Monday, February 24, 2014

Gossamer Blue: So Sweet

Good morning! Today I have one last layout to share with you using the February Gossamer Blue kits. Be sure to snatch up the March kits as they are sure to go very quickly! The girls created cards for their daddy at Sunday school for Father's Day last year and I snapped photos on my phone of each of them with their dad to create this layout. 

I cut out the heart background using my Cameo and then backed each heart with patterned paper and embellished. I even got a little artsy and brought out some white paint so I could subdue the busy background a little bit.

I layered patterned paper with transparencies and used a little clothespin at the top. 

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great day! :)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Gossamer Blue: Love Their Ideas

Happy Friday! Today I have a layout to share for Gossamer Blue using the February main kit only. I love the exclusive hexagon cut file in the main kit this month and showcased it here. One day I caught the girls lining up their animals and blankets on the set of little stairs we have going up to all of our bedrooms. 

The exclusive printables usually have some great journaling spots included!

This month's kits had a lot of great Elle's Studio die-cuts, tags and wood veneer!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you all have a great weekend! 

American Crafts Valentine's Day Blog Hop Winner!

Congrats to:

ADORABLE photos and GORGEOUS page Jill - LOVE IT, LOVE IT ALL!!!
Your black, white & pink combo looks STUNNING, the pretty papers in the COOL chalkboard frames, doily, feathery flower and sparkly sentiment all work together to keep the focus on and celebrate your BEAUTIFUL Valentines!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your hearty inspiration :)

Please email me at cornellgj(at)yahoo(dot)com to claim your prize!

Thanks to everyone for all of your sweet comments!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Gossamer Blue: It's Adventureland

Good morning! Hope you all had a great weekend! I'm sitting here watching it snow for the millionth time this winter and wishing desperately for spring! I am so over winter! 

Today I have a new layout to share for Gossamer Blue and the February kits. This month the team was able to work with sketches from PageMaps and I had the double page sketch. One of our family’s favorite summer activities is to visit a very fun theme park in our town. The girls absolutely love going on all the rides!

I love to make sketches my own and I changed up a few things using the sketch. I had a few more photos to use than what the sketch allowed so I sized them to 2.5″ and placed them on the left of the larger photo on the first page and another square photo on the second page.

I love using the transparency frames as places to rest my photos. The Life Pages cards are also great for photos on layouts!

This month’s kits are full of great embellishments! I used some of the exclusive printables, flair and puffy stickers.

Finally, one of the major ways I changed up the sketch was to change the focal point. The sketch had a large circle covering both of the pages. Instead, I made a design using 1/4″ strips of patterned papers and machine stitching. The design also covers both pages.

Thanks for stopping by today! I'll share a couple more pages with the February Gossamer Blue kits tomorrow!

Friday, February 14, 2014

American Crafts: Valentine's Day Blog Hop & Giveaway!

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Good morning and welcome to the American Crafts Valentine's Day 2014 Blog Hop! Members of the American Crafts design team created projects to celebrate this holiday of love! I made this layout of two of my favorite valentines. I used black cardstock as the background to help the pink and white pop off the page. The chalkboard frame tags are part of the new DIY Shop collection.

I placed some of my favorite pink and white patterned papers inside the frames and then embellished with washi tape, stickers and die-cuts.

I layered a Dear Lizzy flower, epoxy sticker and Amy Tangerine brad.

What's a blog hop without a giveaway?! Just leave a comment on my blog post today sharing what you are doing to share the love with your favorite valentines. I'll post the random winner of these great American Crafts stamps next Friday, February 21st.

Here's a list of all the blog hop participants:

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

American Crafts: XOXO

Good morning! It's Valentine's week on the American Crafts blog and I have a couple of pink projects to share with you today. I used a variety of collections to complete this layout and card including some embellishments from the new Amy Tangerine Plus One and Dear Lizzy Daydreamer collections.

I cut out the hearts using my Cameo and then backed them with my favorite pink patterned papers. I also machine stitched around the hearts (which was a little tricky to do).

I added some flair and puffy hearts (all are new) and I love those typewriter keys letters!

While I was at it, I reduced the size of the heart cuts and made a smaller version for this card. I kept everything the same as far as placement of the papers and then added a little flair for the sentiment.

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 03, 2014

Gossamer Blue & Elle's Studio Blog Hop!

Good morning! Today members of the Gossamer Blue design team are blog hopping with members of the Elle's Studio team. We are featuring the February kits from Gossamer Blue that are full of beautiful Elle's Studio products! The team was able to work with the brand new Love You More! collection on our projects. I created this layout of our family photo session this fall and some of my favorite products. The love note envelope paper is such a great neutral background piece!

I have always been a huge fan of Elle's gorgeous tags and die-cuts and embellished my layout using a variety of them. 

And Elle's Studio also has brand new wood veneer = LOVE!

Here is a list of all the blog hop participants!

WaiSam Ho
Yuki Shimada 

Don't forget to stop by the Elle's Studio blog and the Gossamer Blue blog! Each company is giving away some great prizes on their blog. Leave a comment on their blogs telling us what inspired you along the hop to be entered!
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