Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dear Lizzy by American Crafts

Thanks to Two Scrapbook Friends, I was gifted with this gorgeous line called Dear Lizzy Neapolitan by American Crafts. The soft palette reminded me of sherbet: soft peaches, aquas and yellows. Yummy!

My first design called Artsy Crafty, features my daughter Adriane and her very good friend making pottery ice cream cones. The light colours were a perfect fit for these goofy photos.

Don't you love that Ice Cream cone from my Silhouette?  I used my sewing machine to create the cross hatch pattern in a contrasting colour of thread. The Artsy and Crafty fonts are also cut with my fabulous machine.

This line inspired me to use lots of Kraft cardstock, in addition to the title and cone in Artsy Crafty, I used it as a background for my little beach bum. I splattered white acrylic paint and layered in a few doilies and some distressed edges and ink.

The butterfly border is comes from a sheet of garland all sewn together! You just snip what you need.
I also  used another doily, one of the tags on the kraft card to make this unique wedding card.

This line also has some great vellum..remember vellum? The cloud vellum in the this line was one of my favourite parts! I used my sewing machine to adhere it to the back ground after tearing the ling edge. The stitches replaced any adhesive I might have needed to use. I also loved splatering a rainbow of coloured watercolours on the white background. (I hope you come into Two Scrapbook Friends to see how this can be acheived on Wednesday, May 23th between 6 and 8 pm).
  I was inspired to make this birthday card too.
I love the stitching, ribbon and of course the little heart pin. Thanks again to my Silhouette I cut some custom clouds for both the layout and the card.

I hope you will enjoy using Dear Lizzy as much as I did!
Until next time, keep doing what you love!


  1. Wow, what fun projects today! Love your layouts and that paper!

  2. Wonderful work Christa! Love that ice cream cone!

  3. love these layouts especially the beach baby page. Cute Alphas and your photo pops off the page.

  4. rocked this inspired, just picked up a bunch of it Archiver's at the Mall of America!

  5. Terrific projects! I especially adore that rainbow ribboned birthday card!