Friday, February 14, 2014

Seriously Sweet {American Crafts Valentine's Day Blog Hop}


Hi friends! I’m soo excited to be participating in the American Crafts Valentine’s Blog Hop again this year. There’s so much talent & inspiration along the way. Oh and of course, lots & lots of giveaways, like the not one but TWO I have below.

You probably came here from Ashley’s blog, so welcome.  If you are new to my blog, I hope you like what you see and will become my newest follower. Without further ado, here is the layout I created.

Supplies: American Crafts Amy Tangerine Plus One collection: Accomplice 12x12 paper (366822), Tandem 12x12 paper (366805), Ensemble 12x12 paper (366827), Soul Mate 12x12 paper (366818), Co-Pilot 12x12 paper (366810), Adhesive badges flair (366906), Screenprinted clothespins – Whittles (366907), Twins foam stickers – Thickers (366837), Remarks Tiny Matte Puffy Accents (366842), Remarks Accent & Phrase Stickers (366840)

I just love this photo of the hubby and I that Allison Schnurr snapped of us in December. We’re a great match for each other and now it’s documented in our family’s history book…and Amy Tan's new collection, Plus One is soo perfect for this layout.


To create the layout, I cut doilies in different sizes from white cardstock.  Once cut, I adhered the negative cut white cardstock over pattern paper and then placed the doilies back in their spots, only adhering them down in their centers so I could pop up the edges of the doilies. I added the title and OH MY, I just adore those word phrase Thickers!


I grounded the layout by adding a large border at the bottom and layering patterns and the photo over it.  I used one of the doilies that was going to be covered by the border and repurposed it as part of the layering around the photo. I finished the layout by adding a few mist splatters and embellishments.

TWO GIVEAWAYS!
Giveaway #1: I am giving away one set of American Crafts goodies (paper and embellishments) from Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm and Amy Tan’s Sketchbook collections. I’ll randomly draw a name from everyone who comments on this blog post.  You can gain a bonus entries if you are a follower of my blog. You have until February 16th at midnight CT to leave your comment(s). Good luck!

Giveaway #2: I am giving away another prize to those who follow me on Instagram (@heatherleopard) and leave a comment on my Love is All You Need photo going up on February 14.

Now on with the hop. Your next stop is the amazing Elizabeth Gardner. I just know you will love what she has created.  Here’s the list of designers participating in the hop.

Heather Leopard ß YOU ARE HERE

Thanks for stopping by. Have a LOVELY weekend!

95 comments:

Angela said...

Your work is fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win.

Angoren said...

I love valentine´s day. thanks for the giveaway.
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marianne-g said...

Wow! Fabulous layout.

Meghann said...

That background is seriously amazing, Heather!

said...

beautiful layout, I really love it!
thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway

Kristin Michelle said...

AMAZING layout!!! I love all the different sizes of doilies!! Just fabulous!!

Julie Coutant said...

Happy Valentines day...Now I am off to check out your stuff on instragram :)

Great layout

Andrea said...

what a great page! I Like what you did with the doilies! thanks!

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

Yes, your layout IS seriously sweet! Love everything about it!!!!!

said...

I was already a follower :)

Amanda Johnson said...

Amazing!! Love this so, so much!

SweetTownhome said...

I follow you on Feedly :). Thanks for all the blog hop links - can't wait to check them out.

Love that big "seriously sweet" title! Looks great!

Jodie Yarger said...

I really enjoy your work! Thanks!

Auror Willow said...

What an awesome layout! Thanks for the chance to win!

Diana Waite said...

this is GREAT Heather--love how you ROCKED the cuts on your background--AWESOME picture of you and the hubs!

Frankie said...

Love the white on white doilies -- so pretty! Happy Valentine's Day!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Just beautiful! LOVE the black and white with pops of color! Happy Valentine's Day!!!

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Amy Coose said...

Fabulous layout, Heather!

Madeline said...

Beautiful layout! Love all the layering!

cornellgj said...

Love all the texture you created with that background!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Love, love, love the doilies & layering! Wow!

Fleursbydesign said...

I love this layout - amazing :)

Fleursbydesign said...

Beautiful layout! I am following your blog and Instagram feed :)

Jean Takahashi said...

Absolutely adore those word phrase Thickers! Gorgeous layout...thank you for the inspiration.

Стокли said...

Amazing background! and the whole page makes the photo pop. Love it.

Chelsea said...

This is a cool background!

Ashley Horton said...

Fabulous layout, Heather!! Love those pretty doilies in the background and the touches of Green on your page!

jojobeth1 said...

