Thursday, September 03, 2015

Gossamer Blue September Reveal!

The first was reveal day at Gossamer Blue!  The September kits are gorgeous and I have plenty left.  I loved the Crate Paper, the Pinkfresh Studio, the Fancy Pants, and the Gossamer Blue stamps and cards!  A lot to love!

I got all the kits except for the Life Pages themed kit and and the Life Pages add-on.  I packed up all the kits, did some planning, and did all these at a one-day crop.  Just had to finish them up at home with stitching and journaling.

 This is my great niece celebrating her first birthday.  To make it festive, I punched circles for the background.

Had so much fun with these cards, doing something a little different for each one.

Added a light wash of watercolor on the background, then layered on top.  Love that bowtie!

Another light wash of watercolor with one of the exclusive die cuts on top.  Used a scalloped square punch to create a messy quilt look tucking in the Pinkfresh Studio wood veneer hearts in.

I used the Fuse tool on this one to make a circle sequins pocket.  That background pattern paper is my all-time favorite pattern from the Crate Paper 6x6 pad.  I used the full size in another layout I will share next week.

I used the September Life Pages kit for my June spread.  This is just a one-page of the everyday life.  I did the rest of the month with the August kit for our vacation in Disney World.  Will share that soon.  Used the stamps all throughout this spread.

Also used the Fuse tool again to tuck in the heart and sequins on the Hooray card with the balloons.

And then last, just a little bit of decorating to start September off.  I am loving the Erin Condren planner to help me plan and remember more.  Still love the Heidi Swapp memory planner.  But this one will be the one I turn to the most.

The large paperclip and smiley face clip are from Target.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  You can subscribe to the main kit and/or the life pages kit and then pick up any of the add-ons you want now.  Hope you snag what you want!  Happy creating!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Gossamer Blue September Kit Sneaks

I recently went to a one-day crop with all the Gossamer Blue September kits packed with me...I did not want to stop.  So many possibilities from these kits.  I did a Life Page one-page spread, two layouts, three cards, and started a Listers Gotta List journal.

Check out the Lookbook for sneaks of the kits and come back on September 1st to pick yours up.  You can also subscribe now and be sure to get the Main and/or the Life Pages kits.  I have a feeling these won't last long.  Enjoy!!

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Friday, August 21, 2015

October Afternoon Summertime - Swimming

This was my first layout with the Summertime collection, and it is amazing!  I was drawn to that Heat Wave pattern paper, and that is what inspired the rest of this layout.

The challenge for this layout was:
2 or more patterned papers
1 or more labels
washi tape
1 or more brads

Hope you check out the October Afternoon blog here for supplies used and more details about how the layout came together.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

October Afternoon Summer Mini Album

Mini albums don't have to be super tedious or time consuming.  This little mini came together in about an hour using October Afternoon's Summertime collection, Daily Flash page protectors, and the Fuse Tool.  See more details and step by step how to on the October Afternoon blog here.

Using the Summertime roller stamp, I adding repetitive stamping on the pattern paper cover.  My inside pages are trimmed down Daily Flash page protectors.  The mini album has a repetition of a square page with a cut apart card filled with stickers and/or sequins, followed by 4-2x2 pocket protector holding a total of 8 photos including front and back.

Each pocket with the cut apart card and/or sequins and stickers has the month tab stapled to it.

This will be the start of August...I finished the album in now time to finish it up with photos.

Hope you stop by the October Afternoon blog to see the step by step, and the supplies used.  Have a great day!

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Pink Paislee Summer Series Event

Pink Paislee celebrated summer with their second Summer Series Event.  For the month of July, summer themed layouts are shared on the Pink Paislee blog with PDF you can download to re-create the layouts.  With summer being so busy or just life being busy, it is a great jump start for your creativity.

The PDF for this layout an be found here at the bottom of the post.  I was inspired by emerald waters to create and document summer faves.  I also love that the tags worked so well for my photos.

My second Summer Series Event layout was inspired by Kohl's summer display window!  You can find the details and the PDF here.

This was our third and best trip to Walt Disney World.  One of the last rides and photos I took...

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great hump day!

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Gossamer Blue August Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to the Gossamer Blue Inspiration Blog Hop.  Hopefully, you are having fun with your August kits.  

One fun way to use the kits is to decorate your planner.

I think it is a great way to be creative.  I'm still new to the planner decorating  community.  I really want it to be organized and not to forget things, but I have always had a love for office supplies, stickers, and pens.

August is still summer, but unfortunately, we started school on the 7th.  So I want to hold onto summer a little longer and to look forward to a great school year...being positive about the change.  So I typed up some thoughts, cut them up, and added them to the Crate Paper mason jar.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Here is the blog hop list for more inspiration to use your August kits!

Alex Hunter Anabelle O'Malley Andrea Gray Brenda Smith Brenda Weaver Diane Payne Emily Spahn Erin Taylor Eyoung Lee Felicitas Mayer France Wisniewski Heather Leopard Jill Cornell Jill Keller Kasia Przybyt Kathleen Graumuller Kellie Winnell Kelly Xenos Laura Rahel Crosby Michelle Wedertz Michiko Kato Olatz Garaiyurrebaso Patricia Roebuck Rebecca Luminarias Sian Fair Stephanie Buice Yana Smakula

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Happy S'mores Day!

Happy S’mores day!  My family forgot how good s’mores are until I started baking these.  Yep, I baked them!  We don’t have a fire pit and it is pretty hot here, so these little mini cupcakes were a perfect way for us to enjoy these gooey treats.  They remind of little mushrooms!

I found this recipe on Pinterest and had to give it a try.  From doing these now a couple of times, I found that you need to pack the graham cracker mixture well in the cupcake pan, and you need to try to resist the temptation of getting them out of the pan before they have cooled.  You will have a better chance of the graham cracker cup staying together.

To dress these up for gift giving, I used this Silhouette cut file 3-D Petal Round Box, resizing it to 5.874”, and the gorgeous pattern papers from Cedar Lane.  I think the collection goes perfectly with S’mores with the chevron and woodgrain pattern papers. 

I thought of some cute sayings for S’mores, but the ephemera packs from Cedar Lane were the right size and coordinated so well.  So I stapled a cardstock die cut with a transparent die cut, punched a hole, and then attached it with a bow.  These would be pretty displayed on skewers in a vase ready for a camp out or given just as they are.  You might want to give extra because they are hard to eat just one!

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