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What About Wednesday: Revitalizing Your Supplies

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Aloha!! It’s Hannah here. This year one of my personal scraps goals is to focus on Project Life. Last year I took off from Project Life for the most part and now looking through my albums I really miss some of the stories that I used to include in Project Life that I don’t want to make a scrapbook page about.

I have a dilemma though. Back when I first started Project Life I just went out and bought a huge multi pack of Project Life protecters. The problem was I didn’t know how I would use the different styles, since most of my photos aren’t in the orientation of the protecters. Now I have tons of protectors that I have a hard time using.

This year 9X12 style protectors are really stylish. I realized that with my Fuse I can make my own 9X12 protectors with some of the protectors I have left over. It is a really good feeling that I can use up the supplies that I have bought in the past, so I don’t waste them.

I started off using a sketch from Citrus Twist it give me a place to start off of and have an idea of the format I wanted to Fuse my protecters. I used a Design C which is a 6 pocket protecter with 4X6 size pockets. I used a ruler to measure off 3×4 size for the end.

January PL SMS

I decided to also make a shaker pocket to go next to the Month card. I am only going to add a title card for the month, that way I won’t have the pressure to do a certain amount of pages or photos for the week. I load photos and cards as I feel I have enough to share. One week I may do a whole page. Some weeks may only include 4 days like this spread. This is one way I am trying to simplify and streamline my process so I focus on the photos and stories and  not the amount of cards and pockets I need for a week.

In my shaker pocket I added silhouette cut snowflakes from the cut file last month. It really matches with the first photo of the month, in which we got a dusting of snow on the ground. It was a happy little surprise, since it really doesn’t snow where we live.

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I used the sequin mix Build A Snowman, which are perfect with all the pinks and blues in my papers and photos.

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I really kept my spread simple only adding a few embellishments along with sequins, so that the photos stand out.

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This is my favorite picture from the week, this view!! Mt. Rainer is so gorgeous covered in snow!!

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By using papers from my stash and an old Clique kit I was able to use up these cute puffy stickers. To keep things simple I am going to be using plain white card stock to do my journaling on. With doodles around the edges, it looks sharp and will match with no matter what pattern paper I use.

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Little details like staples make this card really fun.

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I scattered sequins on the cards for interest. Plus it really helps tie all the papers and cards together since I am not using just one collection.

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This is my favorite filler card. It was paper I used to die cut an ampersand out of but really didn’t want to get rid of the pattern because I liked it. I backed it with a scrap from the Gather collection. Added that American Crafts layered embellishment and Simple Stories clear word sticker. Finished with some sequins and Egg-noggin Shimmerz Vibez and I have an unique filler card.

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I hope I have inspired you to take a look at your old supplies and see how you can revitalize them to fit new trends. Like using the Fuse tool to make a pocket size protecter that you don’t have but want to use.

I hope you have an inspired week!!

Hannah

December Blog Hop & Product Reveal!

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Hello there SpiegelMom Scraps fans!!  It’s great to be back this December with a bunch of new sequins and other new releases for you all. I love the combing through all the new scrapbook collections coming out and creating the sequin mixes to coordinate with not just one, but many of the different new scrapbook collections. Some of my favorite collections this winter are Simple Stories Winter Wonderland and Love and Adore, Crate Paper’s Snow & Cocoa and the brand new scrapbooking company Wild Whisper Designs Holiday Style!  Here are this month’s new product releases!

Check out the new releases above and leave a comment here letting me know which one is your favorite new release this month!

Next up are the FREE cut files for December and a Linky Party!  There are two sets of free SMS cut files this month.  A 12×12″ snowflake background and another fun Music Lover file set, both designed by Jody.  Both are downloadable PNG files here and on the Free Cut Files page (in the menu bar above).  If you create any project using any parts of the cut files, please link them up to the Linky Party in the right sidebar!  Your project will enter you to win another $10.00 shop credit!  

Next, you can hop over to Jody’s blog and then the rest of the Sparklers Design Team blogs.  I hope you enjoy all of their fantastic projects this month. Be sure to comment on all the blogs in the hop today. If you do that you’ll be entered to win a $10 gift card for the shop and each of the brand-new  sequin releases.   That’s a bonus this month and a special Christmas gift to the lucky winner from SpiegelMom herself… that’s me!  You’ll have through December 5th to hop and leave your comments.  Here is the entire blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way or experience a broken link (it happens!) 

SMS Blog 

Jody’s Blog

Lisa Kingston

Christy Harriman

Sarah McClellan

Hannah Lemieux

Khristina Sorge

Sara Scraps

Katty Miranda

Evi Cortes

Rachel Stewart

Laura Rumble

Felicia Young

Beth Soler

Crafty Meggy

Ok, click here to go to the next blog.  Thank you for spending your time with us today!  

