SSL: Vertically drawn

Hiya, Saturday Scraplift time again. With the weather here in Scotland deciding summer is over I was on the lookout for a bright page to lift this week. I chose this one by Dady  as I love the colours and the vertical strips, as well as the cool frame effects!


Debi and Wendy from the creative team jumped at the chance to create their own pages based on this one.

Debi chose this sweet photo of her dog. I love the pink and black, such a cute layout! The splattery brushwork adds so much to the page.



Wendy was inspired by the colours, and chose to create this page about a special hat. I loved reading the story behind it! Sounds like a special day. I love the flag added behind the frame too.


Wendy used Moby KitLayer Works No. 570Honor Layered TemplateAssorted Messy Stitches No. 07 Super PackSymbology Enamel Brads No. 0Foam Alphabet: Charcoal No. 01Tabbed Brushes and Stamps No. 04Vintage Photo Frames No. 24.

I hope this has inspired you to scrap vertically, looking forward to seeing some creative use of frames too! Post your pages in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery. Remember that challenge pages using 100% Designer Digitals products are eligible for our rewards program, check out the Reward thread for August. Enjoy scrapping!

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Go Seek and Find Template at DesignerDigitals

Kids back in school? Summer vacations done and ready to be scrapbooked? We have everything you need to get it done! Nearly 30 new products sure to inspire your scrapbooking! This includes one priced at just $ 99 cents and the rest 20% off, all until Midnight EST on Tuesday.

And here is the NEW $ 99 cent item priced this way until Midnight EST Tuesday ONLY! Go Seek and Find Layered Template


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AAM – School Memories

Since we are right in the middle of going back to school, I thought this would be the perfect time to honor our childhood school memories. Do you have any memories from school that have stayed with you for a lifetime? Good, Bad or indifferent. I would guess that the statute of limitations would be expired if it was a prank or something like that!! Maybe a favorite teacher that inspired you, a favorite sports memory, or homework assignment. I hope the examples from our Creative Team will inspire you to document your school memories.

Our first example is from Linda (earlofoxford) . She tells the story of the teacher that inspired her to become a teacher. I’m so happy that she has a photo to document this amazing person. Her title work and the splatter stroke with the pen is simply brilliant!!

Linda’s supplies include:Book Bag Days Monochromatics Paper Pack ,Splatters No. 05 Brushes and Stamps {coming soon}, Book Bag Days Back-to-School Scrapbook Kit
Artsy Splatter Strokes No. 01 Brushes and Stamps {coming soon}, Notebook Edge Frames No. 04, Book Bag Days Linen Buttons, Drop Shadow Styles No. 02Readymade Tall Strips: School No. 01, DoubleD Doodles: School No. 01

Our next example is from Debi (beehive50) she shares with us her most exciting honor of playing volleyball for UCLA! WOW……that is so very cool. I am so glad that she found the photos to create this page and now has it down on paper so everyone can enjoy her excitement of being on the team! And YAY to Debi’s Mom for all her encouragement! Do you think this has anything to do with her daughter’s  Shannon’s love for volleyball???1972-me-ucla-vb-12Debi’s list of supplies include: Marlow Solids Paper Pack, Typed and Scripted Brushes and Stamps No. 03Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01Classic Side Lift Storyboard Photo Frames No. 01Inked Arrows Brushes and Stamps No. 01Flair Mini Sports, Flair Minis No. 01Father Word Art Brushes and Stamps

Our final example is a memory from my (blkcow) childhood. I started Kindergarten when I was 2 weeks shy of turning 5…..I really feel that it affected me throughout my life. Looking back I just can’t figure out why my parents didn’t wait another year until I was older and more mature. I made it work, but it wasn’t pretty. And yes, I was the last one in my class to get their drivers license…..and that caused me lots of stress.

My supplies include: Coming Soon **Splatters No 5**, Book Bag Days Back-to-School Scrapbooking Collection, First Grade Brushes and Stamps, Apple Cider Mini Kit, Lesson Book Clusters, Carte Post Kit, Scrap Express No. 193, Readymade Borders: School No. 01.

