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Perfect Day at the Zoo

Hey there Scrapbook Circle friends!  I hope you’re having a wonderful day!

Today, I have my DT choice layout to share with you.  I am finally getting around to scrapbooking a trip to our favorite zoo a few years ago.  It feels so good to have the layout done and ready to put in our album.

I am using the July Smile More kit and the July Laugh More add-on.  To start, I die cut my photos and some of the Bella Blvd paper into diamonds.  (I cut out a big square in the middle of the pattern paper so I can use the outside as a frame for my layout.)  I arranged the diamonds on a piece of white cardstock that I trimmed a little.  I left some spots blank, and I hand stitched some diamonds as well to create visual interest and texture.  The layout is relatively easy to put together…it’s just the perfectionist in me that wanted all the diamonds to line up straight and evenly that took the most time.

I attached the cardstock to the Bella Blvd paper, and added machine stitching.  I typed up my journaling on the computer, then added them to the right side of the layout in strips.  I added the title using the thickers from this month’s add-on, and the blue Webster’s pages stickers from the May Here We Go add-on, and that cute “Perfect Day” bear sticker from Shimelle that was in the March Happy Place kit.  I’ve been saving that sticker for the perfect layout, and if it’s not perfect for a zoo layout, I don’t know what is!  To finish off my layout, I added a few embellishments and the rubber camera charm from Pinkfresh Studio.

Thanks for stopping by today to check out my layout!  I hope you like my graphic minimalist style and layout!

Happy crafting!

Same Cut File New Layout

When it comes to background cut files there are some that I have used over and over again. I especially like cut files with circles that are large enough to fill with patterned paper and embellishments. I have used this cur file on several different layouts over the last few years and each time it looks different!

If you vary the papers you use and the background and of course all the embellishmemts and photos, it won’t look anything like your older version. Usually I cut my photos into circles with this cut file, so this time I opted to use small contact photos that I tucked into the corners.

I loved the green patterned paper for the cut file and I used the kraft cardstock as the background because I had run out of white cardstock.

So take a look at your background cut files and see if you can give an old one new life by using it with the current Scrapbook Circle kit!

Thanks for stopping by!

🙂 Rebecca

Tech Tip with Rebecca – Splashy Watercoloring

I love the Crate Paper Oasis outline stamps in the June Happy Life Add On. I decided to color them in with a splashy watercolor look.

I used Tombow Dual Brush Pens for the ROYGBV “June” words at the top of the page…

and Tim Holtz Distress Inks for the watercolor splashes at the bottom of the page.

I made a process video to show how I created these watercolor effects and put the rest of the layout together. You can see it here:

If you use some of these outside the line watercoloring effects on your Crate Paper Alpha stamps, we would love to see on the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook Page.

Thanks for stopping by!

🙂 Rebecca

Summer, a take 2 layout

Hey friends!  I’m here today with a take 2 layout using June’s Sunshine Days kit.

Spoiler alert…I was inspired by myself, LOL!  I tried a new-to-me technique last month, and I just love the way it turned out, so I wanted to recreate it.  I love how you can see all the ephemera, there’s really no layering…I love the stitching, and I love how graphic it all looks.

Here is the layout:

and here is my new layout:

To create my layout, I first added the strips of pattern paper along the top and bottom of my white cardstock.  Then, I just pushed around my photos and the Crate Paper ephemera, until things fit right.  I cut down some of the pieces to fit where I wanted them to go, and I made a few pieces myself.  I used a metal die for the pink star, a tab punch for the tab on the top left, and I made a tag for my journaling out of one of the pattern papers.  Once I liked the positioning of everything, I added a little bit of adhesive on the pieces, and sewed each piece down.  I adhered my photos with foam tape for a bit of pop, and I curled up the edges of the ephemera for added dimension.

The Crate Paper Oasis ephemera pack was absolutely perfect for this layout!  My daughter is such a ham!  The journaling says:  This girl here: just putting on a swimsuit fashion show in a Target fitting room!  Love her tons!!!”

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope I inspired you to create (x2, LOL!).

“How Far I’ll Go,” a DT choice layout

Hello friends!

I’m here today with a layout using June’s Sunshine Days kit.

