Saturday, September 07, 2013

Welcome to the AC 2013-2014 Design Team Blog Hop!!

BLOG HOP WINNER: JULIE COUTANT! Congratulations!
Please email me at Kelly(dot)Goree(at)Gmail(dot)Com
Thank you all so much for your comments and random facts! I loved them all! 

Hello and welcome to the American Crafts 2013-2014 Design Team Blog Hop! You should have arrived from the blog of the talented Elizabeth Gardner! If you just happened by my blog for a visit, YAY! and HELLO!! I hope you might take a moment start at the beginning of the hop for all the eye candy and prizes offered along the way! It'll be worth your while, I promise! 


The purpose of this hop is to get to know each of our brand new team members on a more personal and up-close level so each of us are sharing a layout about themselves! I know, right?! That's not something we scrapbookers do very often and I would imagine it's probably my first about Me page in 3 or so  years! 

I picked the super-fun Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste line to document a few of my favorite things. Its bold colors just spoke to me! I especially loved the die-cut shapes and these amazing vellum pockets! Holy cow! It was the perfect place to jot down a few notes and keep them safe. 

A Lister (366029) - Cut & Paste, Section 1 (366033) - Cut & Paste, Cross My Heart (35388) - Cut & Paste, Ticket to Ride (35039) - Cut & Paste, On the Edge (366043) - Cut & Paste, Mother Always Says Paper (35388) - Cut & Paste, Rotary Phrase Stamp (366080), Bits Die Cut Shapes (366068) - Cut & Paste, Stitched Vellum Pockets (366071) - Cut & Paste,  AC This to That Adhesive, AC Border punches, AC White & Yellow cardstock (white +tropicals); AC charcoal pigment ink; AC pen.

And a few detail shots so you can see the fun embellishments for this line:



Do you see that day of the week strip up there? That's the tear strip (bar code strip) from the hot pink grid piece of paper! I thought it was so cute and just had to use it! I love using all parts of my papers! Nothing goes to waste with me. I love paper too much!

And those polka dots? I die. Such happiness right there, folks. It's only outdone by that sweet yellow/grey stripe. LOVE it!

Now before I send you off to the blog of the amazing 
Angie Gutshall, let me first ask you one question. What good is a BLOG HOP without PRIZES?!!! Of course I have a little prize pack to offer you of some AC goodness! Simply comment here by Sunday night at midnight EST with a little random fact about YOU and you could be entered to win a smattering of goodies from my stash! 

Here is the complete listing and order of all the Blog Hop participants for your use! I hope you'll visit us all!
Kelly Goree *******

Have a wonderful day!
xo, 

k

126 comments:

Nicole Doiron said...

Absolutely beautiful layout!!! I love the crisp bright colors and lines! One random fact about myself.. although i'm not by far the most organized or disciplined person, i have a few weird OCD traits like having to always turn the volume in my car to an even number. Ok, ok, i admit, i'm a weirdo! :P

Po prostu Asia said...

WOW! Absolutely fantastic page!
Fact about me, hmm... I'm very slim, even though I LOVE to eat! Hahaha :D

Laura Turcotte said...

That's a great page! Random fact?? Hmmm...I am a foodie, and eat, and eat...and thankfully, do not gain weight. Lucky, I guess! :)

Jenny said...

Beautiful layout. Random fact - I love watching Disney shows with my kids :)

Sandra said...

fun page ....
random fact - I have a mental block against photoshop ... not sure why, but freeze when I use it!
Sandra ltb

annik_photo said...

Love The vibrant colours!

Heather said...

A random fact about me: I love being outside!

A Glimpse into JulieWorld said...

What a wonderfully colorful layout!!!!

Tracey said...

Love the colours!! Gorgeous page Kelly!!

Random fact about me - I think even numbers. I like to eat things in twos; if I scratch one arm, have to scratch the other; turn the radio volume up by twos. Weird and OCD, I know but that's just me!!

Jennifer J. said...

I like your confetti I this layout. Thanks for the giveaway.

Dulcinea Silva said...

that is so beautiful I love the patterned paper combination!

carol said...

LOVE your layout!!

Heather Leopard said...

