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Make It Yours Monday~ Welcome Little One

Hello scrappy friends! Thanks for joining me for another Make It Yours Monday. This month, our theme has been circles and sketches, and this weeks sketch is SO fun and different!!!

To begin my layout, I trimmed down my white cardstock 1/4″ all around. Then, using the packaging technique, applied a light pink Shimmerz to the lower right corner of the page. This created a messy but fun area that my photo will sit in later on. Next, using a dinner plate from my kitchen, I traced 4 circles, making sure to overlap and off set them as a guide for my stitching. I took the page to my sewing machine and stitched over the lines (not very well!!!) using 4 colors of thread (navy, pink, teal and purple) that worked with the colors I’m using on the rest of the page.

After the circles were stitched, I began to work with my photo. I chose to mat my picture with a soft lilac and polka dot paper, then, to make it stand out, a slightly darker purple shade of cardstock. I added some foam tape to the back to make it stand out just a bit more and adhered it to the layout on the bottom right corner, slightly crooked, trying to follow the lines of the circle. 

Instead of circles around the photo, I opted to go with hearts. Using my heart punches in various sized, I punched them from different pieces of pattern papers coordinating with the colors I had in the thread. I arranged them in a curve both above and below the photo, keeping the circle vibe going. To mimic the dotted circles on the sketch, I added some more hearts punched from vellum. 

To bring in some more color and a dose of sparkle, I used the new Unicorns & Rainbows sequin mix, which also inspired my entire color pallet for this page. Going around the circle, I added these beautiful sequins all around the page, as well as by the title, that I added to the inner most circle, again, following the curve. 

To finish my page, I matted the entire layout on a deep purple cardstock and stitched around the edges. A date stamps and extra splatters were the final touch. 

I hope you enjoyed todays layout and will use this sketch as well! When your done, be sure to share it in the Spiegelmom Scraps Facebook group, 15 Minutes to Scrap with Spiegelmom Scraps!!!! AND, be sure to stop by the shop and grab some of the GREAT products used here, and make sure you 

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Another Fabulous Sketch!

Happy Sunday y’all! It’s Ali again 🙂 The Sparklers are working with another amazing sketch this week,  and it is designed by our very own, Laura!

I was so inspired by the circles this week, these clusters instantly made me think of a cute photo I snapped one day at a restaurant with my son. We had ordered a virgin margarita to share, and the server was super confused…”isn’t that just lime juice?” he was baffled. But my son and I absolutely love lime juice! So those circles quickly became limes on my layout!

I started by water coloring the limes, which was a bit labor intensive, but well worth it in the long run! Then I added the details of the larger circles with a black pen. When that was finished I added a bit of stamping here and there, my title, and the small amount of journaling. I wanted to keep the rest of the layout pretty simple, so I just layered a but under my photo and added some vellum leaves here and there. Then onto the fun part!

Adding sequins was so simple with the stamping clusters I already created, I knew exactly where to scatter them. The Cunning Ones mix was beyond perfect for my limey layout, the green and black combo, with a pop of silver, who could ask for more? I feel like these sequins did their job…they tied the entire layout together and I could not be any happier about how this turned out!

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Scrappy Saturday-Love this guy

Good morning everyone!! Sarah here this morning to share a new layout with you. Y’all have probably already seen this sketch but thought I’d share it again to show you what I got my inspiration from.

I loved this sketch as soon as I saw it!! I started with a sheet of white cardstock, I lightly drew on a circle and grabbed Aint life Grand from my stash and started to punch out different sized circles.

I laid the circles I punched out around the circle I had drawn on, but wanted more circles, so I grabbed the circle stickers and die cuts from this collection and layered them in with the other circles. When I had them all where I wanted them I ran my page threw my sewing machine.

Once I had my circles stitched down and a few messy circles sewn, I grabbed my photo and added a few paper layers behind it. I messed up the edges some and then popped it all up on 3D foam, added a xoxoxo tab and stuck it down. I grabbed some word stickers from my stash and added them above and below my photo and moved onto adding my sequins!

