Last week, I posted about all of the layouts I scrapped in 2013. I thought it would be a fun exercise to go through and pick my 10 favorites and share a little bit about why they stand out to me.
A blended photo + artsy layout. This is one of my very favorite layouts from the entire year! I didn’t use a template, but I’m thinking I should turn this into one sometime soon. I used some of my favorite tricks to create this page:
- Layering and tilting different background papers
- Using corner clusters of embellishments
- Keeping the photo big!
- Studio Basic In My Life (originally in The Digi Files)
- photo mask by Jenn Lindsay (no longer available)
Randomly Breaks Out In Song. This is just a fun page for me and I thought it was so cool that one of my readers picked this out as a favorite as well. I really like the template set I used for this page. It was one of my favorites to design! Also, if you know my son Alex, you will understand how perfect this page is for him. He really does randomly break out into song!
- Scrapbook Lady Smashing Templates
- Little Butterfly Wings Keep Calm and Rock On
- Brittish Designs Rockout
- Kaye Winiecki Turn it Up
December Daily. This layout really marks when I fell in love with pocket scrapping. I had dabbled in the style before, but I became hooked when I put this page together! I used apps on my phone to create some cool photo cards and I love how they combined so well with journaling cards and pictures.
- Scrapbook Lady Segmented Template
- Scrapbook Lady Scrap System Solids (grey paper)
- One Little Bird Designs Evergreen Journaling Cards
- Rhonna Designs photo app
- Over photo app
Art Journaling/Mixed Media. This layout represents some creative growth for me. I just played with papers and words and had fun! I found a new interest in digital art journaling and digital mixed media techniques because of this creation.
Being You-Nique. This is a fairly simple page, but I love it! The picture of my son is pretty silly (he was freezing on a cruise ship deck), but it had so much personality that I wanted to use it for a layout. I found the perfect card to illustrate the whole thing and it inspired me to do some meaningful journaling. Plus, I love the colors!
- Scrapbook Lady Storyteller template
- Little Butterfly Wings One of a Kind
- Digital Design Essentials Happiness Lives Here
Baby Love. Does this page look familiar? It’s the exact same template as the page above it! Yes, I really like this simple page design and I’ve used it several times. No need to reinvent the wheel each time! This layout is a favorite because of the pretty papers and the journaling. I also L-O-V-E this photo of my daughter! Such a fond memory. <3
Twins in the 1920s. I’ve always been fascinated with this picture of my Grandma and her twin sister, but I don’t know much about it. It looks like they are in front of their school. We know it was taken sometime in the 1920s. I love their dresses and their hats. So fashionable! I also love streamers (banners or pennants) and all of these things came together to make this page a favorite for me.
Good Day Sunshine. This is a photo of my daughter from 2005 and even though this page is fairly simple, I really like how it came together. The kit had just the right colors and I love the fun mix of patterned papers. I definitely got more comfortable with patterns last year!
SLC Library. Who knew a page about the library would be one of my favorites? In all fairness though, it’s a really cool library! I really liked the colors in this kit and that doodly patterned paper. When I put it all together, it just felt right!
- Scrapbook Lady Staged template
- Hello Today by Red Ivy Designs
- Another Typewriter font (free download)
Sixty photos on a page. I have to include this one because I was pretty proud of myself for fitting 60 pictures on the page and designing a set of templates based on this layout. Good memories!
Supplies: Scrapbook Lady Sixties template
I always learn so much about my style when I take the time to look back and think about my favorite layouts. I would encourage you to do the same. It’s a very useful creative exercise!