Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Gossamer Blue Inspiration Blog Hop

Hey everyone, happy Wednesday!
If you're taking part in the Gossamer Blue Inspiration Blog Hop then 
You've probably found your way here from Sian Fair"s blog.
If you're new to my blog hi and welcome! I hope you like what you see and feel inspired to create something wonderful.

Today I am sharing a new project with you that is not in the Gossamer Blue DT Gallery yet,  it's called "Lead Him Upwards".

This layout is a little message I wanted to write my husband about the kind of father he is, a little note really that I think he's the best dad to our son and that I love how he is such a great example to him.

I love this picture of Bryan leading Brady around the family farm, showing him where he used to play as a kid, it was kinda cool to see them here together.

I kept this layout clean and simple, for some reason even this design feels masculine, it may be the hard lines or even the papers I chose, either way I love it!
The June Gossamer Blue kits were perfect for so many things, summer, travel, everyday stuff, and I loved the colors! If you haven't picked yours up yet you can do so here: http://www.gossamerblue.com/welcome-to-the-store/

Next up on the hop and last but not least is Yana's Blog which you can find here. 
Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Hi everyone! A few weeks ago I was up on the Bella Blvd Blog and I'm so excited to share one of my bible journaling pages and little bit of my process with you. When I first heard that Bella Blvd was partnering up with Illustrated Faith I was very very happy, two of my favorite things combining is always a good thing!
It's like ice cream and cake...who doesn't like ice cream cake!?

The first page I'm sharing is one I did based on Matthew 5:16, it was one of the verses in a recent sermon and it really hit home with me.  So I got my notebook, bible and some supplies out and came up with what I wanted my page to say.

Normally I would just do all my work in the margins of my bible but
 I knew that I had so much to reflect on with this one so I made sure to leave some room on my page to fit all that in. I decided that the best way to be able to say all I wanted was to do my page on some vellum instead and insert it later.

My process is pretty simple regardless of when I'm putting it, first I cover my page with clear gesso (if I'm adding paint), then I dry it and add in my paints (I use Liquitex Basics Acrylic colors). I usually use an old gift card, a paint brush and even my fingers to make little smudges here and there. Before I start adding any stickers or embellishments I make sure that I get it good and dry using my heat gun. 

Once everything is dry I start adding in my "title" and journaling. Since most of my pages usually start in a notebook, I like to try and add all the stuff that stood out and spoke to my heart onto my actual journaling page. For this page after I put my main journaling down " God Let my light shine with good, so other see and give you all the Glory", I decided to use some patten paper with circles cut out to write out the rest of my message.

For this page I pulled out my Genesis kit and some of my other Bella favorites. I love all the different alphabet stickers in the Genesis kit, so many to choose from!

To finish off my page I wanted to secure some of my words and my pattern paper pieces down, I added in some of the new washi tape and sewed over them a bit. I like how it not only keeps things intact but also give a more finished look.

I think it is also important that I share my verse with you, Matthew 5:16 (ESV) - "In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. " 
Thank you so much for letting me share this with you today! I always have so much fun putting pieces of my heart down on paper, I hope you will give it a try too!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Gossamer Blue July DT Gallery Projects

Hey everyone, Happy July! My heart will always be Canadian so a BIG Happy Canada to my family and friends back home.
Today is also the day that the Gossamer Blue July Kit is live and ready to be bought up.
You can get yours now while they're fresh off the press and still in stock here: http://www.gossamerblue.com/welcome-to-the-store/

Here are my two July DT Gallery Projects:
I did this one using a mix of July kits, 
Every Pictures Records A Little Story:

I wanted to document how my Son loves going shopping with his grandmother and how I have so many memories doing the same with mine.

My other Gallery Project is this card
Going Places:

So many of my friends have children who have recently graduated and are either moving up grades or heading off to college, so I thought this card was perfect for any one of those milestones.

I hope you'll hop on over to the Gossamer Blue site and blog to check out what the rest of the DT have created this month. I feel so lucky and honored to be part of such a talented team. These ladies are amazing!
Hope everyone has a great week and thanks for stopping by!
XOXO Stephanie.