Hello All!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend full of all the things you enjoy.  Mine certainly has been and I can’t think of a better way to finish off my Saturday then sharing some wonderful layouts with you.  Tonight as I wandered through the galleries, it was one photo layouts that seemed to catch my eye.  I hope they catch yours as well.

Smiling | corrin

I love the softness of this layout.  Corrin’s paper choices are so pretty and girly and go perfectly with her lovely photo.  I think the green in the floral paper does an excellent job of picking up the greenery in the photo and gives the layout a pretty punch of color that is further enhanced by the black accents.  I also like the scale of her elements and the small clusters she has created with them and the handwritten look of the word smiling.  I think it provides a nice contrast to the background layers and photo.

brinic | brother and sister

Brother and sister by brinic is simply beautiful!  I love the look of the white wood background and the double exposure treatment of the photograph.  The mask used on the bottom exposure gives it a strong, organic feel as if the dirt was smudged on to the background itself.  The photo is adorable — I especially love the pop of orange from their soda bottles.  The hearts and journaling strips are a nice finishing touch.

adventure | jerilie

Adventure by jerilie caught my eye for a number of reasons.  First I loved the photo effect she used on her selfie and that she paired it with a neutral, yet fun patterned background.  By clustering so many colorful papers and elements around it, she created layers of interest that serve the duel purpose of telling a story and making the photo pop.  Her three floral clusters are pretty and create the perfect visual triangle for her face.  The use of the light blue paper and the Enjoy Nature sign is especially attractive and give the entire palette a breath of fresh air.

Choose Happy | immaculeah 

Since my personal motto is “Choose Happiness,” Choose Happy by immaculeah was bound to catch my eye and I am sure glad it did because this is the kind of layout that makes you smile the instant you see it.  I love the sparkle of the little girl in the photo, what a sweetheart, and the bright, fun patterns of the papers.  The rainbow hearts are another fun choice as are the two pieces of word art and title.  Like I said, this one just makes me happy every time I look at it — I hope it does the same for you.

Beach Hair | KarenB

Beach Hair is another layout that makes me smile.  What can I say?  I love adorable puppies and that one is especially cute, so the photo alone would have been enough to draw me to this page.  But there is more good stuff happening here.  In addition to the wonderful photo there are some eye catching colors that both coordinate (the orange with his fur) and contrast (that punch of blue) beautifully, a fun, messy pattern and an array of sweet elements that enhance the photo, title and theme.

As Tall As Me | Kelleanne

My final pick of the day, As Tall As Me by Kellyanne is another one that spoke to me.  I think it is the perfect depiction of that moment when we all see our kiddos growing up and wonder where the time has gone.  It is also that moment when we can see the future and that our babies will not always be babies. To capture such a momentous thing with a photo and a few well chosen words is truly impressive.  To capture it in such a pretty, yet masculine, way, is equally impressive and worthy of some finger pointing.

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!  🙂





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