Monday, February 25, 2013

Cute January GB Card

I love when my kits get down to just enough paper and embellishments to create cards. Because all of the elements already go together and match so well, it's easy just to take pieces and create great little cards to send away. This sweet little card is for a scrappy friend who just had a little baby. And not to leave out the new Big Sister, I created a little badge for her using my Cameo. Cuteness!

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Gossamer Blue Guest Design Challenge with My Mind's Eye

It's no secret that I love my monthly dose of Gossamer Blue. If I wasn't at work when the postman came, I think I would probably start stalking him about the time my GB box was to arrive. This last month, GB had a challenge for a Guest Design spot featuring My Mind's Eye products. Just another reason to go and snag some more of their enamel dots!!
For this layout, I combined quite a few new and older lines together. Stella & Rose, Alphabet Soup, Collectible and The Sweetest Thing with a little bit of twine and white cardstock. Seriously though... I love those enamel dots!! Pin It

Friday, February 15, 2013

February's Pinspired with Gossamer Blue Challenge

I often stumble through Pinterest pinning random things to all of my boards. However, it's not often that I actually go through and create something based on anything I pin. Which is kind of unfortunate, because I do pin cute stuff all of the time. I'm trying to get better about it, and actually create things. When Gossamer Blue started their new "Pinspired with Gossamer Blue Challenge", I was completely tempted to join in. I also needed a couple of cards, so it was a perfect excuse to play along. HERE is my inspiration pin, and it's from the Glitz Design Team located HERE. I couldn't find the original post, sorry...
This lovely little pretty was created for my mom. She needed a little bit of cheering up, and it's perfect for her. Bright, cheery, and has green. I also used some more of the bits and pieces of my January Gossamer Blue kit.

This next card uses Authentique's Lovely Collection. I have used almost every scrap of this collection. It's just that perfect. Seriously. If you haven't snagged it all up before it goes away, make sure that you do! It's just beautiful.
I think one day I might just have to make a tutorial on how to get that ribbon... I'm not sure how the original cardmaker did it, but I sure have a fun trick!
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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic Baby Cards

At work there are a few babies that are headed our way, and as part of my extra duties, I made the cards for the upcoming babies. These are all using Dear Lizzy's 5th & Frolic. I needed some cute baby friendly papers, and I loved the soft colors and muted patterns that 5th & Frolic had. I snagged the 6x6 and a set of die cuts.
Isn't the onesie cute?? It is a Silhouette cut that is used normally for cards. I just chose not to use both sides, and of course didn't cut out the truck. I scaled it down, layered various patterns, then added the die cuts, buttons, twine and a cute Studio Calico stamped sentiment. Pin It

Gossamer Blue: I'm Only Sleeping...

One of my favorite Beatles songs, and album. Revolver. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! And it's a perfect title for this sweet layout using January's Gossamer Blue kit.
For this project, I also used Scrapbook Steals' MWM Sketch for Jade 8. I love how the bubbles in the OA paper are reflected in the Teresa Collins enamel dots. And I got to use the sparkly Thickers!! Pin It

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Gossamer Blue: Project 12, the January Edition

I love the idea of Project: Life. The idea is fantastic. However, I don't really have the time. And currently, with two kids three and under, the energy. I have the tools. I got sleeves last Christmas, and bought a few more sets of the other sizes. So when Gossamer Blue started their Project 12, I knew that I could keep this version up. I started in December making a title page for the book. And officially started January 2013.
While I know that most people aren't going to be interested in the silly things that I or my family does, I know that my children one day will. I think it's going to be nice for them to read about what really went on each month.
I decided to put a "Highlights" section in each month. Not all events are photographed, and not all I really need to. However, I wanted to let the girls know that we did do events each month.
I used phone photos for this. It was fun being able to snap pics throughout the month of cute things the girls did, silly stuff to remember, Hipstamatic pics of random things.
And journaling. In my own handwriting. With a little bit of die-cuts from my Cameo. <3 br="">
I hope that you enjoyed seeing just a few of my fun little sections. While it's out of my normal scrapbooking style, it was lots of fun to do. Pin It

Friday, February 8, 2013

AUTHENTIQUE PAPER: Beautiful Decor with Renew

Check out my fantastic decor item using the Renew Collection. There are even a few tips and tricks for creating fantastic decor items.

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