Archive for July, 2014

Challenge #79 – Type with Tessa

How is your layout coming along for our current challenge, Typography? I am enjoying the entries coming in! You have one more week to play along, and in case you needed just a bit more inspiration, I’m sharing my take on the challenge today:

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I’ve been collecting letter A’s for my daughter, Adlyn’s, nursery. I’m designing a monogram wall above her crib and I decided to try the same look on my layout. The large A is cut from floral patterned paper. The blue and yellow A’s are from the thicker pack in the kit, and the navy chipboard A is from last month’s kit. The other A’s are stamped.

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I also used that cute pink paper with cursive handwriting as a border. I love the softness of the script and the words used.

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If you would like to join in on the challenge, we’d love to have you play! You can find the details at the original challenge post here.

blog hop teaser

Before you go, I also want to remind you that we have an exciting blog hop starting tomorrow! FIVE kits will be given away, so be sure to join us tomorrow as we get to  know the new design team and show off the August kit. See you then!

One Item Wonder: Pinkfresh Studio Wood Veneer

One of my favorite embellishments in the Our Adventure kit is the Pinkfresh Studio wood veneer. The two-tone triangles are colorful, fun, and great little accents for a page. I asked our guest designer this month, Becky Williams, to share with us how she used this one item wonder:


First of all, fantastic vacation page! Makes me want to join Becky’s family for a road trip! I love how Becky used a string of the triangles to draw attention from her title to a special family photo.


I also love that Becky used both sides of the veneer. If the colors don’t work for your project, or you’re going for a more natural look, they will work great on the flip side.


Thanks to Becky for the veneer inspiration and for being our guest designer this month! I’m ready to go play with my Pinkfresh Studio veneer now. Have you used yours yet? We’d love to see! Be sure to post your layouts and projects on the Facebook page so that we can come take a look. Have a great day!

Hello Island Paradise >>> Our August Kit

Can you believe August is almost here? We are happy it is because it’s time to share our August kit, Island Adventure, with you today.

This kit is filled with Scrapbook Circle exclusives that we hope you will love using as much as we do. There is an exclusive cork set, sticker set, tag set and stamp. Plus, of course, our fabulous printable that we designed just for this kit. Want to take a look at what is coming your way in August?









Fabulously fun, right?

Plus we have two embellishment add-ons.

First, is the Bangalow Add-on with goods from Heidi Swapp, American Crafts, Basic Grey and Elle’s Studio.


Next up is the Tiki Torch Add-on with favorites from Crate Paper, Chic Tags, Heidi Swapp and Basic Grey.


We also have a patterned paper add-on which includes an extra sheet of patterned paper from the main kit.


We also have a cardstock add-on which was carefully selected to coordinate with the main kit.


Last but not least, we have our digi cut files that we designed just for this kit.

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What do you think? Ready to create?

Here’s a look at one of the pages I created with the kit. I loved sprinkling a variety of embellishments down the center of my page.


Be sure to stop by here on August 1st for a blog hop introducing the August kit and our new creative team. Plus 5 August kits will be up for grabs.

Lifting You — Orange Gearle

Each month we like to take a layout that a subscriber shared with us and a member of the design team will lift it. For July we chose this layout from Orange Gearle.


I love how many photos are on this page, the lower righthand corner for the title and the extra pieces up in the top corner. The colors are great, too.

Orange Gearle was lifted by DT member Melissa.

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Melissa stayed true to the photos and layout of the page, She even pulled in the aqua color for the background. The added stitching through the lettering is fun. I love her notebook punch used at the top of the page, too.

Thanks for the inspiration, ladies! What a great way to start off the week.

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

July sketch players

Thank you to all of you that played along with the July sketch challenge.

Here is another one from our DT, Audrey.

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Our players had fun, too!







Gorgeous projects, ladies!

This month’s random winner is Camilla! She will receive the Crate Paper prize pack. Camilla, send an email to Diana [at] with your email to receive your prize.

Designer Take: Just Melissa’s Type

Creative team member Melissa has knocked our current challenge – Just My Type – out of the park! Take a look:

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Inspired by the patterned papers that feature type in the Our Adventure kit, the challenge is to use type creatively in a layout. Melissa definitely delivered! From the patterned paper base to the die-cut background, from the chipboard alphabet to the alpha stickers, Melissa has brought together typography in an amazing way!


Have you played along yet? You still have another week to join in! See the original challenge post here for all the details. Have a great day!

Designer’s Choice | Go Large!

Hello everyone!  I am sharing my last layout using the July ‘Our Adventure’ kit and a couple of the exclusive Printables that come with the main kit.

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I loved this photo of my son sleeping in our backyard and thought it would be perfect to make a BIG impact!  I chose this wood planked patterned paper as the background to tie in the terracotta from the photo and make the cut file pop.  I backed the negative space behind the words with the white brick patterned paper, but it is very subtle.

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I used the Pinkfresh Studio colorblock wood triangles to add emphasis to the words in that cut file.  I wanted to keep the rest of the LO simple and just added one sticker and one of the printables on top of the photo where there was a lot of blank space.  I added another small triangle printable to the top right hand corner and stitched both pieces to the photo.


I love layers and excessive embellishments, but every now and then, I really enjoy something clean and simple.  Maybe this will inspire you to ‘Go Large’ on your next project!  Share it with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page!  Thanks for stopping by the blog today…have a great one!



One Item Wonder: Scrapbook Circle Exclusives

I asked creative team member Audrey to share with us her favorite exclusive kit items this week and she chose the Scrapbook Circle July printable, as well as the stamps designed by Scrapbook Circle specifically for the Our Adventure kit. Let’s take a look at how she put them to use on her layout:

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Audrey combined banner pieces from the printable with triangles cut from patterned paper to create the layers of pennants on her page. She used the star stamp to stamp onto several of the triangles, as well. What a fun, unique page! Thanks for the inspiration, Audrey!

Have you used the Scrapbook Circle exclusive kit items this month? We would love to see! Upload your layouts to the Facebook page and we will come take a look. Have a great day!

Take 2!

I just love our Take 2 posts!  We all need inspiration and what a better place to gather some than from talented friends.  The Take 2 challenge helps to give you starting point for your layout but then you give it your own flair and you end up with an amazing new layout!   I was in love with this layout from Melissa Mann!



Here is my take on on this adorable layout!


I really loved the random patterned background held together with stitching!

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The staggering of the title was a fun and unique idea for me!

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Lastly I loved the sprinkle emblishments up the side of the layout! These clear starts are awesome!

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Remember if you ever need a starting point for you next layout just stop by our gallery and do Take 2 for yourself!

“Polaroids” and selfies….

….perfect together!  It seems that selfie photos are just MEANT to go inside “polaroid” frames!


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The grey frames on my layout are from the Elle’s Studio paper in this month’s kit.  Since the frames were grey, I decided to boost the rest of my page with lots of color.  I used some strips in ROY G BIV order behind my photos.

To bring even more attention to the photo, a small triangle cut from some Echo Park paper.

I loved the woodgrain with this, so I brought in a few more wood grain elements (the label stickers and the cut out heart) to create a visual triangle.




I would love to see how you use these frames on your layouts!