Archive for March, 2015

One Item Wonder: Scrapbook Circle 3×4 Cards

Telling your story in style couldn’t be easier with these exclusive 3×4 cards from Scrapbook Circle that are included in the Here’s the Story kit:

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I asked creative team member Jennifer to share with us how she used these cards on a recent page:

Rowan and the Brick by Jennifer Larson

Jennifer liked the darker colors of the journaling tags to match the masculine feel of the page. Since the journaling tag had a circle, Jennifer punched it out along with the Pinkfresh Studio Paper to match the design on the bottom of the page and draw attention to the photos.

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The journaling tag balanced the darker colors of the journaling tag and the cork on the bottom.

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We would love to see what you created with these cards. Be sure to share with us on the Facebook page. Have a great day!

Designer’s Choice: Inspired by Film

It’s Jennifer Larson sharing how I became inspired with the product choices for the following layout:

Awesome Meals by Jennifer Larson

I made this page around the time of the Oscars. I don’t watch all the films, but a student in one of my classes had convinced me to watch Moonrise Kingdom earlier this year, so I made sure to watch Grand Budapest Hotel, written and directed by Wes Anderson. The colors in the film inspired me, and I found myself selecting products that matched the colors in the film: the pinks for the hotel, the blues for the snowy outside, a bit of red for the lobby, and the gold for the hotel opulence. (I didn’t have any purple in the kit to complete the color inspiration!) Overall, I went for a candy-colored page to reflect how happy my son is when I cook these favorite meals.

Wes Anderson is known for his colorful films, but many films are known for their color palettes as well. The next time you are watching a movie, look at it as inspiration for the product selections you make for your pages, and share the pages on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page!

Design Team Choice: Pocket style scrapbooking and some tips

SBC Valerie Huang March PL spread

Hi all: Happy weekend.

It starts to feel like spring here in Virginia and do you feel more crafty while the weather gets warmer? Now looking back at my photos from the last 2 months,

I am in love of the idea of documenting the four seasons that I never had before. I am grateful now I get to experience and record that as part of my life.

Do you craft any pocket style scrapbooking lately? Maybe you are behind from the weekly commitment, but we can all start from the most recent one, since the memory is still fresh.

And why not try to make monthly, quarterly instead weekly if that’s too stressful.

Focus on bigger events first and then fill your page with daily snap shots. If you have too many photos to choose from.

I gather all of my March Heres the story kit and add ons for my spread. And I have so much fun playing and finishing them up so I have room for the beautiful April kits. Yay!!

I hope you can also create some pocket style scrapbooking and share them on our Face book page. We LOVE to see what you create with our beautiful kits.

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March sketch players and a winner

Thank you to everyone who played along this month. Such amazing inspiration!



















And now for the winner of the Pinkfresh Studio prize. I used to choose the winner, and this month’s winner is… Erin! Congrats!

Erin, please email your shipping address to me at Diana [at]


Designer Take: Audrey’s Doodles

March’s Technique Challenge is to use doodling on a layout. Mona gave us some great inspiration, as well as tips for pens and drawing, last week. Today, creative team member Audrey has a fantastic page to share:

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Audrey has included her own doodling and made great use of the Pinkfresh Studios papers from the Here’s the Story kit. Audrey cut the papers into 3×3 squares. She also trimmed some 3×4 journaling cards into squares, then created a grid.


Audrey continued some of the doodling from the patterned papers onto her background cardstock with pens.


She also hand doodled a border that she emphasized with stitching. What a great look!


Ready to join in on the challenge? We’d love to see you play. Get all the details here at the original challenge post. Have a great day!

Designer’s Choice – On the grid


Today I’m with a layout made using Scrapbook Circle March Kit “Here’s the story” ( you can buy HERE)  and addons:  “Tell Me” ( you can buy HERE ) and “On My Way” ( you can buy HERE ).

For this LO I decided to use a grid, focused  in the center of the page, and I put my photos on the edges of the grid.

I’m an engineer, so grids, geometrical elements and order is what I like 😉 , and I enjoyed making this LO and using a grid for it.

I added tabs with days of the week on the left side, and hand cut letters as a title on the bottom. I wanted to make a very springy mood, and thanks to MME papers I think I made it.

There is also one great element on this page – SBC exclusive , white HELLO word , which I love. It’s a nice touch to my page.

Thank you!


