July 1, 2008

a fun twist.

so we kind of had an idea.

because while our members are always so kind and encouraging every month, letting us know that they enjoyed our DT Gallery and what caught their eye...we don't often get the chance to let THEM know what they created that caught ours. so for a fun twist on that, we thought we would each 'lift' a member's layout for our own galleries this month. remember when we asked everyone to get busy uploading any SC Kit layouts they might havehad laying around? we wanted to fill the member galleries with tons of possibilities for us to choose from...and you all rose to the challenge!! i think i can speak for the entire team when i say that the hard part was choosing just one member per kit...Joy and Jenn just couldn't do it, lol...they each chose 2.

so we were each 'assigned' a kit gallery to look through and decide...here's what we came up with.

NatureMom's 'PolkieDots' layout jumped right out at April from the 'In Session' gallery. i have to say, i can't find one single thing i don't love about this page! April's twist?? she made her own circle border with her trusty circle punches. (that girl can WORK a circle punch, lol.) and instead of a ribbon border, she used some LabelFetti and postage stamps from Making Memories.
AE1Girl's 'Every Day' layout from the Sherwood Forest gallery strikes me for 2 reasons...the tidbits of goodies along the top and the use of that Paper Source calendar paper.
Scarlet chose to mimic the tidbit border as well as place her title in a similar 'frame'.
Greta's 'I Want' layout from the Happy Ending gallery is pure simple perfection. love all of the white space and the colors are just yummy.
so Caroline decided to go 12x12 with her lift of Greta, but kept her title placement and flower transparency in about the same place as the original.
MlePitts' 'She Always Knows' layout from the Farm Fresh gallery makes me smile. the journaling about her children as well as her obvious affection of the color orange just seem so 'Em'.

Davinie used ribbon to mimic Em's black circle near the title but kept her photo placement the same.
Laura Fiore's 'Swing Standing Up' layout from the Fly a Kite gallery is just absolutely beautiful, elegant, feminine and fun...what a cool way to get one of those everyday things down on paper.
Jenn handcut her own die-cut paper, and added her photos on an angle as well. love the trim border separating the pics from the journaling.
NYGirl cut out those diamonds from the Making Memories Harlequin paper that was in Fly a Kite for her 'Mad Skills' layout...using them as a 'shelf' to stand her pics on.

Jenn saw this as an opportunity to do the same with the Jenni Bowlin Harlequin paper in one of this month's add-ons. she stayed with 3 pics as well as the faded/distressed black patterned paper background.

RosePetal9's '1st Grade' layout from the Times Square gallery made good use of that KI red DiscoBall lace paper...acting as a border for her photos.
Joy used the Making Memories Fragile paper to do the same thing with the green circles...placing her title across the top as well.
Aline's 'Panini Love' layout from the Times Square gallery featured a cluster of smaller photos on kraft paper with just the right amount of embellishments.
so Joy used kraft cardstock, but instead of a cluster of pics, she used only 1 with other embellishments for the same effect.

CWL2283's 'Adorable' layout from the Newsstand Gallery caught Kirsty's eye right away with the sweet pic of her dog and the trim along the edge.
Kirsty used a scallop edge at the bottom of the patterned paper as well, but kept the title the same.
Amy Coose's 'I Love' layout from our Hand Picked gallery is chock full of photos, journaling and great little pieces to look at.
Nicole S. decided to keep it to one pic of her sweet babes, but used the Technique Tuesday frame tiles to 'house' her goodies.
Waleska's 'Some Day' layout from the Red Carpet gallery is another example of how simplicity can definitely be a good thing.

and while the 'main' part of my page is 8.5 x11 like Waleska's, i mounted it onto 12x12 cardstock so that i could extend my journaling onto the page without distracting from the photos.
Moonlightgrrl's 'Fall Into You' layout from the Johnny Appleseed gallery uses one pic that speaks 1,000 words.
Stephanie's July In TX layout does the same thing using 2 pics. she also used a cluster of flowery goodies alongside her photos like Diana did.
Erin B.'s 'Almost Thirty' layout from the Billboard gallery features journaling and a pic of herself as she approaches a milestone.
Tina's layout features journaling to herself as well as a slightly different pic to document something about herself at this time in her life.

thanks to each of our members for agreeing to let us put a twist on your work...we all had fun with the challenge, and don't forget to keep posting your work in the gallery using the Kit labels so we can keep them straight. you never know, maybe we'll try this again sometime...
and i think it's clear that if you look around, inspiration can be found just about anywhere.
but nowhere is it more abundant than right here in our SC Member Gallery.


Anilu Magloire said...

What a cool idea!!! I love them all!!!

Kristii said...

Fantastic idea!! All the layouts are awesome!

Deb L said...

wow! that was so cool to see the DT's take on all the different LOs! loved seeing all the LOs!

Jenn said...

Everyone's lifts were amazing! THis was a great idea!

Anonymous said...

so cool to see how you were all inspired! love the inspirations and the outcomes!! :)

karen m. (akaliz) said...

what a neat idea! love the twist on the layouts...very cool!

Red_Inc. said...

This was a great way for me to see some of the layouts from the gallery that I missed seeing before. Awesome idea DT!!!

Cassandra West said...

Love this idea!!!! Thanks for allowing us to inspire you!!! Loved what everyone did and it gives me ideas that I want to try!!!

Thanks again ladies!!!


Emily Pitts said...

what fun :) i love seeing the inspiration in the gallery and how it was interpreted by the dt. awesome post!

Elisa said...

That's amazing! I love the original inspirations and the lifts. And I am amazed that I didn't see some of the LOs first time. Thanks, I loved this post.

april said...

ya'll are such amazing inspiration...I agree with Nik, the hard part was choosing which to lift. I had 3 saved for the longest time before i decided on the polkie dots...so maybe i sense a future lift???

Paula said...

Gorgeous member layouts & the DT have made some equally fab lifts.
They all fil me with a lot of inspiration.

Heidi Y said...

Love all these layouts. Designer April - for your Todos Santos LO, are your circle punches connected? I kept looking and it looks connected (like lace paper)- if so, how did you do it? THX!

erin m said...

Thanks for posting these all together...so wonderful. I hope you do it again soon!

Brenda Hurd said...

great idea -love all of your takes on the member layouts! Super cute!