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Today layout

Hello friends!  Today, I’ve got my DT choice layout to share with you.

This summer, my family and I visited an under ground cave, and we had our photo taken by the tour guide.  Being a scrapbooker, I bought the over-priced, low quality photo.  I’m glad I bought the photo though, because the caves were dark, and flash photography wasn’t allowed, so I don’t have any other good pictures.  Here’s my little nugget of wisdom for you: buy the photo!  LOL!  They are the best souvenirs, in my opinion.

On to the layout:





To make my layout, I used the October The Weekender kit.  I matted my photo with a few layers of pattern paper, then adhered it the the middle of my 12×12 white cardstock.  I also added a piece of pattern paper that I cut into a triangle, creating a large photo corner.  I added 2 big strips of patterned paper, cut on a slight angle, to the top and bottom of my cardstock.  I added some machine stitching, and roughed up the edges a bit for some texture.  Then, I added the today title, and embellished around my photo.  I added gold ink splatters, sequins, and hand drawn lines and stars to create an artsy sketchy vibe to my layout.

I love the way my layout turned out.  I like how all the embellishments compliment and highlight the photo.  I hope you were inspired to get scrappy!

Have an awesome day.

Take 2 challenge: happy GIRL layout

Hey crafty friends!  Today, I’ve got a take 2 challenge layout for you!  I was super inspired by Jennifer McMurtry’s layout from July.  You can see her blog post here.


I loved the white cardstock, the explosion of confetti and embellishments coming out of one corner, the stitching, and the white space in her layout!  This is not my typical style…While her layout is very organic, I often go for grids or lines in my layout.  I also tend to heavily embellish around my photo, while this layout is embellished in the white space.  I loved Jennifer’s layout so much though, I pretty much scraplifted everything, lol!



To make my layout, I used The Weekender October Kit.  (Note: I did pull out the white Freckled Fawn hearts from the August Snapshot kit, and a few papers from the Pink Paislee Take Me Away 6×6 paper pad from the September Be You add-on kit.)  I started out with the photo cluster of my pup Emma.  I matted it with patterned paper, adhered it to the top right corner, then embellished it with various pieces from the kit.  The flowers were hand cut from the Simple Stories Reset Girl pattern paper.  I trimmed my white cardstock down, mounted it to a 12×12 pink striped pattern paper, and then added machine stitching.


Next, I added my title.  (The G,I,R,& L are letters that I die cut from black cardstock.)  I then added embellishments all around the title starting from the bottom left hand corner.  I wanted to use different sizes and textures, so I used my hole punch to make confetti, I used other punches to punch circles, hearts and stars, I used chipboard stickers, I used sequins, I used the Pink Paislee wood veneer shapes, and I added more circles using a stencil and white texture paste.  Like Jennifer, I was able to get more texture by machine stitching some of the pieces.

I absolutely love how this layout turned out.  Again, without Jennifer’s layout as inspiration, I would never have come out up with this layout!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


November mood board

Hello! I am sharing a project I made inspired by this month’s mood board. Here’s the inspiration:

Mood board October

I love the aqua, plus the pops of color and the start black and white. The dandelion puffs also add some delightful motion. Here’s the page I made after seeing this mood board:

Carve by Jennifer Larson

You can see the strips of black and white from the purse along the edges, plus the aqua in the shoes along the right side and in the background paper. I didn’t use many pops of color, just orange and yellow, but I did add some dandelion puffs in the stitched sparkle. Though the mood board wasn’t Halloween-y, the mood led me there. Here’s some final details:

Carve Details 1


Carve Details 2

Thank you for visiting today! I hope the mood board gives you inspiration in a variety of ways. Please share what you create on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page!

Designer’s Choice: Fussy cutting a border

Hello! It’s Jennifer Larson sharing a technique I love: fussy cutting a border.

I love the Pink Paislee Labels paper. Rather than cutting them out to use as labels, I trimmed the labels fro the edge of the paper–the ones that weren’t complete–and used them as a border. Here’s the page:

Just Ask by Jennifer Larson

I stitched the labels down just to add more solidity to the border. Then I added sprinkles of stickers around the photo to link the border:

Just Ask Details 1

Just Ask Details 2

Thank you for checking out my page! I hope you get inspired to pull out some scissors and cut apart the gorgeous paper to use it as embellishments and borders.

