January 28, 2015

American Crafts Guest Designer

A few weeks back I received an email asking if I would like to Guest Design for American Crafts. After pinching myself to see if I was dreaming, doing a happy dance throughout the house, and asking my husband to read the email to make sure I wasn't imagining the whole thing, I said YES!

When my box of goodies arrived, it was pure heaven! So many beautiful papers and embellishments, and oh.my.gosh, the Thickers!!!!! First up, a layout with my sweet girl.
I added a few splatters of paint, along with some Thickers period punctuation marks as confetti. I love how all their new collections mixed and matched together so well on this layout!
Supplies: Serendipity (369185) Hello Beautiful Paper, Serendipity (369182) Hello Honey Paper, Stitched (368968) After Glow Black Thickers, Shimelle (368145) Hershel Paper, Shimelle (368173) Die Cut Cardstock Shapes

I made my mini layout first, then added it to the canvas with the clip. The mini layout can be changed as time goes on. This is my mom and her sister with my grandparents in 1937.
Supplies: Shimelle (368143) Earhart Paper, Shimelle (368163) Gold Dunbar Thickers, Stitched (368972) With Love Puffy Stickers, Serendipity (369182) Hello Honey Paper, Neapolitan (85655) Printed Chipboard Shapes, Serendipity (369220) Die Cut Water Color Words, Serendipity (369219) Wood Shapes, Shimelle (368171) Photo Overlays

Yep, I made a mistake in the journaling on this one. Maybe with that fun title using the Thickers mixed in with the acrylic die cut words no one will ever notice ;)
Supplies: Stitched (368944) Heartfelt Paper, Stitched (368967) After Glow Thickers, Stitched (368975) Die Cut Acrylic Shapes, Stitched (368972) With Love Puffy Stickers, Shimelle (368142) Hall Paper, Serendipity (369183) Lucky Stars Paper, Serendipity (369186) Summer Breeze Paper, Neapolitan (85655) Printed Chipboard Shapes

 I love the look of the old black and white photo with the bright colors! These Dear Lizzy Serendipity Thickers are my new favorites!!
Supplies: Serendipity (369180) Cotton Candy Paper, Serendipity (369181) Little Things Paper, Serendipity (369183) Lucky Stars Paper, Stitched (368968) After Glow Black Thickers, Stitched (368972) With Love Puffy Stickers, Stitched (368942) Interlock Paper, Serendipity (369207) Ooh, La La Thickers, Shimelle (368141) Hopper Paper

As always, thanks for stopping by. A special thanks goes to American Crafts and Paige Evans, their wonderful blog hostess, for giving me this opportunity!


Ashley Horton said...

These are all amazing Mary Ann! Congrats on your AC guest spot!!

Dara Lynn said...

Congratulations Mary Ann on your guest posting with American Crafts. Pinned both for future reference of those great paper lines and design