Aloha My Scrappy friends!! I hope you are excited for this weekend!! In the US we celebrate Labor Day. Really here it’s another day to celebrate and grill, but we are trying to remember all those that work hard!! One last hooray before school and work and fall commitments start piling up.
I hope you are excited about joining us on this Labor Day Weekend Hop. We have some uber (yes I totally just used the word UBER!!) talented ladies joining us this weekend!! I mean, I feel a little starstruck even though I have been following them on social media for a while.
Like all hops, all you need to do is follow the line up, each day this weekend we will be sharing and showcasing tons of cool new products from the SpiegelMom Scraps store. Each day has a different themed product, like today is Feltie Friday!! Just leave a comment on each of the blogs and enjoy the ride of seeing tons of amazing projects!! (I will have the whole weekend line up listed at the end of this blog so you can follow along)
You should have come from Missy’s blog, (like OMG) I love everything about her layout don’t you?!! I am not sure I should even be allowed to follow her, but today is my lucky day I guess. And yours because you get to see tons of amazing stuff. Let’s get right to it!!
Today I felt like getting messy!! And boy, did I get messy.
Don’t you just want to lick this stuff?!! I wouldn’t remind it, I am sure it’s quite gross actually but these Dazzlers from Shimmerz Paints (in the SMS Store) are so creamy and dreamy looking just blobbed on plain white card stock. I love the texture you get just from spreading it with a palette knife, so that is all I did.
I will admit doing this technique, takes three times as long to dry. But it is so so worth it in the end. The dimension you get when it is dry is amazing!!
I also used a paint roller and add some blackberry Dina Wakley acrylic paint. It is a heavy body paint so it is nice and thick. It stands up well painting (or rolling I should say) over the dry dazzlers. It adds another layer of texture on the background that is just really cool!
Because my background is a little busy and full of color, as well as my photo, I wanted to keep my patterned paper layers pretty natural. I tried to stick with some black, whites, and grays for the layers.
I add banners in the layers to add a touch of color to the layers. there was lots of purple on the background and in my photo. I though just a few hints of purple throughout the layers and on my layout would help the purple pop.
I used lots of the new feltie hearts!! I think these are my new favorite embellishments!! I want to add them to everything. They are just so much fun.
They layer really easily too. They look so cool layered on top of the layered heart tag that I added to a glassine bag from the SMS store. I like the added texture but lightness that a glassine bag gives to layers.
I found that bow in my stash and it’s perfect for this layout. With a staple it adds the right amount of dimension and texture to finish off that top cluster.
I also painted some of my wood veneers before adding them to the layout. It helps so most of the purple elements are the same color. Not that it really matters in the end, but sometimes matching purples can be a little difficult. They can be so different, and I didn’t want it to distract from the photo.
I love this photo I took of my daughter. Playing with her legos. I took this photo on July 30, for Day In the Life, which is a project started by Ali Edwards. Basically it’s a project to document your day, what happens on a regular day in your life. This day for us was really special. It was our first full day in our new home.
We bought this lego kit for Cayden that day because we told the kids, if they were good while we had to live in a hotel room for two months, they could get a new toy when we moved in. The kids of course weren’t perfect, it’s hard living in a hotel room altogether for two whole months. But they were mostly good so as the mush parents we are, allowed them to get a new toy. (Because a new puppy just wasn’t enough)
Cayden had actually been asking for this particular lego set for almost a year and a half on and off. It’s pretty expensive and was really hard to find while we were in Hawaii and had never ended up getting it for her there. When looking at stores near our home, Cayden saw this dolphin cruiser lego set and boy was she very excited.
So we just had to get it for her. It is hard not to see the twinkle in a six years old eye of a toy they have been wanting to get for so long (it seems even longer when you are a little kid too). When she brought it home she worked all afternoon and evening on this cruiser and by the end of the night it was almost finished. It really only took her a full day putting it together, because she worked the next day for a little while finishing it up.
When she had the whole thing together she was even more excited too. It was the coolest toy she has ever owned, her words not mine ;). As a parent it is cool to see your child work hard to put something together all by them self. Knowing they are growing up and don’t even need your help.
Ok back to the layout. I journaled around the edges of the layout and around the photo layers.
I also added paint and dazzlers to this Dear Lizzy Watercolor word to help it tie into the layout.
I layered a few banners under it to match the top banners. Those felt hearts are really fun under the title too. I layered the gray felt hearts with the wood veneer and I really like the way that looks.
I finished the whole layout with Crushin’ On Purple sequins and some gold, black and tinsel Heidi Swapp color shine splatters. I made sure I splattered the gold on my photo (I really like the effect that gives) and on the purple wood veneer pieces.
Have a great Labor Day Weekend!! Be Safe and enjoy the company of others and maybe even get some crafting done too!!
Here is this Weekend’s Triple Blog Hop Line Up
Friday, Sept 2nd FELTIE FRIDAY
1. SMS blog
2. Missy Whidden
3. Guest Alex Hunter (IG @alexhunterdesigns)
4. Laura Rumble
5. Lisa Kingston
6. Khristina Sorge
7. Sarah McClellan
8. Evi Cortes
9. Karla Yungwirth
Sunday, Sept 4th, Cork Confetti & Mixed Media Sunday