Archive for July, 2012

One Item Wonder: My Mind’s Eye Brads

Today we say goodbye to July and the Sunshine Day kit with a fabulous layout created by Nicole. Nicole took to task the My Mind’s Eye brads:

Some of the brads already come layered with patterned paper circles, but do you notice how Nicole added even more layers? I love the pinked woodgrain circle around the brad in the bottom right. And do you see how she added a brad to the doily on the journaling card at the top? The whole page is fantastic and the brads add just the right amount of interest and detail.

What did you do with the My Mind’s Eye brads? If you haven’t shared yet, we would love to see your projects on our Facebook page. Have a great day!

triangle love.

I’ve been inspired lately by all the layouts that are including triangles–I wanted to try my hand at that too so I cut a border with triangles in it.  I used the positive and negative space in my layouts and cards this month.  The following is the layout I pictured in my mind with  triangles:

(to see more triangle ideas you can go HERE to see my other triangle creations).  I LOVED it, I think I will be using triangles in more of my layouts in the future!

We would love to see your creations of any kind on our Facebook page–please feel free to share!

Bags, Brads, Backgrounds and Borders…

It is fairly obvious that an adorable fun bag like the one in our July kit would be AWESOME for hiding journaling, or a brochure, or tickets… Nah. I had much more humble use in mind. A background. Yeah. OK, but LOOK at the thing! Best. Pattern.Ever!

So it served as the base to my layouts… and the border, the anchor. The brads-not to be missed! Lil triangles that make up the bases of the “big” (design) triangle!

 

Have an element in your kit that you aren’t sure how to use? Don’t horde it! USE it! Any way you see fit! (And cuz a bag like this needs to be SEEN!)

What have you used on your layouts in a unexpected or unconventional way?

{ Last but not least!}

 

Hello dear Scrapbook Circle friends! Sophie here with a bit of a heart break as this is my very last post on this blog as a DT member.

Therefore today I am not going to share any tip or tutorial.

I would only like to thank you all dear readers for your support throught these 9 months.

I also want to thank the whole of this amazing team and in particular Lisa who is such an fantastic encouraging lady! I have “met” some great ladies here and made friends !

I  loved every second of my term and it has been such a great creative adventure!

So today I would like to share with you some of my favorite layouts made with Scrapbook Circle kits. Just to prove (if ever needed !!) that SC kits are absolutly amazing ! They all have this little twist thatt make you go “wow” when you open your box! they make it so easy to create!

 

 

 

 

 

So THANK YOU Scrapbook Circle, thank you Lisa, for offering me my most favorite layouts ever!!

See you soon on this blog and on mine!!

Hugs

Sophie

 

Designer Take: Dressed Up with Elizabeth

Our current challenge, Challenge #35, is inspired by the cute metal hangers in Sunshine Day and all about clothes. Elizabeth played along and this is her take:

Elizabeth’s cute self-portrait shows off an adorable scarf, snazzy sunglasses and a beautiful smile. The little hanger in the corner brings attention to her title and “2 cute” subtitle. Great work, Elizabeth!

If you’d like to play along, you can find all the details about the challenge here. Have fun!

Layer it up!

This month’s kit has lots of options for layering. If you are at all like me, you get completely gaga crazy over the embellishments in the kits each month!

This month is no exception. You get to choose from stickers, labels, frame stickers, buttons, little coat hooks, die cuts, envelopes…the add on even has a stamp — well, you get the idea!

I dove right into all these things when working on my kit. They may not be made by the same company or in the same product line – but they do work well together!  Take a look up close to see it all in action:

When things at first just don’t seem to “match”…. think of ways you can tie them together…maybe with a neutral layer behind them or even some stitching!

This page has a lot of these things in mind! I used a variety of different embellishments from the kit, and pulled it together in a neutral background with some coloured misted splotches, matting some items with the charcoal patterned paper and lots of stitching!

Hope you will find a new appreciation for all those extra goodies in each and every Scrapbook Circle kit!

One Item Wonder: Alterable Ribbon

Jennifer has been playing with the alterable ribbon in the Sunshine Day kit, and the result is two very lovely cards. First, Jennifer added just a kiss of color to the edges of the ribbon on this card:

You could do this with chalk inks, distress inks, or even by dipping the edge in spray mist.

Next, Jennifer created a two-tone look by using one color on top and another on the bottom:

Beautiful!

How have you been altering the ribbon in this month’s kit? We would love to see! Be sure to upload your projects to our Facebook page and we will come take a look. Have a wonderful day!

Take 2 – Penny Smith

Last month, I did a layout, where the embellishment and things were lined up about a third from the left. It was a springboard for a layout I did THIS month!

Following that same line of thinking/creating, I then came up with this:

So, it’s not a “copy”. Might even be hard to see how one influenced the other, without pointing it out-but that is the way I prefer to be inspired…

And though I am completely addicted to the “design triangle” (Still there subtlely – see it there with the brads??) It isn’t as obvious in this layout or my inspiration layout. It is more “linear”. Eye travels down-the banners lead you that way in both layouts. What I also liked about this type of layout is the opportunity to really pack the little embellishments and details in the space! They aren’t filling the page, but there are plenty!

So what was the last layout of yours that inspired you to “Take 2″ or gave you an idea that resulted in another page?

RIght-sided

How are you doing this morning! Hope you are well.

Today’s post is simple, as all mine seem to be. Keep is Simple, right? I sat down with the photos and embellishments and papers I wanted to use for this layout. I challenged myself to see if I could come up with a layout WITHOUT lifting someone. About 90% of my layouts start out as lifts these days. So, I decided to layer them all up on the right side only. Voila! This is the result! Nothing too complicated here. Now I think I’m going to do a left-sided layout. And maybe a top-heavy one. Or a bottom-sided!  You get the idea! :)

Enjoy!

 

{ POLAROID FRAMES }

Hello dear Scrapbook Circles friends!

Sophie here today to share with you my love for the sweet Studio Calico Heyday Frame Stickers and especially the polaroid frames  that are part of the July add-on kit!

They are so cute and colorful!

I wanted to give a fresh , happy look to my design and use the frames in a surprising way.

I used them to enhance and frame some embellishments, like the cute butterfly you can find on the same sheet.

I cut one of them and placed it at the top of the page  to convey a feeling of continuity, as if they were going higher and higher!

Finally, I used the pink frames to add focus to the word “celebrate” on the tag.

Well, here are some fun ideas on how to use those frames!

Did you try something else?

I hope you will share your layouts with us on our facebook page!

Have a great week-end!