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. 🙂
Hey there! 🙂 As you might have seen on Instagram yesterday, the Gossamer Blue design team had a little Instagram Hop going to show you lots of different projects that were made with the pretty Gossamer Blue March kits. (If you haven’t, you can start with my photo and then just click on the person that I’ve tagged in the photo, from there you’ll hop to the person they tagged and so on. Until you end up at my photo again 🙂 )
I shared a little sneak of three of the five cards that I’ve made with the kits in the IG hop and today I want to show you the whole set of five:
I kept the cards quite simple (as I usually do) and used only papers from the 6×6″ Pink Paislee C’est La Vie paper pad. I absolutely love the soft, romantic and a bit (okay, maybe a lot) girly colour scheme – and those patterns are divine!
I paired the papers with some embellishments from the same collection but also mixed in some My Mind’s Eye “On Trend 2” and Crate Paper “Bloom” (the rubber sticker) embellishments. I think they work absolutely perfectly with the Pink Paislee papers! Those golden acrylic mirrored shapes from the On Trend 2 collection might be my absolute favourite thing about those cards!! Oh, and the fact that my Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays coordinate SO well with the cards. I mean, look at those colours – I’m having all the heart eyes for this colour scheme.
I really can’t decide which of the cards is my favourite because I really like how they all look together as a set. So right now I’m still thinking about giving the whole set as a gift to someone so they could use them. I think it would be a pretty gift if I made a little box for them that goes with the colour scheme and style of the cards.. So we’ll see.
Have you ever gifted cards that you’ve made (in a set or as single cards) to someone for them to give them away, or also got some as a gift – did you like them? I’m still not sure if it’s something someone really would appreciate.
Happy New Year to you all!! I wish you all a great, healthy, successful and magical 2016! 🙂
Because of the Christmas holidays my Gossamer Blue January kits came a bit late, so I wasn’t able to scrap much with them yet. But I can already show you one layout that I’ve made with them.
I took this photo on the first day of my Christmas holidays (Dec, 22nd). I couldn’t wait for those holidays to begin so that I could finally relax a little bit, scrap, go on coffee dates and do all the fun things. But of course on my first day of holidays I woke up feeling sick.. so opposite to what I had planned for that day, I mostly stayed in bed and let myself rest.
I used different papers from the Seven Paper “Goldie” collection (I love it!!) that were included in the Scrapbook Main kit, the Main Add-On and the Add-On #2. I think paper-wise the January kits are the best ones so far!! So much “Goldie” and “Hello Love” goodness!
Anyways. I handcut several squares from the papers, all about the same size. I didn’t measure them because I wanted them to be different and not all exactly square. Then I first adhered them with my glue runner and after that stitched over them with my sewing machine.
Beneath the paper square that is adhered with a strip of washi tape I added some hidden journaling that I didn’t want to be seen directly.
(I normally don’t “censor” my layouts that I post here, but this time it’s a bit too personal..)
Ugh.. where has time gone?? It’s almost the middle of October and I just realised that I haven’t shared my projects with the Gossamer Blue October kits here on the blog yet… Life has been really really busy around here and time seems to be running. Especially now that I finally have the date for my final final exam (2. Staatsexamen) – Nov. 4th will be the big day!! But until then I still have to get quite a few things done.. unfortunately none of them involve patterned paper, enamel dots or wood veneer pieces 😀
However, as soon as I will have passed that exam and regained some energy, I will dive into my Gossamer Blue December Memories kit (which I picked up from customs yesterday – yayyy!). This will be the first time in I think three or four years that I will actually be able to enjoy the Christmas season! AND I will document it with that gorgeous kit (seriously, it really is chock full with beautiful products, most of them exclusively made for this kit!). AND it is the first time I’ll be doing a December Daily style album (although I probably won’t take a daily approach. But more on that later)
Can you tell I am a little bit excited for Christmas time? 😀
Anyway, back to the October kits. I really really loved the colours in the October kits: lots of gold (yayy!) and beautiful aqua/turquoise tones and some purple (although I actually don’t really like purple. But in combination with those colours it is gorgeous!). If you have a look at my October favourites, you’ll know what I mean:
So.. what you’d expect are some projects with exactly those colours, right? Wrong! 😀
If you’ve followed my blog or my scrapbooking endeavours for a while now, you’ll know that one of my favourite topics for my projects is Barcelona. When I got to work with the Scrapbook Werkstatt October kit it was no different – of the five layouts I made with the kit, three are about Barcelona 😀 ..and that’s what I’ll show you today 🙂
For this LO I used some patterned paper strips as a frame for my white cardstock (that I cut down so that the finished layout would be 12×12″ again). In order not to make it too heavy, I only used the border on two of the edges.
The photo was taken in January at the Palo Alto Market in Barcelona. I made another LO with a photo from that market with the Gossamer Blue September kits, so you can read a bit more about the market here. Read more
Until I can finally share my full projects with you that I made with the Scrapbook Werkstatt October Kit, I wanted to give you some sneaks of the layouts I made – I seriously can’t wait to share them in full, I am quite excited about those projects 😉
The October Kit is absolutely gorgeous – the colours are perfect to get into the autumn-mood (but without the too bright and bold pumpkin orange for example 😉 ) and it also includes lots of Pink Paislee “Cedar Lane” bits and pieces (I can tell you that much ;)). The Cedar Lane collection might be my favourite autumn themed line ever!
The kit will be available on the 26th of September here.
Today you will find something here that’s quite rare from me: cards! I’m usually not a card maker. I often would like to and sometimes I also start making a card, but it just never turns out the way I want it to, so I give up quite frustrated. But with this kit it was a bit different. For one thing, it’s Christmas time so it just seemed logical to make Christmas cards, and for another thing, I was really inspired by my white/gold/black layout to make some cards in the same colour scheme.
Heute werdet ihr hier was zu sehen bekommen, was es sonst nicht so häufig von mir gibt: Karten! Ich bin einfach nicht so der Kartenbastler. Ich würde oft gerne welche machen und fange manchmal auch an. Doch dann werden die Karten einfach nie so, wie ich mir das vorgestellt habe, sodass ich dann meist ziemlich frustriert wieder aufgebe. Mit dem Dezember Kit war das allerdings ein bisschen anders. Zum einen steht Weihnachten vor der Tür und es war irgendwie naheliegend dazu auch Weihnachtskarten zu scrappen, und zum anderen hat mich mein weiß/gold/schwarzes Layout dazu inspiriert Karten mit eben dieser Farbpalette zu machen.
Both cards are quite simple and clean, which isn’t really a surprise at all 😉 It’s too bad you can’t really see that the “Holiday” lettering on the first card and the small stars are black glitter (like the title on the LO from yesterday). I loved the backside of this paper but it was too busy to use it in a large piece. So I decided to layer it beneath the white paper with black polka dots, and I am really happy with the result 🙂
Beide Karten sind ziemlich schlicht gehalten, was ja aber bei mir nicht so besonders überraschend ist 😉 Schade, dass man auf dem Bild nicht richtig erkennen kann, dass der Schriftzug und die kleinen Sterne mit schwarzem Glitzer überzogen sind (genau wie der Schriftzug auf dem LO von gestern), das sieht echt klasse aus! Mir gefiel außerdem die Rückseite dieses Papiers so gut, dass ich es unbedingt benutzen wollte. Doch um es großflächig zu nehmen war es einfach zu unruhig und dunkel. Also hab ich es unter das weiße Papier mit den schwarzen Pünktchen gelayert. 🙂
This last card doesn’t fit the white/gold/black colour scheme, but the other, candy-coloured, one with which I also made a layout that I will show you on Friday. Because tomorrow is Get Messy time! 😉
Diese letzte Karte passt zwar nicht zu der schwarz/weiß/goldenen Farbpalette, dafür aber zu der anderen, die auch schon in meinen Sneaks zu sehen war und womit ich ebenfalls ein Layout gemacht habe, welches ich euch dann am Freitag zeigen werde. Denn morgen ist es erstmal wieder Zeit für die Get Messy challenge! 🙂
Wow, it’s been quite a while since my last post and I apologise, but I do have a good one: Summer holidays started this week and I really just wanted to enjoy those first few days to get into holiday-mood 😉 (well, and last week I was sick for a few days, so no scrapping either..) A few weeks ago the sweet Dani Peuss asked me if I’d like to guest design for her using the current August kit and I happily agreed! 🙂 Yesterday she also shared an interview with me on her blog, have a look (It’s only in German, sorry, but you could translate it with the Google translater. Maybe I’ll translate and share it here, too). So although you might have already seen some of the projects I’ve created with this kit in some online galleries, I still wanted to share them here so I can say a few more words about each one. Today I’m going to start with two layouts I made. The first one, titled “Endlich Mein” (“Finally Mine” in German), is about the best Birthday gift my fiancé could have gotten me this year: it’s the cute little Kay Bojesen monkey that I’ve been wanting for so long! I had absolutely NO idea and was so, so happy about it! Of course I had to take him everywhere with me on that day 😉
The second layout was my absolute first try of an 8.5″x11″ sized LO. I immediately liked this format, which is why I’ve created quite a few more in that size (I already shared one before, the others will follow 😉 ) It still reflects my style: white background, paper layering, misting and enamel dots and, for the first time ever: stitching with my sewing machine! So two firsts on one layout 🙂
I really liked the patterned paper with the speech bubbles by Pink Paislee, but it didn’t fit in with my usual white background, so I decided to cut it up and sew the bubbles on the page instead. I think it looks quite cute.
Is there something you always wanted to try, like a different size or a special tool, but you still haven’t? Or maybe you also just did something for the first time? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!
P.S.: Tomorrow I’m gonna share my “big” project I made with the August kit, so stay tuned! Products used: Dani Peuss August kit My Mind’s Eye enamel dots Teresa Collins enamel dots American Crafts “Dear Lizzy” navy polka dot thickers (1st LO) Kesi Art Pschhiitt Spray Kaitlin Sheaffer labels