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planning for April

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends!

I hope your March has been good to you, and you are enjoying the start of Spring.  I’m sure like me, your month has flown by!  I’m already planning ahead for April.  April is a busy month for us, as both my oldest daughter’s and my husband’s birthdays are in April.  Planning my month out is crucial to keeping me on schedule, and it doesn’t hurt to make it pretty!  I like to have a good month at a glance spread, and then I will get more detailed (and messy) in my weekly spreads.

I tackled my April spread with the March Happy Place kit and the March Good Stuff add-on.  The Paige Evans Pink Paislee stamp set in this kit is perfect for planners!

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I love including photos in my planner.  I put a photo of my older daughter on her birthday, and a recent photo of my husband and I on his birthday.  I also included a recent favorite photo of my girls on one of the empty days.  Next, I used my Paige Evans Pink Paislee stamp set.  I used the lines, and the bullet points on the days that I needed it with blue ink.  I also stamped a few of the other images, like the florals in the corner, and the Weekend with black ink.  Then, I cut out squares from a few of the Amy Tangerine multi-square 6×6 pages, and they fit perfectly in my calendar squares!  I especially love the Taco truck, which I put in a Tuesday square, and the succulents.  After filling my planner with important dates and to-dos, I embellished with stickers.  I also made a page marker using Amy Tangerine papers, and my planner punch tool.  Finally, I made a bow using metal dies, my die cutting machine, and Amy Tangerine papers.  I adhered the bow to a paper clip, and clipped it to my planner.

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I hope my post today has inspired you to get creative with your planners.  Happy crafting!

 

80s, Take 2

Hello friends!

Today, I’m here with another installment of the take 2 challenge.  This month, I was inspired by Allie’s layout that she created last March.  I absolutely love the large circle, the scalloped pattern paper strips, and the single photo in her layout.  _MG_6366

 

Here is what I created using the March Happy Place kit and the March Good Stuff add-on:

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My husband and I recently went to a 1980s theme party, and we went all out!  Don’t we look so glamorous?!  Haha!  We had a great time, and it was fun getting dressed up.  I think 80s fashion is making a comeback; neon colored clothes are everywhere, and I can’t believe I found jelly shoes!

To create my layout, I first cut out a large circle from white cardstock using my silhouette cameo.  (You could also hand cut a circle.)  Next, I cut up some of the pattern paper into strips.  I used some of my border punches on a few of the pattern paper strips, but I hand cut a few scallops from some of the strips as well.  I attached the strips to another piece of white cardstock, and added machine stitching.  Next I trimmed the cardstock with the large circle and adhered it on top of the cardstock with the pattern paper strips, and added machine stitching.  Since I trimmed the circle cardstock, I created a tone on tone frame.  Next I added my photo, which I mounted on a piece of ombre pink paper.  I embellished my photo with stickers (the blue “Love This” is from an Amy Tangerine paper).  To finish my layout, I added my typed journaling and the 80’s title.

I hope you are inspired by both Allie’s and my layout.  Happy crafting!

To the Moon layout, featuring Just Nick Studio

Hello friends!

This month, we had the opportunity to work with cut files from Just Nick Studio.

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When I saw the To the Moon cut file, I knew it would be perfect for scrapbooking my baby girl’s birth announcement.

Here’s what I created using the March Happy Place kit:

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I really wanted the cut file and birth announcement to shine, so I kept the embellishments to a minimum.  Doesn’t baby girl look precious?!  I know every parent thinks their baby is beautiful, but I have to say she is one pretty baby!  (smiley face)  She’s already 4 1/2 months old…how time flies!

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To create my layout, I first cut the moon cut file from aqua cardstock.  Then I backed the stars with pink paper.  I adhered the birth announcement to a piece of white cardstock, then I adhered the cut file on top.  I used a bit of glue and thin foam squares to adhere the moon.  I trimmed the white cardstock a little, attached it to a Pink Paislee pattern paper, and added machine stitching around the edges.  I added a few journaling strips to the top right.  To finish off my layout, I added just a few elements.  I added a Love you sticker, so the title would read “Love you to the moon.”  I aded a scalloped Pink Paislee washi sticker to the right of the birth announcement.  I added the metal/enamel heart to the moon using gold thread. I added the row of hearts stickers to the very top right of the pattern paper background.  Finally, I attached the bunny circle, which I punched out of a Shimelle pattern paper to the top right of my layout.  That’s it!  Clean and simple scrapbooking!

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you get some crafty time to play!  TGIF!

bath time layout, DT Choice

Hello, and welcome back to the Scrapbook Circle blog!

Today, I have a layout for you using the March Happy Place kit, and the March Good Stuff add-on.  I hope you all are enjoying your March!  My birthday is in March, and for an early birthday present, I got a Silhouette Cameo 3!  I have been wanting one for years, so I am super excited!  I still have a lot to learn, but don’t be surprised if I use a lot of cut files this month!  LOL!  Today, I am using a cut file from Just Nick Studio.

My Ruby is 4 months already, but here is a layout documenting her first tub bath at 10 days old.  She was so tiny!

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First, I cut the Heart is Full background cut file from Just Nick Studio out of white cardstock.  I chose some blue and aqua colored pattern paper from this month’s kit and add on, and backed most of the hearts on the cut file.  I then adhered the heart circle to a piece of white cardstock, and hand stitched around the circle.  (I have to admit that those 2 steps took a bit of time, but I worked on it in the living room while my husband and girls watched a movie.)  Next, I adhered the white cardstock to a background paper, and machine stitched around the edges.  I adhered my photos to aqua cardstock, then glued them to my layout.  I created a title on my Cameo, and cut it using some pattern paper.  I added some journaling and the date.  To finish my layout, I embellished with hearts that I cut out from a Pink Paislee paper, scripty flowers (which were from a Dear Lizzy paper from last month’s add-on), and small circle puffy stickers.

