Thursday, June 25, 2015

Color Crush Pages

The lazy days of summer have arrived and I am loving every second of them! I am trying to savor this time, as it goes so quickly.

Here are a few spreads that I have done this past month.

First off, here is my completed May calendar. I love the rainbow and dot washi tapes. They are both from Doodlebug.

This spread in my Sky Blue Color Crush featured some cute kitty stickers and page markers. I think the stickers were from Sticko, but am not sure.

Memorial Day week was a lot of fun in my White Color Crush. I used goodies from Pebble's Americana line. The washi and border stickers are Doodlebug. I used Doodlebug 3D stickers to create the hot dog and hamburger clips. I just adhered them to the clips.

This next spread uses goodies from Pink Paislee's Citrus Twist line. I seriously love it. The mix of Flamingoes and fruit just screams summer to me.

Back in my Sky Blue Color Crush, I used goodies from my Planner Society kit. I seriously adore this kit. I cut the flower and the border along the bottom from some of the exclusive papers that came with the kit.

Finally,here is my Sky Blue with goodies from my Happie Scrappie Planner kit. This one is so much fun, too. I mixed in some Echo Park stickers and my new felt clips from Pigtails and Pockets (on Etsy).

So, that's what I've been up to, plannerwise. (Is that a word? LOL)
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, June 15, 2015

June Gossamer Blue Blog Hop

Hi and welcome! It's the 15th of the month and that means that we are here with more inspiration from Gossamer Blue's June kits. As you know, we like to share more projects to keep you inspired with the kit.  I saved my favorite layout for last.

This layout is about a few of my favorite things. Getting my nails done and planning are definitely two things that I love. I added my list by using the clips that came with the kit. I punched circles and attached the to that, then used foam adhesive to attach them to the page.

These vellum hearts were one of my favorite embellishments in this month's kits. I created a border with them and added some stitching. I love how they look against the grey and white striped paper!

My next project is a spread in my Traveler's Notebook.  I have been doing the Lister's Gotta List challenge. Each day, there is a prompt and you create a list based off it. I love using my scrappy supplies to decorate the pages.  The June kit had such fun colors to use on my lists.

Well, that's it for this month. Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to visit the rest of the team for even more inspiration and ideas!

Anabelle O'Malley Beshka Kueser Brenda Weaver Caylee Grey Cindy Liebel Emily Spahn Erin Taylor Eunyoung Lee Diane Payne Heather Leopard Jill Cornell Jill Keller Katie Ehmann Laura Rahel Crosby Melanie Blackburn Michelle Wooderson Michiko Kato Sabrina Alery Yana Smakula

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Color Crush Catch Up

I often hear people say that they don't understand the whole 'planner thing'. I'm not sure what there isn't to understand. It's fun!!

I love decorating because it makes me happy to open up my planner and add stuff to it. Plus, it gives me another way to use all of my scrapping supplies. Here are some of my recent spreads.

This first one is my April calendar. It was easy to do. I added some washi and stickers to the empty spaces at the beginning of the month. Then, as the days passed, I added more where there were blank spots. 

This spread in my Dark Pink planner used stickers and paper from Kaisercraft. It's called Dream Big.

This next spread used lots of goodies from the Target Dollar spot. I love the pink, green and grey here. The little phone clip is made from a Crate Paper chipboard piece.

Next up is my Light Teal planner. I used May's Gossamer Blue kits here. The card is from the Life's Pages kit, I also used stamps and stickers from the kit. I made the bow clip from exclusive paper that came with it and the other clip was made from a Crate Paper 3d sticker. 

This next one uses October Afternoon's Treasure Map line. I added that cute little whale clip. Isn't he cute? He's from Kawaii Paperie on Etsy.

I pulled out some cute Kawaii goodies for this next spread. I love the tape. I think it's from Etsy. The pig clip is also from Kawaii Paperie.

Finally, I decorated the front of my Sky Blue with lots of goodies from my Planner Society kit. This was the first month that I got the kit and I love it. I'll be sharing a couple of more projects I made with the kit soon. 

