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Scrapbooking with Karla – Scraplifting Jenn Gagne!

Happy Thursday!! Karla back today with a scrappy springtime layout. This week we are scraplifting our awesome Guest Designer Jenn Gagne. Be sure to check out Tuesday’s blog post where she shared an amazing traveler’s notebook project! I’ve decided to use her beautiful Easter layout as inspiration for my scrapbook project today. I just loved the pretty colours and those gorgeous doilies, and I knew this would be a perfect layout to add the On Pointe, Aquarius, Morning Glow and Painted Gardens Sequin Mixes! Here’s a look at Jenn’s layout:

Layout by Jenn Gagne

 

I picked up a lovely PhotoPlay collection over the weekend and I couldn’t wait to use the springtime papers included. I’m really impressed with the PhotoPlay papers I’m seeing! I started off by adding Distress Oxide Inks to my splat mat and spritzing with Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold Mist. I put the white doilies directly onto the inky mist and pulled them through it to add some shimmery watercolour. I used 3 different colours for the doilies and then dried them with a heat gun.

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I used the same inky mists to add some watercolours and splats directly to my white cardstock background before laying down the doilies and then adding my photo matted with the pretty PhotoPlay papers.

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I stamped some butterflies, words and scrolls on the background with Distress Oxide Inks and then added some flowers, gems and more butterflies popped up with foam dots to give the layout some more dimension. Then, of course, the fun part – adding the sequins!! This just makes the layout come alive!

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Here’s a look at all the beautiful sequins I used today – On Pointe, Aquarius, Morning Glow and Painted Gardens! I loved how all these gorgeous colours worked with this pretty springtime layout <3

Don’t forget to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off all the goodies you find in the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop!! P.S. Be sure to check out the sale section!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you have a wonderful week and take a little crafty time for yourself.

xo

Make it Yours Monday~Love Fall

Hello my crafty friends and welcome back to another Make it yours Monday! This week, we are being inspired by our fabulous guest designer for the month, Jenn Gagne! As soon as I saw this layout of hers, I knew it was my inspiration piece! I love the circle element as well as the little corner accents to add some interest to the page!!! .

To begin, I took a piece of vanilla cardstock and misted it with Shimmerz Sunset Strip Vibes, Tattered Angels Pumpkin Spice and Chili mists and then took my art rag and rubbed them together to create the slightly ombre/blended background.

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I placed my photo next, so it could help aid the placement of all the other elements later on. I added a torn piece of navy blue and gold glitter cardstocks as my photo mat. They complimented the colors in the photo so well!!  I also did my title next, so I could place it exactly where I wanted it, and could work around it with the embellishments later on.

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My favorite part was creating the leaves, using one of the new, FREE cut files available in the shop, Lovely Leaves. I used my Brother Scan N Cut and several pieces of fall colored cardstocks to cut out multiples of each leaf design, and then used my versamarker and embossing powders to add details to the large ones and my favorite glue in my fineline bottle and glitter for the smaller leaf details. No automatic alt text available.

I situated the leaves around the page to mimick the circle element of Jenn’s layout, and added some of the newest sequin mixes in the shop, Aquarius and Peachy Keeny, to add even more dimension and texture as well as great pops of color!!

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I added a few of the smaller leaves around my photo and my journaling to the left of the title, just under the photo.

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To finish my page, I added some splatters to the leaf ring around the page, using the same colors I used for the background, as well as some Navy color shine. I mounted the entire layout on a piece of soft orange cardstock and added a doodle-y boarder around the edge to add some definition.No automatic alt text available.

A few strips of nave and gold cardstocks to the top left and bottom right corner & the date finished off my fall wreath layout.

I got really excited when I saw the finished page!! It’s probably one of my most favorite layouts in a LONG time!! I hope you enjoyed my process and layout today and will stop by the shop for some of these amazing products!!!! When you do, 

Summer Smiles with Ali

Hey scrappers! It’s Ali here, this week we are scraplifting Jenn Gagne. I chose this colorful layout, I love the diagonal design with the doily center, so much fun!

For my layout I started with picking my paper for my layers and used a punch to create a doily-like layer in each of the patterned papers I was chose. Once I finished the layers for the center I mixed up some watercolors to match. I also punched some 1 inch circles to emulate that diagonal design from Jenn’s original. I stuck those down and painted right on top of them. When my paint dried, I removed the circles. I love the end result, it was so quick and easy, but it added a lot of interest to the background.

When my watercolor background was dry, I added my layers, my photo and a title. I used the “summer” banner that went with the Echo Park Summer Dreams collection and the “smiles” thicker (I believe from Amy Tan). When it came time to add the sequins, it was super easy to choose, Orange Blossom was perfect for my orangey side, and Ferris Wheel was great for my teal side! Plus, these two mixes are some of my most favorite, so it was a no brainer! A few stickers and embellishments in matching colors and this layout was done. I love quick layouts. This one was so fast. One of my favorite ways to create a quick layout is by picking a few colors to work with, and grouping paper, embellishments, and sequins by color.

