Saturday Scraplift: Rock the Design

I love it when a great design draws my eye to a page in the gallery, and that’s exactly what happened when I saw Liz Jutila’s page about her granddaughter’s new school backpack. The text overlay and patterned paper give boundaries to the page, and her journaling spot is so eye-catching. Guest CT member Kate and my fellow team member Lynn were eager to join me in lifting Liz’s page. Here’s our inspiration: 

Kate’s (OKate) choice of a neutral background really makes her colorful photo pop, and I adore what she did with the journaling spot in cutting out the T for thoughtful. Her journaling weaves around the initial just as Liz’s does. 

Credits: Smitten Paper Pack; Curated Team Scrapbook Mix No. 01; Border Stamps and Layers No. 02; Patterning Palettes No. 03 Scrapbook Kit; BergeMod Mini Kit; Some Kind of Wonderful Brushes and Stamps; Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 10; Vintage Botanist Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Carte Post Kit

Lynn (grandma lynnie) documented a fun activity that occurred during her vacation. Her color choices are spot on, and she’s done a masterful job of mixing her patterned papers. I love how she’s balanced the large photo with a large title, both nestled next to her journaling.

Credits: Dolphin Cove Scrapbook Collection;  Dictionary Page Overlays No. 02; Tabbed Dates Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Taped Together Strips No. 01; Striping Grunge Edgers Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Watery Brushes and Stamps No. 04; Layered Alphabet Set. No. 01

Lately I’ve been scrapping pictures from our beach vacation two years ago – I know, I’m behind. And Liz’s design worked perfectly for a shot my daughter-in-law captured of the munchkins from behind – one of my favorite types of photos. It gave me a chance to reflect on their futures.

Credits: Bloom in Paris Paper Pack;  Dictionary Page Overlays No. 03; Messy Spot Edgers Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Canvas Color Mix Paper Pack No. 30; Colorful Watery Spots No. 01; Spring Walk Element Pack; Watercolor Chromatics Roughed Up Photo Mats No. 01; Coastal Memories Roughed Up Photo Mats; Brilliant Love: Roughed Up Pocket Cards; Filed Stacks No. 02; Powder Mountain Element Pack; Halloween Memories Element Pack; Blue Skies Element Pack; Travel the World Brushes and Stamps; Inky Words Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Totally Tied Up No. 01; Darling Baby Alphabets; Big Bottom Lift Classic Photo Frames No. 02; Fastener Basics No. 01; Drop Shadow Styles No. 02

There’s a lot to love in Liz’s terrific design, and I know it will inspire you. Remember to post your lift in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery and in the August Participation Sign-in thread in the forum. Happy scrapping!


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