Sunday, August 31, 2014

2014/15 American Crafts Blog Hop | Undoubtedly Beautiful Everday






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Hi friends! I am excited to be returning to the American Crafts family for a 3rd year. I still absolutely adore each new collection and it's truly a DREAM COME TRUE!

To kick off the new team, we are doing an American Crafts 2014-2015 Design Team Blog Hop. This year's team is much smaller but packed with inspiration.  As you make your way through our 6 blogs, my hope is that you'll be inspired to create your own masterpieces.



Undoubtedly Beautiful Everday by Heather Leopard
Supplies: American Crafts Shimelle collection from Gossamer Blue September kit


How to: Cut 4 - 5 large triangles and adhere them to the background paper with the centers touching.Stitch through the centers. Doodle around the inside edge to help them stand out from the background. Print 2 - 3 photos in a small circle shape. Pick out several sentiments that are round or close to round. Add layers behind each center piece, like ruffled paper, strips, distressed circles, hearts, etc.Add a title in an open area and journal around the outer edge.




You know what I love about blog hops, besides all the creativity and inspiration??? The giveaway.  How about a little #SUMMER in September? I have many papers and embellishments that have hardly been opened/used but I have used some of it. I would love to gift a #SUMMER RAK to you. 

TO ENTER...just follow me on Instagram (@heatherleopard). I share some family realted stuff but I also share sneak peeks of new projects and full scrapbook pages. I am also cleaning/purging my scrap room and there will be lots of giveaways and items for sale on Instagram so head over now and just click Follow.

Don't have the Instagram app? Sign up now 'cause it's soo fun to see what everyone is sharing. Don't have a smart phone? No problem. Just leave a comment below to be entered.

You have until Friday, September 5, 2014 at 8:00 pm CST to enter to win. Winner will be announced on Saturday, September 6.



Here is the full hop list.  Make sure you go through the entire hop, leave a comment on each blog, then visit the American Crafts blog to win a fantastic prize!


Next on the hop is Nicole Samuels


I hope you have a great day today!

60 comments:

~amy~ said...

WOW.
Love your layout! Awesome shapes and stitching!

Laura Turcotte said...

Awesome layout Heather!!
I now follow you on IG (blueyedscrapper)

Amie Lamm-Griffin said...

I love seeing pinwheels snd all the stitching! Following you on IG now. @littlelammco

Tracey said...

This is awesome!! Love the stitching!!

Laurel said...

So awesome!

Annette Allen said...

very cool designing.. this is SO AWESOME.. thanks for the inspiration.

rubyc said...

Cute layout and blog...

Angela said...

What a cute, happy page! Love AC and all the new collections!

Lynnbobscrap said...

Thanks for the inspiration, I love the pinwheels!

Tona said...

I love the stitching on your layout. It really kicked it up a notch.

Chris and Paige Evans said...

I just LOVE everything that's going on on this layout! SO FUN!

BunnyD said...

Oh love this. Like a variant on a pinwheel. Really cute. Love the #Summer collection. Great colours.

Funky Finds said...

i follow you via Instagram @funky_finds - awesome layout! Thanks for the chance to win some fun goodies :)

Lee-Anne said...

Love your layout Heather! Very inspiring!

Nora N. said...

This is totally adorable!! I LOVE the fun way you used the triangles on this!!! Absolutely fabulous design.

Cari said...

So inspiring!!! Love all the work in your lo!!!

Judy Wilson said...

I love the colors and stitching on your layout. Thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway!

Keathe said...

Love, love, love! Just a beautiful layout! Those pinwheels are the best :)

cghundley said...

Wonderful layout,
lots of color!
Carla from Utah

Beatrice Lawson said...

Love the stitching and doodling details!! I think you were the first person I started following on Instagram, LOL. (user name bealawson27), or second far Heidi Swapp. If not for you gals, I would have resisted to urge to sign up of one more thing but now I love the pics...

Ashley Horton said...

Love this design, Heather! The pinwheels are so fun!!

Gina Lideros said...

Such a pretty design Heather! Love those pinwheels!

Leanne said...

just stunning! I am already a follower of yours on Instagram!

ConnieC said...

Fun layout. I've been following you on Instagram.

KarenB said...

Hi Heather, I love your stitched triangle flowers - they look amazing.

