Inspiration & Interviews: Valerie and Jamie

As we celebrate Scrapbook Circle’s 9th anniversary this month, we are sharing our creative team’s favorite layouts created with this month’s kit – Hello Sunshine – as well as a little Q and A with each one. First up today, Valerie:

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Q: Tell us about your scrapbook page. What does it mean to you?

A: ​I love to capture the current moment for myself once in a while. So this photo was to document my one year anniversary since I started weight training.

Q: What is your favorite, go-to technique when creating your pages?

A: ​I love love layering and sewing technique. Even I didn’t use any technique here on this layout but they are my all time favorite.

Q: What’s the first thing you do when your kit arrives?

A: ​Take everything (main kit and add ons) out and sort them again. Especially papers.

Q: If you could design the next Scrapbook Circle project kit (like this one, or this one), what would it be?

A: ​Photo album (8.5X11 travel album)

Q: What do you love most about Scrapbook Circle?

A: The variety of trendy and delicious products and embellishments. 

Next up, Jamie!

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Q: Tell us about your scrapbook page. What does it mean to you?

A: ​I try to make a page every year, highlighting xx number of facts about me at xx age. This past year I turned 30, so this was my 30 at 30 list. I love looking back at these pages to see what has changed (or what hasn’t changed) over time.

Q: What is your favorite, go-to technique when creating your pages?

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A: ​I love playing with transparency and making my pages interactive. This layout does both. I cut up labels and hand wrote my 30 facts, that I then slipped into a vellum pocket I stitched onto the page. You can kind of make out what some of the top ones say. I like the little mystery there. If anyone wants to read them all, they’ll have to reach in and grab them.

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Q: What’s the first thing you do when your kit arrives?

A: ​I love spreading everything out to see what the color story for the month is. My pages are very color driven. I often only use 3-4 complimentary colors on a page OR I try to use them all! I think that may be why my collection of pages each month always looks so different!

Q: If you could design the next Scrapbook Circle project kit (like this one, or this one), what would it be?

A: ​Lots of black and white elements mixed in with bright colors. I’d throw in some green & yellow (my favorite) since summer is coming up. I’d like to see stamps and washi tape and fun funky embellishments. 

Q: What do you love most about Scrapbook Circle?

A: I love the ratio of exclusive and non-exclusive products in every kit. I want my kit club to give me the latest and greatest from the industry, alongside a few exclusive that amp up the whole kit. And Scrapbook Circle absolutely delivers on this every month! 

Valerie and Jamie, we are inspired! Thank you for sharing with us today. Have a good one! Tessa

Anniversary Hop Winners

Thank you to everyone who hopped along with us this week to celebrate our 9 year anniversary.

Here are the winners of the 5 May kits:

On Diana W.’s blog:
Krystal Brown said…
I adore this layout!! So colorful!!
May 18, 2015 at 8:32 PM

On Audrey’s blog:
Heather said…
What a great way to showcase a lot of photos! I LOVE this idea. Thanks for the inspiration!
May 19, 2015 at 12:12 PM

On Gina’s blog:
Rebecca Kvenvolden
your photo and background are amazing together!
May 19, 2015 at 12:24 PM

On Valerie’s blog:
I love the simplicity of this project. And I’m a fan of that black and white paper!
Posted by: Sabrina | 05/18/2015 at 02:52 PM

Jamie’s blog:
Michi vkMay 18, 2015 at 3:49 PM
Travel layouts are the best :-)

If you see your name, send an email with your shipping information to Lisa [at] ScrapbookCircle.com.

Have a great weekend!

Inspiration & an Interview: Monika

As we celebrate Scrapbook Circle’s 9th anniversary this month, we are sharing our creative team’s favorite layouts created with this month’s kit – Hello Sunshine – as well as a little Q and A with each one. Our next designer is Monika!

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A: ​For this page I used photo taken on my older son’s 10th birthday. It is our tradition to make a short photo session  on this day. I still can’t believe he is TEN, time flies too fast! I jotted down  also thing​s he loves to do, so he can remember it. This page means so much for me as a mother.

Q: What is your favorite, go-to technique when creating your pages?

A: ​I really like layering and ink splashes. I always put it in my projects (not only on my layouts)​.

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Q: What’s the first thing you do when your kit arrives?

A: ​The very first thing is ripping the package, diving into the plastic ​bags and​ looking at all these little embellishments inside – I like papers and alphabets, but embellishments make me so crazy. Always.​

Q: If you could design the next Scrapbook Circle project kit (like this one, or this one), what would it be?

A: ​I like pastel and neon colors, I like blues, yellows ​and pinks. I think I would put these colors inside. But I really love SBC kits so much and I think they’re perfect and so universal and various.

