True Stories Week!


Focus on everyday delights with True Stories, the delightful, new collection from Shimelle and American Crafts. Highlight lovely little memories with a palette of pink, orange, teal, yellow and green. Icons of cameras, coffee mugs, florals, typewriters and bicycles accent fun patterns, including stripes, polka dots and florals.
This collection includes 24 patterned papers, two paper pads and four styles of Thickers. A host of fun embellishments complete this collection, including silver foil stickers, a phrase stamp, wood die-cuts and borders and coordinating die-cuts. Specialty items include 4 x 4 pre-designed cards, photo overlays, stencils, customizable die-cut tags and a 12 x 12 glitter album.

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Watch Shimelle create a layout from start to finish in this awesome video:


Gina Lideros (Blog: Gina Lideros | Instagram: @ginalideros | Pinterest: @gina_lideros | Twitter: @ginalideros) kicks off this week of fun and inspiration with a stellar layout: 

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Gina Lideros True Stories Going Places
Supplies: Shimelle True Stories (370723) – Croissant, Shimelle True Stories (370708) Green Tea, Shimelle True Stories (370711) – Decaf, Shimelle True Stories (370701) – Latte,Shimelle True Stories (370714) – Darjeeling, Shimelle True Stories (370721) – Orange Pekoe, Shimelle True Stories (370713) – Americano, Shimelle True Stories (370724) – Macchiato, Shimelle True Stories (370710) – Cappuccino, Shimelle True Stories (3707190) – Berry Infusion, Shimelle True Stories (370722) – Cinnamon Roll, Shimelle True Stories (370717) – Frappe,    Shimelle True Stories (370736) – Enamel Dots, Shimelle True Stories (370743) – Die Cut Cardstock Shapes, Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine (370050) – Rotary Stamp, Bazzill (T7-783) – Admiral Cardstock

How to: Flick splatters of white paint across a navy blue cardstock background, set aside to dry. Trace a large octagon shape onto cardstock background. Using a needle, embroidery thread and a ruler, poke a hole on each point of the shape and thread a line across to another point on the shape in a diagonal fashion. For each point of the shape thread 3 lines, each going to another point.  When finished filling up the shape with threaded lines, thread the outside of the shape. Print a small picture and trim to fit the middle shape of the design, adhere down. Use scissors to trim various pieces of patterned papers and adhere down to different pieces inside the shape (I intentionally) left some of the pieces blank.  Use a white pen to add journaling. Adhere cardstock die cut pieces down with 3d adhesive foam squares, place loose threads behind some of the pieces before adhering down. Stamp a few words with white ink using Amy Tangerine word stamp. Finish by adding button and enamel dot shapes.  

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Giveaway copy

Let us know in a comment on this post what your plans are for the weekend (any scrapbooking?!) for a chance to win a True Stories prize pack! Winner will be announced on Friday April 10th 2015. Good luck!