Dec 23, 2014

Not Just For Christmas!

The Scrapbook Circle December Kit We Are Made of Stories includes several fun Christmas-themed elements. I combined them with the Christmas-themed embellishments from the Favorite Elf ad on to make this layout documenting the shenanigans of our elf of the shelf last year.

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The gold glitter and vellum paper here combine well with the Pink Paislee tag and silver number for a very festive look.


But, there are also plenty of non-holiday themed elements to this versatile kit and I was also able to create this everyday type of layout:

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Here, the gold glitter and vellum do not look Christmasy at all!


How did you use your kit this month? Any or all Christmas layouts or more general layouts?

Dec 14, 2014

Enlarged Photos and Scrapbook Circle

I love playing with enlarged photos and use about one a month with my Scrapbook Circle kits. This month's kit We are Made of Stories and the Add Ons Favorite Elf and Freckled Fawn Embellishment kit were perfect for my enlarged snow photo.

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I created a die cut snowflake and layered it over the pretty blue Elle's Studio patterned paper. Smaller photos, journaling, title and the embellishments all get layered right over the photo.

I love using a photo with lots of white space or just with lots of scenery for this type of layout. Do you use enlarged photos for scrapbooking?

:) Rebecca

Dec 9, 2014

Simple Stories DIY Christmas

Hi Simple Stories fans, Rebecca here with some DIY Christmas projects for the holidays season.I loved the original Simple Stories DIY line so I was pretty excited about the DIY Christmas collection and it does not disappoint! The mix of chalkboard black, Kraft and graphic designs is a different twist on a holiday collection so everything you create with this line will look fresh and trendy. I used DIY Christmas to get my December Daily started.
The Card Foundations, Layers, and Advent Bits and Pieces make putting together a daily album quick and easy.
For you layout makers there are plenty of beautiful 12x12 patterned papers too!
But let's not forget the cardmakers! DIY Christmas includes a 6x6 pads and fun embellishments like chipboard stickers, epoxy dots and brads that make creating handmade cards a breeze.
Last, but not least, how about a home decor project? I created these Christmas pinwheels with DIY Christmas papers, brads and chipboard stickers.
There are a million more uses for DIY Christmas including gifts, treat wrappers, banners and more! What are you DIY-ing with DIY Christmas this season? Here's to hoping all your projects are magical and your holidays are happy!