Posted on

Make It Yours Monday

Hello Everybody and thank you for joining me for another Make It Yours Monday! I have a really fun and colorful layout for you today that I was totally inspired to create after seeing a circus themed party collection at my local party store!! I knew I had to use this photo of my oldest daughters kindergarten class’s “Clowning Around” spirit day from last year.

9-25-footer

I started, as I usually do, with a piece of American Crafts Textured White Cardstock. I splattered the background with Pretty In PinkHeidi Ho Blue, and Pink Stilettos coloringz from Shimmerz. I marked out where my photo will be and then used my Heidi Swapp Confetti Stencil to create the stars. I used the Dreamscicle and Lemon Drop dazzlerz through the stencil. I didn’t clean the stencil between colors, allowing some of it to mix and create a new color!

9-25-2

While I was waiting for the background to dry, I started on my photo layers. Using scraps from stash, I used the colors from the photo to help me choose the colors for the papers. I misted a white doily from the shop with the 2 pink mists I used on the background to create a pink one and layered them with the photo cluster also.

9-25-3

When the background was dry, I adhered the photo cluster to the page. I outlined each of the strips the photo is on with my black pen and added my journaling,  Chunky Cork Stars were the first fun embellishments I added around the page in clusters. Wood Veneer stars joined the cork, as well as some of the pretty yellow and teal sequins from the Believe In You sequin mix. I broke out some of my new colors of Nuvo drops and added some dots into the mix. I added the title “Class Clowns” to my photo and I was done! This is such a FUN and COLORFUL layout, inspired by a PLATE!!!

9-25-1

So, Look around this week, at colors, patterns, anything and take it to a page. Make It Yours. And come back next time to join me for another MAKE IT YOURS MONDAY!!!

AND, dont forget, you can use LISA15 and get 15% off all of the beautiful products in the shop, including all the pretties I used today!!!

Posted on

Make It Yours Monday

make it yours monday

9-19-w-footer

I’m SO excited to be back with another Make It Yours Monday!!! This week’s layout is special to me! It’s an original sketch, my first ever!!!

my-sketch

My layout was inspired by my living room photo display…

6955265e59c16152d8cc5cb6613e36e7

I Started with a piece of wood grain paper from Simple Stories. I cut out the center and backed my photo with the inside piece. I layered a Medium Glassine Bag under the matted photo and then layered another piece of wood grain paper as the final mat.  I adhered 3 Normandy Doilies, cut in half, to the top and bottom of the matted photo for some texture.

14316835_10210356250123577_7387649189751259866_n

I set aside the photo cluster and began to work on my background. I cut down a piece of white American Crafts cardstock to about 10×10 and splattered some Shimmerz Coloringz in  Heidi Ho Blue and Pretty in Pink across the center as well as some Gold Heidi Shine.

Next, I moved onto the messier (my favorite) part. I started with some Spun Sugar Dazzlers and Rose Gold glitter paste from Bo Bunny. I used a burlap stencil from Tim Holtz and created my 3 areas of mixed media. After it was dry, I edged the white paper with Walnut Stain Distress ink.

14359224_10210356205642465_6566022140248507998_n

From there, I adhered my matted photo to the center of the page. I tucked a shipping tag into the bag layer behind my photo for my journaling.

Then, the FUN stuff! The embellishment’s for this layout were so fun! I used a scrap strip of the wood grain paper to make a cluster just above the photo and attached a scrap of doily left over from the other cut pieces from earlier.  This cluster also got some of the awesome Cloudy Day Felties and a Cork Star that I added some dot details to make it look like a starfish! Some green sequins from the pretty mix A Day In The Woods and some blue from the beautiful Lets Be Mermaids mix finished off this cluster.

14344870_10210356207802519_6405759811220375378_n

I added some more Cork Stars, again with the dot details, to the bottom left of the photo with some sequins from the same mixes and a wood veneer star. The top right corner also got the same fun little details. I added my title right to the photo and I was done!

