Thursday, January 15, 2015

Gossamer Blue January Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to January's Gossamer Blue blog hop. I'm here with two brand new cards that I created with goodies from the kits.

As you know, I adore Crate Paper's products. I was so excited to use the Kiss Kiss line goodies that came with this month's kits. Now that Valentine's Day is soon upon us, I decided that I needed to start creating some cards. I love how these two turned out.


I started off with cream colored cardstock and began layering. 


On this card, I used some chipboard and layered it onto a die cut. I love the gold 'love tag,' so I added that to the top. I placed that gold heart Thicker on top to finish it off.

This card began with one of the American Crafts tags. I added a chipboard flower, another tag and  die cut. The crinkled seam binding and twine came from my stash. I love using it on these romantic cards.


Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to visit the rest of the team to see all of the great inspiration they have for you!

http://anabelleom.blogspot.com" target="_blank">Anabelle O'Malley

http://sweetpapertreats.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">Brenda Weaver

http://danielleflanders.blogspot.it/" target="_blank">Danielle Flanders

http://www.dianepayne.typepad.com/" target="_blank">Diane Payne

http://justem.typepad.com" target="_blank">Emily Spahn

http://erintaylor718.blogspot.it/" target="_blank">Erin Taylor

http://www.eyoung-craft.blogspot.it/" target="_blank">Eunyoung Lee

http://thespottedleopard.blogspot.com" target="_blank">Heather Leopard

http://talkaboutpriceless.blogspot.it/" target="_blank">Jessica Lohof

http://www.jillkeller.blogspot.it/" target="_blank">Jill Keller

http://www.simplebydesignblog.com/" target="_blank">Joy Taylor

http://neverlandcrafts.blogspot.com" target="_blank">Katie Ehmann

http://laurarahel.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Laura Rahel Crosby


http://melblackburn.blogspot.ca" target="_blank">Melanie Blackburn

http://michellewooderson.blogspot.com" target="_blank">Michelle Wooderson

http://s-phototime.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Michiko Kato

http://thurstonpost.blogspot.it/" target="_blank">Rebecca Luminarias

http://www.sabrinaalery.com/" target="_blank">Sabrina Alery

http://thepinkcouch.blogspot.it" target="_blank">Tara Anderson

http://www.vanessadocumented.com/" target="_blank">Vanessa Perry

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Burlap Gift Bags

Brr...it's been cold out. I absolutely hate the winter and right now is my least favorite time of the year. I am definitely counting the days down until Memorial Day and SUMMER!

To keep my sanity, I'm going to try and dedicate more time to this blog. So, here's a new project. Actually, I made them a while ago, but hadn't gotten around to posting them here...


I got the cute bags from Michael's and created the tags using lots of goodies from Notes and Things and Maggie Holmes' Open Book line




I wanted to use the sweet leaves and flowers from the die cut sets. Each tag has a smaller tag, the leaves, a brad and gold bow.






 These are the perfect little treat bags. They will easily hold a gift card, a small bit of candy or maybe even a piece of jewelry.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for letting me share one of my favorite recent creations with you!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Elf Magic

It may be January, but I'm still knee deep in December pictures and memories! I have a fun layout to share with you today. In December, we have Buddy the Elf who comes and visits each day. He leaves Ryan a note and sometimes a little treat. Ryan just loves Buddy. Getting him out of bed is a lot easier when he's around. (Lord help me now that it's January...) Anyway, I knew I wanted to do a page about Buddy and the Get Happy line from Gossamer Blue was the perfect collection to use!


I used the Gossamer Blue sketch for December, so this page came together really easily! You can see the sketch HERE and play along with the challenge. (You have until January  and can win a $10 GC to Gossamer Blue.)


I loved adding little bits and pieces to this page to break up the bold lines. I used some of the epoxy stars, die cuts, wood stars and paint splatters.


The colors in this collection are so fun. Even though we are past Christmas, I can see myself using this line again and again.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Season's Givings Blog Hop Winner

Just wanted to pop on and announce the winner of my blog Hop....

