Archive for April, 2017

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.

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

Thanks for stopping by today!

Spike.

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.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to visit the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook page for more inspiration!

Jen

1 Product 2 Ways – PinkFresh Studio Gold Acrylic Mirror Stickers

This week, we are back to having two designers use the featured product, the Gold Mirror Acrylic Stickers from Pinkfresh Studio! Kelly is up first sharing her LO using these gorgeous little embellishments that are part of the April ‘My Story’ kit.

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“I was immediately inspired by the three largest of the mirror stickers, and knew that I wanted to line them up somewhere on my layout. The circle patterned paper happened to be my favorite from this month’s kit, and I kept things pretty simple by lining my elements down the center of my page. I used a few of the small hearts to accent some of the circles, and grounded my center line design by adding my three large mirror stickers along the bottom.”

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The perspective of Kelly’s photo is amazing and the little rainbow at the top is my favorite!  Next Diana pairs up a few of the gold stickers with more family photos and the gorgeous colors in the April kit.

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“I loved that these fun little mirror stickers work perfectly for accents!”

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I love the simplicity of both of these pages, but most especially the way they truly make the photos the focus.

Thanks for stopping by today and wishing you all an amazing week!  Make sure you use your gold and other metallic accents for this month’s challenge.  You can find the details HERE or on the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook page…there’s still time to enter to win a prize! 🙂

Sisters, a take 2 post

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends!

Today, I have a take 2 post featuring the April Our Story kit.  This month, I was inspired by Neela.  I am a big fan of white space, and minimalistic scrapbooking, so I was immediately drawn to her layout.  I love using white cardstock, and a colorful border as well, so I loved her layout.

Here is her layout:

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Here is mine:

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I did another 8.5 x 11 in layout for my girl’s baby album.  I love this photo of the older girls adoring their baby sister.

To create my layout, I cut down the feather patterned paper to 8×5 x 11 inches.  I added a trimmed down piece of white cardstock on top, then stitched along the edges.  Next, I layered some pattern paper behind my photo creating a layered mat, and adhered it to the bottom right of my layout with foam adhesive.  I added my title with the Pinkfresh Studio alpha stickers, and added some very basic journaling.  To finish off my layout, I embellished with stickers (The banner and word stickers are Shimelle from the March Happy Place kit) and gold splatters.

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I love how this layout turned out!  I encourage you to embrace negative space as well!  Happy crafting friends!

 

 

Cardmaking Tip with Rebecca

Hey Scrapbook Circle fans! Rebecca here with a cardmaking tip! Very often, the Scrapbook Circle add ons include one or more 6×6 patterned paper pads. But, this month there was an embellishment add on and a planner add on and neither had the 6×6 pad. I loved the planner add on so I wasn’t that concerned about not having a 6×6 pad this month. Usually I use the smaller format papers to create cards and I did want to create a card with this month’s kit, so what to do? My tip is to find a patterned paper with a small design like the triangles here:

Those little triangles are so tiny they look like they could have come from a 6×6 pad! And that’s the idea! To find a design which is not to big or overwhelming for a card front. I added some stitching on the patterned paper circles that I cut out, lots of die cuts and a few phrase stickers and that was it! So next time you are trying to make a card without a 6×6 pad think about what papers you DO have with those smaller designs!

Thanks for stopping by!

🙂 Rebecca

Be Real-Tough

Diana here today-welcome to the Scrapbook Circle blog!  Today my challenge is to Be Real-using a picture from real life in this case my Instagram feed.  This particular picture was taken after my workout with my daughter at the track-it was TOUGH!

This picture truly captured how I felt-SO tired, it was early in the AM, a good way to start the day with my girl!

Do you have any pictures that are REAL?  Have you ever scrapbooked them?  If not you should, it’s super fun!

We would love to see your creations using our kits, feel free to share them with us on our Facebook page, Scrapbook Circle of Friends.

LOVE-ing the Adore You Add-on Kit

Happy Thursday! The weekend is almost here and I am looking forward to celebrating Easter with family.

This week I am sharing a project created with different pieces from the Adore You embellishment add-on kit. It seems that I am on a bit of a black-and-white photo kick lately and this layout is no different. I originally printed the photo in color and then changed it to better match my color scheme.

The background for the layout is a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 white card stock with Maggie Holmes patterned paper cut slightly narrower and stitched in place. I used a zigzag stitch with black thread so it is more prominent and provides a visual anchor.

It is so exciting to be able to use Claudia’s van Rooijen’s All My Heart collection from Pretty Little Studio since she has been a part of the Scrapbook Circle Creative Team for the past year. On this layout, I layered the gold foil journaling cards behind my photo. The cards are 3 x 4, so I cut them in half to give the illusion of  larger pieces of paper being layered on top of one another.

I used the Love gold foil card as part of my title and paired it with the Heidi Swapp acetate word with foil, which is machine stitched in place with black thread.

Next, I used a small circle punch on the journaling card with hearts and used them as embellishments. They are attached with foam squares so they pop off of the page. Last, I put a few of the Bella Blvd. puffy star stickers on the layout to anchor the visual triangle.

What you don’t see is the journaling . . . I put this on the back of the layout, which is something I do quite often. While the photo shows a happy scene with my kiddos, it was actually taken at my grandmother’s house following her funeral services and captures what was most likely the last time I will ever be there again. While the story is important, it is one that I want to keep tucked away.

Thank you for visiting today! Please join the creative team on the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook page as we share more inspiration and projects using the April Our Story Kit.

Jen

Technique Tip – Cute Butterflies

Hi friends! Neela here! This is my last month as DT for scrapbook circle. I have had a wonderful year of creating some of my favorite projects with the latest products with the kits. It has been such a privilege to be designing with these kits and with my fellow design team members.

For this post, I am sharing with you how to create cute and playful looking butterflies using a circle punch. I got this idea when I came across some pins on pinterest about ideas on how to make butterfly cakes. It is very easy to make them and below are photos of the steps and no words necessary:

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For this project, I decided to fill a couple of pages in my traveler’s notebook. I used a photo of my niece of this project. Here is the spread:

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She is just 2 and a half months old and is adorable. I took the opportunity to use as many flowers as I could from the Oh My Heart ephemera pack from the add on this month. The journaling tag is also from the same ephemera pack. I backed the photo with some patterned paper and added some stickers and the hello word from pretty little studio All My Heart collection. I also added some hearts from the same collection and that completed my spread. Here is a close up:

IMG_9417-EditI hope you will try this technique because it so fun to try something different once in a while.