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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 learned about design through the process of creating memories. I am often drawn into a page because of the strong design elements, just as I was by this page from Sylvia (smcloone). I loved how she put that delightful photo right in the center of her page, drawing attention to it and making it the star of her design. Her color use, title work, and choice of elements support her summery theme and unify her page. Three of our talented Guest Creative Team members jumped at the chance to lift Sylvia’s page. Take a look at their pages and be inspired!
Deborrah (DivaMom96) was inspired by Sylvia’s summery subject and scrapped a photo of a friend having fun at a resort. Her choice of watery elements is perfect, and her title and journaling frame that great photo so well. And I’m of the opinion you can’t go wrong with turquoise for summer pages!
I love how Barbara (grantlaurensmom) translated Sylvia’s design into the perfect cold weather page. I adore the crop on the photo and the way Barbara drew the color scheme of her page from the photo – that’s another design tip that always serves me well. The brushwork at the top and the border at the bottom of the page serve to balance her centered design.
Lori Ann’s (lmaggs) page takes us back to summer – don’t you just want to take a dip in that cool infinity pool? Paradise, indeed! Lori created her own border around the outside of her page by repeating the words of her title. Repetition is another design tip that helps to unify a page. And I really like how she balanced her design with clusters on the left and right of her photo.
It’s Christmas in July at Designer Digitals! There are thousands of Christmas products in the DD store so choosing one for this month’s Wayback Wednesday Challenge was not an easy task. I finally settled on the gorgeous ARTOption Mini Mix No 04. It has a bit of everything needed to create a page. I especially love the soft blues and the vibrant reds in this kit. Your challenge is to use this kit for a page of your own. It’s that simple!
Our Creative Team has provided you with some great inspiration. The first page is from Sharon (Shannamay). She started with that pretty blue paper as a backdrop for the adorable photos she tucked in. A few well chosen elements and some delightful journaling finish off the page.
Joanne (jcaruth) chose another of the gorgeous background papers as a starting point for this stunning page. The pops of red on this paper perfectly echo the color in Joanne’s beautiful cardinal photo.
The ARToption Mini Mix No 04 will be included in this weekend’s sale. We’d love to see how you use this beautiful kit for your own page. Post your page in the Scrapbook Challenges Gallery for us all to enjoy. And don’t forget to include a link to your page in the July Challenges Forum to help you earn a valuable coupon to the DD store. Happy scrapping and merry Christmas in July!
Happy Christmas! We are celebrating our annual Christmas in July sale today along with many stores (including the Hallmark store where my daughter just started working!) I always think it’s fun to keep with the holiday theme for the SSL so I dug back into the gallery looking for a fun Christmas themed page to lift and I think I found one. Arte Banale is always a favorite of mine for inspiration and this page is no different.
Although this is a Christmas themed page, this design could be used for an everyday photo as well.
Our guest CT members jumped right in to join me this week. Up first is Blackkathy. She kept with the color scheme and the general design for these sweet photos of her cat hanging out under the tree. Love her title work with the subtle star in the background.
Looking forward to seeing your lifts in the gallery. Whether you pull out the holiday photos or not, I hope you find inspiration from this week’s SSL. Be sure to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery. If you use 100% DD products, your page qualifies for the rewards program. Please post your pages in the July 2019 Challenge Participation Thread. Have a wonderful Saturday!
Pride! What does it mean to you. When we are proud it’s such an overwhelming feeling, it’s like your heart is beating on the outside of your chest for all the world to see. So this month I want you to do a page about pride.
So what has made you proud? With 4th of July recently there’s a lot of patriotic pride, how about National pride from whatever country you are from. Pride at winning a competition, pride at school report marks, pride of saving and buying your first car, pride of owning your house, pride of getting that promotion, proud of your family, proud of standing up for yourself, how about being proud about just getting through the day when things are tough. We can go in so many directions with this one.
The creative team have jumped on board with some terrific example pages.
DivaMom has created a magic page about her sons. Now THIS is why I scrapbook, I’m sure you too. These boys will never have to wonder just how their mum feels about them. It’s our heart on a page isn’t it? Awesome page.
And for my page I’ve scrapped a page that will go in my marathon album. It was hard to get the words on the page just how I felt, then and now remembering back. I’m so glad I’ve told that story of my feelings.
The team at DD have generously provided a freebie to help you on your way, the link is good for the entire month of July. I hope the goodies inspire you. I am really looking forward to reading your stories.
Welcome to July, ladies!!! I hope everyone who celebrates the 4th had a great day!!! This weeks Saturday Scraplift features Nath’s beautiful page, Alice and Donnie! The photos are sweet, the colors are fabulous, but what really caught my eye on her page was the two columns of beautifully arranged elements just slightly shifted from each other!!!
Deborrah (DivaMom96) was inspired by the shifting elements and colors of Nath’s page; She even added a sweet kitty photo of her own! I really like the grungy feel to her page!
Lori Ann’s (Imaggs) page is also super fun and documents her fur baby who liked to see what the neighbors were up to. I like how she incorporated the two columns into her page but changed up her colors choices.
Be sure to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery. If you use 100% DD products, your page qualifies for the rewards program. Please post your pages in the July 2019 Challenge Participation Thread. I can’t wait to see where this inspiration takes you; I’ll be looking for your page in the gallery! Have a wonderful Saturday!
As we celebrate the end of school this week and welcome the warm lazy days of summer, I have been reminiscing about this time last year when we were walking through the lavender fields in the south of France. We stayed in an area called the “Var” and it is absolutely picturesque. Blue skies, purple fields dotted by bright yellow sunflowers, and dry brown earth. The smell as you walk through the fields is intoxicating. After a few hectic days walking through the busy streets of Paris, the calm rural scene was very welcome! We didn’t really have a plan, but just drove around the hills and the fields were literally everywhere you looked! The hilly drive was capped off with a lavender ice cream in a small town called Bauduen, on Lac de Sainte Croix. (Photos below are my own and I used Adobe Color to create the block of colours pulled out from the photo)
Today is the 5th Saturday in June and that means it’s time to lift one of our super creative team members! I hope you find some scrapping time and get to play along with this week’s challenge. Our talented Chrissy (kikimama) has a terrific gallery, full of delight, variety and tons of inspiration. Enjoy browsing through her gallery and see what tickles your creative muse.
Several of our guest CT rockstars took off with this challenge and created some wonderful pages.
Kathy (blackkathy) took inspiration from Chrissy’s Love Teaching.
Here is Kathy’s lift. I adore the photo in the center of the page and she nailed the centered, vertical journaling. The brush work, stitched circles and sweet little details make this beautiful and special lift!
Head on over to Chrissy’s gallery and choose a page that inspires you to document a story of your own. Remember to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge gallery and if you use 100% Designer Digitals products, don’t forget to post your page on the June Challenge participation thread so you can earn yourself a discount coupon! I can’t wait to see your lift! Thanks for your awesome inspiration Chrissy! Have a great weekend and happy scrapping!