Archive for September, 2009

Journaling Cards

I love the September kit and the Jenni Bowlin journaling cards that are included in this kit! On the layout below I decided to use the journaling card with stamps and cut out strips of the card. I especially love the numbers in the margin of the card, I decided to place then out of order just to add a bit of fun to the layout. I look forward to seeing how you use those journaling cards!

Happy Scrapping!


More Fun with the Halloween Kit

Since October is almost here, I’ve thought it’s time to think about what fun projects I can create for Halloween! We have our Halloween kit to help you with all of your creations.

One project I did last week was this hanging cone. I’m going to hang it next to a “spooky” banner I made last year and fill it with a sweet treat (probably peanut M&M’s!)Another project I made with the Halloween kit is this 8 X 8 layout. I have an album where a keep a layout of my kids in their Halloween costumes each year. Here’s a look at the layout featuring the 2007 costumes.
We have just a few Halloween kits left, so get one while you can. Remember, it will ship for free with your October kit.

Two posts in one!

Hello everyone, I hope you are all good and well!

I unfortunately had to skip last week’s post because of a wonky internet connection, so I thought I’d make up for it by sharing 2 projects today.

First, here’s a card I like to call “high style”, LOL! When I first saw this Lily Bee flower, I wanted to use it right away it’s so gorgeous. However, I don’t really have a scrapbooking style that goes well with it, so I thought a card would be best. Very simple to make, but highly stylish, don’t you think?! 😉

Here is a layout using a Fancy Pants KraftKutz paper and some Lily Bee papers and die-cuts. I also used a Jenni Bowlin journaling card that I cut in two. And those Jenni Bowlin mini-alphas? My new favourite product!!

See you next week, hopefully with a project with the October kit!


tip of the day…..

today I wanted to talk about stamps. Particularly Hero Arts stamps, I LOVE them! Okay, so I have a new set of stamps I LOVE–BUT I’m drawing a blank. What to do? I go to their website HERO ARTS, they have a search engine you plug in your stamp number. Up pops your stamps set most of the time they have samples. It’s great for me because it’s a spring board of inspiration! So the next time you can’t figure out what to do with your stamps try the manufacturer website, they have samples!

White Space

I used to be afraid of white space. Then, I went overboard and would leave too much white space. Now, I hope I’ve reached a happy medium! I like clustering several patterned papers and embellishments over about 1/3 of the paper. Then, put your photo (s) on top the the clustering. I feel like this draws the eye to the photo — which is the reason for the layout anyway, right? The september kit is FULL of fun layering papers — all different shapes, size, and colors — so cluster away!


We Have Winner!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our September kit giveaway!

I just let choose a winner for me.
Lucky comment #7!

Blogger Jen said…

ohh la la to the pink paislee blossom paper…..

5:16 AM

We’ll be contacting you, Jen, so that we can get your September kit out to you.

This giveaway was fun!

We will do one again soon. Thanks to everyone for playing along.

If you didn’t win, but still *need* a September kit, we have just a few left.

A Sept Kit layout & a reminder!!!

Happy Friday Scrapbook Circle Blog readers! Gotta love it when Friday rolls around :o)
Today I’d like to share the layout that I created for a recent PageMaps Blog contest…I love doing these…for one, Becky Fleck’s PageMaps are awesome! & second, I get another layout DONE!!!

The sketch calls for a 5×7 photo, but I didn’t have any photo paper at home that size…so I decided to print the photo onto cardstock! I LOVE how it turned out! I also used Picasa 3 to change the photo to B & W and to also keep the color focus on my son’s orange hunting vest…I think this turned out pretty cool…& adds to the “vintage” feel of the layout!

Here’s “this moment”

I used the September Kit (which is amazing, by the way!!!) and some chipboard & ribbon from my own stash to create this layout:

September Kit:

PP-Fancy Pants KraftKuts-Ledger

PP-Lily Bee Vintage Poppy-Curio

PP-Pink Paislee Amber Road-Harvest Hayride

Pink Paislee Amber Road-Borderlines Clear Stickers

Jenni Bowlin-Vintage Black stickers (mini circle alpha) LOVE THESE!!!

Jenni Bowlin-Memo Book black

My stash:

Chipboard from Creating Keepsakes KOTM “Mix It Up”The Paper Studio-Butterflies Twill

Martha Stewart journaling pen

Stampin’ Up ink-Really Rust

The Paper Studio-dimensional foam adhesive

Elmer’s Memory Book Glue Pen

Zig Zag machine stitching

As a reminder: You still have time to enter our September Card Sketch Challenge! See this post for all of the details!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! & do something scrappy :o) !!!

So in love!!!

With the September kit!!! This was my first time working with Lily Bee Designs papers and I am in love!!! The smaller die cut sheets are so fabulous! Don’t know why there aren’t more companies doing these. On the layout below I used one of those die cut sheet for the placement of my title. Love the effect and the little tulip!

I hope you are enjoying this fabulous kit!!! Can’t wait to see the creations in the gallery!


October is Almost Here!

We are very excited to share our upcoming October kit with you. The full reveal will be on Friday, but until then, here are a few peeks to get you excited!

Want a FREE September Kit?

Yesterday was my birthday and it was so much fun getting thoughtful gifts from my sweet family and friends.

So, I was thinking that I would pass around a little bit of gift giving and offer a FREE September kit to one of our lucky blog readers!Just post a comment here telling us one of your favorite products in our September kit.

We will do a random drawing from all of the comments left by this Thursday night at midnight to find our winner.

Good luck!

(If you already have the September kit, you can get your October kit for free instead!)