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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!

ahsang SC april planner 1

ahsang SC april planner 2

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.

ahsang SC april planner 3

ahsang SC april planner 4


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


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!

DT Choice | Stamped Background

Hello everyone!  I’m here today to share a layout I created using one of my favorite items in this month’s kit, “Hello Today”.

…The Scrapbook Circle Love Bubble Stamp!


I loved the stamp so much that I decided to create my own background with it. I simply inked the stamp with black StazOn ink and stamped it on the white card stock in a random pattern.


On the bottom half of my layout I layered lots of pieces of patterned paper from the kit behind the photo of my absolute favorite food ever.  I also stitched around the kraft colored arrow using some aqua thread and added a few of the exclusive SBC tags on the right of my photo.


How will you use the adorable Love Bubble stamp from your kit this month? Be sure and post your creations using the SBC kits to our Facebook page!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Love to Stamp

I love the idea of stamping. All of the images available and different styles. Problem is-I have a hard time figuring out where to use them! Especially when it comes to my LO’s. I stumbled across these fabulous ideas from Kim Hughes. (If you don’t know who Kim Hughes is-she makes some of the cutest stamps ever)

Create your own custom embellishments. Stamp on a tag, panel, button.
Stamp on your photo. How about some flourishes for instance?
Stamp the title.
Stamp a frame.
Stamp journaling accents.
Stamp a background with a Backgrounder or Scrapblock to visually break up the space.
Stamp a Scrapblock on cardstock to create your own patterned paper to use.
Stamp on ribbon.
Stamp on die cuts or chipboard to personalize it.
Stamp an accent quote.
Stamp on chipboard, vinyl or felt letter stickers.
Stamp a flourish on the edge of your design.

To read the full article, click here. if you want to check out her super cute stamps go here. And if you get the feeling you must have some, you can purchase here.