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Hand Stitching

I have always wanted to hand stitch a layout. I love the work that both Paige Evans and Caroline Free do. I will say though, it takes a toll on the hands. So what better final project to do for Spiegel Moms as a guest designer, than a hand stitched one.


I stitched these flowers over a course of 3 days. The image comes from theeastwind on etsy. I saw her stamp and wanted to create something different with it. I love the doilies which you can find here in the shop.


In my first layout, I mentioned heavy body acrylic. I finally picked some up and I am in love. I made these butterflies with the acrylic and some purple ink. The glass slipper sequins fit so perfect for this layout.


I never thought I would use these wood circles from Amy Tan, but I finally did. I love the meaning behind their placement for me. In this image it is a part of my family tree. Three generations. The butterflies signify my nana as well as her favorite color. I miss her dearly.


Ok, if you have been wanting the Tim Holtz Distress crayons, I highly recommend them. Just make sure you prep your page with gesso. I first tried this without gesso and they just do not work well. They are so creamy and I love the vibrant colors.



I truly enjoyed being a part of Spiegel Mom’s and thank you so much Jody for having me. Be sure you guys join them for National Scrapbook Day, I will be hosting a challenge and can’t wait to see what you create. Happy Scrapping!!!!!

Tiffani xx

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Happy Birthday Melody

My sweet Melody turned the big 5 on April 5th and we celebrated her big day this past weekend. Sadly she had been quite ill over the weekend, but is now on the mend. Dealing with 3 little ones that ended up all sick was quite hard for my creative side, so I did not end up with a process video for this layout. 

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I have a deep passion for black and white photography. Out of all of my girls, Melody just has this presence about her in her images that screams black and white. My husband and I have always been able to capture the most candid shots of her and I love it.


I used some of the cut outs from my previous layout here and colored over them with a pink gelato stick. I like the dark outline it left.


I just adore these felt clouds from the shop! I have a serious cloud obsession, and adding these to my layout just brings out something personal for me. If I can find a way to incorporate clouds, I will.

20160412_222421My favorite part about layering like this, is tucking things under each layer. The possibilities are endless. I wasn’t sure what I would use these heart for and then once I started this layout I found the perfect spot.


20160412_222323 Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my layout 🙂

Best Wishes ~ Tiffani xx

Products used in this layout can be found in the shop here:

White Lace Paper Doilies

Cloudy Days Felties

Pink Felt-Fetti Heart Die Cuts

Pink Lagoon Sequins

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Improvising with mixed media

First let me say, I am super excited to be the April guest designer here at Spiegel Mom Scraps. My name is Tiffani and I love 12×12 scrapbooking. I have been crafting from as early as I can remember, but after going through a very difficult time, I decided it was so important to document life, not only for myself, but also for my three beautiful girls; Harmony (6), Melody (5) and Symphony (2). I want to create memories that they will have to share with their children and so on.

My favorite scrapbooking style has to be mixed media and there are a few artists I absolutely love, Wilna Furstenberg is one of them. I have watched her over the past year and finally purchased her most recent Spring Collection. So I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to take what I learned from her class and products from Spiegel Mom Scrap’s and let my creativity flow.


The picture is of my daughter helping me bake cookies. It is one of our favorite things to do and it was my favorite thing to do with my Nana.


I am all about improvising. You do not need to have to most expensive paints, inks, modeling pastes, etc. to create beautiful mix media layouts. I use the inexpensive acrylic paint from Michael’s and I look for deals and use coupons for the other mixed media supplies. It’s is all about working with what you have, because if you tell yourself you need to have this or that, you are blocking yourself from your own creativity.


I love the Bloom collection from Maggie Holmes, and that is where the flowers are from. The Thickers are from the Dear Lizzy Documentary collection. The pop of yellow just makes me think of spring and happiness. The Pink Lagoon sequins give that extra little touch of color.


I love the wood veneer hearts from Shimelle’s True Stories collection and it was completely coincidental that there were 3. Sometimes you will notice I gather things in three’s, especially hearts, and that is to signify each of my children.


A lot of people find it challenging to use the animals that come in the ephemera packs, but I absolutely love them. It is completely random and that is what makes it fun. You just never know where you will use them and for this layout the black swan from the Bloom collection was perfect!  The & sign and the Beautiful wood veneer are also from Shimelles True Stories collection. This was also my first time using felt on a layout and I love Spiegel Mom’s pink heart felties!! They are so much fun and add that perfect pop of color. The Chunky Cork Hearts are also from Spiegel Mom’s and they just created that perfect balance. The stars are from the April sequins collection and I thought it was fun to add them on the outsides of the word beautiful.


This cut file was included with the spring collection from Wilna’s class. I love how versatile it can be.


I had so much fun making this layout and I hope you enjoyed reading along. Today I challenge you to dig deep into your inner creative self and explore the world of mixed media!!

xx Tiffani <3

PS. Head on over to my blog to check out an awesome giveaway!!!

Products I used from the shop:

Pink Felt-Fetti Heart Die Cuts

Chunky Cork Hearts

Pink Lagoon Sequins

Shimelle True Stories Wood Veneers


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Hello Friend Tag

Hello SpiegelMom Scraps Fans! It’s Ka here today with a cute tag to share. I wanted to make a gift tag to put on a gift box for a sweet friend. The wrapping paper on the gift box is a pastel yellow, so I decided to turn the white shipping tag into a purple tag by blending Dusty Concord distress ink all over it.


Next, I spread some Tutti Frutti Dazzlerz Texture Paste on top of the tag using a sun ray stencil from MFT. To ground the cat, I cut a pretty Yellow Chevron Twill Ribbon and adhered it to the bottom of the tag. The cat is from Mama Elephant Three Amigos stamp set. I colored the cat with gray Copic Markers and used the coordinating dies to die-cut him out. He was popped up with foam dimensional adhesives squares. Lastly, I tied a yellow baker’s twine around a mini clothespin and clipped it to the top of the tag and called it done! 🙂

I had so much fun making this adorable tag and I hope you were inspired! I also wanted to mention that this will be my last post while serving on the Sparklers design team! Some of you might remember that I started a papercrafting challenge a few months ago and have realized that it really does require a lot of my time and energy. So, I have decided I have to step down from the design team. I have had a fantastic time and look forward to all of the upcoming projects from the other design team members and from Jody, herself! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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Bonjour Tag



Ka here …. Hope you’re having a great week! Today I’m here to share a sweet note tag using one of my favorite food stamp – macarons. I love macarons A WHOLE LOT that every year I am given a dozen of them on my birthday from my darling husband. 🙂  This macaron stamp image is part of the set called Bonjour from Avery Elle. I stamped them in three different ink colors and fussy cut them out. I combined them with some of my favorite products from SpiegelMom ScrapsSpring Bloom Sequins Mix, Pink Lagoon Sequins Mix, white doilies, small glassine bags and a white shipping tag. I plan on hanging this sweet tag on a birthday gift bag that I am giving my friend on her birthday.

I hope you enjoy today’s project from me. Thanks so much for stopping by…

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Baby Boy Shaker Card

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Hello friends,

It’s Ka here today to share a baby boy shaker card using the newest sequins released from SpiegelMom Scraps Shop. I used the new Gold Sweetheart Confetti Sequins for my shaker and embellished my card front with the Love Beats Mix.  I combined these sequins with a few of my favorite Lawn Fawn stamps and MFT Dies and Viola! A baby boy card was born! Lol!

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I plan on giving this card to my nephew who will be arriving in just a couple of weeks! I’m always so excited for the birth of a new baby!!! Well, I hope you are inspired by today’s dose of inspiration. And if you decided to go get these sequins, use my code KA15 for a 15% off discount!

Thanks for stopping by,

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Felt Feathers Cards

Felt Feathers

Hello SpiegelMom Scraps Fans! Ka here today to share two simple cards using the Birds of a Feather Felties!

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I wanted these felt feathers to be the star in these cards, so I used only minimal supplies. The sentiments are from Mama Elephant Fair Feathers, which I heat-embossed in gold on acetate film. I blended Tumbled Glass distress ink behind the feathers to create a halo for visual interest.

