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More My Minds Eye~Totes Adorbs!!

Yesterday’s Fall catty blog hop was a blast! I had a great time seeing the new projects in action by some of my fellow MemoryWorks DT gals.   That being said, I couldn’t help but to create more because there’s so much to see with these MME patterned papers!

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I used American Crafts white card stock for my base and began layering with a 10×10″ piece of Adorbs. I brought in some pink card stock to boost up the pinks in the papers and frame my photos. I love the pink & green color combo and the fact that the green patterned paper supports my fun outdoorsy photo of Abby. This silly girl was so funny going through the sprinkler & playing with the grass this summer!

In the photo below, I used some the label stickers and fussy cut some of the patterned paper to get more arrows. I also splattered some Mr. Huey’s ink and sprinkled some Adorbs enamel dots and SpiegelMom Scraps Sequins!

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Can you tell have a current obsession with enamel dots and sequins!?! I love the shine of the enamel dots and the bright sparkle of the sequins. They go fantastic with my girly pages. The sequins also come in a variety of colors including royal blue, aqua, gold, silver & black. Try them out!  The black ones look really cool on Halloween projects as they’re glossy but not overbearing.

Here’s a close up of how I created my little flags. I just cut a thin strip of patterned paper and wrapped it around a Maya Road stick pin. I glued the paper around the pin with some tacky glue and then layered them along the sides of my layout using some foam adhesive to pop them up. Pretty simple & cute!

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Thank you for spending your time with me again today.  I hope I’ve inspired you to try some new techniques and products.  You can download your own copy of the new Fall Memory Works Catalog by clicking on the picture in my right side bar.  It will download as a PDF file.

Prize alert! I’ll be announcing my randomly chosen prize winner from yesterday’s Memory Works Blog Hop tonight after 8:00pm. The winner has 5 days to contact me & claim their prize & must be in the US.

Also,welcome to my new followers! I’m looking forward to hangin’ out with ya here!

~ Jody

SN@P 2 It! Fast layouts

SN@P, do you SN@P?  Simple Stories SN@P, that is. At first, I wasn’t too sure about the small pocket pages, but this line is fantastic!!  Not only can you create great 6×8″ scrapbook incorporating lots of pictures and memorabilia, but you can use these same elements on your scrapbook layouts too.  Yes, it’s true! And, it’s fast.  See…

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This layout came together in less that 30 minutes! I’m totally serious here.  I just cut the diagonal stripe to 6×8″ and placed is off center in the 12×12″ base.  I tilted my 4×4″ Instagram picture and off set it within the 6×8″ piece.  You can see that I punched some clouds with my trusty Fiskars Cloud Punch (I have 3 sizes).  I cut apart a 3×5 bingo card and placed on the top and bottom of the photo, added some SN@P Stickers and Flair Badges, spattered some inks, stuck on some washi and added my overlay for the title.  Don’t be scared of these transparency overlays!! They’re awesome to use. You can layer them, just like I did below.  GOOD. TO. GO!

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This one came together in about 40 minutes, but only because I was being a putz, LOL… Any-hoo, I used one 4×4″ and two 3×3″ Instagram photos here.  I trimmed one of the SN@P border stripe papers to include the sections I wanted, then built my layout up from there.  I adhered my photos and tucked some of the polaroid cards behind them, along with more transparencies.  These SN@P border & element stickers are so fun!!  There are so many shapes and fun sayings that you’ll have something for lots of your projects.

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So, that’s how I SN@P friends!  These layouts are also featured in the Spring 2013 Memory Works Look Book, available for download for FREE ~ HERE!!   I’m also working on a SN@P 6×8″ album so I’ll be sharing that soon!  Until then, happy scrappin’!!

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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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Easy ornaments with Simple Stories SN@P!!

When I received the December Express Kit from Memory Works.. I thought I need to do something different with the contents!  Simple Stories SN@P papers, cardstock and stickers, a chipboard mini album, some buttons and ribbon.  HMMM, the gears were turning and soon began to smoke!  I started to get out an array of supplies and tools… my Tim Holtz Rosette Dies, Stickles, WASHI tapes, sugar glitter and Mod Podge….I GOT IT!!  I’ll make Christmas ornaments!  Voila!!

