Friday, October 31, 2008

Featured Layout 10/31/2008 happy halloween

Hi! Its me Lori again! Happy Halloween!
Today I decided to take a peek into the hybrid gallery and see what icould find there. I happened upon the cutest card!
Here it is by Shades Of Bliss
Halloween Doesnt Have to Be Scary
So this is so cute!!! Be sure to check out the link for the sweet surprise inside and to leave some lovin for this creative card.
Next up is Janel47 with
i love to laugh long and loud and clear
I picked this layout for its Halloween colors. It just jumped right at me in the gallery! First of all the colors match today so well, but once I opened it I smiled. I can almost hear the laughter and it makes me want to go snuggle my little one with a cute laugh. I also love how the photos are able to make the layout with not many words. The design is cool too. Love the long photo and circle strings!
Well, gotta go Happy Halloween. If u stop by please leave love forour featured layouts I appreciate it!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Featured Layouts - 10/30/08

Melissa here with our Wednesday featured layouts. Usually we would feature a layout that was linked up in Mr. Linky at the top of the page, however, yesterday was another slow day so I chose two right from DST.

First up is a layout from novita

Scary Costume

I love everything about this layout! I really love her attention to detail, the little spiders scattered throughout the layout and how her photos really pop against the dark background. She has truly given this a "scary" feel - perfect for Halloween. Be sure to visit her layout at DST and let her know how great of a job she did!

Next we have a LO from beckiewallace


This layout is almost on the complete other spectrum of the first. I love how this has sort of a dreamy feeling to it. The softness of the photo, neutral background, the added sparkle throughout all help create that feeling. And what a cute little one that is in the photo. Be sure to visit her layout at DST also and leave some love.

Don't forget to add a link to your layout in Mr. Linky. The button is located right under the blog header. You never know, your layout may be our feature tomorrow!

Featured Layouts - 10/29/08

Hi! Lori here. Thanks to everyone who stopped by for Melissa's first day as our blog author. I look forward to sharing this praise space with her. Mr. Linky faired better yesterday so I will feature a layout from there.

First up. Aquaruby shared
Jackson's Orchard
This layout contains so many important aspects of scrapping to me. The story, the pictures and the pretty design. I also enjoyed learning something new about Christy. I have been seeing her around the digital community for a little while now and I had no idea she homeschooled. Overall she just did an excellent job preserving her family trip to the orchard and I am confident she captured the moment well enough to keep it alive for years to come. Great job and thanks for sharing here.

Next up is Star74 with
Out of this world
What a creative and artistic layout. I really appreciate the shadowing she accomplished here. I myself have trouble with the dark background shadowing and she was able to really emphasize the shadows and make her elements pop right off the page. Excellent work girlie!
Ok thats it for today.
Make it a great day!
Thanks Lori!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuesday's Featured Layouts

Hey all! It's Melissa here and you have the privilege to read my very first post here on the Genuine Praise blog.

First, a little introduction - I am a full time working mother of 3 wonderful boys (9 yrs, 6 yrs, and 8 months) and married for 11 years to my wonderful DH. I am fairly new to digi scrapping. My first LO was in August and I have been going non-stop since.

Mr. Linky has been a little slow lately so I decided to feature a couple of layouts right from DST.

First off is a layout by mrs2a50:

Pokey Little Puppy

I just love how clean this layout is with the white background and how the picture and elements just pop out and grab your attention. Her choice of kit is great as the color scheme of the elements go perfectly with the colors in her photo. And how stinkin cute is that puppy!?! Be sure to stop by DST and leave her some lovin on how great this LO is!

Next LO is by iscraptoo:

Baby Feet

I think that this LO appealed to me because I am such a sucker for little baby feet. I love the photo in this LO. I really wanted to get a picture like this with my youngest, however my hands were so swollen there was no way my ring was coming off. She has paired that wonderful photo with soft neutral colors and added just the right pop with the red. And what a coincidence - her niece's name is the same as my youngest son's. Be sure to stop by and leave her some great love as well.

Thanks for stopping in today. Make sure you take a second and post a layout of yours in Mr. Linky at the top of the page and try and leave some heartfelt love for some of the other layouts in there. Together we can spread the kinda love that everyone loves to get - the kind that comes straight from the heart!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy Monday!

Hey girlies!
Sorry I did not post yesterday. I decided to take a day off from the blog. Tomorrow look out for a new blog author, Melissa, to join is. She is aka Melmos, and you have probably noticed her leaving love here.
Ok I will get to the layouts!
First up is Mommyspice with

This is such a lovely layout. The theme is so great. W for waiting! The journaling tells me that her and her friends are strong, smart women supporting one another. That story really brings the layout home for me on top of her great design! Nice job! Thanks for sharing with us!
Now lets see I will find a random layout for today!
This layout is by inskidahv and is titled
Splish! Splash! Pool!
I have said it before and I will say it again I am just all over summer! This layout screamed summertime fun to me from the gallery and I just had to share it with you. Every single aspect of this page symbolizes family fun at its finest. The bright colors and fun photos tell the by the pool story and I see she included journaling, which always completes a layout for me.
Alright, thanks for joining us today! Make it a great day!
Look out for Melissa tomorrow!