DELISH - Scrapbook Circle October

Friday, October 30, 2015

Hi there!  Just wanted to share a quick layout I did using the Scrapbook Circle November kit, 'Mix Tape.'
This was a super fast page I put together just for me!

I adore this teal script paper from Bella Blvd. and wanted to keep the rest, simple and neutral.
I love that chartreuse green color with the teal.

The script card is one of a set of four that are Scrapbook Circle exclusives.
They are "mincable," although I don't have a machine...yet!

I added some brown ink along the edges of my papers to tie in the wood grain and cork.
This chipboard title 'DELISH' from Basic Grey was a perfect fit for a hot chocolate/coffee break!

Thanks for stopping by!  I have a Halloween LO and process video up tomorrow!!
And November stuff happening quickly after!

Have an amazing day!

The Crafter's Workshop - Stenciling for a Travel Journal

Friday, October 23, 2015

Hello, Happy FriYay!
This is the project that I made for my post yesterday on The Crafter's Workshop.
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I bought several of these little composition notebooks to cover and make into tiny travel journals or notebooks.
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I chose the three stencils below; inspired by the plane, post card and date going perfectly with a travel journal!
    Postcard                      TCW2068_2015                          SF Airplane 01A
I measured out some heavy watercolor paper to the combined length of the front, back and spine of the book.  After marking it, I scored along those lines and left a little extra in case I measured incorrectly.
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I used three different Distress Inks and misted it with water.  I drug the card through the ink a couple times and left it to dry.
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After the paint was completely dry, I used this gold embossing paste over the plane stencil.  The gold added some texture and obviously, the image of the plane, but is subtle enough to blend with the yellow nicely.
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Again, waiting for the paste to dry completely, I used a finger dauber and some more Distress Ink to stencil the year across the bottom front cover.  I also added the months across the bottom of the back cover.
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While the cover piece dried, I moved on to the packaging!  A small canvas bag that was the perfect size received a misting of a couple different peach tones.  I wanted the words ‘post card’ to be visible and chose the colors to complement the book and the change in season!
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I added some ink around the outside edges of the cover piece and used spray adhesive to glue it firmly to the book itself.  Finally, I added a couple pieces of fabric tape along the binding to add a little pattern and tie in the dark green color.
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I made a flower embellishment for the front using scraps of gold foil kraft paper, left over raffia ribbon and gold thread.
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You can follow the links below to the stencils I used:
Thanks for stopping by the Blog and have an amazing day!

Black & White Photos - Scrapbook Circle October Technique Challenge

Monday, October 19, 2015

Scrapbook Circle has a new challenge this month to use a black and white photo in your layout.
Or, like I did, print a color photo in black and white!  I love using this technique, especially to highlight paper or embellishments with lots of color, like those in the 'Mix Tape' October kit.

This gorgeous patterned paper from Bella Blvd. was almost too pretty to cut up, but I wanted to use a good bit of white space to help break up the color.  I didn't use a paper trimmer, just scissors to quickly trim the paper.  The black and white stripe is on the opposite side of this rainbow chevron.

I used a cloud punch on some of the Dear Lizzy 6x6 papers and to the Scrapbook Circle printable to add some coordinating colors around the page.  I added a couple other embellishments and word phrase strips to make little clusters of colors.

The little puffy stickers from Evalicious that are part of the main kit are so cute too!

The date tag was also from the Scrapbook Circle printable.  I trimmed a piece of this paper from Pink Paislee at the bottom for a place to add some journaling and the acrylic word 'thankful' that is another Scrapbook Circle exclusive for my title.  

I love using this technique because it features the best of both worlds...lots of color that doesn't take away from the photo, but helps add contrast to a black and white picture!

This Technique Challenge, with an awesome prize from BasicGrey is going on until November 4th!  You can read the original post HERE and upload your layout to that post or to the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page!

Thanks for stopping by today!

memories - Scrapbook Circle Designer's Choice

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Hi there everyone!  Can you believe October is half way over??  This Fall is flying by and I am still scrapping summer photos!  At Scrapbook Circle yesterday, my Designer's Choice LO featured the awesome digital cut file from the ‘Mix Tape’ kit as a starting point.
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I enlarged the file to 12×12 and cut it out of white cardstock, then trimmed it down so have a tiny border of kraft cardstock along the side.  This also helped me line up the patterned paper to back of the negative space from the cut phrases.  I used this file from the beginning, but ended up using one of the positive cuts, the ‘enjoy,’ for a title on another project.
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Saving the cut outs gives me a great second use out of that paper too!  Plus the size of the phrases are a the perfect size for using the Dear Lizzy 6×6 pad that is part of ‘Playlist’ Add-on.  I used a couple other of the cut files and water colored them to match the patterned paper underneath.  I machine stitched through the phrases and around the outside border.
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Adding a few of the gorgeous Pink Paislee washi strips around the edges of the photo and combining them with some of the other sticker embellishments finished up the page.
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This is a great way to use 6×6 papers and to use lots of patterns and colors but in a way that isn’t so overly stimulating that it takes away from the photo and story.  Thanks for stopping by the blog today and have an amazing day!