Love, love, love the color. Your layout is so radiant!

alph said...

love the bright page! (((:

random fact - i just had coke float with corn flavoured (not vanilla) icecream and it tastes awesome!

Michele Duffy said...

Awesome bright colors!

kitscard said...

Ooo.. hot pink! LOVE! Random fact: umm.. my guilty pleasure: fluffy girly books like Confessions of a Shopaholic.

Chantal Philippe said...

Absolutely love what you've done with that pocket and the little pull here tab! I am absolutely hooked on polka dots too, especially in gold and there are so many lovely things out there like notebooks, papers and such with a great polka dot design

Tesa said...

Stunning. You make me wanna jump into my scraproom and start creating:)

Kelly Jean said...

Beautiful layout! I'm loving the confetti! Here's my random fact: I'm 16 inches shorter than my husband. Yep. Sometimes it's tough.

Tammy B said...

wow, so vibrant and full of life!

iwilling said...

I LOVE the pop of PINK!! and them vellum pockets!! random if i sleep longer than 5 hrs, im lazy the rest of the day!!

Cheryl Leong said...

congratulations! hope i could be the lucky winner!

cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

Lea Lawson said...

This is really pretty, Kelly! Love the heart confetti!

Funky Finds said...

great layout! random fact...i've been promoting handmade through Funky Finds since 2007! and i love it of course :)

Scraptasticfun said...

I love the floating look of the heart confetti. Random fact about me... I love toast.

Aurelie said...
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Aurelie said...

Awesome layout, Kelly!! Love the bold colours and that picture is so YOU! It reminds me how important to create layouts about me from time to time. Thanks for the inspiration once again!! Random fact about me that you may not know - my favourite colour is yellow.

Elizabeth Gardner said...

This looks great, Kelly! So happy to be on the team with you.

Annamarie Jones said...

Love your layout! Especially that stitched vellum pocket!

~Melissa~ said...

You're such a cutie, Kelly! Adorable layout and I really love those hearts floating out! Random fact about me: I can write 225 words per minute on a steno machine at 98 percent accuracy :)

Madeline said...

Such a vibrant page! Love the heart confetti!

Gina Lideros said...

This is so eyecatching and pretty Kelly!

Hi from Mike, Christy, Finn and Della: said...

wow, love it!

Kimberly Kett said...

GORGEOUS use of colour!!

Keathe said...

I love your stitched pocket! Beautiful layout! Random fact: I am a blog addict who still mourns google reader.

Lisa Geraty said...

The colors totally sucked me in this. Love the concerto too.

Ashley Horton said...

LOVE this Kelly!! The bright colors are so fun, and I love that you used one of those cute Vellum pockets!! And thanks for your sweet comment on my post!! :)

Chelsea said...

Vellum pockets? Awesome!
Random Fact- I love tennis! Watching and playing, going to be sad when the US open is over :(

Peggy said...

Random fact: Your blog is the first one I check out every day!

Denise Luscan said...

I love the bright colors! And your vellum pocket and confetti are great! Random fact about myself? Hmmm...I love Dr. Who. I have been catching up on Netflix lately and I admit I am a Whovian.

Mary T said...

random fact about me? I am a rock star! Okay, maybe only in my mind, but what the hey.... :)

Jimjams said...

Oh fab page - love the stitched vellum pocket and the vibrant colours.

Random fact = can't get enough crystallised ginger - yummy!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Agree about this line and love how you used it! So beautiful, fun, and colorful!

Carol Peixoto said...

Totally in love with the confetti! Awesome page!

justasiam said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent and creativity with us! Random fact about me: I have lost almost 80 lbs. since this time last year!

Cynthia said...

Love LOVE the bright, beautiful colors!! And the little pocket is just adorable!!

Ange said...

Absolutely love your layout! The layering is fantastic!!
Random fact about me: If you call me to come play volleyball I will drop almost anything and go.

Jeannine H. said...

Gorgeous layout! Random fact - I started going to a Boot Camp in May and despite wondering whether i had lost my mind the first time, i am really proud of the progress i have made!

Mel said...

