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American Crafts Giveaway | ScrapbookSteals 3rd Birthday Week

It’s the last day of our birthday week celebration, and we’re ending it with a bang — one of your favorite scrappy brands, American Crafts! The Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, their best-selling kit ever, adds a festive touch to scrapbook pages, cards, parties, and home decor with ease.

With butterflies, garlands, flowers, and balloons, this kit will have you daydreaming of sunny days.

We’re giving away one Dear Lizzy Neapolitan kit valued at $100!

To enter, tell us how you shop for scrapbooking supplies by filling out {this form}.

Thanks for all the birthday fun! Don’t miss out on the other giveaways this week here.

Contest ends Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 11:59pm MDT. Winner announced upon notification and will be chosen with random.org. The contact information you provide will not be shared and will only be used to notify winners. Click here to read our full privacy notice.Winnings are not for resale. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Participation open to U.S. and Canadian residents 18 years or older. One entry per person.

Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer Collection

Hasn’t it been a great birthday week here at ScrapbookSteals.com? We’re going to wrap things up with a great combination—adding Simple Stories as a new vendor in the ScrapbookSteals.com lineup and the first official design team member post from Katrina Hunt. Today Katrina wows with the Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer Collection.

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Hey there!  It’s Katrina with my first official post here on the blog.  I am so excited to be here and I can’t wait for you to see what you can do with today’s steal.

Where I live it is hot, hot, HOT, which put me in the perfect mood to work with the Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer collection.  I hate heat so it was the perfect excuse to stay inside and create.

I have two layouts and a card today to share and I still have product left over.  I may create a mini book and a few cards with the leftovers. (That’s how much product you get!)

Here is my first layout, and trust me, it’s hard to get a picture with all four dogs looking the same direction!  And then when you do, the human isn’t looking the right way!

I wanted to add an element cluster in the corner to balance the layout and the stickers were fun to do that with.

Tags, cards and more cards are the name of the game with Simple Stories collections.  This makes it super easy to layer and to create focal points on your layouts.  I love to use cards as anchors for titles on my pages and this one was perfect to make part of my title.

Right after I did that layout  I whipped up a quick card.  The large bingo cards make this easy and quick.  Add some of the collection stickers, some twine or ribbon, and voilà…a card you can give to someone to make their day!

Life got busy and then I remembered some pictures that would be perfect for this collection.  Out the pictures came and the bottom layout was created.  Now, I will admit to using a LOT of stickers on this layout.  There are so many on the sticker sheets that I couldn’t help myself.  But, if you ground them to other elements on your pages and pop them up with dimensional adhesive it give the page an entirely different look.  Layering them is a favorite trick of mine.

This time I  placed my pictures and title on the larger card elements.  I started with the title at the bottom, but after moving and shifting I decided the larger cards would be fun to layer above my pictures and have my title go across the page. I popped up the words “summer,” “up!” and the number 2.

Then I just used some of the smaller letter stickers and the “Fun” bingo card to stretch my title out even more!

And that is all from me today!  If you haven’t already grabbed the steal, I hope I have made you want to.  This is a perfect collection to scrap all those pictures you are going to be taking over the next couple of months!

Hugs,

Katrina

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Katrina, wow. You have got so much talent in your itty bitty pinky that I think you need to share!

And now I think I’ll go have a cupcake. All of this birthday celebrating has me exhausted. ;)

I’ll see you Monday with a fun Monday Card Madness! Oh and if you happen to be at the Craft and Hobby Show in Chicago on Tuesday, be sure to stop by the We R Memory Keepers booth and say hi! I’ll be there helping out with the make and take and I’d love to meet you.