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#decemberdaily #documentingdecember #decemberdetails #christmascrafts #DIY #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #mixedmedia #shimmerzpaints #pinkpaislee @pinkpaislee @shimmerzpaints @spiegelmomscraps @wordsandpaperscraps

18: December Daily Mini Layout

Happy Friday!

I hope your holiday spirit has been extended through this weekend for NYE! I’m almost entirely done with my December Daily album.. just in time for my last-day-of-December goal.#decemberdaily #documentingdecember #decemberdetails #christmascrafts #DIY #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #mixedmedia #shimmerzpaints #pinkpaislee @pinkpaislee @shimmerzpaints @spiegelmomscraps @wordsandpaperscrapsSometimes I get so excited when the perfect photo opportunity arises, I forget to shoot in portrait and therefore have to get creative when I want to share landscape oriented pictures. I really love to create layouts in non-traditional sizes, and I’m excited to incorporate those together with traditional pocket pages in my Project Life album. Meanwhile, here’s an adorable picture of my incredibly difficult to photograph dog on a mixed media layout. #decemberdaily #documentingdecember #decemberdetails #christmascrafts #DIY #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #mixedmedia #shimmerzpaints #pinkpaislee @pinkpaislee @shimmerzpaints @spiegelmomscraps @wordsandpaperscrapsI splattered my background with black acrylic paint and Shimmerz Dazzlers in I Lilac You. Once that dried, I layered some Pink Paislee Yuletide ephemera underneath my photo and added some sequins from the shop for some shine. #decemberdaily #documentingdecember #decemberdetails #christmascrafts #DIY #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #mixedmedia #shimmerzpaints #pinkpaislee @pinkpaislee @shimmerzpaints @spiegelmomscraps @wordsandpaperscrapsI wanted to keep my pages consistent so I stitched the “18” from the themed cards for my album across the top. #decemberdaily #documentingdecember #decemberdetails #christmascrafts #DIY #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #mixedmedia #shimmerzpaints #pinkpaislee @pinkpaislee @shimmerzpaints @spiegelmomscraps @wordsandpaperscrapsI inked a sentiment across the bottom, added some silver sequin stars, and then I was finished! So quick and easy. I love the beginning of a new year! I’m excited for where it takes me.

What are you most looking forward to in the coming year?

-Rachel

 

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Hope – December Daily Insert

Good Morning!

These days leading up to Christmas are my very favorite. I love when things slow down and we can really focus on the best details of the season. I’ve really enjoyed documenting this month! Today I’m sharing a sparkly insert I made for my album. Lots of gold and gorgeous sequins.#SpiegelMomScraps #sequins #sparkles #decemberdaily #documentingdecember #decemberdetails #christmas #DIY #Christmascrafts

I was inspired to create an insert like this thanks to those gorgeous gold letters I found on clearance at Target. I adhered one to each pocket and filled them with sequins from the shop.

#SpiegelMomScraps #sequins #sparkles #decemberdaily #documentingdecember #decemberdetails #christmas #DIY #Christmascrafts

In the upper right pocket I created a shaker with Wish Upon A Star sequins and some chunky star cork confetti painted white. I also adhered a white star to the outside of my page protector too! I think adding things to the outside of page protectors creates some great dimension.

#SpiegelMomScraps #sequins #sparkles #decemberdaily #documentingdecember #decemberdetails #christmas #DIY #Christmascrafts

I filled the lower shaker pocket with Plum Dreamsicle sequins. I think this mix is one of my top favorites. LOVE! This was such a quick and easy project and I can’t wait to see how it bring everything together in my album.

#SpiegelMomScraps #sequins #sparkles #decemberdaily #documentingdecember #decemberdetails #christmas #DIY #Christmascrafts

I hope your Christmas season is full of joy and relaxing (and crafting!) Make sure you take advantage of today’s special 23% off your total order! Use the code 23ORDER when checking out. Merry Christmas!

-Rachel

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Documenting December: Embellishments

Happy Friday!

I wonder if you’re all looking forward to the first weekend of December as much as I am!

You may have noticed yesterday on my blog during our hop that I began my journey into documenting December. I’ve decided that I really want to focus on the tiny details of the month that make it so special. I don’t want to get too caught up in creating during my documenting so I made several embellishments in advance. This is my alternative to foundation pages – I’m not so great at guessing how I want my final pages to look so instead I created some embellishments to add in as I go.

#documentingdecember #decemberdaily #embellishments #DIY #silhouettecameo #freecutfile #spiegelmomscraps #sequins #scrapbooking #papercrafting #decembercrafts #goldfoil #pinkpaislee @spiegelmom_scraps @pinkpaislee @shimmerzpaints

I started by painting a shipping tag a gray color that would coordinate well with the print on that Pink Paislee Yuletide tag. I trimmed down a gorgeous gold foil doily so that it would fit well in between. There are so many doilies in the shop that are perfect for holiday crafting (in fact, I just did a Pinterest search for ideas -so many good ones!) Once my tag was dry, I layered on some snowflake die cuts (download the FREE CUT FILE here), Yuletide ephemera stars, & sequins from the Holly Berries mix. I topped it off with a sticker phrase from Crate Paper.

