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Gossamer Blue | September Sneaks

September kits are packed full of some fabulous products!

And if you can't tell from the sneaks, I finally figured out my sewing machine issue ;)

Subscribers can purchase add-ons at noon central TODAY, kits are live for the taking on September 1st at noon.

Get yours!

Instagram Giveaway

Hey everyone!

I'm trying to reach 500+ followers on Instagram and I would LOVE IT if you would follow me:  @jiller_p

Here's my original post pic:

See you on IG!

Process Video | Pretty Little Studio


I have a new process video for Pretty Little Studio, featuring the Here Comes the Sun collection.

You can read my entire post on the PLS blog HERE.

Have a happy day!

Gossamer Blue | Adventure Is Anywhere

I've got another layout on the Gossamer Blue blog HERE.  August kits really were some of my favorite ever :)

Go create your own adventure today ;)

An Update | What's New

Hey Everyone!

I know I usually have at least 3-4 posts a week with new layouts and scrap stuff, but this week got away from me.  I've been working on Design Team projects and a few just-for-me layouts, the girly started pre-school and I decided to pursue something else.

Nope, not quitting scrapping!  I jumped in to the world of Jamberry.  I used to do gel mani's every two weeks and last winter my husband and I needed to re-evaluate our financial lives.  So I stopped doing the mani's.

And boy did I miss them.

I love the look of painted nails, and I love short painted nails.  They look so neat and put together and I think it's just so sassy.  My nails don't grow that great (they tend to get a tear, this is probably from years of being a nail biter) so short nails it is.  A friend recently had a Facebook party for Jamberry and the consultant (who is also a friend) shared lots of info on selling the wraps, polishes and gels.  I thought on it for a week and went for it.  And I love it.

The idea of a manicure costing under $3.00, that I can change them as easy as pie and that the wraps look good on short nails totally floats my boat.  And the staying power!  As a crafter who dabbles in mixed media my hands are constantly being washed to remove gesso, texture paste and spray inks.  And don't even get me started on how often I wash hands with a 4 year old in my life ;)

My blog will continue to be about scrapping, but now there will be a few mani and pedi posts thrown in the mix.  I'm not going to try and sell Jamberry here because honestly, if you try them, you'll fall in love with them too.  A few long-distance friends have asked for tips and maybe even a video, so I'll toss a few random posts in here and there.

My consultant page is here:  Jill Keller Jamberry I'm happy to mail samples, just send me an email with your mailing address and I'll share the Jamberry love with you!

And just for fun, here's the kiddo on her first day of school :)

Be happy!

Pretty Little Studio | Oakley Avenue

The most perfect and cute and amazing collection is available for pre-order from Pretty Little Studio. Oakley Avenue is designed by the talented and kind Ashley Horton, designer and owner of The Cut Shoppe.

Can we talk about that little fox?  The multi-colored leaves?  And all those arrows?  I am bananas for this entire collection!

This is my favorite paper:

And of course I love the flair!  Here's just one of the 5(!) sets available.

Orders starting shipping on September 24th, get your pre-orders in now!

Hip Kit Club | Loved This

I have to be honest, I don't get the donut thing.  I'm about 100% sure I've never used a donut on a layout.

That being said, I'm working towards being more..... random.  I'm not a theme scrapper.  I like eclectic and funky.  So here's to using a donut on a page, finally!

This is a photo from Mardi Gras taken by my ultra-talented friend Rebekah.  Our friend Sasha loves a theme and when we made lunch plans on Mardi Gras, Sasha showed up with all sorts of Mardi Gras fun for the kids!

The gold glitter washi is from the August Gossamer Blue kits, and the tiny alpha's are an old Glitz Design sticker sheet I've had for ages.

The ampersand totally moved and I didn't realize it until the photos were taken.  Here's to being random!

Donuts for the win ;)