Friday, July 21, 2017

Hi/ The Fairytale Club DT

Good morning everyone! Sarah here this morning to share with you a layout I made of me and my goofy mom. She was sick on Mothers Day, but shes my mom and I wanted to see her, so we went down and spent the day with my parents and I got her to play on snapchat with me.

I loved the paper that said you are here and hello there and I wanted to use it as a background, so I pulled that one. Then I grabbed the too cute unicorn paper and cut a triangle from it for my bottom left corner and placed it there. 

I had used an app on my phone and made a photo strip out of some of the pictures and printed them out. I added some of the light teal polk adoted paper behind my pictures, then added the top of one of the tags from the ephemera pack. I pulled a few more pieces from the ephemera pack, like the adorable flamingo and the gold leaves and tucked them in there and there.

I added some of the cute wood buttons and sequins, I didnt follow the rule of 3's on this layout and I had a bit of a hard time because of that, but in the end I thought it turned out pretty good! After tucking things in here and there on the layout and adding my little bit of bling, with the sequins, I added the die cut Hi from the ephemera pack, for my title.
I thought I was done, but I wanted a  little more color on the script paper, but I didnt want to add splatters to this layout. So I grabbed my water colors and started coloring in some of the location symbols.That was it for this layout for me. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope to see what you do with this kit too!! 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

This is the good life-Pretty little Studio DT

Good morning everyone!
Im so happy that the weekend is almost here! This layout makes me look forward to the weekend even more then normal! I used the Beautiful Day collection to capture a great moment with my hubby and his did. It was so peace full and beautiful standing on the lake fishing.

I started out with white cardstock for my background, I do this way to often lol. I knew what photo I was going to scrap so I had that pulled out too. I started mating my photo and placed in down in the middle of the layout where I wanted it and then moved on to adding embellishments.

After I had adhered my photo down, I added a label to the top and bottom of the photo. Then I grabbed the paper called Peach Snowcone, I loved the triangles, so I decided to cut some of them out and place them around the layout on the background.
I added a label cut apart here and there and then broke in to the die cut greenery and added them around the layout, behind corners of the photo and behind some of the triangles.

I added a small amount of journaling, this in not something I normally do but I am still working on it. Im always worried that I'll mess up on the journaling and ruin my layout lol. But I added the journaling and then added some Heidi Swapp Gold color shine and was done.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

You+Me Happy-Trendy Tuesday/Spieglemomscraps DT

Good morning everyone!! Sarah here this morning and I have a new layout to share with you all! So this week is stitching week here at Spiegelmomscraps, so of course I'm going to have stitching on my layout, but I've also noticed a big trend of layouts with circles on them. So thats what I did this week.

I grabbed Crate papers Hello Love collection, pulled out some of the papers I wanted to play with and of course went with the Fairy Garden sequins from the shop.

I laid my circles where I wanted them across my layout on a diagonal and decided I would cut my picture in one too. I have seen it all over and havent cut my pictures into shapes in forever, so I thought I would go all in and do it with this layout. I stuck my circles down and instead of adding a mat behind my photo, I pulled out my water color paints and painted a black circle that would show from behind the photo. once it dried I  added some 3D foam adhesive to pop it up and stuck it down.

I pulled out my ephemera pack, stickers and some of the chipboard sheet and started to play. I added a few flowers pocking out from behind my picture. Then I went trough and pulled different hearts and some arrows here and there.

I had all my papers down and started stitching around my circles in different colored embroidery thread. I love the texture it added to the layout! I have sewn on a few layouts in the past but this made me want to do it even more!!
After I finished my stitching, I added in all the chipboard and stickers and started adding my oh so pretty sequins. To finish the layout, I grabbed my water colors that I already had out and started splattering in different colors.

I hope you liked this layout and I hope you will join in on the fun this week and stitch on a layout with us!! And make sure to use this code and head over to the Spiegelmomscraps shop and grab you some pretties too!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Every book is a new adventure/Fairytale Club DT

Good morning everyone! I hope you had a great 4th of July with friends and family. I was happy that I got to spend it with both and we all had an amazing time!
So this weeks theme for me was "Books" and lucky for me, I just got a few new book and cant wait to start reading. For me, I love ready books that draw you in and make you feel like your in a completely different place! So I choose my title with that in mind.

I decided that I wanted to do block lettering with my title, so I pulled bits from different papers in this months kit and started to cut my title out. I added a very little bit of adhesive to the letters and placed them where I wanted and them I sewed through them, I wanted them to be able to lift off the page a little still, so I didn't add anymore adhesive to my letters.
I had taken my picture of my book already, so I started layering papers behind my photo. Knowing how I had done the title and running through my head what I wanted to do embellishment wise, I chose to put my photo to the bottom right of my layout.
Then I went to fussy cutting the pretty little books out of some of the planner inserts and layering them to the left of my photo along with some fussy cut roses and a beautiful rose ephemera piece.

