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Memory Coasters and Scrapbook Circle

I had the chance to play with a set of Memory Coasters and the fabulous Scrapbook Circle Kit This Life and Add On, Love This. These coasters are so cool. They are like little mini shadow box frames that you can decorate and fill with all kinds of goodies.

rk sc memory coasters1I used a large circle punch to cut out my photos.

rk sc memory coasters4The 6×6 paper pad from the Add On was perfect for including smaller size patterns.

rk sc memory coasters6I simple traced the cardstock that was inside the coaster as a guide and cut out my own inserts.

rk sc memory coasters8There is plenty of room inside to add embellishments too. Or you can just keep this side plain to draw attention to your photos.

rk sc memory coasters5The other cool thing about the coasters is that they are entirely clear, so you can fill or embellish the back too!

rk sc memory coasters2I again worked with the January Kit and Add on, but added some items from my stash too. Like pom poms cut off of trim here. I love those mini cassette’s (again from the 6×6 paper pad).

rk sc memory coasters7In one coaster I added tulle and then placed one of the flair from the Add on on top. In this one I layered some papers and epoxy dots and added in some confetti from my stash.

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I had so much fun creating these! They would be a perfect Valentine’s gift to grandparents! Thanks to Memory Coasters for inviting Scrapbook Circle to play!

🙂 Rebecca


Hello everyone! How is your weekend going?

Today is my first day to post at Scrapbook Circle. This place is just overflowing with inspiration! I love it!

Today I wanted to share the cover of my lake mini that I made with the August kit.

I saw this idea over at Ali Edward’s blog and just had to try it! I ended up using alot more color, versus making it so white.

I first used gesso and painted over the whole chipboard album, pages too.

I did my own twist on the cover. Rather than just using strips of paper (as shown on Ali’s blog), I cut out some of the surf boards found in the August kit.

Using Mod Podge, I adhered them to the cover of my album and put another coat on top of the boards.

oooo I almost couldn’t cover the surfboards up with gesso…don’t they look so cool?!

But alas, I did. 😉   Then, put another coat of gesso on top.

Next, I got my other colors ready to “streak”.  I used yellow and blue, mixed with LOTS of white.

Using an old gift card, I streaked the blue and yellows crossways along the cover. {this technique is best shown here}

I just HAD to leave alot of that red flower showing through! It was too pretty to cover up!

Have you seen the gallery yet? There is so much inspiration and fun ideas! You have to check it out!



Another Wheel from the May kit

When I first got the wheel, I was really unsure what to do with it….1 for our family using each hole for the kids, DH & I, and 1 family picture. Use it as a chore chart…but I don’t know what chores my kids do…LOL. Or use it for fav pictures? I decided to use it for our trip to the Holy Land. It was perfect! I use the different openings for the different places we visited. Then I added the name of the place at the top. It’s a great learning tool for the kids and helps them remember where we went.
The papers from the May kit worked perfectly for travel pictures, especially to these ancient sites. Creating this project made me miss our trip so much. It helps me relive the events and how amazing it was!

Cool Halloween Kit Project

Thanks to Diana Waite, one of our fabulous subscribers and former guest designer, for sharing this fun project she just put together with the Halloween Kit. She used Cosmo Cricket Lacing Cards for the base of the project and them made this adorable altered sign. Diana used her Cricut to cut the letters.

Thanks for sharing Diana! Love it!