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Enjoy Life – Let’s Get Sketchy + SMS Team Up!

Hello!

Today I get to share my interpretation of this week’s sketch! You may have heard, we at SpiegelMom Scraps have teamed up with our friends over at Let’s Get Sketchy for the month of November. You can visit their site for the sketch or check it out here in the 15 minutes 2 Scrap Facebook group.#SpiegelMomScraps #exclusivesequins #lgsketchy #scrapbookingsketches #letsgetsketchy #scrapbooking #shimmerz #shimmerzpaints @shimmerzpaints @spiegelmom_scraps @wordsandpaperscraps @lgsketchyThe fun sketch Sara designed included butterflies and no matter how hard I try, I can’t figure out how to incorporate butterflies into my projects. Ugh! Strangely, I think it’s because I don’t have kids yet. So in place of those I’ve included some heart punches. My whole post was inspired by the gorgeous new sequin mix in the shop: 2 Cool 4 U. I absolutely love this mix! #SpiegelMomScraps #exclusivesequins #lgsketchy #scrapbookingsketches #letsgetsketchy #scrapbooking #shimmerz #shimmerzpaints @shimmerzpaints @spiegelmom_scraps @wordsandpaperscraps @lgsketchyAnd while many of the mixes in the shop coordinate well with popular lines – I’m on a crafting budget, so I’ve chosen to use some papers from my stash. I stitched my punched hearts onto some paper from the Dear Lizzy Saturday collection, backed against white cardstock. I then splattered some Shimmerz Vibez in Egg Noggin’ for a little shine. I layered this picture of my sweet German Shepherd onto some vellum and gold-foil polka dotted paper.

That triangle shaped shaker pocket full of sequins found its place stitched on the corner of my patterned paper. To make this: I first trimmed an extra page protector scrap into my desired triangle shape. I then used my Fuse Tool to seal the sequins in.

I used a few pieces of wood veneer on my page including a mini clothespin, We R Memory Keepers “Honey I’m Home” title piece, and a heart from my stash. #SpiegelMomScraps #exclusivesequins #lgsketchy #scrapbookingsketches #papercrafting #letsgetsketchy #scrapbooking #shimmerz #shimmerzpaints @shimmerzpaints @spiegelmom_scraps @wordsandpaperscraps @lgsketchyTo finish off my page I included a cloud feltie from the shop, and a brad from the Simple Stories “Posh” collection. I added my journaling and then I was done! Stay tuned this month for a new sketch every week!

-Rachel

 

Friends Now & Then: September Challenge

September Challenge = Old + New

Check out all SMS challenges over on our private Facebook group! Ask to join if you haven’t already

Better late than never! I love the concept of incorporating old and new products (and photos) into one project – What a great way to use some things I haven’t thought of in awhile. I wanted to use a photo of me and my friend Jordan from our first year of college and one from after we had graduated. Though not many years passed between the photos, I love showing the stages of our friendship!

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My background paper is from the Dear Lizzy Saturday collection. I usually shy away from using patterned paper but I wanted to push myself a little on this project. To soften it, I used a floral stencil from Heidi Swapp with some texture paste. I used some Shimmerz Dazzlers Sea U in the Mornin’ to highlight the textured flowers.

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To bring out the teal color even more, I used string and a brad from the Simple Stories Posh collection.

For my older supplies, I used some papers and embellishments from the Crate Paper Style Board collection. I layered a few scraps under and around my pictures. I also incorporated a gold foil doily from the shop for a little shine & to bring out the gold detail on that PinkFresh Studio wood clip from the Indigo Hills collection.

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For the finishing touches I used a few different embellishments. The black and white AC thickers plus signs at the top coordinate with the pattern on the background. I also couldn’t resist stitching on some cork chevron confetti .. LOVE. Lastly, I added a few sequins from the Let’s Be Mermaids mix.

I’m happy with how this project turned out! It really pushed me to utilize products from different collections.

-Rachel

Tuesday Talent

Tuesday's Talent

Mandi, here. Popping in to share with you a cute baby layout that features the May Arts Burlap StringSea U in the Mornin’ Shimmerz DazzlerzTutti Frutti Dazzlerz Texture PasteCloudy Days FeltiesChunky Cork Hearts and Gold Sequin Confetti.

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I love to take bits and pieces to create a cluster which helps draws the eye in to the title area. As you can see here I have felties, cork, string and papers which adds a lot of texture without a lot of bulk, which takes up less room in albums.

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To give the embossed cardstock this shine I applied a thin layer of the Dazzlerz. I came across a cool technique the Dazzlerz can be used in. It can exactly be used as an adhesive for foil sheets. Apply a thin layer of the paste to the cardstock, let it get to the tacky stage, maybe five minutes, rub the foil in the area you want and remove. You should be left with something that looks like this.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this fun technique in how to incorporated the Dazzlerz into your crafty work.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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

 

Holiday Happiness Blog Hop!

