Fall Friday – Mini Album

Welcome, Fall!

Although it’s a freakish 85 degrees here in NC as I write this, I’m still gazing at the fall foliage from inside my air conditioned home and enjoying the beauty of it. Because many of the fall activities for this year have yet to come, I put together a short mini from 2015 – I just couldn’t wait!

#SpiegelMomScraps #minialbum #autumn #sequins #scrapbooking #papercrafting #memorykeeping @SpiegelMom_Scraps @wordsandpaperscrapsFor the front and back covers, I used two pieces of thick cardstock mod podged together, nothing too fancy.#SpiegelMomScraps #minialbum #autumn #sequins #scrapbooking #papercrafting #memorykeeping @SpiegelMom_Scraps @wordsandpaperscrapsThe title was made with some alphas from my stash (I love pairing white + gold).  For this mini, I didn’t necessarily care that the pages were different sizes. I liked the eclectic feel. #SpiegelMomScraps #minialbum #autumn #sequins #scrapbooking #papercrafting #memorykeeping @SpiegelMom_Scraps @wordsandpaperscrapsI wanted the first thing you saw when you opened the mini to be a gorgeous shaker pocket page. I paired some exclusive Autumn Joy sequins with some cork die cuts from the shop. *Remember that time I told you I’ve been using these sequins with everything and they last FOREVER? Visit here for another project using this mix. It’s perfect#SpiegelMomScraps #minialbum #autumn #sequins #scrapbooking #papercrafting #memorykeeping @SpiegelMom_Scraps @wordsandpaperscrapsI like to include little journaling cards in my mini albums – Can you see that one peeking out from the bottom? #SpiegelMomScraps #minialbum #autumn #sequins #scrapbooking #papercrafting #memorykeeping @SpiegelMom_Scraps @wordsandpaperscrapsThese pictures of our sweet dogs are two of my very favorites. On projects I love to give the effect that clothespins are holding pictures in place. #SpiegelMomScraps #minialbum #autumn #sequins #scrapbooking #papercrafting #memorykeeping @SpiegelMom_Scraps @wordsandpaperscrapsI love getting fancy Starbucks coffee in the Fall, and so I tucked one inside a glassine bag turned pocket envelope. I used a lot of products from the Basic Grey Barista line on this project. #SpiegelMomScraps #minialbum #autumn #sequins #scrapbooking #papercrafting #memorykeeping @SpiegelMom_Scraps @wordsandpaperscrapsTags are the perfect addition for adding interest to mini albums!#SpiegelMomScraps #minialbum #autumn #sequins #scrapbooking #papercrafting #memorykeeping @SpiegelMom_Scraps @wordsandpaperscraps

Our 2nd anniversary is November 1st. I can’t wait for 100 years worth of fall-inspired anniversary pictures with my sweet hubby. Hope you enjoyed this mini!


#Remember by Evi


Hello my scrappy ladies!  Today I am playing with Dazzlers and cork pieces from The SpiegelMom Scraps store.  I started out with Sea You in the Morning Dazzler and a stencil from Dina Wakely called Arrows.  Remember to give your Dazzlers enough time to dry because I have smudged a few layouts in my time being inpatient.  The soft minty color of the texture paste worked perfectly with the Bloom collection from Maggie Holmes.


My Cameo was used to cut out the circle floral element on the page first and I liked it with just the stencil work, but it needed more.  So, I choose the patterned paper with with chevron/arrow looking paper and used a few pieces to add more interest.


Keeping with the chevron/arrow pattern of the this layout, I used the Cork Confetti pieces in Cheveron.  They worked perfectly once again with where my layout was heading.  I used an entire pack of these chevron pieces on my layout.  Whoops!   It adds a punch to my layout.


I have a lot of sequins to choose from in my stash and no layout is complete without a few sequins on my page.  So I took a few from Mocha Mint Dream.  Use Evi15 for a discount at checkout.


What about Wednesday: Sequin Pocket Love!

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Hello again and happy Hump Day!! I hope your week is going great so far! This is Megan and I am excited to be back again today with you to share another layout. For this one I wanted to make a layout with a sequin pocket in a different way that I haven’t tried yet. I’ve used glassine bags and I’ve also used foam and a sheet of plastic. Let’s jump right into my layout!!


I had so much fun making this layout!! I wanted to use a few different sequin mixes for the little tag pocket. I went with some of the new fall mixes, Autumn Joy and Falling Leaves. I also used A Day in the Woods. These 3 sequin mixes are so fun to use with fall photos!!


The sequin pocket was so easy to make! I grabbed one of the tags from the shop and some vellum I had on hand. I placed the sequins I wanted on the tag, put glue on all 4 sides of the vellum and then placed it on top of the tag. For a better idea, you can watch my process video below. I show you how I make it in the video.


I think this little cluster is my favorite on this layout, and it might be because of that adorable little clock!! I need to do research on what day these photos were taken and then I will stamp it on the label in this cluster.


I really love the cute cork stars you can find in the shop! They put the finishing touches on this smaller cluster in the top right corner.


Here’s another view of this cluster of labels and fun ephemera. You can also see the Shimmerz Texturez I used in Gold Mine on the edge of the layout, right next to the photo mat.

I also made a process video to go along with this layout. You can find it on my YouTube channel or below:

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you can find time to create something great! Make sure to visit us on facebook in our group here. And if you make a purchase you can use the code Megan15 to get 15% off anything in the store at anytime. Also, for the month of October, you can use code MOVE35 to receive 35% off!! Woohoo!

I hope you have a great rest of your week!



