Minimalist Thursday – Hello Awesome

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Sometimes layouts are the most impactful when comprised of a pretty photograph and a few embellishments. It’s like the eye can linger instead of searching and processing details all over the page.

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I’m such a believer in minimalist projects, and so I’m excited to be sharing mine today! I think the colors in this layout perfectly capture this somewhere in between summer & fall time. The picture featured was actually taken in January – Bare trees make for really gorgeous silhouettes.

I started with a white cardstock background and used some periwinkle paint to define the space I would be using. I splattered a little bit of darker paint around to add interest. Once it dried, I layered a few random pieces of paper from my stash and some Halloween themed washi tape by American Crafts over it. I lined up my photo after I had my paper arranged so I would know how big I wanted my shaker pocket. I used my Fuse tool to create this shaker filled with the Autumn Joy sequin mix. [Side note: These mixes go so far, this is my third project with this mix and I’m still going]

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I painted those wood veneer shapes by Jillibean Soup in a slightly darker color than the background. I just love how it contrasts with the oranges in the sequin mix!

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To finish up, I stitched on a Night of Navy heart feltie and added a little cork star from the shop. When I include a large gathering of sequins together on a layout I always add another singular one (or two) somewhere else to help balance my page.

And without too much fuss my project is done! I really love how it turned out.

Thanks for reading, y’all!

-Rachel

FAB FRIDAY’S: FAM LIFE

Hello everyone! This is my first blog post for the SpiegalMom DT and I am super excited!  The layout I am bringing you today is a traditional layout about family and we all know how that goes! Lol.  Anyway this is a photo of my daughter and her husband who are in the faded background and their two children in the front.  Taken in beautiful Monterey California, you just can’t go wrong with a photo shoot at the beach. 

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I just love the colors in this layout and those sequins are right on the spot!  I used the Spiegelmom scraps Wedding Bells sequins and glued them where they dropped.

I used Tombo Mono Multi glue because when it dries, it dries into a matt finish. I also used some ink in Glass Slipper from SC with a stencil of hearts, which gave it a tone on tone look.

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My favorite part about this layout is the hidden journaling, which I used a large Glassine bag to hold a 4X6 journaling card and glued it to the back of the photo, added a tab, and labeled it NOTE, so that you can retrieve the journaling card.  I have done this technique before when I had a layout that was too busy for journaling or when I just want to hide the words.  It’s another way of keeping your journaling private.

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IMG_297413667858_10210550703710459_4576055532417626394_oThank you so much for stopping by and make sure that you check out the Spiegelmom shop for  more goodies and I will be back next week for another 12×12 layout. Oh! Be sure to use my coupon code Felicia15 to receive a 15% discount on your purchases!  Have an awesome day!

Cheers Girls!

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Hello everyone!  Jody here again with another layout using metal dies to create the look of using an electronic die cutting machine.  Last weeks layout used the circle stitched die set from Kaiserkraft, which I just LOVE!  It’s different than the other stitched dies on the market because the stitches are on the circle that is die cut out, and not on the negative part, or circle punched in the cardstock/paper.  You can see the faux stitching on my die cut journaling circle.

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Instead of using just one type of Kaiserkraft metal die, I used a couple! I used the Nesting Stitched Circles and the Icons metal dies to create my layout, along with the fabulous Pink Paislee Fancy Free collection, sequins from the shop, 2 glassine bags and some Amy Tangerine Thickers words.

To create this look on your page, you’ll need a couple things:  A Big Shot or similar die cutting machine and your favorite metal dies!  Since a 12×12″ sheet of cardstock or paper won’t fit through a Big Shot, you’ll need to cut your cardstock or paper down to either 6×12″ or 5.75×5.75″, as I did today.  I wanted to mount them onto a piece of white American Crafts Cardstock to really help it pop.  I easily could have left my paper 6×12″ but I wanted the faint look of the grid in the background so I cut them down to  5.75 by 5.75″ so the white cardstock would show around the edges of my layout.  To get the placement I wanted, I simply played with where the die cut circles to be on my layout.  After I had those placed where I like them, I added the Kaiserkraft Icon dies as accents.  Tip: When running the metal dies through my Big Shot, I used a small piece of washi tape to keep them in place. 

