American Crafts :: May Projects

Hi everyone! It's the end of the month, and that means we are sharing lots of American Crafts projects from the design team all over the place! AC_YouAreLO_AHAfter creating my workshop for Two Peas in a Bucket over the past couple months, recently, I've felt really creatively "winded". The mojo has been gone, and I just wanted to not scrap for a while. But now that I'm back at it, and feeling like I'm wanting to challenge myself again, I decided that I needed to take a step back and rather than just pop something out, I decided to slow.down and really think about what I wanted to create. 

I have TONS of Silhouette files that I've been picking up the past several months, but haven't even put a dent in them, so I decided to dig in. I know hexagons are big right now, but it's been a few years since I've really played with them, so I thought I'd give them a go with one of my American Crafts' project for this month. 
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I created a hexagon background with my Cameo, using AC kraft paper, then filled them various pieces of patterned paper from Amy Tangerine's Sketchbook collection papers, stickers and other embellishments. I focused the page on all the beautiful neutrals in the Sketchbook collection. Pulling them out, and using them together, I'm REALLY loving them. I'm telling you, I haven't found anything from this collection, that I haven't used. It's a definite favorite of mine, I'm sure for a long time to come.  AC_CardsGroup_AHHere's a set of cards that I created with the collection as well. One very simple, and the other a little more colorful and "full". I really like them both for different reasons. The simple "Hi" card, is really lovely in person, and something that I would defintely love to receive - very simple yet colorful. The other is just plain fun. I focused on the pinks and orange in this "I'm Here" card. And as I was thinking about it with the camera as the focal point, I thought that really is a fun sentiment if you think about it, like a picture lasts forever, this card says "I'm Here" forever. I'm stickin' around like an old photo - whether you like it or not! LOL. I like that. :)

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I hope you've been having a good week so far! I'm excited about the weekend and finishing up some yardwork that needs to get done, like laying the rest of our 15 yards of mulch - yep! I layed probably 5-6 yards last weekend by myself, but this weekend it's going to be a family project, so we'll be working hard to make our yard beautiful for the summer!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! :D