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Backing Cut Files

 

Hi Chaps.  Laura here today using one of our free cut files.  You can find all our cut files here, and tag your Instagram photos with #smscutfile when you use our files – we love to see your work.

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I have just got my hands on the latest sequin releases.  My favourite (I love them all, but you know!) are the little stars ‘Stargazer‘ but I was also really taken with the yellow mix ‘What’s Up Buttercup‘.  Using them as my cue I pulled out some yellow papers and an assortment of black cardstock with different finishes.

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I spent some time cutting out pieces and backing the cut file.  I tried to spread the colours and patterns out as evenly as I could.  Once the hexagons were backed I added some black ink splatters and a sprinkling of sequins.  Very clean and simple, but also bold with a big impact.

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All that was needed to finish it off were the name and date tucked in, and a final ribbon tab for an extra splash of yellow.

I love the white space and the limited colour palette.  How about you?

Laura

 

 

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Cheers Girls!

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @kaiserkraft @americancrafts @pinkpaislee @bellablvdllc @amytangerine @mymindseyeinc, #spiegelmomscraps #scrapbooking #americancrafts #pinkpaislee #fancefreecollection #fancyfree #layout #kaiserkraft #metaldie #Icondie #nestingstitchedcircles #thickers #sequins #shakerpocket

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Hello everyone!  Jody here again with another layout using metal dies to create the look of using an electronic die cutting machine.  Last weeks layout used the circle stitched die set from Kaiserkraft, which I just LOVE!  It’s different than the other stitched dies on the market because the stitches are on the circle that is die cut out, and not on the negative part, or circle punched in the cardstock/paper.  You can see the faux stitching on my die cut journaling circle.

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Instead of using just one type of Kaiserkraft metal die, I used a couple! I used the Nesting Stitched Circles and the Icons metal dies to create my layout, along with the fabulous Pink Paislee Fancy Free collection, sequins from the shop, 2 glassine bags and some Amy Tangerine Thickers words.

To create this look on your page, you’ll need a couple things:  A Big Shot or similar die cutting machine and your favorite metal dies!  Since a 12×12″ sheet of cardstock or paper won’t fit through a Big Shot, you’ll need to cut your cardstock or paper down to either 6×12″ or 5.75×5.75″, as I did today.  I wanted to mount them onto a piece of white American Crafts Cardstock to really help it pop.  I easily could have left my paper 6×12″ but I wanted the faint look of the grid in the background so I cut them down to  5.75 by 5.75″ so the white cardstock would show around the edges of my layout.  To get the placement I wanted, I simply played with where the die cut circles to be on my layout.  After I had those placed where I like them, I added the Kaiserkraft Icon dies as accents.  Tip: When running the metal dies through my Big Shot, I used a small piece of washi tape to keep them in place. 

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After I had everything die cut out, I create some shaker windows with glassine bags and sequins.  This was super easy to do! I used a large glassine bag for the two circles on the upper right of the layout and a medium glassine bag behind the largest circle.  To keep some of the Magical Ocean sequins stuck throughout the circle (so they didn’t all fall to the bottom) I opened up the bag and drizzled some tacky glue inside. Then, I just poured in the desired amount of sequins to fill the space.  This next step is pretty technical.. I smooshed around the sequins until they were inside the circle where the peaked through the die cut window.  Super technical right! LOL!  To finish it off, I folded the glassine bag over and sealed it with some tacky glue as well and then adhered it to the back of the 6×6″ Fancy Free paper.  I repeated this for the other die cut circle using the Spring Blooms sequin mix.  

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For the other two sections, I used the super cute Icon dies to create the design elements and backed them with scraps of Pink Paislee Fancy Free papers to compliment the messy layers behind my photo. I used both the negative space from the Icon dies and the die cuts they punched out.  Using dies is a great way to get so much more out of your papers and really stretch your stash!  Just think of all the possibilities!  

