Thursday, February 14, 2013

American Crafts Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the American Crafts blog hop! Today we're sharing love themed layouts and projects for the holiday of love. I have always seen this as a day to celebrate the people you love - and not just in  the romantic sense. {I think I get that from my mom...}



You should be arriving from the very talented  Paige Evans' blog.

Oh, man. Is it ok to admit that I didn't want to include this photo with me in it? We recently visited my side of the family {we miss them TONS}. It's cold there. Like really cold. Like teens and single digits cold. So I wore a hat a lot. It was a cute hat. It also gave me hat hair when I wasn't wearing it. Sigh. But that's real life, peeps! So here it is.

I miss them. Badly. And love them. Lots.
If you look more closely at the layers of paper, you can see this one a little hidden in between:
One of the fun things about this Amy Tangerine line are the great neutrals like this kraft pattern paper that give you the opportunity to customize and play a bit more for your layout. I chose to just swirl some watercolor paints into the centers of the flowers, and dab a bit of green for the leaves. When it was dry, I just cut it and added it to my paper layers for a perfect match.

To help you scrapbook those special loved ones, I'm offering up two giveaways today! To enter for a chance to win, just comment here on the post! Comments will be open through 11:59 pm EST, Sunday, February 17. I'll select a random winner and announce next week!

Giveaway number one:

Giveaway number two:


Don't forget the rest of the hop! Your next stop is Monika Glod!

And just in case you've missed the list, here it is in order, top to bottom, so you can be sure to check out all of the loveliness! There's also a great prize giveaway on the American Crafts blog, too!
Leslie Ashe
Andrea Budjack
Jen Chesnick
Jill Cornell
Sophie Crespy
Lilith Eeckels
Paige Evans
Leah Farquharson <<<< You're here. :)
Monika Głód
Angie Gutshall
Corrie Jones
Michiko Kato
Heather Leopard
Carina Lindholm
Melissa Mann
Kimberly Neddo
Patricia Roebuck
Erin Stewart
Diana Waite
Allison Waken
Becky Williams
American Crafts


Happy Valentine's Day!

100 comments:

julie e said...

Your layout is adorable - I love the customized paper - and I didn't even notice the hat hair:)

Puskis said...

Great work! Love how many details you put on it.

Amy Kingsford said...

love the watercolor effect you used to add your own personal touch to the page...just beautiful!

Stampin Mindy said...

Oh this is gorgeous. I love the dimension in your layers. Amazing work.

xxMindy

marianne-g said...

Your watercolor paper is so,so cute. Thanks for the idea and your layout if beautiful.

brittany kuhn said...

I love your layout, especially the fabric flower! so cute. Happy Valentines Day

Theresa said...

Your layout is beautiful!!! And I didn't notice any hat-hair! ha ha!!! Happy V-Day!

Andrea Wiebe said...

Love the yoyo!!!! Everything looks so wonderful :)

Margie said...

Oh my gosh...now I "have" to have that paper!!<3 it!

sophie said...

cool layering!! hugs

Rachael Fritsch said...

LOVE the watercolor detail! Thanks for such a generous giveaway...I literally gasped at the photo of all the Thickers :) ooohhh my weakness!

Ifa said...

I am glad you showed a closeup of the kraft paper coloured. That is absolutely adorable and I would have missed it otherwise.

Barbara F said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Love your creation!! :)

Unknown said...

OMG! It's Valentine's Day..........LOVE the blog and your giveaway! Pick me! LOL

Louise said...

A gorgeous layout and all the patterns are wonderful. Love the custom paper.

P.S I always have hat hair!

Niina said...

Love the coloring and LOVE thickers :D thanks for the chance to win!

Anski said...

So pretty layout! And amazing giveaways!!

Katja Pavlasova said...

Lovely layout! And i know how you feel, my family is thousand miles away! Cant wait for March to visit them :) have a lovely day!

Lilith Eeckels said...

