Archive for January, 2014

Memory Coaster Winner!

I hope you have been as inspired as I have with what our creative team made with the Memory Coasters this month. Thanks to everyone who played along with our giveaway yesterday here on our blog and Instagram.


Our random luck winner is…Kelly Massman! Congrats, Kelly! Send us an email at [email protected] to claim your prize.

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If you are interested in picking up a set of coasters for yourself, you can use the code “ScrapbookCircle” at checkout on the Memory Coaster site and receive $2 off of your order.

Designer Take: Adrienne’s got a date…stamp

Have you played along with Challenge #68 yet? Inspired by the Crate Paper patterned paper included in the This Life kit, your challenge is to use a date stamp or roller stamp on a layout. Creative team member Adrienne has some beautiful inspiration for you today:


Not only did Adrienne use the date stamp patterned paper in her background and as flower petals, but she also used an actual date stamp to create a border:


Fabulous ideas, Adrienne! There’s still plenty of time to play along, so be sure to get all the details and link up your project at the original challenge post, here. Good luck and happy scrapping!

Memory Coasters Giveaway

Did you see all of the fun ideas shared by Rebecca, Audrey and Jenni this month using Memory Coasters?

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These coasters are a perfect way to preserve memorabilia. Plus they would make the perfect gift for teachers at the end of the school year. It’s never to early to start planning teacher gifts. Plus I’m thinking grandparents would love to receive these for Mother’s Day & Father’s Day.

These would also be great to document a favorite trip to the beach where you could add photos + seashells collected on your vacation.

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Today we are excited to giveaway 5 sets of these coasters. We will give one set away to one winner randomly chosen from the comments on here on this blog post. The other 4 sets will be given away on our Instagram feed.


Be sure to comment here and let us know how you’d use your set of coasters. Then swing by our Instagram feed for more chances to win.

Want to pick up your own set of Memory Coasters? Use code “ScrapbookCircle” at checkout on the Memory Coaster site and you will get $2 off of your order!

One Item Wonder: Basic Grey Enamel Dots

Enamel dots are a huge trend in scrapbooking at the moment, and the This Life kit caters to this fad with Basic Grey’s dots in shades of pink. I asked Jenni to share with us how she used them on a layout, and this is her inspiring idea:

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Jenni created hanging hearts by stitching from her photo block to the hearts, then lining the stitches with the enamel dots. By starting with the smallest dots at the top of each string, then graduating to the largest dots, the hearts have movement and weight in her design. Such a clever idea!

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And, of course, a little enamel dot here and there is fun, too!

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We would love to see how you are using these dots. Be sure to share with the creative team and Scrapbook Circle community on the Facebook page. We always love to see your work pop up there! Have a great day!

Lifting You — Fiona

Hello! Today our team member Melissa is lifting subscriber Fiona. Fiona shared this layout with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.


Isn’t this the cutest? I love the photo and the large title. The layers behind the picture, the feather and the flair are all great touches to this layout.

Here is what Melissa made to lift Fiona.

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Melissa had this to say about her process with lifting Fiona:

“I very rarely scrap in the 8.5″ x 11″ size anymore, so I cut a piece of white card stock to 8.5″ x 11″ and layered it on top of the beautiful watercolor looking piece of pattern paper. I didn’t want to take away from the gorgeous colors already on the background piece of paper, so I stitched some white stars on the white card stock for a subtle tone-on-tone look. I lifted the original layout pretty closely with the embellishments to the right of the photo and my title to the left. Thanks for the inspiration, Fiona!”

Gorgeous work from both ladies! Thanks for the great scrappy kickstart to our week.

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

Designer’s Choice – never too late to MEND

Hi everyone!  Jenni here to share one of my favorite pages I did using the January Kit-This Life and the Add On kit-Love This.

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Like lots of the other DT members, one of my favorite parts included in the kit are these Journal Cards from Studio Calico’s Printshop collection.  They encompass some of my favorite colors and the graphics are subtle but powerful on their own.

NEVER TOO LATE TO mend_SBC_January 2014 (2)Even though I usually use lots of layers, I couldn’t bear to cover any of these cards up!  So I used them in blocks around my photo.  It reminded me a little of a quilt and so I used my sewing machine to add stitching.  I misted the wood veneer, that is a Scrapbook Circle exclusive, to match the color in the papers.

NEVER TOO LATE TO mend_SBC_January 2014 (3)The title is actually from a favorite song of mine and my dear friend in the photo.  It only seemed fitting to use the cassette tape patterned paper from Crate Paper.  Lisa did an amazing job putting this kit together with all these lovely colors and it made this page come together on its own!

So glad I got to share this layout with everyone…Have a great weekend!



January sketch players and a winner

Thank you to everyone who played along this month! Here are the players that used the sketch and a Scrapbook Circle kit and are eligible for a chance to win this month’s prize.











Gorgeous work, ladies! Now I’ll hop over to where I will have them pick a winner… (drum roll, please). The winner is entry #4 Heather! Congrats, Heather! Send an email to Diana [at] ScrapbookCircle [dot] com with your shipping address and we’ll make sure you get your prize.

Thanks again to everyone who played!

Challenge #68: It’s a Date…Stamp

We love the Crate Paper patterned paper included in the This Life kit. Covered in date stamps and roller stamp-like phrases, this sheet is the inspiration for our next challenge – It’s a Date…Stamp. Your challenge is to create a layout that features a date stamp or roller stamp in use. You could use the patterned paper from the kit, or you could use a roller stamp from your stash (we’ve included these stamps in past kits and add-ons). To get your creative juices flowing, creative team member Audrey made this layout to share:

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Audrey used some of the patterned paper behind her photos, but she also use a stamp to create a fabulous border at the top and bottom of her layout:


What a great technique! Are you inspired to give it a try or come up with your own take? Here’s how to play along:

1. Create a layout featuring a date or roller stamp. 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 February 5th, 9:00 pm Pacific. A randomly selected winner will be drawn after the deadline and will win this glittery prize…


So make a date with your craft table and happy scrapping!

Winner: Challenge #67 – Love Song

We loved all of the entries to our latest challenge! Love songs are sure inspiring, aren’t they? Our randomly selected winner of a $15.00 shop credit is…

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…with this right-on-tune layout:


Congratulations! Email us at info (at) scrapbookcircle (dot) com with your contact information so that we can get you set up with your prize. A new challenge is coming right up, so stop by again soon!

Journaling on the Back

As you can see from looking at my layout I do not have any journaling that you can see.  I decided for this layout that I would write a special love note to my hubby on the back, it’s quite lengthy and I wanted the space to write with a “little” privacy.  I’m not so much into hidden journaling, I guess I’m always worried that if you pull the journaling out it would ruin the layout.  Simple solution?  Write it on the back.


A couple fun creative things I wanted to point out on this layout.  This background is actually from the This Life digital cut for this month.  I just made it large enough to fit on a 8 1/2 x 11 page!  It’s fun you should TRY it!  Also I wanted the hearts to really pop out, so I took my Gelatos and colored behind and then took my water and painted.  After it all dried I sewed in the center.  Fun EASY things to make the page shine!

We would LOVE to see your pages!  Please share them with us on our Facebook page.