Saturday, August 15, 2015

Gossamer Blue | Inspiration Blog Hop




Good morning! I'm so sorry this post is a bit delayed. I screwed up the scheduled time and my post didn't go live at 8am. We are at a soccer picnic but I ran home to hit "publish"! 

Isn't this bicycle the cutest? I used enamel dots for the center of the wheels, and sprinkled gold sequins over the card. The soft blue is so pretty as a background.


I hope you are having fun with your August Gossamer Blue kits! Check out the rest of the team for more inspiration:

Alex Hunter Anabelle O'Malley Andrea Gray Brenda Smith Brenda Weaver Diane Payne Emily Spahn 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

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Paper Smooches Sparks | Anything Goes


Good morning! Today I have a card for this week's Paper Smooches Sparks Anything Goes challenge. I love these challenges... I get a chance to pull out any stamp set I want and create something fun. 

I used the Space Cadet stamp set and Speech Bubbles Dies. The patterned paper is from Studio Calico and the enamel dots are from Gossamer Blue. The space ship and alien were colored with Spectrum Noir markers and Copics.


I hope you can play along with us this week! Make sure to check out the rest of the design team for more inspiration: 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Gossamer Blue | August Projects

Hello there! Welcome to the August release for Gossamer Blue. My favorite kits are always the Bits & Pieces kit and the Life Pages Add On #3

First up is a card using the paper pad and large blossom tag from the Bits & Pieces kit. I added gold sequins from the mason jar mini kit. The October Afternoon washi tape is from Life Pages Add On #3.


Up next I have a card using a Life Pages card, two die cut whales, some washi paper strips, and an enamel heart. This card came together quickly and it's perfect for a birthday card or a lunchbox note. 


This next project is my favorite this month. I used my new Hero Arts pink to red ombre ink pad and the October Afternoon stamp set from the Bits & Pieces kit to stamp the fish onto white cardstock. I added a striped tag, gold glitter circle, and pink anchor to finish it off. 


I love the mason jars in this month's kit... so cute! I added a small flower die cut, gold sequins, gold heart, and "happy" die cut to the jar, then tied twine around the top of the jar. I adhered the black and white striped paper, from the 6x6 pad, to the card base. I love how this paper contrasts with the bright colors of the rest of the card.


Make sure to check out the new releases from Gossamer Blue! You can see the main kit here and the add on kit here. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend. 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Paper Smooches Sparks | Anything Goes Challenge


Hello there! For this week's Paper Smooches Sparks Anything Goes challenge I had fun mixing and matching two stamp sets and three die sets, creating a fun "clipboard" card. 

I started with a piece of patterned paper that I've had in my stash for a few years. I layered a piece of green cardstock on top, then trimmed down a piece of lined notebook paper (also an "oldie" from my stash) and adhered it at an angle on my card.

I used Paper Smooches' Clipboards Two stamps and dies on top of the lined paper. The sentiment is a combination of dies, the Birthday Word Dies, and a stamped sentiment from Party Posse. Party Posse will always have a special place in my heart as it was the first Paper Smooches stamp set I purchased, many years ago. I fell in love with the cute images and had to have it! 

After I adhered the sentiment and stamped the "wishes", I still felt like my card needed something. I die cut flowers and leaves from Flowers 2 Dies, then added a handful of enamel dots and sequins.  


I hope you can play along with us this week! Make sure to check out the Paper Smooches Sparks blog, and the other design team members for more inspiration!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Retro Sketches | Challenge #173

Hello crafty friends! Today I have a card for this week's Retro Sketches challenge. Here's the sketch:


I combined a couple of different stamp sets for this card. The elephant and "YIPPEE!" sentiment are from Studio Calico's Ciao card kit add on, and the "Celebrate" and "It's your special day!" are from Papertrey Ink's Heart-2-Heart Mini Stamp set #5. The patterned paper is also from the Ciao kit, and the enamel dots are from My Mind's Eye.