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I had so much fun creating these two cards and playing with the pretty feathers! You can pretty much use these feathers on anything, so make sure you go grab yours right now at the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop before they are sold out! Here I used the Pink and Aqua feathers, but any color will work. Well, I hope you enjoy today’s dose of inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Birthday Shaker Card

Hello… Ka here with a fun birthday shaker card. I simply cannot wait until Spring! This card had me dreaming of warm weather, smelling the Spring fresh air and walking on green grass! Spring should be here any day now, I hope…

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For today’s card, I inked up the cute pup from the Mama Elephant Playful Pups stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with Copic Markers. I cut him out by hand and set him aside while I worked on my shaker. I used different sizes of Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies to die-cut the cardstocks and Mama Elephant Femme Frames for the scalloped rectangle. I created the shaker window using a stitched duo square dies and the grass using the grassy border dies from Lawn Fawn.

Birthday Shaker Card Detail

Once everything was cut, I stamped the sentiment on the acetate using Black StazOn ink. The sentiment is from the Mama Elephant Mini Messages stamp set. The final step involved assembling everything together on a Neenah 110 lbs cardstock and an assorted mix of sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps Shop.

Well that’s it for me today. I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s dose of inspiration.

Until next time…

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Hello Mini Cards

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Ka here to wish you a Happy Hump Day and share some mini Hello cards with you. It’s always nice to have some Hello cards on hand for a quick note to wish your friends a happy day or simply just to say Hello! I love these smaller size cards because I find it incredibly useful to just stamp a tiny encouraging sentiment or write a small note or add an inspiring quote to brighten someone’s day. I love to make and have a stash of these on hand for those last minute occasion!

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For all the cards, I inked up the flower stamp from the Neat and Tangled Hand Stitched stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. After that I colored in the images with Copic Markers and added a coat of shimmer with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Marker Pen. Once I finished coloring in the images, I cut them out and assembled everything together on the card bases with some yellow thread and sequins. The sentiments are from the Altenew Label Love stamp set.

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For the bags, I folded some White Lace Paper Doilies over some glassine bags and tied some yellow bakers twine over it. I added Pink and White Felt-Fetti Heart Die Cuts as a last finishing touch.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this daily dose of inspiration and hopefully you will create some mini cards to have on hand for those last minute occasion. Don’t forget to head over to the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop to pick up some of these supplies to make your own mini cards too!

Until next time,

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All You Need Is Love Shaker Tag

Hello everyone!

Ka here with a fun love themed tag to share with you today! Okay, seriously how cool are these hearts sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps newest release? I just love how they are embossed! I knew these sequins were the one I wanted to highlight this week. You can use these for any type of love theme projects.

Love Shaker Tag

I started off by covering a white shipping tag using a mint diagonal strip washi tape and used a rectangle die to die-cut the window. Next I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant Smitten stamp set in red to another shipping tag. I filled the shaker portion with Hearts on Fire Sequins mix. After I had completed the main tag, I worked on my smaller tag by stamping an image from the same Mama Elephant stamp set in gray and added a tiny heart from the Pink Felt-Fetti Heart Die Cuts. I finished off my project by tying together the two tags using May Arts Navy Blue Burlap String.

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So what do you think? Thank you so much for stopping by today. Don’t forget to head over to the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop to grab these cool embossed hearts sequins and the other new products from the new release.

Until next time…

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Love/Anniversary Card


Ka here with an anniversary card for my first post as a Sparkler.

Anniversary Shaker Card

For this sweet card, I colored the cute hedgehogs from Avery Elle More Stories stamp set and the branch from Sweet ‘N Sassy Love Birds stamp set using my Copic Markers. I white heat embossed the sentiment from Sweet ‘N Sassy You and I stamp set after blending the background with distress inks.

Anniversary Shaker Card Detail

After coloring the images in and cutting them out by hand, I created a shaker window using a heart die cut. I filled it with Love Beats Sequins mix and sealed it with foam tape.

Well I hope you have enjoyed my daily dose of inspiration and don’t forget to stop by the SMS store to pick up the Love Beats Sequins mix!

Have a great week!