Archive for March, 2012

Never Enough, I say!

I will admit it. I am a woman of extremes! I either love it to death, or, well… not.

Ink (spray mist, stains) are not new to scrapbooking. But that doesn’t mean you can’t try new things-even if it is just you it is new to. I still get some pretty strange looks at crops because of what I am doing with ink… and many times they want to play too!

For this layout I had two things in mind: Freestyle the ink and use a lot of the embellishment! I had one of the crazy-fabulous add-ons this month, and by golly, I was gonna USE lots of those embellishments! It is many times the tiniest of embellishments that get lost or not used. Enough of  THAT! With the popularity of “confetti” on a layout, the smallest of embellishment can be thrown in the mix for added impact.

As for the ink-the SMALLEST of sticker backs can be used as a mask! (As seen with the butterfly to the left there). It is kinda fun to just go for it regarding the little details in a layout!

I used Mister Huey’s spray mist in white first. It is a very chalky spray ink. And it take some time to dry. I took advantage of that. I then “splattered” (with the end of the mister that is in the bottle) other colors onto the white… it kinda spread out in little fingers in the white! Did I plan this? Heck no! Happy accidents!

I think one of the best things about the date stamp in the add-on (Dear Lizzy) is that it is VERY easy to use just the image without the date. I stamped the banners repeatedly here and there…

And leave it to me-I DID manage to sneak in some jouranling! If I didn’t, the girls I judge each year at the fair (yes, in the scrapbooking catagory) would NEVER let me live it down! Hee!

So make a big statement with ink and LOTS of embellishment. This kit has your covered. You’ll have enough embellishment, and then some!

Card sketch – Nicole

Hi there! March is nearly over and I wanted to share the card that Nicole made using this month’s card sketch.

Here was the sketch that we had up for the month of March.

And this is the card that Nicole made.

I ADORE this card! I love the whimsy and colors. How fun is all of that layering! This card looks like it was fun to build as well as give. Great job with the sketch, Nicole!

Next month, I’ll have a layout sketch for you. Check back then to play along with us!

Designer Take: Nicole on Challenge #28

How is your entry to our Polaroid challenge coming along?  I’ve got a fabulous page to share with you today, as well as a tutorial for creating your own faux Polaroids. First, let’s take a look at Nicole’s challenge-inspired layout:

I’m not much of a city girl myself, but this layout makes me want to try! And the stitching on the Polaroid frames – perfection!

If you don’t have a Polaroid camera, you can easily create your own faux Polaroid frames with a square punch and your paper trimmer.

Punch a square from white cardstock. Be sure to reach as far into the page as your punch allows so that you can leave enough room for your caption space.

Using your trimmer, cut out your square. Leave just a little bit of space around the top and sides, but leave a much larger “caption” space at the bottom.

Easy peasy! If you would like to play along with our challenge, you can find the details here. Have a wonderful day! Tessa

Bits and pieces!

Hi Scrapbook Circle friends!

Sophie here to share with you how much I loved both these papers from BEST.DAY.EVER kit and how I used them:


I loved the idea that I could cut out bits and pieces and play with them!

I created a collage looking design and embellished the elements either with my Dear Lizzy stamp (a must have) or with some machine stitching.

You can also use them to write your journaling, or to create a list of things you love.

How did you use those beautiful papers?

Hope you had fun with this kit!

One Item Wonder: Dear Lizzy Stickers

The Neapolitan line by American Crafts is filled with adorable Dear Lizzy designs. The stickers that were included in the Best.Day.Ever. kit are no exception! Let’s take a look at how Jennifer and Sophie put these cute accents to use.

Jennifer made the lollipop sticker her focal point, lifting it off the background with dimensional adhesive. And how cute is her stickered sentiment? Simple and absolutely darling!

Sophie used the word stickers as captions for her photos. And do you see the arrows at the bottom? That’s a border sticker that Sohpie cut into sections. How clever is that?!

What did you do with the Dear Lizzy stickers? We would love to see! Upload your photos to the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page and we will come take a look. Have a great day!

Lifting You – Brianna

Hello! Today we are sharing DT member Melissa’s lift of Brianna’s layout. Brianna shared her layout with us on Facebook.

Here is the layout from Brianna. I love the way she grouped her photos and that doilie sneaking out from the bottom is perfect. Such a great way to call out her journaling, too.


Here is what DT member Melissa did for her lift of the layout. She did a great job of using some of the same fantastic pieces as Brianna’s page. The photo structure as well as the layered pages for the background — and LOVE that woodgrain!

The whimsy of Melissa’s page just makes me smile — I love it! Great job to both ladies.

Want to be featured on one of our Lifting You posts? Share your work using Scrapbook Circle kits on the Facebook page!

Trend Spotting – Chevron

If you haven’t noticed – chevron’s are HUGE this year. They seem to be everywhere – home design, fashion and especially in scrapbooking!

In the March kit there are some hints of chevron!

One of my favorite papers in the kit is all about the chevron by Bazzill Basics is this one:

I love the chevron and quilted look of the page too… I used it in a few different ways on different pages, but I wanted to chop it up this time and break up the chevron on this page :

I love the broken up chevron look – and it is a great way to create even more patterns from the paper in the kit. This one paper has multiple images on it – you get more patterns for your buck 🙂

I hope you will share your pages on our Facebook page using your March kit!


Count down!

Hi dear Scrapbook Circle friends!

Sophie here to share with you one of my favorite item from the BEST.DAY.EVER. kit: Lily Bee Handmade Journaling Cards.

In the pack I found these great big numbers tags and fell in love instantly!

I thought they would be perfect to create a fun grid layout counting the steps that turned my baby into a boy the day he had his first hair cut!

I combined them with Dear Lizzy stickers, and bits from Dear Lizzy papers and decided that each part of the grid would have one color scheme:

Here is the result:

How did you use these gorgeous tags?

Do share your layouts with us on our facebook page! We love to see what you create!

Home is Where You Are

I love map paper. No. seriously. I REALLY love map paper. It’s sort of one of those things I just can’t keep myself from buying AND then I actually use it because I get so excited about it! The gorgeous Bazzill Wayfarer Drifter paper in the Best. Day.Ever. kit had me the moment I opened my box! I decided it needed to be more than just a card, so I grabbed a frame from IKEA that I had on hand and the wonderful little Lily Bee Alphabet stickers and created a home decor piece that I am so happy to have in my home!

To create this frame, I simply cut the map paper to size, although, I was careful to select a portion that looked nice in the frame, added the sticker sentiment and then framed it! This was super simple, but I absolutely love it!!! This would also make a beautiful gift for a friend, as well! It’s always nice to be able to stretch my Scrapbook Circle kits to do even more than layouts and cards!

Challenge #28: Polaroid Picture

The Polaroid look is really popular in scrapbooking right now, and the Best.Day.Ever. kit could not be more on-trend. Our next challenge is inspired by this retro styling and brought to you by our guest designer, Sara Zenger:

Your challenge is to use a Polaroid style photo on your layout. Whether you use an authentic Polaroid or create a faux Polaroid, that iconic white box with a caption space is all we need to see. And how fun is the camera theme in Sara’s layout?

I love all the Polaroid and photo details!

Ready to play along? Here’s how:

1. Create a layout inspired by the challenge. We would love to see a Scrapbook Circle kit in action, but any materials will do.

2. Post your layout to your blog, a gallery, or our Facebook page. Come back to this post and leave a comment with the direct link to your posted project.

3. Deadline to enter is Wednesday, April 4th, 9:00 pm Pacific.

You could win a $10.00 Scrapbook Circle credit! Happy scrapping!