Designer’s Choice | FIND SOMETHING

By Jenni Calma

April 12, 2014

Hi everyone!  This is Jenni sharing one of my layouts using the Bucket List April kit.  I also used the Basic Grey Mon Ami Alpha Stickers that are part of the Place To Go Add-On.

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I couldn’t bring myself to cut up this gorgeous paper from My Mind’s Eye.  It is like a ready made scrapbook sketch and I used it just like that.  Not wanting to take away anything from the subtle colors in the paper, I used black and white photos.  I cut down a couple of the photos to a rectangle shape and my 1-3/4″ circle punch was the perfect size for the round frame.

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I cut up one of the vellum cards from Studio Calico and placed them on top of a few frames.  I painted a bit of pearlescent watercolor inside those frames to highlight the vellum pieces.  I used lots of different pieces from the kit including a piece of the April printable, the exclusive stamp, the acrylic numbers and letter stickers for my daughter’s age, initial and nickname.  After trimming the background down just a bit, I stitched it all to a piece of cardstock from the kit.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today…I’d love to see how you use this piece of patterned paper for your scrapbook pages.   Share it with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page so we can all see it!  Have a great weekend!

April sketch challenge

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Oh my — this month’s sketch is a popular one! Just scroll down below to see the amazing work that the team made this month using this sketch and the April kit. I’m seriously in love with all of them!

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Did you notice that some of us used the same exact circles? Well, that is because I also have a FREE DOWNLOAD for you today, as well! Click on the link below to get the free studio file.

Download your own copy of the circles Silhouette studio file here.

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The random winner chosen from this month’s participants will win the As You Wish collection from Fancy Pants. I personally have this whole collection and I can tell you it is amazing! You will think of more layouts and projects than you can even imagine to create with this collection. It is inspirational!

To be eligible to win the prize, you must share your layout that uses this month’s sketch and a Scrapbook Circle kit on our Facebook page or here in the comments section before end of the day on April 23. The winner will be chosen by random.org and shared here on April 25.

Can’t wait to see what you all will make!

Designer Take: Rebecca’s “As You Wish”

“As You Wish” is a phrase you’ll find in the Bucket List kit and the inspiration for our current challenge. Rebecca is sharing with us today a beautiful page full of wishes and dreams:

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Rebecca used the phrase “As You Wish” as her title.

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You don’t have to do this for the challenge, but I think it suits Rebecca’s layout perfectly. Rebecca focused on wishes and dreams throughout her page…

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…and in her journaling:

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If you’d like to play along with this challenge – and win a fabulous Heidi Swapp prize package – find the details here and get to scrapping. Have a great day!

Getting Sporty with Bucket List

Confession time. I NEVER know what to do with the millions of soccer photos I take of both kids during the season. Usually I do nothing with them -EEK! Why? Most are not great photos and very few tell a story. Except these.

rk sc scoreTruth be told the photos themselves are not superb. They’re not even real soccer photos per say. I was so excited that my little dude just scored a goal that I missed taking a picture of said goal. But I did get the big hug my husband (the coach) gave him after he scored his goal. And well, that is a story that needed to be told :)

rk score cu1Pulling together some of the more graphic and number-based tags, papers and embellishments from the Scrapbook Circle kit Bucket List I created a sporty layout that also told an important story.

rk score cu2So I guess I learned my lesson. Keep taking those imperfect pictures because one day you will come upon one or a few that tells an important story.

:) Rebecca

 

 

 

One Item Wonder: Crate Paper Alphas

The Bucket List kit includes this package of acetate alphas by Crate Paper, from the Oh Darling line.

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They are darling as is, but with a little creativity, they can also become a fabulous embellishment for your layouts. Grab your alphas and some Glossy Accents and let’s take a look at how creative team member Audrey put these alphas to use:

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See the yellow circle behind the number 4? It’s made from the alphas! Here’s how. 1) Make a little puddle of Glossy Accents on your non-stick craft mat. 2) Arrange the alphas in the Glossy Accents. 3) Allow to dry overnight. 4) Once dry, cut into your desired shape.

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Audrey has a couple of other ideas for you, too. Staples work great to adhere acetate to your layouts, as in her title. Also, Audrey painted the back of the number 4 to make it stand out from the background more. Great tips!

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We would love to see how you put these alphas to use! Be sure to upload your projects to our Facebook page. Have a wonderful day!

