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Sketch it out Saturday/Zonked

Good morning everyone! Sarah here this morning to share with you another layout I made with some amazing sequins, felties and a bit of washi.

I picked another of the thousands of sketches I have pinned on Pinterest and played with it and I will share it with you, and I hope you’ll play along with me! The layout comes from https://denimtamponsblog.wordpress.com

I had this picture of one of my daughters, she was crashed out on the couch and I thought it was cute so I grabbed it to scrap. My background paper was from We R Memory keepers. I’m still experimenting with mixed media and I loved how this paper had the look of some water color on it already that I didnt have to do. But the sketch still had a messy circle behind everything, so I grabbed my Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Tinsel and did the packaging technique.

I pulled out my With all my heart collection from Pretty little studio and a frame from Simple stories and started playing. The sketch had a tag looking thing behind the photo, so I grabbed a tag from the collection I pulled, the tag wasn’t long enough for the photo so I layered a few other papers behind until I got it just how I wanted it.

I didn’t adhere anything down to the background at this point because I wanted to do a little stitching where it showed the film strip. I loaded my sewing machine with black thread and did my little stitching and was ready to start taping down my stuff. I started with my frame, then used some 3D foam adhesive to pop up my photo on a tag and adhered that down too.

The sketch had a little red strip at the bottom of the photo, I thought about using washi tape or a strip of paper, but decided I wanted a little more color. So I grabbed some of the labels from the Pretty little Studio collection and layered those under the photo. At this point I couldn’t find my white feltie clouds and was kinda freaking out, but as you see I found them!

Where it showed stars and other embellishments on the sketch I decided to used my pretty clouds. I layered a few on the frame and bottom right of the photo, then moved up to the tops right side of the frame. When I added the clouds around the frame I decided to add some washi tape as well. Then went back to adding fluffy clouds to my layout, those tiny little ones are just so cute! I added a big thread nest to the top left of the photo like on the sketch and  I just love using thread on my layouts!

Then came some more fun!! I grabbed several packages of sequins, Gotta love emojis, Holly Berries, Purple Rain and Magical Ocean and started to mix and match them and put them all over my layout! Magical Ocean had different sized stars that went perfect with this layout! I added a few work stickers and that was it for this layout!

Thanks so much for checking out what I made today and hope you come back and see what else we have for you to be inspired by!

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Enjoy Life – Let’s Get Sketchy + SMS Team Up!

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Today I get to share my interpretation of this week’s sketch! You may have heard, we at SpiegelMom Scraps have teamed up with our friends over at Let’s Get Sketchy for the month of November. You can visit their site for the sketch or check it out here in the 15 minutes 2 Scrap Facebook group.#SpiegelMomScraps #exclusivesequins #lgsketchy #scrapbookingsketches #letsgetsketchy #scrapbooking #shimmerz #shimmerzpaints @shimmerzpaints @spiegelmom_scraps @wordsandpaperscraps @lgsketchyThe fun sketch Sara designed included butterflies and no matter how hard I try, I can’t figure out how to incorporate butterflies into my projects. Ugh! Strangely, I think it’s because I don’t have kids yet. So in place of those I’ve included some heart punches. My whole post was inspired by the gorgeous new sequin mix in the shop: 2 Cool 4 U. I absolutely love this mix! #SpiegelMomScraps #exclusivesequins #lgsketchy #scrapbookingsketches #letsgetsketchy #scrapbooking #shimmerz #shimmerzpaints @shimmerzpaints @spiegelmom_scraps @wordsandpaperscraps @lgsketchyAnd while many of the mixes in the shop coordinate well with popular lines – I’m on a crafting budget, so I’ve chosen to use some papers from my stash. I stitched my punched hearts onto some paper from the Dear Lizzy Saturday collection, backed against white cardstock. I then splattered some Shimmerz Vibez in Egg Noggin’ for a little shine. I layered this picture of my sweet German Shepherd onto some vellum and gold-foil polka dotted paper.

That triangle shaped shaker pocket full of sequins found its place stitched on the corner of my patterned paper. To make this: I first trimmed an extra page protector scrap into my desired triangle shape. I then used my Fuse Tool to seal the sequins in.

I used a few pieces of wood veneer on my page including a mini clothespin, We R Memory Keepers “Honey I’m Home” title piece, and a heart from my stash. #SpiegelMomScraps #exclusivesequins #lgsketchy #scrapbookingsketches #papercrafting #letsgetsketchy #scrapbooking #shimmerz #shimmerzpaints @shimmerzpaints @spiegelmom_scraps @wordsandpaperscraps @lgsketchyTo finish off my page I included a cloud feltie from the shop, and a brad from the Simple Stories “Posh” collection. I added my journaling and then I was done! Stay tuned this month for a new sketch every week!

-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%

Sun-n-Fun with Evi

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Hello my wonderful Scrappy friends!  Thank you so much for joining me for another fun layout using the gorgeous sequins from the Spiegelmom Scraps shop.  Today I am playing with Spring Blooms and it match perfectly with the Simple Stories current summer collection Sunshine and Happiness.

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I started off with the 6×6 paper pad and cut half inch stripes of paper.  I choose to include every patterned paper in this collection.  I was inspired by a layout recently that showed this herringbone/ weaving look using multiple stripes of paper.  I tried to remember the pattern as best I can.  In order to add that added interest to my layout, I applied the Spring Blooms sequins in rows on top of my design.  This process took the bulk of my design time, but the end result was well worth it.

