October sketch players and a winner

Thank you to everyone who played along with the sketch challenge this month. Here are the amazing layouts that were shared with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page and on the blog post for the sketch.













Great layouts this month, right?! Thanks for the inspiration, ladies!

This month’s winner will receive the Elle’s Studio prize pack. The winner is chosen randomly using Random.org. And this month’s winner is…

SANDI! Sandi, send an email to Diana [at] ScrapbookCircle.com with your shipping info. We’ll get that prize sent to you.

Thank you again to everyone who played along. We’ll be back in November with another sketch challenge for you.


Designer’s Take: Janet’s Artist Palette

Our October guest designer, Janet Perafan-Babar, is joining us for the October Technique Challenge – Artist’s Palette:


Here’s what Janet had to say about her take on the challenge:  “I used mists to create my watercolored background. This is a first for me, and was quite fun to do! Taking inspiration from the Chickaniddy Crafts Autumn Haze paper in the main kit, here is what I did: I poured a few drops of Heidi Swapp Mustard ink mist onto wax paper, dipped my brush into water and dabbed it into the ink puddle. Then, onto white cardstock, I brushed even strokes until I got the effect I wanted. Remember how easy that was back in Kindergarten? After it was dry, I splattered the green mist. Super easy and super fun!”


I can’t agree more! What an easy technique for a fabulous look. Thanks, Janet!

If you haven’t had a chance to play along yet, I hope Janet has inspired you to give it a try. For all the details, see the original challenge post here. You still have two weeks to play and one more Designer Take next Thursday to give you even more inspiration. Have fun getting a little messy!

Playing with Paste

By Rebecca Keppel

October 22, 2014

When I say “Playing with Paste,” I am not talking your typical Elmers glue. Although that can be plenty fun too! No, I am talking about modeling paste. My latest obsession. Playing with modeling paste is such an easy technique that results in a real wow factor. Just check out this layout I made with the Scrapbook Circle October Kit On This Day.

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See the card on the left? The Yesterday Today Tomorrow one? I created that raised effect with modelling paste! Here is what you will need to create your own fun three dimensional element. Modeling Paste, a pallette knife, paper and a stencil or template.

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Simply lay your stencil over your paper. If you are working with a large stencil you may want a bit of repositionable adhesive to hold it still, but for this small size I was able to hold it still myself. Start applying the paste on the open areas of the stencil.

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Decide how much of the image you want to include. I decided to used the entire thing, but I could have easily left off the border if I chose to. Use a thick covering like frosting a cookie. I dont mind a little texture in the strokes, but I like to make sure there is full coverage.

rk sc us paste-7Then carefully pull up the stencil.

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And let dry! I trimmed around my card and adhered to my layout. Just look at that dimension and texture!

rk sc us paste-4Once it is dry you could mist or add paints, but I liked the plain white. Ever played with paste before?

:) Rebecca



One Item Wonder: Wood Drop Stickers by Pinkfresh Studio

The October kit includes a package of chevron-shaped, wood and colored enamel stickers by Pinkfresh Studio. I asked creative team member Jennifer to share why she loved these stickers and how she used them on one of her layouts:

Weaver Lake by Jennifer Larson

The wood of the stickers reminds Jennifer of the beach, and the colors make her think of summer. That led her to create this summery page about the beach.

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Jennifer also loved the movement the stickers could convey. She used them to lead the eye to her journaling and to her title.

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Who knew that the October kit could make such a great summer page?! Thanks for designing great stickers, Pinkfresh Studio, and thanks for the inspiration, Jennifer!

Take Two with Jennifer Larson

By Jennifer Larson

October 20, 2014

Hello! It’s Jennifer Larson, here to share a page I made inspired from a past layout by Valerie Huang:

Valerie Huang Island Paradise

I loved how she got several photos on the page, plus the embellishment clusters. Here’s what I did:

Pupcake by Jennifer Larson

Because I was telling a story with my photos and the first photo in the story was the biggest, I aligned left instead of right. I also needed more photos to tell my story, so I made a bigger block. I kept the angled photo aat the end to highlight one photo, the one where my dog looks SO happy to have gotten a pupcake of her very own. Here’s some details:

Pupcake details

I used a cluster of embellishments instead of one big embellishment like Valerie did. I love text stickers–they almost always have a sentiment I can use on the page, in this case the “Just for You” stamp.

Thank you for checking out my page! I hope this gives you ideas of how to lift designs from the team and make them your own. When you do, please share them on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page!

Designer’s Choice: Angle Trend

By Jamie Leija

October 19, 2014

The design world is mad for angles…triangles, chevrons, trapezoids. Everything seems to be angled…and I love it! I love working with basic shapes like circles, squares and lately triangles.

