Sunday, December 29, 2013

My Top 10 Favorite Layouts: 2013

Hi, everyone!  It's that time...time to look back and choose a list of favorite projects from the past year.  It's hard to narrow down the list, because each and every scrapbook page holds photos that are precious to me.  But, after lots of thought, I've finally chosen a "top ten" list of my favorites from 2013.
1.) "Rocket Age Uno"

Each page on my "top ten" list was chosen for a reason.  I chose this first page because I enjoyed making the tiny Uno card embellishments, and I love how realistic they look.
2.) "Just Cute"

Making my own smiley face foam stamp was so much fun, and on this page I had the opportunity to stamp it in my favorite color--red!
3.) "Favorite Lunch Date"

I was excited to fit eight photos comfortably onto one page, and still have room for some playful, doodle-y embellishment.
4.) "Happy Pet Lizard"

My husband's pet lizard inspired a lot of journaling, and I was pleased that I was able to fit all the journaling onto the page in a creative, eye-pleasing fashion.
5.) "Medicine Garden"

Hand-dyeing the fabric strips and hand-stitching on my photo montage made this layout extra-special.
6.) "Minnesota Trail"

Reimagining the ever-popular banner, by including photos and a journaling pocket,  gave me a unique take on this page.
7.) "Monster Mash"

Sometimes, I just need to max out on cuteness.  Making my own embellishments out of felt, embroidery floss, netting, and stickers allowed me to do just that.
8.) "Party Prep"

I liked designing with bold Halloween papers--and still managing to fit in five photos and lots of journaling!
9.) "Autumn Walk"

This page is full of personal touches, including hand-cut banner pieces, hand-painted button flowers, and sequin-and-bead-encrusted photo borders.
10.) "In Sickness and in Health"

I got to use all my favorite colors on this page!  I feel like it epitomizes my style.

I'll be making a separate post with my ten favorite card/OTP projects of the year, so be sure to check back for that.  See you soon!


Nata I. said...

чудесный топ! такие разные странички, но они наполнены памятью, настроением, замечательными памятными фрагментами этого года! У Вас, Дениз, особый стиль... странички яркие, эмоциональные, наполненные, насыщенные журналингом, это делает их особо важными и особо памятными! я в восхищении! С Новым годом Вас и Вашу семью! Счастья и благополучия!С теплом, Ната

Patricia Roebuck said...

Happy New Year, Denise! Love all if these layouts and fun memories!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Denise, these are AWESOME. I loved the handmade banners and other personal touches you used in Autumn Walk and the layout of the pet lizard. You have a gift for making banners. And, the most unique banner was in Minn Trails (?). Sorry, I should have taken notes (grin). I'm not now, nor have I ever been a scrapbooker. But I love your style and your really lovely way of bringing recycling into your art.

Hope to see you for T(ea). Regardless, Bleubeard and I wish you a safe, joyous New Year.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh what a lovely post full of inspiring layouts!!! Happy New Year!!! :D

Denise van Deventer said...

Super projects Denise! Each holds a special memory, thought or emotion attached to it! That's the joy of our's a treasure chest of documents! ;-) Have a super 2014...wishing you everything of the best! ;-)

Chantalle said...

So many gorgeous layouts! Your Uno one is my fave. Wishing you a wonderful 2014!

Halle said...

Those are all really great pages. I bet it was hard to choose!

Salla said...

Great pages, and it was also fun to read your reasons for choosing each of them. Handmade embellishments do make layouts very special, and my favourites among my own layouts are also often those with handmade little something. Fabric, stitches, banners... You have so many great ideas here!

Юлия Бар said...

Получила удовольствие просматривая эти работы:))) Своего фаворита выбрать не смогла, они все чудесны!

Samantha Wright said...

All brilliant!! Hope you have a great new year and wish you all the best for 2014

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Love this time of year to reflect on pages and fond memories. Great collection of layouts! Love the variety of colours and designs!:)