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Guest Designer of the Week

Our Shimelle Guest Designer is the talented Amy Coose - Blog: Amy Coose | Instagram: @amycoose | Pinterest: @amycoose

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Short bio: My name is Amy Coose and I am so thrilled to be guesting for American Crafts! I live in Virginia with my three kiddos, ages 15, 13 and 3, and hubby of 19 years. I was a teacher before I had my kids, but now I'm a SAHM. I have been scrapbooking since my oldest was born, so about 15 years, and I still love it just as much as I did when I started. When I'm not scrapbooking you can find me at the hockey rink. We are a hockey family, my oldest plays travel (my 3 year old is starting next week), so if you ever need me, you can find me at the rink.

How did you get started scrapbooking? A friend of mine introduced me to the hobby back when my oldest was about 6 months old and it just took off from there. You can just imagine how many albums I have since I've been at this for 15 years, but we love to look back through them and see the wonderful memories I've captured.
 
What is your favorite American Crafts product? That's a hard one, for me I think it's probably the patterned papers. Nothing makes me want to create more than seeing all the gorgeous patterns.

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GOOD BYE ELEMENTARY by Amy Coose

I loved the text on the Earhart Patterned Paper and wanted that to be the focus of my page. I also knew the cool wood veneer sunglasses would be the perfect embellishment.

Supplies: White Cardstock, Earhart Paper (368143)-Shimelle, Leavitt Paper (368156)-Shimelle, Granville Paper (368157)-Shimelle, Herschel Paper (368145)-Shimelle, Fitzgerald/Gold Glitter Thickers (368162)-Shimelle, Phrase & Alpha Cardstock Stickers (368164)-Shimelle, Photo Overlays (368171)-Shimelle, Ephemera Die Cuts (368173)-Shimelle, Wood Veneer Shapes (368175)-Shimelle

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SMILE CARD by Amy Coose

I added some of the rub ons to some vellum so you could still see the cute cork camera behind it.

Supplies: White Cardstock-Hopper Paper (368141)-Shimelle, Curie Paper (368149)-Shimelle, Dunbar Gold Foil Thickers (368163)-Shimelle, Cork Stickers (368167)-Shimelle, Rubons Accent & Phrase (368168)-Shimelle 

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8TH GRADE DANCE by Amy Coose

I used a basic grid design when I began this page and added all the embellishment clusters to help draw your eye to the photos.

Supplies: Black Cardstock, Harding Paper (368147)-Shimelle, Baxter Paper (368151)-Shimelle, Curie Paper (368149)-Shimelle,  Dunbar Gold Foil Thickers (368163)-Shimelle, Layered Chipboard Stickers (368165)-Shimelle, Cork Stickers (368167)-Shimelle, Accent & Phrase Rubons (368168)-Shimelle, Photo Overlays (368171)-Shimelle, Ephemera Die Cuts (368173)-Shimelle

 

 Amy Coose AC yo 13bday girls
LOVELY by Amy Coose
 
I think my favorite part of this collection is the fun Ephemera pack that Shimelle created. For this layout I used a ton of different pieces to accent my photos. I used the numbers from the ephemera pack as the title on this page of my daughter's 13th birthday.

 

Supplies: Crane Paper (368137)-Shimelle, Earhart Paper (386143)-Shimelle, Curie Paper (368149)-Shimelle, Goodfield Paper (368150)-Shimelle, Sharman Paper (368153)-Shimelle, Winlock Paper (368159)-Shimelle, Cork Stickers (368167)-Shimelle, Die Cut Ephemera (368173), Wood Veneer Shapes (368175)-Shimelle

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BAHAMAS MINI ALBUM by Amy Coose

Since Shimelle's line has a travel theme, I just couldn't resist using it for a mini album of some of my favorite pictures from our recent trip to The Bahamas!

Supplies: White Cardstock, Goodall Paper (368136)-Shimelle, Crane Paper (368137)-Shimelle, Hurley Paper (368139)-Shimelle, Hopper Paper (368141)-Shimelle, Hall Paper (368142)-Shimelle, Earhart Paper (368143)-Shimelle, Herschel Paper (368145)-Shimelle, Harding Paper (368147)-Shimelle, Haynes Paper (368152)-Shimelle, Rubin Paper (368154)-Shimelle, Swanson (368155)-Shimelle, Leavitt Paper (368156)-Shimelle, Sharman (368153)-Shimelle, Granville Paper (368157)-Shimelle, Dowdy Paper (36158)-Shimelle, Fitzgerald Gold Thickers (368162)-Shimelle, Phrase & Alpha Stickers (368164)-Shimelle, Layered Chipboard Stickers (368165)-Shimelle, Cork Stickers (368167)-Shimelle, Accent & Phrase Rubons (368168)-Shimelle, Photo Overlays (368171)-Shimelle, Die Cut Ephemera (368178)-Shimelle, Wood Veneer Shapes (368175)-Shimelle

Be sure to check out all of Amy's amazing creations on these various social media sites: (Blog: Amy Coose | Instagram: @amycoose | Pinterest: @amycoose)