Sticky Fun Summer, a Jen Schow Scraplift!

Hey! Ali here, super excited to share this layout with you guys. We are all scraplifting Jen Schow this week! How fun! Complete transparency, I listen to the Scrap Gals, and I have heard of Jen, but I hadn’t seen a lot of her layouts. But after this scraplift I am a huge fan, I (admittedly) stalked her Instagram for days trying to decide on a layout-there were so many fun ones to choose from! Ultimately I went with this awesome Halloween layout! For my layout I wanted to do a similar three word title, and I knew just the photos I wanted to use! Love these sticky little faces! After that I decided instead of stars (like in the original) I would use popsicles. Paper Issues has a great cut file with a cute little popsicle that fit perfectly with my theme. For some of the cut outs I used patterned paper. But for others I pulled out my trusty Fuse Tool! That’s right, I am using it again! Woohoo! I used the amazing Girly Glitter Sequin mix for my popsicles (and scattered about)! They also paired really nicely with the Echo Park Summer Dreams Collection (which is quite dreamy!).

The popsicles weren’t cutting it on their own (no pun intended) so I also added some simple suns. With a bit of layering and some stitching here and there I added my photos and boom! Finished! I love doing big cut file titles, the rest of the layout seems to create itself after that!  

Here is a little close up of those shaker popsicles. I am a sucker for shakers!

Sorry for the brief post, I really hope you enjoyed it, but I am in Texas and the weather is looking a little sketchy right now! Hope you all are somewhere safe and dry! But if you’re like me, stuck inside, why not shop online a bit? Happy Sunday, y’all!

 

Fuse It Fun Day- First Day Sillies

Hey everyone! I’m back with my Fuse tool this week! And in keeping with the 90’s theme, I bring you “gettin’ corky wit it”!

Yep, that was a terrible Will Smith reference! Haha! I realized recently that I scrapped my son’s first day of school photos, but not the “outtakes”! I really wanted to capture how silly he was being! I started with a naked tree cut file, and created leaves with cork embellishments. The tree on the right uses the Corky Cumulus embellies as leaf clusters. The tree on the left uses the Cork Confetti Hearts as the leaves! I contemplated painting the cork, but I went with the natural look because it reminded me more of Fall.

After I had the trees figured out I wanted to make a little school house. I created this cut file from free clip art. Once I layered each patterned paper, I fused little pockets of Gold Stardust Sequins for each of the windows on the back of the school house. The stardust sequins are probably my most favorite because they are so versatile and can be used on just about every project! For this layout I just love how they make the school shine!

Some Cloudy Days Felties finished off this little scene perfectly!

I absolutely love how this came out, it is quirky (and corky) and fun, really capturing my son’s personality! I hope you enjoyed it too!

Be sure to save some money when you stop by the scrappy store, and I would love to see how you “get corky wit it!” 🙂

Creative Cards With Karla – Typewriter Card and Bookmark Set!

Hello friends! Karla here today, and I hope you’ve had a wonderful week so far. I’ve been having fun with the SpiegelMom Scraps June theme – Take Us Back June – and been thinking of lots of retro icons to have fun with this month. I found some fun typewriter paper along with a cut apart image in my stash and decided it would make a great card and bookmark set. While I was looking through my sequin mixes to see what matched my project I found some lovely colours in the Holiday Traditions sequin mix and then grabbed the Mocha Mint Dream sequin mix to go along with it. Now, I wouldn’t have automatically grabbed these two mixes for either a summer or a retro project, but I realized they work and I need to mix and match more of the mixes that I might be overlooking!@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @projectlife #fusetool #bookmark #card #giftset #stamping #ribbon #sequins #cork #spiegelmomscrap

I recently picked up one of the Becky Higgins Fuse Tools and I am loving it! I love the look of shaker pockets, but when it comes right down to it, I just don’t have the patience to think about all the details to make that little shaker area! Well, this made it sooo easy! I cut the typewriter card out of the cut apart sheet and used a pocket page from my stash to fuse around 3 edges. I glued on my cute Cork Confetti Heart and added some sequins and glitter to my pocket before fusing the top. Easy-peasy!! I used some Scor tape to tape my pocket to the card base and added a little tab at the top stamped with a greeting from an older CTMH stamp set.

