Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Gossamer Blue January 2014 Life Pages Kit: UnBoxing and How I Organize
I was so excited to get my Gossamer Blue Box it the mail! I tore into it as soon as it arrived.
The color scheme for the month is printed on the sticker inside the box. I thought that was cute :)
So... what's inside?!?
I love these transparent die cut words, but I'm always stumped on how to use them. They are so cute though and I got a whole pack of 7 words.
Yay for wood veneers! I just love these! The frame is my favorite, but all the little pieces are great. There are numbers, hearts and arrows and a few words like "love" and "our life." I'm so excited to use these!
The little flair pins are from October Afternoon and I love these, too! They are very general and will be easy to use.
These enamel dots are from Basic Grey and I have never actually used these before. I'm excited to give them a try because I love brads and they seem like brads without the bulk. Easy little stickers :)
This is the exclusive stamp set for the month. I'm on the fence about this one. Love the arrows, but I'm 50/50 on the words. "Seriously Dude" and "Keepin' it Real" are not phrases I will use, but I do like "This is Life" and "This just Happened."
Now for the 4x6 cards... I like the bright color scheme this month! The 2014 card is vellum and the other 6 are cardstock.
There are a nice mix of journaling cards and patterned and title cards. All the 4x6 cards look easy to use. Oh, I should also mention that all of the cards (4x6 and 2x3) are double sided. One side has a vertical design and the other side has the same design but with a horizontal orientation. That is the side I photographed.
These are the 2x3 cards. I definitely have my favorites, but there are none that I don't like or wouldn't use. I'm really happy with my first kit! How cute is that guest check card!
The 2x3 cards also have a nice mix of journal, pattern and title cards.
The bottom card that says, "happy day" is vellum. So, all together there were 25 2x3 cards, 1 was vellum and 24 were cardstock. I'm very impressed with my first kit and I can't wait to start using it! I already purchased an organizer from Michael's to keep my kit organized. Keep reading to see how I'm storing it.
This is a drawer organizer I got from Michaels. It is 50% off right now so I think it was about $7.
It is a fabric covered tray with 4 sections.
It works perfectly for my kit! Everything is separated and spread out so I can see everything and use everything! Now I just need to kill this kit this month before my next kit comes :) That's the goal!
I almost forgot! These two are free printables for subscribers. Every month there is a free printable for the life pages kit (above) and for the main kit (below). I printed out both and cut all of them out at once. It was a bit tedious, but if they are all cut and ready to go, I'm more likely to use them!
Now I'm ready to start scrapping my 2014 album! I hope to have some pages to share with you soon!