Thursday: XOXO: Love Layouts from the Little Black Playbook

Dorathy Gilchrist
Thursday: XOXO: Love Layouts from the Little Black Playbook

Every would-be lover needs a kickoff play, and so does every layout. Court these ideas as you document oh-so-sweet moments with your loved ones.



Vintage domestic prints and accents are all the rage right now, and they're perfect for accenting your love layouts, including wedding pages. Megan Hoeppner made her own accents here by imitating a clothesline for her title, complete with adorable mini clothespins.

Creativity Challenge: Incorporate an accent about domestic life.


Furry Friends

Before wedded love comes puppy love. Pam Callaghan displays tender photos of a child and his dog by using an incomplete deck of cards as a photo mat. What heart prints can you find around your house?

Creativity Challenge: Use items around your house as accents.



Children have lots of love to share with their closest friends, and they aren't afraid to show it. In her photo of friends embracing, Sasha Farina "hugs" the photo with her embellishments. By keeping most of the accents close together and in a circular pattern, the feeling of a sweet embrace intensifies.

Creativity Challenge: "Hug" your accents together and include circle patterns.


Classic Romance

What past romances have made a difference in your life? Cindy Tobey made this layout about her grandparents' romance. She uses soft colors and soft felt accents that bring a sweet charm to the young couple's story. The movement of the red on the left photo and on the border adds a whimsical and classy touch, like young love in bloom.

Creativity Challenge: Create a page about a romance from the past that has influenced your life.


It's Challenge Time

Create a layout or project based on these challenges and upload them to our online gallery.


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