14358816_10210356206802494_6707615841973686896_n  14370247_10210356207442510_6605754924433721064_n

I cant even get over how much I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Layout!!! I’m so glad you joined me this week for Make It Your’s Monday because this really does show you how inspiration can come from ANYWHERE or ANYTHING!!!

14359224_10210356205642465_6566022140248507998_n

THANK YOU for coming back each week to visit and see where inspiration is coming from for me. I hope I am inspiring you to take a look around and see what you can translate into you pages as well.

Dont forget to use code LISA15 for 15% off all your shop purchases when pick up some of the awesome products Jody had in the shop!

 

Posted on

Tuesday Talent

Tuesday's Talent

Hello everyone, Mandi here with my last post. This time it is an anniversary card that features May Arts Burlap String, Tutti Frutti Dazzlerz Texture Paste, Chunky Cork Hearts, Sunny SmilesSilver Stardust Sequin Confetti and Gold Stardust Sequins.

Design Team

I thought painting have of the hearts with the Dazzlerz was a great way to add a little extra wow. When the paste is wet apply the sequins. I just sprinkled them on to the surface and pressed them in with a stick.

DSCN4901

I love who this card looks even when it is laying sown flat.  The sequins on the top and the cluster at the bottom adds a lot of drama without the bulk.

DSCN4900

 

 

Thanks for stopping by and having me as a guest for this month.

Posted on

Congrats Grad Layout with Katty Miranda

Scrapbook Sessions

Hello friends! Katty Miranda here to share a 12×12 layout. I am scrapbooking two photos of my older son on the day of his 5th grade graduation. I love these two pictures. He looks so grown up. I began with white cardstock and an Americana stencil called Pixelated. I used a navy texture paste and the Shimmerz from the shop in Sea U in the Mornin. I also lined up the Alma Mater sequin mix with the stencil work. I then layered a few patterned papers from the Kaisercraft Finders Keepers paper pad behind my photo and used one of the Glassine Bags behind my photo to create a pocket for hidden journaling.

FullSizeRender66

I used some strips of a navy heart patterned paper on top and bottom of my photo. Finally I used some Heidi Swapp Blue glitter foam alphas to write out my tittle.

FullSizeRender666

I love how it turned out.

FullSizeRender-18 copy

There is a process video if you’d like to watch :https://youtu.be/G3OvUdGHQ9M

Thanks so much for stopping by. XOXO -Katty

Posted on

Happy 4th Card with Katty Miranda

Cards, tags

Hello friends. Katty Miranda here. Today I am sharing a simple 4th of July Card. This was so simple to create and I love the end result. I began with a black cardstock base. I used one of the beautiful new July release sequin mixes called Magical Day in the Park. This mix is perfect for fourth of July because the sequins are Red White and Blue. I created some rows of sequins coming in from the left side of the card. The idea was for them to look like fireworks. I alternated the red and blue ones. I also added the white stars to the ends.

IMG_8266

I punched out a few big stars with a Martha Stewart layered star punch and used those on the right side of the card. I also used some Heidi Swapp white chipboard thickers ans painted them with a Dylusions mist in London Blue. The thickers have embossed diagonal stripes so when I colored them with my mist the lines have a resist effect. I love how they turned out.

IMG_8265

This card was fun to make. I hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th of July weekend.

FullSizeRender-15 copy

Thanks so much for stopping by. XOXO -Katty

Posted on

Panda Layout with Katty Miranda

11

Hello my friends. Katty here to share another 12×12 Scrapbooking Layout. For todays layout I am scrapbooking a photo of my older niece and her new puppy, a French Bulldog named Panda. She is so excited to have Panda. He is like her baby. We tried over and over to get a picture of Panda by himself but he would not stay still long enough to snap a non blurry photo. She finally had to carry him and I’m glad she did. The picture came out very cute.

