Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Spiegelmom Scraps & Creative Embellishments Blog Hop!

Happy March everyone!  Welcome to the Spiegelmom Scraps & Creative Embellishments Blog Hop!  The Sparklers and I have created a ton of fun projects for you using goodies from the SMS shop AND from Creative Embellishments!  You should have arrived here from Maggie's blog!  I'm sure you enjoyed her layout!  Remember, if you get lost along the hop or want to find out all about the exciting prizes for the hop, head back to Spiegelmom Scraps blog!

For today I created an 8.5x11 layout using scraps from my stash, new goodies from SMS and a gorgeous dragonfly laser cut chipboard from Creative Embellishments!  Here it is:


I started with a piece of 12x12 American Crafts textured white card stock.  I cut it down to 8.5x11.  I  printed out a 3x4 picture of my youngest daughter at her sixth birthday and got started!  


I stared by creating my background.  I used a light purple Gelato and three different Shimmerz Creameez in Piggy Pink, Refresh Mint and Get Glowing.  I used the packaging technique with the purple Gelato and made big splatters with the Creameez.  I then added Sea U In The Morning' Dazzlers with a putty knife and a Heidi Swapp stencil.

 

After my background dried, I layered different colored papers behind my photo.  I also added a white lace paper doily.  I filled a small glassine bag full of the new Spring Fever sequin mix and sewed it shut with my sewing machine.  I tucked it behind my photo.


I added my title using Page Evans word Thickers and some old Dear Lizzy enamel Thickers.  I stamped the date on with my Pebbles roller date stamper.  Then I added a few enamel dots and Kaisercraft gems.


I used Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive to adhere the amazing Flourish Dragonflies from Creative Embellishments!  I love the look of the raw chipboard, but they can also be painted, stained, inked, embossed and so much more!  The possibilities are endless!


I finished my layout with a quick boarder on the top edge and a small embellishment cluster.  I used my WRMK tab punch to make a glitter tab and added a small gold paper clip and a tassel from Maggie Holmes Gather.  I placed a tiny word sticker from the reset Girl and a gold conversation heart from Cute Girl.  

I hope you have enjoyed my project for the hop!  Next you are headed off to Sarah's blog!  Don't forget to comment on all of the blogs for a chance at a $25 SMS and a $30 CE shop credit!!!

Items I used from the Spiegelmom Scraps Shop:

Items I Used from Creative Embellishments:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Accent Scrapbooking Team up & Product Swap Blog Hop!



Hello and welcome to the Accent Scrapbooking Team Up & Product Swap Hop!  This month the Sparklers and I got to use a bunch of fun flairs from Accent Scrapbooking!  You should have arrived here form Christy's blog.  I'm sure you enjoyed her layout!  For this hop selected a sketch from Laura Whitaker and got crafty!  Here is the sketch we used:


I am still working on getting all of my pictures from last summer scrapped, so I grabbed my leftover summer papers and embellishments and, of course, a bunch of goodies from the SMS shop and got going!  Here is my layout:



I had leftovers from Amy Tan and Dear Lizzy's summer collections that I wanted to get used up.  I started with a 12x12 piece of Textured White Cardstock from American Crafts and cut it down to 8.5x11.  I added strips of patterned paper at the top and bottom and sewed them on with gold thread using my sewing machine.


I printed a 4x4 of my daughters at the local splash pad.  I layered a White Paper Lace Doily behind it along with a few pieces of ephemera.  I tucked a Cork Confetti Butterfly and a Cloudy Days Feltie in also.


Following the sketch, I created an embellishment cluster near the bottom of the page using a wood veneer ampersand, a brad from Dear Lizzy and a few enamel dots from my stash.  I also gave the layout a good splatter of Heidi Shine in Gold and Shimmerz Inklingz in Piggy Pink.


I filled a Small Glassine bag with some of the new Pocket Full of Posies Sequin Mix, sewed it shut and tucked it behind my picture.  I added the gold mirrored title from My Mind's Eye.  I also strung two tassels from Maggie Holmes Gather collection on some white thread and added a few of the Pocket Full of Posies loose sequins.  And finally, I added the gorgeous "Happy Moment" flair from Accent Scrapbooking!

I hope you enjoyed my layout for todays hop!  I had so much fun creating it for you!  Now you are headed over to Hanna's blog!
You can find the SMS items I used here!
 You can find the Accent Scrapbooking items I used here!

If you get lost along the hop or want to read all about the prizes and activities this month to go along with he hop click here!

Thanks and have a fabulous February everyone!!!


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sparklers Blog Hop with Cuts2Luv!



Hello crafty people!  The Sparklers are teaming up for a very special blog hop today!  We are so excited to announce our product swap with the fabulous flair shop, Cuts2luv!  We have been planning this for a long time and here it is!  Caroline from Cuts2Luv is awesome and you can check out her shop HERE.

You should have arrived here from Sandra's blog, I'm sure you enjoyed her amazing project!

