When I first started scrapping years ago, I didn't like lifting much - I felt it was like cheating and copying somebody's work. But later I have found it is a fun and great way to learn both design and new tecniques: you take the elements you are attracted to, use them in your own way which fits you style - and voila! you have your own creation. That said, if I ever lift somebody, I am very awere of giving credits to the original designer - anything else would be very impolite, in my opinion.
We had a lift challenge over at MyScrapbooknook a while back and I got to lift Lindsey. here is the layout I chose to lift:
I was drawn to the fat folded border, the colors and the bug on the top.
And here is what I came up with:
|My kids on the Mini Cruise during easter break|
Lindsey used an embossed backround on her layout. I didn't have any, but I found it to be an important part of the general design, so I spread some buttons over my layout as a replacement.
I guess you can see it is a lift, but it still feels to me as my layout is mine :-)
Do you ever scraplift? If so, why? To learn? Because you like the design? anything else?