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After I had everything die cut out, I create some shaker windows with glassine bags and sequins.  This was super easy to do! I used a large glassine bag for the two circles on the upper right of the layout and a medium glassine bag behind the largest circle.  To keep some of the Magical Ocean sequins stuck throughout the circle (so they didn’t all fall to the bottom) I opened up the bag and drizzled some tacky glue inside. Then, I just poured in the desired amount of sequins to fill the space.  This next step is pretty technical.. I smooshed around the sequins until they were inside the circle where the peaked through the die cut window.  Super technical right! LOL!  To finish it off, I folded the glassine bag over and sealed it with some tacky glue as well and then adhered it to the back of the 6×6″ Fancy Free paper.  I repeated this for the other die cut circle using the Spring Blooms sequin mix.  

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For the other two sections, I used the super cute Icon dies to create the design elements and backed them with scraps of Pink Paislee Fancy Free papers to compliment the messy layers behind my photo. I used both the negative space from the Icon dies and the die cuts they punched out.  Using dies is a great way to get so much more out of your papers and really stretch your stash!  Just think of all the possibilities!  

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 I’m so happy you stopped by today to check out the blog!  Remember to follow SpiegelMom Scraps here using Bloglovin’, on Instagram and Facebook!  Today, I’ll be contacting the remainder of the new Design Team members I’ve chosen and giving them the good news!  This was so difficult you guys!  There were a ton of wonderful ladies who applied and I really appreciate all the time you took to submit your applications!  If you weren’t chosen this time, please feel free to email me with any suggestions for improvement for next time! Sometimes, it’s just a matter of photography which can easily be improved with some tips!   Again, thank you SO much everyone and I’ll see ya’ll very soon!

Hugs! Jody

Authentic (obviously!) With Laura

Scrapbook Sessions

Hi there, Laura here today!

I love to document the weird and wonderful in my scrapbooking… well this fits in to that category!

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My Mum was given some French onions for her birthday from friends who had been in France for a show.  These particular onions are legendary, and they did taste better than ‘normal’ ones!

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I have noticed that my layouts either feature sequins or enamel dots.  I had not consciously kept them apart but that is how it seems.  Even though I class them both as final finishing touches there is no reason they cannot be used together – so I did!  I also hand dyed a piece of lace to mimic the tricolore (French flag).

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Continuing on with the French theme I strung some of the gorgeous 10mm Moonshine Delight sequins on blue, white and red threads.  I layered them over some giant scalloped glitter washi tape.  The gold washi on its own was too much for me so I also included the white paper backing the washi comes on.  Incidentally the white scallop gave me the perfect journalling spot.

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Because the white backing was non-stick (so it released the washi) it would not stick with any of the glues I tried!  In the end I ran it through my sewing machine to anchor it down.  I love to take something that I would have thrown away and use it in my crafting – do you ever do this?

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Happy NSD!  It’s Laura and I am interrupting the celebrations to share my regular Saturday post with you – but don’t worry – it is a layout!

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I’ve been experimenting with the white felt feathers.  I wanted to know if they would take colour – they do!  I sprayed the feathers with water and sprinkled on some brusho powders.  I needed a lot of water to get the colour moving but I love the results.  Now I know I can alter any of the white felt shapes to any colour to match whichever project I am working on.

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I dyed these ones to match my budgie’s feathers – yellows, greens and a little blue in the long tail feather.  The different sized yellow sequins in the Spring Blooms and Sunny Smiles mixes match in perfectly.  Other than that I kept it fairly simple layering each feather over a piece of cotton ribbon tape and stitching with my sewing machine to attach to the layout.

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I added my alphas directly to my photo and popped up the top of each letter with a little silicone glue.  I love the extra dimension this gives the page.

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This also fits the criteria for my challenge to you over the weekend – scrap a layout with ribbon.  If you do you can join us at SpiegelMom Scraps facebook page to link up!

Thanks for stopping by!

Laura

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Simply beautiful layout by Lea

Hi all, Lea here…another month together and this weekend and throughout the month will be full of beautiful things for which just keep an eye on …
I like very much to take pictures and one of the subjects that I like to photograph there are flowers and for that event I wanted to “celebrate” the beauty of nature in all its simplicity.
My starting point is a beautiful patterned paper: I added the texture paste using a stencil and washi tape.
I then added with other different patterned paper, alternating with shipping tags, a doily crochet; I added some beautiful round sequins and hearts of felt, white and pink. I completed the page with the white splatters and some little doodle and title.simplyb

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From the shop:

Shimmerz paint Gold Mine Texturez

Shipping tags

Jack Frost flat sequins

Fetti Felt-fetti Die cut

Have fun, xoxo Lea