Gossamer Blue Inspiration Round Up- October

I'm very excited today to be participating in the first edition of the Inspiration Blog Hop for Gossamer Blue. Each month, we will be sharing inspiration, ideas and layouts for the kit of the month! Today, I'll be using the October Main Kit and the October Main Life Pages kit. Here we go!

While working on my Michigan Vacation mini album handbook, I knew I wanted to try a few new techniques that I've seen around and loved, but never tried myself. And so, somehow, in this layout, I managed to try 3 NEW techniques for me and I am so in love with the result.

Technique number one- try see through pockets with a flair button embellishment. (I've done these pockets before with sequins and wood veneer, but never with flair buttons!)

Technique number two- print a full page photo. (I adore how this came out in my handbook and I can't wait to give it a try in my 12x12 album.)

Technique number three- worded phrase inserts. I love seeing people add little paper inserts into their albums. I especially love seeing die cut phrases or words sitting on top of a layout. The adorable black and white phrases in this month's Nine & Co embellishment pack were perfect for this. I just grabbed my hole punch and added it to the rings in my binder so that it sits on top of one of my pages. I love the extra detail and interest these kinds of extras add to an album!

I'm really glad I took the leap and tried new things with this mini album. When trying to catch up in Project Life, it's easy to try and take the simple route, just getting the photos in and moving on, but then you might miss out on a chance to make something truly lovely. Have you tried any new techniques lately?

Don't forget to check out all the other lovely design team ladies that are sharing inspiration today for your October Gossamer Blue kits! I have them linked below!

GB Blog     Anabelle O'Malley     Beshka Kueser     Brenda Weaver     Cindy Liebel     Danielle Flanders     Diane Payne      Emily Spahn      Erin Taylor     Eunyoung Lee     Evgenia Petzer     Heather Leopard     Jill Cornell     Jill Keller     Joy Taylor     Katie Ehmann     Keisha Campbell     Laura Crosby     Maria Lacuesta     Melanie Blackburn     Michelle Wooderson     Rebecca Luminarias     Sabrina Alery     Tara Anderson     Vanessa Perry     Yana Smakula