th & Frolic Remarks Book, Chipboard Shapes (85601) - 5th & Frolic Bit, Large Decorative Tags (85599) - 5th & Frolic Bits, Cardstock Die Cut Shapes (85600) - 5th & Frolic Bits, Simplicity Circle Paper (35801) - 5th & Frolic, Little Moments Lane Paper (35808) - 5th & Frolic, Burlap & Fabric (85602) -5th & Frolic Embellishments

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Inspired by Ads Guest Designer: Tegan Skwiat

Guest Designer of the Week

Our Inspired by Ads Guest Designer is none other than Tegan Skwiat!

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Short bio: Hi! My name is Tegan Skwiat and I absolutely love scrapbooking and paper crafting. I can't imagine life without it now really! I live in Northwest Indiana with my sweet hubby and two fur kids. I enjoy creating everything from layouts, to mini albums, to cards, to altered projects, and beyond! When I am not scrapbooking, I enjoy searching for vintage treasures at antique stores and watching football with my husband. One of my favorite scrappy techniques right now is using embroidery floss on my projects. I have also been known to buy a collection first and THEN take the pictures to go with it. And I may have suggested for photos that my hubby wear a shirt that matches my scrapbook paper once or twice :)

How did you get started scrapbooking? About 12 years ago, my younger sister suggested that she and I try this thing called "scrapbooking" that her friend's mom was doing. She said it looked like fun and we might like it. We bought some things here and there for a few years, but we really got into it once we started going to scrapbook conventions about 6 years ago. Now I can't imagine life without scrapbooking! Who would have known what a huge part of my life this hobby would become?!

What is your favorite American Crafts product? Thickers - they add the perfect finishing touch. A girl can never have too many Thickers! ;)

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SO HAPPY YOU'RE IN MY LIFE by Tegan Skwiat

I love the clean lines in this ad and wanted to use the block effect. Also notice that I used the twine to finish the border of my main page element.

Supplies: Globetrotter Paper (35772) - Ready Set Go, Lunch Break Paper (35771) - Ready Set Go, Around Town Paper (35767) - Ready Set Go, Get Cozy Paper (35774) - Ready Set Go, Dress Code Paper (35784) - Ready Set Go, Charmed Paper (35780) - Ready Set Go, Fabric Stickers (42256) - Ready Set Go Remarks, Dimensional Embellishments (85591) - Ready Set Go Details, Stamps (59224) - Ready Set Go, Paper Leaves (85592) - Ready Set Go House, Premium Ribbon (89429) - Soho Garden, Stickers (42358) - XOXO Remarks, Decorative Tags (85599) - 5th & Frolic Bits
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I HEART YOU CARD by Tegan Skwiat

I love the repetition in this ad and so I decided to cut out a number of hearts using my Silhouette Cameo. Notice that the very middle heart says "heart"! I really wasn't trying to cut out any words at all. But what a fabulous surprise when I noticed that "heart" was perfectly readable!

Supplies: 6x6 Pad (35901) - XOXO, Fox White (53415) - Thickers, Stickers (42358) - XOXO

 

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SIMPLE THINGS by Tegan Skwiat

 

On this layout, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the circular rainbow element on my page. I cut a number of circles, increasing the diameter by 2 inches for each new color.

Supplies: Gramercy Park Paper (35829) - Soho Garden, Park Avenue Paper (35834) - Soho Garden, Tribeca Paper (35836) - Soho Garden, Canal Street Paper (35837) - Soho Garden, West Broadway Paper (35839) - Soho Garden, Good Morning Paper (35764) - Ready Set Go, Around Town Paper (35767) - Ready Set Go, Me & You Paper (35895) - XOXO, Funny Valentine Paper (35899) - XOXO, Decorative Layered Tags (85607) - Soho Garden, Layered Embellishments (85606) - Details, Premium Ribbon (89429) - Soho Garden, Boho Gold (53422) - Thickers, Fabric Stickers (42256) - Remarks, Flair (85590) - Ready Set Go, Dimensional Embellishments (85591) - Ready Set Go Details, Letter Stickers (42267) - Dear Lizzy, Gold Fox (53415) - Thickers

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HUGS & KISSES by Tegan Skwiat

This ad reminded me of Tic Tac Toe and what better way to celebrate the upcoming Valentine's Day than with X's and O's (kisses and hugs)?!

