Trendy Tuesday/My girl

 

Good morning everyone!!! I hope your having an amazing 4th of July with your friends and family!! Sarah here this morning with my 1st trendy Tuesday post and as you  have probably heard this weeks theme is emojis!!!

I love emojis, they are just so cute! And my kids know what they are and love to draw them and the oder ones sending me different ones on their phones lol.

I chose to use the Crate paper line, Cute girl for my layout this week. I love all the girly little things you can do with this collection, but with the way I did this layout there wasn’t a lot of room for embellishing.

I went with a quite large emoji for my layout because I knew I wanted to make it itself a shaker pocket. I used one of the cut-files offered from SpiegleMomScraps this month, This is just one of the emojis that there are in the cut-file,But my emoji is how I started my page, other then having my photo already picked out, lol.

  

In my stash I have a bunch of stuff but I have like 3 boxes of clear sheets that were for over head projectors, I dont even know if they use those anymore, lol, but I have a bunch of them. So I cut my emoji out on my Silhouette and placed 2 behind the outer part and started sewing it on my sewing machine. I left a place open big enough for me to pour my Gotta Love Emojis sequin pack is and then finished sewing it up. I placed it on my page where I wanted it to the left because in the picture my daughter was looking in from the right.

After my big smiling emoji was down, I added a few strips of paper to the bottom of my layout and then went to layering papers behind my photo. I put my photo down and pulled out my embellishment pack, along with some of the sticker sheets and started to play a little. I have always loved that little doll from this collection and I thought this was a great layout to use it on! So I added her to the right side of my photo and then layered a few puffy flower stickers and some little hearts. I popped my title under the picture. Then I decided to add a few little banner pieces  and a few hearts to the top left of my layout and a few little word stickers  and more little hearts to the bottom left and was done.

I hope you enjoyed the layout I made today, I loved playing with the emojis and I hope you play along too!! Happy 4th to everyone again!!

Scrappy Friday – Just to say Hello

Hello there,

So happy to meet you again on Spiegelmoms Scraps blog!

I’m here today with a card, just like last week, which is a bit unusual for me since I don’t make much cards…..

But I thought this one perfectly fits the Build a Snowman sequins…. and the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dream papers perfectly fit the May Theme.

This time, I didn’t use inks or pastes, just matted different papers together. The sequins give the final sparkling touch. This is what I really love about sequins, they highlight any project you make, giving it the last touch it needs!

Even if I don’t make many cards, I do like making them because, again, it is part of the process of sharing. You create a project, but for someone else, in order to make a surprise. And I like surprising people. Who doesn’t like to receive a happy mail?

This one will fly to England, it is a modest present for my 400th follower on Instagram. This is also what I love about scrapbooking and social media. You can share with people from all over the world on a click! How fantastic! I can’t (and don’t want) to get used to it!

See you next month for a new Scrappy Friday, and this time…. no card!

Have a nice weekend!

Love from France,

Christine

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Then and Now, Mother’s Day Exploding Box!

Hey y’all, Ali here, it is Fuse It Fun Day, yippee! Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there! I have a super fun project to share and a Mother’s Day gift for you all!

Recently I made my very first exploding box, and now I am kind of addicted! If you have ever made one, or watched a tutorial, you know they are a bit labor intensive…especially with all of the measuring! I like measuring almost as much as I like liquid adhesive…and that is not very much at all! No matter how hard I try I can never get exact measurements and I end up wasting a lot of really great cardstock! So I had an idea, why not make a cut file so I don’t have to measure? Then I will have an exploding box template for whenever I want to make one! I know…Silhouette has one in the store, but I like to be difficult (and cheap) and make my own, that way it is exactly to my liking! Anywho…that is exactly what I did! And I want to share that file with you for free, so follow this link and you can download the cut file! Happy Mother’s Day!

So you are probably wondering…where the sequins at, lady? This is Fuse It Fun Day, bring on the bling! So…. I thought it would be really fun if some of the flaps on the exploding box were shakers! I absolutely love how this idea turned out! Everything is better with sequins, after all!

