Saturday, June 14, 2008

postheadericon Chatique #5-inspiration from others or "Scraplifting"

DefaultIf you haven’t found your “Favorites” gallery yet, open your own gallery, at any of several digital scrapping sites. If you click on My Favorites you will go to your gallery of pages you have chosen as favorites.

To put a page in your favorites, wander through the galleries until a page hits you…one that speaks to you. It may be the arrangement of photos, the colors, a style to the lettering, the topic, title, journaling, ANYTHING that catches your eye and you want to keep handy for future reference.

In the first section under the details the artist has written you will see “add to favorites” as a choice. Click on that and it will be done!

Take some time to wander the galleries each week and pick a few favorites. Come one of those days when you have no inspiration, you can just go to your Favorites Gallery and be inspired.


In Paper scrapping this was called CASE: Copy and Steal Everything. That never did sound good to me. I so much prefer the digi-scrapper term of “Scraplifting”.

You can open the page from your Favorites Gallery in your graphics program, make it smaller and tuck it up in a corner while you work on a new page. If you want to copy it exactly, you can make it the top layer on your blank page, lower the opacity, and build your page under it. However, if you just want to make it your own, having it handy to look at from time to time works better.

Read the credits very carefully on the page you are scrap-lifting. You may find it was originally scrap-lifted from someone else. This happened in a competition and I heard the original artist was not happy to have her original design not credited.

Include the original artist’s name and a link to her original layout. You can just copy and paste the URL into the credits section of your description or you can INBED it.


About Me

Forty Years of Scrapping

Long before it was popular, I was trying to decorate arrangements of photos and sentimental items. Here I want to share some of my personal history and more important, some ideas I have gleaned from more than 40 years of scrapping.


A granny with a camera and a computer