I personally love scrolling through the gallery to get inspiration for making my own pages or projects. I also use the gallery as a kind of "window shopping" for kits to purchase. I've been known to get so excited by a layout that I will pick up the same kit(s) just to do a scraplift of that very layout!
There was a lot to choose from this month, too. First up is a layout by Mrivas titled "Love".
She used a wonderful variety of patterns, colors and elements in her page. The alpha is perfectly placed. Even with so much going on, she still had a good deal of journaling which captured a fun, family outing.
Mrivas - LOVE
Jenn33199 used journaling cards in a unique way in her layout titled, "Forever". I have a hard time using journal cards so I liked how she treated these two like photos. The clusters by each really offer a lovely support to their messages. I loved that her focal photo was not the typical smile but an expression of great emotion!
Jenn33199 - FOREVER
Kaphelps composed a fantastic masculine layout for her son. Sometimes "boy" pages are hard to make because so many elements are a bit feminine (flowers, lace, etc), but Kerrianne kept the more feminine ellies small and used a neutral palette including b/w photos. I really like how she used a few well-placed, bold colors to keep the layout from appearing bland (which would hardly happen with that delightful expression on the bottom photo!!).
Kaphelps - PERFECT TO ME
Last up is a layout by doti40 titled "Love". I personally LOVE bold, large scale patterned papers but they can be challenging to use so they don't take over the whole page. In this layout, she used the large scale, floral paper in a way that supports the simplicity of the design. The torn frame allowed for tight, close-up of that adorable face.
doti40 - LOVE