Supplies: Kiss Paper (85396) - XOXO, Love Note Paper (35898) - XOXO, All My Heart Paper (35889) - XOXO, Hugs & Kisses Paper (35894) - XOXO, Dear Begonia (53444) - Thickers, Die Cut Shapes (85616) - XOXO Bits, Layered Embellishments (85612) - XOXO Details, Layered Embellishments (85606), Soho Garden Details, Leaf & Feather Details (85605) - 5th & Frolic, Fox White (53415) - Thickers, Stamps (59224) - Ready Set Go, Premium Ribbon (89429) - Soho Garden

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DREAM by Tegan Skwiat

This project is inspired by the dreamy color palette of the ad. Here I decorated two large clothespins that I have had laying around waiting for the right project to come along and the DREAM banner was the prefect fit!

Supplies: Lunch Break Paper (35771) - Ready Set Go, Cartwheel Court Paper (35806) - 5th & Frolic, Lovely Lane Paper (35816) - 5th & Frolic, Around Town Paper (35767) - Ready Set Go, Little Moments Lane Paper (35808) - 5th & Frolic, Fox White (53415) - Thickers, Phrase Banners (85603) - 5th & Frolic, Leaf & Feather Details (85605) - 5th & Frolic, Decorative Tags (85599) - 5th & Frolic, Premium Ribbon (89429) - Soho Garden

Visit Tegan's blog and Pinterest boards to find out more about her and see what else she finds inspiring!

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Inspired by Ads Layouts by Diana Waite

Here are a couple of really cool layouts inspired by ads made by Diana Waite:

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BUFFALO PARK by Diana Waite

Supplies: Honeycomb (71633) - Cardstock, Greenwich Village Paper (35838) - Soho Garden, Fox Gold (53414) - Thickers, Boho Black (53423) - Thickers, Jingle Crimson (53439) - Kringle and Co, East Village (89429) - Soho Garden Carded Ribbon, Carrot Brads (8479) - Elements, Metallic Buttons (85439) - Elements, Hudson Square (85608) - Bits, Poppy District (42273) - Remarks, High Line Park Paper (35831) - Soho Garden, Playtime Plaza Paper (35803) - 5th & Frolic, Today (59220) - Roller Date Stamp

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Diana Waite

Supplies: Simplicity Circle Paper (35801) - 5th & Frolic, 2nd & Oak Paper (35812) - 5th & Frolic, Little Moments Lane Paper (35808) - 5th & Frolic, Honey (71730) - Cardstock, 5th & Frolic Fabric & Epoxy Brads (85597) - Elements, Weekender Truffle (53395) - Thickers, Diara (53430) - Thickers, Fabric Stickers (42268) - 5th & Frolic Remarks

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Inspired by Ads Week

Inspired by Ads
Ads are everwhere! On billboards, in magazines, on the televsion, across the internet, and more! As designers we're always keeping a whether eye out for inspiration and ads are a great resource. So this week our team will show you the ads that inspired them as well as the creations they made based on said ads. Jill Cornell and Monika Glód get us started:

Jill

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OUR TWO FAVORITE GIRLS by Jill Cornell

Supplies: Concrete (71474) - Cardstock, Memory Lane Paper (35802) - 5th & Frolic, Playtime Plaza Paper (35803) - 5th & Frolic, Storytime Street Paper (35804) - 5th & Frolic, Blossom Boulevard Paper (35844) - 5th & Frolic, Accents & Phrase Stickers (42266) - 5th & Frolic Remarks Books, Schmutz Letters Stickers (42267) - 5th & Frolic Remarks, Fabric Stickers (42268) - 5th & Frolic Remarks, Printed Cardstock Shapes (85600) - 5th & Frolic Embellishments, Burlap Bows (85602) - 5th & Frolic Embellishments

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SO MUCH LOVE by Jill Cornell

Supplies: Memory Lane Paper (35802) - 5th & Frolic, 2nd & Oak Paper (35812) - 5th & Frolic, Printed Cardstock Shapes (85600) - 5th & Frolic Bits, Border, Accents & Phrases Sticker Sheet (42265) - 5th & Frolic Remarks, Decorative Flowers (77292) - 5th & Frolic Flower Shoppe

Monika
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NOTES NOTEBOOK by Monika Glód

