Friday, January 5, 2018

Thankful for this crazy kid-12x12 layout Pretty Little Studio DT

Good morning everyone!! Sarah here this morning to share with you a 12x12 layout I made using Feels like fall, but instead of using it for a fall layout, I used it for an everyday layout.

I had fun with this layout! I love the colors in this collection, so instead of making a fall themed layout I thought that the colors could go for an everyday layout too. I know the leaves make it a bit more fallish but the leaves are so cute I just had to use them! I started this layout by actually cutting those strips and laying them in the middle of my layout. I never start like this, no idea what I really want to do, I usually have an idea in my head, but I just decided to play.
In my picture, my son is looking pretty much straight on, but I didnt want my picture to be right in the center of my layout, so I sat him over to the right side of the layout and started building there.

I cut some strips in different sizes in the same patterns that I used to back my photo and layered them on top of  each other and then tucked a few leafs in and then added a few of the clear stickers from the Potpourri collection 
At that point I realized out one sided my layout was, but realized I hadnt decided where to add my title in. So I took some packaging from one of my Feels like fall die cut packs, trimmed it down and pulled out some alphas from Pretty little studios and some from my stash and created my title. I tucked some more leafs in, took a look at my layout and thought I might want to add a little something up at the top to the left side.

I went up to the upper left side of my layout and added some strips, like I had done under my photo, sort of mimicking it. I liked the way that looked but I decided to trim my layout down on the right and bottom sides and add a navy boarder, and that finished my layout for me. I hope you enjoyed this layout and I hope you head over to the shop and check out the new collections to come and the rest of the collections too!!
Pretty Little Studio products used:
Wonder Collection, Yellow alpha

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Scrappy Saturday- I love this girl/SpiegelmomScraps DT

Hello everyone!!
How excited are you that Christmas is only a few days away!!! My kiddos are so excited! lol Anyways.... This week I'm scraplifting the awesome Missy Whidden!
This is the layout of Missys that I decided to scraplift. I wanted to go a different way since I've been on a roll of scrapping circles lol. So I chose a grid. I will say that I did a lose scraplift of this layout lol.

I loved the Birthdays&Balloons sequin mix and Crate papers Cute Girl collection went great with it! I had already picked out my pictures of my niece, shes so pretty, but I swipped her snapchat pics to scrap lol. 

I started my layout by pulling out some of my shimmerz that matched the colors in the sequins and in the paper collection and using the packaging technique  around my layout like Missy had.  Once I had the colors where I wanted them and let them dry, I added the machine stitching like she had.

I kept my grid loser then Missy did, but I knew I wanted it to cover more of the page, I was trying not to have so much white space. But after knowing where I wanted my pictures, I started my paper layering in the other two spaces and then behind my photos too.

I went in as I was adding the layers and added some little thread nests for some more texture and because Missy had added them.

After adding little puffy stickers here and there and the thread nests, I moved on to adding all the pretty shinies! Birthdays & Balloons sequin mix has so many colors and the shine on some of them are just different. I'm guessing its because some of them are see threw and some aren't, but I love the different shines they give!
Thanks so much for checking out this layout, and make sure to check out all the great layouts that all the other Sparklers made too and make sure to check out what Missy has made too! 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Bella Blvd December Documented free standing album

Bella Blvd/Santa Stops here: Santa Stops here free standing album kit, Ciao Chips, Fundamentals, Ephemera, Pennants, Acrylic word, Illustrated Faith: Homespun Apple of my eye, Hey Sugar Sugar, Holly Jolly Christmas: Gift Tags, Festive Mini bows, Make your mark 6x8 clear cuts pad

Good morning everyone!! Sarah here this morning with my first post for the Bella team and I am so excited!! I pulled out my Santa Stops here free standing album kit and decided to turn it into my December Documented album for this year. Every year when I make one of these, I go through and do my prep work and add more in as I go. I always like to keep it simple at first and add more embellishments on top of my pictures. Be warned, there will be a major picture over load in this post! lol

I go through and add my photos along with embellishments and I have to say for me, I love doing the whole album but the embellishing is my all time favorite. I add layers behind some of my photos before putting them down, then add my stickers and other pretties.I think my main problem is I always want to add to much and my album is heavier on one side. 

As Im going through and making my album I include all of our yearly traditions and then our day to day as well. Like on this page, I had my first Peppermint mocha from Starbucks, my mom and we went for one while we were out doing a little shopping, she is also the one who caught the picture of me, so I got it from here and added it in and kept the little cozy from around my cup, punched a few holes and added it in to the album.

And when I get to pages where I can add some more journaling in where I already know we have things planned I get a little of that done and in my album until I can print my pictures.

Going through my prep pages you'll see where I dont have some of my daily numbers stuck down. I do this so that If I need to move it because I have more that I want to add to a day then I can do that and not worry about having to pull anything up and mess something up, even though I always know theres cute thins I can cover a boo boo with.

