November 22, 2014 in Real Standouts
Are you in the midst of Thanksgiving preparations like I am? This is my family’s big holiday and we tend to go overboard every year. My brother and his family are coming to town and my sister, mom and I are shopping, baking and cleaning this weekend. It will be great to see them, but I for one will be glad when the prep work is over and celebrating begins. It was nice to sit down and take a few minutes away from all the work to choose some gorgeous layouts to share with you all.
First up is a beauty by Ella:
While I think the photos are fabulous and the birds are adorable, what I like best about this layout is her bold use of prints! I am not sure I could have pulled it off myself, but Ella definitely combines the two background papers in a completely pleasing manner that stands out in the gallery. The addition of the red polka dot is the little touch that pulls the entire palette and layout together. Wonderful work Ella!
Next is a wonderful page from Gaelle.
I adore those sweet photos and the effect she used to match them perfectly to the page. I love the page composition, the bold striped paper and that wonderful stitching. I am also happy that she was not afraid to use the pink and a bit of glitter on a boy page as they are the perfect accents for the blue. This page sparkles and shines from the gallery. Beautifully done Gaelle!
My third pick is this gorgeous layout from Carmel:
What a stunning photo! I love how it is blended into the background and lifted from it as well. The hanger and the doodle are wonderful accents as are the tags and flair. My favorite part though is the sheep stamp. It looks so darn touchable that I want to reach out, poke it and watch green sheep scatter across the page! Absolutely awesome Carmel!
Up next is a layout from Jill Williams
I love heritage pages! That photo is priceless and it has found a fitting home in this lovely layout! The pink, cream and green palette with the touch of black is perfect with the photo and I love Jill’s amazing cluster. It has just the right amount of sweet and sass for this precious photo. This layout is a truly a treasure Jill!
Here is another amazing page from LindyShay.
While I am not a fan of winter, I am a big fan of this layout! I adore the color combination and how the pops of red are perfectly placed to draw your eye to the photo. I also think the perspective on the photo is awesome. I love all the layers and the fabulous brushwork and how the repeating circular elements, the big snowflakes, the doily and the scribble, tie everything together while creating motion. Snow impressive LindyShay!
One more pick and then it is back to my holiday prep! I still have a ton to do and my son is hungry, again. LOL
My final layout is a two page Project Life one from Maribel.
This two pager has me raring to go back to my holiday prep with a smile on my face! I think Maribel is my favorite PL scrapper; I just love all her pages. She takes the best everyday photos I have ever seen, bright, light and always engaging. I love all her little touches and journaling bits and it looks like she is a great cook too! Thanks for such a wonderful layout Maribel. It has put me back into the Thanksgiving spirit.
My thanks to the rest of our standouts as well and to you for stopping by to take a look at my picks. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday full of good food, good memories and the people you love. Happy Thanksgiving a bit early Everyone!
Remember: Live the moment. Scrap the memory!