Well hi, it's time for a new Gossamer Blue layout!
I fussy cut this large floral piece from one of the 1 Canoe 2 patterned papers in the January Gossamer Blue Main Kit, then adhered it to this perfect polka dot paper.
I love the graphic mix of florals and dots :)
I kept the embellishing to a minimum; a few stickers that I added fun foam to for dimension.
I used my sewing machine to add a bit of stitching and added tangled thread tucked in behind the photo and embellishments. Love that look of random threads.
I added the X O clips to the white space of the photo. I really like adding elements on the photo when I can.
The love you forever stickers have special meaning; this is something my sister has always said to my nieces and nephews, and now she says it to Q. You know the book, "I'll Love You Forever,"??? My sister discovered it many years ago and gave it to one of my nieces. It's become a favorite in my family.
Hey there, I'm sharing a new 12x12 layout over on the Maya Road blog, please head on over there to read how this layout came together. This was the first time I used dies to cut fun foam to create my own dimensional embellishments. There's no turning back to pop dots now ;)
In a feeble attempt to get organized, I came across some Illustrated Faith products sitting with some Fancy Pants embellishments. The colors flowed together quite nicely so I decided to put together a quick page.
I have some photos of my craft room taken by my friend Tracy! She came over the other day, set up her fancy lights and took pix so I could share my messy/cluttered/real life craft room with all of you. I have a write-up about my space on the Gossamer Blue blog today.
It's not fancy or super organized, but it's all mine and it works so well for me. My BFF Winif's husband and FIL built my standing desk and hung all the shelves (provided by my MIL), and also custom-fit the hand-me-down armoire with shelves for all my Gossamer Blue kits and other paper collections.
I finished my GB DM the other day and filmed a super-quick walk thru video, please check it out below!
As I mention in the video, working in a Traveler's Notebook for the first time was a big experiment; I absolutely love this format and will continue some kind of TN in 2017. I love the size, I love the randomness of it, I love just about everything about TN's!
I used a mix of the GB December Memories kit and the December Life Pages kit for this project. Click the words to find the December Memories kit in the GB shop (LP is sold out). I added in some inks and washi tape from my stash to round out the album.
I opted to only go thru Christmas Day, and didn't include a ton of photos from Christmas because I plan to scrap those on regular layouts.
This is by far my favorite December Memories kit that I've done so far. I found it much more freeing than a daily album. I did a blog post for GB on my approach, and you can find that HERE.
Thanks for watching my video, I am hard at work creating projects for CHA, my first time creating for the big trade show! I can't wait to share those projects but it won't be until after the show is over at the end of this month.
I'll be back soon, but it will be a little light on the posts around here for the next week or so.