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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

CT Spotlight Vol. 6 18 comments  
      
   

Putting the Spotlight on Superior Layouts

Posted by ElsieB

Welcome to the CT Spotlight, a regular feature in which the Creative Team will put the spotlight on superior layouts that have caught our eye in the gallery.  We'll show you the layouts, tell you who made them and why we love them.  The first CT member quoted is the one who chose the layout for the Spotlight.

Check out these amazing layouts!

"Little Swimmer"
by Catcharlotte



TRScrapper says:
"I really enjoy Catcharlotte's work.  There is always unexpectedness in her layouts, yet they are always well designed and balanced.  This layout in particular caught my eye because of the dramatic dark background and adorable picture!  I also love the blues and oranges together and the rickrack with the flower.  Wonderful layout!"

Janet says:
"Love the angles, the colors and that cute picture!"

scrapsakes says:
"I am a big fan of her work!!! In this layout, I love all the geometrical paper placement which surrounds the photo and the dark background helps bring out the complementary colors."

Lindsay says:
"Love the colors and all of the shapes she incorporated."

Lillpop says:
"I love all the different shapes and elements on the page!"

FairyMouseMom says:
"I love the use of all the different shapes of paper."

"Kindred Spirit"
by JeanneM



Neboyle says:
"This layout by JeanneM really caught my eye. I love the flowers, the doodling, and the layering she has done on this layout. She put so much detail into this layout and it is just beautiful!"

Janet says:
"This one also caught my eye right away!  I just love the dimension!  It is so creative."

scrapsakes says:
"I appreciate that she used a b&w photo as to not overpower all the beautiful embellishments. I love the crinkled, layered, 3D appeal and their varying sizes, as well as their outlines."

Lindsay says:
"Love the detail in the doodling and those adorable flowers."

lindse says:
"Wow, I wish I had patience enough to make a LO like this! Look at all the fab details and doodling used here. I love the cut out/doodled flowers!"

FairyMouseMom says:
"I love how the layout 'pops' with the use of the little flowers."

"Cuteness"
by lbpost



Hokiecanuk says:
"I love the lines and colors!!!"

Janet says:
"I love those bright colors on the black background....it really stands out!"

scrapsakes says:
"I love the innovative take on this design and the contrasting colors with the complementary ones all work so well. The stitching is fabulous and it's great how the little arrow draws my attention towards his adorable smile."

Lindsay says:
"Love the 'movement' of this layout with all of the wavy lines."

Lillpop says:
"The torn picture gives a great 'effect' to the overall design."

FairyMouseMom says:
"I like the curves of the papers used and the look of the title."

"You Complement Me"
by Slicette



Janet says:
"I just love the way Maggi matched up the colors to Nancy's outfit!  Love the journaling!!  Great page!"

scrapsakes says:
"I love that the color-combo, the unified journaling at the bottom with the buttons matching the patterned paper creates a very cohesive design to this layout."

Lindsay says:
"Absolutely love the concept and how she pulled bits of the jacket out in her layout."

Lillpop says:
"Who couldn't love this page?  The whole layout just flows."

FairyMouseMom says:
"I love the how the colors match perfectly! I love the uniqueness in the journaling."

lindse says:
"I love the journaling - we all should make layouts about our friends more often! Great and well thought off use of dots!"

"Celebrating Traditions"
by Abu Dhabi



FairyMouseMom says:
"Love this! The emotion showing in his face is priceless!!! I love the pictures used, the title and the journaling!"

Janet says:
"The photo is awesome, love that fabulous shade of orange!"

scrapsakes says:
"The expression on that oversized photo, the integrated mini photos, that bohemian flower, various fonts, and splash of vibrant colors...what's not to love?!!"

Lindsay says:
"The silhouette looks awesome, a great graphic layout."

lindse says:
"I love that she has cut out the big photo! And what a great face! Great memory to keep."

TRScrapper says:
"I'm a huge sucker for fall colors and fall layouts.  This is just gorgeous!  I especially love the big photo and the priceless expression on Ethan's face."

