DT Choice with Kelly

By Kelly Holbrook

October 16, 2016

Hello! It’s Kelly here today sharing a project made with the October Kit: The Weekender, along with the October Add-Ons.


This page was inspired by the word ‘Weekends’ in the Paige Evans Gold Thickers sheet found in the #Goals Add-On. I loved how the colors in the photo seemed to match perfectly with the October kit palate. There were even a few purple embellishments to compliment my daughter’s shirt….also, what is a more perfect weekend activity than cuddling? :)


The Oakley Avenue cut apart circle and the button are also from the #Goals Add-On, and were a perfect compliment for the pocket journaling card which is found in the Out & About Add-On. The XOXO was my favorite of the Pretty Little Studio cards found in the main kit, and I had lots of fun making a little cluster with it, the pocket card, and my photo.


Do you need some more inspiration? Be sure to head on over to the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery for a lot more ideas using this month’s kit.

Thanks for stopping by today!

DT choice-Capture.

By Diana Waite

October 15, 2016

Sometimes family pictures don’t always go the way you want, even the impromptu ones.  Thankfully the person taking the pictures this day kept taking pictures and captured some HILARIOUS out takes of my family and how they really feel about taking pictures-to look at them, do your’s EVER turn out this way?!funcapture

Capturing family memories no matter if they are perfect or not is why I scrapbook. I try to embrace life, find joy where I am–it’s not always easy but it is so worth it.

We would love to see your creations capturing real life, please feel free to share them on our Scrapbook Circle of Friends on Facebook!


Be Real – On And On

By Neela Nalam

October 14, 2016

Hi Everyone! This is Neela with my Be Real layout. For this layout, I used a photo of my kids and their iPad. They are watching videos or playing games on and on, forever and everywhere.

I wanted to document this aspect of their lives. No matter which part of the world they are in, they have the iPad with them and they are playing on it. For this layout, I used a photo of them during our vacation in Berlin. You could transplant them to India, Hawaii, Costa Rica or anywhere… their pose would be the same and only the surroundings would be different :)


For the background, I used the cut file from this month. I then backed it with 4 different 6×6 papers from the dearlizzy paper pad. I used multiply layers behind the photo and journaling all from the dearLizzy paper pad. I love that patterned paper which has the buildings on it! It was so suitable for the kids in the loft apartment that we rented in Berlin. I used the library pockets from Simple stories and wrote all the games they are playing and the type of videos they are currently watching on the card in it. For the title, I used the Oh happy life Amy Tan stickers. Those cute birds from dear lizzy collection are awesome. I used the washi tape to make borders at the top and bottom of the page.

Here is another look at the layout:



Do share your creations on the Facebook page. We would love to see them.


October Printables

By Kelly Holbrook

October 13, 2016

Hello friends! It’s Kelly here today sharing a project made with the October printables.

I always love the printables, because they are so much fun to layer. This time, I layered 3 of the 3×4 journaling cards, and used them to help mat my photo. I feel like this helps the photo pop out from the busy background. I also included the longer memo paper card with these layers to help ground the top half of my page.

I overlapped the two 8 inch strips along the bottom/right of the page, and and cut off the excess.  This part was perfect for grounding the title.

I added my journaling and few embellishments to finish the look. Need some more inspiration? Be sure to check out the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery. Thanks for stopping by today!


Tech Tip with Rebecca

By Rebecca Keppel

October 12, 2016

Hey everyone! Rebecca here with this month’s tech tip! This month I am sharing 5 ways to modify the already beautiful Pink Paislee wood veneer.


The simplest way to create unqiue embellishments from the already adorable dipped wood veneer is to layer them with other elements from the kit. I use chipboard stickers, buttons, twine and Thickers to modify my wood veneer.


Next, I used Staz On Ink and the Reset Girl Roller Stamp from the kit. I also used Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pen and Therm O Web foiling. You can see all the techniques I used in this quick video:

If you try any of these techniques, please share in the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook page! We would love to see!

:) Rebecca


1 Product 2 Ways – Pink Paislee Take Me Away Ephemera

By Jenni Calma

October 11, 2016

Hi there!  This Tuesday, we are going to see Jung & Diana create a layout using the Pink Paislee Ephemera from the ‘Take Away’ collection.  It is part of the current October Kit,  “The Weekender. As a parent of a tween, Jung’s layout looks very familiar to photos on my phone!. Here is her sweet page and her description.ahsang-sc-snapchat-1

“When I saw the chipboard elements from the Pink Paislee Take Me Away ephemera, I was immediately drawn to the open pieces.  I thought they would make a perfect frame for my journaling and date.  I printed out the journaling and the date on white cardstock.  Then, I glued the chipboard circle and arrow on top, and cut out the pieces when dry.”


As part of our current pop culture, I probably need to document my daughter’s very similar obsession with this App!   Great idea, Jung!