Congrats to CONNIE G, who posted on January 1 at 5:16 pm.

Please email me and send me your address so I can get your goodies out to you.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by and for all of your kind words!

Season's Givings Blog Hop 2015



Hello and Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by. I am so excited to be a part of the Season's Givings Blog Hop again this year. The purpose of the blog hop is to thank readers for taking the time to stop by and visit. I truly appreciate all who visit my little corner of the blogosphere. Be sure to visit and comment on as many blogs as you can so you can be entered to win a prize!

Today, I'm sharing a few of my Christmas projects that I created this year. I love giving them out to friends and family members.

My first project is a tag set. I used lots of the Bo Bunny Christmas line on these.







Next is this card. There's more Bo Bunny, some Pebbles and some Studio Calico cork stars.



Finally, here is a gift card envelope that I made with, you guessed it, Bo Bunny! (I loved their line this year, can you tell?) I added some Glitz and some Webster's Pages, as well. To make the envelope, I found one that I had, undid it and used it as a pattern to trace. So easy!


I punched the back flap, added more stickers and I was done. 



I love how it turned out. Speaking of love, I decided to create a Valentine's kit as my giveaway today. Leave me a comment by midnight EST on January 5 and I will pick a winner. 

Here is everything you will get...


And here are some close up shots. The kit includes 6 by 6 Crate Papers.

Doilies and stickers from Pebbles..

Simple Stories Life's Pages cards, Pebbles and Maya Road chipboard, and Elle's Studio tags.


And also, Dear Lizzy trim, American Crafts gems and Gossamer Blue wood veneers,

Be sure to stop by the other blogs that are on the hop for loads of chances to win! Your next stop is the sweet and talented Megan Hoeppner. http://www.meganhoeppner.com/blog 
Here are the rest of the stops, as well.

Season's Givings Blog Hop Participants
1. Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  46. Keri Lee Sereika  91. Loretta Lock  
2. Lawn Fawn  47. Jocelyn Olson  92. Meihsia Liu  
3. Spellbinders Paper Arts  48. Julee Tilman  93. Sarah Martina Parker  
4. Reverse Confetti  49. Michelle Woerner  94. Angeline Choo  
5. Clearsnap  50. Lori McAree  95. Christine Emberson  
6. Ice Resin  51. Theresa Momber  96. Karen Hightower  
7. My Favorite Things  52. Anita Autore  97. Sabrina Alery  
8. Technique Tuesday  53. Melody Rupple  98. Debbie Seyer  
9. Paper Smooches  54. Sean Fetterman  99. Dana Joy  
10. Sweet & Sassy Stamps  55. Bunny Vance  100. Cat Tidwell  
11. Stamp Simply Ribbon Store  56. Tricia Traxler  101. Deborah Saaranen  
12. Avocado Arts  57. Lisa Arana  102. Ceal Pritchett  
13. A Jillian Vance Design  58. Lorena Cantó  103. Lisa Lara  
14. Latina Crafter  59. Amy Tsuruta  104. Colleen Schaan  
15. Die-Versions  60. Jodi Collins  105. Anabelle O'Malley  
16. Unity Stamp Company  61. Tenia Nelson  106. Megan Hoeppner  
17. Splitcoaststampers  62. Kelly Klapstein  107. Monika Davis  
18. Verve Stamps  63. Jill Cornell  108. Marisa Ritzen  
19. Latisha Yoast  64. Emily Leiphart  109. Wanda Guess  
20. AJ Otto  65. Becky Williams  110. Jenny Peterson  
21. Vera Yates  66. Margie Higuchi  111. Annette Allen  
22. Julia Stainton  67. Lee Ann Barrett  112. Gracie Chavez  
23. Judy Hayes  68. Lisa Hoel  113. Christina Griffiths  
24. Kim Watson  69. Heather Campbell  114. Niki G.  
25. Yana Smakula  70. Lisa Henke  115. Kristi Schurr  
26. Chari Moss  71. Sheri Holt  116. Jennifer Ingle  
27. Taheerah Atchia  72. Michele Kovack  117. Karolyn Loncon  
28. Shemaine Smith  73. Ashley Harris  118. Camille Robinson  
29. Emily Spahn  74. Sharon Harnist  119. Lindsey M-P  
30. Kimberly Crawford  75. Lori Craig  120. Kathy Clement  
31. Lee Murphy  76. Nicole Nowosad  121. Maria Levine  
32. Lovely Linda  77. Laurel Beard  122. Savitri Wilder  
33. Laura Williams  78. Michele Boyer  123. Savannah O'Gwynn  
34. Lori Tecler  79. Christiana Reuling  124. Teresa Horner  
35. Chaitali Narla  80. Laurie Schmidlin  125. Laurel Seabrook  
36. Darsie Bruno  81. Jennifer Priest  126. Libby Hickson  
37. Lydia Fiedler  82. Stacey Schafer  127. Yvonne Van de Grijp  
38. Giovana Smith  83. Heidi Blankenship  128. Alice Wertz  
39. Teri Anderson  84. Heather Pulvirenti  129. Leigh Penner  
40. Beth Pingry  85. Anita Madden  130. Lisa Lee  
41. Dina Kowal  86. Gloria Stengel  131. Tina McDonald  
42. Daniela Dobson  87. Sarah Gough  132. Nina Yang  
43. Lisa Adametz  88. Rachel Kleinman  133. Angel Johns  
44. Piali Biswas  89. Natalie Dever  
45. Kelli Green  90. Lorine Mason  

