What About Wednesday: Bloom

 

Aloha My scrappy friends!! Today is my last blog post in this design team season. It is definitely sad to see some of the ladies I have become really good friends with go. Though I am excited for them and the future adventures I know they will have. I am also so excited to see what this new team brings to the table. Pushing and inspiring each other to create and make even better projects and layouts.

Since we are thinking along the lines of new beginnings, I decided to make a spring layout. When we bought our new house this past year we didn’t really know all the flowers and plants the previous had planted in the yard. By the time we looked at the house it was summer and most of the spring flowers were gone. The owner had also used rocks to cover the flower beds.

I am not sure if this was to have a cleaner look or because of all the rain. But this spring as green shoots grew up from the rocks the kids and I started to get really excited about all the growth. What would be coming from these leaves and how many.

We got lucky and had some daffodils, some tulips, a lilac type tree, and these really pretty pink and purple flowers. covered in droplets of rain they just glimmer, I took out my nice DSLR and captured their beauty. I am glad I did because a few days later my girls picked over half the flowers and then the rain just knocked them down. They were gorgeous and regal looking for the short time they made their appearance.

 

I knew that when making a layout with this image, I wanted a collection that would really bring out the colors in the picture. The Pink Paislee Paige Evans Oh My Heart Collection has tons of flowers and purples. Starting with white cardstock, I cut it down to 8 1/2 by 11 and then matted it with a pretty green watercolor patterned paper.  Using this size really just makes the photo be front and center and the focal piece.

At the top of the layout I added some purple acrylic paint and a stencil with Shimmerz Paste-eez Salt of the Earth paste. I wanted a light stenciled pattern over the purple. I knew my photo would cover most of it so I only needed it to be subtle.

Under the photo I built an embellishment cluster on a white doily. I layered a tag, some die cut flowers, some chipboard pieces, and some small grey feltie hearts. I used my tiny attacher to adhere some of my pieces for some metal texture.

 

I used gold glitter thickers on the bottom of the photo for that WOW factor. These are my favorite thickers, they really add a punch of amazingness especially when you add them right on the photo.

 

On the bottom half of the layout I layered strips of patterned paper from the Pink Paislee Paige Evans Oh My Heart collection. I used colors that were already in my photo, except for the pink. I had wished that color was in there just because a dash of pink always makes things look better.

In different areas of the layers I added die cut flowers from the collection. I stapled some on, used my tape runner and also pop dotted some of the flowers. I really wanted to create a lot of dimension in the layers.

I also tucked in some wood hearts from the Wild at Heart collection and some Love U Tons Felt Hearts. 

with the chipboard and feltie hearts all layered in the papers everything looks all nestled in. Kinda reminds me of the flowers nestled in the rocks. Lots of textures going on.

All along the bottom layer I added A Mermaid’s Tale, Hot Right Now and Blues Travelers sequins on the flowers. I really like how this make those flowers stand out and adds something fun to that bottom layer.

I scattered sequins all down the left side of the left as well. I mostly used the little tiny silver stars. They are so cute and with my silhouette pick up tool, they are so easy to get on the layout.

Here is a look at the whole layout.

 

I also made a process video to go along with this layout for my personal youtube channel. Which you can watch right here below.

 

Don’t forget just next week the new SpiegelMom Scraps team will be starting, give them a warm welcome, they are so talented!! Also be sure to subscribe to the SpiegelMom Scraps Youtube Channel, that is where I will be posting this upcoming year and I am so excited to be making and sharing more amazing layouts and ejects with you.

I hope you have an inspired day!!!

 

Hannah

 

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!  

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff

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!!

 

Tuesday’s Talent | Sarah McClellan’s Holiday Goody Bags

Hello again SpiegelMom Scraps fans!  It’s Sarah again, on the blog, for my final project for November. As I said last week, I made something Christmassy!  I geared up and got in the Christmas mood last Wednesday when I made my test Christmas card and shared it on Facebook and Instagram. @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @sarahmcclellan @heidiswapp @americancrafts, #scrapbook #card #holiday #christmas #DIY #goodbag #shakercard #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #heidiswapp #christmas #poppinpinksnowflakes #goldgarlandsequins #gold  Here is the card I made!  I used cards, envelopes, and ephemera from the new Heidi Swapp line from Joann’s called Oh What Fun.  I used a 4″ Gold Foil Doily and Gold Garland Confetti from SpiegelMom Scrap Shop.  Heidi even “liked” it on Instagram and commented on it!  Very exciting! Continuing in the Christmas spirit, I have three different Christmas projects to share with you today!sarah 9First is a vellum goodie bag from Cosmo Cricket.  I sealed the bag shut with a 4″ Gold Foil Doily. Then I made a 3×4 shaker pocket with an old pocket photo sheet protector and filled it with Poppin’ Pink Flurries, Gold Garland Confetti, and a few 1/4″ gold sequins from my stash.  I added a couple of the soon-to-be-in-the-shop Birds Of A Feather white felt feathers. Then I layered on a gold foil snowflake, a Basic Grey Juniper Berry kraft tag, and the “believe” die cut from the Oh What Fun Heidi Swapp collection.sarah 10

