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Sketch it our Saturday/ Auntie on duty

Good morning everyone!!

 So who is excited that this is a long weekend??!! (Hand in the air, jumping a little!!) lol And oh man, summer started here Friday, so a little more sleeping in and then running around with the kids! So much fun to come this summer!

Well this morning I’m here to share with you a layout and sketch that I crated.

I play around with making my own sketches off and on all the time. If i’m not in the mood to scrap or just cant actually get in to my scrappy room cause of other things going on, I’ll pick up on paper pad and sketch here and there.

Ok, so yes I know this is a goofy picture of my youngest daughter. My sister had come to baby sit so I could get some things done one day and I came back to this. My daughter is really light haired, maybe strawberry blond, and you cant really see her eye brows very well, so my sister thought it would be funny to draw them on with eye liner and have her make faces lol.

Now back to the layout, lol. I started with picking the goofy pic of my daughter, and to be honest, I started with the bottom of my layout, this inst something I normally do. I had grabbed an Amy Tangerine collection, Better together, I wanted bright and playful just like the picture.

I did the strip across the bottom of the layout, added a cut-file I had set to the side, with others I just hadn’t used yet. Then I jumped to the top of the layout and started layering my pattern paper strips there and I decided to add cut-file in there too.

I know in my sketch it shows circles cascading down the layout, but I decided to use squares, this was because I found a cute little cut apart sheet that I wanted to use,lol.

Then I started layering a frame and a larger ampersand behind my photo, along with a few acetate pieces.

I worked my way down the layout at this point and started to add the circle ephemera and the flowers to the bottom strip. I added my title about that and then my favorite part!! I pulled out my sequins and started to play!!

I used a mix of sequins on this layout, Jaded Hearts, Wild and Free and Gone with the Wind. These colors matched perfectly with this Amy Tan collection and I loved that I got to add a few little flower sequins in there!

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I made today and I hope to see you play along with this sketch and if youd like a little discount on some SpiegleMom goodies, use this code below when you check out in the shop!

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Forever

Hey there!  It’s Laura Whitaker back with you today, sharing my final page and process video as a guest designer here at SpiegelMom Scraps!

Once again I am working with Amy Tangerine patterned papers, Oh how I wanted to play with those pink sequins and these papers let me make them pop! In fact, the cut apart sheet had a fun Polaroid frame printed onto part of it and it inspired me to trim it out and create a fun sequin pocket to balance out my offset photo.

 

I began my page by adding texture paste, though a mask, to my background.

 

I did not use any dimension in the sequin pocket at all, and relied on mostly stitching to hold it together.  I love the way it looks! And how pretty are those tiny flower sequins!?

 

Do you remember back on the first of the month, the SpiegelMom Scraps team was hopping with Creative Embellishments?  Well, I still had this gorgeous piece of chipboard left from the products that I was given and I was dying to use it.  It inspired the theme for this page!  I embossed it with this really pretty, but old embossing powder and I love the way it turned out! I trimmed the piece down a bit to better suit my layout, which is a plus because that means I still have a bit left!

 

I cut a pretty mint tag to fit inside one of the SpiegelMom Scraps tiny glassine bags that I got. I also got this Amy Tangerine frame from the SpiegelMom Scraps shop, which I backed with a bit of paper to help the laser cut element pop out a bit more.

 

 

I used some SpiegelMom Scraps cork embellishments to anchor my trio of embellishment clusters I finished off my page with some light blue mist splatters, journalling and a sprinkling of sequins around my layout.

You can watch my process video here on my You-Tube channel here.

Supply List:  SpiegelMom Scraps  I cork U hearts, arrow to my heart cork, white doily, glassine bag; Rockin’ Pink Ombre sequins, Green Acres sequins, purple rain sequins, love you tons felt heart; Amy Tangerine wood frame from the SpiegelMom Scraps shop; Accent Scrapbooking flair; Amy Tangerine patterned paper;  American Crafts cardstock;  Creative Embellishments chipboard; Hedi Swapp word and heart stickers; Studio Calico  paper washi stickers; Versamark ink; Gelatins embossing powder; Sharpie; Ranger Texture Paste; Tattered Angels mist (sky);IKEA clip; DMC floss; misc button and bakers twine; Tim Holtz tiny attacher; Clear Scraps Stencil.

Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to use coupon code 15LAURA to get 15% off of your order until the end of March!
Laura
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Lucky

Hey there!  It’s Laura Whitaker with you and I am super excited to be guesting here this month! Today I am sharing a layout that features a photo of my youngest son  and documents how he was born on St. Patrick’s day.  But I wanted to do it without doing an actual birthday page.

 

So I created a shamrock background cut file and pulled in some patterned papers with softer rainbow colours as well as some SpiegelMom Scraps Pandora’s Ombre sequins, Green Acres sequins, What’s Up Buttercup sequins which coordinate perfectly with my paper choices.

 

As a first step, I added some green distress ink through a wood grain stencil and some white texture paste through the same stencil to add a bit of interest to my base paper, prior to layering on the cut file.

 

Parts of the cut file were backed with patterned papers and some were backed with clear plastic so that I could insert sequins behind them.  On the layout I created for the March SpiegelMom Scraps blog hop, I shared how to make sequin shaker elements a design feature on a background.  For this page I wanted to do something similar but different, this page does not need dimensional adhesive to achieve the look.  You can see how to recreate this look by watching my process video, on my You-Tube channel.

 

I tucked this little wood veneer frame behind my photo making it another layer.  As an after thought I stitched words into it and I am so glad I did I love the look!  The frame is from the SpiegelMom Scraps shop.

 

I have had this large foam Thicker word in my stash for quite some time now, I am so glad that I was finally able to use it as it is perfect for this page!

I used some of the SpiegelMom Scraps “I Cork U” Hearts to create a shamrock that I layered over my title.  I love the way it looks and that I was able to use my goodies in a variety of ways!

 

I also used large cork hearts to create a larger shamrock, onto which I have layered a flair.

 

My third embellishment cluster also uses cork (I like the repetition) but this time in the form of a cloud shape. The cloud is from the SpiegelMom Scraps shop as well and is called “Corky Cumulus”.  A die cut sun, a fun flair and some more sequins round out the cluster nicely.  As a last step I added in some black rub ons (super old from my stash) I think they balance the black title out nicely.

As I mentioned, I have a process video for this layout,  you can watch it on my You-Tube channel here.

Supply List:  SpiegelMom Scraps  I cork U hearts, corky cumulus, white doily, glassine bag; Pandora’s Ombre sequins, Green Acres sequins, What’s Up Buttercup sequins; Amy Tangerine wood frame from the SpiegelMom Scraps shop; Accent Scrapbooking flair; Amy Tangerine patterned paper;  American Crafts vellum and cardstock;  Amy Tangerine “today” word sticker; Imaginisce rub-ons; Sharpie[; Ranger Texture Paste; Tim Holtz mask: Tim Holtz distress ink (peeled paint); Tim Holtz stencil;  Tattered Angels mist (splash); Smooch Spritz mist (yellow); Mr. Huey’s mist (taxi); misc. ticket.

Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to use coupon code 15LAURA to get 15% off of your order until the end of March! I will be back next week to share another layout with you!
Laura
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PL March Wk 1 – Live Today

#spiegelmomscraps #shimmerz #mixedmedia #projectlife #pocketscrapbooking #pocketpages #corkheart #stamping #scrapbooking #papercrafting #amytangerine #felicityjane @felicityjanestudio @spiegelmom_scraps @amytangerine @shimmerzpaints

The Monday after losing an hour of sleep is always a hard one.. I’m here today with a colorful spring spread hoping to brighten the first day of your work week!

#spiegelmomscraps #shimmerz #mixedmedia #projectlife #pocketscrapbooking #pocketpages #corkheart #stamping #scrapbooking #papercrafting #amytangerine #felicityjane @felicityjanestudio @spiegelmom_scraps @amytangerine @shimmerzpaints

I really love capturing the details of our home.. I wanted to incorporate some floral prints into this spread of the new flower arrangement in our kitchen. I used several papers from the Felicity Jane “Jane” March kit.. my first one. I made a deal with myself that if I were subscribing to a new kit, I would do a better job of incorporating products that I already have.

