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AWDML: Hello

Happy Tuesday!  You can find me on the A Walk Down Memory Lane blog HERE.  I printed my journaling for this layout about my girly's beautiful smile.

GB May Sneaks

Gossamer Blue has some fabulous kits on deck for May.  I mean fabulous.  Check out the Lookbook HERE.

Here's a preview of the project I made for the GB's a twist on an old-school technique I think you'll really like:

If you're on Instagram you can see all the DT sneaks by checking out the (hashtag) #gossamerbluesneaks

The Pocket Letter Craze

My friend Sasha showed me some pocket letters a while back and I was super skeptical.  I thought it was just another fad-trend-craze that would fizzle out sooner rather than later.  But oh my goodness, how wrong am I?  Pocket letters are blowing up Instagram and Facebook!  One of my favorite Internet friends, Heather at Goldiecar Designs, sent me my very first PL and it was love at first sight.

HOW FUN IS THIS?  You get a fun note and all sorts of goodies to share in your own pocket letters, or just keep in the pockets to enjoy.  I LOVE THIS IDEA.  

This concept was dreamed up by Janette Lane (read her idea HERE) and has blown up all over the world.  You can find Pocket Letter Pal's from just about anyplace.  

I've since received two more PL's and know I've got another coming from a friend I met on Facebook (link to the FB group I'm in HERE).  The first is from my friend Sasha and the next is from a FB swap I agreed to:

Last I have a few PL's I've made and sent out.  I prefer working with a color story instead of a theme. I like to ask my PL pal their favorite color and other things they like/enjoy so I can personalize their PL as best I can.  Some people like to make the PL's and then find a swap partner, but for me I like to create with that person in mind.  

Have you made a pocket letter yet?  Would you like to swap with me?  I would be more than happy to make a special PL just for you!  Leave a comment on this post and I will reach out to you so we can exchange info.  Happy Crafting!

AWDML: Gather With Family

Tuesday means it's time for a blog post on A Walk Down Memory Lane!  Please read the how-to for creating this layout HERE!

I'm ready for summer!  The girly and I really enjoy our time in the backyard, I'm so looking forward to that.

Project 12: 3

I'm a bit late with the Project 12 post this month and I apologize!  My goal was to have the layout completed and ready for blogging in the first week of the following month.  This time around that didn't happen.  Oops.

I used the March Life Pages kits from Gossamer Blue to complete this spread.  Tons of goodies in those kits and if you aren't a subscriber to the Gossamer Blue kits you really are missing out.  They are filled with exclusives you absolutely cannot buy anywhere except in those kits.

I started by making the two full-size pages and then realized I was going to need an insert.  Even without including the girly's birthday party in the Project 12 I still needed an insert!  Life just gets busier and busier it seems.  I used rub-ons and stickers from My Mind's Eye to embellish the title card.  I still love the Shimelle date stamp from an older Gossamer Blue kit and continued stamping directly on the photos and then on the journaling card using Staz On ink.

Close-ups of each page to show a bit more detail and journaling.  I'm continuing with a more simple approach to this album in order to just get it done!  If I do too much I get caught up in the details and then burn out.  Because I still scrapbook 12x12 pages I don't feel this album needs as much embellishing.  This is just a snapshot of our lives.

The insert page, front and back.  Just a few more details from March I didn't want to leave out.

How's your monthly memory keeping going?

Gossamer Blue Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello!  It's the 15th of the month which means we are doing a fabulous Blog Hop by the Gossamer Blue Design Team!  Hooray!

I am sharing a layout created with the Bits & Pieces kit and Add-on Kit #2.  I took advantage of all the great squares and rectangles on the Simple Stories paper (intended to be cut apart, I'm sure) and added embellishments to the various boxes.  My photo is layered on a paper from the 6x6 paper pad and a piece of Elle's Studio paper.  Letter stickers, embellishments and exclusive wood veneer by Gossamer Blue completed this page.

Please visit the amazing Kasia next by clicking HERE!
Here's a list of all the participants on the Hop.  Happy Hopping!

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Happy Tuesday and welcome back for another A Walk Down Memory Lane blog post!  Today I'm sharing my layout, Birthday Princess, created with Simple Stories Enchanted line and a Julie Nutting Paper Doll stamp.  To read the how-to, please visit the AWDML blog HERE.

Hope your Tuesday is amazing in every way!

Gossamer Blue: Happy Little Flowers

Happy Sunday!  I'm sharing the last of my April layouts made for Gossamer Blue.  These are photos taken last May at a gorgeous farm in rural Kansas.

The April kits were so beautiful....but what's coming up for May will definitely blow your socks off! Watch for sneaks by the Gossamer Blue Design Team on Instagram.  My IG name is jiller_p and I would love it if you would follow me!  You can find other DT members on IG by clicking on their profiles HERE.

AWDML: I Get By...


Every week you can receive the A Walk Down Memory Lane newsletter right in your inbox!  Click HERE to sign up for a weekly dose of inspiration from the fabulous Design Team.  My latest layout, I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends, was featured this week in the newsletter.

I used Simple Stories papers, alpha stickers and enamel dots, a Lawn Fawn tag die and a few punches from my stash to complete this page about two very dear friends.

I hope you sign up for the AWDML newsletter and have an amazing weekend!

AWDML: When My Baby Dreams

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Click HERE to read the how-to for this layout made for A Walk Down Memory Lane blog, When My Baby Dreams.

Giveaway on Goldiecar Blog

My sweet friend Heather is doing a fabulous giveaway on her blog today!

Please go to her blog by clicking HERE and leave her some love!

Gossamer Blue: When You're Feeling a Creative Block

Hello and HAPPY FRIDAY!  Who's ready for the weekend?  This girl!

I have a blog post on Gossamer Blue with some tips for getting a creative block.  I was in a bit of a rut and just couldn't get anything made.  It wasn't for lack of inspiration or beautiful products, I was just feeling....blah.  Click HERE to read more.

I made this layout using the tips in the blog post.  I was finally able to shake off the blahs and get crafty!
 Do you have tips and tricks to get you past the (awful-horrible-no-good-very-bad) creative block?  Please share!

Gossamer Blue April Kits

April Kits are LIVE in the store right now!  There's a fabulous selection still available, and after working with the kits I have two words for you:  MUST HAVE.  Beautiful items from American Crafts Craft Market, Simple Stories I Am and the perfect Gossamer Blue exclusives.   I made this layout, So Very Blessed, using the Main Kit Add-on, Life Pages Main Add-on and Bits & Pieces kits.

Happy Shopping!  And Happy April Fool's Day, have you had any jokes played on you today?