Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Few Shares

This week has been a whirlwind for me . . . so much going on my mind can hardly keep up with it all. :) Do you ever have weeks like that?

I have a few shares for you today.

This first one is a page I did for the My Mind's Eye blog focusing on the simple, and oh-so-versatile circle. :)

I love to use circles on my pages! Whenever I feel like a project is missing "something", the first thing I do is look to see if I can add a circle element to my page. Circles soften hard edges and corners. They add whimsy and movement. They can "hug" your photos and draw your eye around your page. They are also great for anchoring an element.

I layered circles to create a background for my photos to rest on. I also added my title along the curve of one of the circles.

You can even use circles to create flowers for your pages.

The rosettes on this page were created by punching a 3" circle. Use scissors to cut a spiral on the inside of your circle.

Roll the spiral upon itself beginning with the small outer "tail" piece.

Put a glue dot in the center of the circle.

When you have finished rolling up the spiral secure the flower by pressing the layers into the glue dot.



I have to let you know about a fantastic giveaway going on at the A Page 4 All Seasons blog . Find out the details, read the directions, and COMMENT ON THIS POST by Friday for your chance to win the My Mind's Eye Alphabet Soup collection! :D :D :D Happiness!

While you're over there, take some time to browse the new page kits available. Here are a few designed by little ol' me. :)

SEPTEMBER - A Page for All Seasons Autoship


FRIENDS - Page kit

EXTREME - Now available for purchase outside of the Autoship kit.

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you're having a great week!



  1. Your Alladin page is just lovely Jana!! I think I need to start using circles more on my pages! :)

  2. thank you so much for the circle inspo i love it!!

  3. gorgeous page - I love to use circles too

  4. The layout is so lovely and the flower tutorial very nice.

  5. Great layout, as always :)

    I can't believe I haven't see Alphabet Soup by MME yet?! Where have I been?! Off to try and find it now :) Thanks for the enabling :)

  6. How cool is that flower!? I am going to try that on my next layout!

  7. LOVELY! Thanks for sharing the ideas! :)

  8. Hi! Nice LO and thanks for sharing how you make these cute anchoring flowers, I'll try it soon! Cheers from France.

  9. Jana: I so love your blog and just featured it as part of my Fab Five Friday! You are amazing.

    Linda K.

  10. Love the layout! I really need some inspiration. I have scrapped a page in, well, I can't remember. Letting all the "busy stuff" take over. I love the paper flowers! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial. Also, thanks for the heads up on the giveaway.

  11. I love your beautiful 2 page you think they will ship to South Africa?


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