Scrappy Saturday-Fall Fave

Good morning everyone!! Sarah here this morning sharing a new layout with you that I scrap lifted from the lovely Kelly Barron. And this is the layout that I chose to use.For my layout, I decided that I would flip the layout where the picture was over on the left side because in my picture my hubby is looking towards the right.

I pulled out Oakley Avenue, a fall collection from Pretty little Studios. I thought it went perfect with the photo and the pretty Ferris Wheel sequins and the Just Beachin it sequins went perfectly with this collection!

I started my layout by piecing together the layers of paper behind the photo to get that cluster going. I wanted to make sure I had a place to journal, I knew Kelly had used a card with a little camera on it, so I decided to make that a journaling spot on my layout. This was a fall layout, so I thought it would look good with some leaves on it, so I cut out a few with my Silhouette and tucked them in here and there and instead of scallops on the side of the photo layers I use some of the arrow stickers from this collection.

I added two paper strips to the bottom and top like Kelly did and then started to add embellishments there too. I added a little cut apart at the top that says Feeling Fallish, I cut out a few little leafs from one of the papers in the collection and added those tucked in too along with some stickers.

I moved to the bottom of the layout and tucked in a few more leafs and started on one of my favorite parts…. Adding the bling!! I added a mix of the two sequin sets from the bottom left up to the top right and that finished my layout for me!

I hope you enjoyed this layout and remember if your looking to get some more sequins added to your scrappy stash, mention my name in the comment section during check out and get an extra 15% off your order!! Happy Scrapping!!

 

Story of Today – PL Spread

Happy day before SMS + Creative Embellishments Blog Hop!

In all the excitement I almost forgot about my regularly scheduled blog post.. luckily I incorporate products from the shop in almost all of my projects so I typically always have something to share.

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So far loving the 9 x 12 size for my Project Life! I think there’s something so aesthetically pleasing about this size. For this layout I actually worked from the sequins – I knew I wanted to use some of my favorite mix – Plum Dreamsicle. I love how moody it is while still maintaining sparkle.

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I love keeping my pocket spreads simple so certain elements are easily highlighted. That scrap of gold glittered paper in the top corner perfectly complements the sequins – I’m fairly certain I got it at Hobby Lobby. It’s just the right amount of shine.

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I think monochromatic elements can have such a cool effect – so I adhered this white heart feltie to a white title card and I really like how it looks – subtle but textured.

In order to incorporate a little more purple, I spritzed a plain white 3 x 4 card with some Shimmerz Vibez in Quit Yer Wine-n – you could also use these (1 & 2).

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I finished off my layout with some flair and a DIY embellishment made with stamping & some vellum. It’s hard sometimes to create minimal projects but for me it’s always worth it.

Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow

-Rachel

 

Make It Yours Monday- Warm & Cozy at the Patch

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Happy Monday ( I know, lol) and welcome back for another Make It Yours Monday! For November, we are doing what we are calling a Sketch Swap. And, we are teaming up with Let’s Get Sketchy!!! (http://letsgetsketchy.blogspot.com/…) We are so excited for this team up!!! This first week, we are using a sketch from our very own Sarah Scraps!!!  I hope you will join us and play along!

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For my layout, I decided to use our theme this month, Warm and Cozy. I was instantly drawn to the photo of my Mia in her crochet pumpkin hat!

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I started by using my Dreamscicle Dazzlerz through my Tim Holtz Pumpkin stencil across the middle third of my page. Then, I splattered some gold Color Shine and set it all aside to dry.

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I then turned my focus to my photo cluster. The Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice collection was on my desk, so I chose some of the papers to use in my cluster. I added a piece of vellum to the bottom layer to give a soft break between the photo cluster and the background stenciling. I added my 4×4 photo and added some foam tape to the back.

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In order to get my Doilies to match my layout, I misted them with Mandarin Mai Tai Coloringz and a layer of gold Color Shine. They were the perfect colors to compliment the papers in the photo cluster! I adhered them to the back of the photo and by now, the texture paste was dry, so I placed the photo and layers to the layout.

