I can’t believe this is really the last day of August already. Time sure does fly by quickly as you get older and more busy. At our house we just got done celebrating my husband’s birthday and now we’re in to the family’s favorite time of year – college football season. While my husband and my daughter will sit and watch football on TV all day every Saturday (from noon to midnight, literally) I will now have plenty of scrapping time. Woo hoo!!!
Today I have a some great pages for you. It’s apparent in most of the pages I saw in the gallery that kids are going back to school and that summer pages will starting to become Fall pages….my favorite time of the year. So let’s see what awesome pages I have to highlight today.
My first page is this fun looking Back To School layout by Ozegirl. I just love all the attention to detail in this layout! From the stacked background papers to the blending of the text and then the little notebook. So cute! I just love the addition of the pencils too. The notebook really caught my eye. The little plastic inserts look almost real and I love how she has inserted little word arts and journaling along with photos. This notebook look is just awesome and I think this is a technique I’m going to have to try for myself. I feel inspired by this page to try something new!
This next layout speaks to the inner me. AGED TO PERFECTION by sbpoet is a gorgeous art journaling style page. I just love the mixture of the color with the neutral backgrounds. The repeated image of the woman keeps your eye moving down the page. The stapled top page with the main message really draws your eye in to the message. The message of life not being how many years you’ve live but what you’ve experienced really rings true with me and reminds me to think a different way about birthdays and life. What an striking and meaningful page!
Our third layout I’m featuring today is the beauty by mrsashbaugh titled Joyful. I love this large focal black and white photo how it’s framed with lots and lots of layered and stitched papers. Then the clusters; they are fabulous with the shadows and I love how the scrapper worked in the little kitty and the flair with some tied string. Such a nice balance! Then the repeated photo at the bottom, but in color. Such a pretty little girl and what a sweet photo. I really love how the products fill the page but don’t make it feel to overwhelming. Such a colorful and interesting page!
My next pick has a different feel entirely, Engineer by Heather H has such gorgeous blending and and a feel of open space. However, when you look around the background the whole thing is blended with papers, spatters, words and more, but it’s soft and subtle and feels light. What really stands out to me in this whole layout is how the scrapper put the dark ship with the lighter boat just to the left of the photo. The lighting here is so striking and really draws in your eye. Then incorporating a vintage photo really tells the whole story of the page. I just love how this all works together beautifully!
My next pick also has some nice soft colors and it fits the page theme so perfectly! BeYouTiful by Conniemiles is so beautiful indeed! I love the dimension that her shadowing gives to the flower clusters. Also, the little lace details sticking out from behind the layered papers is a very sweet touch that adds to the femininity of the page. The black and white photo is very striking and I love how the scrapper cropped the photo down and then doubled it up at the bottom so it looks stacked. A great technique! What a pretty page for a beautiful little girl!
My final pick for today is one of my favorite kind of scrapbook pages – a travel page. Vacation Time by jwalls39 has me wanting to head over to the beach for an afternoon. If only Mexico was a little closer. I love how she used the large photo in the back to set the scene. Then the layered photos and the mixed in elements gives this such a fun feel. I love how she used a mixed of flower clusters and elements to keep your eye moving across the page. I like the word art she used in her title and then the typewriter font is just the perfect touch. What a beautiful vacation page!
Well I hope my picks today encouraged you to sit down and scrap some pages or at least go out to the galleries and leave some love. I hope all of you in the US have a safe and fun Labor Day weekend! Until next time….chao!