Wednesday, February 23, 2011

American Crafts "Guest Designer of the Week"

Well, my post title says it all....EEEEEEK!  Paige emailed me in January, asking if I would like to be a "Guest Designer of the Week" for American Crafts, and of course, I said yes!!  They sent me an amazing box of goodies, which included a ton of Elements (brads & buttons) because that is the focus of this week.  To read my entire guest designer of the week post on the American Crafts blog, CLICK HERE...there is a little questionnaire at the end!  

Now, before you fall on the floor from fainting...I did a layout! ;)  It has been a long while since I scrapbooked, but it is kind-of like riding a bike....you don't forget how to do it, and you remember how much fun it is!!  To give myself a little bit of help getting started, I did use the sketch challenge #5 from the Get Picky blog.  I did enlarge the photos from what the sketch stated, which worked perfectly for what I wanted it to look like.  Here is the layout that I created:


This is the sweet baby girl, Mary, that I fell in love with while at the children's home in Kenya.  I would have brought her home with me in a second if it would have even been possible, but alas...it is illegal in more ways than one.  So, I had to leave her there with a large chunk of my heart.  I miss her every single day, and wonder how she is doing, if she is getting held enough, how much bigger she is by now.... {Sigh}- I love that little girl.

I also created these three cards:
And last but not least, I created this sweet home decor piece:
Well, I hope that you enjoyed my American Crafts guest designer blog post....thanks so much for checking it out!! Have a wonderful Wednesday! ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea L.

P.S. If you haven't already, be sure to follow the commenting instructions on THIS POST.  I am giving away two Skipping Stones Design stamp sets to one lucky commenter!!  

23 comments:

  1. No surprise here...your work is fabulous! LOVE this LO...the colors rock!

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  2. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Congrats on being picked! I love American Crafts & I love your creations- a perfect match :)

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  4. You should really make more pages...that one is gorgeous!

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  5. congrats!!! your layout is amazing!

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  6. Woot! BIG congrats Lea! Amazing projects!!

    (-: Heidi

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  7. love your take on the Get Picky Sketch...it's really beautiful with the line of trims/flowers ;)

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  8. big ginormous congrats...your projects are all gorgeous!

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  9. Congratulations Lea. These are wonderful designs. No wonder they asked you. :)
    Hugs~

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  10. I'm not a scrapbooker, but this layout is gorgeous! I LOVE LOVE your cards. Amazing!

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  11. Aww! It breaks my heart just thinking about you having to leave that little angel... :-(

    On a happier note though, Congrats! Your projects are as beautiful as ever!

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  12. That is such a sweet layout.

    Everything is so beautiful. Congrats!

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  13. Beautiful work as always. American Crafts cardstock is my fav! Congrats on being asked to be guest designer -- well deserved!

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  14. Congratulations Lea!! All of your work here are amazing!! Love every one of them!

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  15. Congrats on the guest spot! Your work is amazing - thank you soo much for playing along with our Get Picky sketch :)

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  16. Loved your creations for AC, congrats! :)

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  17. Wow, love all the beautiful things. Great job!!!!

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  18. Congratulations!!! Your projects are seriously wow! My jaw is still on the floor from your layout! Amazing!

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  19. All three of these are gorgeous and you bring tears to my eyes regarding Mary! I hope she senses that someone loves her dearly, even if they are separated by miles.

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  20. Oh, she is absolutely adorable, what a life-changing experience.

    Congrats on your guest DT role, your work is beautiful!

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  21. Oh wow - everything here is just so gorgeous. that LO is devine, so gorgeous.

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  22. Congrats on guest dt for ac! Beautiful work as usual! Well deserved

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  23. Dear Lea, I've done a scraplift of your amazing Lo to inspire my spanish friends on Kits de somni's page,(http://mireia.ning.com/group/lunesdeinspiracin)
    Thank you so much for your gorgeous work!!
    XxX

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