I have been gazing at this gorgeous page by CT member Trace all week. There is so much to love here: the beautiful pastel colors, the sweet page border with messy stitching, the softly blended watery succulents and of course Trace still finds space for her story.
Brenda (bbe) loved the way the Watery Succulents spread out across Trace’s page. She scrapped a page with a stunning Autumn photo her son took when he was out jogging. She cleverly adapted the Watery Succulents to suit her photo by using it as a mask to which she clipped Painted Leaves No. 03. Brenda created a subtle page border using an element from Blendable Layers No. 51 and added a poem by by James S. Tippett to complete her gorgeous page.
Full Credits: Far Away FairyLand Paper Pack, Blendable Layers No. 49, Blendable Layers No. 51, Finally Fall Brushes and Stamps, Fall Journal Labels No. 01, Fall Mix Clusters No. 01, Vintage Photo Frames No. 38, Watery Foliage No. 07, Watery Succulents edited and recolored and Painted Leaves No. 03 for recoloring watery succulents
Kim (KimR+) never ceases to amaze with her pages and this striking black and white halloween page is no exception! The joke (in case you can’t read it) is “Why didn’t the skeleton go to the party? Because he had no body to go with!”
Kim added starbursts and paint splatters to ground her photo cluster on the page.
Credits: Bold and Graphic Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 03, Boxing Sentiments Halloween Brushes and Stamps, Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 07, Clean Stitched Borders: White No. 01, October Essentials Paper Pack No. 01, October Essentials Solids Paper Pack No. 01, Red, Black and Creme Kit, Star Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 01, and Creepy Blendable Layers No 1 (coming soon).
I loved everything about Trace’s page and could have quite happily made an exact copy of it and added some pictures of succulents I have in my garden. Instead I scrapped these photos from the centenary of ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day celebrations – commemorating the landing on Gallipoli in the First World War – that have been waiting in my “to scrap pile”! Red poppies symbolise the First World War and I was delighted to find some poppy blendables which were perfect for my photos.
My credits: Blendable Layers No. 16, Messy Stitched Borders: White No. 01, Poppy Fields Add-On Paper Pack, Poppy Fields Element Pack, Poppy Fields Paper Pack and Poppy Fields Solids Paper Pack
So how does Trace’s page inspire YOU? Lift the whole page or pick out the inspiration that works with your photos and helps you tell your story. I can’t wait to see where it takes you. Don’t forget to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery and in the October Challenge Participation Sign-in thread in the forum.
Today is day 2 of our Celebrating Fall sale here at DesignerDigitals. Every Day we will have two 99c items! One is a Mini-Kit and the other is a coordinating Solids Paper Pack. AND we will have a new batch of over 1,300 random items marked down 40%. Today’s items will only be at that price until 6am EST on Monday then back to regular price. The 99c items will be priced at 20% off during the duration of the sale after they go off special. The sale runs from now through 6am EST on Friday.
We also have 19 New items. These items are marked down 20% from now through 6am EST on Wednesday.
It’s time for our Celebrating Fall sale here at DesignerDigitals. Every Day we will have two 99c items! One is a Mini-Kit and the other is a coordinating Solids Paper Pack. AND we will have over 1,300 random items marked down 40%. Today’s items will only be at that price until 6am EST on Sunday then back to regular price. The 99c items will be priced at 20% off during the duration of the sale after they go off special.
We also have 19 New items. These items are marked down 20% from now through 6am EST on Wednesday.
It’s time for Thrifty Thursday here at DesignerDigitals. We have 1043 items marked down 50% + 6 items from the designers priced at 99c! These specials only last until 6am EST on Friday morning so don’t miss out.
I love the autumn. The cool crisp weather and the gorgeous colors are just two of the wonderful things this time of year brings. Katie has loads of wonderful products to scrap our favorite fall photos. One kit that I really like for it’s wonderful neutrals and textures is this month’s Wayback Wednesday Challenge choice-the Metsa Scrapbook Kit and the Metsa Scrapbooking Collection.
Lindsay (bessysue581) used the Metsa Collection to create the gorgeous layers on her page featuring her beautiful daughter with lovely fall colors in the background. It looks like they had a great time on their fall camping trip!
In addition to the Metsa Collection, Lindsay also used Assorted Patterned Tapes: Fall No 01, Gathered Together Brushes and Stamps, Hinge Pack, Messy Stitched Circles: Orange No 01, Painted Bookshelf Layers No 01, Torn Vintage Journalers No 01, Vintage Photo Frames No 09 Curled and Flat.
