Make It Yours Monday- Snow Duck?

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Hello, and Happy Monday! It’s Lisa, and Im here today with a fun Make it yours Monday layout! I have seen a few layouts lately with white space, and I always have a hard time leaving empty areas on my layout! I like to fill everything with pretty things!!! SOOO, today, I’m making white space mine!!
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I started out with a piece of white American Crafts Cardstock, trimmed down to 11.5″ x 11.5″ Using the packaging technique, I added some Shimmerz Vibez in Cold as Ice and some Spritz in Bamboo Leaf to crate a wintry, snowy feel.

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For the photo, I layered a piece of white tissue paper that I crumpled up first. It gives great texture! I used a great piece of blue and white glitter that resembled blowing winter wind as a horizontal layer and a piece of Amy Tangerine Happy Day paper for the vertical strip.15283911_10211091025132493_867109090027571668_n

I used the new cut file, Flakey background, for the snowflakes that I scattered around the edge of my photo. I added some of the pretty light blue sequins to the center of the snowflakes and sprinkled the holographic snowflakes from the Cozy sequin mix from last months release in the snowflake clusters.  For the title, I used Thickers to spell out “Snow Duck?” under the photo and I added my journaling under the title, to the right.

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To finish the layout, I mounted the layout onto the same Amy tangering paper I used for the vertical strip under the photo.

Don’t forget to visit the shop to pick up all the amazing products I used today, plus so many of the other beautiful products in the Spiegelmom Scraps Shop!!!! Use LISA15 to save 15% off her awesome prices to get a great deal!!! Have a great, scrappy day.

 

December Daily: Filler Page

Hello SMS fans!! This is Megan and I am excited to share this filler page I made for my December Daily album. I have been doing this month long project for the last 2 years and I have LOVED it! This will be my third year. I am super excited to get scrapping and keep up with this project this month.

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I started out with this project thinking I was going to make this filler page part of my Day 2 layout spread. I decided towards the middle of making it that I wanted to make this page into just a filler. I’ve seen people do this in their albums and loved the idea. I thought it would be fun to document our favorite holiday movies. There are 5 of us in our family so I asked everyone to pick their favorite movie and wrote it down on the page.

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To make this page I used a cinch album kit from Heidi swap that I got on super clearance at Michaels. I thought it would be fun to include random pieces in my album this year. This was the cover for the album I bought and loved that it had a hole in the top. I quickly decided that would be the spot for a sequin pocket.

I used a medium glassine bag from the store to hold my sequins. I spent a long time shaping it to fit the circle and then finally used hot glue to keep it stuck down. The sequin mix I used in the pocket was one of my favorites from the shop, Holly Berries. I really LOVE the colors in this mix!! It’s not only the traditional red and greens for Christmas so it’s very versatile.

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I embellished the bottom of the page with a green ribbon and a chipboard candy cane border piece. I kept this page simple and clean and I love how it turned out!!

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I put this cute little sticker down in the bottom right hand corner with a little red enamel dot for a little more embellishment.

I have a process video for you that I will post on my YouTube channel later today! I hope you’re having a great december so far!!

 

Hooray! by Evi

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Hello Scrapbook ladies!  Its the holiday season and I know I should be scrapping photos from the holidays but I have not begun my decorating or festivities yet.  So, instead I am scrapping a simple photo of me during a Miami Hurricane football game.  I live in South Florida and love the Miami Hurricanes.

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I started out with white card stock and I used mists in the school’s colors or green and orange.  I then layered a multi circled die cut on top using my Fineliner glue applicator.

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Once they were layered I used ephemera from my stash to develop my embellishment cluster on the right of my photo.  My title, Hooray, is from a Dear Lizzy collection.

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True to my Spiegelmom Scrapp sequins love.  I finished off my layout with green and orange toned sequins from Holiday Joy collection.  I also added cork-fetti star pieces also found in the shop for more detail to my layout.

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Documenting December: Embellishments

Happy Friday!

