Although it’s a freakish 85 degrees here in NC as I write this, I’m still gazing at the fall foliage from inside my air conditioned home and enjoying the beauty of it. Because many of the fall activities for this year have yet to come, I put together a short mini from 2015 – I just couldn’t wait!
For the front and back covers, I used two pieces of thick cardstock mod podged together, nothing too fancy.The title was made with some alphas from my stash (I love pairing white + gold). For this mini, I didn’t necessarily care that the pages were different sizes. I liked the eclectic feel. I wanted the first thing you saw when you opened the mini to be a gorgeous shaker pocket page. I paired some exclusive Autumn Joy sequins with some cork die cuts from the shop. *Remember that time I told you I’ve been using these sequins with everything and they last FOREVER? Visit here for another project using this mix. It’s perfectI like to include little journaling cards in my mini albums – Can you see that one peeking out from the bottom? These pictures of our sweet dogs are two of my very favorites. On projects I love to give the effect that clothespins are holding pictures in place. I love getting fancy Starbucks coffee in the Fall, and so I tucked one inside a glassine bag turned pocket envelope. I used a lot of products from the Basic Grey Barista line on this project. Tags are the perfect addition for adding interest to mini albums!
Our 2nd anniversary is November 1st. I can’t wait for 100 years worth of fall-inspired anniversary pictures with my sweet hubby. Hope you enjoyed this mini!
… a new 2016 Sparklers Design Team!! But first, I’d like to thank my 2015 Sparklers for being so awesome! Kat Benjamin, Louise Forsyth and Charity Feit, thank you for the bottom of my heart for your time and creativity last year. You girls were wonderful and easy to work with! Thank you tons!!
Now for the moment so many have been anxiously waiting for, please welcome the 2016 Sparklers Design Team!! I’m so incredibly excited for this team and all their fabulous talent. Over the next two days, you’ll meet them all and later they’ll tell you more about themselves in their first blog posts as Sparklers DT members. Check them out!
I’m so crazy excited for my new Design Team and all the talent they have to offer. They are a wonderful blend of card makers, mixed media mavens, scrapbooking sensations and project life professionals. Now, I’d like to take the next two days to properly introduce them to all of you. The first four will be spotlighted today and the next four will be spotlighted here tomorrow. Plus, you’ll get to know them and see some of their creative talents that I love so very much.
First up is Amy Lee (otherwise known as The Craft Bunny). We began our crafty adventure together on Etsy and haven’t looked back. This lovely lady has been crafting and making cards like crazy for months. Her YouTube channel is a big hit and growing by the day. I just love hearing her walk her viewers through how she creates her projects. Here are a few of her cards that I just adore and where you can find Amy on social media:
IG ~ @thecraftbunny
Youtube ~ https://www.youtube.com/c/thecraftbunny
Facebook ~ https://www.facebook.com/MeetTheCraftBunny/
Pinterest ~ https://www.pinterest.com/thecraftbunny
Next, I’d love for you to meet Sarah McClellan! You may have seen her creative and fun YouTube channel or in a few of the scrapbooking Facebook groups out there. This girl’s spunk and creative style really captured by eye last fall. She can certainly work the Heidi Swapp, sequins and anything layered like a scrapbook rock star! Here are a couple of my favorites from Sarah so far. She rocks the photography and the overall layouts! You can also find Sarah here:
Ig – @scrappysarah
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/sarahmcclellan5/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sarah.mcclellan.568
The next Sparkler you’re going to adore is Ka Slagoski. Her mad card making skills caught my eye right away on her IG and I was hooked! Her clean style and beautiful use of stamps and dies are what many card makers strive to achieve. When I see a card by Ka, I think of the lovely Jennifer McGuire, who my daughters and I LOVE. Here are a couple of Ka’s cards and her social media accounts.
Ka Slagoski ~ http://stampingsmilesdesigns.blogspot.com
IG ~ @stampingsmilesdesigns
And finally, to wrap up today’s Design Team reveal, is the talented Yuliya Khudyakova. I absolutely love her beautiful minimalist, creative style. Her layouts pack a lot of visual impact with her use of white space, watercolor and embellishments. Here are just a couple of her layouts and where you can find her on social media.
Pinterest – https://ru.pinterest.com/Yuliya1287/
Whew, that’s just the start of my Design Team reveal! Don’t forget to stop back tomorrow for the next four ladies I’ll spotlight. The Sparklers Design Team is going to work hard to inspire and captivate you with their creative processes, tutorials, videos and more. This team was chosen for you!
I have one more surprise reveal today…. 6 new sequins blends in my new online shop HERE. These beautiful blends will coordinate seamlessly with the new scrapbook releases from My Minds Eye, Bella Blvd, Simple Stories, Shimelle and more.
Thank you for spending your time with us today! The Sparklers and I hope you’ll join us on this adventure of paper crafting & we cannot wait to inspire you along the way. Each of the Sparklers will have their own discount code to share with you all. Be sure to follow their personal accounts and support their creative adventures too.
It has been a little while since I have posted a SpiegelMom Scraps project but I have actually been creating projects just quite remiss at putting them on my blog.
Today I have a cute “Hello” card to share. I love the colours on this card and all the gorgeous shimmer from the mists and sequins 🙂
I started with a plain white card base as I adore the way the sequins shine on the white. I cut a doily in half and sprayed with Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays in blush, gold and mint green and dried between each colour with my heat gun to prevent muddiness. I also sprayed a cork heart with gold and inked the edges. I glued the doily down first then added my stamped sentiment and heart. I then scattered my sequins on the card and adhered them where they fell. Lastly I added the pink May Arts Burlap String and tied in a bow and fastened with a cute peg.
I really like how cute but simple this card is and is also pretty flat so it can go in a regular envelope.
Be sure to join me next week for another great SpiegelMom project – a blinged out thank you card.
Hello everyone! We have a sweet and short post by Design Team Sparkler Louise today and I just love how she colored these awesome Studio Calico wood veneers and the pretty little hints of gold. Louise makes be want to break out my gelatos. Here she is!
I have had a lot going on over the last few weeks so it was nice to get a card made again 🙂 I started with a white cardstock base which I water colored using Metallic Melon Gelato and a water brush. Once the gelato was dry, I sprayed with some dye inks in pink, white and gold.
I then coloured my veneer using the melon gelato and gold dye ink plus a brush. I stamped the arrows along the bottom using Flight of the arrows from Close to my Heart in pink dye ink. The always and forever was originally one piece but I cut it to fit on the A5 card. I sprinkled the Raspberry Dream Sequins on the card then adhered them where they had fallen. I matted the card front onto raspberry cardstock then to the plain cardstock base to finish.
Thanks loads for joining me today and if you click on the photos below you will be taken directly to Jody’s Etsy shop.