Take 2 with Jamie

By Jamie Leija

December 22, 2014

Hiya! This month I was assigned the Take 2 Challenge. This is where I take an older Scrapbook Circle layout (any Scrapbook Circle layout–mine or someone else’s) and recreate it.

I got to pick which layout I wanted to lift. It was so hard to choose just one, there is tons of great inspiration in the Ideas archive. But for these photos, I decided to go with one of Monika’s On this Day layouts.

Here’s my finished page:

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And here’s a side by side comparison of our two pages. Monika’s circle was a bit looser, whereas I made mine fairly tight. She added some mist splatters and I kept my page dry. I also added journaling on the side there. But overall, they have the same look and feel.Take2Graphic

I loved the none traditional Christmas colors in the Made of Stories kit. I lucked out that they went so perfectly with my plaid pajama bottoms.

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I have a love/hate relationship with my sewing machine. But I had fun stitching in a circle. I had never tried that before!

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If ever you’re in need of some awesome inspiration, I’d suggest just going back through the Ideas tab. There’s a lot of wonderful there!

Cheers,

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captured memories. a design team choice

By Diana Waite

December 21, 2014

We are on the count down until Christmas–4 days!!  I just want to ask wasn’t it just Christmas?! DianaWcapturedmemories As I was searching through my holiday photos I stumbled upon these gems–makes me smile to see that not much has changed in the personalities of my kids (my youngest STILL has a fondness for the sweets, my middle guy still has his eye on perfection, and my girl is a worker!), but they sure have grown up!

Take the pictures–take them with your phones or your fancy cameras, make the memories–then scrap them!  They don’t have to be a fancy page, it could be simply sliding them into sheet protectors and adding a note.  It’s capturing the memory!

We would LOVE to see any of your creations with this month’s kit, We are Made of Stories.  Please feel free to share them on our Facebook page!

 

Designer’s Choice: Using Holiday Products for Non-Themed pages

By Jennifer Larson

December 20, 2014

Hello! It’s Jennifer Larson. The kit this month is gorgeous, filled with lots of holiday papers to scrap the season. I particularly like holiday products that I can use for non-themed pages, and this month’s kit is DEFINITELY filled with flexible products. Here’s a non-seasonal page I made with this month’s kit:

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The photos were from this past fall at a corn maze, which isn’t in the photos but was always in the back of my mind when I made this page. The bright blue of the tent and the stripes’ angle reminded me of this teal paper from Elle’s Studio–it’s not the same hue, but the angle and color are similar.

I set this blue on top of the wood grain from My Mind’s Eye to ground the page with hues reminiscent of the autumnal corn maze.

Next I looked for a contrast that still fit the page. The gold in the corn maze made me reach for the gold from this kit: the Maggie Holmes Crate Paper gold paper, the gold title and heart, and the gold twine. I trimmed the gold paper into a banner along with some other bits from the kit, added some dies from the Elle’s Studio bits in the add-on, and trimmed my journaling into strips (my favorite journaling technique) to lead the eye from the banner to the photos of my son covered in birds.

Even though the holiday products are gorgeous this month, don’t be afraid to spread your wings and fly out of the season to record non-seasonal memories. (Sorry for the bird joke–I couldn’t help it!) If you do, be sure to post your pages on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page to share!

 

Be Real – Mini Album with instagram photos

By Monika Głód

December 19, 2014

Hello everyone.

I’m here today with a small mini album made with Scrapbook Circle December Kit – We are Made of Stories  , and addon Favourite Elf , which is Sold out unfortunatelly.

I chose photos from last december-  my favs from these published on Instagram.  There is one with my boys, one with a big christmas tree in Cracow, one with first snow , one with beautiful sunset and one taken during Christmas Eve’s holiday dinner. These are really  essentials of our family time last december.

I chose paper for the base, printables, stamps and cards from Scrapbook Circle exclusives and lots of embellishments from kit and addon.

Take a look , and maybe try to make such mini for yourself, with some important photos from your life.

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Thanks for looking!

Have a nice, creative day.

Monika

Tote Bag Challenge

We know it can be hard to play along with your favorite challenges at this time of year, but we think you might be able to find the time to join in on this one. Subscribers, remember the darling tote bag you received this month? Sharing its name with the December kit – We are Made of Stories – this gift to you from Scrapbook Circle is a great bag to have on hand for errands, storing supplies, or packing for crops.

