Designer’s Choice: using the mask

By Jennifer Larson

January 11, 2015

Hello! It’s Jennifer Larson sharing a technique I did with the mask this month. Here’s my page:

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I normally use masks for ink or mist, but in this case I wanted to add glitter to go with the gold title and accents on the page. Here’s what I did:

1. I lay the mask on the page where I wanted the cascading hearts to be.

2. Using a sharp pencil, I lightly outlined the hearts through the mask, then removed the mask.

3. Using a glue pen (I used Zig 2-way glue pen), I drew some glue on the outlined hearts, a few at a time, then sprinkled glitter on top, then tapped the glitter off onto a tray.

4. I repeated step 3 until all the hearts were gold.

5. Once the glue dried, I used a toothpick to fleck off any stray glitter and sharpen the hearts’ outlines and an eraser to remove as many of the visible outlines as I could.

I hope this gives you an idea for how to use your mask this month!

Designer’s Choice – Neutral colors

By Monika Głód

January 10, 2015

Hello everyone!

Hope you are feeling great in a new year.

I have a simple layout for you today, with my  favorites from january kit – golden Dear Lizzy word stickers. They’re big, on a foam base and in a warm, gold colour. I also used kraft tags from American Crafts and wood hearts. I chose photos of my boys taken two weeks ago, in a winter scenery, so I thought about neutral colors. I think this LO turned out great.  It’s a simple in composition and in colors. Try sometimes to make your project using neutral colors, it’s such a  inspiring proccess. TFL!

 

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and lots of details:

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January Guest Designer — Amy Coose

To start the 2015 year off, we have the wonderful Amy Coose joining the team for January.

Let’s get to know her a little better.

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My name is Amy Coose and I’ve been a scrapbooker for as long as I can remember. I live in Virginia with my husband and our three kiddos. They are the focus of most of my pages. When I am not scrapbooking, you can find me at the hockey rink.  My husband and son are serious hockey players and my youngest is about to start. I spend more time at the hockey rink than I thought was humanly possible.

We also asked Amy a few questions:

If you could spend a day scrapbooking/crafting with anyone (friend, online friend, celebrity, etc) who would it be and why? This one is a no brainer for me, I would hop on a plane and cruise to Canada to scrap with one of my favorite people, Sherri Funk. We’ve never met in person, but she is one talented scrapper and a great friend.

If you were designing a scrapbook collection, what ONE thing would make sure was in that line and why? I would say lots of embellishments, I love the added texture and fun they add to a project.

What does a perfect day of scrapbooking look like for you? Is it day or night? Music or quiet? Crop or alone? I love to scrap in the morning, with coffee, and complete silence. I am a much better day scrapper than night, but I’ll do it anytime, anywhere that I can.

Amy has been getting crafty with the new January kit, All You Need is Love. Here is the first of many great projects from her that we’ll see during the course of the month.

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This is just too fun, right? Cute! Thanks for joining us for January, Amy! Leave her some love in the comments section, and look for more of her work to pop up here on the Scrapbook Circle blog this month.

January Kit-Inspired Challenge: Hello 2015

Ready for our first challenge of 2015?! You know I love the exclusive 3×4 cards included in the kits, and January’s set is no exception. I particularly love the one that says “Hello 2015″. Inspired by that card, our next challenge is to create a layout about the new year. You could document how you celebrated on New Year’s Eve or Day, list your resolutions, or journal about things you’re looking forward to in 2015. I asked creative team member Gina to share with us her take on the challenge, and this is the fantastic result:

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Gina is saying hello to 2015 with a brand new planner and the goal of getting organized. She cut her photos and the Hello 2015 card into triangles to create this fun, trendy design.

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

1. Create a layout inspired by the theme “Hello 2015″. We would love to see a Scrapbook Circle kit – and the Hello 2015 card – in action, but any materials will do.

2. Post your layout to your blog, our Facebook page, or an online gallery. Copy and paste a direct link to your post into the comments on this post.

3. You have TWO WEEKS to play. Enter by 9:00 pm Pacific time on Wednesday, January 21st to be eligible to win this fabulous American Crafts prize package!

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Good luck and happy scrapping!

Black & White and a splash of color

By Audrey Yeager

January 7, 2015

One of my favorite things about the January kit and add-ons are the neutral colors like the greys, blacks, and whites, and how you can add in pops of colors from the other papers.

I chose this black and white stripe paper from Crate Paper as my background, and to make sure my photos didn’t clash too much, I printed them in black and white also.  This allowed the colors to really stand out.

 

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I used a piece of paper from the Bella Rouge 6×6 paper pad (from the add-on) and cut out some black “chalk” shapes to scatter on my page, plus some of the pink enamel dots, too.

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I used a punch to cut out one of the exclusive Scrapbook Circle stickers and then popped it off the page.

 

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And I just LOVE the Bella Rouge transparent alphas.  I stitched over them to secure them and then added one of the exclusive wood hearts that I tried to add some ink to to match the shade of green in the Amy Tan Stitched paper behind my photos.

I wanted to add something else on the bottom of the page to draw your eye down more, so as a last touch, I added a piece of black and white twine from my stash right along the edge of the black and white strips on the paper, then added a little bow near the title.