I began with a 12×12 white American Crafts cardstock. I used a stencil by Dylusions called Staggered Brickwork. I used a few colors in the Dylusions Spray Mist. I kept in the Blues, Greens and Yellows. I then used my Lovely Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Lemon DropSour Apple and Sea U in the Mornin’ with the same stencil on the top right and bottom left of the misted area. I also added some misted areas on the edges of my layout.

IMG_6962

I added some of the Believe in You Sequins mix over the Dazzlers and let that dry. I then added some ripped blue and green strip washi tape to the edges of my page. I layered a black Diagonal Stripe bag and two patterened papers from the Keisercraft Finders Keepers paper pad behind my photo and popped it up on foam mounting tape. I colored three of the Mini wood clothespins with my dylusions mist and added some coored thread through them and created sort of a banner over the photo. I also added a flair badge, some colored arrow paper clips and some black and white ephemera pieces from my stash.

IMG_6961

I used some Heidi Swapp blue foam glitter thickers for my tittle. I also added two Cork Stars and some ink splatters to finish it off.

IMG_6963 IMG_6964

Here is my completed layout. 🙂

IMG_7018

Thanks so much for stopping by. There is a process video on my channel if youd like to watch: https://youtu.be/LWs7BDnmjAI

XOXO -Katty

Posted on

Product Reveal and 1st DT Blog Hop!!

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff, #spiegelmomscraps #designteam #bloghop #sequins #americancrafts #studiocalico

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.

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

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

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 🙂

 

Posted on

Tuesday’s Talent | Sarah McClellan’s Holiday Goody Bags

Hello again SpiegelMom Scraps fans!  It’s Sarah again, on the blog, for my final project for November. As I said last week, I made something Christmassy!  I geared up and got in the Christmas mood last Wednesday when I made my test Christmas card and shared it on Facebook and Instagram. @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @sarahmcclellan @heidiswapp @americancrafts, #scrapbook #card #holiday #christmas #DIY #goodbag #shakercard #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #heidiswapp #christmas #poppinpinksnowflakes #goldgarlandsequins #gold  Here is the card I made!  I used cards, envelopes, and ephemera from the new Heidi Swapp line from Joann’s called Oh What Fun.  I used a 4″ Gold Foil Doily and Gold Garland Confetti from SpiegelMom Scrap Shop.  Heidi even “liked” it on Instagram and commented on it!  Very exciting! Continuing in the Christmas spirit, I have three different Christmas projects to share with you today!sarah 9First is a vellum goodie bag from Cosmo Cricket.  I sealed the bag shut with a 4″ Gold Foil Doily. Then I made a 3×4 shaker pocket with an old pocket photo sheet protector and filled it with Poppin’ Pink Flurries, Gold Garland Confetti, and a few 1/4″ gold sequins from my stash.  I added a couple of the soon-to-be-in-the-shop Birds Of A Feather white felt feathers. Then I layered on a gold foil snowflake, a Basic Grey Juniper Berry kraft tag, and the “believe” die cut from the Oh What Fun Heidi Swapp collection.sarah 10

 Here is a close up of the goodie bag for more detail.  I also added a wood veneer snowflake on top from Michael’s and a few wood veneer stars from Studio Calico in the shaker pocket.sarah 11Here is goodie bag number two!  This time it is a kraft colored bag also from Cosmo Cricket.  I embellished it in the same way as the first, making a 3×4 sequin pocket and piling on the ephemera. This time I used another soon-to-be-in-the-shop sequin mix called Christmas Wishes.sarah goodie bag close up
Here is a close up of the goodie bag.   I also tucked a few wood veneer stars from Studio Calico in the shaker pocket.   Such a fun way to use a sequin mix!  The new Heidi Swapp collection is such a great match for the new sequin mixes in the shop!sarah 12

My last item is a gift tag.  I once again used the Heidi Swapp Oh What Fun collection.  The foundation of the tag is a 4×6 sequin pocket that I made using the same technique as in the goodie bags.  I filled it with the new Holiday Happiness mix which will be in the shop very soon!   On top I added a gold foil frame from my stash.  I also used a Queen & Co. chipboard star and punched a 2″ gold glitter circle for layering.  I tucked in a beautiful Birds Of A Feather white felt feather and added tiny letter stickers from Crate Paper After Dark. 

