My Girl Baby Layout with Guest Designer Karla

Hey there crafty friends! Karla here today, and I’m super excited to be Guest Designing here today- what an honor! Today, I’m sharing a layout that I made of my youngest daughter, Erica, when she was just a year old. Wow – time flies – she’s now almost 5!

I started off choosing a sketch and layered on papers and stickers from the Echo Park Petticoats and Pinstripes collection by Lori Whitlock. I just love these lovely bright papers, and the pretty sequins from the Pinky Pie, Spring Blooms and Let’s Be Mermaids Sequin Mixes from the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop were the perfect embellishments! I love using a sketch as a starting point, then choosing my photos, papers and embellishments.

These wonderful Cork Chevrons are so awesome for layering! I pulled out some paper ephemera diecuts from a My Mind’s Eye All Things Girl package to add to my layout. I love the vintage feel of these diecuts!

I used the tiny silver stars from the Pinky Pie collection on this pretty crown, which I layered over a sticker from the EP collection pack. I added some handwritten journaling and stamped the date with an Amy Tan date stamp. I love that a lot of the paper packs come with coordinated journaling cards in them. Even if I choose not to use them in a pocket page, they are great to use on a layout!

These sweet little flower sequins in the Pinky Pie Sequin Mix were just perfect to layer on the flower sticker. They are subtle and add a pretty shine! You can see some of the stitching that I added across my page. Erica was very excited to #1 – have another layout of her own baby pics and #2 – help me with the stitching!

You can see my process video here on YouTube or click below:

Here’s a look at the beautiful embellishments I used on my layout, which you can find at the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop:
Let’s Be Mermaids

 

Pinky Pie

 

Spring Blooms
Cork Chevrons

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop for awesome embellishments to add to all your projects – use the code LISA15 to save 15%! You can find me on my Blog, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook – I’d love for you to stop by and say hi!

 

by the sea with Laura

 

Hey Guys, Laura here today.  Are you guilty of having something in your stash that has sat unused for years?  I am – lets pull those unloved supplies out and use them!  I have had the stencil I used for my background for years… possibly 6?  Maybe more!!

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I grabbed three colours of Dazzlerz texture paste – Gummy Berry Blue, Sour Apple Green and Lemon Drop Yellow.  I used the three colours separately through the stencil leaving a little gap in between the colours.  I then came back to the gaps and filled them with a mixture of the two colours from either side.  I have found the key to clean stencilling is to manipulate the paste as little as possible.  The more times you  go over it with a palette knife the more opportunity for the paste to spread underneath the stencil (as my sour apple did).

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I then gathered some matching sequins.  Let’s Be Mermaids was a good place to start with its big blues and little yellows.  I fancied adding a few bigger yellow sequins too and pulled these from the Spring Blooms mix.

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Thanks for joining me today, and don’t forget to dig out those unused supplies and show them some love!

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Laura

 

Birthday Card with Laura

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Hi Chaps!  Laura here with a birthday card to share…

@spiegelmomscraps @prettyittlestudio @prettyplease @marie-pierrecapistran @craftyribbons #craftyribbons#spiegelmomscraps #prettylittlestudio #prettyplease #marie-pierrecapistran

I’ve used a mix of collections from Pretty Little Studio, some ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and sequins and doilies from SpiegelMom Scraps.  The cluster is made up of off cuts from a scrapbook layout, nearly nothing needed re-cutting as I just played with the pieces I had until they looked ‘right’.

@spiegelmomscraps @prettyittlestudio @prettyplease @marie-pierrecapistran #spiegelmomscraps #prettylittlestudio #prettyplease #marie-pierrecapistran

The white doilies take colour beautifully, the blue that you can see is dyed with spray inks.  My only advice is don’t move them when they are wet as they become delicate when saturated.

The sequins come from three mixes; Spring Bloom sequins, Magic Day In The Park, and Moonshine Delight.

Thanks for looking,

Laura

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Mum with Laura

Hi Guys, Laura here today.  I’ve been under the weather this week and unable to make a new project to share, but fear not!  I’ve had this layout, made with Spring Blooms and Claudia Van R’s Amy collection, tucked up my sleeve just in case my health took a dip!

