Saturday Scraplift Challenge: Let’s Layer!

Hi everyone – it’s been a while since I hosted on the blog so I’m super pleased to bring you this weeks’ Saturday Scraplift challenge! I love a scraplift and decided on a perfectly layered design entitled Fun in the waves by Nath.

I love the pretty summer colour combination, the fun photo and, of course, all those elements that are so beautifully layered!

Guest CT Member, Amy (mymalloryboys) jumped right in on the challenge with this delightful lift. Amy used a similar colour combination and happily layered away, documenting these cute photo’s! This page is so full of goodness and I love the story here. Congratulations to you and your family, Amy!

Amy’s product list: Colored Cardboard: NeutralsFinley Element PackParty Bags No. 01: Chelsea RaePocket Cards: Shadowed Words Brushes and Stamps No. 01Welcome Baby Layered Templates No. 01Malene Scrapbooking Collection; Coin Holder Photo Frames No. 01Stacked Vintage Frames No. 02Negative Sleeves No. 03Taped Together Stacks No. 01Pocket Cards: Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Clear ButtonsArtsy Spots Brushes, Stamps and Layers No. 05Coastal Element PackPencil Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01Vintage Flashcards: SummerSpot Dots Brushes and Stamps No. 09Bead Scatterings No. 03 – Katie Pertiet

Fellow CT member, Brenda (bbe) is a master at blending and I really like how she took the lift and made it her own. Another pretty colour combination with such soft tones and minimal embellishments compliment that adorable photo! So sweet!

Brenda used the following supplies: Whale Stories Dots and Stripes Paper PackTitle Lines Brushes and Stamps No. 19Page Blends No. 05 – Katie Pertiet, Readymade Blocks: Vintage No. 03Readymade Blocks: Maybe TomorrowLayer Works No. 821 (ribbons, butterfly, frame and buttons) – Studio Double-D

DeLisa (DELISAK) who is also guesting with us this month chose to rotate the design for her lift, making it perfect for the pretty photo’s she wanted to display. The backdrop and the title work frame the vintage layers perfectly. A delightful lift … and I’m sure I can hear those birds chirping!

The supplies DeLisa used are: Assorted Messy Stitches: White No. 03Blendable Layers No. 33Booked Blue Element PackCoin Holder Photo Frames No. 01Cold Springs Element PackCollageable Pieces No. 01Creswell Element PackCrumpled Papers No. 01Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 20Curled Journal Spots No. 05Deelen Element PackDeer Lodge Scrapbooking Mini KitDocuStack Layers No. 02Filed Photo Frames No. 05Floriculture Mini KitGarden District No. 02 Paper PackMarlow Element Pack; Patterning Palettes Element Pack No. 01Vintage Garden Element Pack No. 01Vintage Press: Chelsea ElementsWatery Wings and Branches Sentiment Pack No. 01Watery Wings and Branches Sentiment Pack No. 01 – Katie Pertiet

One of the reasons I chose Nath’s page for this weeks’ lift – aside from it being fabulous of course, was that I wanted to give my own scrapping a bit of a kick start. Over time I’ve found my style is leaning more towards a minimalistic look and I really want to get layering again! I like how Nath’s page inspired me to embrace a little minimal with layers while scrapping my new favourite photo of our youngest.

I used: Coastal Memories Solids Paper PackCoastal Memories Dots and Stripes Paper PackCoastal Memories Element PackWildwoods Element PackCambrianna Element PackSmitten Element PackBeloved Element PackBrierley Element PackBig Bottom Lift Classic Photo Frames No. 01Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 02Pocket Cards: Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 05Pocket Cards: Vintage No. 03Roughed Up Pocket Cards: Silver No. 01Brilliant Love: Roughed Up Pocket CardsNegative Sleeves No. 03Arrowed Borders Brushes and Stamps No. 01Juiced Mini KitCut Ups: Everyday No. 03Cut Ups: SportsmanshipBright Days: Cut UpsClean Stitched: White No. 02Believe You Can Brushes and StampsDocumenting Life Date Stamps Value Pack No. 01 – Katie Pertiet, Simple Note Cards No. 01 Brushes and Stamps – Cathy Zielske

Now it’s your turn! I hope you’ll be inspired to get layering because I’d love to see your lift in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery. Remember too that 100% Designer Digitals product pages count towards your monthly challenge rewards so don’t forget to add your layout to the July Challenge Participation thread.

For those who are celebrating 4 July this week, enjoy the festivities and I’ll see you all in the gallery!

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Shining Star Clusters and New Releases at DesignerDigitals

We have 17 new items this week with one priced at just 99c. The remaining items are marked down 20%, all through 7am EST on Wednesday.

We also have over 2000 Americana items now marked down 40%. Those specials run through 7am EST on Wednesday as well.

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Saturday Scraplift Challenge: Double Up

Good morning everyone!
I hope you are ready for some scrapping inspiration today! When I first saw this layout of Brenda’s (BBE) in the gallery, I knew straight away that I wanted to lift it.

I loved the clean elegant look to this page – and the subject matter is pretty cute too! I thought the technique of using the exact same arrangement twice, but shrinking it down for the second version was so cool.

Merrilee (digigrandma), loved it too, so much so that she stuck very closely to the original – even using the same subject matter. I love her page too – so gorgeous!

Merrilee used Astro Bead Scatterings, Blanca Paper Pack, Artsy Charcoal Layers No. 02, Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 01, Cut Ups: Photography, Symbology Postage Stamps, Lifted Paper Flowers No. 01 and Hinge Pack

I moved the two clusters a little further away from each other in my lift, and kept my embellishments pretty simple. I don’t have a pup – but I do have this gorgeous grandaughter who made great subject matter for my lift (I may just be a little biased). I have used Katie’s Garden Trails Scrapbooking Collection several times for scrapping photos of this little one. It just seems to suit her sweet little face! I also used some of Katie’s Classic Curled Photo Frames, but I used the No. 07 pack. I used Bead Scatterings No. 03 and Big Painted Patterns Brushes and Stamps No. 08.

So . . . do you have one sweet pup that deserves a stylishly elegant page all to his or herself? Or perhaps a sweet face of another kind? I hope you are inspired to create a lovely page based on Brenda’s work this week. Please share your page in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery and don’t forget that 100% Designer Digital Product pages also count towards your monthly challenge rewards. Please remember to add your layout to the June Challenge Participation Sign-in Forum.

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Hello Summer Sale and New Releases at DesignerDigitals

Today starts our Hello Summer Sale! Each day we will have a different category marked down 30% until 7am EST the following day. Today all Elements are marked down until 7am EST on Saturday. AND if you use the coupon code SAVE20, you can get an extra 20% off of ANY item in the store. The sale runs from now through 6am EST next Friday.

We also have 20 new items this week with one priced at just 99c. The remaining items are marked down 20%, all through 7am EST on Wednesday. The 99c item will be at that price until 7am EST on Saturday, then 20% off durign the rest of the sale.

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Changing Readymade Border Orientation in Photoshop and PSE [Video]

This week’s Adobe Photoshop or Elements tip of the week is now available on video. This weeks tip is on Changing Readymade Border Orientation in Photoshop and PSE.

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Getting Artsy with Digital Scrapbooking: Sunny

Since it’s been rainy here in PA I really felt the need to have some sunshine in my life right now, so that’s going to be our challenge. Add a little sunshine to your artsy page. Here is the beautiful freebie Katie has provided us with.

I do have a few examples to show you of course:

Jana had the most gorgeous sunflower shot to use and that bright sun makes you want to put your shades on. How could you not feel more cheerful looking at that 🙂 What a gorgeous page!

Here is what she used on her page
KPertiet
Spill Frame Layers No. 25 ***coming soon***, Graphic Pop Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 03 (freebie), Painted Edgers No. 02 (freebie), Scratchy Paint Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Blendable Layers No. 69. Watery Typecast Blends Brushes and Stamps No. 08, Watery Splashes Brushes and Stamps No. 01,  Scratchy Scribbles Brushes and Stamps No. 03. Scribbled Overlays No. 02. Title Lines Brushes and Stamps No. 19 
Maplebrook Studios
Just Linens Paper Pack No. 87
Grunge Source
Dreamy Paper Pack No. 08

DeLisa (Delisak) created this beauty for us. That rainbow is absolutely gorgeous and sure carries the promise of sunshine. What a beauty!