I have had so much fun this month creating projects for SpiegelMomScrapShop!  A BIG thank you to Jody for asking me to be her guest designer for November!  I had never done anything like this before and it has been an exciting leaning experience for me!  I look forward to joining the big SpiegelMomScraps blog hop on December 1st!  See you then!

Connect with me:  My BlogMy Youtube ChannelMy Instagram

Products I used from SpiegelMom Scrap Shop:
Gold Foil Doilies

Gold Garland Confetti

Poppin’ Pink Flurries

Christmas Wishes Mix

Holiday Happiness Sequin Mix

Coming soon to the shop:

Birds Of A Feather Felties

**** MORE EXCITING NEWS ON THE SPIEGELMOM SCRAPS HOMEFRONT ****

The 2016 Design Team Call is out!! Check out the DT Call page HERE and start working on your submission!  Deadline is December 30th.

Posted on

Tuesday’s Talent with Sarah McClellan!

Hello SpiegelMom Scraps fans!  It’s Sarah on the blog again, today, bringing you my second guest designer project.  It is a two page, Project Life, layout of our Halloween festivities.  I usually do one, two page, Project Life layout per week, but when there are special events or holidays, I will do an extra two pages for it!  @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @sarahmcclellan @cratepaperinc @AmericanCrafts, #spiegelmomscraps #scrapbook #DIY #ProjectLife #cratepaperinc #americancrafts #halloween #afterdark #sequins #gold #doily #shakerpocket #thickers #stickers #corkstars #midnightfeltstars @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @sarahmcclellan @cratepaperinc @AmericanCrafts, #spiegelmomscraps #scrapbook #DIY #ProjectLife #cratepaperinc #americancrafts #halloween #afterdark #sequins #gold #doily #shakerpocket #thickers #stickers #corkstars #midnightfeltstars

I used papers, stickers, and a 12×12 cut-apart sheet from the Crate Paper After Dark collection. The After Dark collection included a Spooky Glitter Thicker pack that has shapes and phrases that I just had to use!  I was lucky enough to get a sewing machine from my mother-in-law this week, so I’ve used it on a lot of the cards.  I think adding stitched elements to your layouts adds amazing texture!  @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @sarahmcclellan @cratepaperinc @AmericanCrafts, #spiegelmomscraps #scrapbook #DIY #ProjectLife #cratepaperinc #americancrafts #halloween #afterdark #sequins #gold #doily #shakerpocket #thickers #stickers #corkstars #midnightfeltstars

Here we have my title card.  I layered one of the 4″ Gold Foil Doilies under a tag and layered on Yellow Felt-Fetti Hearts,Midnight Felt Stars, and Studio Calico Wood Veneer Stars. 

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @sarahmcclellan @cratepaperinc @AmericanCrafts, #spiegelmomscraps #scrapbook #DIY #ProjectLife #cratepaperinc #americancrafts #halloween #afterdark #sequins #gold #doily #shakerpocket #thickers #stickers #corkstars #midnightfeltstars

 I created a shaker pocket using half a packet of the Trick or Treat Sequin Mix!  I used my Fuse tool to seal it shut!@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @sarahmcclellan @cratepaperinc @AmericanCrafts, #spiegelmomscraps #scrapbook #DIY #ProjectLife #cratepaperinc #americancrafts #halloween #afterdark #sequins #gold #doily #shakerpocket #thickers #stickers #corkstars #midnightfeltstars #DIY

I absolutely love the Super Stars Cork embellies!  They are the perfect size for Project Life, just like most of the goodies in the shop!  Here I layered one under a word sticker!  I also love to do this with larger enamel dots!@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @sarahmcclellan @cratepaperinc @AmericanCrafts, #spiegelmomscraps #scrapbook #DIY #ProjectLife #cratepaperinc #americancrafts #halloween #afterdark #sequins #gold #doily #shakerpocket #thickers #stickers #corkstars #midnightfeltstars #DIY

