Happy Ground Hogs’ Dag!! Jody here today. Although I don’t take much stock in a ground hog determining whether or not I continue to freeze my butt off, it’s still a cute yearly tradition here in the U.S!!
Today, I’m sharing a layout I literally put together in 20 minutes!! We all need layouts like these for busy, busy times! I shared a couple sneaks of this on the SMS Instagram a few weeks ago and today I’m excited to share it with you all. I started with a FREE cut file (found on the Free Cut Files page here) cut out on American Crafts white cardstock and paper from Pink Paislee/Paige Evans, Take Me Away. I chose the Flurries Background cut file I designed and simply layered it over my Pink Paislee paper. I added a Chantilly Lacy 8 inch doily, some Pretty Little Studio Hello Heather papers and my photo, then adhered that onto my background. I also added some craft foam under my photo to pop it up a little.
One other tidbit I’d like to share is my struggle to actually use cut files! Crazy right?! My scrap studio is no longer in the room, or even the same floor as my computer which causes a problem obviously. So, to solve this dilemma I have been cutting files while I’m doing other things at my computer like checking email, working on taxes (UGH help me now LOL), etc. It’s pretty easy to get my cut file set up cut, and then let it run while I’m working on other tasks. I just wanted to share that with you all since I’m sure I’m not the only one that faces challenges like this. So now, I have several different cut file background and others ready to go whenever I want to sneak away for 10 minutes to create in my space!!
I simply added my title, which are cardboard Thickers from American Crafts (maybe from Dear Lizzy or Amy Tan??) and Foam Thickers from the Pink Paislee Take Me Away collection. Finally I sprinkled some Amore sequins in a few areas. I called it good in 20 minutes you guys!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you are inspired to pre-cut some background cut files and have them ready to go for creating some super quick layouts!!
Remember, there a couple very cool things going on this month! First, we have our team up with Accent Scrapbooking! The Sparklers hopped yesterday so be sure to check that out if you missed it! Kareen from Accent Scrapbooking and I also hosting a month long challenge group over on Facebook. The group can be found HERE you guys!! Join the group and check out all the inspiration! Kareen and I are giving away some awesome prizes!!! Check out the graphic below and have a great day!!
Happy February 2017!! It’s just crazy to me that’s it’s February already. A few months ago Kareen, from Accent Scrapbooking, and I starting chatting about a collaboration and it’s finally here!! We swapped a bunch of products with each other and let our Design Teams have some fun! Today the Sparklers and Accent Scrapbooking’s Designers are presenting their latest works of art for your inspiration! Some of the designers are also using this fabulous sketch from Laura Whitaker! Katty from the Sparklers found it and we all just love it! This will be Katty’s last blog hop as a SMS Sparkler as her term has come to an end. You’ll be seeing plenty of her around though!! Just be sure your subbed to her YouTube Channel and check out the Shimmerz Paints blog too! You’ll definitely find her over there 🙂
Below this amazing sketch from Laura, you’ll find the entire Sparklers line-up and the link to the Accent Scrapbooking blog where you can check out their blog hop as well.
We know there’s a lot to take in today, SOOOOO we’ve also created a Facebook group HERE! It’s called “Spiegelmom Scraps and Accent Scrapbooking February “Big Blog Hop!!” Check out this graphic for the prizes being offer too. Add yourself to the group and hang out with us all month long. Seriously, check out the prizes you guys!! Ok, now you’re off to my blog HERE!! Happy hopping!
Be sure to check out the Accent Scrapbooking blog hop too! GO HERE!!
Hello everyone, Jody here today for a very special blog hop! The Sparklers and I are very excited to announce our product swap with the fabulous flair shop, Cuts2Luv!! We have been planning this for months and are super excited the day is finally here!! Caroline from Cuts2Luv is a total a sweetheart and her flair are wonderful, so be sure to check her shop out HERE. This is a long hop, so let’s get to it!
For today, I’m sharing a layout I created based off a sketch I designed and have included some brand new Shimmerz products, a free cut file (found HERE), and some lovely flair from Cuts2Luv!
I used this sketch as my inspiration and this FREE SpiegelMom Scraps cut file to create all my snowflakes. You can find the cut file HERE and the sketch can be saved right from this post. After cutting the Flakey background for another project, I saved all those lovely flakes for more projects! I stuck pretty close to my sketch, which always makes my scrapping go way faster. I just turned the sketch on it’s side to mix it up a little bit. After all, I did just have an insane weekend LOL!!! I started with white American Crafts cardstock and used several of the die cut snowflakes to as masks, painting over them with In The Navy AcriTonez from Shimmerz Paintz. This technique is great when you want to create your own background and want specific colors! I then used some of those same die cut snowflakes on my layout and layered them with the Blustery Day Feltie Snowflakes. LOVE THESE!!
The new AcriTonez are amazing, self-priming paints. They go on with a chalky-like feel and dry completely matte, almost like chalkboard paint does. It’s the coolest!! I also completely painted over the “Today” in my title. It was black and the AcriTonez cover it beautifully.
