Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July Lift - Kinderstart

I had this picture my daughter had completed during her Pre-School Health Check and wanted to include it in her Scrapbook Album. The nurse gave out the cute little girl sticker with the kid's written health check. Since that was red I used a light pink to tone down the bright red and played off the colors on my daughter's drawing.

There was another drawing my daughter made while I answered the nurse's questions. Since it was not as colorful. I placed it underneath. I also wanted to be able to see my daughter's name she wrote on the back of the drawing. So I layered the sticker to act as a flap to hold down the drawing.

I mainly played off of the banner from Phillis's page. I wanted to use the striped paper too but it was too busy with my daughter's drawing. I had to move my elements around the page to fit the size of the drawing. I had fun doing this page and saving my daughter's artwork too!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Not long left in July...........

There isn't long left in July to get your entries in for our gorgeous scraplift set by Phillis. Just as a reminder, here is the layout that Phillis put together for us.

Today we are giving you a double dose of inspiration from the team. First up is Joanne. Joannes layout has been inspired by the stripes, bunting, string and colour scheme.

Secondly is Tess. This layout started out with great intentions of being a 'pure' scraplift, but ended up using the base layout and expanding from there. This is proof that a scraplift is just a jumping off point for your project!

You still have a few days left to get your layouts uploaded to the linky tool in the blog sidebar. This will put you in the running to be a guest DT with the XOXO team and have your work showcased.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bring on a challenge . . . .

Hey All!!! Heather here!!  I had a great time lifting this layout based on GDT Phillis' inspiration!!!
I have gotten in the habit recently of using 1 pic on pages, so I found it a challenge to put 2+ pictures on a layout!  The other challenge for me is using patterened background paper!!  I hate covering up pretty paper!!!  HAHAHA!!!  But I did it!!!  And not only that but this page then inspired 2 more soccer pages of the other 2 triplets!!  Guess what!  One of the pages even has 3 pics on it!!!
Thanks Phillis for your awesome inspiration!  Great getting to know you while being our guest!!  And thanks to all of you for stopping by our site, checking things out and leaving comments on all of creative scrappiness!!!
~ Heather

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Meet our July Guest DT.....

Please say a warm XOXO welcome to our guest DT for June and July...

Wendy Brassart

Let me introduce myself, my name is Wendy and I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I have been married for almost 22 years (gasp) and we have two children, Evan (12) and Elizabeth (10). I love trying new techniques and therefore I really do not stick to one particular style of scrapbooking. I am on a mission to get caught up on my photo albums (a girl can dream – right?) so I have challenged myself to try to complete a layout a day! I find tons of inspiration online! Feel free to check in on my progress at my blog: W2 (http://w2spot.blogspot.com)!

Here is the layout that Wendy put together based on the inspiration page by Phillis
 And the original inspiration from Phillis

Why not have a go... There is still plenty of time and we would love to see what you come up with. Don't forget to link it to the linky tool so that we can call past your blog and leave some love!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Great Kait

Kimmy here with my take on Phillis' layout. I loved her use of pastel colors, two photos, layered photo matting, and the title on the bottom. We hope you play along with us this month at Xoxo! 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Kim's XOXO Scrap-Lift July...

Hi Friends!  DT Kimberly here to give you my lift of GDT Phillis layout this month.  I really loved how she stapled the string and I did the same on my layout.  I also used her basic design only moving a boarder to the side of my layout instead of across the top.

I hope we can inspire you to join in this months challenge here @ XOXO!  You will have until the end of the month to get your layout entered and become the next GDT!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

WINNER..... June Challenge

Our May challenge winner is.............

Wendy B

Here is the page that Wendy entered with
Wendy, can you email me at tessatmybest@hotmail.com and we will get you into the behind the scenes so you can meet the DT.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hello July

Welcome to July at XOXO Scrapbooking. We have another wonderful layout to scraplift this month thanks to our gorgeous guest DT member Phillis.

Personally I love this one as it is easy to interpret however you choose. It can be portrait or landscape photos if you spin it on its side! Remember to use it like a sketch or just be inspired by individual elements of the page.

Phillis has given us some tips for her page: I used patterned paper and then solid embellishments. I also like texture. So sewing or just string or ribbon works well for that. Lastly don't be afraid to cover some of your photo with the title or embellishments. Head over and leave some love for Phillis on her blog

 Don't forget to get your take on the challenge uploaded to the link tool in the sidebar by the end of the month, and you could be joining us as a Guest DT, just like Phillis.

Thanks for your time with us Phillis. It has been great getting to know you and we would love to see you still playing along with us at XOXO. We hope you have enjoyed your time with us too.