52 Scraplifts | 12

I was visiting Katie, the Scrapbook Lady's blog the other day because I hadn't been in a while and she had a couple summertime digital scrapbooking pages posted with a set of templates that she sells. One of the pages called Beach Adventure stood out for me because I knew I could throw it together pretty quick and capture a story from the 4th of July that I wanted told.

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Katies' page

This is Katie's awesome page. Simple scrapbook page. Clean and Simple. A title embellishment, large journal spot, and a photo! Awesome.

While I have a ton of templates I don't really want to purchase 1-photo templates so I decided to try and create my own page without one. Her color choices are awesome and I love her title embellishment. Unfortunately I didn't have something like that so I created one for myself:

Beach Adventure

 

 

 Pretty simple. I do like Katie's flag arrow she used but in the limited amount of time I had to create the title embellishment and the page I wasn't able to figure out how to do that - I'm still learning much in PSE. So here is the finished page with my created title embellishment, scraplifted from Katie:

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hello story | timelines 2 | scraplift 11

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I'm absolutely loving Big Picture Classes' and Ali Edwards' Hello Story class. The gallery and inspirational boards are - well - inspiring! This is a total scraplift of one of my classmates of Hello Story - Laurie S. She did a book club timeline and I knew as soon as I saw it that I could incorporate some of our homeschool favorite read-a-louds into a timeline page.

We enjoy reading our books aloud (I read; John and Jarrod sit on the edge of their seat, listening intently to every word). I just really wanted to document some of our most recent favorites. Obviously, this is all digital. I saved a mini-jpeg of each book we've read and matted it, gave it a shadow and gave it a star-rating. We have read so many other books, I think it would be fun to create a super long timeline of everything we've read.

Grandoise ideas.

But, I totally love this timeline page. Ali Edwards is a genius.


52 scraplifts | 10

when i complete my 52 scraplift challenge i will have 52 more scrapbook pages in my albums.

when i complete my 52 scraplift challenge i will like to believe that i have learned something more about graphic design.

when i complete my 52 scraplift challenge i will have 52 more memories recorded.

here is number 10 of my 52 scraplift challenge.

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i have a manilla folder full of pages i'd like to scraplift for some reason or another. my note on the right hand side of this page says, 'love this - clean lines, lots of pics!' of course, it didn't hurt that christine stoneman of ontario, canada also scrapbooked her winter weekend.

i do like the clean lines and lots of pictures, but i also liked the title that goes across the page and i loved that very small, squiggley checked blue and white pattern paper. just being honest here.

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what i did?

i mimicked the photos across the bottom of the page and the larger photo i made a 4x6 so i could fit slightly larger photos next to it. i kept the title across the page, copied the locations of pattern paper and cardstock as well as the journaling.

i very much like my title and the clean lines with a small use of patterned paper. i would call this scraplift a success.

original page is from a memory makers magazine circa january 2006.


52 scraplifts | 09

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all the doodling and such on this page isn't my style. if i tried it it would just look dumb. but i liked the basic layout of the page and figured i could get a bunch of photos on the two-page layout and still keep a pretty clean and simple page and it still look good. i had just gotten some more photos off of facebook from elizabeth so i used those for this two-page spread. this will go in her alaska book that is coming along nicely (well, at least on the computer - although i have some already printed)

this scraplift came from a memory makers magazine, scrapbook idea gallery 6 - wow! i'm pretty sure that was an old magazine. it was created by marla kress. thanks marla for the scraplift idea!

Snow-Days-3
i flopped the pages and mimicked the title pretty much keeping a large photo with smaller ones of ella throughout the second page. love this page alot! one of my favorite 'creative' parts is the sewing over the title - i love that added touch.

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isn't my grand daughter a cutie! miss this family so much.

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52 scraplifts | 08

so much for one page a week of scraplifts. i've been cranking out way more than one a week...and i'm lovin' it!

this scraplift the creating keepsakes february 2005 magazine. they did not give the author of the page credit so i'm unable to do that.

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i loved the block of photos and the title especially using two different types of fonts. the white space at the bottom was clean and simple.

Guest-Room-Haven
before christmas i had cleaned up the guest room from it's piles of junk lying everywhere and made it homey again to welcome mom over christmas. after she left and i put the room to right again i took pictures for this page and to document the lovely room we've made and the people can enjoy when they come and visit.

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i kept the margins fairly even and duplicated the title and the journaling spot. i love how it turned out. i have a few more touches i want to include in this room and will probably do another page documenting as i go. we have a headboard to make and curtains to put up with some additional 'beachy' touches too.


