Monday, December 15, 2014

December Memories Album Part 1

It's that time of year again! Can you believe it? We're nearly half way through December and Christmas is just around the corner! I've gotten a late start on my December album this year due to some other projects I'm trying to finish up, but this weekend I was able to get a good chunk done...days 1-9! I'm using the Gossamer Blue December Memories kit this year. It is a beautiful, colorful kit. So, without further delay, here they are...

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Thanks for stopping in! I'm hoping to get more pages completed before January! ;)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Gossamer Blue December Memories Blog Hop!!

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Hi Everyone!! Welcome to Katie Ehmann's blog! I'm so excited to share with you a little glimpse into my December Memories album! The Gossamer Blue kit is incredible this year, and I couldn't wait to dig in and get started! I'm very much a scrap by the seat of my pants type person, so I don't like to do too much prep ahead of time when it comes to big projects like December albums. But, I do find that a little bit of work up front goes a long way when December starts getting busy, which it does every year! This year, I decided to create numbered 3x4 cards as the base of my album. While each card is unique, they all have the wood numbers from Gossamer Blue's Get Happy Collection. They're the perfect size and can be misted, inked or embossed for more pizazz. I love them in their natural state, though, so I just kept them as is. Here are all 25 of my number cards.

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Next on the hop is the lovely Keisha Campbell! Here is the whole list of Gossamer Blue girls on the hop:

Anabelle O'Malley
Beshka Kueser
Brenda Weaver
Cindy Liebel
Diane Payne
Erin Taylor
Eyoung Lee
Heather Leopard
Jessica Lohof
Jill Cornell Jill Keller
Jina Jean
Kasia Przbyt
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Keisha Campbell
Laura Rahél Crosby
Magda Mizera
Maria Lacuesta
Melanie Blackburn
Michelle Wooderson
Naomi Atkins
Pam Garrison
Rebecca Luminarias
Tara Anderson
Vanessa Perry
Yana Smakula
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Thanks for joining us today, and Happy December!!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Gossamer Blue November Blog Hop

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Welcome to Katie Ehmann's blog! You should have hopped here from Kasia Przbyt's blog. If you get lost along the way, return to Gossamer Blue for the full hop list!

For my November mixed kits layout, I loved the blue constellation paper, and themed my page accordingly, highlighting photos of my girls' first mani/pedis in preparation for my sister's wedding.

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I also created two layouts this month from the Gossamer Blue Collections--one with On My Desk and one with Gramercy Road.

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For this layout, I cut one inch strips of patterned paper, and then sewed and folded 1/2 inch strips of paper atop those to create a layered, dimensional look. I framed my photo and kept the embellishments simple to highlight my patterned paper creation.

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This layout highlights my friend's one year old, who I was lucky enough to photograph for his birthday. I hand cut the title and created a paper frame for his photo. A little twine and a few embellishments directly on the photo completed this simple, but sweet page.

Next on the hop is the lovely and talented Keisha Campbell!

Thanks for hopping along with us today! I hope you'll be inspired to create!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November Gossamer Blue Layouts

Hi All!
Can you believe it is almost Thanksgiving!?!? We're having a house full of people this year, so I'm busy menu planning and trying to figure out how I'm going to get everything done in time! It'll be worth the work, though, when our family is together to celebrate and give thanks!

The November Gossamer Blue kits are jam packed with rich colors and fun embellishments! For my Main Kit Only layout, I used this image as inspiration, and hand cut these wonky leaves as the main design element on my page.

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Thanks for stopping by today! And please come on back on November 15th for our Gossamer Blue Blog Hop! I'll be sharing a few more layouts!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Gossamer Blue Blog Hop!

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Hey All! Welcome to the Gossamer Blue October Design Team Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Joy Taylor's blog. If you'd like to start from the beginning, hop on back to the Gossamer Blue blog!.

This month, I loved all the little bits and pieces in the kits, and I decided to create a layout that highlighted all the little itty bitty goodies. I based my layout on an awesome Kindergarten layout by the amazing Emily Spahn.

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One of my favorite pieces this month were the acrylic created by One Little Bird. Check them out here! And seriously, could they be any cuter?

Next up on the hop is the gorgeous girl with the most gorgeous projects: Keisha Campbell!
Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Gossamer Blue September Projects

Happy September All!! September in my house means back to school, the start of soccer season for my girls and visits to the Cider Mill! Not as great as summer, but hey, I'll take it! I had so much fun with September's Gossamer Blue kits! Here's what I made this month:

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Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Last American Crafts Projects

I'll never forget receiving an email from Paige Evans asked me to Guest Design for American Crafts! I was so honored! And then, after I emailed her my projects I received another email asking me to join the team. While I was beyond flattered, I have to admit I was also a little nervous about having enough time to commit to another team. But I'm so happy I agreed to work with such a great group of girls and an outstanding Design Team Coordinator! A few months ago, the team was asked to let Paige know if we'd like to reapply. It was a hard decision, but ultimately my busy schedule over ruled my love for AC collections, and I chose not to reapply. I'll miss working with Paige, the team, and the gorgeous AC products, but feel so lucky to have worked with them this past year! Here are my final AC projects:

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gossamer Blue August Projects

Hi All!!

I'm back today (finally!) with my August projects for Gossamer Blue! These kits screamed summer, and I loved using them :) Here they are...

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Last Chance Sale!

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Here are my last few Studio Calico Stamps that are remaining for sale! Prices include shipping to US addresses only. Internationals will pay actual shipping. Please comment below with your Paypal and pay within 24 hours please! I also have a few Medium Priority Mail Flat rate boxes filled with Embellishments only for $60 shipped or Papers and Embellishments for $50 shipped. Please indicate in the comments which box you'd like--all embellies or paper and embellies! First come, first served!

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