Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Smile Heart wall decor Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone!!
Sarah here this morning to share a little wall decor I made thinking of my mom. And on the plus side, I got to dig into the new Mom Life collection! I was so excited to get this collection and I have to say I love all the new collection, they were even more beautiful in person!
I had recently been unpacking and organizing another box of my scrappy stash and found a canvas heart frame. It was actually supposed to be used as a little bulletin board, but I thought it would be great for a little home decor. 

I knew I wanted to break into Mom Life, so I chose a picture and dove into the collection. In the ephemera pack there were already beautiful floral die cuts, but I wanted more. So I pulled out the My Tribe paper and started to fussy cut some of the flowers out. Its so hard to chose just a few to use, I had to remind my self that all of them didnt have to be used on this one project, even though I really wanted to play with them all!! 
I decided that I wanted my photo backed with some more of the pretty papers, with the canvas background I thought it needed some more color to separate my photo from the background.So I pulled out some more of the My Tribe paper, Daily details and started to cut and add layers. Once I was happy with the layers and the way they looked I popped it up on foam adhesive and added it to the middle of the heart.
At this point I wanted to start tucking the ephemera pieces and the fussy cut flowers in the layers and behind my photo. I popped some of them up on foam adhesive, bent a few of them up, but just like a lot of my layouts I worked on a diagonal, I started from the bottom right, worked some of the pieces around the right side of the photo cluster and then moved to the upper left corner.

After I tucked the pretty flowers here and there on the diagonal, I went back in to my Bella goodies and pulled some more pieces that work perfectly with this collection. I love the little pom poms  and the epoxy stickers, so since they matched I started to add those in too. The little Pom poms added some more texture to my project and then the hexies mini epoxy stickers added some shine popping out around the heart. I did add a few cute clips, well the little bows, there cute and girly and love to use them, so I pulled them off there clips and added them. I wanted something that would act like a title and I had a bunch of the acrylic words and Smile just stood out to me. We were all so happy in this picture, smiling and enjoying our selves, so Smile was perfect. I added that to the right of the photo and that finished off my wall decor. I had no clue where I was going with this when I started but I am so happy with the way it turned out!

Mom Life Collection: Daily Details, My Tribe, Ephemera pack, Acrylic words; Baby Girl-Cute Clips, Illustrated Faith Pom Pom clips;Bananas for you, Apple of my eye, Basics-Hexies epoxy stickers-Bananas for you, Oh my Heavens


Friday, February 2, 2018

Head in the Game Layout/ Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone!! Sarah here this morning sharing a layout I made using Bellas Football collection!
This layout didnt quite go as I planned. Most of the time when Im making layout I'll stick with a white background, I just feel like it gives me a blank canvas to play on and keeps things bright, I do use full patterned/colorful backgrounds too, but usually white, and this layout happened to be one of those times!
I did pull out white card stock to start out with. I grabbed my Boarders&Details paper and cut some layers for behind my photo, even a boarder strip that had some footballs on it but it was looking to plain at this point for me so I went back in and started laying my photo and its layers on other papers from this collection and found this one and was so happy I did!!
I was way happier with this as my background and continued to build from there. I cut a star out of one of the papers and tucked it behind the left side of my photo and its layers and then decided I was going to add a little bit of white card stock to this layout. So I cut out a circle, popped up my photos and its layers on some 3D foam and laid it on top of my white circle.

I grabbed the ephemera pack and the fundamentals sticker sheet and started to add pops of red, blue and green around my layout. I popped some up on 3D phone to add some more dimension and I also decided I was going to run my fingernail under the side of my papers to add a little more texture to my layout. 

I got my title, that I added in the center bottom of my photo from the ephemera pack as well and popped it up on more 3D foam, along with a football. I added another football to the upper right of my layout with some stars and other ephemera pieces for another embellishment cluster.

I tucked a larger ephemera piece, with a football helmet on it, behind my photo so that it was sticking out and could still be seen and added a tab as well. I liked that this brought more of the colors in that I wanted and I also liked that it had a big helmet on it too! I wanted a little more texture on my layout and I have a bunch of these adorable puffy stars and of course they match perfectly, so I grabbed my puffy stars in the colors that matched and I tucked them in here and there all around the layout and that finished it off for me. I had fun changing it up a little bit from my norm and I loved how this layout turned out!

Football Collection: Boarders&Details, Throw it!, Game Time, Call The Play, Ephemera pack, Fundamentals, Puffy Star Stickers: Ice, Blueberry, Pickle Juice

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: