Saturday Scraplift Challenge 5/23: Holes and circles

I saw this adorable page by Sharon (Shannamay) and fell in love. I love that she used a pebble the same size as the circle in the coin holder. I also love how she offset the border brush on top of her page. So much inspiration here and I had a lot of takers for this lift.

This one is by Candy (cnewby). I really like her bold approach and how she filled the coin holder with bright colors and the single pebble. I also love the little partial circle border around her picture. The pebble title completes her beautiful design

Here is what she used on her page

Watercolor Rainbow Paper Pack No. 01,  Candid Supplement Paper Pack,
Spot Dots Brushes and Stamps No. 09, Messy Stamped Circles Brushes and Stamps No. 01
Everlasting ReMix Element Pack, Coin Holder Photo Frames No. 06, Word Bit Brads No. 01, Pelican Park Element Pack, Color Essentials Mango Element Pack, Big Bottom Lift Classic Photo Frames No. 01

This one is by Audrey (arianita). She always uses the softest colors! I love how she placed the word border brush behind the coin holder, just a little peek…

Here are her supplies:

Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 29, DocuStack Layers No. 01, Coin Holder Photo Frames No. 01, Readymade Layers: Butterflies Borders No. 02, All Around 4×6 Borders Brushes and Stamps No. 05, Blendable Layers No. 107, Blendable Layers No. 90, Classic Side Lift Photo Frames No. 01, Watercolor Page Titles Brushes and Stamps No. 16, Assorted Messy Stitches: White No. 06, Enamel Sentiment Signs No. 04, Bexley Element Pack, Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 02, Arlesey Element Pack, Watery Scribbles Brushes and Stamps No. 06, Watery Washes Brushes and Stamps, Watery Photo Masks No. 15

Next we have Erin (Ernie88) with these sweet and bright baby colors. What a great start for her baby book. Love the repeated offset border brush too! I guides the eye top to bottom across her page, nicely done!

This is what she used:

All Around 4×6 Scripted Borders Brushes and Stamps No. 04, Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 02, Classic Side Lift Photo Frames No. 01, Coin Holder Photo Frames No. 06, Krafty Rainbow Paper Pack No. 01, Little Layette Element Pack, Play Outside Clusters No. 02, Printed and Scripted Baby Brushes and Stamps, Roughed Up Pocket Cards: Striped No. , Striped Mix: Rainbow Paper Pack No. 01, Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Stitching Holes Borders No. 02 Brushes and Stamps

Rachael (myssp) came up with this adorable page. I just love how she used the repeated border brush as part of her vertical design and the coloring is gorgeous.

Her supply list:

Kitlet Scrapbooking Mini-Kit No. 06, Paint Swatch Strips, Notebook Edge Frames No. 05,
Twisted Dots No. 01, Blendables Layered Template No. 13, All Around 4×6 Scripted Borders Brushes and Stamps No. 04, Bakers Twine Assortment No. 01, Vintage Artistry Coral Ephemera, Bloom in Paris Element Pack, Blendable Layers No. 114, Left Unsaid Brushes and Stamps, Blendable Layers No. 58, Blendable Layers No. 62, Blendable Layers No. 81, Readymade Layers: Winter Clusters No. 01, Photo Clusters No. 06

Last but not least is this cute page by Addie (agoymerac). Aren’t the colors just gorgeous? Love that cute pebble and that border brush she used as well

You can find her supplies here:

Loosely Scripted Sentiments 16, All Around 4×6 Scripted Borders Brushes and Stamps No. 04, Ripped Vintage Photo Frames No. 04, Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 02, Garden Stories No. 01 Remnants, Garden Stories No. 01 Element Pack, Vintage Side Lift Photo Frames No. 01, Taped Together Overlays No. 04, Canvas Color Mix Paper Pack No. 03,
Almost There Brushes and Stamps, Gesso No. 02 Brushes and Stamps

I hope you will be able to find some inspiration in these wonderful pages. Be sure to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery and the May 2020 Challenge Participation Thread  and as always, enjoy the process. Happy Memorial Day to you all!

