DT Choice with Kelly

By Kelly Holbrook

February 18, 2017

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!

 

Be Real with Diana Waite

By Diana Waite

February 17, 2017

Diana here today, I think this challenge is one of my favorites because I can comfortably use everyday pictures, the ones you may think aren’t worth scrapping.DianaWallgoodthings  This picture not only makes me giggle but it reminds me how precious life and times with our loved ones are.  This weekend my daughter had flown into town to celebrate my Grandmother’s life.  My girl currently lives 14 hours from me, as you can see even in Walmart we can have fun!

My advice?  Embrace those moments you have with your loved ones–sometimes you are in the moment without a picture.  But then sometimes you can convince people to be just as crazy as you and take a picture and have a silly moment frozen in time. 😉  LOVE that I could scrap this picture and share our moment of Being Real.

We would love to see your creations using our Scrapbook Circle kits, please feel free to share them on our Facebook page!

All products can be found in the So This Happened kit for February.

Tell It Add On – Hello Beautiful

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the blog. I hope you are doing well. It’s Claudia here with you and today I’m sharing a layout I created where I mainly used items from this month’s gorgeous ‘Tell It’ Add On (which is a must have if you didn’t know already!).

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I started by selecting some patterned papers to go at the top of my page and my eye was instantly caught by the beautiful plus sign paper from the Fancy Pants Joy Parade collection – it’s colorful but not too busy so I thought that would be a nice pattern to use. I love the blue/navy elements that are in this add on so I knew I wanted to use this (older) photo because of the navy that is in it.

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I love these cork shapes from the Hazelwood collection by 1Canoe2 that are featured in this add on kit ; the white stripes make it look even more beautiful so I knew I wanted to use that as (part of) my title. I also used one of the cloud shapes that came in the pack, cut it in half and used it on 2 different places on the layout.

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These tiny puffy stickers from Shimelle’s latest collection are adorable! I will admit that I wasn’t really where to use them at first but once I started placing them I found out that they can basically go anywhere and look like they are supposed to be there. I did a bit of layering behind my photo as well and folded/tore up the edges to give it a more interesting look.

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If you have seen layouts I’ve made before, you might know that I don’t use thickers often. However, I absolutely love these colorful thickers with rosegold foiling from the new Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection so I made sure to use them on this layout to spell out the rest of my title.

I also added a bunch of washi stickers from the Pink Paislee Moonstruck collection to finish off the layout – the navy in that collection works perfectly with the colors I already had on my layout.

There is also a process video up on my Youtube channel if you are interested to see how this layout came together from start to finish;

Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you feel inspired to start creating yourself! :)

– Claudia

Tech Tip: Take a Screenshot

By Lisa Andrews

February 15, 2017

Have you ever wanted to create a page about something and you didn’t have any pictures to support the story you want to share? Sometimes this happens because you were having so much fun at an event and you simply forgot to take photos. Or maybe you were somewhere where photos were not allowed.

In my case recently, I wanted to do a page documenting all of the books I read in 2016. The problem was that I had read books on my Kindle, listened on Audible and had read borrowed paperback books. There really wasn’t an opportunity for me to capture all of these books in a couple of photos taken with my camera.

Today I want to share a quick and easy way for you to capture images that can be used on those layouts where you don’t have a picture ready to support your story.

A quick way to solve this problem is to take a screenshot on your phone of something that represents or give information to support your story.

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For my layout, I took screenshots of my book lists in both the Audible and Kindle apps on my phone. They were then in my photos on my phone and I was able to upload those images to my computer and print the photos.

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These photos were used to support my book list and made a perfect backdrop for the title on my page.

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If your missing photo is from a concert you attended, possibly include a screenshot of the website featuring the venue where the concert took place. Or what about your love for taking night walks around your neighborhood? Maybe map the route on your phone and then take a screenshot of the map. There are so many possibilities for capturing images that can be shared on our layouts even if it isn’t a photo taken at an event.

