Saturday, November 11, 2017

My Love-Scrappy Saturday/SpieglMomScraps DT

Good morning everyone!! I'm  here this morning to share a new layout that I made for the SpiegelMomScraps DT, scraplifting Rachel Lowel. She had so many great layouts to chose from, but since we had more of a circle theme going this month I chose one of her layouts that had a circle on it too!

Here's the layout of Rachels that I chose to scraplift:

I thought this was a beautiful layout and so sweet. I had the same collection in my stash so I thought I would use it as well. So I grabbed it from my stash and set it to the side. I already had the photos I wanted to use pulled too. Me and my hubby out and about one night.

I chose to make my cut file larger then heres, I wanted it to cover more of the background. So I cut this, to me what looks like a target with little hearts on it and backed it with a light blue cardstock. Then I adheared it to the middle of my layout.

As soon as I got the cut file backed and stuck down, I started layering papers behind my photo strip. I know Rachel chose to use one photo, but I decided to change it a bit and use a photo strip I made on my phone. I layered in papers and even some packaging behind my photo. I kept my photo to the bottom left of the die cut, like Rachel had and started to layer in some stickers.

Rachel had placed her title off to the right hand side of the photo and I followed her lead. I pulled out some of my foam thickers and added my title to the right of my photo. At this point I wanted to embellish a little more so I pulled out my 12x12 chipboard ephemera sheet and added a few hears and a little banner piece that said for you my love.

I grabbed my sticker sheet that goes with this collection and added a few more heart stickers and then went to my sparkalies!
I used a mix of Unicorns&Rainbows and Roadtrips&Sunshine. I thought they mixed well together and matched the colors in this collection so well!! I hope you liked this layout and I hope you come back and see what else all the other ladies make too!!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Extraordinary-Pretty little Studio DT

Good morning everyone!! I hope your week went good and that your looking forward to a good weekend too!
Well this morning I'm sharing a easy layout that I made using the Tales&Dreams collection again. Like I said on my last layout, I love the floral die cuts in this collection and I played with those again on this layout, along with some frames for layering.

I started this layout with a piece of white cardstock and a pencil. I drew a circle on the page lightly. I already knew what picture I was going to use. My daughter sitting at the park on some steps just cheesin it up, lol. But she was just to cute not to use this picture.
I pulled out my die cut packs and started to lay the flowers around the circle. Once I got them all laid where I wanted them, with the little leafs tucked in here and there,I ran them threw my sewing machine a few times. After I finished sewing them down, I grabbed my scissors and cut under all the flowers, right by the thread. I left the inside attached so I could build my mat for my photo.

 I added foam to the back of the flower wreath and pulled a stripped paper from my stash to mat it all on. Once I had that down I pulled out my frames and started roating the behind my photo. I knew I didn't want  a lot behind my photo, so I was happy with the little bit of color popping on all the sides. I added a tab to the top, along with a little word sticker, then pulled out the die cut words and pulled out extraordinary and places it across the empty spade to the right on my photo. 

That was it for me for this layout. I wanted to add a little journaling about that day and about her, but I didn't want to have it on the front of the layout. I didn't want anything to take from the picture or the pretty flowers, so I decided to journal on the back. Its still there, it can be looked back on and read but isn't visible to everyone. I hope you liked this simple layout and I hope you go check out the new collections in the shop!! And there are always more to come!!

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Cat Girl / Shimmerz Paintz

Good morning everyone! 
This morning Im sharing a layout I made with some beautiful Shimmerz products and some of the September release from SpieglemomScraps 

I wanted to try another way to do a background using my mists, so I spritzed the colors I wanted on a circle pieces of cardboard I had in my stash, it had a white coat over the cardboard so I thought it would be fun to see how it would do transferring it to a piece of paper. So once I has the colors sprayed, I spritzed it with some water and then layed my cardstock on top of it. Some of it looked more saturated then others, but I loved the way it looked and that it actually left a circle shape. 

