Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April Gossamer Blue Blog Hop

Welcome to Gossamer Blue's April Blog Hop! We know that right about this time of month, you start seeing sneaks of next month's kits and you may have barely gotten your April one. So, we are here to provide some fresh inspiration! I love these hops because it inspires me to pull my kits out one more time and create something fun and fresh.

Here is the layout I have for you this month. I've had this picture of my favorite statement necklace sitting on my desk for a while. The colors in the April kit were perfect for it. Here's the page I came up with.

The mix of Simple Stories and Crate paper goodies were perfect this month! I love the colors. And I loved the bold black and white striped paper. It looks great on the GB exclusive paper that I used.

One of my favorite embellishments was the Crate Paper tag. I love how it looked next to the photo. I layered  some chipboard beneath it to add even more dimension. Plus I love the colors. And I had to add the cute chipboard bird, just because I love him!

I hope you find lots of inspiration this month. Here's the blog hop list. You will be heading over and seeing what the amazing Beshka has created, next.

Thanks for stopping by!

Anabelle O'Malley Beshka Kueser Brenda Weaver Caylee Grey Cindy Liebel Diane Payne Emily Spahn Eunyoung Lee Heather Leopard Jessica Lohof Jill Cornell Jill Keller Kasia Przybyt Katie Ehmann Laura Rahel Crosby Magda Mizera Melanie Blackburn Michelle Wooderson Michiko Kato Rebecca Luminarias Sabrina Alery Yana Smakula

Friday, April 3, 2015

Color Crush Catch Up

It's been several weeks since I've posted my planners. Things just got a bit crazy! Right before spring break is always a crazy time. Then, I went to the Outer Banks for a few days with my mom and brother. It was an awesome getaway. The past couple of days, I've been playing catch up around the house and now I have to start prepping for Easter. Never  dull moment, that's for sure. Thank goodness for my planners. Here are the past couple of week's worth of spreads...

This one is my dark pink and I was in desperate need of something springy. I thought these cute birds fit the bill perfectly.

This week in my light teal, I used some of Fancy Pants Designs goodies. I think the collection is called True Friends. I love the little animals. I laminated the fox die cut to make the clip here. Isn't he cute. 

This next spread features lots of Doodlebug Designs in my Sky Blue. The collection is called Little Monsters. Aren't they adorable?

Fially, here is my first spread in my White. The tag and die cuts are from Teresa Collins. I love the oranges and greens against the white of the planner. :)

Hope that you were able to get some ideas for your planners today. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Gossamer Blue April Release

It's April 1 and you know what that means. The Gossamer Blue kits are being released today. If you love Craft spring colors, this kit has your name all over it. There's lots of goodies from Crate Paper's Craft Market line, as well as the new Elle's Studio.

Here are my spreads for this month. I've started trying to tell more stories, rather than just do weekly spreads. So these pages aren't covering any specific week.

This page is about our Rock the Socks day at school. The staff took a photo of our socks before the kids arrived.

On this page, I decided to do something about my Flair pens. I loved the happy, colorful cards that came this month, so I thought they would go well with the photo.

On this spread, I used a lot of the printables. They go so perfectly with the Main LP kit.
  I used a full 6 by 8 photo on the left and added embellishments to it.

I didn't feel the need to add any other photos, so I used this page to journal. I love this new design of page protector!

Be sure to stop by the Gossamer Blue Gallery and see what everyone has created this month. ;)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Gossamer Blue March Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to this month's blog hop! Are you ready to be inspired by the Gossamer Blue team. You should have arrived from the GB blog, but since this is the first stop, you're welcome to hop from here.

March's kits are just gorgeous. They are filled with beautiful pinks, just right for spring! Inside the kits you'll find lots of Pink Paislee, My Mind's Eye and Prinkfresh Studio goodies. For today's hop, I created a couple of cards. 

These use items from Pink Paislee. I used the die cuts, some chipboard and the little fabric flowers. I love white card background and the colors in this line look perfect against it.

I also have a Project Life spread to share with you. I'm still working on November 2014, so the Gramercy Road line was perfect. 

I love the patterns and the motifs in this collection. I purposely kept all the photos black and white
except for the one of the fall leaves outside my window. I wanted this spread to have an 'Autumn-y' feel to it.

