Gossamer Blue

Odessa’s Mini Album

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When I saw the kits this month, I was in love! Not only were they all really nice, but they went so well together. The colours and themes. Just gorgeous. I knew I wanted to use them to put together a mini album. 

I took a bunch of Instax pictures when I went to Winter Beaver Scout Camp with my younger son. I just love Instax pictures – it brings back that feeling of film cameras x100! Is it going to look good? Did I get the exposure right? Oh no, I left the flash on! Ha. I combined it with some pictures from my phone and got to work. If you don’t have an instax camera I totally recommend borrowing one. It’s a fun way to document an event or trip and they are perfect for making little albums with!

Once I picked my pictures I started picking papers and journal cards and tags to go with them. And there was so much to choose from! Especially tags – those were fun to add in. 

I strung some faux ribbon using thin strips of paper through the top. I cut everything around the size of a 3×4 journal card so I had the option to add those in as well.

I had an unending pile of embellishments and stickers to use as I worked. And word strips. Word strips are my favourite and you’ll find them all over this mini album. 

Word strips and tags and stickers and more. Embellishing is my favourite part! Some of the Scrapbook kit had a beach theme and since we were at the beach, just frozen and snowy I rolled with that and got a little silly. I hope you enjoyed this mini album as much as I did making it! 

And here’s a little video I made as an extra bonus!

 

Quick Layout with Diane

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Hey crafty friends! Did you know that the exclusive pocket cards that are part of the Life Pages kit and scrapbook paper that features designs in pocket scrapbooking sizes can be a great time saver when it comes to making quick layouts? 

Using my pocket cards along with a few stickers and a square punch I created a layout in record time.

To further simplify the process I used a grid for the design of my layout. I place the photo in the center and surrounded it with squares of equal size filled with phrases and embellishments that coordinated with the theme of my photo.

For the finishing touches I added machine stitching to various elements of my design and a white alpha title for a tone on tone look.

Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope this inspires you to use your pocket cards for traditional layouts. The designs are fabulous and coordinate perfectly with the Main Scrapbooking kit too.

Summer Journal

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Hi everyone!  This April’s main scrapbook kit from Gossamer Blue is perfect for documenting my favorite season: summer!  It’s almost summertime right now in the Philippines, which is why I decided to do a Summer Daily Journal. 

I came up with journaling prompts that would help me remember anything related to summer memories.  

I prepped my journal pages a few weeks before summer actually begins.  When summer season officially arrives, all I need to do is fill in the pages with my journaling.  

Here are some of the prompts I’ve included in my journal : Things I Love About Summer, Summer Bucket List, Summer To Do’s, Summer OOTD, Fave Summer Snacks, Fave Summer Drinks, Summer Playlist, Childhood Summer Memories, Places Where I Have Spent Summer, Dream Summer Destinations, Scents That Remind Me Of Summer, Summer Reading List, Favorite Summer Quotes.   

I also included photos of my most memorable summer adventures.   The geotag stickers were so perfect for indicating the locations. 

Making these scrapbook pages was my most favorite part.   I really enjoyed reminiscing about happy family vacations spent by the beach or the pool.  

Can’t wait for summer to start so that I could begin adding my journaling.   I hope I’ve inspired you to start your own summer journal as well.  Thanks so much!