July 31, 2014

Mini Album Using Journaling Cards

 
 
 
 
I made this mini using journaling cards from Gossamer Blue May kits
 
 
 
 
There are awesome cards designed by Traci Reed and One Little Bird in Gossamer Blue life pages kits every month.
I love the beautiful and exclusive LP cards.
Also I love to use these journaling cards for life pages as well as mini albums.
Especially 4*6 journaling cards are so good to the base of mini album.
There’s no need to measure the same size of papers and to trim them for mini album.
 I’m sure it’s very easy and quick method for making minis.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Project Life : Week 2, May

 
 

Week 2, May

 
 
 
using Gossamer Blue June kits
 
 
 
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Project Life : Week 3, April

 

Week 3, April

 
 
 
Using Gossamer Blue June Life Pages kit
 
 
 
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Spring Garden

 
 
 
 
 
For this layout, I chose to use more items from Open Road.
 I love incorporating a lot of flowers into a design.
 Together, I used a large floral chipboard piece and tiny flower patterned paper–a perfect match for this sweet girl in a serene flower garden.
 
 
 
 
 
I printed a large sized photo–A4 Size–and centered it on the background.
Just below it, I added overlapping strips of vellum and white stitching.
 
 
 
 
 
Take notice of the thick layer of tissue paper I added beneath my floral arrangement–another great device for adding softness.
 
 
 
 


Simply Pale

 
 
 
The pastel colors and soft tones make a great palette for conveying layouts about girls,
 especially teenage girls!
 Might you agree?
 
Teenage girls are sensitive and sweet!
I opted to create two layouts about two young girls whom mean so much to me.
In the process, I stayed committed to the lovely pale color scheme as requested...
 
  
 
First, I chose the picture of my best friend's daughter–She's the sweetest ever!
We went on a picnic trip together last month.
They were bright, cheerful, and chatted away happily all day long!
When I looked at them, my heart immediately lifted and so, I grabbed my camera and captured the happy moment.
 
For this layout, I used the beautiful patterned papers from the new 'Open Road' collection.
To soften them and to enhance the 'paleness' of the layout,
I placed a vellum sheet  on top the background–vellum always makes for a softer atmosphere.
I use it often.
I then added more vellum shapes and pastel die-cuts, along with some tags from the Style Board collection.
Mixing Crate's collections is absolutely fun!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I stuck to a limited color palette of green and gold.
I sometimes think that too many colors can take away from any obvious theme and it's gorgeous details.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gossamer Blue May Sketch Challenge

 
 
 
 
 
I made this layout for Gossamer Blue May Sketch Challenge.
 
I mainly used the black & white journal cards from May kits.
 After arranging these cards on the gray patterned paper, I added itty bitty pieces such as puffy sticker, sequins, labels and flair button here and there.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And to finish this layout I added a little touches
using floral transparencies and title sticker in red and yellow combo.
Although there are many sections in the sketch
I believe the muted background using B&W can flatter my small three photos and tiny embellishments.