December 30, 2011

My Favorite Layouts for 2011

Hi everyone! It's the time of the year once again to recall and reflect on some of my all time favorite layouts that I created over the year. Unlike last year, I made less layouts this year due to Hannah's health issue and my new work. Also, I decided to lessen my DT positions to compensate my busy schedule.

Despite a busy year, I am so blessed to be part of a lot of amazing teams. I was part of the Pebbles Inc and Kaisercraft Design Team that ended middle of this year but now, the opportunity to work with BasicGrey and Cosmo Cricket came surprisingly.

I truly believed that I have grown as an artist and as a scrapbooker over the year. This is my time to see how much I have grown. I will do this month by month to see the progress I made.













Wow that was hard. I love every single layout that I did so it's really tough to narrow them down to one per month.

Now my realization:
  • Hannah is still my muse, 80% overall
  • Most of my layouts doesn't have journaling
  • I still can't figure out what mys style is because I don't see any cohesiveness in my pages (unless my style is not having any style at all)
  • I am still loving handcutting patters from patterned papers
  • I can't get enough of layering
  • I only submitted to one magazine call, luckily, my page was in the cover
My Scrapbook Resolution
  • start project life this year
  • add journaling to all my pages
  • create more pages of myself and my dh (I will demand that he allows me to take photos of him)
  • I know I love layering but I would love to try to make simpler designs (due to time constraints) 
  • I know shipping layouts is expensive but I will try to submit to mag calls this year
  • I miss joining challenges online, I would love to participate more
Well that's it! I truly would like to thank all of you for continuously supporting me, reading and commenting here in my blog and for following my journey as a scrapbooker. I owe all my achievements from all of you. You are all special to me and I value each and everyone of you. THANK YOU!

Wishing everyone a Happy and Blessed New Year!!!


Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Sigh! I could stare at your work for ages. These are all so spectacular LG! I love your work! So inspiring as always! All the best for 2012!:)

Bellaidea said...

Feb and June are my fav! All beautiful!

Anonymous said...

LG they are all stunning but my Favs would be June and July, you are indeed talented, it has been an honour to watch your journey from day one :)

SweetSassyDiva said...

I love your layouts and would like to invite you to join my design team at We have weekly challenges for the design team members. I am looking to add to the design team in 2012 and would love to add more layouts to the site. Please email me at My facebook page is sweetsassydiva.

Bobbi Jo Sweetsassydiva

Gerry van Gent said...

WOW, these are all so amazing, LG!
Wishing you another creative 2012!
Hugs ~gerry~

Romy said...

Wow, each one of your pages is just gorgeous! They are so unique; no one looks the same, while they're still all LG-style:) Have a happy and creative 2012!

Sarah Webb said...

Wonderful! Great recap! I wish I could tell you that fewer layers are faster, but I don't find that's the case ;) Happy New Year! All the best to you and your family!

pysselpetra said...

great resolutions - I love your february layout the most - it is s♥t♥u♥n♥n♥i♥n♥g

Diana Waite said...

BEAUTIFUL work! Truly you have been blessed.

Lilith Eeckels said...

These are all stunning! I can see your style and it's wonderful. It's what i would call LG style! Have a happy New Year!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are ALL AMAZING LG!!! I loveeeeee that second one with the butterflies the best!! And I loveeeeeeeee your resolutions! That is AWESOME! Happy New Year! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Natalie said...

I can see why they are all your faves!
Just gorgeous!

Pam said...

Soooooo beautiful!!! I love your July page so much...and December! I smile when I see you don't think you have a style, I could totally pick out one of your gorgeous pages in a gallery!!

Happy New Year to you and your family!!

HarmonySweetpea said...

They are all so gorgeous. I especially love April. All the best for 2012.

Natalie Elphinstone said...

