Former American Crafts design team member, Michelle Lanning, is here again today to share her unique and colorful projects featuring mixing and matching!
Short bio: Hi there! Michelle Lanning here. I am a momma to an almost 8 year old, an avid crafter, a photography lover, as well as a first grade teacher.
How did you get started scrapbooking? I started scrapbooking right after the birth of my daughter. It quickly became an obsession, and really the rest is history. No matter how much time I have, I always find the time to craft. It is truly a stress reliever for me.
What is your favorite American Crafts product? Hmmm, this one is a hard one. I love the new things that American Crafts continuously comes out with, but my favorite is always, Thickers. There are so many styles to choose from. They are a must in my scrappy stash!
SASSY GIRL by Michelle Lanning
This sassy photos of my daughter went so perfectly with the Amy Tangerine papers. There is something so fresh and girly about them!
Supplies: Padma's Pattern Paper (35673) - Sketchbook, Sydney's Snapshot Paper (35688) - Sketchbook, Caramel (58458) - Ribbon, Thyme (42231) - Remarks, Lily's Landscape Paper (35678) - Sketchbook, First Date Paper (35632) - Neapolitan, Layered Tags (77289) - Bits, Happy Chance (35648) - Flutterbys, Draw (42244) - Remarks, Pantry Robin's Egg (53309) - Thickers, Journal Black (53337) - Thickers
PROJECT LIFE by Michelle Lanning
What a refreshing way to create a Project Life spread. The mix and match of products made for the perfect fit for my week at a glance.
Supplies: Endless Summer Ruffle Paper (35646) - Neapolitan, Lucky Laugh Paper (35640) - Neapolitan, Black (62311) - Precision Pen, Sea Breeze Paper (35643) - Neapolitan, Fair Ribbons (78066) - Embellishments, Silver Lining Vellum (35635) - Neapolitan, Roller Date Stamp (59160) - Stamps, Charcoal (59STPAD-501) - Ink, Happy Chance (35648) - Flutterbys, Parakeet (42234) - Remarks, Pantry Robin's Egg (53309) - Thickers, Layered Tags (77289) - Bits, Thyme (42231) - Remarks, Tarragon (86200) - Whittles
THANK YOU CARD by Michelle Lanning
These garden stakes were calling for a garden-themed card. It's the perfect spring thank you card.
Supplies: Apple Butter Paper (35660) - Fresh Squeezed, Charcoal (59STPAD-501) - Ink, Dandelion (71037) - Cardstock, Thank You (59155) - Clear Stamps, Decorative Tags (77264) - Bits, Caramel (58510) - Ribbon
THREE GENERATIONS by Michelle Lanning
I love the mix of the chevron paper and the bit of Neapolitan paper. I was able to make the title pop with some black Thickers from the Sketchbook line.
Supplies: Hazy Horizon Paper (35639) - Neapolitan, Sunny Skip Paper (35636) - Neapolitan, Store Room (64014) - Recipe Cards, Happy Chance (35648) - Flutterbys, Charcoal (59STPAD-501) - Ink, Sea Breeze Paper (35643) - Neapolitan, Jar (59157) - Clear Stamps, Endless Summer Ruffle Paper (35646) - Neapolitan, Parakeet (42234) - Remarks, Journal Balck (53337) - Thickers
SUMMER ART by Michelle Lanning
What better way to show we are ready for the summer season than displaying this wall art?! I mixed and matched some colorful lines to create this piece.
Supplies: Panty Robin's Egg (53309) - Thickers, Jar (59157) - Clear Stamps, Charcoal (59STPAD-501) - Stamp Pad, Bailey's Brush Paper (35675) - Sketchbook, Taffy (71022) - Cardstock, White (71081) - Cardstock, Greenery Atrium (35613) - Gardenia, Perennial Gardens Paper (35615) - Gardenia, Sadie's Story Paper (35695) - Sketchbook, Cindy's Sketch Paper (35680) - Sketchbook
Check out Michelle's blog, Twitter, and Pinterest to get to know her and her style even better!