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What about Wednesday Layout with Katty Miranda

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Hello friends! Katty Miranda here for another What about Wednesday. Today I am focusing on cut files. Cut files are a great way to add interest to any layout. There are so many fonts and designs available that the possibilities are endless. We are very lucky to have Khristina Sorge on our team. She is creating free, yes free cut files available for you to download every month. Take a look at this months awesome cut files. You can download the free cut file here: http://spiegelmomscraps.com/sparklers-unite-dt-blog-hop/

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I used the Summer word and cut it out multiple times on American Crafts White Textured Cardstock. As a background I chose a blue hombre patterned paper from the Pink Paislee Fancy Free Paper Pad. I am scrapbooking a 4×91/2 panoramic photo of Hanauma Bay in Oahu Hawaii from our recent summer vacation. I lined up the photos and the cut files vertically on the page. For the open cut files I used 6×6 paper pads from my stash to back the openings. I chose patterned papers in the blue and green tones. The regular cut words I covered in beautiful Sequins.

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For the word on top I used the small flat back blue sequins from the Magical Day in the Park mix. For the bottom word I used the blue sequins from the Raspberry Daisy Dream mix and the Green ones from the Mermaids Tale mix. I added a bit of color behind the cut files using a Tim Holtz stencil and the beautiful Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Lemon Drop.

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To finish my tittle I used some tine letter stickers from my stash and added them underneath the last cut file at the bottom. I also added a yellow die cut that says Hello from my stash.

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These are the products I used from the shop today. Not photographed is the Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Lemon Drop.

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There is a process video on my YouTube Channel if you’d like to watch: https://youtu.be/rcKrajbcPL8

Thanks so much for stopping by. XOXO- Katty

 

Tuesday Talent

Tuesday's Talent

Hello everyone, Mandi here with my last post. This time it is an anniversary card that features May Arts Burlap String, Tutti Frutti Dazzlerz Texture Paste, Chunky Cork Hearts, Sunny SmilesSilver Stardust Sequin Confetti and Gold Stardust Sequins.

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I thought painting have of the hearts with the Dazzlerz was a great way to add a little extra wow. When the paste is wet apply the sequins. I just sprinkled them on to the surface and pressed them in with a stick.

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I love who this card looks even when it is laying sown flat.  The sequins on the top and the cluster at the bottom adds a lot of drama without the bulk.

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Thanks for stopping by and having me as a guest for this month.

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Seahorse Canvas with Laura

 

Hi Chaps, Laura with you today to share a home decor piece and a process video.

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I’ve used a couple of the wonderful cut files – exclusive to SpiegelMom Scraps – and a whole bunch of sequins!  First I took a blank box frame canvas and spread a generous layer of Shimmerz Dazzlerz in both Barely Blue and Spun Sugar on with a palette knife.  I got the idea from fellow Sparkler Sara, I was inspired by this layout.

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Following Sara’s technique I added sequins to the wet Dazzlerz paste and pushed them in slightly.  When dry I tapped off the excess sequins and popped them back in the packet for another project.  I used some from each of these mixes: Glass Slippers, Moonshine Delight, Silver Stardust, and A Mermaid’s Tale.

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I coloured the seahorses and stuck them on top of the sequinned canvas.  I felt they needed something to ground them so I added a few waves from the cut file set too.

I adore how it turned out.  You can watch the process here…

And please let me know if you are inspired by Sara’s technique of sequins in Dazzlerz or try a canvas of your own.

Also our Instagram following is nearly at 1000 – if you are not already, do hop over and follow us… I know there are some great things coming soon 😉

Laura

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Aloha Sparklers!!

I don’t know about you, but I have a tons of 6×6 pads hanging around in my stash. There was a time when that was all I was buying, I had 12×12 sheets of the same paper too. I love 6×6 paper too. The prints are a smaller scale, which is nice when you are layering. Also sometimes when you layering a smaller piece just fits better.

I have this obsession with mixing my old stash with brand new supplies on my layouts. I recently bought some new Crate Paper paper, which is perfect for this layout about my kids love for playing video games. I really love that the colors aren’t very girly. Flowers and bows just don’t look right on a layout about video gaming, not that I need to use all themed products.

