Sticky Fun Summer, a Jen Schow Scraplift!

Hey! Ali here, super excited to share this layout with you guys. We are all scraplifting Jen Schow this week! How fun! Complete transparency, I listen to the Scrap Gals, and I have heard of Jen, but I hadn’t seen a lot of her layouts. But after this scraplift I am a huge fan, I (admittedly) stalked her Instagram for days trying to decide on a layout-there were so many fun ones to choose from! Ultimately I went with this awesome Halloween layout! For my layout I wanted to do a similar three word title, and I knew just the photos I wanted to use! Love these sticky little faces! After that I decided instead of stars (like in the original) I would use popsicles. Paper Issues has a great cut file with a cute little popsicle that fit perfectly with my theme. For some of the cut outs I used patterned paper. But for others I pulled out my trusty Fuse Tool! That’s right, I am using it again! Woohoo! I used the amazing Girly Glitter Sequin mix for my popsicles (and scattered about)! They also paired really nicely with the Echo Park Summer Dreams Collection (which is quite dreamy!).

The popsicles weren’t cutting it on their own (no pun intended) so I also added some simple suns. With a bit of layering and some stitching here and there I added my photos and boom! Finished! I love doing big cut file titles, the rest of the layout seems to create itself after that!  

Here is a little close up of those shaker popsicles. I am a sucker for shakers!

Sorry for the brief post, I really hope you enjoyed it, but I am in Texas and the weather is looking a little sketchy right now! Hope you all are somewhere safe and dry! But if you’re like me, stuck inside, why not shop online a bit? Happy Sunday, y’all!

 

Creative Cards with Karla – Stitched Laundry Birthday Card!

Howdy friends! It’s Karla back today to share a fun stitched birthday card! Now, usually you wouldn’t associate laundry with FUN but when you combine the Lawn Fawn Loads of Fun stamps along with lots of SpiegelMom Scraps sequins, burlap string and felties, you can’t help but have fun!! Our theme this week is to add stitching to a project, so I got out my sewing machine and added a zigzag stitch over the Black May Arts Burlap String to add a little clothes line to hang my laundry on. I have lots of fun stitches that I’ve never even used on my machine, so I thought I’d try a cross stitch one along the bottom of the card. I love how that turned out, and I’ll definitely be using it more! I even grabbed some Kaisercraft Nesting Stitched Squares Dies and cut a background from some pink Shimelle Starshine paper.

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Today I pulled out Fairy Garden, Be True 2 You and Jaded Hearts sequin mixes to use on my card. After I coloured my images with Jane Davenport coloured pencils and added some paper piecing with some Shimelle Starshine papers I had lots of fun adding these sequins!

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I used one of the heart felties to do some handstitching on, doing a ‘blanket stitch’ around the edge, sewing on a button and adding sequins by stitching a ‘french knot’ into the center of each pretty little flower. A quick online search will show you lots of handstiches you can try!@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @lawnfawn @americancrafts @shimellelaine @kaisercraft #smssequins #sequins #sequinlove #handstitching #machinestitching #fauxstitching #diecutting #stamping #paperpiecing #cardmaking #greetingcard #happybirthday #felt #coloredpencils #laundry #loadsoffun

Inside, I used another of the Kaisercraft Nesting Stitched Squares Dies, inked and stamped with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink.

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Here’s a look at the supplies I used from the SMS Shop:

Fairy Garden, Be True 2 You and Jaded Hearts sequin mixes

Black May Arts Burlap String

Kaisercraft Nesting Stitched Squares Dies

The Heart Felties are now sold out! There are a few Felties left in the shop and they are being discontinued to make room for fun, new things. But don’t let that stop you from grabbing some felt and diecutting or handcutting your own to try some stitching techniques on!

 

I popped my cute laundry up with foam dots to add some dimension, and I can’t wait to give this to a special friend on their birthday! I’m sure I’ll even think about how much fun I had making this card while I’m doing real laundry later today 😉

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Be sure to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off your purchases at the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you’ll try some stitching techniques on your projects and see what you think!

Stamping INTO Mixed Media Technique 

Hi everyone! Jody here & I’m so excited to be back today for another guest post! I ssoooo love my Sparklers Design Team but I really miss blogging and creating more layouts on a regular basis.  I think I need another “ME” so I can divide up some more of this small business behind the scenes stuff!!  Anyone out there that can help with that LOL!!!

Anyway, today I’m sharing a technique I’ve haven’t done in awhile but I always LOVE the results.  I began with this lovely green diagonal stripe paper from the Pink Pasilee Fancy Free Collection and this beautiful FREE cut file over at Hip Kit Scrapbook Club.  You just sign up for a free member account and you’ll have access to their free files!!  So awesome!!

Ok so, for this technique I spread some type of mixed media (gesso, texture paste, acrylic paints or Shimmerz Dazzlerz) onto an area of my layout and use a fun stamp to press right into the wet media (Dazzlerz, etc).  This creates some awesome texture, or even a title.  I used the Spun Sugar Dazzlerz and two different stamps, Amy Tangerine “Happy Place” and a small Stampin Up! stamp circle stamp.  I also did a little bit of simple stitching on my layout to show the butterfly’s flight path 🙂

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When the layout is angled more, the light really plays with the Shimmerz Paints Dazzlerz and creates this beautiful effect!  It shines and reveals a really cool, almost hidden, phrase in the Dazzlerz.