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Let’s Blend Challenge – Spill Frame Layers

Hello everyone and welcome to this month’s Let’s Blend Challenge. This month, we are going to play with two of Katie’s very popular Spill Frame Layers. They are one of my favorite items in the store. Blending and framing all in one – my idea of heaven! They are perfect just as they are, but we are going to change them up to add a bit of interest. Here we go:

On my first page, I used a photo of an osprey getting a fish out of the lake. I chose this particular spill frame because of it’s watery look. To add a bit of pop to the splash, I added this adjustment layer: bevel and emboss, and clicked on the technique box and chose chisel hard. Then I played with the other sliders below it to make the water in the photo pop. There are different techniques under the bevel and emboss style, so you just have to play around with them to achieve the look you want.

This next page used a softer spill frame. The same adjustment layer was applied to the photo. The frame was then duplicated and I made the bottom frame a bit larger to create a stacked look. A coordinating paper was then clipped to the top frame.

Give this technique a try and when creating your pages, you can use all or some of the products Katie has generously  provided in the freebie pack. Remember to post them in the Mask Appeal Challenge Gallery and link up your page in the May Challenge Participation Thread for proper credit.

Have fun and I hope everyone is staying well.

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May Template MashUp Scrapbook Challenge No 2

When I chose the templates for this week’s Template MashUp Challenge, I hoped they would contain ideas and supplies that would inspire creativity. Wow! I must have chosen well, because the Creative Team gave me five fabulous and fabulously different pages for this blog posting! Here are the chosen templates which will be included in this week’s sale:

Mel (britgirl) and her animals live in a beautiful part of the world. She used the long thin and short wide photo frames to highlight some gorgeous photos of her world. I love her perfect title!

In addition to the featured templates, Mel used Graphed Notebook Paper Pack No 03.

Linda (earlofoxford) designed an adorable page featuring her kitties! Don’t you love her cute photos and the creative way she added to the title?

In addition to the featured templates, Linda used Autumn Bliss Dots and Stripes Paper Pack, Arctic Whites Paper Pack, Book Bag Days Back to School Scrapbook Element Pack, Alphabet Soup, Bead Scatterings No 01, Drop Shadow Styles No 02.

Kathleen (kmchambers) has used her MashUp page to show off some beautiful bird photos!  What a gorgeous background she has created for them! Moving the title to the corner works well on her page.

In addition to the featured templates, Kathleen  used Meriam Ridge AddOn Paper Pack and Meriam Ridge Solids Paper Pack.

Candy (cnewby)  has designed a page after my own heart. Her beautiful beach photos look great in the long rectangular frames. Add in the perfect beach elements and title and you have one great page!

In addition to the features templates, Candy has used: Beachy Clusters Brushes and Stamps No 03, ARTpack Geometrics Brushes and Stamps No 01, Big Painted Patterns Brushes and Stamps No 01, Neptune ARToptions Brushes and Stamps, Bead Scatterings No 04, Readymade Layers Beach Borders No 02.

For our last inspiration page, Wendy has given us just plain fun! She and her family staged a family prom. Aren’t these prom photos fabulous! That big title is perfect!

In addition to the featured templates, Wendy used Vintage Artistry Natural Paper Pack and Monthly Memories Vol 3 Paper Pack No 05.

We hope you have been inspired to mash these two great templates together! Post your page in the Template Challenge gallery for everyone to enjoy. Also, be sure to post in the May Challenges Sign In thread to earn a DD coupon code!

 

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iTunes: Hello blue sky

Hi folks, welcome to another iTunes challenge. It’s been a strange few months, I hope you’ve been able to take time to scrap. I thought I’d go classic this month with one of my favourite albums. Mr Blue Sky is one of my favourite songs of all time.

When I looked at the cover, I was drawn to the curves. I love using circles on my pages, they give a great deal of movement and flow to the layout. Then I focused on the colours. There are rainbows all around just now here, to cheer people up as we take our exercise. Children have drawn them for their windows, or in chalk on driveways. Here the colours are set against a black background which always creates a bold effect. There’s still space for a title in the corners of the page.

I asked members of the creative team how they could be inspired by this cover and they didn’t disappoint!

First up is Audrey (Adrianita) with this gorgeous page of her daughter. I love the softer rainbow colours she used, and how gorgeous is the watery mask effect! You can read her description of how she achieved it when she posts the page in the gallery. The stitched swirl links the circles, and adds even more movement.

