Tuesday’s Talent with Kelly

Hello friends! I hope that you are having a fantastic week. Today I am sharing a layout and process video in which my focus is on using Shimmerz Paste-eez Salt of the Earth, and Black Tie Event sequins. Unfortunately the Black Tie Event sequins have sold out, but I’m pretty sure that Moonshine Delight and Crushin’ on Purple will work as well if you’d like to replicate the sequins that I used for this project.

I used several Felicity Jane kits for the papers and embellishments for this layout. Once I settled on the color scheme, the layout came together fairly quickly.  Adhering a few sequins down the edge of my photo is one of my favorite go-to techniques when it comes to sequins. It doesn’t take a lot to make a big impact on your page.

If you have never tried modeling paste through stencils, this is the perfect one to purchase. The texture of white on white amazing, especially in person. For this layout I chose to use a geometric stencil because I felt like the graphic nature of the triangles worked well with the dots and lines on the patterned papers.

Adhering the tiny stars was easier than I thought, and I found that using Scotch Tacky Adhesive worked well. It dries clear which is a huge plus.  I love the combination of the silver stars and the holographic sequins. They are so versatile and can be used for so many different projects.

Thanks so much for joining me today, and I hope that you have a great week!

Dancing Leaves with Ali

Hiya friends! Hope you are having a fabulous Sunday! Today I am sharing a TN spread!

I am so excited about getting into the Traveler’s Notebook craze, I am so addicted already. My scrapbook layouts are often about my kids or our lives, but I have decided to make my TN about me, my thoughts, and how I am feeling. Like a journal, of sorts.

I created this spread with a photo of the shadows the leaves left on the sidewalk.

My main focus was on the journaling, especially because the photo was a little…blah. But I knew what I wanted to say went with the photo. Being a mom has me frazzled most days. I am always (over)thinking about the things that need to be done, how much time I have to do everything, and often there is little time for reflection. I forget to slow down. It isn’t until I am scrapping an older photo of my kids and I realize how fast time is flying by…my journaling reflects my heart’s desire to treasure each moment, even tiny moments, like watching shadows dance on the ground.

I added an embossed heart stamp to the photo just to cheer it up a bit. Some scraps from Pink Paislee and Pinkfresh Studio and some rose gold (obsessed) washi tape and my spread was almost good to go. The Peachy Keeny sequins were the perfect finishing touch. I love the tiny flower sequins, they make a big impact in such a tiny way! Plus, the grey and clear add bling while meshing well with just about any project! Love!!

  

Have you jumped on the TN train? I would love to see them! As always, don’t forget to add the sequins!

Scrappy Friday – Hello Fall

Hello Creatives,

Did I tell you my favorite season is fall?  That’s why I thought it deserved a whole page, just to welcome it!

For this page, I used the Try it Out Free Cut File. Then I created backgrounds, some of them filled with the  Salt of the Earth sequins.

I also used the Hello Fall word from the Lovely Leaves Free Cut File, then I splattered some inks and stamps.

I also thought the veneer leaves and the I Love Fall from my stash would perfectly fit in my layout.

What do YOU think?

See you next week for a next Scrappy Friday where you’ll discover why I love autumn so much!

Till then, have fun creating!

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Creative Cards with Karla – Autumn Blessings!

Hi friends! Karla here with a lovely Fall card ready to give out for Thanksgiving! Here in Canada it falls on this Monday coming. Seriously, I don’t know how all my US friends can wait till November 😉 We are having friends and family over on Sunday for a big turkey dinner and I definitely wanted to get some cards ready to give out. Fall is my favourite time of year, and I am really loving the Echo Park ‘A Perfect Autumn’ papers. I grabbed some of the new Peachy Keeny and Morning Glow sequin mixes to add shiny sequiny goodness! Those tiny peach flowers are so adorable!!

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I combined the pretty pumpkin digi stamps from Craftin’ Desert Divas, printed on kraft cardstock, with a sentiment stamp from Pretty Cute Stamps and some pretty scrolls from Pink & Main stamped with Distress Oxide Ink. A Spellbinders diecut created a pretty panel for my focal image.

