Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Gossamer Blue: As Nora's Mom

Good morning! Today I have another layout to share with you featuring the April Gossamer Blue kits. This one focuses on the relationship I have with Miss Nora. (I already created a layout about Lily a few months ago and wanted to create one for her sister). These photos were taken on Mother's Day last year. I love using my layouts to write letters to my girls and I try to do that at least once a year.

Lots of pretty embellishments this month - the butterflies, doilies, wood veneer and flair!

Love that Dear Lizzy sticker...just so sweet!

Have a great day! :)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Gossamer Blue: Awesome Dad

Good morning! Today I have a layout to share with you that showcases the April main kit from Gossamer Blue. The main kit is sold out but if you want to get in on the fun at Gossamer Blue, I would be sure to start your subscription with May's kit!

This photo is from Father's Day last summer of the girls with their daddy and grandpa Pete. I highlighted the hexagons on this patterned paper from Studio Calico and added patterned papers and embellishments mostly from American Crafts.

I made a template for the hexagons using the star vellum and then cut each patterned paper piece out using the template.

I love the little frame rub-on from American Crafts. The flair is October Afternoon and wooden buttons from American crafts. The wood veneer is a Gossamer Blue exclusive.

Thanks for stopping by today! :)

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

American Crafts: Beautiful Spring Day

Good morning! Today I want to share my projects for spring week on the American Crafts blog. I used the Cut & Paste collection to create this layout and card. These photos are from Mother's Day last year. We make it a point to always get some photos on Mother's Day and Father's Day. Usually on Mother's Day, our crab apple tree is flowering and it is such a pretty pink bloom.

I kept my design very simple and matted my photos with two different patterned papers. 

I really like the vellum pockets for journaling. I jazzed this one up with a few fabric photo corners and a resin bow.

And here is my spring card...the wood veneer card was deliberately placed on the stripes of the patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping by today! :)

Monday, April 07, 2014

Webster's Pages: Happy Easter frame

Good morning! Hope you all had a great weekend! Today I have a new project to share for Webster's Pages. I used the new Allison Kreft collection called "Hello World" to make this 12x12 frame for Easter.

I cut the Easter egg borders out of white cardstock with my Cameo. 

Then I backed each egg with patterned papers in the collection and embellished several of them with enamel dots and wood veneer stars.

I white washed a wooden frame - kept it neutral so I could change out the decor. 

I also cut out my title - partially on the Cameo and from a journaling card in the collection.

Here is a close-up of the eggs...

This was a quick and easy project! Hope you have a great Monday! It's supposed to be a beautiful week here! :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Gossamer Blue: Our Easter

Good morning! Today I have one more layout to share with you featuring the March Gossamer Blue kits and this is one of my favorite two-page layouts I have created in awhile. This month I created a tone-on-tone layout with pops of bright color for spring. We love celebrating Easter by coloring Easter eggs, going through our baskets, going to church and eating a big Sunday dinner and then following up with an Easter egg hunt in our backyard. This layout highlights our entire celebration.

I found a set of Easter eggs in the Silhouette online store and cut them out with kraft cardstock. I created the tone-on-tone effect by using kraft cardstock as my background. I used a variety of patterned paper (mostly from the main kit) on the back of the cut outs on the eggs. I love the gold foil paper in this month’s kits and used that as well on one of the stripes and the polka dots. I embellished with wood veneer and chipboard butterflies, stickers, twine and brads.

 I printed a couple of my photos smaller than wallet size and stacked them on a 3×4 card from the Life Pages kit.

Finally, I also found a fun Easter egg border in the Silhouette store and cut it out with kraft cardstock. I backed all of the eggs with patterned papers as I did on the first page and embellished the flower eggs with enamel dots and brads.

Hope you all have a great day!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Webster's Pages: Sweet Giggling Girls

Good morning! Today I have a new layout to share for Webster's Pages featuring the new Sprinkled with Love collection by Allison Kreft. I just adore this collection with its bright colors and fun embellishments! We had a little Valentine's Day photo shoot a while back and I captured this photo of the girls that I just love.

I layered doilies, transparencies and journaling cards at the top of my photo.

I used one of the new wood veneer cards and backed it with a heart transparency. Then I cut down a new paper straw, tied twine around it and strung a heart charm to dangle from the straw.  The alphabet stickers are a mix and match of American Crafts and Webster's Pages.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope your day is great! :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Webster's Pages: Hello Beautiful Books

Good morning! I haven't shared projects for Webster's Pages in a while so I hope to do that over the next couple days. Allison Kreft's Sweet Notes collection is a favorite of mine and I decided to create this layout about my renewed love of books. I have always been a reader and over the past 6 months or so really got back into it again.

I love the book patterned paper and the library card - they were perfect for this layout!

I love using stickers to mix and match my titles and add little captions!

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!
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