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Scrappy Saturday- Good Vibes

Good morning everyone!! I hope your having an amazing weekend, we’ve had a long weekend here and the kids have been having a blast! Our weather has went from freezing to in the 80’s again lol, our weather cant decided what it wants to do here!

But on to the scrapping and pretties!!

This month were playing with circles and this is the sketch were playing with this week. I love playing with sketches and circles are a fun switch up too!! I have to be honest, I usually stick with squares and rectangles, so its fun to break out of my norm.

I loved this months new sequins and I really wanted to play with the Dream Land mix. I want to play with them all but I dont know what a layout would look like with ALL of them on there lol. Anyways, I went through my scrappy stash and pulled out what I had left over from the Girly and strong kit from The Fairy tale club. The kit had everything but the purple in it, and I hate that I didnt use the purple cause its one of my favorite colors! But all the other colors matched!!! And I was so happy about that!

I started out playing with a little Shimmerz on the background. I used Spritz Cotton Candy, Dazzlerz Sea U in the morning and splattered a little Shimmerz Bumbly Bee on there too! I do have to say that I am loving Bumbly Bee, its amazing! The shimmer to it is fantastic! Anyways, back to it. After I let the background dry, I sewed four circles on the background in black thread and then started the layering.

Usually I wait to put my sequins on last but this time I started with them! I pulled out my sequins and started placing them around my sewn circles. I wanted to play with them so bad and loved the way they sparkled!! After I placed them down, I thought I should probably get some pretty paper and pictures put down. So I pulled out some pictures of me, of course playing with snapchat again,lol.

I pulled out some doilies from my stash and laid them in my sewn circles and started layering behind my photos. The papers were bright and fun and I loved the way it was coming together. I had already used all the embellishments that came with the kit so I had to make my own, so I pulled one paper that had pretty roses on it and another that had lip stick on it and started to fussy cut!

For my title, I pulled out a Dear Lizzy die cut word and added some cotton candy Spritz, then added it onto of my doily. Then tucked in a large lipstick for fun and a pretty flower.

I finished the layering behind the rest of the photos, cut down the white cardstock and added the light blue, blue striped paper to the background and was done.

I hope you play along this week with this sketch and make sure to share on instagram and tag Spieglemom_scraps in it!! We’d love to see what you create!! And remember when your checking out at Spieglemom Scraps, make sure to use code SARAH15 when you check out to get 15% off your purchase!

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Scrappy Saturday-This makes my heart happy

Good morning everyone!! Sarah back again this morning with a fun little layout of my little girl and camping last fall. This child’s hair crazy!! lol It rained while we were camping and we played in the rain and her hair curled up into messy little ringlets! So of course I had to capture it!

I had pulled out my Maggie Holmes, Gather collection and my Spieglemomscraps Morning Glow sequin mix, they went together perfectly! I loved the paper I had chose for the background, one because its just so pretty and two, because I don’t use patterned paper much as my background and have been trying to do it more. To tone it down a bit though, I did had a sheet of vellum and then started to build my focus from there.

I wanted my layout to be focused across the center of the layout. I added a white photo mat to my picture, added a doily from Pretty little Studios and placed it in the center of the layout and built out from there. I grabbed one of the cut apart sheets from the collection and cut a few of the pieces down to look like banners. I tucked the darker blue one to the left of my photo and then went through the ephemera pack and pulled some of my fav pieces out, like the cute little acetate bear with the bow, some leaves and a few pieces to layer under my photo too.

I tucked the little bow bear in and added a few leaves and moved to the other side of my photo.

 

On the right side of my photo I tucked in a plaid tag and added one of the pieces I had cut out from the cut apart sheet. I tucked in a few more leaves and added some stickers with sweet little sayings and moved to the bottom of my photo to add a few layers.

Some of the piece I had pulled from the ephemera pack previously, I started to layer in under the bottom of the photo till I was happy with the way they looked, then I added a few more stickers and my beautiful Morning Glow sequin mix to the layout and that finished it off for me!

I hope you enjoyed this layout and I hope you come back to see what all the other Sparklers make!! And make sure to use my code at checkout to receive 15% off your order!!

