Hiya, welcome to this month’s itunes challenge. The weather’s changing here, definitely moving to autumn, which is my favourite time of year. There’s leaves on the ground, the wind’s picking up, and I’m looking forward to cosy evenings spent scrapping. This month I’ve chosen a bright album cover for inspiration. I love large elements, and the title on this is certainly bold! The colours are fun too, so I’m hoping to see some bright pages in the gallery.
My fellow CT members were excited to join in to create a page. First up is Sharon, who went for it in the colours. I adore how she used the weather map as an element, with that bold title! Such a creative way to tell a story.
Sharon used Cutting Files: Circling No.01; Antiquarian Artistry Solids Paper Pack No. 01; Color Essentials Lime Ribbons and More.
Next up Merr took inspiration from the large title, and I love her photo treatment, with the sticker outlines. Gorgeous choice of background paper too, and she shows how to be inspired by the album cover, and still use plenty of elements!
Merr used Basic Paper Alphabet: Red; Gradient Essentials Paper Pack No. 02; Readymade Layers: Back to School Borders No. 01
Debi always adds her style to a page, and I love how she was inspired by the album cover to use a large title. The delicate brushwork behind the photo adds so much. It’s fun to see how the inspiration piece can be interpreted in a neutral colour scheme.
Debi used Fall Garden Solids Paper Pack; Thicker Inked Words Brushes and Stamps No. 16; Watery Branches Brushes and Stamps No. 08; Fall Garden Element Pack; Back to School Element Pack; Flair Minis No. 01
Now it’s over to you, how will you be inspired by the cover this month? Katie’s generously provided a freebie for the challenge, which you can find here.
Post your page in the itunes inspiration gallery so we can leave some love. Remember to keep track of your challenge pages with 100% Designer Digitals products in the rewards thread, to earn a store discount voucher.
Good morning on this first day of fall, when the weather makes you feel like staying in and scrapping, right? This week I found this wonderful page by Linda (earlofoxford), I love the clean lines and the large title and the gorgeous brushwork. I hope you will feel as inspired as we did
Maureen changed the direction of the flow a bit, but kept the large title on top of the page. Her story was inspired by recent events. I love what she did here:
Here is what she used on her page:
K. Pertiet: On White Layered Templates Scrap Pack No. 01, Rainy Day Overlays,
Christine (Christine Irion) also used one photo topped by the large title, and she placed her journaling below. I so love the brushwork she used on this gorgeous page about her childhood home
Here are her supplies by K. Pertiet:
Fall Garden Element Pack, Fallen Trails Element Pack
Harvest Fields Solids Paper Pack, Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 03
Home Front Clusters Brushes, Stamps and Layers No. 01, On White Alphabet Stamp Set
Amy (AmyL) flipped the flow of the page by placing her journaling on the left hand side. I never tire of her gorgeous puppy photos 🙂 I love the date strip underneath her photos!
K. Pertiet: Watercolor Blends Layered Template No. 09, Fall Garden Add On Paper Pack, Date Strips Stamps No. 05
I liked the inspiration page so much, I pretty much kept the original design, except for the somewhat smaller title…
K. Pertiet: Instamatic Frames No. 6, Watery Blumes No. 18, Arctic Whites No. 2, Tightly Kerned sentiments No. 3, splatters No. 2, Nana’s buttons
We all had a lot of fun lifting this clean and beautiful page, I hope you will feel the same way. Please remember to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery with a link in the September Challenge Participation Sign-in thread in the forum. Enjoy the beginning of fall ya’ll!
Fall is closing in on the northern hemisphere and autumn pages are popping up all over the gallery! As we snap those gorgeous fall photos, we start thinking of ways to scrap them quickly and creatively. I have the answer! Studio DD’s Readymade Layers: Fall Borders! These handy dandy borders give a perfect finishing touch to autumn pages. They are even on sale this week!
For our Wayback Wednesday Challenge this month, we are featuring Readymade Layers: Fall Borders No 12. 13 and 14. Here are some Creative Team pages to show you just how awesome these borders are.
Kim’s lovely page features a family photo on a neutral background with Readymade Layers: Fall Borders No 12 providing a wonderful finishing touch.
Merrilee’s beautiful fall lake photo is the centerpiece of her stunning page with Readymade Layers: Fall Borders No 13 giving her photo a great place to sit.
