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Tuesday’s Talent with Kelly

Hello again! I am back with my last post as the October guest designer and for today’s layout I am focusing on the gorgeous Sugar Maple sequins. I fell in love with these the moment that I saw them and really wanted to create a page showcasing these gorgeous sequins.

To begin, I stitched in messy circles on cardstock in gold thread. Once I decided where my photo and the large embellishment cluster would be placed, I the sequins around the stitching making sure to space out the various colors. To adhere the sequins I used Ranger Multi Matte Medium on the smaller sequins and glue dots on the leaves.

 

Glorious Days Vibez is a gorgeous shade of gold and was the perfect addition on the page. I sprinkled a bit on the background and the die cuts to add further depth to the page.

If you are interested I have linked my process video below. In the video I tell more about the process as well as the story behind the photo. Thanks again for joining me today and special thanks to Jody for having me as the October guest designer. Have a wonderful day!

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Interactive What??

Hello scrappers, Ali here! I am super excited about the project I am sharing today…for a few reasons! One. I got my Fuse out again, that always makes me happy! Two, it is inspired by one of my faves-Miranda Lambert! Three, it is also inspired by papercrafting…not specifically scrapbooking. I love watching videos of people who make exploding boxes, pop up cards, sliding thingys (technical term), and anything interactive. I love making boxes and recently made a pop up card. But I have wanted to incorporate interactive elements on my scrapbook layouts as well. I always decide not to because of the pesky page protectors! But alas, I found a way around that!

Before we get to the interactive part let’s talk sequins…I love love love the new releases, and especially Painted Gardens. My favorite color is purple, and I know a lot of scrappy friends hate purple, but it is my JAM! I also used a combination of Sparkle Power and What’s Up Buttercup in my shaker/journaling. After I completed my layout I knew I wanted to add a LOT of journaling, but I didn’t really have room. So I made a little shaker cover that will flip open to reveal my journaling! So, this is a photo of me as a little kid on a tricycle, with heart shaped glasses, and I just know I am too cool. The sunglasses are pink…which immediately made me think of the Miranda Lambert song, Pink Sunglasses. When I saw this photo, I knew I had to scrap about my pink sunglasses…and not just in the literal sense. The song (for those of you who don’t stalk Miranda Lambert on Spotify) is about “pink sunglasses” or as we usually refer to them, rose colored glasses. I still have a habit of putting on my rose colored glasses and seeing the world as a big sparkle-tastic place to be. It helps me cope. But as a kid, I think we all see the good in things. My journaling reflects how I felt about growing up in this particular neighborhood vs. what I know now. Basically, how my pink sunglasses shaped my view of my childhood.

Here comes the fun part. Under the photo is actually a double slider. The twine at the top, which will stick out of my page protector when I move it to an album (in about 6 months…) is accessible to pull the sliders out and reveal the song lyrics…

I really love how this turned out. It is so much fun to make and it’s so much fun to interact with!

I also made a little stop motion video to show you how the sliders work!

Have you ever created an interactive layout? I would love to see it!

Don’t forget to add the sequins!

 

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Tea Party with Ali

Hey y’all, Ali here! As you may have noticed, the Sparklers are all scraplifting Missy Whidden this week! I had so much fun with the last one I made that I was so excited to try again. Seriously, Missy’s layouts are so hard to replicate but they are filled with so much inspiration! I really loved this original (obviously, I pretty much love everything she does!).

Just like last week, I really wanted to take the “bones” of the layout and make it my own! This layout is really near and dear to my heart. I have been wanting to start scrapping my own childhood and this photo of my great grandmother and myself having a tea party has been at the top of my list. Do you ever have photos you are almost afraid to scrapbook? I really wanted to do it justice, so I have been putting it off for a long time. When I saw Missy’s layout I knew this would be a great starting point for this treasured photo.