To finish my layout, I reached into my lovely basket of sequin packets and grabbed out Puppy Dog Tails and Hustle Bustle. The colors were perfect, so I started to add them around my sewn circles.  I loved the shine it added to my layout and the color pops it added to the top of my layout too! I decided to add a navy polkadot paper as a boarder around my whole layout and added a little Heidi Swapp gold color shine splatters and was done!

Thanks so much for checking out my layout and make sure to check out what all the other Sparklers make too!! Head over to the shop and check out all the new sequins too!!

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Scrappy Friday – Embrace Today

Hello,

Here I am with a new Scrappy Friday, creating along with a sketch by Laura Rumble.

The problem with Laura is that she masters sewing so well it undoubtedly inspires her to create her sketches. The problem with me is that I haven’t got a clue on how to sew, so I have to use a lot of imagination to do it differently. LOL! Here is my page:

I used a picture taken by my daughter Maëlle (14yo) when we were in Ireland 2 weeks ago. See how she perfectly managed to capture both Pierre’s movement and the ricochets on the surface of the water. Pure art, don’t you think?

As far as I’m concerned, I printed this pic’ in black and white and decided to associate it with one of my favourite scrap color : Orange. Then, I used various circle stamps as well as some cork embellishments along with the now famous Puppy Dog Tails sequins (and officially my favourites!)

See you next week for a brand new Scrappy Friday!

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Christine

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Scrapbooking with Karla – First Day Layout!

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Hi friends! Karla back today to share a First Day of Kindergarten layout with you using two of the fabulous new SpiegelMom Scraps sequin mixes –  I Solemnly Swear and Blue Moon! The woodgrain sequins in the Blue Moon mix are so amazing!! I’m using one of the new FREE SMS cutfiles, which was perfect for this layout combined with the Simple Stories school papers. It’s so hard to believe my baby is already in school, but she loves it so much that I can’t really be sad…

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You can see the detail of those gorgeous woodgrain sequins and how lovely they look combined with the amazing colours in the I Solemnly Swear mix! I used this week’s circle sketch since November is all about circles here on the blog (see below), and I drew on some stitching lines with a fine black marker by tracing a large round circle die. The smaller diecut circles using a Kaisercraft Nesting Circle Die set (on sale in the SMS shop!!) continue the stitched theme.

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I love the colours in this Simple Stories school collection, which matched the sequins so well! Those cork letters are just great!

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Here’s a look at those gorgeous sequin mixes – I Solemnly Swear and Blue Moon!

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Here’s a look at the great sketch I’m using –

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful week and weekend ahead!

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Be Remarkable – Rachel Lowe

Hello scrappy people!

Today I have another guest design team layout for Speigelmom Scraps.

I am so in love with the new Glitter Girl collection by Shimelle and it was like the Speigelmom Scrap sequins You Are My Sunshine were made to coordinate with this collection.

I firstly cut some simple single daisy flowers and attached randomly over my background paper going for white on white, which is all about adding texture.

I then chose the bright floral and pink polka dot papers to keep it fun and bright.

I then created a embellishment feature and added the You Are My Sunshine sequin mix around it.

I have layered and used foam tape on some of the elements. I then finished off with some machine sewing.

My title ‘Be Remarkable’ is a cut file. I made this into another cluster feature by adding the die cut girl and finishing off with adding some more of the You Are My Sunshine sequin mix.

I have ensured my sequins are all flowing in the same direction as it draws your eye to one feature to another.

I think the sequins really give this layout sparkle and shine!

Thank you for stopping by today and I will be back next week at Spiegelmom Scraps with one final guest designer share and it will be all about a boy!

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xXx

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Make It Yours Monday~ He brings us joy…

Hello everyone and welcome back for another Make it Yours Monday. This week, the Sparklers are scraplifting our talented Guest Designer for the month, Rachel Lowe. I just love her style and was excited to take this layout on…

For my take on this layout, I chose to feature a photo of our puppy, Charger, and the Rover paper collection. Using a 4″ strip of pattern paper, I created the top section of my page and used a boarder sticker to seperate the pattern paper and white cardstock I am using as my base. Using Night Moves Coloringz, I did my splattering now, instead of at the end.  Moving to my photo, I chose a subtle pattern paper to mat my photo and using foam tape, added it to the center of my page. 

