Loving Life by Evi

Hello scrappy friends!  Today I am playing with the Amore sequin set and playing with a few Shimmerz products from the shop.  I am scrapping an old photo of me in the city from my visit to see my sister last year.  I am actually flying there this weekend for my yearly visit.

I started out with mixing Pinkadelic Acri Tonez and Rhrasberry sorbert Paste-eez to get a darker tone of pink and used a floral stencil from Prima.  With the excess not used I brushed it onto a piece of scrap paper I decide to use on the layout as it progressed.

I then started pulling anything I had on my desk in pink and magenta including some amazing glitter paper to mat my photo.  Ribbing gray tones papers for added interest.  I used this black and white brushed like patterned paper from Dear Lizzy.

The chipboard pieces are from old Studio Calico collections and the clear stickers are MAMBI.  I layered the scrap paper I wiped off my extra product on as a point of interest.

For my last detail, I added sequins from the Amore pack, available in the shop.  If you make a purchase use code Evi15 for a discount.


Hello hello everyone!  I just love getting down on the ground to take photos of a subject up close.  As a photographer, this is one of the must do’s in order to capture that once in a life time master piece, well at least in my eyes, Lol.  So what I did was I got down on the ground for this photo of my granddaughter who decided to pose for me and I love it!  She was so good at it that I kept going later with other photos of her.  If you are a photographer or just like taking photos, whether is getting up high or down on the ground, taking the perfect photo is just something that only happens once in a life time, so cherish those photos that you take and when you look back you will probably ask yourself, ” How did I do that” and then comes the story.

Take a look at this layout, where I was able to use two different kinds of sequins, Pandora’s Ombre and Magical Day in the Park, both are from the Spiegelmom Scraps shop to highlight the colors in the papers and the outfit my granddaughter is wearing.

I used the Amy Tan “Oh Happy Day” collection and yes I still have a lot of it left.  I love it because of its colors. Here is a close up of the sequins Magical Day in the Park. These are my all time favorite sequins.

I also used the Pandora’s Ombre to put in the center of the die cut flowers.

I did the same for this flower, which is partly on the photo and sprinkled some at the top of the layout.  These sequins make the perfect center for a flower!

Then I used some of the wash tape that came with the collection and used it as a border edge around the white cardstock and some on the cardstock.

I just love how these sequins match the papers!  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to get to the Spiegelmom Scraps shop for your own goodies and you can use the code Felicia15 to receive a 15% discount on your oder!  Have a wonderful day everyone!


What About Wednesday: Watercolor Mixed Media



Aloha!!! I am loving the bright colors in many of the collections coming out this spring. the pastel and vibrant colors make me happy and ready for the warmer weather and longer days.

This week I really wanted to play around with the colors I have been inspired by. I started off with some white cardstock and some watercolors. There is just something about playing with paint and stencils that really help get my creative juices flowing.

Because I was using watercolor I used some clear gesso on the cardstock. I really like the way the paint flows on a gesso’d background better. I love the way the two colors mix and pool to form different colors, and darker or lighter colors depending on how the paint lays on the background.

I used the watercolor area as my focus area for behind on my photo. I almost wanted the watercolor to become part of the layering process.

After the watercolor dried, I used one of my favorite stencils from Amy Tangerine. It is a small 3X4 size stencil with triangles on it. I took a dark black pen and used it to outline around the triangles and draw lines inside the triangles to create a fun triangle. I used the stencil in many different areas across my white cardstock. I really wanted the pop of black on the white and colors.

I matted the white cardstock with a fun and funky triangle patterned paper from the Paige Evans Oh My Heart Collection.

This collection matches the attitude and feel for the picture that I wanted to scrap. A picture of my daughter, Cayden with a very high ponytail. I remember when I took that photo, too. She was really excited about having a really cool hairstyle and ponytail. She wanted it as high up as I could put it. Even though I didn’t understand why, I couldn’t help but help her. She always get so giddy about looking hip and in style, even if her fashion choices are ones I don’t understand. Maybe it’s part of being a mom, not understanding the choices but enjoying the experience and the smiles. My daughter looks so cute and I am glad to capture these moments of her and her personality.

On my photo I added a chipboard triangle patterned frame. I love how the triangles on the frame are colored and the background paper is mostly black and white. In the corner of the frame I added a big die cut piece.

Behind my photo I layered thin strips of patterned paper and a white doily.


Around my photo I added some more chipboard pieces and a big cork ampersand.

With the title, layers of paper, ampersand and A Mermaid’s Tale Sequin mix I love the way everything looks layered and peeks out from around the photo.

Another fun thing I decided to do to make this layout different, was alter some feltie hearts. I wanted to add some elements that were already on my layout like the mini staples I added to the bottom corner when I matted with patterned paper.

I took the larger navy, white and yellow feltie hearts and cut some of them in half. I layered the cut heart on top of the uncut heart. I then added two tiny staples on the edge of the cut heart. They look super cute, just like Cayden.

I added these feltie hearts throughout the layout. At the top of my layout I added some more strips of paper and some more sequins.

It really adds an unique embellishment and keeps it feeling fresh, just like Cayden’s top know hair style.


I love adding techniques like watercolor to make my layouts unique. It’s a way to be creative an make it me on a page. I use it to help tell my story. I hope you are inspired to use techniques and papers and embellishments to inspire you to tell your story. Use it to have fun on your layouts.


Here is one final look at my layout.

Have a great week!! I hope I see you around the Facebook group and the community sharing the projects and layouts using the SpiegelMom Scraps products you have bought.