Well, that's it for today. If you have any questions, let me know. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop

It's that time! I had so much fun participating in the Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop that I had to do the summer one, too. We had to do something summer themed, so I pulled out my June Gossamer Blue kits, since the colors are so bright and cheery - perfect for summer. Here is what I pulled together.

I used Pink Paislee die cuts, Verve stamp, Verve die cut (coffee) and some American Crafts paper. The sentiment pretty much sums up how I feel about my coffee!

Be sure to visit the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Blog for links to a ton of wonderful cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Gossamer Blue June Kits

Gossamer Blue June Kits are available and I have to say this month is one of my favorites. My projects came together so quickly! I love the mix of Pink Paislee and American Crafts goodies this month.

Here's a couple of the projects that I made with them. First up is a layout I created using Main Kit only. I wanted the photo to be the main thing on the page. On Mother's Day, I came home from running errands to find this beautiful message written from the fallen cherry blossom petals on  our front lawn.

I decided to embellish around the photo and used some of the GB printable die cuts, and lots of the Pink Paislee die cuts.
 That pineapple is one of my favorites. Isn't it cute??
I thought this wood 'keeper' tag was the perfect accent, as well!

Next up is a page I made about Ryan with a couple of our dear friends. We went to their home the night before my birthday and had a wonderful dinner and birthday cake celebration.

I love the triangle paper and used that for the background. It's a GB exclusive. I layered several of the Life's Pages cards together to create the background.

Then I added the embellishments. I love these ones on the sticks. I think they are super fun to tuck behind items and layer over elements.

Be sure to stop by the Gossamer Blue gallery for lots of inspiration! And check back on the 15th for a second round of projects during the GB blog hop.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Paper Sweeties Guest Designer

I'm really excited to share my news with you. I am Paper Sweeties' Guest Designer for May! I recently got to play with an adorable stamp set called Stitched Tags. The tags are adorable. I decided that I wanted to make a little set of them. I also created a gift box to put them in. This would be the perfect hostess gift, or thank you gift.

I used Crate Paper to cover the box. Then, I went to town detailing the lid. I started by adding a large Prima flower then added some smaller roses. I used some of the Bubble Gum seam binding to add a bow. I tucked one of the tags onto the top, as well. 

I wanted to add some mother of pearl buttons to the lid. I topped them off with marshmallow colored sequins. It adds the perfect amount of bling and goes perfectly with the chunky glitter on the flower. 

As for the tags, I stamped them in pink chalk ink then added the sentiment in teal. I tied more seam binding (Bubble Gum and Frosting colored), added some twine and topped each off with a flower or two. I think these will look great on little gift boxes!
So, here's the whole thing. Soft, sweet and shabby! Paper Sweeties' stamps and embellishments were the perfect thing to pull this all together. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Gossamer Blue May Blog Hop

It's that time of the month, again. I love our Gossamer Blue inspiration blog hop. Today, I have some brand new projects to share with you. I decided that I wanted to use the cute paper flowers that came in the main kit to create some cards. I also wanted to use some of the 3 by 4 cards from the Life's Pages kits. I selected three that I felt coordinated well and created from there.

Here are the cards that I came up with. As you can see, I didn't have to add much to make them. I did cut a small piece of doily and stitched it to the top of the cards. This provides some cohesion across all three. I wanted a bit of gold on each, so I used the little Crate Paper bits and pieces that came in the main kit.

My next card uses the On My Desk collection. I love the bright colors and knew I wanted to have them pop against a white background. I cut the leaf from white cardstock and loved the negative space. So, I made that the background and layered the die cut on top of it. The flowers were die cut and added to the bottom.

I finished off with the Hello stamp from the Life's Pages kit.

So, that's it for today. Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to head over to the rest of the team's blogs for lots of inspiration. You'll be visiting the talented Beshka Kueser next!

Beshka Kueser
Brenda Weaver
Caylee Grey
Cindy Liebel
Diane Payne
Emily Spahn
Erin Taylor
Eunyoung Lee
Heather Leopard
Jill Keller
Joy Taylor
Katie Ehmann
Laura Rahel Crosby
Tara Anderson