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Guest Designer of the Week: Audrey Yeager

Guest Designer of the Week
Audrey Yeager is the talent behind today's vacation-themed projects!


Screen Shot 2011-07-31 at 4.12.01 PM Screen Shot 2011-07-31 at 4.12.17 PM Screen Shot 2011-07-31 at 4.12.34 PM Screen Shot 2011-07-31 at 4.12.49 PM Screen Shot 2011-07-31 at 4.13.09 PM Supplies: Silver Lake Trails Paper (35346), Appletone Cove Paper (35348), Buffalo Lake Paper (35350), Caribou Creek Paper (35351), Fox Park Forest Paper (35353), Elk Creek Trail Paper (35354), Mountain Gate Park Paper (35355), Sunset Point PAper (35356), Timberline Resort Paper (35357), Evergreen Point Paper (35358), Wolf Creek Paper (35362), Oak Point Paper (35364), Rocky Point Paper (35365) - Campy Trails, Forest Chestnut (53159) - Thickers, Pine Borders (53167) - Thickers, Postcards 4x6 Journaling Cards (64009) - JustWrite, River (78044) - Details, Reinforced Decorative Tags (85534) - Bits

"I have been meaning to make a mini album of our trip from last fall for some time and when I first saw the Campy Trails line, I knew it was perfect! I used an acrylic and chipboard calendar kit with a stand for this album. I painted the edges of the acrylic covers with a mossy green paint and then inked with a brown ink. I really wanted the photo of the brightly colored tree over the water to stand out, so I used it behind the acrylic. The inside pages have a fairly simple format: each open set of pages is covered with patterned paper and I used a contrasting paper for a border on the left side, which I punched. On some of the pages I used a chipboard border instead. In between each set of pages I added a tag where I did my journaling on the back. The tabs on the bottom of each page were covered with some of the barcode patterned paper strips."

AC-Aloha Supplies: Vanilla (71041) - Cardstock, Flamenco Paper (35419) - Margarita, Cha-Cha Paper (35428) - Margarita, Mojito Paper (35423) - Margarita, San Juan Paper (35439) - Margarita, Wolf Creek Paper (35362) - Campy Trails

"When I saw the Cha-Cha paper, it reminded me of umbrellas at the beach. I wanted to make them a bit 3-D, so I scored them and folded them to make them pleat and stand off the card a little. I misted the sand and sky with spray inks, and used some toothpicks for the umbrella poles! The beach towels are one of the barcode patterned paper strips."

AC-Wish-You-Were-Here Supplies: Vanilla (71041) - Cardstock, Elk Creek Trail Paper (35354) - Campy Trails, Silver Lake Trail Paper (35346) - Campy Trails, Pine Borders (53167) - Thickers, Postcards (64009) - JustWrite

"The Campy Trails JustWrite journaling cards have some great phrases on them! I used two of the same JustWrite card and cut out the mountains on the 2nd one and popped them on top of the first card to give it dimension. The chipboard tree border is also popped off a bit. I hand cut the little stars and added some glitter glue here and there for some sparkle."

Luggage-tags Supplies: Cozumel Paper (35420), Flamenco Paper (35419), Mambo Paper (35424), Guacamole Paper (35437) - Margarita, Printed Long Variety Tags (85553) - Bits, Retreat (42200) - Remarks, Hammock (89399) - Ribbon

"When I think of the Margarita collection and the Campy Trails collection, I think of vacation! So I decided to make some simple, fun luggage tags that would be durable enough to withstand travel conditions. I started with an 8x8” page protector, folded it in half and creased it. Then I machine stitched on both sides of the crease, along the bottom, and up the side, leaving the top open as a pocket. I then cut the page protector down the crease to create two 4x8” pockets (which I ended up trimming down) to about 4x5” pockets). I simply cut some patterned paper to fit inside the pocket and decorated one side with paper and phrases. I did not add anything bulky because I wanted it to be flat.  On the back side of the paper I added a sticker where I can write my contact information. I punched some holes in the page protector and threaded ribbon through to tie it to the bag. Wouldn’t this make a great, simple project to do with kids right before you go on vacation? Or maybe you could customize a tag and give it as a gift to surprise someone with a trip!"

