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
Katie EhmannYou are here!
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!