#documentingdecember #decemberdaily #embellishments #DIY #silhouettecameo #freecutfile #spiegelmomscraps #sequins #scrapbooking #papercrafting #decembercrafts #goldfoil #pinkpaislee @spiegelmom_scraps @pinkpaislee @shimmerzpaints

One thing I’ve found I struggle with in using 6 x 8 albums is that there aren’t pockets for horizontal 3 x 4 in the full size page protectors. I tend to photograph in landscape a majority of the time. In order to include more pictures, I created some 6 x 4 page protectors. You can save a few steps by using any size page protector that has two pockets like this. Be sure to leave margin for punching holes, holes which I forgot to punch, oops! I then use my Fuse tool to seal any edges. So easy!

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One trick I like to use for lightening up my details – mixing sequins! In this shaker pocket, I wanted to use some more white to bring out the white snowflake die cuts, so I used one of the NEW sequin mix releases – Holiday Traditions  & added just a pinch of Wedding Bells. I love how it turned out! Try it!

#documentingdecember #decemberdaily #embellishments #DIY #silhouettecameo #freecutfile #spiegelmomscraps #sequins #scrapbooking #papercrafting #decembercrafts #goldfoil #pinkpaislee @spiegelmom_scraps @pinkpaislee @shimmerzpaints

For my last embellishment, I combined Yuletide ephemera with our snowflake diecuts, and a few sequins from the Holly Berries mix. I stitched them together and I was done. It’s amazing how stitching can finish off a project.

I hope this inspired you to make some of your own holiday embellishments!

-Rachel

Fall Mini & LGSketchy Sketch with Rachel

Hope y’all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Time relaxing with family is such a gift, and I’m cherishing it! This post is picture heavy because I’m SO excited to share this fall mini album. Incorporated in my album is a full page using this week’s Let’s Get Sketchy sketch.

Target always has has smaller binders that fit 6×8 page protectors really well – and depending on the brand you purchase, you may only need to punch a few more holes. #minialbum #autumn #scrapbooking #papercrafting #shimmerz #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #LGSketchy #sketch #scrapchallenge #wermemorykeepers I got those gold glitter alphas and wood veneer leaves at Target too.. swoon. It looks perfect against that wood grain specialty paper I’ve been hoarding forever.#minialbum #autumn #scrapbooking #papercrafting #shimmerz #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #LGSketchy #sketch #scrapchallenge #wermemorykeepers

#minialbum #autumn #scrapbooking #papercrafting #shimmerz #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #LGSketchy #sketch #scrapchallenge #wermemorykeepers I’ve included lots of Crate Paper products in this mini – from old and new lines. Behind the “Give Thanks” title is a little Shimmerz Dazzlers in Coral Me Crazy. I love the added texture.dsc_0177

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#minialbum #autumn #scrapbooking #papercrafting #shimmerz #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #LGSketchy #sketch #scrapchallenge #wermemorykeepers One of my favorite details in this mini is that shaker pocket filled with exclusive sequinsFalling Leaves.http://letsgetsketchy.blogspot.com/If you follow my layouts, you’ll notice that leaf looks familiar – I used lots of them here. They’re a beautiful mix of these Shimmerz products (1, 2, 3)#minialbum #autumn #scrapbooking #papercrafting #shimmerz #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #LGSketchy #sketch #scrapchallenge #wermemorykeepers I made a filler card with a stencil and Mari-Gold Digger texture paste and I love how it turned out. Aren’t those pictures I took of one of my besties fun!?#minialbum #autumn #scrapbooking #papercrafting #shimmerz #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #LGSketchy #sketch #scrapchallenge #wermemorykeepers It was so fun to work with a sketch created for a larger scale on a 6×8 layout! The title is Dear Lizzy and the scraps of paper are mostly from the Gather collection. The sequins I used on this page are an exclusive mix, Mocha Mint Dream. And I finished off with a cloud feltie.#minialbum #autumn #scrapbooking #papercrafting #shimmerz #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #LGSketchy #sketch #scrapchallenge #wermemorykeepers

I loved documenting these fall months in a mini, almost like a December Daily. Thanks for stopping in – I hope it’s inspired you to create!

-Rachel

 

 

 

 

Fall Friday – Mini Album

Welcome, Fall!

Although it’s a freakish 85 degrees here in NC as I write this, I’m still gazing at the fall foliage from inside my air conditioned home and enjoying the beauty of it. Because many of the fall activities for this year have yet to come, I put together a short mini from 2015 – I just couldn’t wait!

