Wednesday, April 9, 2014

gossamer blue | the extra's...

every year i get to hang out with my two girlfriends, Becky and Robyn, and we scrapbook for a good four days. our days are filled creating lots of projects like, cards, mak-n-takes, techniqes, sketch challenges, plan a page, layouts, etc. we are definitely busy and it's always a good time! the fifth day is spent shopping and helping each other plan future pages. during our recent annual scrappy get together last month, i was able to work on a few assignments that were in the works but never finished b/c i had creative block. so, of course, i had the pleasure of bouncing ideas off of them.

here are the rest of my layouts i made using Gossamer Blue's fabulous April main kits & life pages kits...

"Happy Day"

third layout "Frayed" was total bonus, based off this April PageMaps sketch...

thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day... xo!

Monday, April 7, 2014

gossamer blue | April '14, all boy...

happy April!!

as many of you may know, last week, Gossamer Blue's website crashed, which made it difficult to make purchases. in addition to the site crash, Lori, was admitted to the hospital for several days due to a ruptured appendix. she is back home in recovery mode... so, please keep her in your thoughts and/or prayers for a speedy recovery back to better health.

the site is back up and running and April kits are still available! this months kits are filled with plenty of embellishments and pretty papers to get those creative juices flowing! lots of diversity this month, which made it even more fun to create layouts. i ESPECIALLY loved this month because there was a good mix of both boy & girl products; and i couldn't get enough of all the boy collections by October Afternoon & Crate Paper. this layout created uses a good mix of product using the main kit, digital die-cut files and printables.

be sure to grab your April kits TODAY! you don't want to miss out!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Page Maps + Paper Smooches | a friendly card...

back with another project share today... i participated in PageMaps April card sketch this month and i happily used our sponsor, Paper Smooches, adorable Talk Bubble stamps and Speech Bubble dies. i'm not much of a card maker, but i really love making them when the inspiration hits. my card doesn't really look much like the sketch, but was definitely created with several elements from the sketch into my design.

thanks for stopping by... have an awesome day, take care... xo!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

PageMaps | April sketch layout, Spring...

hey all...

i meant to have this up yesterday, but was sidetracked... anyway, sharing my layout today created based on PageMaps April 12x12 layout sketch. lots of great sketches to inspire your creativity this month. Spring is my favorite season, i just love to get my hands dirty into the earth. now that it's warm and sunny, i'm eager to get moving on our herb and vegetable gardens and i'm hoping this year we will have success w/ a few vegetables that weren't so successful last year. but we will see. i'm sure it has a lot to do w/ soil, weather, pests, even the gardener ;) ha!

... xo

Monday, March 17, 2014

Gossamer Blue | the little details + peeps...

happy Monday!

hope you are enjoying your day... it's a snow day for us here in VA and the kids couldn't be any happier! i'm sure they will be home for another day, possibly two, this week. won't be fun trying to make up those days. i can't wait for Spring to arrive. i'm so ready! i even started my spring cleaning early this year! still have a lot to do, but at least it is getting done now so i am not stuck in the house when it's warm and sunny outside ;)

speaking of spring, today's layout share is all about Easter... bunny peeps to be exact! the March kits were packed with lots of pretty glittery and shimmery specialty papers. over on the Gossamer Blue blog today is my layout along with some images of how i used my Cameo to cut out elements for my page.

thanks for stopping by... have a lovely day, xo!!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Gossamer Blue | march projects...

guten tag! playing a little catch up today. it's another day and i have another layout, or two rather, to share with you! all using Gossamer Blue's March kits which have all sold out! YEAH! that's always exciting. the kits are so pretty! all the pinks and golds and silver tones a girl could ask for. i loved it and really enjoyed using all of it on my pages this month.

my first layout, "Lucky Me" using all products from this months main kit and digital cut files.i used my Cameo to cut out the rainbow and outlined it w/ the foiled twin. the gold clouds with raindrops added the perfect touch along side my title.

and finally, my second page, "Dinner at Fuji" uses a mix of goodness from add-ons and life pages kits... during one of our trips to Stamford, CT we enjoyed Asian fare at one of my husbands favorite places to eat. the food was so good and presented perfectly. the kids loved trying new things, which is always a plus!

thanks so much for stopping by, have a lovely day & stay warm... xo!

