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Friday, January 28, 2011

Scrapping Stef Style (New Layouts - Jan 29, 2011)

This week in a discussion over at DigiShopTalk, a challenge was made for scrappers to try something new:  digi scrappers who don't use kits (yes, there are people who never use kits!) were challenged to scrap WITH a kit, and those of us who scrap with kits were challenged to make a layout WITHOUT using a kit.

I was excited to start my page, but I found myself struggling a little. Most of my layouts are what I could call "everyday scrapping" - a cross between a photo album and diary. As I started to gather my ideas, I found myself thinking that my everyday photos weren't special or profound enough to carry a whole page without pretty papers and elements as decoration.

This actually surprised me because I often scrap with very few embellishments. If you look at my most recent pages, I think you will see that I've ventured into the "five items or less" phase again. So I was surprised that I would feel that my photos weren't enough to make a page presentable. But regular old everyday photos are all I have, so I didn't have much choice in the matter.  In the end, I used some park photos.  And I love how my page turned out:

Font: Thwack
scraplift of There are no ordinary moments by zwyck1

So, do you always use kits?  Would you like to take up the challenge to scrap without a kit?  Our challenge over at DST is in place until Thursday Feb 3.  Oh, and check out Stef's blog, StefStyle- she's the digi scrapper I know who doesn't use kits, and her pages are amazing!

And here a two more layouts I made this past week, with kits, of course:

Amiable and He kitsby DeCrow Designs (some colors modified)
Template freebie by bta designs (modified)

Heart masks by Scrapping with Liz; Summer's Last Kiss by DeCrow


  1. Tiff, I really love how your "no kit" LO turned out. Love the lines of your middle LO and I ALWAYS love a simple LO of a DH. (Aren't DHs great?!) I'm still struggling with my "no kit" LO. A lot. *Sigh* I think I'm putting too much pressure on myself. And I think I'm taking the easy way out because all the photos I've picked are nature photos. I wanna do one like yours!! I'm off to try some more...

  2. Love the "no kit" LO! The pictures are wonderful!

  3. You are sooooo sweet, Tiff.... thanks for the kind words! I really love your kit-less layout, and your other ones are terrific as well. Let's hear it for 'everyday scrapping'!!!