Friday, December 31, 2010

10 favorites of 2010

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!


BabyBokChoy said...

These are really delightful!! Happy New Year to you!

Diana said...

Awesome. All of them.
You are one seriously talented lady.
Thanks for all the inspiration.
I can't wait to see what you come up with in 2011.

Linda Lou said...

I found your work on the Creating Keepsakes site.... I was immediately a huge fan. Your work is incredible!!! As a mom to two boys, I can definitely use your work for some great "scraplifting".

Donna Jannuzzi said...

You have inspired me; I love all of these layouts. One of my goals for the coming year is to use more of my stash. I really want to dig into some of my older SC kits... seeing lots of ideas here! ;) Thank you for the inspiration Jennifer!

Keshet said...

Love all of these, Jenny, but especially tolerance--beautiful, insightful journaling on that one!