Thursday, May 2, 2013

April Gossamer Blue pages

Yes, I know it's May.  Yes, I am behind.  Yes, I am okay with that.

I recently went on a scrapbook weekend getaway.  I was so excited!!  I carefully put together several "kits" and of course took my Gossamer Blue and Studio Calico kits with me.  I think I ended up with something like 25 page kits.  

Really?  Really.   I thought I was going to get through 25 kits??  Of course I didn't, I got 10 done.  Which is still really good for me, but now I have all these kits just calling my name while life flies by at 100 mph.  I keep thinking about them as I'm driving all over this city.  If I didn't have to be in the car for 2+ hours everyday, I could at least get one page done.  :)

Anyway, this post is to show off the pages that did get done.  I apologize now for no close up shots, but even this post is being done in stolen moments.

page 1  -  I added in some gold glitter paper and vellum w/ gold dots to help tie in the gold thickers (which I adore!!).  I also raided my stash and found these cute chick stickers to add.  Let's hear it for hoarding!!

page 3 - I was determined to use the fabric frames as much as I could.  I love them!!  I added in some washi I had in my stash and my watercolors.

page 4 - I'd seen this large banner several times and thought it was time for me to give it a try.  This time I used the frame as a place for my title, backing it with the Crate script paper (loved it!) and leaving a few choice words uncovered.  Really so happy for my momma, she's overcome so much.

page 2 - My friend Amy brought her silhouette (I want one soooo bad!!!) and I used it to cut out a mask of snow flakes.  Sprayed a couple times with my white Mr. Huey's and loved the result!  I added a few snowflake stickers (again from my crazy stash) to the centers to make them pop a bit more.  

page 5 - My son was not too happy that I did this page, but I love it.  I had seen a challenge to use pink on a boy page, and seeing as he had to wear his sisters pink boots, it was a perfect match.  I added in some strips of pattern paper to mix the navy, teal and turquoise.  The small die-cut frame and pointer are wood veneer from Basic Grey's Hipster line that I inked to match.  Love this one.  

page 6 - And last, but not least.  This page started out completely different, but I couldn't make what I had originally pulled work.  I started going back thru the kit and finally just saw this.  It just clicked.  Then once I got home and was showing everything to Jon, he kindly pointed out that I had spelled 'breathe' wrong.  I had forgotten the 'e'.  Let me just tell you how happy I was about that.  So, into surgery my page went and I fixed it good enough.  I did manage to rip the paper several times trying to peel up the letters, but it's all good.  And, that wasn't the only spelling mistake I made that weekend.  I think lack of sleep does not have the best affect on your scrapping abilities.  :)

So, there are my pages from the Gossamer Blue kit.  I do have one more that I am still thinking about and I WILL be incorporating a ruffle somewhere on that page, since I forgot to do it on all of these.

And, here are the other four I did that weekend.  Fun, fun, fun!!!!

This one was based on a challenge by Jana Werner on Two Peas.  Loved her big banner and totally wanted to do something like it.  I've had this paper and these embellies for awhile!

New Basic Grey, it feels incomplete still since I didn't write any journaling.  I might have to go back in and add some.  I was trying for a calm-white-spacey look.

Bow Ties from Basic Grey.  I saw that buggy paper and knew it would be perfect with these pics.  I kinda went nuts with the layering and  embellishments.  

This was another one that sleep deprivation ruined, at least temporarily. I forgot the word 'to' in the title.  I was ticked and my friend Amy fixed it for me.  That was the first time I witnessed page surgery.  :)  I used some old Girls Paperie and some wood veneer from Basic Grey again.
If you made it this far, thank you so much for looking.  I know this one was long.  I will post again as soon as I get thru my Studio Calico kit.  I've got about 6 pages planned for that one, too.

ttfn :)


  1. AMAZING layouts! love your work, and i need to get on the ball with my GB kits as well! Plus Project 12!!!! Aaaack! Thanks for sharing your fantastic work.

    1. Thanks Jill! Can't wait to see what you come up with :)