Archive for August, 2011

The Good Life: September Kit is Live

Have you seen the full September Kit, The Good Life, yet?

We are so excited to share this kit packed with American Crafts Amy Tangerine, Crate Paper Random, Fancy Pants, Maya Road, Jenni Bowlin, Authentique and more!

We also have a couple of new add-ons that go with this kit. Be sure to check out the Amy Tangerine Bits which includes 24 die cut pieces and the Jenni Bowlin Background Stamps in classic Jenni Bowlin shapes.

The Good Life Kit is available for purchase now!

Be sure to stop by our ideas page where our design team will be sharing lots of inspiration for using this kit.

One Item Wonder: Shabby Chic Soak Up Sun Bracket Tags

I love journaling cards, but the bracket cards in the August kit are extra special. I love the die-cut brackets, the ledger-style print in between, and the fun colors. Nicole made one of these bracket cards center stage on her layout:

As a base to her title, all eyes are on the bracket card as it anchors Nicole’s alphas. What a fun layout, too!

How did you use your bracket cards? We would love to see! Share with us on the Facebook page so we can take a peek and leave you some love. Have a great day!

Lifting You – Lisa

Hey there! Today we are lifting Lisa. She posted this page to the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.

This page is so fun. Love the grass and the way she made the title, as well as the cluster of clouds.

Lisa was lifted by DT member, Elizabeth. She kept her images and layers centered in the page, same as Lisa did. She used stars for the clouds and changed the 2 images for a cluster of smaller ones.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are getting excited about the September kit—I know the DT is in love with it, as you will be, too!

The Other Neutral

Whenever I reach for a background to a layout I generally grab a white or Kraft piece of cardstock or a piece of patterned paper. I rarely use black cardstock, but when I do I love how the colors in the patterned paper really pop! For some reason I used black as my background for two of my layouts from the August kit. First I did this one:

And then when I was finishing up the kit, I went back to a black background for this one:

I love that both the vintage hues and the bright colors really stand out against the dark background.

Don’t forget about the OTHER neutral when you are creating with your August kit!

:) Rebecca

Inspiration.

Today I’d like to talk to you about inspiration. We can find it almost anywhere, can’t we?

These days you can see it from billboards to ads and many more places. Sometimes we even get inspiration from other scrapping supplies! Such as the case I had with this recent August layout! There was a piece of paper in our kits..

The paper is from Memory Works. It is called Simple Stories 100 Days of summer Hello Sunshine papers. I am in LOVE with it! I think it inspired most of my projects this month because I loved the circles. I loved the colors of the circles and it inspired me to create this!

I couldn’t resist using as many circles as I possibly could! Who knew that a piece of paper would cause so much inspiration! But it is all around us and you can find it anywhere! I encourage you to keep your eyes open to using anything to inspire you, even scrapbooking papers!!!

Paper Effects

When I first got this month’s kit I knew immediately that I wanted to use the hot air balloon transparency on a card and I wanted them to look like they were floating in the sky over a meadow of green grass.  The Sassafras Sunshine Brodcast Enlighten paper in the kit would be perfect for the clouds but I had other plans for that gorgeous paper. 

I was on a mission to get my clouds one way or another so I pulled out my mists and inked the “flourish” paper.  I went darker in some areas and lighter in others since the sky is varying shades of blue.  Then I tore the paper into strips to reveal the white core, making the clouds.  The rest of the card fell into place, using the canvas tags, alphas, digital download, and of course the transparency.

 

Ready For September?

Ready or not, September is right around the corner. We could not be more excited to share our upcoming September Kit, The Good Life, with you.

Have you seen the peeks that our design team ladies have been posting on their blogs? If not, here’s a little look at The Good Life Kit.

With product from American Crafts Amy Tangerine, Crate Paper Random, Maya Road, Jillibean Soup, Jenni Bowlin, Fancy Pants and more, we know that you will love this kit!

I’ve done a little creating with the kit and created a layout about how our extended family traveled across the country to be together this summer.

I used the turquoise word stickers from Authentique to trace the path that we followed to all meet up in Illinois. Those stickers are a fun addition to this kit.

The full kit reveal is coming on Monday, August 29th!

Most Sundays….

I’ve been thinking a lot lately of the daily/weekly things I do and don’t document.  I’ve been challenging myself to take more pictures of the day to day things.

 

I took this random shot of my mother.   It’s not the “perfect” shot (where she’s looking at the camera) but this captures a lot about her, she is serving food-which she always does at her house, she is wearing an apron, and telling a story.  This captures her “in action”, I love it!  Do you have shots like this?  Are you worried it might not be the “perfect” picture, guess what?  It doesn’t matter, it’s preserving memories that is the important part.  Is there something that your family does habitually?  It doesn’t have to be complicated.  This day I was just snapping pictures and found this jewel.  We would love to see your layouts that include those everyday moments that you would like to remember.  Please feel free to share your layouts with us on our Facebook page.

One Item Wonder: Mistables

The new Mistables line from Pink Paislee is fabulous! I especially love the stickers that come in the August kit, You Are My Sunshine. You can color the elements with mists, paints, inks or chalks in whatever shade your project calls for. Let’s take a look at how Heather incorporated them into a layout:

Heather used the tree Mistable as a mask. This means she laid the tree down, misted over it and then removed the Mistable, leaving behind negative space in the shape of the tree.

Each of the flowers on the tree were fussy-cut from the Mistable and colored with different mists. Heather also colored a couple of Mistable flowers to accent her layout. To create leaves, Heather colored a flower Mistable green, then cut apart the petals. Pretty clever!

What have you done with your Mistables? We would love to see! Post your layouts on our Facebook page so we can take a peek. Have a great day!

Lifting You – Alison

Hello there! Today we are sharing with you a page made by Alison. She shared her page on Facebook, and DT members Nicole and Jennie lifted her.

I instantly loved how Alison clustered the flowers and wooden butterflies. And the layered paper is just the right pop of color against the gray and white background.

Here is Nicole’s lift of Alison’s page. She did a great job of keeping true to the page in that she layered similarly as well as used a gray and white background. The soft and pretty tones go so well with the picture. I just love this!

I love that Jennie also chose to use that same gray and white background paper. And her layering and embellishments are perfect! Great way of putting the title in the top left corner using the fun small sticker alphas in the August kit.

All of the ladies did a fabulous job! I love all of the colors in this post. If you’d like to be considered to be lifted, share your pages on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page. We may lift you next!