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Make It Yours Monday~ I Love Fall (and You)….

Happy Monday everybody and welcome back for another Make It Your’s Monday! I have a layout for you today that combines both the Girly Glitter AND Sugar Maple sequin mixes for a fresh fall look!

I began my layout with a piece of almond cardstock trimmed down 1/4″ on each side. I inked the edges with a dark brown ink to give it a distressed look and then, added the dark brown pattern paper, after I crumbled it up a bit to give it the look of a fall leaf! I added a strip of amber paper to hide the seam of the woodgrain, and to add more color.

Next, I took my photo and matted it on some gorgeous warm orange cardstock to make it pop. Then, into my fall paper scraps I went to create a layered look behind that. I wanted to give it an almost quilted look, so i used different patterns in each of the corners, including some gold glitter cardstock. For some added texture, I added an 8″ doily behind the entire photo mat. Some fall leaves, that I created with the FREE Spiegelmom Scraps cut file, Lovely Leaves, were tucked into each corner, after I used a Versamark pen and copper embossing powder to give them some details.

My title is to the right of the photo cluster, and I wanted to use a common fall phrase and give it a twist! Using a combination of tiny tile letters and Orange thickers, it reads, I Love Fall & *You* most of all. I love how it fit perfectly in that space and how it came out!! More of the die cut leaves, cut very small!!!, were sprinkled around the title area. I matted the entire layout on a piece of pretty fall plaid pattern paper and then, got to the sequins! The pretty yellows from the Girly Glitter mix as well as the iridescent ivory’s from Sugar Maple mix were just perfect for even more texture, color and sparkle to finish this fun fall leave pile layout!!

I hope you have a crafty Monday and dont forget to stop by the Spiegelmom Scraps shop for some of these amazing sequins as well as the amazing free cut files!! When you do,

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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

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Emoji Layout with Karla – I Love Your Sweet Face!

Hello friends!! Karla here today with an emoji layout using the awesome Free cutfiles on the blog and the Gotta Love Emoji sequin mix! Our theme this week is Emoji Love, so I definitely wanted to scrap these cute pics of my daughter playing dress up. I added some Cork Confetti Stars and Chunky Hearts to my page as well. If you love these hearts and stars as much as I do, you’re going to want to stock up! They are being discontinued to make room for fun new things coming and won’t be restocked.

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I used some Shimelle Starshine papers, Pink Paislee Take Me Away ephemera and little metal clips from my stash and followed along with the sketch from the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine July Sketchy Challenge. I love cutting pieces from doilies and tucking them behind my photos! You can find similar ones in the SMS Store HERE.

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Before I print my photos, I save them in the Project Life App as 3×4’s and try to add a bit of journaling on the cards in the app. I find it definitely helps me remember those little moments that I might otherwise forget. Then, I can slip them into pocket pages or make a scrapbook layout with them and my journaling is complete.

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After I diecut this sentiment, I left the paper and the diecut letters on the mat and used my Distress Inks and Distress Oxides to sponge colour in an ombre effect before removing them. I stamped the Sweet sentiment from a Your Next Stamp cling stamp and fussy cut around it before gluing it down.

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Supplies used:

SpiegelMom Scraps Gotta Love Emoji Sequin Mix

SpiegelMom Scraps Cork Confetti Stars and Hearts **PS The Cork Confetti will not be restocked – so get them while you can!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and get a little crafty time for yourself 🙂

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Sketch it out Saturday-Together

Good morning everyone! Sarah here this morning to share with you a new layout made with a 80’s-90’s theme.

So for me, I chose my sketch first to work with:

Like I said before, I have a ton of sketches pinned on Pinterest and this one comes from there to but it originally comes from DesignerDigitals.com

The first thing I thought of with this theme this month was a shirt I had when I was a kid. So I decided to head to my Silhouette and make a new cutfile for my background.

lol, I thought the cutfile fit  quite well with what my old shirt looked like, but I do remember my shirt being black and all the designs were filled in with different neon colors.

