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Scrappy Saturday- I love this girl

Hello everyone!!

How excited are you that Christmas is only a few days away!!! My kiddos are so excited! lol Anyways…. This week I’m scraplifting the awesome Missy Whidden!

This is the layout of Missys that I decided to scraplift. I wanted to go a different way since I’ve been on a roll of scrapping circles lol. So I chose a grid. I will say that I did a lose scraplift of this layout lol.

I loved the Birthdays&Balloons sequin mix and Crate papers Cute Girl collection went great with it! I had already picked out my pictures of my niece, shes so pretty, but I swipped her snapchat pics to scrap lol.

I started my layout by pulling out some of my shimmerz that matched the colors in the sequins and in the paper collection and using the packaging technique  around my layout like Missy had.  Once I had the colors where I wanted them and let them dry, I added the machine stitching like she had.

I kept my grid loser then Missy did, but I knew I wanted it to cover more of the page, I was trying not to have so much white space. But after knowing where I wanted my pictures, I started my paper layering in the other two spaces and then behind my photos too.

I went in as I was adding the layers and added some little thread nests for some more texture and because Missy had added them.

After adding little puffy stickers here and there and the thread nests, I moved on to adding all the pretty shinies! Birthdays & Balloons sequin mix has so many colors and the shine on some of them are just different. I’m guessing its because some of them are see threw and some aren’t, but I love the different shines they give!

Thanks so much for checking out this layout, and make sure to check out all the great layouts that all the other Sparklers made too and make sure to check out what Missy has made too!

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Make It Yours Monday~ Welcome Little One

Hello scrappy friends! Thanks for joining me for another Make It Yours Monday. This month, our theme has been circles and sketches, and this weeks sketch is SO fun and different!!!

To begin my layout, I trimmed down my white cardstock 1/4″ all around. Then, using the packaging technique, applied a light pink Shimmerz to the lower right corner of the page. This created a messy but fun area that my photo will sit in later on. Next, using a dinner plate from my kitchen, I traced 4 circles, making sure to overlap and off set them as a guide for my stitching. I took the page to my sewing machine and stitched over the lines (not very well!!!) using 4 colors of thread (navy, pink, teal and purple) that worked with the colors I’m using on the rest of the page.

After the circles were stitched, I began to work with my photo. I chose to mat my picture with a soft lilac and polka dot paper, then, to make it stand out, a slightly darker purple shade of cardstock. I added some foam tape to the back to make it stand out just a bit more and adhered it to the layout on the bottom right corner, slightly crooked, trying to follow the lines of the circle. 

Instead of circles around the photo, I opted to go with hearts. Using my heart punches in various sized, I punched them from different pieces of pattern papers coordinating with the colors I had in the thread. I arranged them in a curve both above and below the photo, keeping the circle vibe going. To mimic the dotted circles on the sketch, I added some more hearts punched from vellum. 

To bring in some more color and a dose of sparkle, I used the new Unicorns & Rainbows sequin mix, which also inspired my entire color pallet for this page. Going around the circle, I added these beautiful sequins all around the page, as well as by the title, that I added to the inner most circle, again, following the curve. 

To finish my page, I matted the entire layout on a deep purple cardstock and stitched around the edges. A date stamps and extra splatters were the final touch. 

I hope you enjoyed todays layout and will use this sketch as well! When your done, be sure to share it in the Spiegelmom Scraps Facebook group, 15 Minutes to Scrap with Spiegelmom Scraps!!!! AND, be sure to stop by the shop and grab some of the GREAT products used here, and make sure you 

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Scrappy Saturday- Good Vibes

Good morning everyone!! I hope your having an amazing weekend, we’ve had a long weekend here and the kids have been having a blast! Our weather has went from freezing to in the 80’s again lol, our weather cant decided what it wants to do here!

But on to the scrapping and pretties!!

This month were playing with circles and this is the sketch were playing with this week. I love playing with sketches and circles are a fun switch up too!! I have to be honest, I usually stick with squares and rectangles, so its fun to break out of my norm.

