Monday, August 4, 2014

Feliz Cumpleanos!

As I was deciding which photos to use with this months Scrapbook Circle kit, Island Paradise, I remembered that last year I created a birthday page (or two!) with a Scrapbook Circle kit when Kyler turned 2!


SO, I decided to do a "Take 2" and lift myself to create another birthday page, this time of course, for birthday #3!  All he wanted for his birthday was a Dora cake, so that's what he got!  We had a Mexican themed party and it was so much fun!

   feliz cumpleanos SBC

 I started by printing a large photo and cutting out the Basic Grey paper to make the banner pieces.  I stitched them down with some black and white twine.  I had a banner in my photo, so I used the same piece of paper from the 6x6 pack in the add on to add smaller banner paper pieces to the actual banner in my photo. I added a title card and punched a circle from a journaling card to the left of my photo.


 For my title, the chipboard letters were a bit too long when layered side by side, so I stacked them in a staggered fashion and it worked out great, plus added some interest to the title!


 Finally, I added some of the wood sequins that I covered with some loose glitter!

   Feliz cumpleanos 1

Thanks for stopping by and stay scrappy my friends!  

Friday, August 1, 2014

Scrapbook Circle Blog Hop with Page Maps!

Welcome to our Scrapbook Circle Blog Hop! Scrapbook Circle has a new creative team, as well as a fabulous August kit, and we'd like to introduce you to both. You could win one of FIVE August kits by commenting as you hop from blog to blog, meeting faces new and old to Scrapbook Circle. If you just left the lovely Valerie's blog, you are in the right place. If not, I hope you'll join us for the entire hop by starting at the Scrapbook Circle blog, here.

I have been a part of the Scrapbook Circle Team on and off again for 4 year long terms!  And in between those terms I have ALWAYS been a member, too!  I love working with scrapbook circle kits....they always have my favorite manufacturers and the perfect embellies to go with the papers!

I LOVE the bright bold colors in the August Kit "Island Paradise".  The Basic Grey papers from this collection were definitely on my must have list, and there are just a ton of embellies.  I got BOTH add ons this month, Bungalow and Tiki Torch.

And how about this for new subscribers:  If you start a subscrpition with the August kit, you get any in-stock past kit FOR FREE!!!

1. Add the August kit to the cart.
Link to August Kit:
2. Select a past kit that you want for free.
Link to view all kits:
3. Use code FREEKIT in the promo box.

Scrapbook Circle also teamed up with PageMaps this month, and I used this awesome sketch by Becky for my page.  Be sure to check out all the other fabulous August sketches!

And here is my take on the sketch!  So there's this bench near our summer camp, that I think it probably just for show.  But for some reason, it just calls to my kids to "come sit on me".  And they actually sit so I can take photos!

I loved the lines on the right side of the sketch, so I began by stitching some on my page with orange thread.  I stuck fairly closely to the design of the sketch, but added in some circle elements to add some movement across the page.  I added the chipboard frame over the photo much like the frame in the sketch, but I rotated it to add some more interest and because I had a lot of negative space in my photo.

The heart circle is actually from the exclusive SBC stickers in the kit, which are square, but I punched it out with a circle punch.

Thanks for hopping along with us today!  A reminder that FIVE lucky commentors will win a few kit.  Hop along to each blog and leave a comment!  Comments close at midnight EST on Monday.

You are now on your way to the talented (and my IRL friend!) Sara Zenger!

And in case you need it, here is the entire hop order!

Scrapbook Circle Blog:

Stay scrappy my friends!