#spiegelmomscraps #shimmerz #mixedmedia #projectlife #pocketscrapbooking #pocketpages #corkheart #stamping #scrapbooking #papercrafting #amytangerine #felicityjane @felicityjanestudio @spiegelmom_scraps @amytangerine @shimmerzpaints

I have lots of Shimmerz products from the shop hanging out in my craft room. I chose this shade of green to add a little detail to my spread (like those dots highlighting the “photos I love” journaling card) and create an ombre filler card. I absolutely love using Acri-Tonez with water – it creates a water-color look that still has a matte-like finish! So great!

Do you have some shimmerz Acri-Tonez in colors you struggle to use? Try using it in combination with water for a water-color effect. It really softens the color!

I thought cork products were the perfect balance for this spread – the natural tones worked well with the pastel color palette! I used arrows and hearts from the shop.

#spiegelmomscraps #shimmerz #mixedmedia #projectlife #pocketscrapbooking #pocketpages #corkheart #stamping #scrapbooking #papercrafting #amytangerine #felicityjane @felicityjanestudio @spiegelmom_scraps @amytangerine @shimmerzpaints

I love the layering of sequins (this mix!) on cork – and the staple just adds some whimsy! Fun fact, I keep forgetting to order tiny staples for my tiny AC stapler, so those are full sized staples.. HA. Also on my page are thickers from Amy Tangerine’s “Finders Keepers” and Dear Lizzy “Saturday” collections.

I really like how the page on the right looks without any pictures, really functioning as a pretty title page. Especially since the left side is so full of color.

Hope you felt inspired today!

-Rachel

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Gratitude Friday -Grace

Happy Friday, friends!

Today I’m talking about a fun layout inspired by thankfulness and grace. Fall encourages me to breath in the crisp air and slow down a little. I took the photo in this layout while on a church retreat at a monastery. Talk about experiencing slowed-down stillness.

#spiegelmomscraps #sequins #shimmerzpaints #cratepaper #amytangerine #gold #pinkpaislee #scrapbooking #papercrafting #scrapbook @wordsandpaperscraps @ShimmerzPaints @SpiegelMom_Scraps @PinkPaislee @CratePaper

I started with white cardstock and splattered some Shimmerz Coloringz in Moody Mauve across the middle section of my page. I then added some scraps of wood grained papers horizontally with the paint.

#spiegelmomscraps #sequins #shimmerzpaints #cratepaper #amytangerine #gold #pinkpaislee #scrapbooking #papercrafting #scrapbook @wordsandpaperscraps @ShimmerzPaints @SpiegelMom_Scraps @PinkPaislee @CratePaper

I stamped some plus signs in silver before I layered some Crate Paper “Gather” ephemera underneath my picture, along with some Pink Paislee “C’est La Vie” ephemera. I was a little hesitant to mix that teal with the mauve but I love how it turned out. I also really love the gold accents from those collections.

#spiegelmomscraps #sequins #shimmerzpaints #cratepaper #amytangerine #gold #pinkpaislee #scrapbooking #papercrafting #scrapbook @wordsandpaperscraps @ShimmerzPaints @SpiegelMom_Scraps @PinkPaislee @CratePaper

After I had my picture where I wanted, I began embellishing – my favorite part! I used some cork confetti and sequins from the shop, along with some wood veneer stars stamped silver + some gold enamel dots.

#spiegelmomscraps #sequins #shimmerzpaints #cratepaper #amytangerine #gold #pinkpaislee #scrapbooking #papercrafting #scrapbook @wordsandpaperscraps @ShimmerzPaints @SpiegelMom_Scraps @PinkPaislee @CratePaper

I finished off my layout with some stitching, the perfect finishing touch! I hope this layout has inspired you to seek grace and gratitude during this beautiful time of the year. Be on the look out for some new releases in the shop. I can’t speak for every DT member but I will certainly be including some gorgeous new products in my next project.

P.S. I did a brave (and scary!) thing and ventured into the world of filming process videos. You can check this quick video out here.

-Rachel

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Now and Then with Laura

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Hi Folks, Laura here.  For this post I am taking on fellow Sparkler Felicia’s September challenge.  Felicia set a really fun challenge – something old and something new – with the added twist of an old photo and a new photo, too.  Now you understand the title NOW AND THEN, huh?

