Friday, July 2, 2010

Scraplift Challenge - Friday, July 2, 2010

Hello again, and as always, Happy Friday!! Here we are, in July already, and there is fun and festivities all around us! Today we find ourselves sandwiched between Canada Day yesterday, and Independence Day in the U.S. in two more days. Summer is in full swing! There are just so many things to love about summer!

One of my favorite things about summer is all the photo ops! I came across this post recently - 100 Summer Photo Opportunities. Great ideas, and wonderful inspiration, no?!

Now on to this week's challenge - Scraplifting! I would venture to guess that most, if not all, of us have scraplifted in some capacity at some point in our scrapbooking lives, wouldn't you agree? For me, scraplifting works a lot like sketches - it jumpstarts my mojo. Or, at least it takes the place of my mojo if I'm lacking!

I scraplift for other reasons too - sometimes it's because I'd like to try something outside of my usual style, or because I flat out love somebody's layout and want to make one just like it for myself! I think it is safe to say that the scrapbooking community agrees that scraplifting is completely acceptable so long as proper credit is given to the original source.

Coincidentally, I came across this recent post about scraplifting on Lisa Kisch's blog.

Here's another post about the pros (and cons?!) of scraplifting...

So, here is one of my scraplifts for this week:

I scraplifted one of my all-time favorite scrappers, Lisa McGarvey. Lisa was, until recently, a Garden Girl at 2Peas in a Bucket. She has also had her work published in some of my favorite scrapbooking magazines. I have always, always admired Lisa's great photography of everyday moments. Her pages are always very energetic, and her composition pleases me every single time. She also adds such amazing detail without looking cluttered or over done. Plus, because she has two boys who, like mine, are adorable and spirited, I can related to a lot of her everyday life. I'm sure if we ever met, we'd be totally BFF's right away. Um, ok...maybe I'm getting a little carried thing scraplifting should definitely NOT look like is stalking. That's taking it too far!

Lisa's layout that I lifted, as seen below, was from the May/June 2009 issue of Scrapbooks Etc:

Other than using a different colour scheme, and adding my title to the top of the page instead of at the bottom, I think I kept pretty close to Lisa's layout. I even incorporated the use of arrows in my layout, just as Lisa had.

To see more of Lisa's great work, you can look up her gallery on 2Peas, or you can visit her blog, Four McGarveys.

Chose a layout that appeals to you, that you've earmarked or made note of, and share your scraplifts here. Come on, I know you've got some!!

Wishing you many summery photo ops,


  1. Great lift! I so have arrows just waiting to be used up!!

  2. There are so many details I love about your layout, I love the way you cut the pp and have some above and below the pictures, I love that the journalling is kind of free flowing and goes over the purple cs and then onto the background and the colours are so bright and cheerful! Great layout!