Today I am sharing a fun 8.5x11 layout that I created using a cut file, some of my leftover December Daily stash and a few flairs from Cuts2Luv!  Here it is:


I started with a cut file from The Cut Shoppe and embellished with ephemera from Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa and from the Hip Kit Club November kits.  I used the American Crafts Texture White Card Stock from the shop to cut the file out.  I adhered it down with my ER Runner Grand.  I stitched the title on using gold thread in my sewing machine.



I filled a Small Glassine Bag with the gorgeous Build A Snowman sequin mix and sewed it shut with my sewing machine.  I added my photo on top and tucked a puffy sticker and a glitter snowflake sticker behind it.  I also added the beautiful snowflake flair from Cuts2Luv on top of the photo.



Stamped the date on with my Becky Higgins Roller Date Stamper and added a few splats of Heidi Shine in Black and Gold.  I fussy cut a few trees from a patterned paper from Snow and Cocoa. I  also used some Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive to glue on a couple of acrylic stars from Colorcast Designs.



I made a fun embellishment cluster using a glitter snowflake, a snowflake paper die cut and another one of the the incredible flairs from Cuts2Luv.  Here, I embellished with a glitter enamel dot, a Kaisercraft gem and a chipboard star.



I made one last cluster similar to the one on the bottom of the layout and embellished it in a similar fashion.  I used foam dots to make the little Christmas tree stand out.

To find the SMS products I used on my layout and to get some free cut files head over to the SMS shop HERE!

I had so much fun making this layout for this super fun hop!  Remember to leave comments on all of the posts in the hop for a chance to win a couple of fabulous prizes from Cuts2Luv and SMS!  Thank you so much for hopping along today and now you are off to Khristina's blog!  Have a great day and enjoy the hop!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December 1st Sparklers Squads Unite Blog Hop!



Happy December everyone and welcome to another Sparklers Squads Unite blog hop!  Today the Sparklers and I will be bringing you lots of December inspiration featuring the new sequin mixes in the shop!  There are also new cut files so check those out too!  Remember to comment on all of the posts for a chance to win a $10 shop credit!  You should have arrived here from Christy's blog, I'm sure you enjoyed her fun layout!  Here is my layout for the hop today!



I started with a Christmas tree cut file from The Cut Shoppe.  I used a piece of Maggie Homes Bloom paper.  I cut it out twice, using one as a backing for the tree.  I then I cut the second into scalloped pieces.  I adhered the pieces using my EZ Runner Grand.  Using the rest of the paper that I cut the tree from, I fringe cut pieces and sewed them on with my sewing machine.




I then used the same gold thread from my sewing machine to string this new sequin mix from the SMS shop!  I carefully glued each sequin down to mimic Christmas lights.



I made little presents with scrap paper from Pink Paislee Bella Rouge and Basic Grey Juniper Berry.  I tied a bit of bakers twine around them and even tucked a gorgeous Pink Felt Fetti Heart into one!  I placed a gold mirrored present from Pinkfresh Studios Oh Joy on top.



I used one of the new 8" Chantilly Lace Doilies from the shop to place my 5x7 photo on.  I also filled a Medium Glassine Bag with the same new sequin mix from the shop and sewed it shut with my sewing machine and tucked it next to my photo.




I added some Heidi Shine in Teal, Pink and Gold.  I embellished with enamel dots and shapes and a few Kaisercraft gems.  I added a Freckled Fawn glitter star and a mirrored star from Pinkfresh Studios Oh Joy.




I made a couple more little presents to tuck in next to my photo.  I added my title using the word Thickers from Maggie Homes Shine and the gold glitter alphas from Maggie Homes Bloom.  I also used a bow paperclip from Crate Paper Cute Girl.

I topped my tree off with a large gold star from American Crafts and added the date using my Becky Higgins roller date stamper!

I hope you have enjoyed my fun layout and you have seen how you do not need to use Christmas specific items to create a Christmas themed layout!  Next you are off to Hannah's blog!

Items I used from the SMS shop:
Chantilly Lace 8" White Paper Doily
Medium Glassine Bags
EZ Runner Grand
American Craft White Texture Cardstock
New Sequin Mixes!!!
Felties Die Cuts

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Sparkler Squads Unite November 1st Blog Hop!


Hello SMS fans!  Welcome to another Sparkler Squads Unite blog hop!  The SMS squads team up on the first of every month to bring you crafty inspiration featuring the fun goodies from the SMS shop!  Be sure to comment on all of the posts in the hop for a chance to win a prize from the shop!  You should have arrived here from Christy's blog!  I'm sure you enjoyed here post!  For today's post I created a fun planner spread using the new items from the Simple Stories Reset Girl Collection.  Here it is:



I started with ephemera, papers and clips from the Reset Girl.  I grabbed a bunch of goodies from the shop, and got going!



I started by stitching together two pieces of patterned paper from the collection with gold thread on my sewing machine.  I added some ephemera, an enamel dot, a gem and a pearl.



