Archive for February, 2017

1 Product 2 Ways – Maggie Holmes Stickers

Hello there!  Today, on the last day February, we are going to wrap up the 1 Product 2 Ways posts with the gorgeous Maggie Holmes stickers in the “So This Happened” kit.  I asked Kelly & Allie to come up with something and share their inspiration!

Kelly created a patchwork background for her photo, title and journaling.  Her description is below:

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“I decided to use the stickers as a border along the right side of my page.  After adding my patterned paper, I started by randomly placing the journaling spots.  I then stitched them down before layering on the word stickers.  I finished it off with a few embellishments.”

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Allie made this amazing layout below using the small stickers in contrast to the larger stripes of the paper.  Allie’s tells us her approach below…

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“I made it my goal to use as many of the label stickers as possible on this page! I layered them above and below my photo, keeping everything at an angle. I added a few quotes of my own by stamping with Staz-On ink on the blank label stamps. I still have lots of the stickers left over!”

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I love Kelly’s bright page and the way she overlapped stickers across the bordered edge created by her stitching.  Allie’s geometric approach, turning her photo and the stickers makes a subtle bridge between the pieces of patterned paper.

Thanks ladies for all your hard work this month and for sharing a wealth of ideas with us!

Come share your ideas on the Scrapbook Circle of Friends community page on FB…thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Label It

Hello, everyone! Today I am sharing a great page with you from creative team member Diana:

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I gave Diana a challenge to use the various labels in the February kit and add-ons on a layout, and she put together this funny page about her son. She chose Maggie Holmes phrase sticker labels as alternative journaling, and she even stuck one on a blank label:

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If you’re down to just a few stickers and bits and pieces left from your kit this month, give this technique a try! There’s a reason that labels are so useful and they never go out of style! Happy scrapping!

White Space with Dimension

Sometimes a section of a layout gets so busy that it’s nice to make room for some white space. The open areas give the eye a place to rest.rk sc feb 9

Because the center of this layout has strips of patterned paper, cork numbers, stickers, chipboard thickers, a photo and a journaling card, I left the top of the layout as white open space.

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But, to add some extra interest, I used the exclusive Scrapbook Circle acrylic stars to add tone on tone dimension.rk sc feb-8956

How often do you make a conscious effort to include white space in your layout? If you have any recent examples, we would love to see them in the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook Page!

Thanks for stopping by!

🙂 Rebecca

 

Designer’s Choice: It’s Called a Hustle

Hello there! Today I’m sharing a layout I created using the February So This Happened kit and the Tell It add on. The bright, cheerful colors in the kit were perfect for some Disney pictures I had.

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When I saw the Bunny and Fox icons in the Shimelle Stickers (from the add on), I knew it was meant to be used for our picture with Nick and Judy from Zootopia! I used a sunburst-inspired background made up of different patterns from the kit. I used a ruler and a piece of scrap paper to create the sunburst, and cut them apart with my trimmer. I used the pieces as the template for the patterned paper! I  made each one a bit smaller so they could be spaced apart. I also wanted them to look a bit wonky and at different angles. I stitched each piece down for extra dimension. I used the thickers from the add on to spell out a quote from the movie as my titile. I finished with a few embellishments and mist splatters!

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Thanks for letting me share my layout with you, have a great day!

February Embellishment Add On – Tell It

If you’re anything like me, you are addicted to the Scrapbook Circle add ons. I always tell myself I don’t NEED the add ons, but I always decide to buy them anyway! They tend to have really great additional embellishments, alphas and more. This is the Tell It Add On and I LOVE it.

SC_Feb17_addon1ABetween the gorgeous alphas and cork shapes, I knew I needed to make a layout featuring these goodies.

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Combining the cork shapes and the Thickers I was able to create a fun mixed font title. I also used the washi strips as a bottom border on the photo and to adhere the photo on top.

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And I love combining the add on with goodies from the kit, like I did with the phrase stickers layered over the cork shapes.

rk sc feb-8545I can’t recommend the Scrapbook Circle add ons enough! They always have such a fun assortment of the latest and most sought after goodies!

Thanks for stopping by!

🙂 Rebecca

 

 

Big Day

Hello friends! Earlier this month I shared a post about using the February Exclusive Printable, and today I’m here to talk about this month’s cut file! It can be interpreted as a scallop or a wave, and is super fun!

