Chirp, chirp, chirp… yeah, sorry. That’s the only thing that you could “hear” around here in the past few weeks.. Things just got a bit too much. While almost everyone at work was on vacation somewhere nice, I stayed where I was and held the line 😉
But now things are finally getting back to normal and I’m about to head out to the Costa Brava for a week with S. to relax and regenerate a bit. But before I leave, I want to show you some of the projects that I’ve made with the super pretty (and jam-packed) Gossamer Blue September kits.
The kits contain a lot of Crate Paper’s “Cute Girl” collection, the We R Memory Keepers “Urban Chic” line and “Take Me Away” by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee. Especially the Scrapbooking kits and add-ons have a very girly, cutesy vibe – which I like but which made it a little difficult for me to make some projects since I don’t have any kids and the colours/patterns don’t fit most of my photos too well.
This one of Enzo, a friend’s golden retriever that I dog-sitted for almost two weeks in July, was perfect for the papers since the photo contains some pink as well. I’m really happy with how the layout turned out although I couldn’t add any sewing machine stitching because it broke down on me while I was working on these projects ..Buh!!
This next layout was made with the Life Pages main kit which has more fall-ish colours and I am absolutely in love with them!
Instead of patterned paper I used two of the Life Pages cards behind the photo. Because I didn’t want to mess up the clean and simple look of the page (and because I don’t like my handwriting), I added some journaling on one of the cards and tucked it behind the photo and the other card.
So that’s it for now. I have quite a few more projects to share with you and I’m quite excited about them because they are “different” from my other projects and you will see why 😉
Psst, if you follow me on Instagram, you might be able to guess what the difference could be 😉
Hallo ihr Lieben! Wie schon vor ein paar Tagen auf Instagram versprochen, zeige ich euch nun die ersten Werke, die ich mit der wunderschönen neuen “Millie & June” Kollektion von Fancy Pants gemacht habe, und die nun bei der Scrapbook Werkstatt erhältlich ist 🙂
Wie ihr vielleicht schon mitbekommen habt, mache ich mittlerweile wirklich gerne Karten – am liebsten gleich mindestens 3-5 mit einer Kollektion bzw. einem Kit, sodass diese dann ein schön zusammenpassendes Set ergeben. So dann auch bei dieser Kollektion, wo es dieses Mal (bisher) vier Karten geworden sind.
Was ich an dieser Kollektion ganz besonders liebe, sind die Farben! Die Kombi aus mint, gold, apricot und weiß fand ich ja schon immer toll, aber dazu nun noch das kräftige Pink und Dunkelblau, das ist echt mal was anderes. Und ich find’s super <3 Sonst findet sich dunkelblau nicht sooo oft auf meinen Projekten (vor allem nicht mit diesen Farben zusammen), sodass das echt mal eine frische Abwechslung war!
Für die Karten habe ich gar nicht viel Material gebraucht. Das Praktische ist, dass im Collection Pack alle 6 gemusterten Papiere je 2x drin sind, plus einen mintfarbenen und einen schwarzen Wellkarton, ein goldenes Papier sowie die geblümten Puffy Alphas und die Puffy Sticker. Die Papiere und Sticker kann man zwar auch alle einzeln kaufen, aber so hat man einfach direkt alles zusammen (und dazu noch die drei Spezialpapiere) und das Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis ist top! Ich habe mir sonst nur noch das Paper Bow Set dazu gekauft (wobei ich auch schon um die Buttons, das Herzchen-Washi und das Ephemera-Pack rumschleiche 😀 ) und finde, dass es das beste Teil aus der gesamten Kollektion ist!! Merkt man vielleicht auch, wenn man sich meine Karten anschaut: auf 3 von 4 findet ihr die wunderschönen Schleifchen (und auf den Layouts, die ich euch demnächst noch zeige, ebenso). In dem Paper Bow Set sind fünf verschiedene Bögen mit vorgestanzten Schleifenteilen drin. Pro Bogen kann man 6 Schleifen (also insg. 30) in drei verschiedenen Größen machen und es geht superschnell und einfach! Man braucht keinen Schneideplotter oder Stanzmaschine dafür; einfach die Teile raustrennen und zusammenkleben: fertig. Wenn man will, kann man auch verschiedene Farben bzw. Muster mischen – das werde ich auf jeden Fall auch noch ausprobieren 🙂
Die drei verschiedenen Schleifengrößen könnt ihr hier gut erkennen: von links nach rechts sind beginnend mit der größten alle drei Größen vertreten. Ich find’ sie ja einfach zauberhaft! Was meint ihr? ..ich hoffe wirklich, dass es das noch für viel mehr Kollektionen geben wird!