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I used the new heart felties and September’s cut file freebie as my new elements.  And all the patterned papers are from my old box of papers.  At least one company no longer exists!

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The photos are of my brother with my Dad in 1985 and my brother with his son this year.  I have to say, I would never have put these photos together if it hadn’t been for the challenge.  I adore how it has turned out so think I need to do some more challenges!  Link me up to your favourites please?

I super-sized the scribbly rings cut file and backed each opening with the patterned papers pulled from my stash.

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I love how it looks.  I cut a bunch of the smaller files too, but I think I need to cut another big one – I like it too much to use it only once!

#spiegelmomscraps #amytangerine #shimelle #americancrafts #silhouettecameo #smscutfiles #sequins #enameldots @spiegelmomscraps @amytangerine @shimelle @americancrafts @silhouetteamerica

I sprinkled a few sequins and enamel dots around the page.  I wanted to match the red of the alphas and the red in the photos.  I have about one thousand enamel dots but none that matched… then I remembered Shimelle had a pack of holly berries and leaves in her Christmas collection…  I had a rummage through my Christmas stash and was so happy to find they were a perfect match!

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I am crushing on navy at the moment.  I know the newer collections have some navy in, and these navy hearts are new – I hope we see much more in the coming months.

You can watch me muddle my way through making the layout, and having a fall out with my budgie, in the process video.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Laura

 

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Stamping INTO Mixed Media Technique 

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @americancrafts @pinkpasilee @paigeevans @hipkitbclub @thetwinery @shimmerzpaints, #spiegelmomscraps #jodyspiegelhoff #hitkitclub #silhouette #cutfile #freecutfile #butterfly #vellum #sequins #sequinshaker #ephemera #fussycutting #americancrafts #pinkpaislee #FancyFree

Hi everyone! Jody here & I’m so excited to be back today for another guest post! I ssoooo love my Sparklers Design Team but I really miss blogging and creating more layouts on a regular basis.  I think I need another “ME” so I can divide up some more of this small business behind the scenes stuff!!  Anyone out there that can help with that LOL!!!

Anyway, today I’m sharing a technique I’ve haven’t done in awhile but I always LOVE the results.  I began with this lovely green diagonal stripe paper from the Pink Pasilee Fancy Free Collection and this beautiful FREE cut file over at Hip Kit Scrapbook Club.  You just sign up for a free member account and you’ll have access to their free files!!  So awesome!!

Ok so, for this technique I spread some type of mixed media (gesso, texture paste, acrylic paints or Shimmerz Dazzlerz) onto an area of my layout and use a fun stamp to press right into the wet media (Dazzlerz, etc).  This creates some awesome texture, or even a title.  I used the Spun Sugar Dazzlerz and two different stamps, Amy Tangerine “Happy Place” and a small Stampin Up! stamp circle stamp.  I also did a little bit of simple stitching on my layout to show the butterfly’s flight path 🙂

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @americancrafts @pinkpasilee @paigeevans @hipkitbclub @thetwinery @shimmerzpaints, #spiegelmomscraps #jodyspiegelhoff #hitkitclub #silhouette #cutfile #freecutfile #butterfly #vellum #sequins #sequinshaker #ephemera #fussycutting #americancrafts #pinkpaislee #FancyFree

When the layout is angled more, the light really plays with the Shimmerz Paints Dazzlerz and creates this beautiful effect!  It shines and reveals a really cool, almost hidden, phrase in the Dazzlerz.

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @americancrafts @pinkpasilee @paigeevans @hipkitbclub @thetwinery @shimmerzpaints, #spiegelmomscraps #jodyspiegelhoff #hitkitclub #silhouette #cutfile #freecutfile #butterfly #vellum #sequins #sequinshaker #ephemera #fussycutting #americancrafts #pinkpaislee #FancyFree

You’ll also notice that there are sequins behind that stunning butterfly cut file from Hip Kit Club.  To create this huge sequins shaker pocket I trimmed a piece of vellum & a piece of Fancy Free paper to the same shape as the butterfly.  I carefully glued the vellum directly onto the backside of the cut file.  After it was dry, I laid the butterfly with the front side facing down onto my workbench and spread some glue randomly over small areas of the vellum.  The backside of the cut file/vellum wasn’t covered in glue, but there were several small areas of wet glue spaced out which where going to hold onto a bunch of loose sequins I was about to pour over my butterfly!  After pouring my desired amount of a sequins onto the butterfly (Spring Blooms, Gold Stardust & Gold Sweatheart Sequins), I sealed up the huge butterfly shaker with the piece of Fancy Free paper and allowed it to dry completely before adhering it to my layout.  I layered it up with those stunning black Thicker words from Amy Tangerine.

