Today is that fabulous day where we get to go tip toe'ing through our gallery of lovely layouts. Let's go!
Are you as ready for spring as we all seemed to be? The gallery was a welcome relief to a winter that would not die. Seems like spring has sprung for many of us this month. All due to the inspiration of the gallery, no doubt? ☺
What inspiration did you draw from each layout? Taking time to make notes helps to solidify our ideas, so let's do it together. And please, if you have other ideas for pages that sparked from ours, leave your ideas in the comments. Or better yet, make a page and leave us a link!!
My Spring | Ewa Wesołowska
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper Shimelle Dowdy ( American Crafts ) + stickers ( American Crafts ) + others embellishments
WRITE Ewa didn't just discuss that she keeps a garden but also how it makes her feel to be in the spring air. Writing about your reasons and reactions for your hobbies offers more insight that just saying you have one.
Spring...You Are My Happy | Tracie Claiborne
8.5 x 11 | materials cardstock (Bazzill) + patterned paper (American Crafts) + stickers (American Crafts) + fonts (Universal 57 Condensed)
WRITE Capturing the details of the transition of spring will inclusively and automatically include some of your favorite seasonal delights.
Spring, Actually | Marnie Flores
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (American Crafts, Glitz) + journaling cards (Glitz) + hearts (Glitz) + fonts (1942 Report, Letter Gothic)
CLICK Remember that in spring with it bright sun and harsh shadows that it you need to keep a close eye on your lighting. It's hard to edit out the stark contrast without blowing out other portions of your photo.
bball | Celeste Smith
12 x 12 | materials kit (Just Jaimee & Mommyish Real Life in Pockets Love You Harder), font (Underwood Champion)
SCRAPBOOK Celeste's use of Scrabble tiles to spell out "cute" is a clever way of creating an embellishment and sneaking pink onto a boy layout! Go Celeste!
Miss Mohawk | Valerie O'Neall
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (American Crafts) + patterned paper (My Mind's Eye) + chipboard (My Mind's Eye) + thickers (American Crafts) + pen (Copic)
SCRAPBOOK Valerie's use of feathers helps to tell the story of her wacky little chicken. ☺ Let your embellishments help as much as you can.
September | Cari Orellana
8.5 x 11 | materials cardstock (American Craft white) + patterned paper (Maggie Holmes Open Book) + embellishments (Maggie Holmes, Studio Calico) + mist (Studio Calico)
SCRAPBOOK Cari's use of stitching creates a repeating element in her layout that ties all the little bits and pieces together despite their differences in colors, shapes, sizes, and designs. And because the thread it white, it is a subtle element. Brilliant.
Hello Spring | Cristina C. Scrap
12 x 12 | materials Bloom and Grow papers, Bloom and Grow elements, Spring Fling stamps, Bloom and Grow journaling cards (Mari Koegelenberg and Mommyish)
CLICK Cristina's photo captured not just the blossoms but the twigs. Not just the light. But the shadows. The contrasts provide depth and highlight the light and the blooms more than if they were the entire frame.
Enjoy The Ride | Jennifer Hignite
12 x 12 | materials Andiamo digital kit, Andiamo Journaling Cards, stitched-grid-templates-vol-2 (Scotty Girl Design)+ fonts (Myriad Pro)
WRITE Jennifer's journaling is tender and tells of her son's tentative ways. Notice as she encourages him to be brave that she uses cycling icons and terms. Unity of message and photo. Clever.
Signs of Spring | Lisa Borbély
8.5 x 11 | materials patterned paper (Studio Calico) + stamp (Becky Higgins) + font (Arial Bold, Arial) + washi tape (Cocoa Daisy)
SCRAPBOOK The embellishments on Lisa's layouts are all found on the top. It balances her lovely square photo. And tells us to look for the green. Your uppermost embellishment can serve as a table of contents if you want it to.
Welcome Back | Jenny Larson
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (October Afternoon) + stickers (October Afternoon) + acrylic letters (Heidi Swapp) + epoxy stickers (October Afternoon) + die cuts (October Afternoon) + pen (Copic) + metal charm (Webster’s Pages)
SCRAPBOOK Did you see how Jenny used stitching to be the shelf for the bottom two photos and the clothesline for the top three? In so doing, Jenny also made it a frame for all her photos, providing them weight and importance.
Our Little Spring | Becca Dickson
12 x 12 | materials kit (February 2015 Storyteller-Quinn by Just Jaimee ) + fonts (Lavandaria Sturdy, Traveling Typewriter)
SCRAPBOOK Becca cleverly interpreted our spring theme with its alternate definition of a resilient device used chiefly to exert constant tension or absorb movement. Never forget to look for the pun and the fun!
I Can’t Remember | Aliza Deutsch
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (Bazzill Basics Paper) + patterned paper (BasicGrey, We R Memory Keepers, Cocoa Daisy) + wood veneer (Cocoa Daisy) + stickers (October Afternoon, Evalicious, 7 gypsies) + fonts (Frente)
WRITE Honesty is always allowed. Encouraged even. And when teamed with some humor? well, it just doesn't get better.
In Like A Lion | Marnie Flores
12 x 12 | materials tag (American Crafts) + thickers (American Crafts) + flower (American Crafts) + fonts (KG Penmanship, Eller)
CLICK Zooming in and then allowing the sky to create white space created a photo where the snow takes center stage as it ends right in the center. The central element doesn't need to spread from edge to edge in order to be the focal point.
Handstands & Cartwheels | Amy Sorensen
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Pebbles, Inc and Echo Park) + foam alphabet stickers (American Crafts) + small and script alphabet stickers (October Afternoon) + flower stickers (Echo Park) + font (Ainsley)
CLICK Action shots are often a matter of having your camera in hand at the right time and then taking lots of pictures. But look how perfectly it helps to tell the story!
We hope you have enjoyed the gallery and we look forward to a new one shortly!!