Thursday, July 02, 2015

Gossamer Blue Design Team Announcement and July Kits!

Cannot tell you how excited I am to be joining the Gossamer Blue team!  I had the opportunity to work with Lori a couple of times in the past, and loved working with her.  And then to see this amazing team...I cannot believe I am working with all this talent!

The July kits have been revealed, and they are packed!  Such a great mix of manufacturers PLUS Gossamer Blue exclusives.  I got the Main Scrapbooking and Life Pages Kits (both of these have exclusive stamps that I have to say make me so happy.  I love useable stamps like these).  There are also printable and cut files for both the main kits!  The add-ons I got are:  Life Pages Add-OnLife Pages Add-On 3, and the Bits and Pieces kit.  First of all, I was amazed at the amount in each kit, then I was amazed by the great mix of manufacturers plus the exclusives from Gossamer Blue.  I am seriously impressed with what Lori and her designers put together.

We have four projects to complete, one is for the Gossamer Blue blog and one is for a blog hop.  So will share those later!  Here is what I can show now.

My Project Life spreads are monthly now and this was for April.  And I am loving the pops of color for this spread.  Even though this it was Easter, I still have a lot of photos with color, so it really worked out so well.  I used the main Life Pages and first add-on.  I did mix in a little from the Bits and Pieces from the 6x6 Pink Paislee Atlas paper pad.  
My pockets are from October Afternoon and are square 4", so I do have to alter cards to fit in my pockets.  I will either trim them to fit or layer the added smaller square cards in the kits!  I also used the stamp set from the Life Pages kit, along with the Main kit cut files and printables.
Next are two cards.  I love how this first came out.  I used the Crate Paper campfire as the flames for my rocket, just trimmed the part I needed...then used the Life Pages stamp to create my starry sky with white embossing powder.  Applied watercolor to the background.

For the 'smoke' at the bottom, I used a 1" circle punch with pattern paper to overlap them, then added messy stitching.  The sentiment is also from the Life Pages kit stamp!

This next card, uses the Bits and Pieces stamp set from Evalicious...I had to use that "I Love You A Latte."

The kits are packed with Crate Paper, Shimelle, Pink Paislee, and Evalicious.  I loved being able to play with the mix of manufactures since I am usually working with only one manufacturer at a time.  On my CHA Winter wish list was the Shimelle line, so I kind of went crazy having fun playing with a lot of her line on this card.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I have two more projects...layouts to share soon!  The gallery for the kits are amazing...I am both inspired and intimidated.  Designer Gallery for layouts hereDesigner Cards and Projects here, and Designer Life Pages here.  And pick up your kits here!  Enjoy!!

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss + Painted Background + Transparencies

I have always loved paint on layouts.  When I started scrapbooking, I didn't have a lot of supplies, so I had to be creative with what I had.  Paint was one of them.  Well, paint on layouts has come a long way and now is very trendy with making patterns of layers in fresh new ways.
I used an old credit card to spread the pink paint, then the patterned brayer for the yellow, and the ends of my paint brushes for the smaller dots.
I am not a paint and scripty kind of person...I don't like my handwriting and it is tricky when doing right on a layout.  But I knew where everything was going, so with a deep breath and practicing on scrap pieces first, I wrote out girl.  I use an Airbrush medium with black paint.  I found out about the Airbrush Medium from Donna Downy in one of her classes...and also picked up the Fineline applicator from her site.  I did apply little lines on vellum to lay over the layout to see how I liked it first, before adding directly to my layout.

I layered lots of transparencies as part of the assignment for this layout.  Cannot say enough how gorgeous this collection is.  Stop by the Pink Paislee blog here for more and more about the collection.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bella Blvd June Guest

I was so thrilled to be asked to guest for Bella Blvd.  I love the colors and whimsical patterns...and have always admired what their design teams have put together.  So I was excited and a little nervous.

Here is what I did.

