Saturday, December 31, 2011

Inspiration Station

Busy, busy week around here & I'm so glad that all I have to do tonight is order a pizza & watch the New Year ring in! Here's some great layouts to check out if you're planning on doing some scrapping while watching the festivities on TV tonight!

O' Christmas Trees! | The Scrappy Kat
I'm really bummed that we didn't have a white Christmas so I loved seeing this layout by Kat of her cute son. Very cool how Kat used different papers for the trees & I'm digging the glitter splats that look like snow! Kat used the new kit, Most Wonderful Time of the Year, by Gettin' Scrappy with Britt for this great layout along with the template for this month's Template Challenge.

Little Piggies | Purplesparkly
This was posted in the Inspiration Station thread by Becky with a note about how she loved the extraction but it took me a minute to spot the extraction becuase it's done so well. Do you see it? JJ did an amazing extraction on the colored picture so that the hat & part of the piggy's ear is poking out above the frame. I think the shadow she added to the extraction makes it just perfect ... & now I want a piggy! JJ used the kit Khaki Splash by B2N2 Scraps for this fun layout.

Boys and Trucks | Jeneric
Ah, little boys with toys what could be better? Well, I'd say Jennifer's ability to use a background paper is better, I never would have thought of using it like that! The layout looks so busy but your eye is drawn to the picture with the frame & then you realize the layout is really not that busy at all. Fabulous job Jennifer & if you love that paper, pick up Planes, Trains, and Automobiles by Manda Lane Scraps.

Kenyan Train | Filandstef
I just love seeing Stephanie's layouts of her life in Kenya, it's so wonderful that she can share all her family's adventures with us through scrapbooking! Love the journaling & the typewriter font she used, gives it a very retro feel. Stephanie used a template from the Year in Review Templates set by Meagan's Creations & the kit Are We There Yet? by Meagan's Creations and Digital Harmony Design Studio.

Tiffany | Michelle
Another great photo editing trick is selective coloring, can you spot it in this layout? I'll give you a minute ... tick, tock. If you're still stumped take a look at the eyes, just a tiny hint of blue. Gives me the chills! Michelle did an amazing job & that is some cool background paper she used; pick up Michelle's kit Darling Dots & Damask for a similar look.

Chillin' Out | Wtunison
Lastly we have a fun layout by Wendy of one of her kids being silly. As always, Wendy's clustering is fabulous but I really like all the different papers she used behind the top paper which give the layout such a fun look. Wendy used several different products check out Greatest Snow On Earth by Scraps N' Pieces, Winter Words by Scraps N' Pieces & Peek-A-Boo Template Pack by Queen Wild Scraps to create a similar fun layout!

'Tis all for this week! Head on over to last week's thread, the Gallery, & the Stuff to Scrap Inspiration Blog to see what else our forum members have been up to & 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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