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Cards With Karla – Happy New Year Shaker!

@jodyspiegelhoff @smssseqins @shimmerz @cricut #smssequins #sequins #newyear #2018 #greetingcard #happynewyear #mixedmedia #shimmerzpaints #cricut #diecut #bling #shakercard #hello

Hi friends! Karla here today with a fun sparkly New Year card to kick off 2018! I recently picked up some fun Shimmerz products from the SMS Shop – Shimmerz Gold Glimmer Blingz and Hi Ho Blingz, which are liquid metallic paints and Puttin’ On The Glitz Paste-eez, a sparkly texture paste. I love using gold and silver together on New Years cards, and these were fun to work with! I also grabbed three different sequin mixes – In The New  Year,  Rollin Rustic and Blue Moon to use in the shaker portion and on the front and inside areas of my card.

@jodyspiegelhoff @smssseqins @shimmerz @cricut #smssequins #sequins #newyear #2018 #greetingcard #happynewyear #mixedmedia #shimmerzpaints #cricut #diecut #bling #shakercard #hello

It’s the last week of our ‘tools’ theme, so I thought I’d run you through the steps I used to create this card using some crafty tools I have. I started off by using a cutfile that the awesome Laura Rumble created, which I uploaded to Cricut Design Space. Then, I cut it out using the negative cut as the shaker portion and used a gold pen and the write tool to write my message for the inside of the card (shown below).

I used some plastic packaging, some Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist and the gold and silver Blingz to smoosh the card background with the metallic watercolours. I also used the gold to paint over the Hello diecut for a little extra sparkle.

The glittery Paste-eez was neat to use with a Heidi Swapp star stencil to add a little more subtle texture and glitz to the right of the card front.

I grabbed the three sequin mixes I was using – In The New  Year,  Rollin Rustic and Blue Moon, and put a few from each package onto the area of the card that would be the shaker. After adding a piece of acetate behind the numbers and some double sided foam tape around the edges, I carefully pressed it on the card.

I love the look of the Shimmerz Gold Glimmer Blingz painted onto the hello diecut cut from black cardstock, and this pretty star from the ‘In The New Year’ mix looks great on the card front!

@jodyspiegelhoff @smssseqins @shimmerz @cricut #smssequins #sequins #newyear #2018 #greetingcard #happynewyear #mixedmedia #shimmerzpaints #cricut #diecut #bling #shakercard #hello

Here’s a look at the inside where I used the Cricut pen tool to write my sentiment using a gold pen. I outlined parts of the lettering with a black pen after to highlight the words and then added some more gorgeous sequins!

@jodyspiegelhoff @smssseqins @shimmerz @cricut #smssequins #sequins #newyear #2018 #greetingcard #happynewyear #mixedmedia #shimmerzpaints #cricut #diecut #bling #shakercard #hello

Don’t forget to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off all your purchases at the SpiegelMom Scraps store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful week and weekend ahead with a very Happy New Year!

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But First, Coffee…. Painted Canvas With Karla

Hi friends!! Karla here today with a pretty painted canvas featuring the beautiful SpiegelMom Scraps Aquarius sequin mix. Recently, I went to Michaels with my girls and they were doing a drop in painting class where you purchased a canvas and they provided the paints. You could paint whatever you liked, so I decided to paint my favourite….Coffee!! I found a picture I liked on Pinterest and just hand sketched it onto my canvas, and then added some paint. It was fun, I didn’t overthink it, and I love how it turned out!

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @michaels #makeitwithmichaels #sequins #smssequins #mixedmedia #coffee #canvas #painting #butfirstcoffee

I love the oranges and blues in these sequins! I used Glossy Accents to adhere my sequins to the canvas, and the Silhouette PIck Me Up Tool made it quick and easy to add them. This sign makes me smile every time I look at it!

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @michaels #makeitwithmichaels #sequins #smssequins #mixedmedia #coffee #canvas #painting #butfirstcoffee

Here’s a look at the gorgeous colours and sequins in the Aquarius sequin mix! I love how it just adds the details to the canvas that makes it pop!

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @michaels #makeitwithmichaels #sequins #smssequins #mixedmedia #coffee #canvas #painting #butfirstcoffee

Here’s a look at what my girlies painted – and how the canvas looked before adding the fantastic Aquarius sequin mix! Amie painted a sunset, and Erica painted popsicles with ears – because who says popsicles can’t have ears??

Be sure to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off your goodies at the SpiegelMom Scraps Store

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fantastic week and do something that makes you happy!

