Saturday, September 10, 2011

Inspire Me

I'm so excited that y'all are having so much fun with our Inspiration Station nominations! All the great layouts submitted this week have made it hard for me to narrow the choices down to six so head over to last week's thread to see all the wonderful layouts that I just didn't have room for. Hopefully these layouts will inspire you in your own scrapping this weekend. All the layouts are linked to the gallery so you can leave some love.

Cute Country Girl | Scrapteam
I love fall with all the gorgeous colors & this layout by Hannah (AKA Scrapteam 2008) has all the beautiful fall colors in one layout. Her clustering is exquisite & that picture is just stunning; such a simple, everyday moment that often make the best layout subjects. Hannah used her new kit, Old MacDonald & don't forget there's a little freebie in the store for you!

Heaven | Dennise
OK, sometimes kids say the darnedest things that have us all dying of laughter ... & then they say something that just makes you melt. Like the quote from Dennise's daughter on this layout, it's one of those things that only a little one could come up with & too perfect for words. The minimal use of elements really help focus your eye on the picture & quote; Dennise used the kit Emma by AmyDane Designs for this stunner.

Today | IsabellaLR
I think sometimes we scrappers forget to scrap things about ourselves as we're so busy capturing those precious family moments. But Isabella has made a stunning layout about herself & what she did during one day; love how she modified the word art to include different papers, elements, & pictures. For this Isabella used two products from Meagan's Creations, the All About Me Word Art set & the kit As Wonderful As She.

Out for a Stroll | Andrea
There is nothing like a cute baby out for a walk ... unless it's a cute baby with a beautiful smile! This layout by Andrea (AKA Scraps by Andrea) is just too cute, it's her daughter's grin that really makes this great in my opinion. OK, the clustering is also most excellent & I love those cutouts with different papers but that grin! How can you not love it? Andrea used the mini available for this month's Use It Or Lose It Challenge but you can also pick up the full sized kit Mister Moon kit by 3 Lil' Monsters Designs in the store.

Desktop Sept 2011 | Neparker
This desktop, by our fabulous leader Nicole (AKA Digi-designs by Nicole) is a great example of how you can use a picture as your background paper. I love how she's put a group shot over the background picture & clustered most of her elements around the family picture. The stroke & deep shadowing around the picture really makes it pop out from the background. Nicole used her kit, Rainy Day and Rainbows, for this great desktop.

Dear Grace | Tracyladle
Last but not least is this stunner by Tracy (AKA Growing Pains Scrapped). I have to admit that her daughter Grace is simply adorable & I don't know who's taking all these pictures but I need to know how they're taking such amazing pictures. Tracy if it's you taking these stunners, drop us some hints in the Photography Stuff forum! I love the use of mostly black & white papers/elements with just a little pop of color; Tracy made this for a speed scrap, amazing what you can do in just an hour! Tracy used her new kit, Picture Perfect, for this this layout.

'Tis all for this week! Head on over to the STS Gallery to see what else our forum members have been up to this week & leave some love on your favorites. If you happen to see a layout that you would like to see featured on the blog, post it in this week's thread; I want to know what inspires you!

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