Gallery Highlights | 9.13.2012

Welcome to the latest edition of Gallery Highlights!

This week’s finds include some gorgeous layouts and cards that will make you ooh and ahh.  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.

It’s a Party card by Anski

I am a total fan of navy and tan, and this card combines those colors to perfection. Anski did a beautiful job combining colors here, and the crisp white embellishments really set off that color combination. And look at the little birds! I just love everything about this.

Look What They Found by tettletop20

This next layout is such a good example of how to use patterned paper effectively. Jackie layered white cardstock over woodgrain paper for a great contrast. And then, to take the contrast even further, she layered a floral patterned paper over the white cardstock. By adding in the crisp white and red flowers and keeping the other colors and embellishments neutral, her photo pops off the page and the paper is highlighted as well. What a fantastic use of paper and colors!

Farm Girl by besskinn

Speaking of patterned paper, Deedee created a beautiful layout by layering five different patterns. She matted the photos to allow them to pop off the papers and the effect is wonderful. Her embellishments all consist of complementary colors and the resulting layout is fantastic.

iChew by Kathie02

Oh my goodness! There is so much to love about Kathie’s layout. First, that photo is crisp and clear and just adorable. And then the bright colors she chose totally draw your eye into the toy. And then you can’t help but be drawn to the journaling and the title. The journaling reads, “first we had an iPod, next came the iPhones and the iPad… we have our very own iChew!’ Anyone who has ever had a puppy can totally relate to this and Kathie’s layout captures this perfectly!

My Favorite Fishing Spot by Jennifer L

Jenny’s photo is one of my favorite photos this week. It captures childhood so beautifully. And although she has a lot of embellishments on her page, they don’t overwhelm the photo or the layout at all. She placed an embellishment cluster on the top left of the photo and then another on the bottom right. Those positions give the layout balance and move your eye through the photo perfectly.

Birthday Invitation by echogirl

Our last selection this week is a birthday invitation and I just can’t say enough about how cool this is! The themed embellishments that Doris chose are fantastic and I love that she added her daughter’s picture to it. This goes into that crafting category of “I wish I was the cool mom that made stuff like that!”

And there you have them – our gallery highlights for the week! As I say every week, I really 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 last week? Feel free to link us to them in the comments and let us know what you think and which are your current favorites in the galleries!

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5 Responses to Gallery Highlights | 9.13.2012

  1. Anski September 15, 2012 at 7:11 am #

    Thank you for including my card! I love the featured pages here too, really inspirational!

  2. Doris September 15, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Thanks Steph. I’m thrilled to be included! You are too kind. PS. I’ve seen your PL pages, quilts and scrapbook pages and you really are that cool Mom!!

  3. Gab September 16, 2012 at 4:55 am #

    Great choices!

  4. Sandi Counceller September 20, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    Wow – I love the colors in all of these! Great inspiration!

  5. Jennifer Larson September 23, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    Thanks for including my page! It’s one of my favorite photos from this past summer.

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