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Oh gosh I’m so excited!  I love this collection, and the Spring Bloom sequins match it so well…

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The pink splatters and watercolour effect are made with Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Pucker Up Pink.  Although it is a texture paste you can mix it with water to get this soft effect.

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I’ve added some vellum, doily, twine, thread and some gold glitter Heidi Swapp alphas to the Amy collection.

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Aren’t those papers so lovely layered up?!

I hope to be back with a newer project next week!

Laura

 

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Happy NSD!  It’s Laura and I am interrupting the celebrations to share my regular Saturday post with you – but don’t worry – it is a layout!

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I’ve been experimenting with the white felt feathers.  I wanted to know if they would take colour – they do!  I sprayed the feathers with water and sprinkled on some brusho powders.  I needed a lot of water to get the colour moving but I love the results.  Now I know I can alter any of the white felt shapes to any colour to match whichever project I am working on.

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I dyed these ones to match my budgie’s feathers – yellows, greens and a little blue in the long tail feather.  The different sized yellow sequins in the Spring Blooms and Sunny Smiles mixes match in perfectly.  Other than that I kept it fairly simple layering each feather over a piece of cotton ribbon tape and stitching with my sewing machine to attach to the layout.

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I added my alphas directly to my photo and popped up the top of each letter with a little silicone glue.  I love the extra dimension this gives the page.

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This also fits the criteria for my challenge to you over the weekend – scrap a layout with ribbon.  If you do you can join us at SpiegelMom Scraps facebook page to link up!

Thanks for stopping by!

Laura

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HAPPY with Laura

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Hi Chaps!  It’s Laura today… I told you last week I was excited about this collection!!

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I’m a using Claudia’s Amy collection mixed with Spring Bloom sequins again – they really are the perfect match!

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I’ve come to the end of the pieces of Amy that I printed, so this is the last layout and uses up some of the small pieces I had left.

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You can follow along with my process on this video…

https://youtu.be/uBMuxiykCos

I rather like the garlands draped over the page, what do you think?

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I promise my next share will be with a different collection!

Have a great weekend!

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Ice Cream with Laura

Hello chaps!  Thanks for joining me for some mini album madness!

 

Photo heavy post… I’ve made a mini album!  Oh I love it, the colours, the patterns, the subject matter!!  Let me walk you through it…

It’s quite a dinky hand-sized album.  The pages are a mixture of tags, cardstock rectangles, a glassine bag… all very eclectic!  There was a die cut circle on my desk so that went in too!

I’ve used a printable collection from Claudia Van R and supplies from SpiegelMom Scraps.  The only additional supplies were some hole reinforcers from Heidi Swapp, a gold pen, and a book ring I coloured gold to match the collection.

A brief note about the subject matter:  I like ice cream a lot.  We went away for a week and I tried to eat an ice cream every day!!

The colours of the sequins in the spring bloom sequin mix perfectly match the Amy collection.

Rather than keep my rectangular pages regular I let the photo overlap the edge.  This gave me some interesting shapes and a good way to add extra contrasting pops of colour on the reverse of the overhang.

This was my first time using a digital collection and the only complaints I have is I wish I had a better printer and cutting out the alphas is a faff!!

This page is a wood veneer.  It was surprisingly easy to punch a hole through the wood with my big hole punch.  The heart aperture gives a lovely peek-a-boo efffect to the page beneath.

I love these felt hearts – I find myself wanting to add some to every project.  I find with mini albums if you add something once it can look a bit odd, but repeat the element on 3 or 4 pages and it looks like it belongs.

I sealed up a glassine bag full of sequins to make a fun shaker pocket.

It is also nice to have a repeating element throughout the entire album – I chose sequins (unsurprisingly) and faux stitching with a gold pen.

My supplies:  shipping tags, glassine bag, spring bloom sequins, white sequins from shamrock stars mix, felt hearts, wood veneer all from SpiegelMom Scraps.

Don’t forget, if you place an order use the code Laura15 for a discount.

Thanks for stopping by!

Laura

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