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Mel’s Life Pages

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Hello creative friends! Melanie here today to share with you another personal PL album spread. I have to admit that I am not as diligent at keeping up with my personal album as I am with my family album. But whenever I have spare pictures that focus on me and a bit of free time I will create an entry or two. I do love working with a 6×8 album, I have to say that it is probably my favorite memory keeping format, the smaller pages really make the process much easier to work with. The space is limited so the stories selected are more important or meaningful; I am not simply filling the pockets. I dream of having my family LP album in 6×8 but there are just too many stories to tell with a family of 5.

To create this spread I used the July LP kit, as always the Gossamer Blue kits are full of amazing cards and embellishments, they offer such a wide variety of products that the creative process really is so easy. I also used an alpha stamp set that GB released a little while back to subscribers, it is the perfect font size for 3×4 cards.

I love to incorporate words in my LP spreads, but sometimes few words are required. This was the case with documenting the books I read in June, I didn’t need to give a recap of each book I simply wanted to capture which books I read, so the black and white card with the speech bubble really was ideal for this recap.

All the heart eye emoji for the gold stickers that are included in the kit. They are seriously amazing and one of my favorite embellishments ever released by GB! On this spread I used them as accent to a journaling card and directly on a picture. They are versatile and so fun to include on a spread or any creative project.

Yep that’s me! Every once in a while I will include a picture of me in my spreads, the elevator at my  work place has a great full length mirror and every once in a while I’ll snap a picture of myself, especially when it’s on a day that I feel especially trendy. 😉 Of course that must be documented!

I love how this spread turned out, it is light in color and full of fun stories! My personal LP album is meant to be fun and offer more flexibility than my family LP. I can create a spread purely because I want to be creative or because I need to document a story, this spread is a little bit of both!!  I hope you are inspired to create your own personal LP, our stories are important and should be documented! Happy creating friends!

 

8 1/2 x 11 Scrapbook Layout by Jill

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Hello Gossamer Blue fans!  It’s Jill with a new scrapbook layout using the August Main, Life Pages and Traveler’s Notebook kits.  This time I decided to change things up and do an 8.5×11 page.

I started this layout by trimming down my background paper, then added a few narrow strips of coordinating papers to the right side of my page.  I used a 4×6 Life Pages card to mat the two photos printed at about 2.5×3.5.

Next, I started choosing embellishments.  There are a ton of great pieces in the August kits, so I pulled some of the acetate from the TN kit to mix in with die cuts and and stickers from the Main and Life Pages kits.  The top right of the page has a fussy cut banner from a Main Kit paper layered on a label and adhered with foam adhesive.

I jumped to the bottom of the page next, stapling the acetate word FUN and adding in a few word stickers and die cuts.

I added a ton of embellishments above the photo, including my title with the awesome Main Kit puffy alphas.

The result is a colorful and whimsical page to highlight my daughter’s photos of a totally funny moment where she was howling like a wild thing.  I skipped the journaling this time because the word stickers and photos pretty much explain the entire situation.

Thanks for stopping by the GB blog today!

Cathy’s Planner Spread

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Hey everyone! If you’re like me, you’re wondering where the summer went? I used July’s kits (all 4) to create this layout in my Get To Work Book planner.

White alphas are my absolute favorite. Take a highlighter or brush pen and you can color your alphas any way you like!

This week was super hectic for me. Between my yoga sessions and house hunting, it was very rare to leave any white spaces in my spread.

The colors this month remind of a preppy feel but totally fun. I incorporated light pinks in it just to keep it refreshing. I’m pretty feminine so the pinks and yellows brought that out a bit.

Layer, layer, layer. I do it in my scrapbook layouts and it looks even cuter and dainty in a smaller format such as a planner!

I doodle a lot! So the boxing of my schedule is common in my planner.

Don’t you just love this months color themes? So on your next project, pull out “planner friendly” items like I did and see what you can do your kit!!!