Archive for February, 2012

Mini Me

Ever have a page design that you love – or a repetitive pattern in the products you are using and want to repeat it?

This happened to me this month when I was working with the February – Remember This kit and add-on.

I started by making this layout:

I really loved the hexagon/honeycomb pattern in this paper – and the fact that it came in the 6×6 paper pad in the add-on too! So,I decided to create a quick mini-me card like this:

I tried to mimic the design of the page too – by placing the sentiment in the same place on the card, as the photo was on the page.

I did the same thing on another card, using this page as the template this time:

and this is the card I made!

I chose the bits and pieces that I loved from the page and tried to mimic it on the card – the pennants and how the page was centre loaded.

Hope you will give this a try – it is a quick way to get a few cards made using your stash and the last little bits of your kit too!

One Item Wonder: Twine

I cannot get enough of twine! I was excited to see some included in the Remember This kit, and Sophie and Nicole must have been, too – they rocked it! Let’s take a look:

Sophie used the twine to underline rows of circles. The straight lines of the twine balance well with all of the round shapes. She even used a bit to accent one of the circles:

Nicole created a fabulous embellishment by wrapping the twine in rows across a heart.

I love the texture and pattern this adds:

How did you use the twine in your kit? We would love to see! Upload your project to our Facebook page and we will come take a look. Have a wonderful day!

lifting you – Andrea

 

Hello ! Sophie here!!

Today I am  sharing my lift of subscriber Andrea Niemeier’s layout.  Andrea shared this page with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page in January:

I love Andrea’s vertical design and the embellishments that she tucked around her photos. Her rounded stickers create a great balance with the vertical main piece of paper.

It is such a happy layout!

Here is what I did with this design:

I kept to the vertical design but used only one photo.

I loved how Andrea wrote her journaling on tags. I did the same thing on the tag provided in Remember This kit but I hid the tag under my main embellishment:

Everything came together very quickly thanks to Andrea’s cool design and to my kit!!

Thank you Andrea for sharing your page with us!

If you’d like to be considered for a Lifting You feature, share your work using Scrapbook Circle kits on the Facebook fan page!

Remember the packaging

I’ve talked about this before and I’ll probably mention this AGAIN–remember the packaging!  As I was organizing my kit and thinking how I wanted to use it I noticed how cute the patterns were on the packaging of the buttons AND the Elle’s studio tags.  What about the little holes on the button packaging–NO problem–layer!  Let me show you what I am talking about:

  Do you see it?  how about if I show you a closeup?   It’s underneath the tag and the frame (BTW this was inspired by the birthday card that Lisa made for me this month you can see it HERE in her idea gallery.)

Now for the Elle’s studio–do you see it?  Let me help you out:

do you see the stapled half circles?  THOSE are from the packaging!  I know I am uber frugal but when it comes to cute things I hoard too! :)  So when you are opening your kits or packaging think ABOUT the OUTSIDE of the box!

We would love to see your creations–please feel free to share them on our FACEBOOK page!

Get your buttons and brads into shape!!

Hi Scrapbook Circle friends, Sophie here for a bit of fun embellishment today!

I would like to encourage you to follow my steps and get your buttons into shape!!

No that they are unhealthy, but they need a special treatment!

There were so many amazing brads and buttons in the February Remember This kit and add-on!

I loved them all , wanted to use them all but in a cool , creative way.

Therefore I tried something different and used them all together to create a heart accent that would be both the focus of my layout and a way to convey its message.

I used the polaroid shape  on one of  My Mind’s Eye papers to frame my heart. Then I lightly drew the heart  with a pencil and filled it with brads and buttons (only a few come from my stash).

If you try this ( and I hope you will ) make sure to vary the sizes of buttons and keep in mind that your shape will be seen from a distance , therefore perfection is not necessary !

You can try all kinds of shapes or initials.

An if you do, don’t forget to upload your layout to our facebook page!

Have a sweet day (sweet as a button!) .

Remember This Mini

In honor of Valentine’s Day earlier this month, we sat down as a family and made a list of the things we love about each other. It had been a rough week. We all needed to remember to be kinder and more loving toward each other, and this little exercise helped. I made a mini book from our lists using the Remember This kit and the add-on:

***out for publication***

 

I used a mini album by 7 Gypsies that has been in my stash for some time, as well as a few bits of washi tape. Other than that, everything else was from the kit and add-on. Here’s the title page…

***out for publication***

 

Each person had a page with their name on it, which I painted in red watercolor. These pages have the notes from our lists written out. Notice the scribbles? Those are my two year old’s contributions.

***out for publication***

 

The following pages are of photos of that person, with little captions and lots of fun details.

***out for publication***

 

The boys love flipping through the pages and reading what we said about them.

***out for publication***

 

Have you ever made a mini book with a kit? I highly recommend it. All of the elements are right there for you, coordinated and ready to go. Other than waiting for my paint and mists to dry, the process was pretty quick. The feeling of having an album completed is very satisfying, too. You can see more photos of the album on our facebook page. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Designer Take: Penny on Challenge #26

Are you playing along with our latest challenge, Remember This? The challenge, inspired by this month’s kit name, is to use the words “remember this” as a title or in your journaling. Let’s take a look at how Penny joined in on the challenge:

I love Penny’s placement for her title! And what a sweet photo….

I also love how she balanced the title with a vertical line on the other side of the page. The tower of banners is just perfect!

If you would like to join us for Challenge #26, you can find all of the details here. Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Polaroids

Polaroids are so fabulous and trendy. They are both vintage and cutting edge. Fortunately the Remember This kit included several Polaroid options. Both the Scrapbook Circle printable and a sheet of My Mind’s Eye patterned paper included Polaroid images that can be used to house photos, titles, embellishments or journaling.

I used several for photos and layered them with pop up adhesive to look like a stack of Polaroids. I used another for the title. I hope you’ve been enjoying the Polaroid options from Remember This kit!

:) Rebecca

One Item Wonder: Hexagon Paper

The design team was in consensus this month when we all fell in love with the Honey Blue patterned paper by My Mind’s Eye that is included in the Remember This kit. The trendy honeycomb design filled with various prints captured our creative imaginations right away. Let’s take a look a what Melissa and our guest designer, Ursula, did with this gorgeous paper.

Melissa trimmed a tall block from the patterned paper and positioned it opposite her photo. The patterns create a lovely visual triangle that allow your eyes to enjoy the colors but rest on the picture. Beautiful!

Ursula fussy-cut the hexagons apart and created more hexagonal shapes from photos.

Isn’t the stitching in between just gorgeous?!

What have you done with this pretty paper? We would love to see. Upload your projects to the Facebook page and we will be sure to leave you some love. Thank you, Melissa and Ursula, for the inspiration! Have a wonderful day, everyone!

Take Two!

OK-so I am not usually THIS literal with my scraplifting, BUT I really loved the way this layout was, well, laid out.

Hmmmm. Anyway, take two? Same width, same positioning-different sized picture, COMPLETELY different product.

First layout from the December “Note to Self” kit

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I could do this layout OVER and OVER, because it can utilize scraps and LOTS of smaller embellishment! Plus, it is a great highlight to one picture.

When I repeated, I used the same method of stacking, and the same “design triangle” of embellishment. But using this months kit product!

I used a square photo, but made it wider visually by adding the journaling card to the left of the photo.

It wouldn’t be the first time I have “scraplifted” myself. And I am sure it won’t be the last. I like sketches, but more times than not I use a layout as a sketch, instead of a traditional sketch. Stuck, get your favorite layout out and reproduce it!

Thanks for stoppin’!