Pockets Of Your Life Week 44 with Sarah

Pockets Of Your Life

Hello, SMS fans!  It’s Sarah on the blog today and I am sharing come Project Life from last fall!  It is so nice to be done with my December Daily and now I can catch up on my weeks from last year!  I was so happy to get back into it!  Here is Week 44 of 2016:

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I used Maggie Holmes Gather and Fancy Pants Golden Days for this spread.


I started with my title card to set the tone for the whole spread.  I chose the bird patterned paper from Gather and added a 3×6 strip of vellum and sewed it on with my sewing machine.  I added the “Wild” worth Thicker from the Page Evans Take Me Away Collection.  I embellished with a die cut left from Jen Hadfield Warn & Cozy and added a Cork Confetti Heart.


I made a fun filler card using a piece of gold and cream specialty paper from Recollections.  I added a die cut flower and sewed it on with my sewing machine.  I added a few arrow Thickers.


I made a 4×6 shaker element by filling a 4×6 Becky Higgins Fuse Brand flip pocket with Autumn Joy Sequin Mix and Gold Confetti Hearts.  I added the large “Lovely” Thicker and an epoxy sticker from Golden Days.


I embellished these pictures with tiny word stickers from Gather and an acetate piece from Golden Days.


I made a fun film strip 4×6 card and embellished it with ephemera from Gather, a word Thicker from Take Me Away and a Cork Confetti Heart.  I made a 3×4 filler card with another leaf from Warm & Cozy and more arrow Thicker.


I added a boarder in gold thread with my sewing machine and an enamel sticker from Gather for the bird 3×4. I also gave it a good splatter of Heidi Shine in Gold.  I made a filler card with half of a 4″ White Lace Paper Doily and a flower paper ephemera from Golden Days.  I also added a couple of tiny word sticker and another Cork Confetti Heart.  I added an enamel leaf and the “Fun” word Thicker to the top 4×6 photo.  I embellished the entire spread with enamel dots and Kaisercraft gems.

I hope you have enjoyed my return to Project Life!  I have a lot of weeks to catch up on from 2016!  Look for more from me next week!

Items I used from the shop:

Autumn Joy Fall Sequins

EZ Runner Grand by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Cork Confetti Hearts

Lace Paper Doilies

Make It Yours Monday~My Heart

make it yours monday

It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for another Make It Yours Monday. I hope this makes your Monday a little bit more bearable! Today, I have an amazing layout from a fellow facebooker that caught my eye and I just HAD to try to Make it My own! I found this layout by Nicole Heinrich and thought it was beautiful, and hope my take does her’s justice!!!

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To begin my layout, I took a piece of patterned paper from a Michael’s in my stash and gutted it, saving the middle for part of my layout. I trimmed down a piece of American Crafts Textured White Cardstock and layered them together to create the base of my layout. I then added my splatters (I like to do them first, so I dont ruin a almost done layout with bad splatters!) I used the Glorious Day Vibes and Cotton Candy Spritz, both in the Shimmerz shop!15977579_10211521490133849_5648871620858907918_n

After the mists were dry, I took the other piece of background paper and trimmed it to 6″ wide by 9.5″ long and adhered it slightly off center to one of the beautiful Chantilly Lace 8″ doilies available in the shop. I added my photo, backed with a piece of black vellum and cream and gold dotted paper and stuck the whole layered piece to my cardstock.15965193_10211521489453832_3981524529671325718_n

For my title, I used an older Heidi Swapp sticker set that you can foil yourself and placed it under my photo. I also foiled 2 hearts that came with the title sticker and placed on on the top right of my photo and one next to my title.  Instead of the arrows on the inspiration layout, I kept with the heart theme and sprinkled some gold Heart sequins on the lower left and upper right sides. I LOVE the sparkle they give off!! I added my journaling under the photo cluster and some gold rose washi to some edges and that was it. SO fast, SO fun and SO pretty and you could take this and adapt it to almost ANY layout! I hope you will take todays layouts and make them your own! If you do, be sure to use #makeityoursmonday so we can all see what your making!!


