Gallery Highlights | 7.27.2012

Welcome to Gallery Highlights for this week!

This week’s finds include some gorgeous projects, including two-page layouts, a mini-book and a card – I had to stop myself from including even more. I love it when the galleries are just bursting with this much inspiration. I hope you like them all as much as I do. Let’s go take a look! Don’t forget – You can click on the links to visit the layouts in their galleries and view supply lists, leave a comment for the designer, or view the designer’s other work.

Celebrate Freedom by Betsy Gourley

There are so many 4th of July layouts in all the galleries right now but I just adore Betsy’s two-page layout. I love all the details, including stamping, misting and sewing and the design is fantastic. She has fit in almost 30 photos! What a phenomenal bit of inspiration this is for all of us who love two-page layouts.

 Teaching Me by cornellgj

Jill’s layout featuring the new Webster’s Pages collection Park Drive is beautifully designed from top to bottom. She has painted, layered pattern after pattern, added stitching, dimension and handwritten her journaling. Her attention to detail is fantastic – and who can resist hexagons and those gorgeous black-and-white photos!

VBS Fun by shhbabymine

Sarah’s layout is so much fun! I love the way she tucked the filed photos under the patterned paper and stitched the top of the paper. And by leaving the top of the layout fairly neutral, you can’t help but be drawn to the photos. She has repeated the neutral paper at the bottom of the layout to balance the design and included her journaling at the bottom as well. Great design!

Finally Swimming by Bockov

Laura created this layout for a scraplifting challenge – something I love to do, too. Her choice of softly-colored papers combine with her water photos to create a wonderful summer layout. She created interest and flow throughout the layout by repeating colors throughout and tilting as well as overlapping the photos is a great way to fit in more photos. For more information on this scraplift challenge, click on the link above to take you to her page in the gallery.

The Thrill by mugsbigsis

I knew the minute I saw the thumbnail of Kelly’s layout that it was going to be amazing. She created both pages on a grid – the first being simply multiple photos blended into one large photo. The second page includes 12 additional photos with one centered and framed as the focal photo. By using the same basic grid on each page, yet totally varying the number of photos and even the design on each page, this page is perfectly balanced and is a great two-page design. And look at those gorgeous photos!

A Trip to Remember by Juliana Michaels

Juliana created this mini-album using Little Yellow Bicycle’s “Escape” collection as a present for her niece to help her remember a trip they took together. She used a coordinating collection for the album, which always makes for a great color palette and allows you to mix-and-match a lot of product. Her cover is bright and cheery, and includes so many details. And I love the ribbons on the jump rings. To see the entire album, click on the link above to see a slide show in the gallery.

Strawberry Window Card by mmspiker

Michelle made this card with plans to customize it later – whenever she needs a “berry special occasion” card. She cut out the strawberry window shape with a Silhouette Cameo and added strips of paper inside. I love the idea of having cards pre-made that you can customize for a specific occasion later when needed. This card is simply adorable and the striped baker’s twine at the top is the perfect finishing touch.

And there you have them – our gallery highlights for the week! I just wish we had time and space to feature more of the amazing designs out there.  Thanks so much to all of the designers who shared their work with us this week. What were your favorite gallery layouts this week? Feel free to link us to them in the comments and let us know what you think and which are your favorites this week!

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9 Responses to Gallery Highlights | 7.27.2012

  1. Juliana July 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

    Thank you so much for highlighting/sharing my project here Stephanie!!! All of the projects today are full of inspiration!!!

    • Stephanie Vetne July 30, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

      Thanks for loaning us your project – it’s beautiful!

  2. MichelleGB July 28, 2012 at 6:05 am #

    There are some wonderful pages here! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

  3. Gab July 28, 2012 at 7:29 am #

    Wow, great choices!

  4. Beth Crupper Arment July 28, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    These are wonderful…thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Phyllis Hafley July 29, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

    Love the 4th of July layout by Betsy. Have a big 4th celebration and always take tons of photos. This is a great way to get a bunch of them on a 2 page spread

  6. Vicki Jackson July 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    I love this feature! Every week I pin something from here!! Thanks for showcasing pages I might not see otherwise!

    • Stephanie Vetne July 30, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

      Glad you like it, Vicki! It’s one of my most favorite things to do. 🙂

  7. laura July 30, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing my “Finally Swimming” layout. This is the first time any of my work has been chosen for anything 🙂 Nice boost to my confidence.

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