Have you ever lifted one of your old pages? It's fun and we should do it more often! After all, if you are starting with a page you love, you will probably like the lift! Some page designs just feel right and should definitely be repeated.
The 2010 Page
Back in 2010, I made this page about finances for a digital scrapbooking journaling challenge. It's one of those pages that came together effortlessly. That's how I know it's my style. Simple, linear designs work for me. They're easy to put together and this page was especially easy because I started with a template. It was simply a matter of clipping papers and adding a few finishing touches.
Supplies: Page template (modified) from The Fat Pack 3 by Janet Phillips, Papers, alpha and elements from The Reason Why by Kristen Cronin-Barrow and Meghan Mullins, Date from Label Maker Dates by Shawna Clingerman
The 2016 Page
Blocked pages designs are still popular today - maybe even more so! I love that the design has held up over the years. Simple blocked designs are a classic for a reason. Here's my new 2016 page, inspired by the 2010 page:
Supplies: Page template (modified) from The Fat Pack 3 by Janet Phillips, TDD member exclusive My Life Online
To bring this page into 2016, I only had to make some minor adjustments. I changed the alignment of the design, centering the kraft mat on the page which is more in keeping with my current preferences. I lightened the background paper too. These days I like plain backgrounds, but the light gray stripes are very subtle. For the title, I chose a simple typed font rather than an alpha. Over the years, I have mostly moved away from alphas. Finally, I added bigger clusters this time, with more elements in them.
But the overall design is clearly based on the 2010 page - and I was even able to keep the kraft mat. I'm declaring this a successful lift!