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Gossamer Blue // September Inspiration Blog Hop



We know that you’re all getting your kits about now and the Design Team is here to give you that extra bit of inspiration you might need to use those supplies and make some amazing projects. The supplies I am using in this layout are from the following kits:
bits & pieces / main kit (which is unfortunately sold out) / life pages kit / digital kit files

Today I hope to inspire you to change up your pocket formats, have fun with color and GO PHOTOLESS (well – sorta)!


Technically – this is a photoless layout. But I have drawn color inspiration and basically the entire theme of the layout from this enlarged photo which will lay opposite in my album. So we’ll start with the layout: the BE IN THIS MOMENT card is a 4×6 and I really wanted it to be the main focus of the page – but i was working on a page that didn’t have a 4×6 slot.

AH-HA! The two middle 3×4 pockets obviously make a 4×6 and splitting this card in half wouldn’t take away from the design – so I went for it! Putting this main card in the center allowed me to work in all the colors in the surrounding pockets.

Speaking of color, this wood veneer was – well, wood – and NOT colorful. So I ran a teal-ish stamp pad lightly over it (hint: I tested it on the back side first) and was happy with the washed effect it gave.
IMG_7270 IMG_7276  IMG_7271

I broke the rules again and trimmed this 3×4 card into a 3×3 card so that it could be centered in this 4×4 slot.

To keep it simple – and instead of adding too many embellishments – I wrote marshall’s name ON the big letter in a contrasting color.

So go for the color! Mix things up! And don’t forget to hop by all the Design Team members’ blogs who are participating:
Alex Hunter
Andrea Gray <<< YOU ARE HERE
Anabelle O’Malley
Brenda Smith
Brenda Weaver
Caylee Grey
Chantal Philippe
Diane Payne
Emily Spahn
Eunyoung Lee
Jill Cornell
Jill Keller
Joy Taylor
Kathleen Graumüller
Katie Ehmann
Kellie Winnell
Kelly Xenos
Michelle Wedertz
Michelle Wooderson
Olatz Garaiyurrebaso
Patricia Roebuck
Rebecca Luminarias
Sandra Dietrich
Sian Fair

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