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Fuse It Fun Day- How Rude

Hey y’all! I am LOVING the throw back theme this month, are you guys inspired by the 80’s and 90’s? I always think of music and TV shows when I think of the 90’s. I am 30, so I was fairly young in the 90’s but the music is still my go to Spotify play list! I also recently binged on Fuller House (anyone else?). So the 90’s are fresh on my mind!

The start of summer break has reminded me that I have barely scrapped any school photos from this year. My summer goal is to have my son’s Kindergarten photos scrapped before he goes to first grade! Looking at the pictures we took on his first day I found a gem, my daughter photobombing his photo shoot, and his look of disdain! It was too perfect not to scrap, and I knew I had the perfect title! I think this layout is a happy mix of two of my faves, Full House and Saved by the Bell, what do you think?


I stamped the background with a sprinkles stamp from Pinkfresh Studio. Then I used the Fuse to create little shape shakers to sprinkle about. Instead of using my usual clear page protectors, I used colored dividers (because we all know the 90s were about big bursts of color and fun patterns!).

 

 

I love the way the Hey Kiddo! sequins look behind different colors, but that deep blue needed to be spread across the page on it’s own a bit!

I hope you like my take on this super fun theme, can’t wait to see your throw back layouts!

 

As always, thanks for stopping by on Fuse It Fun Day, stop by the shop and don’t forget to get your discount!

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Gratitude Friday -Grace

Happy Friday, friends!

Today I’m talking about a fun layout inspired by thankfulness and grace. Fall encourages me to breath in the crisp air and slow down a little. I took the photo in this layout while on a church retreat at a monastery. Talk about experiencing slowed-down stillness.

#spiegelmomscraps #sequins #shimmerzpaints #cratepaper #amytangerine #gold #pinkpaislee #scrapbooking #papercrafting #scrapbook @wordsandpaperscraps @ShimmerzPaints @SpiegelMom_Scraps @PinkPaislee @CratePaper

I started with white cardstock and splattered some Shimmerz Coloringz in Moody Mauve across the middle section of my page. I then added some scraps of wood grained papers horizontally with the paint.

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I stamped some plus signs in silver before I layered some Crate Paper “Gather” ephemera underneath my picture, along with some Pink Paislee “C’est La Vie” ephemera. I was a little hesitant to mix that teal with the mauve but I love how it turned out. I also really love the gold accents from those collections.

#spiegelmomscraps #sequins #shimmerzpaints #cratepaper #amytangerine #gold #pinkpaislee #scrapbooking #papercrafting #scrapbook @wordsandpaperscraps @ShimmerzPaints @SpiegelMom_Scraps @PinkPaislee @CratePaper

After I had my picture where I wanted, I began embellishing – my favorite part! I used some cork confetti and sequins from the shop, along with some wood veneer stars stamped silver + some gold enamel dots.

#spiegelmomscraps #sequins #shimmerzpaints #cratepaper #amytangerine #gold #pinkpaislee #scrapbooking #papercrafting #scrapbook @wordsandpaperscraps @ShimmerzPaints @SpiegelMom_Scraps @PinkPaislee @CratePaper

I finished off my layout with some stitching, the perfect finishing touch! I hope this layout has inspired you to seek grace and gratitude during this beautiful time of the year. Be on the look out for some new releases in the shop. I can’t speak for every DT member but I will certainly be including some gorgeous new products in my next project.

P.S. I did a brave (and scary!) thing and ventured into the world of filming process videos. You can check this quick video out here.

-Rachel

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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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My source of energy: layout by Lea

Hi girls, Lea here… Today is my day, in the true sense of the word. Today is my birthday and I wanted to celebrate what has always accompanied my life: my love for painting and what I always carry with me: a travel set of watercolors and a few brush.