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @americancrafts @pinkpasilee @paigeevans @hipkitbclub @thetwinery @shimmerzpaints, #spiegelmomscraps #jodyspiegelhoff #hitkitclub #silhouette #cutfile #freecutfile #butterfly #vellum #sequins #sequinshaker #ephemera #fussycutting #americancrafts #pinkpaislee #FancyFree

To add a little more interest to my fussy cut flowers and leaves, I folded the leaved down the middle and added few lines with a black Sharpe marker.   I also added the date of the photo using the lines in the Fancy Free paper.

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @americancrafts @pinkpasilee @paigeevans @hipkitbclub @thetwinery @shimmerzpaints, #spiegelmomscraps #jodyspiegelhoff #hitkitclub #silhouette #cutfile #freecutfile #butterfly #vellum #sequins #sequinshaker #ephemera #fussycutting #americancrafts #pinkpaislee #FancyFree@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @americancrafts @pinkpasilee @paigeevans @hipkitbclub @thetwinery @shimmerzpaints, #spiegelmomscraps #jodyspiegelhoff #hitkitclub #silhouette #cutfile #freecutfile #butterfly #vellum #sequins #sequinshaker #ephemera #fussycutting #americancrafts #pinkpaislee #FancyFree

I finished the layout off with the Simple Stories alpha stickers from last summer, which I’ve been hoarding in my sticker stash!  I just love love love those wood grain alphas!!

Thank you so much for spending your time here today!  If you’re interested in any of the products used today, they are lined in the blog post.  Be sure to find a Sparklers DT girl’s discount code here or on Instagram before you check out too!

See you next week!

Jody

 

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Love Life Today Layout with Katty Miranda

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Hello friends! I’m happy to be back today to share another 12×12 Scrapbooking layout. Today I am scrapbooking a 4×6 picture of my nephews 4th birthday party back in 2012. I began with a 12×12 white American Crafts Cardstock and a Dylusions Stencil called Small Triangles. I used my Shimmerz Dazzlerz from the shop. I used the Dreamscicle in the center of the page off to the left directly onto the cardstock. I then used the stencil with two other colors, Lemon Drop Yellow and Sour Apple Green on another piece of cardstock and cut around the triangle edges. I matted the two pieces on a thin border of dark grey cardstock.

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I placed the yellow piece up top and the green piece at the bottom. I nestled my photo in between the three sections of color. I used the Kaisercraft Finders Keepers paper pad and added a simple craft piece to layer behind the photo. I then took some of the cutaparts from the paper pad and added a few of those around the page as well.

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I also scattered some of the Chunky Cork Stars around as well. I added ink splatters in some dylusions coordinating colors. For my tittle I used craft thicker words from Amy Tangerine. I added some gesso to them and used a gelato to color them. I then covered them in sequins. I used the Indian Summer Sequin Mix and the Sunny Smiles Sequin Mix.

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This layout was a lot of fun to create. I love all of the fun textures.

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There is a process video on my YouTube Channel if you’d like to check it out: https://youtu.be/6VeFxu1IAzA

Thanks so much for stopping by.  XOXO -Katty

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Smile tag by Lea

Hello everyone … Lea here to offer you a very merry tag to give to those we care about and who we want to draw a smile.
I painted a large shipping tag with black gesso, once dry I embossed it completely with white embossing powder from a beautiful alphabet of Tim Holtz.
I then proceeded to do as I like. I created a layering with patterned paper, doily, twine, alternating different thicknesses.

I completed with sequins,  hearts and stars in felt  .

