Okay, not going to lie! I am WAY excited about the projects I have to share with you today. I flipped out when I got an e-mail from Paige asking me to guest design this week for American Crafts. Ummm...YES! I worked with mostly the Love collection as well as bits and pieces of Dear Lizzy Christmas and Enchanted, City Park and The Classics. And since it's Valentine's week at American Crafts, all of my projects have a lovey, dovey spin. I'll share each project here, but you can go to the American Crafts blog for more details and specific supplies used.
These photos of the girls are very recent...this winter was really the first time we were able to go out and play in the snow. (The girls got sleds from Santa this year.) And, in true "Nora and Lily" form, they responded to the snow in sync with their personalities.
Here is "We Love(?) Snow"....
I made the banner by punching snowflakes (with a Martha Stewart punch) out of patterned paper and accenting them with buttons and twine. I used (and love) American Crafts dimensional stickers on the banner as well.
For my next layout, you're getting a peek at even more recent pictures of the girls and our recent photo shoot for Valentine's Day. For this layout, I wanted to keep it fresh and clean so I did a little tone-on-tone with American Crafts' white cardstock. The patterned paper I used here was from City Park, The Classics and Dear Lizzy Enchanted.
I love this large punch by EK Success and backed each hole in the cardstock with patterned paper.
And now some fun cards to share...I love the color combination of kraft, turquoise and red...YUM!
And with this card, I used the American Crafts delights as flowers.
Finally, for my last project...I created this Love mobile. I picked up the mobile at Hobby Lobby a few years ago for around $3.00 and covered each heart with patterned paper. A little white paint shabbied them right up! I accented the large heart with felt flowers and accordion flowers, added some ribbon and tulle and THICKERS...and that was it!
Thank you so much to American Crafts for the opportunity to guest design! I really love working with your products!
Have a great day! :)