Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I ♥ Summer

I saw something recently that said, 'For teachers, the whole month of August is like one long Sunday night'. Isn't that the truth. I've been walking around with a little pit in my stomach knowing that my favorite time of year is going to be over soon. I know I should enjoy the time that I have now, but I'm still pretty sad. So, I thought that sharing this layout that I recently made for Crate would be appropriate given my mood.

I love how it turned out.

This page started out because I did some die cutting for another project. I loved the negative space so much and knew that I wanted to use it for something. I adhered it over another piece of cardstock using foram adhesive. I also tucked vellum die cuts and a doily underneath it. 

 One of the die cuts was tucked under, sticking out a bit, as well.

Then, I added my photos and lots of other little goodies.

The little gold sequins were really fun to add as a design element to draw your eyes down the page. I used a mix of Styleboard and Open Road on here. Isn't it fun?

Well, thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great day!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Freckled Fawn Giveaway!

Just popping in to share some fun news. I have loved Freckled Fawn's goodies for a long time. And now that I'm an avid Filofax Decorator, I love them even more. :) So, I was super excited to team up with them to do an Instagram Giveaway. I used their cute washi, stickers and clips on my Poppy Saffiano this week. Love how it turned out. If you'd like to have a chance or two at winning a $50 gift card to Freckled Fawn check out my Instagram - agomalley - and see how to win!

Thanks for stopping by today. :)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Gossamer Blue August Spreads

It's August. I'm not very happy about that. Summer is not allowed to pass this quickly! I have to go back to work in 3 weeks. Nope, not happy at all.

I'll tell you what I AM happy about, though. That I will be returning to the Gossamer Blue DT this year! So thankful that I get to work with all of the new goodies that GB is now manufacturing. Have you seen the new lines? Here's some peeks at my favorite- Gramercy Road. You can check out the Gossamer Blue blog to see more of this line, as well as the other two lines.

Another thing that I'm really happy about are the Gossamer Blue August kits. They are awesome! Definitely one of my faves so far. Here's my spreads for this month...

On this one, I decided to use a full sized photo. I love my blooming Astilbes. Since my spreads are 6 by 8, I like to journal about our week on tags and tuck them behind photos.

 This page shows Fran and his torn muscle. He was in a bike accident. It's been about a month now and still doesn't feel 100%. This page also shows my nail polish addiction that I've acquired this summer.

This spread hightlights the fun colors in the kit this month. I love those script words and had to use them a couple of times. I decided to make a big vellum pocket on the right side. I stitched the vellum over the card stock and dumped in a bunch of sequins. 

I made a pocket from one of the cards and journaled on another which I tucked inside.

Be sure to stop over to the GB site and check out the other amazing projects.
Thanks for visiting today. :0