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Scrappy Friday – Missy Whidden Scraplift

Hello Creatives!

Here I am with the 4th Scrappy friday of the month. I usually only do 3, but because the challenges were so fun, and the fact that I am on holidays, here I am for a fourth one!!!

But, to be perfectly honest, the truth is…. How could I miss the opportunity to scraplift a scrapper I totally admire?

As you probably know, the challenge is to scraplift Missy Whidden this week!

Here is the page I’ve chosen :

What I particularly liked in this page is the background, made of different paper strips, the different layers, the frames, the embellishments and the different words and phrases. Well, I confess…I like every single bits of that page LOL!

What I knew from the beginning to be impossible for me was to add some stitching to the page, as you probably know by now, I’m totally hopeless at it!

However, I’ve come up with a page which is quite different from the original, but which includes the elements I’ve listed above:

Instead of using strips of paper, I used some washi tape strips. and I framed my pic’. I also tried to add some volume and layers, as well as some embellishments (paper clips, perspextives, flairs and Spiegelmom Scraps felt and cork stars and clouds)

I then added some words and phrases, using either stickers or stamps.

It was such a pleasure to scraplift such a talented scrapper! Have YOU tried to play along with us this week?

See you next Friday for another Scrappy Friday!

Christine

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Sketch it out Saturday-Rad Dude

Good morning everyone!! Sarah here this morning to share with you a new layout I made using some pretty sequins and awesome little corkys!

 Here is the sketch I used for this layout, this is another old one I had drawn up, hope you like playing with it!

This month were sticking in with the theme of the 80’s & 90’s. So today I using my title to go along with the theme. Thus the Rad Dude! lol.

When we were kids we use to say Rad all the time, lol, I feel like I’m making myself sound old lol. But I was a kid in the 90’s and I use to love saying rad!

I grabbed my Crate paper, Cool kid collection, (its been sitting in my stash and I haven’t touched it yet, well untf my layout I started layering behind my photo. And then it was to my Silhouette I went. I cut out my title and some fun little star circles and a line of them to layer around.il now!) Then I grabbed some Bazzil cardstock from the Spiegelmom store and started cutting away at my papers. I knew I wanted to fallow the layout pretty close or possibly to a T. So I chose my paper for the bottom and cut it down, and decided I wanted the top strip to be the same, so I cut that down too and put them in place.

I did all my cut-files on white cardstock too, so that I could water color them like I did my title or back them with colorful and patterned papers. With my title I sprayed it down with water and grabbed my water color pallet and started adding black watercolor to the letters. I sprayed it here and there and dabbed it to get the effect I wanted, a little wore look.

I put my title where I wanted it, to the right of the photo and started playing with the embellishments! I started layering some of the cardstock stickers, tags and my cut-files. I got some great washi from the shop too, He Zhi Color tape. I added a strip of that in a orange-red color and then added a cardstock sticker over it.

And then it was for Sequins and Cork!!! I love these colors and the texture that the sequins and cork add to a layout!

I added a bunch of the little shooting cork stars and then broke into my Neon Summer and Gotta love Emojis sequins. I used the bright orange sequins from Neon Summer and the black sequins from the Gotta love Emojis. After that I added a little black watercolor splatters and my layout was done!

I hope you liked this layout and I hope to see you play along with the sketch too!! Remember to tag us on instagram so we can see what you create!!

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What About Wednesday: Scraplifting Yourself

 

Aloha!! It’s Hannah here today! I thought I would do something fun today. I thought it would be fun to pick a layout I really liked from my pile of layouts.  (Yes, I said pile. Maybe some would say it’s more like a stack. Though many of them are actually in my kit boxes, so maybe I could find another fun term to use. However at the end of the day they are not in albums yet.)

I am scrap lifting myself. I love to do this from time to time especially when it comes to using a design that I enjoyed. I don’t have to put as much thought into the design and with a change of papers and embellishments the layout could look so much different from the original.

Here is a look at my original layout that I made last year for a series I had on my Youtube Channel called “For The Love Of Homemade Kits”, where I made a stash kit with a recipe.

