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Thursday, December 20, 2007

CT Spotlight Vol. 20 5 comments  
   
   
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Welcome to the CT Spotlight, a monthly 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.

 

My Perfect Christmas by ScrapGoo

Beth-W says:
"Right off the bat, the colors and design of this LO grabbed my attention.  I love the photo and how she photographed the ornaments.  Pages about our imperfect lives are fantastic because these are memories, too.  The journaling is so original and makes me want to make a page with a similar concept.  Fantastic LO all around!"

Mommybruno says:
"Love the use of the blues and pinks on a Christmas layout, and that photo is just perfect!"

FairyMouseMom says:
"I am loving the non-traditional use of colors here for this Christmas picture!  Love the journaling on the strips as well."

nun69 says:
"love how she used non-traditional colors on a XMAS LO"

m1218p says:
"It’s always fun to see what someone else wants for Christmas.  I love that she’s told us all about it, using strip journaling.  The colors are S.W.E.E.T. too."

Laura Fiore says:
"Beautifully done! I love the white journalled strips and the little stars separating the thoughts in her journaling!"

mayerkt says:
"I LOVE THESE COLORS!  The journaling strips in pink totally make this LO rock!"

 


Pumpkin Patch by scrapsakes

Beth-W says:
"The photographs are wonderful and I love how she combined the 3 pictures in the design.  The colors and embellies are over the top and I thought how she used the BG die cuts was so clever.  I thought this was well designed and a very attractive LO!!!!"

Mommybruno says:
"Love the fall colors, and especially those paper dolls! Gives the whole layout a fun and whimsical feel."

nun69 says:
"Love how Grace's little people move lead your eye to the right and up around her page...Beautiful!"

m1218p says:
"I love how she’s mixed the rub-ons of the little people in with her photos and then added the other embellishments as well.  This is a really fun layout."

Laura Fiore says:
"Such a fun use of the Basic Grey papers. Her embellishments really reach out and grab your eye!"

Jackie Pettit says:
"Gorgeous colors and photos, I love the layering!"

mayerkt says:
"Lovin' the color scheme here too!  Its a hip take on fall colors."

 


Winter Wonderland  by pne123

Mommybruno says:
"Love this layout by pne123. The colors are beautiful, and I love all the embellishments she has on her focal photo. It all works together to make this such a magical layout."

Beth-W says:
"I love the monochromatic blues on this LO and the photos are phenomenal.  THe design is spectacular and really uses "white space" well."

bluejeans7 says:
"I love how this layout how a bigger focal point photo with the mini photos overlapping it.  Great job with all the little embellishments that work so perfectly with the photos."

FairyMouseMom says:
"It just goes to show that one does not need to use a lot of embellishments to draw your eye to a layout.  The main picture is just precious."

m1218p says:
"Seems to me that it’s the brushwork in the background that makes this page, the layers of snowflakes and such that add such a rich feel to the page."

Laura Fiore says:
"Simply stunning. The monochromatic theme is perfect for this photo and the scrollwork is excellent!"

mayerkt says:
"This LO SCREAMS Magical to me!  I'm not sure if its the photos, the perfectly placed embellishments, or the colors - but it all really coordinates to create magic!"

 


Snickerdoodle by ICanHasCherryOnTop

Mommybruno says:
"This layout by Tracy is so pretty! Love the colors, the sepia photo, and those great snowmen. Beautiful!"

Beth-W says:
"I love the original title and that cute photo.   The snowmen accents were adorable and the swirl beside the photo makes the page flow so well."

FairyMouseMom says:
"Love the fact that the picture is sepia and how wonderfully it works with the subtle colors used on the layout."

nun69 says:
"The composition is great in this LO with the little swirl doodles and snowman as perfect embellishments!"

m1218p says:
"I love that she’s tinted the photo a sepia tone.  I think that is the key to this whole layout.  It makes everything work together SO WELL."

Jackie Pettit say:
"I love the blue and brown with the sepia photo, so gorgeous!"

mayerkt says:
"I'm really diggin' all these snowflakes here!  Also love the simple sepia photo - what a great LO!"

 


My Angel by HapEScrapr

Mommybruno says:
"This layout by HapEScrapr stands out for me because she tried two new techniques - extraction and blending - and because she did them so well! She added just the right touches to that picture (wings and halo) and left the rest of the layout simple to keep the focus there."

