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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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Saturday Scraplift: Tuck It in a Corner

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 … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Designing with Strong Lines

Although I’ve never considered myself artistic – as in I can’t draw a straight line without a ruler – I have learned some things about design in the process of becoming a scrapper. A couple of classes didn’t hurt, either! … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Playing with Paper Blocks

It’s always a treat to return from time away to see all the goodness and creativity in the gallery. While I was browsing the gallery after returning from a cruise, I saw Deanie’s delightful page celebrating the Fourth of July. … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Brackets and Paper Strips

Don’t you just love inspiration? It’s always amazing to me that one piece of inspiration can spark so many different looks. When I saw the page Maureen (maureenreynolds) created for the recent iTunes challenge, I liked the way she combined … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Scrap the Rainbow

Rainbow pages in the gallery always catch my eye, so it’s no wonder I was drawn to this creative page by Erin (Ernie88). The combination of the diagonal strips of solid and patterned papers and the brushwork is the perfect complement … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Monochrome and Brushwork

In her last Color Challenge, Kim chose a monochromatic palette, and the challenge produced so many great pages like this one by Sherry (digi371). She used grays and taupes and grounded her sweet photo with brushwork beneath it. Diane and … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Get in Shape!

No, I’m not suggesting a workout at the gym, although that’s also a good idea; I’m suggesting you use shapes to energize your designs. Angles tend to energize a page, and that’s certainly the effect of Sherry’s (digi371) bold, striped … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Fun with Cut Outs

I love the look of cut out elements on a scrapbook page and really enjoyed Kim’s cut out chat during the quarterly sale weekend recently. So when I saw the talented Agnieszka’s (Arte Banale) page in the gallery, I thought … Continue reading

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Saturday Scraplift: Strong Lines = Good Design

Do you find that some pages in the fabulous Designer Digitals gallery just scream, “Look at me”? I thought so! Often the pages I’m drawn to have strong or bold elements, such as the use of color or dramatic lines … Continue reading

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