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 I’m so happy you stopped by today to check out the blog!  Remember to follow SpiegelMom Scraps here using Bloglovin’, on Instagram and Facebook!  Today, I’ll be contacting the remainder of the new Design Team members I’ve chosen and giving them the good news!  This was so difficult you guys!  There were a ton of wonderful ladies who applied and I really appreciate all the time you took to submit your applications!  If you weren’t chosen this time, please feel free to email me with any suggestions for improvement for next time! Sometimes, it’s just a matter of photography which can easily be improved with some tips!   Again, thank you SO much everyone and I’ll see ya’ll very soon!

Hugs! Jody

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Time well spent LO by Lea Biccelli

Hello there! Lea here. I am very happy to be here with this first official post to start this new adventure.
I made this LO by focusing at the center of the page, initially darkening the base color of the paper with Distress Ink; then again using a stencil and Distress Ink with blending tool.

To emphasize the picture I used  Gold Shimmerz Paints with a spatula by drawing a circle through the stencil: I love these textures pastas, perfect to be used in various ways and that give excellent results.

I also added a number of stamped to give more movement to the background.
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I created a series of levels with different patterned paper, and between the various layers  I added a piece of tulle that I colored with Shimmerz, some twine, stickers, wood veneer.

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Finally, the part that always amuses me: so many splashes of color.

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thank you for coming to the end of this post and you will want to play with the colors, if you had not done before. I hope to read your comments and … enjoy !!!

xoxo, Lea.

 

 

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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. 

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 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

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Tuesday’s Talent ~ Round 2 with Amy Lee

Hi ladies and gents! Today I’m bringing to you a series of perfume bottle cards. I’ve been itching to make something like this but there doesn’t seem to be any perfume bottle stamps out there. So I’m going to make my own!

I started by searching for various perfume bottle images on Google. I replaced the brand names with sentiments and friends’ names. I used some special fonts to add character to the perfume bottles. Here are some of the fonts I used: MA SexyPapyrus and Noodle Script. Then I printed them out and fussy-cut them.

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @thecraftbunny, #spiegelmomscraps #thecraftbunny #scrapbook #cardmaking #watercolor #washitape #sequins #loosesequins #etsy #craft #youtube #processvideo

I kept the perfume bottles black and white and created colorful backgrounds to highlight them. All the backgrounds are created with acrylic paints using different techniques – paint splattering, smooching and regular painting. I was just playing by ear.

I added washi tape to ground the focal point of the card. Finally, I finished the cards with sequins from SpiegelMomScrapShop and daisy cabochons from craftsutopia (ETSY). The sequins complement the colored background very well. I love the effect! The daisy cabochon reminds me of Marc Jacobs so I added it to the perfume bottle and it looked really cute.@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @thecraftbunny, #spiegelmomscraps #thecraftbunny #scrapbook #cardmaking #watercolor #washitape #sequins #loosesequins #etsy #craft #youtube #processvideo

I hope you like these cards as much as I do. Please click HERE if you’d like to see the process video. Have a wonderful day!

Products used from SpiegelMom Scraps:

Silver Sunrise Mix

Gold Rush Sequins

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October Tuesday’s Talent ~ Amy Lee is here!

Hello everyone!  I cannot believe October has finally arrived!  Here in Southeastern Wisconsin the weather is turning cooler and Fall is in the air, which I love!  I also absolutely adore my guest designer this month, Amy Lee aka The Craft Bunny!  We ‘met’ through Etsy and I’m so happy we did.  Amy’s YouTube channel is lovely and growing more and more every week.  Please give a warm SpiegelMom Scraps welcome to Amy this month!

Hi there! My name is Amy Lee. I am the October Guest Designer for SpiegelMomScrapShop. I have a YouTube channel called TheCraftBunny. This is actually my VERY FIRST time in a Guest Design Team and I am so EXCITED!

@spiegelmomscraps @thecraftbunny @jodyspiegelhoff, #thecraftbunny #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #stamps #ink #etsyshopToday, I am sharing an anime inspired card featuring some awesome sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps. I have always loved anime as a child. Their screen effects were extremely glamorous and very pretty. So in this project, I decided to channel my favorite anime memories into card making.

