One Item Wonder: Acrylic Hello

Here’s the Story – the March kit – includes some fantastic Scrapbook Circle exclusives. The first thing to catch my eye was this Scrapbook Circle acrylic hello:

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I asked creative team member Jamie to share with us how she put this wordy embellishment to work on one of her layouts:

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Jamie loved how dimensional the hello is, and she knew she could do something fun and creative with the loops in the letters. Hello became her title, placed in the center of her page:

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Using string, Jamie connected her photos to the hello. I love how the strings are visually appealing and meaningful in a symbolic way, too.

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What will you do with your hello? We can’t wait to see! Be sure to share on the Facebook page. Have a great day!

March Circle Round Up

By Jenni Calma

March 2, 2015

Hi everyone!  Happy March!?!  How can it be March already?  Despite the time flying past me, the March Kit will make you want to slow down!  It is full of new releases from various manufactures!  My task this month was to attack the Circle Round Up and use it to inspire my layout!

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Using the piece of Pinkfresh Studio paper ‘ Rainbow Dance’ for my main background,  I used my Silhouette to cut a simple grid of 1″ circles.  I adhered the base of negative cut out circles onto white cardstock and matched cut circles re-attaching them within the pattern, but with dimensional adhesive.  I thought this would give it some texture, play off the whole idea of the Circle Round Up, and relate to the circles in the Pinkfresh patterned paper ‘Circles.’

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I used three of the Pinkfresh wood tags, stepping down from the top left corner across the page.  I also matted my photos on a piece of the My Mind’s Eye 6×6 gold polka dot paper!

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I used one of the sweet Simple Stories heart paperclips to tie the two photos together.  For the final idea from the roundup, I used the Amy Tangerine mini sticker phrases, adding them to areas of matching colors in my background.  The Round Up is like a sketch, great direction but only with little more room for interpretation!  Love it!!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Make sure you check out the Idea Gallery for all the DT members amazing projects.  Be sure to share your take of the Circle Round Up on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page, as well as any other of your pages!

 

 

Here’s the Story: Our March Kit

By Lisa Andrews

March 1, 2015

We are all about telling and documenting life’s stories around here. So this month’s kit, Here’s the Story, we designed to help you tell your big and small stories. Want to take a look at the kit?

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We have a several exclusive items for you this month. These were designed by us just for this kit! We have a set of cork shapes, a Here’s the Story Tag Set, 2 kraft/black 3X4 cards, an acrylic shaped “Hello” plus our printable and digital cuts that are included with the kit. Of course, there are plenty of other goodies this month too from Pinkfresh Studios, Webster’s Pages, Simple Stories, Bella Blvd and more.

We also have two embellishment add-ons this month.

First up in our On My Way Embellishment Add-on Kit that includes favorites from Pinkfresh Studios, Bella Blvd, Simple Stories and My Mind’s Eye.

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Next up is our Tell Me Embellishment Add-on Kit that has one of our favorite finds from CHA, the Pinkfresh Studios Gold Foil Card Set. Seriously, you will love using these beautifully gold foiled cards. Plus there is a cool set of clips from Simple Stories, a 6X6 On Trend Paper Pad from My Mind’s Eye and 8 sheets of mini word stickers from Amy Tan.

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We also have our More Patterned Paper and Cardstock add-ons available to ship along with your main kit. Remember that all add-ons ship along for free with the main kit!

Each of our monthly kits comes with a custom printable and digital cut files designed just for the kit. Here’s a look at what is coming your way this month.

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Before I go, I just wanted to share one of the pages I made with our March goodies. I kept the design simple because I wanted to leave plenty of room for journaling. I think filling a page with journaling a kind of an embellishment all of it’s own!

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So what you you think? Are you excited and ready for your kit to arrive? We still have a few kits left that aren’t not reserved for current subscribers, so if you are thinking about picking this kit up, there is still time.

By Audrey Yeager

February 28, 2015

Hello there!  Happy last day of February!  I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to March and the hope of some spring like weather!  Here is my last page with the “Today is Beautiful” February kit!

I’m not the only one who’s cold….my cat ALWAYS has to be right near me and tries to snuggle to get warm.  He especially likes to sit on my lap while I’m scrapping!  :)  He’s my buddy!

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On this page, I stuck to the white and red color palette to go along with my photos.  The “you + me=always” card was a perfect sentiment for this particular situation!

 

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I fussy cut some small triangles out from the Authentique paper and arranged them on my page in the same ombre order they were on the original sheet.  I layered some bits from the Crate Paper Kiss Kiss ephemera pack from the add-on and a few stickers from the Simple Stories sticker sheet.

 

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My title I cut from the navy Dear Lizzy paper, and then added some navy ink splotches to pick up on that color.

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Who’s helping you stay warm this winter?  :)

February Sketch Winner

Thank you to everyone who played along with the sketch this month. Here are some inspiring pages from our players.

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Wow — You all really outdid yourselves this month! I just loved going through all of your blog and Facebook posts to see these. Now… the hard part… to choose a winner. I used random.org to pick one of you to win this month’s prize: a Dear Lizzy Serendipity/WeRMemory Keepers prize pack.

