Archive for August, 2013

Designer Take: Jennie’s Summer Vacation

Our current challenge, #59, is to create a page about what you did over summer vacation. Jennie must have had a fantastic summer, judging by this great layout:


Jennie used several photos from a summer trip to create a page of “highlights.” I love how some are in frames and others are mounted on journaling cards. And speaking of journaling cards, Jennie says her favorite part of the layout is the “to do” list – all of the fun stuff they planned, and checked off!


Are you playing along with our challenge? You still have a week to enter, and there’s a fabulous Thickers prize package up for grabs! Find all the details here. Have a great day!

The Keeping of Memories

Hi everyone!  It’s Jenni here to share my layout showing love and respect for the Crate Paper slide frames included in the We Are Here Add-On for the August Let’s Go on an Adventure Kit!  These have been really popular, understandably, but I have a special reason to be drawn to these embellishments.  My Dad was an avid camera collector and photographer…and by avid, I mean obsessive.  After his sudden death, my Mother & I sifted through his cameras and found so many that still had film in them!  It was like a treasure hunt!  Ironically, most of the photos were of his hobby itself, or of little bits and pieces.  This was one of those photos!

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The first thing I thought about after seeing the chipboard slides from Crate Paper was hanging out in my Dad’s darkroom!  I loved that the letter alphas were clear too, so they let the light thru, much like a negative slide would!  I immediately thought of hanging the negatives on a clothes line to dry after developing…I can still smell the chemicals!

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Even though that memory of smelling chemicals may be worrisome, it instilled in me the driving need to record my family.  I may not do it the traditional way, or the way my Father would have done it, but I know he would have approved.

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I added some other fun things included in the August kit to my “drying negatives” like some of the wood veneers and die cuts from Basic Grey, Crate Paper and October Afternoon.  The papers were perfect to go with the wood cabinet in the photo.  I also used some Distress Ink on the edges of the cardstock to tie in the other colors and keep the retro vibe I was going for!CLICK_SBC_Aug 2013

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One Item Wonder: Basic Grey Wood Veneer

Let’s Go On an Adventure includes a package of wood veneer die cuts from Basic Grey’s Carte Postale line. From words to shapes, they make great title pieces and accents. I asked Melissa to create a page for us that shows off these trendy embellishments, and her page is sure to inspire you:


I absolutely love how Melissa numbered her photos with the starburst wood veneer pieces. The color of the veneer is perfectly beachy, the shape is very beachy, and your eye flows across the page as you go from 1 to 3. Tucked and layered at the top of her layout, Melissa used the “let’s go” pennant piece to anchor a collage of tags and embellishments.


Melissa also used the word “memories” in her title. I love how she paired the cursive font of the wood veneer with a cursive font for her die-cut cardstock.


What have you done with these Basic Grey wood veneer pieces? We would love to see! Be sure to upload your layouts to our Facebook page so we can take a peek. Have a great day!

Take 2.

Take 2 challenges are FUN for me, it’s where I look at an older layout I have made for Scrapbook Circle and lift myself, improving it if I think it needed improvement.  This is my original layout from WAY back in November of 2010:


I remember making this layout, I LOVED it!  Don’t know if it was because of the quote or the gem of a picture that literally was taken in a second.  The kids called out to me I turned around in my chair (we were at a Lacrosse game for my nephew) and snapped this picture.  I turned back around and finished watching the game…

I really like how my take 2 turned out as well:


Funny thing is my nephew that was playing in the Lacrosse game is in this layout!  I LOVE that I could use that wonderful piece of cardstock (included in the cardstock add on which can be seen HERE)as the background–just loved the color the moment I saw it!  I didn’t have a piece of ribbon or jute so I wanted to mimic that.  I cut 2 pieces of the darker cardstock at about 1 1/4″, I roughed up the edges of the cardstock with my scissors and then I then sprayed it with gold mist.  While it was wet and pliable I folded it placing one piece on the other.  After it was dry I snipped the ends to make it look more like a ribbon.

I will add the journaling on the back as I intend to give this to my brother’s family as a gift.

This was a SUPER fun challenge–YOU should try it!  We would love to see your pages on our Facebook page.

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Designer Take

Good Morning!

It’s Melissa here again with you today! I’m sharing another layout I made with the August “Let’s Go on an Adventure” kit.

