Saturday, January 7, 2012

Inspiration Station

I always seem to start out with one idea for Inspiration Station & then do something totally different! This week we're going to take a look at some journaling layouts, I hope these give you some great inspiration for your own journaling layouts.

December 2012 | LilyAnn
Love this layout by Lily, the monochromatic look gives off such a calm feeling that I could just stare at it for hours. OK, not really but Lily's done a great job in splitting up the journaling with the title & elements; the picture gives you a glimpse at her family but doesn't overwhelm the layout. Lily used the kit You Give Me Wings by 3 Li'l Monsters Designs.

Interview with Brayden | sgroenke
Sometimes you can get great journaling ideas from your kids which also serves the dual purpose of remembering all the cute things they said for when they're all grownup! Love how Sheri has asked Brayden a bunch of questions & then interspersed them throughout the layout. That cute picture of Brayden with the little picture of Sheri is a great touch; Sheri used the huge kit ABC by AmyDane Designs.

I am Thankful | Scrappingirl
If doing a lot of journaling is a bit intimidating, then try to break it up into sections like Dana did with this layout. While this is actually a list, Dana's made it look like several paragraphs separated with the ribbons & title. Love the large elements! Dana used the kit Our Home and Native Land by Meagan's Creations & a template from the I'm a Journalist Template Pack by Queen Wild Scraps.

Blessed | Wtunison
Now this is a list! Love Wendy's idea to separate the list onto two papers with just the tiny picture & minimal elements. When doing your journaling keep in mind how the finished product will be printed. While a layout with a lot of journaling might be hard to read in the forum, this will look great when printed out in 12x12 format. Wendy used Sophistichic by Scraps N' Pieces for this layout.

O' Christmas Tree | Kimberly27
Got a lot of pictures but still want to do a good amount of journaling? Try out a two page layout where you have one page focused on the pictures & one on the journaling like Kimberly's Christmas tree layout. The pages perfectly complement each other without being overwhelming; Kimberly used North Pole by HD Creations.

Ireland | Pisgah13
Lastly, here's another great example of a two page layout with lots & lots of journaling & beautiful pictures. Both sides of the layout are great on their own but they need to be together to really get the full effect. Those pictures are just stunning! Pick up Irish Eyes by Seal Scraps if you need a little bit of Irish luck!

'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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