Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Gossamer Blue July Kit Reveal | My Archie Boy

Hello!  I wanted to share some sneaks from the July Gossamer Blue kits.  Some new exclusives in these kits.

I will do a special post about this because the reason I started this blog was about our adoption and our family, and why it's called Roebuck Adventures.  A week ago I said goodbye to my 21-year old cat, Archie.  I think trying to grieve and process losing him (the house is so empty without him), looking through photos has helped some.  So it was the very first layout I felt I needed to do...about him.   Right now I'm doing things that need to be done, and everything else needs to wait.  My heart is so fragile right now and my mind isn't quite where it needs to be.  But something about creating always seems to help.  I did have to redo one layout because I was little too much on autopilot, and knew I could do better.  I have a girly layout and a layout about our recent vacation.  And since my heart is heavy, being bright and cheery is difficult.  Although, at the same time, I know to cherish those memories and don't let them slip away.

The kits were beautiful and made the process of creating easy and helped me keep my mind processing and going while my heart slowly tags along.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Gossamer Blue June Kit Reveal | Continued

Hope everyone's week has gone well.  I wanted to stop in and share more projects using the June kits from Gossamer Blue.  Lots of changes coming to GB next month, very excited to see what Lori has planned!

Like always, the kits are packed, so deciding on what to use for these two cards is really the hardest part.  I used the pierced stars from Richard Garay for this card, and then did the sentiment with the chipboard from Pinkfresh Studios.  To go along with the celebration of this card, I added the chipboard balloons from Simple Stories.  I had my husband in mind while doing this card, thinking of either Father's Day or his birthday.

This next card, I wanted to focus on the leaf stamp in the Life Pages kit.  All the stamps have been some of my favorites recently.  There's so many possibilities.  I used the hot air balloon on my layout here.

I stamped and fussy the leaves to place where I wanted them.  I cut a simple frame from Waffle Flower dies to help ground the design.

I have an April spread in my Memory Planner to share using the kits.  But will wait until I get the rest of April finished and post it all together.  I loved the planner stickers from Simple Stories in the kits.  I'm still in vacation mind right now, and just had the last of my gum grafting procedure...Summer...and I'm a year older...LOL.  I'll get to it though.  Hope you get some crafting in as well this summer!  Thanks so much for popping in!

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Special Day Card | RG

Hope everyone's week is going well!  We are just getting back from our first Disney Cruise, and even though I have slacked on getting the last Disney World album done, I'm wanting to start putting together the memories from this trip.

My daughter and I both have Summer birthdays, so between that and being immersed in Disney, I have celebration on my mind.  I used Richard Garay's Celebration collection to make this pretty and festive balloon card.  I'm so happy with how this came out.  You can see more of the card and how it came together on Richard's blog here.

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Saturday, June 04, 2016

Gossamer Blue June Kit Reveal | Festival of Fantasy

Stopping in to share a layout that was on the Gossamer Blue blog yesterday.  This layout started with the alphas.  There were so many fun ones in the June kits, I had to do something fun with them.

Can you tell what I decided to do with them?  I cut them!  There's two colors in the exact same style, so I cut them and pieced back together to make them unique for my layout.  And I think they go perfectly with the photos from Disney World's Festival of Fantasy parade!  I love that parade!   I especially love how the people in the parade will "work" the camera.  Check out the crow dude giving me a theatrical menacing look.  I feel like a paparazzi.  I love taking photos like this.

There's a lot going on in this layout because the photos and the flowers are busy.  In order to get the letters to stand out, I had to put them on black.  The same black pattern paper I used on my other Gossamer Blue June kit layout here.  I used Waffle Flower dies that went well with the overall look and feel of my layout.

For a little more details on how the layout came together, stop by the Gossamer Blue blog here.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and hope you have a great weekend!

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Friday, June 03, 2016

Magical Layout | Altenew | Video

I am so excited to share my first layout as part of the scrapbook design team with Altenew!  If you have followed me for awhile, you know I have been getting more and more into stamping and even card making.  I think I have hardly used my Silhouette machine in the past six months.

For my first layout, I used the Simple Shapes stamps to create a background and to frame my photo.  I kept the focus on the stamped background and the photo.

I have a video and all the supplies used on the Altenew blog.  Just click here.  (All of the embellishments came from the Gossamer Blue June kits.)

There's so many possibilities with these stamps that I created my next layout using them in a different way.  Will share later this month.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and be sure to see all the Altenew supplies and the process video on the Altenew blog here.

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