I started with a combination of older lines, Fancy Free and Open Book. I really love the pale pink and coral colors with a pop of bright colors here and there. Plus the spine of the “book” in that Maggie Holmes paper was too perfect not to (finally) utilize! When I was finished placing my patterned papers I added the stitching and then got to work fussy cutting some florals! I went light with the mixed media, simply scraping some gorgeous Peach Fuzz Paste-eez through a star stencil. I finished it of with a sprinkling of Pink Parade, this sequin mix is so fun and pretty it makes me squeal a little bit (but not too loud because I typically scrap when my kids are asleep!).

I think this layout really captures this sweet moment, and it makes me smile to know it is documented.

Here is a little close up of those fabulous sequins and that gorgeous paste-eez. I am going to be really transparent for a second…mixed media scares me. Every.Single.Time. Sometimes I make backgrounds and I throw them away because they are terrible. I haven’t had a lot of experience with texture paste and what not, because as I mentioned before…it SCARES ME! So, I put that aside to give the paste-eez a try and WHOA! This stuff is so easy to use, the colors are fantastic, and I love love love the added dimension and interest just a little bit can add to a layout! So fun! And totally not scary (anymore!).

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend, if you are Sunday shopping…that is my favorite day to shop…be sure to save some money!

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Sketch it out Saturday/Sweet photograph

Good morning everyone!! Sarah here this morning to share my 1st layout for Spiegelmom Scraps and I’m excited about it!! I hope your Saturday is going well. Last night was a bit rough, we had some nasty weather come threw, but its bright and sunny this morning!

Ok so back to the layout I made, lol. I love to play with sketches! Sometimes I stick really close to them and then other times it ends up looking completely different then the sketch! And I love the fact that a sketch can jump start your creativity when your a bit stuck. This is the sketch I used for the layout I made today:

I found this layout on Pinterest, like I do a lot of my layouts, but it came from ScrapFriends.comAU, unfortunately there isn’t a link to the site anymore.

I grabbed an older WeR Memory Keepers paper pad from my stash called It Factor and pulled that stripped paper for the background. Then I reached into my DT pack and grabbed the pretty Shimmerz Texturez in The tide that binds and a stencil from my stash. Instead of checkers on my layout I wanted to use circles, I grabbed a little dabber I have and dipped it in to the texturez and started dabbing away at the bottom side of the page. I loved the way it looked so I added some to the top of my layout too.

I grabbed a few papers out of the paper pad and did a bit of layering behind my photo and added a tab that said love from a little bucket I have with lots of random pieces from random collections from the past, sitting on my desk. I wanted some flowers in on this layout, so I grabbed a pack of flowers that went with an older Maggie Holmes collection and popped one to the left side of my layout along with a cute little sticker from a Dear Lizzy collection. I had 2 collections of sequins that went perfect with this layout, the colors were a perfect match!! Gotta love Emojis and Jaded Hearts! Both collections are so beautiful and added the bling factor that I was wanting. Side note, lol, But I know how Traci Claiborne from the Scrap Gals is always talking about how they don’t like to splatter glimmer mist or other mists cause it cant be exact or might mess the layout up, Sequins are a perfect alternate to that!! I think at least lol, different sizes and you can place them where you want, without having to worry about messing anything up!

I added my title off to the right of my picture, those cute acetate words from Pink fresh studio and another leaf from the Maggie Holmes die cut pack. Then I moved to the top of my layout and started layering bits and pieces from the Pink Paislee Cest La Vie ephemera pack and a few more bits from the Maggie Homles ephemers pack. I added a flair button from an old Hip Kit kit and then went to adding more of those beautiful sequins!

I really hope you enjoyed this layout and would love to see you play along with the sketches and your pretty Spiegelmom Scraps stash too! Make sure to tag us on Instagram so we can see your creations!!

SpiegleMom Scraps Products I used on this layout:

Gotta love Emojis , Jaded Hearts, and Shimmers Textures-The tide that binds

 

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Magical – A Whimsical Layout

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Hello and Welcome! This is my attempt at a “Make it Yours” Monday. I’m not so great at the themes. But this project just so happens to fit perfectly because I scraplifted a combination of an old project by me, here + some inspiration by Suse Fish.

