Rectangles & a Square

By Diana Waite

April 26, 2017

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: 

 

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

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

By Jenni Calma

April 25, 2017

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:

HEATHER DOOLITTLE

…who created this beautifully colored strawberry card:

Makes me want to get out my stamps and watercolors! Congratulations, Heather! Please email me at tessa@scrapbookcircle.com 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

By Jung AhSang

April 22, 2017

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.

By Diana Waite

April 20, 2017

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

By Jenni Calma

April 18, 2017

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.”

 June Babies - detail

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

By Jung AhSang

April 17, 2017

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!