Saturday, September 17, 2011

American Crafts Blog Hop



Hey, Howdy, Hello!! If you've been hopping along the American Crafts Blog Hop and you've come here from Lilith Eeckles blog then you're in the right spot if you just happened upon my blog or you're a follower be sure to start at the American Crafts Blog and hop along to all 20 Designers Blogs you'll have chances to win 2 entire collections and some of the designers favorite AC products. SO get hoppin!


The design team girls were given the challenge to create a layout using pieces from all the Summer releases. You might not think the themes of these lines would mix together but as you can see from all the creations on the blog hop they work great together. Just gotta think outside the box/theme a little and mix it up. Anywho here is my layout.

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This layout features some photos I took at my Grandparents house a fw weeks ago.They are some of the simple & little things that brought joy that day: Teagan picking veggies, a toad on the sidewalk, and a single sunflower growing in the middle of a bean field. I love the mix of the little bits from each line and how the photos are still the focus even with using the 5 different AC lines.
I used the following American Crafts products: Amy Tangerine-Hanging Out(35560) Amy Tangerine-Rose Ave(35551),Amy Tangerine-Wishing Fabric stickers(42216),DayDreams-Smile sticker book(42227),DayDreams-Great Day(35602),DayDreams-Gleeful Day(35604),Garden Cafe-Sticker Book(42210),Garden Cafe-Clover Cantina(35537),NightFall-Autumn Cider(35519),Fellow Thickers(53172), Hollyday-Pere Noel(35483),Hollyday-Variety Buttons(85559)


And now for the giveaway because I know that's what all you hoppers are looking for. I'm giving away the DayDreams Friends Dimensional Stickers and Buttons. All you have to do to be entered in the giveaway is leave a comment on this post telling me what are some of the little things that bring you joy? You have until 11:59pm on Tuesday the 20th I'll post the winner on Wednesday morning.


Next on the Blog Hop is fabulous Melissa Mann!

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Jackie xxx said...

Lovely layout.

Daphne said...

great LO, like the three pics in a cluster with the title!

Margi said...

Such a fun layout!
I love all of the designs but I think NightFall is my favorite altho GardenCafe is wonderful it makes me hungry! LOL

Renee said...

Mandy, your layout is filled with fun! I love the colors and the pics are really great, too!!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

You really have a talent for the "collage" look Mandy! (PS - don't include me in the giveaway, I just wanted to let you know I love your layout publicly :)

Danee said...

I already told you I loved this page. But Ill tell you again. Nice Page.

Michelle said...

Beautiful layout-love those little photos!

Jenny said...

Beautiful LO!

Moondust47 said...

Great LO! Wonderful photography and very well showcased!

Nine said...

simple and effective, I love !!!

Meerjungfrau said...

Great LO!

Dulce Silva said...

cute lo!

rachelleb2000 said...

I love this l/o. What brings me joy-- sleeping in on a weekend morning!

Dessie W said...

Pretty pretty pretty! Love the pop of fuchsia color on the heart! Lovely color choices altogether!

ashjoy said...

Cute page!
Slow Saturday mornings, and the Lion King 3D!

Alison Day said...

Nice toad!! LOL!
Love this layout. AC products works so well together!

Louisa-Jane said...

My best friends little boy calling me aunty woo and remembering me after nearly 18 months away! It's the little things that count! Love your page.

Patty said...

Beautiful layout. Its so fresh and pretty:)

Nancy said...

Such a lovely LO! You did a great job!

Meghan said...

Love this layout. It is so easy on the eye!

Pickle said...

I love your layout and use of the AC line :) Cool!

Scrapping4fun said...

gorgeous layout

Christine said...

I love stitching! This a really pretty layout!

Donik said...

Lovely layout!

Diana Waite said...

the stitching on this adds just the right touch to your layout--just SO fun!

kt said...

too cute. I like that its 8.5 x11 as I don't see a ton of layouts that size. loving the stitching around the edges.

Anonymous said...

Love your layout. What brings me joy? my grandkids, a good book, a day at the beach.

Kathy R

Margie said...

Your layout is so different and pretty! When my kids are happy-that is what gives me the most joy!

leah said...