I thought the We R Memory Keepers, It Factor, to play with. I liked the neon colors and cool patterns. I backed my cut file and then started the layering behind the photo like it shows in the sketch.

I added a doily behind my photo and then added the teal strip and bright yellow. For my title I grabbed a gold frame, clipped it off and slid it under in center of my photo. I love this old goofy  picture of me and my sister, we were always together and since that was the first thing I thought when I saw this picture, I figured I’d use it as a title. I saw that the sketch had another strip of what looked like washi tape behind the photo, I grabbed my Dear Lizzy washi, it was a light teal with cool little squares on it, again I had a shirt like that when I was younger too, but I slid that washi behind the photo and then started add my pretty sequins and cork butterflies.

I pulled some little ephemera pieces from Pink Paislee-C’est La Vie collection and added the little label and for me I wanted a little more so I added a ticket on top of that. I wanted more embellishing then the sketch showed, So I added a nest of thread behind my cork butterflies then added sequins from Gotta Love Emojis and Wild&Free.

On the sketch it showed something wrapped around the photo, but I didn’t want to add that, So I didn’t. But I did like the look of the sewing around the layout, So I grabbed my sewing Machine and sewed a few wonky lines around my layout, then I decided I would add a little stitching to the bottom of my photo too. The sewing machine stitched so easily threw the cork butterflies and I loved the way it looked. The sequins I added matched this collection perfectly too!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and see what I made with this fun theme this month and I hope you come back to see what else we come up with!

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Creative Cards With Karla – Good Things Card!

Hello! I hope everyone has been having a wonderful week!! Karla here today to share a pretty Good Things Butterfly card with you! @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @janedavenport @kenoliver @colorburst @bobunny @prima #sequins #cork #fussycut #kenoliver #colorburst #janedavenport #mermaidmarkers #stamping #face #greetingcard #butterflies #bobunny #patternedpaper

I pulled out some Strawberry Bubblegum Sequins along with other pink sequins from the SpiegelMom Scraps shop to add to the butterflies and card base. I love this Cork Confetti Butterfly layered with a tiny sequin on top! I love looking through all the sequin mixes to mix and match colours <3

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I used some Prima watercolor pencils and Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers to watercolor in this pretty Jane Davenport face stamp, and then added a resist watercolor sentiment coloured in with Ken Oliver Color Burst powders.

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Inside, I used a lovely stamp from the Pink and Main Believe Stamp set! I love the sentiments on this set. I added some beautiful sequins around the sentiment, and now it’s ready to give to a special girl!

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Here’s a look at the video where I put it all together!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful, crafty week!!

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Scrappy Friday – A Home Decor

Hello There,

So happy to meet you there for my very first Scrappy Friday!

As you probably know, the May Theme at Spiegelmom Scraps is Flowers….

It made me immediately think about a Home Decor box I had bought just a few days ago, containing 3 wooden flowers to decorate and hang upon a wall.

Here is it :

Here is a process slideshow:

For this project, I used the following Spiegelmom Scraps products:

Doilies, Gone with the Wind Sequins to match my papers ( a mixture of Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams and Dear Lizzy Lovely Day Collections), heart-shaped  and star-shaped cork confettis.


Here are some Sneak Peeks :

Can’t wait to share my next Scrappy Friday with you!

Christine

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Creative Cards With Karla – Watercolour Diamond Fold Card!

Hello friends! It’s Karla here today with a fun card folding technique to share with you – the Diamond Fold card! It’s a really easy fold that looks amazing, and anyone who receives it will totally love it!

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I used some Color Burst powders to watercolour my papers, which came with a resist printed on them. The Color Bursts are so fun to work with – and it’s like a magic show every time you spritz them with water!! I used a pretty pink flower sequin from the Raspberry Daisy Dream sequin mix  and stitched it onto my loopy ribbon bow with a clear bead in the center and then added some more pretty sequins from the Summer Sunset and Let’s Be Mermaids mixes.@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @colorburst @michaelsstores #sequins #cork #watercolor #diamondfoldcard #cardfoldingtechniques #papercrafting #cardmaking #spring #scrapbookingsupplies #butterflies #processvideo #youtube

I used some Izink inks to colour the Cork Confetti Butterflies in to match the pretty colours on the card. I love how the texture of the cork shows through!

