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PL March Wk 1 – Live Today

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!

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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.

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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.

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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

What About Wednesday: Using the negative of a cut file

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Aloha My Scrappy Friends!! How is everyone’s winter/summer going? I live in Washington State and this year has had some really crazy weather for this area. Usually rain is the norm, but we have actually had snow quite a few times already this winter.

A bit of it is pretty nice, since it has been seven years since we have seen more than a dusting of snow covering the ground. Though I am not gonna lie though that I have been thinking about Hawaii quite a bit when my fingers and toes are freezing from the cold.

Just this past weekend we got about a foot of snow. Which is a lot for our area. It literally snowed for 24 hours. It was quite beautiful for a while, though my heart still cried out to another time just last year where I sat on the beach enjoying and taking in the waves from the North Shore. The sand warms your toes, the sun kisses your cheeks and the breeze has this special smell of tropical flowers and salt mixed together.

That is what this layout is all about. I used a picture from this weekend and a picture from last February. I printed them off at 3X4 because I knew I was making a 9X12 layout. I really wanted my background to be visible.

I used a cut file that was designed by Laura for January. If you check out the cut file section you should be able to get it on the blog.  it reminded me of shells so I really wanted to use it.

I decided to cut it out of striped colored pattern paper, I do this from time to time. especially with a paper like this bright colored from Cute Girl. It’s super fun but not knowing how to use it can throw you off. Using it with a cute file allows you to get all the colors on a layout but in smaller amounts.

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When I pulled it off the mat I really was inspired by the negative space of the cut file, or the inside of the cut file. I used liquid glue to attach the negative pieces down to some modeling paste mixed with Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Licorice Stick.

At this point I didn’t know if I was just plain crazy for spending twenty minutes glueing down the cut file until I pulled off the main part. It looked so cool.  It definitely reminded me of tropical Hawaii. I knew my pictures would be perfect.

I backed the white card stock with modeling paste and the negative cut file onto a dark gray patterned of stars. I really wanted the color to pop. I outlined with black pen around the white card stock. 

I tucked in a shipping tag with blue baker’s twine at the top of the layout. Later I ended up sticking a feltie cloud and small clothespin at the top too. The first current picture I held onto with the clothes pin. I also added a frame and some cloud puffy stickers.

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I added the date in pen on the photo at the bottom. I also used a flair bottom that we got last month from our collab from Cuts 2 Luv that said Baby it’s cold outside. It was perfect for that photo, because it was cold this weekend.  I splinted some sequins from Let’s Be Mermaids and My Clementine sequin mixes.

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I added a couple of other clothespins at the bottom of my layout. I really love the way this adds interest and dimension to the layout.

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To better see the cut file I put the second photo one the left side as far over as I could. IMG_2617

I layered behind the photo a white doily spritzed with Shimmerz Vibez Eggnoggin’ and Razzleberry . I wanted a bit of color that you might see in the sand and sun on the doily. I layered some ephemera with hearts on it above the picture. The wood chips used to be in the store and were from Studio Calico. They are super fun to layer with, and have a natural feel.

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I also added a feltie cloud to mirror what I did to the top photo. I added more sprinkles of My Clementine and Let’s Be Mermaids sequins. I love how these colors really play off of the bright colors in the Cute Girl Collection from Crate Paper.

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The colors are so bright and inviting. They worked perfectly with my ocean photo. The waves are so inviting too. Especially with a day filled with snow.

To match the brightness I used some really old Thickers from an old Dear Lizzy Collection. This made for a title. Mixed with the puffy stickers of the Cute Girl Collection and the sequins scattered around it really tied together the feeling I wanted to share.

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Even though my feelings about the snow and the beach are shining through on this layout, I still added a few sentences and tucked them behind the tag, in-between the white card stock and the patterned paper. I didn’t want to write on the negative cut file, I really wanted that to be the focal point. I did however want a few words somewhere about how I felt. Hidden journaling is a good way to do that.

Here is a look at the whole layout.

Look below and you can watch my process video from Youtube.

I hope you are inspired to try to use the negative of a cut file. I know I save them on occasion,  (I have a drawer full of them actually). This kind of layout is perfect way to use them up and tell a fun story. Because times and things change. You move, the weather patterns change, our routines change and the things of last year my be so different from this year! It was fun to see this difference side by side.

Have an inspired week!! Don’t forget to share with us the layouts you are making with your SpiegelMom Scraps products in our Facebook Group.

Hannah

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So Loved – Early Valentine’s Post

Hey Friends!

You can probably tell by my layouts that I don’t have kids yet.. they generally only feature my husband and my dogs. I was inspired by this cozy picture of my husband and I to create a sweet layout just a few weeks early. Not to mention, there was a new sequin mix that I had fun plans for.

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I knew I wanted to use strips of paper in combination with some paint streaks to create a vertical backdrop for my picture. I used a thick brush to paint the yellow and teal stripes. Once they dried, I chose the patterned paper + vellum I wanted to use too. I went with that bold paper from Dear Lizzy’s Saturday collection and paired it with some smaller patterned paper from my stash.

