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Hello!  Well I am back again with a layout featuring one of my trips to the museum and I just had to do this photo. This is a 8 X 10 photo of one of the main trains that was on exhibit, which is a huge part of California history.  This particular train was a main transport in lumber, food, and other things needed to build California.  I was amazed at how big this train was and what materials they built it with, real iron!  The iron used to build this train was pure, which made for a seriously heavy train.


I used some cork circles from my stash and some Gold Stardust sequins from the Spiegelmom Scraps shop.  Here a closer look!


I just love how this came together!  I put some of the sequins by the title, which is perfect and the letters are from Freckled Fawn embellishment kit.


Here is a closure look at a different angle.


The papers I used on this layout are from Simple Stories and the enamel dots are from My Mind’s Eye.


Thank so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the Spiegelmom Scraps shop for some goodies of your own and be sure to use Felicia15 to receive 15% discount on your order!

Take care!


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Project Life || Growing Up Too Fast

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Hello, hello!! Jody here today and oh how I’ve missed blogging!  As you have probably seen, I’ve been busting my butt behind the scenes these last few months getting ready for big things in 2016.  The first big thing was the tripling of my Design Team, The Sparklers!!  They are a fabulous bunch of ladies from around the globe!!  I hope you had a chance to check the Design Team reveal posts HERE and HERE.  

Today, I’m sharing a Project Life spread I’ve been playing around with for the last few days.  These photos are from the first day of school this year and now that I’m looking at them here, Sari is taller.. up to my neck!!  I need to put a brick on that girl’s head to slow her down!!  Sheesh.. ok mommy rant over.

I’m using the We R Memory Keepers photo sleeves and really love them. They’re thicker plastic than the Project Life sleeves, which is HUGE for me. I’ve ripped too many of the PL brand ones because I tend to like chunky embellishments and it’s tough to squeeze them into the pockets.  I really do try to keep my pocket pages pretty simple.  It doesn’t always happen, but it’s thought that counts for me LOL!!  I am trying to get caught up after all… eh’em…. 

Another thing I’ve been working on lately is using the papers in my stash. This can definitely be a challenge though because by the time I have a couple papers left in a collection or some larger scraps to work with, most or all of the coordinating embellishments have been used up.  Adding those little details are what I absolutely love to do and that’s when I reach for the unique embellishments from the Scrap Shop right here!  Whether it’s cork, sequins, felt die cuts or another fun embellishment, I always have something thats just right.

Below, I’ve added the Chunky Cork Hearts to the bottom middle pocket and really love the contrast and texture they add.  They have the perfect earthy feel that works well with all the colors on the page.


Thanks so much for stopping in today!  I hope you’ve enjoyed my back to school spread today.  If you’re interested, I’ve linked the products from my Scrap Shop below.

Chunky Cork Hearts

We R Memory Keepers Multi 10 pack

Have a great Sunday and do something creative today!

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff

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#HSCaptureLife: Day 11 ~ Today Was Totally Happy

Hello everyone! Welcome to my new blog subbies!! It’s great to ‘meet’ you here. I’d love to know how you found my blog and where you’re from!! Don’t be shy!! Please share in the comments!

Today I’m sharing another layout, inspired by Heidi Swapp’s Capture Life prompts. This layout is inspired by Day 11: Today was totally ______. This day was totally happy for sure! Abby & I planted flowers while our big girls were at school. We had a blast digging in the dirt, even if we were a bit chilly.  Some of the flower pots (not pictured here) were also for my Girl Scout troop’s bridging ceremony in June so this was extra special for us!!  In scrapbooking, and in life, the truly important things are these little everyday moments. Scrapbooking these moments is what I live for.  We live to remember!  Our lives are always crazy busy: soccer, school, gymnastics, Girl Scouts (2 troops), religious education, school, work and let’s pray we all stay healthy!! Treasuring these everyone moments means the world to us!

