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June Embellishment Add-On Mini Album

Hello! Jennifer here today sharing a mini album I created using the June Embellishment Add-on Kit.

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When I got the add-on kit I knew right away I wanted to use it for something other than a layout. I started by cutting a piece of white cardstock into 3×4 pieces and choosing which patterned papers I wanted to use. I tried to keep the album somewhat subdued to focus more on the photos.


For the cover, I used the Bella Blvd. adhesive chipboard from last month’s kit and painted the adventure sentiment with black watercolor paint . I glued it to the patterned paper with Mono and some foam to give it dimension. I also punched a hole in the Pinkfresh acetate sentiment and topped that off with the charm from the planner kit.


On the inside pages, I layered different items from the add-on kit while still trying to keep the overall design simple.


I continued the theme throughout, using the Bella Blvd. enamel hearts and more stickers from Amy Tangerine and Heidi Swapp.


The last two pages are my favorite. I love that I was able to incorporate one of the bags from the kit’s packaging and tuck a bit of journaling into it. The last step (which was an afterthought as usual) was to stitch on each of the pages for added dimension and also to keep things in place.

I used a basic binder ring from the school supply aisle at the grocery store to keep everything together.

Thank you for stopping by today and happy creating!

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!

Take 2 – Measuring Up

This is my first time trying a ‘Take 2’. I guess I’m not so much in the habit of revisiting what I have already done.  However, as it turns out, this will be my third layout based off of this design concept.  I originally took it from an art piece I saw on Pinterest that I fell in love with.
The first layout you see is one I did using Scrapbook Circle’s February kit Story Time and the add-on for that month.  You can see that it is strips and lots of sewing along with a bit of embellishment.  However, I didn’t get any journaling onto this particular page..
This month, I wanted to try that design again, however, I’m not one to repeat something precisely so I had to think about how I wanted to keep the same idea but change the final look of the page.
So I decided to use the strips as sort of a ‘slash’ across the page to ‘point’ to the photo.  I also wanted to inlcude a lot of journaling as I talked about some feelings I’ve been having regarding measuring up.  The large space below the photo was the perfect place for me to include my story.
This is actually fairly simple to accomplish with the only real tricky part being getting the right cut angle on things that you desire. I used a large square see-through ruler that had 45 degree angles marked on it to get it right.  Other than that, simply cut your strips and sew them down to a base cardstock and then go from there.


I feel like the final page has a similar feel, but is enough different that I don’t feel like I just did the same thing over again.  Have you done a Take 2 from your gallery?  Show us on our Facebook Page, you never know we may use your layout in a future blog post.


tip of the day…..

journaling!  Oh, I know not everyone gets very excited about this part of your layout but it’s key!  I know sometimes I get stuck, what do I do?  I ask whoever the layout is about some questions such as:
What do you remember from this day? –a lot of times they remember things that I didn’t even pay attention too.
What was your favorite part?
Would you want to do this again?
With their own journaling it makes the albums even more special.  Enjoy!