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What About Wednesday: Forming layers

 

Aloha!!! It’s Hannah with you here today! I hope all is well. It has been real busy here, but I am excited for the spring and with that season change more busyness. With that busyness comes more sunlight, weather weather and spring flowers. Oh and let’s not moon rocks. We have those too.

Haha. Ok maybe you don’t have moon rocks.  My five year old son is convinced that he found a real life moon rock. He was so proud of himself for exploring and finding this moon rock.

As a mom, it was so cute. Seeing his face light up in wonder was priceless. So like any other scrapbooker mom I took a picture of this moon rock. Even though I knew this moon rock was not what he thought it was, there was something in me that couldn’t just break his heart and lighten his discovery. I too played along. Now I am making a layout about this infamous moon rock too.

Let’s take a look at the layout I made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I knew right from the start I wanted the photo of this moon rock to be the focus of the layout. I also wanted to make a loose grid design, by having two smaller squares under the photo. I knew I wanted to try to add layers to these two grid squares to add to the tone of the layout. It’s all about being fun and searching and finding bit and pieces, like my son had explored and found a major discovery for himself.

I used lots of different patterned papers mixed with a glassine bag, shipping tag, vellum and an acetate ephemera amount the layers. I love the way each of these pieces look sticking out in different spots.

On the corner of the shipping tag I added some Navy and grey feltie hearts. I wanted lots of texture among the layers too. I really helps lift the squares of papers and create shadows that look really cool. I mixed tiny staples with big staples to hold down the feltie hearts in other areas on the layout.

 

This second square I added a gold doily within the layers. I also used dimensional foam in between a layer to pop it up a bit.

I cut some of the circles from one the of patterned papers and scattered them throughout the layout. Everything was on top of the dictionary patterned paper from the Cool Kid Collection from Crate Paper. I really liked all the words it defines and thought it was perfect for this kind of layout about exploring and make believe.

Also scattered throughout the layout I added both My Clementine and Pandora’s Ombre Sequin mixes. These both had colors that were used in both the Shimelle Little by little collection and the Cool Kid Collection.

I formed the title around the photo. I kept the layers around the photo minimal. I wanted the layers to be focused in the the other two squares. This really makes them pop out more.

These Thickers are so cool. They really make this photo stand out.

 

The journaling was written on the shipping tag and tucked in the layers. I know it could be harder to get in the protector, but I really lobe how it looks tucked in the layers.

 

This was such a fun story to tell and layout to make. I love how these little pieces that happen daily throughout my life make up my families’ lives. Our Story. It’s so precious even though the rock wasn’t a real one, it still tells of how my son loves to play and has a great imagination. I am proud as a mom that I can help him remember his story.

I love how these products can help tell that story!!

You can also watch my process video from Youtube here below

I can’t wait to see what you all create and the story you tell about your life. Please make sure you head over to our Facebook group and she all the projects you make with your things from the SpiegelMom Scraps Store.

Until next time Stay Inspired!!

Hannah

 

 

 

 

What About Wednesday: Using the negative of a cut file

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Aloha My Scrappy Friends!! How is everyone’s winter/summer going? I live in Washington State and this year has had some really crazy weather for this area. Usually rain is the norm, but we have actually had snow quite a few times already this winter.

A bit of it is pretty nice, since it has been seven years since we have seen more than a dusting of snow covering the ground. Though I am not gonna lie though that I have been thinking about Hawaii quite a bit when my fingers and toes are freezing from the cold.

Just this past weekend we got about a foot of snow. Which is a lot for our area. It literally snowed for 24 hours. It was quite beautiful for a while, though my heart still cried out to another time just last year where I sat on the beach enjoying and taking in the waves from the North Shore. The sand warms your toes, the sun kisses your cheeks and the breeze has this special smell of tropical flowers and salt mixed together.

That is what this layout is all about. I used a picture from this weekend and a picture from last February. I printed them off at 3X4 because I knew I was making a 9X12 layout. I really wanted my background to be visible.

I used a cut file that was designed by Laura for January. If you check out the cut file section you should be able to get it on the blog.  it reminded me of shells so I really wanted to use it.

I decided to cut it out of striped colored pattern paper, I do this from time to time. especially with a paper like this bright colored from Cute Girl. It’s super fun but not knowing how to use it can throw you off. Using it with a cute file allows you to get all the colors on a layout but in smaller amounts.

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When I pulled it off the mat I really was inspired by the negative space of the cut file, or the inside of the cut file. I used liquid glue to attach the negative pieces down to some modeling paste mixed with Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Licorice Stick.

At this point I didn’t know if I was just plain crazy for spending twenty minutes glueing down the cut file until I pulled off the main part. It looked so cool.  It definitely reminded me of tropical Hawaii. I knew my pictures would be perfect.

