September Mood Board | Jenni Calma

By Jenni Calma

September 15, 2014

Much like the September kit ‘Here + There’, the ‘Time Flies’ and ‘This Place’ Add-ons,  the accompanying Mood Board is just as fabulous!

September Mood Board

I was so very excited about getting the Mood Board as one of my September assignments.  I loved everything about it and two of the images were ones already part of my Pinterest boards!  First and foremost, the garland of circles in pinks and gold caught my eye and was the jumping off point for my layout.

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The gold glitter circle stickers were a perfect size match with one of my circle punches.  I punched paper from two different 6×6 pads both part of the Add-ons. I used the Scrapbook Circle exclusive heart stamp to add a little extra pattern to the pink circles I punched.  Finally, I sewed all the circles together into a garland inspired from the Mood Board.

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I clustered my photos on several other pieces of 6×6 papers and wrapped the garland around them loosely.  I then tucked lots of tags, stickers and chipboard all around that photo cluster.  The title is from the ‘Time Flies’ Add-on, a script sticker, much like the script on the Mood Board.

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One more favorite from the Mood Board is gold glitter dipped balloons and it inspired me to dip this tag from Crate Paper into gold glitter embossing powder.  I also used a couple arrows from Crape Paper and a strip of the arrow paper from My Mind’s Eye on the left side of the page.

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This kit is seriously one of my favs, and inspiring enough on its own, but the Mood Board provides great additional ideas for using the September kit!  Share your creations with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page or use the Mood Board to inspire one of the challenges going on this month!  Thanks for letting me share my page and have an amazing day!

DT CHOICE: Please card me!!

By Valerie Huang

September 14, 2014

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Hi all:

Happy Sunday SBC friends!! It’s Valerie here today.

Don’t know about you guys, but I am definitely a huge card maker myself. But I only make cards and keep them and waiting to send it to someone on a perfect occasion.

When I received the September This Place Add-on (now sold out) kit, I knew they are perfect for my card obsession. So I went ahead to include our exclusive stamp, and the Wood Alphabet sticker from the Main Here + There kit and Time Flies Add-on kit as well.

So I feel share my cards with you will also inspire our subscribers to think more about how to combine the main kit and add on kit on a project. The left over kit will also be perfect to make some cards for different occasions.

Thank you for looking and hope you all have a great weekend.


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Designer’s Choice: Tiny mini insta Album

By Monika Głód

September 13, 2014

Hi everyone.

I fell in love with this mini pocket album from WeRMK couple months ago. I know I’m not the only one :) I decided to use it as my vacation album, with photos taken during our vaca on Masuria Lakes. I printed my Instagram photos  (and regular too) with Instadruk , in 4×4″, so they fit perfectly in my pockets. I used Scrapbook Circle September kit “Here&There” to embellish my insta album.

Just take a look how all elements fit together.

You can buy the September Kit HERE


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Try to use the september kit to embellish your photos from vacation, you will really enjoy it!.



September sketch challenge


It’s another month here are Scrapbook Circle, which means another sketch challenge for you to play along with. Before we dive into the details of the challenge, here are some pages from the creative team to get you motivated to create.

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Our guest designer this month, Dona Howe, also made a layout.


This month’s prize is a Pink Paislee Solstice Prize Pack. Play along using this month’s sketch and you could be entered into the random drawing for a chance to win. Link your entry here on this post in the comments section or on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.


You have until Sept. 24th to play along. We’ll announce the winner here on the blog on Sept. 26th.

Designer Take: Diana’s Gold

Our current kit-inspired challenge is to include gold on a layout. The September kit, Here and There, offers many gold options from rub-ons to stickers to paper. Glitter or foil, we want to see it shine on your next page! Here is more inspiration from our creative team, courtesy of Diana Waite:


Gold is a great accent for old family photos! I love how it mixes so well with the modern papers and yet makes this decades-old photo feel right at home. Great page, Diana!

If you’d like to get in on our gold challenge, you can find all the details here at the original challenge post. Good luck and happy scrapping!

Coordinated Machine Sewing

By Rebecca Keppel

September 10, 2014

I love machine stitching on layouts. It is a quick touch that adds a nice homemade feel. Usually I just add a border around a page or little bits of stitches here and there as accents. Usually I stick with white thread for all my stitching. But on this layout, the Pink Paislee patterned paper from this month’s Scrapbook Circle main kit Here & There,  lent itself to a more thought out process.