Remember, leave me a comment by midnight EST on January 5 for a chance to win this giveaway. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 2, 2015

January Gossamer Blue Spreads



Happy New Year! Hope the holidays were wonderful for you. They certainly were for me. We spent a couple of weeks surrounded by friends and family. I am truly blessed.

Gossamer Blue's January Kits are now live. You can see them here. They are wonderful for both Valentine's Day, as well as for every day themes.

Here are the spreads I created with the kits. This first one uses just the Life's Pages Main kit. The colors are really fun!


I added some of the printables on this page. I love adding stitching to them. One of my new favorite tools is my old electric typewriter. It's been sitting in my mom's basement for a LONG time. Well, I got it out, bought a new ribbon and have started using it on my pages. I love the way it looks. 



This next spread uses a mix of several of the kits. I used some of the cards from LP Add on 3. I also used a lot of the Dear Lizzy goodies that came with the kits this year.



Be sure to head over to the Gossamer Blue Gallery and see what everyone created! Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Goodbye and Hello

I love the saying, "When one door closes, another opens." Well, that couldn't be any truer for me right now. After three wonderful years, I've made the tough decision not to reapply to Crate Paper's design team. I have loved working with Christine and the rest of the girls, but I felt that now was the time to move on. Here is the last project that I created for the blog. (Note, I didn't say my last CP project. I'll be making them for many years to come!)

I started this project off by painting an old thrift store frame white. Then, I pulled out some of my favorite Crate goodies and got to work. I did cut the deer from cardstock, painted it with Mod Podge and added the glitter.



I love the gold frame and wanted it to serve as the backdrop for the frame. I love the little buttons that came in the Open Book embellishment jar and added them to the top of the frame. 


I also knew I wanted to add one of the Open Book glittered bows, but the pink wasn't the right color for this project. So, I added the Mod Podge and glitter to this piece, too. Now it works perfectly!


Well, that's the closing door part of this post. Now, for the opening door part....



I was invited to be a part of Webster's Pages Planner Design team. I am over the moon excited! As you might know, I worked with WP for about 5 years, before leaving a couple of years ago. They have always been 'family' to me. The addition of the planner line to their products is just pure genius. I have been addicted to decorating my planners for over a year and being on this team will be such a fun way to share my addiction!

Thanks for stopping by today. Please visit again on January 1. I am going to be a part of the third Seasons Givings Blog Hop and have a huge giveaway. 

Have a great day!