Thursday, May 30, 2013

GCD Studios - Pure Bliss & Lots of Layers

Hi! It's Kelly here to share a layout using the Pure Bliss Collection by Heather Tozzi.  This collection is full of soft pastel colors...perfect for documenting those baby photos.

One of my favorite things to do on my pages is layering.  So, I picked out all of the elements I wanted to incorporate onto my page, and played around with them until I was satisfied about how they looked.

I then traced around everything lightly with a pencil, and took everything back off. Layer by layer I began to stick things down...trimming, matting, or distressing as I went.

To finish up the look...I topped it off with the title, a sticker, a brad, and scribbled in some journaling.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supply List:
Pure Bliss 12 x 12 paper: Blooming #2027
Pure Bliss 12 x 12 paper: Crossword #2021
Pure Bliss 12 x 12 paper: Diamonds #2029
Pure Bliss 12 x 12 paper: Journal Tags #2025
Pure Bliss 12" Die Cut Borders #2036
Pure Bliss Cardstock Label Stickers #2033
Pure Bliss Brads #2034
Fun & Funcky Alphabet Chipboard Letters #2106

I'm up on the GCD Studios blog today, check out the post here.
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Friday, May 24, 2013

GCD Studios - Pure Bliss: Girlie's Kelly here today to share page using the Pure Bliss Collection by Heather Tozzi. I love this collection because it's great for girl or boy pages...and any age group.  But, today we're going to girl-y it up a bit.  

This beautiful faded floral patterned paper made a perfect background without being too overwhelming.

I LOVE the crossword paper....and 6x6 papers make a great starting point for layers.

It was so much fun picking out all of the pretty pink papers and embellishments...there's so many options with this beautiful collection....

Thanks for stopping by!

Supply List: 
Pure Bliss 12 x 12 paper: Alphabet #2019
Pure Bliss 12 x 12 Paper: Crossword #2021
Pure Bliss 12 x 12 Paper: Journal Tags #2025
Pure Bliss: Die Cut Borders #2036
Pure Bliss: Alpha Stickers #2032
Pure Bliss: Label Stickers #2033
Pure Bliss: Brads #2034
Pure Bliss: Paperclips #2035

This was my first post on the GCD Studios blog, you can go check it out here.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Color Combos Galore #243 - Springtime Pleasures

Week 2 of May is up over at Color Combos Galore!

Such a beautiful spring palette, I just had to make two :)

Hey Pretty Girl:

Supply List:
Stampin' Up! - Cardstock (Whisper White, Regal Rose); butterfly die, Punch (notebook edge)
GCD Studios [Special Delivery]- Patterned Paper (Green Diamond); Sticker (Label); [Pure Bliss] - Patterned Paper (Turquoise Hexagon); [Fun & Funky] - Chipboard Alphas
Prima - Patterned Paper (Yellow)
My Mind's Eye - Washi Tape
Simple Stories [Sn@p] - Brads; Patterned Paper (Ledger)
American Crafts - Letter Stickers (Green Thickers)
Echo Park - Patterned Paper (Grey Circle)
Fancy Pants [Hopscotch] - Letter Stickers (turquoise)
Ranger - Silver Stickles
Ek Success - Punch (large scallop)

Inspiration Photo #1/Focus On Patterns: Geometric Patterns
(used various geometric patterned papers)
Other Inspiration:
Inspiration Photo #1: mixed fonts (idea: monogrammed pillows); Inspiration Photo #3: washi tape (idea: flags)

Happy Birthday:

Supply List:
Stampin Up! - Cardstock (Regal Rose, So Saffron, Whisper White); Stamp (Birthdays Count), Ink (Basic Grey); Linen Thread, Butterfly Die; Punches (1/2 in, 1/4 in)
GCD Studios [Special Delivery]- Patterned Paper (Green Diamond); [Pure Bliss] - Patterned Paper (Turquoise Hexagon)
Echo Park - Patterned Paper (Grey Stripe)
My Mind's Eye - Washi Tape
Simple Stories [Snap] - Brad; Patterned Paper (Ledger)
Fiskars - Punch (Bracket Border)
Ranger - Silver Stickles

Inspiration Photo #1/Focus On Patterns: Geometric Patterns
Other Inspiration:
Inspiration Photo #2: diagonal stripes (idea: straws); Inspiration Photo #3: washi tape (idea: flags); Inspiration Photo #4: reinforced holes (idea: tags)

Start digging through your stash, and play along! The deadline for May is the 28th...and get your projects in by the 22nd to be considered for Gallery Fave!