"With a Cherry on Top"
by Bellasmommy



Lillpop says:
"Love the colors and overall design on this page!"

scrapsakes says:
"Awesome title!! The paper layers with the outlined scalloped base gives the flowery look a fresh take. The colors and that lovely photo are so sweet and beautiful."

Lindsay says:
"Wonderful attention to detail, everything goes together perfectly!"

FairyMouseMom says:
"I love the cool title and the girly look of this!"

TRScrapper says:
"This is so girly and pretty!  I love the colors and the scalloped edges."

justkc says:
"Love all the flowers and scallops - unapologetically girly!"

Gion (Japan)
by iggydodie



Clairbug says:
"I LOVE this layout!  I keep going back to look at it again and again!  There are so many elements to take in....I can't get enough of it!  The mixed fonts are great....the colors ROCK...and check out the creative uses for those photo corners!  AWESOME!"

scrapsakes says:
"I love the use of positive & negative chipboards with the stitching around it. I love the paper combination, the distressed edges, and especially the use of metal embellishments."

Lindsay says:
"great use of the different fonts, such a great feel to this layout."

Lillpop says:
"WOW - that's all I have to say."

FairyMouseMom says:
"LOVE that picture...and the different alphabets used!"

TRScrapper says:
"Like Clair, I found myself returning to this layout over and over when it was first posted in the gallery so that I could look at it again and again.  The details are luscious!  I want to reach out and touch it!  It is one of the prettiest layouts I have ever seen."

"No Officer"
by jamkuhns



scrapsakes says:
"I love this fun layout and how the bright & happy colors lend to its lightheartedness. The carefree smile & that title say it all! I can also relate to the 'all in jest' journaling, not to mention how much I adore the freestylin' and SEI's new product line!"

Lillpop says:
"It's just so fun and full of life!  The buttons are fab too."

FairyMouseMom says:
"Love the doodling and handwriting. It lends a very personal touch to this layout."

TRScrapper says:
"I love the humor in this layout!  The sense of fun is conveyed in the style, the products used and the journaling.  Wonderful job with a fun theme!"

justkc says:
"Hilarious photo!  A really fun page with lots of motion and activity."

Janet says:
"I love pages like this....it's a really personal look into your family and oh, so funny!  Love the doodling, the lettering and that photo!!"

"Always"
by AnnaAnna



Lindsay says:
"I love the piece-y look of the title and all of the white space!"

Lillpop says:
"Love the contrast of color to the white."

FairyMouseMom says:
"I like the use of multiple alphabets and the white space."

lindse says:
"Great use of white space and all the words just pop!"

Mamak321 says:
"Beautiful layout! I really like the mixed journaling."

hwillard says:
"Love the design – white space is a favorite of mine.  The painted frames make the pretty black & white photo just POP!  The colors in the alphas work so well with the paint and the papers."

"Almost One"
by pne123



justkc says:
"I love the vivid colors in the photo and the painted edges.  Sweet journaling and a fun mix of patterned papers in the same color family."

Lindsay says:
"I love how this perfectly compliments the colors in her dress, so cute!"

lindse says:
"I love the color blocks and that photo is just SOOO cute!"

Mamak321 says:
"The photo is absolutely adorable and I really like the blocking."

hwillard says:
"This photo is FABULOUS!  Love the papers that coordinate so well with her adorable dress.  Love the flower, too.  A great touch."

Janet says:
"I keep looking at this one...great photo for the theme, love the blocking, the journaling and the fuchsia!"

"Obstinate"
by jsikardi



hwillard says:
"I love layouts that are REAL.  This captures this little boy in all of the reality of being, well, a little boy!  The design is so simple and beautiful -- she has done a wonderful job focusing on the subject at hand.  The journaling words down the side of the photo are a great touch."

lindse says:
"Love all the words and dictionary definitions! The colors look really good along with the b&w photo!"