I liked my layout at this point, but I wanted to use that gold unicorn so bad, so I decided to add little embellishment clusters in a few places around the title.
I added that cute little unicorn, I was dying to use! lol and then of course I had to use those new little wooden buttons that came in this months kit. They are adorable and add dimension and I just love them!

I added hearts to the right of my title. The gold foiling is so pretty! I also cut out a heart from one of the papers and added it, along with another wood button. I thought I would finish off my layout adding some gold Heidi Shine and some of the pretty sequins.
I hope your enjoying your kit this month and I hope that you enjoyed my layout today!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

So lovely-Pinsperation/Pretty Little Studio DT

Hello everyone and Happy 4th of July!! 
I hope your all getting to spend some time with friends and family! Me and my family are getting to spend today with my parents, some other family and close friends. If you don't follow me on Instagram you may not know but my dad had a big health scare this last week. We took him to the emergency room and they admitted him with internal bleeding and a few other problems. A lot went on, he had to have a blood transfusion, just to much! But he is home now and we are thankfully getting to spend the 4th with them, So again I hope you are getting to enjoy some good quality time with friends and family!

So today I am here to share with you a layout inspired by a picture from Pinterest.

This picture was beautiful with all of the clustered flowers and white space, so thats what I did with my layout as well.

I chose my photos and knew I wanted to keep everything pretty much centered on the page like the floral pineapple in the picture. I adhered the two pictures together and then layered two different colored bracket cards behind them. I put the pictures and there mats down in the center and then went for those gorgeous floral sticker and die-cuts.  

I clustered all the pretty florals, die-cut pieces and butterflies around the photos, keeping with the cluster in the center of the page.

I finished off my layout by adding some black water color splatters and matting the whole layout. I would love to see your take on this pinsperation picture and I hope you enjoyed my layout too!!

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Trendy Tuesday-My Girl/SpiegleMomScraps DT

Good morning everyone!!! I hope your having an amazing 4th of July with your friends and family!! Sarah here this morning with my 1st trendy Tuesday post and as you  have probably heard this weeks theme is emojis!!! 
I love emojis, they are just so cute! And my kids know what they are and love to draw them and the oder ones sending me different ones on their phones lol.

I chose to use the Crate paper line, Cute girl for my layout this week. I love all the girly little things you can do with this collection, but with the way I did this layout there wasn't a lot of room for embellishing.
I went with a quite large emoji for my layout because I knew I wanted to make it itself a shaker pocket. I used one of the cut-files offered from SpiegleMomScraps this month, This is just one of the emojis that there are in the cut-file,But my emoji is how I started my page, other then having my photo already picked out, lol.

In my stash I have a bunch of stuff but I have like 3 boxes of clear sheets that were for over head projectors, I dont even know if they use those anymore, lol, but I have a bunch of them. So I cut my emoji out on my Silhouette and placed 2 behind the outer part and started sewing it on my sewing machine. I left a place open big enough for me to pour my Gotta Love Emojis sequin pack is and then finished sewing it up. I placed it on my page where I wanted it to the left because in the picture my daughter was looking in from the right.
After my big smiling emoji was down, I added a few strips of paper to the bottom of my layout and then went to layering papers behind my photo. I put my photo down and pulled out my embellishment pack, along with some of the sticker sheets and started to play a little. I have always loved that little doll from this collection and I thought this was a great layout to use it on! So I added her to the right side of my photo and then layered a few puffy flower stickers and some little hearts. I popped my title under the picture. Then I decided to add a few little banner pieces  and a few hearts to the top left of my layout and a few little word stickers  and more little hearts to the bottom left and was done.
I hope you enjoyed the layout I made today, I loved playing with the emojis and I hope you play along too!! Happy 4th to everyone again!!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Setting up my Planner with June "Storytime" kit/The Fairytale Club

Good morning everyone!
 I'm here this morning to share with you a spread in my memory planner. And man am I so excited to be using the June "Storytime" Kit! It is so beautiful! I have a things for purple and this kit has it!

I do memory planning, but just like a lot of other planner girls, I do a little bit of set up before the month starts. The spread I'm sharing with you today is the last few days of June and the Start of July. 

I started out by choosing a paper from the kit.This was harder then I thought it was going to be. But I decided on the one with the pretty two toned hearts and cut it down to fit the right hand side of the page. I tend to cover this portion, because its already colored in my planner, so I cover it, I dont always do this, but most of the time. After I have that adhered down I choose a washi tape that I want to use, this kit has a lot of gold in it so I chose a gold washi tape. To be honest, I love to use the gold washi anyways, lol. 

