Tuesday’s Talent ~ Ka Slagoski is here!

Hello everyone! My name is Ka and I am beyond thrilled and honored to be a guest designer for Spiegelmom Scraps! I want to thank Jody for inviting me to guest design here and for all the awesome products she given me to create with. Every Tuesday, I‚Äôll be sharing a card or two here for the month of September. Woo-hoo! Let me get started by sharing a little information about me, then we’ll move on to the cards.
profileI am a longtime papercrafter who have dabbled in many forms of paper crafts, but my true passion is creating cute and whimsical cards. When I’m not paper-crafting, you’ll find me watching my favorite comedy TV shows, playing games at Dave & Buster, playing tennis, and hanging out with my husband, family and friends. :)

Now, let’s move on to today’s cards. This first card was so much fun to create. I fell in love with the Shimmerz Paint Paste when I was playing with it. I think I may just need one in every color! ūüėČ

Hello Sunshine 1

‚ÄúHello, Sunshine‚ÄĚ Card

I started this card off by placing My Favorite Things Sunray Stencil over the white cardstock and sponged Mustard Seed distress ink, going outward from dark to light. Then, I rotated the stencil and filled in the gap by spreading the Shimmerz Paint Dazzlerz Lemon Drop Yellow paste with a long plastic palette knife. I set that aside to dry. 

Hello Sunshine 2

Once that was dried, I randomly added some Spiegelmom Scraps Glossy Black Sequins and some Pretty Pink Posh metallic sequins. I stamped the sentiment using Avery Elle Elle’s Alphas and cut them into small strips. I added a strip of One Way Arrow washi tape to the left side. I finished this card by popping the sunray panel up on the card base with foam dimensional adhesives.

Youre Awesome 1

‚ÄúYou‚Äôre Awesome‚ÄĚ Card

 This next card, I decided to play with punches and patterns. When I first saw the Studio Calico Stars Wood Veneers in Spiegelmom Esty shop, I knew I wanted to make something with them. I decided to create a grid by scoring the cardstocks into thirds. Then I punched out some stars in 3 different patterned papers using a small star punch. I also punched out a tag with a scallop tag punch and stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Quite the Pair set and white heat embossed the sentiment. Next, I adhered all the stars on the grid and sew some of the Maya Arts Burlap Strings from Spiegelmom Scraps Etsy Shop to the stars. Then, I added some Studio Calico Tiny Stars Wood Veneers on top of the stars for a fun look. The scalloped tag was popped up with dimensional adhesives and a green bow was tied on top. I finished the card off by popping the entire panel with foam dimensional adhesives onto a navy card base.

Youre Awesome 2 (1)

I had so much fun creating these two cards for Spiegelmom Scraps! I hope you enjoy today’s cards and if you like to see the full supplies list, make sure you swing by my blog here [http://stampingsmilesdesigns.blogspot.com/2015/09/guesting-at-spiegelmom-scraps-sneak-peek.html

]. Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you back here next Tuesday! ♥

Supplies Used from Spiegelmom Scraps:

Lemon Drop Yellow Shimmerz Paint Dazzlerz

6mm Glossy Black Sequinsguest 

One Way Arrows Washi Tape

Pink Burlap String

Navy Burlap String

Kelly Green Burlap String

Studio Calico Tiny Stars Wood Veneer

Sneak Peak of Tuesday’s Talent!!

I’m so excited about this month’s Tuesday’s Talent you guys! ¬†I found this talented lady in my own backyard of Southeastern Wisconsin. ¬†So awesome! There are incredibly talented paper crafters¬†all around the globe and she’s no exception. ¬†You’ll get to meet and greet her on Tuesday morning, but here’s a sneak peek at her work! ¬†

@spiegelmomscraps @stampingsmilesdesigns @jodyspiegelhoff Hello Sunshine 2

Thank you for stopping by today! ¬†I hope you’re just as excited for Tuesday as I we are!

~ Do something creative today.


