Friday, September 20, 2013

Inspired?... You will be!

Sorry this post has been missing the last few months. Busy times!

But that's not to say that I haven't been looking around at what is inspiring us on the internet. And I'm here to share another (not so) new trend. Or rather a comeback.

When I first started scrapping back in 2006, there were a lot of shapes around. It was the done thing to cut papers into shapes and I was even known to cut my pictures too! Then it all went away for a bit and now shapes are back.

A few months ago, I talked about the geometric triangle and today I'd like to highlight the circle. I have a layout from way back where everything is circular and I haven't done that for a long time but I noticed how many layouts have been featuring circles - papers, vellum, embellishments though not so many circular photos.

Here are a few layouts that I'm particularly inspired by and I'm impressed at how modern these circles look:

Amy Tangerine for Studio Calico 
Maggie Holmes for Studio Calico 
Elizabeth Kartchner at Two Peas

Paige Taylor Evans at Two Peas
And here are just a few stash items that have a circular focus. I think these would all be great, and easy, to counterfeit, don't you?
Jillibean Soup at
I guess I could fussy cut something like this but I'm thinking that for those of you with a Silhouette, this would be a cinch!
Studio Calico at Two Peas

Dear Lizzy paper at Two Peas
Another super item to counterfeit - I just adore the gentle look of this paper

Crafter's Workshop stencil template at

And how about a sketch to get your circles turning?

Sketch by Citrus Twist Kits

So, get your circle cutters out and add some to your next layout!


  1. Love those layouts! Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. I have always been a linear person but am gonna venture outta my comfort zone and try something circular this week!

  3. All of these layouts are beautiful! Very inspiring