Saturday, September 01, 2012

AC Design Team Farewell Blog Hop

Saying good-bye is sometimes easy and sometimes hard. This one is definitely hard. I've been blessed with two amazing years on the AC design team and I've loved every second of it! I will miss working for this wonderful company and with such talented designers.


For those of you that may be starting the hop here, we are each sharing our favorite creations for AC made during our 2011-2012 term. I narrowed mine down to the following four. I know, "top three" sounds better - but I love all four of these...and don't you always feel bad for the one who comes in fourth place just out of the spotlight? So here they are, my four faves.

Photos showing my children working together are always special to me. I had so much fun stitching the large heart and embellishing this page was so easy with the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan collection. I normally shy away from working with soft colors, but the fun patterns and bold pops of color make this one of my favorite AC collections.

I mixed Shoreline, Amy Tangerine's Sketchbook, and Dear Lizzy's Neapolitan for this layout. I love how the colors and patterns from the various collections mix together so well. You can find a full list of products used here. I had lots of fun with the stitching and paint.

I LOVE Thickers. As you can see I didn't hold back on using them for this layout either. I really had fun creating this layout for my mom. You can get more details here.

And finally "Blue Hair." Amy Tangerine's Sketchbook collection was a perfect fit for this page about hair color. The watercolor look compliments my daughter's photo beautifully.


I'm giving away some American Craft goodies (not pictured) to one blog reader. Leave a comment here for your chance to win. Only one entry per person please. You must live in the continental United States to enter. You have until Thursday, September 6th at midnight EST to enter. I will randomly draw one winner and post their name here on Friday, September 7th. 

Now head on over to the American Crafts blog!

Have a great weekend everyone!


104 comments:

Tracey said...

Such fabulous projects!!

Gina200 said...

fun stuff! Thanks for sharing!!

Melissa Mann said...

Gorgeous layouts!!

MaryAnn said...

fabulous four!

CJ Johnson said...

I can see why those LOs were your favorites, they are wonderful. You have a new follower.

Emily Mae said...

I just love the Blue Hair layout! So pretty!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Amazing projects! Your stuff is so fun and LOVE that big ol stitched heart!!!!

Romy said...

Your lay-outs all look so fabulous! I really love the first one with your amazing stitching on it!

Tine said...

Fabulous!!!!

irene said...

Love your lo with your mum being a great grandmother. Love how you said it. Bye Irene from the Netherlands.

Patricia said...

Thank you for your inspiration! I love your stiching work! Thanks for the chance!

Trisha said...

i love all of you layouts!! thanks for the inspirations!!

Jess said...

beautiful pages!

Lora Oliver said...

Aww...such lovely pages to commemorate awesome memories. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Lilith Eeckels said...

LOVE your work and will miss you!

Rita said...

great layouts!

Rachael F said...

I absolutely LOVE your LOs!!! Just the inspiration I needed :)

I'm just a simple gal said...

fun layouts!

julie e said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Sandra said...

Amazing projects!

rhonda nickol said...

Wow you do some amazing work! Have a great weekend Cindy

Kim said...

Lots of great LOs!

leah said...

You always have SUCH a creative take on the products, Cindy!! Love!! ^_^

Fleursbydesign said...

Beautiful projects, thanks for sharing them this year :)

Jen D. said...

The heart is one of my favorite designs. Thanks for the inspiration. You are amazing!

Anonymous said...

beautiful layouts!! Thanks for a chance to win these amazing products!!
Alicia Emrick

ising2dLord@bellsouth.net said...

I absolutely adored the Shoreline collection and see you used it a lot too. Thank you for all the project inspiration while on the AC DT!

Andrea
Ising2dLord@bellsouth.net

Debbie P said...

Awesome job on your projects! You do lovely work. Thanks for the chance to win the prize!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful projects! I am going to miss seeing your work over at AC! TVA ka for all the wonderful inspiration the last couple years!

Laurie! said...

The stitched heart is fabulous!!!

Bethany Becker said...

Great layouts. I wish I was able to use as many Thickers as you did.

brigid16 said...

Oh my gosh!! Such amazing stuff!!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!

Robin Walston said...

Thanks for sharing!
indyqltr@hotmail.com

Jeannie Phillips said...

Thanks for a fun year of inspiration and thanks for the chance to win.

Shawninaz said...

Beautiful work and I'm sad to lose you one the blog. Thank you sincerely for all of the amazing inspiration!

Michelle Huegel said...

i love your grandma layout - might have to scraplift that one!!

Keathe said...

Love your layouts and your use of thickers without restraint :-)

Kimberly said...

thanks for a year of inspiration.. if i am picked for the goodies... i am in Canada and i will pay for shipping :)

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Every time you emailed me your projects I was excited to open up and see the pictures because I KNEW they'd be awesome! You are so talented and creative and you think outside the box. Sad to see you go, but I look forward to seeing what you do next!

Miss Kathy said...

I love the Wait for it and the Blue hair layouts..no wonder they are your favorites. Thanks for a chance to win.

photochic said...

Love them all! You will definately be missed on the AC team! :(

Jen said...

love the hand stitching on your projects!

Janet said...

What inspirational layouts...love the blue hair one!

Brittany (aka Mommy) said...

