Monday, October 14, 2013

Scraplifting Myself for Scrapbook Circle-"I Love You Froggy"

I love lifting myself! If you have a certain page that you love, why not recreate it over and over again??

Every year I do a photo of my daughter right before her birthday and use the same page design/layout from year to year, but just change up the papers. You can see them HERE.

Anyways, when going back through my Scrapbook Circle layouts (of which I have a TON), I finally narrowed it down to one of my favorites, with a page design that I thought was a bit different. I created this page last August (2012) when I was a guest designer at SBC for the month! My page used a lot of American Crafts Shoreline collection:

I recreated this page by going with a bit larger strips and centering the design on the page. I just started by cutting papers in this months kit that had similar hues, and ironically, they are very similar to the colors on my original page!

On my first page, I used a stencil and some modeling paste to give some texture, so I did the same on the background here with the exclusive SBC stencil.

I distressed the edges of my strips and stitched in between them, added a few mist splatters, my photos, and then spent some time cross stitching this heart from the Amy Tan Cut & Paste collection.

I love how you can tell my page is a lift, yet it still has different look and feel than the first! Hope you are inspired to lift yourself!

Stay scrappy my friends!


Ruth G said...

I can see why you would scraplift your design! It's so wonderful the way you kept the paper strips with similar colors together! I pinned it so I can scraplift it later!!! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Jenni Calma said...

Love it, love it!! Cute title too!

Unknown said...

The background stencil design looks so cool! Love how you lifted yourself.

Diana Waite said...

so, so cute! LOVING the stitching--and genius lift!

kate blue said...

actually it really doesn't look like a lift at all! Love it! and she and Froggy are adorable!