I wonder if you’re all looking forward to the first weekend of December as much as I am!

You may have noticed yesterday on my blog during our hop that I began my journey into documenting December. I’ve decided that I really want to focus on the tiny details of the month that make it so special. I don’t want to get too caught up in creating during my documenting so I made several embellishments in advance. This is my alternative to foundation pages – I’m not so great at guessing how I want my final pages to look so instead I created some embellishments to add in as I go.

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I started by painting a shipping tag a gray color that would coordinate well with the print on that Pink Paislee Yuletide tag. I trimmed down a gorgeous gold foil doily so that it would fit well in between. There are so many doilies in the shop that are perfect for holiday crafting (in fact, I just did a Pinterest search for ideas -so many good ones!) Once my tag was dry, I layered on some snowflake die cuts (download the FREE CUT FILE here), Yuletide ephemera stars, & sequins from the Holly Berries mix. I topped it off with a sticker phrase from Crate Paper.

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One thing I’ve found I struggle with in using 6 x 8 albums is that there aren’t pockets for horizontal 3 x 4 in the full size page protectors. I tend to photograph in landscape a majority of the time. In order to include more pictures, I created some 6 x 4 page protectors. You can save a few steps by using any size page protector that has two pockets like this. Be sure to leave margin for punching holes, holes which I forgot to punch, oops! I then use my Fuse tool to seal any edges. So easy!

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One trick I like to use for lightening up my details – mixing sequins! In this shaker pocket, I wanted to use some more white to bring out the white snowflake die cuts, so I used one of the NEW sequin mix releases – Holiday Traditions  & added just a pinch of Wedding Bells. I love how it turned out! Try it!

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For my last embellishment, I combined Yuletide ephemera with our snowflake diecuts, and a few sequins from the Holly Berries mix. I stitched them together and I was done. It’s amazing how stitching can finish off a project.

I hope this inspired you to make some of your own holiday embellishments!

-Rachel

December Blog Hop & Product Reveal!

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Hello there SpiegelMom Scraps fans!!  It’s great to be back this December with a bunch of new sequins and other new releases for you all. I love the combing through all the new scrapbook collections coming out and creating the sequin mixes to coordinate with not just one, but many of the different new scrapbook collections. Some of my favorite collections this winter are Simple Stories Winter Wonderland and Love and Adore, Crate Paper’s Snow & Cocoa and the brand new scrapbooking company Wild Whisper Designs Holiday Style!  Here are this month’s new product releases!

Check out the new releases above and leave a comment here letting me know which one is your favorite new release this month!

Next up are the FREE cut files for December and a Linky Party!  There are two sets of free SMS cut files this month.  A 12×12″ snowflake background and another fun Music Lover file set, both designed by Jody.  Both are downloadable PNG files here and on the Free Cut Files page (in the menu bar above).  If you create any project using any parts of the cut files, please link them up to the Linky Party in the right sidebar!  Your project will enter you to win another $10.00 shop credit!  

Next, you can hop over to Jody’s blog and then the rest of the Sparklers Design Team blogs.  I hope you enjoy all of their fantastic projects this month. Be sure to comment on all the blogs in the hop today. If you do that you’ll be entered to win a $10 gift card for the shop and each of the brand-new  sequin releases.   That’s a bonus this month and a special Christmas gift to the lucky winner from SpiegelMom herself… that’s me!  You’ll have through December 5th to hop and leave your comments.  Here is the entire blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way or experience a broken link (it happens!) 

SMS Blog 

Jody’s Blog

Lisa Kingston

Christy Harriman

Sarah McClellan

Hannah Lemieux

Khristina Sorge

Sara Scraps

Katty Miranda

Evi Cortes

Rachel Stewart

Laura Rumble

Felicia Young

Beth Soler

Crafty Meggy

Ok, click here to go to the next blog.  Thank you for spending your time with us today!  