 

This time I focused more on the layering aspect. I really wanted more layers be behind my photo. The layout above I really was playing around with self perspective type photos and loved the playful aspect of it. This layout I am doing today is more about sharing and remembering books my daughter has been reading lately.

I want to be able to look back and see what the book covers look like to her favorite and most read books. She literally will ask to stay up late to read a few more extra chapters. It makes my mom book loving heart smile.

I pulled out a ton of book themed embellishments that I have in my stash and in some new collections that I have just bought. Some of the stuff made it to the layout. Some did not, like the stacked books from the Shimelle Little by Little collection and the library journal cards from the Simple Stories Reset Girl Collection.

The key is to try all these pieces out and have them ready and see how everything looks together once you start layering. This original layout doesn’t have a ton of stuff, but it the way I have it layered behind the photo and in some key places that make everything come together.

In the original I also used a really fun cut file that I overlapped with different patterns. I used the cut file as part of my title. This time I choose to go with a big white acrylic word Read from Ali Edwards Story Kits. I really like the simplicity of the white word on the multi colored dot pattern paper. By adding Rockin Pink Ombre Sequins from the store around the title it really draws your eye there.

I layered some ephemera, tags and some speech bubbles at the top of the photo. I finished by adding more Sequins around that cluster. The pink sequins just matches perfectly with the colors in my daughter’s books.

Some small touches I think really finished off the layout, which were a hand drawn border around the layout. Some washi tape in the layers near the embellishment clusters and an extra dose of those Amazing Rockin Pink Ombre Sequins.

 

Here is one last look at the whole layout!

Be sure to check out the SpiegelMom Store and see all the amazing bright spring themed sequins and the new felt and cork shapes.  Then Share with us the layouts and projects you make with your new purchases. Make sure to tag us so we can be inspired too!!

Also below is my process video from Youtube. You can see my thought process as I put together my layout!!

 

Have an Inspired Week!!

Hannah

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Beautiful Moment

 

Hi Folks, Laura here today using a mix of sequins and flair from Accent Scrapbooking.

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The majority of the supplies came from my like for ever kit featuring Dear Lizzy.  The patterned paper was screaming out to be fussy cut!

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I love these flair.  You can find this pack here.

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I added a little colour to the washi tape with some Inktense pencils and a water brush.

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And also added a little colour to the fussy cut paper flower.

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And here is the layout in full…

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I used Lilac Twinkle sequin mix and the flowers from Sweet Pea.

Thanks for stopping by,

Laura

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What About Wednesday: Monochromatic Layout with Layers

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Aloha my scrappy friends!!  This past week the weather here in Washington has been so nice, high forties, sunny. It has me thinking about nature. All the photos I have been taking this summer/fall of nature around me.

Also lately I have been in a monochromatic mood. I really have been enjoying mixing different shades of the same color together. I really have been loving focusing on a couple colors that match or compliment each other and use just that. Picking out embellishments that match is like a scavenger hunt in my stash.

This fall I took some photos of the pinecones from our yard. I have been really into taking nature pictures of the things around us. Trying to get creative with my shots and take pictures of things I see everyday but don’t always capture. These are usually things that inspire me when I sit down at my scrap desk.

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I started off using my Shimmerz sprays with a paint brush for different size drops on top of White card stock. I like using a medium size brush so I can get bigger drops but also tap the brush for small splatters. I used Shimmerz Vibez Eggnoggin’ and Bamboo Leaf. I also used Tinsel from Heidi Swapp Color Shine to get a black gray color.

I knew the color would work with the outline I doodled along the outside of the layout. I also knew I wanted to use the black and white line crossed paper from Maggie Holmes Gather Collection to mat my two photos.

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I used lots of layers on this layout. I really wanted a natural feel to them, to mimic the images. I used a past kit from Clique Kits that had similar colors and a fall theme. I Used white doilies, ripped washi tape and Studio Calico wood chips in the layers for a chunky look to my layers.