Distressing with water

Who doesn’t love water?! It makes up nearly our entire human body, which is just amazing to me. Plus, in our everyday crafty lives we paint with it, clean up our desks with it and have it on hand to drink.  This time I decided to do some paper distressing! 

Today I have a process video up on my YouTube channel showing you this easy & fun technique! Here are a few sneak peaks of that project!! Enjoy!
    Thanks for spending your time with me! Please hop over to my YouTub channel HERE to check out how I do my distressing with water.  

Do something creative today! 


Tuesday’s Talent ~ Juliana Michaels

Hello again Spiegelmom Fans! It’s Juliana here from¬†17turtles¬†and I’m¬†back for my second guest post! Today, I’m sharing another scrapbook page that I created using a fun mix of embellishments from the Spiegelmom Scraps Etsy Shop.

@spiegelmomscraps @17turtles @americancrafts @julianamichaels @jodyspiegelhoff @dearlizzy, #silhouette #cutfiles #dearlizzy #summer #layout #scrapbook #ProjectLife #feltfetti #heart #xoxo  #bluelagoon #sequins #etsyshop

The XOXO wood veneer from the¬†Dear Lizzy Serendipity Wood Veneers¬†jumped out at me as the perfect title for this photo of my sweet puppy Lincoln loving on one of his favorite toys.¬†XOXO_Adorable_Dog_Scrapbook_Page_Spiegel_Mom_Scraps_Guest_Designer_Juliana_Michaels_02I fell in love with the¬†Heart Felt Fetti Die Cuts¬†as soon as I saw them and couldn’t resist adding them and some of the gorgeous¬†Blue Lagoon Sequins¬†to embellish my layout. I really love how this mix of embellishments adds some texture and interest to my layout without a lot of added bulk.
XOXO_Adorable_Dog_Scrapbook_Page_Spiegel_Mom_Scraps_Guest_Designer_Juliana_Michaels_03Thank you for stopping by today and I want to thank Jody so very much for having me as a guest here on Spiegelmom Scraps!



Spiegelmom Scraps Supplies:

Dear Lizzy Serendipity Wood Veneers

Blue Lagoon Sequins

Heart Felt Fetti Die Cuts

Thank you Juliana!! ¬†It was a pleasure having your create with us this month! ¬†Thanks so much for sharing your Summer Fun cut file with everyone here! ¬†It was very sweet of you :) ¬†For anyone who happened to miss Juliana’s first post at Tuesday’s Talent you can GO HERE to find it and download the FREE cut file! ¬†

Creating a quick card with tags!

Hey everyone!! Jody here today with a quick card share. Cards….. I rarely make them ahead of time and usually wait until the last minute!! Who’s with me here?! Being able to create them quickly is huge for this girl!  Today, I’m happy to share a very quick and easy card I created yesterday. I used a scrap of Heidi Swap September Skies paper, tags from my stash, Heart-Fetti Cork and a few of my favorite Studio Calico wood veneer & May Arts navy burlap string.    

Masculine cards are always difficult for me but I really like how this one turned out! Thanks so much for spending time with me today! 

Do you have any tips for creating masculine cards? Please share ūüíē

~Do something creative today. 



Sketching on Scrapbook Layouts with Distress Markers

Hi everyone!! Jody here today. Wasn’t Juliana’s post & layout lovely!! I just love her style & her fabulous cut files!! Thank you again Juliana for sharing your talents with us!! 

Today I’m sharing a layout I started to create at the beginning of this summer but never finished until last week.  I really struggled to finish this layout but didn’t know what it needed. I’m not sure if it’s because these papers aren’t my usual girly style or what, but it wasn’t working for me. 

