I've seen wonderful blog posts of people's favorite layouts of the past year. I thought it would be hard to pick, but it really wasn't. I browsed through the PSE Organizer and made a list, and surprisingly, 10 jumped out at me. (Actually 11, but one is going to be published--yipee!--so I can't put that one up.) Here they are, in no particular order:
For this page, "Favorite Photos of 2010," I used a photo template from LOAD February made by Barb Wong--Loved this idea and am going to do it again this weekend. Seriously, it does not take long to pick the photos. They just jump out at you. I also used my favorite Studio Calico kit ever for this, Whodunit.
The journaling on this page, "More than Tolerance," means a lot to me. Click on the photo to read it better.
I did the journaling summer 2009 for this, but used the color scheme for the Color Room and a leftover photo to put it all together. This page still makes me laugh.
Plus, I love to stitch. That really became apparent this year.
Speaking of stitching...
Another leftover photo that inspired this somewhat sentimental page. I used some of my typical design elements--strips of PP plus a border punch, and clusters of embellishments.
A rare non-photo page for me. Funny, the page was inspired by the typewriter sticker, which I got with a Studio Calico kit, I think. People on their MB wondered how to use it, so I followed where it inspired me to go. More clustering, and really fun journaling for me. Click the photo to read it better.
I did this page as guest designer for Sketchy Thursdays. Love the happy pictures and colors. Plus it shows how much I started shrinking my photos onto 4x6 paper and using them regularly on my pages.
More misting, more stitching, more use of PSE 4x6 templates I created. Plus more yellow. I love yellow.
I did this page, ispired by Karen Grunberg, during the August BPS free class. This page makes me happy. and a little wistful for summer...
This page is hybrid, which I started dabbling in more. The photo used a grunge texture overlay as well as the flourish brushes, all masking a blurry photo. I was inspired by a sketch at Sketchy Thursday. I like how I mixed lots of stuff--that's paint I used to stamp those dots, and I like the stitching flourish row.
After we went to Disneyworld, my husband pointed out that this photo looks eerily similar to a photo taken when his family moved to Hawaii when he was young (he's the tall lad on the left). I had to scrap this when he said that; how often does my husband tell me something I should scrap? I used a color combo from The Color Room for this.
So here's my favorite 10 layouts of 2010, a year full of mist, DMC, subtle did touches, and a heap of yellow. Have a happy new Year, everyone!