 

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Watercolor + Pink Sequins (Mini Layout)

Mini album layout with water color background + pink sequins #spiegelmomscraps #createwithsms #mixedmedia #shimmerzpaints #sequins #smssequins #felicityjane #felicityjanestudio #cratepaper #scrapbooking #papercrafting @wordsandpaperscraps

Mini album layout with water color background + pink sequins #spiegelmomscraps #createwithsms #mixedmedia #shimmerzpaints #sequins #smssequins #felicityjane #felicityjanestudio #cratepaper #scrapbooking #papercrafting  @wordsandpaperscraps

Goooood morning!

Lately my projects have a theme..they’re all tiny and come together quickly. But most importantly, they allow me to really express my craftiness in the midst of crazy life. Definitely the #1 reason why I love mini albums so much.

I recently ordered “Night Moves” Coloringz from the shop.. a perfectly deep black Shimmerz mist- and knew I wanted to use it in contrast with something girly.

Mini album layout with water color background + pink sequins #spiegelmomscraps #createwithsms #mixedmedia #shimmerzpaints #sequins #smssequins #felicityjane #felicityjanestudio #cratepaper #scrapbooking #papercrafting @wordsandpaperscraps

I cut down a piece of white textured cardstock and chose some watercolors that would contrast with the black and match the gorgeous “rockin’ pink ombre” sequin mix. I brushed some color on and once that dried I splattered the black around.

I matted my picture with patterned paper and vellum – Ada is the little black dog pictured along with my friend Katie. She is so ridiculously spoiled.. we went up to the mountains when there were a few inches on the ground and the temp was in single digits. Ada was not happy about walking around in the cold snow, so she picked her front paw up and began to limp HA. Wes and I know her tricks but Katie felt bad for her.

I adhered sequins all over the page – some with glue, some with mini staples. And spilled a few for good measure because they’re so pretty 😉

Mini album layout with water color background + pink sequins #spiegelmomscraps #createwithsms #mixedmedia #shimmerzpaints #sequins #smssequins #felicityjane #felicityjanestudio #cratepaper #scrapbooking #papercrafting @wordsandpaperscraps

A few black and gold embellishments + stamping and journaling finish off this mini layout. Short on crafty time? Find some products you love and throw them together on a mini layout. You’ll love the results!

-Rachel

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Magical – A Whimsical Layout

#SpiegelmomScraps #shimmerz #exclusivesequins #cratepaper #maggieholmes #cratepapergather #pinkfreshstudio #createwithsms #vellum #golddetails #stitching @wordsandpaperscraps @shimmerzpaints @pinkfreshstudio @cratepaper #scrapbooking #papercrafting

Hello and Welcome! This is my attempt at a “Make it Yours” Monday. I’m not so great at the themes. But this project just so happens to fit perfectly because I scraplifted a combination of an old project by me, here + some inspiration by Suse Fish.

#SpiegelmomScraps #shimmerz #exclusivesequins #cratepaper #maggieholmes #cratepapergather #pinkfreshstudio #createwithsms #vellum #golddetails #stitching @wordsandpaperscraps @shimmerzpaints @pinkfreshstudio @cratepaper #scrapbooking #papercrafting

I started with a white cardstock background, used washi tape as a vertical barrier, and painted thick horizontal stripes using “In the Navy” Acri-Tonez by Shimmerz from the shop. In case you’re in need of a technique for these magical paints – here you go. Make a simple striped background and you’ll be very happy with the results 😉

#SpiegelmomScraps #shimmerz #exclusivesequins #cratepaper #maggieholmes #cratepapergather #pinkfreshstudio #createwithsms #vellum #golddetails #stitching @wordsandpaperscraps @shimmerzpaints @pinkfreshstudio @cratepaper #scrapbooking #papercrafting

I chose to use gold polka-dot patterned vellum over the non-stripe side of the cardstock. I love the shine it adds. I used Indigo Hills by Pinkfresh Studio patterned paper to cover the seam between the paint and the vellum.

On this layout I used embellishments from that same Pinkfresh Studio collection, Crate Paper Gather, and flair from Accent Scrapbooking. 

#SpiegelmomScraps #shimmerz #exclusivesequins #cratepaper #maggieholmes #cratepapergather #pinkfreshstudio #createwithsms #vellum #golddetails #stitching @wordsandpaperscraps @shimmerzpaints @pinkfreshstudio @cratepaper #scrapbooking #papercrafting

All of these products pair so well with the Pandora’s Ombre sequin mix. But I also debated on using this one too.

So, my challenge to you: Pick an Acri-Tonez and paint a bold background. Happy crafting!