Thanks so much to Creative Team members Linda and Debi for sharing their school memories. I hope we have inspired you to share yours! Be sure to post your pages in the  AAM Gallery. Don’t forget that all pages posted for the challenge, and using 100% Designer Digitals products will be eligible for the rewards program, so be sure and keep track of that in the August Challenge Thread. I can’t wait to see your school memories!!



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Lila Bleu Elements and Thrifty Thursday at DesignerDigitals

It’s time for Thrifty Thursday here at DesignerDigitals. We will have one item PER DESIGNER marked down to $ 99 cents! That’s 7 special price items + 1032 other items marked down 50%. These specials only last until 6am EST on Friday morning so don’t miss out.

Here are this weeks featured $ 99 cent items:


Lila Bleu Element Pack


Days Of The Week Labels Brushes and Stamps


Love Those Labels Fall Brushes and Stamps


Citrus Love Paper Pack


Just Chevrons Paper Pack No. 05


Layer Works No. 354


August Paper Pack

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Template Mash Up Scrapbook Challenge: Stars and Stripes!

Stars and stripes make great additions to scrapbook pages, especially summertime pages! It’s Template Tuesday; to celebrate, we’re featuring a couple of fun templates for you to mash to your heart’s content. :)

template 1

template 2


Our creative team found a lot of inspiration in these two designs.

Esther template tuesday

Esther rotated the first template and used matting elements from the second to showcase a sweet photo of her parents. Esther’s supplies included: Here Comes the Sun Layered TemplateShine-on (paper), Clear Thru Alphabet No. 08Layer Works No. 567.

Jana Template Tuesday

Jana merged the star overlay from the first template with the bold elements of the second to create a bright and energetic piece perfect for her fun theme. The products that Jana used include: Layer Works No. 567All White Now Paper Pack No. 03Here Comes the Sun Layered TemplateKrafty Love Paper PackKerava Solids Paper PackCatching Rainbows Solids Paper Pack.

Hillarey Template Tuesday

Hillarey used stitching to highlight the watery stripes of the first template. Combined with the rustic texture of the background paper she chose, a very unique look resulted! Hillarey used these DD goodies on her layout: Here Comes the Sun Layered TemplateLayer Works No. 567Assorted Messy Stitches: White No. 05Assorted Patterned Tapes: Christmas No. 01Beached Solids Paper PackMalene Element PackTwisted Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 01.

The creative team had fun noticing how very different these three example layouts turned out–with the same inspiration templates as starting points. I hope you’ll be inspired to mash these templates, too, and to share with us your results in our Template Challenge Gallery.  Don’t forget that entries in the mash up, when created with 100% currently available DD products, are eligible for our loyalty rewards program. Read all the details  and play along–it can earn you a discount next month!



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Stitched Grids Templates and Template Tuesday at DesignerDigitals


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!


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The Story Scrapbook Challenge

This month I want you to tell a story about some form of transportation.   Maybe you want to document your first car, or your parents car when you were growing up.  Have you taken a road trip and needed to rely on four wheels?  Did it all go to plan?  Maybe you are a biker, pedal to the metal roaring across the land, or a cyclist who might like to document those lovely rides you take.

Have you taken a cruise, rowed a boat, toured a town by bus?  Do your children travel to school by school bus?  Do you have your truck licence?  Can you drive a tractor?  Does the idea of train travel fill you with excitement?   Is there a story about a car breakdown, or worse still an accident?   Have you had the jitters flying in an aircraft, or does that thrill you with delight.   Are you the driver or the navigator?

I am really going to enjoy seeing all the stories of the different types of transportation that strikes a chord with us.

The creative team have jumped on board with some wonderful pages.

Kim (KimR+) has created a magical page of her daughter riding her bicycle without the training wheels, what a proud moment, I still remember the wobbles way back when.  Definitely a story that needed to be documented.


Supplies used by Kim:  Adventures in Outlines Words: Traveler,  Assorted Messy Stitches: White No. 05,  Away We Go Element Pack,  Black, White and Turquoise Kit,  Chandra Element Pack,  Fastener Basics No. 01,  Hidden Meadow Element Pack,  Malene Scrapbooking Collection,  Messy Stitched Rectangles: White No. 01,  Roughed Up Pocket Cards: Striped No. 04,  Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 01,  Surf Lagoon Element Pack,  Twisted Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 01,  Layered Memories No. 152,  Readymade Journalers: Spring Garden.

