Monday, October 05, 2015

Gossamer Blue December Memories Class

Excited to share that the Gossamer Blue December Memories Class is available for purchase!  Click here to purchase the class! 

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Sunday, October 04, 2015

Gossamer Blue October Reveal!

The October Gossamer Blue kits are going fast.  So if there's anything left that you love, grab it!  I used all of the kits except Add On 2, Bits and Pieces, and the paper add on.

Will be sharing more of what I did later in the month.  But here is a lot that I did...LOVED these kits!

The non-themed October kits  were perfect for us celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary!  And my Project Life spread for the month of July is my current favorite spread!  The cards and stamps this month were a favorite!

Gorgeous non-themed October kits and work so well for any occasion!!  But I had to play with the themed Halloween kits!

I did all my kit work at a 3-day crop, and I finish up any journaling or stitching or anything else I think needs to be added.  I could not add more to this layout.  I felt like the photo with the cut file offset was just right.  A ghostly white!  LOL

Heidi Swapp has plastic Halloween Marquees at Kohl's.  Of course, I had to decorate one!  The kit made this come together so fast!  I am so happy to see that Crate Paper came out with a Halloween collection...their vintage style is perfect for it!

I have a mini album I prepped as well for Halloween photos...will be on the Gossamer Blue blog Oct. 12th!

Can't say enough...some of the kits are grab what you can!  Enjoy!

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Thursday, October 01, 2015

A Big Thank You & Giveaway | Richard Garay

Don't want anyone to miss out on this thank you and giveaway from Richard Garay.   Giveaway is taking place on Instagram.  Details are also on Richard's blog!

As a big thank you from Richard Garay will give you and a friend this Celebra'tions Package!  Nice, right?!  Go to Instagram and start tagging!

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Gossamer Blue October Sneaks!

If you know me, you know I love Halloween and especially love Halloween products.  So I was VERY excited to see the Gossamer Blue has the new After Dark by Crate Paper in their themed kits for October!  There is an extra add-on just for Halloween in additional to the usual themed Life Pages kit.  I got both!

Here's some sneaks from the themed kits.

The non-themed kits are just as amazing!  Very amazing!  So I had to do a couple more projects with the Main kit and Main Life Pages kit.

The cards and stamps in these kits are my all-time favorite.  They just worked so well for my July spread!

Reveal is October 1st!  These won't last long.  Grab these when they are up!

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Team Richard Garay!

I am so excited to share the news of joining Richard Garay's Make Amazing Design Team!!  Richard is the owner of the company Fun Stampers Journey, which is a Spellbinder's company, and Team Richard Garay.

I had just talked with my talented friend, Nina Yang, owner of Waffle flower Crafts about coloring stamps.  I was really wanting to get more into cards and stamping.  I really love to create and I love to always learn, so I was really just blown away at the timing of this opportunity.

I cannot wait to see what Richard has been up to and to meet him and some of these amazing ladies at a retreat in a couple of weeks.  Will be sharing more here with everyone!  This is a company to keep an eye is constantly growing and doing amazing things!

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Friday, September 25, 2015

"Born in My Heart" Class at Big Picture Classes

"Born in My Heart" class at Big Picture Classes is now available!

I can literally say that I poured my heart and soul into the class.  I share some amazing, fun creative tips, but I also share us...our personal story, our journey to becoming a family.

This is a class about putting together an International Adoption Album.  But so many of the ideas and topics I cover can be applied to any baby album or to any travel album.

My favorite tool to use for his album was the fuse tool.  It really helped me get creative in ways I could not have done any other way.

I wanted this album to be complete.  I didn't want it to just be about traveling to China to adopt.  Some of the topics covered include her story, our story, culture , and heritage.

One of the heritage items we had made were Chinese stamps.  I made these into digital files to digitally stamp on photos or create my own pattern paper.

I include videos on how I organized and used Lightroom for my photos, how I organized my supplies, making the stamps digital and how to use them to create pattern paper, how to create unique shapes with the fuse tool, and videos from start to finish of putting the album together.

Hope you will join me on our personal journey to becoming a family.

Big Picture Classes is offering a free month for new subscribers.  *Free month valid on new subscriptions only. First month free, subsequent months billed at subscription rate of $9.95 a month. No commitment required. Cancel at any time. Contact the BPC customer service team with any questions or concerns.

You can take as many classes as you want.  It is an amazing way to get quality, creative classes.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Off the Page with Pink Paislee Cedar Lane Collection

I am such a huge fan of Fall, although Summer is right up there with it.  I have been consistently exercising.  Walking, aerobics, yoga.  I may never have the body I imagine, but I am strong, and at my age that is a very good thing!  LOL  Anyway, I had finished up yoga, and looked out the front door.  I could see the tree outside through the transom above the door.  I was so inspired.  I knew I had to make this frame.

I used the new Pink Paislee Cedar Lane collection.  Let me say that Pink Paislee has been having some amazing collections, but this one and Memorandum have exceeded amazing.  Okay, back to the project...I used a combination of the Silhouette and my Big Shot to make this.

I have an old Shimelee woodgrain embossing folder I used on the tree.  The leaves, you will see me use these A LOT...a WHOLE lot!  My all-time favorite Lawn Fawn leaves.  I almost bought a whole new set because in the messes I had been creating, I lost a leaf!   That is how much I love this set!  Come to find out, I had put it in this collection after making a layout with it!  I could have used the Silhouette for these leaves, but honestly you don't get this look with the Silhouette.  So I got more exercise by cranking these out on my Big Shot!

To add color to the plain cardstock, I used an almost forgotten tool...the Tim Holtz blender with the Distress inks.  I will be using a Michael's coupon to upgrade to the round ones!  Super simple...and fast!  With any type of off the page/home decor/altered project like this...for me...simple is better.

Hope you can get some of this Cedar Lane collection.  It really isn't just for Fall.

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