April 29, 2013

On the blog....what's to come

As I'm wrapping up my April projects for the blog, it reminds me that May will be right around the corner.  That means school will be out, we'll be spending lots of time outdoors, our house will be filled with kids, the pool will be opening, we'll be taking some road trips, tackling some projects, gardening, heading to the lake....and just enjoying the Summer.  It makes it a little harder to keep a steady schedule of crafty creations here on the blog but I've got lots of fun, ongoing projects to keep me busy. 

I thought I'd share a little lineup of what you'll be seeing throughout the Summer months.  I am thoroughly enjoying working with Gossamer Blue.  The monthly kits have increased my creativity tremendously and Lori selects the most fantastic products month after month.  There will be exciting new things coming up so be sure to stay tuned.  

You'll be able to view the Design Team Gallery & purchase new kits on May 1st.  Here are some quick facts that might answer some questions you have if you're interested in purchasing the kits.   I have some fun sneak peeks to show you for what's coming in May for Gossamer Blue too.  My projects will be up in the Gossamer Blue Design Team Gallery + I'll be sharing them here on my blog with mini tutorials.  

Here I paired some stamps from my stash with a calendar stamp from the kit.....
There's all sorts of fun embellishments this month, great for collage type projects......
I've been practicing my watercolor techniques on a few kit items......that floral paper is my favorite from all the May kits.
More watercoloring on some bright papers included in this month's kits......
The colors this month are fabulous, always a great mix.....
I broke out my Pan Pastels to try with a set of stamps included in a May kit......
I'll be sharing more mixed media techniques also using my Mixed Media Kit.
Soooo many fun embellishments, did I say that already?
And a whole mix up of products using up the leftovers.....it's gonna be a fun month.
In addition to my monthly Gossamer Blue projects, I'll be sharing my art journal pages and more art-like projects.  Here's my first attempt using my new Dylusions Creative Journal.  This is just a start to my first pages and I'll be sharing the completed layout soon.  I have to say that this art journal is fantastic if you're interested in getting started in art journaling.  The quality of the pages is really nice and sturdy.  
I'll also be doing my best to keep on track with my Project Life 2013.  I'm a few weeks behind right now and I can feel it creeping up on me.....that time of year when I always get behind because the Summer months hit.  I'm realllly hoping to keep on top of it this Summer.
Shop updates.....I've got some new items coming to the shop this Summer. They'll be trickling into the shop every so often.

October Afternoon update.....I decided not to renew my contract with October Afternoon so April will be my last month on the Design Team.  The products are so great and I look forward to working with them....I'll just be back on the customer side of things now.  A big thanks to everyone at October Afternoon for having me and I wish them the best of luck.

And in addition to all this, I've started a Summer bucket list that is getting long already.  I'm going to have the girls and Eric add to the list and we'll see what happens.  I've got about 3 weeks to prepare before school is out and then we're gonna tackle the list.  I'll be sharing some of those ideas in my Summer bucket list post soon.

So tell me...what's going on in your world?  Any new crafty projects you want to tackle?  Summer projects?  I'd love to hear what's on your list.


Anonymous said...

Mish, It sounds like you are going to have a busy summer. I work 40 hours a week and we go to camp every other weekend, but I hope to get a few projects done this summer. I have material to make my grand daughter a couple of dresses and I have several new stamp sets I want to use. This is my third year of Project Life and I'm making in real easy, only using cards from the kit and no embellishments, and I'm keeping up with it. Hope you have a great summer and I'm looking forward to your blog posts.

Moonie said...

wow.. I love the holidays and I love summer.. we are coming into our winter now but we get nothing like your winter here.. ours is so mild in Qld.. I love what you have been doing.. so very clever. love the colours and the paint spashes.. how do you do your drips of paint x

Cathy said...

Oh mY.. you have Inspired me so much. I can't get enough of you pages. I do cards, I love you designs and can't wait to see more.

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