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Meet your NEW Sparklers Design Team & Product Reveal

 

Now, introducing your new Sparklers!!!  

Welcome to the party friends!!!! Check out all the A-list creatives on the 2017-2018 Sparklers Design Team!! This year we have three media teams: the Blog Squad, the YouTube Squad & the Insta Squad!! Each of these teams will be bringing you diverse, non-stop inspiration on all of your favorite creative platforms. We are all very excited about the new focus on IG this year and will be having new exciting content there about 3 times a day!! Tons of  creative eye candy all over your social media apps. Creativity all ways & all days! 

We are going to jump right in to today’s line up & the new goodies in the shop today!  This month, I’m giving away a $20 shop credit to only randomly chosen blog commenter!!!  The comments will be open through May 6th at midnight.  

Here today’s line up!  There’s one Sparkler, Raquel Anderson, who can’t join us today because she’s in the middle of moving! You’ll see lots of her on IG! 

SpiegelMom Scraps Blog

Jody’s Blog

Lisa Kingston

Marie Friant

Karla Yungwirth 

Hannah Lemieux 

Daisie Hanson 

Khristina Sorge 

Sheryl Banares

Christine Beuzit 

Sara Scraps 

Dannielle Brown

Laura Rumble

Mary Garcia 

Rachel Stewart

Ali Scraps

Sarah King

Suzanna Lee

Christy Harriman

And here are your new releases!! 

Thank you so much for joining us today!  Now you’re off to Jody’s blog to kick of the projects!

XOXO

Sneak Peak!!! 

Hello, hello my creative friends! Jody here today with a very bittersweet post.  At the end of this month, I’m saying goodbye to some fabulous Sparklers Design Team members.  Thank you ladies for sharing your creativity, your time and talents with SpiegelMom Scraps!!  I’ve appreciated each of you so VERY MUCH!!   SMS fans, be sure to keep following these awesome ladies as they continue on in their creativity!  Sarah, Beth, Evi, Megan and Felicia you were all amazing to work with!!  Thank you 100 times!!! 

Even though the end of April is a bit sad for me, I’m also really excited to give you a peek at the May 1st sequin releases and a preview of the 2017-2018 Sparklers Design Team! These are some of the most talented ladies in the paper crafting industry and I couldn’t be more honored that they’re a part of my team this year.   You’ll see some familiar faces returning to the team and some awesome newbies too!  On May 1st during our first team blog hop, you’ll get to know each of the 2017-2018 Sparklers as well as seeing some of their fantastic creativity.  In case you missed the announcement on Instagram here is this year’s new team!!

And now for a special looks at MOST of the new sequins coming to the shop on May 1st!   There will be a few surprises along with three new cork releases!!!  


Here are just some of the collections these new sequin blends coordinate with!

Shimelle Little by Little

Simple Stories Faith & Emoji Love

Echo Park Paper Go See Explore

Kaisercraft Wildflowers

Paige Evans Oh My Heart

Crate Paper Oasis 

Once again, mark your planners for May 1st so you don’t miss the full reveal!  In the mean time, please enjoy the last few posts in April!  I know I will!

XO,

Jody

Sparklers Design Team Blog Hop!

Hello everyone and welcome back for another fabulous Sparklers Design Team blog hop!  This month is truly bitter sweet for me as the owner of SMS. I’ve had the absolute pleasure of working with this amazing group of talented memory keepers for the past year and have enjoy all their creativity, inspiration and motivation!  I’ve been able to grow as a business owner and a person because of THIS group and for that I’ll always be thankful.  This is their last blog hop as this team. As many of you know, the applications are now closed for the new Sparklers Design Team and I received a ton of beautiful applications from some extremely talented paper crafters!  Thank you all for taking your precious time to apply of the Sparklers and congrats, you’ve made my job these past few days extremely difficult!!!  I’ll get through the last few applications today and reach out to those applicants I’ve chosen by Sunday. Thank you all so much!!!!

Alright scrappy peeps, here’s today’s blog hop line up.  Remember, you can win a $10.00 shop credit by just commenting on all the blogs for the hop by Monday April 3rd and the winner will be announced by April 5th here on the blog and on Facebook.  

SMS Blog

Jody’s Blog

Lisa Kingston

Christy Harriman

Sarah McClellan

Hannah Lemieux

Khristina Sorge

Sara Scraps

Rachel Stewart

Laura Rumble

Felicia Young

Beth Soler

Crafty Meggy

Ok friends, now you’re off to my blog!  Enjoy the rest of the hop and be sure to keep following these lovely ladies even if they aren’t on the Sparklers starting in May.  They are all awesome!!

XO

Jody

Product Swap with Creative Embellishments!

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Hello everyone!  We are so happy you’ve joined us today!!  We have done a huge product swap with Nicolle and her lovely Creative Embellishments design team! Our teams have been creating their butts off for this hop and are very excited to share their projects with you!  Here’s a peak at just some of the inspiration you’ll find here.   

@spiegelmomscraps @shimmerzpaints @creativeembellishments @americancrafts @pinkpaislee @mymindseyeinc @amytangerine @paigeevans, #spiegelmomscraps #shimmerzpaintz #creativeembellishments #chipboard #nakedchipboard #scrapbooking #scrapbook #cardmaking #DIY #papecraft

Be sure to comment on all the blogs because there’s a $25.00 SMS shop credit up for grabs which is always awesome when there’s a new product release!! Speaking of that…. here are March releases!  

And now for your ginormous blog hop line up!  You’ll have a full week to hop all the blogs and leave your comments to be entered to win the $25.00 SMS shop credit!!  Enjoy!

SMS Blog <<< You’re here!

Creative Embellishments blog

Jody Spiegelhoff

Laura Whitaker (March Guest Designer) 

Nicolle Kramer

Lisa Kingston 

Doris Widder

Christy Harriman

Maggi  Harding

Sarah McClellan 

Sarah Routledge  

Hannah Lemieux 

Heather Thompson 

Khristina Sorge 

Marci Bensing 

Evi Cortes 

Bev Code 

Sara Scraps 

France Ringuette 

Rachel Stewart 

Nanné Harry  

Laura Rumble

Laetitia Pauchet 

Felicia Young

Lisa Moen  

Beth Soler  

Nadine Carlier  

Crafty Meggy 

Shona Keehn  

Now you’re off you my blog!  See ya over there!

Fast Layout > Using a Background Cut File

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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!!

@spiegelmomscraps @silhouette @pinkpasilee @paigeevans, #srapbooking #spiegelmomscraps #cutfile #silhouette #pinkpaislee

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!!

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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!!

XO  Jody

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Accent Scrapbooking Product Swap Blog Hop!!

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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. 

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 SMS Blog 

Jody’s Blog

Lisa Kingston

Christy Harriman

Sarah McClellan

Hannah Lemieux

Khristina Sorge

Katty Miranda

Evi Cortes

Sara Scraps

Rachel Stewart

Laura Rumble

Felicia Young

Beth Soler

Crafty Meggy

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!!

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Cuts2Luv Product Swap Blog Hop

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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.@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @americancrafts @Shimmerzpaints @amytangerine @cuts2luv, #spiegelmomscraps #scrapbook #cuts2luv #shimmerzpaints

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!15895056_10212346760050745_4755489259166753365_n

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.15966111_10212346760370753_4073962368382616117_n 15978069_10212346760850765_5285112350810972712_n

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!