Like I mentioned I wanted a monochromatic look, so I stuck with green, gray and orange tones throughout my layout. The Evergreen Bough Sequin mix was perfect for this layout. Paired with the Dear Lizzy chipboard Thicker plus signs it added a fun scattering of embellishments that I think didn’t over power the layout.

I added Pretty Little Studio word phrases and labels from a past spring line that was very nature themed. I even made a banner with bits from the labels in the layers.

The felt Evergreen Trees were given to me by a friend and they are so fun and look great tucked in next to my clusters. I used them with some baker’s twine and Maya Road white tassels. I love this element. It really draws your eyes to the photos.

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I really just love how it all turned out and really helps showcase these two really fun and cool pictures of pinecones from my yard. One during the summer when they were covered with sap, and in the fall fallen apart ready to drop seeds for future pine trees. I love that my kids are super thrilled to play and experience this nature around them, by collecting them and examine them.

I love that I get to remember their excitement for learning and experimenting with nature. I hope they don’t lose their wanderlust! Their joy for the beauty and world around them.

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I really, really love these Dear Lizzy Thicker word phrases. I couldn’t help but use one for the title. I layered it on top a Dear Lizzy cut apart that says Bliss Ave. With plus signs and sequins scattered around it, it really is a big focus.

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What is it that you love around you? What inspires you to pick up your camera and take a picture? Are you creating layouts or projects with those pictures. Are you sharing the theses around you that you see everyday and brings a smile to your face? I encourage you today to share what makes you smile with someone you love today!!

That is what scrapbooking is about, sharing the things we love, the things apart of our lives, the things that make up the stories in our lives.

Have a wonderfully inspired day!!!

Hannah

 

You can also watch the process video of me making this layout on my Youtube Channel and here.

 

 

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Make It Yours Monday

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Welcome back to another Make It Yours Monday with SpiegelMom Scraps!!! I hope you guys enjoyed the amazingly awesome Triple Blog Hop and all the incredible projects that were shared!

Today, I have a layout inspired by a heart shaped tag from my daughters new sneakers and a layout that I found on pinterest. I wanted to combine the 2 and was very happy with the finished page! (I want to apologize for the lighting of my photo’s, but a tropical storm stole the sun and I had to take them inside!)

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The only Patterned paper I used for this layout was from the Fancy Free collection. I used the soft mint for the foundation, the peachy pink for the mid section and a bit of yellow, mint and peach to make the banners in the top right corner. I added some gold scallop washi tape to secure the banners. After I notched out a half circle, I added my journaling on a shipping tag and tucked it behind the layout in a pocket.

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For the mid section of the layout, I made a shaker tag out of another shipping tag and filled it with Spring Blooms Sequins and Gold Confetti Sequins. I added some doodles to the boarder to keep it from getting lost. I adhered a White Doily doily and layered the shaker tag and my photo over top.

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A journaling card serves as my title and a few more doodles pulled the shaker, journaling and the title card together. I sprinkled some of the sequins around the page to bring some sparkle around each section! The scalloped washi tape finished off the middle part and I also brought a piece to the bottom left corner to dress is up a bit, along with some sequins. A few splatters of Gold Color Shine and I was Done!
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Thank you for joining me today Make it yours Monday and dont forget to look for inspiration everywhere!!!

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Making Mixed Media Easy

Aloha It’s Hannah here with you today. I am super excited about my first post here on the SpiegelMom Scraps blog!!

Mixed Media is super trendy but can be really intimidating. There is so many things that could go wrong. It can be really messy and unpredictable. If you do it right it really can look awesome and make an unique background that is perfect for the story you are wanting to tell.

Pinterest is a fun place to gain some inspiration for backgrounds. I love using textures and patterns to inspire me. I have been loving circles lately. On Pinterest I had seen a background with tiny circles on it. Using tiny circles in a few areas is a easy way to add color and media to a background without being complicated as well.

I decided to use the end of my pencil easer as my paint brush to dab circles on my white cardstock. I used Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Gummy Bear Blue and Sour apple Green because I knew I wanted to scrap a spring picture of my kids running.

