Tuesday’s Talent with Kelly

Hello again! I am back with my last post as the October guest designer and for today’s layout I am focusing on the gorgeous Sugar Maple sequins. I fell in love with these the moment that I saw them and really wanted to create a page showcasing these gorgeous sequins.

To begin, I stitched in messy circles on cardstock in gold thread. Once I decided where my photo and the large embellishment cluster would be placed, I the sequins around the stitching making sure to space out the various colors. To adhere the sequins I used Ranger Multi Matte Medium on the smaller sequins and glue dots on the leaves.

 

Glorious Days Vibez is a gorgeous shade of gold and was the perfect addition on the page. I sprinkled a bit on the background and the die cuts to add further depth to the page.

If you are interested I have linked my process video below. In the video I tell more about the process as well as the story behind the photo. Thanks again for joining me today and special thanks to Jody for having me as the October guest designer. Have a wonderful day!

Interactive What??

Hello scrappers, Ali here! I am super excited about the project I am sharing today…for a few reasons! One. I got my Fuse out again, that always makes me happy! Two, it is inspired by one of my faves-Miranda Lambert! Three, it is also inspired by papercrafting…not specifically scrapbooking. I love watching videos of people who make exploding boxes, pop up cards, sliding thingys (technical term), and anything interactive. I love making boxes and recently made a pop up card. But I have wanted to incorporate interactive elements on my scrapbook layouts as well. I always decide not to because of the pesky page protectors! But alas, I found a way around that!

Before we get to the interactive part let’s talk sequins…I love love love the new releases, and especially Painted Gardens. My favorite color is purple, and I know a lot of scrappy friends hate purple, but it is my JAM! I also used a combination of Sparkle Power and What’s Up Buttercup in my shaker/journaling. After I completed my layout I knew I wanted to add a LOT of journaling, but I didn’t really have room. So I made a little shaker cover that will flip open to reveal my journaling! So, this is a photo of me as a little kid on a tricycle, with heart shaped glasses, and I just know I am too cool. The sunglasses are pink…which immediately made me think of the Miranda Lambert song, Pink Sunglasses. When I saw this photo, I knew I had to scrap about my pink sunglasses…and not just in the literal sense. The song (for those of you who don’t stalk Miranda Lambert on Spotify) is about “pink sunglasses” or as we usually refer to them, rose colored glasses. I still have a habit of putting on my rose colored glasses and seeing the world as a big sparkle-tastic place to be. It helps me cope. But as a kid, I think we all see the good in things. My journaling reflects how I felt about growing up in this particular neighborhood vs. what I know now. Basically, how my pink sunglasses shaped my view of my childhood.

Here comes the fun part. Under the photo is actually a double slider. The twine at the top, which will stick out of my page protector when I move it to an album (in about 6 months…) is accessible to pull the sliders out and reveal the song lyrics…

I really love how this turned out. It is so much fun to make and it’s so much fun to interact with!

I also made a little stop motion video to show you how the sliders work!

Have you ever created an interactive layout? I would love to see it!

Don’t forget to add the sequins!

 

Tea Party with Ali

Hey y’all, Ali here! As you may have noticed, the Sparklers are all scraplifting Missy Whidden this week! I had so much fun with the last one I made that I was so excited to try again. Seriously, Missy’s layouts are so hard to replicate but they are filled with so much inspiration! I really loved this original (obviously, I pretty much love everything she does!).

Just like last week, I really wanted to take the “bones” of the layout and make it my own! This layout is really near and dear to my heart. I have been wanting to start scrapping my own childhood and this photo of my great grandmother and myself having a tea party has been at the top of my list. Do you ever have photos you are almost afraid to scrapbook? I really wanted to do it justice, so I have been putting it off for a long time. When I saw Missy’s layout I knew this would be a great starting point for this treasured photo.

I started with a combination of older lines, Fancy Free and Open Book. I really love the pale pink and coral colors with a pop of bright colors here and there. Plus the spine of the “book” in that Maggie Holmes paper was too perfect not to (finally) utilize! When I was finished placing my patterned papers I added the stitching and then got to work fussy cutting some florals! I went light with the mixed media, simply scraping some gorgeous Peach Fuzz Paste-eez through a star stencil. I finished it of with a sprinkling of Pink Parade, this sequin mix is so fun and pretty it makes me squeal a little bit (but not too loud because I typically scrap when my kids are asleep!).

I think this layout really captures this sweet moment, and it makes me smile to know it is documented.

Here is a little close up of those fabulous sequins and that gorgeous paste-eez. I am going to be really transparent for a second…mixed media scares me. Every.Single.Time. Sometimes I make backgrounds and I throw them away because they are terrible. I haven’t had a lot of experience with texture paste and what not, because as I mentioned before…it SCARES ME! So, I put that aside to give the paste-eez a try and WHOA! This stuff is so easy to use, the colors are fantastic, and I love love love the added dimension and interest just a little bit can add to a layout! So fun! And totally not scary (anymore!).

