Much like they do when I'm planning and scrambling and looking forward to World Card Making Day the first Saturday in October.
But I know that many of you Moxie Fabbers are exclusively scrapbookers, and even more of you are scrapbookers who also make cards, and even more than that of you consider yourselves to be cardmakers who also scrapbook, and so today's blog bop is all about...drum roll please...the layout!
I recently had the chance to work with the Creating Keepsakes Dream Team on a collaborative feature we've got planned for our July/August issue (which you are going to "l-o-v-e" love, by the way--I just saw the first proofs and it is moxie inspiring), and friends, they are just the most delightful girls you could ever hope to e-meet. I've gone and "bopped" to each of their blogs, and boy howdy, I'm just amazed at all the creative inspiration there is in the world.
So, in honor of National Scrapbooking Day, I give you the talented ladies that make up the Creating Keepsakes Dream Team. Check it:
Moxie Fab Alert: Um. Forgive me. But it just doesn't get much more trenderful than this. Maggie prepared this layout for a Studio Calico kit launch, and IMHO, she's used it to trendy perfection. Of note, the cut-out doily banner at the top of her awesome photo, the additional cut-out doilies grounding the bottom of the photo, the delicious white space, the fluttering butterflies, and that teensy cloud at the top? Drool.
Moxie Fab Alert: Wendy created this fun layout for a blog hop for American Crafts and I just love the way the product she chose adds to the pictures. I just want to hop right into that layout and live there for a while, don't you?
Moxie Fab Alert: Created for the launch of a kit from A Million Memories, this is one of Suzy's favorite photos of her husband and daughter. Not only is her use of product just gorgeous, but it's perfectly fitting--it's feminine without being too frilly--and since this layout is all about daddy and daughter that's going to be important--and it subtly frames the beautifully captured black and white photograph, letting it be the star of the show. Moxie love!
Moxie Fab Alert: I love the treatment of space in this 8 1/2" x 11" layout. Sara's made great use of this format's vertical nature by placing the photos on the right hand side. She capitalizes on the movement in the design by placing that fun title in the center left, the "explore" takes your eye to the top right, you cruise down the photos where your drawn into the journaling. And the "A" and the "N" photos tie it all together. An excellent example of great design!
Moxie Fab Alert: Let's start with the color scheme. Mmm. Mmm. Let's mention the delicious red and white doily paper at the top of the layout. Let's not forget the cloud paper in the background of the lower half of the layout. Let's also notice the way she's broken up the space: divide in half, divide the top half again. Let's discuss the brilliant pop of red in the title in the lower left hand corner that ties the whole thing in. Let's delight in those cutie-pie photos. Let's.
Moxie Fab Alert: Laura wanted to document her girls' favorite TV shows. I love that she's used groovy tween-ish paper to set the stage, and that she's pulled promo shots from each of their favies. Can't you imagine the sweet trip down memory lane they'll have one day when they look back at this time in their lives, permanently captured on the page?
Moxie Fab Alert: The photos are striking--and intriguing--aren't they? They just beg you to look deeper. Using a digital kit from BasicGrey, Cindy has added elements to her layout that you can only do with a digi kit--and I find that intriguing as well. But what intrigues me the most? The "secret" that's being told to Mr. Einstein. If you read the journaling, you see that Cindy's intrigued as well!
Moxie Fab Alert: This layout just seems so pleasantly cohesive to me. The photo of the children with their arms outstretched towards the sun. The less intense floral background that allows the title and the sun and the flowers and the butterflies and the border to reach out and grab us. The scalloped wood border that grounds it all. And the journaling, the piece de resistance: The warmer weather always puts a spring in your step. The hope that comes with the new season puts dreams to flight. Which is, of course, emphasized by that sweetie banner. Yum.
Moxie Fab Alert: In this layout it is clear: it all starts with the photo. Everything in this layout works to emphasize that colorful, yet tender photo of a mother and daughter who have shared a bittersweet moment together. I love the soft, vintage nature of both the textures and the colors in this layout and how they all work together so well to make the photo shine.
Moxie Fab Alert: Can you say balance? Can you say using typographical elements to emphasize a concept? Can you say delicious color scheme? Can you say fantastic photos? Can you say heartfelt and creative journaling? Can you say moxie fab?
To see how Creating Keepsakes is celebrating National Scrapbooking Day and for a TON of ideas on how to party it up, click HERE!
Happy National Scrapbooking Day to all my scrapbooking friends,