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I hope you like my layout, and are inspired to get crafty!  Have a great day!

Designer’s choice: Using lines

I am a fairly linear scrapbooker, and one way that makes it easy for me to design pages is using lines. Here’s a page where the entire layouts is built around lines:

Why Hello Water by Jennifer Larson

Here’s how I used lines on the page as I designed it:

  1. I made the patterned paper base horizontally linear, the bottom 2/3 one color, and the upper 1/3 another pattern.
  2. Around the top 1/3, I added strips of patterned paper and washi.
  3. I added the photos in a line; the embellishments lying over them are also linear.
  4. The banners are in a line too, and I stitched them down to overlap them and the photos with a line of stitches.
  5. The title is also stitched over in several lines, as is the embellishment cluster on the top.
  6. The top embellishment cluster uses a tag and word strip that are linear.
  7. Finally, the journaling strips on the bottom finish the lines.

Scrapbooking using lines from the top of the page to the bottom is an easy and visually pleasing way to create a page. I tend to use horizontal lines, but the same thing can be done with vertical lines too. Try it out!

Designer’s Choice: Inspired by Film

It’s Jennifer Larson sharing how I became inspired with the product choices for the following layout:

Awesome Meals by Jennifer Larson

I made this page around the time of the Oscars. I don’t watch all the films, but a student in one of my classes had convinced me to watch Moonrise Kingdom earlier this year, so I made sure to watch Grand Budapest Hotel, written and directed by Wes Anderson. The colors in the film inspired me, and I found myself selecting products that matched the colors in the film: the pinks for the hotel, the blues for the snowy outside, a bit of red for the lobby, and the gold for the hotel opulence. (I didn’t have any purple in the kit to complete the color inspiration!) Overall, I went for a candy-colored page to reflect how happy my son is when I cook these favorite meals.

Wes Anderson is known for his colorful films, but many films are known for their color palettes as well. The next time you are watching a movie, look at it as inspiration for the product selections you make for your pages, and share the pages on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page!

Designer’s Choice: photographing the details

Hello! It’s Jennifer Larson, sharing some ideas for creating a layout about a topic that is hard to photograph.

Recently we celebrated my son’s birthday at Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America. Taking pictures of them on their favorite rides was impossible, so instead I took pictures of the signs. Here’s the page:

Hello Fun by Jennifer Larson

I found that printing the photos 2.5-inches square let me fit all the signs on the page. I stitched in between the grid and added clusters of colorful embellishments around the page for fun. Finally, I added next to the title a photo of my boys waiting in line to get them on the page too.

If you are creating a page about something that is hard to photograph–a sporting event, a play, an amusement park ride, for example–take photos of the details instead and put the action in your journaling.

If this gives you ideas for a page, please share your page with us at the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page so we can check it out!

Take Two: Hello Happy Zone

Hello, it’s Gina here today to share my Take Two assignment with you using the fabulous March Here’s The Story kit.  This month I was inspired by an older layout of mine.

Gina Lideros Hello happy zone SBC March Kit

I have a thing for diamond shapes on my layouts.  Below is my older layout that I created with the December kit.  I created a similar pattern on my new layout using triangles pieced together, to create diamond shapes.  Both pages have the same title “hello”, splashes of black ink, a diamond shaped photo and lots of fun embellishments.

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Here’s a closeup of my layout for you.  I used embellishments from the March Tell Me add-on and On My Way add-on kit.

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I hope you can go through the idea gallery and also find a page that inspires you and have some fun with it. And please don’t forget to share your beautiful creations on our Facebook page, because we love to see your creations.

Designer’s Choice | you are my SON…

Hi there everyone!  Jenni here today to share the layout of my choice using the March “Here’s The Story” main kit and the “Tell Me” add-on.

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I just love the color combination of the mints and peach and corals that are in this month’s kit.  They made a fantastic background to make my photo pop.  I layered lots of different patterns under the photo and ran lots of random stitching through it.

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I have always loved the quote about loving you to the moon and back from the first moment I read it to my daughter.  Thinking of it gave me the idea for the title of this page, using ‘son,’ instead of ‘sun.’

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This is one of those layouts that needs no journaling…at least to me.  I could write a page about this photo and my sweet son, but decided that the title said everything I felt!

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Thanks for stopping by the Blog today!  We would love to see your use of the gorgeous colors in the March kit, or any layout you might want to share on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.

March Circle Round Up

Hi everyone!  Happy March!?!  How can it be March already?  Despite the time flying past me, the March Kit will make you want to slow down!  It is full of new releases from various manufactures!  My task this month was to attack the Circle Round Up and use it to inspire my layout!

March Circle Round UP

Using the piece of Pinkfresh Studio paper ‘ Rainbow Dance’ for my main background,  I used my Silhouette to cut a simple grid of 1″ circles.  I adhered the base of negative cut out circles onto white cardstock and matched cut circles re-attaching them within the pattern, but with dimensional adhesive.  I thought this would give it some texture, play off the whole idea of the Circle Round Up, and relate to the circles in the Pinkfresh patterned paper ‘Circles.’

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I used three of the Pinkfresh wood tags, stepping down from the top left corner across the page.  I also matted my photos on a piece of the My Mind’s Eye 6×6 gold polka dot paper!

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I used one of the sweet Simple Stories heart paperclips to tie the two photos together.  For the final idea from the roundup, I used the Amy Tangerine mini sticker phrases, adding them to areas of matching colors in my background.  The Round Up is like a sketch, great direction but only with little more room for interpretation!  Love it!!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Make sure you check out the Idea Gallery for all the DT members amazing projects.  Be sure to share your take of the Circle Round Up on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page, as well as any other of your pages!