Abby you’re a firework!

Hey all! Jody here today with a few tips for using Shimmerz Paints, texture paste! First of all, this stuff spreads like the creamiest frosting you’ve ever had in your life! It’s smooth & just beautiful.  Here’s a close up at this yumminess!!  I’ve used three different things to spread the texture paste and two of the three worked well. First, I tried a small metal palett knife (long & narrow) and I just didn’t like it. It was too stiff and didn’t spread the texture paste very well. Second, I tried a long, narrow plastic palett knife which worked pretty good. The plastic palett knife was much more flexible and easier to work with. Third, I just used my finger! I think that was actually my favorite tool lol! 

To create my texture paste firework bursts I used an Amy Tangerine stencils I picked up at My Scraps & More on sale and Shimmerz Paints Dazzlers in Red-iculous.  I think this is actually a flower, but it works perfectly for fireworks too!  This matches Abby’s spunky personality perfectly!! 

After I laid my stencil in my American Crafts white card stock I held it in place with some washi tape.  I lightly dabbed Dazzlerz onto my stencil and gentally wiped it across & tada!! Fireworks!! 

Next, I had some texture paste left on my finger so I just wiped the excess onto my layout around my firework bursts. No wasting this stuff!! 

Now, I was impatient and didn’t want to wait for the texture paste to dry so I just kept on creating my layout. I knew what photo I was using already, hence the red fireworks ūüėÄ. I added a few Project Life cards from the Holidays Mini Kit behind Abby’s photo and layered some Heidi Swapp gold chipboard embellishments (Michaels Craft Store), Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphas, Red Heart Felt-Fetti and gold foil stickers from my stash. Here are a couple close ups!!   

How pretty is that, right?!!! Thank you for spending your time here today!! Please let me know if you have any questions about the Shimmerz Paints I’m carrying! I’d also love to see what you’re creating, so be sure to share them on the SpiegelMom Scraps Facebook page OR in Instagram with hashtag #createwithSMS. Speaking of those, I’m having a huge giveaway sponsored by the fabulous Marion Smith Designs going on right now!! Here’s a peak at the prize pack! Head over & be sure to follow me on Facebook & IG to enter to win these prizes!! 

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@SpiegelMom_Scraps on Instagram 

Thank you for joining me here!  

Do something creative today. 


Tuesday’s Talent Wrap Up with Teresa Huckle!!

Hey everyone!  I’m very excited, and sad, for Teresa’s last post today!  She’s really rocked the goodies in my Etsy shop and I’m very grateful that she was my guest!  Sit back and relax for Teresa’s last post as Tuesday’s Talent!!

Hey guys Teresa here for my last project for July! Can’t explain how awesome it has been being a guest designer for this month and can’t thank you enough Jody for asking me! I just had to try a shaker card. And how could I not with her amazing sequin packs! I used a new favourite lawn fawn stamp called Baked with Love and filled that shaker with all of Jody’s sequin mixes to match my colours.


Check out my video HERE and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel!! I’m always cooking up something new!!  Don’t forget you’ll get an extra 15% off any order this month by using my special code TERESA15. Products I used in my project this week were:

May Arts Pink Burlap String

Silver Sunrise Sequins

FairyTale 2 Sequins

Thank you so much for being my special guest this month Teresa!  It’s been a pleasure and a treat to have you creating with us this month!!  Hugs!!

~Do something creative today.


Library Blogging & a Quick Card

Hey friends!!  Jody here today and I’m blogging from the library!!  It’s very hot here today so the girls and I decided to go to the library to hang out ūüėČ 

 I’m sharing an easy watercolor Shimmerz card!!  I started some a piece of watercolor paper from my local scrapbook store, which I trimmed to 4″ by 5.25″. I spritzed the watercolor paper and my Shimmerz Creameez to activate the watercolor powder. This is to prep the watercolor paper for easier, dreamy-like, blending. You don’t need to do this however.  After they were ready, I just began randomly painting a variety of the Shimmerz Creameez into my watercolor paper. 



Take a closer look at the beautiful, slight shimmer of the Creameez watercolors. Photos just don’t do it justice!!  After the watercolor dried, I added some heat embossing right into top of the watercolor, which worked great with Veramark ink! The stamp is one of my old fav’s from Stampin’ Up. I also added my Flutter Cork Butterflies, May Arts ivory burlap string and mounted the watercolor card onto a scrap piece of Hello Today paper from Heidi Swapp. Then I added it onto the from of a 4.25″ by 5.50″ card base.   

 Thanks so much  for stopping by today!! I hope you were inspired to try out watercoloring on a card!!

~ Do something creative today. 


More winners!! Blog hop & YouTube!!

Hello everyone! I know you’re all chomping at the bit to know who won these two amazing prizes!! I want to thank everyone who follows me here, on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, etc!! I truly appreciate everyone’s support & our common ‚̧ԳŹ of this hobby!! Hugs to you all!