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The central composition is created by a series of layers : white doily, shipping tags, glassine bags, patterned paper, some twine); the base is a patterned paper on which I used modeling paste and a stencil diamond pattern and a couple of stamps, washi tape and some die cut. Finally some embellishments: two wonderful sequin mix ( Sunny smiles and Glass slippers), Studio Calico Hearts and Arrows .

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Have a wonderful week,

xoxo Lea

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Handmade by Lea

Good Thursday .. Lea’s here and today is my day and my project is a layout dedicated to one of my passions: I paint on cotton fabric and then I sewed objects of daily use; bags, cases, handbags and sometimes jewels, like the pendant at the center of the page.

handmadeOn the background I used a stencil and the beautiful and sparkling Gold Mine Texturez and three different stamps. I have constructed the various levels as the basis for the picture from a white doily, various patterned paper strips, washi tape, twine, a mini glassine bag where I printed the date several times.I finally entered the picture, placing it on the recycled cardboard to create thickness and give more three-dimensionality.

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I added 4 mini clothespins, splashes of color, stickers words, and beautiful sequins: Lilac Twinkle, Jack Frost and Mint Chip.

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Love memories mini album by Lea Biccelli

Hi all, Lea’s here. For this new appointment I wanted to dedicate a mixed media project, a mini album completely handmade.

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I made the cover with the heavy recycled cardboard covered with cotton fabric. Before proceeding with the decoration I treated the background with the clear gel to isolate the tissue from the next steps and make it less absorbent.

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The super fun part was to work the Shimmerz Paint with a spatula, once dry I used the Shimmerz Paste through the stencil to give texture to the background.

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I then added various embellishments: lace, twines, wood veneer, beads and micro beads, small sequins. Finally many splashes of color.

The inside pages, bound with bind it all, have very few embellishments; for the background, as for the cover, I used Shimmerz Paint with a spatula and some stamped.

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Thanks for getting here in this long post, I hope I have inspired at least a little, and I assure you that getting your hands dirty with colors is very liberating.

xoxo, Lea

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Time well spent LO by Lea Biccelli

Hello there! Lea here. I am very happy to be here with this first official post to start this new adventure.
I made this LO by focusing at the center of the page, initially darkening the base color of the paper with Distress Ink; then again using a stencil and Distress Ink with blending tool.

To emphasize the picture I used  Gold Shimmerz Paints with a spatula by drawing a circle through the stencil: I love these textures pastas, perfect to be used in various ways and that give excellent results.

I also added a number of stamped to give more movement to the background.
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I created a series of levels with different patterned paper, and between the various layers  I added a piece of tulle that I colored with Shimmerz, some twine, stickers, wood veneer.

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Finally, the part that always amuses me: so many splashes of color.

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thank you for coming to the end of this post and you will want to play with the colors, if you had not done before. I hope to read your comments and … enjoy !!!

xoxo, Lea.

 

 

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Tuesday’s Talent ~ Round 2 with Amy Lee

Hi ladies and gents! Today I’m bringing to you a series of perfume bottle cards. I’ve been itching to make something like this but there doesn’t seem to be any perfume bottle stamps out there. So I’m going to make my own!

I started by searching for various perfume bottle images on Google. I replaced the brand names with sentiments and friends’ names. I used some special fonts to add character to the perfume bottles. Here are some of the fonts I used: MA SexyPapyrus and Noodle Script. Then I printed them out and fussy-cut them.

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @thecraftbunny, #spiegelmomscraps #thecraftbunny #scrapbook #cardmaking #watercolor #washitape #sequins #loosesequins #etsy #craft #youtube #processvideo

I kept the perfume bottles black and white and created colorful backgrounds to highlight them. All the backgrounds are created with acrylic paints using different techniques – paint splattering, smooching and regular painting. I was just playing by ear.

