Dear Lizzy Design Team Call

Dear Lizzy design team call

This is the first-ever Dear Lizzy design team call and I am so excited to get to see your amazing work and find some up-and-coming talent! I am looking for a variety of styles of designers ranging from paper crafting, home decor, creative packaging, Project Life, cards, scrapbooking, party decor and art journals. Internationals welcome.
In this paid position you will be required to create 3 projects a month including well lit photos of projects and a simple how-to. Supplies will be sent to you.

Don’t be nervous to submit! Dear Lizzy started after applying for the Scrapbooker of the Year contest with Creating Keepsakes magazine in 2007. I had never been published before and was really scared about submitting my work and designs. Think how that one step has changed so much of my story and how different my life had been if my fear had gotten in the way. So just do it!
I can’t wait to see your designs and also get to work with a couple of you in a creative, fun way!

Here’s how to submit:
1. Email Lizzy@AmericanCrafts.com with 5 recent projects attached in the email. 
(Projects can range from paper crafting, home decor, creative packaging, Project Life or Messy Book, cards, scrapbooking, party decor and art journals.) You don’t need to send an example of each of those. Stick with what you’re good at! Send all cards or pages, if that’s what you’re good at! You do not have to use Dear Lizzy products in your submissions.

2. Answer the following questions so we can get to know you a little better:
-Why do you want to be on the Dear Lizzy team?
-Where do you find inspiration?
-What is your area of expertise in crafting?
-Top 3 favorite movies?
-If you could eat dinner with anyone dead or alive?
-A little more about you…

3. Please include links to any of your social media profiles:
Twitter:
Facebook:
Instagram:
Pinterest:

4. Deadline: September 8th, 2015

Peachy Fuzzy

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When the tree in our backyard blossoms with peaches it means two things: summer is coming to an end and it’s time to make some peach cobbler. Since I failed at making jam a couple years ago, and crushed my domestic-canning-skill-confidence, I am scared to try again but I need to! Because how delicious is homemade jam on homemade bread toasted and warm on a fall afternoon? Too bad I can’t make bread either. hahahahahaha

School started so I lost half my crew at home during the day. I am feeling quite crazy about he whole situation since I want to cry and celebrate at the same time. I always wished I could be a home school mom. Seriously any mom who home schools is a gem in my book! During the summer we do workbooks and it’s hard to get my kids to sit down with their books and sharpened pencils and listen to me for 45 minutes- let alone an entire day. They thrive at school though and adore their teachers… it’s just what works for us. I can work and have a couple quieter hours during the day! Key word is quieter because believe me the two youngins still keep me on my toes. Yes, I said youngins… all this-there peach growin’ and pickin’ I am derntootin gussied up fer life on the farm. ; )

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The pictures of just Myles’s head are because he was wearing his sister’s dress over his clothes. And I have plenty of pictures of that since his dresses up alllllll day long.

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Paper Camera Love

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I am obsessed with my Cameo die cutting machine. Obsessed. I have made everything from home accents to wedding decor to crafting projects…all with the Cameo and paper. So when I stumbled upon this 3D camera- I knew I had to try it out on some of my favorite Dear Lizzy patterns!

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Begin by cutting out the shape with the Cameo.

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Once you have all the components cut out on a few different papers, begin assembling and gluing them.

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To make the camera more true to my style, I swapped out some of the die cut shapes for gold rimmed tags, candy dots, washi tape, and gold glitter paper.

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How cool is this camera! I had the best time putting it together and could see myself making a bunch of these as party decor! -AnnMarieLoves

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Mini Album Garland: That Summer

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This is such a fun project for summer I spotted at Martu Alterada using all Dear Lizzy papers from the Serendipity collection!
You can display it during summer and then when you are ready to take it down pop some ring in it and you will have a book to still display all the memories of summer!

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When I sat down to work on this project, I, honestly didn’t know what to do. It was the first time since I can’t remember that I was going to make a mini album just for me. Not a commisioned work, not a gift, not a mini for a workshop.
How exciting… and how paralyzing! :D
These were last summer photos but I wanted something else in common. So finally, I looked for texture. Each pages has a different one (except two with paper embossed) : raffia, cotton fabric, tulle and feather.

All these papers are from Dear Lizzy last collection: Serendipity. This collection made me instant fan of marble! I can’t get enough of thes marble popsicles (!!!)

This garland album idea stroke me one imsommiac night. I decided I was going to took advantage of this time thinking about the mini I wanted to make. So after a while, I got with this idea that pleased me and I fell asleep.

At the end of the post, you can see two close ups of the album on the wall. This part of the flat is really bright and I love it. Now, I have to work on the other walls. They are almost empty but I kind of like it like that.

You see this is the only Christmas home decor that I made… and it is not chrismassy at all. :D

Have a beautiful day! -Marta from Barcelona

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Mermaid Themed Party

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This girl would be a mermaid in another world. She taught herself how to swim when she was four and we were at the beach and Mexico and was doing a front flip off the diving board when she barely had turned 5 years old. Now she loves doing back flips off the diving board and edge of the pool. It kills me how daring she is but I also love watching her push herself at the same time. A mermaid party was a perfect theme for her pool party!