Love the mom/grandma LO..... Thx for the chance!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

What great projects.. Love the stitching.

Leslie Ashe said...

you make such pretty things, Cindy!! It's been a HUGE honor working with you! I will miss your fabulous work!

Brenda Smith said...

Love all of your projects, especially the attention you pay to the typography of the titles. So pretty!

Decker Family said...

I love what you do with a bit of paper and photos. So talented.

Teri said...

Love your stitching! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

Terri H. said...

I'm so glad I get your blog through subscription because I would really miss your work and hate to have to say good-bye. Look forward to seeing more work and project life. :-)

~amy~ said...

your projects are over the top wonderful...such fabulous details!

KellyG said...

Always love your work! So creative!

Kelly Jean said...

Wow. Love your layouts. Really cute and inspiring!

Gayle215 said...

Your projects are fabulous! You are so creative!

Lisa C. said...

Love the Blue Hair layout! All your projects are so beautiful!

Anne Fisher said...

Love your fun layouts, especially the one with the grandma quote. Thanks so much for the inspo and the chance to win!

j.leija said...

I adore that page of your children with your mom!! Pinning it :)

CJb said...

Thanks for all the amazing projects and inspiration you shared on the AC blog!

ruth said...

I always LOVE your pages.......so inspiring! And I love that you are a MICHIGAN girl!! :)

Melinda said...

Love seeing your projects! Thanks for inspiring!

Olivia said...

I admire all the stitching on your projects. You have such patience :) I hope to see lots more in the future. Thanks!

Penny Walker said...

Love your stitching work. Thanks so much for sharing.

Love2Scrap said...

gotta love american crafts and your work is beautiful.
you have a way with color and its a great inspiration.!!!!!!!!

LaurMKK said...

Fabulous layouts.

Laur

Kim H said...

Wonderful layouts, love the design of the pages, lots of movement. thank you for sharing and a chance to win.

paperpapier said...

love the AC papers..

Jennie P. said...

I love that stitched heart!!

Ange said...

Great layouts!

debbie said...

Love that large stitched heart. Beautiful layouts.

SusanMcL said...

The LO for your mom is just perfect. Love the quote, too.
irishiz4@yahoo.com

Trish Margaret said...

Wonderful layouts - I really like the stitching!

sakehanska said...

I'm sorry, I cannot partecipate at your giveaway: I live in Italy. but thank you for the chance to win the blog hop. marta

Scrappybarb said...

Love the stitching. I am also a Thinkers fan and you use them well. Thanks for a chance to win.

marianne-g said...

I won't say goodbye cause I'll just follow your blog it get my inspiration.

brenda said...

Love these layouts and I'll miss seeing you on the American Crafts blog!

Ann said...

Gorgeous layouts--I love how they are so bright and fun.

Staci Garrison said...

Your grandma layout touched my heart! Thank you!

Amanda said...

Thanks for the inspiration! Your layouts are wonderful. :)

Julie S. said...

Beautiful LO's. Thank you for sharing your amazing creations and a chance to win. I am a new follower.

ccledbetter said...

Love your layouts!

Dara Lynn said...

Definitely a little sad to see you moving on after two wonderful years, however we know you will continue to find success in all you do! Beautiful, inspiring pages...all with your stamp of creativity and inspiration...I like the 4 too! Best wishes girlie!

gleestormont said...

Did you know that the US postage fees to Hawaii are the same for any where else in the US. So I don't get why you are discriminating.

Sherry Butcher said...

TFS your great LO and projects. Good luck!

serena said...

fun layouts. love the first one with the large heart.

Janet said...

such great layouts Cindy. I hope you don't stop using AC products, because you are FAB with them.

Lisa said...

You do some amazing work. I love the stitching I see on some of your pages, especially your Jump layout. So fabulous. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Wanda said...

love the embroidery stitched heart!

Tina S. said...

Great layouts!

Suzanne said...

58wow love your fun choices in colors..and the stitching..oustanding!

Funky Finds said...

Lots of fun layouts! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lavinialusenkofta said...

Fun layouts! :)

michele said...

perfect ! thanks for shareing american crafts.

Jennifer Grace said...

I don't live in the U.S. so don't enter me, but I wanted to say I love your 'wait for it, jump' layout, it has so much energy! x

Sue D said...

Wonderful projects--love the stitching.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Krysta said...

Thickers, Thickers, and more Thickers. I love Thickers!

Linh C. said...

Awesome layouts!

pennykitz said...

Your work is great. You are very talented!

Nicole Hoffman said...

I don't think I would have made such a long title with so many thickers, but seeing your layout (and I feel the exact same way about my mom) has made me feel braver. We have a family story about blue hair from when I was little, so that made me laugh! (involves "old" ladies in an elevator and my big 4 y.o. mouth)

Lynette C said...

Lovely lovely lovely layouts. Love tem all.

youngmi said...

love how you used little bags and tags in your layout. thanks for sharing! :)

Nicki Lundeen said...

You have some lovely projects. Thanks for sharing. nlundeen at catt dot com

Heather (goldiecar) said...

I really love that stitched heart. It's just amazingly beautiful.

Flo S. said...

Great pages. I love all your big stitching. Inspires me to do some myself. Thanks.

Mandi said...

Wow. Those are lovely.

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