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Inside, I used a stamp from the Your Next Stamp Whatnot Sentiment Ten set and added more sequins and some washi tape along the bottom. A few dots of Stickles on the letters add a bit more bling! Well, I couldn’t stop at just a card, so as I was thinking about what I could create next with my fun Fuse tool I thought a bookmark would be great! It could fit into an envelope with the card and add a little something extra for that special person! I layered on my papers, stamped with the typefont CTMH stamp set and created the pocket the same way as above, using more of the Holiday Traditions sequins and the Mocha Mint Dream sequins again. I punched a hole in the top, and since I was using a thick ribbon I wasn’t worried about anything coming out of the hole.

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Here’s a look at the back of the bookmark – where I again used the YNS sentiment stamp.

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Don’t forget to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off your purchases at the SpiegelMom Scraps store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope this has given you some ideas on how to use some seasonal sequins in your stash throughout the year, and I hope you have a fabulous week ahead!!

What About Wednesday: Revitalizing Your Supplies

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Aloha!! It’s Hannah here. This year one of my personal scraps goals is to focus on Project Life. Last year I took off from Project Life for the most part and now looking through my albums I really miss some of the stories that I used to include in Project Life that I don’t want to make a scrapbook page about.

I have a dilemma though. Back when I first started Project Life I just went out and bought a huge multi pack of Project Life protecters. The problem was I didn’t know how I would use the different styles, since most of my photos aren’t in the orientation of the protecters. Now I have tons of protectors that I have a hard time using.

This year 9X12 style protectors are really stylish. I realized that with my Fuse I can make my own 9X12 protectors with some of the protectors I have left over. It is a really good feeling that I can use up the supplies that I have bought in the past, so I don’t waste them.

I started off using a sketch from Citrus Twist it give me a place to start off of and have an idea of the format I wanted to Fuse my protecters. I used a Design C which is a 6 pocket protecter with 4X6 size pockets. I used a ruler to measure off 3×4 size for the end.

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I decided to also make a shaker pocket to go next to the Month card. I am only going to add a title card for the month, that way I won’t have the pressure to do a certain amount of pages or photos for the week. I load photos and cards as I feel I have enough to share. One week I may do a whole page. Some weeks may only include 4 days like this spread. This is one way I am trying to simplify and streamline my process so I focus on the photos and stories and  not the amount of cards and pockets I need for a week.

In my shaker pocket I added silhouette cut snowflakes from the cut file last month. It really matches with the first photo of the month, in which we got a dusting of snow on the ground. It was a happy little surprise, since it really doesn’t snow where we live.

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I used the sequin mix Build A Snowman, which are perfect with all the pinks and blues in my papers and photos.

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I really kept my spread simple only adding a few embellishments along with sequins, so that the photos stand out.

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This is my favorite picture from the week, this view!! Mt. Rainer is so gorgeous covered in snow!!

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By using papers from my stash and an old Clique kit I was able to use up these cute puffy stickers. To keep things simple I am going to be using plain white card stock to do my journaling on. With doodles around the edges, it looks sharp and will match with no matter what pattern paper I use.

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Little details like staples make this card really fun.

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I scattered sequins on the cards for interest. Plus it really helps tie all the papers and cards together since I am not using just one collection.

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This is my favorite filler card. It was paper I used to die cut an ampersand out of but really didn’t want to get rid of the pattern because I liked it. I backed it with a scrap from the Gather collection. Added that American Crafts layered embellishment and Simple Stories clear word sticker. Finished with some sequins and Egg-noggin Shimmerz Vibez and I have an unique filler card.

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I hope I have inspired you to take a look at your old supplies and see how you can revitalize them to fit new trends. Like using the Fuse tool to make a pocket size protecter that you don’t have but want to use.

I hope you have an inspired week!!

Hannah

Fuse-bookmark by Anna Sigga

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Hi all it’s Anna Sigga here and I have a fun new project using the Fuse-Tool.