If your interested in any of the amazing products I used here today, head on over to the shop, www.spiegelmomscraps.com  and use code LISA15 to get 15% off all your orders!!! Have a great Monday!!!


Scraplift Sunday with Crafty Meggy

Scraplift Sunday


Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope you’re having a great weekend! I am excited to share this layout with you because I had so much fun making it! I was on YouTube this past week and I found a new channel to subscribe to and I have fallen in love with her videos and her style. You can find her channel here (Paper Sweetpea). I watched a layout she posted a few weeks ago and fell in love immediately and KNEW I had to scraplift it for this weeks assignment!


Isn’t it just gorgeous?!!!


When I sat down to make this layout I knew almost right off that I wanted to use Dazzlers and Texturez paints from Shimmerz. I really love how the background turned out!! I went with the colors Foiled Again and Teal Me No Lies. I LOVE it!


My husband and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary on January 3rd and we were able to go out to dinner and a movie. It was so fun! One of my goals this year is to scrapbook more current photos so I picked this one to highlight our night.


I used this ‘love’ word thicker from the Fancy Free thicker set, I believe. It was originally silver, but it didn’t match the rest of the title so I painted it black with the Licorice Stick Dazzlerz you can get in the store.


I have a few more thicker phrases from an Amy Tan collection, I don’t remember which one, but I thought they would be perfect to make a unique title.


Here’s another view of the title and photo with all the layers. One of the things I really LOVED about the scraplift layout was the layers she put behind the photos. I had fun playing around with a bunch of scraps in my stash.


I used the Gold Confetti and 2 Cool 4 U sequin mixes, as well as the Cloudy Day Felties and a Chunky Cork Star in this little cluster.


In the top left hand corner I used a few tags with the sequins and a cute little grey heart from the Heart Felties pack.

You can watch my process video on my youtube channel below:



I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout I made using products from the store. Make sure to come on over and check out all the fun goodies! If you use the code Megan15 you can get 15% off your total order!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!






Kindness and Confetti


Sequin confetti, of course!  Hi, Laura here today with a bunch of ATC’s.  I am taking part in a swap you see… 52 cards themed ‘Love, Kindness and Hope’ and in return, I get 52 cards from all over the world made by different artists.


I start with a master board – a big piece of watercolour paper that will eventually be cut down to size.  I made three sheets with different colours using mainly Shimmerz sprays in different finishes.  I added some stencilling with Dazzlerz paste for some texture.


Next, I moved on to the fun bit – filling up 52 little glassine bags with sequin confetti.  I won’t list all of the sequin mixes I used as there are far too many!  You can find them all here!


I printed out the phrase “throw kindness around like confetti” and trimmed them down to small slips of paper.  I have all my elements ready now so I set up my sewing machine.  I picked a background, a glassine bag of confetti and a sentiment slip and ran them through my sewing machine on a straight stitch.


It was good fun whizzing them all through not having to worry about straight lines!

ATCThey’ve now been parcelled up and posted and the tricky bit begins… I have to wait for them to be swapped and posted back!  I’m not very good at waiting!!

Thanks for stopping by,


Today by Evi


Hello scrapbook friends! Welcome to the Spiegelmom Scraps blog for today inspiration layout.  I was able to incorporate a few great products from the shop in this layout including some Shimmerz mists, a gold dollie, and A Mermaid’s Tale sequin pack.  The colors in the sequins played off the colors in my great photo of my mother and I during Thanksgiving.


I started with a beautiful cut file that has multiple 3D flowers on it.  I backed it with a bright blue colored card stock.  The blue leaves pop against my photo.  The painting in the photo my mom and I created to replicate on from Z Gallery.  Its has rich blue colors as well.


I then took Jeni B Bleu Shimmerz mist and splattered the ink on some of the flowers along with Gold Color Shine.


I then used a print and cut file from Wilna, that was sitting on my desk.  I layered the pieces over a gold dollie.  The florals in this die cut were a great contrast to the blue and white base i was working with.  I then used ephemera from Open Book by Maggie Holmes to fill in some the space.  I also added a few chip board elements from the Confetti line by Maggie Holmes as well.


