Archive for April, 2017

100 days of 1st grade, a be real post

Hello friends!

Today I’ve got a “be real” layout to share with you, created using the April Our Story kit.  In February, my daughter’s first grade celebrated 100 days of school by dressing up as if they were 100 years old.  I thought my little one looked so cute, and of course I took a ton of pics, both on my iPhone and my big camera.  I posted one to Instagram, and I knew I had to document this day.

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My daughter is not shy of the camera, lol!  I thought it was extra funny that she was hamming it up for the camera dressed as a grandma.  Love her personality!

When I saw the pink paper with circles by Crate Paper, I thought it would be perfect to embellish the circles.  First, I trimmed down the Crate Paper paper, and adhered it to a Maggie Holmes pattern paper.  I added some machine stitching around the edges.  I got my heart punch out, and started punching hearts from various pattern papers.  A few of the hearts are punched from Shimelle papers from the March Happy Place kit.  (This is a perfect way to use up some scraps!)  I adhered the hearts to the middle circles, careful to put glue only on the middle of the heart so I can flip up the tops of the heart to create depth.  I added stitching to a few of the hearts.  Then I added the photos with foam adhesive.  Next, I added the title and very basic journaling.  (I am loving the Pinkfresh Studio alpha stickers!)  I embellished 3 of the hearts with some Crate Paper heart face stickers (from the January True Love add-on), which is perfect for this layout.  I added some embellishments to the top right and bottom left of my layout; I fussy cut the word washi strips from the Maggie Holmes paper.  I added some stars from the Pinkfresh Studio alpha stickers and some Pinkfresh Studio mirrored heart stickers.

I love how this layout turned out.  It’s super fun and fits my daughter’s personality perfectly.  I hope I inspired you to scrap some photos from your camera roll!  Happy crafting!


April Planner Add-On

Hello everyone! It’s Kelly here today, sharing a planner spread using the April Planner Add-On.

April Spread

I started by lining both the top and the bottom with the washi tape. My favorite thing to do in monthly spreads is to fill in the empty squares with large, eye catching elements. I had fun layering on the paper pieces, and thought that the ‘Mom Life’ piece was perfect for a month of running my kids everywhere 🙂 I put ‘bliss’ at the top because I wouldn’t have it any other way, and finished it off with a cute little pompom clip.

April Spread - detail 1

Need some more inspiration? Be sure to check out the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery for more awesome ideas for using this month’s kit!

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Rectangles & a Square

I really wanted to keep this layout sweet and simple-how to do that?  I kept everything in squares and rectangles! 

The back ground starts with a 12″x12″ background.  Can you see the 8 rectangles?  They make it simple to layer up when you keep things simple.

Here is a closeup of the printable I used for the journaling: 


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One Little Wonder – Part 2 – Pretty Little Studio Die Cuts from Claudia van Rooijen!

Last Tuesday of April!  And again, instead of doing our regular 1 Product/2 Ways post, we are going to focus on the Pretty Little Studio die cuts designed by former DT member Claudia van Rooijen!!   We are going to feature Jennifer’s scrapbook layout today with these “Love Bird” die cuts from the April “Our Story” kit.

“I love Claudia’s new collection and the die cuts are so sweet. For this project, I tried to make all of the embellishments look like rain falling from the clouds. Each of the words, sentiments, and shapes have been machine stitched vertically so they appear to be falling from the sky. For a little added dimension, I used enamel dots from my stash to tie all of the colors together.”

This might be my favorite layout Jennifer has made since she has been on the Creative Team.  It encompasses everything I adore; from the colors, a black & white photo, stitching and all the shapes, hearts, clouds…just love every detail!!  Thank you Jennifer for this amazing inspiration!  Make sure you all check out our Facebook community at Scrapbook Circle of Friends and have an wonderful week!

April Challenge Inspiration

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends! I am loving the April kit and add-ons, especially the shiny gold and rose gold touches. I had fun playing along with the April Challenge – Using Metallics:

I chose to play with the rose gold elements in the Oh My Heart die cuts and the Pinkfresh alphas. So gorgeous!

I really like how the rose gold coordinates with all the pink on my page.