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You’ll also notice that there are sequins behind that stunning butterfly cut file from Hip Kit Club.  To create this huge sequins shaker pocket I trimmed a piece of vellum & a piece of Fancy Free paper to the same shape as the butterfly.  I carefully glued the vellum directly onto the backside of the cut file.  After it was dry, I laid the butterfly with the front side facing down onto my workbench and spread some glue randomly over small areas of the vellum.  The backside of the cut file/vellum wasn’t covered in glue, but there were several small areas of wet glue spaced out which where going to hold onto a bunch of loose sequins I was about to pour over my butterfly!  After pouring my desired amount of a sequins onto the butterfly (Spring Blooms, Gold Stardust & Gold Sweatheart Sequins), I sealed up the huge butterfly shaker with the piece of Fancy Free paper and allowed it to dry completely before adhering it to my layout.  I layered it up with those stunning black Thicker words from Amy Tangerine.

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To add a little more interest to my fussy cut flowers and leaves, I folded the leaved down the middle and added few lines with a black Sharpe marker.   I also added the date of the photo using the lines in the Fancy Free paper.

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I finished the layout off with the Simple Stories alpha stickers from last summer, which I’ve been hoarding in my sticker stash!  I just love love love those wood grain alphas!!

Thank you so much for spending your time here today!  If you’re interested in any of the products used today, they are lined in the blog post.  Be sure to find a Sparklers DT girl’s discount code here or on Instagram before you check out too!

See you next week!

Jody

 

Highlighting the Gold Doilies

Good afternoon, everyone!  Kat here today sharing my first layout on the SpiegelMom Scraps blog. 

This year, my family did a “late Christmas” in January because we wanted to celebrate when we were all able to be together.  Our nieces were super excited for an extra Christmas celebration.  They got all cute in their new Christmas jammies, watched a movie and then opened presents.  I got some very cute photos of the two of them and did not want to wait a whole year before scrapping them!

I am so in love with the gold doilies right now so I really wanted to come up with a unique way to incorporate them into the layout and sort of highlight their “awesomeness”.  I ended up using them to create a fun background:

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I pulled some of my other favorite items from the store –star sequins, heart shaped wooden veneers – to create this fun layout of my two favorite girls.

For this layout I used the following items from the store:

Gold doilies

Apple Green sequins

Real Red sequins

Holiday Stars sequin mix

Studio Calico hearts & arrows wood veneers

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What’s your favorite item from the shop right now?

Kat

December Daily Wrap Up 2013

Well my scrappy friends, the hustle and bustle of the holidays is almost done and our ‘normal’ routines will resume soon.  It’s always bittersweet for to me to return to work after a wonderful 13 days off!  I love routine and being organized, but staying home with our kids is wonderful.  I’ve been soaking them up like crazy these last few days!!! 

I’ve been trying to get this post done for the last 4 days too… So onto the last few days of my December Daily.  Here’s a close up shot of how the edges of my mini album look.  Lots of different elements peaking out from the behind the pages. 

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I’ve really fallen in love with all the gold accents in the paper crafting world this year.. Gold Doilies, Sequins, Alpha stickers… the list goes on!  I did some very simple layering on top of the 4×6″ Simple Stories card.   I cut a Gold Foil Doily in a third and adhered it with Aileen’s Tacky Glue, then cut some little banner shapes out.  I chose this Peace Love Joy 4×4″ Simple Stories card and adhered it to the 4×6″ card, along with the banner shapes and the Gold Foil Doily.  Pretty simple 🙂

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 This page is the backside of the 4×6″ card above.  The contrast of the black and white chalkboard design is a great mix with all the bright Christmas colors!  I just added a few SpiegelMom Scraps Sequins, Maggie Holmes gold glitter alphas and called it a day!

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 Next is a little more complicated page.  The base of the page is wool felt with I ran through my sewing machine around the edges with gold thread… my other new favorite 🙂  Next, I die cut WISH on my Cricut using my Close To My Heart Artbooking Cartridge.  I used a 6×6″ piece of paper from the Fancy Pants Merry Little Christmas pad and then  trimmed around it to create the large banner shape.  This is another creative way to use your Cricut!!  It looks like a specialty  die cut or something created with a Silhouette.  It’s adhered to the felt with Aileen’s Tacky Glue and then I added more layers and other elements around it.

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 A little closer…

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This page was created on the backside of the 21 page above.  I adhered the Santa paper to this side before running it through my little sewing machine.  The page below is a fun pocket page.  You can have the kids write down their wish lists, traditions or even what your Elf on the Shelf has been up to this month!

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Next, is this adorable snowman page!  The page is green wool felt with the patterned paper adhered with Aileen’s Tacky Glue and stitched around the edges with gold thread.. yes there’s a trend here GOLD!

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Finally Christmas morning was upon us!!!!  This page is super simple.. just add some sequins and a gold glitter thicker.. Good. To. Go!

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This page is the backside to the Dec 25th card.  I thought it was the perfect way to end my December Daily and needed no embellishment! 

I wish you all a very blessed and Happy New Years!!!  I’ll be back very soon with Part 1 of a very special mini album reveal!! 

XOXO,

Jody

 

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