So, what’s the challenge? Snap a photo of yourself with your bag (or if you’re camera shy, just your tote in use) and post the photo to social media using the hashtags #wearemadeofstories and #scrapbookcircle. We can’t wait to see you and your bags on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and wherever else you share! Want to see the creative team’s photos?

Here’s Valerie looking oh-so-festively cute with her tote bag…

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Jennifer’s son stole her bag (fellow Whovians should understand why):

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Gina and her tote bag are magazine cover worthy:

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Hmmm, I wonder what fun stuff Jenni has in her tote bag:

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Diana’s makes a lovely Christmas tree ornament:

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Ready to play along? Here’s how:

1. Post a photo of your tote bag on social media with the hashtags #wearemadeofstories and #scrapbookcircle. Please tag Scrapbook Circle wherever possible. If your social media sites are set to private, please post your photo directly to the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page instead.

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2. Come back to this post and leave a direct link to your post(s) in the comments. You will receive one entry for each social media site you post to.

3. You have THREE weeks to play. Enter by Wednesday, January 7th, 9 pm Pacific to be eligible to win a $15.00 credit to Scrapbook Circle!

Good luck and have fun!

Winner: December Kit-Inspired Challenge – Silver and Gold

I love the layouts that came in for our silver and gold challenge. In fact, I feel some shiny scrapbooking coming on today! Thanks to those who played along. Our randomly selected winner of the Heidi Swapp prize package is…

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…with this beautiful page:

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Congratulations! Please email me at tessa (at) scrapbookcircle (dot) com with your contact information and we will get your prize to you.

Stay tuned! We have a REALLY FUN and EASY challenge to finish off 2014 coming right up!

Design Team Choice: Document December album with December kit

By Valerie Huang

December 17, 2014

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Good morning and Happy Wednesday!! It’s Valerie here to share my Design Team Choice: Document December album with December kit today.

This is my 3 December Daily album. And I knew I am going to include the December kit in my album, so I ordered more pattern papers this time. They are just gorgeous to pass.

I would say the December kit is just perfect for the holidays since everything is colors and theme coordinated already.

And don’t forget to include the Exclusive cut files and tags for the album too.

TFL.

 

One Item Wonder: Chickaniddy Crafts Enamel Stars

How darling are the enamel stars by Chickaniddy Crafts that are included in the Made of Stories kit? The colors are fun, and stars are a great everyday to holiday shape. Let’s take a look at how creative team member Jenni put them to use on her layout:

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Jenni created a fabulous birthday page just filled to the brim with stars! The Chickaniddy Crafts stars add color and dimension to the page.

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I love how Jenni sometimes matted the stars to create fun layers. Great idea!

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Our December guest designer, Gail Linder, also used the enamel stars to dress up a layout:

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The bright colors are perfect for a whimsical holiday page.

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Christmas-Cutie-3What are you doing with the Chickaniddy Crafts stars? We’d love to see! Be sure to post your projects to our Facebook page and we’ll come take a look. Thanks for stopping by today!

December Mood Board

By Audrey Yeager

December 15, 2014

Hello everyone!  I’m here to share with you the mood board for December that Diana Fisher created and I just LOVE it!  Its perfect for winter layouts, so I went that direction!

 

The first bit of inspiration came from the snowflake pendant, so I decided to make that the focus of my page.  I die cut a large snowflake from my page using my Cameo, and backed it with the grey paper from Elle’s Studio. Then I punched a few flakes from some blue and white papers, too, and used some of the snowflakes from the Freckled Fawn Embellishment kit.

 

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I wanted to add a bit more emphasis to the large snowflake, so I created some faux stitching around with a pen.

 

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I also picked up on the gold in the mood board, and used the gold glitter phrase Thickers, and some of the gold foil paper from Crate Paper.

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Finally, I thought that pink heart on the gloves in the mood board stood out, and the pink heart from the Elle’s Studio Bits added that extra punch to my page!

 

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How does this months’ mood board inspire you?

Working with Enlarged Photos

By Rebecca Keppel

December 14, 2014

I love playing with enlarged photos and use about one a month with my Scrapbook Circle kits. This month’s kit We are Made of Stories and the Add Ons Favorite Elf and Freckled Fawn Embellishment kit were perfect for my enlarged snow photo.

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I created a die cut snowflake and layered it over the pretty blue Elle’s Studio patterned paper. Smaller photos, journaling, title and the embellishments all get layered right over the photo.

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:) Rebecca