Irene framed her photo with pieces of Readymade Layers: Fall Borders No 14. Don’t those leaves make an eye catching frame!
I hope these great Fall Borders inspire you to scrap some of your autumn photos. For this challenge, all you have to do is add one of the Readymade Layers: Fall Borders to your page and post your page in the Scrapbook Challenges Gallery. To be eligible for a coupon code to the DD store, add your information to the Challenge Sign Up thread.
We look forward to seeing your great fall pages in the gallery!
It’s a Template Mash-up!
This week we’re mashing up Good Life Layered Template No.7 with Documenting Life Notebook Daily Stories Layered Template No.5! What does that mean? That means we are taking these two templates and taking your favorite parts of each and blending them into a new page design!
The page above is by Julie! I love how she kept the integrity of the Good Life Template and added pieces of the Daily Stories template, reducing them down as a simple accent.
This page by Maureen, kept the Daily Stories Template and added in the frame and a few of the elements from the Good Life Template!
And for Deborrah’s sweet page of her kitty, so recolored to a monochromatic effect for a delightful page!
Post your pages using these two templates in a mash-up in the Gallery and don’t forget when you use ALL DD product on your challenge page, post a link of your page in the September Challenge Participation thread so that it will count toward your savings in the rewards program. Share your memories and earn a savings code to continue your scrapbooking projects with a discount!
I’ve gone and done it again – been entranced by a page that features strong lines! I loved so many elements of Julie’s (MaggieMae) apple page the moment I saw it: the corner she created for her photo with paper strips and cut ups, the slide frames, the corner banner, and the clever brushwork. I could go on and on! Two of our Guest CTs, Maureen and Deborrah, joined me in lifting Julie’s great page. Get ready to be inspired!
I love how Maureen (maureenreynolds) riffed on Julie’s apple theme, albeit a different type of apple! She created a corner inspired by Julie’s design, included a picture of herself in the slide frame, and still had plenty of room for a larger shot of her and her prize-winning “Apple.” She cleverly used a trio of apple elements to guide the viewer’s eye around her page.
Credits: Apple Orchards Element Pack; Artsy Mesh Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Autumnal Flore Scrapbook Kit; Bold Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 05; Bradded Photo Frames No. 03; Cabana White Solid Single Paper; Cotton Easter Paper Pack; Krafty Elegance Kit; Loosely Labeled No. 04; Stitching Holes Circles Brushes and Stamps; Watery Apples No. 01; Readymade Layers: Apple Orchard Borders
Deborrah (DivaMom96) also took inspiration from Julie’s use of slide frames by creating an interesting corner element from two of them. I love how the detail shots in the slide frames perfectly complement the larger photo and help to tell the story of her adventurous sons and a friendly squirrel.
Credits: Adventures Layers Template No. 05; Fallen Trails Add-on Printable Paper Pack; Apple Orchards Scrapbooking Bundle
I loved Julie’s design so much that I made very few changes in it. I did indulge myself in one of my favorite techniques – a page within a page – by using several background layers and reducing the size of my canvas. I also had fun selecting a combination of brushes to ground my page.
Credits: Fallen Trails Solids Paper Pack; Fallen Trails Roughed Up Cardstock Paper Pack; Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 03; Watery Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Vintage Blendables No. 25; Pencil Twist Arrows No. 01; Min Jul Element Pack; Loosely Labeled Hashtags No. 01; Clean Stitched Borders: Brown No. 01; Fallen Trails Element Pack; Bar Code Word Strips: Photos; Cut Ups: Great Outdoors; Taped Word Strips No. 02; Cut Ups: Gratitude; Fallen Trails Dots and Stripes Paper Pack; Slide Frames No. 09 Monthly; On the Go Element Pack; Cully Element Pack; Banner Twine Templates No. 04; Fallen Trails Paper Pack; Fallen Trails Add-on Paper Pack; Color Essentials Lime Ribbons and More; Cooked Element Pack; Drop Shadow Styles No. 02
There’s no end to the inspiration you’ll find in Julie’s page, and I’m eager to see how you translate it onto your own design. Remember to post your lift in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery as well as in the September Challenge Participation Sign-in thread in the forum. Happy scrapping!