Next, here is Diana’s layout chock-full of eye candy!!image

“When I started to plan this layout I wanted to use as many of the items from the Ephemera pack as I could-that’s when I decided to make a “quilt” of sorts. Cutting squares the same size as my matted picture and embellishing each square. It was a fun challenge trying to not “weigh” the page down.”


I adore both of the team member’s creations…they have everything I love about scrapbooking and some lovely stitching, layering and of course, embellishing!  Thanks for the inspiration gals!

Want to share your embellished pages with us??  Add your pages to the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook community so we can all appreciate them!

Thanks for stopping by the Blog today and I hope you have an amazing day!

October Challenge: Autumn Leaves

Hello, Scrapbook Circle friends! It’s time for another challenge and “The Weekender” October kit has put me in the mood for fall! Inspired by the autumn leaves found throughout the kit, the October challenge is to create a layout featuring leaves.

I recently took a photo of my little girl on the day we bought her first pair of tap shoes. In the background you can see autumn leaves scattered across the ground, so I scattered some leaves across my page:


I love the Oakley Avenue journaling cards in the main kit. The gold foil is gorgeous, and the leaf print on one particular card was just asking to be fussy cut.


To tie the colors in my photo and embellishments together, I used aqua and pink watercolor to paint the leaves. I also used the watercolor on my background patterned paper and another journaling card (the x’s).

xoxo-tessa-buys-scrapbook-circle-4Some scattered sequins add to the wind-tossed feel. I love that with this kit your pages can have an autumn vibe, but the colors don’t have to be traditionally fall colors.


Are you ready to play along with the new challenge? Here’s how:

1. Create a layout featuring autumn leaves. The layout should be traditional or hybrid. This month’s Scrapbook Circle kit is perfect for this challenge, but any materials will do.

2. Post your layout to your blog, an online gallery, or social media site (be sure to tag Scrapbook Circle!). Comment on this post with a direct link to your layout.

3. For an extra entry, post your layout to our Facebook Community, Scrapbook Circle of Friends. Find the photo album titled “October Autumn Leaves Challenge” and add your layout. Feel free to tag me – @Tessa Elzea Buys – so I’m sure not to miss it!

4. Link us to your entry by Sunday, November 13th, 9:00 pm PST. The randomly-selected winner of a $20.00 gift certificate to Scrapbook Circle will be posted on November 14th.

Good luck and happy scrapping!

Winner: September Challenge

Hello, everyone! Thanks so much for playing along with the September challenge, which was this versatile sketch:


I enjoyed perusing the Facebook group photo album and your blogs. I love that a sketch can be tweaked to suit anyone’s needs. Your takes on the design were great! I assigned every entry a number by order of entry and random.org chose…


…with this darling layout featuring her girls!


Congratulations, Bri! Please email me at tessa@scrapbookcircle.com with your contact information and we will get you set up with your shop credit.

The next challenge will be posted a bit later today, so stay tuned!

Designer’s Choice | Love Today

By Allie Stewart

October 9, 2016

Hello friends! Today I have a fun, fall themed layout to share with you using The Weekender kit! There are lots of different colors and patterns in this kit, but for this layout I was especially drawn to the leaf patterned paper and journaling cards.


First, I cut four strips of patterned paper in coordinating colors, and weaved them together to create the background. I fussy cut leaves from the Shimelle patterned paper and the Oakley Avenue journaling cards.



I grouped the leaves together and arranged them in clusters throughout the page. I added more embellishments to some of the clusters, such as chipboard and the Oakley Avenue word strips.

img_4025My favorite part of this layout is the title! I love the Maggie Holmes word thickers. The gold in the title is beautiful with the gold foil journaling cards! All that shine inspired me to use gold splatters throughout my page.

I had so much fun creating this fall page! I love the patterns here, and never would have thought to combine them without this fun kit. I love it when that happens!

October Designer’s Choice with Jennifer

Hey Scrapbook Circle Friends! Today I am sharing a sweet layout of my daughters that I created using October’s Kit – The Weekender. I absolutely love the papers and embellishments this month and couldn’t wait to dig in!


To begin this layout, I cut apart the Reset Girl patterned paper with the sunburst-like design and positioned the triangular strips on another sheet.


Next, I used the Reset Girl stamp to create a background on the solid paper by stamping “sweet girl” in black and gray inks. I followed this with more patterned papers in the burst pattern, which I then stitched with my sewing machine to add texture.


When I was done stitching, I used a bone folder to lift the edges of the papers and fold them upwards for more dimension. I backed my photos with patterned papers and added them to the layout. To embellish the project, I fussy cut several flowers from the Reset Girls papers and placed them on and behind the photos. Next, I added a title and more embellishments from the Crate Paper Blessed Thickers as well as two tags from Pretty Little Studio Oakley Avenue.


To give one final bit of texture, I drew a border around the papers that were not sewn onto the layout and added a couple of the Dear Lizzy Saturday puffy stickers.


The finished project is simple and matches the fun vibe of the photos.


Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to create!