DT Choice | October Digital Cut Files

Hi there everyone!  Can you believe October is half way over??  This Fall is flying by and I am still scrapping summer photos!  Today for my Designer’s Choice, I decided to use the awesome digital cut file from the ‘Mix Tape’ kit as a starting point.

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I enlarged the file to 12×12 and cut it out of white cardstock, then trimmed it down so have a tiny border of kraft cardstock along the side.  This also helped me line up the patterned paper to back of the negative space from the cut phrases.  I used this file from the beginning, but ended up using one of the positive cuts, the ‘enjoy,’ for a title on another project.

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Saving the cut outs gives me a great second use out of that paper too!  Plus the size of the phrases are a the perfect size for using the Dear Lizzy 6×6 pad that is part of ‘Playlist’ Add-on.  I used a couple other of the cut files and water colored them to match the patterned paper underneath.  I machine stitched through the phrases and around the outside border.

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Adding a few of the gorgeous Pink Paislee washi strips around the edges of the photo and combining them with some of the other sticker embellishments finished up the page.

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This is a great way to use 6×6 papers and to use lots of patterns and colors but in a way that isn’t so overly stimulating that it takes away from the photo and story.  I hope this inspires you to use the digital cut files that are part of the kits!  Thanks for stopping by the blog today and have an amazing day!


Designer’s Choice | Bannerific!

Hi there everyone!  I am sharing this page I made for “my designer’s choice” using the October ‘On This Day’ kit & the ‘Right Now’ Add-on.

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The October kit isn’t theme based for Halloween, but the colors are perfect for Fall and in this case great for a masculine page.  The exclusive Scrapbook Circle triangle stamps inspired me to make a banner, much like the Mood Board from September.  The cork banner from Elle’s Studio also inspired me to cut these a large banner shapes as the matte for the photo.

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One of the things I love about Scrapbooking kits and collections around this time of year is that they remind us to focus on being thankful.  My favorite projects and pages are those that capture moments showing the blessings in our life, reminding us to be grateful now and then in the future looking back at a page like this.  This photo is of my husband and his college roommate/best man.  We don’t get to see and his wife that often, but when we do, it is a seamless return to the friendship that has lasted years…truly something to be thankful for.

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I stamped lots of the triangle stamps with black,  trimmed them out and sewed them together.  The patterned paper from Fancy Pants with the triangular pattern was a great match and scale and for the banner.  The yellow ochres, cork paper and embellishments made it warm and Fall-ish.  I added some watercolor in the background to tie in those colors and stretch out the cluster a bit.

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Banners and heart stamps shouldn’t be limited to birthdays, girls or other specific celebrations…how about just the celebration of life and friendship?!  I hope you all remember to document your everyday blessings…after all, isn’t that what is really important?  Please share your pages documenting whatever  is important to you on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.  Have a wonderfully amazing weekend!

Designer’s Choice: Adding journaling strips

It’s Jennifer Larson, sharing a journaling technique I use a lot: journaling in strips.

My process is pretty regular: I start with photos/story, then select product, then move to design. At the end I fit in the journaling. I’ve found the most versatile way of doing this is journalng in strips, not blocks. Here’s what I do:

1. I print my journaling in a block using Word.

2. I measure how big the space on my page is for the journaling.

3. I go back to my journaling block and hit ENTER periodically, using the ruler at the top to ensure I don’t have the lines exceed the space on my page.

4. I hit Control-A to highlight the whole text (this is Command-A for a Mac).

5. I got to Format-Paragraph-Spacing and select 1.5. (I’m not sure why this works best, but it seems to be the best space between lines in order to trim them apart. I tend to use Times New Roman 12-pt font, so a bigger or narrower font will require more or less space. Experiment.)

6. After I print, I trim the strips and adhere them to the page. Sometimes I ink the edges; other times I outline the strips with a pen. I like adhering them either aligned left or right, or with a little randomness. Here’s how it looks on the page:

Happy Moments by Jennifer Larson

Happy Moments Details 1

And that’s how I design using journaling strips! They are such a versatile way of adding the story to a page, I hope you will open up Word and add your story to the page.


