Not only was our topic this month The Best, but it also had some of the best ideas. Let's pick out a few of the best ideas for making the best layouts ever!
Hello Earth | Aliza Deutsch
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (Bazzill Basics Paper) + patterned paper (Crate Paper) + wood veneer (Lily Bee) + letter stickers (Jillibean Soup) + stickers (MAMBI, October Afternoon, Skipping 5) + metal charm (Maya Road) + tape (October Afternoon) + other (Jillibean Soup) + fonts (Skinny)
Try seeing how much journaling you can capture when you WRITE a clever title. Titles are for focus and for definition. They can really help you tell your readers where your story is headed.
The Freehouse | Jennifer Larson
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (Bazzill, Fancy Pants Designs) + patterned paper (Fancy Pants Designs, American Crafts, Bella Blvd) + stars (KI Memories) + gems (Studio Calico) + chipboard (Jillibean Soup, Studio Calico) + labels (Studio Calico) + stickers (Pink Paislee) + Stamp (Studio Calico) + ink (Jenni Bowlin, Tsukineko) + font (Gill Sans)
The next time you head out to your favorite restaurant, follow Jenny's lead and CLICK a quick pic of the menu. It will be something that changes from time to time, and it is fun to have a memory marker.
Top of the Morning | Lisa Borbély
8.5 x 11 | materials patterned paper (Crate Paper) + thickers (Amy Tangerine) + wood veneer (Studio Calico) + tag (Fancy Pants)
Lisa followed some lovely lines of symmetry as she created her page. As you sit to SCRAPBOOK your next page, find ways to build mirrored halves from top to bottom or left to right.
The Best Dads | Sue Althouse
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (Bazzill) + patterned paper (Echo Park, Fancy Pants, Jenni Bowlin, October Afternoon) + flair button (Jenni Bowlin) + brads (unknown) + title (Silhouette) + border punch (Fiskars) + floss (We R Memory Keepers) + pen (Micron)
When is the last time you got out your brads to SCRAPBOOK? Be inspired by Sue and get them out and use them thoughtfully.
Family Vacation | Francine Clouden
12 x 12 | materials layered template (Crystal Wilkerson) + digital Paper (Karla Dudley) + digital journal Cards (Callaloo Soup) + fonts (Benthem, Century Gothic)
As you gather photos for your next SCRAPBOOK page, consider looking for a group that offers a variety of focal ranges: up close, wide view, and in between. It's a small thing that will help collected photos feel more collected and less posed.
Best Napping Companion | Marnie Flores
12 x 12 | materials element (Design by Dani) + fonts (Century Gothic, Code Pro Light)
We all take many photos of our pets, but when was the last time you handed your camera to someone and asked them to CLICK a pic of you and your furry friend together?
Fireworks | Amy Coose
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (American Crafts) + patterned paper (Echo Park, Webster's Pages) + mist (Heidi Swapp) + stickers (Heidi Swapp) + wood veneer (Freckled Fawn) + pen (American Crafts) + cut files (The Cut Shoppe)
SCRAPBOOK titles have been a bit neglected over the past few years. Amy gave hers the sparkle it needed by swapping out the "o". Have fun with your titles and see what you can do to spruce your next one up.
xo | Diane Payne
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (American Crafts) specialty paper (Chickaniddy Crafts, We R Memory Keepers) + flair (A Flair For Buttons) + labels (Studio Calico) + mist (Heidi Swapp) + sticker gems (Studio Calico)
WRITE a love letter. In list form. It takes away a little of the pressure to get it all perfect.
Best Hat | Valerie O'Neall
8.5 x 11 | materials cardstock (American Crafts) + decorative tape (My Mind's Eye) + alpha stickers (American Crafts) + journal card (My Mind's Eye) + stickers (My Mind's Eye) + enamel dots/shapes (My Mind's Eye) + pen (Sharpie)
WRITE about something that is the best. Why is it the best? How is it the best? What makes it so special?