I loved this months new sequins and I really wanted to play with the Dream Land mix. I want to play with them all but I dont know what a layout would look like with ALL of them on there lol. Anyways, I went through my scrappy stash and pulled out what I had left over from the Girly and strong kit from The Fairy tale club. The kit had everything but the purple in it, and I hate that I didnt use the purple cause its one of my favorite colors! But all the other colors matched!!! And I was so happy about that!

I started out playing with a little Shimmerz on the background. I used Spritz Cotton Candy, Dazzlerz Sea U in the morning and splattered a little Shimmerz Bumbly Bee on there too! I do have to say that I am loving Bumbly Bee, its amazing! The shimmer to it is fantastic! Anyways, back to it. After I let the background dry, I sewed four circles on the background in black thread and then started the layering.

Usually I wait to put my sequins on last but this time I started with them! I pulled out my sequins and started placing them around my sewn circles. I wanted to play with them so bad and loved the way they sparkled!! After I placed them down, I thought I should probably get some pretty paper and pictures put down. So I pulled out some pictures of me, of course playing with snapchat again,lol.

I pulled out some doilies from my stash and laid them in my sewn circles and started layering behind my photos. The papers were bright and fun and I loved the way it was coming together. I had already used all the embellishments that came with the kit so I had to make my own, so I pulled one paper that had pretty roses on it and another that had lip stick on it and started to fussy cut!

For my title, I pulled out a Dear Lizzy die cut word and added some cotton candy Spritz, then added it onto of my doily. Then tucked in a large lipstick for fun and a pretty flower.

I finished the layering behind the rest of the photos, cut down the white cardstock and added the light blue, blue striped paper to the background and was done.

I hope you play along this week with this sketch and make sure to share on instagram and tag Spieglemom_scraps in it!! We’d love to see what you create!! And remember when your checking out at Spieglemom Scraps, make sure to use code SARAH15 when you check out to get 15% off your purchase!

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Make It Yours Monday~ Loveliest Smile

Hello lovelies! Thanks for joining me today for another Make It Yours Monday!! Today, I have a layout showing you how to create a page combining 2 sequin mixes. I’m using 2 new mixes, Rolling Rustic and Road Trips & Sunshine, coming to the shop November 1st!!!

I began by spattering my white background with Shimmerz Vibes in Sunset Strip and Blushing Vibe and a Coloringz in Moody Mauve. I used a few other mists from my stash as well to create colorful fall foliage behind a tree cutfile I added on top. Using the same mist colors I added an illusion of fallen leaves on the ground with more splatters. 

Next, using my scan and cut and the FREE Lovely Leaves cutfile from the shop, I created tiny leaves from scraps of cardstock to emphasize the fall feel. A few of them I added to the tree branches and the rest I added along the bottom of the page. My photos were matted on some teal and navy cardstocks and then on a piece of vellum that I tore the edges of. The larger photo was adhered straight to the page and smaller one was popped up on foam tape. I tucked a few more leaves behind the photos.

I added my title to the top right of the layout and then, got to the sparkle! The New Rolling Rustic and Road Trips & Sunshine were a GREAT pair to add to the tree as well as the “leaf piles” at the bottom!! I love how they warmed up the page and brought a pop of color to tree and the page!

Thanks for stopping by and spending a part of your day with me! I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will check out the shop for some of the amazing products! When ya do…

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Scrappy Saturday-This makes my heart happy

Good morning everyone!! Sarah back again this morning with a fun little layout of my little girl and camping last fall. This child’s hair crazy!! lol It rained while we were camping and we played in the rain and her hair curled up into messy little ringlets! So of course I had to capture it!

I had pulled out my Maggie Holmes, Gather collection and my Spieglemomscraps Morning Glow sequin mix, they went together perfectly! I loved the paper I had chose for the background, one because its just so pretty and two, because I don’t use patterned paper much as my background and have been trying to do it more. To tone it down a bit though, I did had a sheet of vellum and then started to build my focus from there.

