Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Simple Comforts with GCD Studios

I love the fall weather. For me it means spending lots of time in the kitchen making tasty sweets. One of our favorite comfort foods are strawberry pancakes. They are so delicious! The little strawberry pieces melt as you cook the pancakes and end up tasting almost exactly like strawberry jam! After you are done cooking them, throw them on a plate, pour on the maple syrup, and dig in!

Material Girls It's in the Bag
Material Girls Hugs and Kisses
Material Girls Girly Girl
Material Girls A Girl's Best Friend

Just looking at this layout makes me want to rush into the kitchen and whip up a batch of these scrumptious pancakes! What type of foods are considered comfort foods in your family?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Little School Mini with GCD Studios

My oldest daughter started first grade this year. I thought it would be cute to create a little mini album about her first year of school. So far I have created the first few pages and plan on adding more as the year progresses. I plan on placing pictures of various school activities as well as keeping some of her homework papers and awards.

First I needed a cover for my album. I wanted something simple. I placed my title on the chipboard cover, adhered them, painted, and then added a splattering of mist.

For my first page, I wanted to record her actual first day of school along with a picture of her from that day.

I wanted to keep my album uniform yet simple. The right hand side is reserved for journaling while the left hand side has plenty of space for pictures.

This album is far from being complete but it's a start to documenting my daughter's first year. This would also make a great gift to someone who has school age children or even little children in daycare.

Chip Art Chipboard Kit 5x7
Chip Art Chipboard Shapes: Medium Alphabet Set
Funhouse The World's Greatest
Soul Food Brave Soul
Funhouse Popcorn Journal Tags
Soul Food Fancy Chipboard Stickers
Soul Food Transparent Shapes

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

GCD Studios Kit of the Month

Did you know that GCD Studios now has a Kit of the Month? They are also hosting a contest each month where you can win a spot to be featured on the blog. How cool is that? Check out the kit for September.

Gorgeous isn't it? It's packed with school themed papers and happy bright fall embellishments. To enter into this contest, simple create a back to school project. It can be a layout, card or even a gift for a teacher. Please use 50% of GCD Studios product to enter. Then email your project to me at hsonboul@gcdstudios.com by Sept 26th 2011.

The top 3 projects will be posted on the GCD Studio blog and then voted on. The winner will have the kit of the month sent to her or him and will be featured in the next months GCD Studios newsletter. Plus there will be a blog post about them.

If you have not done so already make sure you take a few moments and sign up for the GCD newsletter. Just send and email to Inthestudio@gcdstudios.com. Lots of cool stuff in there!

Happy Creating!