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Yay | Make A Wish | Emma Wood

Hi friends!  Emma here to share my page for this weeks Scraplift challenge!  I chose to lift a DT member who I’ve been a fan of (for years!) and who’s “scrappy style” is different to my own – Michelle!

Funny story, I met Michelle a few years back at a scrap-camp and I remember being so nervous most of the time that I hardly spoke (I also met Raquel at that same camp and think I may have mustered the courage to say “hi”, but that was about it, lol.. I’m such a dork I know).   Fast forward a couple years, and now we’re on the same DT!  😉

Anyway, best get back on track – here is a look at the page I created that was inspired by Michelle’s love of Make A Wish!

And here’s a look at the amazing page of Michelle’s that I lifted:

As hard as I tried to be strict in scraplifting, my page went away from her design a little – partly because I’m just hopeless that way but mostly because my page is somewhat smaller (I’m 6×8 in comparison to Michelle’s 12×12) so I had to scale it down so my page didn’t look too cramped.

I used the same cut file (from the shop) and cut it apart so I only used the 2 end flowers.   One flower went on top of the cluster around my photo but instead of backing it up with paper I fussy cut a few flowers from the Fresh Cut paper and popped them behind instead.  I also used a couple of the same die-cut flowers but as you can see, given my smaller page, they look quite big in comparison to the flowers on Michelle’s page 🙂

The other half of the die-cut went at the bottom of my page to help create a bit of balance – I like that given it’s a white on white it doesn’t stand out too much and distract you.

I also mixed up bottom right corner so that instead of having a big title, I included my journaling (which I printed out from the computer and just cut into strips).  I recently did a little rearranging of all my layouts that are in albums and noticed I preferred when I could read the journaling without taking the layout out of the plastic pocket so I’m trying to be more conscious about including it on the front of my pages (because of the 6×8 size I tend to have hidden journaling behind a photo or have it on the back of my pages, but I’m thinking this might have to change now!).

I really, really enjoyed putting this page together – although I’m not entirely sure I’m very good at scraplifting! Haha.

It was challenging but not in the way I thought it would be. I absolutely love the bright colours used on Michelle’s page (it’s one of the first things that got my attention), yet my page has finished up looking quite stark in comparison.  I think that’s what I had the most fun with – seeing how I interpreted Michelle’s page and even though I tried to lift it, I still ended up with something that looks a different!  (Or do I just completely fail at scraplifting and need to start again? Haha).

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today – I hope it inspires you to add your own flair to a scraplift!

Take care, Em xo


By | 2017-04-20T21:14:52+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Cut Files, Design Team, Inspiration, Make A Wish|0 Comments

About the Author:

Emma lives in country Victoria and shares her home with her parents and her son, Zack (who, she says "you'll see in almost all of my layouts"). During the day she works full-time as a Project Manager for a signage company and most nights you'll find her sitting in her craft room, listening to 80's music (no laughing!) and creating something...or maybe on the computer surfing Pinterest. Emma has been scrapbooking for almost 6 years, and says " I can't imagine not spending my time in this craft, it truly makes me happy". Outside of crafting Emma has a huge love of (not necessarily in order) coffee, reading, Pinterest, long drives, Sunday markets, singing loudly (completely out of tune), taking photos and most importantly, her family. Oh, did we mention she loves coffee? And donuts. Preferably together.

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