Hello All!  I hope you’re having a great weekend.  Mine has been busy, so it’s nice to take a few minutes to sit down, relax and look at all the wonderful layouts posted in the various digital galleries.  Today I found myself picking a rather eclectic group to share with you, but each one spoke to me.  I hope they speak to you as well.

Memory | Mother Bear

My first pick is this gorgeous layout by Mother Bear.   I love everything about the photograph — the perspective from which it was taken, her use of black and white to make it stand out against the papers and elements and the way she cropped the bottom of it at an angle.  It feels like they are laying on a hill enjoying the beauty of the day and time together.  The word art is a hat tip to the power and beauty of the photo while the gorgeous floral background paper enhances the outdoor feeling of it.  The floral elements are the perfect finishing touch, especially that little butterfly by their heads.

Joyful | mrivas

The photo in Joyful by mrivas is another one that caught my eye right away.  Again, it has a great perspective that pulls you into the scene and allows you to experience the same sense of peace and wonder.  The wood background paper is a great use of a natural element to compliment the sand, while the blues in the papers and doily pick up the tones of the sea and sky.   I love her use of word art, combined with journaling, to tell the story of this joyful moment captured forever.

Adventure Awaits | JenniferHignite

Okay, so maybe there is a theme to my picks today after all, because Adventure Awaits by JenniferHignite is another layout I was drawn to because of the photos.  All three photos are wonderful and full of action, but the large photo is my favorite.  Nothing says adventure to me like a trio of boys with walking sticks in hand headed off to explore the woods.  You just know they are going to have fun.  Since the photos tell the story so clearly, it makes sense that she kept the rest of the layout simple and allowed them to shine.

This Is My Happiness | alannabanana

This Is My Happiness by alannabanana grabbed me for the photo as well.  The close crop on that happy grin is perfect for her happiness theme and definitely put a smile on my face.  Alanna is a talented scrapper who knows how to create beautiful clusters that pull in a little bit of everything a kit has to offer — papers, brushes, ribbons, scribbles, flowers and more, in a way that feels completely natural.  She uses everything at her disposal to create a unique backdrop that enhances a sweet photo and not only captures a particular moment in time, but the wonder and joy of childhood.

Pool Party | biancka

Biancka is another talented scrapper who knows her way around a great cluster as evidenced in Pool Party.  She makes great use of simple design principles like the visual triangle (the use of blue accents to frame the photo) and use of odd numbered repeats (the three floral clusters).  She combines those basics with a flawless sense of scale and creates fun, full clusters that accent, and not overwhelm, her photos.  With all that she has going on, her son’s face remains to focus of the page.  Also I think it is all kinds of neat how the background paper plays into the photo and makes the entire layout feel like a great big pool.  That’s a cool effect.

Magical Dream | cherrygutz

My final pick of the day, Magical Dream by cherrygutz, caught my eye for two reasons.  One, because I love Disney and two, because it is so pretty.  When I think of Disney, I generally think of bright, primary colors and playful elements, so this spin on a classic castle photo feels fresh and unique as does the diagonal movement of her clusters.  Her shadowing gives the clusters a lot of depth and interest which is enhanced by the relative flatness of her circle frame and journaling.  Everything is very touchable on the page, which makes the magical dream feel very much within reach.  I don’t about you, but this one makes me want to go to Disney more than ever.

That’s it for me.  I hope you enjoyed the layouts I shared with you today.  If you have time, please click on the individual links to leave some love for these designers and memory keepers.  Thanks!  🙂



4 thoughts on “Finger Pointing – August 12th

  1. Lorie, awesome pages!!!!!!!! love this post!!!!! I rarely have time to come stop to see everyone’s posts, but decided to make a but if time and I am so so glad I did…gorgeous pages ladies!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!

  2. Loved reading your post Lorie, it was awesome to see my page amongst such beautiful layouts. Thanks so much xo

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