Author Archives: Sarah McClellan

Shake It Sunday with Sarah

Welcome back to another Shake It Sunday!  Today I am sharing a fun 8.5×11 layout featuring some of the gorgeous sequin mixes in the SMS shop.  I got to bust out a ton of new releases for this layout!  It was so much fun!  Here it is:

My daughter and my mother spent spring break visiting relatives in Florida and they came back with a lot of gorgeous pictures for me to scrap!  I opened up new packs of Dear Lizzy Lovely Day, Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams, Shimelle Little By Little, Crate Paper Oasis, and Pinkfresh Studios Dream On.

I started with a 12×12 piece of American Crafts Textured White Card Stock and cut it down to 8.5×11.  I did a little mixed media packaging technique with Shimmerz Creameez in Refresh Mint and I did a few splatters in Piggy Pink.  Then I punched out a bunch of circles from patterned papers in 3″. 2″ and 3/4″ sizes.

I arranged the circles in a diagonal direction and adhered them with my EZ Runner Grand.  I tucked a 4″ Paper Lace Doily and popped my photos up on adhesive foam dots.  I added a Cloudy Days Feltie and adhered it with a couple Tiny Attacher staples.

I filled a Mini Glassine Bag with some of the Strawberry Bubblegum Sequin Mix and sewed it shut with my sewing machine.  I tucked it under on of my pictures.  I added the title and started embellishing.

I stamped the “Hello Beautiful with my Maggie Holmes Gather roller phrase stamper.  I added a bunch of enamel dots and gems from my stash.  I also added two button embellishment and a couple Pinkfresh Studios puffy gold hearts.  Finally, I gave it a good splatter with Heidi Shine in Gold.

I hope you have enjoyed my latest edition of Shake It Sunday!  You can see the YouTube video here:

Items I used from the SMS shop:

Cloudy Days Felties

Strawberry Bubblegum

Lace Paper Doilies

Mini Glassine Bags | 50

EZ Runner Grand by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Cardstock Shop

 

February Fun 9×12 Layout with Sarah

Hello SMS fans!  It’s Sarah on the blog today and I’m sharing a 9×12 layout documenting February.  I have changed the way I document this year and have also changed format.  I call it  “No Rules, Just Fun!”  No keeping track of week numbers or stressing out about not taking enough pictures every week.  I simply photograph what I want and print my photos when I want.  Here is my last page documenting February of 2017:

I started with a 9×12 piece of patterned paper from Messy Box, I grabbed my Studio Calico kit, Citrus Twist kit and a bunch of goodies from the SMS shop and got crafting!

I filled a Small Glassine Bag with the new Rockin’ Pink Ombre Sequin Mix and sewed it shut with my machine.  I used Red Tape to adhere the “BRRR!” from Elle’s Studio.  I typed out some journalling on my new WRMK Typewriter and added Blustery Day Felties, Perfectly Pink Felties and some Corky Flakes.

I adhered my journalling cards and photographs with my EZ Runner Grand.  I also ran my sewing machine over the felt snowflakes for added texture.  I hand wrote some journalling using my Ali Edwards Fine Line Pen.

I also made a 4×6 insert and used half of a Corky Flake and half of a Blustery Day Feltie.  Here is the obverse:

I hope you have enjoyed my latest project!  Look for more from me the last Sunday of the month for Shake It Sunday!

Items I used from the SMS shop:

Corky Flakes

Perfectly Pink Felt Flakes

Blustery Day Felties

Rockin Pink Ombre

EZ Runner Grand by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Small Glassine Bags | 50

Butterfly Charm 8.5×11 Layout with Sarah

 

Hello SMS fans!  It’s Sarah on the blog today with another 8.5×11 layout to share with you.  I have been loving doing layouts again, and with all of the new goodies in the SMS shop, I have been feeling very inspired!  Here is my layout for today:

I had been hoarding the beautiful Millie & June collection from Fancy Pants for a long time, and after I saw the amazing new Pandora’s Ombre Sequin Mix,  I knew I had to crack into it!   I started with a 12×12 piece of American Crafts Textured Card Stock.  I cut it down to 8.5×11 and grabbed my Millie & June goodies, a bunch of stuff from the shop, and a pack of Chipboard Butterflies from Creative Embellishments and got started.

I popped my 4×6 photo up on adhesive foam dots and tucked a 4″ White Paper Lace Doily under it.  I then filled a Mini Glassine Bag full of the Pandora’s Sequin Mix and sewed it shut with my sewing machine.  I glued one of the butterflies from Creative Embellishments on top of it and added the “Charm” word embellishment from My Mind’s Eye,

I tucked in bits of ephemera, tags and puffy stickers from Millie & June and adhered them with my EZ Runner Grand.  I added a tiny tassel from Maggie Holmes Gather by winding it onto a mini gold paper clip from Michael’s.  I also added enamel asterisks from Dear Lizzy enamel Thickers, gold sparkle hearts from Crate Paper Cute Girl and puffy dots from Mille & June.

