Hey people!!!! Hope you are well! It’ll be a week in a few hours that my baby girl (18 years a baby LOL) left for Canada to work for two month leading children’s summer camp, I am extremely proud of her but miss her like CRAZY!!!!!! I have been very emotional this week, many things coming together to make me feel one of the luckiest, most blessed women on earth. I don’t have much in the material sense, as a matter of fact I am in very ill-health, but the love of family and friends and the support I get from people all around has been showing so much this week…I thank God every day for each & every one of you who bless me also with your art (both designers & scrapers) So this post tonight will be a bit more extended , and I will start with a little story of how I came to scrap publicly….
I started in an online free program, which had everything there, therefore no need to go out searching for stores… after a couple of years the site closed, and someone direct me to freebies. It was then that I saw two pages that made me fall in love with these people’s galleries, one of them was Trista Ree whom I am sure you all know, the other was a lady called Danyale. Yes, the same Danyale that came a couple of years after to be Etc by Danyale. I know you may know her designs well, but we rarely see pages from her these days…. and this page for many reasons has even more dimension than any other to me. So here is my first pick, Danyale’s page for the Digi Dare#372 : Childhood Favorites: Carol Burnett Show. Every bit of this page speaks elegance, style, class, and the feel of the childhood is so there….I love, LOVE this lady, and all that makes her so lovable is in this page, I m not quiet sure how to translate that into English, the perfect combination of colors , the composition so flawless, those clusters and so many of one of my most favorite element: arrows! Love love LOVE this page!!!!!!!
The next couple of pages are also for the Dares, and I honestly couldn’t make my mind up as to which one to pick….so they are both here. This week’s Dare is so beautiful & simple…asking us about to scrap a love song….scrapping such a beautiful page translates these two equally amazing women as artists as much as people… I’m honored to be working alongside them!!! So, for The Digi Dares# 373 by Paula Kesselring is this marvelous page, which makes me sing this song along…love the eye so powerful taking hold of the page, and so simple & at the same time so charged with feelings …the 2 alphas tittle couldn’t be more perfect here.
The other page for the Dare#373 is by Jeanine (natchmol) with She Comes in Colors, and in colors she indeed comes….the most beautiful colors, superbly played in the page like the song plays…. those circles give so much movement one can almost make the lady dance …love the blending all over…. I’m amazed with the pages that come out of the Digi Dares….gorgeousness and so much intensity in this one!!!!
Still on the artsy kind of scrapping & related to music too is this next page, Challenge 4 by Nickel. The word art here is so much fun, the centered composition fits the subject so well, and the way she complemented that central eye caller….what a gorgeous skirt she gave to the dancer!!!!! All over in this page the feeling of freedom and dance makes my heart sing!!!!
Next page is also on an artsy feel, and I’m taken by the fact that she went hybrid with this…. LOVE that alpha, the summery feeling with the cloud and the super cute bee!!!!!! I have been dipping my toes into the hybrid thing inspired by a few people, and this makes me even more excited about going for it!!! gorgeous work!!!! Life is Good (planner cover) by sushimommy (don’t you just love her nickname too? )
Next page is as much fun as the artist who made it: The Catty Look by Agnes (purlz76) is everything Agnes is …bubbly and fun, gorgeous in every sense!!!! I LOVE the fact that she took an allegedly pet kit to scrap something completely out of theme…. I do that a lot and love seeing people’s creativity to make another theme of the a completely un-related kit…. Gorgeous paper in the background, you would think on first look that the kit is indeed some kind of sight/optician/glasses kit…so perfectly adapted with the circle doodles….the photo is absolutely amazing as she is SO serious in it…when the whole page wants to make you smile! amazing shadows, layering fun, love the tittle in the speech bubble… (and I just got 2 pair of new glasses and they are “catty look”!!!) Brilliant page!
Next page is from a girl I have a soft spot for: ashleywb is mainly what you could call a blank space scraper, and I remember talking to her quiet a lot last year….so many gorgeous pages, so much beauty expressed with little in the page…which is NOT just dropping a photo and an element and calling it clean….this girl’s pages speak to me…. As it goes, this is not such a blank space page… but it has the perfection of all her pages: simple but with that special touch that puts Ashley in the stand out people to me…I’m sure you will agree…The map in the background (I NEED that map LOL) with the awesome detail that she incorporated the stitches as almost being part of the map, everything is so amazing….love the alphas she used, the tittle in the paper strips also is a great detail….I’m SO glad to have found your page tonight Ashley!!!!! Here is Ashley’s page : Adventure Indonesia-
Last (but I assure you, NOT least) is this page Just having fun by liahra. I did a challenge in which we had to lift her…I didn’t know this girl much, so browsing through her gallery was an amazing adventure filled with pleasure and awws and ohhhhs! This page is done with a collab from two of my most fav designers too…. The paper in the background with the texture brings up the photos cleverly treated in black & white, and all those little elements with perfect shadows continue the fun … I’m always a bit lost when I see blank space templates…then I look at a page like this and fall in love with them!!!! Gorgeous page!!!!!!
And now, finally, I will leave you tonight. As usual, if you click in the name of the LO/author highlighted you will get to these amazing artists’ galleries and can leave them a bit of love… I know it will be greatly appreciated! Have a GREAT weekend!!! :)