Here you can see a close up of the machine stitched boarder.  I used another one of the 4″ Gold Foil Doilies and added a label sticker from Crate Paper After Dark.  I piled on the Studio Calico Wood Veneer and Super Star Cork stars.  I also used a bit of Heidi Swapp Color Shine in gold.   @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @sarahmcclellan @cratepaperinc @AmericanCrafts, #spiegelmomscraps #scrapbook #DIY #ProjectLife #cratepaperinc #americancrafts #halloween #afterdark #sequins #gold #doily #shakerpocket #thickers #stickers #corkstars #midnightfeltstars #DIY

I layered on the felt, cork, and wood hearts and stars on this card!  To add some texture, I looped several strands of gold thread and stapled them in place! 

Well, that’s all from me today!  I hope that I can inspire you to get those memories scrapped.  However you document your memories, Jody will have just the right elements in her shop to help you make your projects shine!  I can’t wait to create another project to share with you next week!   

Connect with me:  My BlogMy Youtube Channel

Products I used SpiegelMomScrapShop:

Trick Or Treat Sequins

Super Stars Cork

Midnight Felt Stars

Gold Foil Doilies

Felt-Fetti Hearts

Posted on

Tuesday’s Talent ~ Sarah McClellan in the House!!!

Hi SpiegelMomScraps fans!  My name is Sarah and I was thrilled when Jody asked me to be her guest designer for November!  I am a thirty-something mom of two girls from Minnesota.  I have been a traditional 12×12 scrapbooker since 2007 and started Project Life in January of 2014.  

For my first project, I did this beautiful Project Life double spread for Week 37 of 2015.  I used papers and stickers from the Crate Paper Wonder Collection.  I used some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine and Amy Tangerine Goodness Thickers from American Crafts.  My date stamper is from Becky Higgins with Staz-on ink in black.

@beckyhigginslls @ProjectLife @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @sarahmcclellen @cratepaperinc @AmericanCrafts @HeidiSwapp @AmyTangerine, #cratepaperinc #AmericanCrafts  #HeidiSwapp #AmyTangerine #ProjectLife #BeckyHigginsLLC #scrapbook #LAYOUT #sequins #indiansummersequins #loose sequins #DIY

@beckyhigginslls @ProjectLife @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @sarahmcclellen @cratepaperinc @AmericanCrafts @HeidiSwapp @AmyTangerine, #cratepaperinc #AmericanCrafts  #HeidiSwapp #AmyTangerine #ProjectLife #BeckyHigginsLLC #scrapbook #LAYOUT #sequins #indiansummersequins #loose sequins #DIYI have been enjoying using one specific collection of papers per month!  I think this keeps my months in Project Life looking cohesive.  But I find that many paper collections that come with ephemera and stickers are often lacking embellishments that are small enough to use on Project Life layouts.  That’s why I love SpiegelMomScrapShop!  Jody’s shop offers tons of embellishments that are just the right size! @beckyhigginslls @ProjectLife @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @sarahmcclellen @cratepaperinc @AmericanCrafts @HeidiSwapp @AmyTangerine, #cratepaperinc #AmericanCrafts  #HeidiSwapp #AmyTangerine #ProjectLife #BeckyHigginsLLC #scrapbook #LAYOUT #sequins #indiansummersequins #loose sequins #DIY

On my Week 37 title card, I layered a Gold Foil Doily, a shipping tag, Crate Paper Wonder ephemera, and Cloudy Day Cork shapes.    I embellished with enamel shapes, yellow Felt-Fetti Hearts,  Gold Garland Confetti, and Indian Summer Sequin mix.  Enamel dots can be expensive and a great way to save money scrapping is by using sequins in place of enamel dots!

