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#AllTheThings – Designer’s Choice with Jennifer

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends! It is time to share my Designer’s Choice layout for August, and what I’m about to show you is truly a sight to behold!! Have you ever had one of those projects that you keep adding “just one more thing” to? That is the case for me this month – this layout has a bit of everything – mixed media, sewing, cut files . . . it doesn’t seem to end.

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Overall, I love the look of this layout despite all that it has going on. To begin this project, I cut the patterned paper into strips and then sewed them to the base paper.

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Next, I began to layer papers behind my photo. If you look closely, you will notice that I used the triangle stencil with molding paste to create a unique background.

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I also loved the number stickers but wasn’t sure how to incorporate them, so I ended up cutting them into strips and layering them with the other patterned papers at the top and bottom of the photo.

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And since that wasn’t enough, I also used some of Scrapbook Circle’s exclusive cut files to create the tags that flow across the page. The tags we attached with foam squares but do have thread going through each one, behind the title, and then through the right-hand side of the layout.

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I finished with some of the puffy stickers, the leather-look badge, and a bit of journaling.

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While this is one of my busiest layouts to date and is about five inches high, I think it’s fun and captures the mood and setting of the photo.

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As always, thank you for stopping by today and I hope you are inspired to create!

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Keeping it Real with Everyday Photos

I don’t know about you, but I am totally guilty of taking tons of selfies to document everyday life. Additionally, I love using Instagram as a tool of sorts to keep track of those moments. One of my favorite subjects is my dog Mabel, and I shamelessly admit to taking more selfies with her than friends and family.

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 For this month’s edition of Be Real, where we focus on layouts/projects that document the every day, I decided to use this selfie of Mabel and me. The August Kit is full of papers and embellishments that can be used for many different projects.

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I began by stamping the date and sentiment down the entire right side of the page. I really wasn’t sure where I was going with it but liked how it looked. Next, I anchored my lighter paper onto a darker piece because it seemed too light. Finally, I layered patterned papers and vellum behind my photo and adhered it to the page. To create the title, I used the chipboard alpha stickers and my Silhouette (I simply typed “selfie” and cut it out).

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My last steps were to add journaling, embellishments, and stickers. You will also see a heart and an arrow, which are Scrapbook Circle You Are Here digital cut files found in the store. I love how the project turned out and the fact that I am documenting everyday moments that might otherwise be forgotten.

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Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to create today!

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Make MEMORIES today layout, featuring the funky triangle stencil

Hey guys!  Today, I have a layout for you featuring the August kit Snapshot and the funky triangle stencil that came in the kit.

My daughter and her 2 friends got together last summer at Painting with a Twist for a fun girls’ painting date.  Isn’t that Bob Ross “face-in-the-hole” painting so funny?  I am finally scrapbooking the fun day, and I thought it’d be cool to add my own little artsy embellishments!

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I used the funky triangle stencil 4 different ways on this layout.  On a piece of white cardstock, I used the stencil with embossing paste, ink and a sponge applicator, and spray ink.  Once dry, I die cut circles out of them to create my own embellishments.  I also traced the stencil with pencil on the layout itself (in the lower left corner and the upper right corner) to add another subtle detail.

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To make my layout:

After I made my circle stencil embellishments, I also die cut different sized circles out of some of the patterned paper from the August kit.  Then, I got a piece of white cardstock, and adhered my 4 photos to the middle of the page, using foam adhesive.  I moved the circles around on the page, and when I liked how they were arranged, I adhered some of them with glue and a couple of them with more foam adhesive.  Next I added the journaling that I print off from my computer.  I cut a few strips of patterned paper, and I attached one to the bottom of my page, and 2 to the top.  I added machine stitching to the strips.  To finish off my layout, I added embellishments to a few of the circles, and sprinkled some gold spray ink onto my page.  Then, I traced a few triangles using a pencil and the stencil.

I love how my layout turned out.  I hope you do too!

Have a wonderful day!

DT Choice | Relaxing

Hi there!!  I’m so happy to share a quick, fun layout I did using the August ‘Make It Happen’ Main kit and the ‘You Shine’ Add-on.Relaxing_SBC_Aug 2015 border

I had this photo from our last vacation and immediately paired it with the Pinkfresh Studio gold vellum cards and the Studio Calico 6×6 pad.  I love the simple graphics of the vellums and added the gold sequin heart and star glitter sticker from Scrapbook Circle.

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I love the movement in the water and that nspired me to watercolor the white cardstock background.  I wanted to switch it up a bit by using yellow & hot pink watercolors and layered a photo cluster on top.  I adhered the base down to another piece of cardstock and grunged it up by sewing the edges and distressing the edges.

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This was a fun, fast page using colors that are not as traditional for a summer, swimming page!  And I loved it!

Thanks for checking out the Blog today…I hope you have an amazing day!

Be Real – Love & Lots of layers!

Hello there and TGIF!

This is Jenni sharing my layout for the ‘Be Real’ post for August.  I used both the main ‘Make It Happen’ kit and the ‘You Shine’ Add-on.

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The ‘Be Real’ assignment is to use either an Instagram photo, a Project Life page, or both!  I used an Instagram from our last vacation.  The lighting wasn’t that great in the original, so I printed it in black and white.  I have been drooling over the gold sequin stickers from Crate Paper and thought they made a beautiful contrast to the photo and color palette.

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I used a piece of the Studio Calico 6×6 pad from the Add-on as the photo mat and built up a cluster of embellishments, tags and stickers to the right of the photo.  I cut a strip of paper from a Pinkfresh Studio paper and then layered my pieces on top, grouping like colors together.  I used this polka dot piece of patterned paper from Elle’s Studio for my background and then matted it all onto dark charcoal cardstock.  I added lots of stitching for texture and loved the way it turned out!

