Friday, March 12, 2010

Non-Stop Inspiration

I wonder sometimes if all the ideas around the store can be overwhelming. Especially the first time someone walks into the store. There are layouts everywhere, books, purses and many other altered items. I am trying to put many of them out here so that a person doesn't have to try to remember it all, and has a spot to come to remember what they saw.

Another person who provides these great ideas for us all to view is Jennifer. Since she lives on the other side of the metroplex, we often transport items via mail. I'm not sure what thoughts might have come to mind as she opened the box and found a large stack of various mixture of papers. Thankfully, she is able to come up with some great items out of the mixed bag of goodies. I am sharing a few of the layouts here that she has done recently.

The first layout is on a diecut paper - using the circle as the full background of the layout. I love the saying she put onto this layout. Cousins are really lifelong friends when we grow up together. I also like the texture she has put onto this page as well. Ruffled ribbon, stars and more.

In the second layout, she added some great touches of texture as well. It is amazing how just a little item like this can add so much to a page. I have put a close up here of one of the sections with embroidery floss wrapped around it. See what I mean? I also like the handmade flowers. A great look and a great way to save a little cash in the process.

She has a son and a daughter and was able to make the soft colors of lavender, blue and pink work for a photo of her son as well. She pulled out the greens and blues so nicely in this paper. Such softness in the photo and the layout.

This last layout is on paper that will be showing up at the store in the next week. (Basic Grey Kioshi). Don't you like the way the photo is balanced with the large floral element? Something that is very hard to capture in the photograph of the layout is the use of little bling jewels throughout the floral portion. Click on any of the photos to enlarge them. It will especially help see the little jewels on this photo.

As always I picked up some new ideas from these layouts and I hope you have too.

(would love to hear your thoughts)

1 comment:

DeeDee said...

Love the simplicity of the last layout with the gems. Beautiful papers.