Monday, March 2, 2015

Gossamer Blue: March kits...

The March kits are really pretty with blush and black, yellow and teal, and lots of gold hints throughout the kits! First up is a card made with just the March main kit only. I really loved all of the papers, so I wanted to figure out a way to incorporate many of the patterns together.

Scalloped circles were punched with a Martha Stewart punch and then I added them to a Card Base-ics 2 die by Papertrey Ink. I tied seam binding through the slots in the background. I even used one of the patterned papers as my sentiment by just punching out certain words from the gold paper! So quick and simple to make.

Maybe it would make a nice Easter card? Or a spring birthday!

Next, this card is made with a mix of the main kit, Bits & Pieces kit and the Life Pages Themed Add-on. Just layered some of the journaling cards here with a gold foil card from the Bits & Pieces kit by Pinkfresh Studio.

Love these sequins in the Bits & Pieces kit too! Added a white die cut that I made myself with the Swoosh dies by Papertrey Ink.

I've got more ideas with these kits coming soon to the Gossamer Blue blog! :) Happy creating!

Friday, February 27, 2015

keeping organized and accountable...

Well, have you recovered from the February release yet? I've been so inspired by all of the new products this past month and projects by the team. And I'm ready to see what's next! Are you?
I've finally started writing in my new Moments Inked planner after three weeks. I think I feared it because I wasn't sure what I'd use it for. Laundry? Dishes? My life is pretty boring outside the occasional school play and dentist appointment, ya know? But I decided it would hold me accountable for exercising and meal planning (or just being more aware of what I eat, as I can keep track). So far, so good! Did over 9 miles the past 3 days on the treadmill and am eating healthier, and now I can be proud to write in those accomplishments! It's holding me accountable, which I love! If you want to read more about the planner, visit this link: Moments Inked Planner.
I've also been working on photographing my cards for the Craftsy class, so if you are taking the class be sure to check into the Class Project section to see them in closer detail. And please, please upload your cards as well! I want to see them! If you haven't purchased the class and still want to, you can still get 1/2 off by clicking here: Cards With Dimension: Lovely Layers, Textures and Embellishments.

This is one of the cards I made as an extra sample to share at the end of the "Machine Stitching chapter". There are 7 lessons with about 3 chapters in each lesson. I make one card in each chapter (= about 21 new cards you'll see me create on camera) and then at the end of each chapter, I share at least 3 MORE card ideas using those skills in that particular chapter (= over 75 cards shown in my class)!

On this card, I've used a Pink Paislee - Color Wash paper in the background, Beautiful Butterflies dies by Papertrey Ink and a sentiment from Feather Finery.

Winter has finally hit Colorado, and we've been getting snowfall after snowfall this month! I'm so ready for spring and colorful flowers, bright green grass and spending time outdoors again. How about you?