I wanted my layout to be focused across the center of the layout. I added a white photo mat to my picture, added a doily from Pretty little Studios and placed it in the center of the layout and built out from there. I grabbed one of the cut apart sheets from the collection and cut a few of the pieces down to look like banners. I tucked the darker blue one to the left of my photo and then went through the ephemera pack and pulled some of my fav pieces out, like the cute little acetate bear with the bow, some leaves and a few pieces to layer under my photo too.

I tucked the little bow bear in and added a few leaves and moved to the other side of my photo.

 

On the right side of my photo I tucked in a plaid tag and added one of the pieces I had cut out from the cut apart sheet. I tucked in a few more leaves and added some stickers with sweet little sayings and moved to the bottom of my photo to add a few layers.

Some of the piece I had pulled from the ephemera pack previously, I started to layer in under the bottom of the photo till I was happy with the way they looked, then I added a few more stickers and my beautiful Morning Glow sequin mix to the layout and that finished it off for me!

I hope you enjoyed this layout and I hope you come back to see what all the other Sparklers make!! And make sure to use my code at checkout to receive 15% off your order!!

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Scrappy Saturday-Bath time baby

Good morning everyone and welcome to Scrappy Saturday!!!

This month were having fun with some scrap lifting and I was so excited about this! This week were scrap lifting the great Kat Benjamin! It was so hard for me to choose one layout, I went through and saved a ton, just like with all the others and then went back through and eliminated them as I went, lol, so hard!

Here is the layout of Kats that I finally decided to scrap lift.

And here is my scrap lift of it!

I loved the layout and knew what picture I wanted to use, along with what collection! I still had some of my  Story Time kit left from The Fairytale Club and the colors and the cute little mermaids were just perfect along with the beautiful sea shell sequins!

I went through and chose what papers I was going to use and pulled out one of my planner dashboards and fussy cut that beautiful little mermaid out.

I arranged all my papers like Kat had arranged hers and then went to pulling out my clear sheets and sewing them down to the long rectangle at the back of my layering and up on my corner. I chose to go with my clear sheets instead of vellum because I wanted to be able to see the patterned paper behind them still after I got the sequins added in.

I left a small space open and poured my sequins in. I used a mix of different sequins, I love that you can mix and match them and they still go so well together! I used some from Black Tie event, Sparkle Power, Sweet Summer Vibes, Bold Stardust and 2 of the min sequin packs, the blue and purple shells. Everything went together so perfectly! I was so happy with it. Kats layout was amazing and I had so much fun playing along and putting my twist on one of her beautiful layouts!

If your looking at adding some great little sparklies to you scrappy stash, make sure to use my code when you go to the shop and get an extra 15% off your order!

 

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Trendy Tuesday/My girl

 

Good morning everyone!!! I hope your having an amazing 4th of July with your friends and family!! Sarah here this morning with my 1st trendy Tuesday post and as you  have probably heard this weeks theme is emojis!!!

I love emojis, they are just so cute! And my kids know what they are and love to draw them and the oder ones sending me different ones on their phones lol.

I chose to use the Crate paper line, Cute girl for my layout this week. I love all the girly little things you can do with this collection, but with the way I did this layout there wasn’t a lot of room for embellishing.

I went with a quite large emoji for my layout because I knew I wanted to make it itself a shaker pocket. I used one of the cut-files offered from SpiegleMomScraps this month, This is just one of the emojis that there are in the cut-file,But my emoji is how I started my page, other then having my photo already picked out, lol.

  

In my stash I have a bunch of stuff but I have like 3 boxes of clear sheets that were for over head projectors, I dont even know if they use those anymore, lol, but I have a bunch of them. So I cut my emoji out on my Silhouette and placed 2 behind the outer part and started sewing it on my sewing machine. I left a place open big enough for me to pour my Gotta Love Emojis sequin pack is and then finished sewing it up. I placed it on my page where I wanted it to the left because in the picture my daughter was looking in from the right.