Supplies: Ready Set Go Die Cut Cardstock Shapes (85589) - Bits, Crafty (76234) - Daybook, Why Thank You Paper (35785) - Ready Set Go, Grande Street Paper (35830) - Soho Garden, Eldrigde Street Paper (35832) - Soho Garden, Lafayette Paper (35833) - Soho Garden, Tribeca Paper (35836) - Soho Garden, Hudson Square Die Cut Shapes (85608) - Bits, Alpha Stickers Red (42269) - Remarks, Poppy District (42273) - Remarks, Midtwon (42271) - Remarks, 5th & Frolic Premium Ribbon Value 24 Pack (89427) - Ribbon

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January 2013 Design Team Gallery

With a new year comes a new blog look, new collections to work with, and a new location for the Design Team Gallery! It's now called the "LAYOUT GALLERY" and it's the right-most link below the banner. Check out these miniature details then be sure to click on the Layout Gallery to see them full-size!

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Enjoy!

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Use it Up Layouts by Lilith Eeckels and Leslie Ashe

Giveaway Winner

Congrats to the winner of the bits and pieces of each of our new lines, Tiffany M.:

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Lilith Eeckels and Leslie Ashe each have a pair of lovely layouts to finish Use it Up Week!

Lilith

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IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS LIKE SITTING NEXT TO YOU THAT COUNT by Lilith Eeckels

Supplies: Lounge Fest Paper (35786) – Ready Set Go, On the Clock Paper (35779) - Ready Set Go, Why Thank You Paper (35785) - Ready Set Go, Orchard Street Paper (35828) - Soho Garden, Lafayette Paper (35833) - Soho Garden, Wrapping Room Paper (35860) - Kringle and Co, Reindeer Training Paper (35853), Kringle and Co, Baxter Brown/Blue Letters (42254) - Remarks, Baxter Pink/Yellow Letters (42257) - Remarks, Ready Set Go Ribbon Value Pack (89428) - Premium Ribbon, Metal Disc Mix (85590) - Flair, Printed Variety Tags (78069) - Neapolitan Bits, Roxie Stamps (85587) - Clear Stamps, Midtown Chipboard Stickers (42271) - Remarks, Palette Stickers (42240) - Remarks Books, Stroll Black (53426) - Thickers

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REMEMBER THIS DAY by Lilith Eeckels

Supplies: High Line Park Paper (35831) - Soho Garden, Eldridge Street Paper (35832) - Soho Garden, Coal Mine Paper (35856) - Kringle and Co, Pine Tree Nusery Paper (35851) - Kringle and Co, Lightening Department Paper (35855) - Kringle and Co, Midtown Chipboard Stickers (42271) - Remarks, Bleecker Street (42272) - Remarks, Palette Stickers (42240) - Remarks Books, 5th & Frolic Clear Stamps (59163) - Clear Stamps, Kringle and Co Printed Ribbon Value 24 Pack (89430) - Premium Ribbon

Leslie

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GREAT SHOT by Leslie Ashe

Supplies: Treasured Terrace Paper (35822) – 5th & Frolic, Sweets Bakery Paper (35848) – Kringle and Co, Primetime Paper (35769) – Ready Set Go, Lunchbreak Paper (35771) – Ready Set Go, Sure Thing (85588) – Remarks, Midtown (42271) – Remarks, Delighted Accent & Phrase Stickers (42252) – Remarks, 5th & Frolic Accent & Phrase Stickers (42266) – Remarks, Ready Set Go Decorative Tags (85588) – Bits, Daily Sunset (53389) – Thickers, Journal White (53431) – Thickers, Jingle White (53438) –Thickers

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LIFE IS GOOD by Leslie Ashe

Supplies: Charcoal (71077) – Cardstock, True Love Paper (35892) – XOXO, Nolita Paper (35835) – Soho Garden, Tri Be Ca Paper (35836) – Soho Garden, Apple Pie Paper (35885) – Pumpkin Patch, Decorative Brads (85597) – 5th & Frolic Embellishments, Decorative Flowers (77292) – 5th & Frolic Flower Shoppe, 5th & Frolic Mini Alpha Tiles (42267) – Remarks, Chipboard Shapes (78070) – Neapolitan Bits, Garment District (85606) – Details, Mercer Street (85607) – Bits, Hudson Square (85608) – Bits, Kringle and Co Assorted Ribbon (89430) – Premium Ribbon, 5th & Frolic Assorted Ribbon (89427) – Premium Ribbon, Fox Rock (53416) – Thickers

Happy Friday!

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