Premier Top Pick—May 2014

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Welcome to our Premier Top Picks announcement for May 2014. I’m excited to share with you the Top Picks from our May 2014 Premier gallery, but first let’s take a look at the kit and videos that inspired the beautiful scrapbook pages.

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Featured Premier Kit—May 2014


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Scraps & Sketches

Scrappin’ with Scraps and Sketches Video Tutorial
by Barb Brookbank

Use shapes and the Transform options to create a grid template that appears to be made of scraps of paper. Learn how to create sketched lines to add a bit of handmade charm.

Credits: Carefree by Amanda Heimann, Per Diem by One Little Bird, Custom Shadow Mastery 1 by Linda Sattgast

1405-toppick-img03Slide Reel Video Tutorial
by Christina Rambo

Take inspiration from childhood to display twelve photos at a time with this retro slide reel.

Credits: Per Diem by One Little Bird, Christmas Wishes by Kristin Cronin-Barrow
Font: Lucida Console


NotepaperNotepaper Video Tutorial
by Susie Roberts

Notepaper makes a beautiful background for a sketch-style scrapbook page. You’ll learn how to create a notepaper overlay to use on a variety of different backgrounds.

Credits: Cardstock – Blank CanvasAcrylic Alpha, Rubber Stamp Alpha, and Travel Mates Personalized Postmarks by Susie Roberts
Watery Photo Masks Video by Susie Roberts, Art Play Palette Family by Anna Aspnes, Boys and Toys – Whimsy by Linda Sattgast
Fonts: VNI-HLThuphap and Pea SadieBLANK

Breakaway AnchorsBreakaway Anchors Video Tutorial
by Jen White

Create a breakaway anchor template using simple selection skills, an ordinary embellishment, and a little know-how.

Credits: Scrapbook page inspired by Stacy Cohen. Give Thanks by Anna Aspnes, Love, Mom by Karla Dudley, Chalkboard by Susie Roberts, Sunshine of My Life by Susan Bartolini, Mother is a Verb by Krystal Hartley
Fonts: Carlotta, DJB Geordie Girl, Courier New

May 2014 Premier Top Pick

A fantastic variety of eclectic pages appeared in the May Premier gallery this month, making our job of choosing the best pages very difficult. In particular, the stunning layouts featuring Jen White’s Breakaway Anchors and Christina Rambo’s Slide Reel videos really took our breath away!

This month’s Top Pick goes to smith for her divine, Japanese-inspired page called Joy and Longevity. The story behind the page is beautiful, as is her delightful interpretation of the Breakaway Anchors lesson. See what smith had to say about her page here.


[ See smith’s page in the gallery. ]

More Great Pages
Congratulations to our other talented digi scrappers featured below (in alphabetical order). Click on each of the thumbnails to see the gallery pages for these great layouts and images.

Note on gallery pages: To help us make your pages look their best, it would be much appreciated if they could be saved at a size of 700 x 700 pixels, and as jpegs rather than gifs.



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11 Responses

  1. Linda Sattgast
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    Congratulations, Smith, on being chosen as Top Pick! Well deserved! I also enjoyed the other pages featured here. I love seeing all the creative ways Premier members apply the skills from the videos!

  2. Nann
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    Smith your layout is so deserving Congrats to you all to all the wonderful honored layouts.

  3. donnal
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    Congratulations all for your wonderful layouts and to Smith – your layout is beautiful and creative. Keep those gorgeous layouts coming – can’t wait to see what you create next!

  4. Jenifer J (rfeewjlj)
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    Congrats to Smith and the other scrappers featured here!! Wonderful pages!

  5. CrimsonCrow
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    I am very impressed with this month’s selections! I was duly wowed when I first saw smith’s amazing use of the “breakaway anchors” tutorial. Congratulations to all!

  6. Luisa (ouisiekelly)
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    Wow! Congratulations on being the top picks. That’s quite an honor. I have to say that it must have been an tough choice since so many pages where so gorgeous and creative. It helps when we have such excellent tutorials 🙂

  7. Maggie [smith]
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    I am overwhelmed at being chosen top pick for May as there were so many wonderful pages posted. I, once again, thank you so much for choosing my page. I really appreciate it. The tutorials, this month, were awesome and I want to thank Jen, Christina, Barb and Susie for the inspiration for creating.
    A huge congratulations to all the others for fantastic layouts.
    I am over-the-top thrilled!

  8. Ruth316
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    The top pick is fantastic! A really talented artist with lots of creativeness.

    When I scrolled down to the bottom and saw my LO I was flabbergasted. This is a LO where I struggled getting the breakaway to work (I think I used a ding bat). But I finally came back and worked with it a little more and finally said “done.” Thanks to Jen’s Done Manifesto, I came to that conclusion. Thanks for the honor!

  9. Barb
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    Congratulations Smith, your breakaway fan took my breath away when I first saw it in the Gallery. It certainly is well deserved. And congrats to all the talented digi scrappers, I count myself lucky to be in such good company.

  10. Barb
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    Congrats to smith and all the rest of the picks! so glad you played along!

  11. Mary (cheerio54)
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    Congratulations to smith for being Top Pick with your wonderfully creative layout. And to all the others with your fantastic featured layouts, congratulations to you as well!

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