After my big smiling emoji was down, I added a few strips of paper to the bottom of my layout and then went to layering papers behind my photo. I put my photo down and pulled out my embellishment pack, along with some of the sticker sheets and started to play a little. I have always loved that little doll from this collection and I thought this was a great layout to use it on! So I added her to the right side of my photo and then layered a few puffy flower stickers and some little hearts. I popped my title under the picture. Then I decided to add a few little banner pieces  and a few hearts to the top left of my layout and a few little word stickers  and more little hearts to the bottom left and was done.

I hope you enjoyed the layout I made today, I loved playing with the emojis and I hope you play along too!! Happy 4th to everyone again!!

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Retro Canvas Tutorial with Karla!

Hello friends! Karla here again today to share a tutorial with you, showing you how I created this pretty canvas. Just by following a few easy steps you can quickly create a beautiful canvas for yourself or a gift for someone special! Since our theme this month is ‘Take Us Back June’ I thought this Prima paper doll stamp by Julie Nutting would be perfect, combined with the vintage 7gypsies Architextures papers and Prima armoire tag. I’ve created a little tutorial, so you can see just how easy it is to create a canvas  yourself! @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @prima @julienutting @canvascorpbrands @7gypsies@modpodge @tatteredangels #mixedmedia #canvas #tutorial #glimmerglam #spiegelmomscraps #sequins #cork #retro #vintage #paperdolls #julienutting #prima #rubons #scrapbook #papercrafting #crafty #modpodge

Step 1- I used a Dollar Store canvas and chose a few pieces of paper – these are from the 7gypsies Architextures paper pad – love <3! I cut and tore them to fit on my canvas.

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Step 2 – I painted the edges of my canvas with Tattered Angels High Impact light blue paint, stamped and coloured my Prima doll, paper pieced her clothing and cut out some paper elements (banners) from the 7gypsies paper pad. Ok, how cool are her boots – really?!!

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Step 3 – I used Mod Podge to glue on the paper elements and the Prima armoire tag by painting a coat of the Mod Podge, laying on the papers, and painting another coat on top. I glued the doll’s clothing on and used Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam to paint the Julie Nutting paper doll chipboard pieces. The Glimmer Glam gives such a high sheen with pieces of glitter – it’s really neat!

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Step 4 – I used a clear gel medium through a Tim Holtz stencil and then added Ranger Distress Glitter on while it was still wet so the glitter stuck to the gel. I also added some very cool 7gypsies Architextures rubons around my canvas to give a vintage, distressed stamped look. I glued on a couple more paper elements – these records came in a Retro paper pack from Michaels!

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Step 5 – I added my paper doll, chipboard pieces and SpiegelMom Scraps Chunky Cork Heart – which I painted gold with the Glimmer Glam. I hot glued a black velvet ribbon around the edge of the canvas to cover any staples that might show. Now comes the FUN part!! Digging through all my sequins to see which ones I want to use 🙂 I decided to go with Jaded Hearts, Fairy Garden, Neon Summer, Sparkle Power and Free Spirit sequin mixes! They are all so pretty!!

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I used some of the flowers from a couple different mixes to add to the brim of her hat, using Glossy Accents to adhere them. Next, I grabbed some of the beautiful gold sequins in Free Spirit to add around the picture frame. The message inside is an Architextures rubon, and I covered it with Glossy Accents to give it a glassy look.

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The pretty flowers from Fairy Garden worked great to add as drawer pulls on the side table.

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I tucked a cool camera in with the records and added some sequins to the drawers of the armoire.

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I love the way the gold shines on the Chunky Cork Heart! A few more sequin clusters around the canvas give it just a bit more bling!

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Here’s a look at the beautiful sequin mixes I used – Jaded Hearts, Fairy Garden, Neon Summer, Sparkle Power and Free Spirit!

Be sure to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off your purchases at the SpiegelMom Scraps store!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you’re inspired to use your scrapbooking supplies to create some home decor, get a little inky and get your bling on!

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Creative Cards With Karla – Mermaid Fun!

