Mixing Wood Veneers & Kraft with Color + DT Peak!

Hello everyone! Jody here today with a layout share & a little Design Team sneak peak!! First up, my layout. These last several weeks have been crazy busy for me which led me to create my first creative group on Facebook. It’s called “15 Minutes 2 Scrap” and it’s deticated to carving out time in our busy lives to breathe and create, even if it’s just for 5 minutes. This is seriously the only way I get anything done these days between working full time outside my home, family priorities, building our new home, running my small business & managing whatever else life throws my way. Sometimes all I need is 5 or 10 minutes to decompress by crafting a little. That’s exactly how this layout came together over a few days.  5 minutes at a time!
I used some Webster’s Pages paper & stickers from my stash, Chic Tags & Studio Calico wood veneers, Recollections Kraft heart stickers, Pink Paislee white rubber title “travel” and a Kraft heart from American Crafts.

I also positioned a tiny yellow heart sticker in the middle of our youngest daughter Abby and my “Pa” right onto my photo. I love doing this on photos at times, like in this case to show a special relationship. I love the look of natural Kraft with these muted colors in the papers. It’s just bold enough to stand out but it’s not overbearing.Thanks so much for stopping by tonight! I hope you were inspired to try this combo sometime. Feel free to join the Facebook group by clicking HERE!  I’d love to see you over there!  Lastly, here’s a peak at a few projects submitted by my new Sparklers Design Team!  Can you name the designers??@spiegelmomscraps, #spiegelmomscraps #DIY #scrapbook #watercolor #mixedmedia #cardmaking

See you soon!  Design Team reveal will be the week of January 17th!!  Get ready to be wowed!! 

 

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!!

GD Renee Joy Wraps Up June!!

Hi all!  Jody here today to bid a sweet farewell to my June Guest Designer Renee Joy!  It’s been such a pleasure to have her creating with us this month and greatly appreciate her time and talents!  Thank you doesn’t seem like enough to say, but THANK YOU SO MUCH Renee!  Please enjoy her last post on the SpiegelMom Scraps blog!

Hi, scrappy friends…I just love these pocket letters!! They are so much fun to create and are quick and easy, too!! I really enjoyed using the wonderful goodies at SpiegelMom Scraps

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @studiocalico @chictags, #spiegelmomscraps #sequins #woodveneer #studiocalico #chictags #doily #pocketletters #pocketletterpal

Hmmm, I wonder who I will give this one to….we will see!! Let’s see some detail of these pockets. Oh, I just love those doilies and wood veneers!!

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @studiocalico @chictags, #spiegelmomscraps #sequins #woodveneer #studiocalico #chictags #doily #pocketletters #pocketletterpal

As you look at the upper left and lower right corners, you may notice a bit of a glare. That is because I put some plastic in the pocket to hold some embellishments.  By the way, I love those, too!!

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @studiocalico @chictags, #spiegelmomscraps #sequins #woodveneer #studiocalico #chictags #doily #pocketletters #pocketletterpal

Of course you can see that I picked every color of sequins I could find to fill the pockets with.  I also wrote a personal note in the center….those cute doilies come in handy again 🙂

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @studiocalico @chictags, #spiegelmomscraps #sequins #woodveneer #studiocalico #chictags #doily #pocketletters #pocketletterpal

Here are the supplies I had fun using!! If you do not see any of the supplies listed right away, it could be because they are in those hidden pockets I told you about….so fun!!

Paper-Heidi Swapp, September Skies
Wood Veneer Stars
Wood Veneer Phrases
Forever Love Cork Die-Cuts
Chevron-Fetti Cork Die-Cuts
Blue Lagoon Sequins
Skinny Chevron Washi
Doilies
Black Sequins
Gold Confetti

Jody, thank you so much for having me as June’s guest designer here at SpiegelMom Scraps It has been lots of fun!! I also really enjoyed using your products in the projects I created 🙂   Now we are on to the pocket letter project on Facebook!!

Happy Scrapping,

Renee

Wow!!  Thank you so much Renee!  Your Pocket Letter is beautiful!  In case some of you missed this, I’m having a big Pocket Letter Swap on Facebook and would LOVE to have you join in the creative fun!  Check out my event HERE and leave a comment to get yourself signed up. You can sign up  through July 1st and swap partners will be assigned and posted July 3rd!  See ya there!

Jody

Project Life, 15 Minutes at a Time

Hello all! I’m back today with a quick Project Life layout. These photos are from the first day of school, September 2, 2014.  I didn’t take many photos because I was too busy holding back those proud Mama tears many of us shed on that first day back. Sniff, sniff.  To create this layout I used Everyday Eclectic by Allison Kreft for Echo Park Paper. I just love the color combos in this line! 

Many of you have read about my creative method of “15 minutes to scrap” which I definitely hold myself to doing almost daily. This is a great method that works for me and my crazy busy life. I worked on this layout in very short periods of time, no longer than 15-20 minutes.   I started by cutting my papers to size and arranging them in the pockets along with my photos. 

During my second short scrap session, I pulled out my embellishments consisting of the Everyday Eclectic stickers Chic Tags wood veneers, Studio Calico wood veneers, enamel dots, paper now from Michael’s Craft Store etc.   During my last scrap session I began to stick things down and add the finishing touches like the wood veneers & enamel dots. After a total of about 45-55 minutes, this layout was done & in our 2014 scrapbook!! 

Thanks so much for spending your time with me today!! I hope you’ll give this method a try! I’d love to hear from you about scrapping 15 minutes at a time!! 

See you soon and remember …..

Do something creative today!


~ Jody
aka SpiegelMom

 

Create & Craft TV’s Crafter of the Week is…

@createandcraft @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps

.. THIS GIRL!!  Who-hooo I’m so totally excited about this fabulous experience!! I was nominated by my sweet crafty friend, Scrappin’ Madge Gillen and so incredibly honored!  Madge is on their current and 1st design team now!! When I received the email from the producer of the Create and Craft TV Show, Kat Laws, I was so floored.  It totally made my month!  Create and Craft has SO MANY fabulous things to offer everyone, 24/7.  Scrapbooking, sewing, baking, knitting and more!  Check out their awesome site HERE.  I’d also encourage you to join their wonderful community for free HERE, which gives you access to even more awesomeness!!  
You can tune in via Direct TV channel 85 or 222. It’s also on the Dish Network channel 221!!! You can also watch it for up to 7 days on the Create & Craft website!! 
Here are a few of my recent projects which are also in The Hub under Crafter of the Week.  Join for free just by entering your entering your email address and choosing a password.  Then you’ll see even more of my projects, the past Crafters of the Week, the Create & Craft Blog, PLUS contests and giveaways! 
@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff
@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff

Here are few of the supplies used to embellish my projects:

Cork Fetti Hearts    Glassine Bags    White Doilies

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I’d love to see you visit me over on the Create & Craft blog today too!  They’ll be showcasing even more of my work!!

Do something creative today.

~ Jody

 

 

 

Adhesive Winner & Creating on Busy Backgrounds

Happy Monday all!  Yes, I said happy Monday.  It’s raining and I’m off work today to that = crafty time!  Last weekend I was very blessed to spend a couple days with my best friend Jenn without any kids!!  I missed them dearly of course, but it was incredibly refreshing to just hang with her and scrapbook!  I created 10 layouts!  Here’s the first one I’m sharing from our special girls weekend.

My challenge with this beautiful Maggie Holmes DIY paper was to create a layout without covering up too much of the words.  I love the message in this paper and I definitely can relate to it with my crazy busy life!  To create with this particular busy background paper, I decided to use one 4×4 photo from my Instagram feed and add some simple layering and minimal embellishments.

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @americancrafts @maggieholmesdesign @chictags @michaelsartsandcraftsstore, #spiegelmomscraps #etsy #corkdiecuts #sequin #loosesequins #ink #mist #spray #enameldotsHere are a few close ups of the embellishments!  Chic Tags wood veneer, SpiegelMom Scraps Die Cut Cork Chevrons and my SpiegelMom Scraps Daydream Sequins. 

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If you remember a while ago, I was also doing a comparison between adhering sequins with Aileen’s Tacky Glue and Scrapbook Adhesive DOTZ.  As much I like the tacky glue for adhering ribbon and wood veneers, the glue dots by Scrapbook Adhesives is my winner for attaching sequins, hands down!  The sequins adhered with tacky glue could be popped off when the paper was bent, such as when a page is being turned in your scrapbook album.  It’s your lucky week because all the adhesives in my shop are 20% off with a special coupon code!!  Just use STICKIT20 to get your 20% off at check out!!

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Thank you for spending your time with me today!  I hope you enjoyed my layout and some inspiration on his rainy day from WI!    Here are the supplies from my Etsy Shop:

~ Daydream Sequin Mix

~ Chic Tags Moment Wood Veneer

~ Die Cut Cork Chevrons

~ Small DOTZ, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Have a great day and remember to mark your Planners for ….

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @americancrafts, #spiegelmomscraps #jodyspiegelhoff #etsy

You can find out more about this event on my Facebook Page HERE!

Do Something Creative Today!

~ Jody

 

Clique Kits Pep Rally Time!

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff  @amytangerine @chictags @mayaroad, #cktailormade #cliquekits #amytangerine #stitched #woodveneer #mayaroad #chictagsHellllooo Pep Rally goers!! As you can tell, I’m super excited for today’s awesome blog share! You should have arrived from the Clique Kits blog, but in case you didn’t here is the entire line up for today’s Clique Kits blog share!  As always, we love to feature our lovely subscribers right along with the CK girls (Gia, Lacey, Erica & I) and our Varsity Design Team girls on monthly kit duty.  

January Line-Up
Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
You are here >>> Jody http://spiegelmomscraps.com/
Lacey http://laceybugcreations.blogspot.com/
Sarah M. http://sarahmoore4.blogspot.ca/
Bonita Rose http://www.bonitarose.com/?view=classic
Nicole M http://www.nicolemartel.blogspot.com/
Cari O. http://cariilup.blogspot.com/
Carolina S http://www.carolinaschulz.com/
Sandy http://www.thepinkcamera.com/
Charity http://www.scrapfaire.blogspot.com/
Kat http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com/
Kim http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
Mariah http://www.fun2scrap.blogspot.com/
Alisha Www.alishabuggins.blogspot.com
Danielle http://picsandcheesecake.blogspot.nl/
Aliza http://peopleofthescrapbook.blogspot.com/

Ok my friends, onto my layouts today!  I am totally stoked to be creating with Amy Tangerine again!  We just adore her and her Stitched collection blends perfectly this month’s challenge.  I hope you grabbed your favorite beverage and have a snack ready for this inspiring blog hop. Think about what you’d create with our challenge this month!

In the true spirit of Tailor Made, we want to see something sewn, stitched, embroidered, quilted, knitted, or crocheted on your project this month!  For extra credit, share some goals, hopes and dreams for the new year, or even your “word” of the year if you choose one.

For this first layout, I cut the Dots cut file after enlarging it slightly on my Portrait.  I love this photo of our daughter Hannah selling Girl Scout Cookies door to door last year.  I also love to scrapbook along with my girls.  Hannah helped me stitch this flower onto the die cut 😀  She loved it and it meant a lot to both of us to spend some one and one time together.  As you can see, I added many of the Tailor Made embellishments including the lovely  Chic Tags acetate words, stickers, enamel dots, Echo Park Creative Agenda chipboard stickers and cut files!

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @chictags @amytangerine @americancrafts

@cliquekits @creativeembellishments @amytangerine @chictags @mayaroad, #cliquekits #cktailormade #stitched #diecuts #triangles #echopark #creativeembellishments #enameldots #acetate

@cliquekits @creativeembellishments @amytangerine @chictags @mayaroad, #cliquekits #cktailormade #stitched #diecuts #triangles #echopark #creativeembellishments #enameldots #acetate

I love combining different stickers and chipboard for interesting little sub-titles in my layouts!

@cliquekits @creativeembellishments @amytangerine @chictags @mayaroad, #cliquekits #cktailormade #stitched #diecuts #triangles #echopark #creativeembellishments #enameldots #acetate

Next up is a much different layout.  This much softer layout has lots of white, gray, black and a few pops of color!  I also used some of my Ranger Texture Paste, mixed with some ink to add a soft looking subtitle.  This was done by placing a stencil (from Dear Lizzy) onto my layout and gently spreading the tinted texture paste over the stencil.  Pretty simple actually!  I added these fabulous chipboard triangles (heat embossed with white Ranger Embossing) from our January challenge sponsor Creative Embellishments.  I love the contrast added by the Amy Tangerine Thickers combined with the softness of the sweet little heart polaroids from the Amy Tangerine paper.  My scrappy toppings included the Amy Tangerine enamel dots, Maya Road wood veneer stitched heart (also heat embossed) and some sequin hearts from my stash. (Photo credit in the layout goes to Rachael Contreras of JAM Photography in Racine, WI)

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Thank you so much for spending your time with us at Clique Kits today!  We hope you enjoy the Pep Rally and are inspired to create something today.  Be sure to leave a comment on our blogs…. you know we just love to give away scrappy goodies!  This month we are giving away a full Tailor Made kit to one lucky commenter!  Sweet!!  

You’re next stop is our fabulous Graphic Designer Lacey Gasper!

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps, #cliquekits #masqueradeball #Octoberkit #scrapbookkit #DIY #sequins #card #twine #gold #basicgrey #secondcity