The creative, talented, and beautiful guest designer of the week is Kimberly Neddo!
She has created three layouts, two cards, and a cute altered journal all featuring Delights to share with you today:
Supplies: Cardstock: Kraft (71464) - Cardstock, Made in the Shade Paper (35379) - Peachy Keen, Jitter Paper (35373) - Peachy Keen, Dreamy Paper (35385) - Peachy Keen, Gee Golly (42192) - Remarks, Shout (72009) - Delights, Smores (89396) - Ribbon, Sunset Blush (53182) - Thickers, Sunrise Natural (53180) - Thickers
"This layout evolved as I was creating it. Initially I wasn’t planning on cutting the kraft paper around the edge of the stitching, but it needed just a little something more and I just love how this turned out and how it framed the entire design with adding the blue background paper behind it. This layout is centered around the photograph. Sometimes I love to create a layout and let the picture tell the story, so that is what this layout showcases. I mostly used the Peachy Keen line for this layout, because it worked perfectly with this soft photograph."
Supplies: Dandelion (71037) - Cardstock, Darbie Devil’s Food Paper (35339) - Confetti, Banana Cream Brady Paper (35326) - Confetti, Geaway (78050) - Details, Smores (89396) - Ribbon, Apricot (27136) - Zing!
"This card was made for my bonus daughter Alex’s Birthday. She loves yellow and this line was perfect for making this simple card to brighten her day."
Supplies: Frolic (35403) - Hello Sunshine, Splendor Paper (35401) - Hello Sunshine, Deer Creek Paper (35349) - Campy Trails, Silver Lake Trail Paper (35349) - Campy Trails, Stumpy Meadow Paper (35347) - Campy Tails, Sunrise Natural (53180) - Thickers, Party Favor (72007) - Delights, Getaway (78050) - Details, Fishing (70067) - Large Flair
"For this layout, I had so many fun photographs to incorporate, so I sized them all the same height, with exception to the one I wanted center stage. I like the look of rounded corners on white cardstock. I inked around the edges of the photograph to give a fun polarized effect. I mimicked the slanted placement of the photographs with the journaling, to keep the design consistent. The colors of the Campy Trails line were just perfect with these photographs too. I love to scrunch and sew with ribbon, so I put adhesive down where I planned to attach the ribbon. Then, I began scrunching and twisting the ribbon how I wanted it. Once the ribbon was set, I ran it through my sewing machine to add more emphasis on the effect."
Supplies: Apricot (71031) - Cardstock, Stumpy Meadow Paper (35347) - Campy Trails, Invitation (72006) - Delights, Smores (89396) - Ribbon, Sunrise Natural (53180) - Thickers
"This card is for my daughter Noel. I love to send care packages of goodies to my kids when they are away, so this simple card was made."
Supplies: Pico de Gallo Paper (35426) - Margarita, Flamenco Paper (35426) - Margarita, Thickers: Iguana Black (53190) - Thickers, Diamond Brads (85549) - Elements
"I made this journal for my daughter Noel who is in the Air Force. She loves to write, so I thought she would have fun with this. I purchased a composition notebook for this project. I cut paper to fit the front and back cover and added some dimension using pop dots with the butterflies. I used my craft knife to cut out the butterflies from the paper."
Supplies: Rumba Paper (35436) - Margarita, Cherry Chip Paper (35336) - Confetti, Breezy Paper (35406) - Hello Sunshine, Fellow Honey (53174) - Thickers, Forest Kale (53161) - Thickers, Invitation (72006) - Delights, Sunshine (72012) - Delights, Decorative Tags (85543) - Bits, Font: Gungsuh
"Often times, I take photographs and I have several of one specific setting that I want to use. Even the not so perfect photographs that don’t necessarily take center stage still need to be a part of the story. This is when I make some photographs smaller in size than the one that is the focal point. The colors in Margarita and Confetti line were just perfect for these bright photographs. I love to use different font styles for titling also to draw visual interest around the page."
We asked Kimberly some questions and here are her responses:
How did you get started scrapbooking?
I was invited to a Creative Memory party 16 years ago and have been evolving with the industry ever since.
What would you say your scrapbooking “style” is?
This is always a question I struggle with about my work, so I had a little help from my FB friends. Here is what they came up with: Eclectic with a touch of Graphic focusing on Photographs. All of my layouts are created around the photographs I take, and as I work and create is when the story unfolds. I tend to design around my photographs, so my style will range from being artsy, to graphic, to eclectic, to bright and bold.
What is your favorite technique?
Stamping and distressing edges.
When do you find time to scrap?
When the house is quiet and I have the least amount of distractions/interruption as possible. Which usually winds up being after everyone is in bed. I get a few hours in a night on average.
On average, how long does it take you to complete a project?
It varies on the photograph and product I’m working with. I take between 1 and 2 hours per project.
What is your favorite thing about American Crafts?
I love the different elements and variety of colors and styles with each line. I can find something to work with no matter what photographs I’m working with. I love the details and embellishments that coordinate with the lines as well as mix and match with the other lines as well.
Check out Kimberly's blog - just make sure you have hours on end to spare because it's THAT amazing!