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Saturday Scraplift: CT Spotlight Scraplift

Today is the fifth Saturday in November, so that means it’s time for another CT Spolight Scraplift. This week we’re lifting the talented Pam (blkcow). Pam lives on a ranch in Montana, which is pretty far removed from my home … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Design Principles

One thing I love about scrapbooking is learning more about design in the process of preserving our family’s memories. Principles of design are concrete ideas that I can wrap my head around to improve the look of my layouts. The … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Clustering Photos on a Band

I’m always looking for clever, artistic ways to get several photos on one page, and that’s exactly what drew me to Dawnee’s (Dawneephay) super page. I really like how she clustered the sports photos of her granddaughter on a band … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift Challenge: A Home for Your Pictures

Despite the fact that the calendar says September and football season is in full swing, here in Florida we’re still experiencing dang hot weather, so it was no surprise that Julie’s (MaggieMae) refreshing water page caught my eye immediately. I … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Grounding a Photo

I have to confess to being partial to the page we’re lifting this week. It was designed by my daughter-in-law Karen (oswegograd) and features my handsome grandson. Beyond those merits, however, lie a strong design and great use of color … Continue reading

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Honoring Pattie

As you know, there’s a memorial sale going on right now in the DD store of our beloved Pattie Knox’s products. They will be retired at the end of this month, so I hope you’ll stock up on her wonderful … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Colors, Photos, Embellishments, Action!

You just can’t go wrong with a color scheme of red, white, and blue. It’s great for Fourth of July pages as well as nautical layouts like Jana Holden’s (jlholden15) Lighthouses by the Sea. I was drawn to Jana’s page … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Let the Layering Begin!

Today is the fifth Saturday of the month, so we’re lifting one of our own CT members: Carolynn (mamabean). Carolynn’s signature layering is immediately recognizable in the gallery and invites close study. Her use of embellishments and brushes is impeccable … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Scrapping Your Girls — or Boys

Pink for girls and blue for boys – these traditional colors work for clothes or scrapbook pages. The soft muted pinks of Rosy’s (mommyro) sweet page drew my attention when she posted it in the gallery, and I also liked the pops … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: A Piecework Background

Even though I’m not a quilter, I do love looking at the beautiful patterns and colors in quilts. The pieced patterned paper background of Lacey Bittner’s sweet page immediately caught my eye in the gallery, and I also liked her … Continue reading

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