The random winner is…  Kimberly Ann. Congrats! Send an email to Diana [at] ScrapbookCircle.com with your address and we’ll get your prize sent to you.

 

Designer Take: Jennifer and the Rub-on Technique Challenge

Inspired by the rub-ons included in the February kit, the February technique challenge is to put them to use. I asked creative team member Jennifer to share with us how she used rub-ons on a recent layout, and this is the fantastic result:

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Jennifer first laid down a layer of blue mist. The contrast of the white rub-ons on the blue mist is visually appealing, especially as the mist tapers off toward the right of the page. The white rub-ons blend into the white background cardstock for an interesting, gradual effect.

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I also asked Jennifer what her rub-on tool of choice was, and she said she uses her bone folder. A bone folder is a great idea – the pointed tip can be used for more detailed rub-ons, a bone folder is much easier to hold than a craft stick, and bone folder slides over the rub-on backing more easily as you are applying the rub-on.

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Have you played along with the rub-on technique challenge yet? We would love to see your take! Be sure to read the original challenge post here for all the details. Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

DT Choice: Snap shot photo prompt during winter

By Valerie Huang

February 25, 2015

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Good morning!! Scrapbook Circle friends, Happy Hump Day!!

It’s Valerie here today. And some of you may remember I mentioned I just relocate to Virginia with my family from sunny Northern California.

We moved here right after new year, which is a dead winter. And luckily the town we moved to, even we are on East Coast, is right on the snow belt. So we don’t get a brutal winter like up North.

So I’ve been waiting for some snow for a while. And we get about 6 inches or so last week. Watching the snow coming down from the sky is one of the most beautiful experience since I was from a tropical island and being in California for the last 14 years.

Being a totally newbie, the winter here is so interesting and amazing. So I decide to share some winter photo prompt with you today as my Design Team Choice.

Thank you so much for looking and hope you got some inspirations for your next layout. :)

 

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One Item Wonder: Dear Lizzy Puffy Stickers

Did you collect puffy stickers as a kid? They were a prized possession, a special part of my sticker collection. Our February guest designer, Jen Ritchie, feels the same way! Imagine her delight when she laid eyes on the Dear Lizzy stickers in the Today is Beautiful kit. Let’s take a look at what she did:

scrapbook circle puffy stickersJen says, “My love affair with puffy stickers goes all the way back to my sticker trading days on the school playground. All my friends knew my pages of fuzzy stickers and glitter stickers were up for trading but don’t dare to touch my puffy sticker collection! Ha ha! Packs like the ones that are in this month’s kit, which have so many different elements, are great because if you are a simple scrapper like me. A few of those is all you need. After blowing up the fun cut file larger, I went to town with the puffy stickers and a black marker.”

scrapbook circle puffy stickers-2What a great page, Jen! Thank you for all the inspiration this month. Creative team member Audrey also loved using the Dear Lizzy puffy stickers, so much so that she used the whole sheet on one layout!

summer love SBCAudrey created a column to highlight her focal photo, then filled the space with the puffy stickers, as well as other stickers in the kit. The grouping of fun shapes and colors, as well as the texture of the puffy stickers, really makes the column work well at drawing your eye in. Fantastic idea, Audrey!

summer-love-2summer-love-1We would love to see what you are doing with your stickers! Be sure to share with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page. Have a great day!

Lifting You – Jen

Today we are lifting Jen’s layout that she shared with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.

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When I saw this page, I just loved the grid design and fun placement of the hearts and words. The monotone colors for the photos is a great touch, too.

Jen was lifted by creative team member, Monika.

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Monika was inspired by all these photos on Jen’s page. She took a different approach with one big photo, and cut it for 4 pieces — 1 big and 3 small ones.

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Monika added a couple of paper strips and tags, sewed a little, added a couple of splashes and then a handwritten title. She (and we do, too!) loves how this layout turned out!

If you would like to be considered for our Lifting You feature, just share your work using the Scrapbook Circle kits on our Facebook page.

Designer’s Choice | SHE WAS A SHOWGIRL.

By Jenni Calma

February 21, 2015

Hi there!  Jenni here today sharing a page I did using the February ‘Today is Beautiful’ kit and ‘Dream Big’ Add-on.  This was one of my favorite layouts this month, mostly because I had fun putting it together!

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I always enjoy being creative, but I love a page that just comes together quickly, simply because I just relax and play!  The only thing I knew I wanted to do on this page was use this photo of our sweet Lola.

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She is a great subject for scrapping because her color always lends powerful contrast to a page.  Her coat looked blue/black in this picture, so I used lots of navy to bring that out. After choosing the Dear Lizzy Thickers for my title, I used them as inspiration for the remaining color palette.  The pink was a great contrast to the navy.

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The pack of Maggie Holmes ephemera has so many great pieces for layering.  These elements made it really easy to bring out the rest of the colors in my title.  Navy, pink, mint and gold…so lovely together!

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  Show us how you used the gorgeous colors in the February kit by sharing your pages to the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.  Have an amazing day!