Clique Kits Pep Rally Time!

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff  @amytangerine @chictags @mayaroad, #cktailormade #cliquekits #amytangerine #stitched #woodveneer #mayaroad #chictagsHellllooo Pep Rally goers!! As you can tell, I’m super excited for today’s awesome blog share! You should have arrived from the Clique Kits blog, but in case you didn’t here is the entire line up for today’s Clique Kits blog share!  As always, we love to feature our lovely subscribers right along with the CK girls (Gia, Lacey, Erica & I) and our Varsity Design Team girls on monthly kit duty.  

January Line-Up
Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
You are here >>> Jody http://spiegelmomscraps.com/
Lacey http://laceybugcreations.blogspot.com/
Sarah M. http://sarahmoore4.blogspot.ca/
Bonita Rose http://www.bonitarose.com/?view=classic
Nicole M http://www.nicolemartel.blogspot.com/
Cari O. http://cariilup.blogspot.com/
Carolina S http://www.carolinaschulz.com/
Sandy http://www.thepinkcamera.com/
Charity http://www.scrapfaire.blogspot.com/
Kat http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com/
Kim http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
Mariah http://www.fun2scrap.blogspot.com/
Alisha Www.alishabuggins.blogspot.com
Danielle http://picsandcheesecake.blogspot.nl/
Aliza http://peopleofthescrapbook.blogspot.com/

Ok my friends, onto my layouts today!  I am totally stoked to be creating with Amy Tangerine again!  We just adore her and her Stitched collection blends perfectly this month’s challenge.  I hope you grabbed your favorite beverage and have a snack ready for this inspiring blog hop. Think about what you’d create with our challenge this month!

In the true spirit of Tailor Made, we want to see something sewn, stitched, embroidered, quilted, knitted, or crocheted on your project this month!  For extra credit, share some goals, hopes and dreams for the new year, or even your “word” of the year if you choose one.

For this first layout, I cut the Dots cut file after enlarging it slightly on my Portrait.  I love this photo of our daughter Hannah selling Girl Scout Cookies door to door last year.  I also love to scrapbook along with my girls.  Hannah helped me stitch this flower onto the die cut :D  She loved it and it meant a lot to both of us to spend some one and one time together.  As you can see, I added many of the Tailor Made embellishments including the lovely  Chic Tags acetate words, stickers, enamel dots, Echo Park Creative Agenda chipboard stickers and cut files!

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @chictags @amytangerine @americancrafts

@cliquekits @creativeembellishments @amytangerine @chictags @mayaroad, #cliquekits #cktailormade #stitched #diecuts #triangles #echopark #creativeembellishments #enameldots #acetate

@cliquekits @creativeembellishments @amytangerine @chictags @mayaroad, #cliquekits #cktailormade #stitched #diecuts #triangles #echopark #creativeembellishments #enameldots #acetate

I love combining different stickers and chipboard for interesting little sub-titles in my layouts!

@cliquekits @creativeembellishments @amytangerine @chictags @mayaroad, #cliquekits #cktailormade #stitched #diecuts #triangles #echopark #creativeembellishments #enameldots #acetate

Next up is a much different layout.  This much softer layout has lots of white, gray, black and a few pops of color!  I also used some of my Ranger Texture Paste, mixed with some ink to add a soft looking subtitle.  This was done by placing a stencil (from Dear Lizzy) onto my layout and gently spreading the tinted texture paste over the stencil.  Pretty simple actually!  I added these fabulous chipboard triangles (heat embossed with white Ranger Embossing) from our January challenge sponsor Creative Embellishments.  I love the contrast added by the Amy Tangerine Thickers combined with the softness of the sweet little heart polaroids from the Amy Tangerine paper.  My scrappy toppings included the Amy Tangerine enamel dots, Maya Road wood veneer stitched heart (also heat embossed) and some sequin hearts from my stash. (Photo credit in the layout goes to Rachael Contreras of JAM Photography in Racine, WI)

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Thank you so much for spending your time with us at Clique Kits today!  We hope you enjoy the Pep Rally and are inspired to create something today.  Be sure to leave a comment on our blogs…. you know we just love to give away scrappy goodies!  This month we are giving away a full Tailor Made kit to one lucky commenter!  Sweet!!  

You’re next stop is our fabulous Graphic Designer Lacey Gasper!

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps, #cliquekits #masqueradeball #Octoberkit #scrapbookkit #DIY #sequins #card #twine #gold #basicgrey #secondcity

Gettin’ Our Sparkle On~Welcome my new Design Team!!

Out with the old and IN with the new!!  2015 is going to be a fabulous year! Today I’m very excited to bring you two NEW fabulous features for SpiegelMom Scraps!  First, I’d like to introduce everyone to my new Logo!!  I’m so excited about this, that I could just scream!!  A big shout out to the fabulous Lacey Gasper for working with me  and designing my new logo.  I couldn’t be happier! You are amaz-balls Lacey!!

