Monday, August 18, 2014

Paper Issues: Admit One

Hi guys! I am back from my (looooong) vacation! Even though I loved and enjoyed every second of it, in a way, it is nice to be back. I've missed my pretty papers :-)

Let's kick it off with a new issue over at Paper Issues! The issue is called "Admit One" and it is sponsored by the awesome Fancy Pants Designs! Eeeeeek! ♥ The DT received their gorgeous Everyday Circus collection to play with. That's exactly the same collection that you could win if you head over to the blog and start linking up!

Alex Gadji - Shenanigans

The layout is about my daughter and her cousin who are always ready to throw us a show. If they see anything that looks like a stage, they can't resist getting up on :-) 

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I hope that it shows how much fun I had playing with this collection. I loved layering all different elements that come with it.

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My journaling is inside this cute little pocket. 

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One more close-up just because it's fun :-)

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Wanna win this fun line? Jump over to Paper Issues for more inspiration and start linking up! 

Good Luck!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Paper Issues: Gettin' the Scoop on the Sweet Days of Summer

Hi everyone! Ready for a new issue from Paper Issues? I thought so! :-)

The issue is called "Gettin' the Scoop on the Sweet Days of Summer" and it is sponsored by Bella Blvd. They are giving away a Summer Squeeze collection pack, so be sure to play along!

The girls on the DT got some seriously cute stuff to play with. Here is my layout.

Alex Gadji - Play

I love the colors of the feathers! 

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The layout is about my daughter's love for games. I am very grateful for that because our summer weather so far has been awful. We spend a lot of time inside. Playing games with her makes me ridiculously happy.  

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A few more closeups just because it's fun :-)

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Now head over to the Paper Issues blog and start linking up your gorgeous projects! There are million different ways to interpret this issue!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 4, 2014

October Afternoon: Your Story

Hi guys! I am stopping by to share this layout I made for October Afternoon. You can find the sketch I made for it, HERE.

Alex Gadji - Your Story

I have used the Public Library collection. I am sure you already know how much I love it :-)

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The layout is about my kids' day at the library. Everyone was looking at them. Everyone was smiling. They were so cute reading together.

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At first, I wanted to make a white title, but then I decided to go for the patterned chipboard word that comes with this collection. I love the look of patterns on top of patterns.

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You know that you can get your Public Library collection from Paper Issues? Cassie got it ALL, and you can find it here. Don't forget to use ALEX20 at checkout for 20% off your entire order.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 30, 2014

A Mother's Love

There is one thing I hate and that is to see my kids sick. A few weeks ago my son got an awful cold. I was seriously afraid that he'd cough his lungs out. At the same time, he got an infection in both his ears. And on top of that, he got an allergic reaction to penicillin. Seeing him suffer like that was killing me :-(

I wanted to make a layout about it, so I snapped this picture of us with my phone. The title was given: A Mother's Love.

I have used the Dreamy collection by Heidi Swapp. 

I love the bold, glittery frames against all the pastel colors. 

That would be all for today.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, June 27, 2014

October Afternoon: 100% Yours

Sometimes, I wonder if my daughter knows how much our girl dates mean to me. For her maybe it's just a bike ride and an ice-cream, but for me it is so much more. I love to feel that I am 100% present in the moment, that I am 100% hers.

For this layout, I have used the Daily Flash All Boy collection from October Afternoon. 

God, I really  need to figure our how to stop blogger from making my pictures look so bad :-( They look so much better outside my blog. 

I hope that my kids are going to enjoy all these little notes I am leaving for them to read when they grow older. After all, that's what this hobby is all about. That's what means the most.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

October Afternoon: Public Library

Finally! The Public Library from October Afternoon is here!

With my daughter being a little bookworm, I've been dying to play with this collection! It's everything I've expected and MORE ♥

I have used the Sew Fun Banners to make my title. I love how it turned out.

And just how adorable is this chipboard balloon? I tell you, I can't wait to play with it again! 

Eeeeek! Me so happy :D

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Paper Issues: In the Navy

Hi guys! Are you ready for the new and fun issue from Paper Issues? The issue is called "In the Navy" and it is sponsored by the super awesome Echo Park Paper! Woooot! They are giving away two collection packs for the prize, so be sure to play along!

There are so many ways to interpret this theme. I went for the easiest one: to use shades of blue on my layout.

Alex Gadji - Leave your worries to me

I have used the lovely Dear Lizzy Daydreamer collection from American Crafts. Love the wooden heart background!

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I wrote my title on one of the journaling pockets that come with the collection and left a note for my daughter in it.

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I also decorated one of the cute stitched title cards. The ampersand is one of the dimensional embellishments

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One more closeup just because it's fun :-) I decorated the wooden background by mixing puffy and regular heart stickers. I stuck pieces from the accent sticker book under my photo.

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Now head over to the Paper Issues blog for more "In the Navy" inspiration. This is what you can win if you link up a project or two. Two collections from Echo Park Paper: Capture Life AND Walking on Sunshine! Eeeeeek! 

And if you want to play with this beautiful Dear Lizzy Daydreamer collection, don't forget to use my code ALEX20 at checkout to get 20% off everything.

Thanks so much for stopping by!