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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!

46 thoughts on “Cuts2Luv Product Swap Blog Hop

  1. Beautiful layout!

    1. Thanks so much!!

  2. Jody. Stunning!!! I love the whole layout, esp. the NAVY with pink AND the adorable photos!!!

    1. Beautiful! Love the colors.

  3. This is just beautiful,, I love the colors you used and the Shimmerz products you used. That flair is so cute!!

  4. Wow beautiful layout Jody! I love love love your snowflakes cork!

    1. Thank you Caroline!!!!

  5. I love the colours you used! And seriously could the pictures be any more precious!

    1. Thanks!!!

  6. Lovley LO 💙 It’s a first for me here sooo much cool ideas xx

    1. It’s great to have you here!!! Thanks!!

  7. Beautiful layout!

    1. Thanks so much!!

  8. Love all the colors in this layout!!!

    1. Thank you!!

  9. Wow 💙what a colorful winter layout ! ! ! so lovely the corky flake 💘Great idea this blog hop👍 Thanks😃😃😃

    1. Oh thanks so much!!!

  10. Love this layout! The flair is just perfect!

    1. ❤❤😘😘😘😘thank you!

  11. A beautiful layout. Love it!

    1. Thank you tons!!!!

  12. Wow it’s so beautiful! I love snowflakes!

    1. You’re so sweet!! Thank you!!!

  13. Your layout is so pretty!

  14. Really Cute Layout!! I love how the paint is on the outside of the snowflakes. I also love how the colors you used makes the snow pop.

  15. Gorgeous layout! Can’t wait to get my mitts on some acritonez

  16. Love this layout!

  17. Very pretty layout. Love how you inked around the snowflakes for a different look!

    1. Thanks so much!! Thank you for visiting the hop!!

  18. I really love this layout, Jody!! Cute photos and awesome design!! 😍😍💕

    1. ❤️😘😘❤

  19. I love the Cut2Luv flair and the snowflakes!

  20. I love this! I also LOVE how well the AcriTonez covers that “today”

  21. Just beautiful! Love all the texture and layers!

  22. This is a fabulous layout, I love it!

    1. Thank you!!

  23. I really like our use of the primary colors &the way u used ur snowflakes!!

    1. Thank you!! I love to mix it up sometimes

  24. Une superbe page!!
    Et merci pour ce merveilleux blog hop!!
    Thank you so much

    1. Thank you!!!

  25. Beautiful winter layout. I love all embelishments.

    1. 😘😘 thanks so much!!

  26. What a lovely hop. The projects were beautiful and inspiring. I get new ideas I want to try every time I do one of your hops! 🙂 Thanks!

  27. This is so pretty!!!

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