In den nächsten ein, zwei Wochen werde ich euch die restlichen Projekte zeigen, die ich mit der Kollektion gemacht habe – ich bin mir ziemlich sicher, von der wird am Ende nicht mehr viel übrig sein 🙂 Wie findet ihr sie denn? Die Kombination aus mädchenhaft und elegant mit ein paar “maskulinen” Elementen wie dem Dunkelblau & Schwarz ?
As you might have noticed, I have grown really fond of making cards. I usually make at least 3-5 cards with the same collection/kit so that I end up with a pretty coordinating set of cards. This time, I made 4 of them (so far – I’m sure there will be more)
What I really, really love about this collection are the colours! I’ve always loved the combination of mint, peach, white and gold, and now these colours are accompanied by some hot pink and a navy blue and it looks fabulous! I don’t often use navy blue on my projects (especially not in this combination), so this was a welcome breath of fresh air. I also like that the collection pack already includes all of the 6 patterned papers (2 of each), plus 2 corrugated cardstocks (in mint & black), a golden paper, as well as the patterned puffy alphas and the puffy design stickers. That way you already get what you really need. I also got myself the paper bow set and I am completely in love with it (evidenced by the fact that 3 of the 4 cards shown here include one of those paper bows) – it’s my absolute favourite piece of the whole collection!
The paper bow set includes 5 sheets of pre-cut bows (6 bows of each design, so 30 bows in total) that come in 3 different sizes. You can see all the 3 sizes in the first and third photo (largest to smallest from left to right). I love that they are so easy to make! You don’t need a Silhouette or BigShot or any kind of machine but you still get the same look! Honestly, I’m really loving them – I might need to get a second package 😀
What do you think of the collection? Do you like the mix of feminine, girly colours & patterns with the more masculine touches of navy blue, black and gingham pattern?
I’ll show you some more projects with this collection in the next week or two, so stay tuned 🙂
Hey there 🙂 It’s the first of June (WHAT?!) and that means today is reveal day over at Gossamer Blue. And let me tell you this: the June kits are really fun! I loved playing with them because they are full of bright, cheerful colours and patterns that make you excited for summer to come!
So, here are just a few of the projects I’ve made with them 🙂 The following three layouts are actually quite different from each other (at least in my mind 😉 )
This first one is my favourite of all three:
For this layout I handcut the flowers from this patterned paper by Simple Stories and I really love how it turned out! I’m actually quite proud of myself for finishing it (eventhough it’s not that big of a piece of paper) because when it comes to tedious things like that, I’m really not the most patient person on earth 😉
To make the flowers really pop, I didn’t add any other patterned paper. Just some embellishments here and there and a tag behind the photo with some hidden journaling.
This second layout is a bit of the opposite of the first one because this didn’t really turn out the way I had envisioned it.. I pushed those little squares around for what seemed like an eternity but was never really happy with it. Until I decided to just finally glue them down and finish it.. Maybe it will grow on me, who knows 😉
This last layout might look familiar to you because I’ve already made two that are quite similar (here and here). In the Life Pages Main Kit there is always a card with the name of the month on it and I like to use that together with some others to make a layout to document that month. Of course the journaling is still missing because I don’t know (everything) that is going to happen in June, yet 😉
I also used lots of the stamps from the Life Pages Main Kit on that layout. I stamped, heat embossed (with white embossing powder) and then handcut the “Hello” phrase and also added some stamping on the lower right journaling card. They just fit perfectly 🙂
What I especially like about this last layout is the colour scheme. I don’t often use navy blue in my projects and definitely not together with yellow and light pink but I’ve got to admit: they look great together! What do you think?
I’d love to know which of these layouts you like the most! My favourite is definitely the first one 🙂
Hey there! 🙂 Today I have a treat for you! LoraBailora is hosting another scrapbooking challenge, and this time it is a Color Combo challenge which means you can create anything you want (card, layout, mini album, …) as long as it is inspired by the following mood board:
I think the colours look absolutely fantastic and are perfect for spring! And I think the bright and cheerful pink and orange fit the LoraBailora products just perfectly – so it was no surprise that I found some products to make my layout with in no time 🙂
And here it is:
It is a little bit different from my usual style (although I feel that it has changed quite a bit in the past few months) because there is no patterned paper (I used washi tape instead) and actually quite a lot of embellishments (I went a bit crazy with the enamel shapes 😀 ) ..but there is style my typical white cardstock as basis and the paint splatters 😉
What do you think?
