Sep 23, 2016

Fall Back Friday with Scrapbook Circle

This month we are celebrating the start of the fall season with a challenge called fall back Friday!  Fall back means so many things this month! We are back to school, back to our routine, back to soccer and so much more! The mornings are staying darker longer (NO!!!) making it harder to get up on time and the evenings are getting darker earlier, making me want to get into PJ's earlier lol! It was hard this year getting into a routine and although the kids started school on August 3rd (???!!!) we didn't take back to school photos until 4 weeks later!! So here is my take on the Fall Back Challenge.rk sc september 2
I think this layout truly shows how well all the different elements from the Shine On September kit really work together. I used a ton of different product and papers from all the different manufacturers included and it really looks like they all belong together!
One tip is to ink edges of various elements or papers. I fussy cut those triangles and inked them with the same color of Distress Ink as I used to color the Amy Tangerine tag, that way everything coordinates and seems to effortlessly combines!

I hope you are falling back into good routines and enjoying the start of the fall season!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sep 16, 2016

Be Real with Scrapbook Circle ]

Hey all! Rebecca here today with this month's edition of Be Real. My last few Be Real posts have focused on my current Project Life spreads. You can see the recent one HERE. This month I worked on Augusts pages. As I mentioned previously, I don't do a certain number of pages or a certain number of pictures. I just look back on the month in my phone photos and print what makes sense to me depending on the stories from the month that I want to tell.


There were some big stories from this month including back to school time! As always I got the add ons this month and used the 6x6 pads from those to create some cards. But I also used a few of the 12 x 12 papers too!


I used several embellishments too, like the washi strips, Amy Tangerine Cards, and Pink Fresh wooden clips.

Another big story from the month was our anniversary. I used a bow clip to attach some journaling on vellum onto the patterned paper strip.
Another story I wanted to tell (that was not a big event) was my foray into meal planning.

And last but not least documenting doughnuts is always a high priority lol!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sep 14, 2016

How to Make a Ombre Distress Ink Background

I love using die cuts as sentiments on cards or as the focal point on a card, but sometimes I don't have any cardstock or paper to use as the card background.

When that happens, I like to make my own background using Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks. For these cards I used Distress Inks to create Ombre backgrounds that coordinate perfectly with the Jillibean Soup die cuts.
I made a quick video showing how I created the Ombre background and the rest of these cards:

Supplies Used:

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Sep 12, 2016

Scrapbook Circle September Kit -- Three Ways to Watercolor Amy Tangerine Tags

I love the watercolor tags by Amy Tangerine that were included in the September Scrapbook Circle kit. There are so many ways you could color these and uncover the beautiful resist patterns on them. I found three different ways to watercolor them:
I used Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons, Artist Loft watercolor cakes and Inktense Pencils. Here is the layout I made featuring one tag colored with Distress Crayons.
You can get so many different looks using these different techniques.
Check out this quick video I filmed showing the difference between using these three mediums on the tags:

Here are links for purchasing the watercolor supplies I used:

Sep 2, 2016

Watercolored Foiled Fall Decor

It is no where near fall in Arizona right now. Not by a long shot. But one can dream. I am definitely dreaming of cooler temperatures and warmer clothes and soup and chili. To make myself feel better about the 100+ temperatures this week I decided to get started on some fall decor. Starting with this foiled watercolor leaf sign.
I used a Jillibean Soup wood plank and some wood veneer, which I adhered with Therm O Web Mixed Media adhesive. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a leaf shape out of vinyl and used it as a stencil which I filled with Deco Foil Liquid adhesive and then foiled with the Amber Watercolor foil.
Here is a quick step by step video!