Thursday, 1 September 2016

September Projects at Gossamer Blue

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.

SianF for Sept at Gossamer BLue

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. 

SianF for Sept at Gossamer Blue

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.

11 comments:

Ruth said...

How wonderful that you have the perfect photos for those kits! Love them both!

Patio Postcards said...

Both are such fun layouts - there is a real movement in both of them. Yes that crown should have been bought.

alexa said...

That alpha is just perfect for your pretty crowned princess! And I love the photo in the first layout - full of joie de vivre (which the spell checker is trying to change to 'joke de curve'). As always I love the little additions which always look as if they've just been waiting for this page.

Mitra Pratt said...

oh this post makes me happy! My turn is coming with my little princess and I so enjoyed all the journaling! Pretty pretty!

Maggie said...

As you can imagine we are making similar plans here. It was a trip to TK Max today and a very laden trolley and ok yes it was me who broke a dish and a plate that were sat on the top..... A very kind lady came and swept up and we didn't have to pay....
Telephone? We had a pay phone at the bottom of the stairs. The ground floor girls knew all our concerns! My mum frequently tells how in her day there were just letters! How wonderful it must have been to receive that letter from your new student daughter.

alexandra s.m. said...

I love them both to bits Sian!!
BRAVO ;)

Karen said...

Oh, my! I love these pages! The photos are wonderful and you showcase them to perfection.

Susanne said...

I remember scrapping so much more of my daughter as she started college, and I am enjoying seeing you do the same. These pages are both lovely, as is she.

Lizzy Hill said...

You have been waaay busy! I don't know the Princess books. Comes from having boys, I think!!!! But that top LO. I ADORE it! Love the 'story' and how it came together itself, The teepees look fabulous & it's a wonderful photo AND it brought back memories of my boyfriend at the time & our first house & we were so pleased cos.....the phone box was only a block away!!!! LOL!!!! All over the world, the same;)!!!

Jo said...

Great photos turned in to great layouts!

Lisa said...

That first layout is simply gorgeous - there's something so very appealing. The photo is of course, great to go with it too! Big changes in the Fair household then - how exciting!

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