Short bio: My name is Allie and I am 25 years old. I have been married to the most wonderful man since August 2012 and we adopted a sweet blind dog last year. I love them so much and they are my most favorite thing to scrap about! When I’m not scrapbooking you might find me at Starbucks, making delicious cups of coffee for all. I also enjoy reading and watching British TV: Dr. Who, Sherlock, Downton Abbey, Orphan Black—I love it all!
How did you get started scrapbooking? I started scrapbooking when I got a job at a local scrapbooking store when I was 17. I loved all the beautiful products so much that I had to take them home with me! I stopped in college due to a tiny dorm room, but picked it up again in my early twenties once I had a space of my own.
What is your favorite American Crafts product? My favorite American Crafts product is by far GLITTER Thickers! I just can’t get enough!! They make titles so easy and pretty!
Make your own easy embellishments by cutting out elements from patterned paper! It allows you to customize your page by creating your own background/embellishments.
Supplies: Wanderlust, Fabric Bows (331994) – Daydreamer, Hula Hoop Paper (66760) – Daydreamer, Bike Ride Paper (66751) – Daydreamer, Flying Kites Paper (66754) – Daydreamer, See Saw Paper (66758) – Daydreamer, 6”x6” Paper Pad (366767) – Daydreamer, Dimensional Embellishments (366786) – Plus One, Sticker Book (66841) – Hello Sunshine, Hello Sunshine Paper (01241) – Favorite Things, Ephemera Pack (02087)
Layering die cut flowers on a monogram makes a fun spring décor item.
Supplies: Lemon Lush, Loyalty Paper (331823) – Wanderlust, Etc. Paper (331940) – Daydreamer, See Saw Paper (66758)
A hexagon punch makes it easy to create a quilted flower pattern.
Supplies: Lemon Lush, Passionate Paper (331831) – Lemon Lush, 6”x6” Paper Pad (332227) – Lemon Lush, Round Epoxy Top Clips (331865) – Lemon Lush, Loyalty Paper (331823) – Plus One, Accomplice Paper (366822) – Plus One, Combo Paper (66804) – Plus One, Couple Paper (366816), Plus One, Tandem Paper (366805) – Plus One, Black Phrase Thickers (366837) – Plus One, Flair Badges (366906) – Thickers, Journal/Black Glitter (??) – Favorite Things, Seeing Stripes Paper (02080)
Outlining elements on a card our layout can help define busy patterns.
Supplies: Daydreamer, Four Square Paper (66742) – Daydreamer, Hula Hoop Paper (66760) – Daydreamer, Dimensional Embellishments (366786) – Welcome Spring, Sweet Song Bird Paper (00573) – Welcome Spring, Spring Journaling Paper (05702) – Welcome Spring, Sunshine Cardstock Die Cuts (00584)
Enlarge a die cut (like this one from American Crafts) and make it the focal point of your page. You can get a lot of mileage out of your die cuts by mixing up the size and color of the cut!
Supplies: Wanderlust, Fabric Bows (331994) – Daydreamer, Dimensional Embellishments (66786) – Plus One, Companion Paper (366824) – Plus One, Co-Pilot Paper (366810) – Plus One, Tandem Paper (66805) – Snippets, Chipboard Sketchbook Thickers (31343) – Favorite Things, Wordy Paper (02078) – Favorite Things, Seeing Stripes Paper (02080) – Favorite Things, Ephemera Pack (02087) – Favorite Things, Rainbow Rounds Paper (02081)
Thanks for guest designing for us Allie!