I finished it all off with a generous splattering of Heidi Shine in Gold.  I added the date using my Becky Higgins Roller Date Stamper and Staz On Ink in Black.

I hope you have enjoyed my latest layout!  I sure have been enjoying doing them again!  Look for more from me on the blog again next week.

Items I used from the Creative Embellishments shop:

https://creativeembellishments.com/butterflies-set-of-5.html?search=butterflies

Items I used from the SMS shop:

Pandora's Ombre

Lace Paper Doilies

Mini Glassine Bags | 50

Cardstock Shop

EZ Runner Grand by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Shake It Sunday with Sarah!

Shake It Up Scrapbooking

Welcome back to another Shake It Sunday!  The last Sunday of every month I make a fun YouTube video showcasing a quick and creative way to use the gorgeous sequin mixes from the SMS shop!  Today I am sharing a 9×12 February title page!  Here it is:

February Page

I have changed the way I document in 2017 and switched not just my format, but also how I document.  I am no longer doing traditional Project Life.  I call it my “No Rules, Just Fun!” approach!  I simply print pictures and tell the stories that I want to tell during the month.  I have also subscribed to Messy Box and the Studio Calico Documentor Kits.  I have been loving how I can add SMS product into my spreads too!

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Here is my Title Card.  I added the rubber word from Studio Calico and stamped the dates of the month on it.  I used some Maggie Homes Thickers from Gather to add the 2017.  I also gave it a splash of Heidi shine in White.

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I filled the pockets with different elements and textures.  From cork, to wood and rubber, and even a gorgeous flair from Accent Scrapbooking!

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Of course, I filled a couple of pockets with sequin mixes from the shop!  Here, you can see a close up of a gorgeous Blustery Day Feltie!  It adds so much texture!

Click here to see the process video of me creating this page for you:

I hope you have enjoyed my latest Shake It Sunday!  Look for more from me on the blog next week!

Items I used from the SMS shop:

Blustery Day Felties

Cork Confetti Hearts

EZ Runner Grand by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Sequin Shop

Lace Paper Doilies

Mini Glassine Bags | 50

Splash Pad with Sarah

Pockets Of Your Life

Hello SMS fans!  It’s Sarah on the blog again today and I have a fun PL spread to share with you all!  I am working hard at catching up on my PL from last year and here is a two page spread documenting a trip to the splash pad.  I grabbed my left over summer collections and a bunch of goodies from the shop and got started!  Here is my layout:

Splashpad A

Splashpad B

My leftover summer stash has Dear Lizzy Happy Place, Paige Evans Fancy Free and Amy Tangerine Better Together.  I started with my title card, as it will set the tone for my whole layout.  Here it is:

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I added a 3×6 piece of Medium Glassine bag to a 4×6 piece of patterned paper from Happpy Place.  I sewed it on with my sewing machine.  I added a word Thicker from Amy Tangerine and some glitter Thickers from Dear Lizzy.  I embellished with enamel dots from Doodlebug and a Cork Confetti Star.

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I embellished my 3×4 pictures with gold tiny word stickers from the DIY Shop.  I added a rubber charm from Amy Tangerine to the 3×4 filler card and sewed it on with my sewing machine.  I added a Cork Confetti Star to one of the 3×4 pictures and an Always Aqua Heart Feltie to the 4×6 picture.

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I took some really fun pictures at the splash pad that day, and I actually didn’t embellish all of the photos in spread!  Here, I simply added a tiny word sticker and a stitched boarder to the 3×4 filler card.

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I filled a Small Glassine Bag with some of the gorgeous 2 Cool 4 U Sequin Mix and sewed it shut with gold thread on my sewing machine.  I added an Amy Tangerine die cut tag on top and popped it up with adhesive foam.  I added a few enamel dots and gems, a Cork Confetti Star and a flair from Accent Scrapbooking.  I did a similar technique on a 3×4 filler card and simply added some white word Thickers and enamel dots.

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I cut a 3×4 piece of Medium Glassine Bag and added it to this 3×4 piece of patterned paper from Fancy Free.  I added a word Thicker from Amy Tangerine and a pineapple sticker from Dear Lizzy.  The label is from Pretty Little Studio.

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I was so excited to type my journalling with my new WRMK typewriter!  It works so well!  Here, I added a strip of Always Aqua Heart Felties and sewed it on with my sewing machine.

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Here again, I tried to not over-embellish my photos and let them speak for themselves.  I simply added another flair from Accent Scrapbooking, tiny word stickers and an Always Aqua Heart Feltie that I adhered with my Tiny Attacher.