I couldn't find a way to create an instagram account or follow without the app, and I can't run the app on a laptop. I don't have a smart phone. {{If anyone can show me how, I'd love to do it...}} I am already a follower on Google Friend Connect.

Heather Leopard said...

Hi Karen - I assumed you could since you can log in on the PC but maybe you can't. I'll modify the rules for entering and pull followers here or Instagram. Thanks for letting me know.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow this is so cool! Love the stitching on here and mixing of papers!

serena said...

what a cute layout. love the stitching.

Nicole D. said...

Very fun layout, I love how you made your own design by piecing together triangles.

stacie d said...

I follow on instagram @4momsed
Love this LO, such cool cut files to use with these fun products!

lucretia said...

Sorry no smart phone and no Instagram. Adore your circular photos and layout. Thanks for the chance to win too.

Kathleen said...

What a great layout!! thanks for the chance to win!

said...

I love your layout, ass always!
I haven't Instagram, for now I don't want to have an account.

Nicole McNamara said...

I do follow you instagram, have for a long time now!
But still had to comment here to let you know how awesome this page is!!! Seriously awesome!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great layout! Love those pinwheel elements and the stitching and I'm already following on instagram.

marianne-g said...

Seriously cute layout. Sorry, don't have a Smart phone for Instagram.

TracyM #6773 said...

CONGRATULATIONS on being part of the AC DT again Heather!!!
FUN & FABULOUS layout - LOVE how each photo & embellishment is highlighted within a "pinwheel", LOVE the stitching & LOVE the design too - THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!
So sad that I don't have Instagram, sending a big THANK YOU for the chance to win :)

Nicole Doiron said...

Awesome creative idea! I love all the colors and stitching! I don't have Instagram right now, but as soon as I join, you can be sure that I will look you up on there :) Thanks for the chance to win!

linda from arizona said...

I'm probably the only one left on the planet with a flip phone instead of a smart phone. No Instagram either! I live 3 hours from the nearest craft store so it would be so awesome to win!

islandscrapper said...

I am finding lots of inspiration in the blog hop. I like your idea of doodling along the edge of the triangle to make them stand out. Very cool. May even get inspired to open the instagram app that I downloaded but never use. Thanks! Kristie Absher

g said...

Oh my goodness, I love the fun pinwheel-y designs you created here! So whimsical! Just awesome. :) I'm really happy to be working with you this year, Heather!

g

Ann said...

Super cute layout, love the photos, cork and fun embellishments. The stitching was the perfect touch also. Love seeing the Shemelle Collection in action.

jengd said...

Cute layout!! Fun way to highlight your photos.

Mandi said...

Amazing. I love all the diecuts.

Cynthia B. said...

Thanks for the Instagram info! I just joined in early summer, but I don't follow that many people yet so good to know you're over there.
TFS your awesome page! Great idea w/ the triangles and circles - I love the ruffles and stitching. :)

Robin B. said...

What a fun layout! I really love the shapes and stitching. I am following you on Instagram.

Penguin said...

I love your layout and all the stitching on it! No instagram for me though sadly :(

annchristine said...

Following on IG, thanks! @thetowles

Amy C. said...

Your layout ideas are adorable! I'm following on Instagram (amymaddux). Thanks!

Paula said...

Such a pretty layout and a great RAK giveaway too!

Heather Adams said...

Cute page! I'm following you on instagram now! (@heatherphotochic)

PattyC said...

So much fun hopping -- pretty pinwheels!

Heather Thompson said...

already follow vie IG. This is a great layout, love the stitching.

Welcome to the design team this term!!! look forward to seeing all you have to create.

jbonomo said...

What a fabulous layout....love all the colors! thank you for the chance too.

Meghan said...

Love all the detail you included on this layout!

Taunya Butler said...

Amazing layout - love the design - it is indeed beautiful!! I started following you on Instagram!! Thanks for the chance!!

Claire said...

Awesome layout, I'm glad we will being seeing more great inspiration from you this year

rhonda nickol said...

Loved your layout and so looking forward to your work with AC! I don't have IG, thanks for the chance to win some wonderful AC products!

Fleursbydesign said...

Awesome layout love the design :). Thanks for a chance to win some fun goodies

Nicole Doiron said...

Just coming back to admire your lovely work! And wondering if I missed the winner announcement for your AC blog hop prize. :)