Scrap It Off…SMS Design Team Reveal & 6th Anniversary

Welcome to my very first blog hop with Spiegel Mom Scraps!

I hope you have been enjoying your morning of hopping through all the awesome inspiration.You should have arrived here from Beth Soler. (Isn’t here mixed media techniques just to die for!!! I am so excited to announce that Jody choose me to be apart of her Sparklers Design Team for this term. And what better way to kick it all off then celebrating her 6 year anniversary of she shop.

We hope you’re as excited as we are about this event! Jody is super excited to reveal all the amazing women for the new Design Team, three new sequin mixes, a FREE cut file designed by one of the fabulous new Sparklers and prizes! So awesome! If you’re just joining me here on my blog, be sure to check out the line up and all the other goodies over at the SpiegelMom Scraps blog

I wanted to play off the fun filled feeling that a celebration has with my layout for today. I started with grabbing my stencils and some texture paint for a little mixed media. I didn’t want the whole page to be covered so instead I just randomly added the texture paint to a few of the crosses. I had never used any type of shimmerz products before (yes I know I am way behind on this trend) but let me tell you these are the yummiest paints ever! DSC05103(Yummiest brought to you by my 2 1/2 year old) They were all dazzlerz so there was shine to them and the five colours I used were…

After that it was just simply picking my three favouDSC05108rite sequence shapes from the Magical Day in the Park . I added the white stars to the black and the black diamonds to the teal. I loved how it was just the added interest I was looking for.  I wanted to ground my layout as well so I chose a teal pattern paper from the Pink Paisley Fancy Free Collection and then my all time favourite technique of stitching around the edges. To finish it all off I added the light blue circle sequences from the same pack Magical Day in the Park.

With all my background work done I wanted to make sure my photo stood out as who couldn’t resist these adorable photos of my little guy after getting his hair cut. I found the white lace doilies was the perfect addition to tie in with the random 3×4 cards I used for layering. Added my journaling and title and with that my first layout for this amazing shop was complete!!

Congrats again to Jody for 6 amazing years of providing us awesome scrappy goodness and I am so excited to be a part of this terms Sparklers Design Team!!

Thank you for spending your time with us today! I’d love for you be in the running for the prizes that Jody is giving away on this blog hop, so be sure to leave comments on all the blogs to be entered! You have through July 31st to comment and enter. Sharing on social media will also earn you an extra entry. Just leave another comment letting us know where you shared the blog hop event. Easy Peasy!


You are off to see the ever so talented Lea Biccelli



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Project 8

Oh this layout and all the fun I had with creating it. It is the first layout I made when starting back up with scrapbooking where I really felt innovated and like I was creating something very personalized to my style. The pattern paper came in a scraptastic kit club with the design of circles already one it but with a lot of red tones to it. Now I am not a fan of scrapping with red because I find it so hard to do. My idea was simply to take each circle as a chance to decorate on its own and add in pink with the teal to make it more me. I also looked at my three photos and found that they would work being cropped down into circles as well and added into the pattern instead of making them the traditional 4×6 and really sticking out on the layout. I was so pleased with how it turned out in the end with all the little elements added that were also from the scraptastic kit. My favourite part was adding the washroom people to help define Sean and I as a couple. This was kind of our last big date that hooked us in and helped us realise we wanted the committed relationship with one another.

I actually can still remember the drive up to the bridge in his truck. I just had this feeling that day that this situation of us being together was going to become a routine. I also loved that he was adventurous and wanted to walk along the glass opening which went out over the river and the skinny walkway to get there. We walked all along the paths and just talked about random things as we were still getting to know one another. And then that moment when you know you have your man hooked in (now your all going to pretend like you have no idea what I am talking about but it’s a lie you have). I was walking up the steep steps in front of him and I could just tell he was checking me out, you know that weird feeling you get. When I turned around I totally caught him and he turned bright red, which of course just made the whole situation that much better.

It was a really fun day and I love being able to document these small moments that when you look back can say this day helped bring us together and to where we are now. That is what I wanted to represent with this layout and I think I did a good job with it.

Thanks for reading along with my adventure today

See you next week.