-Rachel

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PL March Wk 1 – Live Today

#spiegelmomscraps #shimmerz #mixedmedia #projectlife #pocketscrapbooking #pocketpages #corkheart #stamping #scrapbooking #papercrafting #amytangerine #felicityjane @felicityjanestudio @spiegelmom_scraps @amytangerine @shimmerzpaints

The Monday after losing an hour of sleep is always a hard one.. I’m here today with a colorful spring spread hoping to brighten the first day of your work week!

#spiegelmomscraps #shimmerz #mixedmedia #projectlife #pocketscrapbooking #pocketpages #corkheart #stamping #scrapbooking #papercrafting #amytangerine #felicityjane @felicityjanestudio @spiegelmom_scraps @amytangerine @shimmerzpaints

I really love capturing the details of our home.. I wanted to incorporate some floral prints into this spread of the new flower arrangement in our kitchen. I used several papers from the Felicity Jane “Jane” March kit.. my first one. I made a deal with myself that if I were subscribing to a new kit, I would do a better job of incorporating products that I already have.

#spiegelmomscraps #shimmerz #mixedmedia #projectlife #pocketscrapbooking #pocketpages #corkheart #stamping #scrapbooking #papercrafting #amytangerine #felicityjane @felicityjanestudio @spiegelmom_scraps @amytangerine @shimmerzpaints

I have lots of Shimmerz products from the shop hanging out in my craft room. I chose this shade of green to add a little detail to my spread (like those dots highlighting the “photos I love” journaling card) and create an ombre filler card. I absolutely love using Acri-Tonez with water – it creates a water-color look that still has a matte-like finish! So great!

Do you have some shimmerz Acri-Tonez in colors you struggle to use? Try using it in combination with water for a water-color effect. It really softens the color!

I thought cork products were the perfect balance for this spread – the natural tones worked well with the pastel color palette! I used arrows and hearts from the shop.

#spiegelmomscraps #shimmerz #mixedmedia #projectlife #pocketscrapbooking #pocketpages #corkheart #stamping #scrapbooking #papercrafting #amytangerine #felicityjane @felicityjanestudio @spiegelmom_scraps @amytangerine @shimmerzpaints

I love the layering of sequins (this mix!) on cork – and the staple just adds some whimsy! Fun fact, I keep forgetting to order tiny staples for my tiny AC stapler, so those are full sized staples.. HA. Also on my page are thickers from Amy Tangerine’s “Finders Keepers” and Dear Lizzy “Saturday” collections.

I really like how the page on the right looks without any pictures, really functioning as a pretty title page. Especially since the left side is so full of color.

Hope you felt inspired today!

-Rachel

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So Loved – Early Valentine’s Post

#cratepaper #spiegelmomscraps #sequins #shimmerzpaints #mixedmedia #stitching #americancrafts #createwithsms #feltie #vellum #scrapbooking #papercrafting #valentinesDIY

Hey Friends!

You can probably tell by my layouts that I don’t have kids yet.. they generally only feature my husband and my dogs. I was inspired by this cozy picture of my husband and I to create a sweet layout just a few weeks early. Not to mention, there was a new sequin mix that I had fun plans for.

#cratepaper #spiegelmomscraps #sequins #shimmerzpaints #mixedmedia #stitching #americancrafts #createwithsms #feltie #vellum #scrapbooking #papercrafting #valentinesDIY

I knew I wanted to use strips of paper in combination with some paint streaks to create a vertical backdrop for my picture. I used a thick brush to paint the yellow and teal stripes. Once they dried, I chose the patterned paper + vellum I wanted to use too. I went with that bold paper from Dear Lizzy’s Saturday collection and paired it with some smaller patterned paper from my stash.

#cratepaper #spiegelmomscraps #sequins #shimmerzpaints #mixedmedia #stitching #americancrafts #createwithsms #feltie #vellum #scrapbooking #papercrafting #valentinesDIY

Once I had my paper in place I determined where I wanted my stitched sequin lines to go. This accent was my vision behind the entire layout! I used sequins from the shop (here + here). You can use this technique with any sequins as long as you adhere them down first. I think stitching over sequins creates a great finished look.

#cratepaper #spiegelmomscraps #sequins #shimmerzpaints #mixedmedia #stitching #americancrafts #createwithsms #feltie #vellum #scrapbooking #papercrafting #valentinesDIY

Once I had done this, I matted my picture on white and began playing around with my placement. I knew I wanted my picture to pop well and all of my embellishments to carry the vertical trend. Most embellishments are AC thickers

#dearlizzy #spiegelmomscraps #sequins #shimmerzpaints #mixedmedia #stitching #americancrafts #createwithsms #feltie #vellum #scrapbooking #papercrafting #valentinesDIY

I combined some alphas with “loved” to create my title and added a few white heart felties. I wanted to balance out the bright colors of the background with something more subtle.

