Wednesday, January 2, 2013

American Crafts Giveaway!!

Those of you who have been around here before know I am a BIG American Crafts fan. Have been since the get-go (as far as my scrapbooking days go;) ) so it was a HUGE excitement and honor for me to be asked to Guest Design for them.
The American Crafts blog theme for this week is Fast and Fabulous. Fortunately for me, fast is something I HAVE to be. Between a job, 2 very active kids and all that life requires if I am not fast, nothing gets done. Also fortunately for me, my style tends towards the simpler, cleaner looks which lend itself to quick completion times. Getting a card done in 15 minutes is a great way to feel accomplished quickly:
Yes, you can even include machine stitching in that short span of time! I keep my sewing machine out on my desk for easy access (unplugged of course to prevent the injury to tiny hands!). How about layouts though? Each of these layouts took me 1/2 hour or less! I used lots of American Crafts premade embellishments to quickly add pizzazz:
My favorite way to add a complex look quickly to a layout is a die cut background--love mixing the American Crafts goodies with a Cameo cut background:
Even as a Cameo user I still always use Thickers for titles--fast, easy and pack such a great punch!

I am not a huge technique scrapper, but like I said, I like to sew. Sometimes I also like to stamp. I did both here and stayed under the 1/2 hour by keeping my stamping simple:
My biggest challenge was coming up with an altered item created in less than 1/2 an hour. But with all the amazing layered American Crafts embellishments, that is easier than it sounds. I started with a cute cork board and added some fun American Crafts flowers to create a cute style or idea board:
I ♥ the little Burlap bow! and I covered the white tacks with Therm O Web Zots so I could adhere American Crafts buttons to them.

I had SO much fun designing with all the fabulous American Crafts product and I am ever so grateful for this opportunity that I want to share some with one of you! So I am going to stuff a prioirty envelope with as much American Crafts goodness as I can and send it off to someone who loves them as much as I do! There are going to be several ways to gain entry to this giveaway:

1. Leave a Comment on this post (easy!)
2. For a second entry, follow my blog and leave me ANOTHER comment telling me you now do or already did follow.
3. For a third entry, go over to my Guest Design Post on the American Crafts blog and leave a comment there. Come back here and leave me ANOTHER comment telling me you did so.

Be sure to leave your email address if it is not clearly linked to your profile. I will leave the giveaway open through Sunday! Good luck and thanks for stopping by!
♥ Rebecca

51 comments:

  1. I just love your work! The stamping on your 4th project is just adorable!

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  2. I am already a follower, have been for awhile :)

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  3. Congrats on the guest designer spot -- you totally deserve it! :)

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  4. Love your simple style- I'm really liking your One second later layout! Great title and great colors too!

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  5. I visited AC and left a comment about your cute card! Thanks for the chance!

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  6. Love all your projects!!!
    I can relate to the need to be fast - in fact your life and mine are very similar: a FT job and 2 kids, one boy and one girl, except my kids are much older, 11 & 17, so they don't need me as much!
    I have a bit more free time because of that!
    Congrats on your GD position!
    I will be checking out the blog shortly!

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  7. Left love over at AC --- and you know I'm already a follower of your blog! ;0)

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  8. First, congratulations!

    I really love AC products and have been adding more and more to my stash. Love your projects here and I can't believe how fast you are! I need to get better with that, with a not quite four month old and an energetic five year old on my hands :)

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  9. I follow you with Google reader.

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  10. Love, love, love your designs! Happy 2012! ~Jessica D.

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  11. Wow! These are all so awesome!!! Love it all! Happy New year!

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  12. I left a comment on the AC blog! :)

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  13. Congrats! I love with you did with AC! But, then, I always love seeing what you are up to with your papercrafting!!! :-)

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  14. i love your layouts! Great work!

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  15. I paid a visit and commented on your GDT spot. Congrats!

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  16. I wish I could create this quickly and do such a great job!

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  17. Left some love over on the AC blog too!

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  18. seriously--AWESOME! I was SO excited to see your face come up as the guest designer at AC, you ROCKED it!

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  19. No need to enter me in the giveaway :) I just wanted to say THANK YOU and you ROCKED the guest spot!!!

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  20. Your projects are amazing!! I so love the frame!!

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  21. I am now following your blog! Such super inspiration here. I am also bookmarking it for quick reference.

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  22. Your projects are absolutely adorable! I love that teal frame!!!

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  23. I'm already a follower of your blog!

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  24. Just stopped by the American Crafts blog and left a comment on your post! Again, congrats on the GDT spot!

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  25. go you, YOU know I am a follower and love your work!

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  26. Fast and fabulous is what I like too!! There are always so many more pictures to scrap so i try not to spend too much time on one page!!!

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  27. I am so impressed that you can scrap that fast! I keep thinking that more experience will increase my speed but it's not real obvious that this has helped.

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  28. I was so excited to see your sweet face pop up on the AC blog as their GDT! You rocked their papers/embellies as always! Congrats again!!

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  29. I left a comment on the American Crafts blog!

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  30. Already a follower - and so love your style!!

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  31. Loved seeing you on the AC blog - we need more fast and clean designs like yours. Well done! Left a comment there too..

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  32. I would love to add my sewing machine somewhere on my desk but at this pint the messy scrapper that I am... that would be impossible. I think I am also a bit afraid of stitching on my LOs... but love the look!

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  33. Hi Rebecca, great ideas about getting things done quickly. I love the Amy Tangerine layout of your son! Her lines are my favorites. Did you stamp the "love" text on the background?

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    1. Hi Laurel! No, the LOVE text was actually the patterned paper, I stamped the little car, heart and camera on the gray cardstock :)

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  34. I am already a follower, your post popped up in my reader! I have a simple style too and can relate.

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  35. Great job as the guest designer! Left a comment over at AC and hope to see you again!!

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  36. Love your projects! I left a comment on your GD post at AC!

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  37. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so cool...wow that frame...i LOVE it! Congrats! :):):):):) Much deserved!

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  38. Hey girl! Happy New Year!
    I feel sooo horrible because I have not been to your blog (or anyone else's for that matter)in sooo long! I really need to carve out more blog time... for my own and for reading others. I miss it so much. Anyway... huge congrats on guesting for AC! You always capture the attention of all the top companies and you should be so proud of your fabulous work!
    Lovin' your projects... the chevron background you did with the Cameo is rockin'! And that frame... gorg!
    Congrats again! :)

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  39. Congrats on the guest DT. Love your lo's and that frame!

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  40. I visited AC and left a comment on your post.

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  41. Awesome job Rebecca! I always love your style!! Congrats on the guest design position!!

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