Archive for June, 2015

One Item Wonder: Scrapbook Circle Exclusive Cut Files

I asked creative team member Rebecca to share with us how she used the exclusive June cut files on a recent layout, and she went above and beyond with a great page and technique tip for us:

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To achieve this look, Rebecca enlarged the star background file to 12 x 12. She deleted the stars in the center – where she wanted to place her photo and other page elements – then cut the design out of white cardstock using her Silhouette Cameo. Next, she offset the design, then used a gold Silhouette Sketch Pen to draw around the stars

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I can’t wait to try this technique! It’s easy and has such big impact on layouts. Thanks for the tip, Rebecca! Did you play with any of the exclusive cut files this month? We’d love to see! Be sure to upload your projects to our Facebook page. Have a great day!

Lifting You — Rebecca

Each month we choose a subscriber who has shared her work using a Scrapbook Circle kit on our Facebook page and then lift her layout. This month, we chose this page from Rebecca.

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I love the black ink doodling on the paper pieces, the stars and the white space to the right of the photos. Such a fun page that focuses on the photos really well.

Rebecca was lifted by Audrey this month.

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Audrey turned the layout and added a bunch of circles.  She stuck to Rebecca’s banner-shaped papers and outlined them with a black pen like she did, too.

I also love Audrey’s use of the ink splotches in black — it really brings out the doodling.

Thanks for starting the week off right, ladies. I know I’m inspired to make something this week!

Watercolor Cardstock Stickers

Watercolor is still such a hot trend and fun to add to any plain stickers.

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All you need are some plain cardstock stickers and a few Clean Color brush markers  from Kuretake and a water brush or a regular paint brush with a cup of water.

IMG_6765First, I added some color to the Jillibean Soup cardstock stickers from June’s Kit. Next I took a waterbrush and pulled the bit of color I had added to the remainder of the sticker.

IMG_6766This is a quick and easy way to add the watercolor look to any plain stickers! You can see I colored the star and label with 4 flights here:

RK Sc June-10and the “THIS” arrow here. I like the whimsical look and pop of color it adds.RK Sc June-11🙂 Rebecca

 

 

 

 

 

DT choice: Beach trip pocket style scrapbooking and a goodbye

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Good morning and happy Saturday to ll of my favorite Scrapbook Circle friends. It’s Valerie here today sharing my recent beach trip using the June Have a little fun today kit. And this blog post is also my very last for SBC as my term is up. It;s definitely a bittersweet moment. I am very blessed to be chosen a prat of 2014-2015 team member and I was honored to work with Lisa (she is awesome and sweet) and other talented ladies in this team. There’s nothing I would trade for to be part of this family. 🙂

SBC June kit Valerie Huang Beach trip project life-2

For the last year, my life is full of changes. Moving to a new state, meeting new friends, new gym, new neighborhood and buying a new house and watching it getting build. Full of excitements but also a lot sadness. I am grateful to have so many wonderful people around me and got me through the most tough time. So I am happy to document my very first girls only beach trip with my new friends in Virginia. They are sweet and full of fun. :))

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And here are more close ups for you. Hope you like them and thank you for looking.

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June sketch challenge winner

Thank you to everyone who played along this month with the June sketch challenge.

Here are some fun pages to get you inspired to craft this weekend.

Giorgia

Giorgia

Karrie

Karrie

Kat

Kat

Lorraine

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Rebecca

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And now for one random winner. This month ………… Kat! wins the $10 shop credit to the Scrapbook Circle shop. Congrats! Kat, send an email to Diana [at] ScrapbookCircle.com to confirm your prize.

I’ll be back in a few weeks with the July sketch for you. Until then, have a great weekend!

DT choice – big photo

Hello everyone.

I wanto to share with you my last layout made for Scrapbook Circle. This was a great year with fantastic girls and fabulous kits. I want to thank all of you for the comments and nice words about my projects.

For this LO I used papers from june kit and addons, I also used a photo of my kid and his cousin I took in may, and which I really like. I decided to print it big and in black and white, and use pastel paper and embellishments. I think it looks cool.

Do you like to scrap big photos? color or black and white? Share your work with us. Thank you.

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Designer Take: Where in the World with Valerie

Our “Where in the World?” challenge is in full swing and you still have one week left to play! If you need one last creative boost to get your page started, check out Valerie’s take:

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Doesn’t that look like paradise? I love how the June kit – Have a Little Fun Today – suits all kinds of travel locations. From islands to Europe to home and your own backyard.

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If you’d like to play along, you can find the original challenge details here. Have a great day!

One Item Wonder: Acrylic “Explore”

One of my favorite elements of the Have a Little Fun Today kit is the exclusive, acrylic word “explore”:

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I asked creative team members Gina and Diana to share with us how they used this great title piece on their layouts. Let’s take a look at Gina’s page:

gina explore 2Gina took advantage of how translucent the word is. She didn’t mind placing “explore” over her intricate background because you can still see (and appreciate!) that gorgeous design!

gina explore 1Diana took a different route, keeping her background as simple as possible so that the “explore” could shine:

dianaexploreI love how gorgeous the aqua color is against the kraft. Great choice, Diana! Diana suggests adhering it with Ranger’s Glossy Accents.

How have you used this acrylic word? We would love to see! Be sure to upload your layouts and projects to the Facebook page and we’ll come take a look. Have a good day!

Take 2 with Diana Waite

Today I would like to talk about my take on this layout:

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This layout was super fun to put together, with all of the varied pattern papers–I think my favorite part of this layout was adding the vellum behind the picture.  (I sometimes have a hard time using vellum…)

Here is my second take on the same layout:

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As you can see I layered up the matting behind the photo again, even adding vellum!  On the photo in the first layout I added lettering on the picture in photoshop–this time I chose to use the cork letters included in the kit.  I also switched the sides of the vertical strip of paper from the left side to the right.  (That’s because I didn’t have a full sheet of paper, just the corner was cut off–I already cut it for another project but LOVED it so much I wanted to use it again!)  I really enjoyed “lifting” myself–it’s always a fun challenge to redo a layout you love with different papers and embellishments!

We would love to see your 2 takes on layouts you have made using any Scrapbook Circle kit please feel free to share them on our Facebook page!

 

Designer’s Choice: Make it Big!

Hello!  It’s Gina Lideros sharing a page I made about a family trip we took to visit the Valley of Fire.

When creating a layout, a go- to design for me is to make fun interesting backgrounds.  I love geometric shapes and lots of color!  When I saw the Authentique Playful Elate paper included in the Have a Little Fun Today kit I just knew I needed to use it right away!  I fell in love instantly with the fun design, big bold shapes and eye catching colors! I thought the paper would be perfect to document our trip!

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To create my background I enlarged photos from our trip and printed them in black and white.  I placed a printer sheet of paper over the pieces of the background that I wanted to copy and traced over them.  I then used my traced printer sheets as a template to cut my photos.  I used my sewing machine to stitch the photos down and stitch over each line on the background of my design.

I used the digital cut files included in the main kit to create the giant go title, and adhered it down over my photos.  I added some splashes of white spray mist, journaling and some simple embellishments from the June add-on’s.  Overall I kept the embellishments at a minimum to keep a focus on the background design and photos.

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Thank you for visiting the blog and reading my post today.  I hope my layout inspires you to get those vacation photos out of the camera and onto your layouts.  Go big!