Lucky Charm Guest Designer: Caroline Ikeji

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Former American Crafts Design Team member Caroline Ikeji is the Guest Designer for Lucky Charm week!

Caroline
Short bio: Hi! My name is Caroline Ikeji and I am a 20-something living in the  beautiful city of San Francisco. I get paid to eat chocolate and take photos, complain too much about the weather, own too many clothes, am permanently attached to my iPhone, and apparently get way too excited about Girl Scout cookies and avocados. When I'm not scrapbooking, I spend way too much time on Pinterest, am thinking about my next vacation/eating adventure should be, and am running off all that chocolate and Girl Scout cookies on the treadmill at the gym.

How did you get started scrapbooking? I'd been collecting stationery, stickers, and paper products since I was a little kid and scrapbooking was one of those things that I did on and off for awhile. It wasn't until 2005, when my mom bought me one of those paper stacks and I was super determined to use it, that I went online for inspiration and found a whole new world of scrapbooking. I've been hooked ever since and have never looked back.

What is your favorite American Crafts product? It's a tie between Thickers and Remarks sticker books!

Youmakemyheartsing
YOU MAKE MY HEART SING by Caroline Ikeji

I love the look of the die cut cards, especially since I don't own a die cut machine. I added the patterned vellum underneath the words to add a subtle bit of pattern underneath and then added a heart patterned paper to highlight the word "heart." I did lots of layering on this one – I just kept adding little bits and pieces until I was satisfied with the look of the page.

Supplies: Noteworthy Paper (35963) – Lucky Charm, Pretty Poppies Paper (35966) – Lucky Charm, Float Away Paper (35965) – Lucky Charm, Doting Dots Paper (35964) – Lucky Charm, Wishing Well Paper (35961) – Lucky Charm, Bright Bauble Paper (35970) – Lucky Charm, Wild Hearts Paper (35962) – Lucky Charm, Lucky Lady Bug Paper (35987) – Lucky Charm, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Charm Chip Accent Stickers Trinkets & Phrases Multi (42391) – Thickers, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Charm Chip Accent Stickers Trinkets & Phrases Neutral (42392) – Thickers, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Flags & Labels (42393) – Remarks, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Accents & Phrases (42394) – Remarks, Rub Ons (42395) – Lucky Charm, Bits Perforated Book (85657) – Remarks, Dear Lizzy lucky Charm Cardstock Die Cuts (85655) – Bits, Die Cut Cards (85649) – Lucky Charm, Lucky Charm Badges (85658) – Flair

Happybdaycard
HAPPY B*DAY by Caroline Ikeji

I
needed a quick birthday card to send to my aunt and I had fun creating
one out of these Lucky Charm goodies! I used a simple strip of paper
along the bottom and this die cut star was the perfect accent. I
finished it off with a few little chipboard bits and pieces.

Supplies: Raindrops Paper (35971) – Lucky Charm, Float Away Paper
(35965) – Lucky Charm, Charm Salmon (42389) – Thickers, Dear Lizzy
Lucky Charm Charm Chip Accent Stickers Trinkets & Phrases Neutral
(42392) – Thickers, Dear Lizzy lucky Charm Cardstock Die Cuts (85655) –
Bits

Sunshinept
SUNSHINE by Caroline Ikeji

I loved this chevron die-cut card so I played around with different bits of patterned paper under them. I layered some tiny accents over them, and did some layering around the photo as well. When I saw the "sunshine" chipboard, I knew that this was the photo I was going to use with it.

Supplies: Float Away (35965) – Lucky Charm, Pretty Poppies (35966) – Lucky Charm, Falling Star (35976) – Lucky Charm, Sunny Day (35977) – Lucky Charm, Starlight (35981) – Lucky Charm, Little Trinket (35983) – Lucky Charm, Stargazers (35982) – Lucky Charm, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Charm Chip Accent Stickers Trinkets & Phrases Multi (42391) – Thickers, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Flags & Labels (42393) – Remarks, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Accents & Phrases (42394) – Remarks, Bits Perforated Book (85657) – Remarks, Die Cut Cards (85649) – Lucky Charm, Adhesive Mini Buttons & Shapes (85650) – Lucky Charm, Treasure Spearmint Glitter (42386) – Thickers

Dreamnotebook
DREAM NOTEBOOK by Caroline Ikeji

The words and typography were inspired by a quote I saw on Pinterest.
I wanted a place to gather my inspiration and jot down notes to work
towards a goal I have in mind, so I decided to create this notebook
using this quote.

Supplies: Sunny Day Paper (35977) – Lucky Charm, Blue Skies Paper
(35979) – Lucky Charm, Novelty Paper (35974) – Lucky Charm, Lucky Lady
Bug Paper (35987) – Lucky Charm, Treasure Spearmint (42386) – Thickers,
Treasure Poppy (42387) – Thickers, Charm Oatmeal (42390) – Thickers,
Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Charm Chip Accent Stickers Trinkets & Phrases
Multi (42391) – Thickers, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Charm Chip Accent
Stickers Trinkets & Phrases Neutral (42392) – Thickers, Dear Lizzy
Lucky Charm Accents & Phrases (42394) – Remarks, Bits Perforated
Book (85657) – Remarks

Letthegoodtimesroll
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL by Caroline Ikeji

I had fun mixing and matching Thickers for the title here. I loved the chevron pattern on one of the  papers so I cut it out and used it as an accent on the page. I repeated lots of chevrons and arrows here.

Supplies: Wild Hearts Paper (35962) – Lucky Charm, Noteworthy Paper (35963) – Lucky Charm, Falling Star Paper (35976) – Lucky Charm, Stargazers Paper (35982) – Lucky Charm, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Charm Chip Accent Stickers Trinkets & Phrases Multi (42391) – Thickers, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Charm Chip Accent Stickers Trinkets & Phrases Neutral (42392) – Thickers, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Flags & Labels (42393) – Remarks, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Accents & Phrases (42394) – Remarks, Lucky Charm Badges (85658) – Flair, Bits Perforated Book (85657) – Remarks, Adhesive Mini Buttons & Shapes (85650) – Lucky Charm, Treasure Spearmint (42386) – Thickers, Charm Salmon (42389) – Thickers

Visit Caroline's blog, follow her on Twitter (@caroekg), Instagram (@caroekg) and visiter her on Pinterest!

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