Scrapbooking with Karla – Baby It’s Not Too Cold Outside!

Hi friends! Karla here with an exciting start to November!! There are lots of things going on this month, and some amazing brand new sequins to share in the SpiegelMom Scraps shop!! You can see a peek of all the sequin in Jody’s post yesterday. Our theme this month is circles and sketches – so you’re going to see lots of ways to use both of those things! And, we have new FREE cutfiles so there is so much inspiration to get creating!! Today, I’m using two of the beautiful new sequin mixes – Happy Happy Winter and Birthdays and Balloons to create this fun, wintery layout. I’m following the sketch shown at the bottom of the page. I really love how it turned out with the square photos on top of the large circles. I used a circle cutter tool from my stash and the Simple Stories Life In Color collection. It’s not a winter themed collection, but I loved the bright colours and how they looked with my photos.

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The snowflake diecuts are one of the new free SMS cutfiles this month. I used my Cricut Explore to size the whole sheet of snowflakes – they’re awesome!! and added them to my layout after coating them with Emerald Creek Winter’s Mistake embossing powder. It’s such a fun powder using a combination of glitter and embossing powder!

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I used the same embossing powder on the title, but I diecut blue cardstock with another of this month’s cutfiles, and I added some of the lovely Hunter Green Burlap String from the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop.

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Here’s a quick video showing you my process adding the embossing powder to the diecuts:

The cut apart sheet in the Simple Stories pack was just right for adding my journaling. I added some foam dots to pop up some of the coordinating sticker elements and some Glossy Accents to highlight certain areas of the paper like the printed paper clip below.

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Here’s a close up of the beautiful new sequin mixes – Happy Happy Winter and Birthdays and Balloons I used on my layout!

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Here’s the sketch I’m using – feel free to try it out yourself!

Be sure to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off all your purchases at the SpiegelMom Scraps shop!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Wishing you a cozy, crafty week!!

Pocket Page Scrapbooking with Karla – Happy Birthday Canada!

Hi friends! It’s Karla here today with a fun birthday layout for this week’s theme on the SpiegelMom Scraps blog – ‘Scrapbook a Birthday You Normally Wouldn’t’! Well, since it was recently Canada’s 150th birthday, I thought I’d use this opportunity to scrapbook Canada Day! I grabbed the Honor Guard, Be True 2 You and My Clementine sequin mixes to match with my photos and the papers I was using. I really love mixing and matching the amazing colours in each sequin mix! I love the iridescent colours in the My Clementine mix – when I put it on my paper it took on a beautiful green. And the Honor Guard has a gorgeous red – perfect for 4th of July and Canada Day, but also wonderful for any time you need a pop of red colour!

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I used the awesome Strong & Free collection from Wild Whisper and grabbed some of their 4×6 and 3×4 cards as well as some of the patterned paper from the 12×12 sheets. I layered some of the diecut and cork (linked below) and stamped a date. Now, I don’t know about you, but I can NEVER get those date stamps to work right the first time, lol! So, I just roll with it and make it look like I meant for it to look like that 😉 The maple leaf journaling card was beautiful, but of course I love adding a few sequins to make it shine!

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This fun Happy Birthday cutfile and the ones I used above are FREE HERE, along with lots of other awesome cutfiles! I used a gold pen to colour in the flames and add an ombre effect to the letters. The secret to getting the files down in the right spot after you cut them is to lay the negative cut down and then glue in your cuts. After, you simply pull up the negative frame. I used a border strip from the Wild Whisper papers and added a row of sequins with Glossy Accents. A few more of the cutfiles layered over top and a little maple leaf tag hanging on some SpiegelMom Scraps Hunter Green burlap string completes this card!

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Here’s a look at the SpiegelMom Scraps sequin mixes I used today – Honor Guard, Be True 2 You and My Clementine! You can find the SpiegelMom Scraps Hunter Green burlap string in the store as well. The cork embellishments will be discontinued from the shop, but you can check out what is still available HERE!

Be sure to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off your purchases at the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have some time to scrapbook a special birthday yourself this week!

ArtBooking in August Hop #2

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Welcome to Week #2 of the Artbooking in August Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from Jane’s blog HERE.  I had a great time creating for last week’s post and today is no exception!  If you missed last week’s project, go HERE.  If you get lost along your way, or just want to start at the very beginning so you don’t miss any of the 35 consultants on this fab hop!  Here’s Adeline’s Blog HERE.

Our mission was to create 4 different projects using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge and any CTMH paper pack.

1. 2 page layout
2. Card
3. Mini Book
4. Home decor or ‘giftable’ item

This week I created a simple card, then covered a journal.  My focus is on the popular hexagons and the CTMH Liquid Glass this week.

I mixed two papers sets for my card, Buzz & Bumble and Surf’s Up.  I love the contrasting colors today in this card.  And I fussy cut “Fab” out of the Surf’s Up paper and coated the hexagons (cut at 1.5″ and 1.25″) with the Liquid Glass for a boost of shine.  I also added some foam adhesive behind the hexagon’s & banner shape for added texture and dimension.

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You can really see the shine on this hexagon from the Liquid Glass.

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 Next up, my Later Skater covered journal.  I used up every scrap of this paper that I had left.  I got lucky with a couple of the hexagon cuts too and they included a skull, bonus!  I also inked the edges of the hexagons to give them some more pop since these papers are pretty loud.

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Here are some close ups of the hexagons and a few small details added with the Liquid Glass.

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Thank you for hopping with us again this week.  Next, you’ll head over to Sarah’s blog HERE.  Get ready to be inspired!

After seeing all the incredible things you can create with the NEW ARTBOOKING CRICUT CARTRIDGE, you’ll want it in your scrapbooking arsenal.  Purchasing is easy on my Close To My Heart website found HERE.

Happy ArtBooking Paper Crafters!

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