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff, #scrapbook #spiegelmomscraps #bloghop #Holidaybloghop #scrapbookchallenge #prizes #sequins #felt #diecuts #ProjectLifeHappy Holidays everyone!! We hope your season has been filled with goodness and of course, lots of crafty time!!  This month the Sparklers Design Team, Tuesday’s Talent~Sarah McClellan and I have an inspiration filled blog hop for you.  Grab your favorite hot beverage (if you’re freezing like we are in the Midwest) and relax while you tour our blogs.  

Here’s today’s line up just in case you get lost along the way.
Jody @ SpiegelMom Scraps <<< you’re here!
Kat Benjamin
Sarah McClellan
Louise Gannon Forsyth
Charity Feit

It’s been a wonderful year and I’ve been working hard to bring you some fabulous new products. One of the favorites are my new Birds of a Feather Felties!! These beauties are die cut from a high quality wool felt and perfect for embellishing your scrapbook pages, cards, Project Life spreads and more!! Here’s a look at the debut colors before I show you my layouts today.  Check out this little gallery for the new goodies!

Ok, now for my blog hop layouts!!  For my first layout, I attached a few different colors of Birds of a Feather Felties using my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and tacky glue.  I also think running them through the sewing machine would be fabulous!! The other brand new felt die cuts are my Cloudy Days Felties. I love their soft fluffiness.

These photos were taken in October when our youngest daughter met my Nana in Florida for the first time. They met on Nana’s 85th birthday and it couldn’t have been more special for us all!  I used Dear Lizzy Serendipity collection papers, along with various other embellishments.

Here are a couple close ups so you can really see the beautiful texture of the felt feathers and the cork hearts.

My next layout is a blast from the past, 4 years ago to be exact.  This photo was taken when Abby was only 2 weeks old and crying the entire time we tried to take this photo.  The other four girls are truly being troopers here!  I used Elle’s Studio papers and cut apart pieces to create the layout.  

I knew I wanted to create a couple windows in the layout somewhere and decided to make one on the top and one on the bottom of the red patterned paper section.  I used a 2 inch circle punch.  To make my shaker/type windows I knew I had to create some dimension and lift the red patterned paper off the main background.  To do this, I mounted several pieces of basic craft foam on the back.   This is what the backside of the this section looks like… a hot mess right!  The red pieces are the craft foam, which is what I’ve been using to add larger areas of dimension onto my cards and layouts.   I learned this cost effective trick from Jennifer McGuire, love that girl! I adhered the craft foam with Scotch two sided tape, as my tape runner didn’t work well on the spongy surface.  Next, I created my sequin pocket with the actual sequin packaging I use for my products.  This is a great way for you to reuse many kinds of packaging items for various manufactures.  Give it a try!  

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And, here’s my flashback holiday layout!  The sequins I used were Gold Stardust and Christmas Wishes.

This is my next favorite thing on this layout.  I heat embossed this lovely wood veneer from Heidi Swapp with my favorite gold embossing powder; Ranger, Liquid Platinum. It’s not a bright, harsh gold.  It’s soft and beautiful.

 Wow!  I hope you all enjoyed the Holiday Happiness Blog Hop kick off here and have been inspired to do some creating this month!  To help jump start you, I also have 4 challenges going on on my Facebook page for you play along with this month.  Just click the challenges titles to be taken over to the Facebook event and check them out.

~  Anything goes

~ Layout sketch (designed my me!)

~ Holiday card sketch (Freshly Made Sketches)

~Three ingredients: Wood Veneer, something circular (brad, doily, etc) and patterned paper from your stash

You’re next stop is the talented Kat Benjamin!  Be sure to comment on all the blogs also….. you know there’s a prize for that you guys!!

 

Clique Kits February Pep Rally Featuring Punxsutawney

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Welcome, welcome everyone!  I’m so happy you’re joining us today!  You should have arrived here from Erica’s blog, but if not here is the entire line up in case you get lost along the way.

Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Erica http://ericarosecreates.blogspot.com/
Jody  http://spiegelmomscraps.com/
Lacey  http://laceybugcreations.blogspot.com/
Danielle http://picsandcheesecake.blogspot.nl/
Nicole M http://www.nicolemartel.blogspot.com/
Sarah M. http://sarahmoore4.blogspot.ca/
Kim http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
Allie  http://www.magicalmesses.com/
Kat  http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com/
Donna http://scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
Charity http://www.scrapfaire.blogspot.com/ 
Sandy http://www.thepinkcamera.com/
Mariah www.fun2scrap.blogspot.com
Marcia  http://www.onescrapatatime-bymumsie.blogspot.com/
Alisha  Www.alishabuggins.blogspot.com
Tyra  http://www.justtyra.com/

Now for my two page spread!  I haven’t done a two page layout in like FOREVER and I was definitely missing them.  This month I wanted to mix it up a little bit and do a traditional 12×12 on one side a Project Life style on the other side.  I’m really happy with how it turned out and will probably continue to do more of these.  Here is what it looks like side by side.

