Scrappy Saturday-Fall Nap Time

Good morning everyone!! Sarah here to share with you another fall themed layout using some awesome sequins!

My youngest son is a goof to the max and when it started getting cool here this year, he curled up in a chair with his hat on and a few blankets and took a good long, snuggled up nap. He always loves the cool weather cause he likes to be all curled up in blanket and beanies! lol So that was the photo I decided to scrap. I pulled out some stuff from my stash and started to play.

So, some how I had managed to get a black squigle on the side of my cardstock and instead of tossing it or covering it up, I decided to add it in as part of the layout and added black outlining to the papers on the layout, I was happy with the way it turned out.

I added some different sized squares to the background and popped the picture and its photo mat up, to add a little dimension. I did the background with the larger pieces of paper, because I knew I wasnt going to add a ton to this layout. I started know where I wanted the focus to be and adding the large squares, still allowed me to have multiple colors and patterns showing the way I wanted. After I had the papers and photo where I wanted, I moved on to adding some embellishments.

I started by adding a tag to the left of the photo and then moved to the right of the photo and made a cluster there too. Since my son was napping in this picture, I went through Crate papers, Wonder collection and pulled embellishments that had to do with sleep. I added one that said Dream over to the right with a few other things, including a cork ampersand.

I added my title to the left of the photo and then started on a embellishment cluster. I started out with the little clock and layered in some tags and a cute little heart. I added a few word phrases from a Tim Holtz pack that I had and then pulled out my pretties! I pulled out Be true 2 you sequin mim and Shooting cork stars and went to town!! I placed them across the entire top of the layout and moved down to the bottom, thinning them out to one point at the end.

I absolutely love the way this layout turned out and I hope you enjoyed it too!!

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Tuesday’s Talent ~ Sarah McClellan in the House!!!

Hi SpiegelMomScraps fans!  My name is Sarah and I was thrilled when Jody asked me to be her guest designer for November!  I am a thirty-something mom of two girls from Minnesota.  I have been a traditional 12×12 scrapbooker since 2007 and started Project Life in January of 2014.  

For my first project, I did this beautiful Project Life double spread for Week 37 of 2015.  I used papers and stickers from the Crate Paper Wonder Collection.  I used some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine and Amy Tangerine Goodness Thickers from American Crafts.  My date stamper is from Becky Higgins with Staz-on ink in black.

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@beckyhigginslls @ProjectLife @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @sarahmcclellen @cratepaperinc @AmericanCrafts @HeidiSwapp @AmyTangerine, #cratepaperinc #AmericanCrafts  #HeidiSwapp #AmyTangerine #ProjectLife #BeckyHigginsLLC #scrapbook #LAYOUT #sequins #indiansummersequins #loose sequins #DIYI have been enjoying using one specific collection of papers per month!  I think this keeps my months in Project Life looking cohesive.  But I find that many paper collections that come with ephemera and stickers are often lacking embellishments that are small enough to use on Project Life layouts.  That’s why I love SpiegelMomScrapShop!  Jody’s shop offers tons of embellishments that are just the right size! @beckyhigginslls @ProjectLife @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @sarahmcclellen @cratepaperinc @AmericanCrafts @HeidiSwapp @AmyTangerine, #cratepaperinc #AmericanCrafts  #HeidiSwapp #AmyTangerine #ProjectLife #BeckyHigginsLLC #scrapbook #LAYOUT #sequins #indiansummersequins #loose sequins #DIY

On my Week 37 title card, I layered a Gold Foil Doily, a shipping tag, Crate Paper Wonder ephemera, and Cloudy Day Cork shapes.    I embellished with enamel shapes, yellow Felt-Fetti Hearts,  Gold Garland Confetti, and Indian Summer Sequin mix.  Enamel dots can be expensive and a great way to save money scrapping is by using sequins in place of enamel dots!

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I love to make embellishment clusters on my Project Life spreads like this one.  Here I used another Gold Foil Doily, Crate Paper Wonder ephemera, and stickers, along with a few Thickers. I embellished with Cloudy Days Cork, some Gold Garland Confetti, and Indian Summer Sequins.

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In this cluster, I used Cork-Fetti Hearts, along with the Crate Paper ephemera.  When I start a Project Life layout, I try to chose a couple of busier papers from the collection and the rest are from the base colors.  Also, I almost always get the coordinating cut-apart sheets.  I like to layer on the ephemera and stickers and then repeat design elements across my Project Life layouts to create a cohesive look.  I also try to embellish with the same items and only use color shine on a couple of cards.  I do all of my journaling on my antique Underwood typewriter.  

Well, that’s all from me this week.  I hope you all enjoyed my first project this month!  I am so enjoying using these goodies from SpiegelMomScrapShop!  I am looking forward to sharing more projects with you this month!  If you have any questions or would like to see more of my projects, you can find me on InstagramMy Blog and Youtube.  

Products I used from SpiegelMomScrapShop:

4″ Gold Foil Doilies

Gold Garland Confetti

Indian Summer Sequin Mix

Cloudy Days Cork 

Felt-Fetti Hearts

Cork-Fetti Hearts