Hello everyone! I am so excited to be here, especially on such a fun weekend! National Scrapbook Day is always so much fun! Have you hopped over to Instagram to check out all of the fun challenges the Sparklers have for you? My challenge is Star Shine- make stars shine on your layout! And that is exactly what I did! Here is my Star Shine layout, the gorgeous Gold Stardust Sequins make this challenge super easy! I also added some amazing Cork Confetti Stars from some shiny gold thread!
One of my favorite elements of this layout is the shaker bow! I have always thought the Fuse Tool is so cool, but I don’t do Project Life, so I didn’t think I would use it often. Well, I finally got one and I am absolutely loving it! I use it so frequently, I wish I would have grabbed one sooner! In the spirit of loving my Fuse, I am going to be showing you how I use it every Sunday Fun Day with Fuse It Fun Day! For this project I used a bow template and created the little shaker bow! I filled it with those gorgeous Gold Stardust Sequins, and isn’t the result just the most darling little embellishment?
If you wanna see how I made the shaker bow, here is a quick tutorial on how to do that!
Another element I adore are the hanging cork stars from the Wild at Heart frame! Super quick and easy, but so much fun- and, it’s all in the details! Right?!
I could add those stars to every project! They are fabulous!!
Thanks for joining me for my first blog post, I hope you will check in for Fuse It Fun Day every week!
Happy NSD! It’s Laura and I am interrupting the celebrations to share my regular Saturday post with you – but don’t worry – it is a layout!
I’ve been experimenting with the white felt feathers. I wanted to know if they would take colour – they do! I sprayed the feathers with water and sprinkled on some brusho powders. I needed a lot of water to get the colour moving but I love the results. Now I know I can alter any of the white felt shapes to any colour to match whichever project I am working on.
I dyed these ones to match my budgie’s feathers – yellows, greens and a little blue in the long tail feather. The different sized yellow sequins in the Spring Blooms and Sunny Smiles mixes match in perfectly. Other than that I kept it fairly simple layering each feather over a piece of cotton ribbon tape and stitching with my sewing machine to attach to the layout.
I added my alphas directly to my photo and popped up the top of each letter with a little silicone glue. I love the extra dimension this gives the page.
This also fits the criteria for my challenge to you over the weekend – scrap a layout with ribbon. If you do you can join us at SpiegelMom Scraps facebook page to link up!
I cannot tell you how awesome it is to be creating recently! I’ve continued to be super busy stocking and packing new goodies for my Etsy Shop and designing some more fun stuff coming in May. I’m also continuing to burn through my scraps of left over kits and other purchases I made before Two Peas in a Bucket closed their cyber doors.. so sad!
And so now I digress to tonight’s layout! I used a hodgepodge of papers here from Echo Park, Dear Lizzy and another I’m not sure of anymore!! When I mix up a few different papers, sometimes I find it easier to scrap with a black and white photo. This doesn’t get much easier that a simple filter in Instagram! I have to say I have the best little models 🙂 Here’s a picture I snapped with my iPhone of Abby ‘reading’ us a bedtime story a couple weeks ago.
I’m always excited to create on a white card stock background too! A clean slate. This allows me to really stretch those scraps of patterned paper to the max! Take a closer look at the white card stock….
Yes, you see it now don’t you 🙂 I used a fun Kesi Art stencil with some Gesso and Distress Ink mixed together. I love how this turned out, just a hint of texture in the background without being overwhelming! Here are a couple more pics.
Another thing I really love to work into my layouts is some contrast. It doesn’t have to be black on white or anything that drastic.. but just some nice contrast. That’s where my love of cork and wood veneer comes into play. I’ve created a few new cork embellishments (some of which are self adhesive) like these fun cloudswhich will be in my shop this weekend!
HAPPY NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY MY FRIENDS! HERE’S A 25% OFF COUPON CODE FOR MY ETSY SHOP, GOOD THROUGH MONDAY MAY 5TH AT MIDNIGHT (CST). HAPPY SCRAPPY SHOPPING!!
Thank you for supporting my small scrappy business. I hope everyone takes time to create this weekend, whether its with your kids, your scrappy girlfriends at a retreat or quietly at home by yourself. This weekend is for US! Have a great NSD weekend!