I’m sure you will enjoy Debi’s(beehive50) unique take on the challenge. You can always count on her for a page that’s minimal and fabulous!
In addition to the Metsa Collection, Debi also used Classic Curled Photo Frames No 7, Fine Line Brushes and Stamps No 4, Messy Stitches Circles Black No 1.
Last year, we spent an autumn week in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. This unique bridge was one of my favorite sights of the week. On my page, I loved combining the Metsa elements with Katie Blendables Layered Template No 63.
If you don’t already have the Metsa kit, you might want to pick it up in this weekend’s sale. We would love to see your pages using this beautiful kit in the Scrapbook Challenges Gallery! Happy autumn scrapping!
I often simplify layered templates to make well designed scrapbook pages that fit my style and themes. When I’m mashing two templates, this can mean using the ‘bones’ from one template and a few key elements from the other, while deleting layers (sometimes many layers!) from both of the original LT products. That’s what I did with the two packed templates we’ll be mashing this week!
The Layer Works template formed the base of my layout, but I removed most of the extra elements and much of the background brushwork. Since I was creating a page about my grandson, I wanted a cleaner and slightly less feminine look for the finished layout. I added the photo corners from the second template, along with a few extras also borrowed from that layout. Here’s my result:
The only additional product that I used was Katie’s Duncan Solids Paper Pack.
I’d love to see what you come up with when you try your hand at mashing these two templates. (If you don’t want to simplify, you can even add as many layers as you like!) Please consider participating. If you do, and you use 100% currently available DD products, your page will qualify for our rewards participation program. The details are found in this post. Don’t forget to share your results in our Template Challenge Gallery, too.
It’s Template Tuesday where 250 random templates are now marked down 40%. The specials run from now through 6am EST on Wednesday so don’t miss out!
Storytelling – that’s what it’s all about, right? We’ve all looked at photos from the past and wondered what the story behind them was. As scrapbookers, we leave a tremendous legacy to our families to come by telling the stories of our photos. The fact that we get to express our creativity and play with awesome products doesn’t hurt, either! On the page we’re lifting this week, Uly (Maruma) tells the story of her dog’s fifth birthday through a series of lovely sepia-toned photos. Esther, Bailey, and I enjoyed using Uly’s page for inspiration to tell stories of our own.
Esther’s (esther_a) page tells the story of her husband rowing a kayak so that his friend could take pictures of birds along a river. Esther cleverly sprinkles pops of green on her page to guide the viewer’s eye through her design, from the tag at the top, to the central photos, and finally to the title and journaling. The larger focal photo gives the sense of being right there on the river with the kayakers.
Credits: Blendability Scrap Pack Layered Templates No. 06; Pencil Line Flowers Brushes and Stamps No. 04; Harvest Fields Scrapbook Kit; Quinn Sentiment Pack; Inspiration freebie 09.24.16; Layer Words No. 707
Bailey (Starlite9711) puts her three cute munchkins front and center on her page about their summer outing on the water. I love that her accompanying shots flesh out the story of their adventure by showing how they spent the day. Her underlying brush work helps to ground and unify her photos. Did you spot that storm looming in the background in her photo? That’s Florida for you!
On my page, I tell the story of my son and daughter-in-law’s trip to New York City with my grandchildren. Using multiple photos gave me a chance to include distance shots as well as close ups – always a good idea when you want to provide context for your story. I like that the viewer can see bits of the NYC skyline in the background, and the warm clothes establish the winter setting.
Credits: October Essentials Solids Paper Pack No. 01; Fifty States Seals Brushes and Stamps; Artsy Layered Photo Masks Brushes, Stamps and Layers No. 01; Bexley Add-on Paper Pack; Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 04; Tidewater Element Pack; Torn Templates No. 02; Break Away Brushes and Stamps; Torn Classic White Photo Frames No. 03; Torn Classic White Photo Frames No. 04; Be Hoppy: Washi Tapes; Sweet Rosey Washi Tapes; Wood Veneer Photo Frames No. 02; Cardstock Alphabet: Whimsy Blue; Brielle Element Pack; Anzio Element Pack; Drop Shadow Styles No. 02; Asaria Paper Pack
What pictures are sitting on your hard drive begging to have their story told? Use Uly’s page to inspire you to get them on a page so that your family won’t have to speculate about the details. I can’t wait to see where it takes you. Don’t forget to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery and in the October Challenge Participation Sign-in thread in the forum.
We have 26 new items this week with one priced at just 99c. The remaining items are marked down 20%, all through 6am EST on Wednesday.
We also have over 500 Leafy Products now marked down 40%, all through 6am EST on Wednesday.