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Inspired By: Art Prints



This month’s inspiration comes from Etsy.

I often find myself scrolling through the art prints looking for work by independent artists. Many of these discoveries end up being displayed in my home. I have a pretty nice collection, but I’m always on the hunt for a new gem. A few weeks ago I came across this beauty by Nanamia Design.

This simple clean design immediately struck me and like many scrapbookers I couldn’t help but imagine how it could interpret it on the pages of my Traveler’s Notebook. Using some of the beautiful pattern papers in April’s Main Scrapbook Kit, I began to cut some freehand circles.

In addition to the patterned paper, I drew some basic linear and dot patterns onto a piece of scrap vellum I had in my stash. I used a Micron .03 felt tip pen for this. I then cut those pieces into circles as well.

Here’s a look at the completed page. It came together super quick once I laid the circles out and settled upon a configuration. To be honest, this actually took the longest since I kept shuffling things around trying to get that perfectly imperfect look that the art print captures so well.

Here’s a detail shot of the right side:



And another detailed shot of the left. I used one of the Maggie Holmes label stickers that came in the main kit to create the tiny title.


These pages came together so easily once I had such a pretty picture to inspire me. If you find yourself in need of a little inspiration, check out art prints on Etsy or Pinterest. Just remember that this is somebody’s work so if you are sharing your final layout on social media…a little shout out to the artist would be really nice.

Zinnia’s TN layout


Hello there! It’s Zinnia here. Today I am going to share with you another TN layout that I’ve created using Gossamer Blue Kits.

Let me show you a little sneak of my layout…

Did you spot the bear? Yes! I used the same technique as the fox. Not sure if you remember that I created something similar last month.  I still don’t own a Silhouette machine. Therefore, I did some fussy cutting and puzzled the pieces into this cute little bear!

Tada!! Here is my cute bear that matches with my photo! Right now, I am poking holes on the bear and getting ready to sew it (I know it might be cruel but I promise, it will look EXTRA adorable later).

As promised, the bear looks adorable, right? 🙂


Alright, let me show you more sneaks….



I love fussy cutting… (Deep down… I wish I own a silhouette… haha!) Therefore, I cut out a heart shape and slot my photo under it… and I think it looks awesome! What do you think?


Here is how the final layout looks like! Do you like this cute little bear too?


Okay, as usual, I have a video here to share with you… with the process and details of how I created this layout.

I hope you enjoy watching it and inspired to create something similar! Enjoy and thanks for dropping by!


Sian’s April Projects


Hello there friends. Welcome back to the Gossamer Blue blog. It’s Sian here today and I’d like to share a couple of projects I’ve made with the beautiful April Planner Kit.


Yes, I’ll admit it. My first photo does also show pieces from the Life Pages kit: but this is simply because I had so much fun creating with the Planner Kit I had to rip open my Life Pages bag to find some pretties to make a picture! Of course it helps that the two kits coordinate so perfectly. Really, a big, packed full Scrapbook Kit is a wonderful, wonderful thing: but over the last couple of months I’ve been noticing how easy it is to record what I’ve been doing using my Planner Kit.


It’s easy, because this kit includes exclusive Gossamer Blue patterned papers and die cuts – perfect for layouts – as well as everything you need to plan. So I made a page not about planning my future, but about considering my past. It’s been a tough month over at my place, so next I turned to my new favourite thing – my Travelers Notebook – to help me get some more thoughts down on paper.


Again, this is Planner Kit only, with a perfect quote card and a piece of patterned paper to help me create some hidden journaling.


Maybe I’ve inspired you to do the same? With the Gossamer Blue Planner Kit, you don’t need to plan…you can simply plan to record.


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