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Thickers Guest Designer: Mary Ann Jenkins

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Our Thickers Week Guest Designer is the talented Mary Ann Jenkins! (Blog: Mary Ann Jenkins | Instagram: @maryannjenkins | Pinterest: @maryannjenkins)

Mary Ann Jenkins - headshot

Short bio: I’m Mary Ann Jenkins from sunny Southern California. I have 3 awesome boys, 1 sweet little princess, and a wonderful husband that are the subjects of many of my scrapbook layouts. I love recording the memories and stories we create in our everyday lives. I have been fortunate to have my projects published in the top scrapbooking magazines, idea books & manufacturers catalogs, and have had my work displayed at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show. When I am not in my scrapbook studio making a mess I enjoy: flea markets, spending time with my family, shopping for hours at Target, taking my camera everywhere I go, and bracelets. A girl can never have too many bracelets!

How did you get started scrapbooking? I heard a commercial on the radio about “learning to preserve your family memories”. It was a company that was just starting out that ended up being what we later knew as Creative Memories. That was 1987 and I’ve been playing with paper and glue since then!

What is your favorite American Crafts product? If I had to choose just one product I would have to say Thickers, they are the one item that I always have in my scrap stash. I love that they never go out of style and coordinate so easily with any project.

Oh How I Love This Girl
OH HOW I LOVE THIS GIRL! by Mary Ann Jenkins

I love how the new American Crafts collections coordinate together so well, mixing and matching was fun!

Supplies: Serendipity (369185) Hello Beautiful Paper, Serendipity (369182) Hello Honey Paper, Stitched (368968) After Glow Black Thickers, Shimelle (368145) Hershel Paper, Shimelle (368173) Die Cut Cardstock Shapes

#Family
#FAMILY by Mary Ann Jenkins

I love old family photos and especially love how all the bright colors look with this old black and white picture.

Supplies: Serendipity (369180) Cotton Candy Paper, Serendipity (369181) Little Things Paper, Serendipity (369183) Lucky Stars Paper, Stitched (368968) After Glow Black Thickers, Stitched (368972) With Love Puffy Stickers, Stitched (368942) Interlock Paper, Serendipity (369207) Ooh, La La Thickers, Shimelle (368141) Hopper Paper

Altered Canvas
ALTERED CANVAS by Mary Ann Jenkins

I made a “mini” layout, gluing all the pieces together first, then attaching them to the canvas with the clip. This leaves me with the option to change the mini layout as time goes on.

Supplies: Shimelle (368143) Earhart Paper, Shimelle (368163) Gold Dunbar Thickers, Stitched (368972) With Love Puffy Stickers, Serendipity (369182) Hello Honey Paper, Neapolitan (85655) Printed Chipboard Shapes, Serendipity (369220) Die Cut Water Color Words, Serendipity (369219) Wood Shapes, Shimelle (368171) Photo Overlays

Best Ever
BEST EVER by Mary Ann Jenkins

A “Project Life” style layout with three 3×4 cards along with my photo.

Supplies: Serendipity (369184) XOXO Paper, Serendipity (369180) Cotton Candy Paper, Serendipity (369219) Wood Shapes, Serendipity (369207) Ooh, La La Thickers, Shimelle (368137) Crane Paper

You're A Gem Card
YOU'RE A GEM CARD by Mary Ann Jenkins

For this card, I borrowed my daughter's watercolor paint set to give the wood shape a pink tint.

Supplies: Shimelle (368138) Grady Paper, Shimelle (368163) Dunbar Gold Thickers, Serendipity (369185) Hello Beautiful Paper, Neapolitan (85655) Printed Chipboard Shapes, Stitched (368974) Overlay Kraft Stickers, Serendipity (369219) Wood Shapes

Old Navy Style
OLD NAVY STYLE by Mary Ann Jenkins

My girl loves posing with the display at Old Navy, and of course I have to oblige. The Serendipity Thickers work perfectly with my photos!

Supplies: Serendipity (369184) XOXO Paper, Serendipity (369183) Lucky Stars Paper, Serendipity (369186) Summer Breeze Paper, Serendipity (369187) One Fine Day Paper, Serendipity (369220) Water Color Words, Serendipity (369207) Ooh La La Thickers, Neapolitan (85655) Printed Chipboard Shapes

Love Today
LOVE TODAY by Mary Ann Jenkins

A vacation photo with lots of layers. I added the die cut acrylic shapes in with my chipboard words for my title.

Supplies: Stitched (368944) Heartfelt Paper, Stitched (368967) After Glow Thickers, Stitched (368975) Die Cut Acrylic Shapes, Stitched (368972) With Love Puffy Stickers, Shimelle (368142) Hall Paper, Serendipity (369183) Lucky Stars Paper, Serendipity (369186) Summer Breeze Paper, Neapolitan (85655) Printed Chipboard Shapes

Circa 1905
CIRCA 1905 by Mary Ann Jenkins

A photo from the early 1900’s with layers of embellishments. I especially like the globe photo overlay tucked underneath the photo.

Supplies: Stitched (368946) Woodland Paper, Stitched (368945) Map of My Heart Paper, Stitched (368983) Painted Mini Mark Rub-Ons, Stitched (368968) After Glow Black Thickers, Shimelle (368171) Photo Overlays, Shimelle ( 368173) Die Cut Cardstock Shape

 

Thank you for creating and sharing so many amazing projects Mary Ann! (Blog: Mary Ann Jenkins | Instagram: @maryannjenkins | Pinterest: @maryannjenkins)