Spring Forward

Hello everyone! It’s Kelly here today sharing a spring themed layout using the March kit ‘Happy Place’.
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I live in Michigan…and we usually have blizzards right up until just about the first day of Summer :) So, my  post doesn’t include spring flowers or showers….I have created a page documenting the most exciting thing that happened last spring, which was the opening of my favorite coffee shop on my most traveled route!

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This page is a lot busier than my usual projects. I have mixed a lot of patterns…but have off-set it by using mostly white in my grid design. I have used part of the packaging from the Pretty Little Studio 3×4 journaling cards for my journaling, and dressed it up with a few embellishments. I also used one of the cards,  a piece of the notepaper from the Pink Paislee stamp set, and my photo to complete my layered grid.

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Need some more inspiration? Be sure to check out the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery for more amazing ideas on how to use this month’s kit!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have Fun Add On – XOXO

Hello everyone! Claudia here with you and today I’m sharing a layout I created with (mostly) the ‘Have Fun’ add on for this month. I love all the items that are included, but I absolutely love all the washi rolls from the new Amy Tangerine On A Whim collection that come in it (one can never have enough washi, right?). I knew I wanted to create a layout using these washi rolls and ended up going with an uneven grid box type of design (how amazing does that thick floral washi look?);


After I made the background I started working on my layers behind the photo. I selected some of my favorite papers from this month’s kit and used some of the journaling stickers from the Shimelle sticker book that came in the Main kit for some additional layering;



I adore puffy stickers and the ones from the Oh My Heart collection by Pink Paislee/Paige Evans that come in this add on so of course I had to add a few of those on this layout to embellish it a bit more;


I filled in every single ‘grid’ with a little something to make the layout look interesting. The last thing I did, as almost always, was add some gold splatters by using the Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Color Shine from my stash.

Thank you for joining me, I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you feel inspired to have a play later on. Have a wonderful day!

– Claudia

DT Choice with Kelly




Hello there! It’s Kelly here today sharing a layout using the super amazing March ‘Happy Place’. 
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I chose the Amy Tan Full Bloom paper as my background, and started by cutting apart the wide stripes from the Shimelle Bear Hug paper into 7 inch strips, and used them to mat my photo and tag. I also used some of the washi tape found in the Have Fun embellishment Add-On.

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I used a mist on the water color resist tag, and dabbed off some of the excess ink with a paper towel.

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I created a little embellishment cluster at the bottom of the page using some of the sticker from Shimelle’s Little by Little sticker book and Funny Bunny patterned paper. I stitched them down together and topped them off with a few Fancy Pants Puffy Stickers and the Scrapbook Circle exclusive acrylic ‘Hi’.

I love mixing and matching things to bring out the colors of my photos, the added challenge of making the page masculine is always fun for me as well!

Need some more inspiration? Be sure to head on over to the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery for more amazing ideas on how to use the March kit!

Tech Tip with Kelly

Hello! It’s Kelly here today with another boy layout using the March kit “Happy Place”.
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I used one of the water color resist tags found in this month’s kit for this page, and wanted to share my favorite way to use them. I’m not very ‘technique-y’, so what I love about this technique is that it’s pretty fool proof.

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I like to blot on water based dye ink with make-up sponges, working from the inside out. I then take a blender pen to move the ink around…fading it out to the edges.

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That’s it! So simple…and quick :) Need some more inspiration? Be sure to check out the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery for more awesome ideas on how to use this month’s kit!

Thanks for stopping by today!

1 Product 2 Ways – Shimelle Stickers

By Jenni Calma

March 14, 2017

Hello there and happy Tuesday!  Today the DT girls, Allie & Diana are using the Shimelle ‘Little by Little’ sticker book that is part of the March kit, “Happy Place.”  First up, Allie creates the page below bursting with colors and patterns surrounding a black & white photo.  Check out her description:IMG_0016

“There are so many awesome stickers to choose from in the Shimelle Sticker book, it was hard to pick! I decided to focus on my title and use the letter stickers with the ampersand. I also used stickers as embellishments and layering pieces. The best part is I still have tons and tons left over!”


I love the combination of the bright primary colors with the pinks!  Next is Diana, with layers and layers of stickers and her thoughts on her design.


“These stickers were SO fun to work with! I really liked how they were so versatile–from popping them up with a pop dot, to a journal spot, to an embellishment, they were FUN!”


I just love that bear!  One thing I love best is how Diana described the stickers as versatile…even though the designs and colors could be associated with little kids or babies, both gals used them with a different outcome!  Great job!

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March Challenge: Fruity Puns

I thought we’d have a little cheeky fun with the challenge this month! Inspired by the fruit motifs in the On a Whim line that’s included in our March kits, your challenge is to create a project (layout, cards, mini album, etc.) that features at least one fruity pun. I asked creative team member Diana to start us off with some punny inspiration:


Sweet and simple really does the trick with these greeting cards. Diana says one is for her husband’s birthday and the other is going to a friend. Lucky people!


Do you need some help coming up with the perfect fruit puns? No fear, I have collected many in a Pinterest board for you here. Use one, choose many – it’s up to you!


Ready to play along? Here’s how:

1. Create a project (cards, layout, mini album, pocket page, etc.) featuring at least one fruity pun. Traditional or hybrid. This month’s Scrapbook Circle kit is perfect for this challenge, but any materials will do.

