Lift it again!

lift it again

Little Butterfly Wings The Wonders of Motherhood, Dear Joe Casual font.


Our readers LOVE the Play it Again feature here at The Daily Digi and they really enjoy seeing all the different ways to scrap the same memory. You can see some of the past posts here. This time, I thought it would be fun to do something really different and illustrate all the different ways there are to scraplift a layout. I’ve written about scraplifting here before, but it’s something that I always need to remind myself about. It’s perfectly OK to use the inspiration you find from other people’s pages!

Here’s a layout from one of our own Daily Digi team members (Melissa Lewis) that I’ve been wanting to scraplift – I’ve pinned it here and the gallery link is here.

melissa Lewis layout

Supplies: Gina Miller Happy, Happy, Joy Joy templates, Basic Kraft papers, Michelle Godin Snarky Snippets, Emily Merritt Tiny Quotes, Amy Martin Perfect Amount of Mess, Kaye Winiecki A Little Edgy vol 2, CD Muckosky Markerific, Font is The Branch


The assignment for this challenge was to scraplift Melissa’s fun layout in some way. It could be a literal or “loose interpretation” type of a scraplift. I love seeing all the ways that this great page can be lifted!

It’s ok to lift your own layout

How fun is this that Melissa scraplifted her own page?! I love this one just as much as the original! All the bright and colorful cards of word art give this page such a fun feeling.

Melissa Lewis scraplifts herself

Supplies: Little Butterfly Wings The Wonders of Motherhood, Jenn Barrette They Say It’s Your Birthday kraft paper, fonts are Ck Mama and The Reed


Build on the original inspiration

Daily Digi team member Ronnie was obviously inspired by combining word art pieces as well. I love her take on this challenge and the great masculine touches she added to her layout!

Ronnie scraplifts Melissa Lewis

Supplies: KarlaDudley  -DigiEssentials, Angie Kovacs –  Believe In Me, Chelle Creations – Yeehaw, Just Jaimee – Story Starter April, Kaye Winiecki – Ordinarily Special, Little Butterfly Wings – Twenty Four Seven, Geek Like Me, Mye De Leon – Happiness lies within, Thats my kid, Michelle Godin – Build your wings, Pink Reptile Design – Wanderlust, Diane Rigdon – Total Gamer, Tracie Stroud – I am beautiful, Wild blueberry Ink – The Good Life


Scraplifting gives you a headstart

Britanee (britaneejean) said “I LOVE journal cards right now so this layout was a dream for me to scraplift! I loved all the quotes & wordart AND the composition so that’s what I chose to lift. I love the end result.”

I have to say that I absolutely love this page also. What a pretty combination of papers, wordart, & a darling photo!


Supplies: Balancing Act Collection by Bella Gypsy, All Stitched Up Vol 3 by Tracie Stroud, Big Stamped Alpha by WM[2] Designs, DJB Britanee’s Thin Pen


Scraplifting can give you a framework for creativity

Hilary used the framework of Melissa’s page to inspire her own creative interpretation. She filled the blocks with patterned papers and then added some tilted stacks of papers and embellishments. What a great lift!


Supplies: Wish Flowers by Wishing Well Creations and Dawn by Design. Alphas: Wish Flowers by Wishing Well Creations and Dawn by Design, and Markerific by CD Muckosky. Photo Actions: Simply Thankful by The Digi Chick’s, and Coffee Time ‘Spiced Chai’ by Charm Box Studio. Fonts: Prissy Frat Boy


Your page will be unique because you made it

I love lifting pages because even if you use the exact same ingredients, your page will turn out different because it about your own memories. I used the same template and word art snippets by the same designer (different kit), but my layout feels like my own. I’m so glad that Melissa helped me make it happen!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady bookworm

Supplies: Gina Miller Happy Happy Joy Joy template, Michelle Godin Book snippets, Michelle Godin I’d rather be reading, Kaye Winiecki just one more page, Georgia font.


Give scraplifting a try!

Whether you decide to lift Melissa’s layout, or pick another page that has caught your eye, make a goal to do some lifting of your own. You will learn a lot about your own scrapping style and you might even surprise yourself. I’d love to see your results so feel free to leave a link to your project in the comments. I know you will have fun and you will have something special to enjoy as a result. Give it a try!

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