We Are All Made of Stories – Day 4

Hello on this fourth day of our blog hop with Neat and Tangled! If you’re just joining us, Neat and Tangled and Scrapbook Circle collaborated on this amazing stamp for the October kit, Mix Tape

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…and now we are collaborating for a week of inspiration on our blogs. We are excited that you are so excited about what you’ve seen this week. Those comments you are leaving are being entered into a random drawing for a gift certificate, so keep them coming! Next up, we have a colorful take on the stamps and kit from creative team member Rebecca:

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We have another bibliophile on the team! Rebecca paid special attention to the books stamp, filling the spines with a fine tipped Kuretake water brush and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.

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What a beautiful rainbow of books! What do you think? Have you watercolored stamps before, or plan to give it a try now? Leave a comment below (and on any other We Are All Made of Stories posts this week) to be entered to win a $30.00 gift certificate to Neat and Tangled. You have through Saturday, October 10th to comment. Our randomly selected winner will be posted on Sunday, October 11th.

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Be sure to visit Neat and Tangled today for more inspiration from their design team and to comment to win a $30.00 gift certificate to Scrapbook Circle. And while you’re out and about, I invite you to visit Rebecca’s blog here. Have a wonderful day!

We Are All Made of Stories – Day 3

Welcome to day three of our cross-promotion with Neat and Tangled! Check out the fabulous stamp set that Neat and Tangled designed for the October kit, Mix Tape:

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To celebrate this creative collaboration, join us here and on the Neat and Tangled blog every day this week for project inspiration and a chance to win a $30.00 gift certificate. Today, Scrapbook Circle creative team member, Jenni, is sharing this amazing layout:


Jenni says, “This stamp set inspired me so much!  I saw the books as scrapbooks lined up, each telling a story in a collection of layouts.  I have a box of slide contact sheets my father made in his career as our family historian.  I thought these would be perfect to tell that particular story.  I saw the books in the stamp set as scrapbooks lined up, each telling a story in a collection of layouts.”

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“The typewriter paper seemed appropriate for the telling of a story and so I printed my journaling onto patterned paper using a typewriter font.  So many pieces of the October kit went perfectly with my theme, the washi stickers from Pink Paislee, especially the one with old fashioned cameras, and the paper with the lines all connected by dots.  I love pages that are full of symbolism and show the love for this creative art form we call scrapbooking!”

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What a great page! I love the idea of looking at the books as scrapbook albums, and the typewriter font is a great touch. What do you think? We’d love to hear! Leave a comment below (and on all the other We Are All Made of Stories posts this week) to be entered into a drawing for a $30.00 credit to Neat and Tangled.

Be sure to stop by Neat and Tangled today to see what their design team is up to, and to enter to win a $30.00 credit to Scrapbook Circle. You can also visit Jenni’s blog here. Have a wonderful day!

We Are All Made of Stories: Day 2

It’s day two of our collaboration with Neat and Tangled, featuring this stamp set from the October kit, Mix Tape:

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Neat and Tangled did a fantastic job designing a stamp set that not only coordinates perfectly with the Mix Tape kit, but also captures what we love to do here at Scrapbook Circle – help you tell your stories! If inspiration is the kind of help you could use today, we’ve got an entire week lined up on both the Neat and Tangled and the Scrapbook Circle blogs. Tell us what you think in the comments and you could win a $30.00 gift certificate! Creative team member Jennifer is up today with a layout bibliophiles everywhere will love:

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To give her row of stamped books some color, Jennifer stamped the image onto one of the patterned papers in the Mix Tape kit. She trimmed out parts of the image and adhered those pieces to her stamped border.

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What a great technique! Have you tried something like this before? Think you might give it a go? Let us know by leaving a comment below and you could be chosen as the random winner of a $30.00 gift certificate to Neat and Tangled! Comments on this post and every other We Are All Made of Stories post this week will be accepted through Saturday, October 10th. Our winner will be announced on Sunday, October 11th.

Be sure to visit Neat and Tangled to see what magic they are making with the Mix Tape kit. You can visit Jennifer at her blog here. Have a wonderful day! We’ll see you tomorrow for more!

We Are All Made of Stories – Day 1

What happens when Scrapbook Circle and Neat and Tangled team up to bring you an exclusive stamp design that coordinates with the October kit, Mix Tape? This little bit of fabulous:

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From the expert font-mixing to those darling books, Neat and Tangled perfectly captured what Scrapbook Circle is all about. We’re here to help you tell your stories one scrapbook page at a time, and these Neat and Tangled stamps are going to make those layouts unique and special.

We are so excited about this partnership that both Scrapbook Circle and Neat and Tangled are bringing you a whole week of inspiration on our blogs. Not only will you see the exclusive stamp set and Mix Tape kit in action, but you will also have a chance to win a $30.00 gift certificate to Scrapbook Circle or Neat and Tangled by leaving comments on the daily posts.

Ready for day one? Let’s start with creative team member Diana Waite:

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The phrase “we are all made of stories” spoke to Diana. She used the sentiment as her title and filled her layout with snippets of patterned paper that represent all of the different, bright and colorful stories that make Diana, Diana.

