My Favorite Bloom | Spiegelmom Scraps

Hey friends! I have my final layout to share with you today as the March Guest Designer for Spiegelmom Scraps.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Bloom Collection + the Sunflower Fields Sequin Mix from Spiegelmom Scraps.

I came across these 3 photos of my son when he was a baby and they immediately pulled at my heartstrings! My mom snapped these photos of him playing in the dandelions when he was about 17 months old. I knew the Sunflower Fields Sequin Mix would be perfect to pair with these photos that have so much green & pops of yellow!

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Bloom Collection + the Sunflower Fields Sequin Mix from Spiegelmom Scraps.

Then I went looking into my stash to find papers to match and came across the Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes – Bloom Collection. I grabbed a woodgrain patterned paper from the Bloom 12×12 Paper Pad to use as my background. I wanted to add more detail to the background so I grabbed white & pink acrylic paints to add splatters. I fussy cut a few florals from one of the patterned papers from the same paper pad and positioned the flowers in a vertical fashion in the center of the background.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Bloom Collection + the Sunflower Fields Sequin Mix from Spiegelmom Scraps.

I cut a couple butterflies in a light pink cardstock, and I also cut very intricate leaves/branches from the Bloom & Butterflies FREEBIE Cut File using vellum & another sheet of patterned paper included in the Bloom 12×12 Paper Pad. I tucked those branches randomly throughout the layout to help balance the design.

 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Bloom Collection + the Sunflower Fields Sequin Mix from Spiegelmom Scraps.

Then it came time for my title and I struggled a bit finding something that would work. I ended up deciding on “My Favorite Bloom” using the puffy stickers from the Bloom Collection.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Bloom Collection + the Sunflower Fields Sequin Mix from Spiegelmom Scraps.

Then for final touches, I added all of the colors from the Spiegelmom Scraps Sunflower Fields Sequin Mix.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Bloom Collection + the Sunflower Fields Sequin Mix from Spiegelmom Scraps.

Now you can take a look at how my layout came together!

I want to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to Jody from Spiegelmom Scraps for reaching out to me and asking me to guest design. It has been so much fun creating these layouts using the gorgeous Sequin Mixes.

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Good Times | Pretty Little Studio

In March I participated in an Instagram Hop using the Pretty Little Studio – It’s Your Birthday FREEBIE Printable and I wanted to share that layout here with you today!

12x12 scrapbook layout using the It's Your Birthday free printable from Pretty Little Studio.

Pretty Little Studio - It's Your Birthday Free Printable (available until 4/3/18)

This printable is only available through tomorrow (April 3, 2018) so be sure to head to the freebie section in the Pretty Little Studio Shop to download your copy. This printable will come in both PNG & PDF format so you can use it as a Print Then Cut file in your Silhouette or Cricut, or you have the option to just print the PDF and then fussy cut the icons.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the It's Your Birthday free printable from Pretty Little Studio.

For my layout I started with a white cardstock background and added a wash of blue acrylic paint. I then positioned multiple die cuts from the It’s Your Birthday Printable around the layout to create a grid design. My photos are 3 photos of Aidan that were taken in 2010. I had brought birthday balloons home from work, and you would have thought I brought home the best present in the world! That kiddo has pure joy just written all over his face!

12x12 scrapbook layout using the It's Your Birthday free printable from Pretty Little Studio. 12x12 scrapbook layout using the It's Your Birthday free printable from Pretty Little Studio.

I used two triangles from the printable and wanted to add another triangle element to the layout. So I took a scrap piece of paper and created a triangle template. I then used a pencil to trace the template and then stitched over those lines to add another layer of texture the background.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the It's Your Birthday free printable from Pretty Little Studio. 12x12 scrapbook layout using the It's Your Birthday free printable from Pretty Little Studio.

I used my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter to add the journaling to the layout and also used a roller stamp from my stash to add a couple fun sentiments to the labels.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the It's Your Birthday free printable from Pretty Little Studio.

Now you can take a look at my process video.

If you’d like to see the other projects created with this Free Printable, you can head to my Instagram profile to follow along with the Instagram Hop. This hop did take place on March 20, so scroll down on my feed until you see a photo of this layout. I’ll have the next person in the hop tagged in my Instagram post. The entire It’s Your Birthday Collection designed by Claudia Van R is available to purchase, but remember this printable will disappear tomorrow so head to the Pretty Little Studio Shop to download this free printable before it’s gone!