Sunday, May 3, 2015

May Gossamer Blue Projects

Happy May! So glad that the warmer weather seems to finally be arriving. Woo hoo. I wore flip flops for the first time the other day, so that means that my happy time is finally arriving.

Gossamer Blue's May Kits are live And if you love Crate Paper, you'll love them. I was so excited for this month. I decided to switch over to the Scrapbook Team so that I could do layouts for each month's gallery. My Project Life is sadly lacking and I am thinking of taking it in a new directions. So, working on layouts for GB is really exciting for me. Here are the two pages I created.

This first one documents Ryan's 12th birthday. I used lots of Crate on here. I love the big vellum words that came in the die cut pack, so I decided to use it as my title.

There were lots of pretty gold elements, so I used them behind my photo, letting them peek out a bit.

I placed vellum over the pink and gold polka dot paper. It softened it a bit, but let the gold peek through. I made the ribbon here by adding a couple of banner stickers to the rosette.

We had two birthdays in our house this past April. The big 5-0 arrived for me. (Ugh) I really was showered with love, though, so it was a nice day. The picture on here is of my beautiful flowers, cards, and gifts.

I used gold embossing powder on the wood 'hello' piece. I love it looks. Somehow, gold is just never captured very well in photos.

There were so many cute elements in the kit. I especially love the little bow clips and the glittery hearts.

So, head on over to Gossamer Blue and check out what's new. Don't forget to stop by the gallery to see what our talented team created!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Color Crush Love

So, once again I'm playing catch up with my planner pages. It's all good, though. That just means that I have more to post today.  Here are some of my decorated pages from the last few weeks. Here's my Light Pink Color Crush sporting some Amy Tan goodies. And see that clip? I made it with some Gossamer Blue exclusive paper and this adorable die cut template from Emma's Paperie. I think I'm going to be making a bunch of those!

Here is my Light Teal with lots of goodies from Gossamer Blue's April kits. You can see my blog post about how it came together on the Gossamber Blue Blog.

I celebrated my birthday a couple of weeks ago. So, of course I had to decorate my Dark Pink with lots of goodies from Doodlebug. You can find most of these items here at Emma's Paperie.
That tassel is from an Etsy store called Haute Pink Fluff. Isnt' it cute?

My Easter decor found it's way into my Sky Blue Color Crush. Again, lots of Doodlebug goodies on here. The cute bunny and chick clips, along with the cloud on my spread above , come from Kawaii Paperie, another Etsy shop.

Here is spread I did in my gold Color Crush. Mostly everything on here is from Heidi Swapp's Dreamy line. I love the little bows and hot glued them to my gold paper clips.

Next up is my Dark Pink Color Crush. I found some of the cute Heidi Swapp planner goodies from Michael's and paired them with a PL card from Gossamer Blue's March kit. I get a lot of questions about my glittery bow clips. I got them from Freckled Fawn a while ago. I hot glued them to the paper clips and use them all of the time.

Well, I'm pretty caught up right now. Check back next week. I'll be posting more of my pages then. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April Gossamer Blue Blog Hop

Welcome to Gossamer Blue's April Blog Hop! We know that right about this time of month, you start seeing sneaks of next month's kits and you may have barely gotten your April one. So, we are here to provide some fresh inspiration! I love these hops because it inspires me to pull my kits out one more time and create something fun and fresh.

Here is the layout I have for you this month. I've had this picture of my favorite statement necklace sitting on my desk for a while. The colors in the April kit were perfect for it. Here's the page I came up with.

The mix of Simple Stories and Crate paper goodies were perfect this month! I love the colors. And I loved the bold black and white striped paper. It looks great on the GB exclusive paper that I used.

One of my favorite embellishments was the Crate Paper tag. I love how it looked next to the photo. I layered  some chipboard beneath it to add even more dimension. Plus I love the colors. And I had to add the cute chipboard bird, just because I love him!

I hope you find lots of inspiration this month. Here's the blog hop list. You will be heading over and seeing what the amazing Beshka has created, next.

Thanks for stopping by!

Anabelle O'Malley Beshka Kueser Brenda Weaver Caylee Grey Cindy Liebel Diane Payne Emily Spahn Eunyoung Lee Heather Leopard Jessica Lohof Jill Cornell Jill Keller Kasia Przybyt Katie Ehmann Laura Rahel Crosby Magda Mizera Melanie Blackburn Michelle Wooderson Michiko Kato Rebecca Luminarias Sabrina Alery Yana Smakula

Friday, April 3, 2015

Color Crush Catch Up

It's been several weeks since I've posted my planners. Things just got a bit crazy! Right before spring break is always a crazy time. Then, I went to the Outer Banks for a few days with my mom and brother. It was an awesome getaway. The past couple of days, I've been playing catch up around the house and now I have to start prepping for Easter. Never  dull moment, that's for sure. Thank goodness for my planners. Here are the past couple of week's worth of spreads...

