Welcome to the Memory Works Spring/Summer Catalog Preview Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Cathie’s fabulous blog. For a complete list of participants or to start from the beginning of the hop please visit the Memory Works blog.

Now, onto my projects using the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm line!!  For my first layout, I used a grid to arrange my photos and then designed around them.  I wanted to save some of that adorable, multicolored chevron paper, so I cut an 8″ by 8″ square out of the center.  It created a great frame around my photos!

See the stitching marks along the edge of the paper?  I used my WRMK Sew Easy to make those marks >> quick and easy!   The burlap string is by May Arts in available in short lengths and entire 400 yards spools HEREI love the texture it adds to my projects and is perfect for cards too!  I also added a few Studio Calico Wood Veneers 🙂 I’m also in love with the Simon Says Stamp Dies!!  This cute little banner die cut is my favorite!  You can even layer a couple papers at once and cut!

For my next layout, I went more mixed media / artsy fartsy!!  I love using paint on my layouts.  The effects are so cool!  When ‘ombre’ became so popular this year, I knew I wanted to use the technique in my scrapping.  So, out came my arylic paints (white and aquamarine) to create an ombre effect on this funky layout.  The paint gets lighter at the bottom.  Before the paint was dry, I sprinkled a bunch of little gold stars over it.  These are the same “old school” stars found in schools.  Next, I layered the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Vellum over the top of it after cutting it into a circle (I saved that center circle for another project). 

The background paper says “love you to the stars and back” over and over again.  This is something our girls and I say each night at bedtime.  Sometimes they throw in some wild destinations and the plants too!

I used my old school alpha punches to create parts of my title, along with the packaging from the Flair Buttons.  Recycle it baby!! I couldn’t resist adding a couple of the new Maggie Holmes Fabric Frames too!  They are fabulous!!!

 Thank you for sharing your time with us today!!  We always appreicate it!  I’d love it if you followed my blog too.  Just enter your name and email address in the top left column to join the fun!  You can also connect with me on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter by using the links at the top.  Let’s continue to have some fun all year round!

AND……There will be a *prize for one lucky winner !

Leave a comment at each blog you visit along the hop for more chances to win! You have until midnite to leave your comments. Winner will be announced on the Memory Works blog on Thursday, April 18th.  My comments section is at the top of this post, under my blog header in case you missed it 🙂

*Prize is sponsored by Memory Works.

Now, you’re off to Kelly Holbrook’s blog.  This girl will amaze you with her talents.  Happy hopping and thank you for spending your time with us today!


  1. Jenn

    I love the fabric like polaroid cut outs. Is that a die or did they come that way? Your one year old is a little cutie.

    1. Spiegel Post author

      Those lovely fabric polaroids are from Maggie Holmes by Crate Paper. They come that awesome!!

  2. Janey

    Awesome work here! I love this line and the sweet story about the bedtime phrases. We do the same in our home. And that baby… how sweet! TFS

  3. Gia Lau

    Fantastic work with one of my favorite lines! I love the paper with the words and the color combos and you know I love that ombre! I am inspired to try more patterned paper backgrounds. Awesome job Jody!

  4. Danielle

    Thanks for the blog hop reminder! Such beautiful details here – shows you really take a lot of time and thought when choosing supplies and placement. I love the layering, paint and the stitching 🙂

  5. Erica

    I am a huge fan of your work Jody!! And these layouts are gorgeous!! Love that you cut the vellum in a circle so you can see the paper and paint coming thru under it!! Fabulous !!!

  6. Lynn Darda

    Wow! You’ve outdone yourself! I love how you cut out a frame to save some of that cool paper. How clever of you to use old school punches to create the so trendy negative space alphas for titles! Lots of lovely layers and of course you always have the cutest photos to work with!

  7. Jenn Bennett

    Love love love! You are so talented. I think I need to order some of that background paper. Love that saying! Those fabric frames are so cute!

  8. JayNine

    I actually followed you here from your YouTube Video: ombré Tuesday tags tutorial! Thank You for that. I start my first attempt (on a piece of small canvas) of DIY ombré paint today!

    1. Spiegel Post author

      That’s awesome! Thank you for checking out my YouTube channel & leaving me a comment. Have fun with your canvas!!


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