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Guest Designer of the Week

I am super excited to announce our Christmas Guest Designer: Jen Kinkade!

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Short bio: Jen is a wife, mom of 3 girls, maker of pretty stuff, lover of photographs, and keeper of family memories. Jen is a Garden Girl at Two Peas in a Bucket. She also designs for Basic Grey and Freckled Fawn Oh Deer Me embellishment kits.

How did you get started scrapbooking? I started scrapbooking 15 years ago when I was pregnant with my second daughter. A friend invited me to an in-home scrapbooking party, and the rest is in the history (scrap) books 😉

What is your favorite American Crafts product? I really love the This to That foam pop dots and adhesive runners! I seriously can't scrap without those. Product wise, I always love using the die cut packs!

Elf antics
ELF ANTICS by Jen Kinkade

I created a simple grid design on this layout to document our Elf on the Shelf, with the addition of clustering embellishments in the corners of my design. Adding varying widths of patterned paper to the top and bottom of the page adds another area of interest to any page – secure with adhesive or machine stitching.

Supplies: Dear Santa (366095), Ornament (366092), Wonderland (366098), Santa Land (366094), Deck the Halls (366093), Bingo Bites (366090), Jolly Greetings (366101), Santa Stripes (366099), Cocoa Lane (366096), Red Sleigh (366097), Frosted Forest (366100)–Patterned paper, Peppermint Express Gingermint–details adhesive layered embellishments (366107) Figgymint–die cut cardstock shapes (366108) Frostymint–decorative tags (366109) Wondermint–stamp set (366118) Premium ribbon pack (366117) Thickers, Gold Twinkle foil letter stickers (366104) Thickers, Charcoal Twinkle foil letter stickers (366105) This to That Foam Tab Adhesive (AMF617-09) 

Fa la la_card
FA LA LA CARD by Jen Kinkade

I used strips of ribbon from the Peppermint Express collection to create the background of this card. I added dimension by placing American Crafts foam pop dots under various embellishments such as Thickers, die cuts, and stamped snowflake images.

Supplies: Dear Santa (366095), Ornament (366092), Wonderland (366098), Santa Land (366094), Deck the Halls (366093), Bingo Bites (366090), Jolly Greetings (366101), Santa Stripes (366099), Cocoa Lane (366096), Red Sleigh (366097), Frosted Forest (366100)–Patterned paper, Peppermint Express Gingermint–details adhesive layered embellishments (366107) Figgymint–die cut cardstock shapes (366108) Frostymint–decorative tags (366109) Wondermint–stamp set (366118) Premium ribbon pack (366117) Thickers, Gold Twinkle foil letter stickers (366104) Thickers, Charcoal Twinkle foil letter stickers (366105) This to That Foam Tab Adhesive (AMF617-09) 

Sweet and merry
SWEET & MERRY by Jen Kinkade

Using my Silhouette Cameo I cut out a large heart shape that I covered with strips of patterned paper. I finished this layout by using various embellishments from the Peppermint Express collection, tucking some into the various strips of patterned paper.

Supplies: Dear Santa (366095), Ornament (366092), Wonderland (366098), Santa Land (366094), Deck the Halls (366093), Bingo Bites (366090), Jolly Greetings (366101), Santa Stripes (366099), Cocoa Lane (366096), Red Sleigh (366097), Frosted Forest (366100)–Patterned paper, Peppermint Express Gingermint–details adhesive layered embellishments (366107) Figgymint–die cut cardstock shapes (366108) Frostymint–decorative tags (366109) Wondermint–stamp set (366118) Premium ribbon pack (366117) Thickers, Gold Twinkle foil letter stickers (366104) Thickers, Charcoal Twinkle foil letter stickers (366105) This to That Foam Tab Adhesive (AMF617-09) 

Find Jen at all of these social media outlets to learn more about her and her fabulous style:

Blog: http://jenkinkade.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @jenkinkade

Pinterest: pinterest.com/jenkinkade/

Instagram: @jenkinkade