Oh, I ADORE the stitching on this!! GREAT layout! {please leave me out of your drawing! I just wanted to stop and say hi!}

ChristyR said...

Great page =)

Cynthia B. said...

I think it's great that you were able to capture these little things from your visit - the details are great to document! Love how the photos are still the focus of the page, plus you've used some fun AC accents.

Melanie said...

So cute! I love that you combined all of the lines yet your layout isn't cluttered. Congrats on making the AC team :)

marianne said...

I love how the border stitching brings the whole page together!

Michelle said...

wow, I love your layout ! so simple and beautiful. Love it !

Anonymous said...

Great LO, love the stiched border.

Margaret Kaznowska

Anne E said...

Lovely LO. Thanks for chance to win some AC goodies.

beckyjune said...

Such cute stuff!

Allison said...

This is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

so simple and pretty.

Deanna said...

Beautiful layout. My two little boys bring me big joy!

Anonymous said...

such a sweet layout. I find joy in eating the tomatoes from my garden, and the lovely grey paint that we're using in our nursery :) simple things...

Lalo aka "missbliss" said...

It's always the simple little things that bring the biggest joy!!! so my list of little things would take a few days to list so I go with top five....
1.laughing with my husband
2.my newest baby's BIG smile
3.the funny things my 4 year old says
4.Early mornings with just me and my princess
5.The little things my oldest does that make me think..."I'm so proud of that boy"

TeenaBugg38 said...

so cute....I love to doodle or stitch borde4rs onto plain stock to give it some ommph.....this one is loaded with oopmph :)

NinaSt said...

love your layout!

Ruth S said...

Cute LO - it's so fab how all the lines mix perfectly ;)
I love the idea to give the date real emphasis by doing it big with thickers! I'm so used to making my date a tiny part of the journaling!
Enjoying some crafting time brings me joy - I'm inspired to get scrapping today ;)
Thanks for the chance to win, Rx

Lena said...

Absolutely lovely LO!
A perfect latte brings me joy without fail =)

Brittney said...

Such a fun layout!

I love when I come home to see my puppy wagging his tail a million miles an hour with the biggest smile (yup, he smiles!). That brings me pure joy.

Brittany said...

love the stitching and photos

mimisimon said...

So easy, simple, and cute!

Lori W said...

naps, belly laughs, hot showers, good coffee....:)

Ann Cicilie said...

Incredibly cute layout :) Little things that makes me happy? A cup of coffee, a hug, a smile... Or a nice tune on the radio :)

Lilith said...

Just gorgeous. (Don't include me in the draw ;) )

Tagati said...

What a great way to celebrate the every day! I always enjoy having my espresso upstairs in the kitchen and looking out in the treetops (especially when the birds come by to visit!).

Amy Heller said...

LOVE this, Mandy! (don't include me in the drawing, obviously!) :D

jennifer said...

Great page, I like the line of hearts and the clouds. So sweet.

Little things that make me happy are seeing my kids learning new things, and watching them playing and smiling with their daddy. (They play and smile with me too, but it's nice to be the observer sometimes you know?!)

x

Sarale said...

Looks so lightweight and beautiful!

LG,

Tanja

Dawn said...

The things that make me happy are spending time with my 2 young sons and my hubby.

cindy said...

My joy bringers are... a good book, a sweet cupcake, this hobby and my family.

Your LO blended all 5 perfectly, thanks for sharing.

Leslie Ashe said...

how cute is your layout! love it!

(no need to enter me in your drawing - I'm just admiring all the hop creations!)

Sandra said...

I love the idea from your lo. A big smile from my son or singing silly songs together brings me a lot of joy.

still a learner said...

such a pretty lo. :) my little joys: sipping a cup of tea, watching my kids smile, finding a pretty pair of shoes. :)

Katie said...

Very nice layout.

ShoppingTamii said...

one little thing (besides anything with my kids) that always makes me smile is when I go for my walk on the beach, and a group of pelicans flies by...and those times sometimes happen on the same day that I catch dolphins playing in the waves with the surfers...ahhh, perfect!

Jimjams said...

Super combination of papers and a lovely page!

barrentree said...

super cute layout!

