Good morning everyone. It’s Beatrice on the blog today and I’m really happy to be back and hoping to inspire you with some projects using SnickerdoodleDesign’s new release “Strawberry Lemonade”.
“Strawberry Lemonade” is available and currently on sale at:
This is a preview of the kit only, but for additional previews, as well as a gorgeous free cluster created by Norma, check out Saturday’s Blog Post. I personally love the collection since it’s the best value. In addition, using the premade clusters and borders can make for some quick and easy, yet polished, scrapbook pages. I’ll link two tutorials here in case you missed them previously: Stretching Your Digi Stash – clusters and borders.
Now on to the purpose of my post. It was quite difficult to choose the featured layouts since I found so many gorgeous creations while wandering through the galleries. I tried to select a variety to show you the real versatility of the collection.
I’m so impressed by the extraction in Yesterday by Jenni. She kept it large and placed it atop the framed circles for emphasis. I love the cut-out circles scattered about that allow the strawberry paper to peek through. Both the cluster and single strawberry reinforce the theme of her layout. She used a template by JoCee Designs which works perfectly with her extracted photo.
The curled, torn paper in Lemon Tea by Kythe really drew me to this layout. I like the way it reveals the dot paper beneath. The stitched photo is so pretty and here’s another amazing extraction which she flipped and used as a cluster in the bottom corner. The lace strips across the top and bottom, the pitcher of lemonade tucked behind and small ribbon-topped clusters finish things off just right.
I love the framed design of Losin’ It by Kabra. The shadowing on the stacked papers is outstanding and the large, dotted frame reminds me of a marquee and definitely draws the eye toward the adorable photo. The clusters are beautiful and create a visual triangle with the title, cleverly outlined by the twisty string.
Sweet Lemon by Linda is almost ethereal in tone. The palette of gold, yellow and green is the perfect complement for the adorable photo. I love the way the torn paper frames the photo, which is just perfect for this collection. The clustered border along the bottom is impressive while the blended papers and bubbles add to the soft appearance of the page.
A Special B’day Gift by Glori really shows off the various green tones of the collection. The shadowing of the framed photo is exceptional. She kept her clustered border small, in line with the size of the photo. I like how she framed just two sides of her layout with the lace and the highlighting behind the title really makes it stand out. The journaling on the paper strips and the arrows directing the eye into the layout are excellent additions to her page. She used a template by Heartstrings Scrap Art.
The layout design in Explore by Cathy Vernon is fantastic. The photo crops are outstanding and the opposing clusters perfectly shadowed. I really like the banner and the way it frames the smaller photo. Her title-work is quite creative and the block of journaling looks just perfect across from the butterfly stamp. The tiny sunflower draws the eye to the story.
My final pick is Embrace the Possibilities by Norma. The photo is what made this layout jump out for me in the gallery. A bad day can only improve by going shopping for shoes. I love the vertical cluster along the side and if you want to duplicate the look of this layout, make sure you pick up the free cluster. I’ll link it again here: Strawberry Lemonade Cluster by Norma. The split word art above and below the photo is very creative.
If you would like a free taste of this collection, you can pick it up at The Digichick and participate in The Use it All Challenge. I’m certain once you play with the mini kit you will want to add the entire collection to your digi stash.
I’ve come to the end of my post and I hope I’ve accomplished what I intended. Have a great week and be inspired!