The One with the 2011-2012 American Crafts Design Team Farewell Blog Hop


Saturday, September 1, 2012

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It's been such a pleasure to work with these 16 talented women over the past year!
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I love everything about American Crafts and have had so much fun being involved with them some way or another since 2008.
Here is a layout I made just for the hop:
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LITTLE BEAN

Journaling says: We have many nick-names for you Jane, including "Little Bean: cuz you're so little, just like a bean! Daddy loves holding you.

Notes: This piece of cardstock with flowers die cut from it was a remnant from a project that required a lot of flowers. I figured I'd save the scrap cardstock and use it as a mask for misting or something. I'm glad I held onto it cuz when I saw it a few weeks later, this layout came to be!

How to: Back the die cut flowers from a sheet of white cardstock with different patterned papers. Accent the center of some of the flowers with an embellishment (brad, button, or accordion flower). Add two photos to the bottom and journal below them. Create a title on a tag cut in half, place the halves above the photos, then embellish with crocheted trim, stickpins, a chipboard banner cut in half, a sentiment banner sticker, and pearls.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, brads, buttons, accordion flowers, stickers (letters, sentiment banner), chipboard banner, tag, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Stickpins, pearls: Pebbles; Crocheted trim: Loe My Tapes; Die cut machine (Cameo), flower dies: Silhouette
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To celebrate, here is a giveaway to three lucky ladies:
1) Most of the Fresh Squeezed line:
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2) Most of the Gardenia line:
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3) Some Amy Tangerine Daybooks and embellishments (stamps, die cuts, tabs):
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Leave a comment on this post by Saturday September 8th 2012 and I'll randomly select three winners to receive a bundle'o'goodness. Good luck one and all!

Next on the hop is Leah Farquharson!

Here is the full hop list:
Paige Evans <--- you are here!

Thanks for hopping by!

PS - this isn't good-bye, I'm still on the team for the 2012-2013 year and still doing the AC blog and Design Team Coordinator schtuff :)

229 comments

  1. What a fantastic idea!! Love your layout - I bet she'll treasure this in years to come......

    Thanks for the chance at the goodies, Paige!

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  2. WOW! WHat an awesome idea! Such a fabulous looking layout!!

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  3. Love AC! love your layout and your cuties (dh and baby)
    I wish to win the Gardenia line please...love those thickers!

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  4. I love your layout. What a great idea to use up your scraps!

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  5. I love this layout - great idea!!

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  6. Count me in for the giveaway. I love all those Thickers.

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  7. Love, love, love the die cut LO. It looks like a lot of work, but the results are worth it.

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  8. Awesome giveaway! Also I love your work Paige! Keep on keeping on girl!

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  9. Always ADORE your layouts. The way you work paper is pure magic!

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  10. oh this is so gorgeous! Thanks for the how to and the chance to win!

    grace

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  11. LOVE your layout...the flower cutouts are so cute...I'm definitely going to try it!
    Thank you!

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  12. Wow I love that layout! So cute. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  13. I love that layout! Thanks for the chance at winning one of those awesome packages!

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  14. You are seriously talented woman. :-)

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  15. Oh my gosh....that little bean layout is darling!!!!!

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  16. What a fantastic lay-out! The layers of colour behind the punched flowers looks amazing!

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  17. Wow those flowers!! And what great giveaways!! Drooling all over my screen... ;-)

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  18. Your layout is stunning!! I just love it!! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these fantastic gifts. Have a blessed day!

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  19. I just absolutely love how you used the leftovers from a project to make the focus of this one! Absolutely beautiful, just like little Jane!

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  20. Your layout is just gorgeous. I so wish I had a Silhouette die cut machine. Thanks for a chance to win some AC goodies.

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  21. Such a special layout! I love how you used your scrap cardstock to it's full potential! Thanks for the chance!

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  22. What an amazing layout with an amazing giveaway!!

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  23. Jane is adorable! She is so lucky to have a creative mom like you!

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  24. Lovely layout, Paige! These punches are amazing n a pretty highlight. And your daughter looks so cute n tiny on the pic :-) Thanks for the chance to win. Greetings from Germany, Tine

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  25. Sweet and beautiful. And I looove the matching embellishment for the flowers!

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  26. Oooooh those photo's are soo cute. Bye Irene

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  27. Can I say I adore all things AC and also made by you! So thanks for the chance Paige! ;-D

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  28. Love all the different colors behind the flowers on this layout.

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  29. Wow, really cool looking die-cuts! Lovely layout and what a wonderful giveaway!