I added washi tape to ground the focal point of the card. Finally, I finished the cards with sequins from SpiegelMomScrapShop and daisy cabochons from craftsutopia (ETSY). The sequins complement the colored background very well. I love the effect! The daisy cabochon reminds me of Marc Jacobs so I added it to the perfume bottle and it looked really cute.@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @thecraftbunny, #spiegelmomscraps #thecraftbunny #scrapbook #cardmaking #watercolor #washitape #sequins #loosesequins #etsy #craft #youtube #processvideo

I hope you like these cards as much as I do. Please click HERE if you’d like to see the process video. Have a wonderful day!

Products used from SpiegelMom Scraps:

Silver Sunrise Mix

Gold Rush Sequins

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Quick and Easy Project Life Page

Hey, everyone!  Kat popping in today to share a Project Life spread with you.  So…I am way, way, waaaaaay behind on my PL album this year and I need to catch up quickly.  Luckily, by picking out just a few core supplies, I am able to create a spread in a short amount of time and still have it embellished and pretty-looking.  Most importantly, I am getting these memories on the page before I forget them entirely J

For this spread I decided to stick with a PL mini core kit (I used Amy Tangerine’s Plus One kit), my favorite hearts & arrows wood veneers, an assortment of sequins and some label stickers.

Here is my spread:

@spiegelmomscraps @kraftykat09 @jodyspiegelhoff @AmyTangerine @studiocalico @americancrafts @dearlizzy, #sequins #amytangerine #americancrafts #plusone #goldrush #silverstardust #woodveneer

My favorite detail from the spread is the confetti pocket.  Confetti pockets are such a quick and easy way to add interest to a PL spread.  I mixed the gold rush sequins with the gold stardust confetti (they are sold out and being restocked soon, but you can find the silver assortment here) and I used my fuse tool to close up the pocket.

@spiegelmomscraps @kraftykat09 @jodyspiegelhoff @AmyTangerine @studiocalico @americancrafts @dearlizzy, #sequins #amytangerine #americancrafts #plusone #goldrush #silverstardust #woodveneer

I also love the Dear Lizzy wood veneers and knew that the “Best Ever” one would be perfect to layer on top of a scenery photo from the week – just another easy way to add some quick interest.

@spiegelmomscraps @kraftykat09 @jodyspiegelhoff @AmyTangerine @studiocalico @americancrafts @dearlizzy, #sequins #amytangerine #americancrafts #plusone #goldrush #silverstardust #woodveneer

The rest of the spread is fairly simple with a smattering of wood veneers, sequins and enamel shapes.  This page came together in about 30 minutes and most importantly, it’s done and added to my 2015 album!

The SpiegelMom Scraps Shop is the perfect place to stock up on your PL essentials.  Use code KAT15 when you shop to save 15% off your entire purchase!  Thanks for stopping in today!

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Hello There

It has been a little while since I have posted a SpiegelMom Scraps project but I have actually been creating projects just quite remiss at putting them on my blog.  

Today I have a cute “Hello” card to share.  I love the colours on this card and all the gorgeous shimmer from the mists and sequins 🙂

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @studiocalico @mayartsribbon, #sequin #ink #cork #heart #gold #doily

I started with a plain white card base as I adore the way the sequins shine on the white.  I cut a doily in half and sprayed with Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays in blush, gold and mint green and dried between each colour with my heat gun to prevent muddiness.  I also sprayed a cork heart with gold and inked the edges.   I glued the doily down first then added my stamped sentiment and heart.  I then scattered my sequins on the card and adhered them where they fell.   Lastly I added the pink May Arts Burlap String and tied in a bow and fastened with a cute peg.

 

I really like how cute but simple this card is and is also pretty flat so it can go in a regular envelope.

Be sure to join me next week for another great SpiegelMom project – a blinged out thank you card.

 

Lou x  

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Watercolor Cards & a Video!

Happy Friday everyone!  I’m excited you’re joining me today because I have a fun video up on my YouTube Channel this evening.   I’ve been in a bit of a card making and watercolor mood these last few weeks and am just lovin’ it!  Here are a few of the cards I created as a result of this fun process video!

