I believe that I really grew as a scrapbooker this year and
here is my list for my top 8 layouts that I created in 2008.
Changes in 10 Years
This layout was for a Before & After challenge. I had a really hard time with this one and it took me several days to complete, but then when I finally got it done it became one of my favorites. The top photo was taken about 10 years earlier than the other photos.
This layout was done from a pagemaps sketch. I absolutely LOVE how this turned out with all the flowers. Its so pretty and I was so happy to finally scrap this photo. The photo was only 4 years old and it was always one of my favorites of my DD on a Disney cruise.
Water Loving Boy
These shots of my youngest playing in the pool were so fun to scrap with the bright orange and blue in the photos. I love the pink paislee frame and kept most of the elements contained within the frame.
I Love the simplicity of this layout. I can't believe I was able to capture such movement in the photos!! I was soooo blessed with the photos. All the colors in this layout I took from the photo. I used the green background for the grass, the black circle for the tire swing, the pink title letters are from her shirt, the blue flowers are from her jeans and the dot of white are from her shoes.
Back to School
Love the decorative edged papers they are so fun to play with, aren't they! This is only the second school layout of done, so I'm a little bit behind. I kept this one pretty simple also. I like how the elements are all bunched together in the middle, but it still feels like there is a nice bit of room. The orange arrow just jumps off the page too. So fun.
I took the colors from my DS snow cone, which is something I like to do alot. I loved working with these bright summer colors. The We R Memory Keepers papers were so fun to use.
I did this layout with a kit I purchased from scrapbook heaven. It was the first kit I purchased and I challenged myself to use the items from it. The only thing I added that wasn't in the kit was the butterfly and the ribbon. I love how it turned out. It didn't hurt that my DD was super cute in the photo too.
This one wasn't a layout, but it was still one of my favorites I did last year. The challenge was to alter the back of a photo frame. I was a little iffy about this challenge at first, but then I started thinking how this would make a great gift for my grandmother and got very inspired. She always loved flowers so this photo was perfect. I love all the texture with the large flower, the butterfly, and the felt ribbon.