I loved all the Crate Paper chipboard frames that were included in the August Add-on kit and wanted to highlight those on this layout. I printed a large picture for the top of my layout and then used up a bunch of smaller pictures that were taken on various trips to the beach and stapled them onto the chipboard frames.




I placed my title in the upper right hand corner and used a combination of the Crate Paper red alphabet tiles and a word cut from white card stock with my Silhouette Cameo. After I placed the title and the smaller photos down, I placed other smaller embellishments around the layout:  sticker strips, wood veneer shapes, cork embellishments, and sequins.



Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous Sunday afternoon!

Lots of Layers

Hello!  It’s Adrienne here today sharing a layout I created using August’s Kit “Let’s Go On An Adventure”, which also happens to be the title of my page.  I love layering on my pages and this month’s kit had so many great elements to use for layering…


I used some embellishments from the “We Are Here” Add-on, such as the Crate Paper Pier Slide Frame that I used to frame my photo, which added yet another layer and dimension to my page. stl4

I also layered different sized pieces of patterned paper around my photo and even tucked the vellum bag underneath to house my journaling card.  stl2

The “Let’s Go On An Adventure” printable was perfect for my theme of taking a trip to the city, which my family and I love to do every so often.  I had this great shot of the St. Louis Arch that I wanted to document.


I really enjoyed working with this month’s kit and the add-on!  I hope you have a great day!

August sketch — Players reveal

Hello! Today we are sharing the layouts you all made using this month’s sketch for inspiration. Here are some great pages:









Two of the current Creative Team members jumped in and played along too. Here are the pages that Audrey and Jenni made.

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Now to see who won the camera strap from Blue Bird Chic… drumroll please…


The randomly selected winner is… Wendy! Congrats! Send an email to diana [at ] scrapbookcircle [dot] com and I’ll set you up with your prize.

Thanks again to Blue Bird Chic for sponsoring this month’s sketch challenge. You can visit Leah’s shop, follow her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.


Challenge #59: What I Did On My Summer Vacation

I remember, on the first day of a new school year, being given the prompt to write about what I did over my summer vacation. Did you ever have that assignment? If not, here’s your opportunity! Our next challenge is to create a layout about what you did over your summer break. The Let’s Go on an Adventure kit is filled with great papers and embellishments for travel. Did you go on an exciting vacation? Or did you spend your days close to home on a “staycation”? Whichever it is, the August kit is sure to help you create a fabulous page. I asked Diana to take on the challenge, and this is the layout she created:


Diana says that she spent quite a bit of time enjoying her neck of the woods. Her “staycation” included a visit to a 3-d movie theater with family from out of town. Seeing a summer blockbuster, especially in a 3-d theater for the first time, is a great memory to capture in a layout! Thanks for the inspiration, Diana!

Ready to play along? Here’s how:

1. Create a layout about what you did over a summer vacation. 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 September 4th, 9:00 pm Pacific.

One randomly selected player will receive this fabulous American Crafts Thickers prize package:

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Good luck and happy scrapping!


Winner: Challenge #58

Thanks to all who played along with our latest challenge, “Getting to Know You”. It was fun to learn a little more about our creative team, subscribers and players. We had some really fabulous players, and new faces, too! We’re so happy you joined us. Our randomly selected winner is…


…with this page created with the Let’s Go On an Adventure kit:


Congratulations, Colleen! You’ve won the Crate Paper Pier prize package! Please email me at tessa (at) scrapbookcircle (dot) com and we will get you set up with those goodies. There is a new challenge coming right up, so stay tuned!

You Are The Cutest | Using Ephemera

Hi There! It’s Leslie here today with my very first Scrapbook Circle Blog Post!

Today I am sharing a project I made using the August “Let’s Go On An Adventure” kit  along with  the extra
August Embellishment kit:  We Are Here

I could sit and play all day long with the ephemera pack by Crate Paper.
There are SO many pieces, how could you NOT spend hour upon hour sorting and using them. Then to choose WHICH ones to use.
Wow – this pack is truly PACKED. For my layout, I chose to use several different pieces.

My title even came from the ephemera pack! I chose the number 2 to show the age of my sweet niece, Presley.


I also used both of the “banner” pieces at the top and bottom of my project. I really like how simple this layout is, but
also comes with a “punch” using the pieces from the ephemera kit!

I hope you added the add on when getting YOUR kit – you’ll be so happy you did! There are SO many things to do
with all that fun. I LOVE this kit and the add on! Enjoy yours!