Monday, July 30, 2012

I'm Alive! and Gossamer Blue!

I know it's been months since I have updated my blog... to be honest I have really taken a step back with scrapbooking for the past several months. I have stayed with a few teams but haven't really even put together a scrapbook pages in almost 6 months I think! I have enjoyed time with my kids and just keeping up with them!
I am happy to say though that while away I really began to miss the craft that I love so much and am excited to get back on the creative train again! :)
It's been awhile back that Lori contacted me and mentioned she wanted to start a kit club and we have talked about it on and off over the years and so when she emailed me to say she was official and was going to start Gossamer Blue.. I knew I wanted to be on board and this was a good time to jump back in! :)

Today is the grand opening over at Gossamer Blue and I would love if you all would hop over there and check it all out! Lori puts together amazing kits with mixed manufacturers and lots of goodies, also including a svg file with each kit! If you are like me and struggle to step out of the "all from the same paper line" box this is a GREAT kit for you! In addition to the amazing main kit there will be add-on kits as well... each one itself is just more and more amazing! Head over to the Gossamer Blue Blog and check out the giveaways she is offering up... Gossamer Blue kits, Lily Bee Designs packs, Pretty Little Studio goodies, and a Lori Whitlock $20 gift card for svg files and more!

so... without further ado... here are the projects I created with the August Kit...the first layout and card are with the Main Kit only... the rest are a mixture of the Main kit and the add on kits combined! (be nice.... I have put together a layout in months and months ;) ) lol...

First up is a layout about my oldest daughter and my oldest son's girlfriend at prom this year! I just love this layout... when we were starting to take pictures it began to rain so Bonny pulled up her huge hoop skirt on her dress and covered her and Madison until they could get to the car! LOL
Everything here is from the main kit.. I used ink and slightly rubbed it across the Heidi Swapp border and love the results!

 I again used only the Main Kit for this card.. I used ink to color the Heidi Swapp banners again here:

 Here is my beautiful Makenna... I thought she looked so darn cute on the way home from church I had to stop at the gate and snap a few pictures of her...

 These pictures just make me laugh... have you tried to get a GOOD everyone looking at the camera with 5 kids... then add in there the big three are now teenagers and think it's just awesome to hardly smile and make funny faces for each picture... yeah well this is the result! lol

Just a quick layout... I used chalks on the Heidi Swapp banners this go around to give them a softer look:

I loved all the geometric shapes in the Pretty Little Studio 8x8 papers and knew I wanted to cut them up for a page... I love the way this turned out combined with the Hexagon paper too! I have never seen Pretty Little Studio stuff before and I have to say I'm a bit in love! :)

 and lastly... a few quick cards using this beautiful August Gossamer Blue kit!

I hope you enjoy my projects :) Now hop on over to the new Gossamer Blue site and get you one or two... or just all of the August kits... you won't regret it!! :) I am so happy and blessed to be apart of this wonderful team... along with Cindy Liebel and Emily Spahn!

Thanks for stopping by! :)