 Here is a close up of the goodie bag for more detail.  I also added a wood veneer snowflake on top from Michael’s and a few wood veneer stars from Studio Calico in the shaker pocket.sarah 11Here is goodie bag number two!  This time it is a kraft colored bag also from Cosmo Cricket.  I embellished it in the same way as the first, making a 3×4 sequin pocket and piling on the ephemera. This time I used another soon-to-be-in-the-shop sequin mix called Christmas Wishes.sarah goodie bag close up
Here is a close up of the goodie bag.   I also tucked a few wood veneer stars from Studio Calico in the shaker pocket.   Such a fun way to use a sequin mix!  The new Heidi Swapp collection is such a great match for the new sequin mixes in the shop!sarah 12

My last item is a gift tag.  I once again used the Heidi Swapp Oh What Fun collection.  The foundation of the tag is a 4×6 sequin pocket that I made using the same technique as in the goodie bags.  I filled it with the new Holiday Happiness mix which will be in the shop very soon!   On top I added a gold foil frame from my stash.  I also used a Queen & Co. chipboard star and punched a 2″ gold glitter circle for layering.  I tucked in a beautiful Birds Of A Feather white felt feather and added tiny letter stickers from Crate Paper After Dark. 

I have had so much fun this month creating projects for SpiegelMomScrapShop!  A BIG thank you to Jody for asking me to be her guest designer for November!  I had never done anything like this before and it has been an exciting leaning experience for me!  I look forward to joining the big SpiegelMomScraps blog hop on December 1st!  See you then!

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Products I used from SpiegelMom Scrap Shop:
Gold Foil Doilies

Gold Garland Confetti

Poppin’ Pink Flurries

Christmas Wishes Mix

Holiday Happiness Sequin Mix

Coming soon to the shop:

Birds Of A Feather Felties

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The 2016 Design Team Call is out!! Check out the DT Call page HERE and start working on your submission!  Deadline is December 30th.

Hello There

It has been a little while since I have posted a SpiegelMom Scraps project but I have actually been creating projects just quite remiss at putting them on my blog.  

Today I have a cute “Hello” card to share.  I love the colours on this card and all the gorgeous shimmer from the mists and sequins 🙂

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @studiocalico @mayartsribbon, #sequin #ink #cork #heart #gold #doily

I started with a plain white card base as I adore the way the sequins shine on the white.  I cut a doily in half and sprayed with Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays in blush, gold and mint green and dried between each colour with my heat gun to prevent muddiness.  I also sprayed a cork heart with gold and inked the edges.   I glued the doily down first then added my stamped sentiment and heart.  I then scattered my sequins on the card and adhered them where they fell.   Lastly I added the pink May Arts Burlap String and tied in a bow and fastened with a cute peg.

 

I really like how cute but simple this card is and is also pretty flat so it can go in a regular envelope.

Be sure to join me next week for another great SpiegelMom project – a blinged out thank you card.

 

Lou x  

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.

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @mayartsribbon @mymindseyeinc @craftyribbons

I know the trend right now is for gelatos and watercolours – I have water soluble wax crayons – I 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.

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @mayartsribbon @mymindseyeinc @craftyribbons

 

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!

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @mayartsribbon @mymindseyeinc @craftyribbons

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

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @craftyribbons @mymindseyeinc @mayartsribbons

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

Highlighting the Gold Doilies

Good afternoon, everyone!  Kat here today sharing my first layout on the SpiegelMom Scraps blog. 

This year, my family did a “late Christmas” in January because we wanted to celebrate when we were all able to be together.  Our nieces were super excited for an extra Christmas celebration.  They got all cute in their new Christmas jammies, watched a movie and then opened presents.  I got some very cute photos of the two of them and did not want to wait a whole year before scrapping them!

I am so in love with the gold doilies right now so I really wanted to come up with a unique way to incorporate them into the layout and sort of highlight their “awesomeness”.  I ended up using them to create a fun background:

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff, #spiegelmomscraps #doilies #sequins

I pulled some of my other favorite items from the store –star sequins, heart shaped wooden veneers – to create this fun layout of my two favorite girls.

For this layout I used the following items from the store:

Gold doilies

Apple Green sequins

Real Red sequins

Holiday Stars sequin mix

Studio Calico hearts & arrows wood veneers

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @kraftykat9, #spiegelmomscraps #gold #doilies #scrapbook #scrapbooking #DIY #Projectlife

What’s your favorite item from the shop right now?

Kat