 

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While the Mod Podge & sugar glitter was drying on these, I was going through a ton of pictures I just printed for Grandparents.  I came across pictures I printed from my iPhone.  Our girls know how to use our iPhones too well for being 4 and 5 years old, LOL!  It’s crazy, but real life around here.  They managed to use a pink photo filter on this picture of Sari and Beka, which is so funny!  I love the ‘look’ on their faces… priceless to say the least!

I love these papers, and the SN@P line is one of my new favorites.  You can easily layer their cute washi tape stickers over the elements already printed onto the papers, just like I did on this layout.  I added a few different WASHI TAPES from My Etsy Shop including a teal diagnal stripe, solid pink and solid blue.  You can’t go wrong when you add WASHI to any project!!

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Now that you’ve seen a few more things to do with your Memory Works Express Kits, SN@P papers, stickers, chipboard mini albums and WASHI I have a dealio for YOU!!  Buy any 3 Washi Tapes from My Etsy Shop {SpiegelMom Scrap Shop} and you’ll get 1 washi tape of your choice FREE!!!  Just send me a convo in Etsy to pick your FREE WASHI TAPE!!!

Keep on scrapping!!

Jody

 

Create an Easy December Mini Book!

 First of all… welcome to my new blog and website!!!  I’ll be adding more features in the upcoming weeks.  You’ll find the site navagation bar at the bottom of the page.

I said easy & I meant it!  Here’s what you do to create a simple 6″x6″ mini book, for any occasion.  I’m using my December Traditions Album to document some of the everyday things we do, like Black Friday shopping and putting up our tree right after.  St. Nick also visits our home and brings us goodies and a Christmas movie or two.

For this mini album, start with a couple 12″x12″ pieces of patterned paper.  I used double sided paper with a side I loved and a side I didn’t love.  I cut my wood grain sheet of paper in half to create two 6″x12″ pieces for my album pages.  Next, score the 6″x12″ piece at the 6″ mark, then fold in half as shown below.  {You can click on the individual pictures below to make them bigger.}

The next pictures in the gallery show the insides of album pages that I covered with Fancy Pants Home For Christmas 6×6″ papers.  I covered the crossword puzzle side of the papers and left the wood grain side exposed.

After arranging the order of my pages, I punched holes with my Crop A Dile.  Metal book rings are a great way to put together mini albums, tags albums and more!  Then, let the fun began!! I added Studio Calico Wood Veneers, May Arts Burlap String, tags, glassine bags, Mr Hueys Spray Ink, Washi tapes and more!

Now that you can see how easy it is, create one for your December traditions this year!  As a special THANK YOU for stopping by today, I have a special deal for you.  Buy 3 washi tapes in my Etsy Shop and one FREE!!!  Just message me with your FREE WASHI choice. 

You really can make time to scrapbook around the holidays, just keep it simple and scrap it!!

2 Giveaways on the blog hop today!




Happy Fall my scrappy friends!!  Welcome to your forth stop on Memory Works Fall Preview Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the very sweet & wildly creative CHRISTY MUSACK over at Studio C.  Wasn’t her preview of the new Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic just beautiful!  I must have that entire collection.. just like her Neapolitan from the last catalog!  Thank you so much Christy.

I’m previewing one of my all time favorite manufacturers, My Minds Eye.  I absolutely fall in love with their papers every time they are released.  Their Lavender line is no exception. 

I used the new Lavendar theme set, layered stickers, and brads, along with a new Fancy Pants Stencil.  I had to add some favorites from my stash as well:  ZVA bling, Stickles, a Jenni Bowin calendar (cut off at the top), my fav burlap string behind the layered the flower sticker, washi tapes, a Studio Calcio Wood Veneer Camera (MME Brad in the middle to create the lens),  Recollections pink flower brads and a few sweet little paper roses.

See the brown, flower shaped chipboard piece behind the photo?  That is the packaging from a Jillibean Soup Corugated Chipboard from a couple seasons ago.  Save that packaging friends!!  UpCycle it and use your creativity to encorporate it into your projects. 