One of my favorite embellishments from the collection is the little leaf die cuts. I created a pocket filled with them, along with some sequins. I love how it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope that you will continue through the hop and discover the rest of the inspiration that awaits you!

Anabelle O'Malley
Beshka Kueser
Brenda Weaver
Caylee Grey
Cindy Liebel
Danielle Flanders
Diane Payne
Emily Spahn
Erin Taylor
Eunyoung Lee
Heather Leopard
Jessica Lohof
Jill Keller
Joy Taylor
Katie Ehmann
Laura Crosby
Mel Blackburn
Rebecca Luminarias
Sabrina Alery
Tara Anderson
Yana Smakula

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Crushing on my Gold and Light Pink Planners

Last week found me still in my Gold planner. I absolutely adore this planner. The color is just so decadent. It's not all fake and shiny. I think I can honestly say this is my favorite one right now. :)

I had a lot of fun decorating this spread. There were several items that I used from my Pinkfresh embellishment kit. I layered some items onto the PL card.  I wrote my to do list on the back of it. The little gold flair badge is from there. I hot glued it to the clip. Love making clips right now. The glitter bows came in a Freckled Fawn kit and I made clips out of those as well.

For my creative planner, I stuck with light pink last week. This is such an amazing shade! I decorated it with some Echo Park goodies. the stickers are from the Victoria's Garden collection from a while back. The velvet bookmark is something that Webster's Pages out out a while back. I love how it looks here. I used a WP cameo for a clip, too.

I'm continuing to use stamps in my planner, too. Really loving the list ones. This one is from Studio L2E.  My Webster's Pages teammates Andrea Gomoll and Jennifer Reyes posted a couple of really inspiring videos about using stamps in planners. I got so many great ideas from them! Definitely check them out if you are interested in stamps.

Andrea's Video

Jennifer's Video

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Gossamer Blue March Spreads

 Gossamer Blue March kits are live! As usual, they are amazing. If you love pink, you'll love these kits. They are filled with Pink Paislee, Pinkfresh Studio, My Mind's Eye, and of course, lots o Gossamer Blue exclusives.

Here are my spreads for the month. I am still pretty far behind, these photos are from last October. I am pretty sure that once I finish up 2014, I'll be doing 2015 differently. Trying to capture something for every week has bogged me down. I think I will be selecting different topics and documenting the stories that go with them, rather than trying to capture it all.  We'll see how it works out.

On this first spread, I stuck with pinks, black and white.

I decided that I wanted to do a 6 by 8 page to document our camping trip with friends. Layering some of the LP cards, along with the photo, helped this page come together quite easily.

Sticking with the pinks, I added in more green on this spread. Love the gold in the kits, so I used some as an accent here.

Be sure to stop back on the 15th. The Gossamer Blue team will be doing our monthly blog hop. I'll have more projects to share with you then! 

Thanks for visiting. :)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Last Week in My Gold and Sky Blue Color Crush Planners

Well, it's March, but it's still winter. I am so ready for flip flops and sun dresses, but Mother Nature has different plans. We had delayed openings for ice on Monday and it looks like a big storm is coming our way today. Make. It. Stop!

Today I'm sharing my Gold and Sky Blue Color Crushes. Someone commented last week asking why I use 2 planners. I do it because they serve very different purposes.

Here is my Sky Blue planner from last week. This is the planner that stays on my scrap table. I write down my crafty to do lists in it, I journal a bit about what I've done each day, I keep track of the stories that I want to scrap or include in my Project Life, I add sketches, quotes, etc. You get the idea.

 This past week I added flowers and butterflies to help make it feel more spring like. I also started using more stamps! So far I'm loving them. I used planner stamps from Waffleflower and Sweet Stamp Shop.

Next up is my gold planner. This is the planner that goes everywhere with me. I carry it in my purse along with my gold folio. (scroll down a bit to see the photo of the two of them together). This is the planner in which I write my personal schedule, to do list, cleaning list, meal planning/groceries, etc. 

I used lots of goodies from Pink Paislee's Rouge collection on here. The 'beautiful' page clip is actually a chipboard piece. I hot glued it to the paper clip.

Finally, I wanted to share my February month at a glance page. I hadn't been decorating these before, but decided to do so and love how it turned out!

Well. that's it for today. Let me know if you  have any questions and thanks for stopping by!