52 scraplifts | 07

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rhonda stark from the creating keepsakes, june 2005 magazine created this digital page and i loved the clean-ness and the words + photos and a the words telling about any given weekday of their lives.

i've documented pieces of our day, i've done week in the life but i thought this would be a good thing to have an account of any given weekday.

i pretty much scraplifted the entire page from the title, to the uniform photo blocks, to the large journaling spot. the only embellishments i added were on the photos themselves.

Any-given-weekday
i realized once i put the two pages together that the title is wanky (which i'll fix before i print - i just haven't fixed it yet...)

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you can read my journal by clicking on the photo (which will open the image up into a larger image and be easier to read)

Any-given-weekday-right
i realize how much i am scrapbooking with this self-imposed challenge of  52 scraplifts.

i'm lovin' this project.


52 scraplifts | 05

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using a page by kathryn thompson from creating keepsakes magazine, top ten 2006. i used the same basic layout for my next scraplift. some photos and a story to tell, with few embellishments and another page is complete.

i cannot say enough how fun this is!!!

Ringing-in-the-New-Year

our new year was spent quietly, just us, enjoying good food and good television.


52 scraplifts | 04

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you can see my style. clean lines, simple, photos + words, few embellishments. this time i scraplifted an old creating keepsakes magazine hall of fame honorable mention by andie smith. loved the combination of same size squares across an entire two page for photos + a nice size 'square' for journaling.

A-warriors-game
i caught the georgia boys out back one chilly afternoon in the middle of a dueling battle with makeshift weapons. i get such a kick out of their games. i gave my page a border around the photos but pretty much scraplifted the page to a tee.

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as you can see they really get into the 'battle' as if for real.

A-warriors-game-2
i am having a blast with this scraplifting and get pages cranked out at the same time. but, yes project life will still continue. i just don't want to give up regular scrapbooking.


52 scraplifts | 06 | 15 journal prompts

this is really scraplift #6 but i'm kinda out of order with posting my scraplifts.

i was perusing katie's blog the other day and saw this post on 15 fast, easy journal prompts. then i was sifting through my small stack (after i purged) of scrapbooking page ideas and i came across another cathy zielske design page on symmetry. again the clean and simple jumped out at me. the journal prompts gave me the idea to do a modified approach to cathy's page (hers was one person, 4 journal notes with a word prompt)

i asked the georgia boys, hoosier man and myself the fifteen easy, fast journal prompts and jotted down their(my) answers. interesting results for such simple prompts.

the fifteen questions i asked:

Favorite Color

Favorite Movie/TV Character

Favorite Candy

Favorite Drink

Favorite Flower

Favorite Collection

Favorite Food

Favorite Animal

Favorite Movie

Favorite Television Show

Favorite Season

Hobbies/Talents

If you could go anywhere in the world

Favorite thing to wear

How do you relax

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then i put it all together with a photo for each and our responses to the journal prompt. as i said it was interesting - and enlightening. one of the responses gave me an idea for a future project. that is pretty cool.

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i'm off on my margins i noticed but if you want to read our responses just click on the response image and it will become a larger image.

i thought it was interesting how the boys were very literal when it came to favorite thing to wear and there were a few surprises from them too. i really got a kick out of hoosier man's favorite thing to wear: his tuxedo - yum! i like him wearing that too. but then i like him in overalls too. also, we pretty much all like NCIS in one way or another - pretty funny!


52 scraplifts | 03

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from the jan/feb 2004 simple scrapbooks magazine i'm scraplifting the always amazing cathy zielske and a symmetry exercise. after taking big pictures classes boot camp i got an additional taste of cathy's expertise (as if i didn't have enough from her two books sitting on one of my scrapbook shelves) and knew i'd be scraplifting something of hers real soon.

Playing-Games
another page of very clean lines, symmetry, photos + journaling, and typography. A new favorite page. i wasn't going to go black and white with the photos but i am so glad i did! everything just pops out.

gotta say i'm having a blast with this scraplifting. i can already see myself hitting way more than 52scraplifts.

Playing-games-1
cathy typically goes 8.5x11 but i usually go 12x12 so i really wanted the challenge of changing the page to the large format. i think it worked out splendidly. i also love the muted tones of the cardstock.

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some unwritten rules i'm following with scraplifting:

1. lots of photos (or the opportunity to include lots of photos)

2. it's got to be about the photos + the story

3. few embellishments: because it has become my style that less is more

4. 1 or 2 page spreads are far game

5. it will more than likely be a traditional page turned digital (just because i'm working digital right now.

what's happening with this 52 scraplifts challenge: I'M SCRAPPING!