Fast Layout > Using a Background Cut File

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Happy Ground Hogs’ Dag!!  Jody here today.  Although I don’t take much stock in a ground hog determining whether or not I continue to freeze my butt off, it’s still a cute yearly tradition here in the U.S!!  

Today, I’m sharing a layout I literally put together in 20 minutes!!  We all need layouts like these for busy, busy times!  I shared a couple sneaks of this on the SMS Instagram a few weeks ago and today I’m excited to share it with you all. I started with a FREE cut file (found on the Free Cut Files page here) cut out on American Crafts white cardstock and paper from Pink Paislee/Paige Evans, Take Me Away.  I chose the Flurries Background cut file I designed and simply layered it over my Pink Paislee paper.  I added a Chantilly Lacy 8 inch doily, some Pretty Little Studio Hello Heather papers and my photo, then adhered that onto my background.  I also added some craft foam under my photo to pop it up a little.  

One other tidbit I’d like to share is my struggle to actually use cut files!  Crazy right?!  My scrap studio is no longer in the room, or even the same floor as my computer which causes a problem obviously.  So, to solve this dilemma I have been cutting files while I’m doing other things at my computer like checking email, working on taxes (UGH help me now LOL), etc.  It’s pretty easy to get my cut file set up cut, and then let it run while I’m working on other tasks.  I just wanted to share that with you all since I’m sure I’m not the only one that faces challenges like this.  So now, I have several different cut file background and others ready to go whenever I want to sneak away for 10 minutes to create in my space!!

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I simply added my title, which are cardboard Thickers from American Crafts (maybe from Dear Lizzy or Amy Tan??) and Foam Thickers from the Pink Paislee Take Me Away collection.  Finally I sprinkled some Amore sequins in a few areas.  I called it good in 20 minutes you guys!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  I hope you are inspired to pre-cut some background cut files and have them ready to go for creating some super quick layouts!!    

Remember, there a couple very cool things going on this month!  First, we have our team up with Accent Scrapbooking!  The Sparklers hopped yesterday so be sure to check that out if you missed it!  Kareen from Accent Scrapbooking and I also hosting a month long challenge group over on Facebook.  The group can be found HERE you guys!!  Join the group and check out all the inspiration!  Kareen and I are giving away some awesome prizes!!! Check out the graphic below and have a great day!!

XO  Jody

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Accent Scrapbooking Product Swap Blog Hop!!

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Happy February 2017!!  It’s just crazy to me that’s it’s February already.  A few months ago Kareen, from Accent Scrapbooking, and I starting chatting about a collaboration and it’s finally here!!  We swapped a bunch of products with each other and let our Design Teams have some fun!  Today the Sparklers and Accent Scrapbooking’s Designers are presenting their latest works of art for your inspiration!  Some of the designers are also using this fabulous sketch from Laura Whitaker!  Katty from the Sparklers found it and we all just love it!  This will be Katty’s last blog hop as a SMS Sparkler as her term has come to an end.  You’ll be seeing plenty of her around though!! Just be sure your subbed to her YouTube Channel and check out the Shimmerz Paints blog too!  You’ll definitely find her over there 🙂  

Below this amazing sketch from Laura, you’ll find the entire Sparklers line-up and the link to the Accent Scrapbooking blog where you can check out their blog hop as well. 

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 SMS Blog 

Jody’s Blog

Lisa Kingston

Christy Harriman

Sarah McClellan

Hannah Lemieux

Khristina Sorge

Katty Miranda

Evi Cortes

Sara Scraps

Rachel Stewart

Laura Rumble

Felicia Young

Beth Soler

Crafty Meggy

We know there’s a lot to take in today, SOOOOO we’ve also created a Facebook group HERE!  It’s called “Spiegelmom Scraps and Accent Scrapbooking February “Big Blog Hop!!”  Check out this graphic for the prizes being offer too.  Add yourself to the group and hang out with us all month long.  Seriously, check out the prizes you guys!!  Ok, now you’re off to my blog HERE!! Happy hopping!

Be sure to check out the Accent Scrapbooking blog hop too!  GO HERE!!

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November Product Reveal Blog Hop

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Bring on the colder weather, the new winter scrapbooking collections and this month’s  SMS Product Reveal!  It’s been a super crazy month in my home as many of your know.  We are finally moving into our new home at this very moment and with that, moving my entire craft room and business.. CRAZY!! But somewhere in all that craziness, my love of this creative community burns stronger and stronger.  I’m very excited to continue to grow the SpiegelMom Scraps community and continue to bring everyone more SMS goodies to create with.  This month the new products are holiday inspired just for you.  Check out these new releases and enjoy this month’s blog hop with the Sparklers DT and our special guest this month Karla Yungwirth.   There will be a couple new releases coming later this month also.  I’m still in the mist of moving madness so I’ll release some more new goodies very soon!  

Next up, you’re skipping over to our November guest designer Karla Yungwirth!  I know you’ll love her project.  She’s been wowing me for months with her creative cards and layouts!  Enjoy the hop my friends and don’t forget to leave comments on the blogs to be entered to win a $10.00 shop credit!  

 

Triple Hop Weekend-Day 3


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Here we are on day number 3 of this fabulous weekend!  The Sparklers and our guests have totally inspired me to try a few new things and I’m just so thankful and thrilled to have them creating with me!  Today, we are welcoming the wonderful Bonita Rose to the hop.  I cannot wait to see what she created especially for today 🙂  Let’s get today’s party started with the line up!

1. SMS Blog 

2. Bonita Rose 

3. Beth Soler

4. Rachel Stewart 

5. Sara Mishler

6. Katty Miranda 

Jody here again!! For today’s layout I wanted to accent patterned paper with mixed media.  I thought this would be a little tricky with this map paper from Fancy Pants Good Fellows collection. I’ve played around the highly technical packaging technique ‘smooshing’ on patterned paper and found that the mixed media isn’t as forgiving as it is on cardstock. The mixed media tends to soak in, like immediately!   

So, I decided to let more of the patterned paper show on this layout since it compliments my bike riding theme.  I only accented smaller areas and the edges with some Keep Palm & No Yolking Coloringz and added my favorite Chunky Cork Stars!  I’m really happy with how this turned out, especially since masculine layouts are not my strong point. I also used some Marmalade Distress Ink to ink up the edges of my layout to really define it. 

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Here’s a closer look at the edges and the Keep Palm & No Yolking Coloringz

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Thank so much for spending your time with us today!! I hope you’ve enjoyed my layout, featuring some mixed media & Cork!!  

Be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs today and throughout the weekend! There’s another chance everyday this weekend to win another $10 shop credit! 

Now you’re hoping on to Bonita Rose (linked above in the lineup!) and her  stunning project!! 

Triple Hop-Day 2

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Happy Saturday and welcome back to our Triple Hop weekend!!  Today we have more of the Sparklers DT girls AND three awesome guests ready to inspire you.  Welcome Missy Whidden, Alex Hunter and Karla Yungwirth!! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing your creativity with the SMS fans!

Today is all about SEQUINS and all the creative things you can do with them in your paper crafting.  There is so much more to sequins than just shaker cards and today we want to knock your sparkly socks off, so let’s get started! Here’s today’s sparkly line-up:

It’s Jody here on the SMS blog and I’m totally thrilled!   Today, I’m kicking off Sequin Saturday with this fun layout. I started off by creating my background with Shimmerz Dazzlerz Pucker Up Pink and watering it down with a a few sprays of H2O. I smooshed it around on a plastic Ziplock baggie. I put my hand inside the Ziplock and used my fingers to smoosh & kind of stamp my color onto my American Crafts white cardstock. 

Next, I added Pink Paislee branding stripes along the middle to ground everything. Then I added more layers from there, beginning with some black cardstock from my scraps bin. I knew I wanted to pull in black because I already had my title planned out. I added a few messy layers behind my 4×4″ black & white photo and then mounted it all onto the black cardstock, backed with craft foam for some dimension. 

In my layout I used my Summer Sunset sequins (which you can pre-order now) to accent the direction & angle at which my girls are “dabbing.” Using sequins to accent movement in a layout really helps your eye move naturally across your layout. Give it a try! Pull out action photos such as a sporting event, children dancing, running, etc. Use the sequins as an extentsion of the energy flowing from your photo or photos. 


Another fun thing I did on this layout is add some stamping by pulling stamps from my stash. The “Carefree” stamp is a mystery to me BUT the “#together” stamp is from an American Craft super cute roller date stamp set. 

The black die cut heart is from the free SpiegelMom Scraps cut file “Mermaid Hair Don’t Care” found here. 


Finally, here’s a close up of the smooshed Pucker Up Pink & water with the Summer Sunset sequins. 


Thank you for spending your time with us again today! Next, you’re on to Missy and all the awesomeness on her blog!! 

** Remember to comment on all the blogs to win a $10.00 shop credit! 



Triple Hop-Day 1

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This Girl Boss LOVES it when her Design Team girls have awesome ideas and thus was born the Triple Blog Hop weekend!!! We are thrilled to have you join us and have some lovely creative guests with us.  For starters, Missy Whidden is joining us today and tomorrow.  We are very thankful for Missy for sharing her creativity and time with SpiegelMom Scraps!  Big hugs Missy!!

Quick announcement!!!  The winner of the $10 shop credit from yesterday’s hop is…. 

Natalie Dill

Hop completed! So much great inspiration! Love the new products too! 🙂

Please email Jody at spiegelmom@gmail.com to claim your prize my dear!!!  Ok, on with today’s hop!!

Each day this weekend, we are featuring a different product from the shop. Today is all about Felites, Saturday we are shaking things up with sequins and Sunday we are getting messy with mixed media and cork!!  We hope you enjoy the inspiration this weekend delivers! Ok, onto the today’s line-up!

2. Missy Whidden

3. Hannah Lemieux 

4. Felicia Young

For my layout today, I wanted to steer away from plain white American Crafts cardstock or a patterned paper.  I really wanted to use the brand spankin’ new Paige Evans Take Me Away collection with Pink Paislee so I decided to compliment it with starting with lavender American Crafts cardstock from my stash. 
@pinkpaislee @paigeevans @americancrafts @amytangerine @shimmerzpaintz @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegehoff, #spiegelmomscraps #shimmerzpaints #sequins #felt #diecuts #stitching #handstitching #paigeevans #takemeaway #pinkpasileeI added some gorgeous Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Licorice using an older Amy Tangerine stencil and just love the contrast!!  I added a thin layer so it would dry faster.  Then I had the idea to use my Kaisercraft metal dies as a stitching template.  I positioned my metal heart die around my layout in three spots and used my paper poker to poke the holes for my hand stitching.  It really didn’t take that long with stitch the hearts as they weren’t very big and I only used white embroidery thread.  I added the two shades of grey Heart Felties in a few areas around my layout, especially nearby and touching the stitched hearts.  I love to have similar embellishments touch and overlap.  I feel it’s very interesting in a layout.


Another one my favorite things to do so that I don’t waste any Shimmerz products is use the stencil as a stamp after I’ve used it as a stencil.  Hang in there and follow what I’m sayin’!!  After I used my Amy Tangerine triangle stencil to create the black triangles shown above, there is still some Dazzlerz leftover on my stencil, right?  So, instead of just wiping it off, I turned the stencil over and stamp that leftover Dazzlerz down right onto the bottom right corner of my layout.  It leaves a pretty cool effect!!

I’m so grateful you stopped by today!!  I hope you’ve enjoyed my layout, featuring some fabulous Heart Felties!!  Be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs today and throughout the weekend! There’s another chance everyday this weekend to win another $10 shop credit!!  

Now, you’re on to the amazing Missy Whidden!!  Enjoy her beautiful work my friends! 

Sparklers Unite DT Blog Hop

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Happy Blog Hop day!!!!  I’m so incredibly happy to welcome these talented ladies to my new Sparklers Design Team!  These lovely ladies have been split into two teams; the Blog Squad & the YouTube Squad!

The YouTube Squad:

Sara Mishler    Christy Harriman    Khristina Sorge    Beth Soler

The Blog Squad:

Felicia Young    Katty Miranda    Laura Rumble    Rachel Stewart                   Sarah McClellan    Tiffani Nelson    Lisa Kingston    Evi Cortes                      Hannah Lemieux    Megan Blethen

Last weekend we had our big SCRAP IT OFF blog hop and received so many sweet comments! Thank you so much to everyone who hopped along with us! I’m excited to announce THREE winners from the comments left on all the blogs!

“karla1229” won the entire Shimelle Star Shine Collection!

“Trisha Gail” won the collections of Shimmerz Paints Products!

 “Adrienne’s INKlings” won the EZ Runner Grand tape runner! 

Please email Jody at SpiegelMom@gmail.com to claim your prizes.  You have 7 days or your prize will be forfeited and retained for the next giveaway.  

And now for your Sparkler Squads Unite line up!  

SMS Blog

Jody 

Guest Designer 🙂 Mandi

Lisa Kingston

Sarah McClellan

Hannah Lemieux

Khristina Sorge

Beth Soler

Crafty Meggy

Sara Scraps

Katty Miranda

Evi Cortes

Felicia Young

Christy Harriman

Rachel Stewart

Laura Rumble

**We have a special treat for you this month!  Khristina has created a FREE cut file for you all to use and it’s perfect for summer time scrapping!  Just right click on it below and save it to your computer, and then create a project with it this month.  You can link up below using the fun linky tool right at the bottom of this post.  A random winner will be chosen on September 1st!

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Thank you for spending your time with us today! You know the drill to be in the running for the $10.00 shop credit …. be sure to leave comments on all the blogs to be entered! You have through August 4th to comment and enter. Sharing on social media will also earn you an extra entry. Just leave another comment letting us know where you shared the blog hop event.

Now, you’ll be heading over to Jody’s blog.  So either get cozy at home or sneak away for a break at work and enjoy the hop!!  Shhhh we won’t tell 🙂

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