To start off, I stamped my Gorjuss Girl image in black, paper pierced her dress and then colored the rest with my color pencils. To make her even more realistic, I added a magic circle image from Google Images. I also made her a magic wand using a painted toothpick and some embellishments in my stash.@spiegelmomscraps @amylee @thecraftbunny, #DIY #cardmaking #Gorjussgirl #stamp #ink #fairy #sequins #sunnydays #mirrormirror #silversequins #flower #coloring

The card front background was created using pink, yellow and lavender acrylic paints. Then I adhered the focal point of my card using foam tape and hot glue. Then, I embellished the card using some mulberry paper flowers and sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps. To match the color scheme, I used sequins from Silver Sunrise Mix, Moonshine Delight, Gold Rush and Sunny Days. I love adding in elements from the same color family to add fullness to my project.@spiegelmomscraps @amylee @thecraftbunny, #DIY #cardmaking #Gorjussgirl #stamp #ink #fairy #sequins #sunnydays #mirrormirror #silversequins #flower #coloring For the inside of the card, I simply adhered some lace to prop up the card front. That’s it for this card! If you’d like to see more, please check out the process video on my Youtube channel. A full list of supplies is also available there. Thanks for stopping by and I will see you next week!

Products used from SpiegelMom Scraps:

Silver Sunrise Mix

Moonshine Delight

Gold Rush Sequins

Sunny Days Sequins

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Hello There

It has been a little while since I have posted a SpiegelMom Scraps project but I have actually been creating projects just quite remiss at putting them on my blog.  

Today I have a cute “Hello” card to share.  I love the colours on this card and all the gorgeous shimmer from the mists and sequins 🙂

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @studiocalico @mayartsribbon, #sequin #ink #cork #heart #gold #doily

I started with a plain white card base as I adore the way the sequins shine on the white.  I cut a doily in half and sprayed with Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays in blush, gold and mint green and dried between each colour with my heat gun to prevent muddiness.  I also sprayed a cork heart with gold and inked the edges.   I glued the doily down first then added my stamped sentiment and heart.  I then scattered my sequins on the card and adhered them where they fell.   Lastly I added the pink May Arts Burlap String and tied in a bow and fastened with a cute peg.

 

I really like how cute but simple this card is and is also pretty flat so it can go in a regular envelope.

Be sure to join me next week for another great SpiegelMom project – a blinged out thank you card.

 

Lou x  

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Create & Craft TV’s Crafter of the Week is…

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.. THIS GIRL!!  Who-hooo I’m so totally excited about this fabulous experience!! I was nominated by my sweet crafty friend, Scrappin’ Madge Gillen and so incredibly honored!  Madge is on their current and 1st design team now!! When I received the email from the producer of the Create and Craft TV Show, Kat Laws, I was so floored.  It totally made my month!  Create and Craft has SO MANY fabulous things to offer everyone, 24/7.  Scrapbooking, sewing, baking, knitting and more!  Check out their awesome site HERE.  I’d also encourage you to join their wonderful community for free HERE, which gives you access to even more awesomeness!!  
You can tune in via Direct TV channel 85 or 222. It’s also on the Dish Network channel 221!!! You can also watch it for up to 7 days on the Create & Craft website!! 
Here are a few of my recent projects which are also in The Hub under Crafter of the Week.  Join for free just by entering your entering your email address and choosing a password.  Then you’ll see even more of my projects, the past Crafters of the Week, the Create & Craft Blog, PLUS contests and giveaways! 
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Here are few of the supplies used to embellish my projects:

Cork Fetti Hearts    Glassine Bags    White Doilies

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I’d love to see you visit me over on the Create & Craft blog today too!  They’ll be showcasing even more of my work!!

Do something creative today.

~ Jody

 

 

 

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Watercolor Cards & a Video!

Happy Friday everyone!  I’m excited you’re joining me today because I have a fun video up on my YouTube Channel this evening.   I’ve been in a bit of a card making and watercolor mood these last few weeks and am just lovin’ it!  Here are a few of the cards I created as a result of this fun process video!

@spiegelmomscraps @spiegelmom_scraps @jodyspiegelhoff @rangerink @mayartsribbon @studiocalico @stampinup, #heatembossing #DIY #card #cardinspiration #watercolors #cork #chevron #butterfly #heart #stamp #ink

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Lots of heat embossing going on here too!  I used a fantastic embossing powder for many of the stamped sentiments, etc from Ranger call Liquid Platinum and I love it!!

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And another…  I did some additional heat embossing over the watercolor background once it was dry.

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And finally this little beauty with a pop of Studio Calico wood veneer and May Arts navy burlap string!

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Please head over to my YouTube Channel HERE and check out my process video on how I created these quick and easy watercolor cards!  

Here is a supply list:

Neenah white cardstock

May Arts Ribbon, various burlap string colors

Ranger Liquid Platinum & White Embossing Powders

Cork Embellishments ~ Chevrons

Studio Calico Mr. Hueys

Studio Calico Wood Veneers

Thanks for spending your time with me today!!   Make today a great day and do something creative.  

Here’s a direct link to my Watercolor Cards Vid:  https://youtu.be/8wx1cjunEtk

~ Jody

 

 

 

 

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Scrapping in 15 minutes & heat embossing!

Happy hump day all!  Today I’m sharing a layout I’ve been working on in very short amounts of time over the last week or so.  I’ve posted some works in progress photos of this on my personal Instagram account which you can check out HERE.  I’ve been very intentional with my crafting and gone back to my “15 minutes to scrap” philosophy.  It truly works for me!  This means that I work on a layout or other project in very short amounts of time, usually between 10 and 20 minutes.  Many of you know that I’m a busy mama of 5 AND work full time.  That’s just plain chaotic at times!  If you have a little space to dedicate to your crafting, try it out!  Or, try setting up a card table in a corner of your living room and keeping some basic supplies out to work with.  It’s worth a try!

For my layout, I used one of my favorite new lines… My Minds Eye, On Trend.  I found these amazing My Minds Eye papers at an awesome local scrapbook and stamp store in a nearby town ~ Polka Dots and More!  It’s been in business for about 10 years, but I never knew it existed!  For shame!! It’s a fabulous shop with monthly specials and classes! You’ll find all your favorite scrapbook and stamping brands, plus a warm small business atmosphere! They also have a great YouTube Channel with lots of short and informative videos!  

Here’s my layout.  I started with a peachy colored sheet of cardstock that’s been in my stash FOR-EVER!!  On it’s own, the cardstock color doesn’t appeal to me at all.  But after I brushed some gesso over it and began to layer the On Trend, Stampin Up and Project Life products over it, I began to love it! I also heat embossing the word ‘love’ right onto the Project Life card to serve as my title. You can check out a close up and short video of that HERE on my SpiegelMom_Scraps Instagram account. 

@WebstersPages @AllisonKreftDesigns @MaggieHolmes @CratePaper @AmericanCrafts @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @mymindseyeinc @stampinup @spiegelmom_scraps @projectlife, #gold #embossing #beckyhigginsllc #projectlife #ontrend #mymindseye #DIY #allisonkreft #WebstersPages #ribbon #lace #chipboard #maggieholmesdesign

After brushing the cardstock with Gesso and letting it dry my cardstock was a little warped but that didn’t really bother me.  I think it added more interest to my layout.  I began adding layers of On Trend paper, a 5×7″ glassine bag, a Project Life 4×6″ card, Stampin Up vellum with gold dots, Amy Tangerine paper and some super cute tags from the Target Dollar Spot!  

To finish off the layout, I added several of the On Trend Ephemera popped up with foam adhesive, some lovely lace and trim from Allison Kreft, gold resin roses from Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper and a Heidi Swapp stamp using my black Memento ink (above the gold number 2).

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Thank you for spending your time with me today. I hope you’ve enjoyed my layout!  I’ve also linked up the new challenged posted over at The Studio Challenges.  One of my lovely Design Team gals, Kat Benjamin, is on their DT and I’ve been wanting to make time to participate in their awesome challenges for months now!  Check them out!  This month’s challenge is to use pink, black and gold.  The pink here is more peachy, but I totally love this color combo!  There’s also some hot pink in the tags from Target 🙂  

~ Do something creative today!

