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Creative Cards with Karla – Autumn Blessings!

Hi friends! Karla here with a lovely Fall card ready to give out for Thanksgiving! Here in Canada it falls on this Monday coming. Seriously, I don’t know how all my US friends can wait till November ūüėČ We are having friends and family over on Sunday for a big turkey dinner and I definitely wanted to get some cards ready to give out. Fall is my favourite time of year, and I am really loving the Echo Park ‘A Perfect Autumn’ papers. I grabbed some of the new Peachy Keeny and Morning Glow sequin mixes to add shiny sequiny goodness! Those tiny peach flowers are so adorable!!

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I combined the pretty pumpkin digi stamps from Craftin’ Desert Divas, printed on kraft cardstock, with a sentiment stamp from Pretty Cute Stamps and some pretty scrolls from Pink & Main stamped with Distress Oxide Ink. A Spellbinders diecut created a pretty panel for my focal image.

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Inside, I used a couple stamps from a wonderful Pink & Main stamp set – Thankful. I love the Autumn Blessings sentiment!

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Be sure to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off the Peachy Keeny and Morning Glow sequin mixes as well as anything else you might want to pick up at the SpiegelMom Scraps shop!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you a crafty, sparkly week ahead!

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Cards with Karla – Mixed Media Christmas Card!

Hi Friends! Karla back today with a mixed media Christmas card using a Tim Holtz stamp and stencil set along with some embossing techniques and three gorgeous sequin mixes – Aquarius, Painted Gardens and Lisa’s Starry Night!

I started off taking a piece of Bristol cardstock and smooshing my Versamark Ink through the stencil that came with the awesome Tim Holtz stamp and stencil set. I used some clear iridescent embossing powder to add a clear resist on the background and then sponged on my Distress Oxide Inks from dark to light. I dripped a few water droplets on the water reactive ink to add some cool splotches! I layered on a chipboard label covered with Emerald Creek Northern Lights embossing powder and tied it to the stencilled background before layering over some pretty Lawn Fawn Knit Picky patterned paper.

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The deer were stamped with Versamark and then embossed with Emerald Creek Charred Gold embossing powder. I love the cool gold and black melted effect this powder gives!

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Here’s a look at the inside – I love the font on the stamps and how just adding a few sequins inside really makes it special.

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Here’s a look at the¬†three gorgeous sequin mixes I used – Aquarius, Painted Gardens and Lisa’s Starry Night! Just by selecting certain colours from a mix you can really coordinate them with any project!

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Be sure to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off all your purchases at the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop!¬†¬†You’ll be amazed at all the beautiful mixes available ūüôā

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a fantastic week!!

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Mixed Media With Karla – Keepin’ It Real Scraplift

Hi friends! Karla here today with a fun Mixed Media layout! Our theme this week is to scraplift the infamous Missy Whidden! She is so amazingly talented – I was a little intimidated to even attempt this!!

Here’s a look at Missy’s awesome scrapbook layout. You can check it out on Instagram HERE or watch her YouTube process video HERE.

I loved the mixed media circles she layered on, so I decided to try my Distress Paints using the same technique she showed in her video with the Shimmerz Paste-eez (which you can find in the SpiegelMom Scraps Store!!) It was fun to try a few new techniques and step outside my comfort zone! I think that’s important for everyone to do once in a while. I even decided to post a crazy face photo, and this Keepin’ It Real sticker from the Pink Paislee Take Me Away collection was the perfect title ūüėČ and the bright sequins from the¬†Jaded Hearts,¬†Neon Summer¬†and Gotta Love Emoji’s¬†mixes were just the right pop!

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I used some Dylusions mists on my background, spraying on a piece of acetate and smooshing it onto my background in blue, green and purple colours. It was great to get them out of the drawer! Since my photos were very neutral I felt like it was the perfect opportunity to use lots of background colours.

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I used some Shimelle Starshine stickers and added a bit of thread under my handcut paint blobs. After I first layered on the thread, I realized I had it in too much of a perfect circle, lol, so I had to mess it up a bit!

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I layered my photos on some Hazel & Ruby printed tissue paper from my stash and then on top of some plain green tissue paper. I love the bit of texture that gives, and I popped up a few of the paint dabs to give some dimension.

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Here’s a look at the fun sequins I used this week – Jaded Hearts,¬†Neon Summer¬†and Gotta Love Emoji’s!

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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! I hope this has inspired you to try a new technique this week – maybe you’ll find something you fall in love with!

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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!

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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.  


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 ūüôā ¬†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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Memory Works October Challenge

Hello again my crafty friends~

I don’t know about the weather where you are¬†…. but what yucky weather in Kenosha, WI!!¬† Lots of wind and rain here, but it made for a great day to be inside scrappin’ with my girls!¬† They¬†had fun stamping with¬†a fun Basic Grey/Hero Arts clear stamp set with a school bus, pencil and other fun school-themed images.¬† I’ll be posting about that this weekend!

It’s challenge time again for us Memory Works Consultants.¬† Here’s my take on the October Challenge,¬†which uses this¬†page map to document some of our life’s celebrations.¬† I chose to scrap our recent outing to Petrifying Spring Park in Kenosha.¬† We go every Fall around the same time to take our annual family pictures.¬† This is how we celebrate Fall¬†and the growth of our family.¬†

….here’s what I came up with.¬†

I used Bella Blvd’s new Finally Fall papers & chipboard, Bazzill card stock, We R Memory¬†Keepers Sew Easy Tool, Blue Lagoon Baker’s Twine and Tropical Foss, Color Box Dark Brown Chalk Ink, Ranger Perfect Pearls mist in Forever Red, Jillibean Soup Corrugated Butterflies (as a mask for misting & for embellies) and House, VersaColor Turquoise Chalk Ink for Butterflies, wood button, Petaloo Color Me Crazy Flowers (stamped with Hero Arts Friend Definition stamp¬†using¬†VersaColor Chalk Inks and sprayed with the same Forever Red Perfect Pearls), Simple Stories Life Documented Flash Card and a misc Family chip sticker I had in my stash.¬†

You can also see the photo and paper sizes in the page map, which make this page very fast and easy to put together!  Give it a try and share it! Go ahead, stay inside this weekend and do something creative!

Thanks for stopping by~


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Christmas in August..

After the last couple of days of getting ready to school to start, carpet cleaners and rearranging furniture, I had to get my scrap on!  So, I found this picture of Sari and I from Christmas 2010. 

I used papers that I’ve had in my stash for awhile (trying to stick to my resolution~Scrap My Stash!)¬† Everything is actually available at Hobby Lobby:
Bazzill Cardstock, October Afternoon papers, Ranger GlossyAccents, craft buttons, brown rosette trim (fabric dept. by the yard), Red Ho Ho Ho Ribbon, Making Memories red glitter letters, my Cricut (Joys of the Season Cartidge), Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Paper Studio Sticky Doo’s pop dots and adhesive.¬†

 The wreath and garland are from the Joys of the Season Cartridge. 
A little out of season, but I like scrapping out of order.

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Home Decor Using Scrap Stuff

I found these great 5×7″¬†frames on clearance at Menards and picked up several of them.¬† These make great mini scrapbook layouts to give as gifts¬†or display in your home!!

I also used May Arts Ribbon (yellow plaid & red rosette), Twinery Twine, Tim Holtz metal charm & Distress Ink (on Apple), Ranger Crackle Accents on the Apple (cut on my Cricut), red paper clip, Paper Studio PreSchool Stickers, Green felt cut for the leaves, Making Memories metal star, twine and wood flowers button (my Etsy Shop). 
Thanks again for stopping by!!