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I did have to let this dry before I continued to add my photo and rest of my embellishments.  The sequins coordinate perfectly with this Simple Stories collection.  I added the sequins in rows parallel to the design I made.  I nearly used all 3 teaspoons of sequins for this layout.  I could have stopped mid way, but I love to make an impact with these sequins.  They are simply gorgeous to me.

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I added chipboard, dies, stickers all from the Sunshine and Happiness collection.  The title Sun-n-Fun was from the Poolside collection by Crate Paper last year.  The thickers were sitting in my stash.  I hope you enjoyed my colorful layout.  Remember to use Evi15 at checkout for discount on your purchases.  I have linked my process video down below for your viewing pleasure.

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Hello Happy LO with Katty Miranda

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Hello friends! I am back with a 12×12 Scrapbook Layout. For todays layout I am using the Simple Stories- A Charmed Life Collection. I am using a grid design and scrapbooking 3 pictures. One of each of my boys and one of a cake I made for a party at their daycare a few years back. I began by using a 3 inch square punch to cut my photos and the patterned papers. I backed them all with a white border which I roughed up with my fingernails. I left an area empty where I knew my tittle would go. For my tittle I used a Jillibean Soup “happy” Stencil with my Shimmerz in Sour Apple Green texture paste. I also used an Amy Tangerine chevron stencil with the Shimmerz Paste on two of the squares and pointed them to my photos. I used the White Lace Paper Doilies to add some texture in a few areas around the page. I used a few stickers from the Charmed Life collection around my page and I also added a few other goodies from the Spiegelmom Scraps Shop, the Studio Calico Printshop Wood Veneer CirclesChunky Cork Stars and for some extra fun and sparkle I scattered around some of the Mermaid Green Sequins.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! There is a process video on my You Tube Channel.

XOXO- Katty

SN@P 2 It! Fast layouts

SN@P, do you SN@P?  Simple Stories SN@P, that is. At first, I wasn’t too sure about the small pocket pages, but this line is fantastic!!  Not only can you create great 6×8″ scrapbook incorporating lots of pictures and memorabilia, but you can use these same elements on your scrapbook layouts too.  Yes, it’s true! And, it’s fast.  See…

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This layout came together in less that 30 minutes! I’m totally serious here.  I just cut the diagonal stripe to 6×8″ and placed is off center in the 12×12″ base.  I tilted my 4×4″ Instagram picture and off set it within the 6×8″ piece.  You can see that I punched some clouds with my trusty Fiskars Cloud Punch (I have 3 sizes).  I cut apart a 3×5 bingo card and placed on the top and bottom of the photo, added some SN@P Stickers and Flair Badges, spattered some inks, stuck on some washi and added my overlay for the title.  Don’t be scared of these transparency overlays!! They’re awesome to use. You can layer them, just like I did below.  GOOD. TO. GO!

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This one came together in about 40 minutes, but only because I was being a putz, LOL… Any-hoo, I used one 4×4″ and two 3×3″ Instagram photos here.  I trimmed one of the SN@P border stripe papers to include the sections I wanted, then built my layout up from there.  I adhered my photos and tucked some of the polaroid cards behind them, along with more transparencies.  These SN@P border & element stickers are so fun!!  There are so many shapes and fun sayings that you’ll have something for lots of your projects.

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So, that’s how I SN@P friends!  These layouts are also featured in the Spring 2013 Memory Works Look Book, available for download for FREE ~ HERE!!   I’m also working on a SN@P 6×8″ album so I’ll be sharing that soon!  Until then, happy scrappin’!!

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Easy ornaments with Simple Stories SN@P!!

When I received the December Express Kit from Memory Works.. I thought I need to do something different with the contents!  Simple Stories SN@P papers, cardstock and stickers, a chipboard mini album, some buttons and ribbon.  HMMM, the gears were turning and soon began to smoke!  I started to get out an array of supplies and tools… my Tim Holtz Rosette Dies, Stickles, WASHI tapes, sugar glitter and Mod Podge….I GOT IT!!  I’ll make Christmas ornaments!  Voila!!

 

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While the Mod Podge & sugar glitter was drying on these, I was going through a ton of pictures I just printed for Grandparents.  I came across pictures I printed from my iPhone.  Our girls know how to use our iPhones too well for being 4 and 5 years old, LOL!  It’s crazy, but real life around here.  They managed to use a pink photo filter on this picture of Sari and Beka, which is so funny!  I love the ‘look’ on their faces… priceless to say the least!

I love these papers, and the SN@P line is one of my new favorites.  You can easily layer their cute washi tape stickers over the elements already printed onto the papers, just like I did on this layout.  I added a few different WASHI TAPES from My Etsy Shop including a teal diagnal stripe, solid pink and solid blue.  You can’t go wrong when you add WASHI to any project!!

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Now that you’ve seen a few more things to do with your Memory Works Express Kits, SN@P papers, stickers, chipboard mini albums and WASHI I have a dealio for YOU!!  Buy any 3 Washi Tapes from My Etsy Shop {SpiegelMom Scrap Shop} and you’ll get 1 washi tape of your choice FREE!!!  Just send me a convo in Etsy to pick your FREE WASHI TAPE!!!

Keep on scrapping!!

Jody