Tuesday Talent

Tuesday's Talent

Mandi here stopping by to share a fun technique that uses the Dazzlerz dimensional paste. The supplies I used to create this card is the  Sea U in the Mornin’ Shimmerz DazzlerzMay Arts Burlap String, and A Mermaid’s Tale

To create this foiled and embossed textured paper it is super easy to do and there is no need for any foiling machine.

First, you need to apply a thin layer of dimensional paste to cardstock, make sure it is covered completely. Let it dry to about 5 minutes or  a little longer, it should be tacky. Apply the foil and run it through an embossing machine with the your embossing folder of choice. Remove the foil sheet. If it didn’t cover everything you wanted just grab a new piece of foil and press it onto the spots.

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The best way to adhere the string and sequins is to use a fine tip application glue bottle with your favorite liquid adhesive.

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Don’t forget to make sure the outside of the envelope matches the card. Create a custom envelop seal with leftover scraps and a circle punch.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Sparklers Unite DT Blog Hop

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@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @americancrafts @shimmerzpaintz @simplestories @ellesstudio, #spiegelmomscraps #ellesstudio #sunnydays #simplestories #sunshineandhappiness #scrapbook #scrapbooking #DIY #sparklersdt

Happy Blog Hop day!!!!  I’m so incredibly happy to welcome these talented ladies to my new Sparklers Design Team!  These lovely ladies have been split into two teams; the Blog Squad & the YouTube Squad!

The YouTube Squad:

Sara Mishler    Christy Harriman    Khristina Sorge    Beth Soler

The Blog Squad:

Felicia Young    Katty Miranda    Laura Rumble    Rachel Stewart                   Sarah McClellan    Tiffani Nelson    Lisa Kingston    Evi Cortes                      Hannah Lemieux    Megan Blethen

Last weekend we had our big SCRAP IT OFF blog hop and received so many sweet comments! Thank you so much to everyone who hopped along with us! I’m excited to announce THREE winners from the comments left on all the blogs!

“karla1229” won the entire Shimelle Star Shine Collection!

“Trisha Gail” won the collections of Shimmerz Paints Products!

 “Adrienne’s INKlings” won the EZ Runner Grand tape runner! 

Please email Jody at SpiegelMom@gmail.com to claim your prizes.  You have 7 days or your prize will be forfeited and retained for the next giveaway.  

And now for your Sparkler Squads Unite line up!  

SMS Blog

Jody 

Guest Designer 🙂 Mandi

Lisa Kingston

Sarah McClellan

Hannah Lemieux

Khristina Sorge

Beth Soler

Crafty Meggy

Sara Scraps

Katty Miranda

Evi Cortes

Felicia Young

Christy Harriman

Rachel Stewart

Laura Rumble

**We have a special treat for you this month!  Khristina has created a FREE cut file for you all to use and it’s perfect for summer time scrapping!  Just right click on it below and save it to your computer, and then create a project with it this month.  You can link up below using the fun linky tool right at the bottom of this post.  A random winner will be chosen on September 1st!

@spiegelmomscraps @silhouette @pinkpaislee @americancrafts, #freecutfile #smscutfile #silhouette #scrapbooking #scrapbook

Thank you for spending your time with us today! You know the drill to be in the running for the $10.00 shop credit …. be sure to leave comments on all the blogs to be entered! You have through August 4th to comment and enter. Sharing on social media will also earn you an extra entry. Just leave another comment letting us know where you shared the blog hop event.

Now, you’ll be heading over to Jody’s blog.  So either get cozy at home or sneak away for a break at work and enjoy the hop!!  Shhhh we won’t tell 🙂

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International Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop

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Happy INSD 2016!!  We hope you’re having a great day so far!  Your day is about to get tons better with some beautiful creative inspiration for you. Today, the Sparklers have created some FAB projects PLUS we have a special Canadian guest with us.  Please be sure to say hello to Ashley Abelson, much better known as Sparkly Canadian Crafty Girl on Instagram and YouTube. This girl is super creative and extra sweet!  Be sure to follow her (linked above).

Here’s today’s line up:

SpiegelMom Scraps     <<< You are here!

Laura 

Yuliya 

Sarah 

Anna 

Ashley 

Lea 

Ka 

Katty

Here’s my layout to celebrate International Scrapbooking Day!!  This was by far the fussiest layout I’ve done in a long time.  I used a Jillibean Soup die cut background and filled all those lovely circles with the new 6X6″ Pink Fresh Studio Felicity collection.  That was the fussy part!!  I also created a few little shaker pockets within my layout with the Spring Blooms & Silver Stars Sequins. I created these little sequin pockets using recycled clear packaging and popped up the entire layout using craft foam.  After I cut all the paper circles, the rest of the layout came together very quickly.

