Today in the states we are enjoying a day off, saying good-bye to summer, and hello to autumn. There was a lot to celebrate in the galleries today as well. Come take a look, I think you’ll enjoy today’s standouts.

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

A Ruff Weekend by Jaye

Everything about this is so stinkin’ cute. Love the title, of course. The angled photo strip is a clever way to draw us into the page. It’s a great life for this dog, and I enjoyed the telling of the weekend plans. I like the whimsical drawn heart in the middle, that grounds this page nicely. The photos of the dog with its “stuffies” made me smile big time. Doesn’t every dog deserve its own scrapbook?! Love it.

A Tale of Two Cities by musicmom3

This is an excellent travel page, and it’s actually part of a two page spread. I enjoyed the Dickens allusion about the socio-economic circumstances she witnessed. The text was fascinating. Great idea to break up the photos by converting some to black & white (which you can see on the accompanying page). The rich blues on this page make quite an impact, particularly combined with the gold and brass colored elements.

The 21st Yes by Jill.S.

In this season of back-to-school, I was thrilled to find such a marvelous page from a teacher’s perspective! And, it’s a hybrid page! I love how she did the text with all that great enthusiasm and dedication emphatically highlighted with the red “YES” repeating throughout. The text direction is fun too, and works well with the long strips of “a day in the life of a teacher” photos. Love the wonky banners, bubble title work and elements at the edge.

well hello there by earlofoxford

That color combination is so striking, and is really perfect with the black & white photo. Love the cut out circles leading us through the page. Great word art for the title. I like the depth Linda created with the stacked mat behind the photo frame. The multiple lines of page frame stitching are a fun touch, and the date strip is too.

Just Perfect by frani_54

This is delightful. I love the dreamy quality she created, and after reading the text I see we are really looking at this little girl’s dream. Love the use of the black strips on the right to balance the page, and the wings are a nice addition to that area of the page. It’s an interesting and fun digital accomplishment to make all of those shapes and word art work so artfully with the masking of the photo; I really stopped and studied this one. I love that she told us the story on the page too, the story is the best part!

10k training by HeidiMcGregor

I love bold use of patterned paper, and this was a great choice. The horizontal cut of the paper is then intersected by the vertical line of circles, and it created such cool depth. Love all the word art setting the tone of the page. The bookplate framing the date stamp is a fun touch.

I hope you enjoyed today’s picks too! Please click on the linked titles to see each project in its gallery, and to leave some well-earned praise to the artist. Have a great week!

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