Archive for May, 2012

Journaling Stickers

I love to journal. I love writing down stories. But sometimes even I need a break. This month I looked at the Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text Typewriter stickers and found everything I needed to tell my story:

Hey, if the work is already done for you that makes one less step and maybe one more layout completed, right?

I was very impressed with how many choices of phrases were included on a single sheet of stickers! I found plenty to go along with the theme of my layout and of course had plenty more for other projects including this card:

Have you found any creative uses for the Tiny Typewriter stickers? I would love to see!

🙂 Rebecca

Cloud love.

I love clouds!  I loved that they were not included in the main kit (stickers by Pink Paislee and chipboard by Bella Blvd.)  this month but also the add on (in the rubons).  For this layout I dared myself a little…to mix them all together!

I think the affect turned out SO fun!  No cloud is the same as another in the sky so why should it be so on my page?  I even sewed through the chipboard cloud–EASY PEASY!

Incidentally, this has got to be one of my FAVORITE pictures–this is my mom and her little brother.  Her look says it all! 🙂

we would LOVE for you to share with us your ideas and page on our FACEBOOK page!

It’s Okay to Go Off the Edge a Little Now and Then

Aren’t we always striving to push our creativity ‘outside the box’? Well, today I have a very literal interpretation of that for you! It’s totally okay to go off the edge a bit! I absolutely LOVED the long banner stickers that were included on the Echo Park This & That sticker sheet and I was dying to use them on a card, but, it was a bit tricky to design around that because they are so very long! That’s when it dawned on me…go outside of that BOX!

You are Everything

For this card I used the beautiful Bazzil Wayfarer Sightseer Excursionist patterned paper to set my scene. I added one of the fabulous clouds from the Pink Paislee Prairie Hill Sticker sheet to the banners to give it a little extra something. The rest was super easy! I used foam adhesive to adhere the banner sticker for the focal point of my sentiment, allowing it to hang off the edge of the card a bit and then added an additional phrase from the Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text Typewriter sheet to complete it!

You are Everything (detail 2)

I love how well the kit elements came together for this pretty card! That is what makes Scrapbook Circle kits so wonderful! You get everything you need and can create fabulous projects quickly and easily! YAY!

Challenge #32: Masking

The Story includes a fabulous mask by Christy Tomlinson for Pink Pailsee. Paired with ink, mist or paint, the mask is a great way to customize a layout. Simply place the mask on your surface, cover with your chosen medium, and remove the mask to reveal the design. Challenge #31 is to incorporate this technique into a layout. Our guest designer, Allison Waken, put her doily mask to use in this page:

Allison created her own patterned paper by masking with black mist, then trimming the result down to photo mats and border strips.

I love that the varying saturation of the mist adds interest to the coloring of the mask.

The doily design is perfect for these little peek-a-boo pieces.

Are you ready to try your hand at masking, and perhaps win some scrapbooking goodies along the way? Here is how:

1. Create a layout using the masking technique. 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, May 30th, 9:00 pm Pacific.

4. One player will be randomly selected to win a $10.00 Scrapbook Circle credit.

I’ll be back Tuesday with more masking inspiration from our design team, and you can always browse the gallery for more ideas. Good luck and happy masking!

Winner: Challenge #31 – Mothers

Thanks to all who participated in our Mothers challenge! Your layouts were beautiful and touching. The randomly selected winner of a $10.00 shop credit is…


…with this layout using the May kit, The Story:

Don’t you love what she did with the mask? Angie has a great tutorial on her blog for mixing the paint that came in the May add-on kit with texture paste. Hint, hint, wink, wink. You may want to keep this in mind for the future!

Angie, please email me at precociouspaper (at) yahoo (dot) com with your contact information and we will get you set up with your prize. Everyone, thanks for playing and stay tuned for our next challenge!

One Item Wonder: Cosmo Cricket Element Deck

Included in “The Story” kit is an element deck by Cosmo Cricket from their Twenty-Three line. I flipped through it as soon as I opened my kit and fell in love with all the fun designs! Let’s take a look at what Jennie did with these tags, shall we?

See how Jennie framed her photo? Instead of trimming down blocks of patterned paper, Jennie just pulled tags from the element deck. And not only are the tags design elements, but also journaling blocks and a title!

Have you been playing with the Cosmo Cricket element deck? We would love to see! Upload your photos to our Facebook page and we’ll come take a peek. Have a great day!

Lifting You – Andrea

Hello! Today we have DT member Jennie lifting subscriber Andrea. Here is Andrea’s page that she shared with us on Facebook.

I love the ballons, those little hearts along the bottom and all of the layering. Such a fun page!

Jennie lifted Andrea here with this page. She even played along with Andrea’s layout title. Love the splatters on this page and how she used the longer word stickers all layered at the bottom. Fabulous!

Thanks, ladies, for the continued inspiration!

If you’d like to be considered for one of our Lifting You features, share your work on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.


Hi Scrapbook Circle friends!

Sophie here to share with you one of my current love: Smash pads!

I fell in love with the Smash Pad from this month’s add-on.

I loved it so much I wanted to use all of the tags at once!!

This note pad was perfect to illustrate the theme of some photos I had taken of my boy reading with his grandma: book pages; passing on knowledge and culture.

I cluttered the note tags on one side of my layout.

I used them to write my journaling : here is how to do it:

– the journaling is typed in my computer and then printed on the tag.

 –  I usually write under Word and my text is created in a frame :

– I print it once,

– then I glue (do not use permanent glue) the tag on top of my text, using the frame as a guide to make sure my text will fit the tag

– and print again.

– et voilà!

After that I stitched on the tags to add the finishing touch ( well, you know me by now: no stitching: no layout!!)

I love the end result!

It is one of my favorite layouts this month!

What did you do with your Smash Pad?

Do share your layouts with us on our facebook page!

We love to see what you create!

Have a great day!


Rub-on resist.

OK, so I am always looking to do something new with my mists. They aren’t new to scrapbooking, and probably every technique has been seen BUT before I tried this little trick, and went to You Tube to see if it WOULD work, and found no videos. OK, so maybe it isn’t THAT lame an idea! (Of course it crossed my mind it wouldn’t work too… but what the heck!)

I placed my rub-on airplane on the line I had traced that I planned to sew on. I then used a paint brush to paint on some spray ink… dabbed and smeared (cuz I had no idea what I was expecting), and VIOLA! The ink did NOT cling to the airplane as I had hoped! YAY!

The airplane int he kit is white-so the reason I even thought if it was I wanted to use the airplane rub-on on the almost white paper… so I was looking for a way to make it stand out!

I then stitched and DONE! I can’t say EVERY rub-on will work the same way, but these white Hambly rub-ons are begging to be “resists”!

Thanks for stopping by! And if you give this a try, link us up! Or Facebook it! We would love to see!!


May sketch challenge

Hello! We have a new sketch challenge for you to play along with.

Here are a few layout to get you inspired to play along with us.

Diana F.

Diana W.


Use this sketch with your Scrapbook Circle kits and share your work with us in the comments section and/or on our Facebook page before May 23rd. I’ll share all of the players here on a reveal post on May 25th. 

Enjoy and have fun! Can’t wait to see what you make.