Monday Inspiration – June 13

June 13, 2016

I’m back on the blog today to showcase a few more layouts using Serendipity, the most recent collection by Snickerdoodle Designs. It’s still available and both the collection and individual parts are still on sale!

SnickerdoodleDesigns     The Digichick     theStudio

 If you think you don’t really need the premade clusters or borders you should check out these tutorials, Stretching Your Digi Stash: clusters and borders. The tutorials are loaded with ideas on how to use these extras to create gorgeous pages quickly.

Serendipity by SnickerdoodleDesigns

Make sure you don’t miss this weeks’ new release from Snickerdoodle Designs. I’m certain you will want to add it to your stash. Mix and Match Edges are available in 4 different design elements: halftones, handwritten text, ink, and newsprint.  Purchase the collection and the combinations are endless.


Available at: SnickerdoodleDesigns     The Digichick     theStudio

Karen has created a tutorial on ways to use the edges: New Mix and Match Edges Tutorial. With the help of her suggestions, you will be well on your way to creating a masterpiece of your own.

Before I stray too far from the purpose of my post I would like to show you a couple of layouts using both Serendipity and the New Mix and Match Edges.

This layout by Kythe uses Serendipity with the Newsprint Edges. I love how the edges perfectly frame her layout and prevent the eye from wandering off the page which can happen with white space layouts. The small cluster of leaves and bow are just the right touch for her gorgeous photo of poppies in full bloom. The splash made by the painted poppy in the opposing corner, blended papers and title work are the only additions needed to complete the gorgeous layout.


Glori uses both Serendipity and the Ink Edges in her layout. The ink edge frames her layout with just a touch of orange which is so pretty and complimentary to the green and brown shades in her photo. Again the edges serve to frame the layout.  I love the centered mask and the use of the split title work. The single cluster and heart border, as well as the paint and blended papers come together to make this an exceptional layout. I should add that the camel is the most interesting character to photo bomb that I’ve ever seen.



I’ll finish up my post with a few more inspirational layouts using the Serendipity Collection.

Here’s another from Glori. I really can’t get enough of the puzzle pieces included in the collection. I love how she separates one section of the puzzle from the other with each section emphasizing her adorable photos. Note how the clusters form a perfect triangle, a great design trick used by many scrappers. The slight tilt to both the puzzle pieces and the title work adds interest to the layout as do the vertical word art and buttoned up stitches across the top.

Serendipity-Glori SnickerdoodleDesigns

What an amazing photo is featured in this layout by Norma. The photo is perfectly backed by the stacked papers and enhanced by the tilted framing on top. Her shadowed clusters are outstanding; I always find the combination of realistic and hand-drawn elements appealing. The brushwork leading the eye to the subject in the photo is the ideal final touch.

Serendipity SnickerdoodleDesigns Norma2


Finally I spied this beauty by 6grand in the gallery. I chose this one to show you how truly versatile the collection is. The layout is predominantly blue, differing from the others which are more neutral in tone. I love the way the clustering curves vertically across the layout, almost in a reversed s shape. She tucks the word art into perfect spot in her cluster.



That ends my post for today. Of course I couldn’t begin to showcase all the fantastic layouts made with this collection so I hope you take the time to visit the Snickerdoodle Designs gallery for even more inspiration.

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