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Magical Moments layout

Hello friends!

Today, I am sharing a layout made with February’s So This Happened kit and add-on Record It.

I made this layout for the Take 2 challenge.  I was inspired by Neela’s “Oh So Cold” layout, found on the blog post here, and I wanted to recreate it.

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I was inspired by the big photo, the big square photo mat in the middle, the banners, and the embellishments on the banner.

Here is what I came up with:

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I am just now getting around to scrapbooking some photos from my maternity photoshoot.  This photo is my favorite, so I wanted to highlight it.

Here’s how I created my layout:

I wanted to add a little bit of mixed media to my layout.  First, I prepped my white cardstock.  I added some hearts with texture paste and a stencil, and I added some gold ink splatters.  Next, I printed out my photo in 5×7.  I adhered it to the 1 canoe 2 Hazelwood Forest Berry paper that I cut into a square, and adhered that to the middle of my white cardstock.  Next, I hand cut all the banners and sketched flowers from the Dear Lizzy 6×6 paper pad.  I arranged the banners onto my layout, and added machine stitching for texture and interest.  Next I added the flowers to the sides of the banner, framing my photo.  To finish my layout I added the Magical Moments Maggie Holmes phrase sticker as my title.  I also added a few gold hearts from the Crate Paper stickers found in the January True Love add-on.

That’s it!  I hope you were inspired by both Neela’s and my layout.  Have a lovely day!

Made with Love scrapbook layout

Hello friends!

Today, I’m sharing a scrapbook layout I created with the February So This Happened Kit and the add-on Record It.

I made a layout about the baby quilt I made for my baby girl.  I have made special quilts for all three of my girls, and it is one of my favorite traditions.

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When I thought about putting this layout together, I knew I wanted to make the background mimic the quilt I made.  I first thought about using different pattern papers that matched my quilt, but with all the different patterns and colors, it looked a little busy.  I also really loved the Fancy Pants Joy Parade paper.  The pink matches the color in the quilt, and one of the fabric patterns has + on it just like the pattern paper.  Win win.  I cut up the Fancy Pants paper, and adhered it to a navy blue striped pattern paper (from an older kit).  Then I machine stitched in diagonals across the squares, just like I did for my quilt.  I mounted my photos on a piece of aqua paper from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day 6×6 paper pad, and adhered it to the layout.  I added the title using one of my all time favorite alphas: Pinkfresh Studio letters (included in the November add-on), and the love from the American Crafts Darling Hazelwood thickers.  Then I added the enamel triangles and phrase stickers to finish off my layout.

I hope you like my layout, and are inspired to create.  Thanks for stopping by!

Trio of Valentine’s cards

Hello crafty friends!

Today, I am sharing with you what I created with the February add-on Record It.  One of my favorite products to get is 6×6 paper pads.  I think they are so versatile and such a great value!

Using the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day 6×6 paper pad and the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams gold puffy hearts, I created 3 mini Valentine cards for my family.  Valentine’s day is one of my favorite holidays…specifically for the Valentine scrapbooking products!  I love hearts, pink, red, and love sentiments!

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For my first card, I cut out some black and white strips of pattern paper, and glued them to a piece of white card stock that I die cut into a square.  I added machine stitching to a few of the strips, and then adhered it to a red card base.  Then I added the I heart you sentiment and the gold puffy heart.

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For my second card, I die cut 2 different sized squares from pattern paper.  I added a Love you sentiment to the red square.  I also added some flowers that I fussy cut from a pattern paper from the Dear Lizzy 6×6 paper, and a gold puffy heart to the red square.  I adhered the black striped paper to a white card base, and then added the red embellished square on top with foam adhesive.

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For my last card, I die cut 2 different sized squares from pattern paper.  On the ombre paper, I added some gold ink splatter.  I adhered the ombre paper to a red card base, them added the text pattern paper on top with foam adhesive.  I added the Elle’s Studio Love You sticker and a gold puffy heart on top.

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I hope you like my cards!  I know my girls will love them.  I hope that I have inspired you to get crafty!

Have a lovely day!

February’s Telephone Game Challenge

Hello! It’s Jennifer Larson, and I’m here to share the second installment of the Telephone Game Challenge. It was described last month by Jaimie Leija (you can read the whole post here), but in a nutshell, 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 line with a page inspired by the first. Here’s Jamie’s page from last month:

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I was inspired by the layered numbers and the mixed gold lettering in the title. We had no big numbers in this month’s kit, but there were a lot of numbers between the main and the add-ons, so I used the biggest numbers to inspire my story of my boys and their life so far as brothers. Since we had such wonderful mixes of patterned paper this month, I cut them in circles, layered them in a couple spots, and stitched them down. Finally, I used the gold dipped letters for my title. Here’s my page:

Bros by Numbers by Jennifer Larson

Here are some of the details:

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You can see the layered circle and the numbered journaling that I did here, inspired by Jamie.

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And here you can see the gold in the title, again inspired by Jamie!

Thank you for visiting! Next month come back to see what the next in line for the telephone challenge, Gina Lideros, has made! And if you take inspiration from any step in the challenge, please share what you did on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook Page!

Designer’s Choice: Pages about men

Hello, it’s Jennifer Larson, sharing a few ideas for using kits to scrap about men, particularly using products that might not seem so masculine.

