Adding Contrast with Cork!

Hello everyone!

I cannot tell you how awesome it is to be creating recently!  I’ve continued to be super busy stocking and packing new goodies for my Etsy Shop and designing some more fun stuff coming in May.  I’m also continuing to burn through my scraps of left over kits and other purchases I made before Two Peas in a Bucket closed their cyber doors.. so sad!

And so now I digress to tonight’s layout!  I used a hodgepodge of papers here from Echo Park, Dear Lizzy and another I’m not sure of anymore!!  When I mix up a few different papers, sometimes I find it easier to scrap with a black and white photo.  This doesn’t get much easier that a simple filter in Instagram!  I have to say I have the best little models 🙂  Here’s a picture I snapped with my iPhone of Abby ‘reading’ us a bedtime story a couple weeks ago.

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I’m always excited to create on a white card stock background too!  A clean slate.  This allows me to really stretch those scraps of patterned paper to the max!  Take a closer look at the white card stock….

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Yes, you see it now don’t you 🙂  I used a fun Kesi Art stencil with some Gesso and Distress Ink mixed together. I love how this turned out, just a hint of texture in the background without being overwhelming!  Here are a couple more pics.

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Another thing I really love to work into my layouts is some contrast.  It doesn’t have to be black on white or anything that drastic.. but just some nice contrast.  That’s where my love of cork and wood veneer comes into play. I’ve created a few new cork embellishments (some of which are self adhesive) like these fun clouds which will be in my shop this weekend! 

Here are a couple more close ups for ya’ll.  That adorable little wood veneer bicycle is from Chic Tags and those cute cork chevrons are in my shop as well.

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @echoparkpaper @americancrafts @shimelle, #jodyspiegelhoff #spiegelmomscraps #echoparkpaper #creativeagenda #corkchevrons #corkclouds #etsy #americancrafts #thickers

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @echoparkpaper @americancrafts @shimelle, #jodyspiegelhoff #spiegelmomscraps #echoparkpaper #creativeagenda #corkchevrons #corkclouds #etsy #americancrafts #thickersAnd I cannot forget the BEAUTIFUL Shimelle wood veneer above from American Crafts!

Thanks so much for spending your time with me today.  Now it’s time to decorate your Planners and set your alarms for May 2 & 3, 2015 for……

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See ya very soon!

~ Jody

 

Highlighting the Green Chevron Washi!

Hi, everyone!!  Kat here today to show off another one of my favorite products from the SMS store.  Last month, I shared the awesomeness of the gold doilies.  This month, I want to share how great the green chevron washi can be.  Since I always associate the color green with the month of March, I figured it was a good product to feature.

This page came together very quickly for me.  I just measured off the top 5 inches of my cardstock and covered it in the washi tape.  I alternated the direction of the chevrons, which ended up creating an optical illusion of sorts (seriously, stare at it for a while…it’s a bit trippy!)  That was a happy accident!  Once I was done with that, I added simple embellishments, a few paint drips and then I was done.  This layout came together in about 20 minutes!

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I used the following items from the store:

Green Chevron Washi Tape

Gold Doilies

Normandy Lace Doilies

Large Shipping Tags

Chic Tags Moments Wood Veneers

Studio Calico Hearts & Arrows Wood Veneers

Die Cut Cork Chevrons

Studio Calico People Wood Veneers

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Thanks for stopping in!  What is your favorite washi tape in the store?

~ Kat

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