During the month of May, I feel like we are climbing up the slope of a giant roller coaster- ready to free fall into summer- and man that’s an awesome ride to look forward to isn’t it? I have so many fun summer designs on the drawing board for you starting this June- but I wanted to be sure to give a special shout out to a few layouts in the ForeverJoy gallery this month. Here are a few of my faves:
There is so much to just love in this page by gonewiththewind! And if you haven’t done so already- you should definitely check out her “watch me scrap” videos! I love seeing her process in real time. The series of photos tells a really important story I know her daughter will love looking back on- and she gets so many in because of the way she composed them! It’s like a timeline! Like the layout you’ll see be Trish below- we have a great use of a visual triangle here- do you see it? Her whole page is an upside down triangle and it’s reinforced by the pennant she chose to use.
using Dancing Queen Digital Scrapbooking Kit by ForeverJoy Designs
Like the page above, this layout by Mary Kate has a fun retro vibe! And how adorable is that photo booth picture of her mom? The monochrome colors, the themed elements and the delicate font all give this page an amazing look!
using Hello Hello Digital Scrapbooking Kit by ForeverJoy Designs
Nhudao always works magic with pattern papers- and creates the perfect balance to help keep her page s from looking too busy. The white framing around her photo and journaling and minimal use of pretties – along with the word strip in black all help create a cohesive look.
using Orange You Glad Digital Scrapbooking Kit by ForeverJoy Designs
Another great example of using a patterned background- Trish really nails it in this layout! The water paper gives just the right vibe and context to her story and the upside down triangle of her photos and pretties gives this page perfect flow and balance.
using Poolside Digital Scrapbooking Kit by ForeverJoy Designs
I love the grid format in this layout by Fruitysuet and how she used some of the spaces like a pocket page! And man! That element clustering in the corner is perfect. Sometimes the best way to add a lot of pretties to a page is to concentrate them all in one area.
using Mixtape Digital Scrapbooking Kit by ForeverJoy Designs
I told you I love a good grid! This layout by amie had the perfect combination of patterns and solids- and by keeping a few spaces blank to let the solid color show through- she adds the perfect balance to her page. Plus- putting the photos on an angle and varying the sizes adds interest and focus. Awesome work!
using Monkey Business Digital Scrapbooking Kit by ForeverJoy Designs
What an awesome and positive way to document a real life challenge! The bright colors and positive word art reinforce the message that Tree City gives her daughter in this layout: brighter days are ahead! (plus- I love how she shaped her journaling- don’t you?)
using Chin Up Digital Scrapbooking Kit by ForeverJoy Designs