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  30. Great pages as always, Paige. Your style is such an inspiration.

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  31. Thanks for all of the work you do for AC! Your flower page is gorgeous too - love your little bean pics!

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  32. This layout is beautiful! I'm really struggling with inspiration at the moment but I feel like I need to go pick up some scissors right now!

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  33. Such an amazing layout (with such a FABULOUS girl)! Have loved working with you and am thrilled it will continue for another year! (Don't pick me for those amazing prizes!!)

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  34. Stunning! Love all that negative space!!! Thought of you last night when i got sent home after three hours of false labor. Can't wait to join you on the other side and be holding my own little bean!

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  35. That is such a creative layout! I love all the colors.

    The Fresh Squeezed line is adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  36. PLEASE PINCH ME, I SEE FRESHLY SQUEEZE AND AMY TAN LINE!!

    cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

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  37. I absolutely love your layout and what an awesome prize!!

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  38. Such a beautiful picture of your baby

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  39. I love your lo with all the thickers!!! Fabulous!!!!

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  40. your layouts are always so well thought out and beautiful. I wish you lots of happiness with your adorable little girl.

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  41. What a fabulous layout. Love how you did the background! You are so talented :)

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  42. I am totally speechless, this is one of the most beautiful layout I've ever seen. Fantastic!

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  43. Love how you used up that "scrap" of paper

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  44. ooooh totally drooling over the Amy Tangerine daybook stuff!! beautiful layout, love the colorful flowers and design!

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  45. SUCH a sweet layout! Love all those negative cut flowers and the adorable photos! THanks so much for the chance to win some GREAT goodies!

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  46. Your LO is AMAZING!! I wish I could do that:)
    The give away looks so cool!
    Thx

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  47. LOVE that little bean lo, so cute and creative! Those are some serious prizes, so generous! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. Love the flowers-- what a great idea!

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  49. oh wow gorgeous layout! I love ALLLLL your layouts!!!

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  50. OMgosh! Great giveaway, Paige! And SUCH a cute layout!! ^_^ Looking forward to another year working with you!!

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  51. The team has been such an inspiration!

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  52. Love your layout. As always it's just gorgeous. And what a wonderful giveaway. :)

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  53. What awesome stuff! I'm so jealous of your scrapping. I mean, I haven't scrapped ONCE (for me) since Hattie was born. *sigh* Hattie does not have ONE scrapbook page. Can you believe that??!! Craziness! LOL. :-p

    Your page is so lovely! Such a great idea! And I would love to win this lot of stuff. I need to start scrapping again. I miss it! :-)

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  54. Love the Little Bean layout! Thank you for all of the inspiration you provided while with AC.

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  55. What a fun giveaway! And a really cute layout!

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  56. Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! Your layout is gorgeous!!!

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  57. I can't believe you can still make such intricate layouts with TWO kids! Very fun page and thanks for the giveaway!!

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  58. You're daughter is SO adorable!

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  59. Another beautiful layout Paige! I love how you used the cut out cardstock for your background.

    I'd love to win, thanks for the chance :)

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  60. what a great idea!! I just loved it!

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  61. Adorable layout. Thanks so much for the generous giveaways and the chance to win!

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  62. LOVE the punched out flowers page. What a neat idea!

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  63. The idea of the die cut cardstock is a great idea. Baby Jane, aka Little Bean is absolutely adorable. Many blessings!

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  64. This is such a pretty layout--love all the cut out flowers and brads.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  65. what a beautiful layout, love the punch out effect that you incorporate into it!

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  66. What a great idea for a layout. Also what a beautiful moment in the pictures.

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  67. LOVE the background idea for the layout. THanks for the chance to win. Oh, and did I mention I LOVE the floral cutouts!?!

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  68. such a great idea to use the negative sheet from diecutting!!

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  69. So cool that you made such a beautiful layout from leftovers, love it! I remember when my baby girl was that tiny so sweet, enjoy!

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  70. I absolutely adore that layout. I've pinned it because I'm definitely going to have to scraplift it someday. Wonderful work!

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  71. What a lovely layout and beautiful little girl. Love American Crafts - I have an addiction to Thickers (have Shimelle to thank for that lol.

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  72. Love your layout! Thanks so much for the giveaway :-)

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  73. love that LO... so beautiful and i love the cut outs... thanks for the chance to win :)

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  74. You have inspired so many of us...thank you girlie! Truly! You make American Crafts one hot ticket!!