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Once I had my paper in place I determined where I wanted my stitched sequin lines to go. This accent was my vision behind the entire layout! I used sequins from the shop (here + here). You can use this technique with any sequins as long as you adhere them down first. I think stitching over sequins creates a great finished look.

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Once I had done this, I matted my picture on white and began playing around with my placement. I knew I wanted my picture to pop well and all of my embellishments to carry the vertical trend. Most embellishments are AC thickers

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I combined some alphas with “loved” to create my title and added a few white heart felties. I wanted to balance out the bright colors of the background with something more subtle.

I really love how this project turned out! I’m so happy with my decision to use a 9 x 12 project life album so 12 x 12 papers can easily be cut down and used for layouts like these. I hope you’ll try stitching some sequins. Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. You don’t want to miss our HUGE product swap blog hop tomorrow!

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What About Wednesday: Pumpkin Soup

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Aloha Sparklers!! I have been a little obsessed with documenting the autumn this year. I am pretty sure it is because of the newness that it is. After having spent 6 years in warm places, or mostly warm throughout the year, Autumn was not really noticeable. I would always look for things that reminded me of back home, but really it never felt like Autumn. So I am loving this weather for now, even though I know it may be a whole new story I am telling next year.

One of the things I love about this time of the year, especially if you live in a place where the season changes are very noticeable, is the food changes that come with the weather changes. Have I mentioned that I went to culinary school in college?! I love food, and how it brings my family together.

When it starts getting chilly, the best thing is a nice bowl of warm goodness. It helps heat your insides and makes you feel all comfy and cozy. One of my favorite things to make in the Autumn is Pumpkin Soup. In my mind it isn’t Autumn until I make Pumkpin Soup. (Even when I made this in Hawaii it still lacked that true feeling that the chilly weather brings to this soup.)

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This every year tradition started when I was a teenager. My mom found this great soup, and now we just know it by heart. The best recipes are the ones that you have memorized because you make it so much . This is why I wanted to make this layout and what will be a new album. I want to have an album where I can put all these recipes and things that I love about this season of the year, the things that help make it cozy and warm. The things that we do every year, and could easily forget where those traditions come from if I don’t document it now.

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I plan to include recipe and ephemera to this album to give it that homey feel. That old scrapbook feel. My hope is to add silhouette cut leaves, a shipping tag and a journaling card from Simple Stories Reset Girl Collection. Then sprinkle in some sequins (Falling Leaves Sequin mix) and it will be perfect.

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I used some cork stars and a doily to help tie in the rustic look. The thread adds some texture amount my layers of cut leaves from scraps of old patterned paper. This apple wood button from Shimelle’s collection Go Now Go reminds me of the apple relish I put on my Pumpkin Soup.

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These journaling cards add such a cool touch.

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Here is a look at my first page about that perfect bowl of Pumpkin Soup.

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I hope you look forward to seeing some more cozy themed layouts throughout this upcoming month. And Lots of sequins!!

Hannah

What About Wednesday: Felicia’s Old and New Challenge

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Aloha!! It’s Hannah here. This week I thought I would take on Felicia’s Old and New challenge. Let me refresh your memory if you don’t remember the details of the challenge. “The first step is to use and old and new scrapbooking product on your Layout. Explain on your layout what is old and what is new. The second step it is to use and old and new photo on the layout.”

I only started scrapping in 2014 so I definitely don’t have supplies that are ten years old or anything but I definitely have my share of older products. Like a pile of paper stacks that I bought when I first started scrapbooking. I couldn’t believe that you could get so many pretty papers in a stack altogether. haha!! They are still sitting in my space waiting for me to use. To be honest I probably won’t ever finish them completely. (I am however ok with that though)

IMG_9094 I decided to pull some of those paper packs for this challenge. I took out some Pebbles paper packs I had. One of the papers I fussy cut some of the chit chat bubbles out of it, to use as embellishments.

Not all the chit chat bubbles had phrases that worked for my layout so I added old phrase stickers on them. I was surprised that I had as many as I did. I had tons from Simple Stories, Glitz and Bella Blvd, to name a few.

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I love how the bubbles look layered with some old stickers, some navy feltie hearts and a mix of sequins from the shop. I picked a couple of packs of sequins that had colors that matched the colors on my layout. I used sequins from Passion Flower and A Mermaid’s Tale.

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I used a white doily as a layer in my papers. This is a layout comparing my two daughters now from when they were younger to how they are now. I took two pictures of them from this past year and two photos of them from 2011. I printed or cut them done to about 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches. this smaller size allowed me enough room to embellishment and to get a lot of journaling in.

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On my bottom cluster I used one of my newer purchases. I bought the scratch off stickers from Shimelle’s new line Go Now Go. They are super cute. It is fun to be able to write a secret journalling for my daughters to scratch off when they get older.

I added some feltie hearts and more sequins to that cluster so it matched closely to my top two clusters. I try to do this so it helps tie the whole layout together and feels cohesive.

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I used some of my favorite older Thickers from Dear Lizzy that are gold and glittered. What’s not to love about glitter and gold?! It gives this layout some glamour.

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For the layers behind my photos, because I have a hard time not doing some kind of layering, I used that beautiful new Dear Lizzy black floral paper from the Saturdays Collection.  I used some old cream and pink paper to matte my photos. Then added some new teal striped paper from Shimelle. I kept the layers simple though. I think it is easy to go crazy with layers of different patterns and colors when you use old lines with new lines. Many of the collections now have more of a white tone and many of the older collections have more cream tones. I tried to keep this in mind when I picked the Shimelle cream toned paper pairing it with the old cream papers. The pink in the Dear Lizzy florals, matches well with the pink old paper. This really help the papers feel like they were meant to be together. I also outlined some layers too, which I think helps them tie in better too.

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Here is a look at the whole layout together.

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Felicia’s Old and New Challenge is super fun. I hope you take some time this month to play along! Just add a photo into the pinned challenge post on the 15 minutes to Scrap Facebook Group to play along.

You can also check out my process video for this layout and see how I put it together.


Have a great week!!

Hannah

 

 

 

Holiday Happiness Blog Hop!

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff, #scrapbook #spiegelmomscraps #bloghop #Holidaybloghop #scrapbookchallenge #prizes #sequins #felt #diecuts #ProjectLifeHappy Holidays everyone!! We hope your season has been filled with goodness and of course, lots of crafty time!!  This month the Sparklers Design Team, Tuesday’s Talent~Sarah McClellan and I have an inspiration filled blog hop for you.  Grab your favorite hot beverage (if you’re freezing like we are in the Midwest) and relax while you tour our blogs.  

Here’s today’s line up just in case you get lost along the way.
Jody @ SpiegelMom Scraps <<< you’re here!
Kat Benjamin
Sarah McClellan
Louise Gannon Forsyth
Charity Feit

It’s been a wonderful year and I’ve been working hard to bring you some fabulous new products. One of the favorites are my new Birds of a Feather Felties!! These beauties are die cut from a high quality wool felt and perfect for embellishing your scrapbook pages, cards, Project Life spreads and more!! Here’s a look at the debut colors before I show you my layouts today.  Check out this little gallery for the new goodies!

Ok, now for my blog hop layouts!!  For my first layout, I attached a few different colors of Birds of a Feather Felties using my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and tacky glue.  I also think running them through the sewing machine would be fabulous!! The other brand new felt die cuts are my Cloudy Days Felties. I love their soft fluffiness.

These photos were taken in October when our youngest daughter met my Nana in Florida for the first time. They met on Nana’s 85th birthday and it couldn’t have been more special for us all!  I used Dear Lizzy Serendipity collection papers, along with various other embellishments.

Here are a couple close ups so you can really see the beautiful texture of the felt feathers and the cork hearts.

My next layout is a blast from the past, 4 years ago to be exact.  This photo was taken when Abby was only 2 weeks old and crying the entire time we tried to take this photo.  The other four girls are truly being troopers here!  I used Elle’s Studio papers and cut apart pieces to create the layout.  

I knew I wanted to create a couple windows in the layout somewhere and decided to make one on the top and one on the bottom of the red patterned paper section.  I used a 2 inch circle punch.  To make my shaker/type windows I knew I had to create some dimension and lift the red patterned paper off the main background.  To do this, I mounted several pieces of basic craft foam on the back.   This is what the backside of the this section looks like… a hot mess right!  The red pieces are the craft foam, which is what I’ve been using to add larger areas of dimension onto my cards and layouts.   I learned this cost effective trick from Jennifer McGuire, love that girl! I adhered the craft foam with Scotch two sided tape, as my tape runner didn’t work well on the spongy surface.  Next, I created my sequin pocket with the actual sequin packaging I use for my products.  This is a great way for you to reuse many kinds of packaging items for various manufactures.  Give it a try!  

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And, here’s my flashback holiday layout!  The sequins I used were Gold Stardust and Christmas Wishes.

This is my next favorite thing on this layout.  I heat embossed this lovely wood veneer from Heidi Swapp with my favorite gold embossing powder; Ranger, Liquid Platinum. It’s not a bright, harsh gold.  It’s soft and beautiful.

 Wow!  I hope you all enjoyed the Holiday Happiness Blog Hop kick off here and have been inspired to do some creating this month!  To help jump start you, I also have 4 challenges going on on my Facebook page for you play along with this month.  Just click the challenges titles to be taken over to the Facebook event and check them out.

~  Anything goes

~ Layout sketch (designed my me!)

~ Holiday card sketch (Freshly Made Sketches)

~Three ingredients: Wood Veneer, something circular (brad, doily, etc) and patterned paper from your stash

You’re next stop is the talented Kat Benjamin!  Be sure to comment on all the blogs also….. you know there’s a prize for that you guys!!

 

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!

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