Saturday, June 6, 2015

Paper Issues: Sketchy Saturday

Hi there! Today we have a new sketch for you over at Paper Issues!

Pretty awesome, right? The sketch was inspired by THIS amazing layout by my dear OA DT friend Sasha Farina

And here is my take on it.

Alex Gadji - You laugh you lose

Linnea wanted to play this little game when you sit in front of each other, trying to make each other laugh. The one who laughs first loses. I just had to snap a few photos :-)

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I have used the Citrus Bliss collection from Pink Paislee.

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I adore the colors! They make me so happy!

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And so does this pretty, little face ♥

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I hope you feel inspired to play along with this sketch! Be sure to link up your projects HERE for a chance to win a $10 Gift card to the Paper Issues store! Who wouldn't want that?! The store is loaded with pretty stuff! AND you can get 20% off your entire order if you use ALEX20 at checkout! :-)

Go! Go! Go!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Shimelle True Stories

Hi guys! I don't know if you remember me being up on the American Crafts blog with a couple of Shimelle layouts (you can find that post HERE). I loved playing with her Shimelle's first collection. Loved! And you know what? Her second, True Stories, got me going again! It's ah-mazing!!

I was lucky to get most of it from Swedish DESIGN in PAPERS and I've been sharing layouts on their blog this past month. I thought I could share them here too. So, get ready for a reeeeeally photo heavy post!

Alex Gadji - Lunch Date

The first one is about my cute little lunch date. Linnea and I was supposed to go shopping, but we quickly realized that none of us enjoy crowded stores (actually, we kinda hate them!). Instead, we had a loooong lunch. After that we quickly got her a few dresses before we went to the next place for coffee and cake :-) That's my girl!

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Coffee. My precious. Definitely layout-worthy :-)

Alex Gadji - My Precious

The True Stories collection is a dream come true for all coffee lovers out there!

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Watch out! Here comes trouble!

Alex Gadji - Here comes trouble

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Love his smile, his eyes, his big heart. Love his sparkle!

Alex Gadji - Sparkly Eyes

Yes, I just had to cut out the letters from one of the patterned papers and use them for my title. How could anyone resist?

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Four layouts later, I am still not feeling done with True Stories. I am pretty sure that there will be more...

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

October Afternoon: Sketch and a free cut file

Hi there! Today I have a layout and a sketch up at the October Afternoon blog. Here is what the sketch looks like:

I have used the lovely Treasure Map collection for my take on it.

Alex Gadji - My Treasure

I have also designed a cut file to make all the hearts within a heart and I would be happy to share it with you. You can grab it HERE.

And here are some closeups of the layout...

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If you are on IG and you choose to use the cut file, tag me (@agadji). I would love to see it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Paper Issues: Chalk One Up to Your Own Style

So, who's ready for a new issue from Paper Issues?! Me, me!

The issue is called Chalk One Up to Your Own Style and it is sponsored by the Paper Issues store itself, who is giving away a $20 gift certificate to one lucky winner. So if you feel like shopping (and who is not???), be sure to stop by the blog and play along! 

As usual, there are many different ways to interpret an issue. And to mix it up even further, there is a FREE cut file and a set of chalkboard printables for grabs! Both of them designed by my sweet friend Danielle de Konink. I have used one of the printables (x4) on my layout.

Alex Gadji - Good Times

I cut out the middle of the chalked frames and placed them on top of my photos using 3d-dots.

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The colorful chevron is wood drop stickers from Pinkfresh Studio. Eeeee! ♥

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I have used the Rise & Shine collection by Amy Tangerine, which you can find HERE in the shop.

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We snapped these photos while waiting for Annie to begin. I love our little "girls' days out" ♥ This time we went out for a lunch and a movie. She was singing the whole way back home :-)

I hope you will join us and play along with this issue! Remember, you could win a $20 GC to the best store out there! And if you do (or if you just feel like shopping anyway), you can always use ALEX20 at checkout to get 20% off your order. Not bad at all ;-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Bella Blvd Color Chaos

Hi there! As usual, I am such a slacker when it comes to updating my own blog... Come over and follow me on Instagram (@agadji). I am much more active there :-)

Anyway, anyone else out there madly, deeply in love with new Bella Blvd? Eeeeeek! Be still my heart! I've made a card and a layout so far and I just want MORE! It's adorable and it makes me happy!

Alex Gadji - Happy Eyes

The transparencies are my faves!!

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I love the black and white together with all the bright, happy colors!

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Another thing I love is this photo of the little man ♥ Those eyes!!!

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This is going to be one photo heavy post, cause here comes the card too!

Alex Gadji - March 2015

I made it for my sister who turned 30 in March.

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Seriously, those bows!!! Love!!! Can't wait to play again!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Wishing you all a colorful, happy weekend!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Hip Kit Club: Chillin

Hi there! I am stopping by to share a layout I made using the beautiful March kits from the Hip Kit Club.

Alex Gadji - Chillin

That's my boy, chillin' in his favorite Fatboy sack.

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I love the flourish paper and even though it bags to be colored, I chose to left it as it was. Reason 1: I am really not into coloring and I would probably ruin the paper. Reason 2: I wanted to add color with splatters and embellishments instead.

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I used one of the pocket cards from the project life kit to add my journaling.

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I hope it shows how much I love these kits!! And believe me when I tell you that they are practically scrapping themselves! I made three layout in no time... Everything just works so perfectly well together. But I guess that's the whole idea with the kits, right? :-)

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Thank you so much for taking your time to stop by today!

Friday, March 27, 2015

True beauty...

...comes from within.

Alex Gadji - True beauty

It's been a while since the last time I played with Pink Paislee's Bella Rouge collection. I kinda missed it!

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I took this photo of my daughter when she didn't really expected me to. She is so into posing right now, which makes me appreciate these little candid moments even more :-)

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I used the whole sheet of puffy glitter stickers as it is. I like the way it looks peeking out from behind the photo.

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Thanks so much for stopping by friends! 
Have a lovely weekend!