My daughter and her friend decided to sing “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana in their school’s talent show.  The sweet girls learned the lyrics, practiced singing together, and decided on their coordinating hair and outfits.  They did a fabulous job, and I am so proud!  Lets just say I know all the words to this song now as well, lol!  (It’s the 2017 “Let It Go,” ha!)

I wanted a bold title that matched my layout, so I DIYed my own.  I created the title and then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut it out of white cardstock.  I cut it out twice, so I could glue them on top of each other to give it some thickness, like I mentioned in this post.  Using an ink blending tool, and 2 different pink distress inks, I added color to the title, creating an ombre effect.  I set aside my title to dry, and got to work on my layout.

The Crate Paper Oasis collection is perfect for a Moana themed layout!  I added a piece of the pink pattern paper to the top of white cardstock, and added some machine stitching.  I adhered 3 photos to the blue Amy Tangerine paper (from a previous kit).  I layered a few tags from the Crate Paper ephemera pack behind the layered photos.  Next, I added my title and the journaling that I typed on the computer.  I used some more ephemera to embellish the top left of my layout.  I added more machine stitching and I also used my tiny stapler.  I used my punches to punch some hearts and stars to add a few more touches.  I added some gold spray ink, and my layout is finished!

I love how this layout turned out…I hope I inspired you to get crafty as well!

Pearl Earrings, DT choice

Hey guys!  I’m here today with a DT choice layout using the May Take Note kit!

We got my baby girl’s ears pierced recently, and I wanted to document this milestone.  We got her sisters’ ears pierced when they were 4 1/2 months old, and we wanted to do the same for baby girl.  She looks so sweet with her little pearl earrings!

I wanted to draw the eye directly to the photo, so I added lots of layers, and left the rest of the layout somewhat soft.  I cut down some pattern papers from the kit, and layered them under the photo.  I fussy cut those flowers from the Webster’s Pages pattern paper, and added them under and over the photo as well.  For the background behind the photo, I used a cut file and my silhouette to cut the circles/hearts from white cardstock.  I backed the hearts with the Paige Evans 08 paper, and added some hand stitching.  I wanted a subtle background, so I adhered the cut file on the soft pink watercolor patten paper from Heidi Swapp.  Then, I cut it down so it would cover 2/3 of the layout. I adhered my layered photo cluster, and added my title using the Pinkfresh Studio stickers from my April Our Story kit.

On the left 1/3 of the layout, I added my journaling, which I typed on the computer on white cardstock.  I also used the light aqua letters to spell out her name.  I framed and backed my layout with the Dear Lizzy pattern paper, and stitched everything down for added interest and texture.  To finish off my layout, I added some gold splatters, and a few tiny pearls that I had in my stash.

I hope you were inspired by my layout today, and I hope my baby’s picture made you smile!

May Guest Designer – Stephanie Buice

Hi there Friends!  Today we are looking at the second project from our May Guest Designer, the uber talented Stephanie Buice!  Before we get to her layout, let’s learn a little bit more about Stephanie.  As part of usual Guest Designer Post, I asked her to answer a few of the questions I am always curious about other designers.

1. When do you do your scrapbooking…do you set specific time aside or wait until you are feeling creative??

Nap Time! I think it’s one of my favorite times of the day ha! When my son lays down for his nap is when I usually fit my work in. Although he’s now 5 so his naps have  become more like quiet play, but at this point in the game I’ll just take whatever I can get lol.

2. Do you keep a Planner or Memory Keeper? Or both??

Yes! I’m a Happy Planner girl. Although it is way less decorated than it used to be, I still enjoy dressing it up a bit from time to time so it’s mainly just me chicken scratching everything in with random stickers that make me smile.

3. Name 3 things you couldn’t craft without!!

Ohhh, three things I couldn’t craft without, hmm… Daylight! I have no clue why but as soon as it’s dark I just can’t get anything done in here, Alphabet stickers, and some sort of die cuts. My current style is so much less fussy than it has been in the past, I’m not sure if it’s more of a style change or if its the honest truth glaring me in the face that I just don’t have as much time as I used to.

Here is Stephanie’s page using the May main kit, “Take Note” and a few pieces of the “Here We Go”  Add-On.  She also gives us some insight to her creative process below.

