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DT choice: our life in NUMBERS

Hey crafty friends!

Today, I’m here with a DT choice layout to share with you.  My husband and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary this past summer, and I thought it would be fun to document our life in numbers.  Examples of my journaling include: 12 years of marriage, 20 years together, 2 beautiful girls & one on the way, 2 dogs + lots of fishes…

The January Love Notes kit was perfect for my anniversary page!  I love all the pink and the love themed sentiments.




With a baby in the house, I’m all about simple scrapbooking lately.  This layout didn’t take too long, but I love how it turned out, and I love how the photos are the highlight of the layout.

To make my layout:

  1. I cut out a frame from a piece of white cardstock.
  2. Then I framed the Crate Paper pattern paper, and added some machine stitching.
  3. I added 2 photos that I printed to look like polaroid/instax photos.
  4. I placed my title.  I printed part of my title on an Elle’s Studio label and used alphas from the November Hot Cocoa add-on (I love those Pinkfresh Studio alphas!)
  5. I added journaling strips that I typed up on the computer.
  6. Then I embellished.  I used the pink XO project life heart, which I cute down to fit in my space.  I also used simple stories word stickers and a label sticker for my date.  The 2 flags on top are cut out from a piece of pattern paper from the Crate Paper 6×6 paper pad from the January True Love add-on.

I hope you like what I created and are inspired to get crafty!

Have a lovely day!


Tech Tip: SIX

Hello friends!

Today I have a layout using January Love Notes kit, and the January True Love add-on.

I wanted to document my daughter turning 6 this past summer, and a few of her favorites.  She loves shopkins, playing with her dolls, and watching youtube kids.  Her favorite foods are pizza, corndogs, pasta, and chocolate.  Her bffs are Tiffany, Ava, Ava, and Lauren…sounds about right for a 6 year old, right?!  [smiley face]

I absolutely loved the papers in the Crate Paper 6×6 paper pad, so I created a heart layout using them!



For my technique tip:  adding a bit of oomph & dimension to your photo.  I don’t know if you can tell from my photos above, but my photo is 3-d; It’s 2 photos in one.  I was actually “making lemonade from lemons” with this technique.  My printer kept printing ink smudges on the photo, so I reprinted it several times.  I didn’t want to waste the photos, so I thought why don’t I create a 3-d photo.  I fussy cut out my daughter in one of the photos and attached it to another photo with my favorite thin foam dots for a subtle 3-d effect.

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It just adds a little “somethin’ somethin'” to my layout, and I love it!

To create my layout:

  1. I used a heart punch to punch out a bunch of hearts from the pattern paper in the 6×6 Crate Paper pad.
  2. I lined them up on a piece of white cardstock and added machine stitching.
  3. I added my photo with foam dots.
  4. I added the title using Pinkfresh Studio alphas from the November Hot Cocoa add-on and journaling that I typed up on the computer.
  5. I embellished with a simple stories word sticker and label sticker with my date.  I also added a fancy pants cork sticker.

That’s it!  I hope you like my layout!  I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!



1 Product 2 Ways – Scrapbook Circle Exclusive ‘xoxo’ Acrylic

Happy Tuesday friends!!  I just got back from CHA/Creativation in Phoenix and I can tell you that the new releases are super exciting and inspiring…lots of freshness for the Spring!

In preparation for Valentine’s or just because “Love is All You Need…”  Diana and Allie are sharing with us their lovely projects using the current “Love Notes” kit.


Diana, appropriately for the season, created a card, describing what she did below!

“When I first saw this xoxo piece in my January kit- I KNEW that I had to create a card with it!  My favorite way to adhere it to my paper is with 3M quick dry adhesive!”


I love the contrasting papers she chose, making the acrylic piece really pop!

Next up, Allie shares her scrapbook layout, using the Simple Stories ‘Sealed with a Kiss’ paper and our exclusive acrylic!