Summer | Cristina C. Scrap
12 x 12 | materials paper (Simple Stories, Studio Calico, Cosmo Cricket, Webster's Pages, Fancy Pants) + embellishments (Studio Calico, Pink Paislee, Simple Stories) + stickers (Studio Calico, Amy Tangerine) + ink (Hero Arts) + stamps (Studio Calico, American Crafts date stamp) + pen (American Crafts) + sewing machine + adhesive (Glue Glider Pro, Martha Stewart)
The next time you CLICK that foodies shot, consider Cristina's pic here and look for a background that will allow your food to shine!
Best Book So Far | Celeste Smith
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (Good Foundations by Robin Young; Mega Solids by Amy Wolff) + kits (Between the Pages by Stolen Moments Designs & Litabell Designs; A Bit Worn, Twinkle Alphas by Valorie Wibbens; Finishing Touches by Karah Fredericks; Make It Messy by Kaye Winiecki; Essential Boarders and Frames, Essential Stitches by Laurie Ann; Down the Lane Ephemera by Sahlin Studio; Stuck Alpha, Everybody Dance Now Alpha by Allison Pennington; Blanc Stitches by Amy Martin; Gesso It by Pink Reptile Designs) + fonts (Underwood Champion)
When we WRITE about the books we read, we ofter say whether or not we loved it. But why not do what Celeste did and talk about why we even picked up the book to begin with? It's a great way to add context and depth to your story.
Super Kid [in a rainsuit] | Carey Bridges
12 x 12 | materials digital kit (Stay Warm by Happy Box) + digital elements (Bare + Necessities Frames No. 1 [Elements] by Creashens, It’s a Colorful Life Elements by Sugarplum Paperie) + digital brushes (Oh Happy Day the Brushes Set 2 by Mari Koegelenberg) + alpha (Best Summer Ever: To Play Outside by Mommyish) + template (Layered Layouts volume 12 by Deena Rutter) + fonts (1942 Report)
Photos like this are what happy memories are made of. When you kids do that wacky stuff that makes you grin from ear to ear, don't forget to grab your camera and CLICK away. Oh me oh my! These photos are awesome!
Handsome [Non] Stranger | Marnie Flores
11 x 8.5 | materials element (Crystal Wilkerson) + fonts (Bondoluo, Code Pro Light)
Last month we shot from behind and above. This month, try to CLICK from the side. Profiles are stories in an of themselves, providing depth and texture that a straight-on photo cannot.
Summer Vacation | Jennifer Hignite
12 x 12 | materials Summer Manifesto Templates (Audacious Designs) Summer Brights Papers (Robyn Meierotto) Endless Summer Full Kit (Robyn Meierotto and Gennifer Bursett)
With summer drawing to a close, SCRAPBOOK a compilation page as Jennifer has. Different photos from different days and places. All in one spot. Perfect for reminiscing.
Strawberry | Kate Christensen
8.5 x 11 | materials digital kits (Reflection by Sahlin Studio; Where Love Is: Patterns and Krafts by Rachel Young; Splatterific by Karah Fredricks; Memory Collector Elements by One Little Bird; A Little Bit Worn No.2 by Valorie Wibbens + fonts (Traveling Typewriter, Violation)
WRITE about a time where you found happiness despite the chaos that was surrounding you. We all have hard times, but yet, there are always little rays of sunshine that peek through the clouds. Writing about them helps us remember the good times, too.
Miss Charlie | Marnie Flores
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Echo Park, Crystal Wilkerson) + elements (Crystal Wilkerson) + fonts (Jacques & Giles, Montez)
WRITE about the reasons your pet is a good/bad fit for your family. Or if you don't have a pet, write about ways you are like/not like your own family.
The Best | Lisa Borbély
Lisa used all sort of threes on her page. It is a lovely help to your SCRAPBOOK pages. Think of grouping in three's, repeating in three's and using three focal points. It will make your page balanced and peaceful.