Vibrant colours and I love the confetti effect. I am English with a South African mom, an Irish dad and a Belgian born husband who grew up in Luxembourg.

Cynthia B. said...

Yay! I've followed your work for BG for a long time, and am so excited to see you working with AC too! Great page about you - love the bright colors, and yum - vellum pockets...didn't know this was in the product mix this year.
Randomness - we're making some updates to our home, including having some closet space revamped. I'm taking a break from the sorting/purging in there because there's some stuff I haven't touched in YEARS. oy. :p

Pam said...

I am really loving the bright pink !!!!!!

Hmmm random fact....... I never thought I would drink any kind of coffee drink but I love the lattes at Starbucks. Can't wait to try the Pumpkin Spiced Latte.

Annette Allen said...

random fact well i love hamburgers.. totally love your layout.. full of fun bright colors..

kait said...

this layout is so upbeat! I love it. x


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Nicole McNamara said...

Random fact about me: I wear odd socks! EVERYDAY! But not completely odd, I pair them oddly. Like same colour but different pattern or same pattern different colour! I haven't wore matching socks in 6 years.

ScrapaDiddle said...

I do love your layout and the colors are great! I used to sky dive!

Julie Coutant said...

I love the bold colors of the layout...

Something about me...I'm left handed

shicchan said...

Love that you made a stiching look on your layout!

I'm just a simple gal said...

Great layout. Love the pink and confetti coming out of the camera.

Teddi said...

such a happy layout! i like to use all pieces of my paper too, if i can. i couldn't find the barcode strip. duh me. ;)

Jess said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Random fact about me, I've been dying my hair constantly since I was 16, so for 17 years, eek!

Lisa Adair said...

Totally in love with this layout! It so happy, full of color, and so much yummy stuff to look at!
Random fact, I'm a reality tv junkie! shhhhh

Miriam Prantner said...

How fun is this bright bold layout! I love the polka dots and the little vellum pocket. Random fact about me - I have never used a lawnmower.

Debbie P said...

I absolutely love the Cut & Paste collection! You used it perfectly! I too love those little confetti dots! A random fact about me: My favorite kind of ice cream flavor is vanilla.

Beth Neiden said...

Beautiful layout!! Random fact - I'm new to scrapbooking but trying to learn! Thanks for sharing!!

Anita B said...

Wow lovin the pop of pink and yellow looks fabulous and your photo is great..xx

Leanne said...

I love confetti! It is such a fun element to add to a page! I love this LO and all of its bright and funky colours!

Стокли said...

Random fact... Right now I have a beach paper pack sitting on my desk and waiting for photos to make travel album.

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

Love the bright colors of this page! Random fact: I am secretly addicted to anything red. Haha..

Natallie Pham said...

Amazing colour combo to go along with a beautiful layout! Random fact about myself: I am a scrapbook embellishment hoader! I looove buying all the adorable embellies, but have a hard time parting with them for layouts!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Gorgeous layout! LOVE all the pretty layers - and the bright colors with the black and white photo! Random about me? I love any kind of gummy and chewy candy - WAY better than chocolate!!!

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tricia said...

ohh-love the bright colors.

Chris and Paige Evans said...

"LOVE THIS" layout!! All the neons are so hip and awesome!

Ellie Augustin said...

WOWERS those colors are AMAZING loving it.. hmm Random fact about me I love to eat Mayo sandwiches lol... My hubby HATES when I make one and will (even after 11 yrs) HOW do you eat that HA....

Amy Coose said...

Gorgeous page, Kelly!!

Kelly Goree said...

@Ellie, I used to eat butter sandwiches so I don't judge ;)

Anonymous said...

I just love love love your layout. Random fact: Yesterday was my birthday and I spent a wonderful day with my family.

Terrie Allison
tallison21@aol.com

Vanessa said...

I love how the pink and yellow in this layout pop.

Lisa P said...

You didid an incredible job with this line. Love the vellum envelope. Random fact about me...i turned 40 three days ago and i feel fabulous!

TJ Butler said...

This layout is simply fantastic and I think you just glow with beauty and class! Thanks for the chance to win - My random fact about me is I only eat rice krispies with peanut butter in them!!

Caitlin said...