For the embellishments, I chose some of the stickers from the collection sheet, wood veneers and some word sticker and created a cascade from the left to right of the page. My sparkle and shimmer come from the NEW I Solemnly Swear and The Sorting Hat mixes. I chose to use reds, blues, and yellows to tie in the colors in the pattern paper at the top of the page. 

The finishing touches were to ink the edge of my white cardstock and add the title, He brings us joy, to the right of my photo, before mating the entire layout on a piece of dark brown cardstock. Some more sequins around the title and this page was finished. I LOVE the simplistic but fun feel of this page!!!  Use code Lisa15 to save 15% when you check out the shop for some of these fun products, and give a simple layout a try! Post it in our Facebook group, 15 minutes to scrap with Spiegelmom Scraps, so we can see what your creating. Have a crafty day!! xo No automatic alt text available.

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Brand New Sketch Challenge!

Welcome to the first of what I hope will be many sketch challenges with SpiegelMom Scraps! Each month, on the 15th of the month, I will share with you a fresh, new sketch. You will have until the 14th of the following month to play along and share your projects with us. You can do so via the Linky that Jody will put on the sidebar, in the titled folder over at 15 Minutes 2 Scrap with SpiegelMom Scraps or on Instagram using the hashtag #SMSNov2017Sketch, with the appropriate month and year inserted. The winner (one random selected participant) will be posted on the 15th as I share with you the next sketch for the next challenge. The prize up for grabs, thank you Jody, is a $10 credit to spend on whatever your heart desires from the SpiegelMom Scraps store!

So, without further ado, this month’s sketch;

Here’s my take on the sketch;

 

I used one the new November release mixes, “Happy, Happy Winter” on this layout. I foresee MANY a Christmas/Winter layout or shaker pocket in my December Daily featuring this and “Oh What Fun!”. And the new wood grain sequins’?! Oh my! Really, if you haven’t ooohed and aaaaahed yet, you must go and pay the shop a visit! I promise, you won’t be disappointed! AND, you could win money to pay for those goodies by participating in the sketch challenge!

I can’t wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping in today!

Suzanna

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Scrappy Saturday- Panda Boy

Good morning everyone!! Sarah here this morning sharing another layout based on this fun sketch!

I pulled out some Pink Paislee goodies from my stash and a goofy picture of one of my boys.

I loved the circles on the sketch, so the first thing I did on my layout was run my cardstock through my sewing machine with black thread. I sewed on a few messy circles and went to matting my photo.

I already knew what sequins I wanted to use and they went great with the paper collection I chose, so I decided to layer red, which I used a punch on and then added a layer of yellow behind it too. After I put my photo where I wanted it, I pulled out the washi, it was grey with some cute glasses on them and I thought since the picture of my son had cute little glasses that they would go great together! So I added that under the bottom of the layers.

I already knew what sequins I wanted to use, I Solemnly Swear, one of the new collections and they went great with the paper collection I chose, so I decided to layer red, which I used a punch on and then added a layer of yellow behind it too. After I put my photo where I wanted it, I pulled out the washi, it was grey with some cute glasses on them and I thought since the picture of my son had cute little glasses that they would go great together! So I added that under the bottom of the layers.

For my title, I decided to add it in to the sewn on circle to the left of my photo. I grabbed some foam thickers and some little yellow ones from Pretty little studios and named my layout, Panda boy. I added my sequins around that circle too along with some more metallic washi stickers and a flair button. And to finish it all off, I grabbed some of my shimmerz and did a little splattering and that was it!

 

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Scrappy Friday – Smile

Hello There,

This is the sketch I followed : And this is my page.

