Tuesday’s Talent ~ Sarah McClellan in the House!!!
Hi SpiegelMomScraps fans! My name is Sarah and I was thrilled when Jody asked me to be her guest designer for November! I am a thirty-something mom of two girls from Minnesota. I have been a traditional 12×12 scrapbooker since 2007 and started Project Life in January of 2014.
For my first project, I did this beautiful Project Life double spread for Week 37 of 2015. I used papers and stickers from the Crate Paper Wonder Collection. I used some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine and Amy Tangerine Goodness Thickers from American Crafts. My date stamper is from Becky Higgins with Staz-on ink in black.
I have been enjoying using one specific collection of papers per month! I think this keeps my months in Project Life looking cohesive. But I find that many paper collections that come with ephemera and stickers are often lacking embellishments that are small enough to use on Project Life layouts. That’s why I love SpiegelMomScrapShop! Jody’s shop offers tons of embellishments that are just the right size!
On my Week 37 title card, I layered a Gold Foil Doily, a shipping tag, Crate Paper Wonder ephemera, and Cloudy Day Cork shapes. I embellished with enamel shapes, yellow Felt-Fetti Hearts, Gold Garland Confetti, and Indian Summer Sequin mix. Enamel dots can be expensive and a great way to save money scrapping is by using sequins in place of enamel dots!
I love to make embellishment clusters on my Project Life spreads like this one. Here I used another Gold Foil Doily, Crate Paper Wonder ephemera, and stickers, along with a few Thickers. I embellished with Cloudy Days Cork, some Gold Garland Confetti, and Indian Summer Sequins.
In this cluster, I used Cork-Fetti Hearts, along with the Crate Paper ephemera. When I start a Project Life layout, I try to chose a couple of busier papers from the collection and the rest are from the base colors. Also, I almost always get the coordinating cut-apart sheets. I like to layer on the ephemera and stickers and then repeat design elements across my Project Life layouts to create a cohesive look. I also try to embellish with the same items and only use color shine on a couple of cards. I do all of my journaling on my antique Underwood typewriter.
Well, that’s all from me this week. I hope you all enjoyed my first project this month! I am so enjoying using these goodies from SpiegelMomScrapShop! I am looking forward to sharing more projects with you this month! If you have any questions or would like to see more of my projects, you can find me on Instagram, My Blog and Youtube.