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I started with a white cardstock background, used washi tape as a vertical barrier, and painted thick horizontal stripes using “In the Navy” Acri-Tonez by Shimmerz from the shop. In case you’re in need of a technique for these magical paints – here you go. Make a simple striped background and you’ll be very happy with the results 😉

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I chose to use gold polka-dot patterned vellum over the non-stripe side of the cardstock. I love the shine it adds. I used Indigo Hills by Pinkfresh Studio patterned paper to cover the seam between the paint and the vellum.

On this layout I used embellishments from that same Pinkfresh Studio collection, Crate Paper Gather, and flair from Accent Scrapbooking. 

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All of these products pair so well with the Pandora’s Ombre sequin mix. But I also debated on using this one too.

So, my challenge to you: Pick an Acri-Tonez and paint a bold background. Happy crafting!

-Rachel

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Using a Background Cut File with Mixed Media

Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope you’re having a great weekend! This is Megan and I have a layout to share with you today that I used the free monthly cut file on.

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I really loved this cut file and new I just had to used it on an artsy layout. I wanted to do something different with it besides backing it with patterned paper so I decided to pull out my Shimmerz Sprays.

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I started out by spraying my Shimmerz Paints mists on the cut file. The colors I used were Well Blue Me Down Coloringz, Snow Way Man Vibez, No Yolking Coloringz, Bed of Roses Spritz, and Moody Mauve Coloringz.

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In this little cluster I used some chipboard, wood veneer and a button from Paige Evans’ Take me away collection as well as the new 2 Cool 4 U sequin mix from the shop.

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I made a little sequin pocket with a mini glassine bag.

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I used the top part of the glassine bag in this top right corner for a 3rd cluster with some of the sequins.

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I had so much fun layering papers from a few different collections behind the photo.

Make sure to check out the SMS shop and if you make a purchase use my code: Megan15! You’ll get 15% off your total order!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you have a great scrappy Sunday!

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What about Wednesday: Using Heritage Photos

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Aloha, It’s Hannah with you today! It’s Hump day and I think we all love the idea of the weekend. It will be on it’s way I promise, just a few more days to get through!img_9389

 

Lately, as we transition from summer to autumn. Get back into school time routines. I Have been finding that my ability to create easily has been difficult. I know we all go through these times, when life around us is crazy and filled with chaos and that causes our crafty mojo (as many of us call it) to be effected.

I have been trying to find little things to help this transition be fast because I love to scrap. The worst feeling is wanting and having time to sit down at your scrap desk and then sit there at your paper and having no idea what you want to do on the page. We all go through this, but there has to be ways to make these periods to be smaller, shorter and that we still end up creating something we love.

When I started this layout, the first thing I did was changed up my size. I cut down my white card stock to 8 1/2 by 11. This size just isn’t as intimidating. The space is less and there is less room to mess up on.

Another thing I like to do is pick a photo of a story I have been meaning to tell. I have a list in my crafting notebook of stories I want to scrapbook. When I am having a hard time finding focus, I pick out one of those. I find having a story to focus on allows me to let go of having a perfect design. I can pick a paper with space for writing. A really nice ledger. Then I just focus on an even smaller amount of space, leaving room for my journaling. img_9397

I love this old photo I have of my grandmother when she was little. Even though her clothes are worn, she always looked darling and had her hair done nicely and cute. I have been waiting to scrap this photo of her for a while. This photo has been sitting in my photo pile waiting for me to tell it’s story.

Another tip I would give, is to not feel bad about doing something you love to do on your layout. We all have things we love to do that are our go to or our signature technique on the layouts we do. There are many times when I purposely try not to do them because I want to try something different or unique. That’s how I grow by trying new things. But when I am in a scrappy rut I like to go back and do them.

Lately I have been loving doilies. It’s odd because I own really only a few of them. I just haven’t had the desire to go out and buy many of them. I think other scrapbookers make them look so amazing, but I often hate what they look like when I use them. For some odd reason though, I just have the need to use doilies on almost every layout. This time I grabbed another doily and layered away on it.

