Hey y’all, Ali here! Okay…did October sneak up on anyone else? Wow! Here it is! Everyone’s favorite time of the year. I have a layout today all about one of my favorite fall things…gourds! This month all of the Sparklers are documenting about leaves and fall and all of our favorites! Hope you will keep coming by to check it out!
We always go to a nearby farm for the fall events. One of my favorites is the archways with hanging gourds (this is a fave and a fear, I am always terrified one may just drop on my head at any moment! HA!). I love fall colors, and I also love how some lines are using non traditional colors, like teals to document fall. That is where I based this layout. I used Echo Park’s collection, Fall is in the Air, because it has some fun blues! So I also really wanted a good excuse to use the Aquarius sequins, which have become a fast favorite! I love the blues and the pops of orange from those tiny little flowers! I also added in some Just Beachin’ It sequins, because those browns and greens were perfection for this photo!
As much as I love this season, it is really busy -with school starting and activities! It can be hectic. For me, scrapping is therapy. Whether I get to sit and glue for hours, or just ten minutes, I need that time. I loved creating this layout, because it was quick and fun! A couple of watercolor splatters and some layering behind my photo. I think the sequins pull it all together, like scattered leaves across the layout! What are some of your favorite ways to document fall?
Hey there crafty friends! Karla here today, and I’m super excited to be Guest Designing here today- what an honor! Today, I’m sharing a layout that I made of my youngest daughter, Erica, when she was just a year old. Wow – time flies – she’s now almost 5!
I started off choosing a sketch and layered on papers and stickers from the Echo Park Petticoats and Pinstripes collection by Lori Whitlock. I just love these lovely bright papers, and the pretty sequins from the Pinky Pie, Spring Blooms and Let’s Be Mermaids Sequin Mixes from the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop were the perfect embellishments! I love using a sketch as a starting point, then choosing my photos, papers and embellishments.
These wonderful Cork Chevrons are so awesome for layering! I pulled out some paper ephemera diecuts from a My Mind’s Eye All Things Girl package to add to my layout. I love the vintage feel of these diecuts!
I used the tiny silver stars from the Pinky Pie collection on this pretty crown, which I layered over a sticker from the EP collection pack. I added some handwritten journaling and stamped the date with an Amy Tan date stamp. I love that a lot of the paper packs come with coordinated journaling cards in them. Even if I choose not to use them in a pocket page, they are great to use on a layout!
These sweet little flower sequins in the Pinky Pie Sequin Mix were just perfect to layer on the flower sticker. They are subtle and add a pretty shine! You can see some of the stitching that I added across my page. Erica was very excited to #1 – have another layout of her own baby pics and #2 – help me with the stitching!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop for awesome embellishments to add to all your projects – use the code LISA15 to save 15%! You can find me on my Blog, YouTube,Instagram and Facebook – I’d love for you to stop by and say hi!
Happy happy July everyone & welcome to the quarterly product release!! Today the team & I are sharing what we’ve whipped up with the brand spankin’new sequins!! These new mixes coordinate with many of the new releases for this summer including Fancy Pants Good Fellows, Echo Park Let’s Be Mermaids & Magical Adventure, Elle’s Studio Sunny Days, Pink Paislee Outfitters, Macalister Paper Delightful Plaid collection, and — to mention a few!! Here’s a look at the new sequin mixes& the blog hop line up today. You’ll notice we have a very special guest designer with us, Kristina Siege!! Welcome to the team this month!!
** The TWO separate prizes for this blog hop includes a $10.00 shop credit for one lucky winner and ALL the new sequin releases PLUS another sequin mix of your choice for another!! You need to comment on all the blogs to be entered to win, and sharing the hop on your social media accounts earns you extra entries too! A winner will be picked after July 11:00pm CST July 2nd and announced here on the blog Sunday, July 3rd.
Head over to Jody’s blog to kick off the projects! Thanks so much for skipping along with the Sparklers today!
Hello all! I’m back today with a quick Project Life layout. These photos are from the first day of school, September 2, 2014. I didn’t take many photos because I was too busy holding back those proud Mama tears many of us shed on that first day back. Sniff, sniff. To create this layout I used Everyday Eclectic by Allison Kreft for Echo Park Paper. I just love the color combos in this line!
Many of you have read about my creative method of “15 minutes to scrap” which I definitely hold myself to doing almost daily. This is a great method that works for me and my crazy busy life. I worked on this layout in very short periods of time, no longer than 15-20 minutes. I started by cutting my papers to size and arranging them in the pockets along with my photos.
During my second short scrap session, I pulled out my embellishments consisting of the Everyday Eclectic stickers Chic Tags wood veneers, Studio Calico wood veneers, enamel dots, paper now from Michael’s Craft Store etc. During my last scrap session I began to stick things down and add the finishing touches like the wood veneers & enamel dots. After a total of about 45-55 minutes, this layout was done & in our 2014 scrapbook!!
Thanks so much for spending your time with me today!! I hope you’ll give this method a try! I’d love to hear from you about scrapping 15 minutes at a time!!