@studiocalico @chictags @shimelle @americancrafts @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff, #spiegelmomscraps #smsdesignteam2015 #etsyshop #studiocalico #chictags #sequins

Second up today, but just as awesome, is my new DESIGN TEAM!!  Here are my 2015 SpiegelMom Scraps Sparklers and a little bit about each of these fabulous ladies!!!

@studiocalico @chictags @shimelle @americancrafts @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff, #spiegelmomscraps #smsdesignteam2015 #etsyshop #studiocalico #chictags #sequins

My name is Kat Benjamin and I live on the North Carolina beaches with my husband of two and a half years, Eric.  We do not have any kids yet, but we do have 2 adorable nieces, who appear in my scrapbooking projects quite frequently.  I have been scrapbooking since 2008 and have been doing Project Life since 2013.  I love to create with paper and I have an embellishment addiction that I just can’t seem to kick!

@studiocalico @chictags @shimelle @americancrafts @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff, #spiegelmomscraps #smsdesignteam2015 #etsyshop #studiocalico #chictags #sequins

I am a stay at home mum to my 4 lovely children, 3 boys and 1 girl.  I live on a lifestyle block in rural New Zealand, I am a total country girl having grown up on a large drystock Station (what you would probably call a ranch?).  I started scrapbooking back in 2005 when my oldest son was born, then cardmaking in 2007 when I (briefly) became a Stampin Up demonstrator.  I love doing layouts of my kids as it not only provides a lovely album with awesome memories, it is also a great time out and therapy for me doing something I love, and with 4 kids to look after sometimes it great to have a creative outlet ;)

@studiocalico @chictags @shimelle @americancrafts @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff, #spiegelmomscraps #smsdesignteam2015 #etsyshop #studiocalico #chictags #sequins

Hi I’m Charity!  I’m in my late 30’s and has just recently become a newlywed! I have been a hardcore papercrafter since 2008 and started scrapping at her then local Archivers in Memphis, TN. I currently live in Annandale, VA (just a few miles from Washington, D.C.). I loves all things glittery and sparkly as well as all things inky and painty. I also love embellishing my memories that have photos and those that do not. I also send cards and includes hand made gift tags to the scrapworthy in her life.

Let’s give these ladies a huge welcome and leave them some loves!!   Kat and Louise will be blogging several times throughout the month on their creative blogs and also appearing right here once a month with some fab projects, tips and tricks!  Charity is my video girl and will be showing you products, tutorials and lots of other fun stuff on her You Tube Channel HERE! Please visit each of their blogs today starting with Kat and be sure to subscribe to Charity’s You Tube as well as my crafty YouTube HERE.  You’ll also be seeing a few guests designers I’ve chosen to hang out with us :)  Details coming soon on those wonderful ladies.

So many prizes to give away.. so little time!! Did you know that I’m almost to my goal of 800 fans on my SpiegelMom Scraps Facebook Page??!!  EEKK!  Once I reach 800, I’m going to randomly pick one lucky winner who will receive the Project Life Merry & Bright Edition Mini Kit!!!  If we haven’t ‘met’ on Facebook yet, please drop by and like my page! I’d love to see you hanging out with me :)

Now, here’s the blog hop line up!  One lucky commenter on all the blogs will win a $15.00 gift certificate to my Etsy Shop!!!!  Go!

Kat > http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com/

Louise > http://punknscrap2.blogspot.com/

Charity > http://scrapfaire.blogspot.com/

Happy hopping!!

~ Jody

 

Creative Scrappers January Challenge Sponsor

Happy Sunday everyone! I’m so excited that 2015 is here and I’m kicking it off by sponsoring a $25.00 prize from my Etsy Shop over at the Creative Scrappers Challenge Blog.  Here’s one of the fabulous sketches you can play along with this month.  @creativescrappers @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @amytangerine @chictags, #spiegelmomscraps #etsyshop #sequin #creativescrapper #challengeAll you need to do for a chance to win is create a layout based on one or both of these awesome CS sketches,  Sketch 285 and/or 286, and and link it up! That’s a whole lotta scrapbooking goodies my friends!  And here is the layout I created based on the sketch.

@cliquekits @amytangerine @chictags @creativeembellishments @americancrafts, #cliquekits #jodyspiegelhoff #spiegelmomscraps #etsy #sequins #triangle

The super cute triangles on my layout are from Creative Embellishments and such a fun element on my page.  Just like a lot of chipboard, it comes a plain brown.  I really wanted to use it, but it needed it to be softer and not a hard brown color.  So, I turned to my embossing powders and heat gun to tackle this chore.  I chose the triangles I wanted on my layout and pressed them into my Versamark Ink pad to get them nice and sticky.  Then I poured my Ranger white embossing powder over them, then heat set them.  I have a video coming soon on how I did this also.  Here are some close ups!

