Make It Yours Monday

Hello Everybody and thank you for joining me for another Make It Yours Monday! I have a really fun and colorful layout for you today that I was totally inspired to create after seeing a circus themed party collection at my local party store!! I knew I had to use this photo of my oldest daughters kindergarten class’s “Clowning Around” spirit day from last year.

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I started, as I usually do, with a piece of American Crafts Textured White Cardstock. I splattered the background with Pretty In PinkHeidi Ho Blue, and Pink Stilettos coloringz from Shimmerz. I marked out where my photo will be and then used my Heidi Swapp Confetti Stencil to create the stars. I used the Dreamscicle and Lemon Drop dazzlerz through the stencil. I didn’t clean the stencil between colors, allowing some of it to mix and create a new color!

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While I was waiting for the background to dry, I started on my photo layers. Using scraps from stash, I used the colors from the photo to help me choose the colors for the papers. I misted a white doily from the shop with the 2 pink mists I used on the background to create a pink one and layered them with the photo cluster also.

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When the background was dry, I adhered the photo cluster to the page. I outlined each of the strips the photo is on with my black pen and added my journaling,  Chunky Cork Stars were the first fun embellishments I added around the page in clusters. Wood Veneer stars joined the cork, as well as some of the pretty yellow and teal sequins from the Believe In You sequin mix. I broke out some of my new colors of Nuvo drops and added some dots into the mix. I added the title “Class Clowns” to my photo and I was done! This is such a FUN and COLORFUL layout, inspired by a PLATE!!!

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So, Look around this week, at colors, patterns, anything and take it to a page. Make It Yours. And come back next time to join me for another MAKE IT YOURS MONDAY!!!

AND, dont forget, you can use LISA15 and get 15% off all of the beautiful products in the shop, including all the pretties I used today!!!

Shake It Sunday with Sarah!!!

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Hello SMS fans! It’s Sarah on the blog today with another installment of Shake It Sunday.  As always, I will show you how to use the sequins in the shop in a fun and crafty way!  For today I made a fun and easy 8.5×11 layout.  Here it is:

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I started with some ephemera from My Mind’s Eye On Trend 2 and a ton of goodies from the shop!  First, I trimmed a 12×12 piece of American Crafts Textured White Cardstock down to 8.5×11.  I also trimmed down a flamingo patterned piece of acetate from Recollections down to 6×11.  I sewed it onto my layout using my sewing machine and filled it with Peachy Sherbet, Mint Chip and Gold Sweetheart Sequin Mixes.

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I adhered a 6″ Gold Foil Doily with my EZ Runner Grand and started embellishing with the ephemera from On Trend 2.  I added my picture, and then my title using the Palm Spring Thickers from Dear Lizzy.

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I tucked one of the new Mini Glassine Bags behind the photo to add dimension.  I also stamped the date on with my Becky Higgins Roller Date Stamp.

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I made a small embellishment cluster near the top and embellished it with a Cork Confetti Heart, a tiny word sticker and enamel dots and pearls.

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I finished up my embellishing with a couple of the new Cork Confetti Chevrons and more enamel dots and pearls.

I hope you enjoyed my latest installment of Shake It Sunday!  You can watch the YouTube video here:

 

 

Items I used from the SMS shop:

EZ Runner Grand by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Golf Foil Doilies 6"

Mini Glassine Bags | 50

Cork Die Cuts

American Crafts white textured cardstock

Gold Sweetheart Confetti Sequins

Peachy Sherbet Sequins

Mint Chip Sequins

 

@shimmerzpaints @spiegelmomscraps

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Hey Guys, Laura here today.  Are you guilty of having something in your stash that has sat unused for years?  I am – lets pull those unloved supplies out and use them!  I have had the stencil I used for my background for years… possibly 6?  Maybe more!!

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I grabbed three colours of Dazzlerz texture paste – Gummy Berry Blue, Sour Apple Green and Lemon Drop Yellow.  I used the three colours separately through the stencil leaving a little gap in between the colours.  I then came back to the gaps and filled them with a mixture of the two colours from either side.  I have found the key to clean stencilling is to manipulate the paste as little as possible.  The more times you  go over it with a palette knife the more opportunity for the paste to spread underneath the stencil (as my sour apple did).

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I then gathered some matching sequins.  Let’s Be Mermaids was a good place to start with its big blues and little yellows.  I fancied adding a few bigger yellow sequins too and pulled these from the Spring Blooms mix.

