Saturday, May 3, 2014

American Crafts NSD Blog Hop










Hello and welcome to the American Crafts National Scrapbook Day 2014 Blog Hop!  I hope you'll be inspired to by the amazing design team today and play along with each one of the challenges!


My Challenge: Is to make a background out of die cuts for your layout!

Sweet by Gina Lideros

How to:  Using Gelatos and a watercolor paintbrush spread white gelatos all over the background of your layout.  Dip watercolor paintbrush in water and use to blend in the background.  Die Cut stitched hearts using stitched heart die from Studio Calico.  Add some machine stitching with a sewing machine and adhere to background.  Add photo, title and ribbon.  Finish by adhering buttons and embellishments.
Supplies: 
SC Wanderlust 6x6 paper pad, SC heart stitching die, Daydreamer Wood buttons & epoxy heart,
SC LemonLush vellum labels, AC cardstock - Shamrock, Amy Tangerine Cut and Paste epoxy bows,
Crate Paper Oh Darling clothespin & vellum ephemera



A giveaway you say?  Of Course!  Leave a comment on this post by Saturday May 10th 2014 and I'll randomly select a winner to receive this fun prize pack that I put together:

giveaway prize pack includes: 
1 Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste daybook
DIY shop washi tape (gold & silver)
DIY thickers
6 cork hearts



Here is the full hop list in case you get a little lost along the way.  Make sure you go through the entire hop, leave a comment on each blog, then visit the American Crafts blog to win an extra super ginormous prize!


Next on the hop is Diana Waite!


Happy National Scrapbooking Day, hope you are doing something fun with your day!







93 comments:

  1. Really cute page and great picture!

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  2. Happy NSD.

    What a lovely layout.

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  3. So beautiful !!! Have a great day !!

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  4. Great page! Hearts are my favourite shape to repeat! Use them on pretty much every page!

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  5. Lovely layout - what a cute photo!

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  6. cute page and I totally love all the hearts a perfect embellishment for that little bundle of joy. Thanks for the chance to win your fab prize

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  7. What a sweet layout! The hearts are so cute with all the punched out circles! And I have a soft spot in my heart for baby pictures! :)

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  8. Love this layout!! Gotta try this! Happy NSD! 💖

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  9. How adorable is this?! All of those hearts are just awesome, and that picture is precious!

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  10. Very cute! You are good!! hahaha Giveaway ;) But I love so much your project, it´s original and fun, very nice, congrats, and happy NSD!! Claudia, minimili.blog@gmail.com

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  11. Very pretty layout! I love the hearts!

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  12. You have a beautiful style on your layouts!

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  13. Great layout! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Yes, I love the heart background, but omgosh - what a cute cute photo!
    Just makes me smile. :)

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  15. This is indeed a great idea to creat a fabulous background! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  16. Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration and all the NSD fun!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. What a cute layout with all those diecut hearts in the background!! Super fabulous!! Taunya Butler at daisiesgirl.com

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  18. So totally adorable! Love the photo and the background of die cuts!

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  19. Great challenge love the hearts - Happy NSD :)

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  20. Awwww this sweet page made me SMILE! Happy NSD!

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  21. Adorable page! Love your heart background!

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  22. LOVE your background - and what a DARLING photo!!!

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

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  23. So adorable! From the pattern paper to that cute picture!

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  24. love this page, both the layout and the adorable photo! :) Happy NSD!

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  25. such a cute baby! thanks for sharing

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  26. Fantastic design! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

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  27. Great job, thanks for Sharing!

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  28. Gorgeous layout, and such a beautiful photo!

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  29. That baby is sooooo cute!!! Lovin' the hearts too!

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  30. I love how bright and colorful this beautiful page is!

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  31. sweet photos & love those hearts! happy day!

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  32. Gina, I always love the look of repetition of shape with various patterns. Your page is so sweet. Thanks for the inspiration on NSD and the giveaway. :-)
    Janice

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  33. Super cute way to use all those hearts! Great layout!

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  34. I didn't know you were an AC DT member! Love your lo!!

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  35. That's just super cute! Love all that stitching

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  36. Great way to use up scraps. Loved you doggy layout yesterday.

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  37. Fabulous project here! Happy NSD!

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  38. Ahhh! I need the washi! lol

    No, i LOVE your layout! She is SO cute!

    Happy NSD!

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  39. This is awesome! Love the fabulous hearts.

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  40. Oh what a cutie! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. What a sweet little baby - lovely layout :)

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  42. Your layout is gorgeous! I am going to challenge myself to try Gelatos! And your giveaway rocks too - I have been wanting that Amy Tangerine daybook!

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  43. Great layout! Using a lot of die cuts us a great way to use up a lot of scraps. I will have to try this idea.

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  44. Love your work. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  45. love your layouts! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  46. Love the die cut background!

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  47. So adorable! Love your baby's picture and those hearts background :)

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  48. This page is so sweet, I love the background. And as I have just received a Cricut Explore I think this is a challenge I can get on board with! Thanks for the chance to win! x

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  49. What a great picture!!!! fun layout, lots of color.

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  50. Sweet is totally right! I love those early baby smiles. This layout is adorable!

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  51. Adorable pic, and I love the hearts all over the background.

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  52. So cute! Love the repeat of the heart for the background....might have to borrow this idea for my 4 month old grandson!

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  53. So cute and a great
    design with the dies.
    Carla from Utah

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  54. precious picture! I love the repeating die cut background. It's perfect for the story/picture

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  55. Thanks for the cool challenge and the sweet giveaway!

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  56. So cute, Gina!! Those die cut hearts are so fun in the background, and I love the larger, centered photo!!

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  57. love the way you decorated the photo using bright color. well done Gina

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  58. So cute - love it. Happy NSD

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  59. Super duper cute heart background!

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  60. this layout is just too cute, I love it!

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  61. Never seen so many sweet hearts before - what a great idea.

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  62. Aww what an adorable layout - definitely one to get out at the 21st birthday party! lol... love how you've just used hearts on the layout yet it looks so much more... some great things in your give-away too.

    Paula (from over the pond) xxx

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  63. Love the 3D background. Cute hearts and cute baby!

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  64. What a beautiful layout! I love the hearts and stitching.

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  65. great idea...love your background (and cute baby pic)

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  66. Great challenge! Thanks for the chance to win

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  67. Absolutely adorable......love all the hearts!

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  68. Gina you always have the best backgrounds!!

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  69. Absolutely love the stitched hearts. Fantastic job Gins!

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  70. Love the background, Gina! That photo is too sweet!

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  71. love this background full of hearts. very nice. marta

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  72. ADORABLE photo & layout Gina!!!

    LOVE your whitewashed background, LOVE your pretty patterned die cut hearts ( great papers and great die) - LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your HEARTY INSPIRATION :)

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  73. Adorable layout!! Love those colorful hearts!! Love it. :-)

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  74. Love your adorable layout with all those stitched hearts!

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  75. I love the die cuts. Great page!

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  76. Omg, the colors and layout are beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway :D

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  77. I super duper love this layout!! That heart die is one of my favorite supplies :)

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