Archive for August, 2008

Recycle and Reuse

We are in an era of “thinking green.” We are more cautious of our natural resources, thriving for cleaner air, and finding ways to reduce our dumps. One small way we can help our world is by reusing packaging materials. To make it even easier, scrapbook manufacturers are using more creative ways of packaging and pretty, too!!

For my layout and card, I used the packaging from the Making Memories Alphabet. I cut off the top section that said “Noteworthy” and covered up some other information with flowers and a strip of paper. For the card, I used the backing as is and just cut up some company information. Maybe next time you are about to throw something away, you can reuse it for something else….thanks so much…think GREEN :)

We’ve been plotting and scheming…

We now have our kits planned and ordered through January. So many fun things coming your way!

A big thanks to Jennie and Diana (from our DT) for meeting up with me narrow down the kits to our most favorite products.

Thought you would like to know what is coming your way soon, so here are the paper lines you have to look forward to:

September
Pink Paislee Vintage Moon
American Crafts Moda Bella

October
Fancy Pants Daily Grind
October Afternoon Hometown

November
Basic Grey Ambrosia
Collage Press Jackson Lodge

December
Christmas lines from Prima, October Afternoon, Heidi Swapp and Bo Bunny

January
Collage Press Camden
Prima Youth

Of course, we’ve planned lots of fun embellishments too, but we have to keep a few secrets to yourselves!

(This list may be adjusted if manufacturers do not ship according to their current time lines.)

Scrapbook Circle Design Team Call!

We are excited to announce that we are looking for 2 new members for our design team!

Here are all of of the details:

What’s in it for you?
-Our monthly kits of newly released scrapbook supplies delivered to you!
-Exposure on Scrapbook Circle’s gallery, blog and community
-A chance to share what you love with others
-25% off any extras you want to purchase (shipped free with your kit!)

What do you do if you are chosen?
-Complete 4 layouts each month using the kit of the month
-Post weekly on our blog
-Create something with the mini project in the kit
-Participate in our forums/community
-Commit to a 6 month design team term

How do you apply?
Email the following to lisa@scrapbookcircle.com:

-5 images of your favorite layouts you have created
-Link to your blog (if you have one)
-Short bio including why you want to be on our design team
-List of other current design teams you participate on
-List of any scrapbook forums where you regularly participate

All entries are due by Monday, August 25.

We will announce the new design team members by Friday, August 29th. The new DT members will start with the October kit.

August 2008 Wall Hanging

OMG! I am so in love with this kit. I created a bunch of layouts and this really fun and EASY wall hanging!! To make things easier for me, I painted all the edges with pink paint. Once it dried, I inked up the edges with Colorbox Chalk Ink, Next, I cut patterned paper. The long section was 11.25 x 4″. The 3 small sections were 3.25 x 3″. I also inked the edges of those pieces.

Next was the fun part!! I embellished my title with the cool Making Memories alpha from the kit and cut out the orange flowers from the October Afternoon paper. I added some bling, Stickles, and buttons to finish it off. The dimensions of my photos are: 4.5 x 3.5 and the 3 small ones “should” be 2.75 x 2.5. I accidently cut Joey a little too small..LOL! Oh, well!!

The longest part of this project was the paint drying and figuring out what pictures I would use..haha! But as the paint is drying you can work on inking up the papers and embellishing…FUN STUFF!!