Inspiration & an Interview: Audrey

As we celebrate Scrapbook Circle’s 9th anniversary this month, we are sharing our creative team’s favorite layouts created with this month’s kit – Hello Sunshine – as well as a little Q and A with each one. Our next designer is Audrey!

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A: I love doing pages about the little everyday event in my kids lives that I want to remember at each age. My daughter wanted to try and make her hair curly, so we set it in paper towel strips overnight while it was damp (thank you Pinterest!).  The look on her face the next morning when she saw herself in the mirror is a face I always want to remember!  It was so cute!

Q: What is your favorite, go-to technique when creating your pages?

A: I almost always add a little sprinkle of mist drops here and there on my pages.  And I ALWAYS use an edge distressing tool to rough up the edges of my page.  I just love the texture it give.  On pages of my kiddos, I try to include a heart somewhere on every page, too!

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Q: What’s the first thing you do when your kit arrives?

A: I open it up and smell it!  LOL!  I wish I could say I was kidding.  I take out each sheet of paper and look at the front and back and start to think about what photos to use.  Then I decide which papers I am going to use as my backgrounds because most of my pages I used patterned papers for the backgrounds or white cardstock.

Q: If you could design the next Scrapbook Circle project kit (likethis one, or this one), what would it be?

A: Maybe something with Art Journaling, which I want to get into more!  A fun stencil, gelattos, and maybe a cool pen or brush!

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Q: What do you love most about Scrapbook Circle?

A: I love the selection of papers and the manufacturers that Lisa puts together!  Having tons of choice for add-ons is also a great perk!!

 

Winner: April Technique Challenge – Handwriting

I enjoyed looking through all of your lovely entries! The randomly selected winner of our handwriting challenge is…

JANET

…with this layout, on which she used her own handwriting for the journaling:

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Congratulations! Please email me at tessa (at) scrapbookcircle (dot) com with your contact information. Thanks to everyone for playing!

Inspiration & an Interview: Rebecca and Diana

As we celebrate Scrapbook Circle’s 9th anniversary this month, we thought it would be fun to show off the creative team’s favorite layouts made with this month’s kit – Hello Sunshine – along with a little Q & A. Rebecca and Diana are kicking off this special blog feature with a pair of fabulous pages and some insightful answers. Read on for their favorite tips, their kit un-boxing rituals, and future kit wish lists!

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Q: Tell us about your scrapbook page. What does it mean to you?

A: Very, very rarely I get a photo of my two kids together. Even more rare is that they are both looking at the camera, smiling or enjoying themselves. Rather than fight them to take a picture together, I used two 4×6 individual shots next to each other. Now that they are getting older and more difficult in front of the camera, I need to make do with what I have in order to document the memories.

Q: What is your favorite, go-to technique when creating your pages?

A: I love layering embellishments. Here I use wood veneer and stickers on top of already layered tags.

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Q: What’s the first thing you do when your kit arrives?

A: I take everything out and spread it out on my desk, flip through all the fabulous patterned paper and start thinking about photos that I want to use.

Q: If you could design the next Scrapbook Circle project kit (like this one, or this one), what would it be?

A: I love Lisa’s taste. There is no way I could imagine pulling together a better kit than the ones she creates :)

Q: What do you love most about Scrapbook Circle?

A: I love how much is included in the kits. Scrapbook Circle kits have a lot of patterned paper AND embellishments. Everything is new and on trend. I love creating with Scrapbook Circle kits because I feel like I don’t need to shop for any newly released scrapbook products – my favorites are always included in the kits!

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Q: Tell us about your scrapbook page. What does it mean to you?

A: I actually really liked how my page turned out, I was inspired by a page I saw on Pinterest and then made it my own.  The particular layout on Pinterest had tone on tone layering of card stock, I did that to an extent but just LOVE the colors in the Hello Sunshine kit so I cut the pieces down to layer them one on top of each other.  I think my favorite parts of this layout are the impromptu photos of my kids and their cousins and the little quote next to the title.

Q: What is your favorite, go-to technique when creating your pages?

A: My go to technique for pages is layering without the bulk! On this title alone I have four layers!

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Q: What’s the first thing you do when your kit arrives?

A: Honestly the first thing I do when my kit arrives is STOP whatever else I am doing go into the living room where there is plenty of floor space and pull everything out and look at it!  My mind at that point is already designing my pages and creations! 😉

Q: If you could design the next Scrapbook Circle project kit (like this one, or this one), what would it be?

A: If I could design the next Scrapbook Circle project kit it would most likely have to be cards.  I like the idea of designing cards.  For me it’s like a mini scrapbook page.

Q: What do you love most about Scrapbook Circle?

A: The thing I love MOST about Scrapbook Circle is the variety of different things that come in the kits.  There are some things that speak to me right away and I know how to design with them and other times there are things that need to cook in my brain and then I can create with them. But in the end everything comes together and I can make something fun!

We’d love to know your answers to these questions, too! Feel free to comment here or share on the Facebook page. Thanks for stopping by today!

