I’d like to take a moment to share my list of 2014 favorite scrapbook layouts that I’ve created to temper the the cold, hard data I posted last week. I’m going to order them by month created because I don’t think I could ever rate them from most favorite to just plain favorite. If you’d like to see the credits, click the image.
There’s something about the nuetral palette, ephemera and text in the circle that makes me happy. The title is made with one of my all time favorite alphas (and I feel I’m not alone). Also, I managed to use a chevron pattern!
I really wanted to use the clothespins and I found a way to make it work!! I love all the colors and paint on this page. (I also love coffee)
This page was a Get It Scrapped assignment that really pushed me creatively.
I created this page for the Process Play class at Masterful Scrapbook Design… it’s meaningful, hopeful story, dressed in a difficult scenario. And that’s kinda my life: wrought with difficulties like this one, yet still funny, happy, and full of hope. Every time I see this page, I laugh.
This year, I did my best to do something with a stack of old photos I
stole borrowed from my parents. I made this page around Mother’s Day and loved how the petals add a maternal feeling to the page.
This is my everyday battle: mess!!! This is mostly cat created, but I could probably be more organized in order to prevent it. I love that this page documents our life authentically.
Not only was it incredibly fun to stage these photos, but I loved that I got create in a super girly style! This page rekindled my interest in genealogy, too.
I absolutely the afternoon swim at the beach feeling in the summer. While we didn’t go as much last summer as we have in the past (a teenager is not so interested and a shark attack kinda made me weary, too, since sharks feed during the time we normally swim), I treasured the times we went. I love how this page and photo treatment captures the ritual and mood of our return home from the beach.
This one was created for the Story Play class over at MSD. I simply love the alphas and the transparent feel to the whole page that supports the story. Plus, it’ll make a good medical record, too. I’m all for multipurpose scrapbooking! Did you know that if you record your kid’s vaccinations in a scrapbook, it’s counted as medical proof? We learned that recently when two doctors and two health departments lost my son’s records!
I tried to create more pages about me last year… and this is one of my favorites. I have always loved stories, so I decided to create an homage to the stories that I’ve carried with me over the past 38 years of life. It’s also my favorite 2 pager of the year.
Obviously, I love Halloween and cats… and this one is probably my favorite because it combines both, plus a sorta chalkboard look (which I like more than I admit).
My final favorite of the year… I simply love this photo. All the papers just make it feel cozy and right. Simple journaling for a simple moment.
Reviewing my pages me realize a few things: I tend to use color and composition to create mood instinctively. I choose embellishments and patterns with intent. Most of these pages have a block design and/or a blue and pink color story, but most of all, they truly help me relive my memories and at times, laugh out loud. There’s a lot we can learn from the pages we love the most. What common threads run in your favorite pages of 2014?