Challenge yourself to think outside of just using photos taken on your camera and see what other images you might want to include on your next page. Next time you are missing a photo, think about what screenshot you could include on your layout.

1 Product 2 Ways – SBC Exclusive Acrylic Words

By Jenni Calma

February 14, 2017

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY EVERYONE!! 

Today, we are diving into the February kit, “So This Happened” with the Scrapbook Circle exclusive for this week’s spotlight.  It is the 2 word script phrase “big day” in a black dimensional acrylic.  These acrylic embellishments are perfect for not only a page Title, but as a jump start for journaling or page theme!

Rebecca shared her use of the Exclusive, but customizing them for her page; a contrast in color and black & white!
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“I used an American Crafts Jane Davenport Paint Over Pen in white to add tiny dots to my acrylic words and and added a wood button over the ‘I”. Then I layered them over one of the 4×6 cards to create a space for the title.”

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Next up is Neela, using the exclusive as another large title, but centered.  She describes her creative thinking below.

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“I love the acrylic words that we get with the scrapbook circle kits every month. They are the most perfect page starters as I usually use them as a title of the layout. I look at the word and then pick my photo. I had multiple themes that I was thinking of when I saw this word – birthdays, awards, the day the kids were born, the day we got married, the day we moved to our house and so on. Finally I settled on one of the recent birthday’s of my older son. It was a happy and sad day. I decided to document that in my journaling. I love how these words evoke stories for the layouts. The rest of the layout is pretty simple. I love the soft colors and the blacks included in our kits this month. I decided to mix both types of patterned papers up. I then finished my layout with the Maggie Holmes word stickers and Hazelwood one canoe two thickers.”

BigDaycloseupsI love the differences in the two layout, but I love the similarities, too.  Both designers used black and white photos and obviously, the acrylic words, yet they are very different pages.  This is one of the reasons I love this post assignment!  Looking at how everyone approaches the same product diffferently shows the diversity in this hobby we all love so much!

Thanks for stopping by the Blog today!  I hope this inspired you to get out some black & white pics and an inspiring title to document some memories!

Check out the other projects an updates on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook community page…have an amazing day!

DT Choice: Love You

Hello everyone! It’s Claudia here and today I’m sharing another layout I created using the gorgeous February kits. A lot of my recent layouts have been with a white (cardstock) background, so for this one I thought it would be about time to use a patterned paper for my background again. In my opinion there are a lot of papers (if not all) in the kit that will work really well as a background, but for this particular layout I chose this lovely paper from the Simple Stories #Whatever collection. I just love the circles and the colors that are in the paper.

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I knew I wanted to go with the type of design where I would decorate all of the circles, so the first thing I had to do was figure out where I wanted my photo to go. As always I played around with my layering first before deciding on the final placement of my photo.

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I thought that maybe the layout would get a little bit too busy if I put an element on every single circle, so to still make it look as if there was something on them, I pulled out my 1″ circle punch and a piece of vellum and punched out a few circles to put on those circles.

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I used a few elements from the Pink Paislee Moonstruck washi stickers that came in the ‘Tell It’ add on kit this month. I first stuck them on a piece of (scrap) white cardstock so that they wouldn’t be transparent anymore.

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The thickers from the Hazelwood collection and the wood buttons from the Little By Little collection that both came in the main kit were perfect to fill in some of these circles that are on my background paper. I also added some puffy stickers from the ‘Tell It’ add on and some of the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day thickers that came in that same add on to spell out my cat’s name.

There’s also a process video you can watch to see how this layout came together;

Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you feel inspired to start creating. Have a great day!

– Claudia

Made with Love scrapbook layout

By Jung AhSang

February 11, 2017

Hello friends!

Today, I’m sharing a scrapbook layout I created with the February So This Happened Kit and the add-on Record It.

I made a layout about the baby quilt I made for my baby girl.  I have made special quilts for all three of my girls, and it is one of my favorite traditions.

