August Sketch Challenge

Hello! Today I have a new sketch challenge for you to play along with.  Just a reminder to the newbies that you don’t need to use a Scrapbook Circle kit to play along (but of course we love it when you do).

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Here are two great sample pages from the creative team to jumpstart your creativity.

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One lucky participant who plays along this month is eligible to win this prize from Crate Paper Confetti.

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To play along, share your layout that uses this month’s sketch on our Facebook page or in the comment section of this blog post. You have until August 19th to upload your page.

Can’t wait to see what you create!

Lovely Day a design team choice

By Diana Waite

August 5, 2015

I have to tell you when I opened the Make it Happen kit–I fell in love with all the colors and fun embellishments:

I took a few minutes to “soak up” the kit.  And one paper stood out to me that I wanted to use for my design team choice this month:

I really loved that each square had a different message and I wanted to spread the wealth–so I decided to cut each message into a square.  I cut them as close as I could to the message.  By cutting them to the size of the message each of them is their own unique size.  I decided to work with Lovely Day making it my title for this layout:DianaWlovelyday

I have to tell you this little boy in the picture isn’t so little anymore and neither is the doggie-Ella.  My kids fell in love with this little red dog, who am I kidding we all fell in love with her!  We brought her home RIGHT before school started that year, the kids would RUN home from the bus stop so that they could get in a snuggle with her.  This happens to be one of those days where they went for a swim-it was a “Lovely Day”.

I wanted to give one quick tip of how I adhered my veneer:

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I used a pop dot!  I put it on the right upper side of the heart–the adhesive on the pop dot is very strong and it isn’t going anywhere.

We would LOVE to see your creations using ANY of our Scrapbook Circle kits–please feel free to share them on our Facebook page!

Manufacturer Spotlight: Pinkfresh Studio

When Scrapbook Circle attended CHA last winter, Pinkfresh Studio was one of my favorite booths on the floor. The designs are fresh, fun and unique. I was thrilled to see that their latest collection, Happy Things, makes a big appearance in the August main kit (Make it Happen) and add-ons (Sweet Details, You Shine).

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Creative team member Gina loves Pinkfresh Studio, too, so I asked her to share with us a Pinkfresh Studio project using the products from this month’s kits. Let’s take a look!

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Gina used the acetate die-cuts, glitter foam stickers, puffy stickers and acetate card set.

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I love how the patterns set off the black and white photo! Such a fun, happy page! Are you excited about the Pinkfresh Studio product in the August kits, too? We can’t wait to see what you make. Be sure to share with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page (and I’m sure Pinkfresh Studio would love to see, too!). Have a great day!

 

Rebecca’s Take on the August Mood Board

By Rebecca Keppel

August 3, 2015

This month’s mood board is summer and fun. It features watercolors, triangles, anchors, florals, glitter and more!mood board augustHere is my take on this fabulous mood board:

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I painted watercolor circles just like those around the quote. I also used the PinkFresh Studio glitter foam phrases to represent the script quote. The gold sequin heart was a perfect representation of the glitter pillow.

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I fussy cut some flowers out of the Fancy Pants patterned paper to mimic the floral bouquet.

IMG_5819These acetate triangles were perfect for the multicolored pattern made up from triangles. You can see I also tucked a bit of the Fancy Pants anchor paper for the anchor flip flops.

IMG_5821I also plenty of blue and white pieces like the splash chipboard sticker to represent the blue and white tote.

IMG_5822 I hope you are loving the Mood Boards as much as we are! Whether you use them as inspiration or a shopping list, stop by Facebook and let us know!

:) Rebecca

 

 

 

Make It Happen

By Lisa Andrews

August 1, 2015

Yes! It’s a new month which means a new kit. This month our main kit, Make It Happen, was created to help you document all of those wonderful, funny, hard and memorable stories in your life. We’ve mixed products from several manufacturers plus some really fun exclusives from us. Want to take a look?

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My favorite item this month is probably our exclusive set of 8 cards. Four of them are in color and then we printed the same four designs in black and white. These are minc-able which means if you have a Heidi Swapp Mini Machine, you can run these cards through your machine and add foil. Sweet! Even if you don’t have a Minc, then the black and white cards are a perfect backdrop for watercoloring, colored pencils or adding embellishments on top of these. Hope you enjoy using these as much as we do!

Our other exclusives include a set of wood veneers, so adhesive glitter foam shapes and the acrylic word “be.” Plus, as usual, we have a digital set of good that also comes with your kit. We have a printable, digital cut files and a digital file of our black and white cards so you can make as many as you want!

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In addition to our main kit, we have two different embellishment add-ons this month. First up is Sweet Details. We can’t get enough of the fabulous glittered black word stickers from Pinkfresh Studios plus those fun Fancy Pants pieces and Crate Paper stickers and filled with possibilities.