The photo was taken on my spending spree in Version Scrap Rennes, with a very close scrappy friend of mine.  To win a contest in one of our favourite scrap shop, we were required to take a selfie in front of the shop wall covered with balloons. The perfect excuse to scrap it afterwards and get a souvenir of this moment. I’m soooo hopeless at selfies!

I also decided to use some of the stash I’ve been buying on that particular day (most of them stamps), as if I were inaugurating them LOL!

Then I splattered my page with some cork embellishments and the 2Cool4U sequins. It gave me the opportunity to scrap in yellow and blue, something I rarely do, and make my page looks as dynamic as my day was!Have a nice weeknd, Love from France,

xxx

Christine

 

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Scrapbooking with Karla – Combining a Sketch and Scraplift!

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Hi! It’s Karla back today with a sweet baby layout, using this week’s fun circle sketch (shown below) and using inspiration from the amazing Rachel Lowe, this month’s Guest Designer along with the beautiful new sequin mixes Birthdays & Balloons, Unicorns & Rainbows, and Dream Land! ! Usually when I scraplift I follow the other layout quite closely, but this month I thought I’d use elements from Rachel’s layout and incorporate it into the sketch. I really love the fun pinks and purples in her layout (directly below) as well as the adorable unicorn, rainbow, cupcake, flower and cloud images! I also used the stitching as inspiration – I’ve been really loving how stitching on a layout looks. Here’s a look at Rachel’s beautiful layout:

Layout by Rachel Lowe

I started off by taking a pretty floral background paper and layering it with a piece of white cardstock. Then, I cut out my circles to coordinate with the sketch, using pieces of patterned paper as well as a couple photos from a day shortly after my third daughter was born and was home from the hospital. Both her sisters were so happy to hang out with her, and it’s so awesome to look back on these sweet photos now, almost 6 years later!

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I stitched through the circles with my sewing machine and then layered on my stamped images. I used a sweet little unicorn digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps, coloured wth Jane Davenport Magic Wand coloured pencils (how cool is that name?!!) and sat her on a Pretty Cute Stamps rainbow stamp watercoloured with ArtQuest watercolours and embossed (clouds) with Emerald Creek Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder. I love how glittery and puffy this embossing powder is, while still letting the base colour show through. I couldn’t resist adding a pretty blue flower from the Unicorns & Rainbows sequin mix in the adorable unicorn’s mane!

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I added some chipboard stickers, regular stickers and a sticker title from several different sheets in my stash. I was really excited to find this cupcake sticker!

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Next, I added some felt clouds cut with a Your Next Stamp stitched cloud die. I find that as long as I layer the felt along with a piece of cardstock it cuts beautifully! And, the best for last…. I used three of the amazing new release sequin mixes!!! Birthdays & Balloons, of course Unicorns & Rainbows, and Dream Land!

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Here’s a look at the sketch I used:

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is full of unicorns and rainbows 😉

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Hello Beautiful – Rachel Lowe:

Today I have my second guest DT layout and I have gone super floral and super pretty. There is no better way to add more pretty than adding some sequins!

I have used a wonderful wreath cut file (Paige Evans Silhouette Design store) and so I could fill one of the flowers with sequins I cut two exactly the same size. I paper pieced the back of the flowers with patterned paper on the first cut file. I then brushed glue onto the largest flower and added my sequins gently pressing them flat and left until dry. I then added my second cut file and glued only on the flower parts so the leaves look like they are floating.

I have used the wonderful Painted Gardens sequin mix which went perfectly with this collection (Cocoa Vanilla Studio Bohemian Dream).

I then added random sequins around my key embellishments such as the bird, feather and butterfly.

I have sewn on some of my embellishments to add texture. I finished off splattering lightly some black colour shine.

I so love this colour combo and my sequin bling!!!!!!!!

Here are some close up photos for you.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope this layout has inspired you to get out your sequins and add some bling to your day!

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Make it Yours Monday~ Happy Harvest

Happiest Monday my scrappy friends and thanks for joining me for another Make It Yours Monday. This week, the Sparklers Design Team are being inspired by a really fun sketch from Ashley Horton!

