Fall Traditions with Ali

Hey y’all! Ali here. Today I am scrapping a fall tradition, what tradition do you have for this fantastic season? One of my family’s favorite activities is going to a local farm for face painting, picking pumpkins, and pony rides! This layout is all about the pony rides (though you can see the effect of face painting as well!).

I used lots of fall colors, and papers from Simple Stories and Echo Park! I wanted to create a quilt like effect with some of my favorite pages from EP Fall is in the Air (6 x 6 pad), so I cut them into 2 inch squares, cut the squares in half, and created the diamond patterns on the layout. I also stitched around the triangles for a unique look!

The Rollin’ Rustic sequin mix is full of neutral colors, and absolutely perfect for fall documenting. I love the combination of the brown, gray, and creamy transparent sequins! So delicious!

What are your favorite sequin mixes for fall…Rollin’ Rustic will be in the shop on November 1st and I bet you they will sell out fast!

Scrappy Saturday-Fall Nap Time

Good morning everyone!! Sarah here to share with you another fall themed layout using some awesome sequins!

My youngest son is a goof to the max and when it started getting cool here this year, he curled up in a chair with his hat on and a few blankets and took a good long, snuggled up nap. He always loves the cool weather cause he likes to be all curled up in blanket and beanies! lol So that was the photo I decided to scrap. I pulled out some stuff from my stash and started to play.

So, some how I had managed to get a black squigle on the side of my cardstock and instead of tossing it or covering it up, I decided to add it in as part of the layout and added black outlining to the papers on the layout, I was happy with the way it turned out.

I added some different sized squares to the background and popped the picture and its photo mat up, to add a little dimension. I did the background with the larger pieces of paper, because I knew I wasnt going to add a ton to this layout. I started know where I wanted the focus to be and adding the large squares, still allowed me to have multiple colors and patterns showing the way I wanted. After I had the papers and photo where I wanted, I moved on to adding some embellishments.

I started by adding a tag to the left of the photo and then moved to the right of the photo and made a cluster there too. Since my son was napping in this picture, I went through Crate papers, Wonder collection and pulled embellishments that had to do with sleep. I added one that said Dream over to the right with a few other things, including a cork ampersand.

I added my title to the left of the photo and then started on a embellishment cluster. I started out with the little clock and layered in some tags and a cute little heart. I added a few word phrases from a Tim Holtz pack that I had and then pulled out my pretties! I pulled out Be true 2 you sequin mim and Shooting cork stars and went to town!! I placed them across the entire top of the layout and moved down to the bottom, thinning them out to one point at the end.

I absolutely love the way this layout turned out and I hope you enjoyed it too!!

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Scrappy Friday – Cat’s Whiskers

Hello there!

This week at SpiegelMomscraps, as you probably know, we’re scraplifting Kelly Barron . I must confess I didn’t know her before, and I am very grateful to have discovered her creative world. This is the page I’ve chosen to scraplift:

What I particularly liked about this layout was the use of different stripes of paper as a background behind the picture.

Since the photo I decided to use was not horizontal but vertical, I decided to turn the pattern of the page on a vertical line, and that is the final result:

Just like Kelly, I used different stripes of paper behing my photo, as well as a tag and a ribbon.

Kelly’s scrap is rather clean and simple so I decided to use far less inks and stamps than I usually do.

My choice was to use the brand new Unicorns and Rainbows sequins (to be released in November) along with thePinkadelic Acri Tonez from Shimmertz Paints. (Acrylic paint)

Then I added some embellishments all around my picture, just like Kelly did on her layout. I think you’ve all identified the cat-focused collection from My Mind’s Eyes LOL!

Once again, that was the perfect excuse to scrap Sardine! What about you, do you enjoy scrapping your pet?

That’s all for today, I’d like to thank Kelly again for the inspiration.

See you soon for another Scrappy (Creepy?) Friday.

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Scraplifting Kelly Barron with Karla

Hello! It’s Karla here today with a cute baby page, and I’m scraplifting the most awesome Kelly Barron! She’s been our Guest Designer here all month long, and I just love her style!! Here’s the page she designed and you can see my scraplifted layout below. All the info on her pretty page can be found on her blog post HERE.

Scrapbook Layout by Kelly Barron

I’m really trying to get more of Erica’s baby pics into her album, so I grabbed these cute (well I understand if not everyone finds them cute ūüėČ ) pics of her with food on her head. Yup, you know it’s true love when you can watch hours of your baby doing the same thing over and over and never get tired of it, or you see her with food on her head and, well, you just have to take a photo – or three, lol! Erica, who is 5 now, even helped me do the stitching across the corners with the sewing machine. I grabbed some of the new Lisa’s Starry Night and Morning Glow sequin mixes and the Gold Burlap String to coordinate with my page.