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I just adore this tool and I love making different kinds of projects using it. This bookmark was inspired by the pretty sequins and the stamped image that I colored.

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I used the Raspberry Daisy Dream mix, Moonshine Delight, Glass Slippers, Silver Stardust and Varsity mix.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to join us over at 15 Minutes 2 Scrap.

Product Reveal and 1st DT Blog Hop!!

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Hello everyone and welcome to February’s blog hop, aka SpiegelMom’s Scrapbook Skippings!   Today is extra special because I’m not only revealing the new sequin mixes for this quarter, but I’m also welcoming most of my new Design Team in their first team blog hop!  I say most because the lovely Amy Lee will be leaving us after today.  I’m very sad to see her go… but this girl is going many creative places!  I’m looking forward to following her creative journey and I wish her all the best!!

As a bonus for today’s blog hop, I’m also giving away THREE prizes this month to some lucky blog-hoppers who comment on all the blogs.  You have through February 5th to enter.  The prizes include custom 2 notebooks from May Designs, 6×6″ Crate Paper pad with embellishments and huge mystery prize package!!  Drooling yet?? Let’s get  this scrappy party started!  Here are the new sequins this quarter.

Your entire line up for today’s hop is below.  Each of the Sparkler’s names is a direct link to their creative blogs.

SpiegelMom Scraps << You are here!

Laura 

Yuliya 

Sarah

Anna

Amy

Lea  

Ka  

Katty

I decided to create a two page Project Life style spread for you and I really love how it turned out.   I like to keep my PL spreads simple, with splashes of embellishments and sparkle.  This way, the focus stays on my photos.  This summer my husband and I took our three youngest daughters on a fun little photo shoot to our land where we’re currently building our home and around the town where we live.  I incorporated a few of my favorite products and created fun sequin pockets along the 2×12″ section of the the WRMK pocket page protectors.  I wasn’t sure how I was going to use it, but thought sequins was perfect along with using my Fuse Tool!

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @webserspages @allisonkreft @wermemorykeepers @wrmk @pinkfreshstudio, #spiegelmomscraps #scrapbook #websterspages #allisonkreft #sequins #sequinpockets #projectlife

See those little foiled hearts in the sequin pockets?  Those were foiled using the Heidi Swapp MINC Mini.  The starter kit comes with several toner sheets that you can die cut or use with your paper punches.  Such an awesome tool to have your scrappy arsenal!! I also created a fun little sequin shaker using a small glassine bag, Hearts on Fire sequins and some lovely black glitter Thickers from Pink Fresh Studio.

Another one of my favorite products are the felt die cuts. Birds of a Feather felt die cuts are such beauties and come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. As you can see, I added the white Felt-Fetti Hearts right onto my photos as simple accents.  I just used tacky glue to adhere them.

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If you’re interested in any of the products or tools I used today, they are linked here: Hearts on Fire Sequins, WRMK Page Protectors, Fuse Tool, White Felt Fetti Hearts, Silver Stardust Sequins, Cloudy Days Felties, Heidi Swapp MINC Mini, Bird of a Feather Die Cuts and papers & stickers by Allison Kreft for Webster’s Pages, wood veneer by Heidi Swapp.  If you poke around one of the Sparkler’s blogs or Instagram accounts, I’m sure you’ll find their discount codes..hint hint 🙂

Thank you for spending your time with us today!  I’d love for you be in the running for one of the 3 prizes I’m giving away.  Please be sure to leave comments on all the blogs to be entered!  Now, you’ll be heading over to Laura’s blog where she’s sure to knock your creative socks right off!!!  She always inspires me for sure.  Happy hopping 🙂

 

