Thursday, June 26, 2014

'XO Scotland'- Kimmy

Kimmy here, with my lift of Joanne's page! I was inspired by the overall layout, the tag, and the grungy/painty look of her background. Glimmer Mists and a toilet paper tube to create the circles, the edge of my tag for the lines, and then an eye dropper for the big splotches.  I also used the new Market Street collection by My Mind's Eye. Loving this paper line, so pretty!

Here's Joanne's layout. :) 

You've got less than a week left! Let's see those lifts!! :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

"Nerves of Steel" - Michelle

This month Joanne's page got me inspired to get my son's 4th birthday photos scrapped. My son will be 5 in September! I have carried these photos with me to two retreats and never got the motivation to do them!

Used heat embossing, which is something that I haven't done in awhile. The motorcycle, diamond plate, tire track, little star circles, wing and tag were all heat embossed. Added some distressing using a paper edger and ink!

Here is Joanne's page:


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Meet our June Guest DT...

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

Phillis Walrath

I am an elementary librarian at a rural school in Northern New York. I live with my husband of 19 years and my 15 year old daughter and my 17 year old son. All are taller than me. I began scrap booking when my kids were little. Now that they are teenagers I continue to create keepsake LOs to save the memories of my husband, me and the kids. I scrap mostly chronological because that is how my brain works and how I organize my books. Scrap booking has become an obsession for me. Since I have part of my closet as my scrap space I can leave my materials out and work on a LO or card whenever I have a few minutes or half a day to work. 
Here is the layout Phillis put together based on Joannes page
And Joannes inspiration page
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!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Another XOXO Reveal...

Hi! Kim here to share my scrap-lift of GDT Joanne's layout for our June challenge here @ XOXO.  As soon as I saw the page I was excited to join in.  I was inspired by the fun page and I knew I wanted to scrap-lift using a similar photo with the motorcycle.

 Here's my layout-

Here's Joanne's layout-

Looking forward to seeing what you were inspired by!
~DT Kim

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

'This Happened' - Tess

Tess here today sharing my scraplift of Joannes challenge page for June. I had so much fun putting this one together and really wanted to use all of these photos (which wasn't easy). I have tried to keep the diagonal flow and a lot of the basic elements that were on Joannes page, but added the extra cluster down the bottom.

'This happened'

This is a photo of a good friend of mine and I at the Colour Run in our home town in Australia. It was so much fun and we came out covered in colour.

Here is Joannes page that it has been lifted from

Why don't you have a go at the challenge and have the chance to become a guest DT and set a challenge for us like Joanne has?!

Friday, June 6, 2014

WINNER.... May Challenge

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

Phillis Walrath

Here is the page that Phillis entered with

Phillis, can you email me at and we will get you into the behind the scenes so you can meet the DT.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Welcome to June

Welcome to the June challenge, brought to you by our gorgeous Guest DT Joanne Jouannet.
Its starting to warm up in the Northern hemisphere and we hope that your summer is treating you well. For those of us in the Southern hemisphere, its finally starting to get cold, after a very warm autum.
Here is your scraplift challenge for this month.

All you need to do is be inspired but Joanne's layout. That simple! Just remember to upload it to the link tool in the sidebar to be in the running to be our guest DT. We love seeing what you all come up with.
And if you love what you see from Joanne, call past her blog and check out more. Don't forget to leave her some love!