Saturday, September 7, 2013

American Crafts Welcome Blog Hop

Well hello there! Are you here for the American Crafts 2013-2014 design team welcome blog hop? I thought so! I couldn't be more thrilled to have you!

Our first design team assignment was to create a layout about ourselves. This is rare for me, but I'm working on making selfie projects happen more often. My biggest hang up is that there aren't many photos of me. Like most of you, I'm sure, I'm typically behind the lens. But that's no excuse, right? --especially when our phones have that handy dandy little button that flips the camera around (CAUTION: If you're not quite ready when you hit the button and have the phone too low it is double chin city, yikes. Seriously. It's not pretty... you've been warned.).

Here's my project....


and now for the fun part... a giveaway! I'm going to give one lucky winner the NEW Amy Tangerine premium ribbon value pack from the Cut & Paste line and a Dear Lizzy roller date stamp...

Just leave a comment telling me what your favorite dance move is (I need some new moves people) and I will pick a winner by Monday, September 9th. Oh, and feel free to follow my blog so you can see what else I create with American Crafts fabulousness (I promise not to post photos of my chins). 

Next up on the blog hop is the super talented Kelly Goree.

103 comments:

  1. What a pretty layout - i love the soft colors! A dance move??? Do i even know one?! We've been learning the Gangnam Style dance at Zumba lately - i have to say it's grown on me :P

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  2. Hahah, I can't dance - I don't know any dance move :P
    Your layout is beautiful! ♥

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  3. Beautiful layout!!! For dance moves--yeesh! If you ask my hubby, he'll say I'm a good dancer (he's still stuck in the 70s..that's all I will say about him...lol) I just go with the flow...and with some upbeat music, watch out world! :)

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  4. Just keep moving! lol Nice page.

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  5. My favorite dance move is the Gangnam Style dance... it's the only one I know!

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  6. WHat a pretty page!!

    No dance advice from me - this girl ain't got no rhythm!! ;)

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  7. Smart title! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. Not sure I have any well known, named dance moves ... I just let the music move me while my children laugh hysterically and beg me to never dance in public. Sorry I can't be more helpful than that!

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  9. Love your selfie and you are right, you gotta experiment with the angles! Congrats and welcome to the team!

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  10. lovely layout!

    cant dance! but looking at tom cruise dancing to apple bottom jeans in Tropic Thunder cracks me up!

    tks for the giveaway (:

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  11. Pastel colours are my favourite, and you've made such a pretty LO. :)
    PS. I don't dance.

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  12. Ha! This is too cute! I'm not sure what I would've done had I been asked to do a layout about myself lol. It's kind of an intimidating task. Honnestly I am terrible at dancing and I'm afraid I would probably hurt your repertoire of dance moves lol. TFS

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  13. Super cute. Thanks for the chance.

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  14. Gorgeous layout. And you are too funny about the double chin. I'm always worrying about my angles. I'm a follower of your blog now. I love it!

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  15. Sorry no tips of dancing, but I do love that flowers all over the place!! This is great!!

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  16. ha, ha love the title! congrats on DT!

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  17. This is very pretty! I love the soft colors you've used!

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  18. fun layout! the first dance move that pops into mind is the cabbage patch! ha ha!!!!!

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  19. super cute page. Love the soft colors.

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  20. So pretty! Love the colors of your layout!

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  21. so pretty Elizabeth, love that bow!

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  22. Good tip about the selfies :). Love your layout, quite beautiful! I think the last dance step I learned was the Bobby Brown. Is that dating me ;)

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  23. So awesome Elizabeth!! Love the 5th & Frolic on your page and that bow is amazing!!

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  24. So pretty! I haven't learned any dance moves in a long time (unless you can count The Wiggles or Yo Gabba Gabba) so can't help there...sorry!

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  25. Ha - great page - I'm no good with selfies ... end up looking at the camera's reflection rather than where I should.
    As for dancing ... just waiting for the Charleston to come back into fashion!

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  26. tks for the giveaway :) I was a dancer ...PK (pre-kids! LOL)

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  27. Beautiful page and you! I love the clusters and that bow!

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  28. I love your page! Cute bow you got there!
    About the dance move... in my country SAMBA is very popular! Do you know it?

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  29. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent and creativity with us! As for dance moves...don't look at me, I've got two left feet!

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  30. What a sweet page--love the beautiful colors!

    As for dancing...well, the Shag is my home state's official dance. :-)

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  31. Your soft page is so pretty! And what double chins? You're lovely. Yup, a selfie is probly the only way I get myself on a page too. ;)
    A dance move. hmm. I've been watching So You Think You Can Dance, so I love to watch dance, but don't know any names of the moves. I know: a pirouette? Love how people can SPIN.

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  32. Selfies are good fun but embarrassing in public! Love your layout. My fav dance move is a ceroc style twist.

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  33. I am hard pressed to think of a dance move - does the chicken dance count?

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  34. well I really do not dance.. so hard to say.. heehee.. love your layout...

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  35. Love the clouds. & the selfie. So cute :) x


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  36. Love the pastel colours and the cluster at the bottom! I have been nagging my partner to do dance lessons with me for years! but alas no luck... so far...

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  37. Love the blog look and LOVE, LOVE the selfie layout!!

    Hhhmmm a dance move...thinking the best one is the cousin dance moves :-)

    Can t wait to see all that you create

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  38. Lovely layout!

    I don't dance. It's kind of sad that we rarely dance here in Japan.

