Simply beautiful layout by Lea

Hi all, Lea here…another month together and this weekend and throughout the month will be full of beautiful things for which just keep an eye on …
I like very much to take pictures and one of the subjects that I like to photograph there are flowers and for that event I wanted to “celebrate” the beauty of nature in all its simplicity.
My starting point is a beautiful patterned paper: I added the texture paste using a stencil and washi tape.
I then added with other different patterned paper, alternating with shipping tags, a doily crochet; I added some beautiful round sequins and hearts of felt, white and pink. I completed the page with the white splatters and some little doodle and title.simplyb

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From the shop:

Shimmerz paint Gold Mine Texturez

Shipping tags

Jack Frost flat sequins

Fetti Felt-fetti Die cut

Have fun, xoxo Lea

Sometimes You NEED to Make Homemade Embellishments…

with lots of beautiful sparkly things! Hello! I am so very excited and happy to be Guest Designing for Spiegalmom Scraps this month of May! And what a month it is going to be! My name is Sara Mishler. You can  find on most social media sites as Sara Scraps. I hope to bring you some projects this month to inspire you to play with lots of little sparkly sequins…because I LOVE them. For my first project I decided to create some of my own embellishments and alter some of the wood tags in the shop too. I have a You Tube video that shows my process-

And here are some cute close- ups


First up, I created these hearts with the Red Slipper Sequins ( I absolutely LOVE them!) And with the help of a handy heart punch, they weren’t very difficult. I think you could definitely use my technique with any kind of punch- hexagons or circles would be especially cute! Just punch your shapes with white card stock, get your favorite sequin glue ( I used Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive) and glue the sequins around the edge. I placed mine on a white card stock background so you really don’t see the punched shape, just the sequin hearts. I would love to see your creations if you try this!

The next embellishment I altered where these Amy Tangerine Wood Veneers


I backed the tag with white cardstock, filled the heart with a thin layer of Scotch Adhesive, and then filled the heart with the red slipper sequins. I’m a patient scrapper, so as a final step, I filled the top in completely with Glossy Accents (so the sequins wouldn’t fall out at all) and left them to dry overnight.


Gold Sweetheart Confetti and Chunky Cork Hearts add the final finishing touches and here is the completed layout of our family’s adorable puppy Cooper ( Look at that face!!)

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I hope you will stop by next Wednesday..I’m going to be playing with some watercolors and lots of fun things! AND I will be hosting a challenge for NSD and playing along all weekend at the Spiegalmom Scraps FB Event! Hope to see you there!

Have A Lovely Day!


Spring is comin’ LO by Yuliya Khudyakova

Howdy, scrap-addicts?) Yuliya here with a new fresh LO about spring. This  layout tells us about botanical experiments, which we made together with mys son in the spring of last year. Then, we planted a lot of different greens in the flower pots and began to observe the phases of their growth. But the leaves in pots were so pretty, that I could not help to take pictures of them. Green-spring mood I tried to reflect with a color palette of decorative elements. I used Shamrock Stars Sequins, Spring Blooms Sequin Blend, Wedding Bells Sequins and Small Glassing Bags as a shaker pocket.



That is all for today I think. Love Spring and be happy! Hugs, Yuliya.

Pocket Life Week 8

Pockets Of Your Life

Hello, again, SMS fans!  It’s Sarah on the blog today with another Pocket Life spread.  I am very excited to share another week with you!  You will see Week 7 on National Scrapbook Day!  I hope you are as excited for NSD as the Sparkler are!  We have a lot of crafty fun coming your way this weekend and all month!

Here is my Pocket Life layout for today:

Week 8 A

Week 8 B

I used papers and stickers from Crate Paper Hello, Love collection along with a ton of goodies from the SMS shop.



My title card set the tone for my layout.  I usually make it first and repeat elements from it across my spread.  I cut a Large Glassine Bag and sewed down a 5×2 piece to ground my large wood veneer.  I also got out my Heidi Swapp Minc machine for the first time.  I love it so much that it had earned a permanent spot on top of my desk!  Here, you can see that I ran a few snowflakes thru my Minc with gold, pink, teal and silver foils.


