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March’s Telephone Game Challenge

Hello! It’s Gina Lideros and I’m here to share the third installment of the Telephone Game Challenge. It was described last month by Jennifer Larson.  Just like the telephone game we played as children, we are taking the whispered “telephone call”– inspiration from the previous month’s layout–and passing the message we heard on to the next in creative team member line. Here’s Jennifer’s page from last month:


I was inspired by the white background, circular patterns and stitched elements.

Here is my take on the challenge:




I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut circles out of patterned paper from the Oh Happy Day kit and Beautiful Day Add-on and Good Vibes Add-on.  I sprinkled my die cut circles around my page and used a sewing machine to stitch some of them down.  I added embellishments from all three kits.  I really loved the cute little pennant flag from Basic Grey, so I used it as part of my title.

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Thank you for visiting with us today! Next month come back to see what the next in line for the telephone challenge, has made! Please feel free to share your creations with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook Page!

Design Team Choice: Hello Moon

Hi there!  I have another new layout to share with you today using the the October Mix Tape kit and Add-ons.

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September 27th, was a memorable night.  We experienced a blood moon and solar eclipse.  I took my trusty Canon 6D out for a walk and decided to shoot the moon.  I chose my favorite photo from the shoot and decided to document it on my layout using the Mix Tape kit and add-ons.


I love using geometric shapes on layouts.  To create the background for this layout I trimmed several pieces of the patterned papers included in the main kit into squares and rectangle shapes and then adhered them to a white cardstock background.  I used my sewing machine to stitch down a few of pieces.  Then I added in extra embellishments from both of the add-on kits.



Have you created a layout with our October kit?   If so, we would love for you to share it with us on our Facebook page!


Take Two : Triangle Shapes

Hi everyone!  It’s Gina here today, and I am sharing my Take Two on a previous layout from Creative Team member Rebecca.



I loved the white background that Rebecca used on her layout.  I loved the mix of patterned papers and the geometric triangle shapes. I decided to replicate those on my layout.


and here is my take on Rebecca’s layout:

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I still kept the white background and I used several triangles, just like in Rebecca’s original layout.  But I moved my triangles around on my page.  I also, splattered black ink across my page and added stitching.  Like Rebecca’s I added lots of little embellishments across my page using the October Mix Tape main kit and add-ons.


Have you been inspired by a previous layout made by our design team, if so, we would love for you to share it with us on our Facebook page!


DT Choice | Sparkle Splatters

Hello everyone!  I’m here today to share a layout I created using the SBC May kit High Five and the Add-On Sweet Treats.  I just love the color contrast in this month’s kits!  The products in the May kits make it easy to go bright and bold or if you prefer something a little more softer, they can help you achieve that look, too!


I chose to use softer tones and a few bold pops of pink for this layout.  I layered several of the Heidi Swapp Favorite Things Ephemera Assortment pieces close to my photo and around my page.


I cut two pieces of patterned paper and layered them behind my photo and placed my title on top of my photo and slightly underneath the photo mat.

To make my sparkle splatters, I mixed a little bit of glue and water together and then used a dropper to splatter the mixture onto my page.  Then I took some glitter and sprinkled it on top of the splatters and let them dry.  After I removed the excess glitter, I had some sparkly splatters on my layout.


And finally, I took a few more of the Heidi Swapp Ephemera bits and used that adorable arrow paper clip to hold them into place in the upper left-hand corner of my photo.


I hope I’ve given you a little inspiration on how to use some of the softer, sweeter tones and products in this month’s kit.  

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by today!

Circle Round Up

Happy Monday everyone! It’s time for another installment of Circle Round Up.


Circle Round Up is all about using the different elements that are listed in the circle diagram and using them on your page.  This is very helpful when you have all kinds of scrappy goodness laying in front of you from your SBC kits and you don’t know where to begin!