Designer’s Choice | Working With Triangles

Hi Everyone!  It’s Gina here to share one of my favorite pages that I created with the October On This Day kit.  Recently, I saw this fun triangle background in the Silhouette store and I couldn’t wait to use it on my page.  It is one large triangle made out of 9 smaller triangles. To create this background I cut each piece one at a time, using different pieces of pattern paper from the main kit.  A few of the papers are from the two add on kits this month Right Now and Good Times.



Once, my triangles were adhered down I used my sewing machine to stitch several of them in place.  Then added my photo and embellishments.   I fell in love with the Elle’s Studio Sycamore Happy paper as soon as I saw it.  I love all the scattered confetti pieces throughout.  I played off of the “scattered confetti” idea and placed numbers (from the Chickaniddy die cut pack, included in the Good Times add on) sporadically across my page.  Those numbers are the cutest and I really love the effect!


The Pinkfresh Wood Drop Stickers and Elle’s Studio Sycamore Lane Cork Set (included in the main kit) added texture and visual interest to my page.


The colors and papers in this kit were perfect for helping me document a trip to the pumpkin patch with my family.  If you haven’t already picked up an October kit, hurry and get them while supplies last.  Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  Have a great day!



Designer’s Choice |Building a Rainbow

Hi everyone!  It’s Jenni here to share one of my favorite pages I created using the October Kit – ‘On This Day’ and the ‘Right Now’ Add-On.   There are so many schools of thought about design & color composition, I learned lots of them in college.  We all have heard and/or practice them…use odd numbers to keep elements dynamic, use color or embellishments to lead to your eye around the page and offer balance, yada, yada, yada.  No offense to my art and design teachers, I do agree, but lately have been drawn to use multiple hues of the same color and all in one area.  The October kit is perfect for this kind of design!

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As usual, Lisa has done an outstanding job of pulling pieces from different collections that all work so well together.  This amazing painterly paper from Chickaniddy paired perfectly with the Echo Park days of the week paper in a rainbow of colors.  I wanted to use this photo of my daughter and some friends that came over for our Friday Night Movie night, so the days of the week was ideal!  After cutting the two background of papers at a diagonal, I layered my photo onto some of the Fancy Pants ‘True FRIEND’ 6×6 pad, part of the Add-On.

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I then chose stickers, chipboard and punched some more from the 6×6 pad to match all the colors.  Again, all the embellishments are from different collections, but such a great match.  I layered the embellishments on top of a similar color in the paper and hid the sharp diagonal line of my two background patterns.  My husband came up with the title for me, very appropriate, although a little scary! 😉

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today and letting me ramble about color grouping!  The October kit is a variety of so many patterns and colors that you need to check out Idea Gallery for the range of inspiration from the DT! Have a wonderful day!

Mixing Up the Medias!

Hi everyone!  Jenni here to share my love for all the artistically inspiring products in this months kit – So Happy Together!  Speaking of happy, I LOVE the trending style scrapbooking seems to be embracing with mixed media.  The October kit is full of so many patterned papers and embellishments that are just begging to be used for this type of background.   The main kit and add-ons also include great tools to use for any projects, mixed media, scrapbooking or other papercrafting.  I was so inspired by this paper from Glitz and used it to make this page about a recent birthday!

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I used the exclusive Scrapbook Circle stencil and one of the new stamps from Dear Lizzy (both in theYou and Me Add-On) to create a loose background on cardstock.

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I tied that cardstock and this gorgeous piece of Glitz paper with a border strip of paper from Maggie Holmes.   I used my watercolors to paint over all three pieces taking cues from the paint patterns in the Glitz paper.

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I clustered one photo on each side and split up the title too.  GOODBYE forty with some champagne and then a latte the following morning is the HELLO forty-one.

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I think one of the things I like most about adding mixed media to a scrapbook layout is that imperfection is okay, welcome even!  So, get out your kit, get loose and share it with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page. Check out all the DT projects in the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery!