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!

What About Wednesday: Bloom

 

Aloha My scrappy friends!! Today is my last blog post in this design team season. It is definitely sad to see some of the ladies I have become really good friends with go. Though I am excited for them and the future adventures I know they will have. I am also so excited to see what this new team brings to the table. Pushing and inspiring each other to create and make even better projects and layouts.

Since we are thinking along the lines of new beginnings, I decided to make a spring layout. When we bought our new house this past year we didn’t really know all the flowers and plants the previous had planted in the yard. By the time we looked at the house it was summer and most of the spring flowers were gone. The owner had also used rocks to cover the flower beds.

I am not sure if this was to have a cleaner look or because of all the rain. But this spring as green shoots grew up from the rocks the kids and I started to get really excited about all the growth. What would be coming from these leaves and how many.

We got lucky and had some daffodils, some tulips, a lilac type tree, and these really pretty pink and purple flowers. covered in droplets of rain they just glimmer, I took out my nice DSLR and captured their beauty. I am glad I did because a few days later my girls picked over half the flowers and then the rain just knocked them down. They were gorgeous and regal looking for the short time they made their appearance.

 

I knew that when making a layout with this image, I wanted a collection that would really bring out the colors in the picture. The Pink Paislee Paige Evans Oh My Heart Collection has tons of flowers and purples. Starting with white cardstock, I cut it down to 8 1/2 by 11 and then matted it with a pretty green watercolor patterned paper.  Using this size really just makes the photo be front and center and the focal piece.

At the top of the layout I added some purple acrylic paint and a stencil with Shimmerz Paste-eez Salt of the Earth paste. I wanted a light stenciled pattern over the purple. I knew my photo would cover most of it so I only needed it to be subtle.

Under the photo I built an embellishment cluster on a white doily. I layered a tag, some die cut flowers, some chipboard pieces, and some small grey feltie hearts. I used my tiny attacher to adhere some of my pieces for some metal texture.

 

I used gold glitter thickers on the bottom of the photo for that WOW factor. These are my favorite thickers, they really add a punch of amazingness especially when you add them right on the photo.

 

On the bottom half of the layout I layered strips of patterned paper from the Pink Paislee Paige Evans Oh My Heart collection. I used colors that were already in my photo, except for the pink. I had wished that color was in there just because a dash of pink always makes things look better.

In different areas of the layers I added die cut flowers from the collection. I stapled some on, used my tape runner and also pop dotted some of the flowers. I really wanted to create a lot of dimension in the layers.

I also tucked in some wood hearts from the Wild at Heart collection and some Love U Tons Felt Hearts. 

with the chipboard and feltie hearts all layered in the papers everything looks all nestled in. Kinda reminds me of the flowers nestled in the rocks. Lots of textures going on.

All along the bottom layer I added A Mermaid’s Tale, Hot Right Now and Blues Travelers sequins on the flowers. I really like how this make those flowers stand out and adds something fun to that bottom layer.

I scattered sequins all down the left side of the left as well. I mostly used the little tiny silver stars. They are so cute and with my silhouette pick up tool, they are so easy to get on the layout.

Here is a look at the whole layout.

 

I also made a process video to go along with this layout for my personal youtube channel. Which you can watch right here below.

 

Don’t forget just next week the new SpiegelMom Scraps team will be starting, give them a warm welcome, they are so talented!! Also be sure to subscribe to the SpiegelMom Scraps Youtube Channel, that is where I will be posting this upcoming year and I am so excited to be making and sharing more amazing layouts and ejects with you.

I hope you have an inspired day!!!

 

Hannah

 

I Love You – Love Post #2

Good Morning!

Apparently this month has me all lovey without even realizing it. You may have noticed my love-inspired post a few weeks ago – well I have another this week. We had so many wonderful pictures of our wedding I’ll have material to scrap for years. This layout features some beautiful products and one of my favorite pictures from our wedding.

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I started off with a gorgeous watercolor printed paper by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee and splattered Shimmerz Acri Tonez In the Navy to add a little pop.

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I used a cut file from Paper Issues on navy paper to match the Acri Tonez – placing it behind where my picture would go. In addition to the cut file I layered with some vellum + gold foiled cardstock by Shimelle.