FairyMouseMom says:
"Love that the small, color photo draws your eyes there and the subtlety of the blending in the background."

m1218p says:
"I am so impressed with the blending she’s done!  I think this page looks like a million bucks!"

Jackie Pettie says:
"What a cool technique! I love what you did."

mayerkt says:
"This is a great example of blending!  Such a sweet little angel, and I LOVE the touch of glitter in the alpha."

melis_ga says:
"Such a precious layout.  I really like the angel effects you added to this layout."

 


This Girl.... Foof A La
by scrapcathy

n7zuq says:
"I love the colors and design of this layout.  The large monogram "e" serves not only as the start of name but it is a great accent to the page that draws the eye to the photo. The stitching is a nice touch that really helps complete the layout."

Mommybruno says:
"I also really like the use of the oversized monogram to draw the eye to the photo, which is just cuter than cute! Love all the stitching and the not-quite-Fall colors used."

FairyMouseMom says:
"I like the use of the large monogram...as well as patches of patterned paper to still draw the focus to the picture."

nun69 says:
"Beautiful photo and love how she distressed the big "e"."

m1218p says:
"We all work to keep our layouts from being too linear.  But, sometimes a linear layout is a wonderful place to give the eyes and brain a rest.  I love that this is linear and yet she’s used that curvy lower case “e” to break it up just enough!  Good design technique!"

Laura Fiore says:
"Such a pretty fall layout. I love the stitching and use of rubons!"

Jackie Pettit says:
"What a great photo and gorgeous fall colors, love the big "e"."

 


A Star is Born by MamaCass

FairyMouseMom says:
"I love how the picture is really made to stand out here with the light background used.  The stars add a great touch...and I love how the journaling is kept to the bottom corner!"

bluejeans7 says:
"That photo is the cutest!  I love the look on the little girl's face.  The shinning stars flowing across the layout is just the perfect touch!"

Mommybruno says:
"It's all about the photo in this one! Such a sweet and adorable moment captured, and the photo remains the focus thanks to a minimum of embellishments and the stars that help draw the eye."

nun69 says:
"what is cuter than a bunch of boys in leopard!"

m1218p says:
"This is going to sound weird, but I like the way she’s blurred the faces!  I know, I know, it’s a privacy thing.  But it has the effect of making little Olivia REALLY Stand out from the crowd!  Her journaling is also very well done."

Laura Fiore says:
"Outstanding layout! The sprinkling of stars is perfect for the theme of this layout!"

mayerkt says:
"So simple, yet high impact!  The black and white keep it classic, the touches of stars really hit the subject home!"

 


the A Madsen klan by lam

bluejeans7 says:
"WOW!!  I love all the little detail work put into this layout, from all the doodling to the hand stitching to the ribbons and buttons!  Truly a beautiful layout!"

FairyMouseMom says:
"Loving the bright colors and flowers on this layout.  It really pops."

m1218p says:
"One could study this layout for quite a while and still not take in all the details!  Amazing!"

Laura Fiore says:
"Iam's embellishments always make me love her layouts. The Stitching and flowers make this one particularly playful."

melis_ga says:
"So many details in this layout.  Very beautifully done!"

 

 


Luis by JaJue

bamablue says:
"I love the whimisical look and feel of this layout and the non-traditional use of red in a snow picture makes it really pop."

m1218p says:
"There’s a lot of cute stuff in this world, sleeping babies and such….but I think little ones all suited up in layers and layers of clothes for snow play, looking all roly-poly, rank up there pretty high.  This is a darling photo and I love all the white space here!"

Laura Fiore says:
"Such a sweet, nostalgic looking layout! It reminds me of "A Christmas Story!"

mayerkt says:
"The little snow people are almost as adorable as the little one!"

melis_ga says:
"Such a gorgeous layout.  The colors are wonderful and the distressing is perfect."


Posted by melis_ga



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Reader Comments ...
1/1/08 11:27 pm
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Love them! Great job!

1/1/08 10:01 am
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Neato layouts, ladies!

12/31/07 5:16 pm
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Great work ladies!

12/31/07 4:28 pm
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Awesome layouts, everyone!

12/31/07 3:02 pm
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way to go. all great layouts, you all rock.

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