Audrey used this months challenge freebie as well as Stitched Frame Clusters No. 02; Stitched Frame Clusters No. 03; Botanical Bliss Element Pack No. 01; Jelly Serif Alphabet No. 02; Beloved Element Pack; Text Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 06; Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 05; Twisted Dots Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Watery Photo Masks No. 16; Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 04.

Next Sharon created this poignant page about the reality of schooling at the moment. The bold colours and graphic shapes make this page stand out, and I love the addition of the emoji flair.

Sharon used Krafty Rainbow Paper Pack No. 01; Emoji Mini Flairs No. 02; Country Christmas No. 02 Solids Paper Pack.

Now it’s your turn, show us your masterpieces based on this inspiration. Katie’s generously provided a challenge freebie which you can use for your page if you wish. Post your pages in the itunes inspiration gallery so we can leave some love. Remember to keep track of your challenge pages in the May Challenges Sign-in thread to earn store discount.

Happy scrapping!

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How to Rotate Brushes 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 How to Rotate Brushes in Photoshop and PSE.

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Saturday Scraplift: Cut It Out!

Peek-a-boo – I see you! Cut outs and peek-a-boo elements on pages scream fun, don’t they? They add interest and make the viewer come back for a second look, and don’t we all love getting a second look? Those cut outs are what drew me to Rachael’s lovely page for the last color challenge – okay, maybe the color purple also drew me in, but that’s another story. My fellow Creative Team members Sylvia and Erin joined me in taking inspiration from Rachael’s page. I think you’ll be inspired, too.

Rachael’s page:

Sylvia (smcloone) was inspired by Rachel’s cut out hearts and used them as a backdrop for her pretty photos of flower buds. I really like the interest she added by using a polka dot paper to back her cut outs, and the rosy pink and green color combination is a winning one. I also admire the way her butterfly accent, the dark pink cord, and her title draw the eye through her design.

Credits: Vintage Coastal Solids Paper Pack; Vintage Artistry Sage Paper Pack; Vintage Artistry Sage Ephemera; Layering Sentiments No. 02; Layer Works No. 1228

Erin (Ernie88) elected to go with a star shape for her cut outs to support the sports theme of a page featuring her little athlete. She drew her color scheme from his uniform, always a winner, and notice that her white background paper adds texture and reinforces her theme with the embossed stars. She also created a great visual triangle with her clusters of elements.

Credits: Batter Up Brushes and Stamps; Blendable Layers No. 112; Bright Spot Brushes and Stamps; Clipped Stacks No. 11; Flair Mini Sports; Messy Stitched Borders: White No. 02; Monthly Memories Element Pack No. 07; Textured Whites Paper Pack No. 01

For my page, I had fun with the cut out technique on several elements: a full page border, a smaller interior frame, and the title. In addition, I used one of Katie’s fun chunky cuts to reinforce the idea of cut outs and to support my flower theme. Can you tell I really like this technique?

Credits: Maybe Not Solids Paper Pack; Kerava Solids Paper Pack; Messy Stitched Borders: Green No. 01; Border Templates No. 02; Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 04; Winter ReMix Paper Pack No. 03; Canvas Color Mix Paper Pack No. 19; Vintage Press: Chelsea Paper Pack; Scarlett Paper Pack; December Essentials No. 02: The Papers; Malene Paper Pack; Dashing Home Paper Pack; Hey Missy Add-on Paper Pack; Frosted Fun Add-on Paper Pack; Cutting Files: Chunky Cuts Flowers No. 01; Antibes Element Pack; Artsy Botanical Cerrel Value Pack; Floridian Element Pack; Hot Floral Mini Kit; Lifted Leaves No. 01; Lifted Leaves No. 02; Made with Paper Flowers No. 01; Made with Paper Flowers No. 03; Cutting Files: Merging Statement No. 02; Spring Bouquet Scrapbooking Mini Kit; Stacked Vintage Frame Layers No. 01; Metal Clip Assortment No. 03; Drop Shadow Styles No. 02

Get out your digital scissors and have fun being inspired by Rachael’s terrific page. I can’t wait to see the directions it takes you. Remember to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery as well as in the May Challenges Sign-in thread in the forum. Happy scrapping!