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I then stitched on the “I Love You” title cut with my silhouette from white cardstock. Along with that, I stitched on a navy heart feltie *I’ve had my pack of felties for months and use them on everything .. so many in one pack!

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I then layered a few embellishments over top of my photo – including some DIY and from Crate Paper Gather collection. Oh, and can’t forget the white painted cork heart from the “I Cork U” pack.

I finished off my layout with the exclusive “Steal My Heart” sequin mix. There are so many mixes in the shop right now perfect for springtime! Thanks for stopping by!

-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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#BEATIES KEEPIN IT REAL

Hello everyone and welcome!  Felicia here with a very funny photo of two lovelies in my life and I have to say they keep me laughing all the time. I had asked them to act normal before snapping this photo and this is what they did, Lol!  Too funny!  Having my two grandchildren over is a blessing and I enjoy it every time they come visit.

So I changed my photo to black and white in order to use my favorite embellishments, which are the new sequins from the Speigelmom Scraps Shop called Amore. Take a look!

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Lol!  I just can’t get over this photo!  Here is a close up of the sequins.

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The papers and ephemera are from the Paige Evans Take Me Away collection and I love how the Amore sequins match the collection permanently.

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I had to use that chipboard bow to fill in the gap at the top of the layout.

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Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out the new sequins in the Spiegelmom Scraps shop! You can also use Felicia15 to get a 15% discount on your order so have fun!

 

 

 

Triple Hop-Day 1

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This Girl Boss LOVES it when her Design Team girls have awesome ideas and thus was born the Triple Blog Hop weekend!!! We are thrilled to have you join us and have some lovely creative guests with us.  For starters, Missy Whidden is joining us today and tomorrow.  We are very thankful for Missy for sharing her creativity and time with SpiegelMom Scraps!  Big hugs Missy!!

Quick announcement!!!  The winner of the $10 shop credit from yesterday’s hop is…. 

Natalie Dill

Hop completed! So much great inspiration! Love the new products too! 🙂

Please email Jody at spiegelmom@gmail.com to claim your prize my dear!!!  Ok, on with today’s hop!!

Each day this weekend, we are featuring a different product from the shop. Today is all about Felites, Saturday we are shaking things up with sequins and Sunday we are getting messy with mixed media and cork!!  We hope you enjoy the inspiration this weekend delivers! Ok, onto the today’s line-up!

2. Missy Whidden

3. Hannah Lemieux 

4. Felicia Young

For my layout today, I wanted to steer away from plain white American Crafts cardstock or a patterned paper.  I really wanted to use the brand spankin’ new Paige Evans Take Me Away collection with Pink Paislee so I decided to compliment it with starting with lavender American Crafts cardstock from my stash. 
@pinkpaislee @paigeevans @americancrafts @amytangerine @shimmerzpaintz @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegehoff, #spiegelmomscraps #shimmerzpaints #sequins #felt #diecuts #stitching #handstitching #paigeevans #takemeaway #pinkpasileeI added some gorgeous Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Licorice using an older Amy Tangerine stencil and just love the contrast!!  I added a thin layer so it would dry faster.  Then I had the idea to use my Kaisercraft metal dies as a stitching template.  I positioned my metal heart die around my layout in three spots and used my paper poker to poke the holes for my hand stitching.  It really didn’t take that long with stitch the hearts as they weren’t very big and I only used white embroidery thread.  I added the two shades of grey Heart Felties in a few areas around my layout, especially nearby and touching the stitched hearts.  I love to have similar embellishments touch and overlap.  I feel it’s very interesting in a layout.


Another one my favorite things to do so that I don’t waste any Shimmerz products is use the stencil as a stamp after I’ve used it as a stencil.  Hang in there and follow what I’m sayin’!!  After I used my Amy Tangerine triangle stencil to create the black triangles shown above, there is still some Dazzlerz leftover on my stencil, right?  So, instead of just wiping it off, I turned the stencil over and stamp that leftover Dazzlerz down right onto the bottom right corner of my layout.  It leaves a pretty cool effect!!

I’m so grateful you stopped by today!!  I hope you’ve enjoyed my layout, featuring some fabulous Heart Felties!!  Be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs today and throughout the weekend! There’s another chance everyday this weekend to win another $10 shop credit!!  

Now, you’re on to the amazing Missy Whidden!!  Enjoy her beautiful work my friends!