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!!

 Wood Veneer

Sequins

Ribbon

Burlap String

Something new?!!

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Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving everyone!

~ Jody

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

Stamping with paints!! Krafty Hearts Blog Share Wrap Up

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It’s been a fun three days of sharing my new Close To My Heart Projects.  I think I’m sharing my favorite project today, saving the best for last!  Today, I’m sharing how I stamp with paints.  It’s pretty easy actually.  All you need are your stamps (wood mounted, acrylic or cling), a foam brush and some acrylic paints.

I started with the lovely Chantilly paper set and the June SOTM; A Flowering Bunch.  This stamp set is very fitting for this time of year, don’t you think?!  First, I layed out my papers and cardstock with my picture.  I used a 4×4″ Instagram picture of our daughter, Sari.  I just love this dress and matching headband!  I wanted to break up the color with some black and white, but not TOO much.  I added some torn pieces of the black and white script paper from the For Always paper set.  It also seemed to help ‘tell a story’ about this photo with the script writing.  I like to look for things like that to add into my layouts.. just a tip for you there! 

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Next, I stamped a bunch of floating flowers that lead from the edges of my layout, into my focal point.  I adorned most of the flowers with some CTMH Clear Sparkles and the Chantilly Fabric BadgesThese are very similar to vintage buttons, only they are adhesive backed and ready to adorn your scrapbook page or any other project you have in mind.

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I love this flowering border stamp, but I didn’t want to stamp it black or color in all the petals and leaves either.  This scrapper has to find ways to create her layouts fast!!  Any workin’ Mamas out there can relate, I’m sure.  So, instead I stamped the border with white acrylic paint.  You can see that I layered different pieces around my photo.  You can go HERE to learn how to create easy layers on your projects.  NOTE: I wash off my stamps right away so the paint doesn’t dry in all the crevices.

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This lovely stamp set is only available this month!! So, don’t delay and pick one up today.  You can order directly through my website HERE.  The June Stamp Of The Month is $17.95, or only $5 with a $50 order.  That’s a fantastic deal.  Host a party, on-line or in person, and earn FREE products fast!

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Thank you for spending your precious time with me today.  I hope you’ll stop over at Lynn and Kim’s blogs too.  Their projects are always so inspiring!  Also, remember, leave a comment on each of our blogs for your change to win some fabulous blog candy from our Krafty leader Lynn DardaThat candy is the double-stamp set  “It’s Your Day” and card kit.  It’s easy to win, just visit each of the three blogs listed and leave a comment on each one.  I’d love for you to join my blog by entering your email in the right sidebar, but that is not necessary to win.  Winner will be announced at From My Bungalow on Sunday.  Here’s the prize Lynn is giving away to one lucky winner!

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Now, hop over to Kim and Lynn’s blogs and leave them a little love! 

Kim at Violets and Sunshine

Lynn at From My Bungalow

Happy scrappin!

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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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Welcome to my new blog!!

This has been a long time coming, but here it is!  I’ve tossed around the idea of starting my blog for months, literally.  Well, I finally pulled the trigger and here I am!  After months of some “research”, which was basically scouring my favorite blogs, websites and scrapbooking manufacturers, I decided that it’s time.

Blog ~v~ My Website:  what did it for me was having a running feed of posts, and being able to search for older blog posts if you saw something particular at one time, but has since been hidden. With my website, which I’ll still keep current, I have to delete information all together to add more recent information. 

So, the blog has begun.  Now, I won’t be blogging every day, but I will keep you up to date on my scrapbooking news and events. You’ll see the latest in scrapbooking products from the annual CHA Trade Shows (Craft & Hobby Association) when my Memory Works goodies are showcased  here.   I’ll also be sharing my tips and fun techniques along with way. 

Join me a fun crafty journey.  Sign up to “Follow Me” and you’ll see that SpiegelMom Scraps! is the blog-place to be~

Thanks for stopping by my new blog.
~ Jody
SpiegelMom Scraps!