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Here’s a look at the cork and sequins I used today, which you can find in the shop.

A bit of butterfly paper peeks out from the inside folds when the card is taken out of the envelope. I love that it tucks small enough to fit inside an envelope and then stands upright on it’s own! You can turn the card over and write a personalized message on the back for someone special.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a happy, sparkly week ahead!!

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A Scraplift and A Farewell

Hello my fellow scrapbookers! Todays post is bitter sweet for me. I had so much fun creating this layout, but it is the last layout I will be making as a design team member for Jody’s amazing company.

I have absolutely LOVED working with the products in the SpiegelMom Scraps shop. Jody is amazing at making the perfect combination of sequins in her mixes. Before I became a member of the team I was an enamel dot lover and didn’t really understand what you could do with sequins. That’s kind of silly, right?!! They’re the same shape and size as enamel dots, why can’t you use sequins like them?! Well, YOU CAN! Hah! I quickly fell in love with sequins and it has become an item that I have to have on every layout or it doesn’t feel done. One of the things that I have been drawn to lately is “random piles” of sequins. I used to only use a few enamel dots in each cluster, but for some reason with sequins I have to have at least 5, if not a lot more, for the cluster to feel complete.

Anyway, I’m rambling, mostly because I am sad not to be continuing on, but I have realized in my life that I just need some time to scrapbook just for me and no one else. Without further ado, here’s my layout:

I just love it!! The photos and all the colors are just so bright and fun. I started this layout using the American Crafts White Textured Cardstock.

This is the layout I am scraplifting. It’s actually an art journal page by Irit Landgraf:

Isn’t it gorngeous?!! You can watch her process video here.

I think I’ve said this before, but I just LOVE these Corky Cumulous clouds from the shop!! They’re so adorable!

I used the Mint Chocolate Chip and Gun Metal Grey sequin mix in each of the clusters and a silver doily as well.

Like I was saying earlier, I really love the look of piling my sequins. Isn’t it just so pretty?!! I will do my journaling on this Large shipping tag to the left of the bottom photos.

You can watch my process video below:

Thanks so much for stopping by!! If you make a purchase in the store you can use my code, Megan15, through the month of April. I hope you have enjoyed my layouts throughout this last 9 months!

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Scraplift Sunday with Crafty Meggy

Hello fellow SMS fans!! I hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday! I am so excited about this layout so I will just jump right in!!

I saw a recent layout by Victoria Marie on youtube and knew immediately that I just HAD to scraplift it! Don’t you just love all the inspiration we have these days between all the different social media we are a part of?!!!

Here is the layout that Victoria made:

Isn’t it just GORGEOUS?!!! I just love the simplicity of it! My layout didn’t turn out quite so simple, but I am in love with it!!

I decided to print off this photo of my newest nephew and me that my sister took last week when they came to visit. That is the thing I love about having my Canon Selphy, I can print out photos and use them immediately.

I made 3 clusters on this layout. Each one of them has Love you Tons Felties, Wolf Gery Heart Felties, Amy’s Sprinkles and Gun Metal Grey sequin mixes (Both of these mixes are sold out and being retired so they’re no longer available. Sorry about that!! BUT, you can find the other amazing sequin mixes here!)

I had a hard time finding a font in the right color that worked with the layout. In the end I went with this one and I love it!!

I used a Silver Foil Holiday Doily in a couple places on the layout. I really love how the silver stands out again the white textured American Crafts cardstock and that black polka dot paper.

And lawst but not least, I used the good old packaging technique on the background with a few Shimmerz paints, Well Blue Me Down Colorings, Before Dawn Vibez and No Yolking Coloringz.

Here’s my process video you can watch if you’d like a closer look at how I made the layout:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to come by the shop and check out all the amazing products that Jody has! When you make a purchase you can use my code, Megan15, for 15% off your entire order!

