Saturday, September 7, 2013

American Crafts Blog Hop

 *** Comments are now closed, thank you to everyone that commented.  The winner will be revealed tomorrow morning***

Hello!!
and welcome to the American Crafts Blog Hop!  I am so excited to be a part of the 2013-14 Design Team at American Crafts.

Today 20 of our talented American Crafts design team members have put together amazing projects to share with you!
Here's the deal: visit each blog, leave a lovely comment on each post, then come back to the to American Crafts Blog to be entered to win a grand prize!

Here is the full hop list (in case you get lost along the way):




For the blog hop each Design team member was asked to create a layout focusing on them.
Here is the "Me layout" that I created about me for the hop:

Live Simply by Gina Lideros

To create my "Me Layout" I used American Crafts Shamrock cardstock as my base (did I mention this is my favorite color) and then added chevrons punched from papers from the Yes, Please collection.  I journaled a little bit about what my current likes and interests are on this fun card cut from Yes, Please paper.



Supplies:
Shamrock (71059) - Cardstock,
Commitment/Kraft Paper (35937) - Yes, Please, Currently Paper (35934) - Yes, Please,
Share Paper (35930) - Yes, Please, Details, Stitched Vellum Shapes (85628) - Yes, Please, Clothes Pins (85663) - Yes, Please, 
Chipboard Thickers, Kitten/Black (MGTH-53448) - My Girl, Capture, Embroidery Stencil Kit (63070) - Yes, Please,  Border Punch Value Kit (63013) - Knockouts,
Gold (AM714-17 ) - Glitter Cardstock, 
Ocean (AM714-23) - Glitter Cardstock, Yellow (71828) - Glitter Cardstock,  Cricket (71426) - Glitter Cardstock, 
Wood buttons and Epoxy Accents (85598) - Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic, This To That (AM617-13) - Adhesive




Giveaway Time!!!  I have a fun prize pack that I would like to giveaway to one lucky commenter.  Here is the list of what is included in this prize:

1- Pack of Fabric Doll Thickers
1- Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic Daybook
1- Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic Phrase Garlands
1 - Pack Dear Lizzy 5th andFrolic Brads
1 - Roll of Pink/White Bakers Twine
- assorted sequins


Sound good?  All you have to do is leave me a comment below telling me what your favorite American Crafts collection is and I will randomly choose a winner (open to international commenters).  Comments will stay open till Friday 9/13 at 12pm.  I will announce the winner right here on my blog on Saturday 9/14 morning.  Good luck!!

Thanks for visiting me today,  make sure you go through the hop and stop by all of the designers blogs (some of them have giveaways)!

Next on the hop is the talented Patricia Roebuck


117 comments:

  1. WOW! What a beautiful layout and original design! I love it! I recently had the chance to play with the Mayberry collection and i loved it! So bright, bold and beautiful!

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  2. Waht a gorgeous idea! LOVE IT ♥
    I love Yes, Please collection! :)

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  3. What a great page!! I am a huge Amy Tan fan (hey, that kinda rhymes!) but also like Lizzy's lines too..

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  4. Lovely layout! I love anything with Amy Tan's name on it!

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  5. Awesome page! I love the unique design. My favorite collection is Amplified... yup, I've been an AC fan for a LONG time!

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  6. What a fun page!!! My fave collection?? Wow! Don't know if I could choose! I have been using AC a long time!

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  7. Wow!Beautiful! I love 5th Frolic collection!

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  8. Gorgeous! My favourite collection has to the Lucky Charm. And also Yes, Please. Tie between those two!!

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  9. congrats on DT, really like all the texture from the 'rays'

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  10. great inspiration of a layout!

    fav collection - having succumbed to buying almost the whole line: AC Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm

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  11. So in love with those chevrons! My fav collection is the Neopolitan Dear Lizzy collection. I've used it on several summer mini albums and just love every piece of it.

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  12. Thats a pretty cool idea of arrows! Looks great!!
    Im still in aww of anything and everything Amy T!!

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  13. Great layout!! I love your design!

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  14. what a great layout! i love all the AC collections, but Amy Tangerine's Yes, Please is my all-time fav (so far!)

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  15. This is so fun!! Loving all the arrows!!

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  16. I'm not sure I can pick one... I love 5th and Frolic, but I also love Yes Please, Oh man.... I love too many.

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  17. What a fun layout! 5th & frolic is probably one of my favorites!

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  18. Hello Gina! What a dynamic layout! Awesome! My favorite line is Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party, and I can't wait until the Project Life set hits the shelves! Thanks for the chance to win, and congrats on the team!

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  19. Oooo...love all those fabulous arrows. Fun design!

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  20. I LOVE how you used the arrows! GREAT layout!!

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  21. I love your layout! So much fun with all those arrow

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  22. Amazing Gina!! Love how you used the punched chevrons to create the burst pattern!! Such a fun idea!

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  23. Great layout, love the arrows layer out to look like sun rays (and a great way to use scraps!)

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  24. Love your repeating pattern and stitching! My favorite is anything Amy Tangerine!

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  25. Awesome design! And love the details. Beautiful!

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  26. Such a clever page design - love it!

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  27. Wow! Great design, Gina! I love it!
    My favorite line is Polka Dot Party!

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  28. Love the Yes Please line. Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself as well as your wonderful talent and creativity with us!

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  29. Gorgeous layout!! Love the colors....just like I love the Yes Please collection!

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  30. Oh I really like your layout! I love that it has a different feel from everything else I've seen so far. Fantastic!
    I'm still a big fan of the AT sketchbook line.

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  31. Love it, Gina! Love all those little bits of papers!

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  32. Your page is amazing! Love all the patterns and the creative way you've highlighted your photos and journaling card. Thanks so much for sharing - can't wait to see what else you've got to share with us!

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  33. Love the arrows !

    Mayberry is my fave American Crafts collection.

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  34. oh my my favorite is Dear Lizzy 5th&Frolic.. really a fun collection.. love your fun layout.. great designing..

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  35. wow, your layout is so original and dynamic! absolutely inspiring.

    My fave collections are dear lizzy 5th and frolic and amy tan's new cut and paste!! xx

    http://cafeetpapier.com

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  36. I love the bold design. So excited to be designing with you this year!

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  37. Love this page, how each line is a different colour! Favourite collection is a tough one but probably my girl.

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  38. Your layout is very unique and wonderful! Love Dear Lizzy!

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  39. This layout is so inspiring!

    I haven't seen in person yet but Polka Dot by Dear Lizzy would be my favorite!

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  40. gina, great radial layout! i like your use of the punches and all the patterned paper on your fave color. my fave AC collection is dear lizzy neapolitan.

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  41. Great LO, can't wait to scraplift it!
    My favourite AC line (and possible all time fave) is Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  42. What a fun layout! Love all those chevron pieces!

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  43. I really love the arrows/chevrons! :D

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  44. I love your layout! The arrows are fabulous! My favorite AC collection at the moment is Cut & Paste!

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  45. Great layout!! My favorite right now is the Cut & Paste!

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  46. Wow this looks awesome lovin the design ..xx

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  47. Oh wow! Love the repeat pattern on this LO!! Gorgeous!

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  48. Wow, such a bold page!
    My favourite AC collection is probably Dear Lizzy Neapolitan.

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  49. What an awesome page! My favorite collection is Mayberry. :o)

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  50. Beautiful layout, thanks for sharing! My favourite collection is Dear Lizzy's 5th and Frolic!

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  51. Congrats on being part of the team and thank you for the giveaway :). My favourite collection is Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm

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  52. love all the dear lizzy- 5th and frolic maybe. I used the heck out of some shoreline this summer too.

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  53. I can't get enough of your layout - it's amazing!

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  54. I love all AC products, but am dying to get my hands on the new polka dot or cut and paste!

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  55. Beautiful layout. My favorite product that is hard but I am loving dear lizzy lucky charm right now.

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  56. I love Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic but my all time favorite products are by Amy Tangerine.

    Terrie Allison
    tallison21@aol.com

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  57. I love the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Collection.

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  58. You have a beautiful smile!! My favorite collection is Mayberry!!

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  59. Love the arrows on your layout! When it comes to favourite collection I vote for everything with bright colours. :)

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  60. I love your layout (may have to pinch that idea) oh, tough one - Neopolitan Dear Lizzy. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  61. Love that bold color choice in your background. Right now I'm loving the Mayberrie collection but I also love the past Soho Garden collection.
    Thanks for the chance to win some amazing goodies.

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  62. awesome layout! thanks for the chance to win!

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  63. What a beautiful layout! My favorite AC collection? Have a ton, but the first that comes to mind is Dear Lizzy!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com

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  64. Adore this layout! So glad to see your use of color! My fav line right now is the Cut & Paste collection. Looking forward to seeing your up & coming work.

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  65. my favorite is dear lizzy - all of her stuff!

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  66. Great page! A favorite? Hard to choose but Dear Lizzy is awesome!

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  67. I love 5th and Frolic, but Cut & Paste is quickly becoming my favorite!
    I love your unique technique with the paper pieces! Great layout. Thanks

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  68. great inspiration, I might scraplift that :)

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  69. I love Cut & Paste and your very colourful layout.

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  70. gorgeous page, Gina! I love those arrows. So pretty!

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  71. Loving the "peacock" affect on your page! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  72. Your layout rocks! Cut and Paste is my favorite collection.

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  73. Jolie page colorée. Merci pour le blog hop.

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  74. great layout. Thanks for the chance to win

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  75. Love your page! that is awesome!

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  76. Absolutely love the Amy Tangerine collections and am really getting into the Dear Lizzy collections ;)

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  77. What a fun design! My favorite AC collection? Almost everyone but my favorite of all time it would be Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Collection!! :)

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  78. SO seriously FANTASTIC--love you used the arrows!

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  79. Awesome layout! Love the chevrons & neat stitching! My favorite AC collection is Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party.....it would be a great collection for layouts of my grand daughter! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  80. Awesome layout! Love the chevrons & neat stitching! My favorite AC collection is Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party.....it would be a great collection for layouts of my grand daughter! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  81. I love how the chevrons are not all flat! They add so much texture and energy! I guess I could say Amy Tangerine's Yes, Please is my favorite, but they are all pretty wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  82. I love all the chevrons too! Love the texture. Pick a favorite? Man, thats hard, but I will go with the one out now, which is polka dot party. So much fun!

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  83. Oh that is just too cool! Love the use of the different patterns! Thanks so much!

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    1. Ps I love all of the dear Kizzy too much to pick one!

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  84. Love your use of the chevrons! Such a unique idea!! Thanks for the chance! I love the 5th and Frolic line!

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  85. Amazing layout!!! The chevrons are so cool!! I love all AC but my favorite would have to be Dear Lizzy Neopolitan.

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  86. Love how you sewed your chevrons on! This is a very cool layout! My favorite is Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party.

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  87. WOW! What an incredible layout! I am looking forward to seeing more of your work with AC.

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  88. Hello Gina! My favorite American Crafts paper pad is a tie for Yes Please Amy Tangerine and 5th and Frolic Dear Lizzy!

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  89. I love the arrow/sunburst design! Favorite line is hard to say. Right now I love the Amy Tan Cut and Paste. All of her lines have been in my top loves.

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  90. Your layout is really neat!
    I don't know if I can choose a favorite collection. I do love the Amy Tangerine lines, though!

    ~Natalie (QSOgirl)
    qsogirl at yahoo dot com

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  91. My fave is Amy Tangerine! I love what you did with the arrows!

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  92. Love all the pretty green you used, my favorite. My favorite line: Amy Tangerine.

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  93. Love the design of your layout!
    My favorite collection is Mayberry.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  94. Love Amy Tangerine Yes Please. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I'm really enjoying this bloghop.

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  95. Your layout is so pretty! I love all the punched chevron!

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  96. Such a cool design, Gina! Love the stitching!

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  97. Love your LO and love all the little details...♥

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  98. Great layout! Love the arrows! My fav collection has to be 5th&Frolic from DearLizzy! Loved the sweet colors.. triangles, florals, gold accents.. amazing! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  99. Saw this sneak peak thumbnail on american crafts blog. In love with it right away. You create such amazing lovely LO.

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  100. What a pretty layout! My favorite AC line to date-Maggie Holmes lines for Crate!So pretty!

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  101. Tough to choose, but I do keep coming back to Dear Lizzy's Lucky Charm collection - love the colour palette. But I'm super excited to play with Cut and Paste and Polka Dot Party too!

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  102. Love that sunburst of chevrons on that bright BG!! Gorgeous LO.

    How lovely of you to offer some yummy blog candy. I am new to American Crafts, so I don't have a favorite line yet. They all are so delicious! You didn't require us to follow to be eligible, but I am a brand-new follower by Google, nonetheless. Yippee!!!
    <3 J

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  103. Great layout love the arrow burst :)

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