Clique Kits Blog Share ~ Masquerade Ball!

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Hello everyone!  You should have arrived here from Gia’s blog where I’m sure you totally adored her project!  If you’re joining me here first, you can find the entire line-up on the Clique Kits Blog HERE!

This month’s challenge was based off of this quote 

I am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers–L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Isn’t that beautiful! The challenge for this month is create a project about or tell everyone what you’re grateful to live a world where there are Octobers!  In our home, Octobers are filled with kids soccer games, Packers football games on Sundays, warm comfort foots, time with our family and lots of holiday prep!!   All of which I’m very blessed to have in my life!  

Now for today, I created two layouts for this Pep Rally with my Masquerade Ball kit and some of the add-ons from the Clique Kits store.  My extra products outside my kit include the fabulous Basic Grey Second City Feathers {designed by the one and only Kelly Purkey}, Simple Stories Frankie and Friends Enamel Dots,  Jillibean Soup Yam Yellow Beanboard and the Fair Trade Silk Strips of Recycled Sari Cloth.

Here’s my first layout!  I pulled out Hannah’s 4K picture from her first day.  It’s amazing how much she’s changed in only two days!!  One of my favorite elements is the Fair Trade Sari Cloth I used to create a circular flower embellishment to balance out the other two circles on my layout.  I did this by using a white cardstock circle as the base and stapling the Sari Cloth to the center first.  Then, I began twisting the Sari Cloth around in a loose circle, outward from the center while tacking it down with a few random staples with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.  It’s a pretty each technique to do actually.  Grab some Sari Strips and try it out!! You can also made some cute handmade flowers for headbands or barrettes using a metal or plastic base and hot glue!!

The other two circles were made with one of the Second City stickers and plain white cardstock circle topped with the fun Jillibean Yam Yellow Beanboard.  I just love this Jillibean alphas!  They totally rock and there a ton of them in one package!!

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For my next layout I started with a sheet of yellow textured cardstock from American Crafts and then chose the very bold Second City paper with all those fun houses!!  I pulled a few of our Disney photos from Epcot in March and I just love these photos of our little girls playing these awesome bongos!  I used lots of the fabulous Second City stickers and those funky feathers and the Simple Stories Frankie and Friends enamel dots.  I also used the thin sticker frame and added it right onto Abby’s picture… it really POPS off the page!

These Second City feathers and just fabulous!  You can bend them up and really make them 3 dimensional.  The package contains a variety of sizes in cardstock and vellum ~ Score!!  I also added foam adhesive and popped up a few of the ephemera pieces and stickers.

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Ok my friends, thank you for spending your time with us today!!  I hope you enjoy the entire Clique Kits Pep Rally today.  It’s going to totally rock with all the Second City inspiration today.  To check out some more Masquerade Ball inspiration on my blog you can also check out this post HERE.

Next, you’re heading over to check out Erica!!  Happy hopping and don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $10 Clique Kits store credit!! Whoot whoot!! With so much new product in the store, you’ll be in scrappy heaven!!

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Have You Heard of Jane??

advent1Jane.com that is!!!  If not, then you have today.  I have some fantastic news to share about this fabulous deals website.  I’ve teamed up with b’iNKd Kids Temporary Tattoos to bring you a Handmade Advent Calendar.  I brought the handmade and b’iNKd brought the adorable temporary tattoos stuffed in to EACH day in my advent.  How cool is that??!  Here is the direct link to the deal we have on Jane.com!!

JANE.COM HANDMADE ADVENT CALENDAR DEAL!

Here are photos of two of the styles!

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Here is all the information on our Handmade Advent Deal!

The excitement and anticipation of the December 25th can be celebrated every day with one of my five one-of-a-kind designs!!  Each calendar is numbered 1-25 and contains 300 total no pierce earring or nail art images. That’s a lot of b’iNKd!!!

Each of the Advent calendar days are made using a glassine bag, beautiful & bright patterned papers, burlap strings, foam adhesive and lots of attention to details!  They can be used year after year.  You’ll also receive 25 mini clothespins and approximately 3 yards of colored burlap string to hang your Advent along your mantel, staircase, railing, around a mini holiday tree, over a window or anywhere else you can dream up!  Besides being stuffed with 25 b’iNKd strips, there is still plenty of room for more fun surprises like candy or little presents!  SCORE!!

Our Handmade Advents are already selling on Jane. com so be sure to grab yours and one for a friend or relative!!  Once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Thanks for spending your time with me today!  You can also find the supplied to create your own advent right in my Etsy shop!  The links are in blue!

I’ll be back on Wednesday for our next Clique Kits blog share!   See you then!

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~ Jody

Scrapbook with fabric!

Hello scrappy peeps!   I’m sharing a bold layout today on the Clique Kits blog that incorporates some Recycled Silk Sari Stripes from the Clique Kits school store.   I used the new SOLD OUT kit called Masquerade Ball from Clique Kits and I’m totally enamored!! Today I’m showing just one way to use any type of fabric on a scrapbook layout, with more instructions on the Clique Kits Blog. These lovely stripes of silk material can be attached with a stapler, tacky glue or even sewn right onto your project!!