Amazing layout!!!! Happy Valentine's Day!

brandidrewry said...

this is georgous! love it!
thanks brandi

Jen said...

Love the watercoloring you did. And thanks so much for the chance to win.....really awesome prizes!!!

PattyC said...

Love discovering all the little details in this page.

pakosta said...

I LOVE all the layering it's beautiful~
thanks for a chance to win~
tdpakosta@sbcglobal.net

tara pakosta

Portos said...

Beautiful and interesting

stacy said...

i love your layout - you have an amazing way with embellishments!

Allison Waken said...

Gorgeous layers! Happy Valentine's Day!

Jeriberry said...

beautiful! Happy Valentines Day.

Joanne Walton-Calvert said...

Love the watercolour idea, but so love that little city scape at the bottom right of the layout, cutesy

Nishi said...

Your LO is gorgeous. LOve the layering & all the small details which tie in with the theme.

Miriam Prantner said...

That customized paper is wonderful! I am loving all your layers too! Great great layout and thanks so much for the chance to win those prizes!

zgagi said...

I love how you customized that paper. And that thickers givaway is amazing.

Стокли said...

Your customized piece reminded me of the watercolors I used to make when I was a kid - it's such a fun thing to do!

Desiree B said...

Wonderful layout. Love your tip for using water colors. I've never thought of doing that before.

Erin said...

Love the watercolor paper! Happy Valentine's Day!

crys tal said...

Love the watercolor effect. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Wow! GORGEOUS layout! Great layering! And amazing giveaway too!

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PaperPixie said...

Ok, so I am new to your blog and wasn't sure which one was you because all the ladies on this page are adorable! I am glad you included yourself. Taking photos of myself is a challenge for me let alone keeping them and forget scrapping them!

These giveaways are great too - gotta love Thickers! TFS. :)

Janelle Shultz said...

love your layout...the watercoloring is awesome! beautiful! love the pp w/ the little buildings...so cute! i can relate to cold...i'm in MT...however, i LOVE the cold!

Crystal said...

Love all of the little details on your page.

Liana S. said...

I laughed about your hat hair comment. I live where it gets COLD but I refuse to wear a hat. Ever. My naturally curly hair and hats of any kind do not get along.

Anne Fisher said...

Wow - I could not survive in that kind of weather. I say visit when it's warmer! lol Btw, love love love your watercolored kraft patterned paper - beautiful! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

*Monica B* said...

The watercolor effect is so cool! I will have to try that sometime. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Elin Larsson said...

Great layering on this layout! Soo happy project!

life@large said...

I Miss my Family too! I live 15000km awat from them! Scrapbooking their pics always makes me sad & happy! Thanks for this great layout

KimK825 said...

Thanks for sharing your project!!!

Wendy said...

LOVE the layout and generous giveaways!

Aly said...

Great layout! Love the colorful happy feeling. Thank you for sharing!

Jessica said...

I love the idea of water coloring the printed paper! And both of your give-aways have me drooling!

Rhonda said...

Love the layering on your layout. Thanks!

JPScraps said...

Awesome layout! I really like all the layering.

Libby said...

What a sweet layout! All those layers are fabulous!
Happy Valentine's Day! :)

Susan said...

I love your technique and one I will use for sure. The beautiful bright colors are stunning. Thanks for the chance to win!

elli thomas said...

Love your layout! I am going to copy your watercolor trick - cute!

Faye Marie said...

I love your layout. The layering is awesome!!!!! AND I just about freaked out about giveaway #2... I love thickers!!!!!!!

Sheri said...

love all the layering you did.. so much fun! Happy Valentines Day Crafty Lady!!

Andrea said...

I just love your LO! I love the layering and the threads hanging out! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway chances! I am a new follower too.

Cheryl Leong said...

Giveaway 2!!!!! Thickers!!!!!
Thanks for the chance

Cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

Rita said...

great project!

Kim said...

Gorgeous layout!

Heather Beasley said...

