Saturday Scraplift Challenge: Blocked!

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s Saturday Scraplift Challenge. If you’re like me, after a week of heading to the office, getting the kiddos off to school, running errands and a whole host of other things that make up your week, you reach the weekend and are ready for some time to yourself, you’ve come to the right place! Before I continue with this week’s challenge, I hope those of you who have been celebrating Thanksgiving this week have enjoyed the festivities – I’m so looking forward to seeing the gallery fill with your amazing Thanksgiving stories!

I love it when a challenge leads to another challenge. Sharon (shannamay) created this masterpiece entitled Blessings for the recent Wayback Wednesday challenge and since I spotted it in the gallery, I’ve been wanting to lift it! I simply love the design of this, the repetition of the postage frame blocks and the slide frame that focuses the eye on the sweet photo. A few carefully selected elements to add interest and depth to the page, a little journaling and perfect title work make for a stunning page!


Esther (esther_a) was inspired by Sharon’s page to document her husband’s (and her old) volleyball team’s grand final win! The clean stitched blocks and primary colours that Esther has used on her page make for a clean and classic look and allow the energy of the page to come to the fore.  The cleverly placed arrows do a terrific job of drawing attention to the emotion in the photo’s – a fabulous page to document a special!


Esther used the following products: Bump Set Spike Brushes and StampsFlair Mini Sports, Happy Christmas Solids Paper Pack, Happy Christmas Paper Pack, Happy Christmas Element PackKitlet Scrapbooking Mini-Kit No. 04Pocket Pages No. 02 Stitched Grids ONLYSpring Walk Element Pack, iTunesOCT16-1 freebie – Katie Pertiet

Debi (beehive50) found Sharon’s page a great starting block for her lift and chose to use these cool free hand squares as her base to document a special photo that her daughter, Shannon, sent her of the first negatives from her black and white photography class. Debi has extracted a couple of the solid blocks from the stamp set which balances the design and made one of the frames into a sticker. The monotone look fits perfectly with the story here, so neatly journaled, and the page is finished off with Debi’s signature touch, a delightful mini flair. Wonderful!


Here is a list of Debi’s supplies: Happy Christmas Solids Paper PackCooked Digital StampsMasking Words No. 01Flair Minis No. 04 – Katie Pertiet

My aim for my lift was to keep it as light and clean and simple as possible… but the more I worked on the page, the more I was inspired by the opportunity to add pretty little details. I also added a little more journaling to tell my story – the one about the girl I will be hugging tightly in just under two weeks time when we visit her and the family for Christmas!


My supply list: Fresh Vintage: Asha Solids Paper PackFresh Vintage: Asha Element PackFresh Vintage: Asha Washi ClustersFine Line Scribbles Brushes and Stamps No. 01Quinn Blendable LayersStar Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 01Seize the Moment Brushes and StampsArrowed Borders Brushes and Stamps No. 01Cardstock Tabs No. 02Slide Frames No. 04Watery Wings and Branches Sentiment Pack No. 01Candid Element PackDeer Lodge Scrapbooking Mini KitKitlet Scrapbooking Mini-Kit No. 07 – Katie Pertiet; Solna Kit – Maplebrook Studios

I do hope you’ll be inspired to take a little ‘you’ time some time soon and lift Sharon’s gorgeous page. Don’t forget to post it in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery and if you use all DD supplies, remember to post your page in the November Challenge Participation Thread, you still have a few days to build up your coupon code!

Be careful out there and happy scrapping! Bye bye!

About lizziet5

Digital Scrapbooker. Casual photographer. Empty Nester. Loving it.
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