Also, don’t forget that we are having a contest for our monthly blog hop. If you comment along on all of the design team blogs you will be entered to win a $10 shop credit! You can find that post here, with links to all of our blogs. You have until tomorrow to enter! Jody will announce the winner on April 5th.

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What About Wednesday: Forming layers

 

Aloha!!! It’s Hannah with you here today! I hope all is well. It has been real busy here, but I am excited for the spring and with that season change more busyness. With that busyness comes more sunlight, weather weather and spring flowers. Oh and let’s not moon rocks. We have those too.

Haha. Ok maybe you don’t have moon rocks.  My five year old son is convinced that he found a real life moon rock. He was so proud of himself for exploring and finding this moon rock.

As a mom, it was so cute. Seeing his face light up in wonder was priceless. So like any other scrapbooker mom I took a picture of this moon rock. Even though I knew this moon rock was not what he thought it was, there was something in me that couldn’t just break his heart and lighten his discovery. I too played along. Now I am making a layout about this infamous moon rock too.

Let’s take a look at the layout I made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I knew right from the start I wanted the photo of this moon rock to be the focus of the layout. I also wanted to make a loose grid design, by having two smaller squares under the photo. I knew I wanted to try to add layers to these two grid squares to add to the tone of the layout. It’s all about being fun and searching and finding bit and pieces, like my son had explored and found a major discovery for himself.

I used lots of different patterned papers mixed with a glassine bag, shipping tag, vellum and an acetate ephemera amount the layers. I love the way each of these pieces look sticking out in different spots.

On the corner of the shipping tag I added some Navy and grey feltie hearts. I wanted lots of texture among the layers too. I really helps lift the squares of papers and create shadows that look really cool. I mixed tiny staples with big staples to hold down the feltie hearts in other areas on the layout.

 

This second square I added a gold doily within the layers. I also used dimensional foam in between a layer to pop it up a bit.

I cut some of the circles from one the of patterned papers and scattered them throughout the layout. Everything was on top of the dictionary patterned paper from the Cool Kid Collection from Crate Paper. I really liked all the words it defines and thought it was perfect for this kind of layout about exploring and make believe.

Also scattered throughout the layout I added both My Clementine and Pandora’s Ombre Sequin mixes. These both had colors that were used in both the Shimelle Little by little collection and the Cool Kid Collection.

I formed the title around the photo. I kept the layers around the photo minimal. I wanted the layers to be focused in the the other two squares. This really makes them pop out more.

These Thickers are so cool. They really make this photo stand out.

 

The journaling was written on the shipping tag and tucked in the layers. I know it could be harder to get in the protector, but I really lobe how it looks tucked in the layers.

 

This was such a fun story to tell and layout to make. I love how these little pieces that happen daily throughout my life make up my families’ lives. Our Story. It’s so precious even though the rock wasn’t a real one, it still tells of how my son loves to play and has a great imagination. I am proud as a mom that I can help him remember his story.

I love how these products can help tell that story!!

You can also watch my process video from Youtube here below

I can’t wait to see what you all create and the story you tell about your life. Please make sure you head over to our Facebook group and she all the projects you make with your things from the SpiegelMom Scraps Store.

Until next time Stay Inspired!!

Hannah

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

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What About Wednesday: Mixed Media Layout

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Aloha!! It’s Hannah here today!!

How is your week going? My hubby had a 4 day weekend and that always throws my week off. But I thankfully got an extra day off to scrap all day. As much as the week is all crazy, I can never say no to an extra day of all day scrapbooking. I know I am lucky to have a spouse who kicks me to my scrap room.

Since I had all day to play I decided to play with some mixed media. I like to my time and really play. I used to use media a lot more than I do now, and when I pick up my paints it’s like riding a bike. I love the ride playing with mixed media takes me on.

I started with some clear gesso on white card stock. I wanted a little protection since I really didn’t know what I would end up using on the background. I like to go into my layouts open to whatever feels right. Sometimes this works well for me, sometimes it doesn’t turn out quite right. I am ok with this journey though. It helps me learn and grow as a crafter and scrapbooker.

