Designer Take: Jennifer’s Black and White Photos

Our current technique challenge is to use black and white photos on a layout. I asked creative team member Jennifer to share with us her take on the challenge:

Wade In by Jennifer LarsonJennifer loves to convert especially evocative photos to black and white. Here she used a special photo of her son wading through water as a large portion of her layout. She chose yellow patterned paper because yellow reminds her of happiness, and Jennifer used brightly colored embellishments to highlight her son and the title.

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Jennifer also inked the edges of her journaling strips with blue to evoke the water. What a beautiful page!

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How is your entry to the challenge coming along? You have one more week to play, and we’d love to see your layout! Find all the details and enter here. Have a great day!

One Item Wonder: Exclusive Acrylic “Thankful”

From the fun font to the to its perfect size and color, I just adore the acrylic “thankful” from the Mix Tape kit:


I asked creative team member Gina to share with us how she used this exclusive design in a layout and I love what she did!

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Gina used the Basic Grey paper from the main kit as her background, then trimmed several pieces from the 6×6 Basic Grey B Sides pad from the Cassette add-on. She adhered the acrylic word on top of her design, then paired it with the “perfect day” sticker from the maind kit to create her title. White, splattered paint and simple embellishments round out her page.

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How have you used the “thankful” word in your kit? We’d love to see! Share with us on the Facebook page here. Have a fantastic day!

November mood board

By Jennifer Larson

October 26, 2015

Hello! I am sharing a project I made inspired by this month’s mood board. Here’s the inspiration:

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I love the aqua, plus the pops of color and the start black and white. The dandelion puffs also add some delightful motion. Here’s the page I made after seeing this mood board:

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You can see the strips of black and white from the purse along the edges, plus the aqua in the shoes along the right side and in the background paper. I didn’t use many pops of color, just orange and yellow, but I did add some dandelion puffs in the stitched sparkle. Though the mood board wasn’t Halloween-y, the mood led me there. Here’s some final details:

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Thank you for visiting today! I hope the mood board gives you inspiration in a variety of ways. Please share what you create on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page!

Designer’s Choice: Offset Diecutting

By Jamie Leija

October 24, 2015

Hiya! I wanted to share this fun technique I picked up from the lovely Heather Leopard. It was super simple but had such a big impact I think!


I used my Silhouette to offset a diecut from the August kit. Silhouette put out a great tutorial on offsetting found here.


I offset the cut and ran it through my Cameo and once that was done, I just removed the tiny bit that separated the original cut and the offset cut. I backed the finished piece with the B side to the Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith Praieworthy paper from the Mix Tape kit.


I added just a few embellishments and finished it off by stitching down each of the rays with my sewing machine.


See, easy technique! And you don’t have to do the sewing part to get some great texture built up on your pages.

If you try this out, be sure to share it with us! Either in the Scrapbook Circle Facebook Group or on Instagram. Just tag @scrapbook_circle or include #scrapbookcircle


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October Sketch Winner

Thank you to everyone who played along this month! Here’s some great inspiration to start your weekend off right.











This month’s random winner is Janet! Janet, you won the Basic Grey prize pack. Send an email to Diana [at] with your shipping info to claim your prize.

Designer Take: Rebecca’s Black and White Photos

Our current challenge is to create a layout featuring black and white photos. I asked creative team member Rebecca to share with us her take on the challenge, and I love the special twist she came up with:

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Rebecca used two black and white photos to make her single color photo pop!

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The black and white photos, along with black and white patterned paper, allow the colorful embellishments and photo to really draw your attention. What a great technique!

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Are you ready to play along with our black and white photo challenge? You can find all the details here in the October technique challenge post. Have a wonderful day!

Designer’s Choice: Fussy cutting a border

By Jennifer Larson

October 21, 2015

Hello! It’s Jennifer Larson sharing a technique I love: fussy cutting a border.

I love the Pink Paislee Labels paper. Rather than cutting them out to use as labels, I trimmed the labels fro the edge of the paper–the ones that weren’t complete–and used them as a border. Here’s the page:

Just Ask by Jennifer Larson

I stitched the labels down just to add more solidity to the border. Then I added sprinkles of stickers around the photo to link the border:

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Thank you for checking out my page! I hope you get inspired to pull out some scissors and cut apart the gorgeous paper to use it as embellishments and borders.

One Item Wonder: Pretty Little Studio Mini Word Cut Outs

The Mix Tape kit includes a sheet of cut outs by Pretty Little Studio. The words make great subtitles or journaling prompts, and the colors are perfect for adding a pop of color or accent wherever you need it. A quick trim with your scissors, a dot of adhesive, and you’re good to go! I asked creative team member Jamie to share with us how she used several of the cut outs, and this is her great idea:


Jamie created a Project Life insert by cutting out several words and stitching them to a piece of patterned paper.


The Pretty Little Studio words were the perfect journaling prompts for a “who, what, where” style of documenting.


These words are one of my favorite embellishments in the kit this month. What about you? We’d love to see what you did with your kit! Be sure to share on the Facebook page. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Circle Round Up with Rebecca

By Rebecca Keppel

October 19, 2015

This month’s Circle Round looks like this:

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I decided to start with the Illustrated Faith Admirable  and Praiseworthy papers for my background since Bright and Colorful is the main element of this Round Up.

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The next largest circle (Get Sticky With It) references stickers. I used the Evalicious puffy stickers in diagonal corners on my page. Some of the stickers also worked for Burst of Black like the Lucky sticker and #memories sticker. For the smallest circle I used the Dear Lizzy Wood Button in my title.rk sc october-14Have you tried out the Scrapbook Circle October Round Up? What did you use for each of the elements? Share on Facebook-we’d love to see!

:) Rebecca


Design Team Choice: Hello Moon

By Gina Lideros

October 17, 2015

Hi there!  I have another new layout to share with you today using the the October Mix Tape kit and Add-ons.

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September 27th, was a memorable night.  We experienced a blood moon and solar eclipse.  I took my trusty Canon 6D out for a walk and decided to shoot the moon.  I chose my favorite photo from the shoot and decided to document it on my layout using the Mix Tape kit and add-ons.


I love using geometric shapes on layouts.  To create the background for this layout I trimmed several pieces of the patterned papers included in the main kit into squares and rectangle shapes and then adhered them to a white cardstock background.  I used my sewing machine to stitch down a few of pieces.  Then I added in extra embellishments from both of the add-on kits.



Have you created a layout with our October kit?   If so, we would love for you to share it with us on our Facebook page!