@beckyhigginslls @ProjectLife @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @sarahmcclellen @cratepaperinc @AmericanCrafts @HeidiSwapp @AmyTangerine, #cratepaperinc #AmericanCrafts  #HeidiSwapp #AmyTangerine #ProjectLife #BeckyHigginsLLC #scrapbook #LAYOUT #sequins #indiansummersequins #loose sequins #DIY

I love to make embellishment clusters on my Project Life spreads like this one.  Here I used another Gold Foil Doily, Crate Paper Wonder ephemera, and stickers, along with a few Thickers. I embellished with Cloudy Days Cork, some Gold Garland Confetti, and Indian Summer Sequins.

@beckyhigginslls @ProjectLife @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @sarahmcclellen @cratepaperinc @AmericanCrafts @HeidiSwapp @AmyTangerine, #cratepaperinc #AmericanCrafts  #HeidiSwapp #AmyTangerine #ProjectLife #BeckyHigginsLLC #scrapbook #LAYOUT #sequins #indiansummersequins #loose sequins #DIY

In this cluster, I used Cork-Fetti Hearts, along with the Crate Paper ephemera.  When I start a Project Life layout, I try to chose a couple of busier papers from the collection and the rest are from the base colors.  Also, I almost always get the coordinating cut-apart sheets.  I like to layer on the ephemera and stickers and then repeat design elements across my Project Life layouts to create a cohesive look.  I also try to embellish with the same items and only use color shine on a couple of cards.  I do all of my journaling on my antique Underwood typewriter.  

Well, that’s all from me this week.  I hope you all enjoyed my first project this month!  I am so enjoying using these goodies from SpiegelMomScrapShop!  I am looking forward to sharing more projects with you this month!  If you have any questions or would like to see more of my projects, you can find me on InstagramMy Blog and Youtube.  

Products I used from SpiegelMomScrapShop:

4″ Gold Foil Doilies

Gold Garland Confetti

Indian Summer Sequin Mix

Cloudy Days Cork 

Felt-Fetti Hearts

Cork-Fetti Hearts

Posted on

#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

Posted on

Scrap Party Winners and a Process Video!

First up, thank you for all your support and participation is my 5th anniversary Scrap Party!! I appreciate all your comments, sharing and linking up!!  And now, the Scrap Party WINNERS!!!!

Pocket Letter Challenge winner of PL Cards and a WRMK Gift Box Punch ~ Renee Wallace!!

Planner Crazy Challenge winner of a $10 V’s Sweet Idea’s credit ~ Kim Allen!!

Watercolor/Embossing Challenge winner of AC Embossing Powders & baker’s twine ~ Karen O!!

Shaker Card Challenge winner of AC Boxed Cards ~ Jennifer Dykstra!

Stars Challenge winner of a set of 3 AC Paper Punches ~ Karen O

Sequins Challenge winner of $10 from SpiegelMom Scraps!    ~ Jennifer Dykstra!!

Layout Sketch Challenge winner of 4 Dear Lizzy Roller Stamps ~ Leonor Carrilho (mldcarrilho on Instagram!)

Thank you so much for playing along!! We had a blast and I hope you all did also!!  Please email me at spiegelmom@gmail.com to claim your prize(s) within 5 days!!!  After 5 days, all unclaimed prizes will have winners drawn again!

Next up… my new process video and layout are up and running finally!!  We had our laptop die on Saturday… awesome right!  So, I’m a bit behind this week, especially after a leak in the basement was super close to my scrap area!!  EEKKK!   But, after a late night session I’m ready to rock and roll again!  Here’s my watercolor background layout, featuring Shimmerz Creameez watercolors!! I’m so lovin’ these watercolors!!  After creating my watercolor background (YouTube video here on how I created it), I began adding some very simple layers of Heidi Swapp Hello Today papers, cork butterflies, pink baker’s twine, Pink Fresh Studio puffy stickers, felt hearts and Dear Lizzy wood veneer ‘Best Ever’ for my title!  