Mamak321 says:
"Love the design and journaling of this layout."

Lillpop says:
"The contrasting b&w photo vs. the red/blue is perfect!"

Janet says:
"I love the simple design, the colors and the placement of the words along the side."

TRScrapper says:
"What a wonderful photo!  I love how the b&w works with the colors in the layout.  The title is wonderful and the list of definitions and words along the side compliments it all perfectly."

"Melancholy Baby"
by angiebee



lindse says:
"I love this one mainly because of the photo - I love that face and the quality of the photo is topnotch, just look at the sharpness, you can see every curl! Also a great detail with the frames behind the photos!"

Mamak321 says:
"Gorgeous photo matched perfectly with a simple design and catchy title. Fab layout!"

Lillpop says:
"I love the layered paper and the photo"

TRScrapper says:
"First, I want that child's hair.  Gorgeous!  I love the simple elements used here all of which help maintain the strong photo as the focal point of the layout.  There is nothing here to detract from it and that's perfect!"

Janet says:
"The photo is fabulous!  I love the frames behind the it!"

hwillard says:
"I love how the design is so centered around the photo.  The ribbons draw the viewer’s eyes down to that adorable face!  Love the square frames layered behind the photo.  And the title is perfect!"

"This Bike"
by Kim2002



Mamak321 says:
"I love everything about this layout! Its simple design, basic colors and to the point journaling are perfect.  It brings back memories of the trike that was passed down in my own family."

Janet says:
"This is such a special page...love the feelings the bike evokes and love that the photo is only of part of the bike!"

hwillard says:
"I love how Kim captured such a priceless family treasure!  This layout is definitely one that will be treasured for many years – and by many generations!  Plus, the colors in that photo are just beautiful!"

lindse says:
"Love the text! And that the title has been split up, it is such a great idea!"

Lillpop says:
"The subject of this layout is fantastic - the simplicity really shows off the photo."

TRScrapper says:
"Simple, yet heartfelt and full of meaning.  I love layouts like this!  Well done!"

Congratulations ladies!
Thanks to everyone!
Posted by ElsieB



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Reader Comments ...
10/20/06 2:21 pm
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Thanks so much! Almost fell out of my chair. :o)

10/18/06 5:16 pm
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Wow! What an honor!!! Thanks so much for the praises! This is a great bunch of LO's!

10/18/06 3:52 pm
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Excellent lo's - very impressive - congrats you scrappers, you!

suslvgeo . Colorado
10/18/06 8:56 am
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Gorgeous LO's!!!!!

10/16/06 4:20 pm
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Wow. Last week was crazy... youngest daughter turned 1.. I can't believe I just now came across this. So, cool. thanks to the CT members for picking one of my layouts! Too cool.

10/15/06 12:07 pm
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Excellent choices! Congratulations, scrappers!

10/15/06 11:18 am
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very cool!!!

10/14/06 1:08 am
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Great lo's ladies!

10/13/06 10:35 pm
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Congrats ladies - awesome job!

10/13/06 10:01 pm
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All of these LOs are fabulous! I was so surprised and so flattered to be featured in this group of talented artists and beautiful LOs.

ArmyWife95 . Chesapeake, VA.
10/13/06 2:52 pm
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Congrats and great job!

10/13/06 2:42 pm
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That's a great idea, Karin! I'm the one that puts the article together each month. I'll make the images links for November! Thanks!

10/13/06 1:20 pm
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FABULOUS LADIES! As ALWAYS!!! Just a question - is it possible to link the displayed layouts directly to the gallery entry so we can easily leave a little love? Instead of having to look? Cuz I'm just hella-Lazy. :)

10/13/06 12:57 pm
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Awesome layouts!

10/13/06 12:21 pm
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Wonderful Layouts --Congrats everyone

10/13/06 8:12 am
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Wonderful LOs! Great job everyone!

10/12/06 11:24 pm
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Great layouts! Congrats to all the ladies.

10/12/06 11:01 pm
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LOVE your choices!

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