enjoy - Scrapbook Circle October Sketch Challenge

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Just a super quick post for this month's Scrapbook Circle Sketch using the October 'Mix Tape' kit.
Check out the original post HERE and add yours by October 21st for a chance to win this prize!

I painted some of the Elle's Studio cork embellishments!

I used one of the exclusive digi-cut files for my title and misted it.

And voila!  Love Diana's sketches, always jumps starts my mojo!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

Scrapbook Circle + Neat & Tangled = we are ALL made of STORIES

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Hi everyone!  So excited to be participating in the Scrapbook Circle collaboration with Neat & Tangled.

This lovely stamp set is part of the October 'Mix Tape' kit.  It has this great combination of scrpit and block font that is so popular today.  You can find the orginal post on the Scrapbook Circle Blog HERE and the Neat & Tangled Blog HERE.  A few of the other designers have been featured on both Blogs in the past couple days and another one tomorrow, so check back then too!

This stamp set inspired me so much for this challenge!  I saw the books as scrapbooks lined up, each telling a story in a collection of layouts.  I have been doing the bi-annual (should be more often) task of putting scrapbook layouts into sleeves and putting them into the correct albums.  This always invloves a massive amount of shuffling, a kind of scrapbook Tetris, if you will!   Another reason the stamp made me think of the art of memory keeping.

I have a couple boxes of slide contact sheets my father made in his career as our family historian.  I thought these would be perfect to tell that particular story.  Unfortunately, I have to guess at some of the dates, but it is amazing the detail that the tiny images capture.  The main ones here are of my mother sitting on our side porch when I was probably around 7 or 8 years old.

The text print paper seemed appropriate for the telling of a story, so I printed my journaling onto patterned paper using a typewriter font.  I used to use my printer for journaling a lot, but am out of practice with line spacing.  Somehow, this print out magically aligned with the change in color and pattern on the paper.

So many pieces of the October kit went perfectly with my theme, the washi stickers from Pink Paislee, especially the one with old fashioned cameras, and the paper with the lines all connected by dots.  I used watercolor and colored pencil to highlight some of those.

I love pages that are full of symbolism and show the love for this creative art form we call scrapbooking.  Not only does the stamp set work great with this month's kit, it will be perfect for so many future projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and be sure to check out the other blogs too!
Have an amazing day!

let them be little - Scrapbook Circle September OIW

Monday, October 5, 2015

Happy October!??  I cannot believe that Fall is upon us already.  I haven't been feeling great so I am still playing catch up from posts I drafted but never finished...I am feeling better now, so I may end up bombarding my own blog! ( famous last words..)
So, on to the project!  This was one assignment for Scrapbook Circle September using the main kit 'Hello, Hello.' 
My challenge was to use the Scrapbook Circle exclusive 3x4 cards that are part of the September kit and this is what I came up with!
I don't do project life, so I knew I would be using the cards in a different way.  I loved these number & icon circles from Pretty Little Studio and thought they would be a perfect compliment to this photo collage I created of my children from the first day of school.

I decided to adhere the circles randomly over the white cardstock background, but didn't want to make it too chaotic & take away from the photos.  I used a tiny circle punch, 1/2" I believe, to punch both the black & white and colored chevron cards.

At first I tried to make it random, but by type 'A' personality came out and I glued the punched circles on top of the numbers that are older than my children.  I know, it's silly, but I was doing a comparison between the two photos and I didn't want to include numbers in the teens!  I guess I'm not ready to go there, even in paper! ;)

I did use the 20 & 15 number circles for the year on top of a sticker for this years pic.  I also used the scrap piece of the black & white to layer under my journaling tag.  I also stitched through the black and white card punched circles that were layered.  I love the 'let them be little' perfect for this page!

Hopefully I will be more consistent in my posts now and will be filming some more videos!  I am also in the process of doing a major purge of supplies and will be both selling and giving away boxes of products!  So, check back for more updates on that!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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