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Saturday Scraplift: Elements with Meaning

When I was teaching English, discussions with my students about literature always included the details an author uses to support, extend, and enhance his meaning. When I’m scrapping, I’m always thinking about which elements will help to convey the message … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Centered on Design

I love many things about this scrapbooking hobby of ours: preserving memories for the next generation, improving photography skills, playing with awesome products from our talented designers here at Designer Digitals. But a significant by-product for me is what I’ve … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: A Tight Design with Corners

There are so many things to love about scrapbooking: preserving photos and memories, playing with fun goodies, and leaving a legacy for descendants. In addition to all those elements, scrapbooking has also taught me about design which, I hope, has … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Grounding Your Design

I love a design that looks comfortable on a page. It’s nestled in among brush work and elements that complement the photo. Kelly’s (wsprite_ad) page fits that bill perfectly. Behind her cute photo is brush work, and above it is … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Words and Pictures Tell the Story

That’s what we’re all about, right? Words and pictures. Yes, we love playing with all the fabulous goodies available here at Designer Digitals, too; but when all is said and done, those lovely supplies help us preserve memories of the … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Brushwork as a Design Element

My friend and fellow Creative Team member Joanne (jcaruth910) definitely has a way with brushes. I love how she made the brushwork such an integral part of the page she recently posted for her blending challenge. I also noticed how … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: On the Shelf

Good design is always a delight to the eyes. That’s how I felt when I saw Merr’s (digigrandma) beautiful page in the gallery. Of course, she has a wonderful photo front and center, but what really draws me in is … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Clustering Photos and Elements

Merry Christmas to my friends around the world! For the first time in I can’t remember when, I’m pretty much ready for Christmas, and it’s not even December 24. It’s a good feeling because I’ve had more time to browse … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Centering on Design

Left-brained as I am, I am drawn to symmetry. I think that’s probably what first caught my eye about Erin’s (Ernie88) great page – that and those adorable little faces. I loved how she showcased those photos by grounding them … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Making Brush Work Shine

I love the technique of using brush work to ground a design. It often provides just the needed touch to make a page feel finished. I loved this page by Kathy (Blackkathy) when I saw it in the gallery. She … Continue reading

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