Sunday, September 23, 2012

Whatever is lifted...part 1



    ·raise something; to move something from one position to
another, higher position
· take something from place; to grasp something and
move it somewhere else
· cheer somebody; to make somebody happier or more
In scrapbooking, lifting means being inspired by someone else's design.  In fact, being inspired so much, that you take bits and pieces (maybe color scheme, or the photo placement, or the embellishments, or the title, etc.) and infuse them into your own creation.
Fiskateers have their own group, called the Liftateers, that are avid "lifters".  Each week, we honor someone's page layout by putting our own spin on their design.  Liftateers are celebrating another year of lifting, by having a "Lift Off" this weekend over on the Fiskateer site.
I am hosting the "Lift MORE Love" challenge.  I lifted this layout design from Carol's page (seen here ). As you can see, I kept the stamping that Carol had behind her picture (I love this lined polka dot pattern from Hero Arts), but changed the color scheme (hers was a monochromatic white on white) and the flower embellishments to snowflakes.

I used a Sizzix die-cut with felt to create the mittens and added some twine to connect them. It's a Sizzix texture plate that gives the silver paper its dotted embossed pattern.

From the definitions at the top of the page, you can see that "lift" also means to cheer somebody.  I don't know about you, but I would certainly feel lifted if someone was inspired by my creation! 
Part of the "cheer" comes from making sure that you go back and tell the person you lifted how much you appreciate their work, that's called "leaving love", and telling everyone where you got your inspiration from (it also prevents "lifting" from being called "swiping").  I left a bunch of love for Carol--thanks again Carol!


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