Today’s post is dedicated to a truly wonderful artist, who brought much joy to the digital scrapbooking world through her wonderful, imaginative style. Cinzia DiCesare Loosemore, who will be greatly missed. In her honor, today’s picks all focus on great photography and whimsy, two things I admired so much about Cinzia’s style.

This is Liz J., and these are my picks.

Drop Caps by Kegger

This amazing photo drew me right in, and the story is captivating. I feel like we are moving back to England with her, and I’m on the edge of my seat to see how it works out! Love the map background, fading to allow the journal spot to be more visible. Great column style for the text, that made it nice and easy to read. I like that each column starts a new thought. The whimsical arrows keep us moving through the journaling and across the photo, a clever idea for a one-photo page. The word strips in the center of the photo are a striking embellishment.

Anthro by Ashleyhorton010675

This is such a fun way to celebrate much-loved bowls! I get a huge kick out of the varied subjects scrapbookers come up with! Love the two-edge stitched-down paper against the wood background. The beautiful flowers combine with the fun elements like the date stamp and speech bubble to make this an unusual and fun layout. And, it’s a real paper layout, which I always enjoy. The stitched flower and word art are nice final touches!

Colorado Beauty by Danesa

I love the way those beautiful photos hug the edge of this page. This is an unusual use of white space that really appealed to me. I like the text word art incorporated into the design, and the bare facts approach to the journaling, that tells us all we need to know about the page. The strategically dropped paint and coffee stain are nice touches to give it some artistic interest.

2017 plans for you by kim517

The pastel paper strips against the pretty grey floral background make a great home for the journaling bits. I like how she included snippets of her hopes and plans for the year on a variety of tape, arrows, banners and tags. Fun shadow work, and of course I like the whimsical feel of the hot air balloon and hearts. But most of all I liked the optimism and hope she conveys in this page.

light of my life by AliceM

I love the horizontal flow of the stack supporting the photo on this page. The light bulbs were such a cute embellishment, creating the perfect title opportunity! That asymmetrical triangle in the corner is a great design touch, and the whole page is nicely balanced with the little cluster in the opposite corner. Pretty pops of color, and the photo crop is genius.


Going Gluten Free by hillareyd

This has such a fun tone to document a new life style! Love the crocheted vegetables, chalkboard menu board, and generally fun feel to this. Great idea to memorialize not just the diet, but the new phase in life!

I hope you loved today’s picks too! If so, please click on the linked title and leave the artist some love. Have a great weekend!

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