After I let this layout sit unfinished for a couple months, I went back to it with an idea. I wanted to add some white sketching of some kind, somewhere. I own 2 types of white pens/markers & love them both for different uses.  First, I tried my Uniball Signo White Pen to draw around my title to make it stand out more. This worked ok but didn’t really have the affect I was going for. Second, I reached for my only Distress Marker in Picket Fence (white). Yes, I only have ONE!! I don’t use markers much and this is the only one I really felt drawn to. I think you’ll see why below! This marker is amazing!  You can’t write or sketch on dark paper or cardstock & after a few seconds when the ink dries it turns white!! I love it!! You can fill in shapes, sketch, journal (although a bit trickier) and more!! Check out these close ups and the visual impact the white Distress Marker has on the overall layout! It’s so cool.     I hope you enjoyed this non-girly layout & my Distress Marker tip! The products I used to create this layout are below:

Studio Calico papers

Studio Calico wood veneers

Tim Holtz Distress Marker, Picket Fence

White Normandy Doily

Super Star Cork Stars

Pink Fresh Studio wood & enamel chevrons

Freckles Fawn “This” paper clip

Felt-Fetti Hearts in green

Thanks so much for spending your time with me today!

Do something creative today!

~ Jody 


Tuesday’s Talent ~ Juliana Michaels is in the house!

I’m super excited to have Juliana Michaels as Tuesday’s Talent here at SpiegelMom Scraps! She is one busy lady this month, and¬†we are very lucky to have her here twice! ¬†I’ve been a fan of Juliana since we ‘met’ via social media last year through this amazing hobby. (Seriously, where would we be without social media these days!!) ¬†Her digital cutting files are fabulous and have helped push me outside of my creative comfort zone. ¬†Last year I purchased a Silhouette Portrait die cutting machine and really enjoy adding this element into my scrapbooking. ¬†If you haven’t ‘met’ Juliana¬†before you can find¬†her blog, Instagram and Facebook¬†all linked up for you right here. ¬†Juliana is also teaching for Big Picture Classes this time around, which is fabulous!! ¬†Be sure to follow her on social media and subscribe to her newsletter! ¬†Please give Juliana a warm welcome and enjoy her¬†first post as Tuesday’s Talent!

@spiegelmomscraps @julianamichaels @17turtles @spiegelmomscraps, #17tutles #julianamichaels #cutfile #silhouette #summer #scrapbook #layering #sequins #superstarcork #cork #star #loosesequins #diecut #hello #bigpictureclassesHello everyone, this is Juliana from 17turtles and I’m so happy to be here guest designing for Spiegelmom Scraps and her fabulous Etsy Shop! I just loved the awesome colors in the Blue Lagoon Sequins and was inspired to create a beach themed layout because of them.¬†

@spiegelmomscraps @julianamichaels @17turtles @spiegelmomscraps, #17tutles #julianamichaels #cutfile #silhouette #summer #scrapbook #layering #sequins #superstarcork #cork #star #loosesequins #diecut #hello #bigpictureclasses

To go along with my layout I also created a summer themed digital cut file and I’m sharing that cut file with all you Spiegelmom fans! You can download the cut file here: Hello Summer Fun | Downloadable Cut File

@spiegelmomscraps @julianamichaels @17turtles @spiegelmomscraps, #17tutles #julianamichaels #cutfile #silhouette #summer #scrapbook #layering #sequins #superstarcork #cork #star #loosesequins #diecut #hello #bigpictureclasses

I sprinkled the Blue Lagoon Sequins onto my layout and then adhered them using Glossy Accents. I also sprinkled in some of the Super Star Cork! Together they reminded me of the beach – the sequins for the water and the cork stars for the sand!

@spiegelmomscraps @julianamichaels @17turtles @spiegelmomscraps, #17tutles #julianamichaels #cutfile #silhouette #summer #scrapbook #layering #sequins #superstarcork #cork #star #loosesequins #diecut #hello #bigpictureclasses

@spiegelmomscraps @julianamichaels @17turtles @spiegelmomscraps, #17tutles #julianamichaels #cutfile #silhouette #summer #scrapbook #layering #sequins #superstarcork #cork #star #loosesequins #diecut #hello #bigpictureclasses

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the free digital cut file. ¬†I’ll be back again next Tuesday to share another layout I created using some more fun embellishments from Spiegelmom Scraps Etsy Shop! Don’t forget you can save 15% by using code: JULIANA15.¬†



 Spiegelmom Scraps Supplies:

Dear Lizzy Serendipity Wood Veneers