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  39. lovely layout! i also say to people if they check out my blog they'll know more about me than they ever wanted. i like your writing style, and your kids are adorable. ,u favorite dance move? um... "shake those hips"... and shoulders.

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  40. Such a sweet layout! Momma pics are indeed hard to come by! As for dance moves, my personal favorite is the "raise the roof" motion, particularly while driving. If you don't already do it, your kids will love you! Hahaha!

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  41. Very cute photo! I love the paper bow and the fussy cutting! Dance moves, I pretty much don't have any....I spin my daughters quite well though....

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  42. Don't really dance.. Sorry. Wouldn't be the best person to give a rec.

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  43. Beautiful job on your layout! I think your selfie is quite nice. My favorite dance move will now and forever be the Moon Walk!

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  44. Your layout is stunning! My favorite dance is salsa!!!
    Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win! :D

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  45. Not much on dancing but love your layout!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  46. Beautiful page ,lol I can't dance but I always get a kick outer watching my kids dance..xx

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  47. spinning! as long as I can twirl and spin, I'm happy! Love your selfie LO..x

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  48. Love the fuzzy cutting.
    As for the dances.. I don't know any%)

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  49. I do love to dance around, but I don't know what any of my dance moves are called. I especially

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  50. Embarrassing my teen son by dancing all night at family parties - is my favourite dance move.

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  51. Beautiful layout, thanks for sharing! As I love to dance but can't, my go to move is the side stepping, then randomly throwing my hands in the air!

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  52. Such a beautiful layout! LOVE the soft and pretty colors!!! And...I kind of enjoy tap dance, and am thinking I might have an opportunity to take lessons again soon!!!

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  53. Love love love the soft colors. thank for the giveaway!

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  54. Cute cute cute! Love the tiny confetti and the paper bow!

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  55. Hmmm does wiggle in your chair count? Cause that's what I do mostly Ha.. Loving this layout :)

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  56. I'm a horrible dancer. I just keep moving back and forth with beat. Sorry.

    Terrie Allison
    Tallison21@aol.com

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  57. Dance moves? Most of mine come from Yo Gabba Gabba, so I'm not sure you'd want to know about any of mine. ;)

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  58. Love this layout the color combo is awesome,
    Sorry on the dance moves right now my life Is filled with strawberry shortcake and anything with cars. Lol

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  59. Your layout is so cute Elizabeth, love the paper bow and the metal brads. Dance move!!! well I love to dance as I'm a latin girl I love merengue, salsa and every kind of music I can teach you :)

    Thanks for the amazing AC goodies love ribbon.

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  60. Love the colors and embellishments on this fantastic layout!! YOu are so talented! My favorite dance move is an oldie but a goodie - the twist!!

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  61. Haha, I never dance! Sorry! lol.
    Love your layout though.

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  62. No dance moves from me either. But I recommend King Julian from the Penguins from Madagascar - he's really got the moves. ;)

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  64. wonderful layout - love the selfie:-)

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  65. Delicate and fragile and beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm afraid I don't dance so no dance moves....

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  66. cute page! great idea to do a selfie with that title! need to create a page like this! as for dance move- i guess the newest made famous by miley cyrus is the twerk! just have fun doing it! looks like it may be good for the low back!

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  67. Sorry, I don't know any moves, I need to learn some myself :) Great layout, thanks for the inspiration!

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  68. haha, I don't have any dance moves. But I can advise not to twerk! lol
    Love the layout, 5th and frolic is one of my faves!

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  69. Great work and love your Selfie! I have no dance moves, so sorry but it's just not my thing.

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  70. Very pretty layout.
    I'm not a dancer but Gangnam style always makes me smile.

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  71. You rocked the Dear Lizzy you used! Gorgeous page!

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  72. Congrats on the design team! Dance move? Just shake that booty ;) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  73. I love this idea for an introduction! It's so true of Moms! Almost gotta be a selfie pro to have you in the shot! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely LO! The papers and elements are fabulous!

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  74. Very cute "selfie" layout...love the soft colors! No dance moves, sorry!

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  75. I don't have any dance moves, but I love your pretty layout and that bow. Your selfie is adorable!

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  76. If I tell you my favorite dance move, I'd be really dating myself!! ;-)
    Cute, cute layout :-)

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  77. Jolie page presque monochrome. Merci pour le blog hop.

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  78. lovely layout. Thanks for the chance to win

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  79. I CANT dance!
    The only thing I even try is line dancing---sorry I'm no help

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  80. Wooooow what a pretty page. love the soft colors!!!
    You make me wanna jump and start creating ;)

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  81. BEAUTIFULLY done I especially like the paper bow--NICE!

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  82. Double chin city made me laugh.. I do not dance. I look like a fool. LOL

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  83. Such a pretty layout :)
    I know I'm too late for the giveaway, but I will tell you my favorite dance anyway-- the Hustle! So many good memories... ;-)

    ~Natalie (QSOgirl)
    qsogirl at yahoo dot com

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  84. Very pretty layout, I love the soft colors. You're much better at the selfie than I am, it's not easy.

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  85. Love your LO with such cute details...♥

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  86. S so cute. I always love soft color layout.... Sorry i cant dance

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  87. Fortunately, I am too late for the dance move contest....but perhaps not too late for the main event contest. Life happens, ya know!
    Love your LO. Selfies ARE hard to capture....at least hard to capture ones I ever want to share. LOL...
    <3 J

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  88. So pretty - love the little paper bow :)

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