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Thanks for joining me today, and don’t forget to dig out those unused supplies and show them some love!

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Guest Designer Alex Hunter is in the House!!

Hello everyone!  Jody here to introduce a special guest ~ Alex Hunter!  She joined us for the Triple Hop over Labor Day weekend and we just couldn’t get enough of her loveliness!!   She’s back today to share this gorgeous layout!! Thanks so much for joining us again Alex!!

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be guest designing for SpiegelMom Scraps! Today, I will be sharing a fun and colorful scrapbook page using a few different packs of sequins

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For this scrapbook page, I wanted to base it around the shapes of the sequins so they would blend in effortlessly. 

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With some of the sequins, I tucked them under some of the circles and some, I left by themselves to draw some attention to them. I love the colors of the sequins and how well they worked with the scrapbook paper I used!adorbs3

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The yellow sequins really paired well with the floral paper and I think they look amazing on this page. Of course the light pink sequins paired well with the stripped pink paper. I love the pink sequins the most because they can probably be used with any scrapbook paper or scrapbooking supplies and still look amazing! adorbs5

I also decided to add some of the tiny silver stars around the page for a little bit of interest. I really love how they look with everything else because of how subtle they are but they also catch your eye in person. adorbs6

That is all for this scrapbook page! I had an amazing time guest designing and I hope you all have an amazing day!

~ Alex

FAB FRIDAY; JUST BE YOU & BEAUTIFUL

Hello!  Welcome!  I seem o be on the black and white photo kick again.  This time I used some black and white elements on the page with just a little pop of color added on along with some black and white papers.  Included on this layout, which I think makes the layout is the Wedding Bells sequins by Spiegelmom Scraps.  Take a look!

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I just love how this turned out!  I cut the title and the tag from a cut file from a kit.  Once I did that I used some of the rubber embellishments from my kit.

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I love how these sequins look on this layout against the black and white paper and embellishments.  Versa Fine ink is what I used to stamp the elements on the page including the darker circles.

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With the title nestled in with some cut files and rubber embellishments, it helps it stand out with just the right amount of color on the layout.

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Then I journaled within the circles that are on the layout.

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Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out the Spiegelmom Scraps shop for the Wedding Bells sequins that I used for this layout, which shows how I put it all together. Also check out the video that I have so you see how it all came together!  Take care!

 

 

 

Yum! Random Products Layout Fun

Recently, SMS DT member Lisa came up with a great idea to utilize some of the often-ignored scrapbook products we hoard in our craft rooms. Lisa compiled a list of these products and each week will randomly select a few to use on a project. GENIUS!

All of this takes place in the private SpiegelMom Scraps Facebook group 15 Minutes 2 Scrap – if you aren’t a member yet, ask to join!

My layout for today was inspired by this list of products: Shimmerz products, Distress products, paper punches, embossing, and mists

#SpiegelMomScraps #scrapbooking #papercrafting #shimmerz #dazzlers #cratepaper #cutegirl #dearlizzy #MaggieHolmes #exclusivesequins @SpiegelMom_Scraps @DearLizzy @maggiehdesign @shimmerzpaints @wordsandpaperscraps

To start, I punched 2.5″ circle punches out of papers from the Crate Paper Cute Girl and Dear Lizzy Saturday collections. I used some Shimmerz Coloringz in Mandarin Mai Tai to splatter some ink drops against a white cardstock background. I also added a few stenciled dots of Shimmerz DazzlersSea U in the Mornin’, and once it dried I adhered the circle punches. I did this temporarily so that I could ensure placement of my circles and draw lines with a ruler to follow with my sewing machine.

Side note: Only a few short months ago I dreaded using my sewing machine. To anyone feeling this way, just keep on doing it. Pull it out here and there for some little things – it WILL get easier. And don’t be ashamed to use a pencil to help get straight lines!

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I used some Distressed ink in Walnut Satin to distress my gift tag so it wouldn’t clash with the white background. I finished off my tag with some gray twine and tucked it and a cute white doily behind my picture. I used a mini clothespin to “hold” my picture in place.

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The background dominated this layout so I only needed a few additional embellishments. I scattered some star sequins from the Cute Girl collection and some exclusive SMS A Day in the Woods sequins around my page. Also from Cute Girl is that adorable wood heart embellishment. Oh, and can’t forget that chipboard heart from Maggie Holmes Gather collection and of course a cloud feltie.