At this point I start to play a little with embellishments, inserts, tags and other things. I remembered seeing this "Hi" planner page and I thought that it would be a great way to bring in July! So I punched it so it would fit in my planner and then grabbed the beautiful chipboard alphas and wrote July in different colors. Then I went back and grabbed that cute little crown and added it to the top of the insert.

I did add a few pieces from the ephemera pack. A few of the pretty gold foiled hearts, wrote in things that I knew were happening on these days and added a few other bits here and there. But I did make sure to leave quite a bit open because I know I will add pictures and more journaling.

Junes "Storytime" kit is beautiful and if you haven't subscribed yet, make sure you go check it out, you wont want to miss out on this beautiful kit!!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sketch it out Saturday/Love you SpieglemomDT

Hello everyone!! I hope your weekend is going good, like I said in my last post, we started out with some bad weather and LOTS of rain! But it looks way better today, so thats a plus!
 This morning I'm here to share with you a sketch from Pagemaps 
that I used for my layout and our theme this month is the 80's and 90's, Now with this layout I used a color pallet to go with the theme. I remember when I was a kid, we always had this furniture that was tan, brown, yellow and little pops of other colors. So I found this collection by Crate paper in my stash and and thought that it matched perfectly with the sequin set, Just beachin it.

Now when it came to the sketch I changed a few things, but not much. I had this picture of my hubby and our youngest and I loved the way the photo and frame were set up in the sketch that I loved, I know my picture was a bit bigger and the way the frame when on the picture it pulled more focus to that part and I loved that.

I I wanted a decorative circle where there was the pie type one on the layout, but I wanted it to be a bit more soft, so I added this cutfile. I backed some of the spaces on the cut file and left the center open because I knew I wanted to add the pretty sequins to the center.

I added more embellishments then the sketch showed, I wanted more flowers and butterflies so I layered them under the frame and on the frame, it added just a little more color and dimension.

I didn't want a solid boarder around the side, So I took all of my scraps and added a tabs in here and there and a cork butterfly, placed them where I wanted around the side and then sewed them down. I went back and added more of the cute sequins around the layout and that was it.
Id love to see what you create with this sketch! And if youd like a bit of a discount when you go get you some goodies from Spieglemom make sure to use this code.

Memory planning/Cocoa Daisy

Good morning everyone, I hope you're all doing good. 
Man, did we have some bad weather yesterday and last night!Well I'm here this morning to share with you a spread in my memory planner.

This week I probably have more play with washi and the embellishments from this months kit then anything. We didn't have a ton going on and what did happen I journaled about as they happened.
I started off wanting to use that great Pineapple card, so I chose a washi tape that matched it too. So I grabbed my light green washi I got from speiglemom scraps and covered the dividing lines for the days and then added in the card to the right with some other washi I had(I dont remember where it came from, possibly Joanns?) Then came back in with the Pineapple washi from this months kit and layered it over some of the other colored washi.

I had already put in all the things that I knew was happening this week, I do that in the beginning of the month and add the other things as I go, Like our AC going out or our daughter getting more teeth in or taking a few steps. But when I have slow weeks like this I take advantage and play with all the pretties from the kit and washi too.

I layered in washi here and there and played with a lot of the pineapple themed things in this weeks spread. I have to admit I usually keep a theme through a week if there are things like this, Last week I had quite a few flamingos in through my I just thought these things looked to cute together.

Well thats all for this weeks spread, I hope you liked it and I hope you have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Awesome dude / Creative Scrappers Sketch #307

Hey all! Sarah here this morning to share with you my take on Sketch #307

This sketch was fun for me. I did go through and do a few things different, like only doing 2 photos instead of 3,I went a little bigger with some of the strips and instead of just strips I decided to add some cut-files and back them with some great paper from Crate papers, Cool kid collection.

I did a large, blocked area like in the sketch, behind my photos. I only had 2 photos that I wanted to use so I went through my ephemera pack for this collection and the chipboard sheet and pulled things out that I wanted to use. I liked the goofy Wild thing tag, with my boy and me being goofy and him having his little Mohawk, I thought it was appropriate lol. So thats where I started. Then I moved on to backing my cut-files and laying them down where I wanted them. I wanted to add some more dimension, so I popped the orange cut-file strip up on 3D adhesive. Then I moved on to adding my embellishments.

All those little things I had collected in the beginning, I started playing with and layering them where it showed the clusters in the sketch, But instead of different sized stars, I used the cool chipboard camera and some little ephemera pieces and then added a few of the little sequin stars from the collection.

