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Ice Cream with Laura

Hello chaps!  Thanks for joining me for some mini album madness!

 

Photo heavy post… I’ve made a mini album!  Oh I love it, the colours, the patterns, the subject matter!!  Let me walk you through it…

It’s quite a dinky hand-sized album.  The pages are a mixture of tags, cardstock rectangles, a glassine bag… all very eclectic!  There was a die cut circle on my desk so that went in too!

I’ve used a printable collection from Claudia Van R and supplies from SpiegelMom Scraps.  The only additional supplies were some hole reinforcers from Heidi Swapp, a gold pen, and a book ring I coloured gold to match the collection.

A brief note about the subject matter:  I like ice cream a lot.  We went away for a week and I tried to eat an ice cream every day!!

The colours of the sequins in the spring bloom sequin mix perfectly match the Amy collection.

Rather than keep my rectangular pages regular I let the photo overlap the edge.  This gave me some interesting shapes and a good way to add extra contrasting pops of colour on the reverse of the overhang.

This was my first time using a digital collection and the only complaints I have is I wish I had a better printer and cutting out the alphas is a faff!!

This page is a wood veneer.  It was surprisingly easy to punch a hole through the wood with my big hole punch.  The heart aperture gives a lovely peek-a-boo efffect to the page beneath.

I love these felt hearts – I find myself wanting to add some to every project.  I find with mini albums if you add something once it can look a bit odd, but repeat the element on 3 or 4 pages and it looks like it belongs.

I sealed up a glassine bag full of sequins to make a fun shaker pocket.

It is also nice to have a repeating element throughout the entire album – I chose sequins (unsurprisingly) and faux stitching with a gold pen.

My supplies:  shipping tags, glassine bag, spring bloom sequins, white sequins from shamrock stars mix, felt hearts, wood veneer all from SpiegelMom Scraps.

Don’t forget, if you place an order use the code Laura15 for a discount.

Thanks for stopping by!

Laura

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Cloudy Day with Laura

Hi Everyone, Laura here today with a layout.

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A few months back I spotted a .jpeg on facebook, one that made me smile and instantly inspired me.  It was made by the very talented Jen Schow.  Anyway, I squirrelled away the image and pondered on how to incorporate it in to something I could make.   When I made the Sparklers team I got some of the cloud felties knowing they would match the image nicely.  Then last month Caroline Free posted about making cut files in to hand stitching templates… bingo! This would be the perfect thing to do… I checked with Jen and she graciously said I could use her image and this layout was born.

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The layout is quite simple, lots of white on white with just a pop of yellow to set it off. The stitching was all done by hand and took quite a while, but I did notice as I went along I got faster – practice really does improve you!

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I collected up some white sequins from different SpiegelMom Scraps mixes – I used the Fairytale mixes that are now sold out but you can find them in other mixes too – and paired them with the Cloudy Day Felties.  Each cloud was nested on a little tangle of the grey-white thread I used to stitch ‘a cloudy day’.

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I even stitched a little square beneath my photo, so you could see little glimpses of stitching from different angles. I matted my photo with some yellow card to match the thread and some glassine bag off cuts.

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You can find the materials I used here;

sequins mixes – green machine and winter white

wool clouds

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Don’t forget to get a discount of 15% off your SpiegelMom Scraps order use the code Laura15 at the checkout.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Pastel notebook by Anna Sigga

Hi fellow lovers of all things sparkly and cute it’s Anna Sigga here today with a handy lil notebook!

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I just adore the look of the Monshine Delight sequins and the stars from the Hearts on Fire set are just the perfect match!

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Since I love anything pas telly I just knew these would be perfect with this Bokeh-inspired patterned paper and I immediately thought of a handy notebook.

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To make this book as soft and delicate as possible I added the White Paper Doily, a crochet doily ( made by me) and a cute flair as the main focal point of the cover.

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I still need to add a tiny bit of splatter and the Creameez in Marshmallow were just the touch I needed. And who can resist a lil pocket for a set of colorful tags? Of course I added the Small Glassine Bags as the finishing touch to the inside cover.

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Have a great Friday all!

Love Layout with Laura

Shake It Up Scrapbooking

Hello, Laura here today to share a shaker scrapbook layout with a process video.

I assembled my giant shaker pocket with vellum and super sticky tape.  I reckon almost any transparent material can be made in to a shaker pocket, and narrow tape or a line of stitching with a sewing machine are my favourite ways to attach the edges.

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I have used: Crushin’ on Purple sequin mix, doily, tag and wood veneer all from SpiegelMom Scraps

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Gauging the amount of sequins for your shaker pocket is an art… I like to hold the edge closed and give it a shake and find I often don’t have enough.  You need a fair amount in the pocket to give the best effect, especially in a pocket this size.  Aren’t those teeny tiny stars adorable?  I love them mixed with the larger stars too.

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I coloured my wood veneer with a silver pen.  To give a nice base to colour on to, and to get the best colour from the silver I added a thin coat of white gesso first.  The silver seems to look more silver over white than it does over the plain wood – does that make sense?!

You’ll find more details about the rest of the supplies listed on my blog in a couple of days.  Don’t forget to add the code Laura15 at the SpiegelMom Scraps shop checkout to receive 15% off!
Thanks for looking, I’d love to hear what you think!

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A RAK from Laura

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Hello, Laura here today to share a mixed media tag and a little gift wrapping.

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I love to send little RAK’s to my crafty friends, and rather than just pop this gold twine in an envelope I thought I’d have a go at ‘pretty-ing it up’.  I gathered some supplies from SpiegelMom Scraps and some recycled tissue paper…

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I took a blank tag and Pucker Up Pink Dazzlerz.  I put a fairly thick layer through a stencil and while it was still wet I pushed some sequins in to the paste.  As the paste dries it acts like a glue and holds the sequins firmly.  I took a large glassine bag, tore it down to size and ran the bottom edge through my sewing machine.  Then when the tag was dry I layered it upon a doily, wrapped around some of the gorgeous navy twine and added a tiny peg.  I decided at the last minute that the peg needed to be pink too so I gave it a coat of Dazzlerz!

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I have used: sequins, Dazzlerz in Pucker Up Pink, a doily, a tag, a peg, a large glassine bag and some twine all from the SpiegelMom Scraps shop.  If you need to stock up you can enter Laura15 at the checkout for a 15% discount.

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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!!

 

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