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Simply beautiful layout by Lea

Hi all, Lea here…another month together and this weekend and throughout the month will be full of beautiful things for which just keep an eye on …
I like very much to take pictures and one of the subjects that I like to photograph there are flowers and for that event I wanted to “celebrate” the beauty of nature in all its simplicity.
My starting point is a beautiful patterned paper: I added the texture paste using a stencil and washi tape.
I then added with other different patterned paper, alternating with shipping tags, a doily crochet; I added some beautiful round sequins and hearts of felt, white and pink. I completed the page with the white splatters and some little doodle and title.simplyb

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From the shop:

Shimmerz paint Gold Mine Texturez

Shipping tags

Jack Frost flat sequins

Fetti Felt-fetti Die cut

Have fun, xoxo Lea

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Project Life || Growing Up Too Fast

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @teresacollins @wermemorykeepers @projectlife, #spiegelmomscraps #projectlife #scrapbook #DIY #papercraft #memorykeeping

Hello, hello!! Jody here today and oh how I’ve missed blogging!  As you have probably seen, I’ve been busting my butt behind the scenes these last few months getting ready for big things in 2016.  The first big thing was the tripling of my Design Team, The Sparklers!!  They are a fabulous bunch of ladies from around the globe!!  I hope you had a chance to check the Design Team reveal posts HERE and HERE.  

Today, I’m sharing a Project Life spread I’ve been playing around with for the last few days.  These photos are from the first day of school this year and now that I’m looking at them here, Sari is taller.. up to my neck!!  I need to put a brick on that girl’s head to slow her down!!  Sheesh.. ok mommy rant over.

I’m using the We R Memory Keepers photo sleeves and really love them. They’re thicker plastic than the Project Life sleeves, which is HUGE for me. I’ve ripped too many of the PL brand ones because I tend to like chunky embellishments and it’s tough to squeeze them into the pockets.  I really do try to keep my pocket pages pretty simple.  It doesn’t always happen, but it’s thought that counts for me LOL!!  I am trying to get caught up after all… eh’em…. 

Another thing I’ve been working on lately is using the papers in my stash. This can definitely be a challenge though because by the time I have a couple papers left in a collection or some larger scraps to work with, most or all of the coordinating embellishments have been used up.  Adding those little details are what I absolutely love to do and that’s when I reach for the unique embellishments from the Scrap Shop right here!  Whether it’s cork, sequins, felt die cuts or another fun embellishment, I always have something thats just right.

Below, I’ve added the Chunky Cork Hearts to the bottom middle pocket and really love the contrast and texture they add.  They have the perfect earthy feel that works well with all the colors on the page.

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Thanks so much for stopping in today!  I hope you’ve enjoyed my back to school spread today.  If you’re interested, I’ve linked the products from my Scrap Shop below.

Chunky Cork Hearts

We R Memory Keepers Multi 10 pack

Have a great Sunday and do something creative today!

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff

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Favorite Wood Veneers Projects AND Pre Black Friday Sale

Hello everyone!  Jody here today with a few of my favorite layouts and projects that feature wood veneers!  These embellishments have been a favorite of mine since they hit the scrapbooking scene several years ago.  I use them A LOT!!  They’re versatile, neutral and add a perfect amount of texture for this embellishment lovin’ gal.

Here are few of my favorites!

@mayartsribbon @amytangerine @americancrafts @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @stampingsmilesdeisgns @kaslagoski
Amy Tangerine Wood Veneer Frames  Card by Guest Designer Ka Slagoski@americancrafts @amytangerine @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoffAmy Tangerine Wood Veneer Frames  Layout by Jody Spiegelhoff @studiocalico @americancrafts @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoffStudio Calico, Amy Tangerine, Chic Tags Wood Veneers  Layout by Jody Spiegelhoff

I hope you have enjoyed some of my favorite wood veneer projects.  To celebrate my love of wood veneers, I’m having a big blow out sale in my Etsy Shop right now, no coupon code needed!!  All the wood veneers are only $2.25! This sale is to prepare for a big announcement coming in January!!!  I cannot wait to share it, but until then enjoy the deals you’ll get in my Etsy shop!

Products Used in the project:

Amy Tangerine wood frames

Studio Calico wood hearts and arrows

Chic Tags Bloom wood veneers

Studio Calico wood chevrons

Studio Calico tiny stars

Studio Calico wood cameras

See you tomorrow for Tuesday’s Talent, Sarah McClellan!!