Hello friends! Karla here today with a pretty card and tag set featuring lots of adorable under the sea and mermaid images – and perfectly coordinated Let’s Be Mermaids and A Mermaid’s Tale sequins!

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I layered on some older Kaisercraft sea themed paper along with a watercolour strip of blue paper for my card front. I used a corner rounder to round the right side corners of the card and paper before attaching.

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These cute Pretty Cute Stamps digital images look great coloured up with Jane Davenport Magic Wand colouring pencils. I’ve been grabbing some stamped or printed out images along with coloured pencils and markers to colour while I’m at my daughter’s soccer games!

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I love how well the Let’s Be Mermaids and A Mermaid’s Tale sequins matched! And I love how they give the card dimension and texture. I even used one of the awesome yellow flowers in the Summer Sunset sequin mix to tuck into one of the mermaid’s hair!

Inside, I added another watercolour paper panel printed with a digital sentiment and added a cute little turtle and some more pretty sequins. I’m totally addicted to adding sequins inside my cards!!

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For the matching gift tag I layered some pretty papers and my images again, adding a doily and a button with twine. I used an American Crafts border punch to give my layers on the card and tag some more interest. A bit of Nuvo Crystal Drops along the border highlight the scalloped edge.

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This sweet little gift tag and card set is all ready to give to my daughter’s friend for her upcoming birthday! And what little girl doesn’t like mermaids and sequins?!!

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Be sure to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off your purchases at the SpiegelMom Scraps shop!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Wishing you a happy and sparkly week!

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Shaker Title Page

Shaker Pocket Title Page #spiegelmomscraps #createwithsms #shakerpocket #sequins #felicityjane #projectlife #sequins #pocketscrapbooking #scrapbooking #papercrafting @spiegelmom_scraps @felicityjanestudio @wordsandpaperscraps

Good morning!

If you’re reading this then you’ve made it to Wednesday – halfway through the week following a holiday weekend, which is always a struggle for me.

I’ve been having fun lately experimenting with different shaker pockets. I love the layering capabilities! Today I’m sharing a shaker pocket title page made with my trusty fuse tool. Projects like this are much easier if you have a heat proof mat with measurements – so you can get your fusing centered.

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I love adding different sized page protectors in Project Life to make it a little more eclectic. I began by trimming my page protector to a 6×12 size. Working first on the rectangular inside pocket holding the “XOXO” I fused 3 sides, added the thicker, and fused the top. The fact that the title I chose was adhesive helped hold it in place. But if you’re going for a more whimsical look you could just add any cut file (or any ephemera for that matter!) I then added the sequins to the page protector. I chose to use Strawberry Bubblegum – a perfect mix for spring! I think lighter sequins look best when layered over a layout – you could also try these or these. Lastly, I used my mini stapler to attach a white heart feltie and my shaker page was complete! SO easy.

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I wanted to keep the layout underneath fairly simple so both would be highlighted and not too busy. I used papers from Felicity Jane Studio and coordinating ephemera. I used a few embellishments from my stash including a white lace doily  and cork heart from the shop.

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Notice that little bit of shine underneath my photo? You can brush on some Shimmerz  Paste-eez like this one for a little bit of bling.

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I love putting my finished spreads in my album to admire how they turned out! I hope you’re inspired to do a little experimenting with shaker pockets

-Rachel

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Yum! Random Products Layout Fun

Recently, SMS DT member Lisa came up with a great idea to utilize some of the often-ignored scrapbook products we hoard in our craft rooms. Lisa compiled a list of these products and each week will randomly select a few to use on a project. GENIUS!

All of this takes place in the private SpiegelMom Scraps Facebook group 15 Minutes 2 Scrap – if you aren’t a member yet, ask to join!