Here’s a look at what I came up with…


I took the first element, Dark Base Paper, and added my photos to it.  Then I added a few stamps and some Basic Grey Highline Mini Alphas as the Quirky Elements from the main kit on my page.


I added some Amy Tan Rub ons from the My Fave Add-On kit as my Add-On element.



And for the last element in the Circle Round Up, Teeny Tiny Pieces, I used some Webster’s Pages Photo Corners on my photo and Amy Tan Puffy Stickers around my journaling.


So the next time you feel overwhelmed by all of the amazing goodies in the May kits, try using the Circle Round Up as a starting point for you next project. Using it will help your page come together in a snap.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

The Keeping of Memories

Hi everyone!  It’s Jenni here to share my layout showing love and respect for the Crate Paper slide frames included in the We Are Here Add-On for the August Let’s Go on an Adventure Kit!  These have been really popular, understandably, but I have a special reason to be drawn to these embellishments.  My Dad was an avid camera collector and photographer…and by avid, I mean obsessive.  After his sudden death, my Mother & I sifted through his cameras and found so many that still had film in them!  It was like a treasure hunt!  Ironically, most of the photos were of his hobby itself, or of little bits and pieces.  This was one of those photos!

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The first thing I thought about after seeing the chipboard slides from Crate Paper was hanging out in my Dad’s darkroom!  I loved that the letter alphas were clear too, so they let the light thru, much like a negative slide would!  I immediately thought of hanging the negatives on a clothes line to dry after developing…I can still smell the chemicals!

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Even though that memory of smelling chemicals may be worrisome, it instilled in me the driving need to record my family.  I may not do it the traditional way, or the way my Father would have done it, but I know he would have approved.

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I added some other fun things included in the August kit to my “drying negatives” like some of the wood veneers and die cuts from Basic Grey, Crate Paper and October Afternoon.  The papers were perfect to go with the wood cabinet in the photo.  I also used some Distress Ink on the edges of the cardstock to tie in the other colors and keep the retro vibe I was going for!CLICK_SBC_Aug 2013

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Inspiration from Products!

Hi everyone!  Jenni  Calma here today with my first post for Scrapbook Circle!  I am so excited to get to share projects using the August kit, Let’s Go On an Adventure! Like most everyone, I am usually inspired by the photos themselves for the subject of my layout.  Sometimes though, I just have great photos with no specific story or activity to document.  This was the case with these photos of my son.  As I began sifting through the amazing products in the kit I became inspired by the Little Snippets journaling cards from Basic Grey.  It is from the Capture collection…perfect!  The card I chose made me decide this would be a perfect page to record some of my son’s favorite things at the moment!   (most of which has to do with Star Wars)

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I used that journaling card to help inspire the other colors I used as well…even though there are lots of  pinks in this kit, there are a lot of masculine colors & patterns as well.

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 I used pieces from the SBC printable that I cut apart and combined with the mini sticky notes from Basic Grey part of the add-on kit, We are Here.   I balanced out all the arrows on the right with a border of the cork circles I stitched to the page.

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If you need some page or journaling inspiration for your next project, look to your products!

From a decorative tab to a journal tag!

You’ve probably noticed how much I like the Basic Grey tabs from the Happy Days kit. I used them on all but one of my layouts.

For this layout I added a piece of patterned paper to the tab to make a journal tag for my subtitle! I was able to make it exactly the size I needed and coordinate the paper for the tag perfectly with my layout.

When you break into those tabs, think about alternative ways that you can use them besides adhering them as a decorative element to your paper or photos. Make a tag, like I did, or come up with something all your own. Make sure to share your layout in the Facebook gallery! I can’t wait to see what you do!

Using Corkboard

I was recently browsing at IKEA and came across some cork board place mats. I immediately knew that I wanted to incorporate some cork into a layout.

Here is what I came up with:

The cord board is the base of the layout and then paper, photos and embellishments were layers on top.

I used things from both the March and May kits. The brown alphas are a mix from a few older kits.

I just love the texture the cork added to the layout!