“When using the acrylic word, I noticed that there were several other “XOXO” elements throughout the kit! I decided to make that the focus of my layout. I hand cut the Xs and Os from the Simple Stories paper in the kit, and laid them out on my page in rows. I used the acrylic word in the middle of them so it would stand out as the title. I love how the acrylic word helped me use the patterned paper in a unique way!”


I love Allie’s use of the black and white photo, her unique reinterpretation of the paper and clearly, all the love!  Diana’s project, although smaller, is no less packed full of details and thought!

Thanks for sharing the love with us Diana and Allie!  And thank YOU for stopping by today to check out the blog…I am feeling particularly thankful for this past weekend, full of innovative minds; a passion for creating (regardless of medium) and to quote one of my favorite movies, “you’ll find that love actually IS all around…”

Please check out our FB community page, Scrapbook Circle of Friends, for more ideas, updates and all that community stuff!

Have an awesome day!

True Love Add-on with Jennifer

Hey! It’s Jennifer today sharing a layout created with the January Love Notes Kit and True Love Add-on.

Let me start by saying that from the very beginning this was one of those projects that just would not come together. First, I could not quite decide what I wanted to do. Next, my paper ripped – like big time ripped. Finally, after everything was said and done, I realized that I already used this photo for another project! Ugh!


To begin, I used the exclusive Scrapbook Circle January cut file on a 12×12 piece of white cardstock. Using the Fancy Pants Designs flair and patterned paper as inspiration, I painted turquoise, orange, and pink onto the cardstock. Right about that time, dinner was ready so I stepped away for a while and forgot about the painted cardstock. When I attempted to peel it off of the surface I painted it on, it totally ripped. Since it was torn pretty badly, I decided to cut it into a smaller strip and use it to back the photo.


The painted card stock was adhered to the patterned paper with Tombow Mono glue and the photo was backed with Crate Paper patterned papers. Next, I used several of the cork pieces and flair from Fancy Pants Designs, as well as a Crate Paper brad, and placed them on the painted paper and my photo. I followed that with the “Smile” puffy sticker (also Fancy Pants) from a previous kit as my title. Next, I stamped the Elle’s Studio tags with the Reset Girl roller stamp (also in a previous kit) and cascaded them under the photo. Last, I adhered everything to the Fancy Pants corrugated paper to add a pop of color and a few splatters of black mist.


The finished layout is very colorful and uses most of the flair included in the True Love Add-on.


Thank you for visiting today! Please stop by the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook Page for more inspiration and information on current challenges!


Designer’s Choice with Jennifer

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends! It’s Jennifer today with my Designer’s Choice project for January.


This month’s kit is overflowing with stickers and embellishments,  which prompted me to create this project that uses several of them in a small grid pattern.


I began by cutting 2×2-inch squares of patterned paper and adhering them to the top half of the background paper. When I laid the photo on the grid, it seemed a little to large so I added border strips along the top and bottom of the grid. The fringe-patterned paper is one of my favorites this month! I ended up cutting it into strips and then creating actual fringes along the print lines of the paper. Once I had it in place, I machine-stitch the top to give it a softer feel.

With my embellishments in place and the fringe sewn down, I adhered my photo to the layout using foam squares to raise it to the same height as the embellishment grid. I also added a few drops of paint on the background.


The title on the layout was created using my Silhouette Cameo and a font on my computer. I cut several “love” sentiments along with “this girl” and cascaded them down the photo.


The finished layout is quite busy but works. I love that I was able to use the Valentine-themed papers and embellishments on a non-holiday photo!

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


Designer’s choice: Almost monochromatic

Hello! It’s Jennifer Larson, sharing a page I made using a (mostly) monochromatic color scheme.

I love the word SHINE that came with the kit. I pulled the yellow paper from the kit to go with it, then selected white and grey neutrals to round out the scheme. Here’s the page:

Shine by Jennifer Larson

I like that the grey grounds the page a bit and adds some depth to the page without being too dark. Plus, yellow and grey are a lovely combo. Here’s some details:

Shine details 1

Some of the ephemera I had included peeks of other hues, mostly pink and orange. The green in the trim and on some embellishments are in honor of the play, the Frog Prince.

