October 25, 2014

Project Life : Gossamer Blue life pages kit only

 Recently I have started new album for my life pages.
I try to enjoy new format, 8.5 *11 spreads
and I’ll show you the process of filling my pockets using GB life pages kit only every month.

I hope you enjoy the video!




Floral Arrangement Cards

 I've been a long time fan of all of the beautiful flowers Crate has created over the years.
They're cute and elegant, and I really enjoy playing with them when scrapbooking or card making.
 It was no surprise then when I spotted the many exquisite flowers of various shapes and colors in the Open Road collection.
I fell in love with their 'vintage' feel and amazing tones.
 I couldn't wait to create cards from them in honor of this month's 'Stationery Style' theme.


My first card is soft and clean.
On a white sheet of cardstock, I trimmed and adhered sections of tiny flower patterned paper.
I then hand-trimmed random sized layers of white cardstock and positioned them in the center of the card with small doily pieces.
 Lastly, I added machine stitching and clear rhinestones.
In essence, the card feels pure, rich and romantic.



For my second card, I used vibrant patterned paper with the addition of Open Road's 'chipboard frames' and scattered sequins, which are super cute!
 I created a flower collage from different sizes and colors of flowers - a technique that is an absolute favorite on mine!



This time, I wanted to up the contrast by using strong colors and patterns.
I went the route of 'black, bold stripes' and 'orange'.
I extended the black/white theme to the embellishments by accenting Open Road's turquoise rose with a black/white chipboard feather.

Finally, I decided to make another card using flower patterned paper instead of flower die-cuts.
 I love the cute flowers on this vintage emerald green paper.
 It's fresh and bright–especially the beautiful yellow flowers!
 I went with even more yellow by housing Open Road's large yellow chipboard camera in the center of the card.
Behind it sits a petite transparency window filled with glitter–a kind of camera splash!





This layout was created with small pieces of patterned paper from Public Library collection.
I added some frill using tissue paper and buttons to finish the layout.

and used stencil template and embossing paste on the empty space.

Super simple layout

It's my very first 8.5 *11 layout.
So simple! easy!!
I would love and enjoy this new format, absolutely!


Desk Organization Ideas

Today, I'm going to show you how to manage desk clutter, including my own, with the help of Crate Paper's 'Boys Rule' collection!
The key to this challenge is the production of pocket files made from gorgeous patterned papers and a few, minimal details; a mini pocket, vellum envelope and tie closure.
 The small additions are helpful for maintaining easily-lost items such as notes, photos and receipts.

As a matching accessory to the files, I wrapped a small notepad in paper, along with a few stickers.
When I need to jot down a note, I happily grab the pad–it's a nice change of pace and is far more attractive than the usual standard yellow paper.
And now for the best part–a video presentation of the files-in-action.
I hope you'll consider making your own desk supplies from your favorite Crate Paper collections.
Cutting clutter doesn't have to be mundane–let Crate's patterns be of inspiration in making your desk area cleaner, and prettier.


Grid Layout Process Video


 For this layout, I chose the vellum and grid patterned papers.
And I rearranged small pieces from them on the white cardstock to modify the original grid patterns.
If you want to see more details of whole layout and the process, check out my video!






label layout

In this layout I tried to make unique embellishments using empty labels.
then I added some gold details as glitter and foil stickers.