Archive for May, 2011

Anniversary Giveaway Winners: Week 2

Wow, it has been so much fun reading all of the comments that have been pouring in with all of the giveaways this month.

With the help of, we have the winners for week 2 of the giveaways.

Giveaway #6: Your choice of 5 Designer Digitals from Ali Edwards.

Giveaway #7: $10 Shop Credit to Design by Diana plus a goodie bag of products hand picked by Diana to coordinate with your order.

Giveaway #8: Lil Luna Matching Ring and Earring Set. You get to choose the color!

Giveaway #9: Scrapbook Circle Anniversary Kit

Giveaway #10: A $20 Gift Certificate to SheyB

Thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaways last week. Be sure to keep checking in all month long because we will continue to do a giveaway every weekday in May to celebrate our 5th Anniversary.

In you are a winner, please contact to claim your prize. All prizes not claimed by June 5 maybe given away to an alternate winner.

One Item Wonder: Mud Pie Patterned Paper

In the May kit, “Grandma’s Attic”, you will find this Studio Calico patterned paper:

Don’t you love the graphic alphabet?  And the reverse side is a gorgeous design.  Let’s take a look at how Rebecca and Diane used this fun paper.

Rebecca created a fabulous page about her daughter doing well at school.  I love how she made a frame from the patterned paper by cutting out the center.  Great page!

Diane created a little gift set with both sides of the patterned paper. Diane cut an “i” and a “u” from the alpha side to make her sentiment on the card, then used the other side of the patterned paper to create a background for her card and a bow for the treat bag.  Fabulous projects!

I hope you are inspired to pull out the Studio Calico Mud Pie patterned paper and play.  There are so many possibilities.  We’d love to see how you use this sheet – just upload your layout to the facebook page.  Have a great day!

Anniversary Giveaway #12: Lolly Jane

We are very excited to share our giveaway from Lolly Jane with you today. Lolly Jane is a fantastic craft inspiration blog plus they sell cool vinyl designs. Lolly Jane is run by twin sisters, Kelli and Kristi.

Today Lolly Jane is giving away a $25 gift credit to their boutique.

Here’s a look at some of the designs you will find in their boutique.

Cuckoo Clocks



They also do custom vinyl for signs that would be perfect wedding or housewarming gifts.

Just let us know which of the Lolly Jane products is your favorite and you are entered to win the $25 gift credit to their boutique.

Comments will close Saturday, May 21st.

Anniversary Giveaway #11: Vintage Mini Album

Today our giveaway is sponsored by Diane Payne from Color Me Happy.

Diane has been scrapbooking for several years. She enjoys going to flea markets and incorporating her vintage finds into her scrapbooking and home decor. Some of her favorite items to use in scrapbooking include milk bottle caps, vintage fabric and trim, old ledger paper, files and envelopes, and books. Anything goes!

Diane has an etsy store, dmariememories, where she will occasionally lists altered scrapbooking items for sale.

The giveaway prize is this mini album made from an altered book. It includes a variety of patterned papers, card stock, doilies, and coordinating die cuts, labels and buttons.

All you have to do to enter to win this gorgeous altered album is leave a comment here letting us know what your favorite vintage items are that you incorporate into your layouts or home decor.

Comments will close Saturday, May 21.

Lifting You – Peggy

Hello everyone! Today we have another Lifting You feature to share with you. This week we are lifting Peggy! Peggy shared her work on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page. Have you, yet? Lifts for June are being chosen now—share your work with us!

Peggy was lifted by DT members Diane and Diana W. This first page is from Diane. I love how you can see that she kept the majority of the lift layout with the strips, the single picture and the circle embellishment, but she just tilted it all. Such a great idea!

And this page is from Diana W. I love how she added that second photo in black & white. And the corrugated alphas are great, too. Fabulous lift!!!

Have you been using our lift pages as sketches for your pages? If you do, we’d love to see them on the Facebook page. Source the date of the lift you used—we’d love to see your work!

She’s Got Dimension

I love, LoVe, LOVE to layer on my pages.  I’m just a sucker for things to pop off my pages.  Sometimes it’s just a little and sometimes I admit I got a little overboard with my determination to reach different heights!

The papers and embellies included in this month’s Grandma’s Attic and Anniversary kits (Happy 5 Years, Lisa!) make it so easy to give your projects a pop!