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  75. OMG that flower lay out is outstanding. I don't know why I can't think of these awesome ideas.

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  76. LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did with those flower cutouts!

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  77. wow, what an amazing giveaway. love the flower cut-out page, such a cool idea. thanks for the chance to win.

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  78. ABSOLUTELY loveeeeeeee your lo!!! LOVING the negative flowers and those photos are PRECIOUS!!!!!

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  79. I love your layouts, thanks for the inspiration! (She is SO adorable, btw).

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  80. Wow! Really WOW! I love that layout!!! Amazing!! Going through my scraps right now!
    And WOW! What a giveaway!!
    WOW!

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  81. Love your design, very cool die-cutting!

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  82. ok, time to get up off the floor. just the thought of winning one of those made me dizzy!

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  83. Fun, fun, fun. Would love to win any of these awesome prize packs!

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  84. ohhhh love your gorgeous page and always seeing what you do with your AC goods!!!!

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  85. I love, love it! Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  86. you have NO idea how in awe of you I am. Not only are you our fearless leader....you're one of the BEST scrapbookers out there!
    You sure can bust out some beautiful creations! I LOVE the ones you have up today!!

    Thank you for all you do, Paige. I'm excited to work with you again!
    You're one top notch lady & I'm honored to know you! xo!

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  87. I would love love love to win! Thank you so much for the chance. And what a beautiful layout of your new addition.

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  88. Brilliant idea!!! You were smart to save the cut out paper and use it in such a creative and beautiful page.

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  89. Super cool layout! Thanks for the chance to win goodies!

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  90. I am green with envy that you are involved with such a fab Scrapbooking Company!

    I love your layout and I am sure Little Jane will too when she is older!

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  91. Gorgeous layout & a generous giveaway. Thanks for sharing both.

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  92. I am absolutely in love with your layout! As sweet as can be!!! Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win! I am a new follower and cannot wait to see more of your creations!

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  93. Love love the floral layout! Absolutely gorgeous and the pics are so precious! And such a great giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  94. You always do such a great job with the team! Lovely layout :)

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  95. una pagina espectacular!!gracias por la oportunidad de ganar algo!suerte!

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  96. Oh that LO is just GORGEOUS! Thanks for the chance to win - such fab goodies too!

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  97. Beautiful layout, what a great idea! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  98. Wow, looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  99. What a generous offer. Thank you, and thank you for sharing your artistic skills and for being so inspirational.

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  100. Wow, I would love to win that, I'm a big AC fan!:)

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  101. This Layout is sooooooooooooooooooo amazing, I love the idea :) Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win.

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  102. Great layout! Thanks for the chance to win :]

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  103. What an amazing layout...love the blooms and such sweet pics!

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  104. What a beautiful page - just like your daughter. And a perfect example of how we scrapbookers make use of everything!

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  105. Wow! That layout is amazing!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win fabulous goodies!!!

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  106. Great layout! I hold onto my scraps all the time so this is such an inspiration to try. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  107. I love that layout - what a terrific idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  108. I love the layout. The prize pack is amazing.

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  109. Paige, your work is inspiring! Please continue to amaze the rest of us with your fantastic layouts. I really love how you used the negative shapes. That is a gorgeous layout.

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  110. I love the background to your layout! It is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  111. LOVE your layout and blog - one of my favourites! I can never have enough thickers so this price would be heaven for me! :)

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  112. Wow! Three prizes! Love your Little Bean layout. Thanks.

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  113. Wow, what an awesome giveaway! I love your layout, especially because of the cute photo of your sweet little girl!

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  114. I love your layout, so beautiful!

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  115. LOVE your stunning layout! Such an amazing idea!! Your photos are so sweet too :)

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  116. Awww! Beautiful and lovely layout, Paige! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies! I'm really hoping to win the Amy Tangerine goodies! ;D

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  117. AC is the best! Love the bright colors. :-)

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  118. Wow - love love love the layout! Thanks so much for the inspiration and the chance to win!

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  119. Love this page and have used the flowers from this file...never thought about using it as the base! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  120. Love, love, love your layout! Thanks for sharing & for the chance to win!

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  121. I love remnant pages! They usually work out better than my planned pages :) and yours is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the chance to win Paige!

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  122. Wow! Wow! Wow! Can't find the words! Wow!

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  123. this layout is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!
    I just love the white paper with the beautiful pattern paper behind it.
    just gorgeous.

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  124. What a clever idea for making a colourful and beautiful page!

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  125. thanks so much for sharing such a cute page.

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  126. What a clever and beautiful LO! Beautiful baby! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  127. That is wonderful! I'll have to scaplift this.
    Carla from Utah

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  128. Love it all...and the little bean is precious.

    Laur

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  129. I love all the cutout flowers. I'm going to do something like that!

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  130. Absolutely adorable! And I love the layout too. So cute!!

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  131. Love B & W photos against soft colors!

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  132. I always love your bright, fun creations! :) That first package looks pretty perfect. ;) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  133. This blog hop is lots of fun. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  134. I love your page, really fun idea. and I also love your giveaway! but I never win!!!

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  135. Thanks for all the inspiration. For the giveaways. For the chance.

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  136. thank you for this chance to win and what a wonderful card full of flowers! bye. marta

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  137. LOVE this idea for a background and LOVE American Crafts!

    Thanks for a chance to win some really cool products.

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  138. Your layouts blow me away every time!!
    Love it.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  139. This LO is so original. Thanks for a year of fabulous inspiration.

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  140. I adore the layout with the cutout flowers. What a great idea--I often forget to use the negative spaces after I die cut something. Thanks for the idea/reminder!

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  141. Love your layouts ... you rock the PP!

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  142. Love the cutouts. I'll be using this idea today. TFS, and the give-a-way.

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  143. lovely layout and awesome giveaway Paige, thanks so much!!

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  144. I love checking out your work. I will miss your ideas with american carft products, but I definitely will stay tuned on your blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  145. What a generous giveaway! Thank you - even if I don't win!

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  146. I love your blog and I love, love, love your layout. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  147. Love your Little Bean layout! What a beautiful baby!

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  148. Super sweet layout! I love the die cut flowers! I love love love mini books and those Amy Tangerine books are awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  149. What an amazing LO for your " Little Bean ". She is so beautiful ! Thanks so much for sharing and a chance to win. I love all of thoses Thickers...whoo hoot ! Best wishes to you .

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  150. Stunning and inspiring as always. Congrats on your new little bean. She is perfect!

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  151. An amazing idea to use punches and different papers at the background, love it!

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  152. I'll miss seeing your AC layouts!
    Thanks for the inspiration and endless supply of pins!

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  153. The layout is such a good idea I might scrap-lift it! I wonder how long it took you to back all of the different punch outs!

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  154. Your layout is stunning! Thanks for all the inspiration over the past year and the chnace to win soem fab AC goodies!

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  155. Love the repurposed cut out page. Your little bean is so sweet.
    And your give away packs are amazing.

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  156. So glad to hear that you aren't saying goodbye! I would especially love to win #1, thanks for the chance!

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  157. Ahhhh You never fail to inspire me!! I love your fun and eclectic style :) Thanks for sharing!!!

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  158. Oh gosh I love this idea so much and the result is beautiful!

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  159. lovely layout Paige! since September 8th is my birthday I will be crossing my fingers and toes!

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  160. love your lay outs! you are so good at your job!

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  161. So glad you are coming back. What an awesome way to scrap on your layout. Love that the pattern paper comes from behind.

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  162. love the cut outs ~ background

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  163. Love your 'little bean' layout!

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  164. such an amazing layout!!! the pictures makes it that much more awesome!

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  165. Love your layout. Thanks for a chance win!

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  166. little bean is so so CUTE!! Love the LO you made for her. i'm sure she would cherish these moments forever

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  167. oh wow, I love that all over flower cut outs, totally gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  168. Feels like there's a "Friends" fan here... :P I would just LOVE to win one of these give-aways! And I liked how you used flowers but in the same time not on your layout! :)

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  169. LOVE the die cut floral background! Jessica D. - info(at)funkyfinds(dot)com

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  170. love the little bean layout! ohhh I'd kill for that Fresh Squeezed pack!

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  171. Adorable Little bean layout thanksfor shareing it again

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  172. Congratulations on having baby Jane :) looks like such a great trip! Hope we still see you in the American crafts design team again. You will be very missed! One of my favourite designers :) thank you for the chance to win these amazing prizes :)

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  173. Thanks for the chance to win! I'd love some new stuff to do Scarlett's scrapbook with!

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  174. Great talent indeed. Love your LO. Uber-sweetness. Any AC product is good by me. Thanks!

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  175. Beautiful layout, I love that some of them have centre embellies and some don't. Plus your little bean is so cute! Thanks for the chance to win! x

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  176. Oh my goodness! Those flowers are to die for! Such an easy idea - time consuming, but easy and the outcome is amazing!

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