I managed to finish 13 layouts, which I'm really happy about. Here are my five favourites, in no particular order.
I really admire how my friend Kiki Halbert distresses and layers papers on her layouts. She inspired me to do this layout of my son and his friend Gina.
My daughter wore grey and black for her first communion. I found that The Story of Us collection from Simple Stories -- a wedding collection -- was perfect for the occasion. It had some black, grey, gold and lots of hearts.
|Paper, title and sticker: The Story of Us (Simple Stories); Cardstock: Close to My Heart and Bo Bunny; Inspiration: Scrapbook Generation|
My friend Sylvie and I took our kids to the park during a long weekend. Her scrapbooking style is both simple & clean and playful. She knows how to combine patterns and colours like nobody else. Plus, she uses a lot of white space. In white no less! The Sweet Day collection form Echo Park gave me the opportunity to micmic her style a little. :-)
|Paper: Sweet Day (Echo Park); Cardstock: American Crafts; Letters: Prima; Flower: Dear Lizzy Remarks (American Crafts); Enamel Dots: homemade; Inspiration: PageMaps|
The Beach Babe collection from Fancy Pants is one my all-time favourite collections. I love the combination of blues, pinks and oranges and got to use great embellishments here.
|Paper and sticker: Beach Babe (Fancy Pants); Letters: Basic Grey; Ink: Ripe Persimmon (Tim Holtz); Spray: Squeezed Orange Ink Spray (Dylusions); Diamond Stickles; Buttons and dew drops: my stash; Inspiration: unknown|
My kids wanted to include this layout here because they loved the photos. I like the non-traditional blue for a fall layout -- it makes the orange pop, doesn't it?
|Paper, title and stickers: Thankful (Bella Blvd.); Ink: Spiced Marmalade (Tim Holtz); Buttons and flowers: from my friends' stash; Inspiration: PageMaps|