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The cut file with XO’s and hearts was perfect. There was lots of openings for the doily and my embellishments to peek through. I picked an acetate and vellum piece so that it gave a light look. I layered the cork-fetti hearts and the Happy Dance sequin mix around the cut file and around the doily. I love the girlie feel this embellishment cluster feels.

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Another thing that I like to do when I am in a slump, I use sketches. I used the newest Citrus Twist Sketch.

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Using a sketch takes the pressure off of having to come up with the design of a layout. Lately I have been using a lot of sketches. I really love taking a sketch and then putting my own twist on it too. You will notice for this layout I overlapped the two patterned papers from the sides. I put the ledger paper over a light patterned paper. I made sure they were different sizes so they created some hard edges.

The doily is in place of the banner in the sketch and I extended more embellishing and extra journaling up the side of the photo. This worked really well because I only had one photo and it isn’t a big photo.

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This Maggie Holmes Open Book ephemera piece is perfect for adding just a little extra to the layout.

I did my classic layering behind the photo. I used a fun washi plus sign patterned paper.

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I choose similar colors that weren’t too bold to layer in. This way you are drawn to the picture and story.

I used a tag above the photo with some white twine. The twine looks so cute to the cork-fetti  heart. I tucked some more ephemera in the papers. Then I sprinkled sequins around making it looked scattered.

The puffy sticker on the photo helps draw your eye back to the photo. The gold mist splatters help finish off the layout.

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What are some things do you do when you feel a little out of the scrappy loop? I love that by listening what others do to stay inspired to create helps me become more inspired to create on my own!!

I hope you crafty friends have a great rest of the week. Don’t forget to stop by our Facebook Group 15 Minutes to Scrap, to find more inspiration and check out our challenge this month. We love to connect with you and help inspire you to create something beautiful!!

Have an inspired Week,

Hannah

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Scraplift Sunday with Crafty Meggy: Charming Boy

 

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Hello SMS fans!! I hope you’re all having a great Sunday!! This is Megan and I have a light and airy layout for you today. Have you ever heard of a layout being described that way? lol It really does make me feel light and airy when I look at it, though!

Here’s the layout I lifted:

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It’s an old layout by Maggie Holmes for Studio Calico!! I fell in love with it the minute I saw it and just had to lift it! I love all the banners. Are you guys tired of seeing me use banners on every layout yet? haha!

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I really love the light colors on this layout! These photos of my middle son Brynnan, just make me smile so big!! He’s such a sweet and charming boy!

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I made 3 clusters on this layout. In each of of them there was a cork heart and sequins from the Mocha Mint Dream sequin mix.

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For the title I used an American Crafts foam alpha and to keep your eye on the title I put a cork chevron piece at the beginning and the end, with a cork heart in the middle. I really love how that looks!

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This little banner cluster is the second one on the layout. I think it’s one of my favorite parts of the layout!

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You can watch the process video for this layout on my YouTube channel here or below:

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you enjoyed seeing my layout!

 

 

 

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Wild Thing Layout with Katty Miranda

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Hello friends! Katty here to share another 12×12 layout. I am scrapbooking four small photos of my niece and nephew from my nephews birthday party. I began with American Crafts White Textured Cardstock. I matted all four photos on black cardstock. For my background I used some mist, I used a Lindy’s Stamp Gang mist called Merci Beaucoup Mint and a Heidi Swapp mist called Mustard with the packaging technique. I also added some splatters with Dylusions mists in After Midnight and Tangerine Dream. I used a 6×6 stencil by The Crafters Workshop called Mini Shattered Circles with the Dreamscicle Dazzlerz and The Tide that Binds Texturez to create some fun shapes and texture in the background.

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I added my four photos and in between the four photos I added my tittle with some old Memento thickers which have a giraffe print on them. Since the photos are of the kids with some of the fun animals that the clown and Magician had brought out I thought those thickers would work well and I titled the layout “Wild Things” which I added in a T shape between the photos.