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Get inspired: Stitched Journalers No.04

Good morning everyone. I do hope you were able to enjoy a little Mother’s Day celebration this past weekend albeit at a distance? I was very spoilt with a new quilting book and a gorgeous bundle of quilting fabric to go with it. However, I am trying very hard to complete a few unfinished stitching projects before I leap into a new one – so my new book and fabric are just lovely eye candy on the shelf for the moment!
Speaking of stitching, have you noticed all the different types of stitched journalers in the store? I love them all, but being a pretty big fan of chipboard elements and also of Katie’s marvelous flossy stitches, I was just a tiny bit excited when these beauties made it into the store earlier this year.

I. LOVE. THEM.

I straight away used them on this little photoless layout celebrating one of Flo’s quirky questions. I just layered different sizes up and interspersed them with some patterned paper and a leafy element. Then I arranged my title, text and some decorative elemts around the layered arrangement. Some of the journaling ended up on one of the journaling labels – but not much of it!

So thinking about this month’s Get Inspired challenge, I decided to try using them again.
Remember I told you once before that I really like the ripped frames, but my little ‘straight up and down’ personality does like to square those ripped frames up? Well these stitched journalers were perfect for that in this layout – again about Flo.
One of the best things about creating is when something great happens by accident – don’t you think? Once I’d squared off my ripped frame and added all my embellishments, I thought the page needed something at the bottom – there was just a little too much white space. So, as I was using Katie’s new Watercolour Sketchbook No.01 Bundle, I decided to cut a thin wedge from one of the coloured papers to lay over the lightly patterned background paper I had chosen. I forgot that I had added a feathered edge to my lasso tool for a previous project. Unknowingly I used it to ‘cut’ my wedge of paper and dragged it onto my page. And voila! It looked like a chalk mark across the page. So cool!

For my next layout, I started by placing my photo in a frame at the end of one of the journalers. I used a sticker to decorate the other half of the journaler. I placed one of the Vintage Artistry Sky Stacks underneath. Because these come as layered elements, they make layering so much easier because you can adjust where each layer sits beneath your photo and you can also add different elements between the layers as I did here – using more of the stitched journalers. This time however I changed them up a bit by clipping patterned paper to a couple of them. I changed the blend mode of the patterned paper layer to multiply so that the chipboard edges show through. This works really well but of course you can see the pattern of the paper on the stitches which spoils the effect somewhat. My way around this is to just zoom right in and working with the patterned paper layer, use the eraser tool with a soft edge to erase that part of the paper which is covering the stitches.

I used the same technique, only this time with duplicated photos, for my last layout. I’m always struck by layouts that feature full page photos with the focal point highlighted by a smaller photo frame laid over the top. Because the theme of my layout was perspective, I didn’t want to lose any of the photo – but still wanted to focus on the kids so I used two of the stitched journalers stacked to create a kind of telescopic effect. I’m really pleased with the way only the delicate edges and the stitches are visible and the ‘floaty’ look it gives. The appearance of the journaling had me stumped for a while (everything looked too heavy), until I tried using the color picker tool to choose a colour from the background and then used the multiply blend mode on that as well. I can’t actually remember, but I may have played with the opacity of the layer a little too. I think the credit list on this layout is my smallest ever – one item – the stitched journalers!

My mojo has been seriously lacking of late – but I had SO much fun doing these pages and I hope I may have inspired you to a page using Stitched Journalers No.04.
If you don’t have them in your stash – check this weeks sale!

My layouts, together with credits, will be in the Scrapbook Challenges Gallery and I hope to see your layout there soon 🙂

Don’t forget to post your page made with 100% DD product in the May Challenges Sign-in Thread in the forms to earn shopping rewards!

Happy Scrapping everyone.

Stay safe and well!

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Saturday Scraplift: Tic-Tac-Grid

Happy Saturday! Here in the Midwest we are getting a brutal temperature drop for May. As if this year has not been crazy enough! I was hoping to plant some more flowers for Mother’s Day but I’m really glad I didn’t buy them yet. Planting flowers and veggies is not the only hobby we are doing around here. I don’t know about your houses, but we also play more games during this quarantine. Card games, dominoes, Bears and Babies (don’t ask), etc. So this tic-tac-toe inspired page by Terri (Goingtothesun) caught my eye in the gallery. I think the grid can be used in lots of different ways. And the sentiment is sweet and so real right now.

