Monday, September 1, 2014

Gossamer Blue September Kits

Gossamer Blue September kits are live! If you like gold, you'll love this month's kits. Check them out:

Here is the main kit.

And here is the Life's Pages kit. They are filled with great colors!

I had so much fun creating this month. Here are the two spreads I made using the kits...

This one is bright and colorful. I created a little pocket on the bottom right hand card. Then, I stitched two cards together to create some hidden journaling.

I decided to go with soft colors and black and white pictures on this one. I love Add On 3 each month. Peppermint Grandberg designs the cards and they are amazing. These were perfecct paired with Crate's Notes and Things goodies.

Be sure to stop by the Gossamer Blue gallery. There is so much inspiration there!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I ♥ Summer

I saw something recently that said, 'For teachers, the whole month of August is like one long Sunday night'. Isn't that the truth. I've been walking around with a little pit in my stomach knowing that my favorite time of year is going to be over soon. I know I should enjoy the time that I have now, but I'm still pretty sad. So, I thought that sharing this layout that I recently made for Crate would be appropriate given my mood.

I love how it turned out.

This page started out because I did some die cutting for another project. I loved the negative space so much and knew that I wanted to use it for something. I adhered it over another piece of cardstock using foram adhesive. I also tucked vellum die cuts and a doily underneath it. 

 One of the die cuts was tucked under, sticking out a bit, as well.

Then, I added my photos and lots of other little goodies.

The little gold sequins were really fun to add as a design element to draw your eyes down the page. I used a mix of Styleboard and Open Road on here. Isn't it fun?

Well, thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great day!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Freckled Fawn Giveaway!

Just popping in to share some fun news. I have loved Freckled Fawn's goodies for a long time. And now that I'm an avid Filofax Decorator, I love them even more. :) So, I was super excited to team up with them to do an Instagram Giveaway. I used their cute washi, stickers and clips on my Poppy Saffiano this week. Love how it turned out. If you'd like to have a chance or two at winning a $50 gift card to Freckled Fawn check out my Instagram - agomalley - and see how to win!

Thanks for stopping by today. :)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Gossamer Blue August Spreads

It's August. I'm not very happy about that. Summer is not allowed to pass this quickly! I have to go back to work in 3 weeks. Nope, not happy at all.

I'll tell you what I AM happy about, though. That I will be returning to the Gossamer Blue DT this year! So thankful that I get to work with all of the new goodies that GB is now manufacturing. Have you seen the new lines? Here's some peeks at my favorite- Gramercy Road. You can check out the Gossamer Blue blog to see more of this line, as well as the other two lines.

Another thing that I'm really happy about are the Gossamer Blue August kits. They are awesome! Definitely one of my faves so far. Here's my spreads for this month...

On this one, I decided to use a full sized photo. I love my blooming Astilbes. Since my spreads are 6 by 8, I like to journal about our week on tags and tuck them behind photos.

 This page shows Fran and his torn muscle. He was in a bike accident. It's been about a month now and still doesn't feel 100%. This page also shows my nail polish addiction that I've acquired this summer.

This spread hightlights the fun colors in the kit this month. I love those script words and had to use them a couple of times. I decided to make a big vellum pocket on the right side. I stitched the vellum over the card stock and dumped in a bunch of sequins. 

I made a pocket from one of the cards and journaled on another which I tucked inside.

Be sure to stop over to the GB site and check out the other amazing projects.
Thanks for visiting today. :0

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Card Set

I love creating card sets! This month, I made a set using my Gossamer Blue kits. They came together really easily. I decided to go with a similar design for each card and it made the process a breeze! I started each card with a cream colored card base. Then, I selected three journaling cards from Crate's Open Road line. Finally, I picked out die cuts from Fancy Pants and stickers from Pink Paislee and arranged them onto the journaling cards. The large Heidi Swapp words were the perfect finishing touch. Here's how they turned out:

I really love how they turned out! Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Pastels and Sunshine

Another week has flown by. I just want to make time stop! I love summer so much. My daily routine has been to hit the gym at 6 am, stop at the grocery store if needed and then come home. I love getting things done early so I can relax the rest of the day. Ahhhhhh.....

Here are my two spreads for this week. I went with pastels in my Aqua Saffiano and love how it turned out.

Filofax- Personal Aqua Saffiano
Cloud Tape- AC Moore
Heart Tape- Love My Tapes
Small Stickers- Dear Lizzy
Bird Sticker- Dear Lizzy
PL Card- Dear Lizzy
Arrow Clip- Webster's Pages

This week in my Pink Classic I went with a summery, sunshine theme. I really love this collection by Echo Park and will be using it a few more times this summer for sure. Plus, how cute is that clip???

Filofax- Personal Pink Classic
Polka Dot Washi-My Mind's Eye
Cloud Washi- AC Moore
Pens- Frixion

Well, that's it for this week! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Crate Summer Album

Last summer we did a TON of traveling. This year, we are staying closer to home, but are still going to be doing lots of fun things. My Project Life album documents a lot of the details, but I wanted to make a mini that housed a collection of photos showing the different things we have done this summer. Using the premade Open Road accordian album from Crate was just right. 

Here is what I have so far:

It's not secret that I love all things chipboard! There were so many fun elements to choose for my front cover. I also love tags and doilies so I added them on for the background.

Visiting the stadium to see our local baseball team is something we've really enjoyed doing this summer. 

On Father's Day, we visited Fort Delaware, a local historical attraction. I have to admit I wasn't exactly thrilled to go, but I was pleasantly surprised. We had a fun day!

One of the highlights so far has been our trip to Hershey park with the whole family. Ryan loved spending the day with his cousins.

When we aren't out doing day trips, we have been spending time at the pool.

Lucky for us, we are close enough to the beach to go for the day. Here, Ryan and his buddy and I spent a delightful day in Lewes, DE.

There are several pages left and I definitely plan on filling them up! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. :)