Love the white paper on white paper. Gotta try this. Beautiful page!

Cynthia B. said...

Your doily background is beautiful! And I hear 'ya on that phrase sticker. SERIOUSLY awesome!
I've enjoyed following your blog - your creations are always unique and fun! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the chance to win! :)

Aline Marengo said...

What a beautiful page! I loved!

The Modern SLP said...

Great layout!

Ange said...

Your layout is fantastic!
I'm a follower

cghundley said...

Very nice creation
and the use of the
doilies is nice.
Carla from Utah

4a24700c-95db-11e3-8234-000bcdcb5194 said...

I like that you use black so boldly.

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous layout! Loving all those doilies and a great photo of you guys!

Tiffany said...

LOVE the stitching on your layout! Thanks for sharing!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Love love love every bit of this! From the photo to the colors and textures on background!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Sweet heart doilies, love that! I am already a follower, thank you for the chance to win:-)

Cil A. said...

Love this. Can i copy?

Anelsie said...

Wow, what a gorgeous layout!!! Love the layering and stitching work! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win!!!

Anelsie said...

I've been a follower for some time now! Love your work! :)

Bethany Becker said...

Love this layout! Thanks for sharing!

Bobbie Brock said...

Love your use of doilies and the way you used pop dots with them! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

Beautiful doilies

Lisa P said...

Absolutely fabulous. The background you created is incredible.

Heather Adams said...

I am *seriously in love with that "seriously" part of the title I want those thickers so bad! Very pretty page!

Rhonda said...

VERY cute! I always love your work. :o)

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW wow WOW

GORGEOUS layout Heather - LOVE your FUN photo and EVERYTHING about your page!!!
Your technique of cutting the doilies then partially adhering them back looks STUNNING, as is your pop of colour against the white!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your hearty inspiration :)

Mel said...

Wow love this page- so effective. Would love a chance to win and I've become a follower :)

Eva Scott said...

love the hand stitching…i'd love to incorporate that into my LOs.

Eva Scott said...

i'm following via GFC….Eva Scott

Laura Turcotte said...

LOVE!!! This page is rocking! you are truly amazing! I am already a follower!

Laura Turcotte said...

I am a follower on IG (blueyedscrapper)

~amy~ said...

**seriously sweet**
I love the doily action! and the picture is fantastic!!!!

Margie said...

Great page! I love those diecut doilies!

Patricia said...

Gorgeous page! I love the dimension you achieved with the doilies! thanks for the chance at your prize!

Patricia said...

I'm a follower!

Mcintsi said...

I follow you everywhere! Lol. Love your style!

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful layout. The white with the tiny touches of color is brilliant. Love how you turned up the edges of the diecuts. Very cool.

Janet Zeppa said...

Your layout is Seriously Sweet!!!
Love all those doilies.

Jen said...

Fantastic layout, I love the doilies!

Gina200 said...

Love your layout. Thanks for the chance to win

TJ Butler said...

So lovely - this layout is amazing with all it's details and doilies!! Way to go - great work!

jasmine said...

Fantastic layout. I love the stitching!

JustaNoteFromJane said...

Love your layout. Seriously have to have those words!

Majken Pullin said...

Simply outstanding...I love the cut out doilies and white-on-white!!!

Audrey Yeager said...

Love your cuts!!! Beautiful page and that photo is just awesome, too!

Nicole McNamara said...

Fabulous photo and fantastic layout to match!

Nicole McNamara said...

Fabulous photo and fantastic layout to match!

lucretia said...

Wow! Very different. Love it.

Robin B. said...

What a gorgeous layout! I love the doilies, thanks for the inspiration. I'm following your blog.

TeenaBugg38 said...

I love those heart doily things....this is just a crazy awesome layout! I love your style so much!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! LOVE your FUN and Pretty Layout!! Such a Great design!! LOVE the stitched elements!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

Cheryl:) said...

Beautiful layout! Love the picture and the doilies.

Amanda said...

Love all the texture you used! Great layout :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow gorgeous background! I love the bursts of colors!

Lea Lawson said...

This is seriously sweet...lol! ;) Love it!!

Amy C. said...

This is an awesome layout! I love all the texture and dimension! (clayandamy@sbcglobal.net)

Linda said...

I love your beautiful layout!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

WOW HEATHER!!! This is STUNNING!!!

Anita B said...

wow i totally love your page, i love that doily idea so super cute ..xx

Sophia said...

Gorgeous LO with all the doily details, love it ♥

Laura Means said...

Beautiful layout! Love the heart doilies :)

stacie d said...

Love your work! The plus one papers work so well!

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