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:

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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:

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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.

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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.

 

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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

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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.

Cheers,

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P.I.E.

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.

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

 

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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!

Monika

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:

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

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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.”

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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:

RUTH

…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!

moment. a Design team choice.

By Diana Waite

October 15, 2014

Life is hectic-chaotic in my house A LOT of the time with people running this way and that.  But when “moments” come a long–even those that don’t seem convenient–I try and take advantage of those!  In those “moments” are the times that bonds are formed.  Sometimes I think I am obnoxious because I take SO many pictures–but this time I only snapped two–they are treasures to me now. DianaWbrothermoment

This picture was taken in December and one of my uncles suddenly and unexpectedly passed away 3 short months later.  I was SO grateful I took the time out of my hectic day to visit with my family and have lunch AND take this picture.  I look at this picture it brings me joy because I lived the “moment”, it didn’t matter that it wasn’t framed just right, it doesn’t matter that they are wearing different shirts that sort of clash, it doesn’t matter that I see the fountain in the background (in which it looks as if it’s growing out of their heads), it doesn’t matter because you can’t have everything “perfect”.  The perfect comes when we LIVE in the moment embracing all the imperfections because guess what THAT is life!

So my challenge to you is to GET IN THE PICTURES you are scrapping, SCRAP the pictures that might not be “scrap worthy”–some of the best memories are remembered from “imperfect” pictures!

I really LOVED working with the On This Day kit–it’s mix of super fun embellishments and colors helped bring this layout together quickly!  We would really like to see your pages created with any Scrapbook Circle kit–please feel free to share them with us on our Facebook page!

 

One Item Wonder: Silver and Gold Stars

Stars are one of my favorite shapes to add to layouts, and the silver and gold stars included in the On This Day kit definitely made my heart pitter patter. I asked creative team members Jenni and Diana to share with us how they used these cute embellishments on their layouts. Let’s take a look!

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Jenni used the wooden stars, as well as the Chickaniddy Crafts star stickers, to create a circle of embellishments surrounding her photos and title. I love the movement this design gives the page, especially for a layout about planes. Be sure to read the journaling – the Coldplay lyrics really drive home the stars!

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Diana has amazing sports photography skills, and I love how she accented these sports photos with the stars. They serve to highlight her star player and give her page some shine without looking sparkly.

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How have you used the stars on your projects? We’d love to see! Be sure to upload to our Facebook page so we can take a look. Thanks for stopping by today!

October Mood Board: Thanful for you.

By Valerie Huang

October 13, 2014

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If you can only ONE word to describe this Month’s Mood Board. What would it be? To me, It’s TEMPTING!! When I first saw this,

I absolutely want everything!!

Diana did such a great job on these Mood Board, wouldn’t you agree??

I was also very excited to play with the October On This Day kit, Right Now Add on kit and Good Times add on kit and combine them together in my layout.
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To me, the triangles in the Mood Board is very eye catchy. So I used the paper from the Fancy Pants True Friend 6X6 Paper Pad

and cut them into different sizes of triangles and lay them out on my cardstock.

And I arrange all the embellishments around the triangles. I really had a blast creating this layout using the Mood Board and I am sure you would love creating as well.

Please join me to play with this Mood Board and share them on Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.

We want to see what you come up with and how this Mood Board inspires you.

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Designer’s Choice: Adding journaling strips

By Jennifer Larson

October 12, 2014

It’s Jennifer Larson, sharing a journaling technique I use a lot: journaling in strips.

My process is pretty regular: I start with photos/story, then select product, then move to design. At the end I fit in the journaling. I’ve found the most versatile way of doing this is journalng in strips, not blocks. Here’s what I do:

1. I print my journaling in a block using Word.

2. I measure how big the space on my page is for the journaling.

3. I go back to my journaling block and hit ENTER periodically, using the ruler at the top to ensure I don’t have the lines exceed the space on my page.

4. I hit Control-A to highlight the whole text (this is Command-A for a Mac).

5. I got to Format-Paragraph-Spacing and select 1.5. (I’m not sure why this works best, but it seems to be the best space between lines in order to trim them apart. I tend to use Times New Roman 12-pt font, so a bigger or narrower font will require more or less space. Experiment.)

6. After I print, I trim the strips and adhere them to the page. Sometimes I ink the edges; other times I outline the strips with a pen. I like adhering them either aligned left or right, or with a little randomness. Here’s how it looks on the page:

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And that’s how I design using journaling strips! They are such a versatile way of adding the story to a page, I hope you will open up Word and add your story to the page.