Author Archives: Sarah McClellan

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:

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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:

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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

 

 

A Beautiful Mess with Sarah

Pockets Of Your Life

Hello SMS fans!  It’s Sarah on the blog today and I have something new and exciting to share with you all!  With the beginning of the new year I started a new way of documenting and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have.  It’s my new “No rules, just fun” approach to documenting.  No more keeping track of week numbers and dates.  No more stressing over taking a bunch of pictures every week!  I am simply documenting the activities I want to.  Telling the stories that are important to me and my family.  And using the products that I am most excited about!  Here is my project for today using my new 9×12 album from A Beautiful Mess:

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I used the January 2017 Studio Calico Documentor Kit, and of course a bunch of goodies from the SMS shop!

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I cut an acetate sheet from Illustrated Faith down to 6×8 and punched holes in it so it would fit in my album.  I added the SC exclusive Jasmine Jones rubber “January” and I used some old Dear Lizzy Thickers from my stash to spell out “stories”.  I also added a gorgeous new Corky Flakes.  I used my sewing machine to adhere them.

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My husband and I went on a romantic mini break to Lake City and I printed out 14 pictures from that weekend at 3×3.  I cut a few of the Studio Calico cards from the Documentor Kit down to 3×3 also.  I added my hand written journalling on a piece of exclusive One Little Bird ephemera.

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I added some of the amazing new Strawberry Bubblegum sequin mix to one of the 3×3 pockets and sewed it shut with my sewing machine.

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I used a few tiny word stickers and the XO heart from the December Citrus Twist kit.  I stamped the date with my new Pebbles roller date stamper.  I had to retire my Becky Higgins one as it only went thru 2016!  I also added a few bits of wood veneer from Citrus Twist.

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I added another Corky Flake to a 3×3 pocket!  It is large enough and sturdy enough to just slip into the pocket.  No need to sew it shut!

I hope you have enjoyed my first project using this new form of documenting!  Look for more from me next!

Items I used from the shop:

Strawberry Bubblegum

Corky Flakes

EZ Runner Grand by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Pockets Of Your Life Week 44 with Sarah

Pockets Of Your Life

Hello, SMS fans!  It’s Sarah on the blog today and I am sharing come Project Life from last fall!  It is so nice to be done with my December Daily and now I can catch up on my weeks from last year!  I was so happy to get back into it!  Here is Week 44 of 2016:

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I used Maggie Holmes Gather and Fancy Pants Golden Days for this spread.

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I started with my title card to set the tone for the whole spread.  I chose the bird patterned paper from Gather and added a 3×6 strip of vellum and sewed it on with my sewing machine.  I added the “Wild” worth Thicker from the Page Evans Take Me Away Collection.  I embellished with a die cut left from Jen Hadfield Warn & Cozy and added a Cork Confetti Heart.

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I made a fun filler card using a piece of gold and cream specialty paper from Recollections.  I added a die cut flower and sewed it on with my sewing machine.  I added a few arrow Thickers.

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I made a 4×6 shaker element by filling a 4×6 Becky Higgins Fuse Brand flip pocket with Autumn Joy Sequin Mix and Gold Confetti Hearts.  I added the large “Lovely” Thicker and an epoxy sticker from Golden Days.

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I embellished these pictures with tiny word stickers from Gather and an acetate piece from Golden Days.

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I made a fun film strip 4×6 card and embellished it with ephemera from Gather, a word Thicker from Take Me Away and a Cork Confetti Heart.  I made a 3×4 filler card with another leaf from Warm & Cozy and more arrow Thicker.

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I added a boarder in gold thread with my sewing machine and an enamel sticker from Gather for the bird 3×4. I also gave it a good splatter of Heidi Shine in Gold.  I made a filler card with half of a 4″ White Lace Paper Doily and a flower paper ephemera from Golden Days.  I also added a couple of tiny word sticker and another Cork Confetti Heart.  I added an enamel leaf and the “Fun” word Thicker to the top 4×6 photo.  I embellished the entire spread with enamel dots and Kaisercraft gems.

I hope you have enjoyed my return to Project Life!  I have a lot of weeks to catch up on from 2016!  Look for more from me next week!

Items I used from the shop:

Autumn Joy Fall Sequins

EZ Runner Grand by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Cork Confetti Hearts

Lace Paper Doilies

Shake It Sunday Christmas Edition!!!

shake-it-up-scrapbooking

Merry Christmas, SMS fans!  It’s Sarah on the blog today and I am bringing you another installment of Shake It Sunday!  Today I will be sharing a December Daily page with you!  Here it is:dec-21

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I started with two pieces of American Crafts Textured white Cardstock.  I ran them thru my Silhouette to cut out two identical snowflakes about 6×6.  I then cut the papers down to about 8×8.5 and hole punched them so they would fit in my Doodlebug 8×8 album.

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I cut the branded edge off of an 8×8 page protector, filled it with the gorgeous Wedding Bells Sequin Mix and sewed it shut.  I then adhered my papers to each side of the protector and ran it thru my machine again.

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I created a paper cluster using ephemera from Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa to tuck behind my 3×4 photo. I also added half of a Mini Glassine Bag.  I embellished with a puffy snowman and some enamel dots and gems.  I tucked in an Always Aqua Heart Felt too!

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I used the back side of my page to add the journalling.  I was careful to cover up exactly the areas of the snowflake that the picture covered on the other side.  I typed my journalling on an exclusive Project Life card from the Document December Kit from Hip Kit Club.  I embellished this side in a very similar manner to the other side to ensure continuity.

I hope you have enjoyed my December Daily Day 21!  You can see the video here:

Items I used from the shop:

EZ Runner Grand by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Mini Glassine Bags | 50

American Crafts white textured cardstock

Always Aqua Heart Felties

Wedding Bells

 

 

 

Document December with Sarah

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Hello SMS fans!  It’s Sarah on the blog today and I am sharing my December 13th page in my Document December!  Here it is:

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I am using a Doodlebug Designs 8×8 album and I am doing a lot of pages not in page protectors!  For this page I used an exclusive paper from Hip Kit Club and a piece of vellum from my stash.   I started by trimming the 12×12 paper down to about 9×8.5.  Then I trimmed the 12×12 vellum down to 9×7.5 and added a line of machine stitching on the top and bottom.  I adhered my Christmas card down with my EZ Runner Grand.  The number 13 is from the DIY Shop.

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I used my Evolution Advanced to die cut a few snowflakes using my Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Snowflakes Dies.  I cut them out using American Crafts Textured White Cardstock.  I also cut a few out using an iridescent glitter cardstock.

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I tucked a Small Glassine Bag behind my card and inserted two different tags from the Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa collection after I did my journalling on them.  I added a rubber charm embellished paper clip also from Snow and Cocoa.

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I added the date using my Becky Higgins Roller Date Stamper and a label from Pretty Little Studio.  I then embellished the whole spread with Kaisercraft gems, Doodlebug enamel dots and sequins from Holiday Traditions, Wedding Bells and Pinky Pie Pinks!

I hope you have enjoyed my layout from my Document December!  Look for more from me on Christmas Day when I will have my latest installment of Shake It Sunday!

Items I used from the shop:

Pinky Pie Pinks Sequins

Wedding Bells

Holiday Traditions

EZ Runner Grand by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Small Glassine Bags | 50

Cardstock Shop