Monday is always one of my favorite days of the week since it’s time for me to write an inspiration post on the Snickerdoodle Blog. I suppose it’s not the actual writing of the post but rather the searching of the galleries for inspiring layouts that makes me happy. Today I present to you layouts using Apple of My Eye Collection. Apple of My Eye, part of The Hatchery Collection, is exclusive to The Digichick for one week. For those who shop SnickerdoodleDesigns or theStudio, it will be available there on September 15th; however, the best pricing is the Hatchery pricing, available now. I’m showing you the complete collection, always the best value, but separates are available also.
I think you will find that Apple of My Eye lends itself to a wide variety of styles as evidenced by the layouts I’ll present here.
I know Karen gave you a peek on Thursday at Kay’s layout, Apple of My Eye, but I’d like to feature it here also. It’s an outstanding white space layout. The twine frame and circular word art place the focus on the adorable photo. The twine serves a second purpose in wrapping up the twig and leaf bundle. The darling mice are some of my favorite kit embellishments and the green heart brad finishes off the layout just right.
The photo treatment in Apple Pickin’ by franlk complements the palettes of the collection perfectly. I also like the way the photo is blended with the kit paper and used as the background. The cluster down the side is beautifully shadowed and the trailing aqua ribbon really pops against the neutral colors of the apples and sunflowers. I like the way she tucked in the adorable mice as if they are observing the entire scene.
Cutest Little Apple by Chrissy is so creative. I love the look of the silhouette she created from the matching, framed photo. The contrast of the black is so striking and adding the extracted white balloon makes it more so. The clusters both across the frame and in the top corner are outstanding. The paper stacking is lovely and I especially like the paper with the little bits of text.
Sweetheart by Deanna showcases another beautiful photo. She also used a template by Sherwood Studio. I love the curved papers along the side with the gorgeous cluster opposite. I like the way she used the heart arrow to draw the eye into the photo. She cropped just the top of the fence to use as a heart border along the bottom of her page. I haven’t mentioned the word bits yet but Deanna used one for her title as did some of the other artists. The whimsical font matches the overall look of collection perfectly.
The photo effect in Apple of My Eye by Norma reminds me of a painting. I love the way the cluster appears to be spilling out of the apple basket as it cascades down the side of the page. I like the way she placed the mouse so he is using the apple pie as a step stool. The overall page design is incredibly pleasing to the eye.
I’ve come to the end of my post making plans to visit the apple orchard soon for just the right photos to use with this gorgeous collection. Before I finish up, I want to be certain you grab this adorable cluster created by Renee in case you missed it on Thursday’s blog post. Simply click the image to be taken to the Snickerdoodle Facebook page to download it.
I hope you have been inspired by today’s post. Thanks and have a great week!