this week on the pebbles blog, it's all about scraplifting. i took this definition of "scraplifting" from the pebbles blog, since it's so well worded. "Scraplifting is the the act of "lifting" or copying ideas and/or designs from another person’s scrapbook page to use in your own pages. Designs or ideas can be copied in whole or in part. And most importantly be sure to give credit where credit is due. If you do "lift" someone else's idea be sure to mention where the idea originated."
we were asked to choose a layout or project by a fellow design team member to lift. i choose this layout, by eva pizarro. the grid pattern and all the small squares of pattern paper and photos really caught my eye, and i knew it was perfect for my style.
and here is my take on eva's layout. i started, by picking out a few photos of the daycare kiddos. haley hasn't been around as much, since she started preschool. but i had a few from when she came back to visit over the holiday. i pulled the oranges and pinks from molly and haley's shirts. then i added in some greens and yellows. i machine stitched around each of the squares of pattern paper, before adhering them to my white cardstock. i trimmed my white cardstock to 10.5 x 10.5 inches, and adhered it to the center of my green cardstock background. i used a scalloped border punch along some white cardstock scraps, and then slipped them under the edges of the white cardstock.
i loved how eva added a fun assortment of embellishments to each of her pattern paper squares. i choose a handful of different embellishments to fill my squares. some paper flowers, some chipboard pieces, brads and flair, and a sticker. to keep the embellishments easy on the eye, i choose to color coodinate them with the paper. pink chipboard heart, on the pink pattern paper. yellow paper flower and brad, on the yellow pattern paper.
i added a strip of yellow dotted ribbon underneath the photo and paper grid. i combined some letter stickers and a rub on phrase for my title, and added a tree sticker to the side. i didn't feel like this layout really needed any journaling. "i love you kiddos" seemed to sum up my thoughts perfectly :)