I grabbed some acrylic paints and cup of water. Typically on a canvas you wouldn’t want to mix water and acrylic paint. The water effects the structure of the paint. On a canvas this could mean the paint could not adhere properly. I think in the case of paper though, water mixed with the acrylic paint it really helps it be more fluid, and dry quicker. I haven’t noticed that the water has affected my paint on the paper in the layouts I have made in the past. ( I say this as a warning, that any media that isn’t photo safe, could have an effect on the photo if you don’t use enough layers between the paint and the photo. Use your gut, with this info. If you feel weird and wrong for any unknown product and it’s ability to effect your photo, don’t do it. For me I make many of these layouts for my enjoyment and it doesn’t bother me. That is just me though.)

I used my paint brush to add drops of the watered down acrylic paint. I do this technique often. It is easy, and it’s hard to mess up. You can add as many or as few droplets to your page for the look you want. I like to mix big and small paint drops.

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This is an image I took while my paint was drying.  I added each color. Then dried it for less than a minute with my heat tool. I then let it air dry for about 15 minutes. I added blue plus signs with a thin watercolor brush. I thought this would be fun. Seeing plus signs sticking out throughout the layout. I also added paint lines on the corners of the layout. To tell you the truth this is part I wish I would have left out. I wished I would have hand drawn lines with a black ink pen. But I didn’t and This is where you have to decide to keep going and see how the layout will turn out or stop and toss it. It really is a personal thing to choose. Some days I have been known to start pulling things off a layout in the middle of making it because I hated it. It again is part of this process of learning and growing and becoming the scrapbooker you want to be.

Once dry I started to build my layers. This is my favorite part. I love finding, searching for all these bits and pieces and fitting them in like a puzzle.

For this layout I used one 4×4 square photo. I really enjoy this size for building layers. I really try to switch things up and not use it all the time though, because it is easy for things to feel the same when I use this size all the time. Even though depending on the papers you layer each layout can look completely different.

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I love this photo of my puppy!! At the time of this picture (when I took it) she was about 5 or so months. So curious about everything I was doing in my scrap room. One day I was trying to take pictures of my layout with her inside. She wanted to be in on the action. I am so glad I took this image while trying to hold her in my legs to keep her away my layout. It really makes my smile. Having a small puppy can be so much fun, even though it really makes everything much more difficult to get done. Haha!!

While building my layers I grabbed papers I thought would match the photo and papers that I had laying around. I love mixing sizes and fitting them in around.

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I added a white doily and a medium shipping tag in my layers. I love the texture they add. Also the shapes are much different than the strips of patterned paper which works really well the pull everything in, but make it unique.

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I tucked die cuts in my layers too. This is the fun part of layering, finding pieces that are odd and  making them fit. Sometimes all it is a color that works. Like this die cut.. Hello.

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The color worked and I love how it just fits.

I added some grey feltie hearts on this layout. They are my favorite!! Literally they are amazing. Paired with some white thread and a flair badge from The Spiegel Mom Scraps collab with Accent Scrapbooking. I love how the green in you is picked up by the strip of green paper I used.

I scattered some Holly Berries Sequins around the whole layout. I really like how this holiday inspired mix works because of it’s nature feel.

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Especially with these wood pieces that I picked up in the clearance part of the shop.

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I really played up on the fun and silliness of the photo with this layout. I really like when the tone of the photo matches with the layout.

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I love using stickers for titles especially when I mix that with Thickers. These white ones are so puffy and fun.

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Here is the whole layout.

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Look out for the Process Video on my personal Youtube channel. You can see it below.

Also don’t forget to head over to the SpiegelMom Scraps Facebook group to share with us the layouts and projects you are making with the products you get from the Store. There is always so much inspiration there!!

I hope you have an excellent and inspiring day!!

Hannah

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What About Wednesday: Using the negative of a cut file

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Aloha My Scrappy Friends!! How is everyone’s winter/summer going? I live in Washington State and this year has had some really crazy weather for this area. Usually rain is the norm, but we have actually had snow quite a few times already this winter.

