Category Archives: Echo Park Paper

Girls Just Wanna Have Sun

Happy Sunday everyone, Ali here, with a super sunny scraplift! We are devoting the entire week to scraplifting the fabulous Missy Whidden! Now let me tell you, that is a tall order and I was super nervous about this! But I actually really enjoyed it and I love the layout I created!

Here is the layout I chose to scraplift, I absolutely love everything about it! Missy has such a distinctive style, and it is totally her own! I wanted to do it justice, without just copying it completely.

I had these fun selfies of my mom, sister, and me at the pool. So I knew I wanted to use the new awesome echo park collection Summer Dreams. So instead of the large star die cuts, I went with suns! I started with some watercolors to create a background in the color scheme. Then I added the suns and machine stitched around them (which was definitely a task!) and I absolute love the look this creates!

After the background was complete it was so simple to add my photos and some layering behind them. I used one of the stickers from the collection as my title. And of course, the best part, sequins! I mixed one of the mini packs with Orange Blossom  and sprinkled those around. Then I picked out a few of the light blues from the Ferris Wheel mix, just to tie it all together! Those little shells are perfect for summer scrapping, I just want to sprinkle them on everything!! Lastly, I typed my journaling and printed on some vellum. It is one of my favorite things to do, especially with a mixed media background, because I sometimes hate covering up all of that hard work!

As you can see, I tried to make this my own, but the inspiration from Missy definitely shines through!

Here are some close ups so you can see those amazing sequins up close, aren’t they fabulous?

Thanks for joining me for this scraplift week, be sure to come back next Sunday, I will have another Missy lift for you! And as always, save some money on your gorgeous sequins with this coupon code!

 

 

My Girl Baby Layout with Guest Designer Karla

Hey there crafty friends! Karla here today, and I’m super excited to be Guest Designing here today- what an honor! Today, I’m sharing a layout that I made of my youngest daughter, Erica, when she was just a year old. Wow – time flies – she’s now almost 5!

I started off choosing a sketch and layered on papers and stickers from the Echo Park Petticoats and Pinstripes collection by Lori Whitlock. I just love these lovely bright papers, and the pretty sequins from the Pinky Pie, Spring Blooms and Let’s Be Mermaids Sequin Mixes from the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop were the perfect embellishments! I love using a sketch as a starting point, then choosing my photos, papers and embellishments.

These wonderful Cork Chevrons are so awesome for layering! I pulled out some paper ephemera diecuts from a My Mind’s Eye All Things Girl package to add to my layout. I love the vintage feel of these diecuts!

I used the tiny silver stars from the Pinky Pie collection on this pretty crown, which I layered over a sticker from the EP collection pack. I added some handwritten journaling and stamped the date with an Amy Tan date stamp. I love that a lot of the paper packs come with coordinated journaling cards in them. Even if I choose not to use them in a pocket page, they are great to use on a layout!

These sweet little flower sequins in the Pinky Pie Sequin Mix were just perfect to layer on the flower sticker. They are subtle and add a pretty shine! You can see some of the stitching that I added across my page. Erica was very excited to #1 – have another layout of her own baby pics and #2 – help me with the stitching!

You can see my process video here on YouTube or click below:

Here’s a look at the beautiful embellishments I used on my layout, which you can find at the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop:
Let’s Be Mermaids

 

Pinky Pie

 

Spring Blooms
Cork Chevrons

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop for awesome embellishments to add to all your projects – use the code LISA15 to save 15%! You can find me on my Blog, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook – I’d love for you to stop by and say hi!

 

Make It Yours Monday

Hello Everybody and thank you for joining me for another Make It Yours Monday! I have a really fun and colorful layout for you today that I was totally inspired to create after seeing a circus themed party collection at my local party store!! I knew I had to use this photo of my oldest daughters kindergarten class’s “Clowning Around” spirit day from last year.

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I started, as I usually do, with a piece of American Crafts Textured White Cardstock. I splattered the background with Pretty In PinkHeidi Ho Blue, and Pink Stilettos coloringz from Shimmerz. I marked out where my photo will be and then used my Heidi Swapp Confetti Stencil to create the stars. I used the Dreamscicle and Lemon Drop dazzlerz through the stencil. I didn’t clean the stencil between colors, allowing some of it to mix and create a new color!

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While I was waiting for the background to dry, I started on my photo layers. Using scraps from stash, I used the colors from the photo to help me choose the colors for the papers. I misted a white doily from the shop with the 2 pink mists I used on the background to create a pink one and layered them with the photo cluster also.

