Scrap Party Celebration!!!!!

@spiegelmomscraps @vssweetideas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SpiegelMom Scraps Blog – Jody 

V’s Sweet Ideas – Vanessa        

Charity – SMS Sparkler’sDT    

Ka – Special Guest Designer  

Lou – SMS Sparkler’sDT  

Nicole – V’s Sweet Ideas 

Kat – SMS Sparkler’sDT         

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

SpiegelMom’s YouTube 

Teresa Huckle                         

Charity       

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

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

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

  
  

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

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

GD Renee Joy Wraps Up June!!

Hi all!  Jody here today to bid a sweet farewell to my June Guest Designer Renee Joy!  It’s been such a pleasure to have her creating with us this month and greatly appreciate her time and talents!  Thank you doesn’t seem like enough to say, but THANK YOU SO MUCH Renee!  Please enjoy her last post on the SpiegelMom Scraps blog!

Hi, scrappy friends…I just love these pocket letters!! They are so much fun to create and are quick and easy, too!! I really enjoyed using the wonderful goodies at SpiegelMom Scraps

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @studiocalico @chictags, #spiegelmomscraps #sequins #woodveneer #studiocalico #chictags #doily #pocketletters #pocketletterpal

Hmmm, I wonder who I will give this one to….we will see!! Let’s see some detail of these pockets. Oh, I just love those doilies and wood veneers!!

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @studiocalico @chictags, #spiegelmomscraps #sequins #woodveneer #studiocalico #chictags #doily #pocketletters #pocketletterpal

As you look at the upper left and lower right corners, you may notice a bit of a glare. That is because I put some plastic in the pocket to hold some embellishments.  By the way, I love those, too!!

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @studiocalico @chictags, #spiegelmomscraps #sequins #woodveneer #studiocalico #chictags #doily #pocketletters #pocketletterpal

Of course you can see that I picked every color of sequins I could find to fill the pockets with.  I also wrote a personal note in the center….those cute doilies come in handy again 🙂

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @studiocalico @chictags, #spiegelmomscraps #sequins #woodveneer #studiocalico #chictags #doily #pocketletters #pocketletterpal

Here are the supplies I had fun using!! If you do not see any of the supplies listed right away, it could be because they are in those hidden pockets I told you about….so fun!!

Paper-Heidi Swapp, September Skies
Wood Veneer Stars
Wood Veneer Phrases
Forever Love Cork Die-Cuts
Chevron-Fetti Cork Die-Cuts
Blue Lagoon Sequins
Skinny Chevron Washi
Doilies
Black Sequins
Gold Confetti

Jody, thank you so much for having me as June’s guest designer here at SpiegelMom Scraps It has been lots of fun!! I also really enjoyed using your products in the projects I created 🙂   Now we are on to the pocket letter project on Facebook!!

Happy Scrapping,

Renee

Wow!!  Thank you so much Renee!  Your Pocket Letter is beautiful!  In case some of you missed this, I’m having a big Pocket Letter Swap on Facebook and would LOVE to have you join in the creative fun!  Check out my event HERE and leave a comment to get yourself signed up. You can sign up  through July 1st and swap partners will be assigned and posted July 3rd!  See ya there!

Jody

GD Renee Joy ~ Part IV

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

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps

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

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps

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

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

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

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Here are the supplies I used.

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

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

Happy Scrapping,

~Renee Joy

Pocket Pal Letter with GD Renee Joy!

Hi there, scrappy friends… I hope your week is off to a good start. This week I thought I would do something a bit different.  I thought it would be fun to create a pocket letter.  It’s kind of like pocket page scrapbooking and a letter all in one.  Big thanks to Heidi Swapp and Janette Lane for their page inspiration. I bet some of you have already tried it.  I am liking it a lot and can’t wait to do more.  Let me share this one with you!

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I really had a good time selecting paper and embellishments for this project. SpiegelMom Scraps was just perfect for this!! I know that you will love these goodies just as much as I do!! Since this pocket letter is being given to someone really special, I wanted to describe her in the best way I could. I think this pic is a good start….love those doilies!!

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Oh, by the way, I am giving this letter to my daughter. She has seen the layout; so far, she does not suspect a thing. Here’s hoping I can pull this off 😉  I hid a little note in the doily that you see in the middle below. I just had to remember not to glue it shut 🙂

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I loved how the words on the paper fit perfectly for my daughter. This next photo does just that and gave me a chance to to leave a little sentiment, too!

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I thought it would be cool to share some of my goodies with her so I created a pocket from a tag….I filled it with hearts and stars; then, I sealed it with washi tape so nothing would spill out. Yes, I stuffed it! Oh, if it looks like there is a bit too much washi on the tag that’s because I wanted to share. That is what I love about washi tape….it lifts right off! It comes in really handy when you want to keep your sequins and confetti in the pockets, too. Washi creates a great seal.

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When you are ready to send off your pocket letter, it will fit nicely inside of a regular legal size envelope unless you stuffed it like I did. You can also put goodies in the pockets, too 🙂

Here are the goodies I enjoyed using:

Paper-Heidi Swapp and Craft Smith
Black Sequins
Gold Confetti
Silver Confetti
Doilies
Washi Tape
Hearts
Tag
Stars

It is so much fun visiting SpiegelMom Scraps. Thank you again, Jody!!

Have a great week everyone. ‘See you next week 🙂

Happy Scrapping,

Renee Joy