Designer Take: Where in the World with Monika

How is your entry into our “Where in the World?” challenge coming along? If you’re in need of a little more inspiration, I have an incredible project from creative team member Monika to share with you today.

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Monika recently took a trip to London, and to document her travels there she created a tag book with the June kit, Have a Little Fun Today.

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About the trip Monika says, “I really love London and it was my dream to live there when I was a teenager. I love all old and new buildings, corners, streets, pubs, museums,  but most of all I love all London’s bridges. I spent 4 days in London, but I hope I will come another time really soon, for more than week, to see another part of my must-see list.”

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I think this book captures her love of London perfectly! I think I need to get my passport in order so that I can make one, too!

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If you are as inspired as I am, join us for this challenge! Simply create a layout or other paper crafted project with the theme of “Where in the World?” For all the challenge details and to link us up to your entry, see the original challenge post here. Thanks for stopping by today!

DT Choice | explore

By Jenni Calma

June 17, 2015

Hi everyone!

This is Jenni today sharing my layout inspired by the June ‘Have a Little Fun Today’ kit as well as the ‘List Keeper’ & ‘You Are Here’ Add-ons.

I have been waiting for the Scrapbook Circle summer kit that might be geared towards vacation and traveling and perfect to work on our Universal Studios album!

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This Pink Pasislee silver foil vellum, with repeating airplanes is one of favorite papers in the last year.  I thought it looked great against this dark navy blueprint background paper.

I used ink, gelatos and watercolors to add some teal to the background paper and tie some of the die cuts into the color scheme.

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The vellum on top of the navy patterned paper was enough of a neutral background to use several of the Pink Paislee vellum die cuts and let that color stand out.

The Scrapbook Circle exclusive acrylic word ‘explore’ was the perfect addition to the colors and theme of the page.

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I grouped several of the tags from Pink Paislee together with a plain tag and tied them with a twine clasp salvaged from a clothing tag.

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This could end up being the first page in my album from this trip, even though it was 3 months ago.  Since our trip wasn’t during the summer, I had to be patient waiting for the perfect embellishments to really document it!  It was so worth it the wait!  Thanks so much for stopping by the Blog today.

How are you using your summer themed kits??  Share them on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page so we can all see!

The Cut Shoppe Blog Hop Winner

By Lisa Andrews

June 16, 2015

We hope you had a great time joining in on our Scrapbook Circle + The Cut Shoppe blog hop! We loved getting to share inspiration with you!

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We’ve selected one lucky winner from the blog hop comments to receive a $20 credit to The Cut Shoppe.

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Sandy, please email us at info@scrapbookcircle.com and we’ll let you know how to claim your prize.

Thanks for everyone who joined in our hop!

One Item Wonder: Pink Paislee Atlas Ephemera

I love a good package of ephemera. The June kit, Have a Little Fun Today, includes one such package by Pink Paislee. This Atlas collection ephemera is extra special, though. Besides the usual cardstock die cuts, there are also foiled elements and transparent pieces. Let’s take a look at how the ephemera inspired creative team members Monika and Audrey.

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Monika created an accordian fold mini album of a Paris trip. Each page is fantastically embellished with pieces from the ephemera pack.

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Ephemera is perfect for an album like this because it adds interest without adding bulk to the pages.

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Audrey put 13 pieces of ephemera on this fantastic layout.

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Even though her page wasn’t about travel, the Atlas ephemera included several pieces that worked well for her layout.

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Have you played with the Pink Paislee Atlas ephemera yet? We would love to see! Be sure to upload your projects to the Scrapbook Circle facebook page. Have a great day!

June Mood Board with Rebecca

The June Scrapbook Circle Kit, Have a Little Fun, is filled with travel-themed items and beautiful summer hues. This month Mood Board perfectly reflects both:

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I am always in love with the products in the Mood Boards. So my first glance is always, what do I want out of this Mood Board lol! The necklace, the luggage, the sandals, the globe, the California sign. Well actually I usually want it ALL! So my next look is always trying to match kit items up with the different elements. I pull several options out and then get to work. Here is my layout:rk sc june3I created a watercolor background in mint to reflect the dominant color choice of the Mood Board elements. I used Gelatos and Heidi Swapp mint Color Shine mist to create the background. First, I colored big, thick strokes with Gelatos.

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Next I used a brush drenched with water and turned the Gelatos into a watercolor

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Lastly. I spritzed with the mint Heidi Swapp mist. Then I die cut the stars using a Cut Shoppe cut file called Counting Stars. I used Tim Holtz blender and Hero Arts Ombre Ink to color the stars.

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Starting with the lightest color on the Hero Arts ink pad I inked the stars and then as I moved towards the middle of the stars, I picked up the middle color with the blender and finally finished the bottom with the darkest color.

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I used the vellum with foiled airplanes to mimic the airplane and cloud graphic. Since the letters of the California sign are vertical I wrote out the word love the same way with Thickers. The silver foil is reminiscent of the silver trim on the luggage.