This one is my dark pink and I was in desperate need of something springy. I thought these cute birds fit the bill perfectly.

This week in my light teal, I used some of Fancy Pants Designs goodies. I think the collection is called True Friends. I love the little animals. I laminated the fox die cut to make the clip here. Isn't he cute. 

This next spread features lots of Doodlebug Designs in my Sky Blue. The collection is called Little Monsters. Aren't they adorable?

Fially, here is my first spread in my White. The tag and die cuts are from Teresa Collins. I love the oranges and greens against the white of the planner. :)

Hope that you were able to get some ideas for your planners today. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Gossamer Blue April Release

It's April 1 and you know what that means. The Gossamer Blue kits are being released today. If you love Craft spring colors, this kit has your name all over it. There's lots of goodies from Crate Paper's Craft Market line, as well as the new Elle's Studio.

Here are my spreads for this month. I've started trying to tell more stories, rather than just do weekly spreads. So these pages aren't covering any specific week.

This page is about our Rock the Socks day at school. The staff took a photo of our socks before the kids arrived.

On this page, I decided to do something about my Flair pens. I loved the happy, colorful cards that came this month, so I thought they would go well with the photo.

On this spread, I used a lot of the printables. They go so perfectly with the Main LP kit.
  I used a full 6 by 8 photo on the left and added embellishments to it.

I didn't feel the need to add any other photos, so I used this page to journal. I love this new design of page protector!

Be sure to stop by the Gossamer Blue Gallery and see what everyone has created this month. ;)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Gossamer Blue March Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to this month's blog hop! Are you ready to be inspired by the Gossamer Blue team. You should have arrived from the GB blog, but since this is the first stop, you're welcome to hop from here.

March's kits are just gorgeous. They are filled with beautiful pinks, just right for spring! Inside the kits you'll find lots of Pink Paislee, My Mind's Eye and Prinkfresh Studio goodies. For today's hop, I created a couple of cards. 

These use items from Pink Paislee. I used the die cuts, some chipboard and the little fabric flowers. I love white card background and the colors in this line look perfect against it.

I also have a Project Life spread to share with you. I'm still working on November 2014, so the Gramercy Road line was perfect. 

I love the patterns and the motifs in this collection. I purposely kept all the photos black and white
except for the one of the fall leaves outside my window. I wanted this spread to have an 'Autumn-y' feel to it.

One of my favorite embellishments from the collection is the little leaf die cuts. I created a pocket filled with them, along with some sequins. I love how it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope that you will continue through the hop and discover the rest of the inspiration that awaits you!

Anabelle O'Malley
Beshka Kueser
Brenda Weaver
Caylee Grey
Cindy Liebel
Danielle Flanders
Diane Payne
Emily Spahn
Erin Taylor
Eunyoung Lee
Heather Leopard
Jessica Lohof
Jill Keller
Joy Taylor
Katie Ehmann
Laura Crosby
Mel Blackburn
Rebecca Luminarias
Sabrina Alery
Tara Anderson
Yana Smakula

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Crushing on my Gold and Light Pink Planners

Last week found me still in my Gold planner. I absolutely adore this planner. The color is just so decadent. It's not all fake and shiny. I think I can honestly say this is my favorite one right now. :)

I had a lot of fun decorating this spread. There were several items that I used from my Pinkfresh embellishment kit. I layered some items onto the PL card.  I wrote my to do list on the back of it. The little gold flair badge is from there. I hot glued it to the clip. Love making clips right now. The glitter bows came in a Freckled Fawn kit and I made clips out of those as well.

For my creative planner, I stuck with light pink last week. This is such an amazing shade! I decorated it with some Echo Park goodies. the stickers are from the Victoria's Garden collection from a while back. The velvet bookmark is something that Webster's Pages out out a while back. I love how it looks here. I used a WP cameo for a clip, too.

I'm continuing to use stamps in my planner, too. Really loving the list ones. This one is from Studio L2E.  My Webster's Pages teammates Andrea Gomoll and Jennifer Reyes posted a couple of really inspiring videos about using stamps in planners. I got so many great ideas from them! Definitely check them out if you are interested in stamps.

Andrea's Video

Jennifer's Video

Thanks for stopping by!