May 6, 2015

Embossed Hello Cards...

Hi there.  Today I'm sharing some embossed cards I made using the April Gossamer Blue kits.  I started with the 6 x 6 paper pad and stamp from the Bits & Pieces Kit. 
I trimmed down these small pieces to use on the card fronts. 
Next I reached for my embossing powders.  It's always fun to dig through your stash of supplies that you haven't used for a while. 
I embossed "hello" on all the small pieces then layered them with green ledger paper and small, lined index cards.  Paperclips and little top stitching added the finishing touches. 
Nice generic cards that I can add typed sentiments to if I need them more customized for a birthday, etc.
Lots of patterns and textures to add interest.
The embossing always adds a nice shiny look to the cards.
These just might end up in Josey's pile of thank you cards that I'm creating.  All I need to do is type up some thank you sentiments and then she can hand write a note inside.  Love having cards like this on hand.  Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

May 4, 2015

Project Life 2015....Week 11

Today I'm sharing Week 11 from my Project Life 2015 album.  Products are from the April Gossamer Blue kits.  
The right page including my watercolor sketch from a day at the pond fishing and shopping for Prom dresses in the city.
The left page.
The dated, 4 x 6 insert including the days of the week stamps from the Gossamer Blue April Life Pages Kit.
More stamps including the numbers in circles, perfect for making lists or numbering your journaling lines.
Lots of flower seeds, hoping to grow lots of Zinnias.  I can tell you, it ain't looking pretty for the Zinnias right now.  We'll see if I can salvage any of them to plant.
Hand journaling with die cut, stickers and wood veneer.
Another one for the books.  Thanks for stopping by!

April 30, 2015

Project Life 2015...Week 8

Hey there.  Whew, time gets away from me here on the blog.  I share a lot on Instagram but this time of year leaves little time for blogging.  I'm knee deep in Prom this week and Josey's graduation is right around the corner.  With that said I'm wayyy behind on Project Life.  It's okay though, I'm still enjoying the process when I get time to work on my albums.

I'm sharing Week 8 of 2015 today.  All products are from Gossamer Blue.  Here's the left page.  It was a week full of art.  I'm really getting back into my sketching and painting.  You can see my progress on my Instagram account. Lots of experimenting, new art supplies and wonderful colors. 
The right page.  New acrylic paints, card making with a friend and contemplating what to do with some vintage fabrics.
I have a 6 x 12 insert this week of a homemade cherry pie I made.  It's the year of the perfect pie for me and this cherry pie was the bomb.  I may have designed that little pie stamp for Gossamer Blue just so I could use it on my pie pages.  :)
Hope all is well in your little corner of the world.  I'll be back to share more projects soon.  The Gossamer Blue May release is almost here, be sure to check the GB store and gallery for project inspiration.

April 23, 2015

Vintage Melmac/Melamime now in shop....

Today I have added this adorable set of blue and pink floral Melmac/Melamime dishes to my shop.  
 Nearly 70 pieces of dishes including dinner plates, cups and saucers, butter dish, creamer and sugar dishes, plates, bowls and more.
 Perfect for everyday dishes, picnics or campers, parties, bridal showers and more.
 Lots of styling options.
Or pair the dishes with other pieces from your stash like cake plates for cute party displays.  
I've also put a lot of other vintage items on sale including aprons, trays and more.

April 21, 2015

Embellished Notebook...made with Gossamer Blue April kits

Recently I shared how I embellished a notebook using Gossamer Blue April kits.  I thought I'd share here on my blog too.  I started out with a journaling card and painted on some Martha Stewart craft paint. I also painted the edge of a simple index card. 
Using the Life Pages days of the week stamps I stamped down the side of the journaling card.  I also added a sticker over the dried paint.
I added some chipboard pieces on top of those layers.
I covered a notebook (from Target probably) with patterned paper, chipboard letters and my layered pieces.  I added some Washi tape and machine stitching too.
A fun little notebook that I dedicated to planning Josey's graduation and my folks' 50th wedding anniversary party this Summer.  It's came in very handy because all of my notes and lists are in one place.
Hope you enjoy!

April 15, 2015

Stay Crafty Gift Bag...Gossamer Blue Inspiration Blog Hop


Today some of the Gossamer Blue Design Team members are sharing some projects from the April Gallery.  I created a fun little gift bag for a crafty friend.  The gold glitter polka dot bag is from the April Bits & Pieces Kit.  
The fun wood veneer embroidery hoops are from the April Main Add-on Kit.  I used die cut embellishments from various kits to add to my gift wrap.  I also used a few pieces from my 1970-Something Kit.  The gingham tag with the watercolored butterfly and gingham gold paperclip add a whimsical feel to my gift wrap.  I love adding items from my stash to Gossamer Blue Kits.  It's a good way to dig through your supplies and get them onto projects.
For more inspiration from the team, visit these beautiful blogs...

Beshka Kueser 
Brenda Weaver 
Caylee Grey 

April 6, 2015

Typewriter Card

Happy Monday everyone.  Hope your week is off to a good start.  Today I'm sharing a fun card using the 1970-Something Kit from my shop + products from the April Gossamer Blue Kits.  I love mixing and matching items that I create with items from the kits.  
This card has an office supply feel so it could be especially fun to give to a co-worker or a school secretary....or how about a friend who loves the whole planner craze.  I stamped the days of the week from the Gossamer Blue Life Pages Kit onto an index card.  I stitched on a tag from my shop kit then layered on the mini typewriter Instagram and slid the fun paperclip in place.  A little wood veneer heart and enamel dots from the Gossamer Blue kits finish off the card.
I think it's so fun to make time for yourself, or invite a few friends over, and just sit down with your kits and items that you pick up here and there.....and just create for the fun of it.  If you limit yourself to just a few kits and items from your stash, the choices are easier.  I like to make cards and coordinating gift sacks, gift tags to attach to homemade jams and jellies, little gift enclosure cards to send along with little flowers to plant for Spring, etc.

You can find all the new Gossamer Blue kits HERE and my new 1970-Something Kit right HERE.  Enjoy!

April 1, 2015

Homemade Peach Jam Jars..

Hello there.  I'm sharing a cheery little project today made fresh from my kitchen.  I grabbed a few of my homemade peach jam jars off the shelf and embellished them with items from my 1970-Something Kit + a few items from the April Gossamer Blue kits (which go on sale today).  
I used the vintage strip of fabric from the kit + a trimmed down tag to make some cute packaging for my peach jam jars.  I typed the label using my vintage typewriter.  The wood veneer and enamel dot are from the Gossamer Blue kits.
I found the vintage, peach gingham fabric at a local thrift shop.  On top of the jars, I adhered the cute wood veneer embroidery hoop pieces from the Bits & Pieces Kit from the April Gossamer Blue kits. Such a fun little addition that gives my jars even more of homespun look.
I'll sit these on the shelf and keep them for just the right person.  They'd be cute as a last day of school gift for some of my favorite teachers and secretaries at the school, along with a little jar of fresh flowers.

Note:  Recipes are from the pectin boxes and Pinterest.  Enjoy!
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