Thanks for great inspiration Jenn! Hope you all enjoyed this summery layout! It’s still summer here in Texas, but I am keeping my fingers crossed for Fall soon!

Beach Rainbow with Ali

Hello scrappy friends! I have to tell you guys, when the theme this month was first announced, I was nervous. I don’t know much about art, or being an artist. I like to create, but is it really the same thing? So I started looking for inspiration…and guess what? Ideas started flowing! I love being inspired by something new, and this was just the mojo kick I needed. As I was looking for paintings that inspired me, I found that something else happened, I started to become inspired by the styles and techniques, just as much as the finished work. Just like in scrapbooking, for me, sometimes it is more about the process. One technique that really stuck out to me is pointillism! I love the look of a bunch of small dots coming together to create an image. Then it dawned on me, I could do pointillism, but with sequins!! So I set off to create my masterpiece…I knew I wanted to do a layout about the gorgeous rainbow we saw at the beach. So I started trying to create a sequin rainbow, which I will not show you because it ended in disaster. My 6 year old’s response was “that looks crazy mama.” He has good judgement, so I scrapped that, or…um…I trashed it, and moved on. I decided to fully embrace the beach motif instead. I started with some corky hearts in the bottom corner and had a sequin wave crashing against them!I really love how this turned out. I used Pandora’s Ombre for the blues, and Wedding Bells for the white. I love how the Wedding Bells mix also has some little silver stars and different sizes, it really adds to the texture!

I knew that with such a huge statement on the page, I didn’t need to do much more than a title and some journaling…but let’s not forget about photos! So I took my photos and cut them into letters for my title-crazy right? I actually love how that came out. I used one photo of the rainbow and a few beach pics for my title. I backed them with some patterned paper from Pink Paislee Summer Lights. I also included another shot of the rainbow and some journaling about our trip! I few embellishments from Summer Lights and a sprinkle of the brand new (and stunning) Painted Gardens sequins and I called it quits…because frankly, this layout was a LOT of work! I am a fast scrapper, a layout usually takes me 30 minutes (typically broken into 3, 10 minute sittings!) but this took me a couple hours! Yikes! So worth it though!

Have you checked out all of the new release sequins? Jody and Lisa designed them, and oh my wow! They are sparkler-tastic! Also, the shop has a bunch of clearance items right now, and there may even be some cork left too!

September Blog Hop | New Sequins!!

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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. 

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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!  

SpiegelMom Scraps (Jody)

Sara Mishler with Raquel Anderson

Ali Gage 

Karla Yungwirth

Rachel Stewart

Khristina Sorge

Christy Harriman

Lisa Kingston

Christine Beuzit

Sarah King 

Laura Rumble

Sheryl Banares Briker

Suzanna Lee

Hannah Lemieux

Daisie Hanson

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.

Jody

Sticky Fun Summer, a Jen Schow Scraplift!

Hey! Ali here, super excited to share this layout with you guys. We are all scraplifting Jen Schow this week! How fun! Complete transparency, I listen to the Scrap Gals, and I have heard of Jen, but I hadn’t seen a lot of her layouts. But after this scraplift I am a huge fan, I (admittedly) stalked her Instagram for days trying to decide on a layout-there were so many fun ones to choose from! Ultimately I went with this awesome Halloween layout! For my layout I wanted to do a similar three word title, and I knew just the photos I wanted to use! Love these sticky little faces! After that I decided instead of stars (like in the original) I would use popsicles. Paper Issues has a great cut file with a cute little popsicle that fit perfectly with my theme. For some of the cut outs I used patterned paper. But for others I pulled out my trusty Fuse Tool! That’s right, I am using it again! Woohoo! I used the amazing Girly Glitter Sequin mix for my popsicles (and scattered about)! They also paired really nicely with the Echo Park Summer Dreams Collection (which is quite dreamy!).

The popsicles weren’t cutting it on their own (no pun intended) so I also added some simple suns. With a bit of layering and some stitching here and there I added my photos and boom! Finished! I love doing big cut file titles, the rest of the layout seems to create itself after that!  

Here is a little close up of those shaker popsicles. I am a sucker for shakers!

Sorry for the brief post, I really hope you enjoyed it, but I am in Texas and the weather is looking a little sketchy right now! Hope you all are somewhere safe and dry! But if you’re like me, stuck inside, why not shop online a bit? Happy Sunday, y’all!

 

Scraplifting Saturday | Jen Schow!!

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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.

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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 on American 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!
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