I had lots of people who wanted to play with this grid this week. First up is Rachael (myssp) with this sweet page. Love her tic-tac-toe style grid, color scheme and the sweet page edger she made.

StudioDD: LW1286, StudioDD: LW 1287, All The Details No. 5, Readymade Layers: Love Edgers No. 01, Transparency Photo Frames No. 07, Hand Scripted Love Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Hand Scripted Brushes and Stamps No. 03, Lemon Zest Scrapbooking Kit
Everlasting ReMix Scrapbooking Kit, Curated Team Scrapbook Mix No. 10 Value Pack
Artsy Paint Type Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 02, Around Word Page Frames No. 04
Instamatic Frames No. 03, Cadmium Gardens Scrapbook Kit,  Textured Whites Paper Pack No. 03

Erin (Ernie88) combined the grid design with Mother’s day to honor both of her Moms. <3. Love the color scheme and all the stickers.

Fine Lines Border Lines Brushes and Stamps No. 16, Fine Lines Border Lines Brushes and Stamps No. 19, Stacked Vintage Photo Frames Hearts, Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 02, Watercolor Sketchbook No.01 Element PackWatercolor Sketchbook No. 01 Solids Paper Pack, Hand Scripted Love Brushes and Stamps No. 03, Layer Works No. 1264

Addie (agoymerac) took the grid design in a different direction with this adorable page about her niece. Love the title box and her clean design.

Arctic Whites Paper Pack, Double Up Stitching No. 01, Be Bold Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Far and Wide Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 03, Vintage Side Lift Photo Frames No. 01

And using the game of tic-tac-toe as her inspiration, Audrey (Adrianita) ended up with a scrabble inspired page (but with a grid background…so clever!)

Away We Go Element Pack, Watercolor Sketchbook No.01 Scrapbook Bundle, Wire Frame Grid Panels No. 02, Clean Stitched Hearts: White No. 01, Vintage Mix Clusters Brushes, Stamps and Layers No. 23, Watery Scribbles Brushes and Stamps No. 07, Clean Stitched Borders: White No.

And finally, here’s my take. I kept with the tic-tac-toe grid but actually used a photo frame grid and deleted the outer edges. Life feels like it’s in a bit of a holding pattern right now but my son was finally able to start flight school and I had to have a “first day of school” photo. 😉

Graphed Notebook Paper Pack No. 13, Taped Together Overlays No. 04,Taped Together Edges Overlays No. 05, Watery Maps Brushes and Stamps No. 06, Stitched Up Frames No. 08, Pebbled Universal No. 03, Your Wings Brushes and Stamps, Krafty Journal Spots No. 02

When you use 100% DD products, your page qualifies for the rewards program. Be sure to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery and the May 2020 Challenge Participation Thread. I hope you have fun with this week’s inspiration. Have a happy Mother’s Day or enjoy celebrating a special ‘Mom’ in your life.

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May Color Challenge: Purple

Straight up! The best part of spring for me is the bright vibrant colours that pop up all over the neighbourhood. With all the restrictions, we’ve been doing a lot of walking lately and wow, are the gardens ever amazing! I wish I knew all the names of the flowers that we see, but there is everything from to azaleas to hydrangeas, all in full bloom!

There are so many beautiful colours like fuscia and orange, but  I’ve decided to challenge you with the colour purple for May’s Color Challenge.

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There is so much in the store that works with purple and it is just such a FUN colour to work with.

I’m finding it difficult to take photos right now because I am just so swamped with work. I did manage to get my daughter out in the backyard for a few pics though and she was wearing my purple jacket!

Credits:
Watercolor Sketchbook No. 01 Solids Paper Pack, Assorted Messy Stitches: White No. 06, Anzio Complete Scrapbook Collection, Instamatic Frames No. 06, Banner Words Brushes and Stamps No. 21, Monthly Memories Vol. 02: Element Pack No. 10, Wood Veneer Words No. 12, Floral Clusters No. 02 Brushes and Stamps, Emilia Scrapbooking Kit, Seasons Finest Scrapbook Kit, Creswell Element Pack, Watery Washes No. 03 Brushes and Stamps.

Audrey (adrianita) joined in and created this amazingly sweet page. Love how the purple is such a great accent to the black and white of the ultrasound photos!

