Archive for June, 2016

Winner: May Challenge

Clearly, you all had a great time with our May challenge – to use clear elements on a layout. I especially enjoyed seeing the May Challenge photo album fill up in our Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook group! Thanks for playing along! Our randomly selected winner of a $20.00 Scrapbook Circle credit is…


…with this clearly fun layout:


Congratulations, Rebecca! Please send me an email at with your contact information and I will connect you with your credit.

Don’t forget, our June challenge – Everything is Awesome – is underway! Come play!

DT choice- go to grid layout

Hello friends!  My oldest daughter turned 10 recently, and to celebrate, we invited some school friends for manis & pedis, and pizza and ice cream cake.  I wanted to document this big milestone in a layout, which is what scrapbooking is all about for me.  I want to be able to look back on all the big moments of my kids’ lives…I want them to be able to look back as well, and remember all the fun we have had!

Today I’m here with my DT choice layout using the June kit Now or Never.  Do you have a go to layout?  When I have multiple photos, the grid layout is my go to design.

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ahsang SC happy bday 2

For this layout, I wanted the focus to be on the photos.  I printed 4 square photos with a white border.  I cut 2 pieces of patterned paper in the same size as the photos.  Then, I adhered the square photos and paper in a grid in the middle of a piece of 12 x 12 white card stock.  I embellished the squares with stickers, labels from the kit, and added stitching for some detail.  (On a side note, how awesome & perfect is the Webster’s Pages Make a Wish sticker sheet for my birthday layout?!!!)  To balance off some of the white space, I added 2 big strips of patterned paper to the top (the bird paper is from the May Here & Now kit).  I also added a patterned strip to the bottom, along with an Elle’s Studio cutout, and another sticker from Webster’s pages.  I added some pink ink sprinkles, and I drew tiny circles with a black pen as well.

I love how this layout turned out, and I hope you were inspired the create as well!

Have a lovely day!

Designer’s Choice with Jennifer

Hi everyone! Jennifer here today sharing my June Designer’s Choice layout.


Some of my favorite photos come from stalking my daughter’s Instagram feed, and I have been saving this one for quite some time.

June’s kit is a perfect match with it’s bright, cheery colors and sentiments.


I wanted to mimic the “messiness” of the colors from the photo and chose to use a mixed media background. To begin, I tore a piece of watercolor paper along one edge. To get this look, I painted on a plastic wrapper and then smudged the plastic onto the paper until I had the look I wanted. Next, I used some stencils and traced the arrow and circle shapes with a black marker and followed that with splatters of paint on the page.


Adhering the photo with a patterned paper backing was next.


My last step was journaling and then embellishing with die cuts, stickers, enamel hearts, and that fabulous gold flaming clip.


Thank you for stopping by today and happy creating!!





Be Real: Happy Little Moment

Hello everyone! It’s Claudia here with you and today I have a ‘Be Real’ post for you all. I decided to use this photo of me and my cats because it’s (almost) an everyday moment and there’s nothing I love more than sitting in my pyjamas, watching some tv and have one of my cats be with me. Now, in this photo they are both with me which was actually a rare occasion; I just came back from a vacation to Portugal and it seemed like both of them kind of missed me.

I usually use white cardstock for my backgrounds because that way I can use the patterned paper in other ways, such as layering or just cutting strips off of a paper rather than having to use the whole thing. I also used a branding strip on my layout to add a pop of yellow. My initial idea for the layout was to go with a black, yellow and pink color scheme but in the end I ended up adding pretty much all colors that are in the kit haha. I got my photo printed in black and white because I just find it so much easier to match embellishments that way because you can pretty much use all colors with a black and white photo.  I added a few of the cut aparts from Elle’s Studio that came in the main kit to create a bit more interest to the layout and some pops of color.


I used a few stickers from the Amy Tangerine Better Together sticker book which came in one of the add on kits this month, I think they are so perfect for layering! To create my title I used these black alphas from the Webster’s Pages sticker sheet which came in the main kit. I quite like these ones.


I cut out a florals out of that gorgeous paper from the Bella Blvd/Illustrated Faith She Blooms collection and layered it behind my photo. You can also have a good look at my layers in the photo down below. As always I finished off my layout by adding some splatters, I chose to use the gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine from my stash to add those.


Thank you for joining me today! I hope I was able to inspire you in some kind of way and that you enjoyed reading a little bit about my layout.

We’d love to see what you’re creating with the kit(s)! Make sure you join our Facebook group if you haven’t done so already.

June Printables

Hello again! It’s Kelly here today sharing a two page layout made with the June Printables.
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This month’s printables have lots of fun triangles that I thought were a perfect addition to an already busy layout.
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This ‘awesome’ paper from the main kit takes up most of the left side. I cut around the side of the right side of the letters, and tucked my photos under them. This didn’t have to be done too carefully…after positioning the pictures where I wanted them, I just taped everything back down.
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I placed several of the printed triangles down the center to make the pages flow together, and then layered the rest at the center of the right edge, using the top one as my journaling spot.
The June Printables are a perfect addition to the already amazing Now or Never kit. If you use them, be sure to share with us on on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook Page, or our community page, Scrapbook Circle of Friends… so we all can enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today!


