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A Mini Adventure

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The April kits wooed me with their sweet siren song and convinced to make a mini album. Without pocket sleeves. That pretty much never happens to me! But these kits are packed to the brim with such bright, happy colors and so many beautiful embellishments that I couldn’t resist.

Last year, I attended a music festival with a group of friends and I hadn’t scrapped it until now. Do you ever get so excited about your memories and pictures that you decide to wait until the *perfect* product comes along to get them documented? I admit I got stuck in that space until these kits arrived on my doorstep. Our music festival was located in the California desert and these kits have cacti and palm trees and the most gorgeous florals. It practically screamed out to me to document this trip.

For the base of the mini, I decided to make most of the pages around 4.5” x 6.5”. I chose papers from the scrapbook kit and used some of the smaller papers included in the planner kit. One of my favorite things about the Gossamer Blue kits is that they are usually so easy to coordinate with past kits. I ended up reaching for quite a few papers from the March kits.

I had fun layering in tags and cards and other smaller elements in between the larger pages. The TWO packages of die cut embellishments in the April main kit made this very easy for me.

I got out my border punches to make some visually interesting layers on my pages. One of my favorite things in a mini album are all the chunky layers and different textures.

Before starting this album, I decided that I would be gifting it to my sister-in-law who attended the trip with us. Because of this, I kept the stories pertinent to the group as a whole instead of my experience alone.

I used my Silhouette Cameo for some fun layers like this white floral frame. The cards from the April planner kit worked perfectly in my album here.

While I obviously had fun with all the different layers, I wanted to make sure my focus remained on the photos. I selected a few of my favorite photos and printed them as larger photos and inserted them throughout the album.

With this cut file, I used several different patterned papers from the April and March kits. I used dimensional foam adhesive to pop up the “You are altogether lovely” to make it stand out more.

To finish my album, I trimmed down a piece of paper from the April scrapbook kit to make this Adventure Log. I made sure to write down the who and the where in case it wasn’t adequately covered throughout the album.

How are you all using your GB kits? Make sure to tag us @gossamerblue on Instagram when posting your kit creations so we can all oooh and ahh over your creativity!

Odessa’s Mini Album


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!


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!