Saturday, September 7, 2013

This Is Me Today | American Crafts Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the American Crafts 2013-2014 Design Team Blog Hop! I am so excited to kick off my 2nd term on the American Crafts Design Team with his fun online event. As you're hopping, each new team member will be sharing a little bit about themselves (ourselves?) with you.

So without further ado, here's the layout I created about me.
Supplies: Patterned paper, stickers, chipboard, stitching, embroidery floss resin bow, die cuts, wood veneer, stamps. ink, adhesive, pen: American Crafts; Spray mist: Studio Calico

I stamped and misted the chipboard and then layered pattern paper underneath it and layered it over a die cut and sticker.
I did the same treatment to this wood veneer. The heart is hand embroidered and took me forever but I HEART it!

I hand-stitched ALL OVER this page for forever & a day and then machine stitched the speech bubbles. I then journaled little snippets of info about me on each speech bubble.

I sure hope you like what I created. It's a new fave of mine. Now, on with the hop and my...

GIVEAWAY!
One lucky follower of my blog (new or existing) who leaves a comment on this blog post, telling me something about themselves, will be drawn at random and will receive a collection of American Crafts goodies from the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook collection.  I'll pop a photo of it shortly but I am sure you'll love what I've picked out.  You have until September 14th to leave your comment. I'll announce the winner on my blog soon after. 

BONUS!
You can also find me on Instagram, where I like to share personal photos, exciting news and sneak peeks of projects. I might just have a 2nd giveaway going on over there. ;)

Now let's meet the rest of the team.

Next on the hop is the talented Gina Lideros! 

Here is the full design team list for you to hop around to:
American Crafts

Thanks for stopping by. Now go on your merry way to Gina's blog!

122 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!! LOVING the stitching!!!

Nicole Doiron said...

Such a gorgeous layout! One thing about myself... i'm a paper hoarder, oh yes i am. Aren't we all? :P

Laurel said...

Gorgeous layout, love the stitching!

Janet Zeppa said...

Such a fun page!
I'm a Mom of 3 fabulous grown up children!!

Po prostu Asia said...

Fantastic!
Fact about me... I'm a scrapbook lover ♥

Laura Turcotte said...

Wonderful page!!!
Random fact about me:I have an extreme sweet tooth..not so good! :Z

annik_photo said...

Love The stitching!

Sandra said...

wonderful page ....
I am now an empty nester ...all three of my babies are away at school!
Sandra ltb

Heather said...

Great layout! Something about me... I LOVE to read!

Michele Duffy said...

I love your style, so fun!

Tracey said...

The stitching looks amazing on here!! Perfect touch!!

Dulcinea Silva said...

I love the stitching! great page!

kitscard said...

Ohhh.... so pretty and such a busy LO!!!

Tesa said...

Wow, so many cute details. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kelly Jean said...

Beautiful layout! That embroidered heart is making my heart swoon! Definitely worth the time and effort. Let's see something about themselves: I'm Mexican, Irish and Italian and the only child with curly hair. (he he my sisters are so jealous!)

alph said...

love this so much!! stiched grids, cross-stitched hearts, silhouette text <3

sth abt myself: im due in jan! picking up scrapbooking again for that reason.

Tammy B said...

totally digging the talk bubbles!

iwilling said...

cute layout! PErfect stitching!!

Cheryl Leong said...

congratulations! hope i could be the lucky winner!

cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

Lea Lawson said...

This is awesome! Loving all the layers!

Funky Finds said...

i follow via bloglovin'...i've been scrapbooking since 1997!

Scraptasticfun said...

I like the blocking on this layout. Something about me: I NEED Dr Pepper in my life.

young said...

LOve your layout! Something about me - I love sun! Summer is my fave season so I'm sad to see it end. :(

Annamarie Jones said...

Love your layout! Pretty!

~Melissa~ said...

Terrific job, and I just love all your sewn details!! Congrats on your second term!

Majken Pullin said...

I heart it, too!!! So pretty (the layout is pretty, too). :)

One thing about me is I am an introvert and am feeling desperate to scrap this weekend!!!

antenucci said...

Love how you used the happy paper and all the extras you added, congrats on another year!

Madeline said...

This page really wows me with all that awesome stitching! Fun design!

Gina Lideros said...

This is gorgeous Heather! Love all the stitching!

Hi from Mike, Christy, Finn and Della: said...

I have a giant/extreme Washi collection!

Kimberly Kett said...

LOVE all that great stitching!!

Keathe said...

Love all the stitching!

I have an alphabet sticker addiction. I have way too many to count

Ashley Horton said...

This is so awesome, Heather!! You rocked the new Cut & Paste!! Love how you put this all together! And I'm still cracking up, that we both used this line and some of the same elements!! :) Mine will be later this month for one of the Gallery posts!!

