Happy Wednesday everyone. I’m Barbara (aka BarbaraUnzen or grantandlaurensmom in the digiworld galleries) and I am excited to join the GSO team and to be making my first ever GSO post! I always love perusing the galleries for creative inspiration and now I get to browse the galleries and share some of the beauty I find there with you guys. How fun is that?! I’ve got to tell you, it was difficult to narrow my favorites down to just 6 layouts, but here goes!


Folly Beach – December 2008 by GlazeFamily3

This layout caught my eye as soon as I saw it in the gallery. I love the way the red and the black pop on the white background and the look of the black and white framed photos along with the simple squares. The viewer’s eyes are drawn through the layout with the placement of the squares. As I looked at this page some more I noticed that she capped off the one striped square with the little red heart. Adorable! I also love that she used the outlined squares with the little red brads for accent and that she completed it all with the outlined title paired with the handwriting font. A simple and elegant documentation of a family photo shoot with that adorable baby!


014 Winter Walk by Chloe

I’m a big fan of pages that use large photos and I love that Chloe used a shadow photo to document her winter walk. When I’m out walking with my family I’ll occasionally snap a selfie of us, but next time I think I’ll snap a shadow photo. It shows the togetherness and won’t annoy those who hate selfies (my son!). I like the simple strips of papers and the element cluster with the title work. Did you notice the shadowing and how she individually warped the shadows on all the paper strips, the ribbon and the tag? The little details really make the page look so realistic!


2018-MOC#23-Scraplift_jenn-mccabe_web by mcurtt

Talk about pages popping in the gallery … this page by mcurtt really does just that. As much as I’m drawn to the white background of my first pick, I equally adore the dark background on this page. I love the lines of colorful brads on the top and bottom that coordinate with the colorful row of houses. The watercolor scalloped paper is such a nice touch. The simple white title in that pretty font and the quote on top in the more simple block font cap it all off. It’s a beautiful page!

Everyday by AshleyHorton1675

I love that background paper. It’s busy and I would not have thought you could top it with all the days of the week, but it is PERFECT!  I love the colorful days of the week and the black and white photo documenting an “everyday” moment. I’m a big fan of journaling on pages and writing out stories, but not every photo needs a ton of journaling. The photo documents happy kids hanging out. Awesome!

Hurricane Irma by adrianita

Not all moments are happy moments but they still need documenting. I like that the artist included screenshots of the hurricane and a photo of the TV screen showing the news. I can only imagine how stressful life was for them at that moment, but despite all that was going on she had the foresight to snap a photo of the empty store shelves. That’s a true scrapbooker for you! I love the pink and green together on that neutral background.  That cute framed photo of her daughter smack dab in the middle of the page is adorable and I love the doodling and brushwork in the background and the stitching and buttons. Awesome documentation!

Winter in Amsterdam – January 2018 by profolly

What a gorgeous, artsy page! The photos are beautiful. I love the little pops of red and color in the photos. It sure looks like a chilly day. The brushwork is gorgeous and I love the masking of the photos. There’s so much paint texture in the background – I love it! I like the ink spatters in the background and the handwriting font for Amsterdam. The little beaded letters on a string is a nice touch. I love this page!

I hope you enjoyed my picks for today! If you’ve got a moment, please take a closer look in the galleries and leave the artists a little love. Have a great day!




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