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Creating the layout reminded Diana that we all have things going on in our lives that we may not allow others to see on the surface. At the time that Diana took this photo, she was experiencing trials that were not as happy as she appears to be. What a beautiful reminder that those we come in contact with are made of many stories that we don’t know. Showing kindness and compassion may be the plot twist that someone you meet needs in their story.

What do you think? Do you love the stamp set and Mix Tape kit as much as we do? How will you tell one of your stories with these fabulous products? Leave a comment below and you will be entered into the random drawing for a $30.00 gift certificate to Neat and Tangled. Comments will be accepted through Saturday, October 10th and the winner will be posted Sunday, October 11th.

Head on over to Neat and Tangled to see what their team is doing with Mix Tape and to enter to win a $30.00 gift certificate to Scrapbook Circle. I also invite you to visit Diana’s blog here. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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By Diana Waite

October 3, 2015

I LOVE thickers, I really do!  I think I could probably cover a whole wall with letters I have that many!  I have a confession though, I have a hard time using them–I have NO idea why, I just do. (The thickers I used can be found in the October add on Cassette.  The papers and other embellishments are from the main kit Mix Tape.)  So for my layout today I wanted to create a title using as many letters that I could:DianaWculturalcelebration

I ended up using 19!  (yes, I counted them.)  IMG_2076

There were a couple of things to keep the letters straight–because I am a linear type girl.  I lined them up on the edge of a ruler, then using the edge of the page I adhered them–EASY!  Now this page was pretty simple–I wanted the story to speak not necessarily the paper.  This was an extra special day, these kids had been practicing for months in preparation for this event.  It was AMAZING even though it poured the ENTIRE night–they had smiles on their faces.  (That description brings the memory back to me–don’t look at the date, I fixed it! –;)

We would LOVE to see your creations using ANY Scrapbook Circle kit–please feel free to share them on our Facebook page or on Instagram and make sure you tag @scrapbookcircle.

October Sketch Challenge


What a great time of year to have a sketch to play around with! It’s crop time for many of us (I know I’ll be using this sketch this weekend). And if you aren’t going to a crop, there might be rainy days ahead.

Here’s what some of the creative team made to inspire you.

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Great layouts, ladies!

Play along with us before October 21st and I’ll announce a random winner on Oct. 23rd. Here’s a look at the prize that will be up for grabs.
You can enter by posting a link to your layout in the comments section of this post, or share your page on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.

Welcome, October!

By Lisa Andrews

October 1, 2015

Help us welcome in October with our beautiful new kit, Mix Tape. We have really packed in the goodness with this kit for you this month! Favorites from Bella Blvd, Evalicious, Elle’s Studio, Pretty Little Studio, Pink Paislee and more are included in this kit. Plus we have an awesome stamp that we collaborated on with Neat and Tangled that is included in the kit too! Be sure to stop by our blog next week for lot of inspiration using the stamp.




Plus, we have these fabulous 3X4 cards designed just for us. We did a set in color and then a set in black in white so that you’d have options! The black and white versions are perfect for running through your foiling machine to add some shimmer to the cards.


There are also two fantastic new add-ons available this month. First up is Playlist with goods from Pink Paislee, Basic Grey, Pretty Little Studio and Dear Lizzy.


Our next add-on, Cassette, is filled with favorites too. We are espcially loving those chunky gold glittered alphas!


We also have a pattered paper add-on and cardstock add-on to help you stretch your kit even more.

We hope you are as excited about this kit as we are! Lots of inspiration coming your way this month, we hope you are looking forward to it!

One Item Wonder: Scrapbook Circle 3×4 Cards

When I think of uses for 3×4 cards, standard ideas like journaling, titles, grid design, and things like that come to mind. However, I asked creative team member Jenni to share with us how she used the Scrapbook Circle exclusive 3×4 cards this month and she blew me away with an idea I had never thought of!

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Inspired by the circle number tags by Pretty Little Studio, Jenni punched circles from the chevron design 3×4 cards to create a confetti-like look on her layout.

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What an easy way to use those 3×4 cards that you love, but haven’t found the right pocket or page for!

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Treating 3×4 cards like a little pieces of patterned paper is a great idea, Jenni! Thanks for the tip!

How have you used the Scrapbook Circle 3×4 cards this month? We’d love to see! Be sure to share with us on the Facebook page here. Have a great day!

Lifting You — Wendi

Subscriber Wendi shared this fun layout with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.


When I saw the page, I immediately smiled at the cutie patootie in the photo (of course) and then was drawn to the mist and splatter in the white space of the background. The monotone colors with the pop of dark green are a great mix of colors, too.

This month, Rebecca lifted Wendi.

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Rebecca gravitated to using the same mist and layering look with little embellishments over it. She also used an Instagram/square photo. She also I rotated the strips of patterned paper used in Wendi’s layout and instead made tags along the top.

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Thanks for the creative start to our week ladies!

To be considered for our Lifting You feature, share your work using Scrapbook Circle kits on our Facebook page.

September Sketch Winner

Thank you to all of you who found time to play along with this month’s sketch challenge — and there were a lot of you!

















Way to go everyone! I just love seeing all of the smiling faces and variety in using the sketch.

This month’s random winner will receive a Dear Lizzy prize pack. And the winner is… Bri! Bri, send an email with your shipping info to Diana [at] ScrapbookCircle.com.

Thank you all for playing this month!