Top 5 Elements on your page

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  1. Scrapping with Liz

    Scrapping with Liz Crafts for days.

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    1. Title/Word Art
    2. Buttons
    3. Washi Tape
    4. Flowers
    5. Scatters
     
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  2. Karen

    Karen Wiggle it, just a little bit!

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    1. paint or scribbles. I put them on near the end of the page, but my page doesn't feel complete without
    2. Val's sprinkles. I use them on almost every single page
    3. journaling. It makes me twitch to not have journaling
    4. A date
    5. I also really like arrows, but don't HAVE to have them.
     
  3. londoncuppa

    londoncuppa I like rain, England ... and big words

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    1) Paint/splatters
    2) Great typography/word art. If a kit doesn't have it, I make my own. That's why I'm addicted to commercial fonts.
    3) Scatters
    4) String/Ribbon/Stitching
    5) Tags/labels

    I'm not a fan of foliage, though there is definitely a place for it, and I REALLY love a good holly/pine branch. I've never understood why certain kits have flowers (i.e. a grungy skating kit for boys ??). Makes no sense to me. Just MHO.
     
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  4. londoncuppa

    londoncuppa I like rain, England ... and big words

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    Val's sprinkles rock! Actually, EVERYTHING Val does rocks. I loveeee her stuff so very much!
     
  5. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    Hmmm .... probably

    1) word art
    2) paint or splatter
    3) buttons
    4) teeny tiny things like sequins, scatters, confetti, beads
    5) something like a camera, star, heart or arrow
     
  6. LeeAndra

    LeeAndra A total Betty.

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    I use splatters, scatters, wordart, flowers, & stitching/staples on almost every layout I make. I journal on almost every layout I make, too, but I guess that's technically not an element. :)
     
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  7. littlekiwi

    littlekiwi I charge by the hour for anything before noon

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    journal/filler cards
    washi tape
    stitching
    Staples
    Stamps/Brushes
     
  8. chastml

    chastml Shock me, Sinead O'Rebellion

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    1. paint
    2. word strips
    3. labels
    4. arrows
    5. small round elements: brads, flairs, buttons, etc
     
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  9. amandaresende

    amandaresende amandaresende

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    1. paint
    2. stitch
    3. washi tape
    4. label
    5. wa
     
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  10. Aerobigirl

    Aerobigirl Well-Known Member

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    Not necessarily in this order, but...

    1) Label or tag
    2) Fastener
    3) Flowers
    4) Frame
    5) Bow / ribbon
     
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  11. michelepixels

    michelepixels A pun is not fully matured until it is full groan.

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    Hmm, my first thought is that I don't have a top 5, that it depends on the page. But then I remembered there have been at least a few things I keep using in every layout.

    1. I've been putting a heart on nearly every page so much in the last year I started to consider it sort of a trademark. :heartlub
    2. I use a lot of scatters or paint splashes.
    3. Oh! You said "elements" (not embellishments) so I'm going to say I do have one MUST: journaling.
    4. I frequently add stitching, my favorite fastener.
    5. Oh yeah! (scrolling up helped remind me) I LOVE word strips! And word art. I almost always include titles too.

    On the opposite note, I've been finding there are some things I almost never care to use.
    1. flowers -- yes, I know, gasp! ;)
    2. frames, and when I do use them I prefer subtle or simple ones
    3. I use ribbon occasionally, but rarely ever use bows anymore.
     
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  12. scrappydonna

    scrappydonna Blah blah blah

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    lol re flowers in a grungy boys' kit
     
  13. scrappydonna

    scrappydonna Blah blah blah

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    good point! in my head it's "embellishment". but i always refer to "embellishment" as "elements" in digital scrapbook. do i make sense?? lol!
     
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  14. scrappydonna

    scrappydonna Blah blah blah

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    I LOVE reading your responses. Thank you so much!!
    Made me realize I also like adding WAs (either in strips/label form or big ones which are great for titles (right word to describe eluding me atm coz i'm typing this half-awake lol), washi tape and some sort of matting like I always use on my layouts (scalloped, hearts, etc). I even made my own mats just because I tend to use them all the time.
     
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  15. AmaG

    AmaG Born in the wrong decade

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    themey elements and scatters! I love me some scatters!
     
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  16. MrsPeel

    MrsPeel LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

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    mmm I think for me, it depends..... in general I would agree with you Donna )appart from scatters or sequins, never know how to use them well!!!)
    but tom me it depends a lot on what the page will be about, what the kit comes with....

    I used to complain when designers didnt put flowers or leaves...now I find that some pages cannot have flowers....
    I love stitches
    buttons
    staples or other fasteners I love screws ....
    strings
    dooddles/scribbles...
    my most favorite element are clouds & arrows, I think I would stick them in all pages if I could LOL
     
  17. fruitysuet

    fruitysuet Well-Known Member

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    Saves me typing my list out then :)
     
  18. MrsPeel

    MrsPeel LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

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    Jennifer, I will need you to tech me how to use the washis. Sometimes I love them, but then it look ridiculous when I use them...!!!!

    Same as I told Jennifer about washis!!!.... scatters are the most difficult thing to me, I obsess and never looks right!!!!!!
    stitching stitching and more stitching!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!

    as on the last 3, I have to say, I couldn't scrap without flowers and leaves, now I find myself not really wanting them much-
    Same thing with frames, even though sometimes some awesome frames and I try using them...but tricky one, I feel it takes out of the photo "something" niot sure how to explain!!!!
    I use to use a lot more ribbon, but now much less, and same with bow, rarely, rarely use them!!!!!

    LOVE theme elements!!!!! now on the scatters...see above... I ll need you guys to teach me how to use them properly!!!!!!
     
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  19. littlekiwi

    littlekiwi I charge by the hour for anything before noon

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    @MrsPeel All I do honestly is use a shadow style for tape, nothing special
     
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