I backed the white card stock with modeling paste and the negative cut file onto a dark gray patterned of stars. I really wanted the color to pop. I outlined with black pen around the white card stock. 

I tucked in a shipping tag with blue baker’s twine at the top of the layout. Later I ended up sticking a feltie cloud and small clothespin at the top too. The first current picture I held onto with the clothes pin. I also added a frame and some cloud puffy stickers.

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I added the date in pen on the photo at the bottom. I also used a flair bottom that we got last month from our collab from Cuts 2 Luv that said Baby it’s cold outside. It was perfect for that photo, because it was cold this weekend.  I splinted some sequins from Let’s Be Mermaids and My Clementine sequin mixes.

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I added a couple of other clothespins at the bottom of my layout. I really love the way this adds interest and dimension to the layout.

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To better see the cut file I put the second photo one the left side as far over as I could. IMG_2617

I layered behind the photo a white doily spritzed with Shimmerz Vibez Eggnoggin’ and Razzleberry . I wanted a bit of color that you might see in the sand and sun on the doily. I layered some ephemera with hearts on it above the picture. The wood chips used to be in the store and were from Studio Calico. They are super fun to layer with, and have a natural feel.

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I also added a feltie cloud to mirror what I did to the top photo. I added more sprinkles of My Clementine and Let’s Be Mermaids sequins. I love how these colors really play off of the bright colors in the Cute Girl Collection from Crate Paper.

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The colors are so bright and inviting. They worked perfectly with my ocean photo. The waves are so inviting too. Especially with a day filled with snow.

To match the brightness I used some really old Thickers from an old Dear Lizzy Collection. This made for a title. Mixed with the puffy stickers of the Cute Girl Collection and the sequins scattered around it really tied together the feeling I wanted to share.

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Even though my feelings about the snow and the beach are shining through on this layout, I still added a few sentences and tucked them behind the tag, in-between the white card stock and the patterned paper. I didn’t want to write on the negative cut file, I really wanted that to be the focal point. I did however want a few words somewhere about how I felt. Hidden journaling is a good way to do that.

Here is a look at the whole layout.

Look below and you can watch my process video from Youtube.

I hope you are inspired to try to use the negative of a cut file. I know I save them on occasion,  (I have a drawer full of them actually). This kind of layout is perfect way to use them up and tell a fun story. Because times and things change. You move, the weather patterns change, our routines change and the things of last year my be so different from this year! It was fun to see this difference side by side.

Have an inspired week!! Don’t forget to share with us the layouts you are making with your SpiegelMom Scraps products in our Facebook Group.

Hannah

Tackling a moodboard with Laura

 

Hi Guys, Laura here for my first post of the year.

Have you seen our January challenge over in 15 Minutes to Scrap?  It has been set by our lovely Hannah and it is to use this mood board as inspiration.  Hannah also asks us to pay particular attention to textures and use one of the textures displayed in the mood board.

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When I start scrapping based on a mood board the first thing I notice are the colours.  I adore these colours – rich teals, metallics and greys are what stand out to me most.  However, you could also run with duck egg, wood, and white with a pop of mustard.

Next, I notice the finishes – wood grain, velvet, hammered metal and – my favourite – woollen pompoms.  Seeing as Hannah specified texture I thought I would attempt to make some mini pompoms for my layout.  After five attempts I came up with something usable and gathered some other supplies…

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I knew I wanted to make a segmented sequin shaker pocket from vellum.  My vellum has a slightly grey tinge to it which I thought matched the mood board colour scheme perfectly.

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I pulled out my sewing machine and the darkest teal shade of thread I had and made a film strip style pocket stuffed with aqua marine dream sequins.

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I started working on a mixed media background combining metallic washi tapes and inks.  The trouble was I couldn’t make it work as a big piece…

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No problem, though – it had all the right colours and textures to work with the theme it was just too big.  The solution was to cut it down into smaller pieces.  I plumped for the star shape as it matched both the photo and the sequins.

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As I worked with my ingredients and referred back to the mood board I was inspired to go for a segmented look… the board has 9 boxes, but also looking at the middle column you have window panes, rectangles of colours in the swatch and geometric areas of colour in the art work.

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This also gave me the opportunity to add copper pen work.

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I added the writing after everything else was finished.  I always forget how nerve-wracking it is writing directly onto a layout!!  My tip is to sketch it out very lightly in pencil and wait over night for the ink to dry before erasing the lines.  Also write confidently (I find going too slowly makes me more likely to wobble) and move your  wrist along the paper (if my wrist is not comfortable the writing won’t be fluent.)

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I’m so pleased with the texture the pompoms give.  I’m not sure how this will work in an album – it might be one for a box frame.

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Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you’ll join us over on the facebook group for Hannahs challenge.

