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!!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Fall Riddin-Pretty little Studio DT -Pinsperation

Good morning everyone!! I hope you had a good weekend and a great start to your fall!
It has finally started to cool off here in the south and it is so nice!! It is time for bon fires, sweaters and boots!! So on that note, I wanted to share with you a layout I made of some picture from about two falls ago. We were up in the mountains four wheeling and driving the kiddos around in the mule. We had a blast!
I used this picture for inspiration for this layout:


I thought that I would go with fall colors and circles since the picture is full of pumpkins,lol. I pulled out multiple papers and punched different sized circles out. I knew I wanted more color on the background without adding a lot of paper besides the circles. So I pulled out some of my shimmerz and added a bit of color to the background, sat it aside to dry and pulled out come papers and started popping out some circles.

I had 2 photos from fall a few years back, we loaded the littles up in the mule and drove them around while some of the adults road the four wheelers. It was nice and cool outside and a good day for a long ride. So after popping out a bunch of circles, I laid my photos out where I wanted them and started placing the circles down.


After I got the 1st set of circles laid down, I went back threw and added some of the circle stickers in over lapping some of them. When I was done adhering the circles down I went back in and drew around then.  

I added my title to the left of my photos, then went back in and added a few clear epoxy stickers over some of my circles to add a little dimension. I liked my layout at this point but thought it was missing something. So I decided to cut a few paper strips and add them to the left and right of the layout and that finished it for me!
I hope you liked this layout and make sure to check out the shop for the pretty new collections! Christmas is coming soon and there are already Christmas goodies in the shop, so if you are planning your December Daily out, its a great time to start shopping!!

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

scrappy Saturday-Fall nap time- SpiegleMomScraps DT

Good morning everyone!! Sarah here to share with you another fall themed layout using some awesome sequins!

My youngest son is a goof to the max and when it started getting cool here this year, he curled up in a chair with his hat on and a few blankets and took a good long, snuggled up nap. He always loves the cool weather cause he likes to be all curled up in blanket and beanies! lol So that was the photo I decided to scrap. I pulled out some stuff from my stash and started to play.
So, some how I had managed to get a black squigle on the side of my cardstock and instead of tossing it or covering it up, I decided to add it in as part of the layout and added black outlining to the papers on the layout, I was happy with the way it turned out.



I added some different sized squares to the background and popped the picture and its photo mat up, to add a little dimension. I did the background with the larger pieces of paper, because I knew I wasnt going to add a ton to this layout. I started know where I wanted the focus to be and adding the large squares, still allowed me to have multiple colors and patterns showing the way I wanted. After I had the papers and photo where I wanted, I moved on to adding some embellishments.


I started by adding a tag to the left of the photo and then moved to the right of the photo and made a cluster there too. Since my son was napping in this picture, I went through Crate papers, Wonder collection and pulled embellishments that had to do with sleep. I added one that said Dream over to the right with a few other things, including a cork ampersand.
I added my title to the left of the photo and then started on a embellishment cluster. I started out with the little clock and layered in some tags and a cute little heart. I added a few word phrases from a Tim Holtz pack that I had and then pulled out my pretties! I pulled out Be true 2 you sequin mim and Shooting cork stars and went to town!! I placed them across the entire top of the layout and moved down to the bottom, thinning them out to one point at the end.
I absolutely love the way this layout turned out and I hope you enjoyed it too!!
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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Scrappy Saturday- Fall Fave-SpiegleMomScraps DT

Good morning everyone!! Sarah here this morning sharing a new layout with you that I scrap lifted from the lovely Kelly Barron. And this is the layout that I chose to use.

For my layout, I decided that I would flip the layout where the picture was over on the left side because in my picture my hubby is looking towards the right.


I pulled out Oakley Avenue, a fall collection from Pretty little Studios. I thought it went perfect with the photo and the pretty Ferris Wheel sequins and the Just Beachin it sequins went perfectly with this collection!


I started my layout by piecing together the layers of paper behind the photo to get that cluster going. I wanted to make sure I had a place to journal, I knew Kelly had used a card with a little camera on it, so I decided to make that a journaling spot on my layout. This was a fall layout, so I thought it would look good with some leaves on it, so I cut out a few with my Silhouette and tucked them in here and there and instead of scallops on the side of the photo layers I use some of the arrow stickers from this collection.


I added two paper strips to the bottom and top like Kelly did and then started to add embellishments there too. I added a little cut apart at the top that says Feeling Fallish, I cut out a few little leafs from one of the papers in the collection and added those tucked in too along with some stickers.



I moved to the bottom of the layout and tucked in a few more leafs and started on one of my favorite parts.... Adding the bling!! I added a mix of the two sequin sets from the bottom left up to the top right and that finished my layout for me!
I hope you enjoyed this layout and remember if your looking to get some more sequins added to your scrappy stash, mention my name in the comment section during check out and get an extra 15% off your order!! Happy Scrapping!!


Sunday, September 10, 2017

She Glows/ Pretty Little Studio DT

Good morning everyone!! Im here this morning to share with you a layout I made thats a mix of two collection from Pretty Little Studios with a bit of mixed media added in!

This layout is of a friend of mine ate her baby shower and she just looked amazing and like she was glowing, witch is where I got the title,lol.
 

I started this layout by pulling out some of my Shimmerz products, playing with some of the dazzlerz on the background to add some texture and when that dried I pulled out a few sprays and played with the packaging technique, while that was drying I started playing with some layering behind my photos.

I pulled out some of the journaling cards from With all my Heart and Blooming Hearts and started the layering process. I backed my pictures with a small white boarder and then added Romantic Lace from Blooming Hearts. I added some packaging behind the jounaling cards and a pretty lacy doily. I tucked a few tabs, lables and flowers around the photos. 

Then I moved to the left side of the page and pulled out a die cut word from Ashley Hortons line, Aint life grand and wanted to use it, I mean shes pregnant and fixing to have her amazing little girl, so I thought it went well! lol I used the heart vellum tape with a few flowers from With all my heart and a few from Blooming Hearts and it went well together.

To finish off my layout I wanted a little more black and white, so I dipped into my stash and cut two strips of black and white stripped paper and added that to the top and bottom of my layout and added she glows to the top of the photo cluster and was done.

I hope you enjoyed this layout, with the mix and match of the collections!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Out & About/ Pretty Little Studio Dt

Good morning everyone!  Sarah here this morning to share with you a new layout I made with the "Wish you were here" collection. 



I've had fun playing with this collection! I did decide to do another boy layout with this collection but I just couldn't help it, the colors are just fantastic!



This is a picture  that has been sitting in my pile for years, seeing how my son is fixing to become a teenager,lol, this was YEARS ago! There's nothing huge about this picture, other then I think he was to cute and I managed to catch it. 



 I decided to play with and 8.5x11 for the 1st time in forever and I had fun with that too. I started by matting my photo and adding a few paper layers behind it with some frames and such. Then I moved to the paper straps on my background.



I added some tags and labels at the top with a word sticker. Then moved back down to the paper straps behind the photo and added a star die cut in where I had used a circle punch. Then to the bottom of the photo I added some lables and the die cut title. To finish off my layout I cut a strip off the left side and added a strip of charcoal card stock and then finished everything off with some black watercolor splatters and that was it!

Thanks so much for checking out my layout this week and make sure to get your hands on this collection and ND watch for what's coming out next!

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