Monday, February 18, 2013

Gossamer Blue - February projects and March LookBook

I thought I'd get around to sharing some projects I made with the February kit from Gossamer Blue this month.  Most products are sold out but you can still get your hands on some of the paper, and since this kit was full of love and lots of Crate Paper Fourteen, that means there's still plenty of good stuff to be had.  Check out what's left here.

The first project I have to share was made with the main kit only.  This is what I came up with.

Note:  I thought the base paper design would be dead center and trimmed off the first side before I realized it was a wee bit askew.  If you want to create an 8.5 x 11 layout with this print and want it centered like I did, be sure to measure better than I did.  It's only a wee bit off, but it's enough to drive me crazy.  :)

The photo I used for this layout is currently my lock screen on my phone.  I love looking at it every time I unlock my phone and check my "countdown to graduation" app (which is currently at 72 days).

This next layout was fun to make and inspired by sweets.  We like to watch Cupcake Wars when we can and my girls wanted to have their own war one day so I let them loose in the kitchen.  They had so much fun but wouldn't you know it....  they TIED.  Funny how that happens (wink, wink).  

The little circle embellishments are inspired by all the little cupcake decorations they used.  Some of the hearts are the paper backing to the chipboard stickers.  I LOVE this Basic Grey alphas and they were very easy to sew right through.

This last one is a labor of love that isn't quite finished yet.  As I opened up and stared at the hearty heart love fest that was the February kit I couldn't help but get Valentine-y and as I went through my files I realized that 2013 marked the 10th Valentines Day with my baby girls.  Morgan was born in January 2004.  That inspired me to make a very treasured mini album full of photos of my girls and little bits from the kit.

Lori always packs the kits with care and chipboard.  The only thing I added to this album were the jump rings.

This is the cover.

I'm a little behind and don't have it finished yet.  Of course I wanted to also include a photo from this year and I think that led to the procraftination.  Procraftination.  Yes.  I have started seeing this word on Pinterest lately but I swear to pete I coined this phrase years ago at Studio Calico.  Yes I did.  That along with kit clues, which started as a game of Pictionary.  The whole last minute thing worked with my mojo over the years, but unfortunately, doesn't translate well to school work and student teaching so it's been a bad habit to break.  But procraftination.  Yes.  It needs to be added to the dictionary.

The heart with confetti inside was made using a glassine envelope in the kit.  I used different hole punches and this teeny little heart punch I got at Walmart, I think, a few years ago.  Love it.  I made the frame with my Silhouette.

That was all I had time for with the February kit.  I had big plans to make a heart garland with the digital files and other fun things but just ran out of time.  Heck, I still have some Christmas stuff out.  Time is flying!  I did save the February Bits and Pieces add-on to use for my Project 12 February layout though.  That will be fun.  I'm searching out the perfect quote to use in my layout as we speak (I'll be sure to make a file to download from the Gossamer Blue site too).

In the meantime, check out the March LookBook:

Elle's Studio, Glitz, MME, and Echo Park, among others, played very well in the kit this month.  My friend Nik also played along as our Guest.  I LOVED this kit more than I thought I would.  There's also some fun bits I've never seen before.  That's why I love having someone shop for me!  Lori did a great job with the kit this month so be sure to check it out.

While there, did you see these stamps?  I was looking to see if Lori started stocking jump rings, because I told her she should since she includes all this chipboard, and saw these cute stamps for a great deal in the stamp section.  The handmade by stamp would be PeRFECT for the back of my layouts.  Just sayin'.

Back to the books.


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  2. Your layouts are gorgeous, but I am so partial to your mini album cover because of the sequin pouch! <3

  3. Gorgeous layouts and, like Tiff, I absolutely love that album cover!

  4. Fantastic layout and your album cover is really amazing.

  5. These are GORGEOUS! I miss seeing your work more often!