Saturday, December 31, 2011

Faves of 2011

2011 was a good year for me scrap-wise. I was very blessed and fulfilled several of my goals: I made the My Scrapbook Nook DT, I also made the Bella Blvd. DT, and I finally, after countless attempts, got a layout picked up for publishing with Scrapbook Trends. So overall, I count it as a very successful year. Like I said, I've been very blessed and I don't take that for granted.

So without further adieu, here are my favorite layouts from 2011, from the ones that I can show for now. ;)

"Baby it's Cold Outside"
Documenting McClain's first snow,
and one of the several that we had this past winter, I
like the title on top of the tags, and the
snowflakes on the side.

"Sweet Adoration"
Quite possibly my favorite of all the favorites,
I LOVE these pics of Caroline and her
Baby Alive doll Kayla, especially since she's
grown out of the doll phase for now.
And I really love the vintage feel to
the whole page.

"Me & My Boys"
I really love that even though it's supposed
to be a "boy" page, I was still able to add pearls,
eyelet lace, and flowers. I like the combination
of girly embellishments meet a boy page.

"Lil Buddy"
Aww...he's still my lil buddy, but look how
bald he is! This is EXACTLY why I scrap. I
also love the string, the pinwheels, and of course
the October Afternoon paper on this one. PLAID!

"Hello Spring"
This was one of my assignments for
My Little Shoebox, working with a sketch provided
to us by Aphra, and I still really like the
way it turned out.

"Everyday Life"
Again, I think this is one of my favorites not
only because I like the design but because these are
NOT our everyday moments anymore.
These dress-up days that used to happen every
single day now only happen now on Saturdays.

"Deep In Thought"
Okay, I'll admit it. I really like the photography
on this one. I love that I captured her mood.
I also really liked this line from Pebbles--all
those different shades of pink and peach.

"Unscripted Moment"
Not my really typical style, but another moment
that I'm glad I captured. I was channeling
my inner Maggie Holmes on this one and I'm
happy with the way it turned out. I had fun
creating the masked/misted portion of the title.

"Sweet Summer Memories"
Quite possibly my favorite summer themed line,
I LOVE the colors and distressed
feel of this Simple Stories line. It worked so
perfectly with our pics from the lake.

"Fond Memory"
At the risk of sounding like a broken record,
I'm so glad I re-scrapped this pic in order to get
the journaling right this time. The picture
says it all, and I wanted to reflect on it more
the 2nd time around. Also, I'm really liking
layered/staggered paper look right now,
and of course doilies too.

So those wrap up my 2011. LOTS of fun memories caught on film. Apparently it's the everyday day-in and day-out pictures I like best, since those are the ones that are most represented here. But then that's what scrapping is all about, so I'm very proud to have documented these. They're so indicative of our life as we know it. And of course it's been a fun journey--both in life and in the scrap world. Looking forward to a wonderful 2012!


Lilith Eeckels said...

Your work is amazing. Love all of these! Happy NEw Year!

Leah said...

They're all beautiful, but I love the summertime one the best (think it is the colours). Thanks for sharing!

LG said...

extremely a very creative and inspiring year you had. Those layouts are gorgeous beyond words. I cant wait to see more from you this year

pysselpetra said...

wow they are absolutley beutiful . the last one is my favorite ♥ TFS

Maja/eyovine said...

Great pages =) My favourite is the last one.

Hugs Maja

Pam said...

I love them all! I really adore your style:) I think the summertime one of my fave too...

Congrats on reaching some of your scrappy goals this year, I just know 2012 will be huge for you!!!

Kate Vickers said...

Deanna, I love all of your top 10! They are so well thought out! The visual impact of "Fond Memory" is amazing! I love that one!

Carina Lindholm said...

what a inspiring list of layouts! I love them all.

Sherri said...

So glad you did this D, I missed a few of them throughout the year. Glad I got to see them. Happy New Year friend.

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Deanna, I always love your stuff. It always brings a smile to my face. You illicit such joy from your projects! These are all so beautiful! All the best in 2012!:)

Zarah said...

They're GORGEOUS, hun!!

Have a wonderful 2012! :D

Carol said...

so fabulous Deanna!!! love your fun and carefree style ;) and love even more getting to work with you at the nook ;)

antenucci said...

Fond is my total favorite. I love stopping by your blog - it is always an inspiration! Congrats on a blessed year of scrapping! :)

Monique Liedtke said...

Fabulous pages Deanne! Saw most of them throughout the year as I stop by regurlarly, but love to see them in 1 post! Happy 2012 to you!!