After my background dried, which was super fast, I added some layers of Pink Paislee Moonstruck behind my photos to bring out the bright pink and navy. I added some contrast with a Corky Flake (die cut cork snowflakes) and love how they stand out!
One of my favorite things to do when scrapbooking is adding small details around my page. It keeps your eye moving around the layout and gives it so much texture and interest. Adding little details like Cut2Luv flair, SpiegelMom Scraps Sequins and splatters of Shimmerz sprays are my totally perfect finishing touches! The navy blue splatters you see are Mama Sings the Blues Coloringz. Caroline’s flair is fabulous!! Layering it, like I did below is so much fun! You’ll love the dimension and texture it adds to you layout! Do check her out!! Also pictured below are Tiny Heart Cork Confetti and Chasing Azul sequins.
A few notes about my layout before you hop on to the Cuts2Luv blog. Caroline and I love to give away prizes, SO be sure to leave comments on all the designer’s blog participating in the hop. You have through Saturday, January 14th to leave comments and TWO winners will be announced on Monday January 16th in the Facebook event!
Feel free to use it and tag #smssketches in your social media!
I hope you enjoy what I’ve created for you today and enjoy the rest of the hop!
Thanks so much! Now you’re off to the Cuts2Luv blog. Here the entire blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way!
SpiegelMom Scraps www.spiegelmomscraps.com\
Cuts2Luv blog: http://cuts2luv.blogspot.ca/
Caroline Elliam : http://creationselliam.blogspot.ca/
Sara Scraps: https://sarascrapsblog.wordpress.com/…
Marie-France : http://scrapbookingdebadbarbie.blogspot.ca/
Sandra : http://saisir-le-moment.blogspot.ca/
France Ringuette: http://fringuetteart.blogspot.ca/
Hello everyone and Happy 2017! Jody here today to share a layout and some upcoming SpiegelMom Scraps events. There were so many awesome things about 2016, but today I’m looking forward to what an amazing year 2017 is going to be! First off, we are teaming up with Cuts2Luv on the 15th of this month and cannot wait! We are having a huge blog hop with prizes, free cut files and tons of inspiration.
We would love to have you join us over in the 15 Minutes 2 Scrap Facebook group. You can find us by clicking here or simply searching for the group and asking to join. One of our lovely admins will happily add you! The Sparklers Design Team hosts monthly challenges and the winners get a $10 shop credit to spend on whatever they like!! Plus, you can always share what you’re working on and just hang out with us!
Alright friends, now I’d love to share a recent layout I created using small amounts of time spread over about a week. That’s how I create most of the time, between working full time, running SMS and managing my busy family! It works great for me to work on a layout for 10-15 minutes, then come back to in later. For this layout I used the free cut file from Creative Scrappers in December. I stretched the cut file across my layout to create these cool looking windows.
After I had the CS cut file cut out on my American Crafts cardstock, I used a glassine bag to create a stained glass effect. First, I cut open the glassine bag and placed some drops of glue on the inside where I wanted my snowflakes to be positioned. Now, I know my photos are not winter at all but the snowflakes are very subtle inside the glassine bag so I didn’t mind. The snowflakes are from the Flakey cut file, free on the Cut Files page here.
Next, I dumped a bunch of the Adore sequin mix in the glassine bag and sealed up the edges with glue. I used double sided tape to adhere the glassine bag window to the backside of my white cardstock and layered up some Bella Blvd papers from my stash. I also cut a new Silver Foil Doily and added it around my photos along with these beautiful puffy leaf swags and more Adore sequins. Here are some close ups!
I hope you enjoyed my layout today! I always love this technique with glassine bags and sequins AND a chance to get on the blog with my Sparklers! They know I’ve been busting my butt behind the scenes to get ready for my biggest product release to date! Get ready for lots of new sequin mixes and even more felt and cork die cuts!!
Over the next few days, I’ll be adding more items to the Clearance section of the Scrap Shop, including WRMK Page protectors and adhesives! Watch for those deals and grab some of the wood veneers that are left too!
Thanks so much for spending your time with me today! Hope to see you join us in the 15 Minutes 2 Scrap Facebook group today!
Good morning everyone and Happy St. Nick’s Day! Jody here this beautiful morning to announce the winner from the blog hop AND the winners from the challenges in our Facebook group, 15 Minutes 2 Scrap! First the blog hop winner is …….
I love the colors! Thanks for sharing your ideas!
Craft Joy please email me at email@example.com to claim your $10 shop credit AND a little bonus prize from me!!
Next are the winners from challenges in our Facebook group over the last couple weeks! These ladies have scored some awesome prizes just for playing along!
Thank you to everyone who played along this week, visited the blog or just lurked to check everything out!! Don’t forget to check out the Facebook group HERE and the Free Cut Files page in the menu bar above!
There also a Linky Party in the right side bar >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Please create a project using one of the December cut files and link up your project with your blog URL OR your Instagram account! It’s super easy!! One lucky winner will be chosen from the entries and receive a $10 shop credit on January 1st!
Thanks so much for being here! Now, do something creative today!