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December Daily: Incorporating Everyday Ephemera with Crafty Meggy

Hello hello SMS fans!! I hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday! I am really excited about this days spread! I am about a week behind in making my pages and on this day I had some spare time in the morning to go get some breakfast at Starbucks. I was excited because I had so many ideas on how to incorporate the coffee cup holder thingy and the bag from my breakfast purchase.


This is what the two page spread looks like. I got the idea from pinterest to make a sequin pocket page out of  a 6×8 page protector. I decided to include the hand holder thingy (I can’t remember for the life of me what they’re called) in the middle of the page. I used my We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool to divide each of the pockets.


I liked the idea of having one big sequin pocket on the bottom. I used 3 different sequin mixes, Evergreen Bough, Holly Berries, and Holiday Traditions. I wanted the divider to be curved to kind of form with the coffee holder. It didn’t turn out as awesome as I had pictured, but it worked!


I curved the divider at the top of the coffee holder and then divided that pocket into threes. By the time I did that I think my Fuse was getting too hot because it started to melt the top of the page protector. Ooops!


On the right hand side I punched holes in bag and made a little mat to put on the inside of the bag with more photos. I used some older Simple Stories tile alphas for the title of the page and I glued the day number right next to the title.


I cut out a little shape on the photo mat so when people are looking at the album they will know they can pull it up and out. I really love how that turned out!!


This Is the mat with more photos and journaling about our day. I kept the embellishing super simple. I used the Chunky Cork Stars from the shop.


I used an arrow sticker to point out where my son is in the photo. I love this one of him in mid clap.


I included smaller photos so I could tell more stories about the day. This worked out even better than I thought it would! I’m always glad when that happens!

I really love that I was able to use the Starbucks bag and coffee holder to bring to life this memory on my layout. Using real life ephemera is always a fun part of scrapbooking!

I hope you’re having a great day! Make sure to check out the current sales going on in the Spiegelmom Scraps store!! Today’s discount is 40% off cardstock.

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December Daily: Filler Page

Hello SMS fans!! This is Megan and I am excited to share this filler page I made for my December Daily album. I have been doing this month long project for the last 2 years and I have LOVED it! This will be my third year. I am super excited to get scrapping and keep up with this project this month.


I started out with this project thinking I was going to make this filler page part of my Day 2 layout spread. I decided towards the middle of making it that I wanted to make this page into just a filler. I’ve seen people do this in their albums and loved the idea. I thought it would be fun to document our favorite holiday movies. There are 5 of us in our family so I asked everyone to pick their favorite movie and wrote it down on the page.


To make this page I used a cinch album kit from Heidi swap that I got on super clearance at Michaels. I thought it would be fun to include random pieces in my album this year. This was the cover for the album I bought and loved that it had a hole in the top. I quickly decided that would be the spot for a sequin pocket.

I used a medium glassine bag from the store to hold my sequins. I spent a long time shaping it to fit the circle and then finally used hot glue to keep it stuck down. The sequin mix I used in the pocket was one of my favorites from the shop, Holly Berries. I really LOVE the colors in this mix!! It’s not only the traditional red and greens for Christmas so it’s very versatile.


I embellished the bottom of the page with a green ribbon and a chipboard candy cane border piece. I kept this page simple and clean and I love how it turned out!!


I put this cute little sticker down in the bottom right hand corner with a little red enamel dot for a little more embellishment.

I have a process video for you that I will post on my YouTube channel later today! I hope you’re having a great december so far!!


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Big Title Challenge with Crafty Meggy

Hello my SpiegelMom Scraps fans!! I am excited to be here today to share this fun winter layout I made to showcase one of the new sequin mixes in the shop, Classic Cozy. I absolutely LOVE this mix and definitely need to buy at least one or 2 more because it will be a favorite of mine for sure!! Anything with snowflakes is a must since we live in Idaho!!

Over in the 15 Minutes to Scrap facebook group Rachel has challenged us to use a big title this month. I really love the look of big titles and decided to use one of the foam word thickers, ‘Cherish’, from the ‘Fancy Free’ collection.


I used the ‘Cherish’ word as part of the title and then the ‘Alyx’ Alpha for the rest.


I had the background paper in my stash from a few years ago and it was pre-decorated with the north pole sign and even a reindeer and Santa. I didn’t want Santa or the reindeer to show so I cleverly placed my photo in that area.


For the top part of the layout I thought it would be fun to use some blue bakers twine glued in random places and lengths and then put the snowflakes and other sequins along the twine. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it all that much, but it turned out better than I thought! Don’t you love it when that happens?!


I really love the colors in this sequin mix!!


I wanted to embellish a little bit on the photo and next to it so I cut out this cute little ‘snow day’ tag and glued down some sequins.


I really had fun creating this layout!! I hope you can be inspired and create something with this months challenge! Come on over to the facebook group and share with us what you make!

Be sure to check out the store as well. You can use the code Megan15 to receive 15% off your order! I hope you have a great scrappy day!!

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What about Wednesday: Sequin Pocket Love!

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Hello again and happy Hump Day!! I hope your week is going great so far! This is Megan and I am excited to be back again today with you to share another layout. For this one I wanted to make a layout with a sequin pocket in a different way that I haven’t tried yet. I’ve used glassine bags and I’ve also used foam and a sheet of plastic. Let’s jump right into my layout!!


