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ALL SMILES

Hello there!  It is freeeeezing here in Sacramento and I for one do not care for it.  I grew up on the east coast, New York to be exact and it as colder there!  Lately we have been experiencing a bit of colder weather and bundling has been sounding pretty good lately!  So this photo of my grandchildren was taken in November just before it started getting cold and they are in short sleeve shirts and it so reminded me that spring will be here just wait it out!  Lol

On this layout I am using some of my favorite embellishments called Love Beats Mix and i just love the way this layout came out with them just smiling away and looking very happy, that’s before the cold, Lol.

I also used a tool that I have not used in a while, the We R Memory Keepers Sew Ribbon tool.  That is how I got the red ribbon on the right threaded through the paper.

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I was also able to use the cut files from a previous kit and I finally found a home for them on this layout.  The journaling is on the back of the layout because I did not want to mess up the look of the layout.

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I used some papers from Studio Calico and cut it into 4 strips and used them to stick the die cuts into the strips.

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Love how this looks!  I have wanted to find a home for these die cuts and I just love the way this comes out on the layout!

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Love the look of the Love Beats Mix and how the heart shape ones look!  They are so red and they provide a nice pop of color on the layout.  Below I just happen to have a die cut saying Heartbeat, which matched the heart shaped sequins.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and be sure to check out the SpiegelMom Scraps shop for some awesome sequin mixes!  Be sure to use Felicia15 to get your 15% discount on your order! Have an awesome day!! Also be sure to check out the specials below!

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Congrats Grad Layout with Katty Miranda

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Hello friends! Katty Miranda here to share a 12×12 layout. I am scrapbooking two photos of my older son on the day of his 5th grade graduation. I love these two pictures. He looks so grown up. I began with white cardstock and an Americana stencil called Pixelated. I used a navy texture paste and the Shimmerz from the shop in Sea U in the Mornin. I also lined up the Alma Mater sequin mix with the stencil work. I then layered a few patterned papers from the Kaisercraft Finders Keepers paper pad behind my photo and used one of the Glassine Bags behind my photo to create a pocket for hidden journaling.

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I used some strips of a navy heart patterned paper on top and bottom of my photo. Finally I used some Heidi Swapp Blue glitter foam alphas to write out my tittle.

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I love how it turned out.

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There is a process video if you’d like to watch :https://youtu.be/G3OvUdGHQ9M

Thanks so much for stopping by. XOXO -Katty

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Cheers Girls!

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Hello everyone!  Jody here again with another layout using metal dies to create the look of using an electronic die cutting machine.  Last weeks layout used the circle stitched die set from Kaiserkraft, which I just LOVE!  It’s different than the other stitched dies on the market because the stitches are on the circle that is die cut out, and not on the negative part, or circle punched in the cardstock/paper.  You can see the faux stitching on my die cut journaling circle.

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Instead of using just one type of Kaiserkraft metal die, I used a couple! I used the Nesting Stitched Circles and the Icons metal dies to create my layout, along with the fabulous Pink Paislee Fancy Free collection, sequins from the shop, 2 glassine bags and some Amy Tangerine Thickers words.

To create this look on your page, you’ll need a couple things:  A Big Shot or similar die cutting machine and your favorite metal dies!  Since a 12×12″ sheet of cardstock or paper won’t fit through a Big Shot, you’ll need to cut your cardstock or paper down to either 6×12″ or 5.75×5.75″, as I did today.  I wanted to mount them onto a piece of white American Crafts Cardstock to really help it pop.  I easily could have left my paper 6×12″ but I wanted the faint look of the grid in the background so I cut them down to  5.75 by 5.75″ so the white cardstock would show around the edges of my layout.  To get the placement I wanted, I simply played with where the die cut circles to be on my layout.  After I had those placed where I like them, I added the Kaiserkraft Icon dies as accents.  Tip: When running the metal dies through my Big Shot, I used a small piece of washi tape to keep them in place. 

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After I had everything die cut out, I create some shaker windows with glassine bags and sequins.  This was super easy to do! I used a large glassine bag for the two circles on the upper right of the layout and a medium glassine bag behind the largest circle.  To keep some of the Magical Ocean sequins stuck throughout the circle (so they didn’t all fall to the bottom) I opened up the bag and drizzled some tacky glue inside. Then, I just poured in the desired amount of sequins to fill the space.  This next step is pretty technical.. I smooshed around the sequins until they were inside the circle where the peaked through the die cut window.  Super technical right! LOL!  To finish it off, I folded the glassine bag over and sealed it with some tacky glue as well and then adhered it to the back of the 6×6″ Fancy Free paper.  I repeated this for the other die cut circle using the Spring Blooms sequin mix.  