And now for the YouTube comment winner!! Congrats to Amanda Rhodes!! Thanks so much for spending your time with us for my Scrap Party 15! You took the time to hang out with us on our blogs and on YouTube!! Here’s another look at Amanda’s prize!!! You’re going to love your Shimmerz Paints prize pack!!   

And now the blog hop comment winner…. Congrats to Loenor Carrilho!! Thank you for spending your precious time with all of us and all your sweet comments!! All these fabulous adhesives are yours!!! 

Congrats ladies!! Please email me within 5 days to claim your prizes:  

Next up, a new product review and new shopping feature right on my website!! Go HERE to check out a new product review and product comparison of the Scotch ATG and the NEW EZ Runner Grand (pictured center, above in the photo). Below, the easy refill for the EZ Runner Grand. This runner and refill has 150 feet of tape on it and it’s half the weight of an ATG!! The actual EZ Runner is in my website now and the refill is being added soon! Check out my comparison video for all the details!! 
Thanks for stopping by today!! Please share this post so the winners can claim their fabulous prizes!! 

~ Do something creative today.


Tuesday’s Talent, Teresa is back!!

Hey guys!!! It’s me,Teresa back with another layout featuring Jody’s amazing goodies from her Etsy store!  I’ve created another traditional 8.5×11 layout which I kept pretty simple with lots of pops of colour!

Eeeek!!  I’m loving the exploding look of sequin heaven covering my page, and seriously the May Arts burlap pink twine you guys looks awesome layered behind a photo like a cluster!!!


Thanks so much for joining me again this week!!  Be sure to stop over to my YouTube Channel, CraftinmommaML and check out my process video!!  Don’t forget to use my special coupon code of TERESA15 to get 15% off your entire purchase in her Etsy Shop!!!  So awesome!!

See you next week for another project!

~ Teresa

Scrap Party Winners and a Process Video!

First up, thank you for all your support and participation is my 5th anniversary Scrap Party!! I appreciate all your comments, sharing and linking up!!  And now, the Scrap Party WINNERS!!!!

Pocket Letter Challenge winner of PL Cards and a WRMK Gift Box Punch ~ Renee Wallace!!

Planner Crazy Challenge winner of a $10 V’s Sweet Idea’s credit ~ Kim Allen!!

Watercolor/Embossing Challenge winner of AC Embossing Powders & baker’s twine ~ Karen O!!

Shaker Card Challenge winner of AC Boxed Cards ~ Jennifer Dykstra!

Stars Challenge winner of a set of 3 AC Paper Punches ~ Karen O! 

Sequins Challenge winner of $10 from SpiegelMom Scraps!    ~ Jennifer Dykstra!!

Layout Sketch Challenge winner of 4 Dear Lizzy Roller Stamps ~ Leonor Carrilho (mldcarrilho on Instagram!)

Thank you so much for playing along!! We had a blast and I hope you all did also!!  Please email me at to claim your prize(s) within 5 days!!!  After 5 days, all unclaimed prizes will have winners drawn again!

Next up… my new process video and layout are up and running finally!! ¬†We had our laptop die on Saturday… awesome right! ¬†So, I’m a bit behind this week, especially after a leak in the basement was super close to my scrap area!! ¬†EEKKK! ¬† But, after a late night session I’m ready to rock and roll again! ¬†Here’s my watercolor background layout, featuring Shimmerz Creameez watercolors!! I’m so lovin’ these watercolors!! ¬†After creating my watercolor background (YouTube video here on how I created it), I began adding some very simple layers of Heidi Swapp Hello Today papers, cork butterflies, pink baker’s twine, Pink Fresh Studio puffy stickers, felt hearts and Dear Lizzy wood veneer ‘Best Ever’ for my title! ¬†

To create my loops of baker’s twine, I simply laid out my twine with the loops how I wanted them. ¬†Next, I added a few dabs of Aleene’s Tacky Glue to the tops of the loops and let it dry for a few minutes. ¬†Then, I added the baker’s twine loopy-banner onto my layout using the same tacky glue! ¬†Pretty easy and great way to use your twine and strings!

I really love how the water color background looks!! ¬†There’s just a little bit of shimmer in the watercolor, which is hard to see in the photos. ¬†It’s so pretty!!

Thanks so much for spending your time with me today!  Please hop over and check out my YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE!  

~ Do something creative today!




Last Day ~ Scrap Party 15

Thanks so much for joining us this week! I’ve been so humbled and excited at the same time by your support and participation. You all are fabulous 😘 !! 

Have you linked up yet?!! You have plenty of time to create a project or three & get linked up!! Here are a few projects to inspire you!!


Once you’ve created your challenge project, go to this page HERE to get linked up using your blog or Instagram!!

See ya’ll tomorrow with a fun wrap up post & more new SpiegelMom Scraps products!!! 

~ Do something creative today!!