To create my loops of baker’s twine, I simply laid out my twine with the loops how I wanted them.  Next, I added a few dabs of Aleene’s Tacky Glue to the tops of the loops and let it dry for a few minutes.  Then, I added the baker’s twine loopy-banner onto my layout using the same tacky glue!  Pretty easy and great way to use your twine and strings!

I really love how the water color background looks!!  There’s just a little bit of shimmer in the watercolor, which is hard to see in the photos.  It’s so pretty!!

Thanks so much for spending your time with me today!  Please hop over and check out my YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE!  

~ Do something creative today!

Jody

 

 

Posted on

Scrap Party Celebration!!!!!

@spiegelmomscraps @vssweetideas

Hello everyone and welcome to my 5th Anniversary Scrap Party!  I’m totally excited to be bringing you this blog and YouTube hop event all week long!! Today, we are kicking off my Scrap Party with this blog hop with a twist. Each designer on the hop has a creative challenge that anyone can play along with for chances to win some amazing prizes.  Our sponsors include Marion Smith Designs, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, V’s Sweet Ideas (Vanessa and Nicole are with us today), Shimmerz Paints, May Designs, Willowfields Etsy Shop and American Crafts!! 

To play along here’s what you need to do:

  1. Create a project based on any challenge introduced during this hop.

  1. You may enter one challenge or do them all!

  1. Link it up on this page under the appropriate InLinkz linky tool. You may link up a blog post with your newly created project (no back linking) OR use your Instagram account and link that up!  Cool right!! (Tips of linking IG pics right HERE.)

  1. Have fun and share the challenges with your crafty friends.  Sharing is caring and you can win another prize just for sharing!  The blog hop and challenges are open July 10-17th at midnight CST.

  1. Winners will be announced on July 20th on the SpiegelMom Scraps website

Now, here’s the entire Scrap Party Line Up for you.  

SpiegelMom Scraps Blog – Jody 

V’s Sweet Ideas – Vanessa        

Charity – SMS Sparkler’sDT    

Ka – Special Guest Designer  

Lou – SMS Sparkler’sDT  

Nicole – V’s Sweet Ideas 

Kat – SMS Sparkler’sDT         

After you hop the blogs, there’s a special bonus hop over on 3 YouTube Channels, starting at SpiegelMom Scrap’s channel ! Don’t miss out on that, there’s a fabulous prize for hoping there also!!

SpiegelMom’s YouTube 

Teresa Huckle                         

Charity       

Ok, finally onto my project and challenge for YOU!  As many of you have probably seen there is s new paper crafting craze these days… the Pocket Letter!!  I’m so crazy about them myself because I love to connect with other paper crafter’s around the world and share fun things with them.  That’s one of the reasons I opened my Etsy shop 5 years ago this month.  I wanted to connect with other crafters who loved this hobby as much as I do.  

To create my Pocket Letter I used Heidi Swapp’s fantastic Hello Today paper line and several different embellishments from my shop including the Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss wood veneers, sequins, washi tape and the actual pocket letter page protectors.

I have a special someone in mind to send this Pocket Letter to 🙂  

  
  

And now, how to win this fabulous blog hop prize sponsored by my favorite adhesive company, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L!!!  All you need to do to enter is comment on all the designer’s blogs participating in my Scrap Party blog hop!  You have through midnight CST on July 17th to comment and the winners of all the prizes will be announced right here on July 20th!! Sharing on social media will get you an extra entry also!  Thank you so much of joining us this week and get ready to create with the SpiegelMom Scraps Scrap Party!!

You’re next stop is Vanessa from V’s Sweet Ideas!  You’re going to adore what’s she’s created for you!

Posted on

GD Renee Joy ~ Part IV

Hi, there, scrappy friends….I hope everyone had a fun weekend. Are you ready to start scrappin’….I bet some of you already have. Here is what I have been up to. I decided to create another pocket page for one for one of my scrapbooks. As always, it was fun playing with my embellishments from SpiegelMom Scraps Ok, let’s get started. Here is the completed layout; then, I will get into the details.

