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Fathers Week Guest Designer: Gina Lideros

Guest Designer
The creative and lovely Guest Designer for Fathers Week is Gina Lideros!

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Short bio: Hi! My name is Gina Lideros and I am so excited to have the opportunity to guest design for American Crafts!
I have been married to my husband Frank for 15 years (this November) and we have two kids ages 14 and 10. We live in
sunny California with our 3 fur babies (dogs). We love to enjoy the outdoors and like to go camping and biking. I have been
scrapbooking since 1997 and have been fortunate to work with a lot of great companies and meet some awesome friends.

How did you get started scrapbooking? I was introduced to scrapbooking through a childhood friend. She told me about a
local store in our area and after I went there I was hooked!

What is your favorite American Crafts product? That's a hard one! It would be a tie between Thickers and all of the patterned papers.

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DADDY'S BEST FRIEND by Gina Lideros

It wouldn't be Father's Day in our house if I didn't include our 2-legged friends.
This photo is special to me because Roxy is the first dog that we adopted together
as a family and she has a special place in Daddy's heart. When working with a large
photo I found that it is easiest to keep the embellishments simple and bringing in lots
of color from different patterns compliments a black and white photo well.

Supplies: Stargazer (PLSP-51462) – Lakeside, Road Signs (PLSP-51466) – Lakeside,
Zach (751424) – Love You More Boy, Blake (751420) – Love You More Boy,
Project (680170) DIY Shop, Cake Batter (680157) – Party Day,
Wish (680161) – Party Day, Brads & Buttons Assortment (683135) – Party Day,
Ephemera Pack Cardstock Die-cuts (683148) – DIY Shop, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm
Cardstock Die-cuts (85655) – Bits, Flashcard (DIY-TH-83138) – Thickers, This To That
(AM617-13) – Adhesive, .05 Point Black (62321) – Precision Pen 

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THANK YOU CARD by Gina Lideros

For a simple and unique card, try a different shape, like the slanted rhombus I used here.

Supplies: Sky (AM710-67) – Cardstock, Zach (751424) – Love You More Boy, Blake (751420) – Love You More Boy,
Chalkboard (PLSP-51468) Lakeside,
POW! (751455) – Party Super Hero, Project (680170) DIY Shop,
Brads & Buttons Assortment (683135) – Party Day, Chalkboard Stickers (732251) – Lakeside,
This To That (AM617-13) – Adhesive

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DADDY'S SHOES by Gina Lideros

Don't forget to look around the home to use "found items" on your layouts.
To add texture to this layout I wrapped plain white paper straws with strips
of alternating patterned papers. I love the visual interest that it adds.

Supplies: Project (680170) DIY Shop, Decor (680174)- DIY Shop, Stargazer (PLSP-51462) – Lakeside,
Road Signs (PLSP-51466) – Lakeside, Zach (751424) – Love You More Boy, Blake (751420)
– Love You More Boy, Jacob (751423) – Love You More Boy, Photo Overlays (683151) – DIY Shop,
Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Cardstock Die-cuts (85655) – Bits, Brads & Buttons Assortment (683135) – Party Day ,
Lakeside Alpha Stickers (732246) – Thickers, This To That (AM617-13) – Adhesive

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WHAT A GUY MINI ALBUM by Gina Lideros

I documented some of our favorite memories of my husband in this album. It will make
a great gift from the kids for Father's Day. I loved using the bright patterns from these collections
to quickly put together this album.

Supplies: Blake (751420) – Love You More Boy, Zach (751424) – Love You More Boy,
Chalkboard (PLSP-51468) – Lakeside, Stargazer (PLSP-51462) – Lakeside, Road Signs (PLSP-51466) – Lakeside,
Cake Batter (680157) – Party Day, Celebrate (680160) – Party Day, Wish (680161) – Party Day,
Decor (680174) – DIY Shop, Project (680170), Aperature (680198) – Maggie Holmes,
Ephemera Pack Cardstock Die-cuts (683148) – DIY Shop, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Cardstock Die-cuts (85655)- Bits,
Brads & Buttons Assortment (683135) – Party Day, Chalkboard Stickers (732251) – Lakeside,
Cardstock Stickers mini alpha (DIY-STK-83140) – DIY Shop, Photo Overlays (683151) – DIY Shop,
Flashcard (DIY-TH-83138) – Thickers, This To That (AM617-13) – Adhesive, .05 Point Black (62321) – Precision Pen

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GONE FISHING by Gina Lideros

I cut this quotation bubble background with my Silhouette. It makes such a fun
and interesting background for a layout. They were also super convenient for me
to journal in.

Supplies: Coffee (AM710-49) – Cardstock, Wish (680161) – Party Day, Road Signs (PLSP-51466) – Lakeside,
Decor (680174) – DIY Shop, Ephemera Pack Cardstock Die-cuts (683148) – DIY Shop,
Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Cardstock Die-cuts (85655) – Bits, Brads & Buttons Assortment (683135) – Party Day,
Chalkboard Stickers (732251) – Lakeside , Cardstock Stickers mini alpha (DIY-STK-83140) – DIY Shop,
DIY Shop Photo Overlays (683151), Flashcard (DIY-TH-83138) – Thickers, This To That (AM617-13) – Adhesive

Find Gina in all of these different social media places to keep up with her, see what inspires her, and check out all of her amazing creations!

Blog: canoncreativegirl.blogspot.com
Twitter: @ginalideros

Pinterest: pinterest.com/gina_lideros

Instagram: @ginalideros