I used a super springy (totally a word) and fun paper pad from imaginisce, it’s super old, it has been pretty much untouched in my stash for AGES! This paper paired so well with the You Are My Sunshine and What’s Up Buttercup sequin mixes,  the sequins add that special touch! This is not your everyday exploding box! LOL!

Other than the really fun shaker flaps, I kept this box relatively simple because I am giving it to my mom and she might be intimidated by something really involved, she also has a tendency to break things (sorry mom!). Here is a video if you would like to see the entire box completed!

I used photos from when I was very young and then I also added some recent family photos, so I am calling this the “Then and Now” exploding box. I think my mom is really going to love it! These little boxes make perfect gifts, so why not make one for someone you love…don’t forget the sequins!!!

 

 

 

 

 

If you don’t know how to use the cut file, have no fear, I will show you!!

I hope you have a fabulous day! See you next Fuse It Fun Day!

Sketch it out Saturday/Sweet photograph

Good morning everyone!! Sarah here this morning to share my 1st layout for Spiegelmom Scraps and I’m excited about it!! I hope your Saturday is going well. Last night was a bit rough, we had some nasty weather come threw, but its bright and sunny this morning!

Ok so back to the layout I made, lol. I love to play with sketches! Sometimes I stick really close to them and then other times it ends up looking completely different then the sketch! And I love the fact that a sketch can jump start your creativity when your a bit stuck. This is the sketch I used for the layout I made today:

I found this layout on Pinterest, like I do a lot of my layouts, but it came from ScrapFriends.comAU, unfortunately there isn’t a link to the site anymore.

I grabbed an older WeR Memory Keepers paper pad from my stash called It Factor and pulled that stripped paper for the background. Then I reached into my DT pack and grabbed the pretty Shimmerz Texturez in The tide that binds and a stencil from my stash. Instead of checkers on my layout I wanted to use circles, I grabbed a little dabber I have and dipped it in to the texturez and started dabbing away at the bottom side of the page. I loved the way it looked so I added some to the top of my layout too.

I grabbed a few papers out of the paper pad and did a bit of layering behind my photo and added a tab that said love from a little bucket I have with lots of random pieces from random collections from the past, sitting on my desk. I wanted some flowers in on this layout, so I grabbed a pack of flowers that went with an older Maggie Holmes collection and popped one to the left side of my layout along with a cute little sticker from a Dear Lizzy collection. I had 2 collections of sequins that went perfect with this layout, the colors were a perfect match!! Gotta love Emojis and Jaded Hearts! Both collections are so beautiful and added the bling factor that I was wanting. Side note, lol, But I know how Traci Claiborne from the Scrap Gals is always talking about how they don’t like to splatter glimmer mist or other mists cause it cant be exact or might mess the layout up, Sequins are a perfect alternate to that!! I think at least lol, different sizes and you can place them where you want, without having to worry about messing anything up!

I added my title off to the right of my picture, those cute acetate words from Pink fresh studio and another leaf from the Maggie Holmes die cut pack. Then I moved to the top of my layout and started layering bits and pieces from the Pink Paislee Cest La Vie ephemera pack and a few more bits from the Maggie Homles ephemers pack. I added a flair button from an old Hip Kit kit and then went to adding more of those beautiful sequins!

I really hope you enjoyed this layout and would love to see you play along with the sketches and your pretty Spiegelmom Scraps stash too! Make sure to tag us on Instagram so we can see your creations!!

SpiegleMom Scraps Products I used on this layout:

Gotta love Emojis , Jaded Hearts, and Shimmers Textures-The tide that binds

 

Shaker Title Page

Good morning!

If you’re reading this then you’ve made it to Wednesday – halfway through the week following a holiday weekend, which is always a struggle for me.

I’ve been having fun lately experimenting with different shaker pockets. I love the layering capabilities! Today I’m sharing a shaker pocket title page made with my trusty fuse tool. Projects like this are much easier if you have a heat proof mat with measurements – so you can get your fusing centered.

