Gossamer Blue

Life Pages Spread



Hello, Felicitas here to inspire you with another craft project using the fabulous October kits!

A few weeks back, I started a second pocket pages album to capture more pictures and stories beyond our daily routines than there’s space in my 6×12 Project Life® album. Since I am way too lazy to make entire mini albums for our mini adventures, hiking or weekend trips, I thought this is a great solution for me. I call it the “adventure album” and this Life Pages spread is showing one of our short hiking trips. And while I’m usually not a big fan of pink in combination with purple, brown or maroon tones, I really like how the completed page turned out.


In my Project Life® album, I title every week and write a headline in the very first picture of the spread. I did the same thing here and used a transparent tag as guideline as I positioned all my letters on it to spell out my word. This way I can move the composed headline freely over my photo and actually see where it would look best or center it exactly. When I found the best spot, I just press the letters down, hold them and remove the transparent sheet carefully.


From time to time I glue some embellishments on top of the plastic. That’s a fun way to bring more texture on your layout or to incorporate objects that are usually too high for the tight pockets like those tiny cute acrylic hearts.


Layering different kinds of embellishments is also a good way to add interest to your project. I combined paper pieces with foil, wood and transparent shapes as well as stamped sentiments.


The last 3×4 pocket was the most fun to create: I used some rub-ons from the October kits to embellish the wood veneer in a modern and colorful way. Then I glued the whole piece on top of the pocket to be able to actually feel the texture of it.

And that’s it! This spread took me barely 20 minutes and it’s so fun to look at. Thanks for stopping by today, now get creative and I’ll see you next month!



Fuse Pocket Layout Tutorial


Hi everyone! Diane here with a shaker layout tutorial using the embellishments from the October Gossamer Blue kits and the Fuse Tool, which is available in the store.

Supplies: October Bits & Pieces Kit, October Life Pages Kit, October Life Pages Main Add-On, October Life Pages Add-On #3, Fuse Tool

For my layout, I used a 9×12 pocket page protector. Watch the video to see how easy it is to create a shaker layout using the Fuse Tool.




I hope this inspires you to give the Fuse Tool a try. The options are limitless and it would be really fun to use it to create unique shapes with page protectors like, hearts, circles or stars.


Brenda’s Planner Spread


Hey y’all!  Today I have a spread in my planner using the October kits to show you.

I am not a very organized person.  In fact, using my planner requires organization and that is even hard for me.  But…now that I have a pretty planner I have been making more of an effort to use it more.  Also, I have a pretty dull life at the moment.  There really isn’t much going on here as the kids aren’t involved in any sports and they aren’t old enough to have much to do with school.  So, my spreads are pretty simple.



See, not much going on.  I am ok with that for right now, though.  It has been kind of nice to have a few relaxing days.

For this spread I used a 4×6 card from the October main life pages kit to make an insert for more journaling.  I had planned to write more on the back as well but I just didn’t have anything else to write.  I may print a photo to attach on it later.

Next was adding stamps from the Life Pages kit on both sides of the spread.  The little box on the bottom right is my favorite.

Then some stickers, rub-ons and the wood veneer heart from the Life Pages kit and the alpha arrows and ampersand from the Main Scrapbook kit.




How do you do your planner?  Do you add lots of notes and photos or do you stick to a simple “things to do” format?