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps

It is always fun scrapping pics of my kids when they were younger. I definitely have plenty of those pics to scrap yet. This is great for Jody’s 15 minutes a day plan 🙂 Speaking of a plan, here is the first detail I wanted to include. It was fun watching my children together as they shared my daughter’s 7th birthday.

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps

Oh, and I just love the heart with all of those lovely sentiments. I really like the way it fits in the pocket so nicely.

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @heidiswapp, #heidiswapp #spiegelmomscraps #sequins #heart #pocketpage #projectlife #pocketletter #studiocalico #foreverlovehearts

Well, you know how much I adore the sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps….I had to use them on this layout, too. Before I show you the detail shot, I would like to share how sequins have become a part of our home. My hubby found some on the floor in our kitchen and and asked me if I needed these. I told my hubby that I definitly did….I think he gets the picture….really, what kitchen floor doesn’t need a bit of sparkle, right?

IMG_5168 color adj and resized and cropped

Here are the supplies I used.

Paper-Heidi Swapp and Becky Higgins Project Life, Doodle Bug and Amy Tangerine
Sequins-Blue Lagoon Mix
Wood Veneer Stars
Forever Love Hearts
Cork-Fetti Hearts

I really had good time creating this layout. I sure hope that you have some time for creating yourselves this week. Oh, I would love to hear!! I will be back next week with one more project as SpiegelMom Scraps GD for June. It’s been great!!

Happy Scrapping,

~Renee Joy

Posted on

Heidi Swapp and sleeping kids

Happy Father’s Day everyone!  I hope you’re all enjoying this beautiful weekend with, or remembering, those special guys in your life!!  

These past few weeks have been super busy with making more new embellishments for my shop to kick of July!!  A few of them will even be brand new for my Scrap Party Blog Hop July 10-17th!!  I cannot wait to show them all to you!!  I hope you’ll join my Design Team along with some very special guests! Check out my event page for more info!

In the mean time, I’m popping in to share a quick layout just for fun! I dove into whats left of a 2014 Clique Kit, featuring Heidi Swapp’s September Skies line, and created this layout about our daughter Hannah sleeping.  There’s something I love about checking on our girls when they’re sleeping.  They are so sweet and precious to look at and it makes me to grateful to be their mother.  After tucking them in I went back to check on them like I always do and found Hannah with a sponge roller in her hair. The next morning I asked her about it and she didn’t remember doing it, blaming Abby.  Hmmm, we’ll never know how that mysterious sponge roller ended up in Hannah’s hair, but it’s one of those precious memories I wanted to save forever!

Overall this layout is pretty simple.  I painted over part of my background with some gesso and then layered some of other Heidi Swapp papers under my phone of sleeping Hannah.   You see more about adding gesso and paint to your scrapbook layouts in THIS VIDEO and participate in a fun challenge with Create*Craft*Share, hosted by Scrappin’ Madge!

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @heidiswapp @americancrafts, #heidiswapp #spiegelmomscraps #jodyspiegelhoff #americancrafts #stickers #septemberskies

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @heidiswapp @americancrafts, #heidiswapp, americancrafts #thickers, #spiegelmomscraps

Here are a couple close ups.

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @heidiswapp @americancrafts, #heidiswapp #spiegelmomscraps #jodyspiegelhoff #americancrafts #stickers #septemberskies

IMG_0459.JPG

I added some Heidi Swapp stickers, Studio Calico silver star rub-ons & black Mr. Huey’s for my final touches and called it a day!  This layout only took about 35 minutes to create and I worked on it for about 10-15 minutes at a time over a couple days.  It’s the best way to scrapbook for this busy Mama!

Have your given “15 minutes to scrap” a try yet??  If so, I’d love to hear about your experiences, challenges and successes!

I hope you enjoyed today’s post!  Remember, do something creative today! Your heart will love you for it!

~ Jody