A bit of it is pretty nice, since it has been seven years since we have seen more than a dusting of snow covering the ground. Though I am not gonna lie though that I have been thinking about Hawaii quite a bit when my fingers and toes are freezing from the cold.

Just this past weekend we got about a foot of snow. Which is a lot for our area. It literally snowed for 24 hours. It was quite beautiful for a while, though my heart still cried out to another time just last year where I sat on the beach enjoying and taking in the waves from the North Shore. The sand warms your toes, the sun kisses your cheeks and the breeze has this special smell of tropical flowers and salt mixed together.

That is what this layout is all about. I used a picture from this weekend and a picture from last February. I printed them off at 3X4 because I knew I was making a 9X12 layout. I really wanted my background to be visible.

I used a cut file that was designed by Laura for January. If you check out the cut file section you should be able to get it on the blog.  it reminded me of shells so I really wanted to use it.

I decided to cut it out of striped colored pattern paper, I do this from time to time. especially with a paper like this bright colored from Cute Girl. It’s super fun but not knowing how to use it can throw you off. Using it with a cute file allows you to get all the colors on a layout but in smaller amounts.

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When I pulled it off the mat I really was inspired by the negative space of the cut file, or the inside of the cut file. I used liquid glue to attach the negative pieces down to some modeling paste mixed with Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Licorice Stick.

At this point I didn’t know if I was just plain crazy for spending twenty minutes glueing down the cut file until I pulled off the main part. It looked so cool.  It definitely reminded me of tropical Hawaii. I knew my pictures would be perfect.

I backed the white card stock with modeling paste and the negative cut file onto a dark gray patterned of stars. I really wanted the color to pop. I outlined with black pen around the white card stock. 

I tucked in a shipping tag with blue baker’s twine at the top of the layout. Later I ended up sticking a feltie cloud and small clothespin at the top too. The first current picture I held onto with the clothes pin. I also added a frame and some cloud puffy stickers.

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I added the date in pen on the photo at the bottom. I also used a flair bottom that we got last month from our collab from Cuts 2 Luv that said Baby it’s cold outside. It was perfect for that photo, because it was cold this weekend.  I splinted some sequins from Let’s Be Mermaids and My Clementine sequin mixes.

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I added a couple of other clothespins at the bottom of my layout. I really love the way this adds interest and dimension to the layout.

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To better see the cut file I put the second photo one the left side as far over as I could. IMG_2617

I layered behind the photo a white doily spritzed with Shimmerz Vibez Eggnoggin’ and Razzleberry . I wanted a bit of color that you might see in the sand and sun on the doily. I layered some ephemera with hearts on it above the picture. The wood chips used to be in the store and were from Studio Calico. They are super fun to layer with, and have a natural feel.

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I also added a feltie cloud to mirror what I did to the top photo. I added more sprinkles of My Clementine and Let’s Be Mermaids sequins. I love how these colors really play off of the bright colors in the Cute Girl Collection from Crate Paper.

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The colors are so bright and inviting. They worked perfectly with my ocean photo. The waves are so inviting too. Especially with a day filled with snow.

To match the brightness I used some really old Thickers from an old Dear Lizzy Collection. This made for a title. Mixed with the puffy stickers of the Cute Girl Collection and the sequins scattered around it really tied together the feeling I wanted to share.

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Even though my feelings about the snow and the beach are shining through on this layout, I still added a few sentences and tucked them behind the tag, in-between the white card stock and the patterned paper. I didn’t want to write on the negative cut file, I really wanted that to be the focal point. I did however want a few words somewhere about how I felt. Hidden journaling is a good way to do that.

Here is a look at the whole layout.

Look below and you can watch my process video from Youtube.

I hope you are inspired to try to use the negative of a cut file. I know I save them on occasion,  (I have a drawer full of them actually). This kind of layout is perfect way to use them up and tell a fun story. Because times and things change. You move, the weather patterns change, our routines change and the things of last year my be so different from this year! It was fun to see this difference side by side.

Have an inspired week!! Don’t forget to share with us the layouts you are making with your SpiegelMom Scraps products in our Facebook Group.

Hannah