Eliza Coutinho said...

Lovely page!!

sandra said...

Luv your layout!

Catherine said...

Such a fun page!

Nitasha said...

Supercute page! Spending time talking and laughing with my mom is one of the simple things that bring me tons of joy!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful page(:

Sierra said...

Super duper cute page! My little joys are: fresh-squeezed lemonade and the smiles and giggles of my lil nieces. :)

Amanda said...

Lovely layout. What brings me joy?
Spring flowers, summer sunshine, autumn leaves and winter snow.

Holly* said...

lovely layout!

Danielle Muit said...

Nice!!!!!

Helen Overton said...

Such a nice layout.

Carly said...

I like how your pictures stand out off the page and that your embellishments blend in perfectly.

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

So very cute! I love the 3 photos clustered together, and how the date stands out so much and is just another embellie on the page...great!

Kathy Martin said...

Totally cool toad page! :)

Heather said...

Love your layout. Some of the little things that bring me joy are sweet kisses, a sweet new little kitten to play with, and the smell of fall in the air. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cathy said...

Love the layout, the stitching...very cute! My kids and my dog bring me much joy!

Alia said...

Adorable page!

Sheila said...

Great layout!

judean said...

Me time to scrap; snuggles from my 3 kiddos, laughing with my DH--these are the little things that bring me Joy. You layout is beautiful--thanks for the inspo!

Sandra said...

I like your layout!

Sandra said...

Nice layout!

Emily said...

I love the layout! Love the layering and details!

angie gutshall said...

I really love this layout! Beautiful pictures too!

Kim H said...

The little things that bring me joy are my 2 pets - a fuzzy cat and a collie dog. No matter how down you might feel, one wagging tail, or a pounce on to your lap, makes you smile. Really like the colors in your layout, and the stitching. Thank you.

Ana Roberta said...

cool LO!

naomi said...

Love you layout :)

Romy said...

Your layout is so fun and pretty!

Mel said...

Very appealing page. I love the design. Some of the little things that bring me joy? A fall breeze, a text from my husband, a chai tea latte, a bit of time to flip through a magazine. Thanks for the chance to win!

Mary Jo said...

Cute layout! :)

Kim said...

Super cute LO! Thanks for posting. :)

Scrapinandie said...

Love the layout

Meredith said...

Love how you have created your layout by telling the story with the photos!! Beautiful!

Alison said...

Great LO!....having some scrappy time brings me joy!
Alison xx

Anabelle said...

Great page! I love the stitching.

Shel said...

Great stitching here!

~amy~ said...

love love love your oh-so-sweet layout!

Claudia said...

Joy is being with my family. And playing in the sunshine.

ClaireTet said...

Time to scrap, cuddles with my husband and daughter and brunch make me happy! Lovely understated layout.

marlene said...

sooooo pretty!

Jennifer J said...

I love the stitching!! Simple and AMAZING.

jnj_182 at yahoo dot com

caroline hancock / Scrappercaz said...

this is so the kind of layout i do, lots to see but the main focus on the picture. For me i get so much joy just from spending time with my beautiful daughter, she is the best

Melanie said...

I love LOs documenting the little things. Great job keeping the focus on the photos!

Alisha said...

Great layout, love the paper and giveaways.
alisha.moorenielsen@gmail.com
http://scrappin-happens.blogspot.com/

Christi said...

Too cute!

Christi said...

Love it!

Lisa J. said...

Watching my child doing little things like picking veges are some things I enjoy as well. The Earth and its provision for us and our family interacting with it.

Randi said...

Great Layout. Gorgeous.

Emily Branch said...

Simple, yummy and cute! I love it! TFS

Paula G said...

Seeing my children smile, a hug from my hubby, a hot cup of tea in the morning and after work, watching the sun set...these are a few of the many little things that bring me joy.

Melanie said...

Fun look. Love the AC lines.

Melissa DL said...

adorable layout. so clean and refreshing.

McVic said...

really cute!! TY for the chance to win! Super nice of you!
kacee

Katie said...

LOVE your layout! I love the stitching!

Melissa Mann said...

Cute, cute layout!!! (don't include me in the drawing!)