Happy Mail Thank You with Sarah


Hello again, SMS fans!  It’s Sarah on the blog today with a happy mail thank you card!  I recently received an amazing happy mail all the way from Australia and wanted to send a fun-filled thank you in return!  So, I grabbed a few supplies from my stash and a bunch of goodies from the SMS shop and got started.  Here it is:


The recipient loves Christmas an I had a lot of stuff leftover from my December Daily last year.  This was the perfect opportunity to use some of it up.  I had papers from the Ashley G. collection and Basic Grey Juniper Berry.  Also, ephemera from Elle’s Studio and Basic Grey.


I started out by making a simple 3 envelope flip book.  I cut papers down to size to fit the envelopes, both outside and inside.  I filled each one with goodies from my stash and from the SMS shop!  Here you can see that I filled it with a few Mini Glassine Bags, washi samples and Rockin’ Red Stars sequins.  I also made a flip element out of an old acetate 3×4 card from Pinkfresh Studio!


I filled this one with ephemera, Gold Foil Doilies and acetate pieces.  I embellished with some Cork Stars, enamel dots, gems and pearls.


This pocket I filled with acetate 3×4 cards, White Lace Doilies and some of the Aqua Marine Dream Sequin Mix.


I decorated the back of the flip book in a similar manner to the front.  I used a large die cut glitter snowflake from Pebbles and the “celebrate” sticker also from Pebbles.  I used my typewriter to make my own tiny word stickers!


I also made a fun little goodie bag filled with extras that were too big to fit in the flip book.  I used a Medium Glassine Bag and filled it full.  I stapled it shut with my tiny attacher and adhered a Gold Foil Doily with my E-Z Runner Grand.   I embellished with a kraft tag, a glitter snowflake, and wood veneer.  I also added some sparkle to the entire project with some of the Pinky Pie Pinks Sequin Mix.  I just glued them on with some Tombow Mono Multiglue!

I hope you have enjoyed this happy mail thank you flip book as much as I enjoyed making it!  Look for more from me on the blog next week!

Items I used from the SMS shop:

Pinky Pie Pinks Sequins

Aqua Marine Dream

Cork Die Cuts

EZ Runner Grand by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Medium Glassine Bags | Perfect Fit for A2 cards

Small Glassine Bags | 50

4" Gold Doilies | 25


Make It Yours Monday: A Sketch with Crafty Meggy

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Hello SMS fans!! I hope you’re all having a great Monday so far! Today, I thought it would be fun to use the sketch that Laura made for this months challenge over in the facebook group. To stick with the theme of ‘Make It Yours’ I decided to tweak the sketch a little bit to make it more me.

This is the sketch that Laura made:


I really love how simple it is and I wanted to stick with the simplicity, but add a few big layers to the layout as well.


So here’s my take on the sketch. I really love the end result!


Before I started this layout I knew I wanted to use some of the new fall sequin mixes. They’re just so yummy! I settled on using 2 different mixes for this layout, Autumn Joy and A Day in the Woods.


The sketch called for stitching or some sort of decoration in the top right corner and bottom left corner so I decided to use sequins to bring in this part of the sketch. At first I wasn’t quite sure how much I’d really like it, but in the end I think it turned out pretty good. I also decided to put my date in the top right corner with sequins to seperate the month, day, year.


I didn’t want to do too much journaling on the page itself because I will have a companion page that I make about their relationship as best friends so I kept the journaling simple and to the point in the bottom left hand corner with the sequins.


Here’s a better view of the whole photo cluster. I had fun with this sketch and using bigger layers to make it my own. I love using doilies in my scrapbooking and the large glassine bag fit in as another big layer as well. You can find these two products in the store as well.

I hope that you will come on over to the facebook group and share with us a layout you make using this months sketch! You’ll be entered into a drawing to win a fun prize at the end of the month!

Make sure to come check out these great products I’ve used today! Use code Megan15 to get 15% off your order anytime!

I hope you have a great scrappy week!




Hello everyone!  I remember back in the day when my children were little and I always looked forward to picture day.  I would have the envelope filled out and ready with a check, which happen to be a cycle of many checks for school this and that, boy it’s no wonder we weren’t broke! Lol, well now it is my turn to watch my grand children and receive those precious photos every year.  I scrap lifted this layout from the famous Victoria Marie, where she did this layout on her Youtube channel for her 35th birthday.  I just loved it so I decided to use the format and change a few things around.  Take a look!


In this layout I used some of the papers from the Dear Lizzy Saturday collection and stickers.  The sequins on this layout are called Magical Day In The Park.  The little black diamonds are in the mix and I just love them!  The cork stars are also from the Spiegelmom’s shop as well and they are called Cork Confetti.


Here is a close up of the chipboard title from the Dear Lizzy Saturday collection.


Here is a close up of those cork stars confetti.  Just love the look of these stars.


Then I took a stamp and curved it so that it would curve around the large wood veneer piece. This is the same technique that Victoria Marie does on her layout.


The sequin mix also comes with stars, which I placed through out the layout.  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Spiegelmom Scraps shop and make sure you get your sequins!

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‘B’ With Laura


Hello there!  It’s Laura here today sharing my take on the Facebook challenge for October.

Here is the sketch I designed:

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And this is my take on it:

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I stayed quite true to the sketch.  The supplies are from Maggie Holmes’ Gather, and SpiegleMom Scraps of course!

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I’ve used sequins from Mint Chip and Believe In You.  I’ve used a couple of doilies too, one coloured up with ink sprays.

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I love the effect of the strung sequins wrapped around the frame.  This is something I want to expand on in a future layout!

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You can watch the process too…


Thanks for joining me today!


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