GB | sneak peek...

for those of you who don't follow me on instagram, that is where i share all my scrappy sneaks, here is a little peek at three layouts i made this month with the Gossamer Blue September kits... very lovely kits, lots of glam with shimmery gold accents and pretty papers.

happy Friday, xo!

Get It Scrapped | Product Play, product kit...

ahhh, good ole Inner Harbor, i LOVE that place. i wish we could spend a little more time there during our mini weekend summer vacations. but while we are there, we enjoy every minute of it and i can't wait until we visit again. until then, here is my last project for the Get It Scrapped for the Product Play class session... the assignment, creating a product kit.

i normally don't craft up products into a kit, unless i am putting together a mini album or packing up for a weekend scrapfest with friends. when putting this product kit together, i worried i was too much, but then again, it's nice to have more to choose from. and it worked for my layout!

of course, the kit is comprised of product i receive from the monthly Gossamer Blue kits, which are handpicked by an amazing and creative friend, Lori Gentile. one of the main things i love to use on my layouts are polariod frames, which were the main element on my page.

there are three different polariod frame designs i used and adorned them with b&w photos, 3x4 journaling cards, pattern paper and more... i love the look of photos or elements running off the page and for this particular page, i used them with a film strip in mind, creates a nice flow throughout.

thanks to Get It Scrapped having me, it was a load of fun creating these Product Play projects and chatting with a great group of creative women... xo!

Get It Scrapped | Product Play, trends...

Happy Monday!

i am mentally preparing myself to be accompanied by two additional kids today... last summer sleepover before school starts next week for the kids. they are both ecstatic to spend time with their best friends today and tomorrow... and the last night of staying up passed 10 pm.... they won't like when they have to start going to bed at 9 or 930... i will LOVE it. i can't seem to stay up past 10 pm.

ok, so today's project share is another layout i created for the Product Play session over at Get It Scrapped!

the assignment was to use new and trendy products on a page. here i used the classic shape of hearts throughout my design and mixed them with a few feather die-cut elements, gold tones, wood veneer frame and enamel dots... all trendy and some new products on one page.

the large heart is a die-cut i purchased through the Silhouette store and cut out with my Cameo. it's a strip of scalloped circles that you can layer together in no time. loved how easy and fast it was to piece together. the title, hand stitching and a bit of journaling wraps around the heart to create flow.

additional texture to the smaller heart, i used floss to hand stitch on the inside and embellished it with clusters of gold heart stickers and chipboard. dressed them up with a few glittered and solid colors of enamel dots.

one of my favorite photos of my dad and Corinne. it's the perfect stand alone photo of the two that needed to be scrapped... papa with his grand baby!


Get It Scrapped | Product Play, stash busting...

whoa, completely forgot all about my blog... i was busy getting stuff done while the kids were away for the week and after picking them up to bring them back home, i ended up feeling ill. so i laid low, relaxed a bit. after feeling better, the kids and i have been running errands and getting a few chores done around the house. still, no excuse to have neglect the ole blog; life does come first, right?!

anyway, here is another project i created for the Product Play session over at Get It Scrapped!
the assignment for this layout was all about stash busting... this assignment was a little challenging because i have made a point to downsize my studio over the past few years. i struggled a bit to find something that motivated me to create with.

Supply list: Mini Label Stickers by 7 Gypsies; Hello Sunshine Mae Pattern Paper by Lawn Fawn; Favorite Things In Bloom Pattern Paper by Heidi Swapp; White Cardstock by American Crafts; Lost & Found and Boy Crazy Enamel Dots by My Mind’s Eye; Vintage Chic Buzz Words by Heidi Swapp; Hello 2014 Miscellany Puffy Stickers by Evalicious; Let’s Go Tabs by Chic Tags; Hello Sunshine Chipboard Stickers by Pink Paislee; Boys Rule Resin Shapes by Crate Paper; 3x4 Journaling Cards by Traci Reed for Gossamer Blue; Border Punch by Fiskars; Font Bebas

i've been hoarding my these 7 Gypsies stickers for years! they come in handy for project life, cards and more. very simple and useful staple to have on hand.

used my Cameo to cut out the text to set the foundation of my page background, using all white cardstock, of course. affixed the mini label stickers to a strip of cardstock and tucked it behind one row of words to balance the overall design.


Gossamer Blue | paper beads necklace...

remember making paper beads? i used to love making them, way back in the day. this craft was completely inspired by my little girl... she made bigger ones and dusted them with glitter. she loves her bling! yesterday, my blog post for Gossamer Blue went live... a tutorial making paper beads.

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