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend, if you are Sunday shopping…that is my favorite day to shop…be sure to save some money!

Sketch it out Saturday/Sweet photograph

Good morning everyone!! Sarah here this morning to share my 1st layout for Spiegelmom Scraps and I’m excited about it!! I hope your Saturday is going well. Last night was a bit rough, we had some nasty weather come threw, but its bright and sunny this morning!

Ok so back to the layout I made, lol. I love to play with sketches! Sometimes I stick really close to them and then other times it ends up looking completely different then the sketch! And I love the fact that a sketch can jump start your creativity when your a bit stuck. This is the sketch I used for the layout I made today:

I found this layout on Pinterest, like I do a lot of my layouts, but it came from ScrapFriends.comAU, unfortunately there isn’t a link to the site anymore.

I grabbed an older WeR Memory Keepers paper pad from my stash called It Factor and pulled that stripped paper for the background. Then I reached into my DT pack and grabbed the pretty Shimmerz Texturez in The tide that binds and a stencil from my stash. Instead of checkers on my layout I wanted to use circles, I grabbed a little dabber I have and dipped it in to the texturez and started dabbing away at the bottom side of the page. I loved the way it looked so I added some to the top of my layout too.

I grabbed a few papers out of the paper pad and did a bit of layering behind my photo and added a tab that said love from a little bucket I have with lots of random pieces from random collections from the past, sitting on my desk. I wanted some flowers in on this layout, so I grabbed a pack of flowers that went with an older Maggie Holmes collection and popped one to the left side of my layout along with a cute little sticker from a Dear Lizzy collection. I had 2 collections of sequins that went perfect with this layout, the colors were a perfect match!! Gotta love Emojis and Jaded Hearts! Both collections are so beautiful and added the bling factor that I was wanting. Side note, lol, But I know how Traci Claiborne from the Scrap Gals is always talking about how they don’t like to splatter glimmer mist or other mists cause it cant be exact or might mess the layout up, Sequins are a perfect alternate to that!! I think at least lol, different sizes and you can place them where you want, without having to worry about messing anything up!

I added my title off to the right of my picture, those cute acetate words from Pink fresh studio and another leaf from the Maggie Holmes die cut pack. Then I moved to the top of my layout and started layering bits and pieces from the Pink Paislee Cest La Vie ephemera pack and a few more bits from the Maggie Homles ephemers pack. I added a flair button from an old Hip Kit kit and then went to adding more of those beautiful sequins!

I really hope you enjoyed this layout and would love to see you play along with the sketches and your pretty Spiegelmom Scraps stash too! Make sure to tag us on Instagram so we can see your creations!!

SpiegleMom Scraps Products I used on this layout:

Gotta love Emojis , Jaded Hearts, and Shimmers Textures-The tide that binds

 

Magical – A Whimsical Layout

Hello and Welcome! This is my attempt at a “Make it Yours” Monday. I’m not so great at the themes. But this project just so happens to fit perfectly because I scraplifted a combination of an old project by me, here + some inspiration by Suse Fish.

#SpiegelmomScraps #shimmerz #exclusivesequins #cratepaper #maggieholmes #cratepapergather #pinkfreshstudio #createwithsms #vellum #golddetails #stitching @wordsandpaperscraps @shimmerzpaints @pinkfreshstudio @cratepaper #scrapbooking #papercrafting

I started with a white cardstock background, used washi tape as a vertical barrier, and painted thick horizontal stripes using “In the Navy” Acri-Tonez by Shimmerz from the shop. In case you’re in need of a technique for these magical paints – here you go. Make a simple striped background and you’ll be very happy with the results 😉

#SpiegelmomScraps #shimmerz #exclusivesequins #cratepaper #maggieholmes #cratepapergather #pinkfreshstudio #createwithsms #vellum #golddetails #stitching @wordsandpaperscraps @shimmerzpaints @pinkfreshstudio @cratepaper #scrapbooking #papercrafting

I chose to use gold polka-dot patterned vellum over the non-stripe side of the cardstock. I love the shine it adds. I used Indigo Hills by Pinkfresh Studio patterned paper to cover the seam between the paint and the vellum.

On this layout I used embellishments from that same Pinkfresh Studio collection, Crate Paper Gather, and flair from Accent Scrapbooking. 

#SpiegelmomScraps #shimmerz #exclusivesequins #cratepaper #maggieholmes #cratepapergather #pinkfreshstudio #createwithsms #vellum #golddetails #stitching @wordsandpaperscraps @shimmerzpaints @pinkfreshstudio @cratepaper #scrapbooking #papercrafting

All of these products pair so well with the Pandora’s Ombre sequin mix. But I also debated on using this one too.

So, my challenge to you: Pick an Acri-Tonez and paint a bold background. Happy crafting!

-Rachel

Using a Background Cut File with Mixed Media

Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope you’re having a great weekend! This is Megan and I have a layout to share with you today that I used the free monthly cut file on.

