What About Wednesday: Using a Spring Colored papers

Aloha!!! I have been spending time looking through photos I took last year and didn’t scrap yet. Seeing what stories I still want to tell in my albums. It has been fun looking through the years memories.

For this layout I decided to scrap about our trip to the pumpkin patch. This was my kid’s first time going to a pumpkin farm and picking out a pumpkin to carve for Halloween. I had lots of pictures of the brightly colored pumpkins and vibrant rich colors of all the other local produce. Bins full overflowing of amazingly fresh pumpkins, squash and gourds,

In the end I ended up picking a close up picture of a ladybug on my daughter’s hand. I love when I get to take pictures of my kid’s interacting with nature. Cayden wanted to keep that ladybug. Take him home. Take care of him by feeding him and giving him water to drink. I love how children are so willing to learn and appreciate the little things around them, like that lady bug. These are moments I don’t want to forget.

Scrapbooking gives me the opportunity to do that. Telling these moments I would definitely forget as we get busier and the kid’s grow older and become more interested in other things.

I debated pulling out some older Autumn colored papers for this layout. The rich colors would really help the story of this Autumn story. Only except Cayden was wearing a bright pink zip up sweater and that was in the background of most of this picture.

This year many of the newer lines have lots of bright springtime colors, more so than some past years after CHA. These colors are fun and cheerful. They are happy and really inviting after a long winter.

I knew these types of colors and patterns would be perfect for this layout. I decided to use a Clique kit that had lots Shimelle’s little by little collection. I wanted to use the playful and bright theme to help tell my story.

I layered my papers and attached them using my sewing machine with a teal thread. I added stitching to the sides papers for added texture.

I also added a medium shipping tag to a glassine bag. To the tag I added a hot pink ampersand . All of these were held in by more stitching. I knew I wouldn’t be adding my journaling to the tag but that you would be able to see it’s contents inside the glassine bag. I also added some puffy stickers and die cuts to the top of the tag, along with a mini clothespin. Seriously these clothes pins are so much fun to use.

I wanted to add something delicate to help tie in that fact that this little tiny bug is so fragile. I layered the picture with a wood grain paper and the doily. On that corner of the picture I added some die cuts, a puffy sticker and some wood chips I bought from the clearance section of the store.

Also to add more texture I used the cork butterflies . I stitched through the middle part of the body to add something fun and cool. I may be a little obsessed with using my new sewing machine lately. It looks so cool though, I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

For the title I added an acrylic phrase at the bottom of the photo, I used it along with the phrase on a die cut tag at the corner. I love the way it is layered together and fits snuggly around.

I sprinkled My Clementine Sequins around the cork butterflies. I wanted to give the illusion that the butterflies are flying just like the lady bug does.

I wrote the journaling around the big layer of patterned paper. I really like how the journaling emphasizes the big cluster of papers and layers.

 

Here is a look at the finished layout.

 

I hope you are encouraged to pull out papers that have a different theme from your photo and use them in a different way. Also don’t forget to add texture to your layouts.

I also hope you stop by the Facebook group and share the layouts and projects you are working on with the SpiegelMom Scraps products you have.

I can’t wait to see you around.

Hannah

 

 

 

Make It Yours Monday

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I’m SO excited to be back with another Make It Yours Monday!!! This week’s layout is special to me! It’s an original sketch, my first ever!!!

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My layout was inspired by my living room photo display…

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I Started with a piece of wood grain paper from Simple Stories. I cut out the center and backed my photo with the inside piece. I layered a Medium Glassine Bag under the matted photo and then layered another piece of wood grain paper as the final mat.  I adhered 3 Normandy Doilies, cut in half, to the top and bottom of the matted photo for some texture.

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I set aside the photo cluster and began to work on my background. I cut down a piece of white American Crafts cardstock to about 10×10 and splattered some Shimmerz Coloringz in  Heidi Ho Blue and Pretty in Pink across the center as well as some Gold Heidi Shine.

Next, I moved onto the messier (my favorite) part. I started with some Spun Sugar Dazzlers and Rose Gold glitter paste from Bo Bunny. I used a burlap stencil from Tim Holtz and created my 3 areas of mixed media. After it was dry, I edged the white paper with Walnut Stain Distress ink.

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From there, I adhered my matted photo to the center of the page. I tucked a shipping tag into the bag layer behind my photo for my journaling.

Then, the FUN stuff! The embellishment’s for this layout were so fun! I used a scrap strip of the wood grain paper to make a cluster just above the photo and attached a scrap of doily left over from the other cut pieces from earlier.  This cluster also got some of the awesome Cloudy Day Felties and a Cork Star that I added some dot details to make it look like a starfish! Some green sequins from the pretty mix A Day In The Woods and some blue from the beautiful Lets Be Mermaids mix finished off this cluster.

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I added some more Cork Stars, again with the dot details, to the bottom left of the photo with some sequins from the same mixes and a wood veneer star. The top right corner also got the same fun little details. I added my title right to the photo and I was done!

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I cant even get over how much I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Layout!!! I’m so glad you joined me this week for Make It Your’s Monday because this really does show you how inspiration can come from ANYWHERE or ANYTHING!!!

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THANK YOU for coming back each week to visit and see where inspiration is coming from for me. I hope I am inspiring you to take a look around and see what you can translate into you pages as well.

Dont forget to use code LISA15 for 15% off all your shop purchases when pick up some of the awesome products Jody had in the shop!

 

Pastel notebook by Anna Sigga

Hi fellow lovers of all things sparkly and cute it’s Anna Sigga here today with a handy lil notebook!

