Scraplift Sunday with Crafty Meggy

Hello fellow SMS fans!! I hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday! I am so excited about this layout so I will just jump right in!!

I saw a recent layout by Victoria Marie on youtube and knew immediately that I just HAD to scraplift it! Don’t you just love all the inspiration we have these days between all the different social media we are a part of?!!!

Here is the layout that Victoria made:

Isn’t it just GORGEOUS?!!! I just love the simplicity of it! My layout didn’t turn out quite so simple, but I am in love with it!!

I decided to print off this photo of my newest nephew and me that my sister took last week when they came to visit. That is the thing I love about having my Canon Selphy, I can print out photos and use them immediately.

I made 3 clusters on this layout. Each one of them has Love you Tons Felties, Wolf Gery Heart Felties, Amy’s Sprinkles and Gun Metal Grey sequin mixes (Both of these mixes are sold out and being retired so they’re no longer available. Sorry about that!! BUT, you can find the other amazing sequin mixes here!)

I had a hard time finding a font in the right color that worked with the layout. In the end I went with this one and I love it!!

I used a Silver Foil Holiday Doily in a couple places on the layout. I really love how the silver stands out again the white textured American Crafts cardstock and that black polka dot paper.

And lawst but not least, I used the good old packaging technique on the background with a few Shimmerz paints, Well Blue Me Down Colorings, Before Dawn Vibez and No Yolking Coloringz.

Here’s my process video you can watch if you’d like a closer look at how I made the layout:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to come by the shop and check out all the amazing products that Jody has! When you make a purchase you can use my code, Megan15, for 15% off your entire order!

Also, don’t forget that we are having a contest for our monthly blog hop. If you comment along on all of the design team blogs you will be entered to win a $10 shop credit! You can find that post here, with links to all of our blogs. You have until tomorrow to enter! Jody will announce the winner on April 5th.

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What About Wednesday: Lisa’s Sketch Challenge

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Aloha Sparklers!! I hope your week has been crafty and going well. It’s always challenging to balance craftiness and all the adult things that need to get done. Especially near school time.

This week I thought it would be fun to take on the Challenge that Lisa has posted in the SMS Facebook Group.  If you don’t remember her challenge here is all the details…It’s a 3-2-1 Challenge. 3 embellishments, sequins, doilies and a banner
2 colors (from the mood board, pinks and blues)
1 sketch
The Theme is Your Bucket List. Something you dream of doing one day but have not dont yet.

Of Course I am really bad about sticking to the rules when it comes to scrapbooking. Some of us are totally like that, we have to break all the rules, no matter what they are?!! Some of us have to follow the rules right to the letter too. The thing I love the most about scrapbooking is that it works well for both camps of people too. Whether you are a rule follower or like me a rule bender. At the end of the day are you happy when you are creating and Are you documenting the memories you want to remember that is all that matters!!

Here is a quick look at the sketch. I used this loosely to spark inspiration for my layout.

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I went on this tangent up above because I didn’t follow the rules of the challenge exactly. First for the banner, I used crape paper to create texture across my layout.

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Instead of a doily I used tissue paper. I had this tissue paper that matched perfectly the colors I was wanting to use. I think you will agree it was a good idea.

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I used the Passion Flower Sequin pack from the store on this layout.This pack was the colors of the mood board and started my process of making this layout. It was the first thing I picked out.
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For embellishments I used tons of hearts, some circle elements, and a metal clip. I mixed up the hearts by using puffy stickers, vellum and cardstock ones. The circle elements include a flair button, cardstock circles. even some of the puffy stickers with hearts were circles. Last I added a metal clip on one of my photos. It looks so cute tucked in the layers of tissue paper, doesn’t it?!

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Doesn’t those staples look so cool near this cluster of hearts?

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And I love the addition of gold throughout my layout.

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These colors are so beautiful aren’t they?! Perfect for the photos that I choose.

For the colors in the mood board are so pretty. I did use more of a teal than blue. I also added gray to the mix of colors, to accent the pink and teal. In the mood board there was a photo of a castle at dusk, and I loved the dark shadows in that photo.

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Another thing I detoured from was the bucket list interpretation. Lisa asked us to scrap somewhere we haven’t been but want to go. I actually picked pictures of my new scrap room area. In our old house I had to scrap in the living room. I have never had my own scrap room and when we first looked at this house and saw all the windows I knew it would be perfect for my scrap room. Thankfully we were able to buy that house and I now I have my very own scrap room.

I talked also about how excited I am to make my room pretty!! Because I am, it is a process because moving into a new house so many places need attention, but I look forward to making this scrap room mine and all mine throughout the years. I look forward to all the memories I get  to scrapbook in this beautiful room with windows and during the summer flowers from my yard!!

Here is a look at some of the journaling..

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As you can see I moved the second photo and the title too. I really thought that my photo looked better on the left side where there was more open space on the photo to overlap them. That created some boxy space at the bottom which was perfect for the title and little embellishment cluster.

I hope you were inspired today. I also hope you check out the Facebook Group and look at the challenge Lisa created for the month. Play along and share your layout with us!! Challenges are such a fun way to mix things up with how you decide what to document or make!

Here is the completed layout I made for the challenge!!

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See you later Sparklers!!

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.

Project Life || Growing Up Too Fast

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @teresacollins @wermemorykeepers @projectlife, #spiegelmomscraps #projectlife #scrapbook #DIY #papercraft #memorykeeping

Hello, hello!! Jody here today and oh how I’ve missed blogging!  As you have probably seen, I’ve been busting my butt behind the scenes these last few months getting ready for big things in 2016.  The first big thing was the tripling of my Design Team, The Sparklers!!  They are a fabulous bunch of ladies from around the globe!!  I hope you had a chance to check the Design Team reveal posts HERE and HERE.  

Today, I’m sharing a Project Life spread I’ve been playing around with for the last few days.  These photos are from the first day of school this year and now that I’m looking at them here, Sari is taller.. up to my neck!!  I need to put a brick on that girl’s head to slow her down!!  Sheesh.. ok mommy rant over.

I’m using the We R Memory Keepers photo sleeves and really love them. They’re thicker plastic than the Project Life sleeves, which is HUGE for me. I’ve ripped too many of the PL brand ones because I tend to like chunky embellishments and it’s tough to squeeze them into the pockets.  I really do try to keep my pocket pages pretty simple.  It doesn’t always happen, but it’s thought that counts for me LOL!!  I am trying to get caught up after all… eh’em…. 

Another thing I’ve been working on lately is using the papers in my stash. This can definitely be a challenge though because by the time I have a couple papers left in a collection or some larger scraps to work with, most or all of the coordinating embellishments have been used up.  Adding those little details are what I absolutely love to do and that’s when I reach for the unique embellishments from the Scrap Shop right here!  Whether it’s cork, sequins, felt die cuts or another fun embellishment, I always have something thats just right.

Below, I’ve added the Chunky Cork Hearts to the bottom middle pocket and really love the contrast and texture they add.  They have the perfect earthy feel that works well with all the colors on the page.

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Thanks so much for stopping in today!  I hope you’ve enjoyed my back to school spread today.  If you’re interested, I’ve linked the products from my Scrap Shop below.

Chunky Cork Hearts

We R Memory Keepers Multi 10 pack

Have a great Sunday and do something creative today!

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff

Pocket Pal Letter with GD Renee Joy!

Hi there, scrappy friends… I hope your week is off to a good start. This week I thought I would do something a bit different.  I thought it would be fun to create a pocket letter.  It’s kind of like pocket page scrapbooking and a letter all in one.  Big thanks to Heidi Swapp and Janette Lane for their page inspiration. I bet some of you have already tried it.  I am liking it a lot and can’t wait to do more.  Let me share this one with you!

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I really had a good time selecting paper and embellishments for this project. SpiegelMom Scraps was just perfect for this!! I know that you will love these goodies just as much as I do!! Since this pocket letter is being given to someone really special, I wanted to describe her in the best way I could. I think this pic is a good start….love those doilies!!

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Oh, by the way, I am giving this letter to my daughter. She has seen the layout; so far, she does not suspect a thing. Here’s hoping I can pull this off 😉  I hid a little note in the doily that you see in the middle below. I just had to remember not to glue it shut 🙂

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I loved how the words on the paper fit perfectly for my daughter. This next photo does just that and gave me a chance to to leave a little sentiment, too!

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I thought it would be cool to share some of my goodies with her so I created a pocket from a tag….I filled it with hearts and stars; then, I sealed it with washi tape so nothing would spill out. Yes, I stuffed it! Oh, if it looks like there is a bit too much washi on the tag that’s because I wanted to share. That is what I love about washi tape….it lifts right off! It comes in really handy when you want to keep your sequins and confetti in the pockets, too. Washi creates a great seal.

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When you are ready to send off your pocket letter, it will fit nicely inside of a regular legal size envelope unless you stuffed it like I did. You can also put goodies in the pockets, too 🙂

Here are the goodies I enjoyed using:

Paper-Heidi Swapp and Craft Smith
Black Sequins
Gold Confetti
Silver Confetti
Doilies
Washi Tape
Hearts
Tag
Stars

It is so much fun visiting SpiegelMom Scraps. Thank you again, Jody!!

Have a great week everyone. ‘See you next week 🙂

Happy Scrapping,

Renee Joy