23 January 2014

Blog Share: Wild Flower

I'm so excited to participate in my first blog share with a wonderful group of women! Thank you for joining us today and I hope you find some inspiration among our blogs. If you didn't begin at the Clique Kits blog, please head there after my blog post!

You have arrived here from Erica's Blog!

This blog share's paper line: Carta Bella - Wild Flower

"May your life be like a wild flower...Growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day"
Native American Proverb

Blog Share Challenge: Use something "wild" on your page.
Literal interpreatation: a wild animal or plant

Figurative interpretation: something unique/different for YOU! 

My Project Description

This year I decided to dive into a Project Life album. However, I'm titling mine: Year in My Life. I didn't want to be stuck in the sense that I NEED to do a spread weekly. I know this is not what project life is completely, but I feel like there were so many unspoken standards behind it, so titling it my own way gives me more freedom. I'm also not working with one specific paper line. Instead I will combine the Clique Kits with papers in my stash and my own designs to really speak my personality. Finally, if I don't get a spread done weekly, so be it. Some months may be one spread for the whole month, I want the freedom of doing my own thing.

My Projects

So saying that, lets start with January and what I've create so far. I decided I want to start and end the month with a 12x12 layout. Highlight my FAVORITE two memories of that month. These don't have to be huge events, but just something I found extra special.

Here is my first 12x12 layout for January.

Supplies: Carta Bella - Wildflower (12x12 - Field of Flowers, 6x6 paper pad); Studio Calico - Gold Letter Stickers; LaceyBug Creations (Flair, Camera Die cut, Arrow printable); Washi; Twine; Gems; Felt Ribbon; Wood Veneer.

And I've also completed some spreads for the month already. I used the Carta Bella - Wildflower collection and coordinating embellishments, put together by kit coordinator Gia Lau. I also incorporated some of my own personal designed embellishments as well.

Beyond my YIML (year in my life) album, I created a layout using a photo from my wedding this past summer (photo taken by the TALENTED and amazing Bernadette Pollard). I was inspired by the feminine papers and embellishments and felt that our crazy expressions really fit the paper line.
Supplies: Carta Bella - Wildflower (12x12 - 4x6 Journal Card; 6x6 paper pad); Fancy Pants - Corrugated Paper; Bella Blvd - Feather; Silhouette - die cut feather; LaceyBug Creations (Flair, label printables); Studio Calico: Gold Letter Chipboard, Wood Veneer Camera, gold letter stickers; Lace Trim; Fabric; Peach Cardstock; Gold sequin trim; Roller stamp.

Freebies and More

I'm not stopping with just inspiration! Check out the Clique Kits blog for an exclusive FREE printable! I was inspired by the Carta Bella Wildflower kit when I was designing them and added my own personal flair to them. Honestly, they can go with all your scrapbooking projects and various paper lines.

Speaking of Flair, I also have the flair I designed to coordinate available for purchase in my Etsy shop! Head over there right now to snag your flair before they are gone.
**DISCLAIMER** I leave for vacation on Friday (Jan 24) and return Jan 29. I will be shipping orders on the 29th or the 30th.


Oh and lets not stop there!! We are offering a prize to one lucky person! All you have to do is leave a comment on the blogs during the blog hop! So keep on hopping!

Enjoy Jenn's blog next!

Thanks for stopping by today! 
Lacey Gasper


Jenn said...

Great pocket pages. Love the layering in your traditional layouts too. :)

ericarose said...

Beautiful work Lacey!! Love the layouts and the pocket pages!!

Cathie said...

Beautiful layouts! Beautiful bride!

Gina Karas said...

Love your pocket pages! Great ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

Gia Lau said...

I love your ideas for doing a 12 x 12 layout to start and end the month- totally copying that idea!

Sandy said...

So fun! I love how you went outside your usual style just a little...turned out great! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new button flair!!

Jenn & Erik said...

Love the pocket page layouts! Your puppy is adorable!

Family Reflections said...

I love looking back on your wedding photos and you scrap them beautifully! The pocket pages are great as well! TFS

Moore8825@gmail.com said...

How fun... The wedding page is so beautiful and fun...very personable.

Lynn said...

Great start on your 2014 album! I like how you incorporated your calendar printables. The layout with your "maids" is fresh and modern, LOVE it! How fun to see your designs being printed and shared. You gals are going to rock this kit idea!

Amanda said...

Love it all, Lacey! I can't wait to see more of your Project life pages!

Unknown said...

Love your layouts! Your wedding one is my favorite!