Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Summer's coming to a close but American Craft's Shoreline is still HOT!

This month Susie gave each member on the Design Team the EXACT SAME ITEMS to work with, so if you are seeing a little redundancy of product, don't adjust your screen, all is well :) .  It's because August has been a busy month for all of us, vacations, moving, sending children back to school, etc., but it is also a month of transition, out with the old and in with the new, all the new goodies from CHA are coming in daily and Susie has clearanced out tons of wonderful older items, up to 50% off.  Let me tell you, I'm no dummy, I took advantage of those deals and already have my eyes set on all the new stuff, !  Speaking of, have you heard and seen all the new Scrap Happy Exclusive stamps and stamp sets?  Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas/Winter, Birthday.  OMG, so much beautious rubber and acrylic to ink up.  If you haven't please check them all out, HERE!

Okay, onto my Design Team project using American Crafts' Shoreline collection.  A beautiful, Summery line with bold colors, very gender neutral and lots of fun, I just can't get enough of the cutesy flip flops, surfboards, and bicycles scattered throughout the collection.  Below is a close-up of my project.  I did a card and a little gift bag with a pocket on the front to house the card I made!  Isn't it cute?
I used both the 6x6 pad and 12x12 collection pack to complete this project. 
 For the card I used Scrap Happy Sno Cone card base and covered the front completely with the designer paper.  I then cut a smaller piece of white cardstock, inked the edges in Scrap Happy Blue Raspberry Ink making it look almost like a sky.  I used the brand new Scrap Happy Thanksgiving stamp set for my sentiment, cut three sets of banners from the Scrap Happy Rounded Banner Trio Die lined them up and marked in pencil where I wanted the string.  I then used my We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy basic head to poke the holes for the banner then sewed it with coordination Sew Easy thread in Watermelon.  Glued everything on then added two Basic Grey brads tied a couple small ribbons, placed the rosette from the collection to mimic a sun and I was all done!
For the bag I inked the edges in Scrap Happy Blue Raspberry Ink adhered some coordinating paper, punched an edge with my EK Success Large Scallop Border punch and made a pocket to fit my card inside.  The card had so much dimension I didn't want to squash it in an envelope so I thought it would be cute, since they match to stick it in front.  I again added a larger rosette from the collection on the opposite corner as I did on the card.  Easy Peasy and so cute.
This is a picture of the bag....
 And this shows a close-up of my card actually inside the pocket on the bag.

Okay, there you have it, my quick and easy project for this week :)  It will be in store for your viewing pleasure later this week.

One last thing before I retire for the night, we were also asked to submit a little Bio so to make things more smooth I shall add it to the end of this.  Have a great night and a Scrap Happy Day!

Candy's Bio
Note I am wearing my Scrapbook Chick t-shirt from Scrap Happy!
Name: Candy

Age: 34

Occupation: Happy Crafter

Sex: Female, of course

Marital status: Married, happily for nearly 12 years

Children: sadly, none, still holding out hope but we have one gorgeous 15 year old Calico cat, Ophelia, a       true princess

Home: Toledo, OH

Favorite color: yellow, pink, purple, blue......oh, heck, I love ALL colors

Favorite scrapbook item: paper, paper, and MORE PAPER!!!!

I love to scrapbook, stamp, alter items, and all-around just create.  I make wreaths, I can kind of crochet, would love to learn to sew, I partake in craft shows and found them to be quite lucrative and I am happiest when I am in my room, with my stuff, my kitty at my feet creating.  I love my friends, husband, family and since my hubby works 3rd shift as a nurse I have LOTS of crafting time, I miss him, though.  I love to travel, eat, read, and just enjoy life.


Basslady said...

this is so fabulous!

i love the shapes and the vivid papers! perfect for summer!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Cathy said...

Candy this is Awesome and I love that banner.