Jun 15, 2016

June Scrapbook Circle Tech Tip

I love the Scrapbook Circle Planner add ons! This month the planner add on features lots of fun goodies to make a bunch of planner spreads.sc planner june tech tip-1
For this month's tech tip, I created a stenciled Distress Ink background for my planner spread. The pineapples add a touch of whimsy and fun to my otherwise white background.

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The fun Scrapbook Circle elements on top are so fun to coordinate too! I created a video to demonstrate how to make a fun colorful background for planner spreads:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Jun 10, 2016

How to Make Foiled Brush Lettered Sentiments - Therm O Web iCraft Stencils and Deco Foil Adhesive Pen

Let’s be honest….I have terrible handwriting! But I love the look of brush lettered sentiments on cards! Even better when that brush lettering is foiled! So, I love using the iCraft Deco Foil Designer Stencils to create foiled sentiments.

Use the Therm O Web Deco Foil™ Adhesive Pen to fill in the template. Then cover with your favorite color of foil. Either run through a laminator or your manual die cutting machine.

Once foiled, the sentiment acts as a resist, so you can watercolor on top and the foil will resist the watercolor paints.

Create an image with a stamped and heat embossed image to watercolor as well.

The iCraft Deco Foil Designer Stencils come in so many styles that you have tons of sentiments and fonts to choose from to create a variety of cards!

I made a video to show how much fun it is to use this resist technique and the iCraft templates:


Check out the supplies I used here.

May 21, 2016

How to Use Partial Die Cutting to Create a Shaped Card

I love breaking out the manual die cutting machine to make little shaped cards. Using the partial die cutting technique and the May Scrapbook Circle kit and add on, I made several several shaped cards like this flower shaped card...

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and these circle and scalloped heart shaped cards:

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I made a quick video to show how I used the partial die cutting technique to create these shaped cards.

Do you use your Scrapbook Circle kits for layouts alone or do you make the occasional card too? We'd love to see any of your projects in the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook group! Stop by and share!

Thanks for stopping by!

Apr 29, 2016

Scrapbook Circle Be Real

Ok, confession time. I did not finish my 2015 Project Life album. Insert shocked gasps here. I know, I am the worst. And then I didn't start 2016 either and that's when I knew there was a problem. It had gotten to be too much and had become a chore and I wasn't enjoying it anymore. But my kids LOVE looking back at those albums. So, what to do? I decided with this assignment to re-think (once again) what Project Life or pocket page scrapbooking means to me. I decided it means getting my phone or everyday photos into an album. And I decided that album did not NEED to be 12x12. Since I am using my phone photos and most of those print well at 3x4 or 4x4, I decided a 6x8 album was best. So I grabbed a Simple Stories 6x8 album, the Scrapbook Circle kit and got to work.

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I love this page protector and will probably use it a lot for my album. I used the 6x6 paper pad from this month's Scrapbook Circle add on to fill a bunch of the squares.

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Having coordinating embellishments in the kit makes pulling these spreads together quick and fun!

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And in just a couple of pages (and in not much time at all) I was able to complete March! Some of the planner supplies like the Simple Stories clips were perfect for these spreads too!

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I used the 12x12 papers from the kit too. They were perfect for monthly dividers that I made in 6x8 sleeves. This is my "cover page." I love the exclusive Scrapbook Circle acrylic word and adhered it right to the outside of my pocket page.

This is one of the monthly dividers. I used the PinkFresh washi strips on top of the fun patterned papers.

And some of the larger embellishments were perfect on these divider pages too!IMG_7788

So if you are anything like me...before you give up on a project, think about what you like, what is making you crazy and what you could do differently that would make the project seem more do-able! There are no rules here! One thing is certain though...Scrapbook Circle kits make ANY project more fun! :)
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Thanks for stopping by!

Apr 18, 2016

How to Use Tim Holtz Distress Crayons with Scrapbook Circle's April Kit

I have  new video up on the Scrapbook Circle blog using Tim Holtz Distress Crayons and the April Scrapbook Circle kit. I used the Scrapbook Circle exclusive digital die cuts to cut white cardstock into the pie chart shape. Then I scribbled the Distress Crayons on several of the pie chart pieces.  I then used a brush and water to move the color around.

You can see the whole quick technique in this short video!

Mar 3, 2016

Best of....a Scrapbook Circle Retrospective

I have been designing for Scrapbook Circle for a while now and I love it as much as I did when I first started. Maybe owner, Lisa Andrews' taste and style is similar to mine. Maybe I just like have a mix of all the latest supplies. Whatever the case, I've always felt like Lisa designs kits exactly as I would if I knew how to design kits. But I don't know how to design kits. Coordinating embellishments and papers across brands is not my strong suit! So I am incredibly grateful each month that I've designed with Scrapbook Circle that I have this opportunity. This past year has been no different.  When I design with a kit I love, I find it easy to create layouts I love, like this one.

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That one I have hanging in my studio just because it makes me happy! This one is hanging in my studio too because how fun is that cut file and...I know I am biased, but how cute are those faces?!

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Another favorite of mine from the December kit. I tend towards a simple, clean style and I love the trendy, beautiful designs Lisa pulls together.rk sc nov-10
I love how Scrapbook Circle kits include everything from the biggest brands to small shops and everyone in between!

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The exclusive elements are so fun too! Scrapbook Circle kits have been known to include exclusive stamps, wood veneer, acrylic words, cork shapes and more!
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Plus, Scrapbook Circle often pairs up with other shops for fun elements like Cut Files, stamps or embellishments.
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It has been an amazing year at Scrapbook Circle and I am so excited to see what is to come this year! I hope you will join us!