Laura

Make It Yours Monday

 

Hi everybody, Lisa here with another Make It Yours Monday and I LOVE the layout I have to share with you today!!  I was inspired by the BEAUTIFUL layout I saw on Facebook over the weekend by the talented Beata Valint  (http://myshinystudio.blogspot.hu/2016/08/designer-spotlight-at-scrapbook-expo.html)
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I used my brothers scan n cut to cut out the file she shares on her blog. Then, I got to weeding it out!!
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After that was completed, I used some Shimmers Coloringz in Keep Palm and i watered it down to get a really light watercolor as well as some Pretty In Pink coloringz. I used a few other shimmers colors (Giddy About Green, Pink-A-Boo, Meet Me @ Sunset, and Pugnacious Purple) to add hints of color to the cut file.   I also used some Dazzlers in Tutti Frutti to hold down the sequins I added to bring more color and sparkle to the page. The sequins I used were Pinky Pie PinksLets Be MermaidsMoonshine Delight and A Mermaid’s Tale

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Then I chose a light teal paper from the Fancy Free paper pad I picked up in the shop and trimmed it down to fit and adhered it on a pink mat and them placed the cut file over top14079798_10210140202922532_1463110331324580575_n

After the cut file was secured (tip, use a fineline bottle for this one!) I matted my photo and used some foam adhesive to pop it up. I added my title to fit around the corner and it fit really nice!

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I am so thrilled with this one. my little one even said, “Awww, that’s me and it’s so pretty!” I hope you enjoyed the process and dont forget to use Lisa15 for 15% off all your SpiegelMom Scraps orders!!!

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Create*Craft*Share You Tube Hop!

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @cliquekits @scrapinmadge @tammysmith @flowersandmorebyrhonda, #decemberdaily #youtube #bloghop #simplestories #pinkpaislee #prettylittlestudioHello crafters!  Here we are again for another awesome YouTube hop with myself and three other amazing crafters, Scrappin’ Madge, Flowers & More by Rhonda and Tammy Smith!  Our challenge this month was create a Christmas themed project.  I knew I wanted to get more of my December mini album done which features our family’s Elf on a Shelf, Raphie!  This was the perfect time, PLUS, I wanted to show you all how I created a few of my pages.  

Here’s my video, which features my December mini album created with my Clique into the Holidays kit from Clique Kits!  Thanks so much for watching!

 

Other fun news!! I’m having a Design Team call for my Etsy shop and have just extended the due date to January 5th!  I’m still working with my graphic designer on my new logo and would love to reveal both my Design Team and new logo at the same time!!  So, get your applications in to me at SPIEGELMOM@GMAIL.COM 

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See ya soon!

~Jody

60% OFF ENTIRE SHOP SALE

Breaking news here today!!  I’m revamping my shop over the holidays and would LOVE to hear what YOU want!!  I’ll be giving away $10 in product to someone who leaves a comment with what they’d love to see in my Etsy Shop in 2015!  That’s right $10 in product of your choice!!!  You also get an extra entry if you share on Facebook and other Social Media and stop back to tell me you did!  Easy peasy!

Meanwhile, grab some stocking stuffers for  yourself and some friends with this 60% off coupon good in my Etsy Shop tonight through November 30th at midnight CST!  Thank you!!

 Wood Veneer

Sequins

Ribbon

Burlap String

Something new?!!

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Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving everyone!

~ Jody

Masking with Lemon Owl Die Cuts!

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Happy Sunday scrappers!!  Today I’m sharing a layout I did last night after a long weekend at the Waterford Christmas Market Vendor Fair & Craft Show!! Whew!!  It was great to talk with so many wonderful people visiting our town!! I sold my Advent Countdown Calendars, which was awesome!  I just added remaining Advents to my Etsy Shop and have a special coupon for you!! Just use ADVENT40 to get 40% your Advent now through November 26th, 2014!!

So, for this layout I mixed up not two, but THREE different kits from Clique Kits!!  I used our November Homecoming Kit, our December Gossamer Blue Mini Kit and parts of our December Enchanted Meadow Kit!! How about that trifecta!!  To make it even sweeter, Enchanted Meadow has a fabulous stamp set from the Sweet Stamp Stop!!

First of all, I LOVE this grey wood grain paper with all the book print throughout it by Lemon Owl!!  It has such fantastic details I didn’t want to cover much of it up.  So I decided to put the die cut negative to good use by using them as a mask!  You can check out my post on Instagram HERE to see how I used the die cut negative as a mask.

Here are some close-ups!

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Aren’t these little stamps from the Sweet Stamp Shop the sweetest!! I loved adding the words Sparkle & Shine along with the little sequins stamps to my layout!  I also colored the little wood veneers with a Sharpie marker 🙂

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I hope you enjoyed my layout today and were inspired to try some masking and misting!!  I’ll see ya soon for a new You Tube Video, also featuring the Clique Kits November Kit Homecoming in an 8×8″ album!!

Remember, do something creative today!

~ Jody