My layout for today was inspired by this list of products: Shimmerz products, Distress products, paper punches, embossing, and mists

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To start, I punched 2.5″ circle punches out of papers from the Crate Paper Cute Girl and Dear Lizzy Saturday collections. I used some Shimmerz Coloringz in Mandarin Mai Tai to splatter some ink drops against a white cardstock background. I also added a few stenciled dots of Shimmerz DazzlersSea U in the Mornin’, and once it dried I adhered the circle punches. I did this temporarily so that I could ensure placement of my circles and draw lines with a ruler to follow with my sewing machine.

Side note: Only a few short months ago I dreaded using my sewing machine. To anyone feeling this way, just keep on doing it. Pull it out here and there for some little things – it WILL get easier. And don’t be ashamed to use a pencil to help get straight lines!

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I used some Distressed ink in Walnut Satin to distress my gift tag so it wouldn’t clash with the white background. I finished off my tag with some gray twine and tucked it and a cute white doily behind my picture. I used a mini clothespin to “hold” my picture in place.

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The background dominated this layout so I only needed a few additional embellishments. I scattered some star sequins from the Cute Girl collection and some exclusive SMS A Day in the Woods sequins around my page. Also from Cute Girl is that adorable wood heart embellishment. Oh, and can’t forget that chipboard heart from Maggie Holmes Gather collection and of course a cloud feltie.

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I love how this layout turned out! Thanks for stopping by! Be sure and check out some of the new Shimmerz colors in the shop.

-Rachel

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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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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.

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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!!

 

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Scrapping in 15 minutes & heat embossing!

Happy hump day all!  Today I’m sharing a layout I’ve been working on in very short amounts of time over the last week or so.  I’ve posted some works in progress photos of this on my personal Instagram account which you can check out HERE.  I’ve been very intentional with my crafting and gone back to my “15 minutes to scrap” philosophy.  It truly works for me!  This means that I work on a layout or other project in very short amounts of time, usually between 10 and 20 minutes.  Many of you know that I’m a busy mama of 5 AND work full time.  That’s just plain chaotic at times!  If you have a little space to dedicate to your crafting, try it out!  Or, try setting up a card table in a corner of your living room and keeping some basic supplies out to work with.  It’s worth a try!

For my layout, I used one of my favorite new lines… My Minds Eye, On Trend.  I found these amazing My Minds Eye papers at an awesome local scrapbook and stamp store in a nearby town ~ Polka Dots and More!  It’s been in business for about 10 years, but I never knew it existed!  For shame!! It’s a fabulous shop with monthly specials and classes! You’ll find all your favorite scrapbook and stamping brands, plus a warm small business atmosphere! They also have a great YouTube Channel with lots of short and informative videos!  

Here’s my layout.  I started with a peachy colored sheet of cardstock that’s been in my stash FOR-EVER!!  On it’s own, the cardstock color doesn’t appeal to me at all.  But after I brushed some gesso over it and began to layer the On Trend, Stampin Up and Project Life products over it, I began to love it! I also heat embossing the word ‘love’ right onto the Project Life card to serve as my title. You can check out a close up and short video of that HERE on my SpiegelMom_Scraps Instagram account. 

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After brushing the cardstock with Gesso and letting it dry my cardstock was a little warped but that didn’t really bother me.  I think it added more interest to my layout.  I began adding layers of On Trend paper, a 5×7″ glassine bag, a Project Life 4×6″ card, Stampin Up vellum with gold dots, Amy Tangerine paper and some super cute tags from the Target Dollar Spot!  

To finish off the layout, I added several of the On Trend Ephemera popped up with foam adhesive, some lovely lace and trim from Allison Kreft, gold resin roses from Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper and a Heidi Swapp stamp using my black Memento ink (above the gold number 2).

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Thank you for spending your time with me today. I hope you’ve enjoyed my layout!  I’ve also linked up the new challenged posted over at The Studio Challenges.  One of my lovely Design Team gals, Kat Benjamin, is on their DT and I’ve been wanting to make time to participate in their awesome challenges for months now!  Check them out!  This month’s challenge is to use pink, black and gold.  The pink here is more peachy, but I totally love this color combo!  There’s also some hot pink in the tags from Target 🙂  

~ Do something creative today!

Jody