How-we-spent-our-sumer-staySupplies: Kraft (71464) - Cardstock, Mambo Paper (35424) - Margarita, Havana Paper (35435) - Margarita, Guava Paper (35427) - Margarita, Paradise (62198) - Remarks, Retreat (42200) - Remarks, Hammock (89399) - Ribbon, Macaw White (53186) - Thickers

"We were expecting baby #2 in late July or early August (he was born on July 19th!), so this really limited our travel plans for the summer. We had to find some creative, yet cool things to do to beat the Houston heat! So this page is about our summer 'staycation.' We go to The Little Gym and library weekly and it helps that we have a pool in our backyard to help us stay cool!"

Ahh...soak-up-the-sunSupplies: Horchata Paper (35432) - Margarita, Cha-Cha Paper (35428) - Margarita, Cedar River Trail Paper (35359) - Campy Trails, Margarita Diamond Brads (85549) - Elements, Printed Long Variety Tags (85553) - Bits, Retreat (42200) - Remarks, Paradise (62198) - Remarks, Cabana (78051) - Details, Pina Colada (72013) - Delights, Iguana Azure (53192) - Thickers

"This photo was taken on the dock of my parent's cottage in central New York. The wood of the deck inspired me to use the woodgrain paper as my background. I wanted to mimic the feel of small drops of water splashing from the waves, so I used bits of white paint on the background. There are also tiny sequins scattered on the page from the Delights. I hand cut out the waves and added a 2nd layer that was popped up on top of the first."

Summer-11Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock, Stumpy Meadow Paper (35347) - Campy Trails, Cozumel Paper (35420) - Margarita, Empanada Paper (35429) - Margarita, Flamenco Paper (35419) - Magarita, Pina Colada (72013) - Delights, Campy Trails Large Brads (85124) - Elements, Macaw White (53186) - Thickers

"Every summer we travel back home to central New York to enjoy the Finger Lakes and the St. Lawrence River. I always do a page about our summer trip (which we took very early this year). I printed a few small photos of some highlights of the trip and used them on this page. I wanted to keep the design a bit more simple since the photos were smaller and had a lot of detail. The Macaw Thickers were actually white, but I wanted a bit more color, so I sprayed them with some mist."

Audrey filled out some questions about her scrapbooking background and here are her responses:

How did you get started scrapbooking?
I started scrapbooking in 2005 after I had a fantastic Halloween costume party at my house. I had so many photos that I wanted to make an album to showcase them all. After my trip to the scrapbooking aisle of my local craft store, I was hooked!

What would you say your scrapbooking “style” is?
I think my style tends to be “trendy”. I like to use the latest and greatest products and try new techniques. Although I like to try new things all the time, there are some elements that you can see on almost all my pages: machine or hand stitching, a strong “rule of threes”, and a thin black pen that I use for outlining photos and handwriting my journaling. I tend to scrap by manufacturer, using coordinating lines.

When do you find time to scrap?
I “think” about scrapping every day! I actually get to spend a little bit of time each night scrapping after the little one goes to bed. I am a complete night owl and am up most nights until 1 or 2 am! I try to keep a notebook with all kinds of lists and ideas which helps me get things done when I need to.

On average, how long does it take you to complete a project?
I would say that my average layout takes me about 2-3 hours. That includes editing and printing my photos, which I do at home.

What is your favorite thing about American Crafts?
My favorite thing about American Crafts is the diversity of products there are to use… chipboard, stickers, papers, Details… not to mention things like punches, cardstock, and adhesives! But I am a paper hoarder, and the first thing I look at are all the different patterns. Each AC line has so many different pattern, and it’s not hard to find a whole bunch that I love!

Audrey always has tons of fabulous projects on her blog so make sure to stop by for a visit!

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