Once that dried I pulled out my sewing machine and added some stitching around the circle in black and started playing with my sequins! I mixed Painted Garden, Aquarius and Fairy Garden and added them all around the stitched circle. The colors of the sequins were a perfect match for the sprays I used and it looked amazing!

I figured at this point I needed to chose photos and a collection to use, lol. I never start a layout this way, but it was fun to do it all backwards for myself! I pulled some pics from Snap chat and matted them to look like a photo strip and started layering papers that matched the background.

I pulled out some frames and since I had cat ears in my pictures I decided I was going to use some of the cats from my stash. It also gave me my title. A little goofy, but I chose cat girl, lol and instead of using the word for cat I added the stickers and chipboard cat faces.

I added a few strips of paper to the left of the layout and added some more of the cats there and added in some of the star stickers and at this point I was happy with the way my layout looked and stopped. I have the habit of keeping on adding more and more embellishments! lol, so I stopped myself and that was it for this one!
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Scrappy Saturday-Good Vibes- SpiegleMomScraps DT

Good morning everyone!! I hope your having an amazing weekend, we've had a long weekend here and the kids have been having a blast! Our weather has went from freezing to in the 80's again lol, our weather cant decided what it wants to do here! 
But on to the scrapping and pretties!!
This month were playing with circles and this is the sketch were playing with this week. I love playing with sketches and circles are a fun switch up too!! I have to be honest, I usually stick with squares and rectangles, so its fun to break out of my norm. 

I loved this months new sequins and I really wanted to play with the Dream Land mix. I want to play with them all but I dont know what a layout would look like with ALL of them on there lol. Anyways, I went through my scrappy stash and pulled out what I had left over from the Girly and strong kit from The Fairy tale club. The kit had everything but the purple in it, and I hate that I didnt use the purple cause its one of my favorite colors! But all the other colors matched!!! And I was so happy about that!
I started out playing with a little Shimmerz on the background. I used Spritz Cotton Candy, Dazzlerz Sea U in the morning and splattered a little Shimmerz Bumbly Bee on there too! I do have to say that I am loving Bumbly Bee, its amazing! The shimmer to it is fantastic! Anyways, back to it. After I let the background dry, I sewed four circles on the background in black thread and then started the layering.
Usually I wait to put my sequins on last but this time I started with them! I pulled out my sequins and started placing them around my sewn circles. I wanted to play with them so bad and loved the way they sparkled!! After I placed them down, I thought I should probably get some pretty paper and pictures put down. So I pulled out some pictures of me, of course playing with snapchat again,lol.

I pulled out some doilies from my stash and laid them in my sewn circles and started layering behind my photos. The papers were bright and fun and I loved the way it was coming together. I had already used all the embellishments that came with the kit so I had to make my own, so I pulled one paper that had pretty roses on it and another that had lip stick on it and started to fussy cut!

For my title, I pulled out a Dear Lizzy die cut word and added some cotton candy Spritz, then added it onto of my doily. Then tucked in a large lipstick for fun and a pretty flower.

I finished the layering behind the rest of the photos, cut down the white cardstock and added the light blue, blue striped paper to the background and was done. 
I hope you play along this week with this sketch and make sure to share on instagram and tag Spieglemom_scraps in it!! We'd love to see what you create!! And remember when your checking out at Spieglemom Scraps, make sure to use code SARAH15 when you check out to get 15% off your purchase!

Dare to dream../Pretty Little Studio DT

Good morning everyone!! I'm here this morning to share a new layout made with the Tales & Dreams collection and oh man is this collection beautiful!! 

With this layout, I chose to focus on the floral ephemera packs. I mean look at those flowers!! Who could not want to play with those!! I wanted to play with a diagonal on this layout. So I started by lightly drawing 2 diagonal lines across the page that I knew would fit my picture in. I didn't even mat my photos, and I always mat my photos! 
After I drew my lines on I added some Shimmerz in between them, let them dry and started playing with the pretties.