It's always interesting to do this kind of post isn't it? It does give you the opportunity to see how you evolved over the year and to learn a few things about yourself. I love your resolutions for the new year - I certainly encourage you with your ideas of adding journaling and doing more pages about yourself. I think you'll get a lot of satisfaction out of that in time to come.
So it's fabulous to get to 'know' you a little better this year as part of the OUAS DT. Wishing you a Happy New Year LG!!!

teacher jessy said...

Gorgeous picks!! Guess we share the same thing : cutting & no specific style. Lol. you are truly an inspiration. Happy new year 2012!!

georgia keays said...

they're all gorgeous, fly high in particular is just stunning! hope you have a happy and safe new year's. georgia

Zima said...

Oooh sooo beautiful layouts you make!!! I just found your blog and think your style is amazingly beautiful - though you don't think that you have a particular style... ;)

Looking forward to following your work during 2012!

Keri said...

Love & adore all of these, of course, LG!
To me, your style is technique & paper-based, with clean-yet-layered lines, an emphasis on good visual flow, and lots of elegant whimsy! :) :)
Love your observations about what you love, what you see, what you've accomplished, and what you want to accomplish scrap-wise in the coming year.
So inspiring, girl...Happy New Year to you!

joeygirl86 said...

LG all of your layouts are amazing! I like your style..even if it's not really a! It's fun and bright and makes me smile-you always do a great job! :) Happy New Year! ...p.s. I agree about getting the dh to take more pics! (my hubby hates pics of himself! lol)

Hilde/Scoobie said...

You keep amazing me with your creations, LG! Your eye for design and details is a gift given you should keep close!
Thank you for showing all this pretty creations and for beeing such a source of inspiration!

Lizzyc said...

HI.. Well all of these are pretty amazing and so beautiful.. and your style is unique to you and the layouts always have an elegance and appeal to them and i love them all!! Happy New Year!

Janet Zeppa said...

You so inspire me LG! All of your creations are works of art.

lost coast scrapper said...

LG, Your work is incredible and beautiful! I'm looking forward to working with you this year! Hugs, Karen

Gloria Stengel said...

Wow! Your work is fantastic. Looking forward to working with you in 2012.

Meg Giroux said...

Wow! These are all just gorgeous!!!!!

mandysea said...

all gorgeous!! I especially love the butterfly one.. wow!
Wishing you a very creative and happy twenty12!

Maja/eyovine said...

They are all amazing LG. I love your style! Love all your great beutiful details. I always find something new to look at even though I looked at a layout several times. Looking forward to see what you create this year.

Hugs Maja

Stacey Michaud said...

you are make magic with paper! Thanks for sharing these!

Deanna said...

Amazing as always LG! I loove these, and many more of yours. As for your style--I see a lot of neutral and white backgrounds with a focus on scraps of paper (as opposed to whole sheets or big blocks) and pops of color. You have a fantastic eye for the details--your work with embellishments and other mediums is incredible. HTH! ;) Happy New Year! :D

Anabelle O'Malley said...

You never cease to amaze me!!! These are all spectacular! Happy New year. :)

Jona Panesa said...

you really make beautiful pages my dear!!! loved them all!

Sherri said...

So glad I finally made it here. Your style is so fabulous girl. I just love your style. It's funny that you can't see it :) I have a difficult time assessing my own style (if indeed I do have one). Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us. All the best in 2012.

Zarah said...

How COOL to pick one from each month!! Love that twist! Also love your style, of course - but you know that. :)

Happy 2012, my friend! :D

Carol said...

stunning!!!! love the versatility in your style....never know what we'll see with you, and that's amazing!!!! gorgeous work girl ;)

Monique Liedtke said...

Oh LG I LOVE your style! I told you over and over but I say it again, you're an amazing scrapper and I could look at your pages forever!
Thanks for sharing your talent with us! Hope you have a fabulous and creative 2012 and that Hannah will be healthy and happy!
Big hug,

Mette said...

OMG! your style is truly amazing! I love everything you do!