My title was from a phrase thicker pack in my stash along with the two thin blue ribbons I used in opposing corners.  Added more detail to the layout with the addition of purple and blue sequins from The Mermaid’s Tale pack.  Those details finished off my layout.  If you would like to make a purchase at the shop remember to use Evi15 for a discount at checkout.  Thank you for joining me.




Hello!  Felicia here with a pretty cool layout featuring my grandson when he was about 2 years old in the snow for the first time.  He had a ball and he wanted to stay out there for hours, but it was really cold in South Lake Tahoe around January.  We had bought him one of those snow ball makers to make snow balls with.  When I was a child growing up on the east coast, we had to make our own snow balls and it was fun.

In this layout I am using some texture paste and some sequins from the Spiegelmom Scraps shop called Silver Stardust.


I just love how the Stardust sequins look on this layout! I even put one in the center of the snow flake die cut.


Here is another close up look at the Stardust sequins along next to the title.


I also used a flair badge from Cuts2luv, which you must check out as well.


Here are more sequins at the spread out around by the puffy stars from the Snow and Cocoa collection.



Thank you so much for stopping by and be sure to check out the Spiegelmom Shop for more goodies and some new goodies as well.  The shop is now loaded so don’t forget to use code Felicia15 to get your 15% discount.


What About Wednesday: Highlights of 2016



Aloha!! I love this time of the year. It’s a time for fresh and new starts. To know where I want to go from here though I think it is extremely important to take a step back and look at all we have accomplished in the year before. For my family this year was filled with so much.

I really wanted to make a layout that listed all these things. I want to keep it simple and make it fun too.

I decided to go with the 9×12 size to make my layout. I really love the way my albums look like with all these different sizes incorporated through it.


I had so much fun layering papers and labels. Feltie Hearts and Build A Snowman Sequins were layered too. I really wanted the year to stand out.

There are so many ways to make a layout about highlights, right?! I really had to sit back and think about the approach I wanted to take for mine. I decided I wanted it to be focused on journaling and not on pictures. Even though that would have made for a really cool layout too. It is just not what I was feeling. Where I am in my journey of scrapbooking right now.

Because I I am not using a photo or multiple photos, If I did I think I would have loved to have tried circle photos. As crazy as that sounds. I think the smaller glimpses into our highlights would have been a fun approach. I decided to add a bold patterned paper on the bottom half of the layout. It really makes a statement and gets your attention.


To separate the pattern from the open white space, which would soon be filled I used a branding strip from a scrap paper. I choose a black and white pattern to really ground the loud pattern. I layered some labels again as I did in the date title. This simple layering is such a little fun piece that helps give a little cluster to enjoy. I used more Feltie Hearts and Build A Snowman Sequins again to bring a cohesive feel throughout the page.  I also dated the labels with a light aqua date stamp.


At the top of the layout I hand drew Highlights. My handwriting isn’t amazing but I really feel like it’s something that will be treasured. When I think about looking through old documents from the past, seeing a person’s handwriting it just stirs something in me. This is why it is so important for me to write on majority of my layouts, and this one even more so.

I also add a Feltie Heart and some Bulid A Snowman Sequins to the corner. After all the journaling I did I made sure there was Egg-noggin Shimmers ink splatters in that corner as well as throughout the layout.

If I had really planned this layout better, I would have thought the heart stamp as bullet points for my list from the beginning. I however am very much a scrapper of the moment, which I think really shows my passion. It can though make things look little messy, but I am ok with this. So know, that these little details really tells your family about who you are.  It is quite a fun element on a page, whether you pre-plan or wing it.


I started off by hand drawing hearts and then later switched to using a stamp. This gave me the ability to change the color of the hearts easier. I used black and pink ink.

I really love how the journaling up up looking.



It is so much fun seeing all the accomplishments of our family written done. Now I can’t wait to make a layout all about the things I want to reach for this year. I look forward to seeing even bigger and brighter things for my family too.

I hope you were inspired today to journal more and make a layout about things you have accomplished this past year or throughout your life. It would be so much fun to turn this layout into a bucket list type of layout too. There are so many different approaches you could take.

I hope to see you around next week and in the Facebook Group too.