Welcome to another October "Designer Gallery"! To get us started, we're catching up on a couple of Creative Weekly projects from our dear sweet designer, Kimberly Garofolo. In-case you don't remember, October's Creative Weekly theme was "signage". Kim's come up with two projects inspired by the theme, and also, has included a couple of responses to go with them - please take a moment to check them out. Thereafter, you'll find a random assortment of beautiful layouts & cards from some of our other CP Gals - don't forget to pin your faves! We love to see CP prettiness at Pinterest!!
CP Designer: Kim Garofolo
Together or Apart
I really loved this theme! It really stirred up a lot of creative ideas on using stickers and tying them into the title and journaling for this layout. I've been seeing a lot of ads lately using titles over the top of photographs and subtitles to tie them all together. I love using different fonts with titles also, and amazingly, it works well with this challenge!
Fun at the Beach
For this layout I used a kind of flag pole sign theme to add to the title and go with it. The stickers and chipboard embellishments all worked perfectly for this sign challenge for creative weekly. It's a fun way to look at creating your layout. I love they way it made me think outside the box when creating this layout.
Good Time & Smile Always
I couldn't resist using the On Trend collection and was specially taken by the green, turquoise and yellow combination and had this layout completed in no time. This my first time creating with this color combination and absolutely love how it turned out. The vibrant colors and fun designs were just perfect for this good time and smile always layout.
Game Playing paves the way to triangles using patterned papers from the eclectic CP collection, Acorn Avenue. They mimic the fun and glee of family game night! Also, a wooden house sits inside Acorn Avenue's woodgrain chipboard frame - another emblem of the game.
Linvilla at 8
I have wanted to make a page covered with leaves ever since I downloaded this leaf cut file! Acorn Lane was perfect. I cut a bunch of leaves from three of the papers and arranged them onto the cardstock. To give them a feel of a real pile of leaves, I glued some down, added some with foam adhesive, and tucked others behind the photo. The small alpha stickers were a perfect compliment to the large die-cut word. I wanted the leaves to be the star of the show, so adding a sentiment sticker and border sticker was just enough. It looks like Ryan is ready to jump right in!
On Trend Card Set
The colors in On Trend are just fabulous. I wanted to create a card set that really set them off, so I backed the papers and embellishments with white cardstock and white doilies. This really made everything "POP"!
How Beautiful Life Can Be
Exclusive to Acorn Avenue, this stunningly sweet layout from Sophie takes a glance at life's less noticeable details - if you look closely at the lower right corner of her layout, you'll see a small man-made camera. We nearly missed it - goes wonderfully with the theme of the layout!
Inspired by this image, and it's pattern/image blocks, Sophie created a layout using pieces of patterned papers from On Trend, along with some of it's chipboard pieces - are fave being the butterfly, of course. Smile. It's a simple, subtle set-up with serious potential that boasts a lot of color!
To all of you trick or treaters out there, be safe, and good luck with candy collections this evening. Make sure to save some of them treats for later!! Take lots of photos, too!! It's a great time to think about capturing the kiddo's acting all goofy and partaking in an activity that is both memorable, and fun! From the Crate Paper Crew, "Happy Halloween!!!"