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My take on the circles immediately turned to pumpkins! I found a cut file online that was able to be sized accordingly, based on the sketch. I backed each of the pumpkins with some fun fall papers and adhered them in the same pattern as the sketch to a sheed of brown cardstock.

After the pumpkins were adhered down, I splattered some Egg Noggin Vibez around the page. Then, I brought in my photo, which I popped up with some foam tape. I added a label and tiny word sticker over the top left corner. 

My title went to the bottom left corner of the photo, along with another tiny word sticker. I added some more phrase stickers to some of the pumpkins and then got to add some sparkle with 2 of our newest mixes.  The oranges and navy’s from Puppy Dog Tails and light blue and yellow from The Sorting Hat complimented my layout perfectly!! To finish my page, I mounted the page on a polka dot orange pattern paper and loved the way it finished it off!! 

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Sketches and Scraplifts!

Hey y’all, Ali here! This week we are scraplifting the fabulous Rachel Lowe. We also have a great sketch to work with, so there is no shortage of inspiration! I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to scraplift or with work with the sketch…so I have TWO layouts to share today!

My first layout is based on this wonderful sketch, I am loving the circles this month!I created this layout with the Fancy Pants Take Note collection, it is perfect for school photos! I started with circles cut from the 6 x 6 pad and the brag cards. I layered the circles with vellum for depth, and then I hand stitched the details. I love using sequins in place of splatters or small embellishments on a sketch, and the Lisa’s Starry Night sequins were a perfect match! I also used some of the leftover (discontinued) cork embellishments to add more interest because cork goes so well with this collection!

 

Now on to scraplifting! I love this layout from Rachel so much, it is sweet and whimsical…I have been wanting to lift it for a while but couldn’t find the perfect photo. Then Halloween happened and my cute little genie was the perfect photo to use on this layout!

Instead of the unicorn I created a cut file with an image from the kids show Shimmer and Shine (like my daughter’s costume). I used a Tim Holtz background paper that had mixed media resistant stars. I used watercolors to make those stars pop! Not only was the Unicorns and Rainbows mix a super fitting name for my layout, the colors went perfectly. The tiny purple sequins were great to add to the head piece of my genie. The combination of deeper pinks and softer pinks added just the right pop to my watercolors!

Thanks for checking out my layouts, I hope you feel inspired to scraplift or play with this awesome sketch! Happy Sunday!

 

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Scrappy Saturday-My Love

Good morning everyone!! Sarah here this morning to share a new layout that I made scraplifting Rachel Lowel. She had so many great layouts to chose from, but since we had more of a circle theme going this month I chose one of her layouts that had a circle on it too!

Heres the layout of Rachels that I chose to scraplift:

I thought this was a beautiful layout and so sweet. I had the same collection in my stash so I thought I would use it as well. So I grabbed it from my stash and set it to the side. I already had the photos I wanted to use pulled too. Me and my hubby out and about one night.

I chose to make my cut file larger then heres, I wanted it to cover more of the background. So I cut this, to me what looks like a target with little hearts on it and backed it with a light blue cardstock. Then I adheared it to the middle of my layout.

As soon as I got the cut file backed and stuck down, I started layering papers behind my photo strip. I know Rachel chose to use one photo, but I decided to change it a bit and use a photo strip I made on my phone. I layered in papers and even some packaging behind my photo. I kept my photo to the bottom left of the die cut, like Rachel had and started to layer in some stickers.

Rachel had placed her title off to the right hand side of the photo and I followed her lead. I pulled out some of my foam thickers and added my title to the right of my photo. At this point I wanted to embellish a little more so I pulled out my 12×12 chipboard ephemera sheet and added a few hears and a little banner piece that said for you my love.

I grabbed my sticker sheet that goes with this collection and added a few more heart stickers and then went to my sparkalies!

I used a mix of Unicorns&Rainbows and Roadtrips&Sunshine. I thought they mixed well together and matched the colors in this collection so well!! I hope you liked this layout and I hope you come back and see what else all the other ladies make too!!