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Tuesday’s Talent ~ Sarah McClellan in the House!!!

Hi SpiegelMomScraps fans!  My name is Sarah and I was thrilled when Jody asked me to be her guest designer for November!  I am a thirty-something mom of two girls from Minnesota.  I have been a traditional 12×12 scrapbooker since 2007 and started Project Life in January of 2014.  

For my first project, I did this beautiful Project Life double spread for Week 37 of 2015.  I used papers and stickers from the Crate Paper Wonder Collection.  I used some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine and Amy Tangerine Goodness Thickers from American Crafts.  My date stamper is from Becky Higgins with Staz-on ink in black.

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On my Week 37 title card, I layered a Gold Foil Doily, a shipping tag, Crate Paper Wonder ephemera, and Cloudy Day Cork shapes.    I embellished with enamel shapes, yellow Felt-Fetti Hearts,  Gold Garland Confetti, and Indian Summer Sequin mix.  Enamel dots can be expensive and a great way to save money scrapping is by using sequins in place of enamel dots!

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I love to make embellishment clusters on my Project Life spreads like this one.  Here I used another Gold Foil Doily, Crate Paper Wonder ephemera, and stickers, along with a few Thickers. I embellished with Cloudy Days Cork, some Gold Garland Confetti, and Indian Summer Sequins.

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In this cluster, I used Cork-Fetti Hearts, along with the Crate Paper ephemera.  When I start a Project Life layout, I try to chose a couple of busier papers from the collection and the rest are from the base colors.  Also, I almost always get the coordinating cut-apart sheets.  I like to layer on the ephemera and stickers and then repeat design elements across my Project Life layouts to create a cohesive look.  I also try to embellish with the same items and only use color shine on a couple of cards.  I do all of my journaling on my antique Underwood typewriter.  

Well, that’s all from me this week.  I hope you all enjoyed my first project this month!  I am so enjoying using these goodies from SpiegelMomScrapShop!  I am looking forward to sharing more projects with you this month!  If you have any questions or would like to see more of my projects, you can find me on InstagramMy Blog and Youtube.  

Products I used from SpiegelMomScrapShop:

4″ Gold Foil Doilies

Gold Garland Confetti

Indian Summer Sequin Mix

Cloudy Days Cork 

Felt-Fetti Hearts

Cork-Fetti Hearts

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Process Video | Create Craft Share YouTube Hop!

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Hello again all! The Create Craft Share YouTube Designers are back at it and making videos just for you all!!  Jody here today to share a quick layout and a process video that I did for the channel hop. This layout came together in under 30 minutes, not including the drying time for the Dazzlerz Texture Paste by Shimmerz Paints.   Take a gander at my layout, and then you’ll find the link right to the video below the photos.  You can see first hand and in real time how I created this layout!


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~ Do something creative today!

Jody

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Quick and Easy Project Life Page

Hey, everyone!  Kat popping in today to share a Project Life spread with you.  So…I am way, way, waaaaaay behind on my PL album this year and I need to catch up quickly.  Luckily, by picking out just a few core supplies, I am able to create a spread in a short amount of time and still have it embellished and pretty-looking.  Most importantly, I am getting these memories on the page before I forget them entirely J

For this spread I decided to stick with a PL mini core kit (I used Amy Tangerine’s Plus One kit), my favorite hearts & arrows wood veneers, an assortment of sequins and some label stickers.

Here is my spread:

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My favorite detail from the spread is the confetti pocket.  Confetti pockets are such a quick and easy way to add interest to a PL spread.  I mixed the gold rush sequins with the gold stardust confetti (they are sold out and being restocked soon, but you can find the silver assortment here) and I used my fuse tool to close up the pocket.

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I also love the Dear Lizzy wood veneers and knew that the “Best Ever” one would be perfect to layer on top of a scenery photo from the week – just another easy way to add some quick interest.

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The rest of the spread is fairly simple with a smattering of wood veneers, sequins and enamel shapes.  This page came together in about 30 minutes and most importantly, it’s done and added to my 2015 album!

The SpiegelMom Scraps Shop is the perfect place to stock up on your PL essentials.  Use code KAT15 when you shop to save 15% off your entire purchase!  Thanks for stopping in today!