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Product Showcase: BLUE SKIES Line by American Crafts

{reported by Noel Culbertson}
One of the things that amazes me most about American Crafts is their ability to continually come out with line after line of fantastic, on the mark products. The Blue Skies line is no exception. The line includes lots of cute retro-sweet forest animals along with complimentary classic patterns. Not to mention the adorable acrylic stamps, flair and, my personal favorite, Thickers! If you were looking for a cute little woodland creature to fall in love with, that was legal and clean to keep, look no further!
natural cutie (tsr 08.09)

The line is super versatile and goes with everything from outdoor pages to girlie pages to spring and summer fun projects, and still colored well to head into fall. Blue Skies perfectly sized patterns are fabulously suited for card making projects, too.

miss you dear (tsr (08.09)

Quick Tip:
I did find that lightly sanding the acrylic stamps, with fine grit sandpaper, before use really helped get a clear impression.

hula hoop (tsr 08.09)

Project Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill; patterned paper, Thickers & Flair: American Crafts; flower: Prima; ink & punches: Stampin Up; font: Euclid

Where and How Much
Product Name: Blue Skies line
Manufacturer: American Crafts
MSRP: $0.80 - $5.99
Available at: Scrap Gal*, A Million Little Things and Pebbles in My Pocket

For all around great products that I reach for time and time again, American Crafts always has my back. I'm sure my husband is thanking them daily for that! I thought about shamefully admitting how many packs of Thickers are in my possession, but quickly decided to leave that to the imagination.

What do YOU think? Are you loving the little retro woodland creatures, or is it a trend you could see out the door? Let us know what you think.


Anonymous said...

I love this line of scrapbooking products and will be looking for it at my LSS. I also love the layouts that you made using these products. :)

TraciLS said...

ok, I'll be honest. While I love what you did with the paperline, I really don't like the line itself. I am so ready for the woodland creature trend to be OVER!

Lisa Cutler said...

I am with TraciL - I love the 2 layouts but the only stamp I might even think about using is the one that looks like the Fiskars apron punch or whatever its called.

I love the Thickers - I desperately need a 12 step program.

Etta said...

I adore ALL THINGS AMERICAN CRAFTS, and this line is no exception. Love it!

Aly Dosdall said...

another lover of all things AC here too! beautiful projects noel. =)

Jen said...

noel, love your post! your girls are getting so big! beautiful job-as always!! i love these colors..YUM! and yes, thickers are some of my favorites too!!

Anonymous said...

FANTASTIC projects!

Brandi Wiggins-Côté said...

I'll give ya a nickel if you tell me how many Thickers you haaaaave...LOL! Love the projects, Noel. You truly rock the "retro woodland creatures". Sounds like a great t-shirt, eh?


Joli said...

I generally love AC, but I am SO OVER all of the woodland creatures! Let's move on people!!

Steffanie said...

I agree, American Crafts is one of my favorite manufacturers! I always look forward to seeing what they come up with next! And I am totally addicted to Thickers!!!! Great projects, Noel. The woodland creatures are cute, but not sure they are me. Still love owls, though :)!

Scrappin Cheryl said...

While I like what you did with the line, the woodland creatures trend is NOT my favorite! I hope to see this ending soon. I like the birds, but all the other stuff is very limiting! LOVE American Crafts - Thickers are my obsession! I collect them!

Shelley Haganman said...

I simply loved your hula hoop layout! Great angle for the shot and loved how you used the flair as an "o"! Very cute!

Linda E said...

Love your layouts, Noel. So fresh and fun!

Jodee said...

I love AC but am not very into the woodland creatures. I feel they can only be used for certain LO's and those aren't LO's that I am making! You did a great job with the products though and gave great inspiration.

Ashlee said...

I really love the woodland creatures! I think they are fun and a touch vintage :)

Tina said...

This looks like a really fun line to work with. I can think of plenty of pictures I could use this set with.

Thanks for sharing,