Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches. The galleries are overflowing with hearts and flowers and not just the romantic kind. I’ve really enjoyed picking layouts according to a theme. It’s Beatrice on the blog and here are my picks for today.

You Had Me at Meow by Gone With the Wind (Cheryl)

She is one of my most admired designers/scrappers so I’m happy to have the opportunity to choose her page. Even though there is a lot going on in this layout the result is cohesive and not distracting to the adorable photos. Everything fits perfectly together, from the doodled cats across the top to the layered elements down the side and at the bottom. I like the title work where the paw heart substitutes for the letter o. And if we are talking shadows, hers are outstanding; check out the word strip under the main title.

1st qtr_30MM_Sweet by  Maruma

Equal time for dogs! Sometimes simple is best. The elegant frame combined with the simple patterned paper blocks is very creative. I like the way one of the blocks is framed simply in white and tied to another of the partial blocks. The t shaped design created by the blocks combined with the photo and title-work is very visually appealing.

sweetheart by craftytam

The large photo with the spectacular view is amazing. Using it in black and white allows for a perfect contrast with the colorful cards and elements. Speaking of cards I can really appreciate how the artist used them across the bottom of the page. What a wonderful way to show off so many. Topping them with clusters to balance the paper strip and cluster across the top results in an overall lovely page.

What I Love about You by alleycat

I spied a few hybrid projects in the galleries and finally settled on this one. I really like the palette of navy, pink and red. I like that she kept the card square and tied the balloons to the envelope element. Using a red envelope and lining it in navy makes it just right to enclose the card for that special someone.

Reality by wvsandy

At the end of the day who better to love than yourself. This is such an attractive page with the hand-drawn art doll taking up most of the space. While it was the title that originally drew me to this page it was the journaling that I really loved. It’s very special indeed and a great “artsy” layout.

Us by Adryane

I guess it’s not possible for me to leave off writing my post without including a heritage page. The large blended photo is delightful and I really like the diagonal design. Using the ribbon to support the title is so creative and the shadowing is just superb. The smattering of color to the page adds interest and the bits of gesso add texture.

I’ve come to the end of my post and I hope you have found something here to love and inspire you. As always please click through the links to leave these well deserving artists some love. Have a creative week!

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