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

 

 

 

 

Gather-LGS + SMS Team Up Wk 2!

I’m loving all the projects that have come out of our sketch swap with Let’s Get Sketchy!  They most certainly challenge me. When I’m not thinking it up in my own brain it feels more difficult.

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I started with a hot pink Basic Grey paper. I love how it brings out the pink in that bouquet of flowers. I dripped some Vibez in Blushing Bride to add some interest to the paper. I opted to create my focal point with four 3 x 3 pieces, one picture and 3 squares of patterned paper. I made sure those squares coordinated without being too busy – I hoped to avoid that as best I could with this page. #SpiegelmomScraps #sequins #LGSketchy #shimmerzpaints #cratepaper #scrapbooking #memorykeeping #papercrafting #lawnfawn #sketchchallenge @wordsandpaperscraps @LGsketchy @shimmerzpaintsI cut square and rectangular scraps from various pieces of paper, mostly from the “Gather” collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper & paired it with some ephemera from Pink Paislee  “C’est La Vie.” The vellum came from my stash. I cut out everything before I adhered anything down. It was so important to play around with placement in order to get the balance correct#SpiegelmomScraps #sequins #LGSketchy #shimmerzpaints #cratepaper #scrapbooking #memorykeeping #papercrafting #lawnfawn #sketchchallenge @wordsandpaperscraps @LGsketchy @shimmerzpaintsI wanted to incorporate some peachy-orange into my page and so I used some Dazzlers in Coral Me Crazy on a paper scrap. Once I knew where I wanted all my pieces, I adhered them down. I added some stitching to a few pieces to create dimension. I put pop dots on the backs of my 4 center pieces to ensure they stuck out well. I then layered that chipboard word, also from the Gather collection, on top. #SpiegelmomScraps #sequins #LGSketchy #shimmerzpaints #cratepaper #scrapbooking #memorykeeping #papercrafting #lawnfawn #sketchchallenge @wordsandpaperscraps @LGsketchy @shimmerzpaintsTo finish off my page, I added sequins from the shop, a few plus sign chipboard pieces, and puffy gold pieces by Lawn Fawn. Those little phrases are some of my favorite embellishments ever. Occasionally, Crate Paper comes out with new ones and I absolutely adore them!#SpiegelmomScraps #sequins #LGSketchy #shimmerzpaints #cratepaper #scrapbooking #memorykeeping #papercrafting #lawnfawn #sketchchallenge @wordsandpaperscraps @LGsketchy @shimmerzpaints

I love how this page turned out! For some reason, it seems almost like it’s a little “burnt” around the edges. I hope you’ll play along with some sketch challenges, we’ve got 2 more this month!

-Rachel

Scrappy Blog Tour

Hello my friends!  Have you heard of the Scrappy Blog Tours going on right now?  Well, I was lucky enough to be tagged by the ever-so-talented Erica Thompson of EricaRose Creates last Monday!   After Erica tagged me, it was my turn to join in and then tag 3 more scrappy bloggers!!  Fun right!??  So here we go, I’m tagging…..

Lynn Darda        Kat Benjamin       Caroli Schulz

Kat and Caroli are two of the very talented new Clique Kits Design Team members and Lynn is fabulously talented card maker from our Memory Works days :))  I’ve really missed blogging along with Lynn!!  I’m so happy all these ladies have accepted my challenge for posting next Monday!   So, let’s get on the scrappy tour questions!

1. What am I working on right now?

I’ve been working on linking up to some recent challenges out there, including Clique Kits first monthly challenge, Anything Goes!!  If you haven’t heard, go link up!!  I’m also linking up to the Creative Scrappers Sketch #277 challenge this month using my Study Abroad kit.  Check out this sketch and my Study Abroad layout.

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2. How long does it take me to create a project?

To create a layout, it takes me anywhere from 25 minutes to over an hour.  It really just depends on how quickly things come together and whether or not I’m feelin’ it.  You know what I mean 🙂  One of my favorite things to create is mini albums, but those take several hours. When I create a mini album, I’ll plan out what papers I’m using and basic embellishments.  I usually end up cutting a bunch of die cuts, not really knowing what I’m going to use!

3. What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?

Hands down, my Clique Kit and all the goodies from the Clique Kits online shop!!  We have hand picked coordinating add-on items in our School Store, some even handmade and exclusive to CK!

4. How does my writing and creating process work?

It depends… big help right lol!  Seriously though, I go back and forth between starting with my photos and starting with my Clique Kit or other papers in my stash.  Lately, I’ve been starting with my monthly Clique Kit and pulling photos from there.  Sometimes, especially this month, I’ll even dress my girls to match the colors in my kit.  I can’t be the only one who does this either!! The thing is, my Clique Kit is so complete!!!  It’s full of fabulous papers and it’s not skimpy on embellishments at all!  Gotta love that scrappers!!

5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
My girls always inspire me in many ways, especially to keep up with my photography.  They are always moving and on the go!  I take a lot, I mean a lot of photos of them.  Many of those photos do stay on the computer, organized by date, but I also print a lot as well.  209 yesterday!!

As far as creative inspiration, I check out the social media sites like Instagram and Pinterest, as well as the manufacturers sites to keep on the trends and new products. Many times though, I’ll Pin something and won’t go back to it for months.  As you can see, one of my inspirations is using sketches too!

6. What is my signature style?
Generally, I like to add lots of layers, texture and dimension.  I do this by adding my favorite May Arts Burlap String, paints, sequins, gesso, foam adhesive, wood veneers and other techniques.

Well, that the Scrappy Blog Tour in a nutshell!  I hope you enjoyed the your and interview.  Now, I’ll leave you with a few more of my recent projects!!

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Thank you so much for spending you time with me today!!  See you this Wednesday for the Clique Kits and The Cut Shoppe blog hop!!

~ Jody