Oh boy, Lynnie (Grandma Lynnie) has put together an amazing double page spread, I love photos that spread across the two pages of an amazing car, an amazing history and a story that simply had to be told.   Please do visit the site and read this incredible story.


Supplies used by Lynnie:  Vintage Edge Overlays No. 01,  Grunge Overlays,  Spot Dots Brushes and Stamps No. 08.

And I (Carol) have created a page about a recent car purchase I made.  I like the idea of scrapping our vehicles as they all tell a jigsaw part of the story that is us.  And who knows what cars will look like in the future (take Nellybelle above for instance), so what a a walk down memory lane my car will be in 50 years time!


Supplies I have used:  Canvas Color Mix Paper Pack No. 01,,  Painted Photo Masks Brushes and Stamps No. 10,  Little Enamel Charms: Transport,  Stitched Journal Strips No. 03,  Twisted Dots No. 01,  Clipped Stacks No. 06,  Brilliant Love: Roughed Up Pocket Cards,  Multimedia Dots No. 01,  Flair Minis No. 02,  Never Stop Element Pack.

The team at DD have generously provided a freebie to help you on your way, the link is good for the entire month of August.  I hope the goodies inspire you.   I am really looking forward to reading your stories.

Post your pages in the Scrapbook Challenge Gallery and don’t forget when you use ALL DD product on your challenge page you should post a link of your page in the August Challenge Participation thread so that it will count toward your savings in the rewards program.  Everyone’s a winner!

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Saturday Scraplift – Hot Off the Grid

It’s Saturday and time for our weekly Saturday Scraplift. Even when I’m not hosting the SSL I look forward to the weekly inspiration and using it to create a new page. Our inspiration piece this week comes from Amy L and her page All Your New Stuff.  I was immediately drawn to the grid effect she created by the placement of the photo of her handsome son and the embellishments used.


Two of our talented Creative Team members were also inspired by her piece. Mollie (readstomuch) featured her grandson on this fun page of him on a fishing expedition. I like how she pivoted off the hanging tags in the inspiration piece for the hanging fish.  For her page Mollie used Clean Stitched: Brown No. 01Fine Line Stacks Brushes and Stamps No. 02,  Clipped Stacks No5, Game Cards: Summer, Go Fish Kit, One Wish Kit and Painted Photo Masks Brushes and Stamps No. 10.


Or second team member, Sharon (Shannamay) created this adorable page, So Much Love, featuring her sweet granddaughter. I like the elements and paper pieces she added to create the grid effect. Sharon used One Wish Kit, Messy Spotty Edgers Brushes and Stamps No. 02, and Looking Good Brushes and Stamps.

10th_August_So_Much_Love_web It appears to be the week to feature our grandchildren. I created my page featuring my granddaughter enjoying a little summer sun. I used Booked Blue Paper Pack, Ripped Vintage Photo Frames No 5, Dalese Scrapbook Kit, Jack Frost Element Pack, Little Birdie Epoxies No 1, Be Buttoned: Energy, Cully Scrapbook Kit, Color My Love Kit, and Happy Words Brushes and Colored Rub Ons.

Gracie-June-2012Thanks to Amy for this her wonderful inspiration page and to our CT gals for providing their inspired pages. I hope you’ll join the Saturday Scraplift this week and post your pages in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery. If your page qualifies for the Rewards Program be sure to record it in the August Participation Thread.

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More Savings for You with Bundled Specials at DesignerDigitals

New bundled specials for a limited time. These 4 bundle packs will be marked down 60% and only available until 6am EST on Monday. After that the items will be removed from the store. Each weekend we will be offering various theme packs like this. What a great value so don’t miss out!

And here are this weekend’s bundled items:





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DesignerDigitals Hot Page of the Week, August 15, 2015

Loving this page that Pam did for the Lets Blend Challenge! Such a great job blending the photo beyond the frame and all the blending accents she included add to the story of the photo! Well done Pam!

Let’s Blend – Swing


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