CT2 | new rings...

Rings are probably my favorite jewelry accessory and it's definitely a favorite to create. They are so versatile and so much fun to change up, I have my favorites I wear daily. Over the last few weeks, I've been making a small collection of rings. Mixing it up with a few classic, trendy and a few unique styles. And some more with color... adding more gemstone rings (and earrings) to my brand. The small collection below have been added to the shop this past week, with more to come in the next few days. Photographing these precious gems is a time consuming process, yet gratifying capturing a small part of our handcrafted pieces through the lens and sharing them with you.


Gossamer Blue | she's so fab...

It's never a dull moment when one begins creating with an amazing kit from Gossamer Blue each month and the March kit was just that.... A M A Z I N G! Everything about the kit screamed spring with lots of soft pastel colors and bold embellishments to boot.

The "You Are So Rad." digital file made creating my main kit layout so easy and fast! I am not a fast scrapper, it takes me more than an hour to make a page... sometimes a few days. It really shouldn't take longer than an hour or two. But sometimes it just does, at least for me. I found these images of my girl last month and knew they were perfect for this page. I went with b&w since the original photo colors were bold. I love the soft background with b&w images anyway. Once I printed out the large title for my page and backed it up with the gold scripted pattern paper, the photos were anchored off to the side. I used very little embellishment to decorate the page, because I didn't want them to overwhelm the page. A definite fave layout by far!

If you haven't, be sure to pick up your kit TODAY, before they are all gone!!!! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy working with your Gossamer Blue kit as much as I did... xo!

PageMaps | March project...

Hello friends,

This months PageMaps sketch is super fun with a unique digital cutting file template that really sets the stage for my layouts background. Totally diggin how the circles connect and are embellished with the number sign throughout.

I used a photo of my two girlfriends and I from last years annual crop. We only meet up once a year together and it's always a fun time. I love this photo of us, sporting our new scarfs we picked up at Target the night before and I wear mine all the time, it's a favorite.

The selected color palette for my layout compliments the light pastel colors from the image with black & white contrasting elements. I'm a lover of stripes and circles and of course, had to mix it up with the script background and add in a splash of bling with silver number signs. The circle pattern is softened up with a sheet of vellum and hand-written stitched pattern outlining the circle silhouette adds additional texture. Love how the page turned out, so quick and easy. Products used to create my layout are from Gossamer Blue's March monthly kits.

Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely and creative week... xo!

Gossamer Blue | GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Happy Tuesday Friends :)

It's nearing the end of February, just 4 or so more days until we enter into March... bringing us that much closer to spring, YES! But before February ends, I have a little giveaway for you. As seen in my little mans hands, I have an unopened, unaltered, fresh from California, February's Life Pages kit courtesy of Gossamer Blue! Say what?????!!!! This kit is fabulous It's a colorful addition that'll brighten up your weekly, daily or monthly pages and his chock full of variety and is valued at $24.95!

24 – 3×4 Journaling Cards – Traci Reed for Gossamer Blue
6 – 4×6 Journaling Cards – Traci Reed for Gossamer Blue
Acrylic Shapes – Traci Reed for Gossamer Blue
Wood Veneer – Traci Reed for Gossamer Blue
Life Documented 4×6 Alphabet Sheet (Random Color) – Simple Stories
Life Documented Chipboard (2 – 4×6 sheets) – Simple Stories
3×4 Acrylic Stamp Set – Concept by Michelle Wooderson/Manufactured by Elle’s Studio
Saturday Mornings Tidbits Die Cuts – October Afternoon

Here's a quick card I made using a few of the contents from the Life Pages kit.

What do you have to do to get your hands on this kit? Leave a comment on this post or here, sharing your favorite February memory so far. You have until Friday, February 27th, at 11:59pm (est.) and one lucky winner will be randomly selected by my little man himself, on Saturday.

Good luck... xo!

giveaway | winner...

Hello, popping in with an update on last weeks class giveaway... I forgot to share the winner for PageMaps PMU class. The giveaway went to miss Angi Barrs, her favorite color is yellow! Thanks everyone for playing along, I really appreciate it. Stay tuned for another chance to win some scrapbook prizes. From the awesome monthly kit club, Gossamer Blue!!!
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