Such a fun, happy layout!

Pam said...

I love the look of this LO ! Sort of like a Smash book page. Really like the paper that you colored in.

Denise Bryant said...

Love your page! And that bit of watercoloring is yummy!
DeniseB

Christy aka. Emeraldvalkyrie said...

I love the layering! I hope to get my hands on some of the new Amy Tangerine papers soon. I adore her stuff and you have used it so well!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again - that watercoloring is A-MA-ZING!

Cynthia B. said...

The layering on your page is fabulous! I think I need to play with Amy Tan papers some more. Love the watercolor flowers you've created.
And WOW. You are so generous! I can't believe you're giving away all those Thickers too. Thanks SO much for the chance. We readers appreciate all your talent and all the papercrafting work you put on display for us!

Christine said...

So much creative work! Love that watercolor detail!

Leslie Ashe said...

Happy Valentine's & great layering!

Ashley Horton said...

Love the way you used the new Amy Tan, Leah!! Lots of fun layers on this! And I think your photo looks fine...one of the benefits of having short hair!! :)

Pam said...

Love it! Thanks for the close up!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Seriously cute post. Mu family is overseas... so I miss them lots and I cherish the moments together. Love the way you colored the Kraft paper, very pretty effect!

Lindaj said...

Love the watercolor..great job

Olivia said...

Fab layout! Love your layering :)

Kelly said...

I love the layering in your layout!

Oh man, giveaway #2 makes me drool. I'm addicted to Thickers.

evelynpy said...

what a lovely layering and i love the way you color the wood veneer. and yes thickers always be my fav scrap stuff and always makes me bankrupt ^^ thank you for the chance to win

♥ Sonja Bekker ♥ said...

Gorgeous Layout
Wonderful to see your handmade background !!
CutE!!
Sonja xo

applemimi said...

wow I love your LO!!!!!!!!!!! <3

Nikki said...

Yum! Just gorgeous!

Laura Turcotte said...

Love the layers---great LO!

frankslycreative said...

Great LO, love all the layers.

Luv2scrap said...

Congratulations on a great display of love! So love the layering of the paper, and the trueness of the memory! Thanks for being an inspiration and sharing that it is ok to show the real moments of our lives!!

Andrea Garland said...

Love your tip with the flowers and watetcolors. Thanks for 2 amazing giveaway.

Patricia Roebuck said...

This is gorgeous, Leah!! I love all the layering and color choices drawing you into the photo! Awesome watercolors!

Jeanne said...

Your layout is beautiful! Wonderful job!

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Elena Stefanidou said...

your layout is amazing and i love what you did with the flowers on the craft paper.

Karey said...

I am like you get hat head. So I almost never one.
Both your giveaways are the best. Thanks for my chance to win.

antenucci said...

Great layout, yet again! Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.

val said...

I'm so inspired by your watercolor technique! I can't wait to get home and try it out!

Moi said...

Love the hand-painted paper. I couldn't even tell it was handmade it looks amazing.

Moi said...

Love the hand-painted paper. I couldn't even tell it was handmade it looks amazing.

alisa logue said...

Cute LO! Thickers, and ribbons, and papers... oh my! -Alisa

justasiam said...

What a lot of inspiration there is here, and all the designers on the blog hop are fabulous!

Patricia said...

Loving your extra little touches with the twine! Great layout!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Your use of layers is fantastic! What a great layout!

Kimberly said...

This creations is simply "WOW!"...Lahooove it!
xoxo
Loves,
K

Elena said...

This was a great page to look at! very easy on the eye! great way of layering (I sometimes get stuck there) Fun giveaway!

Mandi said...

Love this page.

Rossana said...

I like your layout! thanks for the chance!

Julie GM said...

I love your layout, the watercolors on Amy's paper & yes the selfie shot! I need more of those!

Cristina said...

I love the layering, and how you colored the paper -- absolutely gorgeous!!

elli thomas said...

So cute! Love it!

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