Scrapbooking with Karla – Trick or Treat!

Hi! Karla here today with a cute and fun Halloween layout using the Morning Glow, Lisa’s Starry Nights (I’m seriously addicted to these ;0 ) and Peachy Keen. I started off by using a sketch from the October Sketchy Challenge at the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine blog and grabbed a Carta Bella ‘Haunted’ paper pack and some cute pics of my two littles a few years ago.

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I splattered some pretty mists from the Tattered Angels Man Cave Calendar Kit, which includes 4 different mists in a pack. I love the bright lime green! I picked out sequins from each mix that would coordinate with the papers and photos and used Glossy Accents to adhere them.

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A few embellishments from a Jillibean Soup diecut ephemera pack finished off my page.

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Here’s a look at the wonderful mixes I used today – Morning Glow, Lisa’s Starry Nights and Peachy Keen.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful, crafty week!

Cheers Girls!

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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

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!   

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Products I used SpiegelMomScrapShop:

Trick Or Treat Sequins

Super Stars Cork

Midnight Felt Stars

Gold Foil Doilies

Felt-Fetti Hearts

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!!

DSC_0378 (2)Here are a couple close ups.  Don’t you love how those Deep Sea Blue Sequinsreally light up the layout!!  All the sequins used on my projects are the latest additions to my Etsy Shop.  Again, there are about 650 sequins in one package for only $4.00!!  Check out all the colors and there are more on the way too!

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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.

The Painted Crane

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