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Welcome to the first Inspiration Station for the month of October! I hope you've been checking out all the great submissions on this month's blog train & stocking up with the October Build A Kits. Time for some lovely layouts to show off what you all have been up to this month. Hopefully these layouts will inspire you in your own scrapping this weekend; as usual all the layouts are linked to the gallery so you can leave some love.
When I was looking for layouts to feature this week I found that I was picking out double page layouts so I call this post Double Page Layout Extravaganza! I know, I know. I'm horrid at naming things but you'll love what I've found.
Halloween 2010 | Jptaylorfamily
I actually saw this a few months ago & just loved it. Not only did Paula come up with the cutest Halloween costumes evar but I loved how she used the template to focus on one big picture of the kids & then close ups of each kid. Seriously, how can you not love a wardrobe Halloween costume? And that picture on the right is just adorable. Paula used the collaboration, Let the Good Times Roll by Getting Scrappy with Britt & Digi-Designs by Nicole.
Little Miss Independent | Sgroenke
I'm going to warn you all, the cuteness of this next layout will just do you in. Sheri's done a great job of featuring lots of great shots of her niece in this double pager. Plus I love how she's put the title running across almost the whole layout with just the most tiny bit of journaling. For this stunner, Sheri used the kit Stars and Stripes by B2N2 Scraps & a template from the Queen of Hearts Template Pack by Queen Wild Scraps.
I got one! | Kimberly27
Little boys & bugs go hand in hand as pictured so perfectly in this layout by Kimberly. She's done a great job of using the off center split in the template with the fun papers & elements peaking out. I love all the pictures & different frames around the larger pictures. Kimberly used Going on a Bug Hunt by Designs by Snowlady & a template from the Lickety Split Set by Queen Wild Scraps.
Hiking | Queen.wild
Next up, a layout by Lahni that makes great use of patterned papers, scalloped borders & an awesome title. I love the use of the alpha & font in the title along with the smallish journaling block. Lahni has some great double pages templates for sale if you've been wanting to try a double page layout like this one. She used the lovely kit Remember When by MDK Scraps.
First Haircut | Becky22
Two page layouts can also be a great way to show a before & after picture like what Becky has done here scrapping her daughter's first haircut. I love the balance of the before/during pictures & journaling on the left with the after pictures & title on the right. This also shows an easy way to do a two page layout where you make one side & then flip it to make a mirror image for the second page. Becky used the lovely kit Amelia by Shel Belle Scraps.
Hogle Zoo | HD Creations
Our final layout of the day comes from Heather of HD Creations & I picked this layout because i just love all the fun zoo pictures & animal elements. Heather has done an amazing job of balancing out the two sides with the different sized pictures lined up beautifully. Heather used her own kit, On a Safari for this fun day at the zoo.
'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!