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Our other embellishment add-on, You Shine, is sure to be a favorite. The Pinkfresh Studios journaling cards are absolutely gorgeous! Plus those Thickers will be perfect titles on pages, the paper pad will give you more creating possibilities and the Elle’s Studio Bits and Pieces will add fun finishing touches to your projects.

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We also have a cardstock add-on for you!

This month is going to be fabulous, so be sure to check in often here on the blog to take a look at inspiring ideas from our team using this kit.

One Item Wonder: Scrapbook Circle Cork Embellishments

The July kit, You Are My Favorite, includes a package of exclusive cork embellishments. The large words and smaller shapes are a great way to add a unique title or eye-catching accent to your page. I asked creative team member Diana to share with us how she used them on a page and this is her “sweet” take:

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I love the font and the dimension the cork gives Diana’s page is just wonderful:

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Have you played with the cork embellishments yet? We’d love to see! Please share with us on our Facebook page.

And before I go, don’t forget to play along with our Planner Addict challenge. See Gina’s amazing planner pages and get all the details in this post here. Have a great day!

Lifting You — Wendi

This month, Creative Team Member Jamie is lifting subscriber Wendi. Wendi shared this layout with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.

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When I saw her page, I loved the stitching, the center focus for the photos and the sprinkle of dots on the top and bottom corners. Such a fun and colorful layout!

To make her lift, Jamie first sketched out the first layout and her version.

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I like the way she planned it with the sketch and how the layout below has enhanced the stitched circle into a more intricate circle behind the photos.

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Thanks for the sketching it out first idea, Jamie!

Anyone else inspired to create something this week?

Using Up the Ends of a Kit

What do you do at the end of your kit when you have bits and pieces left? I like to create a collage-style layout pulling together all the little odds and ends I have left. Scrapbook Circle kits are great for these type of layouts because everything coordinates so perfectly! For this one I had two 12 x 12 pieces of patterned paper left. I cut one into a background using a Cut Shoppe cut file and my Cameo and layered that cut piece onto the other patterned paper. Then I used what I had left to fill in the spaces.

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You can see the embellishments I had left and all the little stickers that work so well in this type of layout. I also recommend getting an add on, especially when a 6×6 pad is included. The smaller patterns are perfect for filling in small spaces of a 12 x 12 cut file and help add interest to a layout if you’ve run out of other patterned papers.

How do you use up the ends of your kits?

:)Rebecca

 

July Sketch Winner

Thanks to everyone who played along this month with the sketch challenge. Here are the pages that were shared with us for July.

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Kat

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Sandi

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Stephanie

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Tina

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Wendi

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Such great inspiration!

Now for a winner of the $10 shop credit to Scrapbook Circle’s shop. I used Random.org to select one winner and this month’s winner is Wendi!

Wendi, send an email to Diana [at] ScrapbookCircle.com as confirmation to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone who played along!

July Technique Challenge – Planner Addict

Even if you’ve only been a member of the online paper crafting community for five minutes, you must have noticed the planner craze. Planner addicts are popping up everywhere, including on our very own Scrapbook Circle creative team. And what better product to decorate and organize a planner with than your monthly kit? Our July technique challenge is to use paper crafting supplies to get yourself organized. While planners have inspired this challenge, you don’t have to own one to play along. You can also decorate a desktop or wall calendar, paper craft a memo board, or even create a layout about your planner addiction. I asked creative team member Gina to share with us her take on the challenge, and I’m going to let her tell you all about what she created in her Heidi Swapp planner:

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I love the bits and pieces included in this month’s July You Are My Favorite Kit and Add-ons. They are perfect for adding simple touches to my planner.

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On my calendar page for the month, I write out ahead of time things that we have scheduled, and then as things come up and we do them, I add them to the calendar.  Bits and pieces from the main kit and the July Let’s Do It add-on and That Was Fun Add-on helped me to really make my pages stand out.

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I hung Crate paper confetti Tassels from the binder rings on my pages.  I used a fine tip pen and Jillibean Soup Mini Alphabet stickers (included in That Was Fun Add-On) to document our plans.

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The washi tape and wood veneer shapes (included in the That Was Fun Add-On) helped bring life to my pages.

Gina Lideros planner4I also used a lot of the Confetti Ephemera pieces through out my planner and tucked them in here and there using pockets and paper clips (not included in kits).  My planner is now set, and ready to document lots of memories!

I absolutely love what Gina did! Let’s get started on playing along! Here’s how to join in:

1. Create a project that satisfies your planner addiction. We would love to see a Scrapbook Circle kit 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, August 5th to be eligible to win this amazing Crate Paper Confetti prize:

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Good luck and happy scrapping!