I really love how this project turned out! I’m so happy with my decision to use a 9 x 12 project life album so 12 x 12 papers can easily be cut down and used for layouts like these. I hope you’ll try stitching some sequins. Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. You don’t want to miss our HUGE product swap blog hop tomorrow!

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Project Life – Snowy Mountain Weekend

#ProjectLife #SpiegelMomScraps #CreatewithSMS #scrapbooking #pocketscrapbooking #shimmerzpaints #snowyday #exclusivesequins @spiegelmom_scraps @wordsandpaperscraps @Shimmerzpaints

Hi Everyone!

Rachel here sharing my first Project Life post on this blog. This year, I decided to scrapbook in a 9×12 album incorporating both pocket pages and traditional layouts – I could never give those up completely! I talk more about my plans in this post on my blog.

So many gorgeous products were just recently released.. Did you pick up a lot? If so, this is a great post for some inspiration! I’m using lots of new products from the shop.

#ProjectLife #SpiegelMomScraps #concordand9th #CreatewithSMS #scrapbooking #pocketscrapbooking #shimmerzpaints #snowyday #exclusivesequins @spiegelmom_scraps @wordsandpaperscraps @Shimmerzpaints

I wanted to use lots of blues to bring out the snowy scenery. I actually ended up using mostly old paper scraps to fill the squares + some silver starry vellum. I was so excited to order the new Shimmerz Acri Tonez – I love the matte look of the finished paint. In the Navy, found here, did not disappoint! And I love the layered look of that same color word on top of it. Oh and I recently discovered how handy an alpha stamp set can be for PL – Love the one I’m using lately by Concord & 9th.

#ProjectLife #SpiegelMomScraps #CreatewithSMS #concordand9th #scrapbooking #pocketscrapbooking #shimmerzpaints #snowyday #exclusivesequins @spiegelmom_scraps @wordsandpaperscraps @Shimmerzpaints

When it comes to sequins, I really love muted colors. Sometimes I’ll add white to mellow out some mixes – I’m just not so great at venturing out with bright colors. I was instantly drawn to My Clementine, a gorgeous new mix from the shop with just the perfect amount of color.

#ProjectLife #SpiegelMomScraps #CreatewithSMS #scrapbooking #pocketscrapbooking #shimmerzpaints #snowyday #exclusivesequins @spiegelmom_scraps @wordsandpaperscraps @Shimmerzpaints

Once I had all of my paper scraps and pictures placed, I added some exclusive felties from the shop, stitching on a white snowflake and adhering a navy heart. I just love how well so many of the products in the shop are coordinating!

#ProjectLife #SpiegelMomScraps #CreatewithSMS #scrapbooking #pocketscrapbooking #shimmerzpaints #snowyday #exclusivesequins @spiegelmom_scraps @wordsandpaperscraps @Shimmerzpaints

I finished off my layout by adding a cork heart painted white to the bottom center square – I felt like it needed a little something to balance out my spread.

Anyone else working with 9 x 12 this year?

Thanks for stopping by!

-Rachel

 

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18: December Daily Mini Layout

#decemberdaily #documentingdecember #decemberdetails #christmascrafts #DIY #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #mixedmedia #shimmerzpaints #pinkpaislee @pinkpaislee @shimmerzpaints @spiegelmomscraps @wordsandpaperscraps

Happy Friday!

I hope your holiday spirit has been extended through this weekend for NYE! I’m almost entirely done with my December Daily album.. just in time for my last-day-of-December goal.#decemberdaily #documentingdecember #decemberdetails #christmascrafts #DIY #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #mixedmedia #shimmerzpaints #pinkpaislee @pinkpaislee @shimmerzpaints @spiegelmomscraps @wordsandpaperscrapsSometimes I get so excited when the perfect photo opportunity arises, I forget to shoot in portrait and therefore have to get creative when I want to share landscape oriented pictures. I really love to create layouts in non-traditional sizes, and I’m excited to incorporate those together with traditional pocket pages in my Project Life album. Meanwhile, here’s an adorable picture of my incredibly difficult to photograph dog on a mixed media layout. #decemberdaily #documentingdecember #decemberdetails #christmascrafts #DIY #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #mixedmedia #shimmerzpaints #pinkpaislee @pinkpaislee @shimmerzpaints @spiegelmomscraps @wordsandpaperscrapsI splattered my background with black acrylic paint and Shimmerz Dazzlers in I Lilac You. Once that dried, I layered some Pink Paislee Yuletide ephemera underneath my photo and added some sequins from the shop for some shine. #decemberdaily #documentingdecember #decemberdetails #christmascrafts #DIY #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #mixedmedia #shimmerzpaints #pinkpaislee @pinkpaislee @shimmerzpaints @spiegelmomscraps @wordsandpaperscrapsI wanted to keep my pages consistent so I stitched the “18” from the themed cards for my album across the top. #decemberdaily #documentingdecember #decemberdetails #christmascrafts #DIY #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #mixedmedia #shimmerzpaints #pinkpaislee @pinkpaislee @shimmerzpaints @spiegelmomscraps @wordsandpaperscrapsI inked a sentiment across the bottom, added some silver sequin stars, and then I was finished! So quick and easy. I love the beginning of a new year! I’m excited for where it takes me.

