Tuesday Talent

Tuesday's Talent

Hello everyone, Mandi here with my last post. This time it is an anniversary card that features May Arts Burlap String, Tutti Frutti Dazzlerz Texture Paste, Chunky Cork Hearts, Sunny SmilesSilver Stardust Sequin Confetti and Gold Stardust Sequins.

Design Team

I thought painting have of the hearts with the Dazzlerz was a great way to add a little extra wow. When the paste is wet apply the sequins. I just sprinkled them on to the surface and pressed them in with a stick.


I love who this card looks even when it is laying sown flat.  The sequins on the top and the cluster at the bottom adds a lot of drama without the bulk.




Thanks for stopping by and having me as a guest for this month.

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Unforgettable – August Challenge

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I’m SO thankful I managed to squeeze in some scrapping inspired by this month’s challenge before August ended (WOW it has flown by).  Thank you, Lisa for the inspiration. I realized after it was too late that I forgot one portion of the recipe – the doily. In case you missed it:

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3 embellishments – doily, sequins, banner, 2 colors from the mood board, 1 sketch

My husband and I keep a journal with a running list of all the things we want to do. Of all the things, traveling some place where we can see the Northern Lights is at the very top. I thought it would be perfect to scrap this for this month’s Bucket List Challenge.

I started with some amazing constellation inspired paper by Basic Grey (an older collection) and used a speckled stencil in combination with my Shimmerz Dazzlers texture paste in Spun Sugar. It resembled a perfect smattering of stars..swoon. I layered some sequins over top to of the texture paste to draw the eye in. I then added a few pink and blue paper scraps and some vellum + star patterned acetate paper. I really couldn’t get enough of the stars for this layout!

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I used my Silhouette Cameo for the first part of my title, and combined it with a Project Life card. For some reason I forget to utilize my Cameo – but I love the versatility it provides titles. The banner was made by threading some light pink string through punches from a glassine bag and a few sequins from the Shop. The mix I used, Wedding Bells went perfectly with this mood board inspired layout.

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I finished this layout off with a few Heidi Swapp puffy stickers and stitched-on acetate stars. Oh, and of course a handful of sprinkled sequins. I really believe sequins have a place on every craft project ever.

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Thanks for checking out my latest project! Hopefully one day I’ll have a chance to scrap my own pictures of the Northern Lights. Does anyone have a view of this gorgeous phenomenon from their home? 



Make It Yours Monday


Hi everybody, Lisa here with another Make It Yours Monday and I LOVE the layout I have to share with you today!!  I was inspired by the BEAUTIFUL layout I saw on Facebook over the weekend by the talented Beata Valint  (http://myshinystudio.blogspot.hu/2016/08/designer-spotlight-at-scrapbook-expo.html)

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I used my brothers scan n cut to cut out the file she shares on her blog. Then, I got to weeding it out!!

After that was completed, I used some Shimmers Coloringz in Keep Palm and i watered it down to get a really light watercolor as well as some Pretty In Pink coloringz. I used a few other shimmers colors (Giddy About Green, Pink-A-Boo, Meet Me @ Sunset, and Pugnacious Purple) to add hints of color to the cut file.   I also used some Dazzlers in Tutti Frutti to hold down the sequins I added to bring more color and sparkle to the page. The sequins I used were Pinky Pie PinksLets Be MermaidsMoonshine Delight and A Mermaid’s Tale


Then I chose a light teal paper from the Fancy Free paper pad I picked up in the shop and trimmed it down to fit and adhered it on a pink mat and them placed the cut file over top14079798_10210140202922532_1463110331324580575_n

After the cut file was secured (tip, use a fineline bottle for this one!) I matted my photo and used some foam adhesive to pop it up. I added my title to fit around the corner and it fit really nice!


I am so thrilled with this one. my little one even said, “Awww, that’s me and it’s so pretty!” I hope you enjoyed the process and dont forget to use Lisa15 for 15% off all your SpiegelMom Scraps orders!!!

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Shake It Sunday with Sarah



Shake It Up ScrapbookingHi SMS fans, it’s Sarah on the blog today with a fun Pocket Life insert and a Youtube video to go with it!  I am still using up my stash of Fancy Free and I made a quick PL insert to go in my Week 24.  I chose more masculine colors as the insert is all about a fishing trip that my husband and his brother went on.  Here it is:

Best Day 1

Best Day 2

I started with a few of the patterned papers from Fancy Free and Basic Grey Saturday Morning.  I cut them down to size for my PL pockets.  I used a Design 3 Becky Higgins brand 6×8 page protector.  IMG_20160824_164956

As always, I started with my title card as it sets the tone and color scheme for the whole layout.  I grabbed a 4×6 piece of patterned paper from Saturday Morning and added a lime green strip from Fancy Free and a navy blue strip from Saturday Morning.  I sewed them on with my sewing machine and added the “Best Ever” title using the glitter foam word stickers from Pinkfresh Studios Felicity collection. I embellished with Chunky Cork Stars and enamel dots.