@cliquekits @amytangerine @chictags @creativeembellishments @americancrafts, #cliquekits #jodyspiegelhoff #spiegelmomscraps #etsy #sequins #triangle

@cliquekits @amytangerine @chictags @creativeembellishments @americancrafts, #cliquekits #jodyspiegelhoff #spiegelmomscraps #etsy #sequins #triangle

@cliquekits @amytangerine @chictags @creativeembellishments @americancrafts, #cliquekits #jodyspiegelhoff #spiegelmomscraps #etsy #sequins #triangle

@cliquekits @amytangerine @chictags @creativeembellishments @americancrafts, #cliquekits #jodyspiegelhoff #spiegelmomscraps #etsy #sequins #triangle

In addition to creating with my January Clique Kit, Tailor Made, I added a few more goodies from my Etsy Shop: Foam adhesive, tape runner,  10 mm Moonshine Sequins and Silver Triangle Sequins.

Thank you so much for spending your time with me today!  Be sure to watch my YouTube channel for my next video to be live very soon.  

For my wonderful blog subscribers, you also should have received a special discount code today in honor of getting organized! That’s some  serious shopping power!  If you didn’t receive your coupon, be sure to leave me a comment under this blog post so I can get it to you asap!

Also coming soon is my new logo & Design Team reveal!! So exciting!

Remember, so something creative today!

~ Jody

Experiment | Adhering Sequins

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @amytangerine @stampinup @echoparkpaper, #creativeagenda #cliquekits #spiegelmomscraps @spiegelmomscrapshop #etsy #sequin #scrapbookadhesivesby3L #dodz #gluedots #glitter #myscrapsandmore

Happy Sunday everyone!  I’m up on the Clique Kits blog today sharing this layout, which I created to link up the My Scraps and More Sketch Challenge blog.  I created my layout based off of this fantastic sketch and used my January Clique Kit, Tailor Made (featuring Amy Tangerine’s Stitched Collection!) 

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I love this sketch for a few reasons.  First of all, the title is right smack in the middle of the layout which I rarely do.  Second, it splits to photo collages in opposite corners of the layout.  This can be interpreted in so many ways:  lots of layering, big or small photos, etc.

Here are some close-ups of my layout.  You can easily see that I scattered a mixture of sequins from my Etsy Shop diagonally across my layout.  I used the flat silver sequins from this mixed metals pack HERE and the Dark Aqua sequins.  I conducted a little experiment this time. I usually go between using my Aileen’s Tacky Glue and Scrapbook Adhesives Dodz to stick my sequins onto my cards and layouts.  This time I used both to compare them side by side.  The flat silver sequins are adhered with tacky glue and the dark aqua sequins are adhered with my favorite Dodz (glue dots).  So we’ll see how this page holds up to our daughter paging through our 2014 family scrapbook! 

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @amytangerine @stampinup @echoparkpaper, #creativeagenda #cliquekits #spiegelmomscraps @spiegelmomscrapshop #etsy #sequin #scrapbookadhesivesby3L #dodz #gluedots #glitter #myscrapsandmore

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @amytangerine @stampinup @echoparkpaper, #creativeagenda #cliquekits #spiegelmomscraps @spiegelmomscrapshop #etsy #sequin #scrapbookadhesivesby3L #dodz #gluedots #glitter #myscrapsandmore

Check out the glitter filled Amy Tangerine heart in the photo below!  I created this look by filling the inside of the foam heart with tacky glue, then carefully filling it in with a fabulous glitter from Stampin’Up!.  After it dried, I shook out the excess glitter over a scrap piece of paper and put it back into the container.  I think this particular glitter was discontinued awhile ago from Stampin’ Up!, but there are more beautiful glitters available now.  If you’re interested, please check out my friend EricaRose’s Stampin Up! Page HERE. She’s just fantastic!

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @amytangerine @stampinup @echoparkpaper, #creativeagenda #cliquekits #spiegelmomscraps @spiegelmomscrapshop #etsy #sequin #scrapbookadhesivesby3L #dodz #gluedots #glitter #myscrapsandmore

Thank so much for stopping by today!  Remember, my Design Team Call is open through tomorrow night at midnight (CST).  You can out more details about that HERE.  I’d love to see what YOU create!  Send your applications to me at SPIEGELMOM@GMAIL.COM!  

Remember, do something creative today!

Jody

 

 

Create*Craft*Share You Tube Hop!