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Inside, I used a couple stamps from a wonderful Pink & Main stamp set – Thankful. I love the Autumn Blessings sentiment!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you a crafty, sparkly week ahead!

Tuesday’s Talent with Kelly Barron

Hello Sparklers! I’m Kelly Barron, and I’m the guest designer for the month of October. Today I’m sharing with you the first layout that I created this month featuring the Sweet Summer Vibes sequin pack and the Summer Lights collection by Pink Paislee. I used a free cut file from the Paper Issues store and backed it with patterned paper, and then machine stitched around the heart in silver thread.

The sequins in this pack are gorgeous and perfect for this collection. I chose to make a sequin frame around my photo which really plays up on the title “Electric Love”. There are several different ways that I have adhered sequins to my layouts. For the frame I adhered red line tape around the edges of the photo, and then pressed the sequins down onto the adhesive. This works amazingly well for flat sequins, and it made adhering them down so easy.

The smile emoji was punched out from the specialty paper in the collection. I’m always on the lookout for these types of papers because they really do help stretch your collection with ephemera.

I have included a link to my process video if you’d like to see how this layout came together. Thanks so much for joining me today, and I hope that you have a great day!

 

Make It Yours Monday~ Jumping with Joy!

Happy Fall Y’all!!!! Thanks for joining me for another Make It Yours Monday here on the SpiegelMom Scraps blog! This months theme is Fall and I. LOVE. Fall. so I’m super excited!!

When I think of fall, the first thing that comes to mind is layers and leaves, so I combined the two for my layout today!  

The base of my page is a vanilla colored cardstock, trimmed down to 11 3/4 x 11 3/4. I splattered 3 different Shimmerz Vibez, Razzledazzle Berry, Sunset Strip & Quit Yer Wine- n .  Next, I chose 3 pattern papers from Echo Parks The Perfect Fall and layered them in thin strips at the top of my page. At the bottom, I went a little wider with the strips. 

My Photos are matted with 2 colors found in the pattern papers, a mustard and teal. I felt they really made the colors of the photos really stand out. The next element I added was the Natural Burlap string. I created the leaves using newest cut files in the shop, Lovely Leaves. After adding some details to them using embossing powder, I attached them to the string along the right side of the page using my tiny attacher and then placed the photos, nestling them into the leaves and each other. Extra leaves were scattered around the page, tucking some under the photos! 

Next, I added my title, Jumping with Joy, spreading it across the top and bottom of the photos using 2 different fonts. I pulled out the Aquarius sequin mix and just LOVE how well it complimented the fall feel of my layout! I sprinkled them around the page to add a pop of color, sparkle and an added texture.

The finishing touches were matting the entire layout on a dark brown cardstock and a doodle boarder. Adding some journaling under the photos and I was done! I love how rich, warm and layered this page feels!!! 

I hope you enjoyed my take on the fall theme and will stop by the shop to check out some of these fun products I used to create it! When you make a purchase, dont forget

Oh My Gourd!

Hey y’all, Ali here! Okay…did October sneak up on anyone else? Wow! Here it is! Everyone’s favorite time of the year. I have a layout today all about one of my favorite fall things…gourds! This month all of the Sparklers are documenting about leaves and fall and all of our favorites! Hope you will keep coming by to check it out!

We always go to a nearby farm for the fall events. One of my favorites is the archways with hanging gourds (this is a fave and a fear, I am always terrified one may just drop on my head at any moment! HA!). I love fall colors, and I also love how some lines are using non traditional colors, like teals to document fall. That is where I based this layout. I used Echo Park’s collection, Fall is in the Air, because it has some fun blues! So I also really wanted a good excuse to use the Aquarius sequins, which have become a fast favorite! I love the blues and the pops of orange from those tiny little flowers! I also added in some Just Beachin’ It sequins, because those browns and greens were perfection for this photo!

As much as I love this season, it is really busy -with school starting and activities! It can be hectic. For me, scrapping is therapy. Whether I get to sit and glue for hours, or just ten minutes, I need that time. I loved creating this layout, because it was quick and fun! A couple of watercolor splatters and some layering behind my photo. I think the sequins pull it all together, like scattered leaves across the layout! What are some of your favorite ways to document fall?

Don’t forget the sequins!