Q: What do you love most about Scrapbook Circle?

A: To be honest I love all: kits, addons and especially all these creative girls in the Team. ​

Monika, we love you, too! Thanks for sharing this beautiful layout and a bit more about yourself.

Readers, don’t forget we are also celebrating this week with a blog hop! You have until midnight on the 21st to hop, so if you haven’t had a chance yet, start here. Five May kits are up for grabs!

Have a wonderful day! Tessa

Anniversary Blog Hop

By Lisa Andrews

May 18, 2015

This month we are celebrating our 9th anniversary! Yippee! We are so happy that we get to celebrate with you. This week were are doing a blog hop as part of our celebration and we will be giving away 5 May Hello Sunshine kits to random people who comment throughout the blog hop.

Before you start hopping, I wanted to share one page that I created with the Hello Sunshine Kit.

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One of my favorites from the kit was the adhesive glitter words that we had created just for the kit. Seriously, I can’t get enough of these and think we need more in a future kit!

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Ready to hop to our team members’ blogs? First stop is at Diana Waite’s Blog.

Comment along your way while visiting our team members’ blogs. Each comment will be one entry in a random drawing where we will be giving away FIVE May Hello Sunshine Kits.

Enjoy the inspiration!

Comments close at midnight PST on May 21. We will post the winners here on the Scrapbook Circle blog on May 22.

May Sketch Challenge

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Need some inspiration for the weekend? Looking for a sketch? Well… we have one for you! You don’t need a Scrapbook Circle kit to play along or win this month’s prize (but of course we love it if you do use one).

Here are some amazing pages from the team as they worked with the sketch this month using their May kits.

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This month’s random prize winner will receive this Basic Grey prize pack.

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You have until Wed., May 27th to play along and share your layout with us. You can post it to the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page or leave the link to your work in the comments section of this blog post. One random winner will be chosen and announced here on May 29th.

Can’t wait to see what you make!

Inspiration & an Interview: Gina

As we celebrate Scrapbook Circle’s 9th anniversary this month, we are sharing our creative team’s favorite layouts created with this month’s kit – Hello Sunshine – as well as a little Q and A with each one. Our next designer is Gina!

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Q: Tell us about your scrapbook page. What does it mean to you?

A: It represents my scrapbooking style and features one of my favorite subjects to scrap –  my daughter!

Q: What is your favorite, go-to technique when creating your pages?

A: Using shapes and splashes of color and paint throughout the page.

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Q: What’s the first thing you do when your kit arrives?

A: I take it all out of the bag and ooh and ahh over it (usually with a cup of coffee) and then start planning and printing my photos.

Q: If you could design the next Scrapbook Circle project kit (likethis one, or this one), what would it be?

A: A mix of American Crafts, Pink Paislee, and Crate paper and Pinkfresh Studio

Q: What do you love most about Scrapbook Circle?

A: The mix of brands, mix of patterns, and mix of embellishments that coordinate so beautifully together.

Gina, we love your layouts every month and think this one is especially beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Have you been inspired by any of our creative team members this month? Be sure to share with us on the Facebook page. Have a great day!

Inspiration & an Interview: Jenni

As we celebrate Scrapbook Circle’s 9th anniversary this month, we are sharing our creative team’s favorite layouts created with this month’s kit – Hello Sunshine – as well as a little Q and A with each one. Our next designer is Jenni!

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Q: Tell us about your scrapbook page. What does it mean to you?

A: The photograph on my page captures the light through our windows den at sunset.  The leaded glass cast the most amazing light refractions across the ceiling and walls.  This scrapbook layout means a lot to me because it documents all the hard work my husband and I have done in our home!  As architects, and sometimes frustrated architects, we use our home as our creative outlet.  We have almost finished renovating our retro mod ranch from top to bottom over the last 8 years.  After seeing this amazing dark wood grain paper from Chickaniddy Crafts I knew I wanted to document some piece of our house.  The name of the paper is appropriately called ‘Weekend Wonder!’

Q: What is your favorite, go-to technique when creating your pages?

A: I love layers and layering…the more the better!  It is a way for me to add lots of color and details to draw you into a page.  I almost always sew parts of the embellishments or paper to the background.  I love the subtle texture sewing adds as well as permanently adhering those pieces to the page.

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Q: What’s the first thing you do when your kit arrives?

A: The first thing I do when my kit arrives is do a happy dance! Winking smile  After that, I sift through all the papers and sort them by the pattern I will most likely use.  Obviously, having the extra paper kit helps make this easier.  I also print out the exclusive monthly printables on white cardstock to keep with the patterned paper.

