Highlighting the Gold Doilies

Good afternoon, everyone!  Kat here today sharing my first layout on the SpiegelMom Scraps blog. 

This year, my family did a “late Christmas” in January because we wanted to celebrate when we were all able to be together.  Our nieces were super excited for an extra Christmas celebration.  They got all cute in their new Christmas jammies, watched a movie and then opened presents.  I got some very cute photos of the two of them and did not want to wait a whole year before scrapping them!

I am so in love with the gold doilies right now so I really wanted to come up with a unique way to incorporate them into the layout and sort of highlight their “awesomeness”.  I ended up using them to create a fun background:

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff, #spiegelmomscraps #doilies #sequins

I pulled some of my other favorite items from the store –star sequins, heart shaped wooden veneers – to create this fun layout of my two favorite girls.

For this layout I used the following items from the store:

-Gold doilies

-Apple Green sequins

-Real Red sequins

-Holiday Stars sequin mix

-Studio Calico hearts & arrows wood veneers

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @kraftykat9, #spiegelmomscraps #gold #doilies #scrapbook #scrapbooking #DIY #Projectlife

What’s your favorite item from the shop right now?

Kat

Clique Kits February Pep Rally Featuring Punxsutawney

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @americancrafts @dearlizzy, #cliquekits #spiegelmomscraps #dearlizzy #serendipity

Welcome, welcome everyone!  I’m so happy you’re joining us today!  You should have arrived here from Erica’s blog, but if not here is the entire line up in case you get lost along the way.

Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Erica http://ericarosecreates.blogspot.com/
Jody  http://spiegelmomscraps.com/
Lacey  http://laceybugcreations.blogspot.com/
Danielle http://picsandcheesecake.blogspot.nl/
Nicole M http://www.nicolemartel.blogspot.com/
Sarah M. http://sarahmoore4.blogspot.ca/
Kim http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
Allie  http://www.magicalmesses.com/
Kat  http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com/
Donna http://scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
Charity http://www.scrapfaire.blogspot.com/ 
Sandy http://www.thepinkcamera.com/
Mariah www.fun2scrap.blogspot.com
Marcia  http://www.onescrapatatime-bymumsie.blogspot.com/
Alisha  Www.alishabuggins.blogspot.com
Tyra  http://www.justtyra.com/

Now for my two page spread!  I haven’t done a two page layout in like FOREVER and I was definitely missing them.  This month I wanted to mix it up a little bit and do a traditional 12×12 on one side a Project Life style on the other side.  I’m really happy with how it turned out and will probably continue to do more of these.  Here is what it looks like side by side.

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And here’s the right side, a 12×12 traditional layout.  Besides my Punxsutawney Kit, I added a few of the cork embellishments from our sold out We Go Together Kit, which was fabulous!!  I think cork is a great accent and works with so many papers and themes.  I love the colors and tones in the Serendipity papers, especially when you mix the contrasting ones together and layers.

side 1

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And here’s the Project Life side!  I’m using one of the pages in the the Big Variety Pack, Style 3 for this side of my spread.  As you can see, I created a fun sequin shaker pocket at the top right.  To seal the top of that opening, I simply ran a thin line of glue at the top edge and allowed it to dry.  The glue itself does dry clear, but I could still see the glue.  Knowing myself, I’m probably the only one in my family who would notice it!  Nonetheless, I added some washi tape from my stash along the top edge to cover it up.

Abby turned 3 last November and she’s getting to be such a little girl and less baby.  Insert tear here!  We have an absolute blast together on my days off when her sisters are in school. It’s just Mama & Abby, perfect!

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I hope I’ve inspired you to give Project Life, or partial Project Life, a try!  This feels like a good fit for me and I’ll be sharing more like this in the future!

*** Please be sure to leave us all a comment as you hop today!  We’ll be picking a random winner who will receive their very own Punxsutawney Kit!!!  EEKKK!  So, spread the word and share this hop with your friends!  We’d love to see some new faces.  You can also purchase the kit and anything else the Clique Kits shop for 10% off using my special code JODY10! Enjoy!

Thank you for spending your time with Clique Kits today & enjoy this fabulous hop!!  You’re next stop is Lacey’s blog HERE.

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Clique Kits Pep Rally Peak

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @americancrafts @dearlizzy, #cliquekits #spiegelmomscraps #dearlizzy #serendipity

Get ready to join us tomorrow for the next fabulous Clique Kits Pep Rally Blog Share!  We’ll be sharing some beautiful projects with our February Kit, Punxsutawney, which is loaded with the lovely Dear Lizzy Serendipity line.  Here’s a look at the kit.  There are a few left in stock in the Clique Kits shop, so grab yours today and get 10% off by using the code JODY10 at checkout.

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @americancrafts @dearlizzy, #cliquekits #spiegelmomscraps #dearlizzy #serendipity

And here’s a sneak peak at my project for tomorrow’s Pep Rally!  I totally adore every piece in this kit!

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @americancrafts @dearlizzy, #cliquekits #spiegelmomscraps #dearlizzy #serendipity

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @americancrafts @dearlizzy, #cliquekits #spiegelmomscraps #dearlizzy #serendipity

Set your alarms to join us tomorrow at 10am CST.

See ya then!

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @americancrafts @dearlizzy, #cliquekits #spiegelmomscraps #dearlizzy #serendipity

 

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