Saturday, May 2, 2015

American Crafts NSD Blog Hop!!



Hello and welcome to the American Crafts NSD 2015 Blog Hop!! We are so glad that you could join us! To celebrate National Scrapbook Day this year, I decided to create a new layout featuring the Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine collection! I just love this collection and find it so versatile for everyday life!



Supplies:  Amy Tangerine Rise And Shine: (370013) - Claire Paper; Amy Tangerine Rise And Shine: (370004) - Ella Paper; Amy Tangerine Rise And Shine: (370006) - Emery Paper; Amy Tangerine Rise And Shine: (370009) - Emma Paper;  Amy Tangerine Rise And Shine: (370002) - Kylie Paper; Amy Tangerine Rise And Shine: (370011) - Lucy Paper; Amy Tangerine Rise And Shine: (370016) - Madison Paper, Amy Tangerine Rise And Shine: (370012) - Olivia Paper; Amy Tangerine Rise And Shine: (370000) - Rachel Paper;  Amy Tangerine Rise And Shine: (370017) - Samantha Paper;  Amy Tangerine Rise And Shine: (370008) - Stella Paper; Amy Tangerine Rise And Shine: (370018) - Sophia Paper;  Amy Tangerine Rise And Shine: (370034) - Epoxy Stickers; Amy Tangerine Rise And Shine: (370039) - Wood Veneer Tags; Amy Tangerine Rise And Shine: (3700450) - Memo Pad; 
Amy Tangerine Rise And Shine: (370035) - Phrase Stickers; Cardstock: (7104) - Vanilla


How To: Use a 1" square punch to punch out pieces of assorted patterned papers and white cardstock.  Use watercolor paints to apply watercolors to the punched pieces of white cardstock, set aside.  Arrange punched pieces in a diamond format, use a ruler to line pieces up and adhere down.  Flick drops of white paint across the page.  Print a small photo and adhere to top left hand side of page and back with die cuts, note pad page, paper clip and stickers.  Fussy cut a flower from overlay sheet and tuck in behind photo.  Finish page by adhering wood veneer and stickers.




My Challenge: What is a blog hop without a fun challenge?  I challenge you to use watercolors on your next page!  I would love to see what you create!  Feel free to share the link here, or on our Facebook page.  

I have a fun prize up for grabs and all you have to do to be entered to win is to leave a comment on this blog.



Prize pack is open to US residents only and will remain open until Monday May 4th 12:00 AM PST.  The winner will be announced on my blog on Tuesday May 5th.



Next on the hop is the talented: Heather Leopard



American Crafts is giving away a $40 grand prize on their blog, all you have to do is leave a comment to win. The winner will be randomly selected and announced on the AC blog the following Friday (May 8th 2015). Good luck!










66 comments:

  1. Great layout!!! Loving the design, and the colors!

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  2. I'm always amazed by your awesome backgrounds!!

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  3. I am so going to copy this to use with a pic of my best friend. Beautiful layout.

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  4. Pretty colors. I want to try to use water colors on a Lo ; thanks for challenging me! Dkerut@gmail.com

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  5. I love the way you created your own background! It turned out beautiful! I want to give that a try! Hope you have a lovely NSD!

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  6. Fun layout- what a fantastic background!

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  7. I love the punched squares for a background! Great way to use some fun papers. Thanks for sharing a great layout!

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  8. Love this! I struggle with using watercolors directly on my projects, so this is a great way to dip your toes in the water(colors)!

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  9. Great way to use up some scraps. Thanks for the tip. Happy Scrapping.

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  10. I love all of these colors on your layout. It is so cute. thanks for the ideas.

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  11. LOVING the soft colors of your page--I have been planning on using my water colors, thanks for the PUSH!!

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  12. looks great. I have too many boys for soft colors. I need bold, bold, bold!

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  13. The squares give the layout a quilty feel, awesome. Very colorful, love Stitched, too. Thanks very much for a chance to win. Michelle t

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  14. Love your design! Love the papers you used for your squares, so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. Ooooh, just look at all those goodies! Thanks for the chance to win this "harvest of happiness!"

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  16. I love using watercolors on my background, just made 2 this week. It is perfect for Easter and spring layouts. Love your layout and all those squares!! I might have to try that.

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  17. Thanks for a chance to win a great NSD prize - in one work - THICKERS! Yay!
    PS love your layout!

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  18. What a fun layout...great way to use up scraps.

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  19. I love the look of your page. All of those water colored punched squares make on awesome background. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win some scrapping fun .
    -Cher

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  20. Beautiful! I did a similar layout with the squares but love the watercolor aspect! Thanks

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  21. I love how you used all of the papers in this layout and what a great challenge. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  23. Love this layout. Punched squares, such a good idea to use up some scraps!

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  24. Love this layout. Punched squares, such a good idea to use up some scraps!

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  25. love your ideas and a fab prize shame it is for the USA only but I understand as postal rates are going up and up all the time

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  26. your layout is beautiful. awesome prize pkg!

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  27. This is a great technique - I am definitely going to try it!

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  28. I square punch is at the top of my wish list when I can get some spare funds in the scrapping budget! So many uses!

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  29. What a great layout and design!
    I have a scalloped one inch punch
    that would work perfectly for this!
    Thanks for the idea.
    Carla from Utah

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  30. I love that a layout like this uses so many scraps! and this is so cute! thanks for sharing ;)

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  31. Here's my cards I made
    for Mother's Day and
    used water colors to
    make the backgrounds.
    My first time using them.
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/52846995604123250/
    Carla from Utah

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  32. Love the design of squares! Great way to use a 6x6 pad, or even scraps!

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  33. What a fun LO! Love the square technique it is a great scrap pile buster! TFS

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  34. Great layout! Love the use of scraps!

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  35. Great layout! Love the use of scraps!

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  36. What a fun layout, love the background!! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Hi! I'm from Canada so I can't win your prize but I still wanted to say that your layout is lovely!!! Thanks for the tips and inspiration! :)

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  38. Loving the water colors and the layout! Very nice!

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  39. WOW - FUN & FABULOUS layout Gina - LOVE IT ALL, especially your PRETTY squares - what a COOL design!!!
    I'm not from the US, so please don't include me in your prize draw.
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

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  40. Your layout is gorgeous. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  41. What a super-girly and pretty LO!!! The photo is so happy and the squares are a fabulous idea!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  42. Loving the colors and design of your layout! thanks for you inspiration and the chance for your giveaway! floresfour@aol.com

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  43. Love your layout! Great use of scraps or 6x6!

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  44. Lovely layout ! You have a lot more patience than I do LOL

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  45. Love this idea to get out my punches! Your work is amazing, Gina!

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  46. I love how you used the Rise and Shine collection! This would be the perfect layout idea for my many, many scraps.

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  47. Pretty colors on those papers! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  48. Your layout is so pretty Gina. Love the Rise and Shine collection. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  49. I have soo many baby albums to make as showers presents-this package looks like it would work really well.

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  50. Thank you for sharing. I love finding inspiration from others.

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  51. It's so great to see those punches at work. And we can use up scraps! Great idea.

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  52. love the colors and pattern you created with the punches! thanks for the inspiration!!! =)

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  53. Love the colors and patterns on your fun layou!!!

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  54. All these layouts featuring the Amy Tangerine new collection is making me drool.. I can't wait to take a look at them in the stores and get them into my supplies!

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  55. WOW.... I love love love your design with those squares! The papers are beautiful :)

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