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Lastly I added my favorite, the Cork Chunky Stars and I sprinkled some fun matching sequins from the Believe in You Sequins and the Alma Mater Sequins. I used a teal Patterned Paper called Gala from the Maggie Holmes Confetti collection to mat the whole layout. This layout came together very quickly and I love how it turned out.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. XOXO -Katty

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Shine Layout with Katty Miranda

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Hello friends! Happy First Day of Spring!  I am back with another 12X12 layout. I am scrapbooking a photo of myself which I don’t do very often. This layout was a lot of fun to make. I began by using a Heidi Swapp Floral stencil and a velum sheet. I used some of my Shimmerz from the Spiegelmom Scraps Shop in Coral me Crazy and Sour apple green. I blended in a bit of a Heiddi Swapp texture paste and Dylusions Bubble Gum pink spray to get a different shade on the flowers. I fussy cut the flowers and I use some foam squares to give them dimension. These flowers will sit underneath my photo. My tittle is Shine, I used a gold glitter foam word from the Maggie Holmes Shine Collection.

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I then layered a few sheets of patterned paper also from the Maggie Holmes Shine Collection behind my photoI as well as a Gold Foil Doily peeking out on both sides of my photo. I then used a few mists with the packaging technique and created a fun mixed media background behind my photo. I used Heidi Swapp Color shine in Pink, Salmon, Cherry, Butter, Mustard and Gold. I also used a Lindys Stamp Gang Mist in Cosmopolitan Pink. Besides the packaging technique I added some splatters in a few of the same mists as well as black spatters with black India Ink. I matted the whole layout with a think black border and a 12×12 Yellow patterned paper also from the Shine Collection.

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I did some simple embellishing I added three Flutter Cork Butterflies and I used some of the dark pink sequins from the Believe in You sequins Mix behind two of the butterflies. From the Believe in You sequins mix I also added a yellow sequin to 2 of my velum flowers. Finally some gold and black tangled thread in 2 areas finishes it off.

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There is a process video on my You Tube channel if you’d like to watch this layout come together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JONhdB_g6g&feature=youtu.be

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending some time with me today. I’ll be back next Sunday with another project. Have a great day!  XOXO -Katty

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Project Life || Growing Up Too Fast

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chunky Cork Hearts

We R Memory Keepers Multi 10 pack

Have a great Sunday and do something creative today!

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff

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Quick and Simple Layout Share

Hey there! Jody here today with a quick layout to share. I started with the lovely Crate Paper Craft Market papers and layered with vellum, a cute mini paper bag and a couple other goodies.  This layout came together quickly with only a few embellishments added on top 🙂 The photo is of our daughter, Sari, in her favorite bonnet from Old World Wisconsin.  We’ve gone there twice over the summer and want to go back before the weather gets cold again.  We LOVE that place!  I took the photo at our land in September… by the way, the building process for our new home is underway!  We now have a driveway and will break ground within the next couple weeks!!! So excited!!

Ok, focus Jody LOL…. I added a Heidi Swapp Minc card “Be You Tiful” and framed it with a piece of Cocoa Vanilla ephemera frame. I also used up some Allison Kreft chipboard buttons & Pink Paislee white rubber arrows from the Artisan Collection. @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @cratepaperinc @americancrafts @cocoavanillastudio @maggieholmes @heidiswapp @allisonkreft @websterspages, #spiegelmomscraps #jodyspiegelhoff #cratepaperinc #scrapbook #layout #ephemera #gold #heidiswapp #minc #cork #stickers

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I think my favorite part of this layout is how fast is came together, about 20 minutes!!  It really does pay to scrapbook in short amounts of time.  It forces to me to not putz around with things so much and just get my memories documented.  Here are a few more close-ups! 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  Here are  few goodies from my Etsy Shop in this layout:
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Have a creative day!

Jody

 

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Summer + Cork = Butterflies!

It’s JULY!!! EEKKK!!  Can you believe it?!  As our family gets ready to celebrate July 4th, I’ve finally taken a break from all the creating and packing of new products that will in my shop very soon!  Whew!!  Hint, hint… you don’t want to miss my Scrap Party coming up on July 10th.  This year I’m partying it up for my 5th year of business and couldn’t be more excited!  My Sparklers Design Team and I are teaming up with V’s Sweet Ideas, a couple very special, hand picked guests ~ YouTuber Teresa Huckle, aka craftinmommaML & a fabulous local card maker Ka Slagoski of Stamping Smiles Designs!  Please check them out and follow them on their sites!