Next, I cut down an extra 6x8 pocket page protector and filled it with Gold Sweetheart Confetti Sequins on the top and Mocha Mint Dream Mix on the bottom.  I sewed it shut with my sewing machine.  I added the ephemera directly on the top of the pocket page using my EZ Runner Grand.



Then I got to filling up my pockets.  I added a Large Gold Foil Doily and a White Paper Lace Doily to the large back pocket along with a few stickers and a washi sampler.  I tucked different pieces of ephemera and paper clips in the various pockets.  I added a few die cut gold glitter leaves and a Mini Wood Clothespin.

My planner is all ready for November thanks to the Reset Girl and the SMS shop!  I hope you enjoyed the planner spread today!  Next you are headed over to Hannah's blog!  Don't forget to hop along to all of the posts and comment for your chance to win a prize from the shop!

Items I used from the SMS shop:
Gold Sweetheart confetti Sequins
Mocha Mint Dream Sequin Mix
EZ Runner Grand
Gold Foil Doilies
White Lace Paper Doilies
Wood Mini Clothespins

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sparkler Squads Unite National Card Making Day Blog Hop!



Hello SMS fans and card-makers, too!  Today is National Card Making Day and the Sparkler Squads are having this hop to celebrate!  This will be a three day hop and if you comment on all of the posts you will have a chance to win a $10 SMS shop credit.  Sparkler Laura has made a fun heart cut file and Sparkler Khristina has also made cut files and has a link party up all month.  The SMS shop is moving and Jody is offering 35% off right now!  Use code MOVE35!!!

You should have arrived here from Christy's blog!  I'm sure you loved her card!  For my project today I created this card:


 I started with a piece of water color paper that I trimmed down to 5x7 so it would fit into the hot pink envelope that I got from Hobby Lobby.



I filled a 4x6 Becky Higgins Fuse brand photo pocket with some of the Let's Be Mermaids Mix, a few of the pink sequins from the Mint Chip Mix and a good helping of the Fairy Dust.  I sewed it shut with my sewing machine and then sewed it onto my card.




I added the "Thank You" Thicker from the new Amy Tangerine line Oh Happy Life.  I used my typewriter to type out " Dear friend..." and adhered it to the pocket using my EZ Runner Grand.



I used a Hot Pink Heart Feltie to embellish and topped it with two enable hearts from my stash.  One from Amy Tangerine and one from Faith Illustrated.

I hope you enjoyed my quick and easy card!  Don't forget to keep hopping along for a chance to win that $10 shop credit!  Next you are off to Hannah's blog!  Enjoy!

Items I used from the SMS shop:
Hot Pink Heart Felties
EZ Runner Grand
Let's Be Mermaids
Mint Chip Sequins




Saturday, September 3, 2016

Labor Day Weekend Triple Blog Hop








Welcome everyone to the Labor Day Weekend Triple Blog Hop!  I'm so glad you are hopping along with us today!  The Sparklers and I are hosting three separate blog hops featuring some super special guests!  Be sure to hop along each day for a chance to win one of three $10 SMS shop credits.

You should have arrived here from Khristina's blog, but if you get lost you can always go back to SpiegelMomScraps to find the entire list of blogs for today!

 Today is Sequin Saturday where we will be showing off some of the amazing sequin mixes in the shop!  For todays' hop I made a Pocket Life spread!  Here it is:




I used some new to me collections for this spread; Amy Tangerine Better Together, Jen Hadfield Everyday, Dear Lizzy Happy Place and a bit of Imaginisce Summer Love.  As always, I started on my title card first as it will set the tone for the whole spread.


 I sewed a 2x6 strip of yellow paper from Everyday onto a blue piece from Better Together.  I added the word Thicker from the new Amy Tangerine collection Oh Happy Life and added the week with the Dear Lizzy epoxy Thickers.  I embellished with a couple of die cut flowers, the new Cork Confetti Stars, resin stars and some of the new Let's Be Mermaids sequin mix.


I filled a Becky Higgins Fuse brand 4x6 photo pocket with some of the Let's Be Mermaids sequins mix and added a bit of the Fairy Dust mix and a couple seed beads from my stash.  I sewed it shut with my sewing machine, but you could also use your Fuse Tool to do this.


I love using 3x4 pictures on 4x6 cards for PL.  It gives me extra room to embellish!  Here I made a fun cluster and embellished with more Cork Confetti Stars and Let's Be Mermaids sequins.


I made my own 3x4 filler card by sewing a piece of the Summer Love cut apart sheet and sewing it onto a 3x4 piece of patterned paper from Everyday.  I embellished with an enamel heart, a gem and a sequin.


I embellished my last 4x6 card in a similar fashion to the others.  This adds balance and symmetry to my layout.  I try to make sure that my colors and embellishments are evenly spread out across the pages.  And that does it for my layout today!  I hope you enjoyed it!  

Items I used from the SMS shop:

Thank you so much for hopping along today!  Next you are off to Evi's blog!