Monday, March 3, 2014

PageMaps | a new adventure...

happy Monday!! some exciting news to share...

first off, i love sketches and have been a fan of Becky Fleck's sketches for quite some time. i am completely over the moon excited to be joining the PageMaps team!! be sure to check out the March sketch gallery filled with loads of inspiration...

i pretty much followed the sketch but incorporated changes some of the details using certain elements to compliment the design. i replaced the journaling area with an envelop with the journaling peeking out and layered a single photo with stickers, 3x4 cards and texted background. all products used to are from Gossamer Blue's February and March kits...


thanks for stopping by... xo!!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

mini envelope explosion...

I hope you are enjoying Saturday afternoon.  While I'm waiting to have my eye brows plucked and waxed, thought I'd take this time to share a layout I created using Gossamer Blues February kits... and yes, I loaded it up with a bunch of mini envelopes.

Check out my blog post over at the GB blog for more details and how I put this layout together...


Monday, February 3, 2014

it's a Blog Hop | Elle's Studio + Gossamer Blue

Happy Monday everyone! if you arrived here from Becki's blog, you're in the right place.

i was super excited to find an abundance of Elle's Studio pretties in our February kits. the products so are lovely... a wonderful combination of colors and patterns put together in the Love You More collection. i was a little addicted and used 98% Elle's Studio goodies on my "We Miss You" project, but would perfectly work well with Gossamer Blue's February exclusive papers!

the foundation of my page uses a bunch of hearts in different sizes and style. used my Cameo to cut them out in an angle... love the flow. each heart is embellished with a mix of Elle's Studio pattern papers against the white background.

the above heart was created using leftover teeny paper dots, sandwiched between two hearts and vellum.

i added stitching around the seams of the background for extra texture and pops of hearts for depth. Elle's Studio wood veneer heats were added and adorned a simple touches of elements used on the page were

thanks so much for visiting... now onto Ms. Emily's blog for more inspiration :)

Don't forget to stop by the Elle's Studio blog and the Gossamer Blue blog! Each company is giving away some great prizes on their blog. Leave a comment on their blogs telling us what inspired you along the hop to be entered!

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

a collaboration | Gossamer Blue + PageMaps...

edited to add: all kits are sold out, except for the Life Pages kit!! hurry over and get yours now!

happy Saturday friends! i'm glad it's February already, means Spring is that much closer... YES!

it also means Gossamer Blue's February kits, designer gallery and life pages gallery are LIVE! this months kit is CRAZY good! my word, it's jaw dropping good people! i loved everything... the colors, printables, digital cut files, GB exclusive papers and stamps... just lovely! we teamed up with PageMaps, a free sketch resource for scrapbookers and cardmakers alike.
ok, below is the sketch i was sent to work with and my layout...

i was mostly inspired by the cupcake pattern in the sketch by using the honeycomb digital cut file, the main element in the design.

i'm a sucker for using teeny tiny photos on a page and i love using them w/in geometric shapes. each shape was embellished with a little bit of everything from February's Main Kit, including printables, digital cut files and exclusive stamps.

images were taken last year on our 11th anniversary last year in a photo booth... i tried scanning and restoring the images, but it took too long and i didn't get the result i was hoping for. so, i used the original images.

i really love this months exclusive papers by One Little Bird and Traci Reed. they were so pretty... i almost didn't want to cut them up. i like how the black and white text and pink houndstooth pattern papers compliment shades of blue, white and pink on the page.

to finish the page, i used a white pin to frame the background instead of machine stitching.

thanks so much for stopping by. i hope you can get you hands on this months amazing kits before they are sold out. you will really enjoy creating w/ all that goodness! be sure to check out PageMaps for more sketch inspiration.