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Thanks for checking out the Blog today!  Hope you all have a fun and crafty weekend!!

 

 

Designer’s Choice: Fun Circles

Hi Everyone,

 

It’s Gina here today to share with you a layout that I made this month using the August Make It Happen kit and add-on’s.  I love circles, and graphic shapes on my layouts!  So, I decided to combine the two on this layout.  I cut oblong pieces of paper using the 6×6 paper pad included in the You Shine Add-on, and papers from the main kit and then arranged them onto a circular format on my layout.

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I used adhesive to adhere all the pieces down, and then stitched over them with a sewing machine and white thread.  Next, I printed an instagram photo and added lots of embellishments!

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This was such a fun layout to make, it really plays off the fun photo.  How are you using the August kit and add-on’s?  We would love for you to share your pages with us on our Facebook page!

 

 

Take Two: Using the patterned paper grid

Hello! It’s Jennifer Larson, sharing a page I made taking inspiration from another team member.

First, I loved this page last month from Gina Lideros:

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I particularly loved how she took inspiration from the triangular grid on the patterned paper and used it to house more patterned paper, her photos, and her title. When I found the Elle’s Studio paper called Meal Planner that had a grid, I tried to use the grid in a similar way:

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I cut some patterned paper from the 6×6 pad in the add-on You Shine and added them to the grid, then trimmed some photo strips  to fit in the grid. I stitched the white lines for some texture, then laid down some embellishments from the main and the add-on Sweet Details and journaling. Here’s some details:

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Thank you for visiting! I hope this gives you inspiration for using the Ideas gallery to dig into your kit!

Designer’s Choice : Using left over kit for an easy mini album

Hi all:

It’s Valerie here with you today.

Happy Sunday and I hope you are having a great start with the Labor Day weekend and enjoy this last holiday of the summer.

I’d love to share a fun idea with you today to finish up your left over kit, just in time to make room for our gorgeous September Here & There kit.

I started the process with my mini album with all the left over papers in August Island Paradise kit, and then I trimmed my base pages to 8”X12” And score them at 6″ then sew them together.

And then I used all other left over embellishments to decorated my pages with pictures.

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With the left over alphabets stickers, I am short with all the vowels, so I used these as tiles to decorate my page.

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I am having a lot of fun creating with my left over in the August kit and can’t wait to share what we come up with the beautiful September kit with you soon. Don’t forget to visit our Idea Gallery for inspirations.

Designer’s Choice: Scrapbooking Old Favorites

Hello! Jennifer Larson here. I want to share a secret with you: I sometimes do the same pages again. If I love the topic, I do it again. This month I redid a page I did many years ago called Camping Lessons:

You can redo pages that you love so that they look fresh without having to reinvent the wheel. Here’s how:

1. Borrow the same design from your last layout. My last page paired an 8×12 photo with some strips of patterned paper, so I did the same here.

2. Select papers that reflect the mood or theme. I chose the map paper because it highlighted our camping trip’s location–Minnesota. The yellows and pinks gave happy colors that reflected the happy mood of the trip.

3. Journal on top of the photo. Select a photo that had a lot of white space so that you can journal and put the title on the photo itself. Your photo does not have to be as big as mine was; you can layer elements on top of a 4×6 photo as well.

4. Cut apart a journaling card to make the journaling fit where you need it. The Elle’s Studio Card from the Tiki Torch add-on was too big for the space on the left, so I cut it into strip to fit the journaling above the title, below it, and on the right side of the page.

5. Stitch to secure page elements. Journaling strips tend to come loose, so I stitched mine down on the sides of the page. I also ran a stitch through the bottom pink strip; I’d cobbled it together with pink paper from the 6×6 pad in the Bungalow add-on, and the patterns didn’t quite match, so I used the stitching to mask the irregularity.

6. Overlap the title with other page elements. You don’t have to do this, but I always think when you use different fonts and embellishments around the title that it looks good to overlap them. And so I did, layering the title word cut from my Silhouette (Mission Script if you like it) on top of the chipboard letters, both of which were layered on top of the stickers and die cuts from both the Bungalow and Tiki Torch add-ons.

Thank you for sharing my inspiration! If you decide to redo a page using this month’s kit, please share your layout on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook Page. I’d love to see what you create!

Be Real | Instagram Contact Sheet

Hey there Scrappers!  This is Jenni, sharing a layout featuring lots of Instagram photos from our summer vacation and the August kit – Island Paradise and Tiki-Torch & Bungalow Add-ons.  Between my husband and I, we took 848 photos on our trip to Britain!  Although some of these photos will make it to full page scrapbook layouts, the majority won’t.  This was one solution for that dilemma!

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Three things inspired this page.  First, the chipboard frames from Crate Paper, which made me want to use lots of them; Second, the Scrapbook Circle exclusive cork die cuts; Finally, the fact that I would never be able to scrap all our photos, and there were so many good ones!  I basically printed a contact sheet in Photoshop, using 36 photos.  I wanted a neutral background to mount the frames as a “mat,” and to not take away from the photos too much!

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I used the Scrapbook Circle cork labels, part of the main kit, for my journaling and other details, perfect for a trip!  As was the Scrapbook Circle stamp I heat embossed in the bottom right corner.  Obviously, the Heidi Swapp glitter sticker was fitting for the title and I tied it in by adding the Basic Grey fox patterned paper as a border.  It also helped support the heaviness of all the chipboard elements.

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I enjoy pages like this, even though a bit chaotic, because they really make you look at everything, like a small album of photos all in one layout!  Next time you have lots of photos to tell a story, why not use them all?  Thanks for stopping by the blog today and have an amazing weekend!