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#BEATIES KEEPIN IT REAL

Hello everyone and welcome!  Felicia here with a very funny photo of two lovelies in my life and I have to say they keep me laughing all the time. I had asked them to act normal before snapping this photo and this is what they did, Lol!  Too funny!  Having my two grandchildren over is a blessing and I enjoy it every time they come visit.

So I changed my photo to black and white in order to use my favorite embellishments, which are the new sequins from the Speigelmom Scraps Shop called Amore. Take a look!

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Lol!  I just can’t get over this photo!  Here is a close up of the sequins.

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The papers and ephemera are from the Paige Evans Take Me Away collection and I love how the Amore sequins match the collection permanently.

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I had to use that chipboard bow to fill in the gap at the top of the layout.

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Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out the new sequins in the Spiegelmom Scraps shop! You can also use Felicia15 to get a 15% discount on your order so have fun!

 

 

 

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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.

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Tuesday Talent

Tuesday's Talent

Mandi, here. Popping in to share with you a cute baby layout that features the May Arts Burlap StringSea U in the Mornin’ Shimmerz DazzlerzTutti Frutti Dazzlerz Texture PasteCloudy Days FeltiesChunky Cork Hearts and Gold Sequin Confetti.

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I love to take bits and pieces to create a cluster which helps draws the eye in to the title area. As you can see here I have felties, cork, string and papers which adds a lot of texture without a lot of bulk, which takes up less room in albums.

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To give the embossed cardstock this shine I applied a thin layer of the Dazzlerz. I came across a cool technique the Dazzlerz can be used in. It can exactly be used as an adhesive for foil sheets. Apply a thin layer of the paste to the cardstock, let it get to the tacky stage, maybe five minutes, rub the foil in the area you want and remove. You should be left with something that looks like this.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this fun technique in how to incorporated the Dazzlerz into your crafty work.

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Hi all, Lea’s here :today’s proposal is a couple of ATC  very easy and fast to say “thank you”.
I cut from cardboard two ATC (6.35 cm x 8.89) and I proceeded to each of the two in a very similar way. With the cotton thread I created an irregular circle and on it I applied the little stars of different colors and sizes giving the feeling of a small wreath; in the center I placed a wooden heart.
I have handwritten “thank you” and finally I splashed the color matched with the thread of the garland.
This project is very simple and quick to make a small thank-you card to accompany a gift or just to say “thank you”

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green, red and silver star from three different  sequin mix ( Shamrock stars, Christmas Wishes , Magical Ocean)

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Smile tag by Lea

Hello everyone … Lea here to offer you a very merry tag to give to those we care about and who we want to draw a smile.
I painted a large shipping tag with black gesso, once dry I embossed it completely with white embossing powder from a beautiful alphabet of Tim Holtz.
I then proceeded to do as I like. I created a layering with patterned paper, doily, twine, alternating different thicknesses.

I completed with sequins,  hearts and stars in felt  .

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Celebrate layout with Anna Sigga

Hi there and hello – it’s Anna Sigga here today and I am so happy to be a part of this fantastic Sparklers team.

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Even though I create way too many cards than I will ever use I am also an active scrapbooker and I just love using sequins on my layouts and we all know that there is no shortage of fabulous sequins form SpiegelMom Scraps.

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I love using the Gold Foil Doily as a background piece and the Birds of a Feather Felties (Green/Rust) are so fun to work with.

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I also used some of the Gold Garland Confetti and the Cinnamon & Suger sequins pack for that touch of sparkle.

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Thanks for stooping by and don’t forget to check us out on Facebook and Instagram!

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Creating Sequin Shaker Pockets

Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone!  Today I’m bringing back a little tutorial that I did a few years ago and still LOVE it!  Below I have several step by step pictures on how I create some of my sequin shaker pockets.  It’s super easy and fun!  These little shaker pockets add a very fun element to you scrapbook pages, mini albums, Project Life and cards.  Here’s what I started with.  Pictured:  Aleene’s Tackey Glue, mini glassine bag, Gold Garland Confetti Sequins and Fairytale Sequins

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In the photo gallery below, you can click on each photo to enlarge it.  When you do, you’ll see that I turned my mini glassine bag upside down and cut the back open with one cut down the middle and two small cuts going towards the edges (by not all the way).  Then, I randomly spread some Aleene’s Tacky glue along the inside and sprinkled one of my favorite sequins mixes, Fairytale!!  Then, I put some glue along the top of the glassine on the inside so no sequins could sneak out then closed the back of the bag and taped it shut.  Easy peasy!!

