Happy day before SMS + Creative Embellishments Blog Hop!
In all the excitement I almost forgot about my regularly scheduled blog post.. luckily I incorporate products from the shop in almost all of my projects so I typically always have something to share.
So far loving the 9 x 12 size for my Project Life! I think there’s something so aesthetically pleasing about this size. For this layout I actually worked from the sequins – I knew I wanted to use some of my favorite mix – Plum Dreamsicle. I love how moody it is while still maintaining sparkle.
I love keeping my pocket spreads simple so certain elements are easily highlighted. That scrap of gold glittered paper in the top corner perfectly complements the sequins – I’m fairly certain I got it at Hobby Lobby. It’s just the right amount of shine.
I think monochromatic elements can have such a cool effect – so I adhered thiswhite heart feltie to a white title card and I really like how it looks – subtle but textured.
In order to incorporate a little more purple, I spritzed a plain white 3 x 4 card with some Shimmerz Vibez in Quit Yer Wine-n – you could also use these (1 & 2).
I finished off my layout with some flair and a DIY embellishment made with stamping & some vellum. It’s hard sometimes to create minimal projects but for me it’s always worth it.
Hello again SpiegelMom Scraps fans! It’s Sarah again, on the blog, for my final project for November. As I said last week, I made something Christmassy! I geared up and got in the Christmas mood last Wednesday when I made my test Christmas card and shared it on Facebook and Instagram. Here is the card I made! I used cards, envelopes, and ephemera from the new Heidi Swapp line from Joann’s called Oh What Fun. I used a 4″ Gold Foil Doily and Gold Garland Confetti from SpiegelMom Scrap Shop. Heidi even “liked” it on Instagram and commented on it! Very exciting! Continuing in the Christmas spirit, I have three different Christmas projects to share with you today!First is a vellum goodie bag from Cosmo Cricket. I sealed the bag shut with a 4″ Gold Foil Doily. Then I made a 3×4 shaker pocket with an old pocket photo sheet protector and filled it with Poppin’ Pink Flurries, Gold Garland Confetti, and a few 1/4″ gold sequins from my stash. I added a couple of the soon-to-be-in-the-shop Birds Of A Feather white felt feathers. Then I layered on a gold foil snowflake, a Basic Grey Juniper Berry kraft tag, and the “believe” die cut from the Oh What Fun Heidi Swapp collection.
Here is a close up of the goodie bag for more detail. I also added a wood veneer snowflake on top from Michael’s and a few wood veneer stars from Studio Calico in the shaker pocket.Here is goodie bag number two! This time it is a kraft colored bag also from Cosmo Cricket. I embellished it in the same way as the first, making a 3×4 sequin pocket and piling on the ephemera. This time I used another soon-to-be-in-the-shop sequin mix called Christmas Wishes. Here is a close up of the goodie bag. I also tucked a few wood veneer stars from Studio Calico in the shaker pocket. Such a fun way to use a sequin mix! The new Heidi Swapp collection is such a great match for the new sequin mixes in the shop!
My last item is a gift tag. I once again used the Heidi Swapp Oh What Fun collection. The foundation of the tag is a 4×6 sequin pocket that I made using the same technique as in the goodie bags. I filled it with the new Holiday Happiness mix which will be in the shop very soon! On top I added a gold foil frame from my stash. I also used a Queen & Co. chipboard star and punched a 2″ gold glitter circle for layering. I tucked in a beautiful Birds Of A Feather white felt feather and added tiny letter stickers from Crate Paper After Dark.
I have had so much fun this month creating projects for SpiegelMomScrapShop! A BIG thank you to Jody for asking me to be her guest designer for November! I had never done anything like this before and it has been an exciting leaning experience for me! I look forward to joining the big SpiegelMomScraps blog hop on December 1st! See you then!
Hello everyone! As you can see, it’s Tuesday and you know what that means. My fabulous July Guest Designer Teresa is back for another wonderful project and video for us. Take it away Teresa!