Not the best photo, but was one that needed to be taken and documented.  In Emma's enrichment class, they were allotted $10,000, had to come up with a company name, and then had to design a workable bridge.  So that is why you see EEACC.  That stands for Emma's company:  Emma's Excellent Amazing Construction Company

The Star Student collection really is the transparency, the patterns, colors, and the embellishments...hello?!  I need more of those enamel dots!  Love those!  I put green watercolors under the transparency for even more color.
Another project using Star Student collection.  With Emma's first year in elementary school, I knew I wanted a mini album.  I used a small We R Memory Keepers pocket album.  I just have the last school day pics to add.  Really this collection couldn't have been more perfect.  Came together so fast.

Color Crush is a great name for this next collection...and definitely satisfies my color love!  Inspired by my amazing talented friend Stephanie Buice, I got creative with the mats and transparencies.  I needed some big and bold on the left, so I took a bow apart and used for the butterfly!
Emma's outfit was made for this collection!

And since I love 8.5x11 layouts too, I created one for my last project.  I really wanted the patterns of the paper to show on this...just gorgeous!  So did color blocks.  I mostly used Color Crush but mixed in some Star Student as well.

Absolutely LOVED doing this projects and working with these amazing collections.  You can see more details here and see the full collections here.

Thank you Bella Blvd and Laura Vegas for having me!!

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Monday, June 08, 2015

Pink Paislee Atlas Cards

On the Pink Paislee blog last week was all about designer details.  I love little details on my projects, and used a few of them on these cards.
For the first card, my details were the circles punched to form a frame, the USA die, chipboard piece adhered with foam adhesive, and the silver thread around to frame it.  Simple details, but I love the whole look of this with the blues and greys.

Next I used another die, but cut it from the base of the card, backed with pattern paper, and hand stitched around it.  I added machine stitching in a similar red to the embellishments for that added pop of color.

The last card, I punched several stars in rainbow colors.  It would have been just fine adhering as is, but I added watercolors to go behind them, filled in with a few more embellishments to match the colors.  The adventure lines up perfectly with this.  I left the white space at the bottom since the top is so heavy.

I used the Atlas collection on all of these card.  Cards are such a fun way to play with different techniques.  Would love to see you in my Big Picture Class "Cards for Scrapbookers."  I have a video for all four lessons showing the process of all 12 cards using just scrapbooking supplies, no stamping, just digging into your supplies.  I had so much fun getting creative in this class, so hope you join me! If you haven't signed up for your first free month, I have a code you can use.  Hope to see you there!

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Tuesday, June 02, 2015

PageMaps and Pink Paislee

The Pink Paislee team teamed up with PageMaps using the Atlas collection.  Lots of sketches and inspiration here at PageMaps.

This is my interpretation of the sketch.  Lots of layering and clustering.  I also cut apart the cork sentiments from the collection to form the word 'you.'

Be sure to see more inspiration at PageMaps!  

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Friday, May 29, 2015

October Afternoon - Do Re Me

Is everyone out for summer?  Or almost?  This has been our first week of summer, school let out last Friday.  We have already jumped almost daily on the trampoline, which makes the pool very refreshing.  

Our daughter won't just let us watch her on the trampoline, we have to be a participating ;)  We have a  swings, but hands down, the trampoline gets used all year long.  This was one of those times playing dodge the little balls, running around, and singing one of her favorite songs from The Sound of Music, Do Re Me.

I used a mix of lots of October Afternoon here, both the new Treasure Map and Saturday Mornings as well as Daily Flash, Public Library, and Eggnog.  A full list of the products is here.  And I was excited to have the amazing Mou share her inspiration as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hoping you are enjoying summer or about to!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hip Kit Club May Kit Work

The May Hip Kit Club kits have been gorgeous as always...full of Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss.

Here is what I've done.

Took my Instagram post, and typed up what I said for my journaling.

Using the stamps with inks and paints for a fun layout.

Had to use those gorgeous alphas as a main embellishment.

And a couple of cards.  One very bright and one more subtle.

Thank you Kimberly for amazing kits and the opportunity.  This will be my last kit to work with for Hip Kit Club.  Can't say enough how much I have enjoyed it!

I have some news to share soon ;)

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