Here is what she used on her page
Big Bottom Lift Classic Photo Frames No. 01, DD Artsy Challenge June 2017 yellow canvas paper for the bottom half, Fine Line Twists No. 01 loopy swirls, Oceania Element Pack bent staple for the small frames, Painted Inspiration 040315 sun ray rainbow brush (multiplied to give it a grunge look),Spill Frame Layers No. 02,  Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 07 raindrops, Whale Stories Solids ** coming soon ** (used as a gradient for the top half)
Font- Bebas for quote word art I created on my own

And lastly here is my page, it had to be the beach 🙂 I tucked in as much sunshine as I could…

Here is what I used on my page

K. Pertiet
Whale stories solids – coming soon, whale stories elements – coming soon,
Artsy challenge freebie, Blendable ledgers No.3, LetterBox Pattern Clusters 3
stamped stitched summer, star glows

Studio DD
Elements from LW 806, Elements from LW 808

I hope the little bit of sunshine will make you feel inspired. Please make sure to post a link to your page in the June Challenge Participation Thread.

There you will also find all the information you need about how the challenges work. I can’t wait to see all that sunshine in the gallery!!

Anke
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Blended and Embellished: Template Mash Up Scrapbooking Challenge

A blended scrapbook page can transform a beautiful photograph into a piece of art. One of the quickest ways to create a gorgeous blended scrapbook page is to use a layered template! And just think of the fun  you can have by mashing a blended template with a Layer Works that is loaded with embellishments!  I’ve got a new template mash up challenge for you today–one that will have you doing just that.

I found the artsy, painted look of the blended template to be a perfect match for the almost ethereal, painted quality of this photo of my daughter’s family, taken on Hapuna Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. The beachy, coastal elements of the Layer Works provided the extra fun!

For this page, I used the featured templates and one additional product: Coastal Memories Solids Paper Pack.

With summer here, I am guessing that many of you have photos that would work well with these two templates. I hope you’ll consider playing along with our challenge. If you do, please upload your finished page to our Template Challenge Gallery. That way, we can all share in the inspiration! Also, don’t forget that if you create a page for this challenge using 100% currently available Designer Digitals products, you will be eligible for credit in our rewards program. The details can all be found in the June Challenge Participation Sign in thread.

I’m looking forward to seeing what you create!

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iTuunes Scrapbook Cover Challenge

scrapbook cover inspiration

Hello There! Katie here with a new iTuunes Cover Challenge!

I love this Bruno Mars cover! So much to be inspired by:
* the simplicity
* the symbology in a long winding road, solitary figure, rocketship
* the color

What is inspiring you?

I hope you’ll download this freebie to get you started and share how you’ve been inspired by this cover in the iTunes Gallery!

Free Digital Scrapbooking Download

Here is my page, taking most of my inspiration from the symbology and what’s going on in our lives right now!

Brave Scrapbook Page Layout

And Lynn went in a different direction with a large photo and swapped out the butterfly for a graduation cap–so creative!

Linda saw waves when she looked at the inspiration and came up with a beauty!

And Merrilee did some clever masking with beautiful results!

I’m looking forward to seeing where this challenge takes you! Please post your pages in the iTunes Challenge Gallery and don’t forget when you use ALL DesignerDigitals products on your challenge page you can post a link of your page in the June Challenge Participation thread so that it will count toward your savings in the rewards program.

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Saturday Scraplift: Cornered

Sometimes I see a layout in the gallery and I know immediately that I have to scrap it for myself. That is what happened when I came across Anke’s lovely page Along the Shore. I knew immediately I wanted to scrap it and decided to use it for our Saturday Scraplift.  It has definite eye-appeal! I like the corner focus with the smaller photo and soft colors and the cute touch with the little fish in the upper corner.

I selected a favorite photo of two of my granddaughters sitting on the edge of a pond.  I wanted to keep the blue of their dresses the main color so I drew most of my elements from Readymade Layers Botanical Clusters No1. I really like working with any of the Readymade Layers Clusters because they give me the finished cluster plus the cluster pieces that I enjoy using as brushwork and accents to enhance my page. I also added pieces from Garden Trails Collection, Meriam Ridge Kit, Watery Wings and Branches Paper Pack No1, Clipped Stacks with Layers No14 and Fine Line Titles No21 Brushes and Stamps.

I hope you are up for a challenge today find inspiration from the Anke’s piece. Be sure to post your project in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery. If you use 100 % Designer Digitals products be sure to post in the June Challenge thread  so it will count toward your savings in the rewards program.

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Floridian Painted Blends and New Releases at DesignerDigitals

We have 22 new items this week with one priced at just 99c. The remaining items are marked down 20%, all through 7am EST on Wednesday.

We also have over 400 Father’s Themed items now marked down 40%. Those specials run through 7am EST on Wednesday as well.

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