I started laying out my flowers on the lines I had drawn, They looked beautiful, but I wanted to add a little something else in , so I grabbed my label pack and slid them in over a few of the flowers. When I got those where I wanted them, I ran my sewing machine across them a few times, with black thread.
I added my photo in to the top right of the diagonal, I tucked a tag behind one side of the photo and a tab on the other side. I just wanted a little color added behind the photo and a little layering. I pulled out a word die cut pack and made my title.

I remembered I had the clear leaf stickers so I thought it would be a nice touch tucked in here and there and bring in some more of the black from the thread and the photo.
I splattered a little more shimmers and that was it for this layout! Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my layout and make sure to head to the store and look at the new collections!!
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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Scrappy Saturday-This makes my heart happy SMS DT

Good morning everyone!! Sarah back again this morning with a fun little layout of my little girl and camping last fall. This child's hair crazy!! lol It rained while we were camping and we played in the rain and her hair curled up into messy little ringlets! So of course I had to capture it!

I had pulled out my Maggie Holmes, Gather collection and my Spieglemomscraps Morning Glow sequin mix, they went together perfectly! I loved the paper I had chose for the background, one because its just so pretty and two, because I don't use patterned paper much as my background and have been trying to do it more. To tone it down a bit though, I did had a sheet of vellum and then started to build my focus from there.

I wanted my layout to be focused across the center of the layout. I added a white photo mat to my picture, added a doily from Pretty little Studios and placed it in the center of the layout and built out from there. I grabbed one of the cut apart sheets from the collection and cut a few of the pieces down to look like banners. I tucked the darker blue one to the left of my photo and then went through the ephemera pack and pulled some of my fav pieces out, like the cute little acetate bear with the bow, some leaves and a few pieces to layer under my photo too.
I tucked the little bow bear in and added a few leaves and moved to the other side of my photo.

On the right side of my photo I tucked in a plaid tag and added one of the pieces I had cut out from the cut apart sheet. I tucked in a few more leaves and added some stickers with sweet little sayings and moved to the bottom of my photo to add a few layers.

Some of the piece I had pulled from the ephemera pack previously, I started to layer in under the bottom of the photo till I was happy with the way they looked, then I added a few more stickers and my beautiful Morning Glow sequin mix to the layout and that finished it off for me!

I hope you enjoyed this layout and I hope you come back to see what all the other Sparklers make!! And make sure to use my code at checkout to receive 15% off your order!!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Fairy Tale Club Halloween Banner!!

Good morning everyone!! Sarah here with a cute little Halloween banner I made with this months cute kit.

I started out by pulling papers and planner inserts that I though went well together and of course that I thought were too cute! I got them in an order that I liked and started cutting them down to size.

I started out with the white paper that had all the cool little orange Halloween doodles. I went through the die cut pack and pulled sooo much out lol, and then went to town on embellishing each banner piece. I wanted the die cut Halloween word on the first one. But I wanted to add a few pops of color from the papers too. I used a punch from my stash and punched out some of the purple paper and then tore a piece of the pink paper and adhered them down.I added a gold foil spider web, then added the die cut Halloween word and slid a die cut two toned pumpkin and a gold foiled pumpkin sticker too. 

I moved on the the next on, this was a planner insert and already had the happy pumpkin on it so I added some of the die cut candy pieces. I didnt add much to this one cause I loved that smiling pumpkin!

The middle one was another planner insert. I loved the witch and the colors, so I added a doily behind this one and wasn't sure what else I wanted to do so I moved on.

The Beware one was also a planner insert and I didnt want to add to much to this one either, so I added a few die cut shapes and moved on to the last one.

I actually took a planner insert and cut the adorable teal bat out and wanted to use it. I punched a few of the papers from the kit with one of my punches and layered them, then added the cute little bat on top. I pulled out a few stickers, gold foiled and not. 

I knew I wanted to add more to all of them, so I decided to sew them together and use a little extra stitching on them. I liked the way that looked but wanted a little bling, so I did grab some sequins from my stash, some from one of my 1st FTC kits and a mix of others. After I added the little bit of bling I was happy with it and hung it up on the wall in my kitchen!

I hope you like this little banner I made and I hope you are inspired to play and make something fun for Halloween too!!