My little guy isn't so little anymore, so I wanted to add this ruler as on of the strips, kind of marking the fact that hes growing up and getting bigger. Then I popped down my little, Awesome dude title and a few more sequin stars around and was done. I was surprised at myself, not using splatters anywhere, but I thought it might just be to busy with them. lol. 
I hope you play along with us and have fun with it!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Ain't life grand / 12x12 layout

Good morning everyone! 
Ugh! the weekend is over and a new week begins, but really I'm ok with that, we have some fun planned this week and as long as the weather stays nice!

This week I started out with the Dream Big collection sitting on my desk. I went threw and pulled out some of the blues and yellows. I loved the patterned paper with the black circles with white speckles, so I grabbed that one to and that was the pallet for my page.
I chose a larger photo for this layout, I've been seeing it everywhere lately.I didn't go quite as big as some, but a 5x7 was big for me!lol I popped out a few of the black circles and then went back and punched out some of the yellow and blue in circles too.
I layered a bracket card behind my photo and layered a few papers behind my photo. I wanted more at the bottom of the photo so I pulled out my labels and layered a few of those there too. I also cut a strip off of my Never forget clear page and sewed it to the right side of the layout for a pop of color.

I knew I wanted to wanted my title to the left of the photo, one reason I made the layered cluster there. I pulled in a few things from the Ain't life grand collection. I loved the word die-cuts and really wanted to use this one on my little guys layout. I finished up my layout by adding come silver splatters and a bit of sewing and that was it. 
This layout wasn't something that was a big grand thing, but I love how the picture was front and center with little pops of color.
Hope your week starts good and that you get some scrappy time this week too!

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Sketch it out Saturday-Seriously SMS design team

Good morning everyone!!
Sarah here this morning to share another layout with you! I started this layout with this months theme in mind and a fun sketch too! I had already went threw and pulled a bunch of old pics of me an my sister from back when we were kids and our faces in this picture was perfect. When we were kids, Seriously was more then just a word it was a whole expression! lol It covered so much!

This sketch comes from

I started this layout with Basic Greys B-side collection, when I knew what collection I was using I pulled out all my pretty sequins and started matching them up to my papers. I grabbed 4 different packs and combined them, Pocket full of posiesJaded heartsBlack tie event and Fairy Garden. I mixed them all together and sewed a plastic sheet into a shaker pocket to go behind all my layers. I layered a bunch of the papers from the collection like in the sketch. 

Once I got all the layers where I wanted them, I started to stick them down.

Instead of adding ribbon or lace, because that's what it looks like in the sketch to me, I used a boarder punch. Before I stuck the shaker pocket and all my layers down, I traced out the area behind where I wanted my picture and layers to go and came in with some Shimmerz Texturez, The tide that binds and used a old gift card and pulled it down and away from where I was putting the photo cluster.

Finishing off my layout I added some stitching, I know that wasn't in the sketch but I love to sew on my layouts, so I did. Then I added little strips of paper around the layout like on the sketch and then I just had to go back in and add some more sequins, just cause I love them!
Id love to see you play along with this sketch!

Happy Girl 12x12 layout-Fairytale club

Good morning everyone and happy Saturday to you all! 
I hope your weekend has started off good! Sarah here again this morning to share with you another layout I made with the beautiful Girly and Strong collection.

I loved this background paper and wanted to use it, so that's where I started with this layout. I had this picture of my youngest daughter, that I just caught when she was crawling around on the floor. Its nothing amazing or a fantastic event, just an every day moment that I wanted to capture.  So i cut this cut-file out on my Silhouette and laid it in the middle of my layout, where I wanted the focus. 

Then I went for that beautiful paper with all those roses on it and started to fussy cut them out.Once I got the ones I wanted cut out, I started placing them around the cut-file. I slid my photo under the left side of the cut-file and layered a label sticker and a ticket from the ephemera pack. I added the Happy die-cut from the ephemera pack and then fussy cut out the girl from one of the planner inserts and placed them down. As you'll see on a lot of my layouts, I like to add splatter, so I did that here too.

I grabbed a few of my other favorite patterned papers from this months kit and added a few strips to the bottom. I tucked a fussy cut rose behind those, added the other half of the label sticker and the hello pretty word sticker. I kept seeing the packaging from the ephemera and thought I should use it,lol. So I grabbed the packaging and cut a triangle and slid it under the strips. I liked the way that looked and decided I wanted to add some more of it to the top left to add some balance. I finished by adding a label sticker, to pull some of the blue up to that corner and added a few more ephemera pieces and was done.

I hope the rest of your weekend goes great and that maybe you'll get some scrappy time too!