The One with March 2013 American Crafts Layouts

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Congrats to the winner of the 2Peas Gardeners' Digest March 2013 Blog Hop, Heidi who said:
Email me at paigetaylorevans at gmail dot com with your address!

Disclaimer: I had a hard time finding my mojo this month. There are a lot of things going on, the stress of Chris graduating on time and his patients showing up (if they don't, we're SOL), moving across the world and everything that entails, not sleeping longer than 2 hours at a time at night for 8 months straight... I feel like all of my layouts are starting to look the same. So, needless to say, these aren't my most favorite layouts ever, but still, fun to make and share:

Journaling says: At 7 months all of your 3 to 6 month clothes are packed away. You snort when you laugh! Always smiling. Terrible sleeper. No teeth. Blue eyes. Our sweet angel.

How to: Punch squares from patterned paper, trim them in half, then adhere them in a quilt-inspired pattern on a cream cardstock background. Layer a doily off-center then add four pictures on top along with a chipboard word. Slip a negative flower die cut card under the left edge as well as a button, flower sticker, and chipboard pennant. On the right side of the photos, tuck a flower die cut, sentiment pennant die cut, button, acrylic flower, flower sticker, and letter stickers for a title. Apply a heart and word rub on by the title. Punch a doily border on the bottom and right edges then glue pom pom trim above the punching. Pierce a stickpin into the pom pom trim. Use a gold pen to write journaling along the bottom and right edges.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, buttons, acrylic flower, die cuts (flowers, negative flower card, sentiment pennant), stickers (flowers, leaf, mini alphabet, number), chipboard (pennant, word), rub ons (heart, word), pom pom trim, stamps (date, sentiment), adhesive: American Crafts; Stickpins: Making Memories; Doily: Wilton; Gold pen: Sharpie; Ink: StazOn; Punches: EK Success (doily border), Fiskars (McGill)

Journaling says: No journaling. I couldn't decide where to write it so it's just cute pictures worth a thousand words :)

How to: Die cut a flower design from the left half of an aqua cardstock background. Back the negative shapes with patterned paper using foam adhesive. Tuck sequins under the flowers. Place a doily on the right edge, spray over it with white mist, then remove the doily. Create a photo mat from die cuts and stickers then add two photos on top. Place a chipboard word and stickers between the photos. Stamp the date under the pictures.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, buttons, tag, die cuts (constellations circle, journaling cards), chipboard word, stickers (flower, heart locket, label, sentiment), date stamp, adhesive, flower die cut design: American Crafts; Sequins: Craft supply; Doily: Wilton; Spray mist: Studio Calico; Die cut machine: Cameo by QuicKutz
Hopefully I'll get my mojo back by next month :)


  1. your pages are AMAZING!!!! love seeing what you've been up to!!!

  2. These are gorgeous!!! I don't think your pages are looking the same :) I think each one looks fresh and new! LOVING the colors and the doily on the first one! :)

  3. I think your layouts are amazing!!! they do not all look the same! you give me so much inspiration and your kids are too cute!!!

  4. beautiful pages... as always!

  5. Oh my, Paige. I think the layouts are gorgeous and soo inspiring! I can't imagine the stress you are going through but I also know you are so incredibly strong and that's it's "good" stress. Keep the faith as I know you will! Happy Easter!

  6. these turned out AWESOME! I know what you mean about being overwhelmed takes a little of the creative mojo out of it and that =less fun and love for pages. these however are lovely!


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