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I just adore the look of the Monshine Delight sequins and the stars from the Hearts on Fire set are just the perfect match!

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Since I love anything pas telly I just knew these would be perfect with this Bokeh-inspired patterned paper and I immediately thought of a handy notebook.

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To make this book as soft and delicate as possible I added the White Paper Doily, a crochet doily ( made by me) and a cute flair as the main focal point of the cover.

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I still need to add a tiny bit of splatter and the Creameez in Marshmallow were just the touch I needed. And who can resist a lil pocket for a set of colorful tags? Of course I added the Small Glassine Bags as the finishing touch to the inside cover.

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Have a great Friday all!

Love Layout with Laura

Shake It Up Scrapbooking

Hello, Laura here today to share a shaker scrapbook layout with a process video.

I assembled my giant shaker pocket with vellum and super sticky tape.  I reckon almost any transparent material can be made in to a shaker pocket, and narrow tape or a line of stitching with a sewing machine are my favourite ways to attach the edges.

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I have used: Crushin’ on Purple sequin mix, doily, tag and wood veneer all from SpiegelMom Scraps

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Gauging the amount of sequins for your shaker pocket is an art… I like to hold the edge closed and give it a shake and find I often don’t have enough.  You need a fair amount in the pocket to give the best effect, especially in a pocket this size.  Aren’t those teeny tiny stars adorable?  I love them mixed with the larger stars too.

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I coloured my wood veneer with a silver pen.  To give a nice base to colour on to, and to get the best colour from the silver I added a thin coat of white gesso first.  The silver seems to look more silver over white than it does over the plain wood – does that make sense?!

You’ll find more details about the rest of the supplies listed on my blog in a couple of days.  Don’t forget to add the code Laura15 at the SpiegelMom Scraps shop checkout to receive 15% off!
Thanks for looking, I’d love to hear what you think!

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A RAK from Laura

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Hello, Laura here today to share a mixed media tag and a little gift wrapping.

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I love to send little RAK’s to my crafty friends, and rather than just pop this gold twine in an envelope I thought I’d have a go at ‘pretty-ing it up’.  I gathered some supplies from SpiegelMom Scraps and some recycled tissue paper…

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I took a blank tag and Pucker Up Pink Dazzlerz.  I put a fairly thick layer through a stencil and while it was still wet I pushed some sequins in to the paste.  As the paste dries it acts like a glue and holds the sequins firmly.  I took a large glassine bag, tore it down to size and ran the bottom edge through my sewing machine.  Then when the tag was dry I layered it upon a doily, wrapped around some of the gorgeous navy twine and added a tiny peg.  I decided at the last minute that the peg needed to be pink too so I gave it a coat of Dazzlerz!

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I have used: sequins, Dazzlerz in Pucker Up Pink, a doily, a tag, a peg, a large glassine bag and some twine all from the SpiegelMom Scraps shop.  If you need to stock up you can enter Laura15 at the checkout for a 15% discount.

Thanks for looking, I’d love to hear what you think!Laura DT Headshot

Let’s Get Hoppin’

Welcome to your 5th stop on the Memory Works Birthday Blog Hop! You should have hopped over from Studio C with the uber talented Christy Musack.  The Design Team has some awesome projects on this hop in honor of Memory Works turning 10 years old!  You’ll see many of the newest Memory Works products on display, so let’s party it up!!  Here’s the full line-up.

->5. Jody Spiegelhoff http://spiegelmom.blogspot.com/ <-
15. Christine Pennington http://christines-creativetherapy.blogspot.com/

I created a 12 month birthday timeline for our little Abigail, a.k.a Abby, for her 1 year birthday party.  She doesn’t turn 1 until November 14th, so for once I’ll be ahead of schedule!  I used the new Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 6×6″ pad, Chipboard, Vellum, MME Dolled Up & Crate Paper Pretty Party Stickers {here and there}, glassine bags, natural burlap string, Jillibean Corrugated Butterflies & Banners, American Crafts Rosette Ribbon, misc chipboard numbers, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type letters, May Arts Watermelon Sheer ribbon and WRMK Eyelets.  Whew!  Now that’s a supply list!

As you can see, the pictures stop at the 7 month banner… she’s only 7 months!

Now for some close-ups! 
I used the Tim Holtz Rosette Die & an EK Success Border Punch on this Banner.  Abby’s picture is inside the glassine bag on a pull out tag.

A little doily & spray ink from Mr. Huey goes a long was in adding some delicate texture.  I also ran the clouds & banners through my Sizzix Texture Boutique for some fun dimensional polka dots.

I also ran the glassine bags through my Texture Boutique ~ polka dots, flowers and swirly patterns give it more girly charm & texture.

Here’s a fun silhouette of the hanging banner in our front picture window.

Thanks so much for stopping by & helping us party it up for Memory Works turning 10!


There will be a *prize* for one lucky winner, sponsered by Memory Works!
Leave a comment at each blog you visit along the hop for more chances to win! You have until midnite to leave your comments. The lucky winner will be announced on the Memory Works blog on Wednesday, June 27th.


As a special thank you for joining us, I have a separate prize on my blog today.  All you need to do is follow my blog in addition to leaving your comment for the Memory Works prize ~ that’s it!!  One lucky follower will win a bunch of 4″ doilies, 3 embossed glassine bags, Thanks a Bunch Dear Lizzy stamp and 20 yds of Burlap String and Red washi tape with white hearts from my Etsy Shop.

I’ll draw a winner on Wednesday June 27th and post my winner here. Happy hopping.

You’re next stop is

Rosann Elliott   www.brooklyngirlnextdoor.blogspot.com

She rocks, check her out!!