Hey guys it Teresa here again with another project for July! Can I tell you how much fun I’m having using all of Jody’s amazing goodies! I’m back this time with my traditional 8.5×11. This is a favorite of mine love how it turned out.
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!
Welcomeback for another edition of my December Daily 2013! I feel like I just lost a whole week and I have no clue where it went. UGH! Not cool since today is December 16th already. Well, let’s keep it rolling today. Here are the last few pages of my December Daily countdown album. I’m sure you’ve noticed there are no photos in this type of DD. True, but that’s not to say some smaller wallet sized photos or even a few 3×3 or 4×4″ Instagram photos can’t be added later. It’s all about just getting it done sometimes.
December 12th ~ It’s a special day in our family, my Dad’s birthday!! I left this larger page in my album partially ‘blank’ with lots of space for photos. Well, it’s not really blank because it’s patterned paper of course. The red glitter die cut jouraling spot is actually from the My Minds Eye Lost & Found (I think). I just tied it up with some May Arts red burlap string and added the Maggie Holmes Gold Glitter Thickers and called it done!
December 13th ~ It was Friday the 13th, but I don’t think anyone can apply any of that superstitious business during this holiday season! Page 13 is also super simple. It’s a 4×6″ Simple Stories Signature Elements card. All I did on this page was add some cute Studio Calico Wood Veneer Trees (from my Etsy Shop) and the lucky number 13 in those super sparkly Gold Glitter Thickers by Maggie Holmes. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy as our sweet Hannah always says 🙂 ** You can see page 15 ‘hanging out’ below page 13 also. I love to create mini albums with different sized and shaped pages. It keeps the album interesting and interactive. It’s also fun to see other page elements sticking out along the sides.. at least I think so!
December 14th ~ This is the flip side of the card above (page 13). Again, it’s very simple. I only added some Studio Calico Wood Veneer Chevrons and the Maggie Holmes Gold Thickers.
Next, you finally get to see all of December 15th. This page was already a little ‘busy’ with all the wording, so I only added a few other elements to it. Buttons, SpiegelMom Scraps Sequins and more Maggie Holmes Gold Thickers.
Mini Album Tips
Even though all my pages are completely different, it still all ties together. In order to have any album feel cohesive you should follow a few simple tips (unless that’s not the look you’re going for of course!). The first way I kept my December Daily mini album cohesive is by keeping a few specific things the same throughout the entire album. It’s doesn’t really matter what things you keep the same, but pick a few and stick with them. I chose to use only two manufacturers whose paper lines mixed and matched well, Simple Stories and Fancy Pants. Next, I wanted some smaller common elements to stand out throughout my December Daily. To accomplish this I chose the Maggie Holmes Gold Glitter Thickers. ** Just a heads up when you want to use the same exact letter stickers though.. make sure you buy enough of that particular sticker set. This does take some extra planning, but it’s worth it in the end. I ended up using three of the Maggie Holmes Gold Glitter Thickers to get all the numbers and letters I needed. That being said, I still have plenty of stickers left on those three sets for many more projects.
Ok now to wrap it up (pun totally intended here), check out how the page elements from a separate page are sticking out along the side. Keep your pages in mind as you’re building your albums and every so often fold the album closed to see what it looks like. If you like this look, definitely try it out. The fact that the red and light blue contrast nicely against each other, really make this some pretty eye candy to look at! Plus that light blue chevron page has some machine stitching on it.. sweetness!
Etsy Shop News! I now have a Gift Wrapping option in my shop! Just add it to your cart and check out like normal. I’ll gift wrap your purchase in a smooth Kraft paper, tie it up with bakers twine and include a handmade card. I’ll send it your way OR to an address you specify (within your same country).
It’s getting to be crunch time everyone! I hope everyone has a good start on their holiday shopping. This week is my Husband’s normal week to shop. He takes it down to the wire sometimes, but he’s always a very thoughtful gifter. Love that man!
Oh… and I still owe you a couple Project Life layouts too!! They’re coming, I promise! TTFN!