Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Crate Paper’s Peppermint Collection at AC Digitals


Here’s the description of Crate Paper’s Peppermint Full Collection from the AC Digitals blog:  “The Peppermint Collection by Crate Paper is full of traditional holiday elements and patterns with a distressed trendy feel. It is perfect for documenting your precious memories while you drink some peppermint hot chocolate. This collection contains 2 paper packs and 3 element packs (each available for purchase separately).”  Click on the above collection image to be taken directly to the product pages at AC Digitals.

I’ve been wanting to make some 3D barn stars for my door this holiday season.  I used my Cricut to cut the stars at different nested sizes using prints from the Peppermint collection and textured cardstock from American Crafts Christmas Cardstock.  Since they were going to be outside enduring the winter elements, before putting them together (but after scoring them), I brushed a layer of matte mod podge on each of them, even the cardstock.  If you’d like to make some yourself, just google barn stars tutorial or 3D stars tutorial.  Also, there are some tutorials on Pinterest as well.  Happy decorating!

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Soho Garden and Walnut Grove at AC Digitals!


Here’s the description of American Crafts Soho Garden Collection from the AC Digitals blog:  Urban cafĂ© meets country flowerbeds in Soho Garden from American Crafts. This cheerful collection teems with bold, rich colors, and abounds with hand-drawn teacups, florals and feathers, accented by a deep green. Coupled with clean geometric and typeface patterns, Soho Garden combines all the magic of city and country life. This collection contains 2 paper packs, a brush set, and 2 element packs (each available for purchase separately).  Click on the above collection image to be taken directly to the product pages at AC Digitals.

This is an absolutely gorgeous collection and prints out beautifully.  Here’s a flip card I made (using the CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge) with this collection.



Here’s the description of Pebbles Walnut Grove collection from the AC Digitals blog:  Stroll through fields of prairie flowers and wrap up in the textures of the homestead with Walnut Grove from Pebbles. Teal, blue, yellow and pinks, ranging from blush to cranberry, are accented beautifully with black, making the perfect palette for patterns inspired by textiles and nature. This collection contains 2 paper packs and 2 element packs (each available for purchase separately). Click on the above collection image to be taken directly to the product pages at AC Digitals.

You will want to print and touch every bit of this collection!  Here’s a layout I did showcasing the camera-ready personalities of my two daughters, Brandi and Gwendolen.


Go to the AC Digitals blog to see peeks of the rest of the new products releasing this week!

Monday, December 03, 2012

ACDigitals Grand Opening!


That’s right!  Beginning today, December 3, 2012, digital products will be made available to the public, from the following phenomenal brands:

American Crafts

Becky Higgins Project Life

Crate Paper


Be sure to stop by for the Grand Opening sale.  Click below to be taken to the blog for further details!  Now!  Don’t wait!  The freebies (and the sale) are awesome!


Below are some hybrid projects I’ve put together using these kits available at acdigitals.


I printed some digi goodness from Amy Tangerine’s Ready Set Go kits onto Photo Fabric and put this coffee cozy together in no time! I’m so proud to use this.


I pieced this card together using Kringle & Co kits. The design of these kits will blow you away. It’s a sophisticated kind of whimsy.


This card was made using Crate Paper’s Acorn Avenue and Sleigh Ride kits. That little tree is so cute!

And just a little more information . . .

For the past few years, I’ve been beyond happy and content creating hybrid projects with digital supplies and will continue to do so, very happily, with ACDigitals!  Recently I was invited to work with their digital products and become a part of their creative team.  How cool is that?  Very cool—I couldn’t believe it!  I’ve been using and adoring their products for years.  I’ve collected Becky Higgins’ sketches and books forever.  I’m so proud to be a part of this amazing venture.