The fabulous Guest Designer for Vacation Week is Ginny Hughes!
Short bio: I have been scrapbooking on and off for about five years, but I've been really addicted for the past two years. I live in New Hampshire with my husband and five kids, so I always have tons of memories and photos to scrap. I consider myself more of any everyday scrapper, I like to get the day-to-day events down on paper. I have met some amazing people through this craft and had many amazing opportunities. I was so excited when I was asked to Guest Design for American Crafts, thank you for this very cool experience!
How did you get started scrapbooking? I have always been a fairly crafty person and once I started having kids and the tons of photos that followed, scrapbooking them seemed like a no-brainer!
What is your favorite American Crafts product? I know this is probably the most popular answer, but Thickers. I think Thickers are probably in the top three best scrapbooking inventions ever! I barely make a page that doesn't have a Thicker slapped on there somewhere :)
I loved this yellow sunburst paper, it was just begging to be accented with some bright colors. I used a craft knife and cut some of the boxes out then backed it with some more patterned paper.
Supplies: Gwyneth's Graph Paper (35694) - Sketchbook, Magenta Musings Paper (35692) - Sketchbook, Journal (53338) - Thickers, Scene Glitter (53340) - Thickers, Sketchbook Stickers (42240) - Remarks, Neptune Paper (35729) - Shoreline, Belmont Shore Paper (35736) - Shoreline, Pelican Bay Paper (35733) - Shoreline, Ventura Paper (35731) - Shoreline, Edgewater Paper (35739) - Shoreline, Pebble Beach Paper (35741) - Shoreline, Coronado Paper (35728) - Shoreline, Myrtle Paper (35725) - Shoreline, Sand Dollar (85585) - Bits, Boardwalk Pool (53361) - Thickers, Boardwalk Taffy (53362) - Thickers, Boardwalk Cascade (53363) - Thickers, Boardwalk Fireberry (53365) - Thickers, Pelican (42248) - Remarks
I wanted a calendar feel to this page and to highlight all of the time we spend at the beach during the month of July.
Supplies: Bailey's Brush Paper (35675) - Sketchbook, Scene Glitter (53340) - Thickers, Newport Paper (35724) - Shoreline, Edgewater Paper (35739) - Shoreline, Belmont Shore Paper (35736) - Shoreline, Sea Isle Paper (35732) - Shoreline, Catalina Paper (35730) - Shoreline, Coronado Paper (35728) - Shoreline, Malibu Paper (35722) - Shoreline, Carpinteria Paper (35735) - Shoreline, Encinitas Paper (35735) - Shoreline, Roxie (85587) - Stamps, Sand Dollar (85585) - Bits, Sandpiper (42247) - Remarks
I love the pattern on the paper, so I cut it out and popped it up to give it some dimension. And I thought the curled paper added a fun element to the card.
Supplies: Santa Monica Paper (35723) - Shoreline, Solana Paper (35738) - Shoreline, Vero Paper (35719) - Shoreline, Oceanside Paper (35727) - Shoreline, Encinatas Paper (35735) - Shoreline, Flamingo (42249) - Remarks
I love the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook line. I thought it was perfect for a playful page about visiting the park.
Supplies: Viridian Vignette Paper (35676) - Sketchbook, Sydney's Snapshot Paper (35688) - Sketchbook, Gwenyth's Graph Paper (35694) - Sketchbook, Paint Fabric Stickers (42242) - Remarks, Journal Foam (53338) - Thickers, Scene Glitter (53340) - Thickers, Catalina Paper (35730) - Shoreline, Myrtl Paper (35725) - Shoreline
I made this mini album for my oldest girls to record some of their summer memories. I filled it with prompts about things that I know we will do in the summer so it is super easy for them to fill in the journaling and add pictures.
Supplies: Myrtle Paper (35725) - Shoreline, Cambria Paper (35726) - Shoreline, Pacific Beach Paper (35737) - Shoreline, Solana Paper (35738) - Shoreline, Sand Dollar (42249) - Bits, Flamingo (42249) - Remarks Books, Surfboard (85584) - Delights, Sandpiper (42247) - Remarks, Scene White (53340) - Thickers, Journal White (53338) - Thickers, Boardwalk Fireberry (53365) - Thickers, Boardwalk Cascade (53363) - Thickers, Oceanside Paper (35727) - Shoreline, Encinatas Paper (35735) - Shoreline, Flamingo (42249) - Remarks