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For this layout, I flipped the cut file upside down so it looked like scallops. I backed it with the black and white patterned papers in this month’s kit, but used the bright and happy colors for my layers. I love how the pop of color brings more attention to the photo! I added the cute acrylic title and starts, and finished by outlining everything with a black pen. Super easy and fun!

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I can’t wait to make a layout using the cut file as ocean waves!

Tech Tip: Quick Circle Background / Layered Circles

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I posted a process video on my Youtube channel where you can see how I put the layout together after cutting out the circles;

1 Product 2 Ways – Shimelle Wood Buttons

I am very excited to share this week’s 1 Product 2 Ways post because of this amazing layout below!  This week’s assignment was to use the Shimelle ‘Little By Little’ Wood Buttons from the February “So This Happened” kit.  Jennifer created this absolutely stunning page with a giant black and white photograph.

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I have had this picture sitting around for four years!  As soon as I saw the Shimelle wood buttons, I knew I wanted to use them with it.  My intention was to create a list of sorts using the buttons as bullets to highlight the Maggie Holmes stick sentiments.  Because the picture is so large, I felt it important to keep the embellishments to a minimum and focus on Phoebe.”

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I can’t say enough go things about Jennifer’s layout.  It is the kind of project that should be in a frame or shadow box!

The next layout is by yours truly…which is exciting to share because of the photo I used.

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I have been wanting to go to CHA, i.e. Creativation for years and finally, last month I got to go!  Not only, did I get to meet some of my scrapbooking idols like Heidi Swapp and Amy Tan, but I got to put real life voices and personalities to these amazing talents from Scrapbook Circle!  That was the highlight of the weekend and this photo was from the Saturday.

I decided to make this project a play on the graphic patterns in the papers and embellishments.  I layered papers and stickers, creating associations between the angles and colors.  I used the buttons in a similar way to Jennifer, using them as bullet points for other stickers.  I also combined them under matching colors creating clusters following the diagonal half of the patterned paper I cut.

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I love this month’s kit, it is full of some of my favorites colors and classic patterns that never go out of style!  Jennifer’s layout is a beautiful example of the power of simplicity, although she did in fact, use lots of embellishments.  That combination is an amazing design ability.  My page was so much fun to play off of all my favorite pieces in the February kit combined!

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Magical Moments layout

Hello friends!

Today, I am sharing a layout made with February’s So This Happened kit and add-on Record It.

I made this layout for the Take 2 challenge.  I was inspired by Neela’s “Oh So Cold” layout, found on the blog post here, and I wanted to recreate it.

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I was inspired by the big photo, the big square photo mat in the middle, the banners, and the embellishments on the banner.

Here is what I came up with:

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I am just now getting around to scrapbooking some photos from my maternity photoshoot.  This photo is my favorite, so I wanted to highlight it.

Here’s how I created my layout:

I wanted to add a little bit of mixed media to my layout.  First, I prepped my white cardstock.  I added some hearts with texture paste and a stencil, and I added some gold ink splatters.  Next, I printed out my photo in 5×7.  I adhered it to the 1 canoe 2 Hazelwood Forest Berry paper that I cut into a square, and adhered that to the middle of my white cardstock.  Next, I hand cut all the banners and sketched flowers from the Dear Lizzy 6×6 paper pad.  I arranged the banners onto my layout, and added machine stitching for texture and interest.  Next I added the flowers to the sides of the banner, framing my photo.  To finish my layout I added the Magical Moments Maggie Holmes phrase sticker as my title.  I also added a few gold hearts from the Crate Paper stickers found in the January True Love add-on.

That’s it!  I hope you were inspired by both Neela’s and my layout.  Have a lovely day!

DT Choice with Kelly

Hello everyone! It’s Kelly here today sharing a page made with the super cute February kit, ‘So this Happened’.

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I thought this photo went along perfectly with the theme of the kit, and started by pulling out elements with colors to enhance it.

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I drew my inspiration for the design from the ‘I just Can’t’ embellishment sticker found in the Simple Stories Whatever cardstock stickers.

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Journaling placement was super easy using the Elle’s Studio Right Now journaling tags, and I chose my title from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams phrase stickers.

Need some inspiration on how to use the February kit? Be sure to stop by the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery for more amazing ideas.

Thanks for stopping by today!