I used several 3×4 pictures on 4×6 cards and made embellishment clusters next to them.  I sewed the edges of the 4×6 cards with my sewing machine using white thread.  I also embossed several wood veneers for this project.


I made a 3×4 flip pocket filled with Love Beats Sequin Mix and sewed it shut with my sewing machine.


I took another small piece of Large Glassine Bag and sewed it onto this 4×6 picture.  I glued a strand of Pink Felt-fetti Hearts on to it and added some stitching.  I embellished with a few glitter hearts, sequins and enamel dots.


Here is another 3×4 picture on a 4×6 card.  I added a White Paper Lace Doily and added embellishments and enamel dots.  I also tucked a couple of those Minc snowflakes in there too!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you will all join us this weekend for tons of scrappy fun for NSD!  Be sure to check the SMS Instagram and Facebook group to keep up with all of the challenges and prizes!

Items I used from the shop:

EZ Runner Grand by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

We R Memory Keepers Multi Photo Sleeved 10 pk

Large Glassine Bags

White Lace Paper Doilies

Pink Felt-Fetti Heart Die Cuts

Heidi Swapp | Anna Griffin Minc Mini Starter Kit

Love Beats Sequins


Birthday Shaker Card with Katty

Cards, tags

Hello friends! Katty Miranda here to share a fun Shaker Birthday Card. This card might look familiar. I created a similar one for a Spiegelmom Scraps Blog Hop not too long ago. I was asked if I had a process video and unfortunately I did not. This time I did record my process. The video can be found here: The card was also made for someone very special, the Spiegelmom Scraps owner Jody. Her birthday was actually yesterday. I did send it to her and I hope she loves it!

I began by cutting out a scallop background in a 6×6 size from my Silhouette Cameo. I added a sheet of acetate and some foam mounting tape behind my cut file. I colored some of the little scallop inserts using my Shimmerz Dazzlers in Coral me CrazyTutti Frutti and Pucker up Pink. I also used a tiny Stampendous alphabet stamp set to stamp out my sentiment. I glued all of the colored inserts and the stamped sentiment behind the acetate as well. I also used the foam mounting take to create 5 separate shaker areas. I then filled my shaker areas with some beautiful sequins from the Spiegelmom Scraps shop. I used the Pink LagoonPeachy Sherbet , Fairytale 2, and the Glass Slippers.


Finally, I mounted the shaker area on a white 6×6 base. I love how it turned out. I love the delicacy of the cut file and I wanted to keep the card simple and elegant. I really hope Jody loves it.


Thanks so much for stopping by. XOXO – Katty


Earrings with Laura


Hi SpiegelMom fans, Laura here for my regular Saturday post… although I don’t have a regular SpiegelMom’s project for you!  As a crafter who likes to try every craft I was so pleased to see some beads making their way in to the sequin mixes – I love to make jewellery too, you see.


These sequins and beads were pulled from the Shamrock Stars sequins mix.  You will need basic jewellery findings and tools to make a pair like this, but they are fairly simple and easy to make.


My process went a little something like this; stack up some sequins and beads in a regular pattern on a eye pin and turn a loop in the top.  Take two jump rings – to one add a sequin and the bottom of the eye pin and close up securely, to the second add the top of the eye pin (the loop you just made) and an ear wire and close securely.  And that’s it my friends, you now have a pair of sequin earrings!

It’s always a great day when new sequin mixes are announced, and now I have the added extra of discovering beads too – I’m hoping to make some more sequin jewellery soon!

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A lil love mini

Scrappy situation

Hi all it’s Anna Sigga here and I have an altered mini cover to share.


This 4×4 mini from WRMK needed a bit of color so I used the gorgeous Sunny Smiles sequin mix and flower from my stash. I used the white lace doily and the Amy Tan wood veneer as a background piece.


Just love how a flower and pretty sequins can dress up an every-day album!


Thanks for stopping by and hope your Friday is good one.