Hello my awesome creative friends!!! I’m super excited to be on the blog today sharing more free SMS Cut Files & this layout! I started this WEEKS ago and finally finished it last weekend while I was supposed to be looking in the basement freezer for dinner🤣!!! I have a feeling you can relate… someone?? Anyway, a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do sometimes, right?! I just love how it turned out!
To start this layout, I prepped the Dear Lizzy raindrop paper with some clear gesso. I knew I wasn’t going to use a lot of Shimmerz on this layout but I still wanted the ability to blend the colors and use the packaging technique. If I wouldn’t have used the clear gesso the spray would’ve of soaked right into the pattern paper, not giving me any flexibility to move the color around. Just a little tip for ya! The Shimmerz I used were Vibez Blue Jeans, Spritz Ruby & Coloringz Night Moves.
A while back I asked DT Sparkler Sheryl to design some cut files for the shop & I absolutely adore what she created!!! The first one I cut on my Silhouette Cameo was this super cute umbrella one. Those adorable little umbrellas are perfect for backing with patterned papers, making sequin shakers or leaving as is. I decided to make little sequin shakers and back them with patterned papers! Here are some close ups pics!
I’ve used a lot of products from my stash to create this, along with some new goodies too! The background paper is from Dear Lizzy for American Crafts and the super cute flair are The Crafty Pockets!!
Now unlike DT Sparkler Mary, this girl doesn’t “hoard wood veneer like a banshee!” Really Mary lol! If you don’t have a clue what I’m talking about you’ll NEED to check out Mary’s video on the SMS YouTube!! Hilarious & a super awesome layout!! I digress… I used several little wood veneer geo tags from my stash along with some adorable little hearts. I also sprinkled a bunch of sequins from On Pointe!! Love this mix!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Be sure to check out the Scrap Shop, as there are over 20 new sequin mixes PLUS a whole section of Last Chance Goodies!!
Happy November everyone! Jody here on the blog today and I could not be more excited, again, and to introduce a ton more new sequins!! This month I’m releasing 21 new sequin mixes, designed especially at the request of some of my Sparklers, you and inspired by so much going on in the beautiful paper crafting world. As always, all the sequin mixes are hand mixed by yours truly and are in very limited quantities!! Grab ‘em while you can!!
We have some extra special sequin mixes inspired by my oldest daughter Sari. She asked me a few months to go if I would make some Harry Potter themed mixes and I absolutely loved her idea. So this month you will see three mixes inspired by the iconic book series called I Solemnly Swear, Cunning One, and The Sorting Hat. My Gryffindor and Slytherin friends will certainly enjoy these mixes!
Also happening this month we will have guest designer Rachel Lowe on the blog starting next Tuesday, and on all the Tuesdays throughout the month. I’m so excited to have her as Tuesdays Talent and I know you’re going to absolutely love her projects. Huge thank you to Rachel for joining us this month!
To wrap up today’s post make sure you stop by the Scrap Shop and scoop up some of your favorite mixes! Also be sure to visit the mixed media shop, A Lil’ Shimmer Shop, and pick up lots of Simmerz products that are deeply discounted to make room for more new stuff coming soon!
Thanks so much for being here! Now go shop & be creative!!
Hello and welcome to this month’s Sparklers Design Team sequin release blog hop! Whew, that was kind of a mouth full! I’m extra excited this month because DT Sparkler Lisa Kingston had a beautiful vision, and that was to create some sequin mixes inspired by some of her favorite artwork! So naturally I said, “Go for it!” I must say, she’s done a fabulous job on these mixes, which are shown below my layout 🙂
Here’s my layout created with some of my favorite American Crafts cardstock, a stunning copper embossed floral paper from an American Crafts collection, Shimelle phrase thickers (hello and lovely),Shimmerz Quit Yer Winen’, and the fabulous new On Pointe sequin mix (only I picked out all the little metallic copper ones!!) I did a ton of fussy cutting for this, obviously. I cut out every flower from that stunning coppery embossed paper and it was SSSOOO worth it! I did some light mixed media work on the background, using the muted purplish Shimmerz Quite Yer Winen‘. I added some dark purplish tread in a few spots and called it good! I also used the sketch below by Stuck Sketches?! as my jumping point!! I love the diagonal design.
Below are the pieces of artwork which inspired Lisa to choose the sequin colors . All of this month’s sequins are above and the inspiration pairings are just below!
Now here’s you Sparklers Design Team line up for this hop!
Now off you go to check out the DT’s fabulous projects!! The blog hop is open through Saturday night and after that I’ll pick a random winner from the comments on the blogs. The winner will get all the new September sequins!!!
Thank so much for being here! Hop on over to Sara, who also has Raquel as a her guest!
And by the way, I heard my YouTube squad might have a playlist for ya!! You can that out here.
Good afternoon everyone, it’s Sarah here today!! As you know were scraplifting the amazing Jen Schow this week! I chose this layout of hers.
I started by choosing my photos. These are my boys a few years ago fishing with there papa. They had a blast and have loved it ever since! I wanted a lighter background then Jen had chosen, so I went through and found this cloud paper and then dipped into my Pretty Little Studio stash and grabbed Lets Go. I loved that the colors went well together and that there were nice pops of yellow.