@spiegelmomscraps @spiegelmom_scraps @jodyspiegelhoff @rangerink @mayartsribbon @studiocalico @stampinup, #heatembossing #DIY #card #cardinspiration #watercolors #cork #chevron #butterfly #heart #stamp #ink

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Lots of heat embossing going on here too!  I used a fantastic embossing powder for many of the stamped sentiments, etc from Ranger call Liquid Platinum and I love it!!

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And another…  I did some additional heat embossing over the watercolor background once it was dry.

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And finally this little beauty with a pop of Studio Calico wood veneer and May Arts navy burlap string!

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Please head over to my YouTube Channel HERE and check out my process video on how I created these quick and easy watercolor cards!  

Here is a supply list:

Neenah white cardstock

May Arts Ribbon, various burlap string colors

Ranger Liquid Platinum & White Embossing Powders

Cork Embellishments ~ Chevrons

Studio Calico Mr. Hueys

Studio Calico Wood Veneers

Thanks for spending your time with me today!!   Make today a great day and do something creative.  

Here’s a direct link to my Watercolor Cards Vid:  https://youtu.be/8wx1cjunEtk

~ 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. 

@WebstersPages @AllisonKreftDesigns @MaggieHolmes @CratePaper @AmericanCrafts @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @mymindseyeinc @stampinup @spiegelmom_scraps @projectlife, #gold #embossing #beckyhigginsllc #projectlife #ontrend #mymindseye #DIY #allisonkreft #WebstersPages #ribbon #lace #chipboard #maggieholmesdesign

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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Clique Kits December Pep Rally!!!

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @heidiswapp @prettylittlestudio @sweetstampshop @echoparkpaper

Happy Holidays all!!  Here we are again for another fabulous Clique Kits Pep Rally!!  You should have arrived here from Gia’s blog, but just in case you didn’t here is the entire line up for today is below!  This month’s challenge was to something in a project or in the text of your post inspired by this image and quote…

A diamond is piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well… Author Unknown

Clique Kits
Gia
 I’m Here >>>> Jody  <<<<<<<<<<<
Erica
Lacey
Mariah
Alisha
Stephanie
Kat
Charity
Nicole
Marcia
Danielle

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @hkswapp @heidiswapp @sweetstampshop, #cliquekits #heidiwapp #sweetstampshop #kesiart #diecut #scrapbook #scrapbookkit #spiegelmomscraps #septemberskies #stamp #ink #mist #mrhueys #creativeagenda #echoparkpaperI don’t know about you, but as a busy Mom who works full time AND owns her own TWO creative business I HAVE STRESS.  It’s all the time, day in and day out.  But my secret to handling my stress is this amazing hobby!  I intentionally make time and even blow off laundry to scrap for a little while.  Even a short amount of time to create is helpful to me to relax!  Another great to reduce some creative stress is to use a sketch!  I did just that here and pulled this amazing sketch from Creative Scrappers this week.

@creativescrappers @cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscrapsAnd now here is my newest layout, created with Enchanted Meadow!  It features our daughter Sari reading her little heart out, accented with the fabulous KesiArt Die and lots of amazing Heidi Swapp, Echo Park Paper, Kesi Art and scrapbooking goodness!

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @heidswapp @echoparkpaper @kesiart @amytangerine @chictags @studiocalico, #cliquekits #heidiswapp #creativeagenda #echoparkpaper #septemberskies #die #diecut #metaldie #gem #diamond #ckenchantedmeadow #CKDecember

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @heidswapp @echoparkpaper @kesiart @amytangerine @chictags @studiocalico, #cliquekits #heidiswapp #creativeagenda #echoparkpaper #septemberskies #die #diecut #metaldie #gem #diamond #ckenchantedmeadow #CKDecember

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @heidswapp @echoparkpaper @kesiart @amytangerine @chictags @studiocalico, #cliquekits #heidiswapp #creativeagenda #echoparkpaper #septemberskies #die #diecut #metaldie #gem #diamond #ckenchantedmeadow #CKDecember

Besides my fabulous Enchanted Meadow Kit, I added a sweet little banner from Creative Retreat, an embellishment kit club I adore!!  P.S. I’m sorry for the dark photos!!!  Our weather here has been dark and cold for over a week!  No sun stinks!!

