Friday, June 7, 2013

Scrapbook Steals DIY Thickers Blog Hop!!

Hello fellow Scrapbooksteals.com fans!! Today we are featuring American Crafts' DIY Thickers. You can either read ahead, or start from the beginning! I know that there is both a prize from Scrapbooksteals, and many of the blog hop participants (including me!!), so you will want to stop by each blog!

Here is the Blog Hop order:
      For my first project, I created a layout using mostly products from American Crafts' lines. Mostly this is from the Maggie Holmes Crate Paper line, with a little bit of Dear Lizzy and Amy Tangerine tossed in for good measure. I hand cut the clouds, then used a water soluble marker to add some blue detail on the white cardstock. 
      The fantastic DIY Thickers that you see are two sets: Poolside and Shoebox. For the Poolside DIY Thickers, I used a fine pink glitter from Hampton Arts. On the Shoebox DIY Thickers, I used Hampton Arts flocking. I really loved how both of these Thickers turned out.
      I did find that the glitter did come off a little bit, but I used some Blick Matte Fixative that I have for charcoal drawings. Hairspray would also do the trick!!
      Aren't those just too cute?!?!?!
      I really like how that flocked set looks like grass. And just in case you want to play along, I made a sketch for my layout. Feel free to take it and use it! Let me know what you create with it.

      My second project used a different kind of glitter, thick, chunky glitter! There is a trick to this one too! I covered the entire DIY Thicker first in Stephanie Barnard glitter, then in Glossy Accents. The Glossy Accents made the glitter on the Thickers stay put. I needed a card for one of my seniors this year, and I knew that pink was not his favorite color, so I kept with the white glitter.
      The DIY Thickers were so changeable, I was able to make three variations. And this is only the beginning!! I know that I will grab these sets and play more this summer!

      Now for the fun part: PRIZES!! I love followers, and I know that Google Reader is going away soon... I have two ways for you to stay in touch. Become one of my Blog Followers, and/or also follow me on Twitter (@goldiecar). You can do one or both (comment once for each) to be put into the drawing for this set of a Crate Paper Pier 6x6 pad, and 15 (I know it says 33... misprint) cardstock stickers from their Darling Dear line. They are both perfect for summer cards or Project Life! 
      Just make your comment, then fill in the Rafflecopter information! So much fun!! I will notify the winner on Monday morning!
       
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      39 comments:

      1. Love the look of the fine glitter!

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      2. wonderful projects!I just became a new follower..I used bloglovin to follow you !

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      3. Great giveaway ... can't wait to get my American Crafts DIY Thickers!

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      4. Oh this is SUCH a fun layout girl! You are so amazing!

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      5. Very cute projects! Thanks for sharing!

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      6. Love your projects Heather and I'll have to get busy and try out your sketch!!!

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      7. Lovely projects, thanks for sharing!

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      8. Very cute projects! Thanks for sharing!

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      9. Tnank you for sharing your projects! I really love sketches, so I am sure to scraplift this, this weekend!! DIY thickers are the best! I'm a new follower too. Always happy to find new and inspiring blogs to follow!
        Thanks,
        Gabrielle from Denton, TX

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      10. love the card - perfect graduation theme!

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      11. New GFC follower. Love the almost fuzzy look of the chunky glitter!

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      12. Such COOL projects!! Love what did! :)

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      13. Great projects! I especially love the layout. That banner is so much fun!

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      14. I love your layout, Heather! The banner is amazing and I love all of the flair!

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      15. Love your projects and the way you used the Thickers! And thank you bunches for the sketch- I'm going to try to use is soon...ish. ;) And I love being a follower of your blog- you're always a great source for amazing projects!

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      16. What a great layout and that sketch is so awesome I think I am going to want to use it this weekend. Thanks for a great giveaway....who doesn't like giveaways?

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      17. I love the extra clouds you added to the Maggie Holmes paper. It really adds to the look. Great work (as always!).

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      18. Great projects. Your hand cut clouds turned out wonderful.

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      19. Great layout and card...love the flocking. I always forget about flov=cking! Must give it a try. :)

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      20. How awesome! Love the fact that you have a sketch included too! Your layouts always make me smile! Wonderful work!

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      21. Wow! LOVED that chunky glitter + glossy accents letters!! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the giveaway - am a new follower!! :)

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      22. What a sweet layout Heather. Such a cute design.

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      23. Wow, I love your card and layout! The camera and the little banner are awesome!

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      24. They are so beautiful. I love the banner and big title on your layout. And your card is cute!

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      25. Thank you for your hints on using glitter and making it stay. You did a great job. Thank you.

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      26. Wonderful layout and card. Love your sketch too and will be using it. Thank you for sharing these. I became a follower of your blog too!!!

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      27. Beautiful layout. Great details and love all the embellies on it.

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      28. 2 of my fav things are flags and banners. Love em.

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      29. Love the layout and the card! I love seeing your fantastic work!

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      30. love your layout! thanks for the inspiration!

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