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And now for some more close-ups of the Silk Sari Cloth Stripes and the fabulous SpiegelMom Scraps Sequins!

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Thanks so much for spending your time with me today!  Don’t forget to hop over to the Clique Kits blog for more details and check out the October Challenge from CK!!  I think you’re going to love what our Sponsor, Fancy Pants, is giving away!!

If you’re a subscriber to my blog via email, you should have received my first newsletter called The Hot Sheet!  It contains some an AWESOME coupon code so make sure you’re signed up!! You’ll get The Hot Sheet monthly and an email containing any new blog post I create.  Don’t miss out on lots of fun here!  There will be FREE gifts with purchases in my Etsy Shop, SpiegelMom Scrap Shop, blogs hops with prizes and more SpiegelMom Scraps giveaways right here!  It’s really easy to sign up, just enter your email address in my right sidebar where is says “Get The Hot Sheet!”  Join and get crafty with me!

~ Jody

 

 

Study Abroad blog share!

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Hello September blog hoppers!! You should have arrived here from Gia’s blog and her fabulous project!! Didn’t you leave there feeling inspired and a little daring!! If you’re just joining in today on my blog, please start over at the Clique Kits blog so you don’t miss any of our talented Clique Kits member designers!! They rock!

This month’s theme is to be daring and it’s based off of this quote. I’ve never really been one to play it safe when it comes to certain things so I really love this month’s challenge ~ Be Daring!!

Here’s your daring blog hop order!

Clique Kits
Gia
Jody
Erica
Lacey
Stephanie
Rosann
Tyra
Danielle
Charity
Cassandra
Sarah
Alisha

In order to be daring this month I really had to push myself. This month was full of my own challenges; kids starting school, schedule changes, kids activities, working overtime, family members getting sick both at home at far away, collaborating on new things and finding making time to create. My daring (and creative) moments this month definitely came when I made time to create. Ten minutes here, fifteen minutes there, changing laundry over and then running downstairs before someone notices I’m gone for five minutes LOL. Oh yes, I did that this month!
So, to celebrate my daring creative moments I made a mini album and literally used up over scrap of my September Study Abroad Kit!! Seriously, I have nothing left and I couldn’t be happier! I’m only showing a couple pages of my mini today to keep it short and sweet. My mini is pretty simple this time around but once I add my photos and top them off with a few other little embellishments, it will be just right.

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We have a bonus FREE cut file for today!!! Check it out and download it here!!

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Alright friends!! Now you’re on to Erica!! Happy hopping today!

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Clique Kits & Cut Shoppe Team Up!!!

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Happy day, it’s here!!!  Our team up with The Cut Shoppe!  I can’t even begin to tell you how totally excited I am for this blog hop.  It’s us Clique Kits girls and the entire Cut Shoppe Design Team. Pretty awesome right?! In case you didn’t get here from the beginning, you can start on the Clique Kits blog HERE and if you’re following the blog hop order, you should have arrived here from Annelie Maddock’s fabulous blog.  Wasn’t her project rockin’!!  

Important ~ Be sure to leave a comment on each blog to be entered to WIN!! The Cut Shoppe is giving away a $15.00 prize to their shop AND us Clique Kits girls are giving away an awesome Study Abroad and Pink Fresh Studio prize pack!!  We’d also love it if you followed our blogs with BlogLovin’ or by email. You really don’t want to miss a thing from these ladies!  You can connect with Clique Kits on Facebook HERE, Instagram HERE and Twitter HERE!  Let’s get connected and hang out!

Onto my prep-work and layout for today!! (P.S. I’ll have another layout on the Clique Kits Blog this Friday with more The Cut Shoppe goodness!!)  I started with a few extra supplies, pictured below.  Then cut these fabulous cut files using my Neenah white card stock.  Next, I sprayed them with my Studio Calico Heirloom Blue Mr. Huey’s and let them air dry.  I just love this color!! While the die cuts were drying, I created a fun green watercolor by mixing the Heirloom Blue with Sunshine and about a teaspoon of water.  I played with the colors on my card stock base… just a little so the card stock didn’t get too wet.  I could have used a watercolor paper here, but just decided to use my Neenah.  I also splattered some ink right onto my background using the same colors.

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Next, I built my layout on top of my watercolor background.  I added some fun clouds by stamping right onto my background with the fabulous chalkboard paint included in the Clique Kits Study Abroad kit!!  I used an Amy Tangerine stamp and masked off the sun-part of the stamp for all but one of the paint-stamped images on my layout.  Then I used the the Heirloom Blue Mr. Huey’s mixed with a little bit of water and painted inside my clouds.  I love how they really pop off my page!

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And now for some more close-ups of the details. Sequins, die cuts and origami hearts… oh my!!

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Thank you for joining us today!!  Remember to leave a comment on each of our blogs to be entered to win those fabulous prize packs mentioned at the beginning of my post and on the Clique Kits blog!!