Q: If you could design the next Scrapbook Circle project kit (likethis one, or this one), what would it be?

A: I would LOVE to put together a kit, but it would be so hard to narrow things down!  I can’t wait to see more of the new Dear Lizzy ‘Fine & Dandy’ collection…just looking at it makes me smile.  I am super excited about the new Project Kits that are being offered and would love to put one together for party décor or art journaling!

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Q: What do you love most about Scrapbook Circle?

A: Scrapbook Circle holds a special place in my heart because I was an avid subscriber before being on the design team.  After doing lots of research before committing to a monthly kit subscription, I loved the diversity and focus that Scrapbook Circle has without being overly complicated.  The DT and subscribers are laid back, talented and most importantly supportive!

We love your layouts and blog posts every month, Jenni! Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself. More creative team interviews and fabulous layouts to come – have a great day!

Mood Board Inspiration for May

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Hello! For this month’s Mood Board inspiration we had a few of the creative team gals play along. Here is how they were inspired to create using this image.

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Valerie said, “I’ve always a big fan of Diana’s mood board ever since I joined the team. And I am super excited to have an opportunity to work on it with the May Hello Sunshine kit. I love all the elements and of course the bright colors are also my favorite. So I can’t help but to create a travel theme layout. Hope this will inspire you to play along as well.”

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Rebecca said, “I used the Pink Paislee 4×4 card to represent the pineapples and the pink background color is for the pink roller skate. I used the Crate Paper glittered heart is for the All You Need is Love sign, and I also fussy cut a piece of flower in the right hand upper corner for the flower pillow. I punched out the ampersand from the exclusive SC card to represent the silver ampersand and then added the scattered circle tags are for the nail polish bottles. For the final touch, the journaling strip stickers are for the stacks of bracelets.

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Jennifer said, “I was inspired by the colors, sort of like spumoni ice cream. They matched the photo, so I selected products that matched. The sprinkles in the nail polish spilling out of the bag and the round roller skate wheels made me dig out some mists to splatter on the page.”

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Diana W. Said: “I wanted to add a little something to my page that “reminded me” of the pineapple fringe.  I used my Martha Steward fringing scissors and a 6 x 6 sheet from the Sweet Day add on. I cut the sheet to 1 1/2″ x 6″.  I then stacked them one on top of the other and cut. After my page was completed I covered my picture with a scrap piece of paper and sprinkled my gold mist in drops on my page. I then dipped a paint brush into the gold mist and painted the edges.”

So there you have it! Plenty of amazing inspiration to get you thinking about how you can best use a mood board to spark creativity.

If you use the Mood Board for this month, we’d love to see it! Share it with us by posting your layout to the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.

Inspiration & an Interview: Audrey

As we celebrate Scrapbook Circle’s 9th anniversary this month, we are sharing our creative team’s favorite layouts created with this month’s kit – Hello Sunshine – as well as a little Q and A with each one. Our next designer is Audrey!

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A: I love doing pages about the little everyday event in my kids lives that I want to remember at each age. My daughter wanted to try and make her hair curly, so we set it in paper towel strips overnight while it was damp (thank you Pinterest!).  The look on her face the next morning when she saw herself in the mirror is a face I always want to remember!  It was so cute!

Q: What is your favorite, go-to technique when creating your pages?

A: I almost always add a little sprinkle of mist drops here and there on my pages.  And I ALWAYS use an edge distressing tool to rough up the edges of my page.  I just love the texture it give.  On pages of my kiddos, I try to include a heart somewhere on every page, too!

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Q: What’s the first thing you do when your kit arrives?

A: I open it up and smell it!  LOL!  I wish I could say I was kidding.  I take out each sheet of paper and look at the front and back and start to think about what photos to use.  Then I decide which papers I am going to use as my backgrounds because most of my pages I used patterned papers for the backgrounds or white cardstock.

Q: If you could design the next Scrapbook Circle project kit (likethis one, or this one), what would it be?

A: Maybe something with Art Journaling, which I want to get into more!  A fun stencil, gelattos, and maybe a cool pen or brush!

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Q: What do you love most about Scrapbook Circle?

A: I love the selection of papers and the manufacturers that Lisa puts together!  Having tons of choice for add-ons is also a great perk!!

 

Winner: April Technique Challenge – Handwriting

I enjoyed looking through all of your lovely entries! The randomly selected winner of our handwriting challenge is…

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…with this layout, on which she used her own handwriting for the journaling:

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Congratulations! Please email me at tessa (at) scrapbookcircle (dot) com with your contact information. Thanks to everyone for playing!