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I used half of a 4″ Gold Foil Doily to createan embellishment cluster on top of on this 4×6 piece of patterned paper.  I added a camera sticker from Dear Lizzy, a brad and more gold glitter Thickers.

I hope you have enjoyed my latest PL spread!  I am having fun getting caught up!  Look for more from me this month!

Items I used from the shop:

2 Cool 4 U

4" Gold Doilies | 25

Medium Glassine Bags | Perfect Fit for A2 cards

Small Glassine Bags | 50

Cork Confetti Tiny Stars

Always Aqua Heart Felties

EZ Runner Grand by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Door County 8.5×11 Layout with Sarah

Shake It Up Scrapbooking

Hello SMS fans!  It’s Sarah on the blog today with an 8.5×11 layout using my last two pictures from our Door County vacation!  Here it is:

Door Co

I started with a 12×12 piece of American Crafts Textured White Cardstock from the shop and cut it down to 8.5×11.  I grabbed my final few bits from Maggie Homes Gather and, of course a bunch of goodies from the shop, and got started!

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I started by cutting out this wreath cut file on my Silhouette using more of the American Crafts Textured White Cardstock.  I also cut a circle of vellum using my Silhouette, making sure that it was just the same size as the inside of the wreath.  I filled the vellum with some of the Peachy Sherbet Sequin Mix and a bit of chunky iridescent glitter from my stash.  I sewed the vellum circle shut using gold thread on my sewing machine.

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I used my Evolution Advanced manual die cutting machine to cut out a bunch of leaves using scraps of the patterned papers from Gather and my Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves Die.  I also cut a few out in vellum.  I sewed on a few of them using metallic gold thread on my sewing machine.

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I added my title using some gold letter stickers from Michael’s.  I also added a WRMK Typeset label and some Heidi Shine in Gold.

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I layered my two 3×4 photos on top of a Gold Foil Doily and tucked a Medium White Shipping Tag behind it.  I also added a tassel from Gather on a gold paper clip.  I used my EZ Runner Grand to adhere the photos.

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Finally, I embellished with some gold glitter enamel dots, a few Kaisercraft gems and more of the Peachy Sherbet Sequin Mix.

I hope you enjoyed my latest 8.5×11 layout!  I am really enjoying this size of layout!  See more from me on the blog next week!

Items I used from the SMS shop:

Peachy Sherbet Sequins

4" Gold Doilies | 25

Medium White Shipping Tag

EZ Runner Grand by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

American Crafts white textured cardstock

 

Shake It Sunday with Sarah!

Shake It Up Scrapbooking

Happy Sunday, SMS fans!  It’s Sarah on the blog today with a pocket life spread to share with you, and of course a YouTube video to go along with it!  Here is Week 47:

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I used Jen Hadfield Warm and Cozy and a few other fall collections to create this spread!  I grabbed a bunch of goodies from the SMS shop and got started!

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As always, I start with my title card.  It sets the tone for my whole spread.  I cut a 2×6 piece of vellum and sewed it on with my sewing machine.  I added a chipboard left from Warm and Cozy, a table from Fancy Pants Golden Days and the “Adventure” Thicker from Shimelle’s Let’s Go collection.  The ‘WK 47″ Thickers are old Maggie Holmes Styleboard from Hobby Lobby.

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i did my journalling on a 4×6 card this week.  I added a White Paper Lace Doily and a chipboard lead.  I embellished with enamel dots, gems and pearls,

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I made a fun shaker pocket using a Becky Higgins 4×6 Fuse pocket and filled it with Evergreen Bough Sequin Mix and sewed it shut.  I added another copper Thicker from Let’s go directly on top.  I adhere to flip pocket to the outside of my pocket page using American Crafts Red Tape.

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I added on of the new Ever-cork Forest Die Cuts to this 4×6 photo and added a die cut word and more of the Styleboard Thickers.  I also added a Golden Days leaf paper clip to the 3×4 picture on top.  I embellished most of my other 3×4 pics with copper word stickers from Maggie Holmes Gather.

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I added half of a Paper Lace Doily to this 4×6 piece of patterned paper from Warm and Cozy.  I filled a Small Glassine Bag with more of the Evergreen Bough Sequin Mix and sewed it shut with my sewing machine.  I topped it off with another copper Thicker from Let’s Go and a word sticker from Gather.  I used another chipboard leaf and more enamel dots, pearls and gems.

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I used another Ever-cork Forest Die cut and embellished it similarly to the other picture.  Doing similar embellishments across a spread adds to a more cohesive look for your layout.

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I hope you have enjoyed my latest pocket life layout!  You can see the YouTube video here:

Items I used from the shop:

Ever-cork Forest

Evergreen Bough

EZ Runner Grand by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Lace Paper Doilies

Small Glassine Bags | 50