Circle Round Up

By Leslie Ashe

April 7, 2014

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Welcome & happy Monday!

today we have something new to try!
this post is all about creating a page centering on different elements listed in this circle diagram. It’s new, easy & fun!
all you have to do is take an element (or 2, 3, 4 or ALL!) and create a page that centers around these elements.
for example – as you can see in my project:
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I’ve taken the following elements & created this page:
-bright accent
-bold pattern
-kraft (cardstock)
-add on item(s)

it’s something that will make you not feel so overwhelmed with every item from the kit & add ons.
I know sometimes I get my kit and add ons, spread them all out and think…OH man, what am I going to do with ALL of this gorgeous stuff?

This helps the process & makes me feel at ease & able to create, have fun & have made a memory for my album!

Here’s some closer shots:
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Thanks so much!~
I hope you enjoy this new fun thing at Scrapbook Circle & we can’t wait to see what YOU make!

Designer Choice | Melissa

Good Morning!

I loved all the different alphabets included in the April kits this month:  Bucket List, Things to Do, and Places to Go.

I picked out the sticker alphabet sheet by Kelly Purkey for Basic Grey and the clear plastic letters by Crate Paper to create a customized background for my layout.

First, I used the Crate Paper pattern paper that looked like a piece of paper stapled onto a corkboard. I then stuck down the alphas in rows and stitched them down using my sewing machine. I left the ends of my threads a little long to give some added texture. I also used my mini stapler to put some real staples in each corner. I layered a couple of pieces of pattern paper and punched the tops of them and distressed them and layered a large journaling card and then my photo on top. I stitched all these down at the top and then randomly stamped the phrase #livelovelife above the photo repeatedly. I also layered a Scrapbook Circle printable tag, a couple of chipboard hearts, and the chipboard globe in the upper right hand corner of the photo. I layered my title down at the bottom of the photo and stitched it down. I stuck a tag up underneath the pattern paper and used that to house my subtitle. Below that, I again stamped the #livelovelife phrase again repeatedly until I ran out of ink.

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I love creating lots of layers on my layouts. Remember that layers do not have to all be paper! They can be created by stitching, chipboard, alphabets, stickers…it all adds layers and dimension!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Card Lovin’

By Sara Zenger

April 5, 2014

I am stepping out of my comfort zone today but I am ready to do that because I have an amazing kit to guide my creativity!   Have you seen our Bucket List kit and the Things To Do Add On??? I am so inspired by these amazing collections that I am going to showcase some cards today!

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I used a kraft card for both of my cards but different sizes. I started both cards off with cards from the Fancy Pants As You Wish Brag Cards in the Things To Do Add On, they made a perfect starting point.  Then I sorted through the Fancy Pants As You Wish Ephemera and found so many perfect pieces to use on these cards.

 

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I applied specific embellishments with pop dots to make them stand out and add dimension to the card.

Maybe you will look at your next Scrapbook Circle kit and be inspired to create a few cards too!

DT Choice | Using Negative Space In A Photo

Hello SBC fans!  I’m here today to share a layout I created using April’s fabulous kit, Bucket List and the Places To Go Add-on.  I had a photo with a lot of negative space in between the subjects (my daughter and one of her good friends swinging at the park).  I knew right away that I wanted to fill that space with lots of layered embellishments and tags, so I sized my photo a bit larger than I normally do (4×6) and made my base page 8.5 x 11 so that I would have plenty of room to embellish and make it the focal point of my page.

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I picked out some of my favorite tags, labels, die-cuts, and embellishments from this month’s kits and layered them vertically down the center of my photo.

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I used Pop Dots on some of the die-cuts and ephemera to give them more of a three-dimensional look on my layout.

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I continued the vertical design down my page and placed my title underneath my photo near the bottom of my layout.

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And of course I realized I placed the “N” upside down after I stitched the title down to my page…oops!

I hope I’ve inspired you to look at the negative space on a photo a little differently.  You could add an arrangement of embellishments, a title, or even journaling directly to a favorite photograph that has some extra space…even if it’s right in the center like mine.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure and grab this month’s kit before they’re all gone!

Start a New Subscription, Get a Free Kit

This month we are offering up a cool deal to all new subscribers who start a subscription with our April kit. When you add our April Bucket List kit to your cart, you also get to add a past kit to you cart and you will receive the past kit for free!

This is what you need to do:

1. Add our April Bucket List Kit to your cart.

2. Look though our past kits, pick our your favorite and add it to your cart.

3. Use the code FREEKIT in the promo/discount box at checkout to remove the charges of the past kit and then checkout.

Just for fun, here’s one of my layouts created with our Bucket List kit. Don’t you love those Crate Plastic alpha?

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Remember that when you sign up for a subscription, you are only committing to 2 consecutive month’s kits. With the bonus of the free kit, why not give us a try?

The free kit deal is valid until we sell out of April kits.