I used this February’s kit to make a page about my husband’s new hobby, brewing mead. I’m not sure what sort of patterns and colors would go on a  page about mead, so I just decided to use the lovely February kit. Here’s what I did:

Mead by Jennifer Larson

You’ll note I used hearts, glitter, and pink, not typical for a page about men. Here’s a few things I did to make the combo less feminine:

1. I went with strong lines.

2. I used arrows.

3. I went with a basically monochromatic page.

4. The pinks were very muted.

5. The primary colors were neutrals–browns and white.

6. I used few embellishments, just to draw attention to the focal point photo.

So those are my suggestions for using typically feminine colors, shapes, and products on a a man’s scrapbooking layout! I hope it gives you ideas for expanding the ways you use your kits!

February’s Circle Round-Up

It’s Jennifer Larson, sharing a page I made inspired by this month’s Circle Round-up. Here it is:

February Circle Round-Up from scrapbook Circle

The colors immediately inspired me to scrap my kitten, who LOVES water. Here’s the page:

The Cat that Worshipped Poseidon by Jennifer Larson

The pink circle was the main hue because it was a nice, neutral background for my little girl.

The teal circle made me think water, of course, so I splashed those elements all around the page, including the water paper in the add-on.

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The neutral circle was tan, which wouldn’t work for me–nothing showed up against the pink if it was tan–so I mixed many neutral colors: black, white, and gold, which is the new tan. (I did, but the way, use tan stitching, just for some gentle accents.)

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For the add-on circle, two things inspired me: the puffy stickers, which I put on the top and bottom, and the Thickers. I wanted teal to match the rest of the page, so those were the only letters I used. Even though the letters are multicolored, if you want the same color title, you can do this for at least two pages. I speak from experience!

That’s how I used the Circle Round-up for inspiration! Mostly color, but a little bit of meandering to fit my subject. I hope you use the circle Round-up as inspiration for you too–and please share your creations on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page!

Designer’s Choice | in the BLINK of an eye

Hi Everyone!  Today I wanted to share one of my favorite topics for a scrapbook page using the lovely mint & navy elements in the ‘Hello Today’ kit.

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‘Then & Now’ themed pages has always been a favorite way to document just how incredibly time is flying past me!  I seem to do more pages like this around my children’s birthdays and other major moments.  Not simply to record a specific event, but to remind myself to enjoy this moment just a little more.

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This bokeh print paper from October Afternoon was an immediate favorite for the color and pattern, but also for the title…Focus.  I thought it was perfect for this page highlighting 2 photos of my husband and son sleeping together.
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I used various stickers, tags and pieces of the papers cut apart as a collage mat under each photo with the title in the center connecting the two.   The adorable little wood hearts included in the kit inspired me to die cut more hearts and scatter them around the page.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog and letting me share my sappy thoughts behind scrapbooking!  Be sure to share you pages and thoughts, sappy or not, with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page!

Take 2 | Happy Puppy

Hello SBC fans!  It’s Adrienne here to share my Take 2 layout with you today. I used the February kit Hello Today to recreate a new twist on an older layout.

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And here’s a layout of mine from back in October that I chose to scraplift…

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I kept the overall design and placement of my photo like the original page.  I used one of this month’s digital die cuts and layered it under my photo.  I placed some of the adorable Chickaniddy Date Night Enamel Hearts inside a few of the circles for some color and extra dimension.

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I cut the banners from this month’s printable and placed them around my page like I did with the triangles in my original layout.  I placed another die cut that says “love you” on the right side of my photo and backed the yellow card stock with a bright pop of green.

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I placed my title in the same spot as the original and layered a few enamel hearts and a label behind the cardstock stickers.

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Have you ever scraplifted yourself?  You should give it a try with one of your favorite layouts…you’ll be amazed at what you’ll come up with!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Mixing Up the Grid

I am a known lover of the grid format, but if you use grids a lot you know sometimes you have to mix it up a bit so you don’t get too static or boring. I used the Scrapbook Circle Februaru Kit Hello Today and Add on Right There to make this sort of grid based layout:

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I started with 3 4×6 photos and punched them into 3×4 rectangles with rounded corners. But rather than make the whole layout a grid with 3×4 shapes, I cut out the October Afternoon patterned paper into squares and rounded those corners or cut around the inner shapes. I added some embellishments and stickers to the squares to further break out of the grid.

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I also put the title in between the squares and photos. So it is a grid, but not completely linear or symmetrical.

rk i totally love you cu1Just another way to change up the grid! Do you like to change up the grid or does working outside the lines make you cringe?

🙂 Rebecca

Designer’s Choice – You & Me

Hi everyone!  This in Jenni here to share one of the layouts I made using the February Kit ‘Hello Today!’  It is filled with lots of the new collection from Chickaniddy and has the most beautiful color palette.  It makes me long for Spring!  The Chickaniddy papers and embellishments included in this kit are from their collection called ‘Date Night.’

YOU & ME_SBC_Feb 2014 titleThis collection inspired to me scrap some of my wedding photos, which I haven’t done much of, since I am still in the process of converting to digital files. Our photos were all printed in sepia, which looked perfect with the warm tones in this kit.

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One of my favorite things included in this months kit are these teeny, tiny wood veneer hearts that are exclusive to Scrapbook Circle.  I used the glassine bag that they came in as a pocket to hide my journaling tag.  My other favorite piece is part of the Cardstock Kit and it is this piece of gold foil paper from Chickaniddy.  It is such a beautiful, soft gold and I used it to cut out several with die cuts my Silhouette.  It cut SO perfectly and I loved it so much, I had to use every piece, even the negative cut left over here.

YOU & ME_SBC_Feb 2014 (9)Thanks for stopping by to let me share my page with you.  You can see all the products included in the Scrapbook Circle February Kit HERE and check out the other DT projects on the blog HERE!  Be sure to share your pages with us at the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page!