Adventure TN * GB*

Back at it with TN spreads, this time I’m working on my tween daughter’s TN, which has no spread in it, puts me to shame! The other two girls have a lot of spreads in their TNs but for some reason my tween is not a fan of having her picture taken, not good for this trigger happy mom.

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To create this spread I used Gossamer Blue’s July kits, which I mixed. I used the cards from the LP kit and accent from the TN kit. The journaling is on a 3×4 card which I trimmed to outline the ticket pattern.

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The opposite page features a 4×6 card, again from the LP kit with various accents from the otherĀ  kits. I kept the design on this page to a minimum as the picture was somewhat busy with colors and I didn’t want to overwhelm the spread. This makes for a fun and simple TN spread.

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Home *GB*

Again this month I was totally inspired by the exclusive diecuts in Gossamer Blue’s scrapbook kit. They are yet again the main focus of this layout. Along with the other exclusive items from the scrapbook kit, I love the simplicity of this page.

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I knew this layout would be journaling heavy so I made sure to build my layout around the journaling. I find that I now include more and more journaling on all my projects. I remember when I first started scrapbooking the journaling was minimal, I am glad that my style has evolved to focus on the story not only the picture.

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This layout does feature minimal pattern paper, again a huge change from when I started scrapbooking, I wasn’t happy with a layout if it didn’t have at least 5 different pattern paper. So funny how my style has evolved.

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Gap *Gossamer Blue*

I was so excited to see the GB kits land on my front porch, every month the kits are amazing. My first two projects consisted of layouts, the tags in the main scrapbook kit really inspired to get to work.

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I would normally be inclined to to hoard those tags, because they are just simply awesome but since they have been a staple in the past kits I felt that I should just use as many as I wanted. I layered the tags underneath the 4×6 picture until I was pleased with the layers. I then build my layout around the tags and the picture.

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I think that going forward I will probably mostly use 4×6 pictures on my 8×11 layouts. I love the bold effect of larger pictures and require less editing/cropping. I also had to add some ink platter, I know this is no longer in trend but I just can’t get away from it, it’s like a safety blanket for my page design. Ha!

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Something Great *GB*

Well summer is totally throwing me off from my blogging schedule! I’m still creating (not as much as in the winter) but I’m just not as good when it comes to posting my projects on my blog. I do have a bit of catching up to do in the weeks ahead.

Today I’m sharing a preview of the TN spread I created for Gossamer Blue, you can see the full project here on the GB blog.

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This was purely a creative spread, I really had the urge to be creative and quickly created this spread. I’ve used the June kits (LP, Scrapbook, TN and Planner – yes GB has all those awesome kit!!!) to create this spread. I also used a stamp set from a previous LP kit, which is still available in the GB store.

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TN are a fun and quick way to memory keeping, they don’t take up a lot of space and TNs can easily be for a single theme (traveling ) or child (I have 3 girls and they each have their own designated TNs for memory keeping). If you are interest in using TNs for your memory keeping, make sure to check out GB TN kits, it’s a beautifully designed kit!!

TN Spread – Currently

I was recently asked how my TN spreads fit in my memory keeping; are my spreads an extension of my PL, was I repeating the stories, what was the purpose of my TN? Well, it’s simple, yes to all of the above!!! I mostly do PL to replace scrapbook layouts (although I’ve been itching to do a traditional layout, might just have to give in to that itch sometime soon)!

This year I created a TN for each of my daughters, in which I document stories that pertain to them directly. Sometimes the story will have been told in our family PL album, other times it won’t. I don’t really have a system per say, I just document was I feel needs a more in depth story. Like this spread of my middle daughter, I wanted to document her favorite things right now, a TN spread was the perfect choice.

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Using a mix of the June kits by Gossamer Blue I created a simple spread to document some things that my daughter currently love. I was mostly inspired by this 3×4 cards that is included in the Planner kit. Love the quote and carefree design of the card, I thought it was ideal for this kind of subject matter.

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As for the journaling, it was done using my electronic typewriter and white cardstock, super simple (that’s how I like it). Love the cluster of embellishments which anchors the journaling. I used a stamp set from a previous kit, which is still available if you are interested – stamp set LP kit September.

This is a simple spread which tells a very meaningful story, just how I love it!

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TN – Good Vibes

TN spreads are such a fun and quick way to get a creative fix!! This spread was created using Gossamer Blue’s June TN kit!! I’ve said before and I’ll say it again, I love the new exclusive kits that GB is putting together. The color palette and designs are fabulous!!

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I mostly used diecuts and washi tape to create this spread. When working with a TN I do prefer to work with a white paper base, as I do with layout.

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I also incorporated stamps from past Gossamer Blue kit, I do love the versatility of the GB stamp sets. I think the one below is from a fall kit but it still works on this Spring themed spread.

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The days of the week in this stamp were ideal to pair with the yellow washi tape. I do love to layer stamps with embellishments, it’s such a fun way to mix it up!

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PL Spread – GB Scrap Kit

Today I’m sharing a PL spread created with Gossamer Blue’s scrapbook kit. Being able to use a kit for multiple purposes really shows the versatility of a kit. This month’s scrapbook kit is full of wonderful embellishments, pattern papers and a trendy stamp.

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Since I used the scrapbook kit I had to create the PL cards, the pattern papers in the kit are designed with subtle patterns and prints, ideal for PL cards. I also used the stamp to create an accent card with journaling, love the grid design of this stamp.

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The cork circle stickers are one of my favorite item in the kit this month, the white pattern designs are trendy and versatile. I might just hoard these for a very long time!

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Gossamer Blue now offers kits that only contain exclusive designs, every month the kits will include a wonderful mix of diecuts, stickers, washi tape and other fabulous embelishements. This PL card was created using a diecut from the scrapbook kit, ideal for a journaling card.

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As you can see the June kit is pretty lovely and versatile! You can see more fabulous projects by the creative team by checking out Gossamer Blue’s blog!

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