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Altered box by Anna Sigga

I love up-cycling those pretty boxes that you get when you buy a perfumes and many other beauty products.

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This box was gorgeous on it’s own¬† – all sparkly and grey so all I had to do to make this box more me was patterned paper, a fabulous large gold doily, stickers and the beautiful Sunny Smiles sequins.

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I just had to add another gold doily on the inside just because! ūüôā

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Have a fab Friday – Anna Sigga! ūüôā

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 ūüôā ¬†

~ Do something creative today!

Jody

 

Guest Designer Laura Rumble Part 2!

Hello Everyone, and a big thank you to Jody for having me as Guest Designer for this month.  My second project for you is a scrapbook layout using doilies, seam binding and sequins from the SpiegelMom Scraps Etsy shop.

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I know the trend right now is for gelatos and watercolours РI have water soluble wax crayons РI guess kind of the same sort of thing.  I set to work on the white seam binding and doilies adding subtle touches of pastel colours, picked to match my patterned paper strips.

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Seam binding is great for taking colour.¬† I have never had a medium not take – I’ve used mists, inks, watercolour, pro markers, watered down acrylic paint, inktense pencils, and now soluble crayons.¬† Have a play… go on!

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As for the doilies, the more water I added the more fragile they became so I recommend not moving them until they are dry to avoid tearing.

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @mayartsribbon @mymindseyeinc @craftyribbons

Supplies:
Doilies
Sequins
Seam Binding 
Art Bars from Derwent
lace from Crafty Ribbons
patterned paper from My Minds Eye and Cocoa Vanilla

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I’ll be back next Tuesday with a mini album full of sequins, cork and wood veneer… see you then,¬†
Laura

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 ūüôā

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@sweetstampshop @cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @LemonOwl @StudioCalico @GossamerBlue, #cliquekits #lemonowl #studiocalico #mrhueys #sprayink #misting #technique #diecut #masking #ckDecember #ckNovember #CKHomecoming #CKEnchantedMeadow #woodveneer #stamp #sweetstampshop @sweetstampshop @cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @LemonOwl @StudioCalico @GossamerBlue, #cliquekits #lemonowl #studiocalico #mrhueys #sprayink #misting #technique #diecut #masking #ckDecember #ckNovember #CKHomecoming #CKEnchantedMeadow #woodveneer #stamp #sweetstampshop @sweetstampshop @cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @LemonOwl @StudioCalico @GossamerBlue, #cliquekits #lemonowl #studiocalico #mrhueys #sprayink #misting #technique #diecut #masking #ckDecember #ckNovember #CKHomecoming #CKEnchantedMeadow #woodveneer #stamp #sweetstampshop

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

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 ūüôā¬†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.

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My lovely cousin Mandy and her Hubby Chris had their daughter, Scarlett, Baptized on Easter Sunday.¬† It was so beautiful and meaningful, as Scarlett was the first Baptism in the newly blessed Baptismal pool.¬† I have the utmost honor of being Scarlett’s God Mother, so I wanted to create a keepsake for Scarlett and her beautiful family.¬† I used a 12×12″ shadow box frame for Scarlett’s gift.¬† I love using the shadow box frames from Hobby Lobby, as they allow plenty of room between the glass and the project for lots of dimensional embellishments.¬† The frames are $19.99 and are by Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby’s brand).¬† They go on sale often or you can use your coupon on it.¬†
Hobby Lobby products:  My Minds Eye Lost & Found paper, Prima Flowers &
Pearls & pleated pink ribbon.
Other products:¬† Maya Road Trinket Pins, “Delicate Baby” embelly (Soft Spoken?), Tim Holtz Lavish Trims (white sheer ruffle trim & mini rosette),¬†American Crafts white rosette trim,¬†Pop Dots¬†& mini roses I won on the Let’s Scrap blog hop in February.

I tucked the mini roses in between the pretty white Prima Flowers.

I glued the Tim Holtz sheer ruffle trim behind the MME papers to create a soft frame.

There I go again, wetting down the edges of paper and rolling it to distress it up..
…. adding ink optional.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s quick share.¬† I’m almost finished with more Memory Works DT stuff & some baby shower invites so I’ll post those after the guests begin to receive them.¬† I’ve been project happy these last few weeks, with more to come!!

******ANNOUNCEMENT******
Join me next week for this awesome blog hop.¬† The Memory Works Design Team will take you on a new catty journey and each of us will showcase a new product line.¬† Aren’t you giddy with excitement?!
P.S. My new catty’s¬†are ordered!!
Now, start scrappin’ your stash to make room for all new products this season.¬† There’s something for everyone’s taste.