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Another Fabulous Sketch!

Happy Sunday y’all! It’s Ali again 🙂 The Sparklers are working with another amazing sketch this week,  and it is designed by our very own, Laura!

I was so inspired by the circles this week, these clusters instantly made me think of a cute photo I snapped one day at a restaurant with my son. We had ordered a virgin margarita to share, and the server was super confused…”isn’t that just lime juice?” he was baffled. But my son and I absolutely love lime juice! So those circles quickly became limes on my layout!

I started by water coloring the limes, which was a bit labor intensive, but well worth it in the long run! Then I added the details of the larger circles with a black pen. When that was finished I added a bit of stamping here and there, my title, and the small amount of journaling. I wanted to keep the rest of the layout pretty simple, so I just layered a but under my photo and added some vellum leaves here and there. Then onto the fun part!

Adding sequins was so simple with the stamping clusters I already created, I knew exactly where to scatter them. The Cunning Ones mix was beyond perfect for my limey layout, the green and black combo, with a pop of silver, who could ask for more? I feel like these sequins did their job…they tied the entire layout together and I could not be any happier about how this turned out!

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Dancing Leaves with Ali

Hiya friends! Hope you are having a fabulous Sunday! Today I am sharing a TN spread!

I am so excited about getting into the Traveler’s Notebook craze, I am so addicted already. My scrapbook layouts are often about my kids or our lives, but I have decided to make my TN about me, my thoughts, and how I am feeling. Like a journal, of sorts.

I created this spread with a photo of the shadows the leaves left on the sidewalk.

My main focus was on the journaling, especially because the photo was a little…blah. But I knew what I wanted to say went with the photo. Being a mom has me frazzled most days. I am always (over)thinking about the things that need to be done, how much time I have to do everything, and often there is little time for reflection. I forget to slow down. It isn’t until I am scrapping an older photo of my kids and I realize how fast time is flying by…my journaling reflects my heart’s desire to treasure each moment, even tiny moments, like watching shadows dance on the ground.

I added an embossed heart stamp to the photo just to cheer it up a bit. Some scraps from Pink Paislee and Pinkfresh Studio and some rose gold (obsessed) washi tape and my spread was almost good to go. The Peachy Keeny sequins were the perfect finishing touch. I love the tiny flower sequins, they make a big impact in such a tiny way! Plus, the grey and clear add bling while meshing well with just about any project! Love!!

  

Have you jumped on the TN train? I would love to see them! As always, don’t forget to add the sequins!

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Scraplift Sunday with a Twist

Hello scrappy friends!! This is Megan and I have a couple fun cards to share with you today. I’m not a huge card maker, but sometimes I’ll make a few at a time, so I thought it would be fun to pull out an oldish Close to my Heart catalog and find a couple cards I liked.

Here’s a photo of the one I decided to lift:

and then I got the idea to emboss my base from this one:

 

Here are my cute cards that I made with the inspiration from CTMH. I love them both!

I know that Father’s Day is far away, but I thought this card was super cute and my husband would like it so that’s why I went with this stamp. For the base of both cards I used the American Crafts Textured Cardstock.

I used these I Cork U hearts from the shop along with the Amy’s Sprinkles sequin mix.

You can also find the Large Shipping Tag in the shop as well as the new Shimmerz Paints Acritonez, I used Jiven Jade.

For this second card I decided I wanted to make it totally different than the inspiration from the CTMH catalog. I loved the idea of using the embossing folder. This is a cloud one I bought from Stampin’ Up. I wanted to paint the embossed card and created kind of a resist image, but the Acritones I used, dried too fast. But, I really love how it turned out!

I really love these cute Cloudy Days felites!! I think they’re one of my favorite products in the shop!!

I also used the Plum Dreamsicle sequin mix and a Close to my Heart stamp.

I hope you enjoyed seeing these cute cards!! I have a process videos that I will post below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you have a great Sunday!!

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