Shine Bright 8.5×11 layout with Sarah!

Hello SMS fans!  It’s Sarah on the blog today with a super fun 8.5×11 layout to share with you!  I was feeling very inspired by the new Rockin’ Pink Ombre Sequin Mix, so I grabbed a bunch of Crate Paper Cute Girl and some goodies from the SMS shop, and got started!  Here it is:

I started with a 12×12 piece of American Crafts Textured White Card Stock and cut it down to 8.5×11.  I also used a piece to cut out a Lightbulb Silhouette Cut File from Hip Kit Club.

I did some packaging technique using some Shimmerz Spritz’s in Cotton Candy and I did a few splatters in Well Blue Me Down.  I also added a few big splatters of Heidi Shine in Gold.

I backed the Lightbulb Cut File with a bit of vellum and filled it with some of the Rockin’ Pink Ombre Sequin Mix.  I also glued a few of the individual sequins from the mix on the outside of the lightbulb for extra sparkle!  I layered a White Lace Paper Doily and a Small Glassine Bag behind my photo, alternating them with layers of patterned paper.  I used my EZ Runner Grand to adhere the layers together.

I cut the ‘sun’ part off of the ‘sunshine’ word Thicker from the Page Evans Take Me Away collection and used it as my title.  I also grabbed some old black and white chipboard Thickers from the Saturday collection from Dear Lizzy.

I added a ton of embellishments and a couple of Hot Pink Heart Felties around my photo.  I included a wood veneer ice cream cone and a few tiny word stickers too!

Finally, I added a few puffy stars, metallic stars and a few enamel dots from my stash.  I typed out my journalling on my WRMK Typewriter and glued it down with some Tombo Mono Aqua Glue.

I hope you have enjoyed my quick and fun layout today!  Look for more from me next week on the blog!

Items I used from the SMS shop:

Hot Pink Heart Felties

Rockin Pink Ombre

Lace Paper Doilies

Small Glassine Bags | 50

American Crafts white textured cardstock

EZ Runner Grand by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

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Magical – A Whimsical Layout

Hello and Welcome! This is my attempt at a “Make it Yours” Monday. I’m not so great at the themes. But this project just so happens to fit perfectly because I scraplifted a combination of an old project by me, here + some inspiration by Suse Fish.

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I started with a white cardstock background, used washi tape as a vertical barrier, and painted thick horizontal stripes using “In the Navy” Acri-Tonez by Shimmerz from the shop. In case you’re in need of a technique for these magical paints – here you go. Make a simple striped background and you’ll be very happy with the results 😉

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I chose to use gold polka-dot patterned vellum over the non-stripe side of the cardstock. I love the shine it adds. I used Indigo Hills by Pinkfresh Studio patterned paper to cover the seam between the paint and the vellum.

On this layout I used embellishments from that same Pinkfresh Studio collection, Crate Paper Gather, and flair from Accent Scrapbooking. 

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All of these products pair so well with the Pandora’s Ombre sequin mix. But I also debated on using this one too.

So, my challenge to you: Pick an Acri-Tonez and paint a bold background. Happy crafting!


Scraplift Sunday with a Twist

Hello scrappy friends!! This is Megan and I have a couple fun cards to share with you today. I’m not a huge card maker, but sometimes I’ll make a few at a time, so I thought it would be fun to pull out an oldish Close to my Heart catalog and find a couple cards I liked.

Here’s a photo of the one I decided to lift:

and then I got the idea to emboss my base from this one:


Here are my cute cards that I made with the inspiration from CTMH. I love them both!

I know that Father’s Day is far away, but I thought this card was super cute and my husband would like it so that’s why I went with this stamp. For the base of both cards I used the American Crafts Textured Cardstock.

I used these I Cork U hearts from the shop along with the Amy’s Sprinkles sequin mix.

You can also find the Large Shipping Tag in the shop as well as the new Shimmerz Paints Acritonez, I used Jiven Jade.

For this second card I decided I wanted to make it totally different than the inspiration from the CTMH catalog. I loved the idea of using the embossing folder. This is a cloud one I bought from Stampin’ Up. I wanted to paint the embossed card and created kind of a resist image, but the Acritones I used, dried too fast. But, I really love how it turned out!

I really love these cute Cloudy Days felites!! I think they’re one of my favorite products in the shop!!

I also used the Plum Dreamsicle sequin mix and a Close to my Heart stamp.

I hope you enjoyed seeing these cute cards!! I have a process videos that I will post below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you have a great Sunday!!






Cutting Up A Cut File!

Hey chaps, Laura here today.  I usually cut a few bits on my Silhouette Cameo when I have it out.  This means some cuts don’t get used right away, and sometimes the edges end up damaged.  Rather than through this large background piece away I decided to cut it apart, discard the damaged bits and keep the good bits!

I backed a few of the petal sections with the gorgeous blue roses paper from Maggie Holmes’ Chasing Dreams.  I adore this pattern and colour and I’m using it really sparingly!

Incidentally, it is a perfect match for Pandora’s Ombre sequin mix.

I filled a glassine bag with some Pandora’s Ombre and got a little sad that I had used nearly all of my supply.  I emptied about half out and threw in some tiny cheap white sequins that have been in my stash for nearly a decade!  I don’t use them as they are not perfect but behind glassine you can’t tell.

I then used the left over Pandora’s Ombre sequins to embellish the page.

Before adhering my cut file down I used watercolour and the packaging technique to add some blue to my background.  I also added foam adhesive to the back of the cut files for added dimension and cast shadows.

Thanks for looking!