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When I thought about putting this layout together, I knew I wanted to make the background mimic the quilt I made.  I first thought about using different pattern papers that matched my quilt, but with all the different patterns and colors, it looked a little busy.  I also really loved the Fancy Pants Joy Parade paper.  The pink matches the color in the quilt, and one of the fabric patterns has + on it just like the pattern paper.  Win win.  I cut up the Fancy Pants paper, and adhered it to a navy blue striped pattern paper (from an older kit).  Then I machine stitched in diagonals across the squares, just like I did for my quilt.  I mounted my photos on a piece of aqua paper from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day 6×6 paper pad, and adhered it to the layout.  I added the title using one of my all time favorite alphas: Pinkfresh Studio letters (included in the November add-on), and the love from the American Crafts Darling Hazelwood thickers.  Then I added the enamel triangles and phrase stickers to finish off my layout.

I hope you like my layout, and are inspired to create.  Thanks for stopping by!

All-Occasion Tags

Hello Scrapbook Circle Friends! It’s Jennifer today sharing some quick tags I made using mainly the Record It add on kit for February. Tags are a great way to use up those scraps we all have lying around as well as keep on hand to give with gifts.

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My inspiration for these were the cute little cut out tags in the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day 6×6 pad. Once I saw those, I knew how I wanted to use the add-on kit.

For the first one, I used a kraft paper tag I had in my stash and sewed tissue paper onto it for texture. Next, I sewed a couple of pieces of patterned paper onto to the tag and embellished it with the Maggie Holmes puffy heart, 1Canoe2 enamel shapes, and a sticker sentiment from the main kit. Last, I used a tiny clothespin from my stash and clipped another piece of patterned paper and small doily to the back.

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The second tag again uses the Dear Lizzy patterned papers with an American Crafts tag I found stuffed in a drawer (I seriously need to clean my craft room). I sewed around the border of the tag after adhering my papers, added the Elle’s Studio puffy sticker sentiment and Shimelle puffy heart sticker, and then glued three acrylic stars to the bottom (included in the main kit). Once finished, I again used a small clothespin and attached a small doily to the back for more dimension.

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My third and final tag still uses the Dear Lizzy patterned papers from the add-on, but I also used the 1Canoe2 cork sentiment and Thickers.

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Thank you for stopping by today! Don’t forget to visit the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook group for more inspiration and details on current challenges.

Jennifer

Oh Hello

By Allie Stewart

February 9, 2017

Hello there! Today a have a layout to share with you using the fun, exclusive monthly printable and the February So This Happened Kit.

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I started with the two long rectangles in the printable (the black and white stripe, and the happy script), I crisscrossed them on the page, and added a another striped patterned paper where they were crossed. Next, I stitched down each layer on the layout for added dimension. I cut out some of the circles from the Simple Stories patterned paper, and scattered them around the page. I added my photo and a few embellishments. I love the adorable flags from Dear Lizzy!

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I hand-cut my title from the Dear Lizzy paper, and backed it on yellow to help it stand out. I finished the page with black ink splatters. This page was so easy to create because the printables did all the work bringing it together! I hope you feel inspired to use your printables with this month’s kit!

Tech Tip with Rebecca

By Rebecca Keppel

February 8, 2017

Hi everyone! Rebecca here! This month the Scrapbook Circle Tech Tip lands to me! I am excited to share with you the technique of creating a “spotlight” on a card front to draw lots of attention to a really special embellishment. I used the Maggie Holmes Puffy Heart stickers from the Scrapbook Circle Record It Embellishment Add On and really wanted all eyes on that heart!

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So I used Distress Inks and a foam blender and three colors of ink to create a spotlight for the heart. I created a little video to walk you through the whole technique from start to finish! Check it out here:

And be sure to grab the Scrapbook Circle February Main kit (So This Happened) before it sells out. There are lots of brand NEW goodies in it just released at CHA! You’ll also want the add ons Tell It and Record It!

Thanks for stopping by!

:) Rebecca