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When the background was dry, I adhered the photo cluster to the page. I outlined each of the strips the photo is on with my black pen and added my journaling,  Chunky Cork Stars were the first fun embellishments I added around the page in clusters. Wood Veneer stars joined the cork, as well as some of the pretty yellow and teal sequins from the Believe In You sequin mix. I broke out some of my new colors of Nuvo drops and added some dots into the mix. I added the title “Class Clowns” to my photo and I was done! This is such a FUN and COLORFUL layout, inspired by a PLATE!!!

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So, Look around this week, at colors, patterns, anything and take it to a page. Make It Yours. And come back next time to join me for another MAKE IT YOURS MONDAY!!!

AND, dont forget, you can use LISA15 and get 15% off all of the beautiful products in the shop, including all the pretties I used today!!!

Tuesday Talent

Tuesday's Talent

Hello everyone, Mandi here with my last post. This time it is an anniversary card that features May Arts Burlap String, Tutti Frutti Dazzlerz Texture Paste, Chunky Cork Hearts, Sunny SmilesSilver Stardust Sequin Confetti and Gold Stardust Sequins.

Design Team

I thought painting have of the hearts with the Dazzlerz was a great way to add a little extra wow. When the paste is wet apply the sequins. I just sprinkled them on to the surface and pressed them in with a stick.

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I love who this card looks even when it is laying sown flat.  The sequins on the top and the cluster at the bottom adds a lot of drama without the bulk.

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Thanks for stopping by and having me as a guest for this month.

Project Life, 15 Minutes at a Time

Hello all! I’m back today with a quick Project Life layout. These photos are from the first day of school, September 2, 2014.  I didn’t take many photos because I was too busy holding back those proud Mama tears many of us shed on that first day back. Sniff, sniff.  To create this layout I used Everyday Eclectic by Allison Kreft for Echo Park Paper. I just love the color combos in this line! 

Many of you have read about my creative method of “15 minutes to scrap” which I definitely hold myself to doing almost daily. This is a great method that works for me and my crazy busy life. I worked on this layout in very short periods of time, no longer than 15-20 minutes.   I started by cutting my papers to size and arranging them in the pockets along with my photos. 

During my second short scrap session, I pulled out my embellishments consisting of the Everyday Eclectic stickers Chic Tags wood veneers, Studio Calico wood veneers, enamel dots, paper now from Michael’s Craft Store etc.   During my last scrap session I began to stick things down and add the finishing touches like the wood veneers & enamel dots. After a total of about 45-55 minutes, this layout was done & in our 2014 scrapbook!! 

Thanks so much for spending your time with me today!! I hope you’ll give this method a try! I’d love to hear from you about scrapping 15 minutes at a time!! 

See you soon and remember …..

Do something creative today!


~ Jody
aka SpiegelMom

 

Adding Contrast with Cork!

Hello everyone!

I cannot tell you how awesome it is to be creating recently!  I’ve continued to be super busy stocking and packing new goodies for my Etsy Shop and designing some more fun stuff coming in May.  I’m also continuing to burn through my scraps of left over kits and other purchases I made before Two Peas in a Bucket closed their cyber doors.. so sad!

And so now I digress to tonight’s layout!  I used a hodgepodge of papers here from Echo Park, Dear Lizzy and another I’m not sure of anymore!!  When I mix up a few different papers, sometimes I find it easier to scrap with a black and white photo.  This doesn’t get much easier that a simple filter in Instagram!  I have to say I have the best little models 🙂  Here’s a picture I snapped with my iPhone of Abby ‘reading’ us a bedtime story a couple weeks ago.

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I’m always excited to create on a white card stock background too!  A clean slate.  This allows me to really stretch those scraps of patterned paper to the max!  Take a closer look at the white card stock….

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Yes, you see it now don’t you 🙂  I used a fun Kesi Art stencil with some Gesso and Distress Ink mixed together. I love how this turned out, just a hint of texture in the background without being overwhelming!  Here are a couple more pics.

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Another thing I really love to work into my layouts is some contrast.  It doesn’t have to be black on white or anything that drastic.. but just some nice contrast.  That’s where my love of cork and wood veneer comes into play. I’ve created a few new cork embellishments (some of which are self adhesive) like these fun clouds which will be in my shop this weekend! 

Here are a couple more close ups for ya’ll.  That adorable little wood veneer bicycle is from Chic Tags and those cute cork chevrons are in my shop as well.

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@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @echoparkpaper @americancrafts @shimelle, #jodyspiegelhoff #spiegelmomscraps #echoparkpaper #creativeagenda #corkchevrons #corkclouds #etsy #americancrafts #thickersAnd I cannot forget the BEAUTIFUL Shimelle wood veneer above from American Crafts!

Thanks so much for spending your time with me today.  Now it’s time to decorate your Planners and set your alarms for May 2 & 3, 2015 for……

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See ya very soon!

~ Jody