And there I was, just about to yell hurray! Spring has sprung! when I looked out of the window and realised that the rain was on and all my washing was getting wet. That's April. And I'm happy to see it. Pretty happy, too, I was, to crack open a box of Gossamer Blue kits and start thinking about some new season projects.
First up, some green for my Traveller's Notebook. You know, if it hadn't been for the December Memories kit last Christmas, with the Traveller's Notebook inclded, I might never have discovered the simple pleasure of pasting pictures into a little brown book. I have my sock notebook, of course, but it's all about the details, the nitty gritty: an everyday notebook , instead, can be about anything at all. There doesn't have to be a story, although that's always good; a sudden thought, a pithy saying, a verse, a picture without any other home...they're all welcome here. A quick page in a notebook is an excellent warm up for an afternoon of scrapbooking...
and so I followed it with a page about a trip we took last summer, when we were touring Scotland. We made it all the way to the Isle of Skye for the day and it was just as beautiful as we'd hoped. What we hadn't expected to find was a sunny, laid back surfer feel to the coffee stops and little shops scattered along the main tourist routes. Time to break out the Crate Paper Oasis collection from this month's Main Kit.
My second page was crafted around that "Bloom" acrylic piece. I had to squeeze it on somewhere, so I paired those "o"'s with a photo punched into a circle, and then added some more, from the Planner Kit.
I was going to make this a smaller sized layout, until at the last minute I found myself drawn to that
And those are my projects for today. But no fooling, I haven't packed April at Gossamer Blue away. More to come.