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I really loved this cut file and new I just had to used it on an artsy layout. I wanted to do something different with it besides backing it with patterned paper so I decided to pull out my Shimmerz Sprays.

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I started out by spraying my Shimmerz Paints mists on the cut file. The colors I used were Well Blue Me Down Coloringz, Snow Way Man Vibez, No Yolking Coloringz, Bed of Roses Spritz, and Moody Mauve Coloringz.

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In this little cluster I used some chipboard, wood veneer and a button from Paige Evans’ Take me away collection as well as the new 2 Cool 4 U sequin mix from the shop.

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I made a little sequin pocket with a mini glassine bag.

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I used the top part of the glassine bag in this top right corner for a 3rd cluster with some of the sequins.

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I had so much fun layering papers from a few different collections behind the photo.

Make sure to check out the SMS shop and if you make a purchase use my code: Megan15! You’ll get 15% off your total order!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you have a great scrappy Sunday!

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What about Wednesday: Using Heritage Photos

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Aloha, It’s Hannah with you today! It’s Hump day and I think we all love the idea of the weekend. It will be on it’s way I promise, just a few more days to get through!img_9389

 

Lately, as we transition from summer to autumn. Get back into school time routines. I Have been finding that my ability to create easily has been difficult. I know we all go through these times, when life around us is crazy and filled with chaos and that causes our crafty mojo (as many of us call it) to be effected.

I have been trying to find little things to help this transition be fast because I love to scrap. The worst feeling is wanting and having time to sit down at your scrap desk and then sit there at your paper and having no idea what you want to do on the page. We all go through this, but there has to be ways to make these periods to be smaller, shorter and that we still end up creating something we love.

When I started this layout, the first thing I did was changed up my size. I cut down my white card stock to 8 1/2 by 11. This size just isn’t as intimidating. The space is less and there is less room to mess up on.

Another thing I like to do is pick a photo of a story I have been meaning to tell. I have a list in my crafting notebook of stories I want to scrapbook. When I am having a hard time finding focus, I pick out one of those. I find having a story to focus on allows me to let go of having a perfect design. I can pick a paper with space for writing. A really nice ledger. Then I just focus on an even smaller amount of space, leaving room for my journaling. img_9397

I love this old photo I have of my grandmother when she was little. Even though her clothes are worn, she always looked darling and had her hair done nicely and cute. I have been waiting to scrap this photo of her for a while. This photo has been sitting in my photo pile waiting for me to tell it’s story.

Another tip I would give, is to not feel bad about doing something you love to do on your layout. We all have things we love to do that are our go to or our signature technique on the layouts we do. There are many times when I purposely try not to do them because I want to try something different or unique. That’s how I grow by trying new things. But when I am in a scrappy rut I like to go back and do them.

Lately I have been loving doilies. It’s odd because I own really only a few of them. I just haven’t had the desire to go out and buy many of them. I think other scrapbookers make them look so amazing, but I often hate what they look like when I use them. For some odd reason though, I just have the need to use doilies on almost every layout. This time I grabbed another doily and layered away on it.

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The cut file with XO’s and hearts was perfect. There was lots of openings for the doily and my embellishments to peek through. I picked an acetate and vellum piece so that it gave a light look. I layered the cork-fetti hearts and the Happy Dance sequin mix around the cut file and around the doily. I love the girlie feel this embellishment cluster feels.

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Another thing that I like to do when I am in a slump, I use sketches. I used the newest Citrus Twist Sketch.

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Using a sketch takes the pressure off of having to come up with the design of a layout. Lately I have been using a lot of sketches. I really love taking a sketch and then putting my own twist on it too. You will notice for this layout I overlapped the two patterned papers from the sides. I put the ledger paper over a light patterned paper. I made sure they were different sizes so they created some hard edges.

The doily is in place of the banner in the sketch and I extended more embellishing and extra journaling up the side of the photo. This worked really well because I only had one photo and it isn’t a big photo.

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This Maggie Holmes Open Book ephemera piece is perfect for adding just a little extra to the layout.

I did my classic layering behind the photo. I used a fun washi plus sign patterned paper.

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I choose similar colors that weren’t too bold to layer in. This way you are drawn to the picture and story.

I used a tag above the photo with some white twine. The twine looks so cute to the cork-fetti  heart. I tucked some more ephemera in the papers. Then I sprinkled sequins around making it looked scattered.

The puffy sticker on the photo helps draw your eye back to the photo. The gold mist splatters help finish off the layout.

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What are some things do you do when you feel a little out of the scrappy loop? I love that by listening what others do to stay inspired to create helps me become more inspired to create on my own!!

I hope you crafty friends have a great rest of the week. Don’t forget to stop by our Facebook Group 15 Minutes to Scrap, to find more inspiration and check out our challenge this month. We love to connect with you and help inspire you to create something beautiful!!

Have an inspired Week,

Hannah

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