Below is one of the new Fancy Pants Stencils.  I love them!!  I backed it with the pink & white chevron paper.  You also see some Mr. Huey’s ink spots on my layouts.. another must have in my scrapbooking supplies.

You can see the glittery areas on the paper below.  I used my Stickles to highlight that very pretty, pre-printed floral design.  I couldn’t help but give it a little boost since it is next to the bling.  I punched the edges of the pink and white chevron at the corner of my photo with an EK Success edge punch.  This added a much more delicate feel to my layout.


Thank you for joining us today!!  My design team girls have been busy getting ready for today & we SO appreciate you spending some of your day with us!  We appreciate you so much that Memory Works is sponsoring a giveaway to one lucky comment leaver 🙂 on this blog hop.  So, please be sure to leave a comment on each blog you stop by.

I’m sponsoring a giveaway too!  Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite ‘go-to’  embellishment is. I’ll choose a lucky winner to get a $10.00 gift certificate to my Etsy Shop, SpiegelMom Scrap Shop!!  I carry lots of Washi Tapes, Natural & Ivory Burlap String, May Arts ribbon, Mr. Huey’s Spray Inks & Masks, as well as many other paper crafting supplies. 

Next, you’ll hop on to the very talented Jennifer Bidwell Edwardson in her Papercrafting Studio with her creative take on Farmhouse Fair Skies. 

If you get lost along your hopping way, go the Memory Work Blog for a full list of the hostesses and their creative blogs.

Let’s Get Hoppin’

Welcome to your 5th stop on the Memory Works Birthday Blog Hop! You should have hopped over from Studio C with the uber talented Christy Musack.  The Design Team has some awesome projects on this hop in honor of Memory Works turning 10 years old!  You’ll see many of the newest Memory Works products on display, so let’s party it up!!  Here’s the full line-up.

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15. Christine Pennington http://christines-creativetherapy.blogspot.com/

I created a 12 month birthday timeline for our little Abigail, a.k.a Abby, for her 1 year birthday party.  She doesn’t turn 1 until November 14th, so for once I’ll be ahead of schedule!  I used the new Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 6×6″ pad, Chipboard, Vellum, MME Dolled Up & Crate Paper Pretty Party Stickers {here and there}, glassine bags, natural burlap string, Jillibean Corrugated Butterflies & Banners, American Crafts Rosette Ribbon, misc chipboard numbers, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type letters, May Arts Watermelon Sheer ribbon and WRMK Eyelets.  Whew!  Now that’s a supply list!

As you can see, the pictures stop at the 7 month banner… she’s only 7 months!

Now for some close-ups! 
I used the Tim Holtz Rosette Die & an EK Success Border Punch on this Banner.  Abby’s picture is inside the glassine bag on a pull out tag.

A little doily & spray ink from Mr. Huey goes a long was in adding some delicate texture.  I also ran the clouds & banners through my Sizzix Texture Boutique for some fun dimensional polka dots.

I also ran the glassine bags through my Texture Boutique ~ polka dots, flowers and swirly patterns give it more girly charm & texture.

Here’s a fun silhouette of the hanging banner in our front picture window.

Thanks so much for stopping by & helping us party it up for Memory Works turning 10!


There will be a *prize* for one lucky winner, sponsered by Memory Works!
Leave a comment at each blog you visit along the hop for more chances to win! You have until midnite to leave your comments. The lucky winner will be announced on the Memory Works blog on Wednesday, June 27th.


As a special thank you for joining us, I have a separate prize on my blog today.  All you need to do is follow my blog in addition to leaving your comment for the Memory Works prize ~ that’s it!!  One lucky follower will win a bunch of 4″ doilies, 3 embossed glassine bags, Thanks a Bunch Dear Lizzy stamp and 20 yds of Burlap String and Red washi tape with white hearts from my Etsy Shop.

I’ll draw a winner on Wednesday June 27th and post my winner here. Happy hopping.

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Rosann Elliott   www.brooklyngirlnextdoor.blogspot.com

She rocks, check her out!!