It's been hard not to talk about this. When I got invited to guest design at American Crafts I was immediately hit with feelings of extreme joy and complete nausea at the same time. Besides the whole awesomeness of designing for my all time favorite manufacturer, ever, they sent me one of my all time favorite lines to work with: Nightfall. (You might remember me gushing about this line back in August when I got back from CHA - well, cracking open that box of Nightfall goodies was pretty great.)
So, here's a little sampling of the projects you can find over on the American Crafts blog today. I'll post the rest here in the days to come, plus the 'spares' that I made. First up - the 'about me' page - appropriate for a Halloween line because it's the scariest page of all to make, if you ask me. For this page I used that fantastic blackboard paper (Fall Moon - Chalkboard Finish) . I painted my title on with white paint to look like chalk. Then imagined the paper was a magnet board and attached my elements in a haphazard way. Since making a page about me is not my favorite thing to do, I decided to focus on just one day - the task seemed less daunting to me this way. I journaled in list format.
Here's a close up of the little envelope I made to hold the receipts and misc. ephemera from the day:American Crafts blog...my favorite part, that little crow sticking out of the top:
I used the card sleeves like little page protectors and filled it up with wallet-sized photos from last Fall. I had a lot of fun making this cute, simple album. The Nightfall line has a plethora of flat elements, like Remarks stickers and the Chalk Labels, that worked perfectly for this project
....and many thanks to American Crafts for letting me play with their gorgeous product!