I don’t know about where you live but these last two days have felt like spring – we’ve had such a mild winter I think I’ve been in the spring mentality for a while now.
When it comes to scrapping, I’ve really been working to rediscover freedom in what pictures I use. So far, I’ve done almost too well keeping up with Project Life – I sorta don’t have much to scrap that is super current. So, to make sure I’m still having fun and not letting creating become too regimented, I’m making a point to scrap whatever just to play!
This is one of those projects. This picture was taken on a trip I led last summer to Colorado. It’s so fun! I had lots of products I wanted to use with it.
The background is composed of lots of Shimmerz splatters – with yellows and blues (You could also use this one + this one) along with stitched sequins. The stitched sequins are the one element I really had envisioned and wanted to build from. My sequin mix of choice for this project is Rockin‘ Pink Ombre. I really really love monochromatic sequin mixes.
I also painted some Corky Cumulus clouds white and stitched them onto my page too.
I wanted the paper layers I chose to be a nice complement to the embellishments without being too distracting – I used several products from the Shimelle “Little by Little” collection along with a few Crate Paper things. I also had a “Wish” Thicker in my stash that went perfectly with this layout.
I tied in the black with some black stamping and then I was done! I really love how light and airy this project feels – perfect for spring.
Hello again my scrappy friends! Here with a layout featuring my grandson again and his many faces and acts that constantly keeps me in stitches…lol! He is a character and in this photo, it shows some of what he loves to do. I remember when my children were small and some of things they did were not funny to me at that time. Now that I have grandchildren, everything they do is hilarious! I don’t understand it, but I think its funny. That is why some people are more happy being grandparents than parents…lol.
Ahhhh these are so nice and I finally got them even! Lol, I am know for not getting things even on my scrap pages..
For a last minute touch, I added these word strips in place of journaling not the layout from Tim Hotlz. This saves me time and also the strips say everything I wanted to say in the journaling.
I want to thank you guys for stopping by today and be sure to use my code Felicia15 to receive 15% discount on your first order! Be sure to stop by the Spiegelmom Shop and get your goodies today. Bye for now!
Apparently this month has me all lovey without even realizing it. You may have noticed my love-inspired post a few weeks ago – well I have another this week. We had so many wonderful pictures of our wedding I’ll have material to scrap for years. This layout features some beautiful products and one of my favorite pictures from our wedding.
I started off with a gorgeous watercolor printed paper by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee and splattered Shimmerz Acri Tonez In the Navyto add a little pop.
I used a cut file from Paper Issues on navy paper to match the Acri Tonez – placing it behind where my picture would go. In addition to the cut file I layered with some vellum + gold foiled cardstock by Shimelle.
I then stitched on the “I Love You” title cut with my silhouette from white cardstock. Along with that, I stitched on a navy heart feltie *I’ve had my pack of felties for months and use them on everything .. so many in one pack!
I then layered a few embellishments over top of my photo – including some DIY and from Crate Paper Gather collection. Oh, and can’t forget the white painted cork heart from the “I Cork U” pack.
I finished off my layout with the exclusive “Steal My Heart” sequin mix. There are so many mixes in the shop right now perfect for springtime! Thanks for stopping by!
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.
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. I 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. I 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. To 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!
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!
Today I’m talking about a fun layout inspired by thankfulness and grace. Fall encourages me to breath in the crisp air and slow down a little. I took the photo in this layout while on a church retreat at a monastery. Talk about experiencing slowed-down stillness.
I started with white cardstock and splattered some Shimmerz Coloringz in Moody Mauve across the middle section of my page. I then added some scraps of wood grained papers horizontally with the paint.
I stamped some plus signs in silver before I layered some Crate Paper “Gather” ephemera underneath my picture, along with some Pink Paislee “C’est La Vie” ephemera. I was a little hesitant to mix that teal with the mauve but I love how it turned out. I also really love the gold accents from those collections.
After I had my picture where I wanted, I began embellishing – my favorite part! I used some cork confetti and sequins from the shop, along with some wood veneer stars stamped silver + some gold enamel dots.
I finished off my layout with some stitching, the perfect finishing touch! I hope this layout has inspired you to seek grace and gratitude during this beautiful time of the year. Be on the look out for some new releases in the shop. I can’t speak for every DT member but I will certainly be including some gorgeous new products in my next project.
P.S. I did a brave (and scary!) thing and ventured into the world of filming process videos. You can check this quick video out here.
Hey there chaps! Each time I get a new batch of sequins I fall in love with one of the mixes a little more than the others. My most favourite of the latest bunch is Falling Leaves.
For this layout I wanted to use a lot of Falling Leaves to give the effect of, you guessed it, falling leaves. The name really is spot on! I pulled out a sheet of vellum and some coordinating supplies from my like for ever kit. I also cut this months exclusive SpiegelMom Scraps cut file. I stacked two on top of each other to give me a panel as long as my page and cut it on vellum.
I made my photo cluster and tucked in a doily coloured with the same range of colours. You must know by know I love to colour my doilies to match my projects and they take every medium I throw at them without any complaints.
When I knew the size I was working with I added some subtle ink work on my background using the packaging technique. When that was dry I stuck a few Falling Leaves sequins around my page. I knew with a large shaker pocket in an album most of the sequins would fall straight to the bottom. By glueing a few around the page I ensured no big blanks, and when you shake it a few of the loose sequins catch on the glued down sequins which is an extra bonus.
I clipped the vellum to the background and ran it through the sewing machine leaving a small gap for filling. I added and shook, and added a few more, then sewed up the filling gap.
From there it was just a case of glueing all the elements together and adding a few stickers. I definitely get the feel of fallen leaves in the large shaker pocket, do you?
Last week I got a shipment of really gorgeous fall colored Shimmerz products from the shop. I knew immediately I wanted to use them on some Hip Kit Club leafy cut files. Above is how they turned out.. so gorgeous! But they sat there piled on my desk for a week without any direction. I soon remembered that I had felt challenged to use a black background for an upcoming layout. And so it went… The leaves were inked/painted/splattered with these Shimmerz products: Vibez Egg Noggin’ + Texturez Mari-Gold Digger + Coloringz Moody Mauve + Dazzlers Coral Me Crazy*You can use coupon code Rachel15 at checkout to get a discount on these products!
Hint: I left the cuts on my Silhouette mat as I painted (and used my heat gun to dry each layer) to help prevent curling.
To begin my layout I backed my photo with a glassine bag and some ephemera from the Gather collection. I knew I wanted to mix in the leaves included in the ephemera pack to balance out the colorful painted ones. After I played around with placement a little, I stitched all of the leaves in place. I then added a few Thickers from Pink Paislee’s Take Me Away collection – including my title. Underneath the heart I bunched up some string for a little dimension. The “happy place” chipboard is also from the Gather collection. I love how it looks on top of that postcard ephemera. To finish off my layout, I added a few gold embellishments.
I love fall so much! I really can’t get enough of colors that remind me of this changing season. I hope you’ll challenge yourself on a project soon! Thanks for stopping by.