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Cake was made by Megan Faulkner Brown the founder of Sweet Tooth Fairy! She works at the Provo location.
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We had treasure chests for decoration and a treasure hunt.
I made the tail literally a couple hours before the party. She has a mermaid tail for under the water but I wanted a tail she could wear and the party and still walk around in.
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The party favors were these gift bags for each guest. Inside there was a star fish wand, sunglasses, a cute towel that is shrink-wrapped but expands in water, some treats and other goodies.
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Love celebrating these cuties on their special day!
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Project Life: Portlandia

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The beginning of June I got to tag along with Collin on a work trip, which also included getting a crown on my tooth from our dentist friend. For someone who gets anxiety going to the dentist, I wasn’t looking forward to the trip. But the tooth work was surprising a breeze because apparently they have these new machines that make a crown in under an hour and match your tooth identically. So cool! As soon as we got that out of the way, our friends in Portland gave us a grand tour of the city with non-stop eating and exploring. Portland, Oregon became one of my favorite cities very quickly!
(Our friend is Dr Roane in Portland for anyone looking for an incredible dentist in that area!!)
Some of our favorite spots:
Downtown: I guess there’s something always on the first Thursday in the summer so it was a party down there. We saw someone playing acoustic guitar who was on American Idol and lots of fun stuff happening. Just walking around it has a very cool vibe. Old buildings and very cool streets.
Salt & Straw: Yummy place for ice cream. Really cool flavors that Bleu Cheese and Pear and Almond Brittle with Salted Ganache… Crazy combinations but so yummy. They let you try as many flavors as you want with tiny silver antique spoons.
VooDoo Donuts: This is more of a (there’s probably better donut shops in Portland but just go for the experience) place to visit and I’m glad we did. It was awesome and, really, I rarely meet a donut I didn’t like. But Voodoo is open 24 hours and since we went there at 12 am most other places were closed so that was awesome. Who doesn’t crave a donut at 2 am? I’m glad they’re open day and night.
I heard Pips Original, Portland Donuts, Pix Patisserie, Blue Star are all very bakeries.
Por Que No: Delicious mexican food, colorful restaurant. Delicious!
Tasty N Sons
Tilt
Killer Burger
Screen Door
Pine Street Biscuits
Mothers (for breakfast!)
I honestly couldn’t ate my way through this city for weeks…

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Fine & Dandy Core Kit (Found at Hobby Lobby stores across the US & Spotlight stores across the world.)
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DIY: Watermelon Garland

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This is such a great kids’ craft for summer and would make cute decor for a BBQ or party!
First, I diecut most of the shapes using my Silhouette Cameo.
Then, my girls help fold all the pieces and also handcut some of the half circles for the watermelon layers because sometimes I like having less perfect cutting. Gives it a little more charm. Next, they added watermelon seeds with a Sharpie to the red shapes.
Last, I hot glued all the shapes together and glued them to some twine.

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Handmade Happy Mail

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As much as I love collecting letterpressed or gold embossed cards from the stationery store, I definitely prefer to make greeting cards by hand for my loved ones. I made these cards for all the important moms in my life for Mother’s Day and they were a huge hit. There’s nothing quite like taking a little time out of our busy lives to make something special for others! -Ann Marie

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Misted Paper Backdrop

 

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When I first saw the Dear Lizzy 12×12 floral mask, I knew it would look amazing with hot pink spray mist! I decided to mist a bunch of white cardstock and then create a colorful backdrop in my daughter’s room using recent photos and memorabilia.

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When it comes to masks and spray mists, I like to use both the positive and negative sides of the design. In this photo, I used the negative image by laying the mask on the paper and spraying overhead.

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To use the positive image, I flipped the ink-covered mask over and “stamped” it on the cardstock. I love the mix of both positive and negative images!

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Once my papers were dry, I tacked them up the wall in a loose manner using washi tape.

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Next, I added in photos, a mini weaving, a pacifier clip, and a bunch of little things that represent my 10 month old. This is a great, low-commitment way to add a little color and personality to any bedroom or office!

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Happy 4th!

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The eve of the Fourth of July is always an adventure… We scope out where we want to sit for the annual Provo parade at noon then by 3:00pm we can run on the grass and set up camp. Claim our spot! Where tomorrow floating balloons and Star Wars characters will walk by, people will throw candy at us and all the while we are baking to a crisp since it’s 100 degrees out. But somehow it’s still one of my favorite holiday traditions since I was a little girl. Now I love seeing the same excitement in my kids. One of my girls couldn’t even sleep tonight because she said she was thinking of the parade. It’s not all cheesy floats though. There are some moving and memorable aspects of the parade…  when Veterans are honored as well as military figures. When we all stand with our hands on our hearts as the flag is carried by, I always get tears in my eyes. God Bless the USA! I want to teach my children to honor the men who died to give us the freedom we are blessed with everyday and those that continue to sacrifice to protect us.

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