I pulled out the paper with the diagonal strip and used it as my base for my pictures and journaling cards. I matted my pictures and journaling cards onAmerican Crafts white cardstock. I did this 1st and made sure I had my pics and cards where I wanted them, then matted them onto the diagonal patterned paper.
I added my journaling to the bottom right jounaling card after playing with my type writer. I know Jen had had journaling on bother her cards, but I just added mine to one. Along with a label sticker and a little punched out circle that said, you are awesome. I also added a flair button up in the center like she did too.
I moved up the right side of the pictures and added a tab, along with a few little labels.
Moving to the top of my layout to add a title like Jen had. I pulled out the last of my feltie clouds. I loved that they went perfect with the cloud paper. I know Jen used them too, But I really just love them! I pulled a white tag with a light blue grid and added it to the top, added a label and a word sticker into the center of that that says, this moment. I added my clouds across the top and started playing with my Ferris Wheel sequins. The sides and shades of blue in these sequins are just fantastic!! One of my favorite right now!! After playing with my pretties for a while, I finished off my layout by adding my title, Lip Rippin’. lol
This month has been a blast for me! I really enjoyed scraplifting all these amazing ladies!! All were so intimidating but oh so fun! I hope you enjoyed my scraplift of Jen!
Hello everyone!! This week we are scraplifting Shimelle and I’m here to share with you what layout of hers I chose to use and my scraplift of it.
Here’s the layout I created!
I pulled out a past scrapbook kit from The Fairytale club and decided to use it for this scraplift, I thought it went well with my photos that I had decided to use. Now thats the 1st thing I changed about this layout, I used 2 photos instead of one and I know Shimelle likes to scrap her photos in color, but I dont always like doing that. So I decided to use snapchat photos of me and my girls, using a filter that added cute little pink flowers to our heads.
I started with the background, I chose one of the papers that was just black and white and pulled out my watercolors and went to painting the flowers. I cut that down and added it to the bottom of the layout where she had the bold chevron paper. And instead of another patterned paper I pulled out some of the pretty purple washi tape I had got from the Spieglemomscraps shop and did three different lines of it to make the seperation and a bigger pop of color.
I added some layers behind my photos, I didnt add as many layers as Shimelle, I added some of mine in with different embellishments and fussy cut elements.
I moved to the lower right corner of the layout to start the cluster there and decided to use that cute Hi tag instead of journaling. There wasnt much to journal about here really, thats why I chose to use the tag. We have tons of snapchat pics and there just us messing around and having fun. I added in the heart, a documented sticker and a few other pieces and them moved back to the title.
I knew I wanted my title to be a bit longer like Shimelles is, so I pulled out one of my scripty font alphas and a large cork ampersands from the shop and added my title.
To finish everything off I pulled out my beautiful sequin packs, Ferris Wheel, Steal My Heart and Sparkle Power. I feel like these add everything the layout needs! The teals and blues from Ferris wheel are just beautiful along with the textures on them! And the little gold stars from Steal my heart are a nice pop of gold along with the pretty pink in white! All of them are so gorgeous!
Welcome to the party friends!!!! Check out all the A-list creatives on the 2017-2018 Sparklers Design Team!! This year we have three media teams: the Blog Squad, the YouTube Squad & the Insta Squad!! Each of these teams will be bringing you diverse, non-stop inspiration on all of your favorite creative platforms. We are all very excited about the new focus on IG this year and will be having new exciting content there about 3 times a day!! Tons of creative eye candy all over your social media apps. Creativity all ways & all days!
We are going to jump right in to today’s line up & the new goodies in the shop today! This month, I’m giving away a $20 shop credit to only randomly chosen blog commenter!!! The comments will be open through May 6th at midnight.
Here today’s line up! There’s one Sparkler, Raquel Anderson, who can’t join us today because she’s in the middle of moving! You’ll see lots of her on IG!
Hello, hello my creative friends! Jody here today with a very bittersweet post. At the end of this month, I’m saying goodbye to some fabulous Sparklers Design Team members. Thank you ladies for sharing your creativity, your time and talents with SpiegelMom Scraps!! I’ve appreciated each of you so VERY MUCH!! SMS fans, be sure to keep following these awesome ladies as they continue on in their creativity! Sarah, Beth, Evi, Megan and Felicia you were all amazing to work with!! Thank you 100 times!!!
Even though the end of April is a bit sad for me, I’m also really excited to give you a peek at the May 1st sequin releases and a preview of the 2017-2018 Sparklers Design Team! These are some of the most talented ladies in the paper crafting industry and I couldn’t be more honored that they’re a part of my team this year. You’ll see some familiar faces returning to the team and some awesome newbies too! On May 1st during our first team blog hop, you’ll get to know each of the 2017-2018 Sparklers as well as seeing some of their fantastic creativity. In case you missed the announcement on Instagram here is this year’s new team!!
And now for a special looks at MOST of the new sequins coming to the shop on May 1st! There will be a few surprises along with three new cork releases!!!
Here are just some of the collections these new sequin blends coordinate with!
Shimelle Little by Little
Simple Stories Faith & Emoji Love
Echo Park Paper Go See Explore
Paige Evans Oh My Heart
Crate Paper Oasis
Once again, mark your planners for May 1st so you don’t miss the full reveal! In the mean time, please enjoy the last few posts in April! I know I will!