July sketch players

Thank you to all of you that played along with the July sketch challenge.

Here is another one from our DT, Audrey.

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Our players had fun, too!

Rebecca

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Camilla

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Wendi

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Gorgeous projects, ladies!

This month’s random winner is Camilla! She will receive the Crate Paper prize pack. Camilla, send an email to Diana [at] ScrapbookCircle.com with your email to receive your prize.

Designer Take: Just Melissa’s Type

Creative team member Melissa has knocked our current challenge – Just My Type – out of the park! Take a look:

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Inspired by the patterned papers that feature type in the Our Adventure kit, the challenge is to use type creatively in a layout. Melissa definitely delivered! From the patterned paper base to the die-cut background, from the chipboard alphabet to the alpha stickers, Melissa has brought together typography in an amazing way!

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Have you played along yet? You still have another week to join in! See the original challenge post here for all the details. Have a great day!

Designer’s Choice | Go Large!

By Jenni Calma

July 23, 2014

Hello everyone!  I am sharing my last layout using the July ‘Our Adventure’ kit and a couple of the exclusive Printables that come with the main kit.

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I loved this photo of my son sleeping in our backyard and thought it would be perfect to make a BIG impact!  I chose this wood planked patterned paper as the background to tie in the terracotta from the photo and make the cut file pop.  I backed the negative space behind the words with the white brick patterned paper, but it is very subtle.

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I used the Pinkfresh Studio colorblock wood triangles to add emphasis to the words in that cut file.  I wanted to keep the rest of the LO simple and just added one sticker and one of the printables on top of the photo where there was a lot of blank space.  I added another small triangle printable to the top right hand corner and stitched both pieces to the photo.

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I love layers and excessive embellishments, but every now and then, I really enjoy something clean and simple.  Maybe this will inspire you to ‘Go Large’ on your next project!  Share it with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page!  Thanks for stopping by the blog today…have a great one!

 

 

One Item Wonder: Scrapbook Circle Exclusives

I asked creative team member Audrey to share with us her favorite exclusive kit items this week and she chose the Scrapbook Circle July printable, as well as the stamps designed by Scrapbook Circle specifically for the Our Adventure kit. Let’s take a look at how she put them to use on her layout:

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Audrey combined banner pieces from the printable with triangles cut from patterned paper to create the layers of pennants on her page. She used the star stamp to stamp onto several of the triangles, as well. What a fun, unique page! Thanks for the inspiration, Audrey!

Have you used the Scrapbook Circle exclusive kit items this month? We would love to see! Upload your layouts to the Facebook page and we will come take a look. Have a great day!

Take 2!

By Sara Zenger

July 21, 2014

I just love our Take 2 posts!  We all need inspiration and what a better place to gather some than from talented friends.  The Take 2 challenge helps to give you starting point for your layout but then you give it your own flair and you end up with an amazing new layout!   I was in love with this layout from Melissa Mann!

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Here is my take on on this adorable layout!

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I really loved the random patterned background held together with stitching!

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The staggering of the title was a fun and unique idea for me!

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Lastly I loved the sprinkle emblishments up the side of the layout! These clear starts are awesome!

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Remember if you ever need a starting point for you next layout just stop by our gallery and do Take 2 for yourself!

“Polaroids” and selfies….

By Audrey Yeager

July 19, 2014

….perfect together!  It seems that selfie photos are just MEANT to go inside “polaroid” frames!

 

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The grey frames on my layout are from the Elle’s Studio paper in this month’s kit.  Since the frames were grey, I decided to boost the rest of my page with lots of color.  I used some strips in ROY G BIV order behind my photos.

To bring even more attention to the photo, a small triangle cut from some Echo Park paper.

I loved the woodgrain with this, so I brought in a few more wood grain elements (the label stickers and the cut out heart) to create a visual triangle.

 

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I would love to see how you use these frames on your layouts!

