Archive for June, 2013

June sketch players and a winner

Thank you to everyone who played along with the sketch challenge this month. Here are some of the amazing pages that you all shared with us on the blog and our Facebook page.













The winner of the Crate Paper DIY Shop prize pack is … Jennie! Jennie, email [email protected] with your shipping address and we’ll make sure to get that prize sent out to you.

See you back here in July for a new sketch challenge!

Challenge #55: Hipster

When it comes to style, hipster is “in”, even in the scrapbooking world. Just check out all of the product from Basic Grey in this month’s kit! Think geek chic glasses, retro colors and designs, mix tapes and a 60’s vibe. Our new challenge is to create a layout with a “hipster” theme. The subject of your layout could be someone who epitomizes the hipster, your layout elements could be in hipster style, or both. I asked Dani Donner to come up with some inspiration for us, and this is her fabulous layout:


Dani focused on using the Basic Grey rub-ons to create a border, as well as a chic overlapping square design.


The black and white photo is a great touch, and I love all that white space!


Ready to play along? Here’s how:

1. Create a layout with a hipster vibe. 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. Enter by July 3rd, 9:00 pm Pacific.

One randomly selected player will receive a Fancy Pants Designs prize package! Good luck and happy scrapping!

Daddy Dearest Challenge Update

We are so excited to give away this fabulous prize pack from Basic Grey…


…that we are extending our Daddy Dearest challenge! Enter by July 3rd to be in the running for all of that Hipster goodness! For details on the challenge, see this post. Have a great day!


I was SO excited to see the amount of embellishment stickers in the First Avenue kit.  I challenged myself not just use them as a sticker but to layer them up:


On this layout I have 7 different stickers (that’s including the adhesive chipboard!)  I don’t that I had a favorite in the kit they all were so fun to work with from the border tape, letter, and the hipster stickers.  I just love how I could mix it up with this silly picture of my boy with 10 pair of glasses on his head!

We would LOVE to see your pages, please feel free to share your pages on our Facebook page.

One Item Wonder: Basic Grey Rub-ons

In the First Avenue kit, you’ll find a set of fuzzy rub-ons by Basic Grey. They are a great way to add titles, sub-titles and accents to your pages. Ursula put them to fabulous use on a recent layout. Let’s take a look:

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Usrsula used the “awesome” rub-on as part of her title.

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She also used the “word” rub-on as an accent with a piece of flair.

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Great page, Ursula! Thanks for the inspiration to use those rub-ons. Have you played with the rub-ons yet? We would love to see! Be sure to post your layouts on our Facebook page. Have a great day!

Ali Edwards’ Hello Story Class Winner

Thank you to everyone to commented on our giveaway for a seat in Ali Edwards’ Hello Story class.

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We randomly selected a winner from the comments.

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Orange Gearle, please email us at [email protected] and we will get you set up in the class.

For more info on Ali Edwards’ Hello Story class, you can visit Big Picture Classes.

Lifting You — Andrea

Hello! Today we are sharing Dani’s lift of this layout from Andrea. She shared her work with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.


I love her layering, fun stripes on her background paper and the stitched, loopy arrow near the title. The bling in the center of the flowers is great, too!

Here is what Dani made to lift Andrea.


Dani kept the photo placement and the layers by using vellum, stickers and diecut shapes. She swap the misting background for gesso and created a frame around the page with my sewing machine instead of the pen.

Loving the inspiration, ladies! Keep it coming!

If you want to be considered for the Lifting You feature here on the blog, share your work using Scrapbook Circle kits on our Facebook page.

The Perfect Pumpkin

The First Avenue kit is not only great for photos of the men in your life but it’s perfect for fall colors too. I created this layout of our visit to the pumpkin patch last fall.


I really love the Basic Grey transparent letters included in the add-on kit this month – they are great for titles!


And here I created a grid of photos with the Scrapbook Circle exclusive printable – this month was amazing!


Be sure to pick up your First Avenue kit today!

Clean and simple

Hi Daniela here with a layout from June kit – First Avenue.

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I am not sure about the clean part, but simple for sure. I guess clean would be if I used a plain white background or something without a pattern. I just loved that I printed two vertical and two horizontal photos, totally by accident. Once I started arranging them this is what came out. The small empty space in the middle was perfect for one of our exclusive flair  buttons. “hello” is cut with my silhouette and I sprayed it with mist to match the colors of the layout. Some stickers, a rub-on and some sequins from my stash and that completes this layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by. What is your scrapbooking style?

Make sure you share your projects on our Facebook page.


Be Real — With Rebecca

Hello! Today I am sharing with you Project Life pages from Rebecca. Here at the Scrapbook Circle blog, we like to focus at least once each month on those real moments that we capture on-the-go with our camera phones or those times we don’t make a whole layout about.

Here is what Rebecca had to say about her Be Real moments for this month.

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I LOVED doing this assignment. I do have a project project life type album, but I am very relaxed about it and I do not take a photo each day. I do not do a spread a week. I do the number of photos I want and the number of pages I feel like accomplishing.

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Mostly I use Instagram or camera phone photos and I print them with my Selphy. They tend to be photos that would not necessarily make it into my scrapbook pages.

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I have fallen behind, so I decided to jump ahead and do the last week in May and Memorial Day weekend for this week’s Be Real post.

I used Simple Stories Pocket Pages and a mix of the main kit, add on and party kit from June for these pages. I always like the Scrapbook Circle printable, and it is ABSOLUTELY perfect for project life pages. I used it all over the place in mine.

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Thanks, Rebecca! We love what you made, and I know I personally can’t wait to get off the computer and get to work on some Project Life catching up myself!

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If you are using your Scrapbook Circle kits for Project Life, let us know! Share your work on the Scrapbook Facebook page so we can ooh and ahh over your work.