It’s Monday, and I’m excited to show you some inspirational layouts using the latest Collection in the This is Me series: This is Me July available at both SnickerdoodleDesigns and The Digichick. I hope you have been acquiring these monthly Collections throughout the year since they all coordinate and help you document not only your own story but any monthly adventures featuring others as well. I’m showing you the preview of the Collection, which is the best value, just so you can see how packed it is. Make sure you grab it while it’s on sale at a special price through July 15th.
I found an awesome variety of layouts using this Collection while I was looking through the galleries and I chose a few to show you here.
I really like this no-photo page by Norma. The border she created is so pretty. I like the curve to the red stripes and the cluster at the top. The opposite cluster is so sweet with the little boy at the top and the banner at the bottom, extending to the edge of the page. The word art stands as the focal point and the silhouette of the line of soldiers is the perfect addition to the layout.
I think it’s great that Karen added Canadian specific items to the collection and Rochelle used them beautifully here in her layout. I like the way she used the subtle background paper to showcase her lovely, masked photo. The edger complements the mask perfectly. Her cluster is gorgeous and shadowed just right. I like the fonts she chose for her title-work.
I really like the subject of this layout by Kabra. This demonstrates the importance of thinking beyond the typical celebratory photos. Her masking and partial framing work well with the framing she created by stacking and clipping the kit papers. She also used a border to frame her page. The clusters in opposite corners work to draw the eye across the entire page.
I love this heritage layout by Kathryn. I like the lyrics she chose to complement her captivating photo. The way she masked the photo with the flag is so creative. The simple border together with the bits of paint and the edger complete the layout flawlessly.
I like the way Linda blended the kit papers and combined them with the fireworks to create her background. The photo treatment she used is perfect for her page and I like the way she reduced the opacity so some of the flag stripes peek through. Her cluster is amazing and I like the USA element she chose for her title.
Here’s another Canadian-themed layout by 6grand. This layout uses one of the pocket templates included in the Collection. The templates are available in both drag-and-drop format and regular Photoshop files. I really like the way the artist split the focal point photo and kept it front and center. Her clusters are small and pretty in keeping with the smaller blocks of the template. I like the way she tied down the sign to serve as her title.
Before I leave I want to point you to two freebies that coordinate with this kit. The first can be found on the SnickerdoodleDesignsbyKaren Facebook Page.
The second can be found as a mini-kit for the Use It All Challenge at TDC. I hope you will snag this gorgeous mini, combine it with the new Collection and play along with the challenge this month.
If you celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful holiday. Thanks for reading along and have a creative week.