.. THIS GIRL!! Who-hooo I’m so totally excited about this fabulous experience!! I was nominated by my sweet crafty friend, Scrappin’ Madge Gillen and so incredibly honored! Madge is on their current and 1st design team now!! When I received the email from the producer of the Create and Craft TV Show, Kat Laws, I was so floored. It totally made my month! Create and Craft has SO MANY fabulous things to offer everyone, 24/7. Scrapbooking, sewing, baking, knitting and more! Check out their awesome site HERE. I’d also encourage you to join their wonderful community for free HERE, which gives you access to even more awesomeness!! You can tune in via Direct TV channel 85 or 222. It’s also on the Dish Network channel 221!!! You can also watch it for up to 7 days on the Create & Craft website!! Here are a few of my recent projects which are also in The Hub under Crafter of the Week. Join for free just by entering your entering your email address and choosing a password. Then you’ll see even more of my projects, the past Crafters of the Week, the Create & Craft Blog, PLUS contests and giveaways!
Here are few of the supplies used to embellish my projects:
Happy April everyone! I’m super excited to be back creating this month. I took a good month off a to rebuild my Etsy shop, update my blog, make some new connections and create some of my own embellishments! I’m very excited to show you a couple of the die cut CORK sets in action today!
I created this layout using a this beautiful Dear Lizzy wood veneer die cut background, which took me awhile to decide how to use it exactly. I wanted some contrast so I mounted it onto Heidi Swapp September Skies collection paper with tacky glue and let it dry. Then, I simply put my scraps to good use and grabbed a couple of my Fiskars heart paper punches and went to town punching!
Next, I chose this photo from our daughter Sari’s 8th birthday party in February (no this does NOT mean I’m caught up by any means! I totally scrap out of order!) I layered the Dear Lizzy alpha stickers right over my photo and underlined them in one ofmy new cork die cut heart pieces. This makes more of a statement to me and adds some fun texture and contrast. Here are a few more close ups.
Here are a few of my favorite elements from a different viewpoint. You’ll notice that even though I’ve mounted the wood veneer onto a patterned paper, I still popped up a few of the hearts and the pink and gold butterfly! I absolutely LOVE my foam adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L! It’s the best!
Other products from my shop used to create this layout:
I hope you enjoyed today’s layout! Just around the corner are more fabulous layouts from my Design Team, The Sparklers. Be sure to follow me on Facebook HERE and Instagram HERE for even more creative process photos and new product sneak peaks!
I love this sketch for a few reasons. First of all, the title is right smack in the middle of the layout which I rarely do. Second, it splits to photo collages in opposite corners of the layout. This can be interpreted in so many ways: lots of layering, big or small photos, etc.
Here are some close-ups of my layout. You can easily see that I scattered a mixture of sequins from my Etsy Shop diagonally across my layout. I used the flat silver sequins from this mixed metals pack HERE and the Dark Aqua sequins. I conducted a little experiment this time. I usually go between using my Aileen’s Tacky Glue and Scrapbook Adhesives Dodz to stick my sequins onto my cards and layouts. This time I used both to compare them side by side. The flat silver sequins are adhered with tacky glue and the dark aqua sequins are adhered with my favorite Dodz (glue dots). So we’ll see how this page holds up to our daughter paging through our 2014 family scrapbook!
Check out the glitter filled Amy Tangerine heart in the photo below! I created this look by filling the inside of the foam heart with tacky glue, then carefully filling it in with a fabulous glitter from Stampin’Up!. After it dried, I shook out the excess glitter over a scrap piece of paper and put it back into the container. I think this particular glitter was discontinued awhile ago from Stampin’ Up!, but there are more beautiful glitters available now. If you’re interested, please check out my friend EricaRose’s Stampin Up! Page HERE. She’s just fantastic!
Thank so much for stopping by today! Remember, my Design Team Call is open through tomorrow night at midnight (CST). You can out more details about that HERE. I’d love to see what YOU create! Send your applications to me at SPIEGELMOM@GMAIL.COM!
Happy Holidays all!! Here we are again for another fabulous Clique Kits Pep Rally!! You should have arrived here from Gia’s blog, but just in case you didn’t here is the entire line up for today is below! This month’s challenge was tosomething in a project or in the text of your post inspired by this image and quote…
A diamond is piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well… Author Unknown
I don’t know about you, but as a busy Mom who works full time AND owns her own TWO creative business I HAVE STRESS. It’s all the time, day in and day out. But my secret to handling my stress is this amazing hobby! I intentionally make time and even blow off laundry to scrap for a little while. Even a short amount of time to create is helpful to me to relax! Another great to reduce some creative stress is to use a sketch! I did just that here and pulled this amazing sketch from Creative Scrappers this week.
And now here is my newest layout, created with Enchanted Meadow! It features our daughter Sari reading her little heart out, accented with the fabulous KesiArt Die and lots of amazing Heidi Swapp, Echo Park Paper, Kesi Art and scrapbooking goodness!
Besides my fabulous Enchanted Meadow Kit, I added a sweet little banner from Creative Retreat, an embellishment kit club I adore!! P.S. I’m sorry for the dark photos!!! Our weather here has been dark and cold for over a week! No sun stinks!!
Thank you so much for joining us today! I’d love to see you follow our Clique Kits Blog and my blog so you don’t miss a thing! You can use BlogLovin’ or enter your email in my right sidebar to get updates on my blog posts and a monthly newsletter featuring my Etsy Shop sales.
Next, you’re heading to Erica’s blog where she proves you can scrap pictures of boys, even with little girly touches! Check it out and enjoy the rest of the Pep Rally! Don’t forget to comment on all the blogs… ONE super lucky winner will get a full December Enchanted Meadow Kit!!!