It seems that a lot of us on the team were inspired by angles this month. Diana add a chevron to her page. Valerie was inspired by this month’s mood board (which features some colorful triangles). Monika made a circle with triangles (how clever!) And Gina used a cut file to get a ton of triangles on her layout.


I went way old school with this page and cut my photo into a shape (gasp!). It was kind of the perfect photo to be cut into a triangle, our three heads at the top, all crammed close together. I actually used the Afterlight App to frame this and then just cut away the white background once I printed it out.



There were a lot of great angled items in the kit so I made sure to use as much as I could. I pulled papers from the 6×6 pad from the Right Now Add-on and paired it with the triangle stamps and wood veneer pieces from the Main Kit. I think my favorite is the stamping I did with those triangles. The colors are just fun…and very fall :D


How are you finding the angle trend? Do you love it? Hate it? It took a really long time for me to figure out how to work with a triangle. But I’m loving their look now.

If you use angles in your next Scrapbook Circle page, we’d love to see it. Post it over on the Facebook group. And if you’re interested in seeing how other subscribers are using the kit, you can visit the page and scroll down to the Post to Page box on the left hand side.


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By Audrey Yeager

October 18, 2014

The earthy fall colors of the October kit made me bust out photos from last fall and Thanksgiving.  I have to say my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is the dessert!  :)  Not only do I love to eat the pies, but I love to bake them as well.




When I was thinking of a design for my page about pies, I decided to do a little take on pie charts!  I simply used a circle punch to punch out the center of the four toned squares from this Fancy Pants paper below.  Then I used the back of the paper and cut out some leaf shapes with a die and scattered them on the page.



I used some of the striped orange paper from Chickaniddy along the bottom of my page, to pick up on the orange in my photo .   A few embellies layered here and there, and then I let the white space do the rest of the work!






How are you using your kit for your fall photos??

Be Real – PL page

By Monika Głód

October 17, 2014

Hello everyone.

You have to know I love making PL pages. I’m doing them since feb 2013 and I’m totally in love with this kind of preserving memories. It’s really quick and you can use photos you normally do not using on your layouts or albums, just everyday photos.Since I have my iPhone, I’m taking a lots of everyday photos, of course I’m using also my Nikon 50mm lens, but iPhone is much more convenient.

I’m using not only dedicated PL goodies, but also trying everything, and preparing my own  PL cards from scrapbook papers, printables or cut files. In this month’s kit I found couple of great things to use with my PL spread, as well as great printables from Scrapbook Circle.

I’m not always up to date with my pages, but  I have no pressure, I’m doing it for myself.

I want to share with you my september page, which I made using October Scrapbook circle Kit  On this Day .

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and details:

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Hope you are enjoying your kits, and make PL pages too.

have a nice day!


October Technique Challenge: Artist’s Palette

We are going to get a little messy with our technique challenge this month! When I opened the On This Day kit, the first thing I noticed was how colorful it was. I felt like I was looking at an artist’s palette. With that in mind, I decided our next challenge would be to use mediums like paint, ink, mist, gelatos, molding paste, etc. to get artsy on a layout. I asked Gina to get us started, and she has a fabulous use of watercolors to share with us:


Inspired by the Echo Park chipboard circles from the Right Now add-on, Gina created her own version with watercolors.


Gina says, “I used a circle punch to punch out several different sized circles out of white cardstock, then I used a journaling pen to doodle a fine line (near the edge of each circle) before painting them with watercolor paints.  Next, I cut them in half and placed them randomly around my page.  Next, I added my photo and other embellishments. I also added a few drops of white paint.”


I love how bold, colorful and fun this page is! Thanks for the inspiration, Gina! Are you ready to get out your watercolors or other artsy mediums? We’d love for you to join us and here’s how to do it:

1. Create a layout using artsy mediums like paint, mist, ink, gelatos, etc. We would love to see a Scrapbook Circle kit in action, but any materials will do.

2. Post your layout to your blog, our Facebook page, or an online gallery. Come back to this post and leave a direct link to your layout in the comments.

3. You have THREE weeks to play. Enter by Wednesday, November 5th, 9 pm Pacific to be eligible to win this Elle’s Studio Sycamore Lane prize!

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Good luck and happy scrapping!

Winner: October Kit-Inspired Challenge

Who knew orange could be such a fabulous color for scrapbooking? You did! Thanks for all the great entries to October’s Kit-Inspired Challenge, to use orange on a layout. Random.org has selected a winner and that lucky player is:


…with this layout she created with her own stash:

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Congratulations, Ruth! You’ve won a prize package from Elle’s Studio. Please email me with your contact information at tessa (at) scrapbookcircle (dot) com and we will get your prize to you.

Stay tuned! The October Technique Challenge is coming right up!