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Let’s see your pages with these neutrals and pops of color!

One Item Wonder: Pink Paislee Washi Shape Stickers

Hello and thanks for stopping by for the first One Item Wonder post of the new year! Included in the All You Need is Love kit is a set of washi tape stickers by Pink Paislee. Part of the Bella Rouge collection, the fun patterns and shapes are sure to dress up your layouts this month. I asked creative team member Jamie to share with us how she used them on one of her pages:

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Jamie described the stickers as “little bite sized bits of awesome”. Truer words could not be spoken! Jamie cleverly used the strips to create tic-tac-toe boards, then placed hearts and dots as x’s and o’s.

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I think this layout is a mouthful of awesome!

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Like Jamie, are these washi stickers one of your favorite parts of the kit? How do you plan to use them? We’d love to know! Share with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page here. Have a great day!

Circle Round Up: January

By Gina Lideros

January 5, 2015

Hi Scrapbook Circle fans! Gina and I am here to share some inspiration I have gained from this months Circle Round Up

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I love the Circle Round Up because it gives you an outline of ideas of what will work well together.  I always start with the largest circle first and then make my way to the smallest circle.  The largest circle used .  I used the Pink Paislee Gorgeous paper included in the All You Need is Love kit for that.

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The next circle was the blush circle.  I used washi shapes for that.  I stacked washi tapes along the right side of my layout.

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The next circle was the Bling It On circle.  I used the AC Gold heart stickers to add a little of bling to my layout.

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The last circle was the Add-on circle .  I used the Authentique mini diction word stickers to add extra text to my layout.  Because I followed the circle round up recipe everything came together pretty well.  I hope that you can gain inspiration this month from the circle round up!

 

 

Designer’s Choice | Achieving Balance

By Jenni Calma

January 4, 2015

Happy New Year everyone!  Jenni here to share one of my layouts using the January ‘All You Need is Love’ main kit and a few pieces of the ‘Hello Love’ Add-on.  The colors for this kit are amazing, both sides of the spectrum.  Black and whites and bold colors that I used in this layout, plus lots of lovely pinks, greys and turquoise too.  I took my inspiration from these photos for this page.

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Sometimes, with papers and patterns this vivid I print my photos in black & white.  I decided to challenge myself, using the papers and patterns to create a layout that balanced the colors in the photos.  After seeing these photos of my son giving his grandparents hugs, I picked out this 6×6 piece of black Pink Pasilee paper with tiny frames.  I also knew I wanted to use the bold red script paper from Amy Tangerine.  laying those side by side I tried to chose other papers that matched or complimented those colors.

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I also varied the pattern, so there is a range between smaller stripes to larger, small text to large script and the the polka dots to break up all the straight lines.  I randomly hand cut all the papers using larger pieces for the two original patterns I chose.  I stapled some, sewed some and centered it all using the gold foam phrase words from Crate Paper for my title.

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I love playing around with different papers like this, using the colors and patterns as if they were the embellishment!  Show us how you use your kit or any colors and patterns on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page. Thanks for stopping by today and have an amazing day!

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By Diana Waite

January 3, 2015

I wanted to try something a little bit different this month with my paper and pictures.  I printed out 4 pictures matted those pictures on a 6″ x 6″ paper which was framed by an 8″ x 8″, then 10″ x 10″ piece of paper and finally on a 12″x 12″piece of paper.  This is the result of my personal challenge:DianaWgroundsquirrel

I think you could vary this 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 challenge if you placed the squares right in the center of each other as well.  Or even print 2 pictures mount those on a 4″ x 4″ paper and then go all the way up to 12″ x 12″–so many possibilities.

I SO love the new All You Need is Love kit-PACKED full of fun embellishments and paper!  We would LOVE to see your creations using any Scrapbook Circle kit–please feel free to share those on our Facebook page.

 

Hello 2015!

By Lisa Andrews

January 1, 2015

We are excited to welcome in a new year with a fresh and new January Kit! We have packed in the exclusive items this month and hope you enjoy using them as much as we do.

Let’s take a look at our January “All You Need is Love” Kit. We have exclusive stickers, wood heart shapes, acrylic hearts, stamp set, a stencil, tags and a printable plus favorites from many of our favorite manufacturers.

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We also have two embellishment add-ons this month.

Our Hello Love add-on includes 12 Glittered Tags, a 6X6 Bella Rouge Paper Pad, Dear Lizzy Foil Stickers and Authentique Diction Stickers.

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The Shine Bright add-on includes a Basic Grey J’adore 6X6 Paper Pad, Pink Paislee Bella Rouge Puffy Stickers, Elle’s Studio Hello 2015 Stickers, Pink Paislee Bella Rouge Alphas and Basic Grey Pink Enamel Dots.

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If you love patterned paper like we do, then we have an extra set of the patterned paper from the kit available. too.

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Starting this month we are offering the digital cut files to our subscribers as a part of the kit subscription. The digi cut files are also available here.

Last, but not least, we have a set of cardstock for you to compliment your kit.

We hope you are looking forward to your boxes to start arriving next week! Please order any extras by January 4 because kits start shipping on January 5th.

Happy New Year!