Shine details 2

Shine details 3

Finally, a gold sequin to dot the i.

Thank you for checking out my page! Even though this kit had some delicious color, it was fun to make an almost monochromatic page. I hope you play around with monochromatic color schemes the next time you take out your kit!

Get Real: And may the force be with you

Maybe I’m the only one who does this, but occasionally, when I find something fun when shopping with my family, I take pictures of us with it. Case in point: the day the Star Wars: The Force Awakens gear released at Target last fall. Like many people before us, we had gone to Target just for groceries, and we left with Star Wars gear. After a few more months of pictures of us in Star Wars stuff, I picked my favorites photos and made this page:

The Force is Strong in my Family by Jennifer Larson

There’s nothing really thematic here, except some stars and the title glowing with the Force. I thought the background paper’s yellow looked like a sunrise on Tatooine, so I set the title over it and lay some bright strips on top of it to tuck the photos into. Here’s some details:

The Force details 1

January’s kit has lots of embellishments that are fun to layer. I put them in a few spots on the page.

The Force details 2

Here’s another spot I layered embellishments. (Note: We did not buy the Wookiee I am holding, but that Wookiee snuggie my son is wearing? Yep. That one’s ours.)

The Force details 3

I love that the vellum die cuts in the Shine Bright add-on are richly colored enough so that I can use regular adhesive without it showing through. Now that’s the Force!

Thank you for checking out my page! I hope it gives you ideas of how to scrap your own shopping pictures, however goofy they may be.

Designer’s Choice: Creating photo templates

Hello! It’s Jennifer Larson, sharing a technique I use all the time: creating templates to print many photos on one print in Photoshop Elements (PSE) 10. I did this with the following page, where I printed 9 photos on an 8×10 print:

Favorite Photos 2014 by Jennifer Larson

I like using lots of photos on a page, but I hate trimming photos from a 4×6 print. Instead, I like putting more than one print on a page and printing it out that way. I use PSE 10 to do so. I am by no means an expert, and there are probably easier ways to do this than I do, but I thought I’d share my process for doing so in the following video:

Thank you for visiting the blog today! I hope I gave you ideas for using photo editing software to put more than 1 photo on a print. If you do, please share your page on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook Page!

Designer’s Choice: using the mask

Hello! It’s Jennifer Larson sharing a technique I did with the mask this month. Here’s my page:

Love This by Jennifer Larson

I normally use masks for ink or mist, but in this case I wanted to add glitter to go with the gold title and accents on the page. Here’s what I did:

1. I lay the mask on the page where I wanted the cascading hearts to be.

2. Using a sharp pencil, I lightly outlined the hearts through the mask, then removed the mask.

3. Using a glue pen (I used Zig 2-way glue pen), I drew some glue on the outlined hearts, a few at a time, then sprinkled glitter on top, then tapped the glitter off onto a tray.

4. I repeated step 3 until all the hearts were gold.

5. Once the glue dried, I used a toothpick to fleck off any stray glitter and sharpen the hearts’ outlines and an eraser to remove as many of the visible outlines as I could.

I hope this gives you an idea for how to use your mask this month!

Circle Round Up: January

Hi Scrapbook Circle fans! Gina and I am here to share some inspiration I have gained from this months Circle Round Up



I love the Circle Round Up because it gives you an outline of ideas of what will work well together.  I always start with the largest circle first and then make my way to the smallest circle.  The largest circle used .  I used the Pink Paislee Gorgeous paper included in the All You Need is Love kit for that.

Gina Lideros It's Not Who SBC Jan

The next circle was the blush circle.  I used washi shapes for that.  I stacked washi tapes along the right side of my layout.

Gina Lideros It's Not who SBC Jan

The next circle was the Bling It On circle.  I used the AC Gold heart stickers to add a little of bling to my layout.

Gina Lideros close up

The last circle was the Add-on circle .  I used the Authentique mini diction word stickers to add extra text to my layout.  Because I followed the circle round up recipe everything came together pretty well.  I hope that you can gain inspiration this month from the circle round up!