Monday, January 24, 2011
hey guys…SP here on a cold and dreary Monday morning, lol! As I always tell my little man though – I do not need SUNshine, when I have SONshine :o) lol! I hope that the week is a great one for everybody! I’ll be here three times this week…today with the LOTW post, Wednesday with a brand new GALLERY GIRLS feature…and Thursday with February’s free DESKTOP :o) So…I better get focused here and share the LayoutS of the week with you! Yes, that’s right…I could not choose only ONE this weekend! There were lots and lots of amazing layouts – and SO MANY from our latest TEMPLATE CHALLENGE…I am loooovin’ those (thanks, girls)! In the end, I selected three very different layouts – and all for different reasons! Here they are…
I have to say they were all chosen on design merits :o) But, they go deeper than that, too! Each one has something special about it…so here goes :o)
acmckelvey’s SLIDES & SWINGS – loooove :o) Alright – so I am only showing you the ‘SLIDES’ portion here, lolol…but you can check out Carrie’s gallery to see the awesome ‘SWINGS’ layout that completes the spread! They are PERFECT companions and quite honstly – are just some of the brightest, happiest and most cheerful pages I have seen :o) The design is fabulous – i LOVE all of the element clusters and her title work! Just fantastic! Thanks so much for inspiring all of us yet AGAIN, Carrie!
And, nana_vg’s BEAUTIFUL ‘Favorite Daughter-in-Law’ page really stood out to me as well :o) ‘nana_vg’ has long been a member of the Shoppe – and for just as long…has inspired me with not only her gorgeous pages…but with her beautiful and heartfelt journaling! There is almost always a story, and she has such a wonderful way of telling it! I really love her special words about her daughter-in-law – it is a very inspiring relationship! Of course, the page is perfect, too – it has what I refer to as a ‘quite beauty’! Just LOVE! Thanks, V :o)
Finally, we have anniebeagles’s FOUR GENERATIONS layout! This one jumped out to me for several reasons! The first thing that caught my eye was the row of buttons at the top of the journaling! You guys know I love buttons, lol…and I really loved the placement of these! Then, when I clicked on the thumbnail – I realized what a special and wonderful page this truly was (beyond the gorgeous design)! Such a treasure of a photo…and the journaling is just perfect, summarizing the fun events of New Year’s weekend!! This page definitely has the ‘total package’ :o) Thanks anniebeagle!
So there you have it :o) Our LayoutS of the Week! I hope you find them as inspiring as I have! CONGRATS, girls…you have each received a $10 gift card to the Shabby Shoppe (via email…be sure to check spam folders)! Have fun shoppe-ing!
Thanks for stopping by everyone! Beckie will be here tomorrow with a wonderful PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT…and as I mentioned above…I’ll see you back here on Wednesday with an AMAZING new Gallery Girls post! Until then – have a WONDERFUL and BLESSED week! xoxo – SP