Thank you so much for joining us today!  I’d love to see you follow our Clique Kits Blog and my blog so you don’t miss a thing!  You can use BlogLovin’ or enter your email in my right sidebar to get updates on my blog posts and a monthly newsletter featuring my Etsy Shop sales.

Next, you’re heading to Erica’s blog where she proves you can scrap pictures of boys, even with little girly touches!  Check it out and enjoy the rest of the Pep Rally!  Don’t forget to comment on all the blogs… ONE super lucky winner will get a full December Enchanted Meadow Kit!!!

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps, #cliquekits #masqueradeball #Octoberkit #scrapbookkit #DIY #sequins #card #twine #gold #basicgrey #secondcity

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Gold Sticker Masking Technique

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @prettylittlestudio @closetomyheart @lemonowl @maggieholmesdesign @maggieholmes @Studiocalico, #cliqukits #studiocalico #prettylittlestudio #jodyspiegelhoff #gold #sticker #masking #technique #ink #ctmh #maggieholmes #glitter #flair #CKHomecoming

Hello my scrappy friends!  I’m sharing my last layout using up nearly all of my November Clique Kit, Homecoming.  I used the pretty floral background from Lemon Owl and added a pretty pink ink to the edges from Close To My Heart. Yes, that is a lot of pink…. but think about what it would look like on a boy page in blue, yellow or gray!  Doesn’t that look cool!  

Next, I wanted to tone down the middle of the paper so I added some Gesso by painting across the section I wanted dulled down.  After letting it dry, I began adding some layers of papers I had left over from other layouts.  When I was finished adding my layers, I decided to add some more inking in the form of masking!  I used these fabulous gold leaf stickers from Pretty Little Studio and included in the Homecoming Kit!  They are awesome!  To use them as a mask I stuck my finger on the back a few times to reduce some of the stickiness then put them onto my page where I wanted to use them as a mask.  After doing so, I used my Tim Holtz ink blending tool to rub the ink over the stickers, pealed them off and ta-da!!  You can do this with any type of sticker in your stash!!

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @prettylittlestudio @closetomyheart @lemonowl @maggieholmesdesign @maggieholmes @Studiocalico, #cliqukits #studiocalico #prettylittlestudio #jodyspiegelhoff #gold #sticker #masking #technique #ink #ctmh #maggieholmes #glitter #flair #CKHomecoming

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @prettylittlestudio @closetomyheart @lemonowl @maggieholmesdesign @maggieholmes @Studiocalico, #cliqukits #studiocalico #prettylittlestudio #jodyspiegelhoff #gold #sticker #masking #technique #ink #ctmh #maggieholmes #glitter #flair #CKHomecoming

 

Here are some more close ups for you!  At the angle below you can really see the gold leaves and the masked areas on the layout.  This is a great way to add more visual interest to your layout or even a card without adding a lot of extra embellishments.

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @prettylittlestudio @closetomyheart @lemonowl @maggieholmesdesign @maggieholmes @Studiocalico, #cliqukits #studiocalico #prettylittlestudio #jodyspiegelhoff #gold #sticker #masking #technique #ink #ctmh #maggieholmes #glitter #flair #CKHomecoming

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @prettylittlestudio @closetomyheart @lemonowl @maggieholmesdesign @maggieholmes @Studiocalico, #cliqukits #studiocalico #prettylittlestudio #jodyspiegelhoff #gold #sticker #masking #technique #ink #ctmh #maggieholmes #glitter #flair #CKHomecoming

@cliquekits @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @prettylittlestudio @closetomyheart @lemonowl @maggieholmesdesign @maggieholmes @Studiocalico, #cliqukits #studiocalico #prettylittlestudio #jodyspiegelhoff #gold #sticker #masking #technique #ink #ctmh #maggieholmes #glitter #flair #CKHomecoming

Thank you for spending your time with me today!  I hope I inspired you to create a project and use a mask!!  Try it out!!

