Archive for April, 2013

One Item Wonder: Cosmo Cricket Brads

Some of my favorite embellishments in this month’s kit are the Cosmo Cricket fabric brads. I asked Daniela Dobson to show us how she used the brads that she received:

Happy hour by Daniela Dobson

I love the title treatment! The brad in place of the “o” is cute, eye-catching and fun! The brad in the center of the layered heart embellishment is sweet, too. Do you see how Daniela created a visual triangle by placing that third brad between the photos? Great design touch!

Happy hour close by Daniela Dobson

The brads make for fantastic texture and dimension, as well as color. And you can’t go wrong with Cosmo Cricket designs!

How did you use your Cosmo Cricket brads? We would love to see! Be sure to upload your layouts to our Facebook page. Have a great day!

Lifting You – Erin



Today DT member, Jennie, is lifting Erin, who shared her layout with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.

I love how Erin put the photo in the bottom corner and anchored it with the feather. The picture is adorable and the pennants at the top help the page still feel evened out with so much still in the lower corner. Excellent layout!



Here is what Jennie made as a lift to what Erin created.

I love how she used so many photos in the same smaller corner space and brought in the texture from the feather with the ruffled ribbon in the top corner. Her title is fun, too, using the ghost letters in the April kit.



Thanks, ladies, for the great inspiration to kick our week off right.

Do you want to be featured here on the Scrapbook Circle blog? Just share your work using Scrapbook Circle kits on our Facebook page and you could be our next Lifting You feature.


Outline Acrylic Letters

The one problem with acrylic letters? You can’t use regular ink on them to make the edges stand out. But there are a few options. You could use  Staz On ink. But an even quicker and easier idea is to use Copic markers.

rk angry birds and happy ducks

Since Copics are alcohol based rather than water based, they can be used on acrylics and will be permanent when dry. Plus, the brush tip makes it easy to maneuver around letters.

rk angry birds and happy ducks cu1

If you don’t already own Copics, you don’t need to invest in a full set to have fun with your acrylic embellishments. Just a couple of basic colors like a black, brown and maybe one or two of your favorite colors to scrap with should do!

🙂 Rebecca

Hello Spring Day

Happy Saturday! Today I have a two-page layout to share with you using the “Happy Place” kit. I just love the colors in this month’s kit and created my layout based on photos of my family enjoying a spring day this month. It was finally nice and we were outside all afternoon and evening…it was fabulous!


I added a few embellishments here and there: a Yes, Please journaling die-cut and heart speech bubble, a Scrapbook Circle exclusive tag cut-out and one of the wood veneer speech bubbles.


I also love the Elle’s Studio snippets in the kit – they are perfect for adding a little text to help tell the story better.


Finally, I cut apart the Echo Park patterned paper and used the natural arch to help draw the eye into both pages of the layout.


April Sketch – Players Reveal

Thank you to everyone who played along with this month’s sketch. Here are some fabulous layouts to swoon over on this lovely Friday.



Diana W.

Diana W.









I’ll be back next month with another sketch for you all to use with your May kit. See ya then!

Designer Take: Springtime Hues

Oh, you are going to LOVE Daniela Donner’s take on our current challenge, Springtime Hues. Take a look at this beauty:


My favorite part about this layout is that the steps to create it are simple. The confetti dots are Amy Tangerine stickers from the April kit. Layered over each other, the colors mix in such a pretty way.


The colored background is watercolors brushed onto cardstock. Daniela also colored the wood speech bubble with watercolors.


Have you started your layout for the challenge yet? I’m certainly inspired now! You can find all the details to play along here. You could win a $10 shop credit! Have a wonderful day.

Colour Me Happy

Hi everyone! Dani Donner here today a bright and cheerful page to share with you. I’m still on the fence with all this project life thing. I love the concept and the spreads I see popping all over the web but I haven’t decided to commit to it yet. But that doesn’t prevent me from using the cute products designed for it. 😉


Don’t you love those wooden speech bubbles? I certainly do! Add some gold ink and done!


Those wooden speech bubbles are really cute… 🙂

How about you? What is your favourite product in this months kit Happy Place?

Thanks for stopping by,

Dani Donner

One Item Wonder: Color Pop Paper

We are having a lot of fun with the Color Pop paper by Heidi Swapp that is included in the April kit! The teal chevron pattern resists mist, so any color sprayed onto the paper would only saturate the white spaces. I challenged Ursula to give it a go and this is what she came up with:


What a cool ombre effect! Ursula used Heidi Swapp’s Color Shine to add three different colors. I love how the teal resist chevrons stand out!


Have you played with this paper yet? How did you use it? We would love to see! Be sure to upload your layouts to our Facebook page and we’ll come take a peek. Have a great day!


Take Two with April’s Kit

Hi there! Today I’m scraplifting myself. Here is a page I made with the February Scrapbook Circle kit.

And here’s my take two layout with this month’s kit – Happy Place. I kept the white background and the two photos, but changed the layout to a 12×12 and added a few more embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Hi, Daniela here with a layout  from the April kit – Happy Place.

After completing all my layouts with this kit I realized that three of my layouts had the same layering style with multiple photos. The paper that I was using is called Lucky Coin from Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm collection. It’s filled with 4×6 cards.

For all my layouts I cut one of those cards and added some kind of patterned paper to each side. Those are just strips of patterned paper on each side, but it gives it an allusion that I used a long piece of patterned paper.
Looking at them all together you can see that they are similar, but each one is embellished differently.

Favorite photos by Daniela Dobson

Happy hour by Daniela Dobson

Favorite artist by Daniela Dobson

Here is one  full layout so you can see what it looks like on the page. What do you think? I will be using this layering style again.

Favorite artist by Daniela Dobson

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you give this technique a try.

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