#SpiegelMomScraps #minialbum #autumn #sequins #scrapbooking #papercrafting #memorykeeping @SpiegelMom_Scraps @wordsandpaperscrapsFor the front and back covers, I used two pieces of thick cardstock mod podged together, nothing too fancy.#SpiegelMomScraps #minialbum #autumn #sequins #scrapbooking #papercrafting #memorykeeping @SpiegelMom_Scraps @wordsandpaperscrapsThe title was made with some alphas from my stash (I love pairing white + gold).  For this mini, I didn’t necessarily care that the pages were different sizes. I liked the eclectic feel. #SpiegelMomScraps #minialbum #autumn #sequins #scrapbooking #papercrafting #memorykeeping @SpiegelMom_Scraps @wordsandpaperscrapsI wanted the first thing you saw when you opened the mini to be a gorgeous shaker pocket page. I paired some exclusive Autumn Joy sequins with some cork die cuts from the shop. *Remember that time I told you I’ve been using these sequins with everything and they last FOREVER? Visit here for another project using this mix. It’s perfect#SpiegelMomScraps #minialbum #autumn #sequins #scrapbooking #papercrafting #memorykeeping @SpiegelMom_Scraps @wordsandpaperscrapsI like to include little journaling cards in my mini albums – Can you see that one peeking out from the bottom? #SpiegelMomScraps #minialbum #autumn #sequins #scrapbooking #papercrafting #memorykeeping @SpiegelMom_Scraps @wordsandpaperscrapsThese pictures of our sweet dogs are two of my very favorites. On projects I love to give the effect that clothespins are holding pictures in place. #SpiegelMomScraps #minialbum #autumn #sequins #scrapbooking #papercrafting #memorykeeping @SpiegelMom_Scraps @wordsandpaperscrapsI love getting fancy Starbucks coffee in the Fall, and so I tucked one inside a glassine bag turned pocket envelope. I used a lot of products from the Basic Grey Barista line on this project. #SpiegelMomScraps #minialbum #autumn #sequins #scrapbooking #papercrafting #memorykeeping @SpiegelMom_Scraps @wordsandpaperscrapsTags are the perfect addition for adding interest to mini albums!#SpiegelMomScraps #minialbum #autumn #sequins #scrapbooking #papercrafting #memorykeeping @SpiegelMom_Scraps @wordsandpaperscraps

Our 2nd anniversary is November 1st. I can’t wait for 100 years worth of fall-inspired anniversary pictures with my sweet hubby. Hope you enjoyed this mini!

-Rachel

Ice Cream with Laura

Hello chaps!  Thanks for joining me for some mini album madness!

 

Photo heavy post… I’ve made a mini album!  Oh I love it, the colours, the patterns, the subject matter!!  Let me walk you through it…

It’s quite a dinky hand-sized album.  The pages are a mixture of tags, cardstock rectangles, a glassine bag… all very eclectic!  There was a die cut circle on my desk so that went in too!

I’ve used a printable collection from Claudia Van R and supplies from SpiegelMom Scraps.  The only additional supplies were some hole reinforcers from Heidi Swapp, a gold pen, and a book ring I coloured gold to match the collection.

A brief note about the subject matter:  I like ice cream a lot.  We went away for a week and I tried to eat an ice cream every day!!

The colours of the sequins in the spring bloom sequin mix perfectly match the Amy collection.

Rather than keep my rectangular pages regular I let the photo overlap the edge.  This gave me some interesting shapes and a good way to add extra contrasting pops of colour on the reverse of the overhang.

This was my first time using a digital collection and the only complaints I have is I wish I had a better printer and cutting out the alphas is a faff!!

This page is a wood veneer.  It was surprisingly easy to punch a hole through the wood with my big hole punch.  The heart aperture gives a lovely peek-a-boo efffect to the page beneath.

I love these felt hearts – I find myself wanting to add some to every project.  I find with mini albums if you add something once it can look a bit odd, but repeat the element on 3 or 4 pages and it looks like it belongs.

I sealed up a glassine bag full of sequins to make a fun shaker pocket.

It is also nice to have a repeating element throughout the entire album – I chose sequins (unsurprisingly) and faux stitching with a gold pen.

My supplies:  shipping tags, glassine bag, spring bloom sequins, white sequins from shamrock stars mix, felt hearts, wood veneer all from SpiegelMom Scraps.

Don’t forget, if you place an order use the code Laura15 for a discount.

Thanks for stopping by!

Laura

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Love memories mini album by Lea Biccelli

Hi all, Lea’s here. For this new appointment I wanted to dedicate a mixed media project, a mini album completely handmade.

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I made the cover with the heavy recycled cardboard covered with cotton fabric. Before proceeding with the decoration I treated the background with the clear gel to isolate the tissue from the next steps and make it less absorbent.

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The super fun part was to work the Shimmerz Paint with a spatula, once dry I used the Shimmerz Paste through the stencil to give texture to the background.

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I then added various embellishments: lace, twines, wood veneer, beads and micro beads, small sequins. Finally many splashes of color.

The inside pages, bound with bind it all, have very few embellishments; for the background, as for the cover, I used Shimmerz Paint with a spatula and some stamped.

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Thanks for getting here in this long post, I hope I have inspired at least a little, and I assure you that getting your hands dirty with colors is very liberating.

xoxo, Lea