National Scrapbook Day Winners

By Lisa Andrews

May 4, 2015

We had such a great time over the weekend doing a Round Robin Hop around to our team members’ Instagram accounts. There was such great inspiration shared and I hope it put you in the mood to scrapbook!

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We randomly selected five winners from the comments on Instagram to receive a May Hello Sunshine Kit. Are you one of the lucky winners?

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@briannalm
@juliee181
@4momsed
@prettypaperandglue

Thanks to everyone who played along. If you missed out on the Round Robin this weekend, you can still stop by our Instagram account, tap on the picture and link to the next designers to see a nice stream of layouts.

Instagram Round Robin this Weekend!

As part of our 9th anniversary celebration + International Scrapbook Day, we are giving away 5 May Hello Sunshine Kits over on Instagram this weekend.

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You start at the Scrapbook Circle (@scrapbook_circle) Intsagram account and then tap the picture to see who is tagged and that is where you go next. Leave comments along the way to be entered to win a kit.

Hope you enjoy all of the inspiration our team has put together for you this month!

If you already have a May kit and win, you can choose to gift the May Kit to a lucky someone or we will refund the charges you paid for your kit.

9th Anniversary Celebration! Free Kit for New Subscribers

It’s our 9th anniversary this month! Wow, we can’t believe how quickly time is flying by.

To celebrate, we want to offer you a gift of a FREE past kit with a new subscription beginning with our May Kit. This offer will last all month long or while May kits remain in stock!

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Here’s how to claim your free kit:

1. Add our May Hello Sunshine Kit to your cart.

2. Add any in stock past kit to your cart. This is the kit you will receive for FREE.

3. Use promo code FREEKIT at checkout.

4. Enjoy your new kits!

Hello, Sunshine!

Happy May! We are excited to introduce our May Kit, Hello, Sunshine! We have some fun exclusives plus many of our favorite picks from other manufacturers. Ready to take a look?

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The kit is filled with cheerful product. Our favorite is our exclusive glitter foam adhesive words. Are you excited to use those on a project?

Our first embellishment add-on, Hello Love, is bright and happy!

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Next up is our Sweet Day add-on that includes a set of gold rimmed tags, Amy Tangerine Stickers, Chickaniddy Crafts brads, Crate Paper puffy stickers plus a 6X6 paper pad.

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We also have extra sets of patterned paper and a coordinating set of cardstock available.

We wish you a wonderful month of May filled with stories you are excited to document!

Designer’s Choice: Cards from Scraps

By Jamie Leija

April 29, 2015

Hiya! I have so much to say about this layout, which was so fun to make.  Let’s start with inspiration, shall we?

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I saw this photo on instagram and immediately knew it would be great for a scrapbook page! So using the font tool in Silhouette design, I created the background and cut it out of white cardstock. I backed the white cardstock with papers from my Let’s Do This kit.

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After that, I added my photos and framed them with lovely Heidi Swapp frames from the This Way add on. I loved the variety of patterns, widths and textures!

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As you can see from the layout, I had 8 white “I Like You” die cuts hanging around. I didn’t want to waste them so I made 8 cards using the die cuts and scraps left over from the layout. They were so simple to make and turned out better than I imagined.

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Take aways from this post? Inspiration is everywhere! Even in places not directly scrapbook related. And also, use up your leftovers. Find some creative way to incorporate them into a project. I chose to make cards but I easily could have made a whole other page.

cheers,

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One Item Wonder: Alison Kreft Sentiment Stickers

Stickers are a staple in scrapbooking, and the Alison Kreft stickers in the April kit – Let’s Do This – are the kind you can’t help but add to your layouts. I asked creative team member Audrey to share with us how she used these darling sentiments on a page:

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I love how Audrey used three of the stickers as subtitles and one as a journaling spot.

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Audrey lifted the stickers with some dimensional adhesive to give her page more texture.

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The stickers coordinate wonderfully with the “party” theme of her page.

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Have you played with these stickers on a layout? How about a greeting card, or pocket page card? We would love to see! Be sure to share with us on the Facebook page. Have a great day!

Lifting You — Katie

Today we are sharing Creative Team member Jennifer’s lift of subscriber Katie’s layout. Here is the layout that Katie shared with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.

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When I saw Katie’s page, I loved the soft colors, fun words along the bottom and the fun tag. The black heart doodling is a great touch, too.

Here is what Jennifer made to lift Katie.

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Jennifer was inspired by the paint on the card to paint a little border on her page. The handmade elements on Katie’s page like the paint, the handwritten journaling, the drawn heart inspired her to be a little less planned on her page.

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She wrote her journaling by hand. The stitched borders inspired her to paint a random border without knowing how it would turn out. She also wrote then stitched over the title.

The layered words inspired her to layer tags and die-cut ephemera from the Love It add-on.

Gorgeous work from both Katie and Jennifer. Thanks, ladies!

Would you like to be considered for our Lifting You feature? Share your work using Scrapbook Circle’s kits on our Facebook page.