What About Wednesday: Shaker Layout

 

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Aloha!! It’s Hannah here with you this fine Wednesday. Can you believe this is our last sketch with Let’s Get Sketchy and our team up with them. I have had tons of fun seeing their layouts and all of our’s. Don’t forget to hop over to their blog and check out their sketches when you need some inspiration.

I have to make a confession. I hope you won’t tell!! I have never made a shaker card before. I know it’s crazy isn’t it?! They are so cool and seem really easy to make. Plus who wouldn’t want to use tons of sequins at one time.

In all honesty I have never made a shaker card even though I keep thinking I really should. When I was looking at this week’s sketch the first thing that popped in my head was, this would be really cool as a shaker. Here is the sketch for this week designed by Let’s Get Sketchy Brenshevia.

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I started out with white card stock from the SpiegelMom Scraps Store, I used two sheets. I cut a big circle out of one of the white sheets. I thought the white would help whatever sequin mix I decided to use, pop.

I also grabbed a sheet of heart acetate so that it was easy to see the sequins.

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Because I was using the circle for the shaker, I moved the circle a little to the left. I wanted more card stock on one side for the layering. I also decided to use just one photo that was horizontal and a journaling card instead of two photos. This left a little more open space. If you spend the time to make a shaker you want to see it, right?!

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The photo I picked was of my son, me and our puppy on the couch, with my puppy taken up most of the photo. (This is a common occurrence when we are on the couch.) I wanted to make make I documented it before she (our puppy) is too big for the couch at all.

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There was a lot of orange in the photo. Which inspired my sequin choice, 2 Cool 4 U.

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For the layers I choose colors that complimented the sequin mix, blacks, grays, light blue and yellow. With the white background it really helps brings your eye to the shaker. I used double-sided dimensional foam tape to pop up the circled card stock with the acetate paper. I made sure I used extra sticky tape, and liquid glue on top of the acetate so my layered paper doesn’t come off over time.

I love how the edges lift off the acetate though. Some texture always makes me happy, and I love the shadows that it creates.

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I used feltie hearts in gray and blue around the shaker. I really wanted to draw your eye around the photo and shaker. I added a few sequins from the 2 Cool 4 U mix that I used inside.

I added a bit a sparkle with my title to bring out the tiny little silver stars in the sequin mix.

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Look at how those colors pop right off of the white?!!

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I am really glad I finally took that step and made a shaker, and on a layout too!! It is so much fun, and it was actually really easy!!

Here is a look at the full layout.

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I hope you stop by the Let’s Get Sketchy Blog and look for some inspiration there. You are sure to find some!! Also don’t forget to check out our Facebook Group and join in our monthly challenge. (You still have a little bit of time to finish November’s challenge or start December’s Challenge tomorrow.)

Have a great week!!

Hannah

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Happy Layout with Katty Miranda

Hello friends! Welcome back! Katty here to share a 12×12 layout with you all. I was inspired by this weeks sketch from Let’s Get Sketchy.

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I started with White American Crafts textured cardstock. I decided switched it up a bit. I used one photo instead of two and rather than a full circle in the background I used a half circle cut file I purchased from JustNick. It has open florals and it is very pretty. I decided to use the Shimmerz Coloringz in Peachy Keen using the packaging technique behind the open flowers. I also added some splatters in the Peachy Keen as well as in the No Yoking. I then added a simple grey patterned paper behind my photo and placed a blue frame from the Cocoa Vanilla Life is Beautiful ephemera pack over the photo.

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I sprinkled around the sequins from the 2 Cool 4 U sequin mix. I also added a yellow sequin to the centers of each flower. I used a few other pieces from the Life is beautiful ephemera pack. I even used one of the pieces, the word “Happy” as my tittle.

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I added a few butterflies I had punched out as well as the Flutter cork Butterflies around the layout as well.

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I also added a stripe Teresa Collins orange and white patterned paper to the sides of the layout. I love how it turned out.

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Here is a side by side look.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! XOXO -Katty