Archive for July, 2009

The August Kit is UP!

Have you checked out the full August kit yet?Here’s a closer look at a few of the goodies…
We packed this kit with 12 double-sided paper. Endless possibilities!

We are currently sold out, but there is always a chance we will have a couple of kits become available. Please email us if you would like to be placed on a wait list.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Who started this card making frenzy???

Was it Diana? Was it Claude? Who is to blame for this sudden card making frenzy at Scrapbook Circle??? Well, I think we all may have had a part in it….but it sure is fun!!!

I’d like to share a quick card today that I made for my Mom for her recent birthday. And guess what? She loved it!!! And I had so much fun making it for her!

I started with a June CardMap that I found at PageMaps:

And here’s what I created using some goodies from my stash AND bit & pieces of the July kit:

and a close-up of the distressed, folded & stitched stem:

and a close-up of the stamped sentiment:


Supplies:

White card base-unknown
Bazzill Kraft cardstock-July kit @ Scrapbook Circle
PP-Cosmo Cricket Early Bird-Farmers Market & Sunrise – July kit @ Scrapbook Circle
PP-Sassafras Vintage Yummy-Darling Dear – July kit @ Scrapbook Circle
PP-Creative Memories
Prima Flower-Lollipops Punch
Stampin’ Up ink-Old Olive & birthday sentiment stamp

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend…& hope you get a chance to create something!!!

Take care!

Life Long Friends


Here’s a look at a layout I created with the August kit. Loving the October Afternoon Road Trip postcards…they were used to create the photo mat.

One stop information

for CHA!!! I have recently discovered this blog and they have the latest information on all the new releases and events at CHA. I love seeing all the new lines on one site. They will also be reporting directly from CHA and sharing pictures of the event. Make sure to check it out for all the scoop on CHA!

The Scrap Review

Mélanie

Scraps Card

What kind of person scrapbooker would I be if I gave you a challenge and didn’t do it myself? If you need a little reminder, check out my last post.

Since I didn’t get the chance to play with the July kit, I decided to go ahead and make a card out of the scraps I had on my scrap table. I had just finished a layout with Nikki Sivils papers, so I went ahead with that.

A great way to use up your scraps is to use your punches. Here, I used a butterfly punch by Martha Stewart.


So, how about you? Did you take on my challenge?

Claude

tip of the day….

a real quick tip for today, how to fold a paper flower:
you will need:

a paper flower (mine happens to be Bazzill), and glue dots.

1. fold your flower in half.

2. fold your flower in half again, and your done!
here is an example of what I did with my folded flower:

Enjoy!

Black & White and color all over

Hi!

One of my favorite layouts from the July Kit was this one that I made about my DD. I was looking at it wondering why I liked it so much, when I realized that I loved the Black & White photo against all the bright colors of the kit.
Next time when you are getting ready to print up a bunch of photos — choose 2 or 3 and print them in black and white. We always have such fun, bright colors in our kits — and July was NO exception. Then, using any layout you want — just add strips of brightly colored paper to a black and white photo! I bet you’ll love the result!
So often, it seems we get carried away with all the fun papers and embellishments that we forget that it is the photo we are trying to showcase! I think this look really makes you focus on the picture — and that was my goal!
So, print a few in black & white — then add some color all over!
Jennie

How about a Color Combo Challenge?

I am all about creating cards and layouts for challenge blogs…you could say I’m just slightly addicted to it! There are so many challenge blogs out there, so with limited “scrappy” time, I have to limit myself to just a few! :0)

I recently discovered SPCC Color Combos and thought I’d share a card that I created this week for Color Combo #7:

Summer Sun, Old Olive & Bermuda Breeze

I have been wanting to try a die cut shaped card, & finally did it. I started with a white cardstock base that was pre-folded. I chose my largest Nestabilities Scallop Circle die which measures approx. 4 inches across. Using my Cuttlebug, I placed the die under the card, allowing the die to overhang the folded edge of the card, thus creating the hinge for the top of the card.

Here’s “BLOOM where you are planted”:

and a view from above, so that you can see how the card hinges at the top:

I used the yellow Bazzill cardstock from the May kit and the Sassafras Vintage Yummy-Memory Lane from the July kit. All other supplies came from my stash!

I encourage you to find a challenge blog; you will be surprised at what you can create when just given a little nudge in a different direction! Plus, there are usually scrappy goodies up for grabs! Now who doesn’t love that???

Thanks for stopping by! Take care! & enjoy the weekend!!!

A Thankful Thursday

Hi All!! I have a little project to share with you today. A very simple tag that you can create for a package, or even use it as a card by itself. But first I want to share with you that today will be my last blog post with Scrapbook Circle. With a heavy heart, I have decided that I need to step down from the Design Team and focus on my family and my relationship with my Lord and Savior. I woke up one day and realized that all of the blessings in my life were being neglected for my design time. So, I am going to start spending more time with them, and also spending more time growing closer to Him. He has given me more than I could ever ask for, and I want to be a good steward. So, that means cutting back in areas so that I can give more in others. I want to thank Lisa so much for the amazing opportunity of being a part of Scrapbook Circle. This is THE best kit club that I have been a part of. Lisa is amazing at putting them together, but more than that, she has a heart of gold. So, thank you my sweet friend for letting me design for you. I also want to thank the Design Team. I have been blessed by the friendships that I have made while here, and I know that they will continue. Thank you for the inspiration that y’all have given to me. It is a great thing to be a part of a team where you admire each and every designer. I will be stopping by for inspiration and fun chats :D You can stop by my blog anytime and say hi too!!

Okay – Here is a fun, simple little project that can be done in less than 20 minutes! We all like that don’t we? Everything, except the coaster, is from the July Kit. I added the patterned paper on to the coaster. If you want to distress it, leave a little excess. Choose and place your sentiment. Then with a Crop-A-Dile, punch your hole and add your ribbon! That’s it! You can make these to coordinate with any gift or for any occasion. They are so cute, and everyone will love the homemade touch :)

Well, that’s it for me! Thank y’all for stopping by, and for all of the support and encouragment :)

Many Blessings~~ Danielle Wycough

Strawberries and Friends

Two new layouts with our upcoming August kit.
Everything on the layouts is in the kit except for the black cardstock. Don’t you love the Glitz heart paper and all of the great Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend paper?

More peeks coming soon!