#SpiegelMomScraps #scrapbooking #papercrafting #shimmerz #dazzlers #cratepaper #cutegirl #dearlizzy #MaggieHolmes #exclusivesequins @SpiegelMom_Scraps @DearLizzy @maggiehdesign @shimmerzpaints @wordsandpaperscraps

I love how this layout turned out! Thanks for stopping by! Be sure and check out some of the new Shimmerz colors in the shop.

-Rachel

What about Wednesday: Using Heritage Photos

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Aloha, It’s Hannah with you today! It’s Hump day and I think we all love the idea of the weekend. It will be on it’s way I promise, just a few more days to get through!img_9389

 

Lately, as we transition from summer to autumn. Get back into school time routines. I Have been finding that my ability to create easily has been difficult. I know we all go through these times, when life around us is crazy and filled with chaos and that causes our crafty mojo (as many of us call it) to be effected.

I have been trying to find little things to help this transition be fast because I love to scrap. The worst feeling is wanting and having time to sit down at your scrap desk and then sit there at your paper and having no idea what you want to do on the page. We all go through this, but there has to be ways to make these periods to be smaller, shorter and that we still end up creating something we love.

When I started this layout, the first thing I did was changed up my size. I cut down my white card stock to 8 1/2 by 11. This size just isn’t as intimidating. The space is less and there is less room to mess up on.

Another thing I like to do is pick a photo of a story I have been meaning to tell. I have a list in my crafting notebook of stories I want to scrapbook. When I am having a hard time finding focus, I pick out one of those. I find having a story to focus on allows me to let go of having a perfect design. I can pick a paper with space for writing. A really nice ledger. Then I just focus on an even smaller amount of space, leaving room for my journaling. img_9397

I love this old photo I have of my grandmother when she was little. Even though her clothes are worn, she always looked darling and had her hair done nicely and cute. I have been waiting to scrap this photo of her for a while. This photo has been sitting in my photo pile waiting for me to tell it’s story.

Another tip I would give, is to not feel bad about doing something you love to do on your layout. We all have things we love to do that are our go to or our signature technique on the layouts we do. There are many times when I purposely try not to do them because I want to try something different or unique. That’s how I grow by trying new things. But when I am in a scrappy rut I like to go back and do them.

Lately I have been loving doilies. It’s odd because I own really only a few of them. I just haven’t had the desire to go out and buy many of them. I think other scrapbookers make them look so amazing, but I often hate what they look like when I use them. For some odd reason though, I just have the need to use doilies on almost every layout. This time I grabbed another doily and layered away on it.

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The cut file with XO’s and hearts was perfect. There was lots of openings for the doily and my embellishments to peek through. I picked an acetate and vellum piece so that it gave a light look. I layered the cork-fetti hearts and the Happy Dance sequin mix around the cut file and around the doily. I love the girlie feel this embellishment cluster feels.

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Another thing that I like to do when I am in a slump, I use sketches. I used the newest Citrus Twist Sketch.

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Using a sketch takes the pressure off of having to come up with the design of a layout. Lately I have been using a lot of sketches. I really love taking a sketch and then putting my own twist on it too. You will notice for this layout I overlapped the two patterned papers from the sides. I put the ledger paper over a light patterned paper. I made sure they were different sizes so they created some hard edges.

The doily is in place of the banner in the sketch and I extended more embellishing and extra journaling up the side of the photo. This worked really well because I only had one photo and it isn’t a big photo.

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This Maggie Holmes Open Book ephemera piece is perfect for adding just a little extra to the layout.

I did my classic layering behind the photo. I used a fun washi plus sign patterned paper.

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I choose similar colors that weren’t too bold to layer in. This way you are drawn to the picture and story.

I used a tag above the photo with some white twine. The twine looks so cute to the cork-fetti  heart. I tucked some more ephemera in the papers. Then I sprinkled sequins around making it looked scattered.

The puffy sticker on the photo helps draw your eye back to the photo. The gold mist splatters help finish off the layout.

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What are some things do you do when you feel a little out of the scrappy loop? I love that by listening what others do to stay inspired to create helps me become more inspired to create on my own!!

I hope you crafty friends have a great rest of the week. Don’t forget to stop by our Facebook Group 15 Minutes to Scrap, to find more inspiration and check out our challenge this month. We love to connect with you and help inspire you to create something beautiful!!

Have an inspired Week,

Hannah

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