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Gossamer Blue June Sneaks

It's almost reveal time at Gossamer Blue!  The June kits are just delightful, lovely colors and embellishments and the exclusives this fab!  Here's a few sneaks to tide you over until reveal day.

AWDML: Bloom

Happy Tuesday!  I have a new layout created from a card sketch, you can read the full post HERE on A Walk Down Memory Lane blog.

AWDML: Summertime

Hi there and Happy Tuesday!  I have a two-page layout on A Walk Down Memory Lane blog today, check it out HERE.

Gossamer Blue May Blog Hop


Thanks for hopping along to my blog with the Gossamer Blue blog hop!  I am sharing one of my favorite layouts from the May kits, plus a little extra project I completed.

The Maggie Holmes die cuts in the Main Add-on #2 just spoke to me... I remembered this photo from a zoo trip last year and had to use the giraffe die cut!  I also used the Bits and Pieces kit on this page.

The Maggie Holmes ephemera pack has some amazing die cut words.

And there were tons of bits in the Fancy Pants Designs ephemera as well.  I think the "splendiferous" definition worked perfect next to the giraffe.

I really liked the wood heart frame from the Main Add-on #2 and thought it would be cute as part of Miss Q's room decor.

I rarely make room decor and thought this would be a simple project--and it was easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy!  I'm totally going to attempt another project like this in the near future.

In case you encounter a broken link during the hop, head back to Gossamer Blue or refer to the list below.  Thanks for stopping by and head on to my favorite Aussie, Joy Taylor, by clicking HERE.

Annabell O'Malley
Beshka Kueser
Brenda Weaver
Caylee Greyvenstien
Cindy Liebel
Diane Payne
Emily Spahn
Erin Taylor
Eunyoung Lee
Heather Leopard
Jill Keller  <------THAT'S ME!
Joy Taylor   <------GO HERE NEXT!
Katie Ehmann
Laura Rahel Crosby
Tara Anderson

Project 12: 4

It took a bit but I finally got my April Project 12 layout completed.  I used the April Life Pages Kits from Gossamer Blue, with a few extra's I saved from the March Kits (sold out).

The Easter banner and wood veneer peeps are Gossamer Blue exclusives from the March Life Pages kits.  Aren't they adorable?  Everything else used came from the April Kits (some are still available!). The JUMP photo really is me making a feeble attempt at running and jumping when I was out for a walk with friends, haha!  My friend Rebekah at Life Of B took the photo (you should read her blog, she takes amazing pics!).  The swinging photos are in one of 2 extra inserts for April.  I've been digging the inserts lately!

The girly spent some time with Nana and Grampy this month, and she got to be in a parade!  Doesn't she look like a little Laura Ingalls Wilder in that pioneer dress?  We also had some beautiful blooms in the backyard in April.  Unfortunately, now it looks like a hot mess out back, but it was pretty for a little bit.  I started a new crafty thing called Pocket Letters in April (read more HERE) and I'm totally addicted.

The inserts are 4x4 pockets from Becky Higgins.  I kind of love that size.

The hubs and I checked out a record pressing plant this month--he loves vinyl.

This is an 8.5x11 page protector that I trimmed down so I could include Easter cards and some letter's from my sweet Manny (my nephew who joined the military).  

I'm still enjoying this project immensely; I like adding the date to my photos using a Shimelle date stamp and StazOn ink, and then a few words about what happened during the month.  I think adding smaller inserts is a perfect solution for me, plus I like the variety in my album.  Because I do my pocket pages monthly instead of weekly, I have plenty of room in my album to add in ephemera, letters, cards, extra photos--just about anything--to finish my monthly story.

AWDML: My Name Is

Happy Tuesday!  I've got a layout about my childhood on the A Walk Down Memory Lane blog today, click HERE to read about about my page using Simple Stories Fabulous line.

Gossamer Blue: Happy

Hello!  I'm sharing a new twist on an old technique on the Gossamer Blue Blog today, click HERE for the step-by-step!

AWDML: smile

It's Tuesday... and I've got another layout on the A Walk Down Memory Lane blog HERE.  I had a blast creating this super dimensional layout with Simple Stories Vintage Bliss.

Hope your week has started off great!

Gossamer Blue: Reveal

Happy Reveal Day Gossamer Blue Fans!  Lots of loveliness is up for grabs in the GB shop HERE.

I created 6 layouts plus a project with the kits and I have a feeling many more crafty items will be made to use them up.  Such great items in the May kits:  Fancy Pants Designs, Maggie Homes, Jen Hadfield, and of course all the amazing Gossamer Blue exclusives that you can only find in the kits.

Both layouts were made with the May Main Kit only.  I'll share my other creations throughout the month, but you can check out all the design team goodies in the GB gallery HERE.