I do plan on sharing my finished album during the first week of January on my Instagram with all the beautiful Bella Blvd products!!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Scrappy Saturday- Christmas Kitty SpieglemomScraps DT

Good morning scrappy friends! I hope your weekend has been going good! We have a few Christmas parades to go to this weekend and the kids are so excited for them!
Today Im here to share with you a layout I made using some beautiful Sequins and a collection from Bella Blvd, Holly Jolly Christmas. I used Shabby Chic Christmas Some navy sequins from Puppy dog Tails and Hustle Bustle and these sequin collections went perfectly with the Bella collection I chose to use!
This month were also focusing on using our tools. Well to be honest, I dont have a lot of scrappy tools. I used my scissors a lot, my sewing machine and my punches. So I decided to make a big shaker pocket for this layout. I used an 8.5x11 page protector and filled it with my pretty sequins and sewed it shut. I loved all the colors mixed together and that there was a large amount of them on my layout, the more sequins the better, lol!

 I never start with my sequins, I always save them for last, just because I love to add all the pretty sparkles, but this time I started with my large shaker pocket.
When I had my shaker pocket down, I pulled out papers from Holly Jolly Christmas and started to cut some triangles in different sizes to make into Christmas trees.

When I had the trees cut to the sizes I wanted I added a little adhesive to the back, not a lot because I knew I  wanted to sew threw them. I matted my photo of my kitty under the tree sleeping, with some of the red that I used for some of the trees and popped it up on 3d adhesive and stuck it down.
I sewed through my trees and lifted there sides up a bit to add some dimension and moved to my title. I pulled the word Christmas from the die cut pack from this collection and added it down under the middle of my photo and added kitty in some green alphas. I thought I was done but I saw those cute bows clips and decided I would add a few to the tops of my trees. So I popped them off there clips and added two to my trees and that was it for me!
I love, love ,love these sequin mixes I used! I think Hustle Bustle is one of my favs right now, and all three sequin mixes worked great with this collection! Thanks for stopping by and checking out what I made today and I hope you have a great rest of your weekend!!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Hello Daydreamer-Pretty Little Studio DT

Good morning everyone!! 
Im Here to share another layout with you and this time I'm using the With All my Heart collection.
I started my layout with a picture in mind, the one shown above. It was my youngest daughters birthday, we had a little party for her and she had a blast. We ate cake and did presents and after that we turned the sprinkler on and played in it.
I had picked the collection to use and decided I wanted to use circles as my focus on this layout. I I went to punching them out.

I chose a paper for my background and covered it with a sheet of vellum, to soften it up. I chose where I wanted my photo and went to laying out where I wanted the little circles in all the pretty colors and patterns.
Then I went on to deciding what was going to go behind my photo. I knew I wanted to use a doily, so I added that right off the bat. Then went in and grabbed my floral die-cuts, some labels and a tag and started layering.

Finishing off my layout, I grabbed a die cut word and added some of my silver glitter thickers and added my title to the bottom left of my layout. I tucked in a few heart die-cuts and a few more circles here and there and was done.

Pretty Little Studio Products used:

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Scrappy Saturday- Love this guy/SpiegleMomScraps DT

Good morning everyone!! I'm here this morning to share a new layout with you. Y'all have probably already seen this sketch but thought I'd share it again to show you what I got my inspiration from.
I loved this sketch as soon as I saw it!! I started with a sheet of white cardstock, I lightly drew on a circle and grabbed Aint life Grand from my stash and started to punch out different sized circles.
I laid the circles I punched out around the circle I had drawn on, but wanted more circles, so I grabbed the circle stickers and die cuts from this collection and layered them in with the other circles. When I had them all where I wanted them I ran my page threw my sewing machine.

Once I had my circles stitched down and a few messy circles sewn, I grabbed my photo and added a few paper layers behind it. I messed up the edges some and then popped it all up on 3D foam, added a xoxoxo tab and stuck it down. I grabbed some word stickers from my stash and added them above and below my photo and moved onto adding my sequins! 

To finish my layout, I reached into my lovely basket of sequin packets and grabbed out Puppy Dog Tails and Hustle Bustle. The colors were perfect, so I started to add them around my sewn circles.  I loved the shine it added to my layout and the color pops it added to the top of my layout too! I decided to add a navy polkadot paper as a boarder around my whole layout and added a little Heidi Swapp gold color shine splatters and was done!
Thanks so much for checking out my layout and make sure to check out what all the other Sparklers make too!! Head over to the shop and check out all the new sequins too!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Pinsperation-Hay Bear-Pretty Little Studio DT

Good morning everyone! 
Sarah here this morning to share another layout I made using some pretty products from Pretty Little Studios and along with a little pinterest inspiration! 
I chose to use colors on the lighter and brighter side, with a little black thrown in on my layout. I used the Potpourri collection for this layout, I loved the colors in the collection, they went great for a fall layout and thats what I was doing.
I had ordered the swatch pack and wanted to use them on this layout, so I pulled them out, chose the ones I wanted to use and started laying them out on my cardstock. I set it up in a pyramid shape with my photo at the top.

I grabbed the beautiful vellum paper, Pile of leaves out and did a little cutting, well I cut all the pretty leaves out and tucked them behind my photo instead of adding a bunch of layers. I tucked them behind some of the swatches at the bottom of the layout too. I liked the little bit of dimension that it added to the layout, I also decided to ruff up the edges of my swatches. 

To finish my layout I grabbed the Thankful clear word stickers and tucked some of the black leaves around the layout too. I added my title to the bottom with some thickers from my stash and did a little play on words. Then I grabbed some shimmerz and added some little dots around the cluster of leaves. And that finished it all off for me.

Pretty Little Studio Products used: