Archive for February, 2013

Designer Take: Ursula’s Rainbow

Thanks to all of you playing along with our rainbow challenge! The pages look great – keep them coming! If you haven’t started your entry yet, Ursula’s layout is sure to inspire you:


When I think of rainbows, I think of arches of color. These steep angles are a refreshing take on rainbows, and the stitching is fantastic!


I love all the bright details. What a happy, colorful page!


There is still time to play along if you are interested in winning a $10.00 credit to the store. You can find all the details here. Have a wonderful day!

Letter stickers and quotes

Hi, Daniela here with a layout  from the February kit – Story Time.

I love using quotes on my pages. The quotes give you a nice title, they fill up a large area,  and you can use up some of your alphabet sticker, like I did here. I used Color Me Happy Hearts Glitz patterned paper as my base. I love the colorful hearts on the side. I saved this quote on pinterest  long time ago and it was perfect for this photo.

Boy by Daniela Dobson

The “boy” and “mommy” are cut with my Silhouette Cameo from white cardstock and then I used color mist to get the color I want. The orange (American Crafts) and blue (Studio Calico)  letter stickers came from previous kits. In addition, I cut and colored some hearts to match my title.

Boy close by Daniela Dobson

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you use your favorite quote on your next layout and use some of your letter stickers in the process.  Make sure you share your projects on our Facebook page.

One Item Wonder: Mini Instaframes

I have two amazing layouts for your inspiration today featuring the mini instaframes in the Story Time kit. First up, Daniela Donner:


I love the little details around and about Daniela’s instaframes. The staples, the strips of patterned paper behind, the paint…. The neutral color of the frames makes it easy to embellish however your heart desires.


I also love that Daniela used one instaframe to hold a photo, and the other to hold her title.


Jennifer also played with the mini instaframes. Jennifer’s layout is just bursting with color, and again, the neutral color of the instaframes means they work for any color palette.

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Jennifer filled each instaframe with one of her darling little ones. Such happy faces!

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Have you used the instaframes on a layout yet? We would love to see! Be sure to upload your project to our facebook page and we will come take a look. Have a great day!

Lifting You – Julie B.

Hi! Today we are sharing with you DT member Holly’s lift of Julie B.’s page. She shared this layout on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.

I love those arrows! The stitching and alternating text are so fun and the picture just jumps off the page! Lovely!



Here is what Holly made. She did a great job carrying over the arrows, and I love how they pop off of that dark woodgrain background. The sideways title is so fun and her pictures are so fun!


Love the inspiration, ladies!

Want to be considered for our Lifting You feature? Share your work using Scrapbook Circle kits on our Facebook page.

Love You Forever

Hi, everyone! Today I wanted to share my favorite project from my gallery this month, and believe it or not it is not a page! I say that because I don’t consider myself a card maker, but I absolutely LOVE to try new things and techniques on cards. They are perfect for that, the size, the freedom to make mistakes and don’t throw a full page o pattern paper on the trash… Yeah, you know what I mean.


So the story behind this card was that I wanted to try a cool look I saw on Pinterest. The embossed circles are not front and center, but I just loved how they made the exclusive Scrapbook Circle badge shine as the center of my target. It’s a simple technique, instead of embossing only one circle, I used all that came on my nestabilities package!

The colorful sticker arrow and the 6×6 pad paper gave a cheerful look to this card, and because it’s not too pink or cheesy you can consider it a man’s card (hubbie totally got it or Valentine’s day!).



Fun  and simple, just the way I like it…

Thanks for stopping by,

Dani Donner

Every Day

Hi, everyone! Dani Donner here today bringing a bright page that you can make using only your scraps. I had this picture of my youngest with his favorite “food” ever, ice cream! One day he came to me and said he wanted to eat ice-cream every day, ha!

I thought Story Time was simply perfect for this picture, all the yummy yellows and oranges made my mouth water…


I used my roller stamp from Glitz and some watercolors behind the silhouette cut following my color pallet.



I punched my scraps of paper to create the arrows and used blue as a mat to make my picture pop a little bit. To make my life easier while sewing my arrows down, I glue them down first – just a little tiny drop of glue, or the needle of your sewing machine will soon be covered in glue (don’t ask me how I know that, OK). Just a tip… 😉

I don’t know how the weather is where you are, but here in Ontario is cold, grey and snowy, so every time I see this page I smile, wishing for bright sunny days and ICE-CREAM!!

See you soon,

Dani Donner

The Letter — Including Important Documents

Hello friends.  It’s Ursula sharing today about how to incorporate important documents into your pages.
There are lots of ways to go about this but I’ll share a little about how I did it in the project below.
I recently recieved this letter from my daughter that deeply touched my heart.  My daughter has been going through some difficult things for a while now and there has been tension in the family.  This letter seemed like a real turning point for all of us and I was so grateful that I wanted to solidify the memory in a page for our family albums.
As it turns out, Madison writes very, very small, and in a font that can be hard for the untrained eye to decipher.  So, instead of using the original, I opted to type the page into Microsoft Word and size it to fit with the photo I had planned to use.
This offers a few benefits: it is easy to read, it’s the size I want, and it’s on the paper I want to use.
Another approach can be to scan and resize items in photoshop or a similar program.  After you get it sized appropriately, simply print it out and add it to your page. (I tore mine also, to get a a bit of interesting shape.)
I’ve used the Scrapbook Circle February kits, Story Time and Page Turner to complete my project.
Since this project brought so much joy, focusing on the rainbow stripes seemed the perfect fit.  I kept the design relatively simple so that the letter itself would stand out more.


Don’t forget to add your designs using this months kits to our Facebook page!

Challenge #47: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Even if your Story Time kit arrived on a gray rainy morning or blustery white afternoon, when that box of rainbow-colored deliciousness was opened I’m sure it brightened your day! Inspired by the ROYGBIV element of this kit, our latest challenge is to go somewhere over the rainbow on your next project. We want to taste the rainbow as we take in your photos and journaling. Need a little inspiration? Diana created this fantastic page just for you:



Ready to play along? Here’s how:

1. Create a card, layout, or altered project that is rainbow-inspired. We would love to see a Scrapbook Circle kit in action, but any materials will do.

2. Post your project 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, March 6th, 9:00 pm Pacific.

A $10.00 shop credit will be awarded to a randomly selected player. Good luck and happy scrapping!

Winner: Happiness is…Challenge

Happiness is…announcing our latest winner! Congratulations to…


…who created this very happy layout with the Story Time kit:


Thanks for playing along, Andrea! Please email me at precociouspaper (at) yahoo (dot) com and we’ll get you set up with your shop credit. A new challenge is coming right up!


Rainbow Colors



I love all the bright colors in this kit – I especially loved this Glitz Color My Happy Hearts paper. I wanted to create the same rainbow effect of the hearts on the opposite side.

I ended up going to my trusty stash of mists, gently tapping the color onto the paper to create small dots, in a gradient pattern.

The other great part about rainbow colors, is they are gender neutral and versatile. You could use these papers with any number of pictures!