Mary T said...

Great line! About me: I am a TV junkie! Can't even craft unless its in the background! :)

Denise Luscan said...

I love the stitching and great work and patience on that heart! Random fact...I have a Kindle but I still buy mostly real books. I love REAL books! I would have an old school library if I had the space.

Mary T said...

BTW... added you to feedly :) Look forward to viewing more of your work!

Jimjams said...

Fab stitching - a real labour of love!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Seriously awesome! I love the design, stitching, details, and fun and beautiful photo of you!

Jimjams said...

Following on Feedly

Carol Peixoto said...

Wow! Nice stitching!
About me: I hide from my kids to eat candy bars sometimes so I don't have to share! Shhhhh

justasiam said...

Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself as well as your wonderful talent and creativity with us! Random fact about me: I have lost 80 lbs. since this time last year.

Cynthia said...

Wow, I love this page!! So full of energy!!

Cynthia B. said...

I can understand why this page is a new fave - love all the colorful hand-stitching. It really makes the elements stand out!
Something about me - I found out that our kids went to the same school (well, used to - mine moved to 6th), when I saw one of your daughter's school layouts, and I recognized the teachers! Glad to have someone local be a scrapbook star! :)

Ange said...

Great layout, love the design!
Something about me: I'm crazy about softball.

Pam said...

Love all the stitching !

I love country music.

Annette Allen said...

well I love hamburgers.. it is my weakness.. heehee.. totally love all the stitching on your layout..

kait said...

So beautiful. I'm a new follower so hello!!! My name is Kait and I'm just getting into scrappin', but I've always loved anything pretty/crafty. I'm also a knitter and a polka dot lover! Nice to meet ya! x

http://cafeetpapier.com

Nicole McNamara said...

Love this page! The squares are awesome! By the way, I wear odd socks, have for 6 years.

ScrapaDiddle said...

Love you very unique layout with all the stitching. Love your blog! I used to sky dive and white water kayak (not at the same time:-)

Jill Rugg said...

What a great picture and fabulous layout! Something about myself-I want to get my scrapbooking room cleaned but ever time I try to organize it I find something wonderful in my stash and start creating a layout. My room will never be clean!

shicchan said...

This is such a fun layout!

Something about myself: I've been scrapbooking for less than a year yet!

I'm just a simple gal said...

Ah, my favorite layout so far and I've seen some fabulous projects! Love everything about this.

Teddi said...

heather, i'm a fan of all your hand stitching! the photo of you is adorable. did you hand stitch or machine stitch that heart? it looks great.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fun layout! I love the design, all the stitching, and the fun embellishments. Pinning this one!

Lisa Adair said...

What a great page! Love Love Love your stitching!

Kelly Goree said...

this page just screams FUN! :D

Debbie P said...

Love your layout! The stitching is awesome! A fact about myself is that I love to sing loud while driving in the car.

Beth Neiden said...

Love your layout!! Thanks for sharing!!

Anita B said...

Lovin the design and all that stitching looks amazing..xx

Leanne said...

this LO is adorable!!!

Стокли said...

Gorgeous layout, love frames and speech bubbles together.

Rhonda said...

I have been a fan of yours for awhile. LOVE your work. Love all the details. :o)
Random about me...I love my family, the color pink...and papercrafting.

Donna said...

So much lovely stitching and stamping inspiration, fab!

Natallie Pham said...

Love all the mixed media layers, so inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

Chantal Philippe said...

Wow! There is so much to see on this page, love it!

tricia said...

great lo-love all the layering. I'm a mom to 4-2boys and2 girls.

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Love your layout! So much eye candy!

Amy Coose said...

Amazing layout, Heather!!

Vanessa said...

Great layout. Random fact: I love the color blue.

ac1b7466-1897-11e3-a69f-000bcdcb8a73 said...

I love the hand stitching on your layout. About myself, yesterday was my birthday and went to dinner with my family. Great time.

Terrie Allison
tallison21@aol.com

Caitlin said...

The stitching is adorable!

TJ Butler said...

I am already a follower of your blog - I love seeing all the awesomely creative, colorful things you do!! Love all the details you added to this layout and just the fact that it has spunk just like you do!!

Malin/malwa said...

Such a fun layout - love it!

I'm a follower via Bloglovin and a fact about me: my favourite author is Diana Gabaldon!

lucretia said...

Lovely fun page. I can paint and draw with either hand but can only write with my right hand. Thanks for the chance to win.

Meghann said...

Your stamping & stitching is awesome, Heather!

Andrea Garland said...

Love all the details you made in your layout certainly took a lot of time.

A random fact about me is that I have live in 2 countries and 5 cities.

StefC said...

Awesome layout!
about me?? well, right now my family makes fun of me for by ribbon addiction, I mean, love, yes that's it, my love of ribbon!

