Thursday, December 30, 2010

My top ten favorite layouts of 2010!

Hello, friends!!

I had so much fun yesterday! The store we went to had 40% off everything and so I bought way too much!  They had some really nice stuff and every color of double dot paper, which you know I love! We also shopped at a quaint little shop next door that sold really nice seam binding ribbon, so I bought that in lots of colors. You will be seeing the ribbon on cards and layouts very soon!

Our lunch was so yummy! They have the best(well almost the best because I think Joy makes the best) chicken salad. It has apricots in it and is served on a really nice grainy bread. We were probably the loudest table in the small cafe and just laughed and laughed. I have to tell you I have some of the best friends you could probably have!

Today I am posting my layout top picks of the year. I have some layouts that I have made that I am not crazy about. However, I have some of which I am really proud. I have directions for as many as I could get. Some of the layouts are from Hello Thursday posts, so they all do not have any or much as far as instructions go.

The title was cut out at 4" and then layered on the it's shadow using the Once Upon a Princess cartridge. I used CTMH paper and cardstock. Also, the little rain boots are a CTMH stamp.

the clouds were cut from an old SU! paper line. The sun is a CTMH stamp.
Another awesome thing about this cartridge is the tag feature! I just love it. There are so many wonderful layered shapes and they make fantastic journaling tags. This one was cut at 3 1/4".

This is a papertrey Ink stamp.
This layout is made using the Holiday cakes cartridge.

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I cut the title using the Straight from the Nest cartridge at 2 1/4".
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The pretty pink flowers are from Straight From The Nest as well cut at 2". I used core'dinations cardstock(because I think it is the absolute best!).

To get the extra butterflies, just cut the shift layer a few extra times. I cut it in a glittered pink(for the title), in a glittered light aqua, and a glittered deep aqua cardstock.
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I searched using my Design Studio to find out which cartridge had a vase because I could not remember. It told me that Walk in My Garden had a few. I chose the one with the most girth.
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I then cuttlebuged it with the 'Victoria' cuttlebug folder to give it a little texture.
This layout is made using the Cindy Loo cartridge and Basic Grey paper.

This layout is made using the Toy Story cartridge.

I used mostly Core'dinations cardstock on this layout.

The rope frames are inked to give them more of a realistic look.

This layout is made using the 3 birds on Parade3 cartridge.

This layout is made using Country Life.

This boy's layout is made using the Boys Will Be Boys cartridge.
This layout is made using the playtime cartridge and  Close To My Heart paper.
I cut this little boy at 4 3/4". Then I added an 'e' using the Cupcake cartridge to his little chest.
This very cute word art banner is cut at 2 1/4"
I saved my favorite for last! I made this layout using my favorite cartridge Picturesque. This layout was featured in the chirp in June of this year. I was so pleased to be asked to do it, so I worked extra hard on this layout.

For the life of me I cannot remember what font I used for this title. I welded it though using my DS.




The paper is October Afternoon.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I am posting my top ten cards for 2010 tomorrow, so be sure to check in because there might be some on here that you missed!

Have a terrific Thursday!!


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50 comments:

Angie said...

All of your work is beautiful Melanie! I love the boy ones in your top 10, they were all great!

Melissa said...

I don't know how you would even go about picking your top 10 of anything! I would have trouble picking your top 100!!!!!

Yvette said...

I love all your layouts. You do a fabulous job. I wish I could do work as good as yours. Your bows are fantastic. Please do a tutorial one day on how you make them perfect.

scrapstampcrazy said...

Loved all the layouts!

Kimberli said...

Beautiful LOs, thanks for sharing!

Scrappymama Elaine said...

love your layouts!

Donna said...

Oh my goodness! You have so much fun and are so talented! Love them all, and I'm partial to CTMH, too. Thank you for sharing with us.
Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Linda said...

I think they are all fanastic!!! Great job!

Linda A

jacobsonbruce said...

I really love The Crafty Scrapper too. I almost went there yesterday! I could have met you & JOy! Love the layouts & watching your blog.

JoAnn said...

Love your layouts. The last one is my favorite also. You do wonderful work. TFS

Cathy H. said...

Wonderful layouts. You are so talented! Thanks for sharing your top 10!

Dakota Bear said...

Some wonderful layouts! It has been a pleasure following you this year and seeing your creativity. I really like the one using Picturesque.

Jarna said...

I agree, so lovely! Can't wait to see the cards you pick tomorrow.

