Hello and Welcome! This is my attempt at a “Make it Yours” Monday. I’m not so great at the themes. But this project just so happens to fit perfectly because I scraplifted a combination of an old project by me, here + some inspiration by Suse Fish.
I started with a white cardstock background, used washi tape as a vertical barrier, and painted thick horizontal stripes using “In the Navy” Acri-Tonez by Shimmerz from the shop. In case you’re in need of a technique for these magical paints – here you go. Make a simple striped background and you’ll be very happy with the results 😉
I chose to use gold polka-dot patterned vellum over the non-stripe side of the cardstock. I love the shine it adds. I used Indigo Hills by Pinkfresh Studio patterned paper to cover the seam between the paint and the vellum.
On this layout I used embellishments from that same Pinkfresh Studio collection, Crate Paper Gather, and flair from Accent Scrapbooking.
All of these products pair so well with the Pandora’s Ombre sequin mix. But I also debated on using this one too.
So, my challenge to you: Pick an Acri-Tonez and paint a bold background. Happy crafting!
Happy Ground Hogs’ Dag!! Jody here today. Although I don’t take much stock in a ground hog determining whether or not I continue to freeze my butt off, it’s still a cute yearly tradition here in the U.S!!
Today, I’m sharing a layout I literally put together in 20 minutes!! We all need layouts like these for busy, busy times! I shared a couple sneaks of this on the SMS Instagram a few weeks ago and today I’m excited to share it with you all. I started with a FREE cut file (found on the Free Cut Files page here) cut out on American Crafts white cardstock and paper from Pink Paislee/Paige Evans, Take Me Away. I chose the Flurries Background cut file I designed and simply layered it over my Pink Paislee paper. I added a Chantilly Lacy 8 inch doily, some Pretty Little Studio Hello Heather papers and my photo, then adhered that onto my background. I also added some craft foam under my photo to pop it up a little.
One other tidbit I’d like to share is my struggle to actually use cut files! Crazy right?! My scrap studio is no longer in the room, or even the same floor as my computer which causes a problem obviously. So, to solve this dilemma I have been cutting files while I’m doing other things at my computer like checking email, working on taxes (UGH help me now LOL), etc. It’s pretty easy to get my cut file set up cut, and then let it run while I’m working on other tasks. I just wanted to share that with you all since I’m sure I’m not the only one that faces challenges like this. So now, I have several different cut file background and others ready to go whenever I want to sneak away for 10 minutes to create in my space!!
I simply added my title, which are cardboard Thickers from American Crafts (maybe from Dear Lizzy or Amy Tan??) and Foam Thickers from the Pink Paislee Take Me Away collection. Finally I sprinkled some Amore sequins in a few areas. I called it good in 20 minutes you guys!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you are inspired to pre-cut some background cut files and have them ready to go for creating some super quick layouts!!
Remember, there a couple very cool things going on this month! First, we have our team up with Accent Scrapbooking! The Sparklers hopped yesterday so be sure to check that out if you missed it! Kareen from Accent Scrapbooking and I also hosting a month long challenge group over on Facebook. The group can be found HERE you guys!! Join the group and check out all the inspiration! Kareen and I are giving away some awesome prizes!!! Check out the graphic below and have a great day!!
You can probably tell by my layouts that I don’t have kids yet.. they generally only feature my husband and my dogs. I was inspired by this cozy picture of my husband and I to create a sweet layout just a few weeks early. Not to mention, there was a new sequin mix that I had fun plans for.
I knew I wanted to use strips of paper in combination with some paint streaks to create a vertical backdrop for my picture. I used a thick brush to paint the yellow and teal stripes. Once they dried, I chose the patterned paper + vellum I wanted to use too. I went with that bold paper from Dear Lizzy’s Saturday collection and paired it with some smaller patterned paper from my stash.
Once I had my paper in place I determined where I wanted my stitched sequin lines to go. This accent was my vision behind the entire layout! I used sequins from the shop (here + here). You can use this technique with any sequins as long as you adhere them down first. I think stitching over sequins creates a great finished look.
