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Getting Sketchy Again with Laura


Hi Chaps!  Laura here, and today I am working with the third Let’s Get Sketchy sketch from November…


I love the versatility of sketches and I’ve adapted this one to make an 8.5×11 layout.


My favourite part of this sketch is the sprinkling of embellishments diagonally across the page.


You can watch the process video, in which you see me trying to decide whether to splatter or not, here.


I have used; doily, tag, glassine bag, cork stars, felt-fetti hearts, Peachy Sherbet sequins, Lilac Twinkle sequins, Moonshine Delight sequins and Glass Slippers sequins all from SpiegelMom Scraps.  I’ve also thrown in a couple of stars from Freckled Fawn, wood veneer acorns from my stash and papers from Pink Paislee.



Thanks for joining me today!  Happy Small Business Saturday!



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Hello Happy Days with Laura

Hi Crafty Friends!  Laura with you today…


Today I am sharing a layout using the beautiful glass slippers sequin mix.  I find this mix so versatile – if I could only have one sequin mix I would pick this one… I would also think life was very mean for limiting me to one sequin mix!!

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The layout started with a cut file and some Cocoa Vanilla papers.


I soon noticed that the felt-fetti hearts in aqua matched the collection perfectly so I added them in to the mix!


I love to finish my layouts with a sprinkle of sequins it adds that little something, a little twinkle, and with the combination of shapes in this mix you get even more interest.


Products used:

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glass slippers sequin mix

white doilies


If you fancy adding this sequin mix to your collection add the code Laura15 to your basket and save a few pennies.

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Ice Cream with Laura

Hello chaps!  Thanks for joining me for some mini album madness!


Photo heavy post… I’ve made a mini album!  Oh I love it, the colours, the patterns, the subject matter!!  Let me walk you through it…

It’s quite a dinky hand-sized album.  The pages are a mixture of tags, cardstock rectangles, a glassine bag… all very eclectic!  There was a die cut circle on my desk so that went in too!

I’ve used a printable collection from Claudia Van R and supplies from SpiegelMom Scraps.  The only additional supplies were some hole reinforcers from Heidi Swapp, a gold pen, and a book ring I coloured gold to match the collection.

A brief note about the subject matter:  I like ice cream a lot.  We went away for a week and I tried to eat an ice cream every day!!

The colours of the sequins in the spring bloom sequin mix perfectly match the Amy collection.

Rather than keep my rectangular pages regular I let the photo overlap the edge.  This gave me some interesting shapes and a good way to add extra contrasting pops of colour on the reverse of the overhang.

This was my first time using a digital collection and the only complaints I have is I wish I had a better printer and cutting out the alphas is a faff!!

This page is a wood veneer.  It was surprisingly easy to punch a hole through the wood with my big hole punch.  The heart aperture gives a lovely peek-a-boo efffect to the page beneath.

I love these felt hearts – I find myself wanting to add some to every project.  I find with mini albums if you add something once it can look a bit odd, but repeat the element on 3 or 4 pages and it looks like it belongs.

I sealed up a glassine bag full of sequins to make a fun shaker pocket.

It is also nice to have a repeating element throughout the entire album – I chose sequins (unsurprisingly) and faux stitching with a gold pen.

My supplies:  shipping tags, glassine bag, spring bloom sequins, white sequins from shamrock stars mix, felt hearts, wood veneer all from SpiegelMom Scraps.

Don’t forget, if you place an order use the code Laura15 for a discount.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Just For Fun with Laura

Hi Everyone, Laura here today to share some fun cards…

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This little series of cards started as a midnight note scrawled on my phone… because we’ve all had an idea strike just as we are nodding off!


When I was a kid I had a doodle that I repeated, a little fuzzy character and here he is, along with his friends, recreated in sequin form.


I gathered my supplies; a circle template, pencil, scissors and scrap of card; glue; Mirror Mirror confetti sequins; googly eyes!


And here he is!  A simple watercoloured background and my sequinned friend stuck on top.  Arms and legs added with a permanent pen.


And he has a fiancée!  I added half a cupped sequin behind her googly eyes, and a green felt heart to finish the card.

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Then they had a baby boy… or was it a girl?  Such fun!

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Thanks for stopping by today – go and make something fun!

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Hello Mini Cards

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Ka here to wish you a Happy Hump Day and share some mini Hello cards with you. It’s always nice to have some Hello cards on hand for a quick note to wish your friends a happy day or simply just to say Hello! I love these smaller size cards because I find it incredibly useful to just stamp a tiny encouraging sentiment or write a small note or add an inspiring quote to brighten someone’s day. I love to make and have a stash of these on hand for those last minute occasion!

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For all the cards, I inked up the flower stamp from the Neat and Tangled Hand Stitched stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. After that I colored in the images with Copic Markers and added a coat of shimmer with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Marker Pen. Once I finished coloring in the images, I cut them out and assembled everything together on the card bases with some yellow thread and sequins. The sentiments are from the Altenew Label Love stamp set.

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For the bags, I folded some White Lace Paper Doilies over some glassine bags and tied some yellow bakers twine over it. I added Pink and White Felt-Fetti Heart Die Cuts as a last finishing touch.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this daily dose of inspiration and hopefully you will create some mini cards to have on hand for those last minute occasion. Don’t forget to head over to the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop to pick up some of these supplies to make your own mini cards too!

Until next time,