Hello scrappy friends!! So tell me … has iNSD broken the bank for you like it did for me?! My stash grew considerably!! Now, to find time to sit down and get scrappin’!! I was in awe as I browsed the different shops this weekend – gosh there are a lot of talented designers around digi-land!! And then as I made my way to the galleries, I was blown away by the stunning pages! I love that scrapbooking gives us so much freedom … there is no “right or wrong” way to create a page! Here are just a few of the eye-popping pages I found to share with you today:
This page completely wooed me in from the gallery! The beautiful contrast of the blue hues against the black background are beautiful! The slight sepia tone and the white border used on the precious photos are perfect! Not only is the shadow work on the string completely awesome, the way it’s tucked under the ribbon makes me just want to reach out and touch it! The word art title says it all!! The little soul just looks so so content!! What amazing pictures!
Here’s an admission – I totally had to swoop in for a close up look at this page, because our granddaughter will be four this fall! amien1’s title work is what drew me in! So creative to use the #4 balloon element as part of the title. I can feel the excitement coming off of the page and he looks so darned proud to be four! I love the different patterned papers and the ribbon tucked under the photo! The journaling made me smile … “all rested up for his big Super Hero Party later today” … getting a 4 year old to “rest up” is a feat all on it’s own!!
I loved reading the journaling on AZK’s nostalgic page! It made me smile even more because I can totally relate – to her story and to being “young” in the 70’s and 80’s! Keeping memories alive is one of (the many!) things I love about scrapbooking!! Thank goodness “vintage” photos like this do not have to be stuck inside of shoe box on the top shelf of our closets! I can imagine all of the fond memories that came fleeting back as this beautiful page was created! I adore the staples and the thread holding the fun photo in place- and the little tag sporting “1979” – and the layers are paramount! Her page has a fun and totally 70’s feel to it!
The smile in the sweet photo is just so delightful! Pure joy!! The paint splatters, the white brush stroke and the cropped paper placed perfectly under the picture really help draw the eye directly to the main subject in this lovely page! And what’s not to love about the open space around the edging! I bet the little sweetheart in the photo has a lot of spunk, just like this page!
alannabanana’s page makes my heart happy! The first thing I noticed was the angle that everything was set at. The many cropped papers and layers are amazing – as is her use of the word art from the kit! This is a lovely tribute to her Mum, the photo is heartwarming and pure! And I love the placement of the arrow! Thank goodness we can keep fond memories alive through pages like this!!
And last but certainly not least, Sweeet’s sweet layout! Check out those layers!! Wow!! The background paper she’s used screams SPRING and the photo could not be more spring-like with that beautiful smile and the beautiful tulips!! There is so much to admire about her page … the one thing I keep going back to is her out of bounds work!! It is superior! The shadowing is spot on! This is a job well done!!
Okay friends, that’s it for me today! Here’s wishing you a day filled with love, laughter and a little bit of scrapping!!
PS – be sure to click on the links above and leave some love for these beautiful pages in their galleries!! Thank you!! 🙂