Thursday, January 28, 2010

The One with January American Crafts Layouts

Here are my two monthly layouts for American Crafts featuring 100% American Crafts products. They carry everything. I mean that literally. At least as far as scrapbooking products goes. Cardstock. Patterned paper. Adhesive. Albums. Page protectors. Stickers. Rub ons. Ribbon. Stamps. Embossing powder. Chipboard shapes. Pens. What DON'T they carry is the more appropriate question. I heart them. So here are my layouts:

Mini Me.
The first thing I do when I go to scrap is pick a picture or two. A few months ago I got a whole bunch of pictures printed at Costco and I've been using those to scrap, but I'm sick of looking through them. Instead I delved into my "to scrap" box and found these pictures of me as a little tyke.

Some tidbits about this layout:
1) It took an entire movie (The Proposal) to make those flowers, but it was worth it. I pleated patterned paper and cardstock and added a piece of ribbon to make each bud, then topped it with a brad or button.
2) The layout needed more green so I handcut a vine from green cardstock and stitched it to the border. I don't know how I ever scrapped without a sewing machine. It's a staple now.

Supplies: Pearl cardstock, cardstock, patterned paper, brads (fabric, glitter, pearl), buttons (glitter, regular), Thickers (foam, fabric), ribbon, pen: American Crafts; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Paper cutter: Fiskars; Adhesive: Helmar

Love is in the Air
These are some pictures from our engagement photo session. I wanted to use the new I Heart You line by American Crafts and needed some lovey dovey pictures to showcase and this is what I found that I liked.

Some tidbits about this layout:
1) I watched Pirates of the Caribbean 3 while making this layout. That's my favorite of the three Pirate movies.
2) I glued the pictures first, add the scalloped ribbon and Thickers title, then I had fun on the bottom half of the layout. First I placed the letter sticker words (you & me, kisses, hugs, and love), then I added a few rub on letters to make ever more sentiments (be mine and forever). After that I just filled in the spaces with more rub ons, stickers, chipboard shapes (called House), Thickers shapes, love themed stamps, etc.
3) Some stickers or rub ons or even chipboard shapes went over the edge of the layout so I just cut them off. Easy peasy.

Supplies: Cardstock, scalloped ribbon, letter stickers, Thickers (patterned chipboard), rub ons, love themed stickers, love themed stamps, Flair (badges): American Crafts; Paper cutter: Fiskars; Adhesive: Helmar


Courtney Baker said...

Paige these are amazing. I adore those flowers and the way you arranged the elements in the second layout. And I love some American Crafts too!

Amy Heller said...

Gorgeous, Paige! Your parents must have been great photographers because those photos are just spot on! I love them! LOVE all the AC goodness, too - want it all! :::sigh:::

Allison Taylor said...

Woooowwwwww those are the two cutest layouts ive ever seen in my life!!

Jenn said...

These are BEAUTIFUL! I love the collage style on the bottom! WOW

Sorry I didn't get to run into you at CHA

Ryan and LeDawn said...

GORGEOUS!!! You are too cute and I am green with envy at your talent!

Chris said...

I love them both!

mel said...

gorgeous gorgeous!!
the second one is blowing my mind - aaaaoooooooogggggaaaa!

Maeghan Magante said...

Can you please please please post a tutorial/give a link/otherwise tell us how you made those cute flowers? I love them both, but the flowers just speak to me! TFS!

Amber said...

EEKS! I love! You are always so innovative and cute...and you know how to use lots of STUFF and still make it look CUTE! =)

Cherie said...

Oh La La I love them! Also I would have totally loved to have met you at CHA. Next time for sure, or you never know we live kinda close we could run into eachother at some other scrappy thing :)

Blake and Erica said...

Paige! You are so amazingly talented! I love your layouts! I LOVE your flowers!!

*reyanna klein* said...

These look awesome! And I LOVE that you share how you made the layout... or what led to it... or the movie you were watching. I just love that. :)

And that is why I heart American Crafts too! They are my #1 favorite company because of that. Well, that AND their stuff inspires me more than any other company out there! That says a lot! :D

malm said...

I remember taking both of those pictures of you. I used to LOVE following you around with my camera. I wish we lived closer so I could still follow you around!

Supermar said...

I want the I Heart You stuff! I don't have any!

Valerie said...

these are gorgeous - I don't know where to start - the stitching on you first layout, the flowers, that collage on the love layout - so pretty!

Amber said...

Wowzers! Beautiful LO's Paige! Love the homemade flowers and leaves!

carina said...

Your layouts are just amazing!!
I´m totally in love with your work=)

I was so inspired when i saw your "love is in the air" layout, so i just had to lift it, hope that is okay!?

hugs carina