@pinkfreshstudio @jillibeansoup @americancrafts @dearlizzy @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff, #scrapbooking #layout #DIY #jillibeansoup #diecut #pinkfreshstudio #6x6pad #dearlizzy #cloudydaysfelt #felt #thickers @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @pinkfreshstudio @dearlizzy @americancrafts @jillibeansoup, #spiegelmomscraps #diy #americancrafts #cloudsdaysfelt #pinkfreshstudio #felicitycollection #sequinshaker @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @pinkfreshstudio @dearlizzy @americancrafts @jillibeansoup, #spiegelmomscraps #diy #americancrafts #cloudsdaysfelt #pinkfreshstudio #felicitycollection #sequinshaker

I hope you enjoyed my fussy cutting and sequin shaker inspiration today! Now you’re on to the fabulous Laura’s blog!  

Did you know we have a creative community you can join?! We’d love to have you join our interactive & inspiring Scrapbook Facebook Group, 15 Minutes to Scrap! Just look us up on Facebook & request to join. We’d love to get to know you there. 

** Katty’s giveaway reminder! Have you entered yet? Check out her post HERE for all the juicy details!! 

There’s also a big prize to be won this weekend!  Be sure to comment on all the blog today to be entered to win a $20 credit to the Scrap Shop!   Happy hopping friends!!

XO,

Jody

Product Reveal and 1st DT Blog Hop!!

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

Hello everyone and welcome to February’s blog hop, aka SpiegelMom’s Scrapbook Skippings!   Today is extra special because I’m not only revealing the new sequin mixes for this quarter, but I’m also welcoming most of my new Design Team in their first team blog hop!  I say most because the lovely Amy Lee will be leaving us after today.  I’m very sad to see her go… but this girl is going many creative places!  I’m looking forward to following her creative journey and I wish her all the best!!

As a bonus for today’s blog hop, I’m also giving away THREE prizes this month to some lucky blog-hoppers who comment on all the blogs.  You have through February 5th to enter.  The prizes include custom 2 notebooks from May Designs, 6×6″ Crate Paper pad with embellishments and huge mystery prize package!!  Drooling yet?? Let’s get  this scrappy party started!  Here are the new sequins this quarter.

Your entire line up for today’s hop is below.  Each of the Sparkler’s names is a direct link to their creative blogs.

SpiegelMom Scraps << You are here!

Laura 

Yuliya 

Sarah

Anna

Amy

Lea  

Ka  

Katty

I decided to create a two page Project Life style spread for you and I really love how it turned out.   I like to keep my PL spreads simple, with splashes of embellishments and sparkle.  This way, the focus stays on my photos.  This summer my husband and I took our three youngest daughters on a fun little photo shoot to our land where we’re currently building our home and around the town where we live.  I incorporated a few of my favorite products and created fun sequin pockets along the 2×12″ section of the the WRMK pocket page protectors.  I wasn’t sure how I was going to use it, but thought sequins was perfect along with using my Fuse Tool!

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

See those little foiled hearts in the sequin pockets?  Those were foiled using the Heidi Swapp MINC Mini.  The starter kit comes with several toner sheets that you can die cut or use with your paper punches.  Such an awesome tool to have your scrappy arsenal!! I also created a fun little sequin shaker using a small glassine bag, Hearts on Fire sequins and some lovely black glitter Thickers from Pink Fresh Studio.

Another one of my favorite products are the felt die cuts. Birds of a Feather felt die cuts are such beauties and come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. As you can see, I added the white Felt-Fetti Hearts right onto my photos as simple accents.  I just used tacky glue to adhere them.

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

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

If you’re interested in any of the products or tools I used today, they are linked here: Hearts on Fire Sequins, WRMK Page Protectors, Fuse Tool, White Felt Fetti Hearts, Silver Stardust Sequins, Cloudy Days Felties, Heidi Swapp MINC Mini, Bird of a Feather Die Cuts and papers & stickers by Allison Kreft for Webster’s Pages, wood veneer by Heidi Swapp.  If you poke around one of the Sparkler’s blogs or Instagram accounts, I’m sure you’ll find their discount codes..hint hint 🙂

Thank you for spending your time with us today!  I’d love for you be in the running for one of the 3 prizes I’m giving away.  Please be sure to leave comments on all the blogs to be entered!  Now, you’ll be heading over to Laura’s blog where she’s sure to knock your creative socks right off!!!  She always inspires me for sure.  Happy hopping 🙂

 

Project Life || Growing Up Too Fast

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @teresacollins @wermemorykeepers @projectlife, #spiegelmomscraps #projectlife #scrapbook #DIY #papercraft #memorykeeping

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