Archive for June, 2008

July Sneak!!!

Oooh, I am loving the July kit! I’ve made 4 layouts already and still have a few more in mind! My favorite thing about the kit is the fun sheet of transparent die cuts! LOVE the look of them! You can ink them up or keep them plain! I used liquid glue to hold them down or you can also use staples or brads…love the extra texture they create!! Have fun with them!

Happy 4th of July (almost!)

I just put this little project together as a centerpiece for our kitchen table and thought I’d share with all of you…
(This was not put together with one of our kits – just things I already had.)

I was surprised to find how many different chipboard stars I had on hand. If you go through your stash, you may be surprised too!

Found the white pitcher at IKEA (love that place) for around $6. What a deal!

I used the new Scenic Route Liberty line papers and stickers along with some silver glitter and pop dots. Just covered each of the chipboard stars with paper, stickers and glitter and they were ready to be displayed!

This is a quick project that I put together in an evening while watching So You Think You Can Dance. Don’t you just love creating while watching T.V.? Make it seem like much more productive time!

Hope everyone has a fun-filled week ahead of them.

We have a winner!

Congrats to Candace H. who is the winner of our photo contest!

Look for the Travel Journal kit in your mail next week! We have just a few of these kits left, so pick one up while you can.

You can stop by and check out other’s photos and share your layout photos in our photos section of our site.

June Sketch!!

Here is the sketch for June…I hope it inspires you! For the layout, I cut out the bracket from the Teresa Collins patterned paper. I used the left side for another layout, but I also saved the lined portion of the paper. I used this as the large photo mat for the 3 pictures. Also, I ran out of an “e” for my title, so I used an upside down “3″! It works and I get to use up those unused numbers! For the green flowers, I cut up the felt ribbon into different pieces. I used some bling from my stash to top it off. For the butterflies, I folded them in half for added dimension and added a pop dot under the wings so it doesn’t get smushed in the album. THANKS so much!!

Playing with the July Project Kit

The July Project kit is perfect for helping you capture your vacation memories!

I had a little time to play with it yesterday and I love how it is coming together.

Thought I’d share what I’ve done so far…



The pages alternate between chipboard and acrylic with windows in the chipboard, so there are lots of fun possibilities for layering!

My husband and I are going on a trip to Spain later this year and this travel journal is going to be perfect for our trip! I’m covering the pages with paper and embellishments leaving room for journaling and photos. This is the perfect size (6.5 X 4 inches) to take along in a travel bag and use during our trip.


The cool thing about this journal is that since the binding is two rings, you could add journaling or brochures to the journal just by punching holes in them and adding them to the rings.

Another fun aspect of the kit is that all of the paper is double sided, so you can attach a piece to one side of the acrylic and the other side of the acrylic is embellished by the opposite side of the patterned paper.

This is now available for preorder and will be shipping the first week of July.

July Peek!

I’ve been playing with the upcoming July kit this week and I’ve been having so much fun!

The paper is all double-sided, so there are so many creative options.

Here’s a look at what I’ve been up to:






I put this together as a guest book where a photo of the visitors can go on one side of the page and details of the visit go on the other page.

The paper, brown glitter alphas and Fancy Pants transparencies pieces are all from the July kit!

(The mini alpha on the cover is from the June Project Kit and the house chipboard shapes are from Jenni Bowlin.)

Hope you are looking forward to your kit!

July Project Kit: Travel Journal! (Want to Win a Free Kit?)

We are so excited about our upcoming July project kit! Thought we’d give you a little peek:

The new Making Memories travel line is gorgeous and we are happy to have some of it here for you (+ other fun goodies!)

We also included a unique album in this kit from Tinkering Ink. It combines BOTH chipboard and acrylic with fun peek through windows. Perfect for layering and showing off treasures from your travels.

Hope you are looking forward to it! :)

****Want to win one of these fabulous kits? Just post 5 photos of layouts in our new photos section and make 5 comments on other’s layouts and you will be entered to win this kit! Can’t wait to see your photos!****

New Photo Section + Contest

Have you noticed the new photo section on our site?

We’d love to have you stop by and check it out and add your layout photos for us to enjoy!

As an extra incentive to have you share your photos with us we are having a contest!

All you have to do is upload 5 photos and make 5 comments on other layouts and you are entered in the contest. (Just contact us once you’ve completed this to be entered!)

There are 2 ways to win:

1. Everyone who enters the contest and gets our July kit will get a free paper add-on from one of our past kits with their July kit. (You can let us know which one you’d like!)

2. Everyone who enters will be put into a drawing where the winner will receive a FREE July Project kit.

This project kit is an awesome travel journal with a Peek-a-Boo album from Tinkering Ink and features the Making Memories new travel line.

The deadline for entering is June 25th.

*You can share any layout using a current or past Scrapbook Circle kit OR any layout that uses something we have had in one of our kits.

We can’t wait to see your work!

Paint + Cardboard

These 2 simple items can have a great effect on your layouts. Nicole (from our DT) shared this great technique with me: just put paint on cardboard (torn a little so that the ridges are showing) and use the cardboard as a stamp on your layout.

Here is my first attempt at the technique:


This is a great way to fill in a little bit of space without using embellishments or patterned paper.

It is also a great way to make your own journaling lines.

If you give this a try, please be sure to share your layout with us in our new photo section of our community!

Just a little peek…

So, we are really just getting into June, but I thought that I’d give you a little look into the July kit. We just put them all together and I can’t resist sharing with you.

The brown alpha is all glittered (love it!) and we love the 12 X 12 sheet of Fancy Pants transparency shapes. More coming soon…