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A 2″ strip of the Pumpkin pattern paper to the right side was a fun way to keep the pumpkins going and some shapes from the Icon sticker sheet were great touches to put around the layout, as well as some of the tiny word stickers. The alpha’s wound up being a great color to compliment everything, so Warm & Cozy were spelled using the warm Rusty colored ones.

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The Newly Released 2 Cool 4 U sequins and Cozy mix both had great colors to finish off my page. From the 2 Cool 4 U mix, I pulled out the Blacks, Peachy Oranges, and yellows while the Cozy mix had a perfect shade of Red and light blue to go along with the papers and my photo. They lend a great pop of color and wonderful sparkle to keep your eyes moving around the layout.

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A banner from the ephemera pack in the top left corner and my journaling added under the stenciling and I was done. And, I LOVE it

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I hope you guys will all play along with the sketches this month, there will be a new one each week. The team from Let’s Get Sketchy will be providing the sketches for the last 2 weeks of the month. Use them to draw inspiration, and add your own twist, Make it Yours! Today, I used pumpkins instead of the butterflies, but kept to the main structure of the sketch.

 

Dont forget to use LISA15 when you pick up some of the beautiful sequins or Shimmerz from the shop to save 15%

Artiste Mini Album with Chantilly Lace & Pretty Faces

Happy, Happy Saturday my scrappy friends!! I’m sharing a fun mini album today using the Close To My Heart Chantilly papers and my the exclusively CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge. I love making special little gifts for those special people in my life and mini’s like this are my fav! I’ll get right to it with lots of pictures to share today.

I created this fun mini for my mother in law Dolly for her sister Elaine’s visit last week. I cut my mini album pages using my Cricut Artiste Cartridge, inked lots of the edges and started piling on the layers!

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Check out how I added the 4×4 Instagram pictures. I reinforced all the mini album holes with my Crop-a-dile and the large eyelets. I reinforced the holes for the photos the same way. I don’t know about some of you, but when I first started scrapbooking I bought hoards of eyelets and now hardly use them. Ok ladies, dig into that stash and use them!

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I added texture of a bunch of the die cuts and pockets by running them through my Sizzix Texture Boutique. I love the extra details the dry embossing adds to die cut or any element you want to adhere to your project! Plus, it’s so fun to actually USE those tools and look so pretty just sitting there 🙂

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I included a few pockets & a bunch of shipping tags also. They’re fun interactive elements that Dolly can write on or add more pictures herself.

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And you should always ‘bring up the rear’ and do something pretty on the back of your mini album too! I just stamped a simple sentiment from CTMH and adhered it with more Chantilly papers.

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And, you’re done! That was a lot of pictures to go through, whew! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own mini album with whatever supplied to you have on hand & use your Cricut and embossing tools!!

Happy Scrappin’!!

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honored…

Hey all ~ I’m popping in quick {for the 2nd time today} to share an honor that was just bestowed upon me by fellow Memory Works Design Team Member, Cathie Hollins.   Thank you Cathie for choosing my blog!  I’m  honored that you took the time to share my blog on your awesome, and cleverly worded, blog That’s No Scrap

The word Liebster is German meaning favorite or dearest.  To me a ‘favorite’ is something you choose over & over again, like your favorite pair of jeans or your favorite scrapbooking tool.  To be chosen as someones favorite is a true honor that I hope I can continue to live up to!
That being said, I’m now happy to:
1).   Thank the person who gave the award and link back to to their blog…..check!
2).  Copy and paste the award to my blog…check!
3).  Reveal the 5 blogs I’ve chosen to award the Liebster Blog Award too, and let them know by posting on their blogs…checkity check check!
4).  Hope they pay it forward by accepting and awarding it to bloggers they would like to honor.  
The only ‘rule’ is to choose a blog with less than 200 followers….that still my choices very difficult!

Here are my pics!  These girls do ROCK!
Jade  @ The Scrap Yard Rose

Jodi @ Talking Twine and Trim

Kristin @ Some Scrap Sugar

Wilna @ Precious Moments

Debby @ Scrap Soul

Please stop by their blogs, follow them & show some bloggin’ love!

Thank again!