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The globe die cut was perfect for the globe element. All of the travel pieces in the kit like this cork word were perfect for this month’s mood board. And the map paper brought to mind the necklace.

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If you love the June Mood Board as much as I did and want to create with it, please share on Scrapbook Circle’s Facebook page. We would love to see!

:) Rebecca

Designer’s Choice: Rub-ons

By Jamie Leija

June 14, 2015

Hiya! I’ve had so much fun scrapping travel photos (my absolute favorite kind) with my Have a Little Fun Today kit. The colors are so bright & bold. I love how they make these photos from my trip to Seattle, really pop!

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For this layout, I went crazy with the rub-ons in the (sold out) You are Here add-on. I added some white acrylic paint to the edges of the page and used every last one of the rub-ons to create my own pattern. I made sure to hang a few off the edge of my page to give them more variety. Then, I sprinkled in an enamel shape or two.

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The yellow diagonal striped paper was simple enough to handle what was going on with all those rub-ons. Since there was so much going on on the edges, I made the middle as simple as possible. Just two photos on a cream photo mat, journaling + sticker + enamel dot and I was done.

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I like the scattered layered look. It reminded me of the sign in the photo. It says Pike St Public Market and is covered in stickers.  I love it when the page reminds me of the place. It just might have been intentional…or not 😉

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Cheers,

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Color a design team choice.

By Diana Waite

June 13, 2015

Today I want to share some ideas about sharing color on layouts.

There is a myriad of ways to add a bit of color to a layout whether it be with pattern paper, colored pencils, chalk, gelatos, mist, glitter, or pens.  I want to focus on mist.  I have a whole shelf FULL and LOVE them,  I wanted to create something different.  I wanted to use them in a way other than just dropping the ink on the page or spraying.  I wanted to have a little more control of where my color was going to go, so I pulled out my paint brush!

I first started off by choosing the colors I wanted to use: brown, orange, and navy blue.  I then took the bottles and made sure that the color was mixed well so that when I did paint the color would be true to what I saw in the bottle.  For the background I used a smaller sponge brush.  Because the head of the paint brush is thicker I had to tip the bottle carefully onto the foam brush (you could also pour this into a separate bowl if you like)  I then began to paint the background of my paper–I wanted to make sure the color was evenly spread out, so I painted until I was satisfied.

For the die cut I tried two different ways of painting.  After my experiment I would suggest the second way.  Experiment number one: back selected circles then paint the edges with a fine tipped brush.  (when using a fine tipped brush you can dip it right into the bottle.)  After realizing that my hand wasn’t as steady as I would’ve liked I came up with experiment number two: paint the edges BEFORE backing them with pattern paper!

here is my completed layout:

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I was pleased with the artsy results.  We would love to see your colorful layouts using any Scrapbook Circle kit on our Facebook page!

Hop with The Cut Shoppe – Sneak Peek!

Scrapbook Circle is teaming up with The Cut Shoppe this week for a blog hop! The winner of a $20.00 gift certificate will be announced tomorrow, so you still have a little time left to join in on the fun!

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Both creative teams are working with the June kit – Have a Little Fun Today – and a variety of digital cut files by The Cut Shoppe.

I used an 8.5×11 background cut file and some vellum to create subtle texture on my page.

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You can see the whole layout, and check out my fellow creative team members’ layouts, on the hop!

Start HERE.

Have a great day!

Hop with The Cut Shoppe – Sneak Peek!

Scrapbook Circle is teaming up with The Cut Shoppe this week for a blog hop! It started Monday, but there’s still time to join us.

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Both creative teams are working with the June kit – Have a Little Fun Today – and a variety of digital cut files by The Cut Shoppe. Along the way you’ll see how Rebecca took inspiration from a cut file to shape her photos in an unusual – and fantastic – way…

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…and you’ll get a good look at how to use patterned papers with cut files from Jenni:

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Thanks to everyone who already has hopped along – we love reading your comments and wish you the best of luck. You could be the one to win a $20.00 gift certificate to The Cut Shoppe! Hop with The Cut Shoppe design team and you could win the June kit!

Start HERE.

Enjoy!

Hop with The Cut Shoppe – Sneak Peek!

In case you missed the news yesterday, Scrapbook Circle is teaming up with The Cut Shoppe this week for a blog hop!

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Both creative teams are working with the June kit – Have a Little Fun Today – and a variety of digital cut files by The Cut Shoppe. You’ll see how Lisa started documenting her recent Australia adventure…

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…and how Gina documented a San Fran trip with a lot of color and pattern:

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Comment along the Scrapbook Circle side of the hop to be eligible to win a $20.00 gift certificate from The Cut Shoppe. Hop along with The Cut Shoppe design team and you could win a June kit! There is a lot of fun and inspiration to be had, so we invite you to take a few minutes and enjoy what our team created!

Start the hop HERE.

Have a great day!