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Guest Designer of the Week: Diane Payne

Guest Designer of the Week
I'm excited to introduce our guest designer of the week: Diane Payne. You're going to love her Love themed cards, layouts, and mini album, I just know it!

DianePayne_web   Let Your Light Shine-1

Supplies: 12x12 Cardstock White (71259) – AC Cardstock, Can’t Get Enough Paper (35181) – Love, Must Have Been Paper (35174) – Love, Love Journaling Cards (64001) – JustWrite, LetterHouse Printed Chipboard (77229) – House, Dear Lizzy Pounce Phrases Rub Ons (43378) – MiniMarks, Dear Lizzy Glitter Assorted Brads (85506) – Elements, Eternal Love (72005) – Delights, Dear Lizzy Wish (61734) – Mixtape, Robin’s Egg Delight (53073) – Thickers, Black (62321) – Precision Pen

“I really love the smile on my daughter’s face in this photo and the way the light is illuminating the side of her face. The lighting in the photo and phrases from the Dear Lizzy rub ons inspired the sun-themed title for my layout. For the journaling, I stitched the Dear Lizzy Mixtape onto the layout and wrote right on the tape.”

Thank You Card-1

Supplies: 12x12 Cardstock Robin’s Egg (71469) – AC Cardstock, 12x12 Cardstock Crimson (71029) – AC Cardstock, All You Need Paper (35171) – Love, Endless Love (42164) – Remarks, White Heart (53092) – Thickers, White Pastel (229) – The Ultimate Gel Pen

“This card was made using cardstock and a single flower cut from patterned paper. I embellished the center of the flower with a pearl and drew stitches onto the circles using a white gel pen.” 

Card and Treat Trio-1Chocolate Box-1 Kisses Bag-1

Heart All A Flutter Card Supplies: 12x12 Cardstock Robin’s Egg (71469) – AC Cardstock, Lasting Paper (35178) – Love, Can’t Get Enough Paper (35181) – Love, Endless Love (42164) – Remarks, One & Only Large (59108) – Clear Stamps, Zing Embossing Powder Opaque White (27124) – Stamping

Love You Chocolate Box Supplies: Heart Strings Love (89384) – Ribbon, Tenderness Love (78034) – Details, Love Printed Tags (85111) – Bits, Endless Love (42164) – Remarks

Kisses Treat Bag Supplies: Can’t Get Enough Paper (35181) – Love, Heart Strings Love (89384) – Ribbon, Tenderness Love (78034) – Details, Love Printed Tags (85111) – Bits, Irresistible Love (42166) – Remarks

“The phrase sticker made it easy to create this Valentine card. I added butterflies and a hand-stitched butterfly trail to tie in with the phrase. I kept the treat containers simple and embellished them with the Tenderness Details and ribbon. For the tags I used the Bits tags and stickers.”

Young Love-1

Supplies: Crazy Little Thing Paper (35179) – Love, All You Need Paper (35171) – Love, Can’t Get Enough Paper (35181) – Love, Lasting Paper (35178) – Love, All That Matters Paper (35176) – Love, Dear Lizzy Wish (61734) – Mixtape, Love Printed Tags (85111) – Bits, Tenderness Love (78034) – Details, Irresistible Love (42166) – Remarks, White Heart (53092) – Thickers

“I love the soft, romantic feel to the Tenderness Details and knew they would be perfect for a vintage photo. To finish the flowers off I made leaves with some trim. For part of the title I used a phrase sticker and layered it over a Bits tag.”

Best Wishes Card-1

Supplies: 12x12 Cardstock Kraft (71252) – AC Cardstock, All You Need Paper (35171) – Love, Heart Strings Love (89384) – Ribbon, Eternal Love (72005) – Delights, White Heart (53092) – Thickers

“I like to make simple cards. For this one I layered patterned paper onto Kraft cardstock and added a stitched border. I finished it off with ribbon and a Delights embellishment! Simple!”

Home Mini Front-1 Inside pages Home Mini Back-1

Supplies: All You Need Paper (35171) – Love, At First Sight Paper (35173) – Love, Can’t Get Enough Paper (35181) – Love, All That Matters Paper (35176) – Love, Must Have Been Paper (35174) – Love, Lasting Paper (35178) – Love, Crazy Little Thing Paper (35178) – Love, Can’t Help Falling Paper (35177) – Love, Love Printed Tags (85111) – Bits, Irresistible Love (42166) – Remarks, Endless Love (42164) – Remarks, Heart Strings Love (89384) – Ribbon, Black (62321) – Precision Pen

“When I found this chipboard house in my stash the phrase 'A house is built of bricks and stone, a home is made of love alone' immediately came to mind and I knew the Love line would be perfect for the theme. I used a variety of photos of my family at home over the last 15 years. For the journaling I used the Bits tags and hung them from one of the binder rings."

Here's a little bit more about this talented lady:

When did you get started scrapbooking?
Back in 1989, shortly after I was married, I put my honeymoon photos and memorabilia into a magnetic album that was covered with lacey fabric, complete with a matching frame. I used markers and copy paper to journal and embellish the pages. My first real introduction to scrapbooking was in 1997 when I attended a Creative Memories party. I’ve been hooked ever since.

What would you say your scrapbooking “style” is?
I think my pages are fairly structured, with a few embellishments scattered around for a touch of whimsy.

What is your favorite technique?
I love sewing on my pages and would say 90% of my layouts include sewing or hand stitching. I also love using my 1930’s Underwood typewriter for my journaling.

When do you find time to scrap?
I’m a late night and weekend scrapper. I usually work on things in stages. I’ll pick photos and product and start planning the pages during the week, and then put them together on the weekend. I like to have a couple pages planned and waiting for me so when I do have time to scrap I can start creating right away.

On average, how long does it take you to complete a project?
I’m a slow scrapbooker. I can easily spend 30 minutes or more picking out product. After I have selected my supplies and I’ve decided on a design it usually takes me two hours to put it together, depending on how much layering it includes.

What is your favorite thing about American Crafts?
I love Thickers and like to mix different fonts and colors for more interest in my titles. I also love the Mixtape. It is functional and also decorative. I could never have too many of either one of these products in my stash!

Such a great variety of projects using the Love line! Find out more about Diane by reading her blog: http://dianepayne.typepad.com/ 

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