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @cliquekits @scrapinmadge @tammysmith @flowersandmorebyrhonda, #decemberdaily #youtube #bloghop #simplestories #pinkpaislee #prettylittlestudioHello crafters!  Here we are again for another awesome YouTube hop with myself and three other amazing crafters, Scrappin’ Madge, Flowers & More by Rhonda and Tammy Smith!  Our challenge this month was create a Christmas themed project.  I knew I wanted to get more of my December mini album done which features our family’s Elf on a Shelf, Raphie!  This was the perfect time, PLUS, I wanted to show you all how I created a few of my pages.  

Here’s my video, which features my December mini album created with my Clique into the Holidays kit from Clique Kits!  Thanks so much for watching!

 

Other fun news!! I’m having a Design Team call for my Etsy shop and have just extended the due date to January 5th!  I’m still working with my graphic designer on my new logo and would love to reveal both my Design Team and new logo at the same time!!  So, get your applications in to me at SPIEGELMOM@GMAIL.COM 

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @studiocalico @chictags @shimelle @americancrafts @amytangerine

See ya soon!

~Jody

My Design Team Call Is Here!

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @chictags @studiocalico @mayaroad @mayartsribbon, #sequin #woodveneer #ribbon #burlapstring

Yes, after over 4 years in business, I’m finally adding a Design Team to my Etsy Shop!!  Deets are here!!

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @studiocalico @chictags @shimelle @americancrafts @amytangerine

Here are the basic requirements:

Post 3 times per month on  your personal creative blog, using products from my Etsy Shop and linking back to the products in my Etsy Shop.

Write one post per month that will go onto my SpiegelMom Scraps Blog.  Post and photos will be emailed to me for posting 3 days before your post date.

Share and post the products from my shop in your Social Media posts 3 times per week: A mixture of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

You’ll get to choose the products from my shop that you’ll create with and receive them as compensation.

Along with the new design team, I’ll be revealing a new logo too!!  I’m so incredibly excited for my changes in 2015 and I cannot wait to share them all with you!!

Have a very Merry Christmas and get working on those Design Team Applications friends!

Hugs ~

Jody

 

 

 

 

Clique Kits December Pep Rally!!!

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @heidiswapp @prettylittlestudio @sweetstampshop @echoparkpaper

Happy Holidays all!!  Here we are again for another fabulous Clique Kits Pep Rally!!  You should have arrived here from Gia’s blog, but just in case you didn’t here is the entire line up for today is below!  This month’s challenge was to something in a project or in the text of your post inspired by this image and quote…

A diamond is piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well… Author Unknown

Clique Kits
Gia
 I’m Here >>>> Jody  <<<<<<<<<<<
Erica
Lacey
Mariah
Alisha
Stephanie
Kat
Charity
Nicole
Marcia
Danielle

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @hkswapp @heidiswapp @sweetstampshop, #cliquekits #heidiwapp #sweetstampshop #kesiart #diecut #scrapbook #scrapbookkit #spiegelmomscraps #septemberskies #stamp #ink #mist #mrhueys #creativeagenda #echoparkpaperI don’t know about you, but as a busy Mom who works full time AND owns her own TWO creative business I HAVE STRESS.  It’s all the time, day in and day out.  But my secret to handling my stress is this amazing hobby!  I intentionally make time and even blow off laundry to scrap for a little while.  Even a short amount of time to create is helpful to me to relax!  Another great to reduce some creative stress is to use a sketch!  I did just that here and pulled this amazing sketch from Creative Scrappers this week.

@creativescrappers @cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscrapsAnd now here is my newest layout, created with Enchanted Meadow!  It features our daughter Sari reading her little heart out, accented with the fabulous KesiArt Die and lots of amazing Heidi Swapp, Echo Park Paper, Kesi Art and scrapbooking goodness!

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @heidswapp @echoparkpaper @kesiart @amytangerine @chictags @studiocalico, #cliquekits #heidiswapp #creativeagenda #echoparkpaper #septemberskies #die #diecut #metaldie #gem #diamond #ckenchantedmeadow #CKDecember

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Besides my fabulous Enchanted Meadow Kit, I added a sweet little banner from Creative Retreat, an embellishment kit club I adore!!  P.S. I’m sorry for the dark photos!!!  Our weather here has been dark and cold for over a week!  No sun stinks!!

Thank you so much for joining us today!  I’d love to see you follow our Clique Kits Blog and my blog so you don’t miss a thing!  You can use BlogLovin’ or enter your email in my right sidebar to get updates on my blog posts and a monthly newsletter featuring my Etsy Shop sales.

Next, you’re heading to Erica’s blog where she proves you can scrap pictures of boys, even with little girly touches!  Check it out and enjoy the rest of the Pep Rally!  Don’t forget to comment on all the blogs… ONE super lucky winner will get a full December Enchanted Meadow Kit!!!

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps, #cliquekits #masqueradeball #Octoberkit #scrapbookkit #DIY #sequins #card #twine #gold #basicgrey #secondcity