Welcome to September and this month’s Let’s Blend Challenge. Watery Maps are perfect for blending into any of your pages. They add interest and can be used in the background, clipped to a mask or a photo. Katie has provided a wonderful freebie packet for us to play with this month. I used a template to start my page and clipped a photo I took of the Brooklyn Bridge to the photo masks. Here is what I came up with, and the products used:
Vintage Mini Mix Kit No. 7-4, Wander Words Brushes and Stamps, Watery Maps Brushes and Stamps No. 3-1, Watery Maps Brushes and Stamps No. 1-2, Destination New York Blendables, Pebbled Traveler No. 1, Layered Memories No. 157.
Remember to post your pages in the Mask Appeal Challenge Gallery and don’t forget to use ALL DD products, along with all or part of the freebie, Katie has provided on your challenge page. You should post a link of your page in the September Challenge Participation Thread, so that it will count toward your savings in the rewards program. Have fun!
The fall harvest is here. It’s always hard to see the fresh fruit and veggies from our yard come to an end. But I will gladly welcome the cooler weather. We’ve had a great year for various items from our garden. So many raspberries, bell peppers, tomatoes and apples. Sadly a few of our fruit trees haven’t been very plentiful. But luckily my dad has several and he has been more than willing to share with us. This is where I found my inspiration for this months color challenge.
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We have had a plum tree in our yard for nearly 10 years now. Sadly, it doesn’t produce much each year. Luckily my dad’s Italian Prune tree produces so much, he can’t give it away fast enough. So when I (KimR+) go to visit him, I gladly take a bunch! When I began putting my page together, I was inspired by the wooden table that the golden pumpkin sits on. The various shades and tones of gold were fun to play with as well!Supplies used: Anzio Solids Paper Pack, Assorted Basic Stitching, Classic Side Lift Storyboard Photo Frames No. 01, Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 23, Golden Glitter Splatters No. 01, Golden Leaves No. 01, Inline Alphabet No. 02, Messy Stamped Circles Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Stamp Sets: Fall, Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Twisted Dots No. 01, Wanderer Solids Paper Pack,
Readymade Layers: Neutral Borders No. 05
Has the talk of plums left you hungry? I hope you take the chance to play along with this months color challenge. Katie has generously provided us with a freebie to get you jump started on this challenge even more! When you complete your page, post them in the Color Challenge Gallery for everyone to see! If your page qualifies for the rewards program, then don’t forget to link up your page in the September Participation thread for proper credit.
So September is birthday month for me and a lot of people I know so I want to celebrate birthdays this month for the Story Scrapbook Challenge.
I want you to tell a story about one of YOUR birthdays. We are the story tellers right? We are always telling everyone else’s stories. I want this story to be about you. One of your birthdays.
Delve back to your 18th, your 21st, any of your significant birthdays. Parties, quiet affairs, did you go on a holiday for your birthday, did you deny you were getting older and just let the day slip by? Did you receive a gift that meant the world to you? Did you do something special? Did you bake your own cake? Is it a non-event? Is it a huge week long slap bang celebrate every day birthday? Did you contemplate life?
The only thing that is important in this month’s story is that it’s about YOUR birthday. So go to it.
I had a very quiet 50th birthday party with family and close friends, I like this picture my husband took, so I’ve set about to contemplate on this page what I felt like turning 50.
Supplies I have used: Toothy Seaside Paper Pack, Color Essentials Spots Paper Pack No. 01, Color Essentials Pink Element Pack, Blendables Layered Template No. 08, Pinned Enamel Hearts No. 01, Star Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 02, Basic Paper Alphabet: Beige Caps
The team at DD have generously provided a freebie to help you on your way, the link is good for the entire month of September. 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 September Challenge Participation thread so that it will count toward your savings in the rewards program. Everyone’s a winner!
Celebrate Grandparents Day with scrapbooking!
What better way to let grandparents know how much they are loved than scrapbooking favorite moments into memories to share for generations to come!
Our gallery has some fabulous inspiration to get you started! The images are clickable so you can see all the details and what products were used to finish the page.
Our store is full of everything you need to document your story today! We have an assortment of heritage products, vintage style graphics and remember that pages about grandparents don’t always have to be vintage style! This page by Linda [below] is a perfect example of that! Celebrate your grandparents with scrapbooking today!