It can't be October! Oh, but it is. And that means it's time to show what I made for Gossamer Blue this month. I always look forward to scrapbooking at this time of year: lots of the colours in the pictures I want to take and the subjects I want to write about inspire me to cut and stick more than ever. And these kits! I don't think I've ever cut faster. I made five pages in five days: by my sadly slow standards I think that's a record.
I have three layouts today. The first ?
I used some of the My Mind's Eye in the Main Add On for a layout about the moving statues we saw on our weekend in Scotland. It turned into a page about more than some tourist attractions, though, as I found myself writing about how we seek out things to do on that last day before we deliver our boy to his student flat for the new term. The stamp in the Life Pages kit seemed exactly right: Linger a little longer, it says
Next up? A page about World Beard Day. Did you know about World Beard Day ? No? That would be two of us. But as soon as I read about it in the paper I went chasing a beard or two. I found one set of cooperative whiskers:
and I can't thank him enough for giving me the chance to use a title I've been saving up for a while now. The grey background happened when I discovered that, while thinking about a plan, I had idly popped out all the shapes from my sheet of Simple Stories chipboard (Add On#2). I saw I had the remains of "We Are" at the top and thought that would be a good way to start my title, so I used my emptied backing sheet as a mask.
And finally, another page about our weekend away; and the fun we had starring on the front of our personalised copy of the new Ikea catalogue. The teenagers (one of them isn't a teenager anymore; but what do I call them? I can't say "the children") fell about laughing and decided they wanted no part of the plan. But actually it turned out to be the nicest picture of the two of us we've seen in a long time. And we get to keep it on our coffee table..
I have a couple more pictures of that visit to Ikea and I think I'd like this page even more if I make it a double: maybe repeat the stitching, add more of that cute Simple Stories chipboard? I could be coming back to this one.
Everything I've made has been with the October Gossamer Blue Main and Life Pages kits, and the Main and #2 Add Ons. Couldn't you just fall for those colours?