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By randomly places the dots around the layout, overlapping the circles you create a background that is unique. The eraser makes the dots imperfect and the Dazzlers is a little thick which gives texture to the dots when they dry.

You could let each color dry in-between colors, but actually wanted some of the Dazzlerz to mix a little creating a new color. This kind of background could be really busy or really subtle depending on how many dots you add. I went for the middle ground, and added a decent amount but left quite a bit of white space.

Something else that helps add personality to a background is to stamp on it. I have tons of planner or smaller stamps. I knew my little heart stamp would be perfect. I added open and closed hearts to change it up. I just placed them throughout the dots. I used a black Stazon stamp ink, but this would look darling in a different shade ink close to the Dazzlerz colors.

I let the background dry over night. It really didn’t need it though. Allowing you background cardstock to dry before adding layers on it is key. Air drying is best because it cuts on the paper from warping too much. I often use a heat gun slightly to help speed the drying time. Letting me follow through with my thought process on a layout.

I didn’t want to cover most of the dots and hearts I created so I kept my layers behind my photo simple. I used a large glassine bag as one layer. I like the way the background softly peeks through the sides of the bag. I also matted my photo in white. I added two laters of patterned paper in fun artsy and watercolor type of patterns. This helps tie in with the homemade background.

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I also added some very thin washi tape on the background. I added a diagonally striped patterned paper on the side and bottom of the tape. I wanted to use these two areas to help ground my photo and build my embellishment clusters on them.

Take look at each cluster. I absolutely love how they turned out!!

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The little felt clouds in the store are perfect for this layout. I also took a patterned that had clouds on it and fussy cut them out.

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By adding pop dots to some of the clouds and layering them, it really makes the clouds feel like they are floating.

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I used word phrase stickers in similar colors and some die cuts it helps add some other shapes into the mix.

I finished with lots of sequins from both the Spring Blooms and A Day In the Woods Mixes. I love how both these colors picks up colors in the papers and mixed media I used. In the end I just think they look cute and fun!! Cause who doesn’t secretly love sequins!?!

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Inspired by Sunshine and playing in the sun, which my kids love to do. Actually they just love to run around outside, rain or shine, but more in the sun!! I started with a scripted die cut piece. I like the look of a title with different colors and shaped fonts and this layout it just went perfectly to tie all the colors together from the layout.

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Here is a look at the whole layout.

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I hope you were inspired today. Inspired to do a little mixed media on your layouts or try something a little different. I find these things really help me grow my scrappy mind, even if they don’t end up working on a page or project.

have a great Day and I can’t wait to see you around!!

Hannah

 

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Panda Layout with Katty Miranda

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Hello my friends. Katty here to share another 12×12 Scrapbooking Layout. For todays layout I am scrapbooking a photo of my older niece and her new puppy, a French Bulldog named Panda. She is so excited to have Panda. He is like her baby. We tried over and over to get a picture of Panda by himself but he would not stay still long enough to snap a non blurry photo. She finally had to carry him and I’m glad she did. The picture came out very cute.

I began with a 12×12 white American Crafts cardstock. I used a stencil by Dylusions called Staggered Brickwork. I used a few colors in the Dylusions Spray Mist. I kept in the Blues, Greens and Yellows. I then used my Lovely Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Lemon DropSour Apple and Sea U in the Mornin’ with the same stencil on the top right and bottom left of the misted area. I also added some misted areas on the edges of my layout.

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I added some of the Believe in You Sequins mix over the Dazzlers and let that dry. I then added some ripped blue and green strip washi tape to the edges of my page. I layered a black Diagonal Stripe bag and two patterened papers from the Keisercraft Finders Keepers paper pad behind my photo and popped it up on foam mounting tape. I colored three of the Mini wood clothespins with my dylusions mist and added some coored thread through them and created sort of a banner over the photo. I also added a flair badge, some colored arrow paper clips and some black and white ephemera pieces from my stash.

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I used some Heidi Swapp blue foam glitter thickers for my tittle. I also added two Cork Stars and some ink splatters to finish it off.

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Here is my completed layout. 🙂

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Thanks so much for stopping by. There is a process video on my channel if youd like to watch: https://youtu.be/LWs7BDnmjAI

XOXO -Katty

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Clique Kits February Pep Rally Featuring Punxsutawney

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Welcome, welcome everyone!  I’m so happy you’re joining us today!  You should have arrived here from Erica’s blog, but if not here is the entire line up in case you get lost along the way.

Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Erica http://ericarosecreates.blogspot.com/
Jody  http://spiegelmomscraps.com/
Lacey  http://laceybugcreations.blogspot.com/
Danielle http://picsandcheesecake.blogspot.nl/
Nicole M http://www.nicolemartel.blogspot.com/
Sarah M. http://sarahmoore4.blogspot.ca/
Kim http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
Allie  http://www.magicalmesses.com/
Kat  http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com/
Donna http://scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
Charity http://www.scrapfaire.blogspot.com/ 
Sandy http://www.thepinkcamera.com/
Mariah www.fun2scrap.blogspot.com
Marcia  http://www.onescrapatatime-bymumsie.blogspot.com/
Alisha  Www.alishabuggins.blogspot.com
Tyra  http://www.justtyra.com/

Now for my two page spread!  I haven’t done a two page layout in like FOREVER and I was definitely missing them.  This month I wanted to mix it up a little bit and do a traditional 12×12 on one side a Project Life style on the other side.  I’m really happy with how it turned out and will probably continue to do more of these.  Here is what it looks like side by side.

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And here’s the right side, a 12×12 traditional layout.  Besides my Punxsutawney Kit, I added a few of the cork embellishments from our sold out We Go Together Kit, which was fabulous!!  I think cork is a great accent and works with so many papers and themes.  I love the colors and tones in the Serendipity papers, especially when you mix the contrasting ones together and layers.

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And here’s the Project Life side!  I’m using one of the pages in the the Big Variety Pack, Style 3 for this side of my spread.  As you can see, I created a fun sequin shaker pocket at the top right.  To seal the top of that opening, I simply ran a thin line of glue at the top edge and allowed it to dry.  The glue itself does dry clear, but I could still see the glue.  Knowing myself, I’m probably the only one in my family who would notice it!  Nonetheless, I added some washi tape from my stash along the top edge to cover it up.

Abby turned 3 last November and she’s getting to be such a little girl and less baby.  Insert tear here!  We have an absolute blast together on my days off when her sisters are in school. It’s just Mama & Abby, perfect!

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I hope I’ve inspired you to give Project Life, or partial Project Life, a try!  This feels like a good fit for me and I’ll be sharing more like this in the future!

*** Please be sure to leave us all a comment as you hop today!  We’ll be picking a random winner who will receive their very own Punxsutawney Kit!!!  EEKKK!  So, spread the word and share this hop with your friends!  We’d love to see some new faces.  You can also purchase the kit and anything else the Clique Kits shop for 10% off using my special code JODY10! Enjoy!

Thank you for spending your time with Clique Kits today & enjoy this fabulous hop!!  You’re next stop is Lacey’s blog HERE.

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Gold Sticker Masking Technique

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Hello my scrappy friends!  I’m sharing my last layout using up nearly all of my November Clique Kit, Homecoming.  I used the pretty floral background from Lemon Owl and added a pretty pink ink to the edges from Close To My Heart. Yes, that is a lot of pink…. but think about what it would look like on a boy page in blue, yellow or gray!  Doesn’t that look cool!  

Next, I wanted to tone down the middle of the paper so I added some Gesso by painting across the section I wanted dulled down.  After letting it dry, I began adding some layers of papers I had left over from other layouts.  When I was finished adding my layers, I decided to add some more inking in the form of masking!  I used these fabulous gold leaf stickers from Pretty Little Studio and included in the Homecoming Kit!  They are awesome!  To use them as a mask I stuck my finger on the back a few times to reduce some of the stickiness then put them onto my page where I wanted to use them as a mask.  After doing so, I used my Tim Holtz ink blending tool to rub the ink over the stickers, pealed them off and ta-da!!  You can do this with any type of sticker in your stash!!

