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Yes, Please Guest Designer: Laurie LaRiviere

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I'm excited to introduce our Yes, Please Guest Designer: Laurie LaRiviere!

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Short bio: I am a wife and mother to three children, Ben age 15, Analise age 13 and Zachary age 5. I have been scrapbooking and card making for about 14 years now. 

How did you get started scrapbooking? I was invited to a Stampin' Up! party when my oldest son was a year old. I had no idea that you could make your own cards, I just went to the party to get out of the house! By the end of the night, I had purchased some stamps, made a few cards, and was at our local Michaels store the next day buying more stuff. That's when I noticed all the product available for scrapbooking. Since I love to take photos, it seemed like a natural fit for me to be creating something beautiful with photos and I have been scrapping and card making ever since. The best part of this hobby are the friends that I have made online – the ladies who get it and love this art form as much as I do.

What is your favorite American Crafts product? I would have to say my favorite American Crafts products are the Thickers and the paper, always such fun patterns and bright colors, just what I love! 

A
A by Laurie LaRiviere

The little clothespins inspired the idea for this layout, I wanted the tags to look like they were hanging on a wall. I love how the mix of products go so well with the outfit my daughter is wearing in the photo.

Supplies: Play Paper (35926) – Yes, Please, Hello Paper (35942) – Yes, Please, Reflect Paper (35938) – Yes, Please, Sentiment Paper (35928) – Yes, Please, Goodness Woodgrain (53458) – Thickers, Yes, Please Ribbon (58869) – Ribbon, Discover (42366) – Remarks, Understand Paper (35939) – Yes, Please, Please Pow! Glitter Paper (35951) – Yes, Please, Clothespins (85663) Whittles, Hopeful Paper (35946) – Yes, Please, Commit Paper (35929) – Yes, Please, Dream Rub Ons (42369) – Remarks, Other: Mr Hueyes Calico, Bluegrass, Buttercup, and Piglet

FRAME
ALTERED FRAME by Laurie LaRiviere

The corrugated paper gave my frame nice texture and the ribbon gave it some shine. I created the flower using my Cricut and put the "13" right in the center. I kept it simple to make sure the photo was the main focal point.

Supplies: Details Corrugated Paper (35950) – Yes, Please, Yes, Please Ribbon (58869) – Ribbon, Commit Paper (35929) – Yes, Please, Foam Tabs (61710) – This to That, Sincere Ash (53454) – Thickers, Personal (85630) – Elements, Sentiment Paper (35928) – Yes, Please

Hello Card
HELLO CARD by Laurie LaRiviere

I love all the dimension and texture on this card, the sparkle, wood buttons, the shiny Flair badge, and the corrugated paper. I created this flower with my Cricut and the leaves are hand cut.

Supplies: Life (42365) – Remarks, Heart Paper (35940) – Yes, Please, Buttons (85630) – Elements, Embrace (85624) – Flair, Glimmers Paper (35945) – Yes, Please, Details Corrugated Paper (35950) – Yes, Please, Understand Paper (35939) – Yes, Please, Fulfill Paper (35936) – Yes, Please

13
13 by Laurie LaRiviere

I love this photo of my daughter on her 13th birthday. I did a block design to highlight all the little things about her that she loves, flowers, taking photos, and her happy fun personality.

Supplies: Bundle Paper (35927) – Yes, Please, Create (85626) – Bits, Hopeful Paper (35946) – Yes, Please, Hello Paper (35942) – Yes, Please, Truth Paper (35944) – Yes, Please, Play Paper (35926) – Yes, Please, Currently Paper (35924) – Yes, Please, Aspire (59172) – Stamps, White (27124) – Zing!, Share Paper (35930) – Yes, Please, Understand Paper (35939) – Yes, Please, Simplify (85628) – Details, Confident Paper (35933) – Yes, Please,Genuine (42368) – Remarks, Personal (85630) – Elements, Wish Black (53455) – Thickers, Authentic (59175)  - Stamps, Foam Tabs (61710) – This to That

A & Z
A&Z by Laurie LaRiviere

I used a slightly larger photo of my daughter and her little brother Zachary because I love this photo so much. I really love the glitter paper and the contrast with the soft ribbon, the sewing and the flower accents are perfect, and it makes for a lot of fun texture on this page.

Supplies: Dreamy Paper (35947) – Yes, Please, Play Paper (35926) – Yes, Please, Glimmers Paper (35945) – Yes, Please, Enjoy Pow! Glitter Paper (35951) – Yes, Please, Yes, Please Ribbon (58869) – Ribbon, Create (85626) – Bits, Discover (42366) – Remarks, Goodness Woodgrain (53459) – Thickers, Embrace (85624) – Flair, Foam Tabs (61710) – This to That

Make sure to stop by Laurie's blog and visit her Pinterest pages to see more of her incredible creations and what inspires her!