Archive for June, 2010

Your choice for color

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share with you something I did with the flowers made by Jenni Bowlin that come with the July kit. Her flowers are generally solid white with one accent color for the pattern. You can see a sample of the flowers in the July kit image HERE.

After I planned to place these two butterflies on my page, I felt like they didn’t really pop or have great dimension. So, I misted them with some Smooch Spray. I used red and yellow mist. The paper that the butterflies are made of are great quality and they held the color really well with no dripping and awesome coverage.

The color even took on the bling on the butterflies as well, turning them a pale shade of the color I misted with. Bonus!

And this is the final page, in case you hadn’t seen it yet in the Ideas area of the new website. Have you stopped by there? The girls all did a great job with the July kit!

Thanks for stopping by today!

tip of the day……Using Up Your Scraps

I wanted to share a layout that I used scraps–I’m serious when I say I just had little pieces of EVERY paper that came in the June kit–here is the layout I came up with:

I cut and tore, sewed, punched and layered–it’s messy and FUN!  And the best thing I feel like I got all I could out of the kit.  Challenge yourself–use up EVERY piece of paper in a creative way, I promise that you will have a GREAT time!

For more ideas with the June Kit check out the gallery.

My July Kit Creations!

Have you all had a chance to check out the July kit yet?  If you haven’t you must make sure to take some time to take a peek!  I’m betting that you’ll fall in love with it immediately just like I did.

I had such a blast with this kit! Ever since I had a baby boy over 4 years ago I’ve become more and more obsessed with red, white and blue color combos. Perfect colors for a boy, right? I dress my son up in red, white and blue more often than any other color and his whole room is decorated in those colors as well. Since the main colors in this kit are red, white and blue with a touch of yellow and brown thrown in it was just so fun and easy to create with. I put these layouts together in 2 days which is pretty incredible for me considering the fact that I’m a fairly slow scrapper!  The kit inspired me to scrap lots of photos of my son as you can probably tell after you take a look at my layouts. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sign-up with a Friend

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Don’t you think 2 kits would be better than one?

Summer Treat Bag

Hey guys! Happy Thursday! I hope you are having a wonderful day so far! Aymee Gandy here today to share a project with you that I have created using the June kit from Scrapbook Circle. I just love this kit! I wish I had 2!!! LOL. I have created a treat bag using some of my leftover scraps from the kit. I cut the bag out using my Cricut Expression and Sure Cuts A Lot Software. I then folded it up and added a small baggie of White Cheddar Popcorn. Next, I embellished the treat bag with stickers and die cuts from The Girls Paperie, all included in the kit. Here is my treat bag:

To secure the bag closed, I added some pink satin ribbon from my own scrappy stash. I love this store tag that is in the kit. The vintage feel it has is right up my alley!! Love it!

To create this flower, I used the punches that came along with my Imaginisce I-Top Brad Maker. I punched out two sizes of ‘petals’ and put them together with a hand made brad, also using the I-Top. I glued the flower down with some Helmar 450 Quick Dry and added some stickers, also from The Girls Paperie.

I hope you have enjoyed this simple treat bag. It was so easy and fun to make. Have a great day and Happy Scrappin’!

Design Team Call

We are excited to announce that we are adding new design team members!
Here are the details for the design team call:

Design Team Benefits
Our monthly kits of newly released scrapbook supplies delivered to you
Exposure on Scrapbook Circle’s gallery, blog and Facebook Page
25% off any add-ons you want to purchase (shipped free with your kit)

Design Team Reponsibilities
Complete 4 layouts each month using the kit of the month
Post weekly on our blog
Participate daily on our Facebook Page
Post your layouts in 2 web galleries each month
Host 1 blog challenge during your term

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

5 images of your favorite layouts
Link to your blog
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 submissions are due by Friday, July 2.

We will announce the new design team members by Wednesday, July 7. The design team term will be from August 2010 – January 2011.

We are excited to see your work!

International submissions are welcome.

In advance, I’d like to thank every one of you who take the time to email us a submission. I wish I could give each of you one of these as a little thank you…


The July kit is fabulous!

I just sat down this week to start working with the July kit, and I have to say that I love it! It helps that I have a boy to go with all of the wonderful reds and blues in this month’s kit.

I just had to stop by today and give you all some sneak peeks. It wouldn’t be right for me to keep all of this to myself, now, would it?! {grin}

And now I just have to ask…. what do you think of the new site?! It’s gorgeous, isn’t it? Lisa and her crew did a great job with it. Thanks for stopping by today!!

tip of the day…

Today I want to talk about pictures on a layout. It’s half of the importance of the page right?  (The other half is your journaling….)  I think sometimes we get SO caught up in getting the “right” picture we get frustrated when it isn’t as perfect as we want it to be.

Please bare with me as I tell you a little story…..I showed up to my kid’s school for my weekly help in the classroom.  My first grader’s class was getting ready to go out and visit with the fire fighters, I started to panic because I didn’t have my nice camera with me.  (When I know that my kids are involved with something at school I bring my camera and take pictures like crazy.) Then I remembered I had my smart phone!  I was a little inexperienced with using it because I only had it a week.  I took the pictures and you see them on this layout: surprisingly to me the pictures aren’t really that bad!

My point is just take the picture–it’s about the moment not about the quality of the shot.  Challenge yourself to use the less than perfect pictures, and remember the camera on your phone works too!

Changing the Alphabet Color

Happy Father’s day to all of you fathers out there in our Scrapbook Circle world. If there aren’t any of you, I hope all of you at least were able to talk to or see or reminisce about the fathers in your life. I certainly enjoyed spending the day with my family.

Just a quick tip about the Alphabet included in the June kit. As I went to put together my layouts, I realized that I didn’t really have a lot of pink showing in my pages. Therefore, I didn’t really want the alphabet to be pink. So? I quickly pulled out my markers and solved the problem. For some of them I colored them blue, for some black (all before I took them off the sticker sheet!) It was so easy. I loved the font of this alphabet, and so I simply fixed the color. So, go ahead and use that pink alphabet… just color it brown, or black, or red… Enjoy!

Welcome to Our New Site

We are thrilled to share our new freshly designed site with you. Take a look around and let us know what you think.

Just thought I’d point out a few of my favorite features…

A lot of up close photos of our kits. Plus ideas for the kits are featured right on the kit page.

New organization for our kit ideas. Lots of big, beautiful photos of layouts.

Our design team page lets you check in and see what our designers have been up to. Not only do you get bio info, but you can see their latest blog photos and ideas.

Our featured kit page had a clean list of products plus ideas for using the kit on the same page.

Links to Facebook and Twitter right on the homepage. Click on a link and join in our conversations, giveaways and fun.

Our shop will display everything that we currently have available.

I am loving the clean black and gray design. No more swirly blue flowers!

Hope you enjoy taking a look around.

A huge thank you goes out to my husband’s design firm, Drawbackwards, for the new site. Thanks Ward and Ben for all of your hard work!