I hope you can play along with us this week! Make sure to check out the Retro Sketches blog for more inspiration!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Gossamer Blue | July Inspiration Blog Hop


Good morning! It's the 15th, which means it's time for the Gossamer Blue Inspiration Blog Hop

The July kits were a lot of fun to work with. I used the 6x6 paper pad, from the Bits and Pieces kit a lot this month. For this card I used the striped pink paper and the "hello" gold foil sentiment from the July Main Kit. 
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I added a few puffy stars, a wood button and some stamped flowers to finish off my card. 


 Make sure to check out the rest of the design team to see their favorite projects using the July kits!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Paper Smooches Sparks | Picture Perfect Challenge


Good morning! Today I have a card for this week's Paper Smooches Sparks Picture Perfect Challenge. I love the inspiration photo this week!


I started by doing some tone on tone stamping with Botanicals 3. I used Impress Fresh Ink in Slate stamped on Papertrey Ink's Soft Stone cardstock. I die cut Happy Birthday five times from True Black cardstock and layered them together. After I adhered them, I used my Black Spica Marker on top for added shine.


I hope you can play along with us this week! Make sure to check out the rest of the design team for more inspiration:

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Grandpa | Traditional Layout

After I created a handful of card using the July Gossamer Blue kits, I pulled out this photo of my Dad and Jack, taken a couple of years ago, and created a layout. The large black letters were the inspiration for my page. I wanted a bold title that took up a portion of the lower half of the page. 

I used a variety of kits from the July release on my layout, including the Life Pages Main Kit, the Main Add On Kit, and the Bits and Pieces Kit


The "always choose the adventure" stamp is one of my favorites from this month's Life Pages Main Kit. I added a wooden button, a "special day" stamp (from a previous Life Pages kit), and a couple of puffy stars as accents.


In the bottom corner I created a cluster of elements, starting with a Simple Stories tag (not from the GB kits), "happy memories" tag, flair, a few stars, and some sticker strips. 


I measured the inside of the slide frame and printed my journaling out to fit. After I adhered the journaling/slide to my layout, I added the arrows and "fun" cork stickers, orange and white label, "observations" wood veneer, and more puffy stars.


Make sure to check out the rest of the Gossamer Blue gallery for more inspiration! You can purchase the July Gossamer Blue kits and add-ons here. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Gossamer Blue | July Projects

Good morning! The July Gossamer Blue kits are available and I have several projects to share today.

First up is a card featuring the stamp set from the Bits & Pieces kit.  The Bits & Pieces kit is always my favorite add-on, and this month is no exception. The wood buttons and paper pad are perfect for cards! 

July Gossamer Blue Bits & Pieces Kit

I don't drink coffee, but this sentiment is too cute not to use. The red/pink wood button fits nicely inside the coffee cozy of the stamp.


I used letter stickers, from the Life Pages kit, for the "congrats" sentiment on this card. The house die cut, from the Bits & Pieces kit, works great for this card.


My last card features one of the tags with vellum from the Life Pages Main Add-on. I added the vellum sentiment to the tag, then used foam dots to adhere the tag to the card front. 


Check back tomorrow for a layout using the July kits, and the 15th for the Gossamer Blue Inspiration Blog Hop! I hope you have a fantastic holiday weekend.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Paper Smooches Sparks | Designer Drafts Challenge


Good morning! Today I have a card for this week's Paper Smooches Sparks Designer Drafts challenge. Here's the sketch:


I used some patterned paper from an old Studio Calico 6x6 pad as inspiration for my card. The colors felt very tropical to me, so I pulled out Botanicals 3 and stamped a few of the leaves/flowers from that set, then fussy cut them. I die cut Frame 4 from pink shimmer paper, and the sentiment is from Sentiment Sampler. I added dimensional adhesive behind the frame and the top two flowers. 


That's it for me today! Make sure to check out the rest of the design team for more inspiration!

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