The One with American Crafts June 2014 Layouts

Monday, June 30, 2014

Nothing like last minute to complete my monthly American Crafts layouts! They're due on the last day of the month - TODAY!
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SWEETIE PIE by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: I actually made a completely different layout, but I did not like the way it turned out. It happens! Instead of sharing something I wasn't in love with, I started over. I had cut five different backgrounds this afternoon, including this rose design from watercolored paper that was another mishap from a couple months ago because I put blue before green instead of roygbv! But I held onto it so really, this layout is just one big happy accident! I was running out of light to photograph my layouts today in order to turn them in by the last day of the month, so I threw things on the page in a matter of minutes and I can honestly say this is one of my faves recently :) Love when that happens!

JOURNALING SAYS: I love taking pictures of you in your pretty church dresses. You're so darling!

HOW TO: Watercolor diagonal stripes in a rainbow across white cardstock and let it dry. Die cut the Violets Lace from the watercolored cardstock then staple it to a white cardstock layout. Adhere three photos across the middle then have fun layering embellishments all around, placing like-colors on like-colors of the painted background. Stamp the date and journal on a chipboard pennant and journaling spot sticker. 

SUPPLIES: Cardstock, wooden buttons, dimensional flower, dimensional tag sticker, enamel dots, pen, roller date stamp, adhesive, stapler: American Crafts; Die cuts: American Crafts (balloon, "moments"), Crate Paper (arrow, bows, flower, hearts); Badge, chipboard (dimensional arrow, hearts, pennant), journaling spot sticker: Crate Paper; Wood veneer: American Crafts (feather), Crate Paper ("sweetie pie"); Watercolors: Studio Calico; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo by QuicKutz; Rose background cut file: Violets Lace by American Crafts Design ID #22872
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DESCRIPTION: This was actually supposed to be my next Garden Girl layout for As soon as I finished I found out 2Peas is closing. My heart is broken. So instead of it appearing there, I'm using it as my other American Crafts layout since it uses Crate Paper supplies and AC owns CP. Oh how I wish it was a Garden Girl layout though. Long live scrapbooking. I will forever remember 2Peas! I have a post all about my love for 2Peas for Wednesday.

JOURNALING SAYS: We had such a wonderful day exploring the historic town of Bamberg! So much to see and do and we loved it!

HOW TO: Punch hearts from patterned paper, trim them in half, then layer them down a cream cardstock layout base. Replace some of the hearts with small photos. Zigzag stitch down each heart. Embellish some of the hearts with a button. Create a title with chipboard and mini alpha stickers across the bottom and journal on either side. Stamp the date at the bottom. Drop light gray spray mist over the layout to finish.

SUPPLIES: Cardstock, pen, date stamp, heart punch, ink: American Crafts; Patterned paper, stickers (chevrons, mini alpha), chipboard ("Day Trip", letters), dimensional arrow die cut, bottle cap die cut: Crate Paper; Buttons, spray mist: Studio Calico; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark
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Thanks for stopping by, means the world to me :)


  1. Your talent, Paige, truly blows my mind. I am always so inspired to scrapbook after I see your pages. I am so grateful that you share them with us!

  2. These are gorgeous!! I love love love those hearts on the second one!!!!!!!

  3. They are awesome Paige!! I love the pretty flower die cut background and the design on your second layout is really fun!!

  4. They are awesome Paige!! I love the pretty flower die cut background and the design on your second layout is really fun!!

  5. That rose paper and the coloring took my breath away!

  6. WOW!! These layouts are STUNNING!!! I love the hearts and the flower die cut on the first page!!

  7. These are both so pretty but I totally love your happy accident background on the sweetie pie page, pinned it! Love how you used the embellishments tone-on-tone. Came here via the GG linky party, I'm glad the Garden Girls are accessible this way! x


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