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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
I love working on my PL albums, capturing moments of our everyday routine and lives. My family knows now not to stop what they are doing when I come in with my iPhone to take a picture, they know that I want to take a picture of what they are doing at the current moment.
I created this spread for Gossamer Blue and it makes me happy. Sometimes a spread will turn out better than other, this is usually the case when I have a good mix of pictures and a lot of white elements and cards. In this spread every member of our family is represented, they are doing what they love or enjoying each other company.
I love that it is balanced with lots of bright and bold colors with some black and white elements and pictures. I just love how this one turned out.
I might have mentioned in a previous post that PL was my preferred memory keeping method, with that being said I still find myself doing scrapbooking techniques in my PL spread. For instance, I love to create little clusters of embellishments on my layouts and I also replicate this technique in my PL spreads. This little cluster was created using stickers and a label from the GB planner kits. I balanced it out using a circle diecut and a enamel heart.
Almost all the pictures I used in my PL spreads are 3×4 but I do print them on 4×6 canvas. When using page protectors that include a 4×6 picture I simply leave my pictures uncut to accommodate the 4×6 pocket. I do print my pictures with a large white banner, therefore the effect is almost similar to having separate pockets.
When working with PL, stickers are my favorite, I especially love word stickers, my favorite method for using them is placing them directly on the picture, most of the in the center of the picture. This is especially fun to do when working with a picture that has white space or a repeating them, such as the plants below.
Creating a PL spread is now a rather quick process, sometimes I will put a spread together in less than an hour but at times I will take my time, especially if I’m very excited about the products or pictures I’m working on. I love that I can easily get caught up, right now I’m about 8 weeks behind, which is a bit much for me. I prefer to be a couple of weeks behind just in case another project comes up. I do love working on my PL albums, I especially love it when my daughters look at them.
I have a new blogging series called “All About Me” that I will be sharing on the Gossamer Blue, it will feature monthly blog post encouraging you to tell your story in a Project Life format. I will be sharing tips, prompts and motivational ideas to get you started and inspired to tell your story. I hope you will stop by the GB blog to see my first installment of this fun new blogging series!