Inspiration & Interviews: Valerie and Jamie

As we celebrate Scrapbook Circle’s 9th anniversary this month, we are sharing our creative team’s favorite layouts created with this month’s kit – Hello Sunshine – as well as a little Q and A with each one. First up today, Valerie:

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Q: Tell us about your scrapbook page. What does it mean to you?

A: ​I love to capture the current moment for myself once in a while. So this photo was to document my one year anniversary since I started weight training.

Q: What is your favorite, go-to technique when creating your pages?

A: ​I love love layering and sewing technique. Even I didn’t use any technique here on this layout but they are my all time favorite.

Q: What’s the first thing you do when your kit arrives?

A: ​Take everything (main kit and add ons) out and sort them again. Especially papers.

Q: If you could design the next Scrapbook Circle project kit (like this one, or this one), what would it be?

A: ​Photo album (8.5X11 travel album)

Q: What do you love most about Scrapbook Circle?

A: The variety of trendy and delicious products and embellishments. 

Next up, Jamie!

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Q: Tell us about your scrapbook page. What does it mean to you?

A: ​I try to make a page every year, highlighting xx number of facts about me at xx age. This past year I turned 30, so this was my 30 at 30 list. I love looking back at these pages to see what has changed (or what hasn’t changed) over time.

Q: What is your favorite, go-to technique when creating your pages?

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A: ​I love playing with transparency and making my pages interactive. This layout does both. I cut up labels and hand wrote my 30 facts, that I then slipped into a vellum pocket I stitched onto the page. You can kind of make out what some of the top ones say. I like the little mystery there. If anyone wants to read them all, they’ll have to reach in and grab them.

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Q: What’s the first thing you do when your kit arrives?

A: ​I love spreading everything out to see what the color story for the month is. My pages are very color driven. I often only use 3-4 complimentary colors on a page OR I try to use them all! I think that may be why my collection of pages each month always looks so different!

Q: If you could design the next Scrapbook Circle project kit (like this one, or this one), what would it be?

A: ​Lots of black and white elements mixed in with bright colors. I’d throw in some green & yellow (my favorite) since summer is coming up. I’d like to see stamps and washi tape and fun funky embellishments. 

Q: What do you love most about Scrapbook Circle?

A: I love the ratio of exclusive and non-exclusive products in every kit. I want my kit club to give me the latest and greatest from the industry, alongside a few exclusive that amp up the whole kit. And Scrapbook Circle absolutely delivers on this every month! 

Valerie and Jamie, we are inspired! Thank you for sharing with us today. Have a good one! Tessa

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