May 15, 2015

Gossamer Blue Blog Hop - May

If I had to choose between all of the kits over at Gossamer Blue I would pick the Bits & Pieces kit - every time! I always find that I look forward to sorting through that kit the most each month and the May kit Bits & Pieces kit is one of my all time favs! 

Welcome to the GB May Blog Hop friends! I knew I wanted to save this kit to use for a project after Mother's Day. We took the kids down to Schnepf Farms for their annual Peach Festival on Mother's Day and spent the afternoon picking peaches, riding carnival rides and eating a bit too much kettle corn. It was a wonderful sunny afternoon here in the desert - which is where I decided to draw the creative inspiration for this tiny mini album named appropriately: Desert Peach!

The first page in this album is simply a little stack of vintage papers all stacked and stapled to a cardstock page. It's like having a notebook to fill out, a narrative about a day well spent. 

Since this book is so incredibly tiny, each page is only 3x3 inches, I knew I needed to keep the individual pages simple and as flat as possible. My love of embellishing would have to take a back seat to the simple approach this time around. 

I cheated a little and used a few older photos of my Mom's garden. California peaches are slightly prettier than the desert grown ones - in my opinion of course. Even Chase was convinced that we were picking mango's instead of peaches. :)  

Even though it was warm May Sunday it never really seemed to phase the kids much. It was like an Easter Egg hunt looking for peaches that were ripe enough to pick and we came home with a bag full of sweet smelling fruit! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed my mini album post and don't forget to check out these girls' blogs for more super cute Gossamer Blue projects! 

Tara Anderson - that's me! 


Jody said...

I love it so much in all it's simple glory. So fun to have all those sweet memories and images saved a such a cute tiny book. Yay for peaches and long-lasting memories both! xo

Sheri Twing said...

Such a beautiful little album! Those bits and pieces just look gorgeous.

Anastasia said...

kids are gorgeous Tara - they've grown so much!! love the mini album, cute details!