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The older Echo Park Made From Scratch collection was just right for this page, and you can see how wonderfully the textured vintage Architextures potholder sticker from 7gyspies fits in with it!

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I loved the way Kelly used some smaller stickers as part of her title and found some in my stash that would work for me too. I added another of the Architextures mason jar stickers alongside some stickers from the EP collection.

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Here’s a close up of the¬†Lisa’s Starry Night and Morning Glow sequin mixes and this lovely Gold Burlap String. Just by pulling specific colours from each one you can see how easy it is to mix and match!

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Tuesday’s Talent with Kelly

Hello again! It’s Kelly and I have my third project to share with you this week. I did a layout similar to this last year and loved it so much I had to do it again this year. The photo is not great, but it is my son’s senior class schedule. In ten years it will be fun for him to look back on this and see the classes that he took his senior year.

On the background I used a few Shimmerz watercolors and Well Blue Me Down mist and the famous packaging technique. Once that dried, I used Salt of the Earth Paste-eez through a Tim Holtz stencil for some added texture.

For this layout I chose to work with the more masculine papers in Paige Evan’s Turn the Page collection. I cut the word Senior with my Silhouette software, using the font¬†Blackout Sunrise.¬†I just checked the shop and the sequins that I used for this project are already sold out!! However, the¬†Magical Adventure¬†and¬†Lisa’s Starry Night¬†packs are pretty close to the pack that I used if you are looking to replicate my project.

To adhere the sequins to the letter, I put double sided tape on the inside of the I and pushed the sequins down. Since this is a technique that I have not personally done before, I was not sure how well the sequins would stick. They stick amazingly well to the double sided tape which made it so easy to arrange the sequins.

Adding a few sequins around the page helps to bring a bit more bling to the clusters and helps to make the layout look more cohesive.

If you’d like to take a peek at my process, I’ve included a link below. Thanks so much for joining me today, and I hope this inspires you!

 

 

Make It Yours Monday~ Sweet Everyday Moments

Hello Scrappy Friends and welcome back for another Make It Yours Monday! This week, we are being inspired by our October Guest Designer, Kelly Barron!!  I was drawn to this beautiful, soft layout she created for Citrus Twist.Hello Scrappy Friends and welcome back for another Make It Yours Monday! This week, we are being inspired by our October Guest Designer, Kelly Barron!! 

I began my layout with a piece of white cardstock trimmed down a 1/4″ all around and Tutti Frutti Dazzlerz. I used a stiff bristle brush and the¬†dazzlerz as paint. The bristles of the brush in the texture paste created a great, textured brushstroke look.

While the dazzlerz were drying, I matted my photo on 2 patterned papers, one in a pink and the other in a blue, to tie in the colors in the photo. I added a delicate doily to the back  for some more texture.  I layered strips of pink floral and blue polka dotted papers for the right hand side of the page. 

When the dazzlerz were dry, the photo was adhered with foam tape to the center of the painted area. I chose some floral ephemera and layered them around the bottom of the picture. popping some up on foam tape as well.  I layered a tag and other ephemera pieces under the photo as additional layers, and a Blessed banner to the top left corner. Tiny tile stickers and more ephemera pieces created my title.

I created another cluster in the bottom right corner with the camera and floral pieces and added a tiny word sticker. The Morning Glow sequin mix was the perfect mix to add the right about of sparkle and shine to the page. I matted the entire layout on a light pink cardstock and stitched around the edges. My journaling fit perfectly in the flower clusters under the photo and all that was left was some splatters. I used Razzledazzle Berry and Blue Jeans Vibez  to create them and I was finished!

I also have a process video for todays layout, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRPshui76_U

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Scraplift Week!

Hey y’all, Ali here! I love scraplift week with the Sparklers, and this week we are lifting the fabulous Kelly Barron! I had such a hard time choosing a layout, because all of them are so wonderful. Eventually (after lots of IG stalking) I settled on this fabulous creation. Here is my interpretation…I stayed fairly true to the original. I loved the large title and lots of space for journaling. I used an old collection of papers, always trying to stash bust! But these papers really brought out the colors in my daughter’s dress and they went so perfectly with the Puppy Dog Tails sequin mix! This mix will be available November¬†1st¬†(I have no chill when it comes to new sequins, I HAVE to use¬†them!).

Scraplifting is one of my favorite ways to break out of a mojo slump, I hope I have inspired you to get scrapping this week! Can’t wait to see what you create, and don’t forget the sequins!