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Here are some more close ups for you!  At the angle below you can really see the gold leaves and the masked areas on the layout.  This is a great way to add more visual interest to your layout or even a card without adding a lot of extra embellishments.

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Thank you for spending your time with me today!  I hope I inspired you to create a project and use a mask!!  Try it out!!

Here is a link to our Clique Kits November Kit ~ Homecoming... HERE.   Also, did you know that all of our past Clique Kits in stock are currently available for purchase at an additional 50% off now through December 1st!!  Just use coupon code CKSANTAKIT at check out my friends and grab one or two of these before they sell out!!

Additional products used:  Maggie Holmes Gold Glitter Alphas                        Close To My Heart Stamp Set~One Way Borders ~ Lynn Darda CTMH 🙂

Tomorrow is also the last day of my Etsy Stop wide 60% off Holiday Sale!  Just use code HOLIDAY60 on any order $15.00 or more to get a whomping 60% off!! That’s including all holiday items like Advent Calendars, sequins, treat bag kits and more!  Don’t delay, some quantities are getting low!  You click HERE to go right there.

Remember even during this super busy season, do something creative today!

~ Jody

 

 

 

 

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60% OFF ENTIRE SHOP SALE

Breaking news here today!!  I’m revamping my shop over the holidays and would LOVE to hear what YOU want!!  I’ll be giving away $10 in product to someone who leaves a comment with what they’d love to see in my Etsy Shop in 2015!  That’s right $10 in product of your choice!!!  You also get an extra entry if you share on Facebook and other Social Media and stop back to tell me you did!  Easy peasy!

Meanwhile, grab some stocking stuffers for  yourself and some friends with this 60% off coupon good in my Etsy Shop tonight through November 30th at midnight CST!  Thank you!!

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Sequins

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Something new?!!

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Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving everyone!

~ Jody

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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 🙂

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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

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More My Minds Eye~Totes Adorbs!!

Yesterday’s Fall catty blog hop was a blast! I had a great time seeing the new projects in action by some of my fellow MemoryWorks DT gals.   That being said, I couldn’t help but to create more because there’s so much to see with these MME patterned papers!

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I used American Crafts white card stock for my base and began layering with a 10×10″ piece of Adorbs. I brought in some pink card stock to boost up the pinks in the papers and frame my photos. I love the pink & green color combo and the fact that the green patterned paper supports my fun outdoorsy photo of Abby. This silly girl was so funny going through the sprinkler & playing with the grass this summer!

In the photo below, I used some the label stickers and fussy cut some of the patterned paper to get more arrows. I also splattered some Mr. Huey’s ink and sprinkled some Adorbs enamel dots and SpiegelMom Scraps Sequins!

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Can you tell have a current obsession with enamel dots and sequins!?! I love the shine of the enamel dots and the bright sparkle of the sequins. They go fantastic with my girly pages. The sequins also come in a variety of colors including royal blue, aqua, gold, silver & black. Try them out!  The black ones look really cool on Halloween projects as they’re glossy but not overbearing.

Here’s a close up of how I created my little flags. I just cut a thin strip of patterned paper and wrapped it around a Maya Road stick pin. I glued the paper around the pin with some tacky glue and then layered them along the sides of my layout using some foam adhesive to pop them up. Pretty simple & cute!

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Thank you for spending your time with me again today.  I hope I’ve inspired you to try some new techniques and products.  You can download your own copy of the new Fall Memory Works Catalog by clicking on the picture in my right side bar.  It will download as a PDF file.

Prize alert! I’ll be announcing my randomly chosen prize winner from yesterday’s Memory Works Blog Hop tonight after 8:00pm. The winner has 5 days to contact me & claim their prize & must be in the US.

Also,welcome to my new followers! I’m looking forward to hangin’ out with ya here!

~ Jody

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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.  

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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 🙂  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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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!!

 

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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