Scrappy Saturday-Love this guy

Good morning everyone!! Sarah here this morning to share a new layout with you. Y’all have probably already seen this sketch but thought I’d share it again to show you what I got my inspiration from.

I loved this sketch as soon as I saw it!! I started with a sheet of white cardstock, I lightly drew on a circle and grabbed Aint life Grand from my stash and started to punch out different sized circles.

I laid the circles I punched out around the circle I had drawn on, but wanted more circles, so I grabbed the circle stickers and die cuts from this collection and layered them in with the other circles. When I had them all where I wanted them I ran my page threw my sewing machine.

Once I had my circles stitched down and a few messy circles sewn, I grabbed my photo and added a few paper layers behind it. I messed up the edges some and then popped it all up on 3D foam, added a xoxoxo tab and stuck it down. I grabbed some word stickers from my stash and added them above and below my photo and moved onto adding my sequins!

To finish my layout, I reached into my lovely basket of sequin packets and grabbed out Puppy Dog Tails and Hustle Bustle. The colors were perfect, so I started to add them around my sewn circles.  I loved the shine it added to my layout and the color pops it added to the top of my layout too! I decided to add a navy polkadot paper as a boarder around my whole layout and added a little Heidi Swapp gold color shine splatters and was done!

Thanks so much for checking out my layout and make sure to check out what all the other Sparklers make too!! Head over to the shop and check out all the new sequins too!!

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 🙂

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

Scrapbooking with Karla – Scraplifting Jen Schow!

Hello friends, and happy Thursday! Karla here today, and this week we are having a wonderful time scraplifting the most amazing Jen Schow! I really liked this layout below that she created, and thought it would be a nice way to use some of the 3×4 photos that I usually print out with the Project Life App, as well as using up some of the pretty journaling cards I have in my stash!

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Layout by Jen Schow

I decided to start off with some older CTMH papers from my stash and the coordinating stickers. The colours looked great with my photos and since they had an outdoorsy theme it went well. I also had some Project Life cards that I thought would go well with the papers and photos and then grabbed the Sweet Pea, Deck The Halls, Orange Blossom and Ferris Wheel sequin mixes.

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I added some Stickles and Glossy Accents to highlight different areas of the stickers and Tim Holtz botanical ephemera. The orange blossom sequin mix had the perfect tiny flowers to add detail to the mushroom sticker, and I love how the larger flower from the mix has a bit of iridescence to it and coordinated perfectly!

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Just by adding some sequins to the journaling card and paper flower I was able to coordinate both elements, and add that little bit of something extra special to my layout!

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I really liked how the reds in the Deck The Halls went with the coral colour in the stickers and flair badge, and I used the Abandoned Coral Distress Ink to stamp some little triangular images on the background. I even added a little of the Natural Burlap String on the tiny sticker tag.

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Here’s a look at the pretty mixes I used on my layout this week – Sweet Pea, Deck The Halls (not just for Christmas!), Orange Blossom and Ferris Wheel!

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

 

Scrapbooking With Karla – Scraplifting Katty Miranda!

Hello friends! It’s Karla here today with another awesome Scraplift! I am really loving the scraplifting theme this month. I’m finding new techniques and ideas that I wouldn’t normally have tried without scraplifting someone. This week the Design Team is scraplifting the awesome Katty Miranda! She’s so amazing!!

Here’s a look at her layout that I used to base my scrapbook page on-@kattymiranda #scraplift #scrapbooklayout

And, here’s what I created! I loved the diecut circle background, so I used the Kaisercraft Wildflower paper and Kaisercraft Nesting Stitched Circle Dies. I used some to cut the outside as well as the inside and used both the back and front side of the circles. This paper is so gorgeous, it’s sometimes hard to decide which side to use! I used one of the coordinating circle sticker elements ‘You Are Perfect” as a title, popped up with foam dots.

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I used my sewing machine and stitched along both the top and bottom of my layout, alternating a couple different zigzag stitches with a straight stitch. I love the texture stitching adds!

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The Tim Holtz Botanical ephemera was just perfect to add to this layout about my daughter at the Calgary Zoo where a butterfly landed on her hand. I used tacky glue and some foam dots to arrange the flowers and butterflies in a diagonal arrangment. I love the watercolour butterfly sticker that came in the Wildflower paper pack, and added it along the bottom of the layout with a couple strips of paper and a branding strip.

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The gorgeous flower sequins in the Jaded Hearts and Wild & Free Sequin Mixes made a lovely little trail for the pretty butterfly. I used some Glossy Accents to adhere them to the page, and I love the dimension they add!

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Here’s a closeup of the beautiful sequin mixes I’ve used today – Jaded Hearts and Wild & Free! The Wild & Free was actually created to coordinate with the Kaisercraft Wildflower papers <3

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Wishing you a fabulous week ahead!

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!!

 

SImple Stories SN@P and Tim Holtz Rosette Dies
SImple Stories SN@P and Tim Holtz Rosette Dies

 

sari ornament

rachel cu ornament

hannah cu ornament

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

 

shadow box share

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.

scrap it with a pad

So, I have this tune in my head from last week and I have no idea where it came from!  My best guess is that our 13 year old daughter was singing it at one time or another.   I’m pretty sure this has happened to you, right?  All I can say is ANNOY-ING!!  I don’t know all the words, but I think the song’s title is something like “Drop It Like It’s Hot.”  If you know me at all, I’m more a Country Music gal.  But no matter what type of music is was, having it stuck in my head was totally annoying.  So, to make the most of this random song in my head, I made up my own words to it.  My new {and improved} song is called  “Scrap It With A Pad.”  Here’s my “Scrap It With A Pad” layout this week.  I used the 6×6″ Simple Stories Baby Steps pad.  These 6×6″ pads are great for card making because of their shrunk down designs.  But as you can see, you can scrap with them too.

I’ll be back soon with more of what I’m working on this month for my National Craft Month ~ Do Something Creative Challenge. I can’t wait to see what YOU create this month!  Happy creating!
  
Remember, Memory Works is getting new scrapping goodies in every week!!  Check out the new Simple Stories releases: Fab{u}lous, Awesome, Documented and more to come!!  Also in stock now is brand new My Minds Eye, Echo Park, Bo Bunny, Basic Grey and 3 Bugs!  Go there now and check them out!  Be the first to get the new goods from Winter CHA 2012!

 

P.S. I’ll be adding the InLinkz Tool to my National Craft Month post for those of  you who don’t have a blog to link back to.  That way you’ll be able to easily add your project under that blog post, buy clicking and uploading your picture.

My supplies:
Burlap String, Simple Stories Baby Steps 6×6″ pad & Designer Cardstock, American Crafts White Cardstock, Mr. Huey’s Cameo Spray Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Frayed Burlap, Prima Sculpted Flowers, Misc, Washi Tape.