Adventure, Shimelle Scraplift!

Hey y’all, Ali here! Super excited to scraplift another lovely scrapper this week. You may have noticed, the Sparklers are highlighting Shimelle! I love all of her layouts, so it was really hard to choose what to scraplift. I eventually decided on this fun layout!

 I was immediately drawn to the enamel dots down the center, and I knew replacing those with sequins would be awesome! I decided on my photos, my son at Mount Rushmore (and all of his excitement!). But my photos were vertical and Shimelle’s layout uses horizontal photos. So I flipped it! And I love the way it turned out.

 

Obviously, scraplifting Shimelle, I felt drawn to all of the Shimelle goodies. Go Now Go and True Stories were a perfect mix to tell the story of my son and his adventure to Mount Rushmore. I also added some washi tape and a few of the Cork Confetti Hearts.

**let us take a moment to discuss cork…if you haven’t already heard, cork and felt are on their way out of the shop. It is unfortunate, because who doesn’t love the cork and felt embellishments? But sadly, they must retire. Stock up now, before it’s too late!!!!**

Finishing the layout off with some Gone With The Wind sequins, and voila! Finished! One thing I absolutely adore about Shimelle’s layouts are how quick and simple they are, while paying attention to all of those important details. Also, by using patterned paper as a background, they always look so detailed and intricate!

Since this scraplift, I have been more inclined to reach for the patterned paper instead of my white cardstock, and I just love that a simple scraplift can change a point of view or style! So if you haven’t already, I highly recommend picking your favorite Shimelle layout and scraplifting (don’t forget the sequins!).

 

Fuse It Fun Day- How Rude

Hey y’all! I am LOVING the throw back theme this month, are you guys inspired by the 80’s and 90’s? I always think of music and TV shows when I think of the 90’s. I am 30, so I was fairly young in the 90’s but the music is still my go to Spotify play list! I also recently binged on Fuller House (anyone else?). So the 90’s are fresh on my mind!

The start of summer break has reminded me that I have barely scrapped any school photos from this year. My summer goal is to have my son’s Kindergarten photos scrapped before he goes to first grade! Looking at the pictures we took on his first day I found a gem, my daughter photobombing his photo shoot, and his look of disdain! It was too perfect not to scrap, and I knew I had the perfect title! I think this layout is a happy mix of two of my faves, Full House and Saved by the Bell, what do you think?


I stamped the background with a sprinkles stamp from Pinkfresh Studio. Then I used the Fuse to create little shape shakers to sprinkle about. Instead of using my usual clear page protectors, I used colored dividers (because we all know the 90s were about big bursts of color and fun patterns!).

 

 

I love the way the Hey Kiddo! sequins look behind different colors, but that deep blue needed to be spread across the page on it’s own a bit!

I hope you like my take on this super fun theme, can’t wait to see your throw back layouts!

 

As always, thanks for stopping by on Fuse It Fun Day, stop by the shop and don’t forget to get your discount!

What About Wednesday

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Aloha Sparklers!!

I don’t know about you, but I have a tons of 6×6 pads hanging around in my stash. There was a time when that was all I was buying, I had 12×12 sheets of the same paper too. I love 6×6 paper too. The prints are a smaller scale, which is nice when you are layering. Also sometimes when you layering a smaller piece just fits better.

I have this obsession with mixing my old stash with brand new supplies on my layouts. I recently bought some new Crate Paper paper, which is perfect for this layout about my kids love for playing video games. I really love that the colors aren’t very girly. Flowers and bows just don’t look right on a layout about video gaming, not that I need to use all themed products.

It is fun every once in a while though. Like what I did with these old vellum video game pieces from Crate Paper Boys Rule (from a couple of years ago). I added the Magical Day in the Park sequin mix on the vellum pieces like it was shooting onto my layout.

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I just love how cool that looks.

I used my old 6×6 pad papers that had similar colors, (I looked for the blue family), and layered them behind of my photos. I used two 3×4 sized photos. I love the way they looked layered over top of each other. and then all the patterns peeking out from behind them.

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I added a little bit of Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Gummy Bear Blue on my white cardstock background. Because the Crate Paper has a more cream tone to it, I like to use more white in other places so my page doesn’t seem as vintage with that cream tone. For a layout like this it wasn’t a look I wanted, cream that is. The Dazzlerz, helps add a bit playfulness to the layout, that I wanted to tell with this layout as well. I am always thinking about ways that my story can be told through the products I am putting onto my layouts.

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I found tons of fun ephemera to tuck into the layers!!

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All the different shapes of sequins in this pack really made this layout so much fun!!

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I used both blue and black colored alphas like I did in my layers. I also really wanted my title to tell about what my journaling will be about. Which is how my son, loves videos games. He loves to watch everyone else play the games. He gets so excited while he watches, almost like he is playing, but he won’t play at all. LOL!! Gotta love our kids silly antics!!

I hope you had fun today!! Don’t forget to pull out those 6×6 pads out or some stash that has been sitting in your craft space. I find adding something new and fun, like this fun sequin pack can make an older collection much more current feeling.

Have an inspired week!! Can’t wait to see you here next week!!!

Here is one last look at the whole layout.

 

U Play I watch

Hannah