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You are a Star by Rachel Lowe:

Well today is my last share as a guest designer for Speigelmom Scraps and I have had such fun creating with the wonderful sequin mixes.

It is all about a boy today!

I have used Pink Paislee Paige Evans Turn the Page collection.

I have also used her hexagon cut file available at the Silhouette design store.

I also used a star cut file to create my white stars.

I have used the Happy Happy Winter sequin mix but did not include the burgundy sequins.

I made my star shaker first.

Cut one star whole (this is the back of your star.

Cut another five but this time cutting a smaller star in the centre.

Set one aside.

Glue the four stars on top of each other.

Then glue the four stars to the back whole star.

Now put your sequins in the centre, do not over fill or the sequins will not be able to move around the star.

I then cut a star by hand using acetate (you could use vellum) and glued to the top of my star.

Now with the last star you set aside glue on top of the acetate star.

Now you have a sequin shaker!

I used a striped paper from Turn the Page collection and backed the hexagon.

I had to add some machine sewing!

Then I added my sequin star, varying shaped white card stock stars and finished off with some more machine sewing on the stars.

I then added my title and balanced my layout with some embellishments.

So glad my nail polish matched my sequins lol!

Thank you for stopping by today and it has been fun sharing my layouts with you all and show casing the wonderful products in Speigelmom Scraps shop!

xXx

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Be Remarkable – Rachel Lowe

Hello scrappy people!

Today I have another guest design team layout for Speigelmom Scraps.

I am so in love with the new Glitter Girl collection by Shimelle and it was like the Speigelmom Scrap sequins You Are My Sunshine were made to coordinate with this collection.

I firstly cut some simple single daisy flowers and attached randomly over my background paper going for white on white, which is all about adding texture.

I then chose the bright floral and pink polka dot papers to keep it fun and bright.

I then created a embellishment feature and added the You Are My Sunshine sequin mix around it.

I have layered and used foam tape on some of the elements. I then finished off with some machine sewing.

My title ‘Be Remarkable’ is a cut file. I made this into another cluster feature by adding the die cut girl and finishing off with adding some more of the You Are My Sunshine sequin mix.

I have ensured my sequins are all flowing in the same direction as it draws your eye to one feature to another.

I think the sequins really give this layout sparkle and shine!

Thank you for stopping by today and I will be back next week at Spiegelmom Scraps with one final guest designer share and it will be all about a boy!

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Hello Beautiful – Rachel Lowe:

Today I have my second guest DT layout and I have gone super floral and super pretty. There is no better way to add more pretty than adding some sequins!

I have used a wonderful wreath cut file (Paige Evans Silhouette Design store) and so I could fill one of the flowers with sequins I cut two exactly the same size. I paper pieced the back of the flowers with patterned paper on the first cut file. I then brushed glue onto the largest flower and added my sequins gently pressing them flat and left until dry. I then added my second cut file and glued only on the flower parts so the leaves look like they are floating.

I have used the wonderful Painted Gardens sequin mix which went perfectly with this collection (Cocoa Vanilla Studio Bohemian Dream).

I then added random sequins around my key embellishments such as the bird, feather and butterfly.

I have sewn on some of my embellishments to add texture. I finished off splattering lightly some black colour shine.

I so love this colour combo and my sequin bling!!!!!!!!

Here are some close up photos for you.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope this layout has inspired you to get out your sequins and add some bling to your day!

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Hey Girl Layout by Rachel Lowe:

Hello scrappy friends well I am thrilled to be here as a guest designer for the month of November.

Here is a little about me! I live in wonderful Perth, Australia. I am married with four kids, 1 dog and three cats and yes our house is loud and a bit crazy! I am a nurse by profession. I have been scrapping for 10 years now and I love the creative process and the balance it brings my life.

Here is my first layout that was inspired the gorgeous sequins that I received. I wanted to incorporate a butterfly shaker into my layout but when I found a die cut saying Hey Girl I decided to create another shaker. I have used the beautiful sequin mix Road Trips and Sunshine which is stunning with its muted turquoise with a hint of copper.

I am a bit of a cut file addict and use them on nearly all of my layouts whether as a feature or just to add a title. Here I have used a floral heart cut file by Paige Evans Silhouette Design Store. I have also used her latest collection Turn the Page because of the colours and butterflies which was what I had in mind to create.

Shakers are a delightful way to add a feature to your layout and you can never have enough bling! The butterfly shaker I have only layered enough to add my sequins and acetate so it did not seem to bulky and I knew I wanted to attach under my photo but I added several more paper layers on the Hey Girl square shaker as it was going to be my title.

I always add some form of sewing to my layouts whether it be hand sewing or machine sewing, I love the look and how it adds texture to layouts. I am also big on using foam tape and adding to my elements as I am not big on flat layouts. You will see on this layout there is machine sewing and lots of foam taped elements.

Here are some close up photos of my layout:

Thank you for stopping by today and see you next week xxx