Have you started your layout for the challenge? If not, you have plenty of time. Join us and you could win a $20 credit to Scrapbook Circle! You can find all the details at the original challenge post here. And don’t forget to share in our Facebook group, too! Happy creating!

Winner: March Challenge

Hello, all! We need to announce the winner of our March challenge – Fruity Puns. Today’s randomly selected winner comes from our Facebook group, Scrapbook Circle of Friends. Congratulations to:


…who created this beautifully colored strawberry card:

Makes me want to get out my stamps and watercolors! Congratulations, Heather! Please email me at [email protected] and we’ll set you up with your prize.

I’ll be back in a bit with my take on our current challenge – metallics!

Grow up layout, DT choice

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends!

Today, I’m here with my Design Team choice layout using the April Our Story kit.

My oldest daughter is growing up so fast.  Her 5th grade year is quickly coming to an end, and she will be starting middle school before I know it.  I wanted to document this using a quote by E. E. Cummings.  I used the exclusive printable this month to create a tag for hidden journaling.  I attached a small piece of ribbon to it, so you would know to pull.

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I cut out the quote big and bold using my Silhouette machine.  I attached it to the ombre Crate Paper pattern paper.  I had to glue all the inner pieces of the A, O, R, and Bs…tedious but worth it.  I added some machine stitching around the edges.  Next, I attached my photos to the layout.  I adhered the bigger photo with foam adhesive, making sure to leave a space for my hidden journal tag.  I added some stickers from the Pinkfresh Studio alpha stickers (love those sketchy stars).  I also fussy cut a couple word washi from the Maggie Holmes paper, and attached it to the bottom right of my layout.  To finish off my layout, I added some gold ink splatters.

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I absolutely love the look of this layout!  For once, I used a colored cardstock, instead of my typical white, and I love it!  I also love the bold quote, and it suits this layout perfectly.

I hope I have inspired you to get crafty!

DT Choice with Kelly

Hello! It’s Kelly here today sharing a page made with the April kit, Our Story.
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In addition to the main kit, I used elements from both of the April Add-ons for this page, along with a 6×6 piece of paper from a previous add-on.

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I love to use collages that I have created for Instagram…it’s a great way to include more than one photo, and still have plenty of room for lots of fun embellishments.  Here, I accented the line between the photos with a little stitching.

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I couldn’t resist this little fox, and I love the contrast of the orange against the aqua background.  I popped him up with foam tape to help him really stand out.

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I love capturing that “perfect” shot in sports photography-it’s truly gold!  This my very talented niece helping to win the championship volleyball game for her school.  I knew I had to scrap this picture and I LOVED using the exclusive printables from this month’s kit; Our Story.

As you can see from this closeup I used them in the title:and for the journaling here: 

I love how the printables just flow in the layout-they ROCK!

We would love to see your creations using Scrapbook Circle kits-please feel free to share them on our Facebook page; Scrapbook Circle of Friends.

Short and Sweet

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends! Today I have a layout that was created in less than an hour. Yes, you read that correctly, less than an hour! For this month’s tech tip I wanted to share how I created a quick layout with only a few elements that still has a bit of pizzazz.

My husband has been restoring a 1956 Chevy for several years and we were able to take it for a short ride one evening when the weather was nice. While we were headed down the road, I took a quick picture that includes the dashboard and the road ahead.

At first glance, the layout seems to use several layers of patterned papers that have been sewn together. However, there are only a few small pieces!

To achieve this effect, I cut the Shimelle patterned paper down to 8 1/2 x 11 and stitched the border between each change in pattern/color. Next, I cut a piece of Crate Paper Patterned paper along with the Pretty Little Studio papers and tacked them in place with photo squares.

Next, I used the Pink Paislee floral die cuts and placed them between layers of paper before doing the final bit of stitching. I love how they peek out from behind!

My picture was next and that was placed on top of the sewn layers with a few embellishments on and around it.

For the journaling, I kept it simple with a couple of strips of typed text that I created in Word and printed. Last was the title using those wonderful Pinkfresh Studio metallic puffy letter stickers. I also added a few of the metallic sentiments towards the bottom of the layout to create a visual triangle from top to bottom.

The finished layout has quite a bit of detail despite only taking a short time to create.

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