Here is a link to our Clique Kits November Kit ~ Homecoming... HERE.   Also, did you know that all of our past Clique Kits in stock are currently available for purchase at an additional 50% off now through December 1st!!  Just use coupon code CKSANTAKIT at check out my friends and grab one or two of these before they sell out!!

Additional products used:  Maggie Holmes Gold Glitter Alphas                        Close To My Heart Stamp Set~One Way Borders ~ Lynn Darda CTMH 🙂

Tomorrow is also the last day of my Etsy Stop wide 60% off Holiday Sale!  Just use code HOLIDAY60 on any order $15.00 or more to get a whomping 60% off!! That’s including all holiday items like Advent Calendars, sequins, treat bag kits and more!  Don’t delay, some quantities are getting low!  You click HERE to go right there.

Remember even during this super busy season, do something creative today!

~ Jody

 

 

 

 

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Create a NEW stamp using old stamps in a Krafty Hearts Blog Share

 

Kraft-y Heart Blog Share

Welcome back! My fellow Krafty Hearts are Lynn Darda and Kim Hill. Make sure you hop over to their blogs for some fantastic inspiration. I linked their scrappy blogs into their names above for your convenience.

“Out with the old & in with the new” is our theme. Today’s project is all about using up your supplies before you get your new goodies. Also, I personally feel like I should justify my scrapbooking and stamping supplies. So, I’ve found a way to to utilize my stamps, even older ones, in my scrapbooking. I’ll take you through a short tutorial at the end of this post.

Now for the feature presentation! My “So You” Claire large tag mini album! I love making mini albums, especially with these large shipping tags. They’re just a little larger than 3×6″, which is a great size for all those Instagram photos I’ve been taking. Mini albums are also a great way to use up those supplies pretty quickly.

Most of the die cuts are from the Artiste Cartridge. Let me tell you I LOVE this cart!! I don’t think I’ve ever been happier with the actual images and quantity of images on a single cart. That’s saying a lot since I have my share 🙂

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I took this challenge a bit further than just using up your current and older supplies. I wanted to use an ‘older’ stamp, or stamp set, in a new way! I used the Wheel of Life (June Stamp of the Month) to create this little 2×2” cluster of words as a journaling block. This die cut journaling spot is also on the Artiste Cartridge along with many others.

My process: Gather your clear stamps to use in the collage (of sorts) and arrange them in your journaling block or directly onto your scrapbook page. Once you have the words or images arranged to your liking, press your CTMH Acrylic Block directly on top of those stamps to adhere them to the block. Gently lift up the acrylic block to create your NEW stamp. Ink it up and stamp as usual with your favorite CTMH Ink. Pretty easy, right!?

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Here’s a little twist on that technique. Add a small word somewhere in the midst of that journaling block with your CTMH Kraft alphabet stickers. Next, arrange your other stamps around the stickers for another cool effect!

Close To My Heart supplies:

~ Liquid Glass to create all those little shiny details and to adhere all my little clouds and banner

~ Claire paper

~ Gems and Acrylic flowers

Other Supplies: Large shipping tags and mini glassine bags from my Etsy Shop HERE and seam binding from my stash.

I hope I’ve inspired you to keep using the stamps in your stash and not let them collect any dust! Stamps are some of the best tools we have yes I meant to say tool. We just need to find new and creative ways to keep using them.

Please stop by Lynn and Kim’s blog too! These ladies always create something fantastic.

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Happy Scrappin’!