June Tech Tip with Rebecca

I love the Scrapbook Circle Planner add ons! This month the planner add on features lots of fun goodies to make a bunch of planner planner june tech tip-1For this month’s tech tip, I created a stenciled Distress Ink background for my planner spread. The pineapples add a touch of whimsy and fun to my otherwise white background.

sc planner june tech tip-3The fun Scrapbook Circle elements on top are so fun to coordinate too! I created a video to demonstrate how to make a fun colorful background for planner spreads:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

🙂 Rebecca



1 Product 2 Ways – Illustrates Faith Enamel Hearts

Hi there!!  Welcome to our first June ‘1 Product 2 Ways’ post featuring the fun Bella Blvd. Illustrates Faith Enamel Hearts.  These bright embellishment stickers are part of the ‘Now or Never’ kit.  Let’s see what Allie and Neela created for us!

_MG_6920Allie made the most adorable layout and used the hearts in a way I wouldn’t have thought of…here are her thoughts:

“I was inspired to use the enamel hearts to create my background. I used a ruler to trace pencil lines across my cardstock, then added stitching holes. I used embroidery floss in colors that corresponded with the hearts to stitch across the page! When it was all done, I was left with a fun and unique background, and I still had some hearts left over!”
Isn’t her stitching and color matching amazing??  Love it!

Next, Neela ironically used the same patterned paper for her background, contrasting it with this vibrant green and her black and white photo.
Below is Neela’s description behind her gorgeous creation:
“The enamel hearts are bright and cheerful. The first photo that came to mind when I saw these hearts was that of my son with the dandelion. We had been searching around for them in the parks and along our walk to school and never found any. But when he found this, he was super excited and as luck would have it I had my DSLR with me. I love this photo and the spirit behind it. It is filled with love and something my son had been wanting to do. The use of these hearts was perfect for this photo. I used them as little separators/bullets between each of the reasons to love this kid. I love that the colors, sizes and slightly wonky shapes of the hearts makes this layout so playful and happy.”


I love both of these projects…they had a lot in common, lots of similar colors, papers and a single photo, but the hearts were used in 2 different variations.  I  look forward to these projects every week to see how different designers come up with inspiring ideas for us!  Great job ladies!

Thanks for stopping by today!

June Telephone game, kindergarten graduate layout

Hello everyone!  It’s my turn at the telephone game challenge, and I’m so excited to share with you my layout.  Just like the game, I am taking the layout of the previous month’s telephone game challenge, which you can find here, and making my own layout inspired by the last team member.

Here is last month’s layout by Neela:


…and here is what I created inspired by her layout:

ahsang SC kinder 1

ahsang SC kinder 2

I was inspired by the squares and the grid on Neela’s layout.  Her layout is actually one of my go-to sketches when I have a lot of photos, but I wanted to do something a little different this time, so I decided to interpret the squares and grid to the background.  I cut up one of the Amy Tan pattern papers from June’s Now or Never kit into squares, and adhered it to my white card stock.  I wanted to add more interest and texture, so I used my sewing machine to create a quilted look.  Then, I added my mounted photo, and created interest to the photo by embellishing it around the negative space.  (The twine is from April’s One Fine Day kit.)

I love how this layout turned out: my photo is the star of the layout, and the embellishments compliment it perfectly.  The pattern paper is awesome since our school colors are red & yellow.  Also, my little one is a kindergarten grad, and my older will be in 5th grade in the fall…how did that happen?!!!

I hope I’ve inspired you to create, and I can’t wait to see what the next team member makes next month for the telephone game challenge!

Have a wonderful day!

Designer’s Choice: Treasured Love

Hello friends! It’s Claudia here with you today and I have a layout to share using the gorgeous June + Be You Add On kits. I love this month’s kit and the papers are absolutely gorgeous. For my background I am actually using that really cool paper from Pinkfresh Studio with the word ‘Awesome’ and stripes. I wasn’t sure about using the full sheet as a background so I grabbed a piece of white cardstock and cut that in half and used that to tone it down a little bit.

Then I started working on my layering. At first I was thinking of doing a more monotone color scheme but in the end I pulled in pretty much all the colors that are featured in the kit. The Be You add on kit comes with this awesome Amy Tangerine Better Together sticker book which has 8 pages. I used a few of those for layering. A lot of the stickers have journaling lines and since I personally don’t do journaling on my layouts, I think of different ways to make it work for me.

I used the black alphas from the Webster’s Pages sticker sheet that came in the main kit to spell out ‘Treasured’ as part of my title. To finish of my title I grabbed the acetate word ‘Love’ which is from the Pinkfresh Studio Life Noted collection and came in the Be You add on.

I added a decent amount of the enamel hearts to create clusters and add pops of color. One of my favorite items in the add on kit are these adorable bows from Bella Blvd and Illustrated Faith.

The last I did was add some black splatters using watercolor paint to add a little extra pop of black to the layout.





Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope that this layout was able to inspire you in some way.

What are you creating with this month’s kit? We’d love for you to join us over at our Facebook group and share your creations!

DT Choice: Father’s Day Layout

Hi! It’s Kelly here today sharing a Father’s Day layout  made with this month’s kit, Now or Never.
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I also used a scrap piece of paper from the Dear Lizzy Happy Place 6×6 paper pad found in the Stay Cool embellishment Add-on from the April kit to help mat my photo.
Best Dad - detail 1
That little addition of scrap paper really comes in handy for tucking in bits and pieces, and helping the photo pop out a little bit more from the background. That cluster of flowers is made from elements out of the Bella Blvd She Blooms paper pieces found in the main kit.

Best Dad - detail 2
One of my favorite things to do is use different fonts for longer titles to add a little bit of interest. A little stitching and hand written journaling finish the look.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to stop by the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery for more inspiration!