Monday, November 21, 2016

Scrapbook Circle: DT Choice

For my final October project, I used the main Weekender kit...along with both of the Add-Ons. This page was up over on the Scrapbook Circle blog on October 16th...

Weekends
My page was inspired by the word 'weekends' in the Paige Evans Gold Thickers sheet, found in the #Goals Add-On. I loved how the colors in the photo seemed to match perfectly with the October kit palate. There were even a few purple embellishments to compliment my daughter's shirt...also, what is a more perfect weekend activity that cuddling?
The Oakley Avenue cut apart circle and the button are also from the #Goals Add-On, and were a perfect compliment for the pocket journaling card which is found in the Out & About Add-On. The XOXO was my favorite of the Pretty Little Studio Cards found in the main kit, and I had lots of fun making  a little cluster with it, the pocket card, and my photo.
For more inspiration using the October kit...check out the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery!

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Scrapbook Circle: October Printables

Okay...on to Scrapbook Circle October project number two. This is a page created with the October Printables...

5 Cute Kids
I always love the printables, because they are so much fun to layer. This time, I layered 3 of the 3x4 journaling cards, and used them to help mat my photo. I feel like this helps the photo pop out from the busy background. I also included the longer memo paper card with these layers to help ground the top half of my page.
I overlapped the two 8 inch strips along the bottom/right of the page, and cut off the excess. This part was perfect for grounding the title.
My journaling and a few embellishments finish the look. 
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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Scrapbook Circle: 1 Product/2 Ways, Oakley Ave Golden Cards

We're now onto my October projects for Scrapbook Circle, this page was up on October 4th, using The Weekender kit...

You & Me
I chose to use the cards as a background. I grouped them together, cutting off half of the 2 cards on the right to leave a border from my patterned paper. I loved the contrast of the white and gold on black, and accented with maroon and teal to make the photo pop.
This layout was for the 1 product/2 Ways post featuring the Oakley Avenue Golden Cards. You won't want to miss how Claudia used the cards on her project...check it out over at the Scrapbook Circle blog.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Scrapbook Circle: Tech Tip

This is my final September project for the Scrapbook Circle blog using the Shine Bright kit...

Lake Fun
For this page, I was inspired by the geometric patterned paper. When trimming the paper, I followed the lines in the pattern...and used it for a split design background. I used the top half of the page for my photo and journaling, and the bottom for the title.
For the watercolor resist card, I used ink pads and face sponges...and started coloring from the inside out. It, along with my photo make up the focal point of the page.
Shine Bright has probably been one of my favorite kits...and there is still so much left over. For more inspiration using the September kit, be sure to check out the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Scrapbook Circle: September Sketch Challenge

Hello again! It's time for another episode of blog catch-up. I had a project up over at the Scrapbook Circle blog on September 26th for their sketch challenge. Here is the sketch...

Here is my take on it...

Today
 Of course, I had to alter a little bit to fit my 8.5x11 page size, but otherwise I stayed pretty true to the sketch. I love how the little mirror flower embellishment worked for the flower cluster while keeping the page boy friendly. 
Throughout the month of September, there were several pages posted for the sketch challenge...so be sure to check out the September blog archive to see more looks from the same sketch....And, as always, for more inspiration using the September kit, Shine Bright...take a peek at the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Scrapbook Circle: 1 Product/2 Ways

Hello...still playing catch up with some projects. This page was up on the Scrapbook Circle blog on September 20th...

Super Models
I chose to use the square water resist cards as design elements for my layout. I picked out some ink that coordinated with the Thickers, and topped each square with a few embellishments.
This project was for the 1 product/2 ways feature, and you won't want to miss how Neela used the water resist cards on her layout. Head over to Scrapbook Circle to check it out!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Scrapbook Circle: DT Choice

Hiya! Today, I'm moving on to catching up on my September projects for the Scrapbook Circle blog. This page was up on September 3rd...

A Wee Snack
I have three boys, and some pretty cute nephews...so it's always a fun challenge for me to create masculine pages. I used colors from the photo to determine what elements to pull form the kit. I chose some red patterned paper from the 6x6 pad in the September 'Be You' Add-On, which matched my nephew's shirt. The Yellow Puffy Alphs from Freckled Fawn brought out the mustard in the sandwich. And, of course blue and grey are always good choices when creating boy pages!
I loved the design on the Pink Fresh 'Blue Valley' paper, and did a little doodling on the half circles with a black pen. I used one of the adorable little clips to attach the journaling spot...a couple of pieces of foam tape helped to to stay nice and even.
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