What are you most looking forward to in the coming year?

-Rachel

 

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Fall Mini & LGSketchy Sketch with Rachel

Hope y’all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Time relaxing with family is such a gift, and I’m cherishing it! This post is picture heavy because I’m SO excited to share this fall mini album. Incorporated in my album is a full page using this week’s Let’s Get Sketchy sketch.

Target always has has smaller binders that fit 6×8 page protectors really well – and depending on the brand you purchase, you may only need to punch a few more holes. #minialbum #autumn #scrapbooking #papercrafting #shimmerz #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #LGSketchy #sketch #scrapchallenge #wermemorykeepers I got those gold glitter alphas and wood veneer leaves at Target too.. swoon. It looks perfect against that wood grain specialty paper I’ve been hoarding forever.#minialbum #autumn #scrapbooking #papercrafting #shimmerz #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #LGSketchy #sketch #scrapchallenge #wermemorykeepers

#minialbum #autumn #scrapbooking #papercrafting #shimmerz #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #LGSketchy #sketch #scrapchallenge #wermemorykeepers I’ve included lots of Crate Paper products in this mini – from old and new lines. Behind the “Give Thanks” title is a little Shimmerz Dazzlers in Coral Me Crazy. I love the added texture.dsc_0177

#minialbum #autumn #scrapbooking #papercrafting #shimmerz #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #LGSketchy #sketch #scrapchallenge #wermemorykeepers

#minialbum #autumn #scrapbooking #papercrafting #shimmerz #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #LGSketchy #sketch #scrapchallenge #wermemorykeepers One of my favorite details in this mini is that shaker pocket filled with exclusive sequinsFalling Leaves.http://letsgetsketchy.blogspot.com/If you follow my layouts, you’ll notice that leaf looks familiar – I used lots of them here. They’re a beautiful mix of these Shimmerz products (1, 2, 3)#minialbum #autumn #scrapbooking #papercrafting #shimmerz #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #LGSketchy #sketch #scrapchallenge #wermemorykeepers I made a filler card with a stencil and Mari-Gold Digger texture paste and I love how it turned out. Aren’t those pictures I took of one of my besties fun!?#minialbum #autumn #scrapbooking #papercrafting #shimmerz #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #LGSketchy #sketch #scrapchallenge #wermemorykeepers It was so fun to work with a sketch created for a larger scale on a 6×8 layout! The title is Dear Lizzy and the scraps of paper are mostly from the Gather collection. The sequins I used on this page are an exclusive mix, Mocha Mint Dream. And I finished off with a cloud feltie.#minialbum #autumn #scrapbooking #papercrafting #shimmerz #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #LGSketchy #sketch #scrapchallenge #wermemorykeepers

I loved documenting these fall months in a mini, almost like a December Daily. Thanks for stopping in – I hope it’s inspired you to create!

-Rachel

 

 

 

 

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Gratitude Friday -Grace

Happy Friday, friends!

Today I’m talking about a fun layout inspired by thankfulness and grace. Fall encourages me to breath in the crisp air and slow down a little. I took the photo in this layout while on a church retreat at a monastery. Talk about experiencing slowed-down stillness.

#spiegelmomscraps #sequins #shimmerzpaints #cratepaper #amytangerine #gold #pinkpaislee #scrapbooking #papercrafting #scrapbook @wordsandpaperscraps @ShimmerzPaints @SpiegelMom_Scraps @PinkPaislee @CratePaper

I started with white cardstock and splattered some Shimmerz Coloringz in Moody Mauve across the middle section of my page. I then added some scraps of wood grained papers horizontally with the paint.