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For the other two sections, I used the super cute Icon dies to create the design elements and backed them with scraps of Pink Paislee Fancy Free papers to compliment the messy layers behind my photo. I used both the negative space from the Icon dies and the die cuts they punched out.  Using dies is a great way to get so much more out of your papers and really stretch your stash!  Just think of all the possibilities!  

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 I’m so happy you stopped by today to check out the blog!  Remember to follow SpiegelMom Scraps here using Bloglovin’, on Instagram and Facebook!  Today, I’ll be contacting the remainder of the new Design Team members I’ve chosen and giving them the good news!  This was so difficult you guys!  There were a ton of wonderful ladies who applied and I really appreciate all the time you took to submit your applications!  If you weren’t chosen this time, please feel free to email me with any suggestions for improvement for next time! Sometimes, it’s just a matter of photography which can easily be improved with some tips!   Again, thank you SO much everyone and I’ll see ya’ll very soon!

Hugs! Jody

Hello Layout with Katty Miranda

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Hello everyone. Katty here to share another 12×12 Scrapbooking layout. Today I am scrapbooking a lovely photo taken of my neice and sister in law the day after my niece was born. I absolutely love this photo.  I began with an older Pink Paislee stencil by Christy Tomlinson.  I used some of my lovely Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Coral me Crazy, DreamsciclePucker up Pink and Tutti Frutti and added some leaves in a circular pattern alternating the colors.  I also used the Lemon Drop Yellow at the tip of the leaves to add some flowers from the same stencil.

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I created some layers behind my photo using an Orange Bag, a White Lace Paper Doily, a Gold Foil Doily and a couple of patterned papers from the Finders Keepers paper pad.

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I added some leaf die cuts which I cut out of my Silhouette Cameo in between the leaves I had stenciled on. I added some sequins from the Peachy Sherbet mix down the center of some of the leaves. I also added some of the Cork-Fetti Hearts and a Chunky Cork Heart above my photo.

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I added 2 wood pieces from the Studio Calico wood veneer Circles which I colored with my gelatos and some tangled thread behind them.  To finish the layout I added my tittle,  I used American Crafts Dazzle Cork Thickers to write out a simple “Hello” and I used an Ombre Pink Stripe paper from the Crate Paper Hello Love collection to mat the whole layout. I had that Ombre paper  just peeking out on the sides of the layout.

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You can check out my process video if you’d like. 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by.  XOXO -Katty

 

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

“Take a picture” ATCs set by Lea

Hi all, Lea’s here… I found a new small passion and it’s  for ATCs. Classic cards have always made me a kind of creative emptiness, but  it does not happen with the ATCs, not at all! I’m really enjoying it and this week I made two on the theme “Take a picture”.

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I still used white canvas on which I spread a layer of clear medium gel.The first layer I did is a stenciled one: i use a bright Shimmers paint, Dreamscicle; I continued with some watercolor paint. When  dried I use several stamps and washi tape.

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On each of the ATCs I created a focal point using various levels of patterned paper, I added  some twineand on the top two wooden cameras from Studio Calico. I also added some sequins from Jack O Lantern mix ( perfect for Hallowen, but it fits perfectly with my color combo!). Finally the little titles: I stamped two different labels on the same patterned paper and then, on each, I attached “smile” and “say cheese” made with Dymo. … I wrappedevery label  with the colored thread, I added below the thickness and I have applied on each card.

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Xoxo, Lea

Here I am layout by Lea

Hello everyone, I’m here to show you what I made this week with the beautiful products you can find in our shop.

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For this layout I used a beautiful patterned paper: I used for background Dazzlerz Licorice stick with a stencil and I did some circle with Sea U in the morning  to give a textured and sparkling touch , thanks to the texture of these gorgeous colors. The next step was to create a base for the photo: an articulated level game with patterned paper, and other items such as: the glassine bags (in one of the two I put some sequins from Mint Chip mix, the same ones that I used also in the background), a white tag, a white doily, cotton yarn, cork hearts and a small wooden camera. Finally I added the photos I slightly thickened. I completed it all by adding splashes of various colors (white, black, gold and teal zircon).

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xoxo,Lea.