Marilyn said...

BEEEAUTIFUL! Layouts, thank you for sharing them again.

JenE said...

Love your LOs!! It would be so hard to choose just 10 favs of yours!

Dawn said...

So many great layouts!

~Dawn
http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Awesome layouts, Melanie!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Beth Doda ~ disneymom2jhe said...

Your projects are very inspiring! I just got the Toy Story cartridge, and haven't tested it out too much yet, but I love your Toy Story Layout!

Dana said...

These are all marvelous, Melanie! Bravo!

Crafting Katie said...

I do love your layouts. They are all adorable!

snappy scrappy said...

I love all your layouts!!!! Butterfly kisses is soooo beautiful.

Doris said...

I love The Crafty Scrapper! Carolyn and all her staff are amazing and they always have the best (and newest) goodies! I'm glad you live in the area and can shop there! (I'm glad I do, too!)

Doris

Cheryl said...

Your pages are all beautiful! I have always just been a cardmaker and have wanted to branch into scrapping. You're very inspiring! I especially love the one where you can't remember which font you used...ha ha.

Cheryl @ www.pinkandpaper.blogspot.com

cdm317 said...

Hi Melanie,
I couldn't begin to pick a favorite of these 10! Beautiful work!

Savahanna said...

LOVE them all. Great picks!

Got2BCrafting said...

Absolutely amazing... EVERYONE of them!!!
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

Court said...

beautiful!

Grandma Nancy said...

I really enjoyed seeing those LO's. I'm getting ready to do some scrapbook pages soon and it will provide inspiration!!!

Cynthia B. said...

Beautiful stuff! Since I just started following your blog recently, I missed some of these. Thanks for sharing again!

Melissa M said...

These LO are so cute. Thanks for taking us back through 2010!!!

Monica said...

These are all so cute! My favorite is the pirate bird! TFS!

Maureen Reiss said...

Awesome LOs!! I love them all!! TFS

Scrapper69 said...

So Glad you had fun hanging out with your friends! Sometimes that is the best thing to do in life... Just hanging out! I LOVE all of these LO's Melanie! I can't wait to see your top 10 cards too! You've made some amazing projects this year and I can't wait to see what you show us for 2011! :o)

Sandra said...

Yes - they are all so wonderful! Thanks for the top 10 !
Sandra ltb

Beth said...

Melanie, thanks for sharing your favorite layouts. They're great and have given me ideas for my own scrapbooking.

Valerie said...

These are absolutely Gorgeous layouts. I mostly make cards but these sure will modivage me to start making some more layouts.

TFS
Valerie

jamme said...

The Sweet Summer page is beautiful. Love your attention to detail.

JANLYNN said...

Thanks for shareing these wonderful layouts. My new Years resolution is to do more layouts this year. I am so behind. I got into makeing cards this year with all the inspiration I got from you. Maybe seeing these layouts will scoot me into the layout direction.

Rose said...

I can see why they are your top ten.These LO are amazing!!!TFS

Pat N. said...

All your layouts are wonderful! I especially like: Welcome Baby, the Butterfly Kisses, and the last one, your favorite. Love those that are so frilly and beautiful. Great job, Melanie!

ScrappyMama said...

Love your top ten layouts & I think you might've saved my fav for last as well...I love that one!! Glad you had fun on your shopping trip; I don't need to spend any more money, but, I'm jealous of the great deals you got...especially the polka dot paper!!

Trisha said...

Your layouts are all fabulous. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

I love them! You did a wonderful job. Thank you so much for posting them. I have just started doing layouts.

Marjorie from TX

sandyh50 said...

Your layouts are fantastic! Way to go and thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Your work is truely beautifyl, we are so lucky you share such talented work with us..TFS
lindamcintosh at verizon dot net

myska said...

Loving all your layouts! I am getting inspired!

Mindy said...

Your talent is so amazing and I thank you for sharing it with us. I feel like Ive followed your blog forever but, with these layouts you just posted I realize Ive really just started. Have a great 2011 and keep on sharingMindy1qc@msn.com

Holly Hudspeth said...

These are fantastic Mel. Pure inspiration.

BJ from Michigan said...

They are all great. I would have a difficult time choosing a favorite of the ones posted. Thanks for sharing and have a scrapping great 2011 !!

Laura said...

Oh I love all these. Thanks for sharing these top 10's i might have to scraplift some of them lol.... I cant wait to see whats in store for 2012.

 
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