Be Real | Stamping on Plastic Stars

By Jenni Calma

July 18, 2014

Hello Summer Scrappers!  This is Jenni to share my layout using the July kit ‘Our Adventure’ and  ‘Away We Go’ Add-on.  I used an Instagram photo of my son and godson and also used the July Circle Roundup as inspiration. image The Circle Roundup is a great starting point and the colors worked great with my photo.  I knew I wanted to use the plastic stars from Studio Calico, part of the Add-on, but was afraid they might get lost with the busy patterned papers.  I started looking at the Elle’s Studio overlays and thought I could achieve something similar using StazOn ink on the clear plastic. image I used this stripe roller stamp and really saturated my ink pad with the re-inker before using it. image I used a tiny bit of removable adhesive on the back of the stars to stick them to my craft mat.  It helped keep them in place as I rolled over them and then to my LO until I could stitch them down. image I was experimenting, but was pleased with the results.  I was surprised at just how sticky the ink was.  I had to wash my craft mat and roller with warm water. image The ink took no time to dry and I lined some up some stars under the photo and in some of the circle shapes of my background paper.  The stitching helps draw attention to them as well. image Sometimes looking at other products can inspire you to customize other pieces to fit your projects!  Check out the way the other members of the Design Team used their July kits in the Idea Gallery.  Share your pages with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page and show us how you are inspired!  Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

Challenge #79: Typography

I absolutely love typography - the general character or appearance of printed matter. From script to sans serif, handwritten to typewritten, I love the look of letters. It was fun to open up the July kit and see several patterned papers that featured different fonts, words and phrases in their design. So, inspired by those papers, our next challenge is to use typography as a design element on your next layout. Use the patterned papers from the kit, alpha stickers, die-cut words, whatever your letter-loving heart desires. Go beyond the usual title and journaling, though. Let’s see those letters shine! I asked our guest designer for July, Becky Williams, to get us started with some inspiration:

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Becky used typography in two fabulous ways. First, those triangles! See the pink and red papers with a handwriting design? Here’s how Becky describes adding those to her page: “I loved the triangle paper so I cut some bits out using my craft knife and added pieces of the text patterned papers to the openings. For some I cut only two sides and left the other side attached to create a flap”. I love that technique!

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Becky also used typography in her design by adding several words in several styles around her photo. From the sticker alphas spelling out “wish” to the die-cut “dream” and the little words in between, her photo is framed with things she had to say.

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I’m ready to play with triangles and word stickers right this moment! Are you as inspired as I am? Here’s how to play along:

1. Create a layout that uses typography in the design. 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, August 6th, 9 pm Pacific, to be eligible to win…

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… this amazing Open Road prize! Good luck and happy scrapping!

Winner: Challenge #78 – Nice Ride

I loved the layouts entered for the Nice Ride challenge! It’s great to see a theme be interpreted in so many fun ways. Random.org has spoken and our winner is…

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…with this great layout about a certain passenger who did great on a road trip:

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Congratulations, Cynthia! You’ve won a $15.00 credit to the Scrapbook Circle store. Please email me at tessa (at) scrapbookcircle (dot) com with your contact information and we will get you all set up with your credit.

A new challenge is coming right up, so stay tuned!

Our Adventure – Cut it Up

By Rebecca Keppel

July 16, 2014

Some patterned papers just beg to be cut up don’t they? Like the Elle’s Studio Shine Collection paper Say Cheese from the July Scrapbook Circle Main Kit Our Adventure. Tons of cute polaroid shapes just waiting to be used. Of course you could use the whole thing as is, but it is also really fun to fussy cut the frames and use several on a layout.

rk sc summer daysSome polaroid shapes I layered with photos and some I layered with stickers and die cuts.

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Then, layering them haphazardly across the page, adding some droplets of white mist and a playful mixed font title (I especially love the American Crafts Thickers from the July Add on Happy Day), as well as some doodling and handwritten journaling and you have a quick and easy fun layout!

:) Rebecca