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I loved the rays in different colors with my photo at the point where all the rays join. So I decided to accent each ray with coordinated color machine stitching. I started by laying out spools of thread in each color I needed.


Then I stitched lines in each color on each side of each ray. I had to switch out my needle thread, but since I use a clear bobbin thread I never have to change bobbins. Wow, do I love the person who invented clear thread. I remember my Mom trying to teach me to sew when I was a kid and making a new bobbin for each new color you needed to stitch with!

IMG_7532You can see close ups of the coordinated stitching here.


Do you use machine stitching on your layouts? Do you stick with a neutral color thread or do you prefer to mix it up?

:) Rebecca

One Item Wonder: Shimelle Rub-ons

Our very own Jamie Leija was a guest on the Paperclipping Roundtable recently. What does a scrapbooker do to record an experience like that? Create a layout about it, of course! The topic of discussion was travel scrapbooking, so the rub-ons from September’s kit by Shimelle were perfect:


Jamie used the rub-ons to create a block of fun phrases, pictures and shapes to the right of her photo. Even though a rub-on here and a rub-on there can be a great look on a page, I also love the idea of grouping rub-ons like this!



What are you doing with your Shimelle rub-ons? We would love to see! Be sure to upload your projects to our Facebook page so we can take a look. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

circle round up!

By Diana Waite

September 8, 2014

I was REAL excited to be asked with the circle round up this month:

For this challenge I picked elements suggested in each circle and brought them together for my layout.  Easy Peasy when I got to work with so many FANTASTIC items in the Here & There Kit!   I took a look at all of the items listed in the circle challenge and wanted to use everything–I got close!  

Here is my take and my FAVORITES that I used on the page:

DianaWcousinsI have to tell you that using the Here & There kit was SO much fun–it made putting this page together so EASY.

*I took one look at the round gold circles and KNEW I wanted to use the whole sheet on one page! I actually only ended up using MOST of them!

*I also enjoyed using the enamel dots they are diverse and FUN, on this layout I used a heart and a triangle.

*the Shimelle rub ons in the kit are pretty AMAZING! (the heart right above the glittered circles)  They come off smooth and they also have almost like an embossed feel to them, different than other run ons I have used.

*the splashes of pink included in some of the pattern papers and highlighted with embellishments.

*working with the stickers in the Shimelle & Crate Paper lines were seamless.  (top corner banner, and part of the titles)

We would LOVE to see what you do with this circle challenge!  Please feel free to share your takes on our Facebook page!



Designer’s Choice: Adding Watercolors to a Background

By Gina Lideros

September 7, 2014

Hi!  Gina Lideros here with one of my favorite techniques that I love to do: Adding watercolors to a background.  I created this layout using the September Here + There kit.


I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a heart shaped background out of white cardstock.  Then I used my watercolors and a water brush to paint on soft colors to my die cut background.  I alternated light yellow and light pink watercolors and kept the background simple to allow the beautiful glittered garden party paper from My Mind’s Eye (included in the main kit) to show through.


I also added in some tags and chipboard buttons from the September Time Flies Add On kit.


Thank you for sharing my inspiration! If you create a project using this month’s kit, please share your layout on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook Page. I’d love to see what you create!


Designer’s Choice | Don’t Think Too Much!

By Jenni Calma

September 6, 2014

Hello lovely scrappers!  Sometimes I’ll read something that reminds me that not every layout needs to be a masterpiece!  A layout may be just for pure documentation or simply a need to create.  I sometimes have an elaborate theme and symbolism through the title or embellishments, but I do enjoy letting go and just not thinking too much!  I think I literally used a piece of EVERY element from the September main kit “Here + There” and both the “Time Flies” & “This Place” add-ons, except for one.

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I didn’t intend to use so many pieces, but like I said, I wasn’t thinking too much! :)  My husband pointed out that it was chaotic and I had packed so much into one page, much like us trying to see as much of Dublin as possible in one day!  He was right.  I layered three pieces of patterned paper together for the background.  Then added more patterns withe a piece of 6×6, stickers, printables, rub-ons and embellishments.

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I used dimensional adhesive on the strips of photos,  so I could pop my journaling tag into the little kraft bag under them.  I added more layers with the exclusive Scrapbook Circle stamps but used the same color as the paper for a tone on tone effect.


I made lots of random stitches holding all the layers together and switched up patterns from zig-zag to a running stitch.

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Thanks for letting me share a little chaotic creation from the September kit.  When in doubt, keep adding layers!  Share your LO’s with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page and how you create!