Illustrated Faith – Ocean Floor Process Video

in case you missed all the excitement earlier this month, i am so happy to be on the Illustrated Faith Creative Team. i am specifically on the video team so i will be bringing you process videos twice a month! YAAAAAYYY!

my first video went live last week and i want to share it here with you in case you are not a follower at Illustrated Faith. which you should be – by the way.
you can follow the blog here:
and the YouTube channel here:

okay – now that you’ve taken care of that, here is a page i did in my bible.

the lyrics are from an Audio Adrenaline song and i used a ton of alphas from Bella Blvd. and Illustrated Faith.

the process video is below and you can also read about it here:

Thanks for hanging out and letting me share my excitement with you!
andrea xoxo

Gossamer Blue Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to the hop! All of us DT gals from Gossamer Blue are bringing you fun and fresh inspiration from the November kits!


This month, I’ve made a Christmas project from the woodland animal shapes that came in the Life Pages Themed Kit. Unfortunately this kit is sold out, but I will still link it up so you can see the products if you’re interested in knowing.

My Christmas theme this year is LUMBERJACK glam. Kinda cool, huh? What this means is woodsy, plaid and gold elements. When I saw the BasicGrey animal wood veneers, I just knew I had to use them for my decorations since I couldn’t see a way to sue them in my PL pages.

I started by picking up a raw wood sign and some wooden rectangles from Michael’s. I have some animals shapes pictured here that I didn’t use but you get the idea. The first thing I did was spray paint the wood sign and rectangles white since they were different shades of wood.
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Then I painted the animal shapes black.Photo Oct 18, 2 16 55 PM
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Next, I used my silhouette program to create the phrase “OH, DEER” and changed the settings to fabric. Picture1

And I cut the letters from this gorgeous plaid fabric.Photo Oct 18, 2 13 02 PM

I used fusable backing to strengthen the fabric and adhered them to the painted sign. In parts that didn’t stick well, I used a simple dot of hot glue. Tip: when ironing on painted wood, be sure not to touch the iron directly to the surface or it will melt the paint. 
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Continuing on with the hot glue gun, I used it to adhere each deer shape to the 3 white rectangles. Photo Oct 18, 2 19 45 PM

Now I have this cheeky and cute set of signs that will hang together when all the Christmas magic starts! And even if you can’t get your hands on these specific shapes, wood veneers are all the rage so find some that interest YOU and get crafty!
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These girls have some amazing project – check them out and get inspired!!

Amy Challis
Andrea Gray <<< YOU ARE HERE
Brenda Weaver
Diane Payne
Emily Spahn
Eunyoung Lee
France Wisniewski
Jill Keller
Kasia Przybyt
Kellie Winnell
Kelly Xenos
Michelle Wedertz

Sandra Dietrich
Stephanie Buice

I wonder what you’ll create!?
Happy crafting,
Andrea :)

Gossamer Blue // Life Page Spread + Process Video

Hey crafty babes! How’ve you all been? Have you been crafting? I sure hope you so!

Yesterday I shared some sneaks of my new November projects made with Gossamer Blue kits.

My favorite part about the November kits is all the blue. Seriously – being a mom with boys the color blue shows up in so many of my photos and so many products are a bit on the feminine side. The color scheme of these kits is a breath of fresh air!

I filmed my process of putting this layout together and am so excited to share it with you. If you prefer to see detailed photos, you can head over to the Gossamer Blue blog to see everything!

Thanks for watching!
Happy Crafting!



Say HELLO to the November Gossamer Blue Kits

Photo Oct 14, 3 23 18 PMthe Gossamer Blue November kits are here!!! head on over to the shop to grab your add-ons before they are gone forever!

here are some peeks of what i have created with the main kit, the life pages kit, life pages themed kit and the bits & pieces kit. have a gander below!

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soooooo, what is your favorite piece?
hope you get the good stuff you have your eye on! happy crafting!

andrea xo

project life process video // week 35

hey crafty babes! week 35 came with some challenges. i only ended up with one 4×6, a bunch of 2x2s and one landscape 3×4. how in the world am i gonna make this work? so – i did a little process video to show you how it all came out! watch it here:

and as always, the detailed photos are below if you need to see more.

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thanks for watching, pinning, subscribing and commenting!
happy scrapping!
xo  andrea

how will you document your december memories?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And the December Memories kit from Gossamer Blue is the perfect kit to document the month and all the festivities! You can purchase yours here!

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This box of goodies is bursting with sophisticated colors with a traditional feel. Photo Sep 30, 3 36 52 PM
Exclusively designed chipboard, labels, flags and word stickers will keep your spirits bright as you complete your album. Yes – you WILL complete your album this year! ;)Photo Sep 30, 3 37 05 PM
If you would like a special peek inside the ENTIRE kit, check out my What’s in the Box video:

Now – how are we going to stay motivated and excited and crafty while we’re in the thick of snow and shopping and school programs? You register for the 2-month class that is lead by the fabulous Beshka Kueser and friends!

For 8 weeks, you will be inspired and prepared to work on and complete your entire album! Hope to see you there starting November 1st!

So grab that gigantic December Memories kit and begin putting those December wheels in motion!

Happy scrappin’!
Andrea =)

say HELLO to the october gossamer blue kits


the october kits and add-ons are available TODAY beginning at 10am! head to the Gossamer Blue store to see the gorgeous kits and add-ons!

these are my FAVES from all the kits i received this month. those cork alphas! the cards! that floral pattern!

there are sooooo many gorgeous kits to snatch up this month! head over to the gossamer blue store now before they are wiped clean! these kits sell out super quick!

to get you even more excited about it – check out some peeks at what i’ve made with these kits so far!

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what kits will you score this month?!?!

happy scrapping,

gossamer blue // september kit wrap-up

september is coming to an end, friends! what in the world happened to this month and how is it already almost october? here in northern california, we are still experiencing 90* days and i am soooo ready for the fall weather that most of you are already enjoying.

to send summer off, i’m sharing a wrap-up of the pages i made using the gossamer blue september kits.

featured kits: main scrapbook kit (sold out) / life pages kit (available) / bits & pieces add-on (available) / life pages themed add-on (available)

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in case you missed the process video i did for this layout – check it out here:
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if you haven’t grabbed the add-ons or kits that are still available – get them before they are gone for good.

and be on the lookout for some super exciting things coming up this month:
— new projects and sneaks from the brand new october kits
— sneaks and more info about the december memories kit for 2015
— a special surprise that i don’t know if i can talk about yet…

happy scrapping!