Jody

 

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Adding Contrast with Cork!

Hello everyone!

I cannot tell you how awesome it is to be creating recently!  I’ve continued to be super busy stocking and packing new goodies for my Etsy Shop and designing some more fun stuff coming in May.  I’m also continuing to burn through my scraps of left over kits and other purchases I made before Two Peas in a Bucket closed their cyber doors.. so sad!

And so now I digress to tonight’s layout!  I used a hodgepodge of papers here from Echo Park, Dear Lizzy and another I’m not sure of anymore!!  When I mix up a few different papers, sometimes I find it easier to scrap with a black and white photo.  This doesn’t get much easier that a simple filter in Instagram!  I have to say I have the best little models 🙂  Here’s a picture I snapped with my iPhone of Abby ‘reading’ us a bedtime story a couple weeks ago.

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @echoparkpaper @americancrafts @shimelle, #jodyspiegelhoff #spiegelmomscraps #echoparkpaper #creativeagenda #corkchevrons #corkclouds #etsy #americancrafts #thickers

I’m always excited to create on a white card stock background too!  A clean slate.  This allows me to really stretch those scraps of patterned paper to the max!  Take a closer look at the white card stock….

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @echoparkpaper @americancrafts @shimelle, #jodyspiegelhoff #spiegelmomscraps #echoparkpaper #creativeagenda #corkchevrons #corkclouds #etsy #americancrafts #thickers

Yes, you see it now don’t you 🙂  I used a fun Kesi Art stencil with some Gesso and Distress Ink mixed together. I love how this turned out, just a hint of texture in the background without being overwhelming!  Here are a couple more pics.

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @echoparkpaper @americancrafts @shimelle, #jodyspiegelhoff #spiegelmomscraps #echoparkpaper #creativeagenda #corkchevrons #corkclouds #etsy #americancrafts #thickers

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @echoparkpaper @americancrafts @shimelle, #jodyspiegelhoff #spiegelmomscraps #echoparkpaper #creativeagenda #corkchevrons #corkclouds #etsy #americancrafts #thickers

Another thing I really love to work into my layouts is some contrast.  It doesn’t have to be black on white or anything that drastic.. but just some nice contrast.  That’s where my love of cork and wood veneer comes into play. I’ve created a few new cork embellishments (some of which are self adhesive) like these fun clouds which will be in my shop this weekend! 

Here are a couple more close ups for ya’ll.  That adorable little wood veneer bicycle is from Chic Tags and those cute cork chevrons are in my shop as well.

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @echoparkpaper @americancrafts @shimelle, #jodyspiegelhoff #spiegelmomscraps #echoparkpaper #creativeagenda #corkchevrons #corkclouds #etsy #americancrafts #thickers

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @echoparkpaper @americancrafts @shimelle, #jodyspiegelhoff #spiegelmomscraps #echoparkpaper #creativeagenda #corkchevrons #corkclouds #etsy #americancrafts #thickersAnd I cannot forget the BEAUTIFUL Shimelle wood veneer above from American Crafts!

Thanks so much for spending your time with me today.  Now it’s time to decorate your Planners and set your alarms for May 2 & 3, 2015 for……

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @echoparkpaper @americancrafts @shimelle, #jodyspiegelhoff #spiegelmomscraps #echoparkpaper #creativeagenda #corkchevrons #corkclouds #etsy #americancrafts #thickers

 

See ya very soon!

~ Jody

 

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Clique Kits Pep Rally Time!

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff  @amytangerine @chictags @mayaroad, #cktailormade #cliquekits #amytangerine #stitched #woodveneer #mayaroad #chictagsHellllooo Pep Rally goers!! As you can tell, I’m super excited for today’s awesome blog share! You should have arrived from the Clique Kits blog, but in case you didn’t here is the entire line up for today’s Clique Kits blog share!  As always, we love to feature our lovely subscribers right along with the CK girls (Gia, Lacey, Erica & I) and our Varsity Design Team girls on monthly kit duty.  