#spiegelmomscraps #sequins #shimmerzpaints #cratepaper #amytangerine #gold #pinkpaislee #scrapbooking #papercrafting #scrapbook @wordsandpaperscraps @ShimmerzPaints @SpiegelMom_Scraps @PinkPaislee @CratePaper

I stamped some plus signs in silver before I layered some Crate Paper “Gather” ephemera underneath my picture, along with some Pink Paislee “C’est La Vie” ephemera. I was a little hesitant to mix that teal with the mauve but I love how it turned out. I also really love the gold accents from those collections.

#spiegelmomscraps #sequins #shimmerzpaints #cratepaper #amytangerine #gold #pinkpaislee #scrapbooking #papercrafting #scrapbook @wordsandpaperscraps @ShimmerzPaints @SpiegelMom_Scraps @PinkPaislee @CratePaper

After I had my picture where I wanted, I began embellishing – my favorite part! I used some cork confetti and sequins from the shop, along with some wood veneer stars stamped silver + some gold enamel dots.

#spiegelmomscraps #sequins #shimmerzpaints #cratepaper #amytangerine #gold #pinkpaislee #scrapbooking #papercrafting #scrapbook @wordsandpaperscraps @ShimmerzPaints @SpiegelMom_Scraps @PinkPaislee @CratePaper

I finished off my layout with some stitching, the perfect finishing touch! I hope this layout has inspired you to seek grace and gratitude during this beautiful time of the year. Be on the look out for some new releases in the shop. I can’t speak for every DT member but I will certainly be including some gorgeous new products in my next project.

P.S. I did a brave (and scary!) thing and ventured into the world of filming process videos. You can check this quick video out here.

-Rachel

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Lovely – An Autumn Inspired Layout

#SpiegelMomScraps #Shimmerz #paint #fallcolors #CratePaper #AmericaCrafts #mixedmedia #scrapbooking #papercrafting #DIY @SpiegelMomScraps @AmericanCrafts @ShimmerzPaints @Wordsandpaperscraps @Cratepaper

#SpiegelMomScraps #Shimmerz #paint #fallcolors #CratePaper #AmericaCrafts #mixedmedia #scrapbooking #papercrafting #DIY @SpiegelMomScraps @AmericanCrafts @ShimmerzPaints @Wordsandpaperscraps @Cratepaper

Hi from Rachel!

Last week I got a shipment of really gorgeous fall colored Shimmerz products from the shop. I knew immediately I wanted to use them on some Hip Kit Club leafy cut files. Above is how they turned out.. so gorgeous! But they sat there piled on my desk for a week without any direction. I soon remembered that I had felt challenged to use a black background for an upcoming layout. And so it went…#SpiegelMomScraps #Shimmerz #paint #fallcolors #CratePaper #AmericaCrafts #mixedmedia #scrapbooking #papercrafting #DIY @SpiegelMomScraps @AmericanCrafts @ShimmerzPaints @Wordsandpaperscraps @Cratepaper The leaves were inked/painted/splattered with these Shimmerz products: Vibez Egg Noggin’ + Texturez Mari-Gold Digger + Coloringz Moody Mauve + Dazzlers Coral Me Crazy *You can use coupon code Rachel15 at checkout to get a discount on these products!

Hint: I left the cuts on my Silhouette mat as I painted (and used my heat gun to dry each layer) to help prevent curling. 

To begin my layout I backed my photo with a glassine bag and some ephemera from the Gather collection. #SpiegelMomScraps #Shimmerz #paint #fallcolors #CratePaper #AmericaCrafts #mixedmedia #scrapbooking #papercrafting #DIY @SpiegelMomScraps @AmericanCrafts @ShimmerzPaints @Wordsandpaperscraps @Cratepaper I knew I wanted to mix in the leaves included in the ephemera pack to balance out the colorful painted ones. After I played around with placement a little, I stitched all of the leaves in place. I then added a few Thickers from Pink Paislee’s Take Me Away collection – including my title. Underneath the heart I bunched up some string for a little dimension.#SpiegelMomScraps #Shimmerz #paint #fallcolors #CratePaper #AmericaCrafts #mixedmedia #scrapbooking #papercrafting #DIY @SpiegelMomScraps @AmericanCrafts @ShimmerzPaints @Wordsandpaperscraps @Cratepaper The “happy place” chipboard is also from the Gather collection. I love how it looks on top of that postcard ephemera. To finish off my layout, I added a few gold embellishments.#SpiegelMomScraps #Shimmerz #paint #fallcolors #CratePaper #AmericaCrafts #mixedmedia #scrapbooking #papercrafting #DIY @SpiegelMomScraps @AmericanCrafts @ShimmerzPaints @Wordsandpaperscraps @Cratepaper

I love fall so much! I really can’t get enough of colors that remind me of this changing season. I hope you’ll challenge yourself on a project soon! Thanks for stopping by.

