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    Fresh & Clean Layouts with the [Gossamer Blue] February Kits.

    (This post should have gone live yesterday already but for some reason it didn’t and since I’ve spent the whole day at the PaperWorld/CreativeWorld exhibition in Frankfurt, I couldn’t get it up until now)

    How can it be February already?! I mean, where has January gone?

    I’m not too sad that it is February already though. I mean, it’s the month of S. and my birthday, we get to travel to Barcelona again (finally!!!) and it marks the beginning of a new stage of my life!! As you might know, I’ve been doing my teacher training to get my Second State Examination (2. Staatsexamen) and on January 31st I finally finished it!

    You might think that I’ll now be working as a “normal” teacher and you are absolutely… WRONG! Without going into too much detail and summing it up quickly: I and therefore also my dreams/goals/expectations for what I want my life to look like have changed and now I don’t want to work as a teacher anymore. It didn’t have anything to do with the students or that I didn’t enjoy teaching them, I really liked my classes (Hey there if anyone of you is reading 😉 ) and it was also a bit of a sad goodbye, it’s just that things have changed and I want to go a different path now.

    Wow.. the Gossamer Blue February kit reveal just got really serious 😀

    (I will write a bit more about my dreams, goals and plans for the next year(s) in a week-ish here. I will take some time on my birthday to reflect on all of that because in the past almost two years I didn’t really have time for any of that)

    But now on to something else: the Gossamer Blue February kits!

    Today I’ll just show you two layouts I’ve made with them. I also started doing Project Life (again..) and this time I feel that I’ve finally found the right format for me which makes me quite excited!! Especially because now I’ll have a good use for all of the pretty Life Pages cards from my Gossamer Blue kits – and this month’s might just be my favourite EVER! It’s the first month that I liked the Life Pages kit and add-ons even more that the Scrapbooking kit!

    But I haven’t had time to print my photos for January yet, so I’ll make sure to show you my LP pages once they are complete 🙂

    Fancy by ScatteredConfetti.

    Fancy by ScatteredConfetti.

    There isn’t much to tell about the photo/layout above. I took the photo in a really pretty store in Berlin and just really liked it so I had to scrap it 😉

    And here’s the second one, about one of my favourite things in the world:

    Coffee Everyday by ScatteredConfetti.

    Coffee Everyday by ScatteredConfetti.

    I was a bit impatient with doing the stitching on this LO so the mist (Heidi Swapp Color Shine – black) hadn’t fully dried.. But oh well, I guess there are worse things in life than a few paint smudges on a LO 😉



    Two Layouts with the [Gossamer Blue] December Kits.

    Hey there – long time no see/read 😉 It’s December already and before I’ll share my Christmas-themed projects and some peeks into my December Daily album (I’m using the Gossamer Blue December Memories kit), I wanted to share two layouts that I’ve made with the GB December kits that aren’t Christmassy at all 😉

    So, without further ado, here goes:

    Wake Up by ScatteredConfetti.

    I’m still not sure about this second layout, I mean if I like it.. It’s much more colourful than my usual LOs and it just feels “wrong”… But anyway

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    Hey, Hi [2 Basic Grey Cards]

    As promised yesterday, today I’m sharing two cards with you that I made with the “Second City” collection by Kelly Purkey for Basic Grey.
    I’m actually not really a cardmaker, I think I made about 10 cards in total until now. Or 10 that I was kinda satisfied with in the end.. But anyway, without further ado, here are my cards:

    There’s not much to say about the cards. Just two simple projects that I can send out to friends just because, to put a smile on their face when they pull these bright, colourful cards out of their mailbox! 🙂

    I mostly used products from the “Second City” collection, except the wood veneer pieces and some enamel dots. I covered one of the wood veneer arrows with some glitter glue to give it some pizzaz 😉

    Products used:
    Basic Grey “Second City” collection pack
    Basic Grey “Second City” element stickers
    Studio Calico “Printshop” wood veneer stars
    Studio Calico wood veneer hearts/arrows
    My Mind’s Eye “Now & Then – Izzy” enamel dots
    American Crafts “Zazz! Glitter Glue” aqua


    This Guy & Wow. [2 Basic Grey Layouts]

    Woohoo, I finally made it: a new blog post that is not about my Get Messy art journal! And not only that, today I will show you two (yeah, you read right, TWO :D) layouts that I’ve made with the awesome “Second City” collection by Kelly Purkey for Basic Grey.

    When I first saw this line, I fell in love. It’s just different from most other scrapbooking collections out there: the colour scheme, the patterns.. So awesome!
    But when I finally held it in my hands, I struggled a bit to actually use it. The thing is, on all the layouts I’ve made so far, I would say the colour purple appears on maybe 1% of them.. And orange is also not a very frequently used colour in my stash, let alone the combination of these two.. So working with this collection was a bit of a challenge for me, but I decided to make it work.
    And so I did: I made these two layouts, another one that I will share in a few days with a little tutorial idea and two cards – and I am determined to make even more 🙂

    This first layout is a classical 12×12. I’ve been making quite a lot 8.5″x11″ layouts in the past few weeks and felt a bit stuck. So I decided to switch things up and go back to the roots 😉

    There’s not much to say about the LO itself, just one of my favourite photos of one of my favourite people in the world, in my favourite city on earth! 🙂

    On this second layout I tried to create a different colour scheme. The one in the first layout is quite colourful and bright with all the orange and yellow. Here I tried to keep it to a few less colours to match the photo and the “design-y” feeling of the photo.

    I started with layering some patterned papers underneath the photo and adding a few paint splodges. The layout still felt quite empty but I didn’t want to add more colours or patterns to it, so I cut those little triangles out of some papers that matched the colour scheme and used my sewing machine to stitch them on the page. It kinda recreates the look of those hanging planters in the picture, too. 🙂

    So although the colours in these layouts are not something I’d usually use, I really like how they turned out 🙂

    Do you have any colours or colour combinations that you very rarely use on your projects? Or any that are your go-to colours? 🙂

    Products used:
    Basic Grey “Second City” collection pack
    Basic Grey “Second City” element stickers
    Basic Grey “Second City” metal flair
    Basic Grey “Second City” printed chipboard alpha
    Studio Calico “Essentials” chipboard hearts (black & grey)
    Studio Calico “Essentials” flag paper clips (black & grey)
    Studio Calico “Printshop” wood veneer stars
    Studio Calico “Brighton Pier” rub ons
    My Mind’s Eye “Now & Then – Izzy” enamel dots
    My Mind’s Eye “Record It! (Charmed)” enamel dots
    Kesi Art Pschhiitt Spray No. 715
    Kesi Art Pschhiitt Spray No. 695
    Kesi Art Pschhiitt Spray No. 765