Funny thing about holidays, isn't it? It takes a lot longer to clear up the aftermath than it does to gather it all up to take away in the first place. Or maybe you aren't like me. I always have a stack of leaflets I've collected, and random postcards, and half a rucksack of other stuff I have to rehome in the week after our return. So I was even more delighted that usual to be able to take a break and open up my new kits from Gossamer Blue.
I had been looking forward to the new Simple Stories Bloom & Grow collection, which I knew was going to make an appearance this month; but I've been equally captivated by the Gossamer Blue all exclusive Life Pages kit. I want to use every last piece! So that's where I started, adding its softer shades to a layout
before I really began to explore the Main Kit. As I don't keep a Life Pages album I am more than happy to showcase the patterns and designs of the LP cards on my scrapbook pages. They make layering easy. The Fancy Pants Designs alpha I used is from the Main Add On kit and I turned to it again for my second page
because I was so pleased with the character that font seems to add to a layout. Something about this one, I thought once I'd finished, reminds me of our copy of The BFG, with that font and those colours. The thermos flask puffy sticker is also from Fancy Pants and in the Main Add On. There is a chipboard sheet from Simple Stories in that Add On too, with gnomes. But they're for another day. I have more scenery to scrapbook first!