Thanks for looking!

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Special Delivery Giveaway winner!

 It's time to announce the winner of the Special Delivery collection from Monday's blog hop!

Drum roll, please....

The number 31 comment-er was Tammy B, who said.....
"love it, 'nerd is the new cool'! fabulous picture for a fabulous l/o!"

Please contact me at, so I can get your goodies sent out to you...and thanks for commenting!

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Color Combos Galore #242 - A Touch of Gold

Week One of May is up over at Color Combos Galore!

This board is perfect for celebrating Mom...which is good for me, because I hadn't even started my Mother's Day cards, yet :) Now I can check one off of my's a good thing there are only two on my list ;)


Supply List:
Stampin' Up! - Cardstock (Blush Blossom, Very Vanilla, Basic Black); Ink (Cameo Coral, Rose Romance); Embossing Folder (Vintage Wallpaper); Die (Square Lattice); Rhinestones
Spellbinders - Label Die
Ranger - Gold Stickles
LilyBee Design - Letter Stickers
Prima - Flowers
My Mind's Eye - Patterned Paper (striped)
American Crafts - Large Silver Brad
Recollections - Gold Pearls 

Inspiration Photo #4/Focus On Theme: Mother
Other Inspiration:
Inspiration Photo #1: lattice die cut (idea: lattice birdcage); flower with gem center (idea: flower and center)

For the flower:  I took 2 off-white flowers and inked them up with both Cameo Coral, and Rose Romance inks from Stampin' Up!  They turned out way darker than I wanted...but, I think I achieved the same color 
family :)  I then outlined them both with gold Stickles.  Next, I covered a large silver brad with two different sized rhinestones (medium sized in the center, small on the outside), and stuck it through the  flowers and black label.
Don't miss out playing along...the deadline for May is the 28th.

Thanks for looking!

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Heidi Sonboul Signature Series Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Signature Series and GCD Studios blog hop, celebrating Heidi Sonboul's new book!
I'm a long time fan of Heidi's, this is well deserved...and so exciting! Today, I'm sharing a project made with Special Delivery, one of her newest collections.  I just LOVE the colors and theme of these papers and embellishments...sooo cute for little boy pages :)

Nerd is the new COOL:

GCD Studios Products used:
Special Delivery 12 x 12 paper: Guido #2042
Special Delivery 12 x 12 paper: George #2037
Special Delivery 12 x 12 paper: Zach #2048
Special Delivery: Label Stickers #2052
Special Delivery: Alpha Stickers #2051
Special Delivery: Die Cut Borders #2055
Special Delivery: Brads #2053

For one lucky person today I have: 2 each of the papers -AND- the borders, alphas, label stickers, brads, and paper clips all from Special Delivery.

All you have to do is become a follower of my blog, and leave a comment by Thursday, May 9th at midnight.   I will use the Random Number Generator, and announce the winner on Friday, May 10th.

Be sure to visit, and leave some love for each of these talented ladies along the way...lots of give-aways, and chances to win!

Audrey Yeager
Christina Collins
Christine Meyer
Grace Tolman
Heidi Van Laar 
Jennifer Chapin
Julie Tucker-Wolek
Katrina Hunt
Kelly Holbrook (me)
Lalo Ik
Megan Klauer
Nina Yang
Pam Callaghan
Rae Barthel
Rochelle Spears
Sara Zenger
Suzanna Lee
Teri Anderson
Wida Miller

Be sure to head on over to Heidi Sonboul's new site for a chance to win the newest tool from Fiskars and her two newest collections, Special Delivery and SunKissed.

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To order the book you can go here:

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Thanks for hopping!

***Editor's Note***
As promised I have the Nostalgia Give-Away winner!
The winner is...
Comment-er #3 is MB Isaac who said:
 "I am looking forward to a family reunion. LOVE the chipboard :)"
Congratulations! Please e-mail me at with your info :)

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