January Line-Up
Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
You are here >>> Jody http://spiegelmomscraps.com/
Lacey http://laceybugcreations.blogspot.com/
Sarah M. http://sarahmoore4.blogspot.ca/
Bonita Rose http://www.bonitarose.com/?view=classic
Nicole M http://www.nicolemartel.blogspot.com/
Cari O. http://cariilup.blogspot.com/
Carolina S http://www.carolinaschulz.com/
Sandy http://www.thepinkcamera.com/
Charity http://www.scrapfaire.blogspot.com/
Kat http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com/
Kim http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
Mariah http://www.fun2scrap.blogspot.com/
Alisha Www.alishabuggins.blogspot.com
Danielle http://picsandcheesecake.blogspot.nl/
Aliza http://peopleofthescrapbook.blogspot.com/

Ok my friends, onto my layouts today!  I am totally stoked to be creating with Amy Tangerine again!  We just adore her and her Stitched collection blends perfectly this month’s challenge.  I hope you grabbed your favorite beverage and have a snack ready for this inspiring blog hop. Think about what you’d create with our challenge this month!

In the true spirit of Tailor Made, we want to see something sewn, stitched, embroidered, quilted, knitted, or crocheted on your project this month!  For extra credit, share some goals, hopes and dreams for the new year, or even your “word” of the year if you choose one.

For this first layout, I cut the Dots cut file after enlarging it slightly on my Portrait.  I love this photo of our daughter Hannah selling Girl Scout Cookies door to door last year.  I also love to scrapbook along with my girls.  Hannah helped me stitch this flower onto the die cut 😀  She loved it and it meant a lot to both of us to spend some one and one time together.  As you can see, I added many of the Tailor Made embellishments including the lovely  Chic Tags acetate words, stickers, enamel dots, Echo Park Creative Agenda chipboard stickers and cut files!

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I love combining different stickers and chipboard for interesting little sub-titles in my layouts!

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Next up is a much different layout.  This much softer layout has lots of white, gray, black and a few pops of color!  I also used some of my Ranger Texture Paste, mixed with some ink to add a soft looking subtitle.  This was done by placing a stencil (from Dear Lizzy) onto my layout and gently spreading the tinted texture paste over the stencil.  Pretty simple actually!  I added these fabulous chipboard triangles (heat embossed with white Ranger Embossing) from our January challenge sponsor Creative Embellishments.  I love the contrast added by the Amy Tangerine Thickers combined with the softness of the sweet little heart polaroids from the Amy Tangerine paper.  My scrappy toppings included the Amy Tangerine enamel dots, Maya Road wood veneer stitched heart (also heat embossed) and some sequin hearts from my stash. (Photo credit in the layout goes to Rachael Contreras of JAM Photography in Racine, WI)

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Thank you so much for spending your time with us at Clique Kits today!  We hope you enjoy the Pep Rally and are inspired to create something today.  Be sure to leave a comment on our blogs…. you know we just love to give away scrappy goodies!  This month we are giving away a full Tailor Made kit to one lucky commenter!  Sweet!!  

You’re next stop is our fabulous Graphic Designer Lacey Gasper!

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps, #cliquekits #masqueradeball #Octoberkit #scrapbookkit #DIY #sequins #card #twine #gold #basicgrey #secondcity

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Heidi Swapp Mixed Company follow up!

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Happy Sunday all!  Here is Wisconsin, our Sundays consist of Church in the morning, a family lunch and Green Bay Packers football!  So, I’ll keep todays post short on words and full of pictures.  After our big Heidi Swapp blog share with The Painted Crane and EricaRose Creates last Thursday, I still have a full 12×12 of Mixed Company and plenty of scraps from the other fabulous Heidi Swapp papers.  I whipped up a layout last night after my last crafty session.  Here is it!

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 That’s all for day everyone!  Happy scrappin’ girlfriends!!

~Jody

 

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Heidi Swapp Mixed Company Blog Share is here!

Hello, hello Heidi Swapp and fans!  Gee, I hope that not too assuming.. you know that the Heidi Swapp herself will swing by today!!  Us scrappy girls can dream right?!!  After all, the fabulous Maggie Holmes stopped by last month to say hi!  I was like a little girl in a candy store when that happened and my poor husband thought I was the biggest dork in the world when I freaked out!  Yes, I will proudly admit that I {who am usually very calm, cool and collected}  freaked out when Maggie Holmes commented on my blog…so awesome!

Any-hoooo!! Welcome to our second blog share with Gia Lau of The Painted CraneErica Thompson of EricaRose Creates and Jenn Bidwell-Edwardson. I’m so honored to be ‘hanging out’ with these ladies because they always inspire me to try new techniques and to be a better scrapper in general.  This month’s challenge with our incredible Heidi Swapp Mixed Company and Color Magic kit is to use some round and our quote is:

“The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.”

I really love that Gia chose this quote for this month. No matter what amazing, crazy and sometimes awful things happen in this world, it will continue to go round.  I think many of us can relate this to our everyday lives and it really hit home today for me.  Few people know this because everything happened so fast the last 36 hours, but my Mom just had a terrible scare with cancer.  I’ll spare the details here but surgery yesterday morning revealed she doesn’t have cancer… I don’ think I ever prayed so hard in my life for something!!  My Mom isn’t just my Mom.  She’s Nana to our daughters, wife to my incredible Dad for over 37 years, a sister, a daughter and one of the best friends this girl could ever ask for.  One more thing she is.. feisty!  That’s where I get it from 🙂 and I’m proud to say it!  That being said, let’s spread some friendship love around the internet today and share our blog posts with YOUR friends and loved ones even if they aren’t “scrappers” as we affectionately call ourselves!  We love to “Make Pretty Stuff” so let’s spread the joy!!

Here are my Heidi Swapp projects!!  First up, my mini album.  This wood veneer star mini wasn’t in my kit, but it WAS in my stash & screaming my name along with my Color Shine!  I added some silver metallic sequins from my Etsy Shop {SpiegelMom Scrap Shop} too. These are a fabulous deal ~ 650 Sequins for $4.00 and I ship worldwide.  TIP: I attach my sequins with my Aileen’s Tacky Glue.  The overall design of this mini is pretty simple.  I really wanted you see these fabulous Heidi Swapp resist papers!! They are so amazing to work with.

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My first page of the mini is actually a collage of rub-ons from my stash (like 5 years old from Daisy D’s!)  I didn’t really want a picture on this page for some reason so & decided to use one of the Color Magic sheets with my Gold Mr. Huey’s.  This seriously turn out awesome!  I just added spray ink, rub-ons and more SpiegelMom Scraps Sequins here!  The hearts in the background were done with the fabulous 12×12′ Heidi Swapp hearts mask and more Mr. Huey’s gold spray ink.  I think this mask will come out a whole lot in the future, just sayin’.

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There are two pages left in my mini to fill up yet.  I have some pictures in mind but want to do some more digging through my digi files this weekend before I choose.  Now for my File folder layout.  At first the file folders scared me… which I fully admitted to EricaRose Creates last week! LOL!  Now, I’m in love!!  I do need to get the nifty case for them now 🙂

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You’ll notice lots of layering in the file folders… I really could have added more but had to force myself to just say no LOL!  Plus, I’m just exhausted after the last 36 hour whirlwind around that darn C-word.  I did find several more Heidi Swapp pretty things in my stash while I was working on my projects~ the pink circle bling and the  little bitty bling in the matchbook!  I was stoked to find those and add them to my Heidi Swapp kit.  I also added some silver Stickles on top of the chevron Clear Pop accents along with right side {pointing to Abby’s hands in the running water}.

Finally, I’ll leave you with the third layout about my wedding which was 8 years ago!!  This is one of my favorite photos of me and my guy.  I used a foam brush to add my Glimmer Mists and Mr. Huey’s spray inks to the Color Resist paper and began adding some layers, with a sprinkling of more SpiegelMom Scraps Sequins!!

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I have to give a very special thank you to Gia, Erica and Jenn this month!  I know they’ll inspire you just as they me.   Please each of their blogs today too and leave them some love!!  Each of their names is a direct link to their creative blogs.

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EricaRose Creates

Jenn Bidwell-Edwardson

Wait, I’m not done!!!  Here is a chance to win a prize from my Etsy Shop, SpiegelMom’s Scrap Shop!!  One lucky winner will get their choice of 1 package of sequins ~ 1 package of wood veneers ~ 20 yards of May Arts Burlap String (choice of color) & a set of 25 Large Shipping Tags!!  The random drawing will be Friday morning!  To qualify to win please leave a comment and follow my blog via BlogLovin’ or by entering your email address in the right sidebar.  Check back to see if you’ve won, as the prize will for forfeited after 5 days.  Sharing on Facebook Twitter, Instagram and other social media will earn you another drawing entry each!!  Stop back and comment to let me know were you’re shared this post too 🙂  I’d love to find & follow you too!

****The BIG REVEAL of something very special DECEMBER 1, 2013….save the dates:

~ January 9, 2014-Close to My Heart Laughing Lola, sponsored by Lynn Darda, CTMH independent consultantJoining us: Erica Thompson, Lynn Darda, Jody Spiegelhoff, and newcomer Cassandra Henson/CTMH consultant and future Kiwi Lane Designs demonstrator

~ January 23,2013-Carta Bella WildflowerJoining us: Erica Thompson, Jody Spiegelhoff, Jenn Bidwell Edwardson, Cathie Hollins, and Lacey Igo Gasper

~ February date TBD: Hazel and Ruby (a brand new scrapbooking company) Gone Typo and Chalk It Up.  Joining Us: Jody, Erica, Lacey, Cathie, Jenn, Lacey, and Janey, and  you??

Now, go do something creative!

~ Jody

 

 

 

 

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Create a NEW stamp using old stamps in a Krafty Hearts Blog Share

 

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Welcome back! My fellow Krafty Hearts are Lynn Darda and Kim Hill. Make sure you hop over to their blogs for some fantastic inspiration. I linked their scrappy blogs into their names above for your convenience.

“Out with the old & in with the new” is our theme. Today’s project is all about using up your supplies before you get your new goodies. Also, I personally feel like I should justify my scrapbooking and stamping supplies. So, I’ve found a way to to utilize my stamps, even older ones, in my scrapbooking. I’ll take you through a short tutorial at the end of this post.

Now for the feature presentation! My “So You” Claire large tag mini album! I love making mini albums, especially with these large shipping tags. They’re just a little larger than 3×6″, which is a great size for all those Instagram photos I’ve been taking. Mini albums are also a great way to use up those supplies pretty quickly.

Most of the die cuts are from the Artiste Cartridge. Let me tell you I LOVE this cart!! I don’t think I’ve ever been happier with the actual images and quantity of images on a single cart. That’s saying a lot since I have my share 🙂

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I took this challenge a bit further than just using up your current and older supplies. I wanted to use an ‘older’ stamp, or stamp set, in a new way! I used the Wheel of Life (June Stamp of the Month) to create this little 2×2” cluster of words as a journaling block. This die cut journaling spot is also on the Artiste Cartridge along with many others.

My process: Gather your clear stamps to use in the collage (of sorts) and arrange them in your journaling block or directly onto your scrapbook page. Once you have the words or images arranged to your liking, press your CTMH Acrylic Block directly on top of those stamps to adhere them to the block. Gently lift up the acrylic block to create your NEW stamp. Ink it up and stamp as usual with your favorite CTMH Ink. Pretty easy, right!?

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Here’s a little twist on that technique. Add a small word somewhere in the midst of that journaling block with your CTMH Kraft alphabet stickers. Next, arrange your other stamps around the stickers for another cool effect!

Close To My Heart supplies:

~ Liquid Glass to create all those little shiny details and to adhere all my little clouds and banner

~ Claire paper

~ Gems and Acrylic flowers

Other Supplies: Large shipping tags and mini glassine bags from my Etsy Shop HERE and seam binding from my stash.

I hope I’ve inspired you to keep using the stamps in your stash and not let them collect any dust! Stamps are some of the best tools we have yes I meant to say tool. We just need to find new and creative ways to keep using them.

Please stop by Lynn and Kim’s blog too! These ladies always create something fantastic.

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Happy Scrappin’!