The One with the American Crafts Blog Hop!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day (you best be wearing green or I'm giving you a virtual pinch!) and welcome to the American Crafts blog hop! I hope you've enjoyed seeing everyone's projects so far! Here's my project:

Tips & Tricks: My favorite new American Crafts product is the plastic rose brads and patterned buttons! Here's how I made this layout: I designed a fancy-edged shape in Adobe Illustrator, printed it out, cut it out, then traced it onto white cardstock and cut it out. I stitched three borders around the edge using contrasting brown thread then added a plethora of brads and buttons around the border. I cut out mini photos of my weekly pregnancy belly shots and lined them up in a 6 x 6 grid on the background and stitched straight lines between each photo using white thread. I popped some of the pictures off the page with dimensional adhesive (there's no rhyme or reason as to the ones I chose, just whatever I thought looked best). I placed chipboard border stickers on the edges, added a Thickers title, then wrote my journaling around the edges. I like that prongs from the brads made the white cardstock stick off from the background patterned paper.

Journaling says: We found out really early on that I was pregnant and so every Sunday before church took a picture of my growing belly. It was a fun challenge to try and put together a new outfit to accommodate my expanding stomach. Fox made his debut at 39 weeks and 6 days. I'll definitely do these weekly photos with every baby that we have.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, brads, buttons, vinyl dimensional flower sticker, letter stickers, chipboard border stickers, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Paper cutter, scissors: Fiskars; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark

If you'd like to win an assortment of American Crafts Elements:
just leave a comment on this here post by Monday March 21st and I'll pick a lucky winner and let them be known that day!

Next on the blog hop: Poki Nobeno!
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN