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Gossamer Blue | Sweet Love

Hey!  I'm on the Gossamer Blue blog today, click on over to read the full post with a focus on the gorgeous Pink Paislee Moonstruck line in the December kits! 

Sweet baby cheeks!  :)

Gossamer Blue | Brilliant

Don't we all think our kiddo is the most brilliant ever?

Well, mine is.  ;)

Brilliant and a talented artist!

I had some lighting issues the day I took this, everything is much warmer than I typically go for.

I used Life Pages cards as my main embellishments, trimming the top and bottom cards to fit the page.  A few wonky layers behind the photo adds just the right touch for my little artist.

Pink Paislee has some great die cut words in the Moonstruck ephemera.  Perfect (and easy!) titles.

Adore that everyday adventures LP card.  The little tree fits perfectly.  I added some gold thread stitching just for additional texture and shine.

I've been trying to not over-think my pages.  At this point I make them for the joy of making.  I'm not focused on a story at all, just creating because it truly brings me joy.  My pages are much more simple but I love them.

Stay random!

PLS | Christmas Penguin

This week the Pretty Little Studio girls are doing an amazing product swap with The Cut Shoppe team!  Click on over to the PLS Blog to see what I created for the swap.

Jingle all the way!

Maya Road | Bottle Brush Trees

I have a really fun layout on the Maya Road blog today, it's all about those adorable Bottle Brush Trees!  Check it out HERE.

Gossamer Blue | My Home


The December kits from Gossamer Blue really offer a huge variety this month.  While there is primarily Fancy Pants and Pink Paislee products, we received a few sheets from the Dear Lizzy Saturday line as well.  I think the ampersand paper was the perfect setting for this Fall photo from last year.

The photo is layered on tissue paper and then I focused on tons of embellishments.  I'm still on this more simplified layout kick, but this time I kept the background simple and really added to the photo area.

I used all Fancy Pants Golden Days ephemera on the page, sticking with coral, gold and black.

Those die cut flowers are something, aren't they?

I kept the branding strip along the bottom of the paper because it was black and white (even though the large layout pic doesn't show it as b&w).  One last bit of ephemera finished the page.

You're something wonderful ;)

Gossamer Blue | Beautiful

So much yumminess in the December kits.

Like, way yummy.

I've been drawn to pinks forever, but you add in some navy and the perfect yellow and gold.... yep. Done.

When I got the December kits I made three layouts right away, and all three have the photo on the lower right side.  If it ain't broke, and all that.

Some lovely washi strips with gold accents.  While I adore those gold washi strips, they can be a booger to photograph!

Feathers, always.

Another washi strip, this time it photographed quite well!  ;)  I added machine-stitching and gold splatters to finish this page off.

Ahhhh, I miss those baby days.


12x12 | Nothing Can Dim the Light

This quote from Maya Angelou resonates with me in so many ways.

In another life I served the homeless in Florida.  This quote made me think of my kids from the shelter, it made me think of my girly, it made me think of my friends who have true concerns regarding our recent election.

Clique Kits knocked it out of the park with that quote.

It is one I'll always carry with me.

Shine bright.