-Rachel

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What About Wednesday: Autumn is in the Air

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Aloha!!

I have been in a mixed media mood this week!! There is something really fun about starting with a blank piece of card stock and adding layers of media and getting something magical at the end.

There is also something therapeutic about playing with paints and texture pastes that is so hard to explain but so necessary for letting go.

So let’s grab some gesso and white card stock and get to town creating something funnel and pretty for an autumn layout.

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I prep my cardstock first if I think I am going to be using a lot media. I really like to use clear gesso on card stock. I use the prima brand because it’s a little thicker and isn’t gritty. I also grabbed my concentrated watercolors. They come in tubes so they last a long time. The colors aren’t as vibrant as the pan kind (or at least the set I have) but that makes it perfect for the layout I have in mind. I know I want to create an Autumn layout, and I am loving that blue on the darker side and an ocre type of yellow color. The colors that I am seeing around me.

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I am definitely influenced and inspired by the things I see. I have seen a big change in the colors I have been liking to use since moving from a summery and tropical climate to a more temperate and woodsy climate and atmosphere. I love using that as a catalyst for my scrapbook pages.

I first just brushed on with a big brush some blue paint that was watered down. I wanted some spots dark and some lighter. I love that especially with watercolor you can get totally different looks by adding more or less water. It really adds interest to the page if some areas are darker than others. It also allows you to have spots that have white open space and spots that are perfect for building layers on.

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I allowed some of this blue to fall in droplets around the paper. Now the next step is the hardest, but I find this necessary. You wait a little while, and let it start to dry. I do this about ten minutes because if you use a heat gun right away, it will flow all over you page. Remember I used gesso and that is what is supposed to happen. I don’t mind a little movement of the paint, that can look a little cool. For this layout though I really want the brush strokes to stay where I put them. The heat gun also warps the paper a little more than just air drying. I am impatient so about 10 minutes is all I can wait before wanting to do the next step.

I mixed some orange and red with some brown and made a new color. I really love that deep red brown color you see on leaves and wanted some of the color on my page. I knew it would be just right for a layout about leaves. A subject that I can’t stop taking pictures of. I literally have dozens of pictures of my tree and the stages of colorization it has went through so far.

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When those droplets are dry I decided to give my Shimmerz Texturez paste a try. I used the open space from a cut file I used when I made cards and then the layout I made last week. I thought it would be cool if I could paste that word on the blue watercolor background.

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I mixed the Texturez in Mari-Gold Digger with some texture paste I already had in my stash. It is super thick. My goal was to make the Texturez a little thicker so it wouldn’t leak through the homemade stencil. I love the Shimmerz products so much, they are so creamy. This kind has some pieces of texture in it which works kinda good with Autumn, if you ask me. It reminds me of pieces of pebbles and sticks that blow around with the leaves.

Guess what?! It turned out perfect!! So I add another one. I can use one for my title.

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I layer some papers behind my photo of changing leaves. I add some silhouette cut leaves in the layers as well. Then a shipping tag. I scattered some more of the cut leaves in a diagonal on the layout. I knew I could use those as my embellishment clusters especially since I didn’t want to go crazy on the layout.

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Each cluster has some leaves, an acorn, some gold thread, a phrase sticker and a cork butterfly. I really love the addition of texture from the thread and cork. I used staples in the bottom cluster and I really like what that adds too.

I added a cute little paper clip shaped like a leaf in the corner of my photo. I also added a transparent sticker with a rub on. (Actually the rub on was from a couple of years ago and half of it rubbed on. I had to fix that by adding a sticker that made sense.)

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I finished up my title. Scattered some Falling Leaves Sequins and finished the layout by splattering some Vibez in Egg-noggin. I love the gold splatters and how it just helps tie everything all together on the page.

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Mixed Media can be so much fun. And can really help spark some extra creativity that you have been needing to add to your layouts. I love how a little media can go a long way too. (In total I only used three things. Watercolors and texture paste.) I hope you give it a go to create a unique background to help tell your story.

Here is a look at the process video I made to go along with this layout.

I will see you next week my friends!! I hope in the meantime you head over to the SpiegelMom Scraps Facebook Group and see what everyone else is doing this week and share what you are up too. We love to see how you are using your SpiegelMom Scraps supplies!!

Hannah

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FriYAY Mixed Media Goodness

Happy Friday, friends!

With my project today I’m using neutrals to highlight bright pops of pink and magenta. You know I’m always loving white backgrounds. However, recently I’ve been inspired by designer Terhi Koshen to go “no white” so be on the look out for that 😉

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For my paint-splattered / smudged background I used Shimmerz Vibez in Blushing Bride and Dazzlers in Spun Sugar (for the stenciled circles). I also added some gold Project Life rub-ons for a little shimmer.

