Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The One with May 2012 American Crafts Layouts

Hold the phone, I actually scrapbooked?!? And stuff I can even share?!?! What is the world coming to? 
Normally I don't particularly like "themed" lines, but the new Shoreline collection from American Crafts has colors that just speak to me!
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AND I had the perfect photos to go along with them. Win win! So, I whipped up these layouts this morning and I still feel inspired to make more projects with this line! 
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TOMMY BAHAMA BABIES

Journaling says: Completely unplanned and unintentional, we all came to the beach with different colored Tommy Bahama chairs and unknowingly set them up in this perfect configuration. I think this candid photo should be on their next ad campaign!

How to: Drop white spray mist across a coral cardstock background. Cut triangles (six from each chosen patterned paper) and arrange them in hexagons across the page. I LOVE that they look like umbrella tops - perfect for the beach! Hand stitch across a few of the hexagons and stitch an additional hexagon for journaling in. Place a flower sticker on three of the hexagons. Add a photo with a letter stickers/Thickers title on top. Stamp a few waves here and there.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, stickers (flowers, letters), wave stamp, ink pen, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Spray mist: Studio Calico; Floss: DMC
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FUN IN THE SUN

Journaling says: This was Fox's first time at the beach since he started having opinions of his own. At first he really didn't like touching the sand or having it all over him, but it didn't take long for him to find some toys to distract him from being "messy." Then he was loving it! Our very own little beach bum :)

How to: Drop white mist across a dark navy cardstock background. Place a double photo on the bottom right side and trace three concentric circles around it (I used a bowl and two different sized plates as templates). Punch pinked circles (four from each chosen patterned paper) and lightly adhere the layers together then onto the page over the circles. Stitch over the circles and punches using white thread. Top a few of the circles with a sequin. Add a title using Thickers and letter stickers and journal on three of the circles. Place a couple of label stickers and a flower sticker on the bottom right corner, trim the excess, and call it good!

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, stickers (flower, labels, letters), pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Sequins: Craft supply; Pinked circle punch: Martha Stewart Crafts; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark
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Thanks for taking a gander!

16 comments:

Juanna Hope Sia said...

awesome ideas & inspiration! (:

wendipooh13 said...

ohhhh LOVE LOVE the fun ideas and shapes on both pages and of course the stitching!!! VERY cool

I'm just a simple gal said...

cute layouts!!!

Cherie said...

They are both so AMAZING!!!

Evelyn said...

Yay, some layouts!! I am always blown away by your layouts so I was very excited to see that you got a little time to make some. :-) Thanks for sharing!

JenniferSanborn said...

Cute stuff! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute LOs! I LOVE the pics of the chairs together! FUN!

*reyanna klein* said...

These are beautiful!! I say it every month, but you are SOOOOO talented! GAH! :-D

Chris said...

These are incredible! You are so talented!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

wow!! you have such a fun style Paige, I can't wait to see what you do with Jane's pages!!

dana @ wonder forest said...

I have never tried scrapbooking before, but you did an amazing job!
xo dana
thewonderforest

Miriam Prantner said...

LOVE these! Your layouts are always so amazing and detailed! Great work! When can you show us some girl layouts? ;)

Diana Waite said...

GOOD for you to get your scrap on! you rocked these papers girl! LOVE them both! :)

Allison Taylor said...

cute paige! love the beach look. Next time i see you, lets scrapbook together?

Leslie Ashe said...

I love your layouts Paige!
Your details are the BEST!

Heather Innusa said...

These layouts are utterly fabulous Paige!!!! I love every detail - and I love it that little fox has taken over the blog - he's one adorable lil guy!!!