It is fun every once in a while though. Like what I did with these old vellum video game pieces from Crate Paper Boys Rule (from a couple of years ago). I added the Magical Day in the Park sequin mix on the vellum pieces like it was shooting onto my layout.

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I just love how cool that looks.

I used my old 6×6 pad papers that had similar colors, (I looked for the blue family), and layered them behind of my photos. I used two 3×4 sized photos. I love the way they looked layered over top of each other. and then all the patterns peeking out from behind them.

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I added a little bit of Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Gummy Bear Blue on my white cardstock background. Because the Crate Paper has a more cream tone to it, I like to use more white in other places so my page doesn’t seem as vintage with that cream tone. For a layout like this it wasn’t a look I wanted, cream that is. The Dazzlerz, helps add a bit playfulness to the layout, that I wanted to tell with this layout as well. I am always thinking about ways that my story can be told through the products I am putting onto my layouts.

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I found tons of fun ephemera to tuck into the layers!!

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All the different shapes of sequins in this pack really made this layout so much fun!!

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I used both blue and black colored alphas like I did in my layers. I also really wanted my title to tell about what my journaling will be about. Which is how my son, loves videos games. He loves to watch everyone else play the games. He gets so excited while he watches, almost like he is playing, but he won’t play at all. LOL!! Gotta love our kids silly antics!!

I hope you had fun today!! Don’t forget to pull out those 6×6 pads out or some stash that has been sitting in your craft space. I find adding something new and fun, like this fun sequin pack can make an older collection much more current feeling.

Have an inspired week!! Can’t wait to see you here next week!!!

Here is one last look at the whole layout.

 

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Hannah

Tuesday Talent

Tuesday's Talent

Mandi, here. Popping in to share with you a cute baby layout that features the May Arts Burlap StringSea U in the Mornin’ Shimmerz DazzlerzTutti Frutti Dazzlerz Texture PasteCloudy Days FeltiesChunky Cork Hearts and Gold Sequin Confetti.

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I love to take bits and pieces to create a cluster which helps draws the eye in to the title area. As you can see here I have felties, cork, string and papers which adds a lot of texture without a lot of bulk, which takes up less room in albums.

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To give the embossed cardstock this shine I applied a thin layer of the Dazzlerz. I came across a cool technique the Dazzlerz can be used in. It can exactly be used as an adhesive for foil sheets. Apply a thin layer of the paste to the cardstock, let it get to the tacky stage, maybe five minutes, rub the foil in the area you want and remove. You should be left with something that looks like this.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this fun technique in how to incorporated the Dazzlerz into your crafty work.

Scraplift Sunday with Crafty Meggy: Hello Happy Lilac

Scraplift Sunday

Hello and Happy Sunday!! This is Megan here to share my very first post for SpiegelMom Scraps. I am so excited to share this layout with you using some awesome products from the store!!

I thought it would be fun to do a weekly Scraplift on the Sundays that I post and for this first one I picked a layout I saw on pinterest posted by D’lish Scraps and made by Sue Plumb.

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I absoluetly loved the layers and mixed media! It’s so gorgeous!

Here’s my layout with all of my little tweaks and personality thrown in:

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I really love how it turned out! I wanted to make it my own layout so instead of using a stencil on the background I decided to use my purple Amethyst Heidi Shine and the packaging technique with some water.

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I love this photo of a dog we had a long time ago. There was a little space to the right of the photo so I decided to put the title there and one of my embellishment clusters. Behind the photo I have a medium glassine bag that I spread ‘I Lilac You’ Dazzlers paste onto to get a cool effect on. I layered a 6×6 pattern paper from the Fancy Free collection behind that and then a large glassine bag that I spread ‘Coral me Crazy’ Dazzlers onto. I really like the texture the Dazzlers add to the bags!

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I really wanted to use these Birds of a Feather Felties and I really liked the long skinny one that I decided to use to help ground my title. I clustered the others around and layered them on top of each other.