Scrap Party plug, check!  Onto my layout today!  I want to talk about texting for a minute.  We do it, our kids do it, nearly everyone’s doing it!  And let me tell you, there are MEMORIES in these texts messages!  Yes!  Think about it. Has your child ever texted you from someone else’s cell phone or maybe they sent a sweet text grandma and grandpa!  These are some pretty fun everyday  moments that I want to document and scrapbook about!  These sweet text messages are wonderful reminders of our relationships, personalities and our everyday life.  

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I work most weekends and my husband is home with our girls.  Sometimes Sari and Hannah really miss me, especially during school when I only get to see them at night.  So, often times they ask to use their Dad’s phone and send me a sweet little text message.  It totally makes my day and makes them feel better at the same time.  To print them, I screen shot them and upload them to Walgreen’s right from the APP in my phone.  I usually wait until their Instagram prints go on sale before I print, but they’re saved, safe and sound 🙂

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So, my challenge to you is to start documenting those sweet or funny text messages!  Here are the finishing touches and lots of layers banners on my layout.  I’ve added a bunch of little stickers from my stash from Amy Tangerine, Shimelle, Elle’s Studio, Crate Paper, Michael’s Craft Store and Pink Fresh Studio!

Those adorable cork butterflies are new in my shop also! They come 10 in  a package and are even self adhesive!  So perfect for summer!

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@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegehoff @cratepaper @amytangerine @mymindseyeinc @pinkfreshstudio @maggieholmesdesign @americancrafts @shimelle, #gold #cratepaper #maggieholmes #DIY #scrapbook #banner #enameldots #butterfly #corkbutterfly #cork #ink #mrhueys #camera #textmessage Thanks so much for spending your time with me today!  I’ll see you very soon with some metallic star sequins and July 4th fun!!

~ Do something creative today!

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. 

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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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Adhesive Winner & Creating on Busy Backgrounds

Happy Monday all!  Yes, I said happy Monday.  It’s raining and I’m off work today to that = crafty time!  Last weekend I was very blessed to spend a couple days with my best friend Jenn without any kids!!  I missed them dearly of course, but it was incredibly refreshing to just hang with her and scrapbook!  I created 10 layouts!  Here’s the first one I’m sharing from our special girls weekend.

My challenge with this beautiful Maggie Holmes DIY paper was to create a layout without covering up too much of the words.  I love the message in this paper and I definitely can relate to it with my crazy busy life!  To create with this particular busy background paper, I decided to use one 4×4 photo from my Instagram feed and add some simple layering and minimal embellishments.

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @americancrafts @maggieholmesdesign @chictags @michaelsartsandcraftsstore, #spiegelmomscraps #etsy #corkdiecuts #sequin #loosesequins #ink #mist #spray #enameldotsHere are a few close ups of the embellishments!  Chic Tags wood veneer, SpiegelMom Scraps Die Cut Cork Chevrons and my SpiegelMom Scraps Daydream Sequins. 

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If you remember a while ago, I was also doing a comparison between adhering sequins with Aileen’s Tacky Glue and Scrapbook Adhesive DOTZ.  As much I like the tacky glue for adhering ribbon and wood veneers, the glue dots by Scrapbook Adhesives is my winner for attaching sequins, hands down!  The sequins adhered with tacky glue could be popped off when the paper was bent, such as when a page is being turned in your scrapbook album.  It’s your lucky week because all the adhesives in my shop are 20% off with a special coupon code!!  Just use STICKIT20 to get your 20% off at check out!!

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Thank you for spending your time with me today!  I hope you enjoyed my layout and some inspiration on his rainy day from WI!    Here are the supplies from my Etsy Shop:

~ Daydream Sequin Mix

~ Chic Tags Moment Wood Veneer

~ Die Cut Cork Chevrons

~ Small DOTZ, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Have a great day and remember to mark your Planners for ….

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Do Something Creative Today!

~ Jody