Shaker Pocket Title Page #spiegelmomscraps #createwithsms #shakerpocket #sequins #felicityjane #projectlife #sequins #pocketscrapbooking #scrapbooking #papercrafting @spiegelmom_scraps @felicityjanestudio @wordsandpaperscraps

I love adding different sized page protectors in Project Life to make it a little more eclectic. I began by trimming my page protector to a 6×12 size. Working first on the rectangular inside pocket holding the “XOXO” I fused 3 sides, added the thicker, and fused the top. The fact that the title I chose was adhesive helped hold it in place. But if you’re going for a more whimsical look you could just add any cut file (or any ephemera for that matter!) I then added the sequins to the page protector. I chose to use Strawberry Bubblegum – a perfect mix for spring! I think lighter sequins look best when layered over a layout – you could also try these or these. Lastly, I used my mini stapler to attach a white heart feltie and my shaker page was complete! SO easy.

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I wanted to keep the layout underneath fairly simple so both would be highlighted and not too busy. I used papers from Felicity Jane Studio and coordinating ephemera. I used a few embellishments from my stash including a white lace doily  and cork heart from the shop.

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Notice that little bit of shine underneath my photo? You can brush on some Shimmerz  Paste-eez like this one for a little bit of bling.

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I love putting my finished spreads in my album to admire how they turned out! I hope you’re inspired to do a little experimenting with shaker pockets

-Rachel

Cutting Up A Cut File!

Hey chaps, Laura here today.  I usually cut a few bits on my Silhouette Cameo when I have it out.  This means some cuts don’t get used right away, and sometimes the edges end up damaged.  Rather than through this large background piece away I decided to cut it apart, discard the damaged bits and keep the good bits!

I backed a few of the petal sections with the gorgeous blue roses paper from Maggie Holmes’ Chasing Dreams.  I adore this pattern and colour and I’m using it really sparingly!

Incidentally, it is a perfect match for Pandora’s Ombre sequin mix.

I filled a glassine bag with some Pandora’s Ombre and got a little sad that I had used nearly all of my supply.  I emptied about half out and threw in some tiny cheap white sequins that have been in my stash for nearly a decade!  I don’t use them as they are not perfect but behind glassine you can’t tell.

I then used the left over Pandora’s Ombre sequins to embellish the page.

Before adhering my cut file down I used watercolour and the packaging technique to add some blue to my background.  I also added foam adhesive to the back of the cut files for added dimension and cast shadows.

Thanks for looking!

Laura

 

Wish – A Spring Layout

Happy Spring!

I don’t know about where you live but these last two days have felt like spring – we’ve had such a mild winter I think I’ve been in the spring mentality for a while now.

12 x 12 Spring theme scrapbook layout #spiegelmomscraps #shimmerz #corkclouds #mixedmedia #shimelle #scrapbooking #papercrafting #sequins @shimmerzpaints @wordsandpaperscraps @spiegelmom_scraps

When it comes to scrapping, I’ve really been working to rediscover freedom in what pictures I use. So far, I’ve done almost too well keeping up with Project Life – I sorta don’t have much to scrap that is super current. So, to make sure I’m still having fun and not letting creating become too regimented, I’m making a point to scrap whatever just to play!

This is one of those projects. This picture was taken on a trip I led last summer to Colorado. It’s so fun! I had lots of products I wanted to use with it.

12 x 12 Spring theme scrapbook layout #spiegelmomscraps #shimmerz #corkclouds #mixedmedia #shimelle #scrapbooking #papercrafting #sequins @shimmerzpaints @wordsandpaperscraps @spiegelmom_scraps

The background is composed of lots of Shimmerz splatters – with yellows and blues (You could also use this one + this one) along with stitched sequins. The stitched sequins are the one element I really had envisioned and wanted to build from. My sequin mix of choice for this project is Rockin‘ Pink Ombre. I really really love monochromatic sequin mixes.

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I also painted some Corky Cumulus clouds white and stitched them onto my page too.

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I wanted the paper layers I chose to be a nice complement to the embellishments without being too distracting – I used several products from the Shimelle “Little by Little” collection along with a few Crate Paper things. I also had a “Wish” Thicker in my stash that went perfectly with this layout.

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I tied in the black with some black stamping and then I was done! I really love how light and airy this project feels – perfect for spring.

Thanks for stopping by!

-Rachel