I filled one of the 3×4 pockets with some of the gorgeous Magical Ocean Sequin Mix and sewed it shut with my sewing machine.  I also made a filler card with the “Best Day Ever” card from the Jillybean Soup cut apart sheet by giving it a good splatter of Heidi Shine in white and adding some enamel dots and gems.


I made a fun filler card using a 3×4 piece of watercolor teal paper from Fancy Free and adhered a 3×3 piece of polka dot paper from Saturday Morning using my E-Z Runner Grand and tucked in a small piece of silver glitter paper at each end.  I sewed them on wth my sewing machine.  I layered a Medium White Shipping Tag underneath a tag from the Fancy Free collection and then I embellished with a Chunky Cork Star and some enamel dots and gems.

You can watch the corresponding YouTube video here:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  Watch for more PL projects from me next month!

Items I used from the SMS shop:

Magical Ocean Sequins

EZ Runner Grand by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Medium White Shipping Tag

Chunky Stars

Pink paisley fancy free collection paper pad


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Seahorse Canvas with Laura


Hi Chaps, Laura with you today to share a home decor piece and a process video.

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I’ve used a couple of the wonderful cut files – exclusive to SpiegelMom Scraps – and a whole bunch of sequins!  First I took a blank box frame canvas and spread a generous layer of Shimmerz Dazzlerz in both Barely Blue and Spun Sugar on with a palette knife.  I got the idea from fellow Sparkler Sara, I was inspired by this layout.

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Following Sara’s technique I added sequins to the wet Dazzlerz paste and pushed them in slightly.  When dry I tapped off the excess sequins and popped them back in the packet for another project.  I used some from each of these mixes: Glass Slippers, Moonshine Delight, Silver Stardust, and A Mermaid’s Tale.

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I coloured the seahorses and stuck them on top of the sequinned canvas.  I felt they needed something to ground them so I added a few waves from the cut file set too.

I adore how it turned out.  You can watch the process here…

And please let me know if you are inspired by Sara’s technique of sequins in Dazzlerz or try a canvas of your own.

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Hello everyone!  Glad you could join us here today!  Have you ever surprised someone when they were not expecting a surprise?  Well I have…my two grandchildren.  We took them to the Monterey Bay Aquarium on a Friday and there was an area where you could see the waves came in and down behind you like a waterfall while you are protected by a large class window.  I am sure there was a name to it, but as my two grandchildren stood there, I waited for the water to come down and boy were they surprised.  Just look at those bright faces!  I love it when they are surprised, ahhh the enjoyment of being a Nana…Lol!

In this layout I used some of Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Spun Sugar and I used some Tim Holtz distressed ink in Chipped Sapphire to give it some color.  It turned out really beautiful in this layout.  I love the pearlized look the Dazzlerz give.  I also used a beautiful color mix of sequins from Spiegelmom scraps called Spring Blooms, which gave it a burst of color!


Take a look at that cluster!  I love making clusters especially with sequins on the layout.


This cluster includes some die cuts from the Pink Fresh Studio Life Noted collection and a flare from one of my kit clubs.


Here you can see up close the Dazzlerz texture paste in Spun Sugar colored with a Tim Holtz distress ink in Chipped Sapphire.  I just love the way the Dazzlerz add that pearl look!  I add color to my texture paste often, which is something you can do if you do not have a lot of colors.  Just add your favorite ink to the texture paste and you will create a one of kind color with your texture paste for your layout.


Added some phrase strips that fit the photo description as well.  These are from Pink Fresh Studio/Felicity collection.IMG_3021



Look at those faces!  They just light up your day and there’s is nothing like the innocent faces of children.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit the Spiegelmom Scraps shop for more goodies! While your at it, make you use Felicia15 to receive a 15% discount on your shop order.

Take care!

Sun-n-Fun with Evi


Hello my wonderful Scrappy friends!  Thank you so much for joining me for another fun layout using the gorgeous sequins from the Spiegelmom Scraps shop.  Today I am playing with Spring Blooms and it match perfectly with the Simple Stories current summer collection Sunshine and Happiness.



I started off with the 6×6 paper pad and cut half inch stripes of paper.  I choose to include every patterned paper in this collection.  I was inspired by a layout recently that showed this herringbone/ weaving look using multiple stripes of paper.  I tried to remember the pattern as best I can.  In order to add that added interest to my layout, I applied the Spring Blooms sequins in rows on top of my design.  This process took the bulk of my design time, but the end result was well worth it.


I did have to let this dry before I continued to add my photo and rest of my embellishments.  The sequins coordinate perfectly with this Simple Stories collection.  I added the sequins in rows parallel to the design I made.  I nearly used all 3 teaspoons of sequins for this layout.  I could have stopped mid way, but I love to make an impact with these sequins.  They are simply gorgeous to me.


I added chipboard, dies, stickers all from the Sunshine and Happiness collection.  The title Sun-n-Fun was from the Poolside collection by Crate Paper last year.  The thickers were sitting in my stash.  I hope you enjoyed my colorful layout.  Remember to use Evi15 at checkout for discount on your purchases.  I have linked my process video down below for your viewing pleasure.