Chunyuan said...

Fabulous layout Love the color too. Thanks for sharing.

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the stitched border.
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brooke. said...

great layout :)
and something that has brought me joy lately is Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes!

Aliza said...

Lovely and bright layout. Love that stitching!

KellyG said...

A nice sunny day brings me joy! You have to remember it is just the little things in life which are important! Great layout, love those photos!

Sheri Twing said...

Gorgeous layout! Thanks for sharing!

Immi said...

I really like the way you've clustered everything.

MB said...

Cute clouds!

Kat said...

great layout! i love the beautiful simplicity of it!

Jenny Chesnick said...

awesome layout Mandy!

blupixy said...

Love the picture of the frog! Cute layout!

Marla said...

A great LO and who couldnt use some new buttons and adorable stickers. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Jamie Harder said...

LOVE this! Sunshine, a good book, a glass of wine, the feeling after a workout, my children's laughter, the touch of my husband's hand in mine, a clean house, flowers...some of the small things that bring me joy:-)

Suzanne said...

Beautiful page! A diet coke with extra ice brings me just a bit of joy(;

Claire said...

lovely layout

Tory said...

I love the size and placement of the photos in this layout!

Amber said...

Very cute, love the photos and the stitching! Thanks for sharing!

Julie J said...

Love this. I love simple pages without too much clutter.

MJ said...

i love that patterned paper cloud. great idea...

Kimberly said...

My husband's bed head and restful face when I wake up in the morning brings me joy!

Grace Hester Designs said...

Stitching on a layout always catches my eye :o) And i think that it's great that you captured the "little things" for this moment - I can imagine Ms Teagan looking back upon this with fond memory.

TFS and congrats on making it onto the AC DT!

Grace Hester
http://www.gracehester.typepad.com
grace[at#]gracehesterdesigns[dot#]com

glowegal said...

Such an adorable layout! Things that bring me joy are sunshine, my kitty, fall leaves, smiles, and lattes.

Anonymous said...

gorgeous layout. I love coffee in the morning, a summer's day and hugs from my girls

*Monica* said...

pretty layout! I love layouts about the simple things...

jendcnguyen said...

A little thing that brings me joy? Well, my 4 year old son randomly hugging me & telling me he loves me! =) Awesome layout! It's great. =)

joan (: said...

Love the stiitching on your layout! :)

Cheryl Leong said...

I love ur LO! TFS

cheryl131091@yahoo.com

Amanda Johnson said...

Love this layout!! The clouds are so cute in that pattern! Some things that bring me joy are my two sweet little ladies and my amazing husband...I have been blessed with a good life! :)

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing!! =) I LOVE the way that this looks!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Polly said...

fabulous..... layout looks great and simple. stitching around the page is really nice.

Arjanne said...

It would bring me joy if the sun started to shine, instead of this rain all day!

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

I love how the stitching brings everything together!

Kim said...

Beautiful layout tfs :)

lilith said...

Clean and simple!
I love rain!!

kisses
lil

Lisanna said...

clean and simple layout and fantastic layout!!!!
I love it!!

Maria La Chica said...

My ginger cat brings me joy, even when he's naughty! :)
Fantastic layout.. thanks for sharing!

Mathilde Barlow said...

Love your page so nice ! The littles thing that bring me joy are listening to my favourite song of the moment and hangging out and jocking with my friend ! ;)

Rachel said...

Wow this is lovely, much more restful than some of the others on the blog hop.

Ujjwal said...

Beautiful layout! loving this amazing hop!

Amy Kersten said...

Very cute layout! The pictures really stand out!

The Dinner Spot said...

Simple yet very sophisticated. Love the LO. Very inspiring.

Coochies & All said...

great layout! Just sitting infront of the tv with my favourite drink and snack and watching law and order brings me joy.

Renee VanEpps said...

Very beautiful LO, such a gorgeous design! Simple things that bring me joy: Seeing my daughter run to me squealing with delight after a long day of school, sweet kisses on my cheek, the I Love You Momma's (that aren't asked for!), etc.etc.

Jenn said...

Great layout, thanks for sharing.

Dawn said...

