Sunday, June 19, 2016

Scrapbook Circle: DT Choice

Happy Father's Day! Today, I'm sharing a page that I had up on the Scrapbook Circle Blog last Sunday.

Best Dad Evah
Along with June's Now or Never kit, I used a scrap piece of paper from the Dear Lizzy Happy Place 6x6 pad found in the Stay Cool embellishment Add-on from the April kit to help mat my photo.
That little addition of scrap paper really comes in handy for tucking in bits and pieces, and helping the photo pop out a little bit more from the background. That cluster of flowers is made from elements out of the Bella Blvd She Blooms paper pieces found in the main kit.
One of my favorite things to do is use different fonts for longer titles to add a little bit of interest. A little stitching and hand written journaling finish the look.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Scrapbook Circle: Tech Tip

Hi again! I was up on the Scrapbook Circle Blog on June 8th sharing a few tips on my layering process. I'm not very tech-y, or technique-y for that matter...but I do have a few tricks when it comes to putting my pages together.

Happy Sweet Nerd
I usually start by grabbing the products I know I want to use, and just move them around with my photo on whatever background I have chosen. When I am pleased with how it looks, I take a photo with my phone. Here is the phone pic that I took of today's layout before I stuck everything down:

I also make pencil marks to make sure I start in the right place, and don't run out of room at the top or bottom once I start putting things back together. Here, I marked where the white space was going to be...

The picture and pencil marks are guidelines for putting my page back together, and I can add more detail as I stick things hidden journaling and stitching.

I might even change things around once it's coming together, and add a few more embellishments.
I have a hard time committing...I have never been a peel and stick kind of girl. So, these simple tips have really helped me to get creative with my layering....and remember how to put it back together!

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Scrapbook Circle: DT Choice

Hello! Today I'm sharing a page made with the sketch for the National Scrapbooking Day challenge posted on the Scrapbook Circle FB page on May 6th.

I used May's Here & Now kit to get this look:

You Play
I love getting creative with ways to use 12x12 sketches for my preferred 8.5x11 pages. To make this sketch work, I used the top photo area for my title, and one of the bottom photo spaces for my journaling.

I still used a couple of acrylic words as embellishments for the allotted title spot. I added a little whit paint to the back of them so they would pop out a little more...but, not too much.

I will probably use the sketch a few more times, with a different number of photos. It is amazing how may looks you can get with just one sketch!

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Scrapbook Circle: May Printables

Today I'm sharing another page that was up last month on the Scrapbook Circle blog featuring the May Printables.

Mr. & Mrs.

I had lots of fun layering the 3x4 cards with some of the Fancy Free Ephemera tags.
 I used the 8 inch strips on the bottom, and used them to ground my title. Those Thickers are awesome, aren't they?
To use the May Printables along with your already amazing Here & Now kit, go HERE...and be sure to share it with us in our new FB community: Scrapbook Circle of Friends!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Scrapbook Circle: 1 Product, 2 Ways

Whew! I have to play a little catch-up! This layout was up over at the Scrapbook Circle blog last month featuring the Fancy Free Ephemera from Pink Paislee. This was definitely one of my favorite things from May's Here and Now kit.

I did a search on Pinterest for 'gallery walls', as this was the kind of look that I wanted for my page. I found a few walls that used an assortment of shapes that cascaded down the wall at an angle. I accented the angle by stitching patterned paper in the corners.
The majority of the details on this page are from the ephemera kit. But, what I also liked about a lot of the gallery walls that I saw...were monograms. So, I also used the Fancy Free Thickers along with an ampersand that also came from May's kit.
Be sure to head on over to the Scrapbook Circle Blog to see Jennifer McMurtrey's layout also featuring the Fancy Free Ephemera.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Scrapbook Circle: Take 2

Hi there! I was up last week over at the Scrapbook Circle Blog with a Take Two project inspired by Diana Waite....

 Here is my take on it:

So Cool
 I obviously drew inspiration from the circles. I changed it up a bit to fit my 8.5x11 format by using 5 rows of 3 circles instead of 6 rows of 4....and using a square photo.
 I usually keep my backgrounds pretty plain, so I love how this corrugated paper adds interest, yet is still subtle enough to make the circles pop.
I used the main April kit, and some elements from both of the embellishment add-ons for this layout. Need more inspiration? sure to check out the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Scrapbook Circle: April Kit + Now or Never Add-on

Hello! I was up on the Scrabook Circle Blog awhile back with a layout made with the One Fine Day kit, and the Now or Never embellishment Add-on.

The Palm Spring Thickers are amazing. I really liked how they kind of matched the color and sheen of my photo.
I used bits and pieces from the 6x6 pad to create a tag, hole reinforcer, and the xoxo many great patterns to choose from. I popped up the die cut phrase, to help it stand out a little better, since I placed it over a busy area...and I picked out the little 'celebrate' sticker is from the Pink Fresh Word and Phrase Stickers.
The Now or Never add-on is a great addition to an already amazing kit. Need more inspiration? Check out the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery to jump start your creativity!
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