I’d love it if you connected with me using my social media buttons in my sidebar too!  I have an exclusive coupon code on my Facebook page today, SpiegelMom Scraps!

Now, you’re in for a real treat!  Your next stop is the talented Cari Orellana. This scrappy girl is going to knock your socks right off!!

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Scrappy Blog Tour

Hello my friends!  Have you heard of the Scrappy Blog Tours going on right now?  Well, I was lucky enough to be tagged by the ever-so-talented Erica Thompson of EricaRose Creates last Monday!   After Erica tagged me, it was my turn to join in and then tag 3 more scrappy bloggers!!  Fun right!??  So here we go, I’m tagging…..

Lynn Darda        Kat Benjamin       Caroli Schulz

Kat and Caroli are two of the very talented new Clique Kits Design Team members and Lynn is fabulously talented card maker from our Memory Works days :))  I’ve really missed blogging along with Lynn!!  I’m so happy all these ladies have accepted my challenge for posting next Monday!   So, let’s get on the scrappy tour questions!

1. What am I working on right now?

I’ve been working on linking up to some recent challenges out there, including Clique Kits first monthly challenge, Anything Goes!!  If you haven’t heard, go link up!!  I’m also linking up to the Creative Scrappers Sketch #277 challenge this month using my Study Abroad kit.  Check out this sketch and my Study Abroad layout.

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2. How long does it take me to create a project?

To create a layout, it takes me anywhere from 25 minutes to over an hour.  It really just depends on how quickly things come together and whether or not I’m feelin’ it.  You know what I mean :)  One of my favorite things to create is mini albums, but those take several hours. When I create a mini album, I’ll plan out what papers I’m using and basic embellishments.  I usually end up cutting a bunch of die cuts, not really knowing what I’m going to use!

3. What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?

Hands down, my Clique Kit and all the goodies from the Clique Kits online shop!!  We have hand picked coordinating add-on items in our School Store, some even handmade and exclusive to CK!

4. How does my writing and creating process work?

It depends… big help right lol!  Seriously though, I go back and forth between starting with my photos and starting with my Clique Kit or other papers in my stash.  Lately, I’ve been starting with my monthly Clique Kit and pulling photos from there.  Sometimes, especially this month, I’ll even dress my girls to match the colors in my kit.  I can’t be the only one who does this either!! The thing is, my Clique Kit is so complete!!!  It’s full of fabulous papers and it’s not skimpy on embellishments at all!  Gotta love that scrappers!!

5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
My girls always inspire me in many ways, especially to keep up with my photography.  They are always moving and on the go!  I take a lot, I mean a lot of photos of them.  Many of those photos do stay on the computer, organized by date, but I also print a lot as well.  209 yesterday!!

As far as creative inspiration, I check out the social media sites like Instagram and Pinterest, as well as the manufacturers sites to keep on the trends and new products. Many times though, I’ll Pin something and won’t go back to it for months.  As you can see, one of my inspirations is using sketches too!

6. What is my signature style?
Generally, I like to add lots of layers, texture and dimension.  I do this by adding my favorite May Arts Burlap String, paints, sequins, gesso, foam adhesive, wood veneers and other techniques.

Well, that the Scrappy Blog Tour in a nutshell!  I hope you enjoyed the your and interview.  Now, I’ll leave you with a few more of my recent projects!!

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Thank you so much for spending you time with me today!!  See you this Wednesday for the Clique Kits and The Cut Shoppe blog hop!!

~ Jody

 

CK’s 1st Anything Goes Challenge & Sponsor!

I could not be more excited for our first monthly Clique Kits challenge!!  It’s Anything Goes with a twist … A Pink Fresh Studios twist that is!!  Here’s the deal ~ create something, Anything Goes after all, and post it on your blog. Then copy and paste your specific blog post for our Clique Kits September challenge in our blog link tool at the bottom of the blog post.  It’s a blue button that says “Add your link.”  You can even enter up to three times during the month AND you’ll be entered to win a fabulous $25.00 Pink Fresh Studio goody bag!!  Right on!!!

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Here are two cards I created to send out to some special people we know and that fit our Anything Goes with a Twist September Challenge!!  For my first get well soon card, I used a Pink Fresh Enamel Frame in gray.. so love these!  I also added an exclusive Clique Kit die cut Polaroid frame, my favorite May Arts Natural Burlap String and my Study Abroad Clique Kit papers!

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My next card was also created with my Study Abroad Clique Kit.  I added my sentiment inside of my favorite Fiskars cloud punches and adhered my large white sequins with my Scrapbook Adhesive Dotz.  They hold like a charm!  I topped off my card with May Arts white seam binding and of course a couple fabulous Pink Fresh Studio color block wood veneers.  I also added some dimension by popping up one of my paper layers with Scrapbook Adhesive Foam Squares.

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And here’s my process video for creating both of my cards!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Head over to Clique Kits now for the challenge guidelines and check out the layouts created by Erica and Gia for this month’s Anything Goes Challenge!

Happy Scrappin!

Jody