Archive for January, 2011

tip of the day January 31, 2011

Where has the month gone?  Crazy how time just flashes past! I realized I had these pictures in my cell phone.  I took them using a special FX feature app that I had downloaded.  This was an especially warm day, but there were a couple of things I wanted to remember from this day. (which I was SO grateful I had a camera for!)  1. they were having a special sidewalk mural competition–it was AMAZING!  and 2. our love for the mac (apple) store.  We love to go there, the kids BEG to go there!  We don’t ever buy anything, it’s just fun to play with the gadgets! 🙂  My question to you is do you have any pictures in your camera that you’ve forgot were there?  Pull ’em out and scrap them!

Please feel free to share your creations with us on our Facebook page!

Inspiration via Tumblr

Hi all! Today is my last post at Scrapbook Circle. I have enjoyed my time here so much! Lisa and the girls on the DT are all just so wonderful, I had such a blast! Lisa, thanks for having me!

Today, I would like to share some of my favorite tumblr inspiration.

Have a creative day!


Weekend Warm-up 1.28

Happy Friday!  I just saw on Facebook that Lisa and some of the Scrapbook Circle gang are on their way to CHA.  I’m so jealous!  I hope they have a safe and wonderful time!

If you’re like me and not going to CHA this weekend, are you getting any scrapping done?  Here’s a quick tip for that beautiful sheet of rub-ons in the January kit:

Play peek-a-boo!  Once I had mapped out my embellies for this layout, I felt like I needed a little something else.  My solution?  A few of the rub-ons, peeking out from behind the papers and embellies.  I love the subtle effect.

Have a great weekend!

*love* :):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi everyone and HAPPY THURSDAY!! Wanted to share the last lo I made using the GORGEOUS January kit!!!! I have had sooooooooo much fun using this kit! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I loved the Hambly Rub Ons in the January kit!! I used the whole package on this one layout! I just kept laying them down and rubbing them on! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks for stopping by! I want to thank Lisa for having me on the DT for these past six months, I have had an AMAZING time! She is AWESOME to work with! Good luck to all the new girls!! I can’t wait to see what you create! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

My favs and farewell!

Well this is officially my last post during my stint as a design team member for Scrapbook Circle.  I have been a huge fan of these kits for a LONG time, and was so honored when I was asked to be on the team 6 months ago.  Every month I felt like the kit was made specifically for me….they were composed of papers and embellies that I would have chosen if I were to put a kit together!  🙂

The ladies on this team are simply phenomenal…their works are all so inspiring!!!  I will miss working with them all.

I am SOOO looking forward to participating now as a “member” with all the new blog happenings coming up!

I would like to leave you with my 6 favorite layouts, one from each month, starting with the August 2010 kit.  Some of these pages were in my Top 10 of 2010 (and I did a LOT of pages last year!).  Again, thank you Lisa and all the Scrapbook Circle Fans!!







New starting in February

Hello all!

With the new Design Team starting in February, and Tessa and I beginning our Blog Coordinators adventure as well, we are going to be introducing some new features to you. I wanted to stop in today and let you know what new inspiration you can expect from us in addition to the fabulous kits that Lisa puts together each month.

On Mondays we’ll be showcasing a feature called LIFTING YOU! Hence why I’ve been asking for your pages using the Scrapbook Circle kits. Please continue to share on Facebook and if you aren’t on Facebook, send your pages to me at dianadesigns [at]

On Tuesdays we’ll share our ONE ITEM WONDERS. The DT will be focusing each week on one unique item in the kit. Hopefully sharing with you how to use something in the kit that may make you scratch your head. You know the feeling—the “i just got this kit and what the heck is this” feeling.

Tessa will continue with her WEEKEND WARM UP on Thursdays. We love when she gives us a jumping off point for weekend creativity.

And on the first Friday of the month, I’ll be showcasing one of you in the GETTING TO KNOW YOU feature. One subscriber each month will answer a short Q&A and we’ll get to know you all so much better. Again… I don’t know who you are if you aren’t sharing your pages with us. Even linking up your blog in the comments sections will help me to find our wonderful subscribers and invite you all to be featured.

It’s hard to believe there are any other days left with all this going on, but in between all of this will be posts by the Design Team as they share their work and experience using the Scrapbook Circle kits.

I hope you are as excited as we are! Until then, here’s a peek at the February kit and reminder to scoop one up for yourself so you can get in on the fun with us!

tip of the day January 24, 2011

My tip of the day today is actually a challenge!  Do you still own a corner rounder?  Does it have dust on it? Come on be truthful! 🙂  Your corner rounder can be your best friend,  if you let it!  Yes, you can do the basic rounding of the corners.  But did you know it can also create a scalloped border?  Yep!  My particular rounder is made by EK success and has a plastic guard on it.  It is removable (maybe not on purpose, but it snaps back on!)  anyway, remove that little plastic guard and you can punch a border making sure you connect the tops of the half circle it punches.  BEAUTIFUL and Easy!

I would love to see your creations using your corner punch, please feel free to share them on our Facebook page–don’t be shy! 🙂


Hi all! How is your weekend going?

I have been making some fun little collage tags this weekend. I have been using scraps from many of my Scrapbook Circle kits. (see….there IS  a good reason to keep scraps. he he)

What have you been creating with your January kit?

My old room was…

Good morning fellow scrappers…

So, in addition to scrapbooking, I also love to write. I’m in a writer’s group that meets twice a month. We always start out our meetings with a prompt, about which we write solidly for ten minutes. Our last prompt was “My old room was…”

It was so fun to reminisce about the room I had growing up and catch a glimpse into the childhood of my friend’s lives as well. So, a few days later, when I found this picture of my old bedroom in a stack of pictures waiting to be scrapped… I had to capture some of the memories I had written about in my group. 

What one word would describe YOUR bedroom as a child? Magical? Safe? Cluttered? How about your bedroom now? Haven? Grand Central Station? Cluttered? (he he) Do your children a favor and take a picture of their bedrooms — just how they look, don’t clean them up — they will thank you in years to come. Have them choose a word to describe how they feel about their bedrooms. It might surprise you. My bedroom, along with being “migratory” (my parents had us switch bedrooms and roommates around every year or so, to get to know all of my 8 sisters better!), was also a “magical” place where my imagination and books carried me to lands that surpassed my dreams.

Weekend Warm-up 1.21

Happy Friday, scrapbookers!  I’m happy to announce that the “Weekend Warm-up” feature will continue to be a regular post as the new design team comes on board in February.  I’ve really enjoyed writing these weekly posts for you and look forward to continuing for the next six months.

As I plan for the coming weeks, I’d love to know: What kinds of things do you like best in this type of post?  Do you want more spring boards for inspiration?  Do you want more ideas for getting the most out of your kit?  Would you like to see formal challenges?

I’m happy to bring you want YOU want :).  Please leave a comment here with your thoughts, or head over to the Scrapbook Circle facebook page to voice your ideas.  I really appreciate it!

Here’s a quick tip for today:

When working with your Maya Road doilies, don’t be afraid to cut them up.  I cut this one in half so that I could use it in two places on my layout.  Enjoy your weekend!