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One Item Wonder: Pinkfresh Wood Strips

Pinkfresh Studio brings some fresh, bright color to this month’s kit, Here’s the Story, with these self-adhesive wood strips:

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I asked creative team member Valerie to share with us how she used them on a recent page:


Valerie used the strips as sub-titles. I love how they fit inside the diamond shapes she created.



What have you done with your Pinkfresh wood strips? We would love to see! Post your projects to our Facebook page and we will leave you some love. Have a great day!

Lifting You — Fiona

Today we are lifting one of our amazing subscribers. We really are very lucky to have such amazing subscribers who share their work with us. We look forward to seeing your work pop up on the Facebook page.

This month creative team member Rebecca lifted this layout from subscriber Fiona.


I just love the white space-style layout but with such a busy and dense background paper. This is brilliant! And the bottom area for journaling is such a smart touch. I also was drawn to how the title worked out with the white script font.

Here is what Rebecca did with her page.

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Rebecca included several features that were in the original layout. She used a patterned paper background and two 4×6 photos, She had a long strip of journaling at the very bottom that stretched the entire 12 inches,  and incorporated the script font word where the two photos connect.

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Rebecca also love the bits and tags that were used in the upper left corner.

Great job by both of our inspiring scrapbookers today! Who’s ready to start the week off with some crafting?!

If you would like to be considered for an upcoming Lifting You feature, share your work using Scrapbook Circle kits on our Facebook page.

Designer’s Choice: Add more words

Hiya! Ever have so much to say about a group of photos but not enough room on your page to get all those words down? This happens to me ALL the time! I came up with a quick and easy solution for this page and I think I’ll be using it on so many more pages in the future.
I’ll start by saying, I had so much fun using the kit exclusives on this page: Digital Cuts, Printables, Tags.

I loved Loved LOVED the +’s in the digital cut.  I knew I wanted to use them to scrapbook parts of my recent trip to Switzerland (bc of the Swiss flag of course!). While I didn’t scrapbook the trip per say, I did scrapbook the person I went to visit.
One of my favorites parts of this layout is that the +’s are on an angle across the page. I’d be lying if I said that was my original intention. It actually was a really happy accident! I set my Silhouette to do some cutting for me and walked away for a minute. As I was walking back into the room, I realized the cutting mat had slipped and was cutting crooked. I cancelled the half cut cutting job and yanked my paper out of the machine. But low and behold, I actually really liked it! So I went with it. (To note: I was cutting a 12×12 sheet that I then trimmed down to 8 1/2 x 11)1503Mar-Christian03
I did some stitching and dropped black ink for texture. I also added several of the tags from the Main Kit. I love how the bright colors pop against the white.

The tags served as the home for my journaling. But like I mentioned earlier I had so much to say. I ended up typing everything in Word and highlighting the sentences that shared the most of the story. I was able to pair down and include the who, what, when and where on the tags. But they weren’t the whole of the story.
I kept that original journaling, as long as it was; and ended up printing it all out again on a white card. I included everything, even the duplicate text I’d shared on the front of the layout. Then I stapled one of the tags to the top to create a little pull tab. I made a pocket on the back of my layout and slipped the full journaling in there.
Here’s the back of my page, in all it’s messy patched up glory. You’ll see I created the pocket just using a scrap of white cardstock and my glue runner. 1504Apr-Christian07
I’m so happy I figured out a way to say everything I wanted to say AND not compromise the design idea I had in my head. I love how this page turned out. I LOVE that digi cut and those tags. I’ll definitely use them again.

Thanks for letting me share this tip with you! I hope it helps you in you own scrapbooking. If so, please share at the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page!




P.S. I’m giving away a bag full of gently used Scrapbook Circle kit products on my blog!

Designer’s Choice: photographing the details

Hello! It’s Jennifer Larson, sharing some ideas for creating a layout about a topic that is hard to photograph.

Recently we celebrated my son’s birthday at Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America. Taking pictures of them on their favorite rides was impossible, so instead I took pictures of the signs. Here’s the page:

Hello Fun by Jennifer Larson

I found that printing the photos 2.5-inches square let me fit all the signs on the page. I stitched in between the grid and added clusters of colorful embellishments around the page for fun. Finally, I added next to the title a photo of my boys waiting in line to get them on the page too.

If you are creating a page about something that is hard to photograph–a sporting event, a play, an amusement park ride, for example–take photos of the details instead and put the action in your journaling.

If this gives you ideas for a page, please share your page with us at the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page so we can check it out!