Then there are trends I can't stop using...banners, anyone!? How about small paper strips along the sides of a layout? Flags are pretty common in the scrappy world and on my projects!
The newest trend I am loving is that free falling, randomly-placed-stuff-on-a-layout movement. It sometimes looks like someone picked up a cluster of buttons or bling and threw them into the air...where they land is where they get glued. I have actually tried that once or twice, but it never works out for me. Toooo random. So I pick the items up again and try a gentler toss in only one area. That doesn't really count, huh?
The trick for me is to use the trend, but have it fit within my style! I think the random works on this layout...it is at least something I can totally live with! It only took me two point five hours to get the "snow" exactly where I wanted it. LOL.
Here is my free falling:
Notice the snow falling from the sky.
And of, course, a cluster...can't have a layout without a cluster!
I used the beautiful, bright Sunday Picnic collection from Webster's for this. Mixed some Clean & Simple with the traditional papers! Yes, it is a spring collection...but it is also a winter collection! I love how the colors match Ella's hat!
This is free falling...for me...controlled, yet random!
Before I go, I wanted to share that Bella Blvd's Feb. newsletter is up! Check it out in this blog post and when you read it, keep your eyes peeled for a layout from me! There is a ton of inspiration in this issue!
Hope you get some scrappy time today!