I had so much fun making this layout!! I wanted to use a few different sequin mixes for the little tag pocket. I went with some of the new fall mixes, Autumn Joy and Falling Leaves. I also used A Day in the Woods. These 3 sequin mixes are so fun to use with fall photos!!


The sequin pocket was so easy to make! I grabbed one of the tags from the shop and some vellum I had on hand. I placed the sequins I wanted on the tag, put glue on all 4 sides of the vellum and then placed it on top of the tag. For a better idea, you can watch my process video below. I show you how I make it in the video.


I think this little cluster is my favorite on this layout, and it might be because of that adorable little clock!! I need to do research on what day these photos were taken and then I will stamp it on the label in this cluster.


I really love the cute cork stars you can find in the shop! They put the finishing touches on this smaller cluster in the top right corner.


Here’s another view of this cluster of labels and fun ephemera. You can also see the Shimmerz Texturez I used in Gold Mine on the edge of the layout, right next to the photo mat.

I also made a process video to go along with this layout. You can find it on my YouTube channel or below:

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you can find time to create something great! Make sure to visit us on facebook in our group here. And if you make a purchase you can use the code Megan15 to get 15% off anything in the store at anytime. Also, for the month of October, you can use code MOVE35 to receive 35% off!! Woohoo!

I hope you have a great rest of your week!



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Make It Yours Monday: A Sketch with Crafty Meggy

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Hello SMS fans!! I hope you’re all having a great Monday so far! Today, I thought it would be fun to use the sketch that Laura made for this months challenge over in the facebook group. To stick with the theme of ‘Make It Yours’ I decided to tweak the sketch a little bit to make it more me.

This is the sketch that Laura made:


I really love how simple it is and I wanted to stick with the simplicity, but add a few big layers to the layout as well.


So here’s my take on the sketch. I really love the end result!


Before I started this layout I knew I wanted to use some of the new fall sequin mixes. They’re just so yummy! I settled on using 2 different mixes for this layout, Autumn Joy and A Day in the Woods.


The sketch called for stitching or some sort of decoration in the top right corner and bottom left corner so I decided to use sequins to bring in this part of the sketch. At first I wasn’t quite sure how much I’d really like it, but in the end I think it turned out pretty good. I also decided to put my date in the top right corner with sequins to seperate the month, day, year.


I didn’t want to do too much journaling on the page itself because I will have a companion page that I make about their relationship as best friends so I kept the journaling simple and to the point in the bottom left hand corner with the sequins.


Here’s a better view of the whole photo cluster. I had fun with this sketch and using bigger layers to make it my own. I love using doilies in my scrapbooking and the large glassine bag fit in as another big layer as well. You can find these two products in the store as well.

I hope that you will come on over to the facebook group and share with us a layout you make using this months sketch! You’ll be entered into a drawing to win a fun prize at the end of the month!

Make sure to come check out these great products I’ve used today! Use code Megan15 to get 15% off your order anytime!

I hope you have a great scrappy week!



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Scraplift Sunday with Crafty Meggy: Just a Little Summer Sun

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Hello scrappy friends!!  I hope you’re all having a great weekend!! It’s been crazy at my house with summer coming to an end and school starting in a few weeks. Also, we have decided to list our house for sale. Why not? Let’s add to the stress. LOL

Anyway, I have another scraplift layout to share with you this week and I am excited about this one! I found the layout on instagram on Letitia Guelpa’s account. You can find her on IG as @letitiaguelpa.


I just loved the big title and the patterned paper and use of multiple photos. Isn’t it just a darling layout!! I love it!

Here is my take on it and I am also so in love with my layout:


I have had the Claudia Van R Designs summer collection, called Hot Right Now, printed out for a while now and I haven’t used it yet so this week I decided to use that with my SpiegelMom Scraps products. I LOVE the colors of Claudia’s kit! They worked perfect with the photos I had of my middle son at swimming lessons.


I wanted to mimic the big and long title so I used an Amy Tangerine Thicker alpha set called ‘Other Half’. In the top left corner you can see a green and white diagonal striped paper….. BUT, it’s not a paper!! I fooled you didn’t I?!! lol I decided to use the diagonal striped glassine bags you can get in the shop and cut it up to fit that corner. I really love how it looks!


I used the pretty Spring Blooms sequin mix all down the layout around the big title. This was a happy accident because I spilt a bunch of them on the layout to the right of the title as I was pulling them out of the bag and I really like how it looked so I decided to “spill” them all around the title. I think that’s my favorite part of it! Don’t you love it when an accident happens and it just completes the layout?


The ampersand that I used in the title came with Claudia’s kit. I used my Silhouette cameo to cut out all the embellishments you see on this layout, including the ampersand. I popped it up on little pop dots to make it the same height as the thickers.


My son is on the far right. I really love this photo of him sitting with his class on the edge of the pool. I also love that you can see he is in a class of all girls. That seems to happen a lot with him. lol


I also used a few of the new cork hearts that haven’t been release yet, but they will be soon so keep your eye on the shop! I believe Jody will be adding them to the shop this week sometime!


I also used Shimmerz Dazzlers The Tide That Binds Texturez to add a faint paint look on the edge of the patterned papers. I like how it makes them stand out against the other papers and background.


Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you enjoyed seeing my take on this scraplift! I will be back next Sunday with another scraplifted layout. I hope you’re enjoying all the great products in the store! Make sure to use code Megan15 to get 15% off your order total! Have a great Sunday!