The ephemera layered behind my photo comes from Pink Paislee’s C’est La Vie collection

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I stitched on a cork heart from the shop and a wood veneer heart to help bring out the natural colors in the ephemera (& offset the bright pinks!) I also added a tiny wooden clothespin for this same effect.

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I finished my layout with sequins from the shop – Magical Day in the Park and Pinky Pie Pinks – they coordinate perfectly with the paint colors I used!

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Can I just say that Blushing Bride is a perfect color for fall!? I can’t wait to play with it more. Use coupon code Rachel15 at check-out for 15% off your purchase! Thanks for stopping by!

-Rachel

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Improvising with mixed media

First let me say, I am super excited to be the April guest designer here at Spiegel Mom Scraps. My name is Tiffani and I love 12×12 scrapbooking. I have been crafting from as early as I can remember, but after going through a very difficult time, I decided it was so important to document life, not only for myself, but also for my three beautiful girls; Harmony (6), Melody (5) and Symphony (2). I want to create memories that they will have to share with their children and so on.

My favorite scrapbooking style has to be mixed media and there are a few artists I absolutely love, Wilna Furstenberg is one of them. I have watched her over the past year and finally purchased her most recent Spring Collection. So I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to take what I learned from her class and products from Spiegel Mom Scrap’s and let my creativity flow.

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The picture is of my daughter helping me bake cookies. It is one of our favorite things to do and it was my favorite thing to do with my Nana.

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I am all about improvising. You do not need to have to most expensive paints, inks, modeling pastes, etc. to create beautiful mix media layouts. I use the inexpensive acrylic paint from Michael’s and I look for deals and use coupons for the other mixed media supplies. It’s is all about working with what you have, because if you tell yourself you need to have this or that, you are blocking yourself from your own creativity.

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I love the Bloom collection from Maggie Holmes, and that is where the flowers are from. The Thickers are from the Dear Lizzy Documentary collection. The pop of yellow just makes me think of spring and happiness. The Pink Lagoon sequins give that extra little touch of color.

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I love the wood veneer hearts from Shimelle’s True Stories collection and it was completely coincidental that there were 3. Sometimes you will notice I gather things in three’s, especially hearts, and that is to signify each of my children.

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A lot of people find it challenging to use the animals that come in the ephemera packs, but I absolutely love them. It is completely random and that is what makes it fun. You just never know where you will use them and for this layout the black swan from the Bloom collection was perfect!  The & sign and the Beautiful wood veneer are also from Shimelles True Stories collection. This was also my first time using felt on a layout and I love Spiegel Mom’s pink heart felties!! They are so much fun and add that perfect pop of color. The Chunky Cork Hearts are also from Spiegel Mom’s and they just created that perfect balance. The stars are from the April sequins collection and I thought it was fun to add them on the outsides of the word beautiful.

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This cut file was included with the spring collection from Wilna’s class. I love how versatile it can be.

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I had so much fun making this layout and I hope you enjoyed reading along. Today I challenge you to dig deep into your inner creative self and explore the world of mixed media!!

xx Tiffani <3

PS. Head on over to my blog to check out an awesome giveaway!!!

Products I used from the shop:

Pink Felt-Fetti Heart Die Cuts

Chunky Cork Hearts

Pink Lagoon Sequins

Shimelle True Stories Wood Veneers

 

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Happy 2016!

Hi! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season! Amy (The Craft Bunny) here today to share a New Year card. I’m loving my new DT package from Jody, especially the sequins. Since I am loving the sequins, shaker card is calling me. Here is my card and how I created it.

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  1. Use a stencil, apply Shimmerz Dazzlers texture paste in Red-iculous on A2 white cardstock
  2. Start from the bottom, blend in Squeezed Lemonade distress ink and lightly fade to the top
  3. Die cut the cup, whipped cream, lid and straw from patterned paper. Use brown pencil and Vintage Photo distress ink to add dimension to the cup and whipped cream
  4. Die cut some stars from green glitter paper using star die
  5. Build the star shaker. Add in sequins – Gold Confetti, Moonshine Delight and Christmas Wishes. The Christmas Wishes mix has multiple sequin types and I only added the ones that’d go well with the card
  6. Stamp the sentiment in black pigment ink and mount on double foam tape
  7. Lastly, add a thin stripe of patterned paper at the bottom of the card

I hope you like this card. Head over to my blog if you’d like to see the full supply list. Wishing you a Happy 2016 and more inspirations to come!