Hopefully these two layouts will give you some ideas…

For Redneck Spa Day I fussy cut the intricate details of 2 of the papers and then stacked them on top of each other.  You could get the same effect with pre-made or punched borders.  I also layered the banner rub-on and then stacked an “R” for my daughter’s name, added a sticker and an accordian flower.  What really adds to the dimension though are the scalloped circle flowers.  I did a tutorial for those on my blog.

For She’s Got Style I fussy cut the blue scallop paper as a border again.  Then I used the corrugated elements from the kit, stickers and more fussy cut pieces that I popped up with pop dots. Then I ruffled up some twine I had in my stash to add just a litle bit more flair. 

I hope to see some new layouts leaturing layering and dimension posted to our Facebook page!

Hello Sunshine Lollies

Oh, how I love these!  Each of our kits contain 4 of these BEAUTIFUL little embellishments.  They are so fun, I opened my kit and they screamed, “used me now!”  On my layout Building a Castle:

I used two of these delightful embellishments.  I decided I didn’t want to include a bunch of words so for my green lolly I pulled the word happy off  punched a circle with my 1/2″ punch (to cover the glue dot) then covered that with a sticker that was included in the kit.  *I am keeping the happy sticker for another project, never fear!*

for the second lolly , I made it myself. I cut a 3/4″ x 12″ piece, I punched it with one of my smaller border punches and accordion folded it.  I then glued the ends together and arranged it so it looked like the other lollies.  I topped it with a button from the Emma’s shoppe buttons (they can be found in the Scrapbook Circle shop HERE, they are a perfect add on!)

finally for the third lolly, I just let it shine. 🙂

I would love to see what you’ve done with your little lollies–please share on our facebook page.

Anniversary Giveaway #10: SheyB

Happy Friday! We have another anniversary giveaway for you today and it’s from SheyB. Shey is known for her beautiful hand sewn camera strap covers. I have one and love using it. Today SheyB is giving away a $20 gift certificate to their shop!

SheyB is not making any custom camera straps right now, but they do have some ready to ship and in the shop.

Here are a couple of our favorites from SheyB.

The Celeste

Black & White Damask w/Flowers

SheyB also has a home decor line with cute pillows like this one:

Birds on a Wire

Want to enter to win? Just leave a comment letting us know if you would like to have solid cardstock in your kits or if you prefer getting more patterned paper in your kits.

Comments will close Saturday, May 14 at midnight PST.

Weekend Warm-up: Using Sketches

I love to use sketches when I scrapbook.  A good sketch gives me inspiration and saves me time, and Diana’s sketch for challenge #7 is definitely a great sketch:

When you are creating a layout based on a sketch, you can translate the sketch to your page literally or loosely.  Feel free to turn the sketch around, flip it upside down, edit elements, or use only part of it.  For my take on the challenge, I borrowed all the main elements from the sketch:

I used four photos in a square grid, I placed journaling in the top right corner, and I interpreted the scalloped border as a strip of patterned paper and trim.

I changed a few things, too.  I chose not to use blocks of patterned paper behind my photos, I also added journaling to the bottom left of my page, I moved the title to the bottom and replaced its place in the sketch with an embellishment, and I added a little bit of trim to the edges.

I loved using this sketch and plan to use it again.  With a million possibilities, one sketch can inspire several great layouts.  If you haven’t played along with Challenge #7 yet, you still have until Wednesday.  See the challenge post here for all the details.

Happy scrapping!

Anniversary Giveaway #9: Scrapbook Circle Anniversary Kit

We figured it just wouldn’t be right to do all of these anniversary giveaways without doing a giveaway of our Anniversary Kit. Today we are giving away an Anniversary kit to one lucky winner!

This kit is available this month to anyone who has ever ordered from us at the discounted price of only $18. This is one of our regular full-sized kits!

Here’s a look at a few things that have been created with the kit. (Be sure to check out our ideas page for many more Anniversary Kit ideas.)

by Nicole Nowosad

by Diane Payne

by Lisa Andrews

Just leave a comment letting us know your favorite item in the Anniversary Kit and you will be entered to win.

(If you win this giveaway and already have this kit, you will receive an $18 credit to our shop.)

Comment close Saturday, May 14 at midnight PST.