Tuesday’s Talent with Jessica

Hello, everyone! My name is Jessica and I’m super excited to be guest designing for the month of December for Jody and SpiegelMom Scraps! A little background about me before we get on to the first project- I love a good craft but most of the things I get crafty with are made for my planner. Yes, I’m one of those crazed planner girls and I share all my decorated weeks and projects on Instagram. I know a lot of projects in here include cards and Project Life projects, but I thought it’d be awesome to show you how I utilize some of Jody’s gorgeous sequin mixes to create fun accessories for the notebooks that hold your life!@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @jkruuu_plans, #plannernerd #plannergirl #erincondren #planneraddict #planner #blizzardsequins #spiegelmomscraps #projectlife #beckyhigginsllc #fusetool #wrmk #pocket #sequinpocket #shakerpocket #DIY #craft #scrapbook

In the planner world, “shaker pocket dashboards” have become THE thing to have in your ring bound planners. Whether it be for an A5, Personal, or Pocket Size, these are a fantastic way to add some sparkle, shine, and pizazz to your planner. So many shop owners on Etsy are starting to create and sell these in their shops, but they’re super easy and fun to make yourself. So today I’ll show you how you can make a Winter Wonderland themed shaker dashboard!blog 2

Here’s what you’ll need/what I used. Remember, these are completely customizable, so these materials are just a guide of inspiration and you can use almost anything!

     – Project Life 4×6 Fuse Pockets (or whichever size will fit your planner)

     – Recollections Tiny Beads in ‘Silver’

     – Recollections ‘Snowflake’ Glitter Embellishments 

     – Project Life ‘Fuse Tool’

     – SpiegelMom Scraps ‘Blizzard Mix Sequins’

     – SpiegelMom Scraps ‘Silver Stardust Sequins’

     – Scissor

     – Hole punch (I used a Diary one to create the evenly spaced out 6!)c581387a-d343-4cc8-a63d-2d7694d929cdblog 4

The first thing you’re going to want to do is cut off the extra plastic on the pocket. You can totally leave it, seal the pocket there and hole punch the excess, but I find it fits nice later on when you punch into the pocket.  When that’s done you want to take the snowflake embellishments (they’re essentially 3D stickers, and stick them randomly onto the inside of the pocket! TIP: Make sure you’re holding the pocket with the opening to the left of you, so that you don’t accidentally create an upside down shaker, although in this case it doesn’t really matter, too much! The reason I’m inserting these embellishments is so that when all the sequins and glitter fall, these 3D stickers can keep the pocket looking full and busy, rather than empty at the top with a puddle of sparkle at the bottom!DSC00530blog 3

Next comes the fun part- taking your batches of sprinkles, glitters, and sequins to mix your own combo! For this particular shaker, I separated the smallest snowflakes from the SpiegelMom Scraps ‘Blizzard Mix’ and put them into a mini plastic bag. Then, into that same mini bag, I added a sprinkling of the Recollections Silver tiny beads, along with the SpiegelMom Scraps ‘Silver Stardust’ sequins. I kept adding little by little until I got a combo I liked. I also found a small batch of midnight blue mini sequins that I threw in as well to add some more color. Seal up the mini bag and shake it up. If you’re happy with the way it looks all mixed together, you can move on to pouring it into the fuse pocket and sealing that bad boy up!DSC00533blog 5

I used the Project Life ‘Fuse Tool’ to seal up the edge of the pocket and made the mix of sequins was lying at the edge to avoid it getting stuck. Then I fused another line about 1/2 an inch away from the original fuse. This is so we can hole punch that are and not have to worry about sequins and glitter flying out! As you can see, when I went in with my diary punch, I punch it all crooked. *sigh* No crafter is perfect. So instead of losing my mind and tossing this in the bin, I realized that I could just washi the edge and then repunch, which is exactly what I did, et voila! If anything, the washi really brings the whole theme of the shaker dashboard together!blog 6blog 7

And there you have it! Your very own shaker pocket dashboard to dazzle your crafter/planner friends! It’s a really fun activity to DIY. It takes no time at all once you get the hang of it! Thanks so much for having me today, and I’ll see you guys  next week with another fun project for the planner gal in you!

You can find SpiegelMom Scraps sequin mixes in the project linked here:

Blizzard Mix and Silver Stardust Sequins

** Don’t forget, the Design Team Call for SpiegelMom Scraps is open now through December !  Be sure to get your application in soon!  Check out the DT Call page HERE.