Good afternoon, friends!  Heidi Nicole here, enjoying a beautiful (HOT) day in Northern Kentucky.  I hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July here in the states!  This season may not be how we all imagined it, but we are making the best of it, no matter where in the world you are.

That being said… I hope to brighten up your Monday with some gorgeous picks from the galleries…  and here they are!

Enjoy Every Minute – 4th of July by BarbaraUnzen

I love layouts with large background photos, and this one does not disappoint!  The way she brought forward the texture of the background paper in the photo is spot on.  It adds depth, texture, and interest.  Adding the photos in the foreground completes the story of the fun time that was had.  The minimal elements, along with that sunshine, adds the perfect touch to the page.  This is just the perfect summer layout!

Snapshots by Lady22

This darling layout, is well, darling.  I love the white space and the lightly textured background.  The photo of that adorable kitty is front and center, and your eye is automatically drawn to it.  The vertical line down the center adds balance and lends to making the photo the focal point.  I love the sweet little flower and the heart stamp, which is all the elements this page requires.  Such a sweet page!

Shine Bright by Renate

I found myself taking the time to look at all the little details of this fun page… and there are a lot of sweet details that are perfect design choices!  First of all, that photo is adorable, and I love that she used it twice.  The cutouts in the background paper really pop with the patterned paper beneath.  Not only that, but to add word strips in the cutouts is genius!  The subtle circle elements throughout the page helps to balance those super awesome clusters… that are shadowed perfectly.  There’s so much lovely in this layout… and I keep finding more!

Remember This by Scrappie Irene

I had to add a 4th of July layout in here!  This layout is stunning.  Such a unique ‘pocket style’ take.  The stitches are messy, and the ink/paint makes it a touch grungy… yet totally patriotic.  Black and white photos were a great choice here, and really makes the red and blue elements stand out.  I LOVE that the CocaCola bottle is red!  Great photo work.  And, can I just say… what a lovely young lady!  This is such a thoughtful and creative layout… and it makes my heart happy!

ec by marnel

This is another perfectly summer layout.  Beach layouts are beyond fun… and this one is outstanding!  I love the grid feel of the page, and her use of masks is spot on.  It creates such a relaxed feel to the page.  That large sun is a great design choice, as well as the scatter and the word strips.  I’m sure this layout elicits a lot of memories for all of us who have hung out on beaches, and I’m sure these two young men will remember these memories for a lifetime!

Just Keep Floating by cestlafranz

This beautifully created hybrid layout stopped me in my tracks.  Every single detail is well thought out and executed.  I admire hybrid artists, and this project is wonderful.  The photos are perfect – relaxing and summery.  The white background makes the turquoise colors pop.  The larger title balances the two photos and the journaling tells the story.  I’m posting the layout and all the details…  drool on, friends!

That’s it for today!  I hope every single one of you have a great Monday… and stay happy and healthy!

Heidi Nicole

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