And here’s what you need to know to participate:
What is the challenge about? You can participate with a project (layout, card, album, home deco…whatever..) using our spring color combo (using at least two colors). Projects made with LB products will be assessed positively but isn’t a requirement. What do I have to do to participate?
You must submit a project that has not been published previously. Once you have published the project on your blog or favorite social network you have to join on the link you have at the end of this entry over at the LoraBailora blog. The link must be to the post or picture of the project and not to your main blog or profile.
You must be a follower of LB social networks. If you upload your project from Facebook you must label Lora Bailora on your publication and mention the challenge. If you do it from Instagram using the hastag “retoprimaveralorabailora” and if you do it from your blog, in your post must have a link to the challenge.
Only one entry per person.
You can link up your project until the 16th of June at 23:55. The winner will be published on Thursday June 23 on the LB blog.
It’s an international challenge. Anyone can participate from anywhere in the world! Yayy! 🙂
The winner will receive a 30€ bonus to spend on the LoraBailora Etsy store and will also be the guest designer in the next challenge.
So, I hope you are inspired by the mood board and the other projects (you can find them all here) and I’d love if you participated in the challenge! 🙂
Hey there & welcome to the Hero Arts BlogHop to celebrate the launch of the Summer 2016 Catalogue!! You are probably coming from Julie’s blog and I hope you’ve already had lots of fun hopping! I’m really really excited to be a part of this bloghop and that I got to create with some of the great new products before they hit the stores 🙂
But enough from me 😉 For my blog hop project I used my favourite stamp set of the new release (the Color Layering Ice Cream set) – or maybe actually of all times!! I loved all of the Hero Arts color layering stamps and this one is no exception! When the stamps finally arrived, I immediately had to pull out all of my stamp pads to play with the stamps and try all the colour combinations 😀
(I will share more projects with some of the other new products soon, so be sure to check back again)
What I especially love about this set is that there is a coordinating die! Cutting out all of those scoops by hand would be a quite time consuming (and probably not as neat), so it’s great to have the die to do that for you! I also used the Sweet Sprinkles Bold Prints cling stamp together with the pretty sparkle embossing powder to create a background. For two of the cards I also used the Sprinkles stencil with different pastel ink pads. I’m absolutely in love with all of the pastel ink pads and now I finally have a really good use for them – they are just perfect for ice cream! 🙂
Unfortunately you can’t really see it in the photos (they really don’t do the colours justice) but the background with the cling stamp and the sparkle embossing powder is perfection because it has some kind of frosted ice look!
Besides some phrases, there are two different types of ice cream in this stamp set (normal scoops and soft ice) and you can even decorate your ice cream with sprinkles, chocolate chips and a cherry! I mean, how cute is that?!
To find all of the new releases in the Hero Arts click here. And when you are done checking them all out, I’d love to know what’s your favourite new product!!
And now for a giveaway!
Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, May 15 at 11:59pm PT and Hero Arts will announce the winner the following week.
Next on the hop is Kathy. And just in case you got lost, here’s the full hop list:
(Hero Arts was kind enough to send me some of their new products to take part in their blog hop. The excitement expressed in this blogpost is absolutely and 100% true because I’m just a really big fan of the Hero Arts products 🙂 )
Woohoo, it’s that time again: reveal day at Gossamer Blue and let me tell you, the May kits are gorgeous! I looove all those fresh and bright colours. Here are some of my favourite bits from this month’s kits:
I mean, look at those acrylic shapes! I am a sucker for acrylic shapes and these might be some of my all-time favourites, mostly because of the colours. Bright but kinda pastel-ish. And I know I say that almost every month, but the life pages cards are awesome! Apart from the vibrant colours (that are totally awesome), the words and phrases on them are geat. There is an “ughhh” one, another that says “oh sh*t” and more of that kind. It’s a nice change from the normale “best ever” kinda products in the scrapbooking world. Oh, and can we talk about that stamp set (especially the cactus) and those wood veneer pieces for a second? I mean, what’s not to love about those?
I didn’t get to play much with the kits (yet) because they arrived quite late this time and this weekend we moved to a new apartment (in another city) and I’ve been preparing this move for the past two weeks… So right now almost everything is still in boxes (except for some of my scrapbooking things – priorities, y’all! 😀 ) and it’s still quite chaotic. That’s also the reason for those not very good photos of my first project with the kits. When I finally had some time (and space) to photograph it, the lighting was already rather poor. But anyways, you gotta work with what you have, right?
I will try to get some better photos as soon as I can and also show you some more projects with those pretty May kits! In the meantime, you can check out all the goodness here. 🙂