Monday, February 3, 2014

Blog Hop⎪Elle's Studio X Gossamer Blue Blog Hop

Hello there! February is truly a blog hopping month for me eh? This month Elle's Studio and Gossamer Blue DTs are going to have a blog hop sharing their creativity to inspire you in so many ways.

This is the very first time I play with Gossamer Blue kits and voila! I have created a total of 3 layouts with their awesome kits! And I really have so much fun creating with the kits. I am in love with the valentine theme in February kit and also the exclusive cute wood veneers. I love the heart shapes, the mint elements and all the envelopes in this month kit. I know the kit is full of valentine goodies from Elle's Studio and Crate Paper, but I made 3 layouts that aren't too lovey-dovey ;)

Here's what I have came up with:

1. You Make My ❤ Sing - Using Main Kit only

I started layering papers and photo on this patterned paper that has dictionary pattern. I am so in love with this photo of me and my boy holding a flower. So I decided to cut the word ' You Make My Heart Sing' from one of the Elle's Studio patterned paper and substitute the heart with a chipboard ❤ - To shorten the title in order to match the height of the photo.



I also added moulding paste to the background with my new love - Heidi Swapp heart stencil ;) So much LOVE on this page!


Just gotta love all the embellies & stickers from the main kit so I clustered them in this corner.


2. A Little ❤ Note To You

This layout is inspired by the envelopes that came in the add-on kit. I asked my husband to write a letter to my boy and I tuck it into the envelope. I would show my boy this love letter from daddy when he grows a little older ;) Since this layout is all about a love letter from daddy to son, I fussy cut the cute envelope patterned paper from Elle's Studio and create a border under the photo. I also added more heart shaped transparency and the cute badges  (from Crate Paper)  to add more texture and layering. This is my favourite layout that I created from the Gossamer Blue kit.


Just gotta love the transparency pack that came in the Add-on kit ;)



This Thickers is not from the kit but it is from Crate Paper Love Note Collection. Love love love the cute heart shapes and I just stacked two different sizes together 



3. Obsession

This layout documented my current obsession - Crochet. I don't crochet sweaters, hat or scarf, but I crochet stuffed dolls - amigurumi. You can see some of my amigurumi creations here. I wanted to create a multi-photo layout so I printed 3 instagram photos in 2' x 2'. I also break away from my normal habit of using white card stocks as background - I used cream colour card stock to match the color of my pom-pom purim (the pudding dog in the left photo)


Die cuts using my Craftwell eBosser x Lawn Fawn dies.


Typed title: Obsession with my vintage typewriter. Simply love the script font.


Love love love clustered embellies around my photos as usual ;)


p.s. The word JAN is from my own stash ;) I put the month : Jan 2014 instead of date because this is my current obsession in the month of January. If you squint your eyes, you might notice I also machine stitched along the triangle patterned paper - to make it like a quilt. I love adding subtle texture to my pages.


Phew! I still have a tonnes of goodies left from my Gossamer Blue kits after making 3 layouts. Will definitely come back to use them up when I am done with my other assignment. And now, hop over to Yuki's blog next to see what she has came up with the Gossamer Blue kit!

Adrienne Alvis
Anabelle O'Malley
Becki Adams 
Cindy Liebel
Emily Spahn
Evgenia Petzer
Heather Leopard
Jenny Evans 
Jessica Lohof
Jill Cornell
Jina Jean
Juliana Michaels 
Kasia Przybyt
Katie Ehmann
Kim Moreno
Magda Mizera
Michelle Wooderson
Michiko Kato
Naomi Atkins
Nicole Harper
Patricia Roebuck 
Stephanie Bryan
Valerie Bishop 
WaiSam Ho   —> You Are HERE!
Yuki Shimada —> Drop by Yuki's blog next!

And lastly, don't forget to stop by the Elle's Studio blog and the Gossamer Blue blog! Each company is giving away some great prizes on their blog. Leave a comment on their blogs telling us what inspired you along the hop to be entered! XoXo



  1. These are all so pretty! I love all the bits & buttons & baubles here & there!

  2. your works are always so inspiring... Thanks for sharing!

  3. ...sigh!...these are so fantastic!

  4. always love your layout!

  5. These layouts are amazing!! LOVE them!!

  6. Love all the little details on your project...♥

  7. These layouts are so precious! I love the details you've included - sprinkling flair, buttons, acetate hearts...just gorgeous!

  8. Oh these are so lovely. The parade of happy heart embelishments along the "A Little Note To You" layout is so eye catching. Wow. Thanks for sharing.

  9. great projects, and the pictures are captured to perfectly!!! thank you for sharing,

  10. Love all 3 of your layouts! :) The last one makes me wanna try multi-photos too, hehe :)

  11. Beautiful layouts! These are just gorgeous, although my favorite is the second. Love that banner of items/embellishments.

  12. Nice blogspot. You give me new ideas for snailmail. Thanks for the chance to win that nice giveaway on this blog or instagram


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