Hmm, random fact... I am scared of the dark even though I am 25 years old. lol.

Malin/malwa said...

Loooooove the bright colours!

Random fact about me: I have a black belt in Aikido, although haven't practised since 20 years now...

Andrea Garland said...

Love the fuchsia background and all the circles on the layout.
A random fact is that I have lived in 2 countries and 5 cities.

Thanks for the chance to win some AC goodies.

lucretia said...

Very bright and sunny. Thanks for the chance to win.

StefC said...

love the layout!
about me?!?! right now, i'm fighting a ribbon addiction...seriously, my family makes fun of me b/c I can't stop buying ribbon :-)

Mendi said...

This turned out super fun! Love the bright colors! :)

Debbie Stember said...

I am a sucker for packaging and those vellum pockets make my heart sing.

Denise said...

so colorful and happy! probably just like you!
i have a bubbly personality too!

Liliana said...

I love, love, love this layout! The colors are so bright and happy. Random fact: I never take naps, weird but true.

Glenna Anderson said...

Fabulous layout! Don't tell anyone but my favorite cartoon is Spongebob Squarepants. lol

cheepincharge said...

love that vellum!
random fact--I wear a size 5 shoe.

Gail Steeves said...

As always, and inspiring page layout, especially the vellum pocket. Random fact: I have a whole envelope full of those cutaway strips, you never know when one will come in handy!

Erica said...

I love the bright colors, Cut & Paste is quickly becoming my favorite collection. a little bit about me, I am a mom to 4.
Erica

Shawninaz said...

Love your work Kelly, always inspiring! Random fact, I love nothing more than a rainy day, makes me happy every time!

sharin said...

I've been scrapping for over 2 decades and love it just as much as I did on day one! ;-)

PattyC said...

oohh, love hot pink and yellow!

Marcia said...

Love the colors, the layout, the vellum.

youngmi said...

love the heart confetti! random fact about me? i hate those cell phone towers that are disguised as trees! they really freak me out for some reason.

Tracey said...

Love the hearts & the bright happy paper.
Chocolate makes me happy!

Allie Stewart said...

GORGEOUS page! I love how you played up the bright colors!

Heather Hall said...

Oh my goodness... That sepia tone photo on all those bright colors... Gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ruth G said...

I just love the heart trail and I'm with you on using every part of the paper! They coordinate perfectly and add such a nice touch! TFS!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Very cute! Love the blocked design, the hearts, stitching, and the little "note" pocket!

Lee-Anne said...

I love your bright, fun layout!

a1983alaskan said...

So bright and fun! I love your style, Kelly :-)

Pascale CréaCollage said...

Jolie page très colorée. Merci pour le blog hop.

Dagmar said...

Beautiful layout!

Mone said...

I love your layout! So beautiful!!!! Thanks for the chance to win

Amy Garigan said...

One of my most favorite layouts ever!

Olatz said...

Love your style!! such a fun page! :)

Diana Waite said...

BEAUTIFUL bright and FUN--love this!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Yay! I love how bright and happy this is!

Dawn said...

I love the little pocket! Fabulous page!

Crystal Serfass said...

I love vellum pockets. The colors you used in this layout are absolutely amazing!!

nancy said...

Awesome page -- absolutely love the vellum pocket!

vegetablog said...

So happy and colorful! I like the pocket for your journaling!

~Natalie (QSOgirl)
qsogirl at yahoo dot com

reen said...

Oh wow! What gorgeous colors!

Sue D said...

Very fun and colorful!

Erin Pieronek said...

I use to be the lead singer on a cruise ship...when I was younger and had no kids

Sophia said...

Love your LO and it has such cute details...

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

So cute and colorful!!!!what an amazing LO

Margie said...

Gorgeous page!!Love the colors and that strip is awesome!! Random fact about me: I am 33 years old.

Sharon Inez said...

Random fact: I've visited the Pacific island country of Kiribati

Janis said...

Love, love, love that fuchsia color! What a fun and cheery LO.
<3 J

Fleursbydesign said...

Pretty layout love the polka dots :)

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Anonymous said...

Love the colors. Random fact: I'm addicted to diet Coke.