Houses Built of Cards said...

GORGEOUS layout! LOVE all your misting - and the speech bubbles are such a fun way of journaling!!! Something about myself? I love any kind of chewy gummy candy - even better than chocolate!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com

Debbie Stember said...

those sewn boxes are the bomb!

Denise said...

cute page! i like bright colors!

Liliana said...

Great layout! Love the stitching. About me? I love washi tape, I buy it and then I can't use it. Crazy? Maybe.

PattyC said...

so many great little details in this page.

Erica said...

I love all the stitching, what a great layout. Thanks!
Erica

Mandy said...

awesome layout, thanks for sharing!

Tracey said...

Love your page - it made me smile.
I love horses riding, reading & scrapbooking.

Marcia said...

Love all those frames. So fun and fresh.

Allie Stewart said...

Wow, AWESOME stitching!!

Heather Hall said...

What a wonderful layout! Loving all the different textures. Thanks for the chance to win!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Love the neat stitching & chipboard! I love washi tape!

Lee-Anne said...

Amazing layout as always! Love the stitching.

a1983alaskan said...

Okay, so I'm going to tell you something about me--- I love blog hops! :-) I seem to learn something new each time I go through one :-)
ALLL that stitching is A.MAZ.ING!

Pascale CréaCollage said...

Jolie page colorée. Merci pour le blog hop.

Mone said...

this layout is soo cool. I love it!
Thanks for the chance to win

Ninch said...

Adorable layout.

juliek said...

Love all the sewing - i need to do more of that! Thanks for the opportunity!

{VICKI} said...

I have two different colored eyes

Janis said...
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Janis said...

Wonderful LO!
Something abt me: I compose music. I am trying to get brave enough to submit to a publisher! :)
I am already a follower of yours by email! Yippee!!!
<3 J

Olatz said...

So fun!! Love the little stitching ;)

Diana Waite said...

this is AWESOME my BEAUTIFUL friend--LOVE that you hand stitched and just added bits of you on this page-seriously inspiring!!

Dawn said...

I adore your page! Love all the stitching. Thanks for a chance to win.

Something about me. I'm a late bloomer. At 50 I am finally finding out what I want in life and happy with who I am.

Ruth G said...

So very wonderful! The stitching is so amazing! Lots of texture and color and fun! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow love how this looks with all of the speech bubbles and embellishments! Thanks so much! Something about me is that I love to follow a sweet snack up with a salty one at night.

Patricia said...

Such an awesome page Heather! I love all that stitch work and all those great embellishments you used! I'm a follower and something about me- I eat dessert every night- great way to end the day!

Crystal Serfass said...

Wow... amazing!! I love all the stitching on this page.
Something about me - I am the mother of 3 young children and I love scrapbooking!!!

Theresa said...

Pretty layout!

Melissa Martinez said...

A little something about me, is I love American Crafts and I am obsessed with all of their lines! One day I dream to be a DT member. It's good to dream! I really enjoy your project and love that you write your hair is ever changing!

Olivia said...

Such an amazing layout! I love all the different mediums mixed together.

Lisa P said...

What an amazing layout. The stitching and the speech bubbles are incredible. I love the randomness of the design yet so clean too.

vegetablog said...

Wow, the stitching is absolutely stunning!
...I have *got* to do a me-right-now layout sometime soon :)

~Natalie (QSOgirl)
qsogirl at yahoo dot com

vegetablog said...

P.S> something about me: I have a PhD in physics, but I'm much happier as a homemaker!

jojobeth1 said...

The speech bubble stitching is fab! Hmm... something about me... I don't like it when someone bites their folk or spoon when eating. It's like nails on a chalkboard for me...

reen said...

Love all the elements on your layout. Something about myself, I would rather read a good book than do almost anything else.

Sue D said...

Lots of great details on your layout--I like the stitching and embroidery.
I am a follower and a mother of 4 boys and grandmother of 5--2 girls and 3 boys.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Sophia said...

Love your LO and love all the little details...♥

Sparklin said...

Awesome page! Love all the different elements! Something about me: I'm a Dutch girl who's busy preparing her wedding for next summer! I can't wait! Thanks for a chance to win!

Sparklin said...

Awesome page! Love all the different elements! Something about me: I'm a Dutch girl who's busy preparing her wedding for next summer! I can't wait! Thanks for a chance to win!

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

Amazing!! Love the layout ,stitching, all the elements just perfect!!Something about me....I am a mom-to-be , very excited to welcome the little one this october!

Margie said...

So colorful and fun! I love your page! About me: I am a little on the short side/ 5ft 4"

Janis said...
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julie e said...

Love your stitching - especially because I can't sew at all!

Fleursbydesign said...

Awesome layout - love the stitching :)