Hello!  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.  I am knee deep in the middle of redecorating my house and have spent the day picking out paint colors, wall art and accent pieces, so picking out some beautiful layouts to share with you is the perfect way to end it.

Sucali | Frolic

First up is this gorgeous layout by Sucali.  The photo is amazing; I love the different perspective and movement in it.  I like that you can still see her joy even though you can’t see her full face.  That one rosy cheek tells the story.  I appreciate that Sucali mimicked the floral of her dress and the stripes in the background of the photo with her paper choices.  It gives the layout a subtle sense of cohesiveness.  Finally I think the small clusters and title work are the perfect finishing touches.

Amson | Pingyao

I chose my next pick, Pingyoa by Amson, because of it’s great photos, particularly the big one — it’s absolutely stunning.  I love the architecture of the roof tops. the worn, rough texture of the bricks and the neutral color palette that lets the handsome man blend in yet stand out at the same time.  Amson’s use of red accents plays off the red of the hat in the bottom photo and give the layout the pops of color that it needs to enhance the palette while her choice of blue plays up the softness of the sky, creating a wonderful contrast with the hardness of the landscape.  The Chinese symbols in the left corner of the photo are a great touch as well.

Jacinda | Sweet

Jacinda has a way with big photos layouts and one is no exception.  Not only is the photo itself incredibly sweet, as stated in the title, but the black and white effect is a perfect choice to let it, as well and her papers and elements, all stand out.  I love her use of the three clusters to create a visual triangle that brings the focus to those adorable faces and grins.  Finally her journaling is very moving speaks clearly about the bond between these two girls.

Sea and Sand | Mother Bear

Sea and Sand by Mother Bear is another example of a wonderful, big photo.  I love how the sea, sand and sky all seem to blend together and the family stands out strongly against it.  I love the blue background paper she chose; it says both sea and sky like the photo does.  Mother Bear’s clusters are beautiful, fun and add bright touches of color to the layout while the repeating and mirroring of the elements again echos the blending of the sea and sky.  Subtle and stunning.

MrsPeel  – 1999 Mermaid Fun

This next layout by MrsPeel finds us on the beach again admiring another big, beautiful photo.   I love that MrsPeel used the photo as her background and then employees masks, frames and other elements/techniques to make her focal point stand out in such a fun way.  The paint perfectly plays up the colors of the surf and sand, the stitches create a wonderful boarder and the elements give the layout a lot of movement while the small touches of gold add that needed sparkle and shine.

cfile | Great Grandma Glamor Girl

My final pick of the day stays on theme with a big, gorgeous vintage photo.  cfile’s great grandma is a beauty as is that wonderful classic car; they both seem to shine with pride.  I love how the large black and white photo blends into the background and how the car grill blends into the camera image.  I am a huge fan of heritage layouts, especially the journaling, so I enjoyed reading about cfile’s memories of her great grandmother.

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 memorykeepers.  Thanks!  🙂










4 thoughts on “Finger Pointing – June 10th

  1. Wow!!! Thank you so much Lorie!!! I am so thrilled you picked my page and that it is a special one to me of my Great Grandmother! She was a terrific lady and I am thrilled to wake up and see my page here with all these other picks!! Congrats all & thank you again Lorie!!!

  2. OMG Lorie!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! so so much!!!!! I went to the gallery to show Sarita (my daughter in the picture) the page as I loved it (rare thing with me – I’m my worse critic!) and saw your comment and this couldn’t have made me happier!!!!!!! Thank you so so much, not only to feature my pages, but alongside these AWESOME creative ladies, amazing pages all, from all people who are scrapping idols of mine!!!!!! Congrats to all of you ladies!!!!!! and thanks once again Lorie, what an amazing surprise!!!!! <3

  3. Thanks so much Lorie for including my page amongst these wonderful pages. And I hope that you were able to get a lot of work done on the decorating over the weekend. Can’t wait to see some photos.

  4. Ooooh Lorie! You made my day! Such a surprise! Thank you for mentioning my layout here!
    And congrats to all others…I love to look at your wonderful pages!

    ~Susanne~ (sucali)

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