Products used: Printed and Scripted Baby Brushes and Stamps, Spill Frame Layers No. 13,  Readymade Tall Strips: Rainbow No. 01, Botanical Bliss Paper Pack No. 01, Instamatic Frames No. 06, Bead Scatterings No. 01, Artsy Long Line Scribbles Brushes and Stamps , No. 01, Watery Hearts Brushes and Stamps No. 03, Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 02

Addie (agoymerac) also created an adorable page. Can’t you just hear the sound of her friend’s daughter laughing!!

Credits: Monthly Memories Vol. 03: Layered Templates No. 03, Vintage Blendable Palettes No. 10, Banner Words Brushes and Stamps No. 21, Taped Together Overlays No. 03, Edge Overlays No. 05, Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 07, Watery Brushes and Stamps No. 05, Sacked Solids: Nursery Paper Pack (main background paper), Canvas Color Mix Paper Pack No. 21, Canvas Color Mix Paper Pack No. 14

Candy (cnewby) added this lovely page of lilacs – great use of the colour purple.

Coming Soon – All the Details LT No. 5, Readymade Layers: Spring Clusters No. 04,  Sacked Solids: Nursery Paper Pack, Damask Transfers No. 02, Blendable Layers No. 32,  Coming Soon – Spill Frame Layers no. 30, Classic Side Lift Photo Frames No. 01

Erin (Ernie88) also used flowers for her subject. Love that shade of purple! Gorgeous.

Products used: **coming soon**Blendable Layers No.114, Botanical Bliss Element Pack No. 01, Botanical Bliss Solids Paper Pack No. 01, Framed Spill Layers No. 01, See the Flowers Brushes and Stamps, Twisted Dots No. 01

I hope that you are feeling inspired to create a page for this month’s Colour Challenge: Purple! Post your page to the Colour Challenge Gallery and in the May Challenge Gallery.  If you use 100% DD products, you can earn a discount to use for new products!

Happy scrapping!!

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Template MashUp: Together

Merrilee planned this wonderful challenge, but she is having a computer issue, so I am posting for her.

From Merrilee:

When I found a sweet template with the word Together as the title, it reminded me of how creative we have to be during this time of sheltering in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic to stay in touch with family and friends. Each family unit in our family is staying home in their separate homes and my DH and I do separate drive-by visits to see them on their driveways. I really liked my first template’s title, the three scattered photo frames and the lovely flower stamp.

My second choice of a template for mashing is Layer Works 795 which gave me plenty of interesting embellishments and a cool hanging photo frame for three photos for my mashup page. I hope you’ll join me in using these two templates to create a new page. Remember, the two templates will be included in the Thrifty Thursday Sale.

I am so pleased to share wonderful examples from Erin, Candy and Kathleen.

Kathleen’s page is a touching tribute to a beloved Track and Cross Country coach her sons loved and admired. His death leaves them missing him as a mentor and friend. I love the masculine feel of the page she created with photos of the coach, photos of her sons running and a poignant blended photo showing memorials left on the fence at the track.

Kathleen used ARToptions Krafty Paper Pack 03, Edge Overlays No. 11 and Watery Photo Mask Nos. 15 and 16 to complete her page.

Candy’s page features photos of two sweet sisters wearing backpacks as they head off to school. She added words to the song You’ve Got a Friend in Me to complete her lovely page. I loved that there is a photo layer that gives a glimpse of the bright orange school bus, too.

Candy used Book Bag Days Back to School Scrapbook Kit, Big Bottom Lift Classic Photo Frames No. 01 and Roughed Up Notebook Paper Pack No. 03 to complete her page.

Erin artfully combined all the frames from the two templates. She filled the hanging frames with patterns and the three scattered frames with photos of three of her sons walking together. Very sweet!

Erin made good use of elements from the templates plus papers and elements from the Marlow Kit.

As I said, my own page is about families keeping together separately in their own homes. I used WaterColor Sketchbook No. 01 Solids for my background paper.

When you take part in this challenge, post your page in the Template Challenge Gallery. Also, be sure to add your page to the Rewards Participation Thread in the General Forum so that it goes towards determining your discount code to use in the DD store. Thanks for stopping by the Blog. Happy scrapping!

 

 

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