After creating this sequin shaker pocket I created this layout!  I used the fabulous Heidi Swapp line, Hello Today.  I have the full 12×12″ paper pad and love every single sheet!  I used the yellow paper with dots as my background, then trimmed down the star paper to 11×11″.  Since I already created a few things with this line, I had several decent sized pieces of patterned papers already cut so I used those to begin layering. 

I added some fun pink doilies from Michael’s Arts and Crafts store, Maggie Holmes gold glitter Thickers, some stickers from Allison Kreft & Amy Tangerine and a few other little odds and ends 🙂                          And here are two sizes of the glassine bags I have in my shop!  These are by far the most popular for making my sequin shaker pockets, little treat bags, embellishment holders and more!  Last Christmas I even made an Advent Calendar!

Thank you for spending your time with me today!  I hope you’ll be creating some sequin shaker pockets of your own!   Here are a few links to help get you started today!  You can check out a fun YouTube video from my channel which shows you how I’ve created them in the past with confetti.  

CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO.    SpiegelMom Scraps Sequins      SpiegelMom Scraps Glassine Bags

Be sure to check back on Monday for some fabulous news right here!!!!

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 ….

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @americancrafts, #spiegelmomscraps #jodyspiegelhoff #etsy

You can find out more about this event on my Facebook Page HERE!

Do Something Creative Today!

~ Jody

 

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Watercoloring Wood Veneers by Louise!

Hello everyone!  We have a sweet and short post by Design Team Sparkler Louise today and I just love how she colored these awesome Studio Calico wood veneers and the pretty little hints of gold.  Louise makes be want to break out my gelatos. Here she is!

I have had a lot going on over the last few weeks so it was nice to get a card made again 🙂  I started with a white cardstock base which I water colored using Metallic Melon Gelato and a water brush.  Once the gelato was dry, I sprayed with some dye inks in pink, white and gold.

I then coloured my veneer using the melon gelato and gold dye ink plus a brush.  I stamped the arrows along the bottom using Flight of the arrows from Close to my Heart in pink dye ink.  The always and forever was originally one piece but I cut it to fit on the A5 card.  I sprinkled the Raspberry Dream Sequins on the card then adhered them where they had fallen.  I matted the card front onto raspberry cardstock then to the plain cardstock base to finish.

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Thanks loads for joining me today and if you click on the photos below you will be taken directly to Jody’s Etsy shop.

Products used… @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @studiocalico @AmericanCrafts, #spiegelmomscraps #sequin #scrapbook #card #cardmaking #DIY #ProjectLife #gelato #ink #mist #woodveneer

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Thank you!!

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My Design Team Call Is Here!

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Yes, after over 4 years in business, I’m finally adding a Design Team to my Etsy Shop!!  Deets are here!!

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Here are the basic requirements:

Post 3 times per month on  your personal creative blog, using products from my Etsy Shop and linking back to the products in my Etsy Shop.

Write one post per month that will go onto my SpiegelMom Scraps Blog.  Post and photos will be emailed to me for posting 3 days before your post date.

Share and post the products from my shop in your Social Media posts 3 times per week: A mixture of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

You’ll get to choose the products from my shop that you’ll create with and receive them as compensation.

Along with the new design team, I’ll be revealing a new logo too!!  I’m so incredibly excited for my changes in 2015 and I cannot wait to share them all with you!!

Have a very Merry Christmas and get working on those Design Team Applications friends!

Hugs ~

Jody

 

 

 

 

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60% OFF ENTIRE SHOP SALE

Breaking news here today!!  I’m revamping my shop over the holidays and would LOVE to hear what YOU want!!  I’ll be giving away $10 in product to someone who leaves a comment with what they’d love to see in my Etsy Shop in 2015!  That’s right $10 in product of your choice!!!  You also get an extra entry if you share on Facebook and other Social Media and stop back to tell me you did!  Easy peasy!

Meanwhile, grab some stocking stuffers for  yourself and some friends with this 60% off coupon good in my Etsy Shop tonight through November 30th at midnight CST!  Thank you!!

 Wood Veneer

Sequins

Ribbon

Burlap String

Something new?!!

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Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving everyone!

~ Jody