Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Gossamer Blue: Time for School

Good morning! Today I have another layout to share with the October Gossamer Blue kits. I love the color scheme - of the teal, orange, gold and bright blue. When I saw the alphabet card from Chickaniddy Crafts, I knew I wanted to create a layout to highlight the first day of school.

I cut out the title mostly with my Cameo and used the My Mind's Eye square cut-outs as a focal point on the left hand side of the page.

Those MME die-cuts were a great way to add a splash of color to this layout.

Thanks for stopping by today! :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gossamer Blue: Fall Love

Good morning! We have had quite the month in my family so because things have been a little crazy around here, I haven't had the chance to share more of my work with the October Gossamer Blue kits. I knew I wanted to create a layout highlighting our time at a little pumpkin patch near our house. 

I love all the natural elements in the kits this month - the wood veneer and beautiful fall colors.

When I saw these Teresa Collins tags, I knew I wanted to print some of the photos to fit on them and make them a focal point of the layout.  

Thank you for stopping by today! :)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Stitch Fix Review #10

Hello! It's been quite a while since I have had a Stitch Fix so I was excited to get one this month. I had some credit leftover from the Mother's Day gift card I won so I saved it to get another fix for fall.  Maggie was my stylist again this month. My items ranged in price from $34-$88.
Here are my reviews for previous fixes: Stitch Fix Review #1, Stitch Fix Review #2, Stitch Fix Review #3, Stitch Fix Review #4, Stitch Fix Review #5, Stitch Fix Review #6, Stitch Fix Review #7, Stitch Fix Review #8, Stitch Fix Review #9.

Here is what I received:
1) Pixley Ivy Petal Print Blouse - I always ask for something floral and while I really loved this blouse, I was not a fan of the $68 price tag. It was a flattering fit but I could not justify paying that much for it. 

2) LA MADE Nettie Thermal Dress - I had asked for a navy or black dress that I could wear this winter. I was extremely disappointed in this dress. It was $88 and THERMAL and it was about as flattering as a potato sack. It was way too big on the top.


3) Market and Spruce - Margarie Stripe & Dot Open Cardigan -  I did like the fit and colors of the cardigan. The contrasting patterns were cute but I felt that also limited how I could wear it and for the price ($68), I wanted to have more of a classic piece.

4) LA MADE Mendoza Striped Henley Tank - I also asked for casual tops that I could wear with jeans. I was hoping for something with long sleeves but was sent a couple of tank tops. They are great for layering but this tank felt like something I could buy from Old Navy for much less. I liked it but not the price tag.

5) Olive & Oak Kira Mixed Stripe Racerback Tank - I immediately fell in love with the berry color of this tank - very pretty for fall. And I knew that it would be something I would wear a lot. I tend to like tanks and cardigans with jeans as my fall and winter wardrobe. I don't have anything in this color either.

I ended up keeping the berry tank. It's a great classic piece and the least expensive item that was included. I liked the fall color palette and I know I will wear it often. I have a tiny bit left on my gift card so looks like I'll be getting another fix this winter. Thanks for checking out my review!
Note: This post is not sponsored by Stitch Fix. I used my own money for the styling fee/items. But, I do earn a referral credit if you sign up via my referral link.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Gossamer Blue: Always

Good morning! I'm sorry I seemed to have fallen off the face of the earth the past few weeks. Life has just been very, very busy and I have much to catch up on this week.

Today I have a layout to share with you using the October Gossamer Blue main kit. This one highlights the relationship I have with Miss Lily. I like to create individual layouts about the relationships I have with each of my daughters. And I love to write letters to them on these layouts.

I cut out the circles using my Cameo and just made a variety of sizes. Each circle was then backed with patterned paper and then some were further embellished. 

I love the movement from all the circles...this was a fun layout to put together!

Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be back with more soon! :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Gossamer Blue: Holiday Magic

Good morning! Today I have a new layout to share with you featuring Gossamer Blue's new collection "Get Happy." I'm so excited that Gossamer Blue has branched out into the manufacturing world of products and their new collections do not disappoint!

I chose a few of my favorite Christmas photos from last year of the girls visiting Santa at the mall. I love the colors and patterns in this collection - traditional but not.

"Get Happy" also includes stickers, wood veneer, these great plaid puffy alphabet stickers and enamel dots. 

I punched some stars from vellum and outlined them with a gold pen for some extra details. 

Thanks for stopping by today! :)

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Gossamer Blue: Before & After

Good morning! This is such a crazy week for us - starting homeschooling, AWANA and tonight the girls are trying soccer for the first time! Along with all that is a benefit and silent auction for my 2-year-old nephew this weekend. 

Today I have another layout to share with you (using the September Gossamer Blue kits) of my girls recent hair cuts and "make-overs" - ha! I can't believe how grown up they look with their new 'do's! Anyway, I had fun putting this layout together.

I love the gold in the kits - that scalloped glitter tape and gold alphabet - just gorgeous! 

I wanted to carry on the "split" theme I had going here so I used two pages out of the 6x6 paper pad in the Bits & Pieces kit to split up the page.

Thanks for stopping by today! :)

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Gossamer Blue: She's 5

Good morning! It's an exciting day at the Cornell household as we start homeschool kindergarten! While we are busy getting down a routine and starting all the fun, I wanted to share one of my layouts using the September main kit from Gossamer Blue. I added just a tiny bit of purple cardstock to this one to draw balance out the purple napkin in the photos. We had a Frozen themed birthday party for the girls this year.

I love all the gold accents in the kit this month - the stars, the polka dot paper and the stickers are amazing!

The ribbon sticker from Crate Paper is a perfect place to highlight a special number!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
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