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And here’s the right side, a 12×12 traditional layout.  Besides my Punxsutawney Kit, I added a few of the cork embellishments from our sold out We Go Together Kit, which was fabulous!!  I think cork is a great accent and works with so many papers and themes.  I love the colors and tones in the Serendipity papers, especially when you mix the contrasting ones together and layers.

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And here’s the Project Life side!  I’m using one of the pages in the the Big Variety Pack, Style 3 for this side of my spread.  As you can see, I created a fun sequin shaker pocket at the top right.  To seal the top of that opening, I simply ran a thin line of glue at the top edge and allowed it to dry.  The glue itself does dry clear, but I could still see the glue.  Knowing myself, I’m probably the only one in my family who would notice it!  Nonetheless, I added some washi tape from my stash along the top edge to cover it up.

Abby turned 3 last November and she’s getting to be such a little girl and less baby.  Insert tear here!  We have an absolute blast together on my days off when her sisters are in school. It’s just Mama & Abby, perfect!

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I hope I’ve inspired you to give Project Life, or partial Project Life, a try!  This feels like a good fit for me and I’ll be sharing more like this in the future!

*** Please be sure to leave us all a comment as you hop today!  We’ll be picking a random winner who will receive their very own Punxsutawney Kit!!!  EEKKK!  So, spread the word and share this hop with your friends!  We’d love to see some new faces.  You can also purchase the kit and anything else the Clique Kits shop for 10% off using my special code JODY10! Enjoy!

Thank you for spending your time with Clique Kits today & enjoy this fabulous hop!!  You’re next stop is Lacey’s blog HERE.

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Extra Special Teacher’s Gift~a Baby Mini Book

Happy June and to the end of this school year!  Ok, some of you may not be jumping for joy at the thought of kids in daycare for the summer.. I totally get that dilemma believe me!  Kuddos to us working Mom’s who somehow make it work!

Today I’m sharing a very special teacher’s gift.  Yes, I did spoil this teacher a little.  Ok, a lot!  She was Sari’s kindergarden teacher this year, who will remain nameless for her privacy.  None the less, she deserves some special recognition.  Sari came home nearly every day amazing us with what she was learning.  It started with her ‘sight words’, then double-digit math and reading!  We were so impressed with what Sari learned this school year that I wanted to give her teacher something special.  Hmmmmmm, what to do??  Then, this winter we learned that she was due with her first baby in August, a daughter!!  Bingo!! I knew exactly what to do for her!

So without further adieu… a baby girl mini album!  I used the Teresa Collins She Said collection.  I love using the 6×6 paper pads for mini albums.  The patterns are shrunk down to the 6×6 size so you don’t lose any details or miss out on the entire pattern.  I also used the 12×12 She Said Sticker Sheet, which contained so many fun elements and alphas!  The base of my mini album are some papers from my stash (Crate Paper I believe).  I adore the white on Kraft floral print!  It’s very soft and pretty.  

To create the album base, I trimmed a 12×12″ sheet of patterned paper in half to 6″ by 12″.  Then, fold the 6×12″ piece in half to form the 6×6″ album base.  You can easily layer a few of these to create a mini book.  Just one sheet of 12×12″ paper gives you a great sized mini album with eight pages to decorate and add photos!  

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You can see below that I used a chipboard banner sticker (Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm) upside down.  The tags it’s attached to pulls out!  Her teacher can use it for journaling some sweet baby stats or some small photos of her darling baby girl.  Since the chipboard sticker is hanging over the top of the tag, I just attached some scrap paper to the back of the chipboard sticker that coordinated with the next page.

See those white felt flowers?  I cut those myself on my Cricut.  Say what?!  Yes, you CAN cut things other than paper and chipboard with your Cricut.  You just need to follow a few simple steps.  (More on that coming soon!!)  The flower centers are from the same chipboard sticker sheet as the banner (Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm) and little pearls are also from ZVA!  They’re a very inexpensive embellishment, $1.90 for 127 individual peals.  They add such a cute little touch!

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Below, you can see the top of that chipboard banner sticker poking out on the top of the left side, next to the No. 1 sticker.  This simple technique adds another fun element to your mini album, along with the dark Kraft tags from Ranger that are on the right side.  

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To create the pocket for the larger tags, I adhered two pages together on three sides.  I left the top of those two pages free of adhesive to create the fun pocket.  I used these Kraft tags from Ranger, but you could also use the coordinating patterned paper to create your own custom tags!  I topped them off with a pretty cream colored seam binding.

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 As you can see, I kept the design pretty simple.  I didn’t want the mini album to be too bulky.  But, by layering different patterned papers and stickers you can still give the pages some dimension and interest.  And, a doily here and there never hurts either 🙂  I also mixed in some other stickers from the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm collecion.  All the Memory Works products have been linked up directly to the Memory Works website.  Contact me to order directly!  Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you were inspired to create and try something new!

Coming soon…

1).  Storage and display ideas for you mini albums.

2).  Cutting more than paper on your Cricut!

Until then, happy scrapping!

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