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Saturday Scraplift: Letting the Brushwork Shine

I am in awe of the scrappers in our community who make brushwork an integral part of their fabulous designs. That’s probably why I immediately fell in love with the page Deborrah (DivaMom96) did for Bailey’s last template mash-up challenge. … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Turning Photos into Stories

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 … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Angles, Edges, and White Space

Debi (beehive50) is the undisputed queen of white space, and I so admire her ability to use it brilliantly. I think that’s another gene I didn’t get! I immediately fell in love with this page when she posted it because it … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Using Text as Art

I have a long-standing love affair with letters, words, fonts, and alphabets, so I was instantly attracted to Kacy’s (Crafty Kacy) clever page Things We Learn from Dogs. I love the way she mixed word art, word strips, and elements … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Create Drama with Angles

If you want to add instant energy and movement to your scrapbook page, try experimenting with angles as Lindsay (bessysue581) did in the cool page we’re lifting this week. I love the vibrant colors Lindsay pulled from the cute photo … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Borders and More

For the longest time, I’ve been a fan of the page-within-a-page look. The clever design principle appeals to my eye, and it’s almost like getting two pages in one. The striking striped border on Sharon’s (justbnsharon) page caught my attention … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Go Big for Impact

When I’m doing a travel album, I normally don’t design a title page and cover until I’ve done all the interior pages. I feel like I need to work with my photos for a while before deciding what I want … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Layers + Brushwork

I love the look of layers and brushwork, but I wouldn’t consider them my strong suits. Maybe that’s why I’m drawn to a page that incorporates both of them well – Anke’s page, for instance. She created strong vertical and … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: The Large and the Small of It

Sometimes you have a photo that just cries out to be large and in charge on your page. That’s the sort of photo on DeLisa’s (DELISAK) great page. She and her husband were in Death Valley during the super bloom … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Layering Patterned Papers

I love patterned paper – have ever since I was a paper scrapper many moons ago. I know it’s not always the easiest element for scrappers to use, but this week’s Saturday Scraplift should help with that issue. Trisha (trishaf) … Continue reading

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