Love the combos you used here!

btsoi. said...

I love how everything comes together on your layout. Beautiful.

Celeste B. said...

My kitties rubbing on me and purring brings me joy.

Karen Williams said...

loving the frames and little touches of detail

Aga said...

gorgeous layout, even with the toad ;)

Viki said...

Sew cute. Thanks for sharing.

Julia Cheang said...

Sweet layout - simple yet effective in telling your story.

Hodge said...

So sweet. I love the simplicity.

Melissa said...

Ooh, I love this! Such a cute subject, too! Some of the little things that bring me joy are just the everyday things, and being able to spend time with my family. :)

Ann R. said...

My four little grandsons bring me the greatest joy - Ian, Nathan, Ryan, Evan and another grandson due YESTERDAY but hasn't made his appearance yet. Yes, they are my little joys.

Lisa said...

Love your layout...it's adorable!

Sharon Rittler said...

Great layout! Some little things that bring me joy.........my kids of course....anything crafty.......fall and decorating with fall colors....... beautiful sunny day......just being alive :} Thanks for the chance to win!

Ange said...

Sweet layout!
Some of the things that bring me joy are a hug or kiss from my kids or hubby and when my little 2yr old hands me a flower he pulled from a weed. :)

Dawn F. said...

Having a cup of coffee in the early morning before the family gets up is my simple joy. Love the layout!

MakingCardsIsFun! said...

Very fun layout!
Just seeing my puppy makes me super happy! :)

Michelle Looi said...

Nice nature colored page!

Jamie said...

Fabulous!

amy said...

The little things that mean the most to me are listening to good music, relaxing after work (sometimes with a glass of white sangria) and window shopping! The "big stuff" is spending time with friends and family!

Fifi said...

I love this layout, love the sewing, love the little pictures, love the cream background

Amy Flowers said...

Beautiful layout! I love the unique photos!

Eliz Gardner said...

Running long distances, taking and editing photos, and tickle wars with my kids give me joy. And I think your layout is really great!

curlyqmosaics said...

such a sweet layout! I love the botanical feel! Very inspiring, TFS!

Sharon said...

Adorable layout! It's so wonderful you caught the special moments in the day. They go by so fast.

Sharon
rsmobley85@gmail.com
http://rsmobleysdesigns.blogspot.com/

XXOO AMY said...

yep, its the little things that make it all worth it!

Jo.C said...

Love the simplicity - very effective

Erin said...

Too cute!

Lisa M. Zepponi said...

Nice job!

Ondina said...

I love the stiched border. Thanks for sharing!

Letizia said...

great layout!

charo said...

Cute LO!!!


Kisses!


Charo

Anna said...

How cute! I love all your white space! I'm trying to do that more with my LO's! I tend to cover every inch of my LO with embellies!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Anne said...

Love this layout - so simple but well designed. Some of the little things that bring me joy are: warm cup of hot chocolate on a cool day, cuddle time with dh and dear doggy on our couch, a blazing fireplace, DVR, a glass of red wine, a good book, good food, good friends, and craft time!

Brenda Smith said...

Beautiful layout. I really appreciate how you were able to mix all lines on this LO and still keep it sweetly simple. My daughter brings me the most joy. At 17 months old, she learns something new everyday and it's fun to watch her grow.

Carrie said...

Lovely layout - the little things really do add up to make a wonderful day. I think the simplest thing that gives me joy is the excited shout of "Mummy!" and a big beaming smile from my 17 month old daughter when I get in from a long day at work!

Gretchen said...

sweet layout! :)

mommakatx6 said...

I love your layout, very nice subject. I have lots of little things that bring me joy, most has to do with my family: a hug and "I love you" from my daughter as she leaves for school, the way we sometimes laugh at the silliest things that happen, my husband reaching over to hold my hand when we're in the car running errands, when the flowers are blooming in the garden...

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Becs Attwood said...

Great job combining all those lines into a simple, elegant & cohesive layout. Very inspiring!

Lea L. said...

This is super cute and sweet!! Little things that bring me joy- my cute mugs that I drink coffee in everyday, hearing my cocker spaniel sigh as she sleeps, SOS Radio, comments on my blog.

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