Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Gossamer Blue Blog Hop

Welcome to the Gossamer Blue Inspiration blog hop! We thought it would be a fun idea to share some projects with you, now that the October kits are arriving at your doorstep. Thanks for stopping by!

I have two brand new projects to share today. The first is a card that I made with the October kits. I used supplies from the Main Kit and the Life's Pages Kit on here. I love to use Life's Pages cards on my card fronts and chose a white one with a scalloped circle as my starting point here. I knew it would be perfect to layer elements onto.

I added a die cut frame, the flower die cuts, the banner die cut and the wood piece. I love the pops of red and black on the white. Using foam adhesive on the back of the LP card added for more dimension, as well. 

 My second project today is a layout that I made using the gorgeous new Gramercy Road line by Gossamer Blue. I'm so in love with all three of the new collections, but this is my favorite. It's perfect for Autumn, but it isn't themed, so it can be used for so many things!

I love so may of the papers so I cut a variety of them into squares and layered them behind the photo along with a few of the die cuts and tags.

I love the stamp set that coordinates with the kit and used it in several places. Here you can see the cute 'documented' circle.  

And here is the long arrow. And see those sequins?? How fun are they? I think they will be getting a LOT of use. So will those beautiful die cut leaves. Swoon!

So, thanks for stopping by. There is a ton of inspiration on the hop, you're in for a treat. Here is the list of participants. If you are coming here from the GB blog, you'll be heading over to Beshka next.  Happy Hopping!

Anabelle O'Malley ( YOU ARE HERE, IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW. ;) )

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Gossamer Blue October Projects

It's October 1st and you know what that means! Gossamer Blue kits are now on sale. You definitely don't want to miss out on the October kits. There are a wonderful mix of Teresa Collins, My Mind's Eye and Chickaniddy goodies. Additionally, there are so many amazing exclusives this month. The cards in the Life's Pages kits are my favorites EVER! Traci outdid herself.

Here are my projects for this month...

This first spread doesn't have too many photos. It was a sad week for our family. Ryan lost a friend, suddenly, to a brain aneurysm. I devoted the left hand page to Tommy and added a lot of journaling under the cards.

On this page, I focused on Ryan's new tooth. He'd broken his front one and we had it fixed this week. The 'I Like Your Face' card was perfect for his before and after photo.

 Both of the above projects were made with the main kit only, along with the printables.

This next project used a mix of kits.

 I just love the floral die cuts and the cute Chickaniddy enamel stars.

So, be sure to head over to Gossamer Blue and check out the kits. They are bound to go quickly! You won't be disappointed.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Gossamer Blue September Kits

Gossamer Blue September kits are live! If you like gold, you'll love this month's kits. Check them out:

Here is the main kit.

And here is the Life's Pages kit. They are filled with great colors!

I had so much fun creating this month. Here are the two spreads I made using the kits...

This one is bright and colorful. I created a little pocket on the bottom right hand card. Then, I stitched two cards together to create some hidden journaling.

I decided to go with soft colors and black and white pictures on this one. I love Add On 3 each month. Peppermint Grandberg designs the cards and they are amazing. These were perfecct paired with Crate's Notes and Things goodies.

Be sure to stop by the Gossamer Blue gallery. There is so much inspiration there!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I ♥ Summer

I saw something recently that said, 'For teachers, the whole month of August is like one long Sunday night'. Isn't that the truth. I've been walking around with a little pit in my stomach knowing that my favorite time of year is going to be over soon. I know I should enjoy the time that I have now, but I'm still pretty sad. So, I thought that sharing this layout that I recently made for Crate would be appropriate given my mood.

I love how it turned out.

This page started out because I did some die cutting for another project. I loved the negative space so much and knew that I wanted to use it for something. I adhered it over another piece of cardstock using foram adhesive. I also tucked vellum die cuts and a doily underneath it. 

 One of the die cuts was tucked under, sticking out a bit, as well.

Then, I added my photos and lots of other little goodies.

The little gold sequins were really fun to add as a design element to draw your eyes down the page. I used a mix of Styleboard and Open Road on here. Isn't it fun?

Well, thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great day!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Freckled Fawn Giveaway!

Just popping in to share some fun news. I have loved Freckled Fawn's goodies for a long time. And now that I'm an avid Filofax Decorator, I love them even more. :) So, I was super excited to team up with them to do an Instagram Giveaway. I used their cute washi, stickers and clips on my Poppy Saffiano this week. Love how it turned out. If you'd like to have a chance or two at winning a $50 gift card to Freckled Fawn check out my Instagram - agomalley - and see how to win!

Thanks for stopping by today. :)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Gossamer Blue August Spreads

It's August. I'm not very happy about that. Summer is not allowed to pass this quickly! I have to go back to work in 3 weeks. Nope, not happy at all.

I'll tell you what I AM happy about, though. That I will be returning to the Gossamer Blue DT this year! So thankful that I get to work with all of the new goodies that GB is now manufacturing. Have you seen the new lines? Here's some peeks at my favorite- Gramercy Road. You can check out the Gossamer Blue blog to see more of this line, as well as the other two lines.

Another thing that I'm really happy about are the Gossamer Blue August kits. They are awesome! Definitely one of my faves so far. Here's my spreads for this month...

On this one, I decided to use a full sized photo. I love my blooming Astilbes. Since my spreads are 6 by 8, I like to journal about our week on tags and tuck them behind photos.

 This page shows Fran and his torn muscle. He was in a bike accident. It's been about a month now and still doesn't feel 100%. This page also shows my nail polish addiction that I've acquired this summer.

This spread hightlights the fun colors in the kit this month. I love those script words and had to use them a couple of times. I decided to make a big vellum pocket on the right side. I stitched the vellum over the card stock and dumped in a bunch of sequins. 

I made a pocket from one of the cards and journaled on another which I tucked inside.

Be sure to stop over to the GB site and check out the other amazing projects.
Thanks for visiting today. :0

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Card Set

I love creating card sets! This month, I made a set using my Gossamer Blue kits. They came together really easily. I decided to go with a similar design for each card and it made the process a breeze! I started each card with a cream colored card base. Then, I selected three journaling cards from Crate's Open Road line. Finally, I picked out die cuts from Fancy Pants and stickers from Pink Paislee and arranged them onto the journaling cards. The large Heidi Swapp words were the perfect finishing touch. Here's how they turned out:

I really love how they turned out! Thanks so much for stopping by. :)