Friday, October 5, 2012

American Crafts Guest Designer!

Hi everyone!!! Well a few weeks ago I got an email from Paige Evans (the American Crafts Blog Hostess) asking me to be a Guest Designer-- super exciting!  Even better? I got to work with the *amazing* Dear Lizzy Fifth and Frolic Collection....does it get any sweeter?  Today the post goes live and you can see it HERE

This collection is gooooorgeous, the accessories are perfection, and it is so versatile-- I was shocked by all the different color combinations I was able to pull out of the papers; it works great for masculine and feminine projects. 

Here are three layouts i made using the collection--

Here's a simple card:

And since I love to make wreaths I decided to make a wreath as my project!  I knew I wanted to do an ombre wreath but I thought it would be cool to add in color/shape gradations as well.  So the wreath transitions from white --> dark pink --> white but then the little flowers also slowly transition to large butterflies going clockwise. 

I was able to get all of these projects completed in 72 hours thanks to the help of my  husband Robb (thanks mister!) who watched Charlie and stayed up late last night taking photographs for me.  Also a big thanks to my carpool buddy Kim who helped me punch butterflies on the drive to and from work yesterday when I was short on time :D

I hope you like my projects, I loved working with this collection!


  1. AMAZING PROJECTS!! I especially love that wreath. I may need to copy it for Jane's room :)

  2. really pretty wreath - i was looking for something to make with my little girl for her Kindergarten teacher as an end of year gift and this is awesome! love love love it


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