Thank you so much for playing along!! We had a blast and I hope you all did also!! Please email me at email@example.com to claim your prize(s) within 5 days!!! After 5 days, all unclaimed prizes will have winners drawn again!
Next up… my new process video and layout are up and running finally!! We had our laptop die on Saturday… awesome right! So, I’m a bit behind this week, especially after a leak in the basement was super close to my scrap area!! EEKKK! But, after a late night session I’m ready to rock and roll again! Here’s my watercolor background layout, featuring Shimmerz Creameez watercolors!! I’m so lovin’ these watercolors!! After creating my watercolor background (YouTube video here on how I created it), I began adding some very simple layers of Heidi Swapp Hello Today papers, cork butterflies, pink baker’s twine, Pink Fresh Studio puffy stickers, felt hearts and Dear Lizzy wood veneer‘Best Ever’ for my title!
To create my loops of baker’s twine, I simply laid out my twine with the loops how I wanted them. Next, I added a few dabs of Aleene’s Tacky Glue to the tops of the loops and let it dry for a few minutes. Then, I added the baker’s twine loopy-banner onto my layout using the same tacky glue! Pretty easy and great way to use your twine and strings!
I really love how the water color background looks!! There’s just a little bit of shimmer in the watercolor, which is hard to see in the photos. It’s so pretty!!
Thanks so much for spending your time with me today! Please hop over and check out my YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE!
Hello everyone and welcome to my 5th Anniversary Scrap Party! I’m totally excited to be bringing you this blog and YouTube hop event all week long!! Today, we are kicking off my Scrap Party with this blog hop with a twist. Each designer on the hop has a creative challenge that anyone can play along with for chances to win some amazing prizes. Our sponsors include Marion Smith Designs, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L,V’s Sweet Ideas (Vanessa and Nicole are with us today), Shimmerz Paints,May Designs, Willowfields Etsy Shopand American Crafts!!
To play along here’s what you need to do:
Create a project based on any challenge introduced during this hop.
You may enter one challenge or do them all!
Link it up on this page under the appropriate InLinkz linky tool. You may link up a blog post with your newly created project (no back linking) OR use your Instagram account and link that up! Cool right!! (Tips of linking IG pics right HERE.)
Have fun and share the challenges with your crafty friends. Sharing is caring and you can win another prize just for sharing! The blog hop and challenges are open July 10-17th at midnight CST.
Ok, finally onto my project and challenge for YOU! As many of you have probably seen there is s new paper crafting craze these days… the Pocket Letter!! I’m so crazy about them myself because I love to connect with other paper crafter’s around the world and share fun things with them. That’s one of the reasons I opened my Etsy shop 5 years ago this month. I wanted to connect with other crafters who loved this hobby as much as I do.
I have a special someone in mind to send this Pocket Letter to 🙂
And now, how to win this fabulous blog hop prize sponsored by my favorite adhesive company, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L!!! All you need to do to enter is comment on all the designer’s blogs participating in my Scrap Party blog hop! You have through midnight CST on July 17th to comment and the winners of all the prizes will be announced right here on July 20th!! Sharing on social media will get you an extra entry also! Thank you so much of joining us this week and get ready to create with the SpiegelMom Scraps Scrap Party!!
You’re next stop is Vanessa from V’s Sweet Ideas! You’re going to adore what’s she’s created for you!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone! Today I’m bringing back a little tutorial that I did a few years ago and still LOVE it! Below I have several step by step pictures on how I create some of my sequin shaker pockets. It’s super easy and fun! These little shaker pockets add a very fun element to you scrapbook pages, mini albums, Project Life and cards. Here’s what I started with. Pictured: Aleene’s Tackey Glue, mini glassine bag, Gold Garland Confetti Sequins and Fairytale Sequins.
In the photo gallery below, you can click on each photo to enlarge it. When you do, you’ll see that I turned my mini glassine bag upside down and cut the back open with one cut down the middle and two small cuts going towards the edges (by not all the way). Then, I randomly spread some Aleene’s Tacky glue along the inside and sprinkled one of my favorite sequins mixes, Fairytale!! Then, I put some glue along the top of the glassine on the inside so no sequins could sneak out then closed the back of the bag and taped it shut. Easy peasy!!
After creating this sequin shaker pocket I created this layout! I used the fabulous Heidi Swapp line, Hello Today. I have the full 12×12″ paper pad and love every single sheet! I used the yellow paper with dots as my background, then trimmed down the star paper to 11×11″. Since I already created a few things with this line, I had several decent sized pieces of patterned papers already cut so I used those to begin layering.
I added some fun pink doilies from Michael’s Arts and Crafts store, Maggie Holmes gold glitter Thickers, some stickers from Allison Kreft & Amy Tangerine and a few other little odds and ends 🙂 And here are two sizes of the glassine bags I have in my shop! These are by far the most popular for making my sequin shaker pockets, little treat bags, embellishment holders and more! Last Christmas I even made an Advent Calendar!
Thank you for spending your time with me today! I hope you’ll be creating some sequin shaker pockets of your own! Here are a few links to help get you started today! You can check out a fun YouTube video from my channel which shows you how I’ve created them in the past with confetti.