And so it's September. Just like that. I looked at the school children, all freshly dressed in their fine new uniforms yesterday, and I thought about how we are travellin' on here. Instead of queuing for gym kit and trying to make exercise books hold up to heavy use by wrapping them in last year's Christmas paper, we are paging through the Ikea catalogue and talking about the best way to build your own bath panel. Because our girl is moving to a little house just down the road soon, to begin her first year at university.
And that's where I started with the September kits from Gossamer Blue.
This page uses a spur of the moment holiday photo, which turned into a favourite, and a mix of pieces from the September scrapbooking and Life Pages kit. The layers behind the photo are journaling cards from the Life Pages kit; the teepee, phone, banner and hearts and stars are from Crate Paper's Cute Girl collection. The phone: without even really thinking about it, I reached for the phone sticker: and then I realised that when I moved away from house, into a rented student house, we were excited to find the phone box wasn't too far away. We wouldn't have to walk for miles to phone our mums. Funny what you remember, what sticks (and what it leads you to stick) many years into the future. And funny that I only noticed after I was finished that you can see her mobile phone sticking out of her pocket.
The "currently" is from the Life Pages stamp set.
My second page uses a photo from our trip earlier in the summer. We were browsing the gift shop in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, she saw the crown, she couldn't resist. Do a Little Princess face! I said, remembering the Tony Ross books we loved to read together when she was little. If you have read them too, you'll know she got it just. right.
The "storytime" stamp is from the Life Pages kit, as are the stars. The yellow frame is by Pink Paislee, from the Main Kit and the beautiful, bright alpha is
from the Main Kit Add On.
I made several other pages and a set of cards with this gorgeous selection from all the new releases. More to come! And you can find it all at Gossamer Blue.