2. Post your project to your blog, an online gallery, or social media site (be sure to tag Scrapbook Circle!). Comment on this post with a direct link to your layout.

3. For an extra entry, post your layout to our Facebook Community, Scrapbook Circle of Friends. Find the photo album titled “March Challenge – Fruity Puns” and add your project.

4. Link us to your entry by Sunday, April 9th, 9:00 pm PST. The randomly-selected winner of a $20.00 gift certificate to Scrapbook Circle will be posted on Monday, April 10th.

Good luck and happy scrapping!

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By Diana Waite

March 12, 2017

Have you ever loved a patterned paper and thought, “there’s pink on it–I can only use it for girls?”  Honestly, I used to think that to myself quite a bit!  I would fall in love with a paper and think that VERY same thing–I started quite a collection of my favorite “feminine” paper and then realized I was being ridiculous!  This same thought could definitely be used for more “masculine” papers….I started a new philosophy, if I like the paper I’m going to USE the paper!


I really LOVE the bright fun colors and prints in the Happy Place kit this month–SO much goodness!  I knew I wanted to use as much of it as I could!  I love that I could incorporate so many pattern papers on one page-a challenge?  Yep!  But I tried to stay true to my first two papers  that matte my pictures, the orange stripe and black and white squares.  I think it all came together to show the colorful personalities of my two handsome boys!

We would love to see any of your wonderful creations–please feel free to share them on our Facebook community page, Scrapbook Circle of Friends.

To the Moon layout, featuring Just Nick Studio

By Jung AhSang

March 10, 2017

Hello friends!

This month, we had the opportunity to work with cut files from Just Nick Studio.

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When I saw the To the Moon cut file, I knew it would be perfect for scrapbooking my baby girl’s birth announcement.

Here’s what I created using the March Happy Place kit:

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I really wanted the cut file and birth announcement to shine, so I kept the embellishments to a minimum.  Doesn’t baby girl look precious?!  I know every parent thinks their baby is beautiful, but I have to say she is one pretty baby!  (smiley face)  She’s already 4 1/2 months old…how time flies!

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To create my layout, I first cut the moon cut file from aqua cardstock.  Then I backed the stars with pink paper.  I adhered the birth announcement to a piece of white cardstock, then I adhered the cut file on top.  I used a bit of glue and thin foam squares to adhere the moon.  I trimmed the white cardstock a little, attached it to a Pink Paislee pattern paper, and added machine stitching around the edges.  I added a few journaling strips to the top right.  To finish off my layout, I added just a few elements.  I added a Love you sticker, so the title would read “Love you to the moon.”  I aded a scalloped Pink Paislee washi sticker to the right of the birth announcement.  I added the metal/enamel heart to the moon using gold thread. I added the row of hearts stickers to the very top right of the pattern paper background.  Finally, I attached the bunny circle, which I punched out of a Shimelle pattern paper to the top right of my layout.  That’s it!  Clean and simple scrapbooking!

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you get some crafty time to play!  TGIF!

Just Nick Team Up with Rebecca

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Hey All! Rebecca here! I am excited to be a part of the Just Nick team up this week! I love Nicole’s cut files. Especially her cool background cut files! I decided to use this Geometric Background to create a 12×12 layout. I really like how the design of the cut file gives you a very strong design for your layout with spots for photos, title and fun stripes of patterned paper.


Here is the layout I made with the Just Nick cut file and the Scrapbook Circle March Kit and Add Ons. I used the cut file with white cardstock and then laid it over the Pink Paislee Paige Taylor Evans Oh My Heart paper with an ombre look.

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I have been eating Whole30 since January 1st and I wanted to document all the positive benefits I’ve noticed since starting it.

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I love the bright patterned papers and washi tape in the kit from Amy Tangerine’s new collection, On a Whim. I used the white diagonal lines of the cut file to handwrite my journaling with a light gray Ultra Fine Point pen.
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My favorite part of using background cut files is adding little embellishments and stickers here and there inside the cut file openings! There were plenty of goodies to choose from between the embellishments and stickers in the main Happy Place kit and both add ons.
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Be sure to check out Just Nick’s shop and the Scrapbook Circle March kits!

Thanks for stopping by!

:) Rebecca

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By Diana Waite

March 8, 2017

Hi friends!  Diana here to share with you my layout using the FANTASTIC cuts by JustNick and this month’s kit Happy Place.  We are having a Giveaway, so make sure to check back on the Blog during the week!  You can check out the digital files I used and others clicking below.

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I have to confess I LOVE flowers.  I love them on pattern paper, as embellishments, shapes–you name it, I gravitate toward it!  So when I saw the Doodle Daisy background I HAD to use it, and that was even before I knew what I would use it for! 😉  I looked through my pictures and found some of my daughter and her friends at Prom-their dresses matched the paper in the kit and the cut was perfect!promgirlsDianaWI wanted to use something fun and whimsical for the title so I used the Simple Set Alpha.  I cut everything out in white card stock and sprayed it with Color Shine to match the colors in the picture and paper.  I love this combo!

Thank so much for stopping by the Blog today!  I hope you go check out the amazing cut files at Just Nick Studio and come back each day this week to see our Design Team’s creations!  Check out more at our Facebook Page-Scrapbook Circle of Friends.