“The patterned papers in this kit were some of my favorites I’ve seen in a while, I think they were pretty versatile. Some were playful and colorful, but some were still soft enough to keep things simple. The first thing I did for this one was cut out the word “LOVE”. At first I thought my title was going to be “LOVE YOU”, but I later decided against that and just added the You Make Me Happy underneath of it.”

“Every Sunday while we wait a few minutes before heading into church my son likes to take what he calls our “Sunday Selfies”. They’re usually blurry from him jumping around the car next to  me or awkward ones of him kissing my cheek (those are usually my favorites ha!). Anyways, I wanted to scrap a few to remember how much he enjoys taking them because it’s just a simple thing that makes us happy.”

“I mixed in a few of the die cuts and added more of the floral washi along the bottom.  All in all a simple page, but I like all the color I was still able to fit in. Thanks again for having me as the May guest designer, and I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects!”

Stephanie has such a great eye for combining color and pattern.  She always knows exactly how much to add without overwhelming the photos and the story.  Looking at her work always leaves a smile on my face…her style is just in a word…happy!! 🙂

Thank you so much sweet Stephanie, for sharing a piece of yourself and your creative formula with us!  And thank you for sharing some of your day time with us.  You can find Stephanie at the links listed below.  Have a great (Memorial Day, for the U.S.) weekend!

Links: WebsiteInstagram / Facebook /  Pinterest


Use Up the Die Cuts!

Did you love all the Die Cuts that came in this month’s Scrapbook Circle Kit and Add Ons?

I really enjoy using die cuts in scrapbooking because you can use them flat or add dimension behind them with dimensional adhesive.

Since there were so many, I wanted to make a real dent in their numbers so I used this month’s kit and add ons for my Monthly Stash Bash blog hop.

A few crafters I know get together each month and hop around YouTube with process videos where we show how to bash a stash of crafting items. Lucky for me, this month was either chipboard or die cuts. You can see the process video I made using this month’s Scrapbook Circle kit here:

I would love to hear how you are using the die cuts from this month’s kit and add ons!

Thanks for stopping by!

🙂 Rebecca

1 Product 2 Ways – Large Die Cut Tags

Hello and welcome to our weekly post using 1 Product 2 Ways!  This week we are using the Vicki Boutin tear out tags that are in the May ‘Take Note kit.  I asked Rebecca and Jennifer to take on this assignment and here is what they created!

Rebecca made a traditional scrapbook page full of photos and lots of info!!

“I used the tags as the focal point of the design of my layout. I used small photos from a contact sheet for 2 of the tags and typewritten journaling for the center.”

I love Rebecca’s composition that although it is a simple arrangement, it has such a huge variety of embellishments and layers of her story!  Speaking of layers, Jennifer’s tag project is next!

“Creating quick mini albums is one of my favorites and these tags are perfect for just that! With the base for the album all ready, it was quite easy to embellish and add photos. It began as a family album and then I realized there were dogs in each of the photos, which prompted the name “Dog Family.” I love that I was able to create a quick and cute project!”

How cool is that idea for a mini album!  And backing the tags with patterned paper is just perfect…I love that she used all black and white photos!

Great job you talented girls!!

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1 Product 2 Ways – Elle’s Studio Bits & Pieces

Hello everyone!  Happy May to you all!  To kick off this month and the May “Take Note” kit, we are celebrating the Bits and Pieces from Elle’s Studio for our first 1 Product 2 Ways post.  Jung took on this challenge with this fresh, organized layout!

“I love how all the bits and pieces in the Elle’s Studio cardstock embellishments coordinate with each other. When I saw some of the sentiments, I thought it would be perfect to document my daughter’s 11 year old layout. My style is graphic, and I often gravitate towards grids and straight lines…this layout accomplishes that, with a bit of a twist.”

Next up, Diana documented what looked like a super fun day!  I love the colors of the slide and the small strip of color patterned paper she used under the photos.

“I LOVED how easy it was to add the Elle’s Studio pieces to my layout-perfect for a bright engaging layout”

Thanks girls for an inspiring way to kick off the month of May!  Elle’s Studio has an amazing collection of these die cuts that can be used in a variety of ways!  Want to share your pages with us or be inspired by others??  Visit our community page on Facebook Scrapbook Circle of Friends.

Have an amazing week!