I still have some fabulous partial Clique Kits left that I’m trying to kill, while mixing in embellishments from my stash & my shop. These next several months I’ll be doing my best to kill various kits I have on hand & destash my stash!! We are close to breaking ground on our new home & the less stuff I have to move the faster I’ll have things back up & running in our new home!! Challenge accepted!

This layout uses Heidi Swapp’s bold & beautiful September Skies line along with some newer Heidi Swapp chipboard pieces from my LSS, a white doily, Freckled Fawn paper clips & a couple washi tapes. I also loosely followed this sketch! Below you’ll find a link to my process video for this layout on YouTube.


You can also watch my process video for this layout HERE!!  You’ll also see my using my FAVORITE new adhesive runner, the EZ Runner Grand!  This thing is smooth as butter and super easy to refill!  If you’d like to see a real life comparison between the EZ Runner and the Scotch ATG you must check out THIS VIDEO!!  The EZ Runner is half the weight and the refill just drops right into the tape fun.. No more wrapping adhesive around anything!!  

Thank you for much for spending your time with me today.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my layout and have been inspired to capture your every day moments and document them!  Accept the challenge and get started today!

Until next time, do something creative today!

~ Jody

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Clique Kits PEP RALLY!!!

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This big dream called Clique Kits is becoming a HUGE reality and it’s all thanks to YOU!!  Clique Kits is much more than just another scrapbooking kit club to us CK Girls.  It’s a passion for creating and living all wrapped up into one goal ~ to live creatively. Let’s rock this blog share today!

The Honor Society challenge today was to share a little something about ourselves.  Well, you already know my name, my girls and my love of scrappin’, but what many of you don’t know is I love to eat my French fries with mustard!!  Yup that’s me, a mustard kinda girl!  My kids call me weird, I call it quirky 🙂

This first Honor Society Blog Share is such a special event for Clique Kits & we’re honored by every single one of you who has joined us today!  You may have arrived here from Gia’s blog, but you can hop in any order.  Here’s our line up!

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Jody <<<<<<<< ME!!

Here’s my first layout.  I was really able to stretch my supplies by using the exclusive printables and die cuts included with my Debutante Kit!  I used a piece of white American Crafts cardstock as my base and built my layout beginning with the edges stripes from my 12×12″ Amy Tangerine papers.  Then, I decided my background needed some ink, so I splattered some Mr. Huey’s Plumb Thumb and Heirloom inks randomly onto my cardstock.

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Up close & personal now… The wood veneers are from Freckled Fawn and I just adore them!  The cloud & ‘noted’ heart next to the wood veneer sun are actually from our exclusive printables!  I just printed them and used my cloud and heart punches to create my little accents.  Easy and economical too!  The fabulous thing about printables and die cuts is they’re reusable and so versatile!

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And my next layout is little bit different.  I used more Amy Tangerine patterned papers, exclusive Clique Kits die cuts, sequins, a glassine bag,  white paper doilies, Freckled Fawn stickers and a wood flair badge embellishment.  The journaling card “the best days goes like that …” is such a great piece in this kit.  Think about that journaling promp and all the possibilities it has!  I used my vintage typewriter to add the next line “Meet a princess at Disney &  have some lunch!!”  Talk about a perfect fit for any scrapbook page you can throw at this kit!

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Alright my Clique Kits friends, I hope you’ve enjoyed your stop at my scrappin’ blog today!  I have a feeling, you’re going to LOVE everything on our blog share today.  We’ve already seen some pretty awesome talent among our subscribers.  Don’t forget to follow our blogs so you don’t miss a thing!  You can easily follow me using BlogLovin’.

Newsflash!  We’ve just opened more subscriptions for June of 2014!!  Can you believe it?!  That’s a month ahead of our original schedule, just for you!  Head over and get subscribed today here, SUBSCRIBE NOW!  Have you seen the MAY Kit Sneak peeks? Head over to our Facebook page or Instagram page to see some sneak peeks of our NEXT kit!

Happy hopping today!  If you’re hoping in order, ERICA is your next stop!!  She’s going to knock your socks off!!

XoXo Jody