Why does there never seem to be enough hours in the day? Or am I just getting slower at all the things I need to get done on a Thursday?! Yeah, that’s probably it… but hey, I’ve spent a while in the galleries and here’s what caught my eye today!

One of the things I love about scrapbooking is the ability to get down on ‘paper’ some of the hard stuff. The not so good times, times that challenge us, times when life isn’t that grand, but times that inevitably make us grow, show our resilience and become strong. I love the intriguing photo crop of the image on Passport Challenge by jaye, and the monochrome palette with a dash of light green and turquoise that gives promise of brighter times ahead. With a lovely vertical design, carefully chosen elements and brush work that provide interest and depth, this is a wonderful page!

Another page with a great vertical design is Live Your Dream by amyjcaz. I love the mix of elements here that anchor the photo left and right, I mean, how gorgeous is that cluster?! The assortment of warm, muted tones compliment the photo beautifully and the layering here is first class. Gorgeous!

I have a soft spot for linear designs, black and white photo’s and soft, peachy colours so it goes without saying that Treasured Moment by Ga_L caught my eye immediately! I personally tend to associate linear page designs with Project Life pages generally (I love using them for my own PL, and boy, do I love that project!) but I love that Ga_L has shown us that such a design makes for an eye catching page outside of PL. The use of elements to add a little depth are perfectly balanced while the pops of yellow add contrast. So beautiful!

So after speaking about Project Life above, I couldn’t help but bring you Week 26 by Tracey Holdyk. How is this for a classic, well curated and coordinated double page PL spread?! I love the text on the photo’s, the seasonal pocket cards, the light and bright look, and the snippets of information about Tracey’s week 26. Project Life pages really make my heart sing, honestly, if you haven’t tried a PL of your own yet or you began but didn’t finish, I encourage you to make a pact with yourself for 2020 to document your year, seriously, you won’t regret it! I love this… oh and I love the kitty!

It seems I’ve been on a ‘vertical design’ hunt today – it wasn’t planned, I promise, it just turned out that way! It was actually the backdrop that pulled me in for a closer look at Hey You by bjc. I’m not sure if it’s a patterned paper or brush work… all I know is that it’s really cool! And yes, a great way to use patterned paper is demonstrated right here! A sweet cluster for an adorable image and a little playful word art make this page a winner!

It wouldn’t be right to omit a Fall project and if it’s one page you visit, make sure it’s this one. This Accordion Minibook by AnyaL is a treat for the eyes! It’s just so beautiful and as I took in all the prettiness, I was reminded of my paper scrapping days and the little books/albums I used to make. I miss those days but I just don’t have the room for physical stash or the propensity for the mess I used to make of an entire room! I created large (30×30) albums for each of our girls who were 25 and 18 at the time and our dining room was out of action for eating for almost a year! Seriously though, this minibook is amazing and I love all the wonderful details. A treasure for sure!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks for today and that they inspire you to document some stories of your own… or to make a minibook! And if you do get a moment, please click on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artists of these wonderful pieces of work. Till next time, take care and I’ll see you in the galleries!

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