Once I had done this, I matted my picture on white and began playing around with my placement. I knew I wanted my picture to pop well and all of my embellishments to carry the vertical trend. Most embellishments are AC thickers
I combined some alphas with “loved” to create my title and added a few white heart felties. I wanted to balance out the bright colors of the background with something more subtle.
I really love how this project turned out! I’m so happy with my decision to use a 9 x 12 project life album so 12 x 12 papers can easily be cut down and used for layouts like these. I hope you’ll try stitching some sequins. Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. You don’t want to miss our HUGE product swap blog hop tomorrow!
Hello friends! Welcome back! Sadly, this will be my last post. I have loved being a member of this amazing team and I will continue to use the amazing Spiegelmom Scraps products. Today I am sharing a 12×12 layout. I am using one of this months free cut files. I decided to shrink it down and printed it 5 times.
Hello friends! Katty here. I am extremely behind on my December Daily this year. I’m so glad I was finally able to get started. Today I am sharing Days 1-3. I have made a double 6×6 page spread. Since days 2 and 3 were very uneventful I was able to fit all three days in this double page spread.
I began with two matching pieces of patterned paper which I cut down to 6×6. They are red with white polka dots. For my left side layout I wanted to welcome back our Elf on the Shelf Buddy. I added some teal patterned paper to the bottom half. I also used a fiskars scalloped border punch with American Crafts white textured cardstock and some teal glitter tape to separate the two patterns. I added a lovely White Lace Paper Doily behind my photo of my Elf Buddy which I made round with a circle punch.
I added half circle stickers to the top and bottom of the page and I embellished with Chunky Cork Hearts and white flat back sequins from a retired mix which can also be found in the Happy Dance Mix.
I used white Freckled Fawn puffy alpha stickers to write out my tittle. My numbers for each day are also from Freckled Fawn and I embossed them with white embossing powder.
For the page on the right I used all of the same products. I also added a tag with some Red Bakers twine.
I printed some photos in black and white and some in color. I also added some blear phrase stickers from Recollections on one of the photos and over the patterned paper.
I’m really happy with how it turned out. Last years album was way too thick so I’m trying to find ways to slim it down this year and this seemed like a good option since there wasn’t much going on these three days.
There is a process video on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/0pZTo1qXBzk
Hello friends! Welcome back! Katty here to share a 12×12 layout with you all. I was inspired by this weeks sketch from Let’s Get Sketchy.
I started with White American Crafts textured cardstock. I decided switched it up a bit. I used one photo instead of two and rather than a full circle in the background I used a half circle cut file I purchased from JustNick. It has open florals and it is very pretty. I decided to use the Shimmerz Coloringz in Peachy Keen using the packaging technique behind the open flowers. I also added some splatters in the Peachy Keen as well as in the No Yoking. I then added a simple grey patterned paper behind my photo and placed a blue frame from the Cocoa Vanilla Life is Beautiful ephemera pack over the photo.
I sprinkled around the sequins from the 2 Cool 4 U sequin mix. I also added a yellow sequin to the centers of each flower. I used a few other pieces from the Life is beautiful ephemera pack. I even used one of the pieces, the word “Happy” as my tittle.
Hello friends! Katty here to share another layout with you all. This week it’s a double page spread. We continue our team up this month with Let’s get Sketchy. This weeks awesome sketch is the second one by our very own Sara.
I decided instead of one large photo in the center and lots of paper squares that I would use lots of small square photos. This was the perfect opportunity to scrap all of the photos of flowers that I took on my trip to Hawaii this past Summer. I had so many photos that this turned into a double page spread. I matted all of the photos on black cardstock and my background is 12×12 White American Crafts Textured Cardstock. I also used the textured cardtock and cut out some small flowers on my Silhouette Cameo. I also cut out the outline of the flowers. The outlines I left white but the flowers I colored using a bunch of the Shimmerz Paints Mists. I used two colors on each flower. Then I glued the outline on top.
For my tittle I used a mix of thickers and some Rub ons from the My Minds Eye On Trend 2 collection. I kept my embellishing very simple, I added a few arrow stickers from the We R Memory Keepers Urban Chic collection.
Here is a side by side look of the sketch and the layout. I love that it has a whimsical touch.
There is a process video on my channel, if you’d like to watch Click Here