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In each of the 3 clusters I put a little bit of twine from my Citrus Twist Kit that I used for this layout as well as yellow and pink sequins from the Hot Right Now Sequin mix, the cute little pink flowers from the Raspberry Daisy Dream sequin mix and in the cluster above I also included 3 hearts from the Hearts on Fire sequin mix.

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My third cluster I put up in the top right hand corner with a cluster of banners and tags as well as sequins, a felt feather and a resign word piece.

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Thanks for stopping by today!! You can find my process video below or on my YouTube channel here.

I’ll be back next Sunday with another Scraplift! I hope you have a great and inspired Sunday!

 

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Making Mixed Media Easy

Aloha It’s Hannah here with you today. I am super excited about my first post here on the SpiegelMom Scraps blog!!

Mixed Media is super trendy but can be really intimidating. There is so many things that could go wrong. It can be really messy and unpredictable. If you do it right it really can look awesome and make an unique background that is perfect for the story you are wanting to tell.

Pinterest is a fun place to gain some inspiration for backgrounds. I love using textures and patterns to inspire me. I have been loving circles lately. On Pinterest I had seen a background with tiny circles on it. Using tiny circles in a few areas is a easy way to add color and media to a background without being complicated as well.

I decided to use the end of my pencil easer as my paint brush to dab circles on my white cardstock. I used Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Gummy Bear Blue and Sour apple Green because I knew I wanted to scrap a spring picture of my kids running.

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By randomly places the dots around the layout, overlapping the circles you create a background that is unique. The eraser makes the dots imperfect and the Dazzlers is a little thick which gives texture to the dots when they dry.

You could let each color dry in-between colors, but actually wanted some of the Dazzlerz to mix a little creating a new color. This kind of background could be really busy or really subtle depending on how many dots you add. I went for the middle ground, and added a decent amount but left quite a bit of white space.

Something else that helps add personality to a background is to stamp on it. I have tons of planner or smaller stamps. I knew my little heart stamp would be perfect. I added open and closed hearts to change it up. I just placed them throughout the dots. I used a black Stazon stamp ink, but this would look darling in a different shade ink close to the Dazzlerz colors.

I let the background dry over night. It really didn’t need it though. Allowing you background cardstock to dry before adding layers on it is key. Air drying is best because it cuts on the paper from warping too much. I often use a heat gun slightly to help speed the drying time. Letting me follow through with my thought process on a layout.

I didn’t want to cover most of the dots and hearts I created so I kept my layers behind my photo simple. I used a large glassine bag as one layer. I like the way the background softly peeks through the sides of the bag. I also matted my photo in white. I added two laters of patterned paper in fun artsy and watercolor type of patterns. This helps tie in with the homemade background.

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I also added some very thin washi tape on the background. I added a diagonally striped patterned paper on the side and bottom of the tape. I wanted to use these two areas to help ground my photo and build my embellishment clusters on them.

Take look at each cluster. I absolutely love how they turned out!!

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The little felt clouds in the store are perfect for this layout. I also took a patterned that had clouds on it and fussy cut them out.

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By adding pop dots to some of the clouds and layering them, it really makes the clouds feel like they are floating.

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I used word phrase stickers in similar colors and some die cuts it helps add some other shapes into the mix.

I finished with lots of sequins from both the Spring Blooms and A Day In the Woods Mixes. I love how both these colors picks up colors in the papers and mixed media I used. In the end I just think they look cute and fun!! Cause who doesn’t secretly love sequins!?!

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Inspired by Sunshine and playing in the sun, which my kids love to do. Actually they just love to run around outside, rain or shine, but more in the sun!! I started with a scripted die cut piece. I like the look of a title with different colors and shaped fonts and this layout it just went perfectly to tie all the colors together from the layout.

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Here is a look at the whole layout.

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I hope you were inspired today. Inspired to do a little mixed media on your layouts or try something a little different. I find these things really help me grow my scrappy mind, even if they don’t end up working on a page or project.

have a great Day and I can’t wait to see you around!!

Hannah