Dancing Leaves with Ali

Hiya friends! Hope you are having a fabulous Sunday! Today I am sharing a TN spread!

I am so excited about getting into the Traveler’s Notebook craze, I am so addicted already. My scrapbook layouts are often about my kids or our lives, but I have decided to make my TN about me, my thoughts, and how I am feeling. Like a journal, of sorts.

I created this spread with a photo of the shadows the leaves left on the sidewalk.

My main focus was on the journaling, especially because the photo was a little…blah. But I knew what I wanted to say went with the photo. Being a mom has me frazzled most days. I am always (over)thinking about the things that need to be done, how much time I have to do everything, and often there is little time for reflection. I forget to slow down. It isn’t until I am scrapping an older photo of my kids and I realize how fast time is flying by…my journaling reflects my heart’s desire to treasure each moment, even tiny moments, like watching shadows dance on the ground.

I added an embossed heart stamp to the photo just to cheer it up a bit. Some scraps from Pink Paislee and Pinkfresh Studio and some rose gold (obsessed) washi tape and my spread was almost good to go. The Peachy Keeny sequins were the perfect finishing touch. I love the tiny flower sequins, they make a big impact in such a tiny way! Plus, the grey and clear add bling while meshing well with just about any project! Love!!

  

Have you jumped on the TN train? I would love to see them! As always, don’t forget to add the sequins!

GD Renee Joy Wraps Up June!!

Hi all!  Jody here today to bid a sweet farewell to my June Guest Designer Renee Joy!  It’s been such a pleasure to have her creating with us this month and greatly appreciate her time and talents!  Thank you doesn’t seem like enough to say, but THANK YOU SO MUCH Renee!  Please enjoy her last post on the SpiegelMom Scraps blog!

Hi, scrappy friends…I just love these pocket letters!! They are so much fun to create and are quick and easy, too!! I really enjoyed using the wonderful goodies at SpiegelMom Scraps

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Hmmm, I wonder who I will give this one to….we will see!! Let’s see some detail of these pockets. Oh, I just love those doilies and wood veneers!!

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @studiocalico @chictags, #spiegelmomscraps #sequins #woodveneer #studiocalico #chictags #doily #pocketletters #pocketletterpal

As you look at the upper left and lower right corners, you may notice a bit of a glare. That is because I put some plastic in the pocket to hold some embellishments.  By the way, I love those, too!!

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @studiocalico @chictags, #spiegelmomscraps #sequins #woodveneer #studiocalico #chictags #doily #pocketletters #pocketletterpal

Of course you can see that I picked every color of sequins I could find to fill the pockets with.  I also wrote a personal note in the center….those cute doilies come in handy again 🙂

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @studiocalico @chictags, #spiegelmomscraps #sequins #woodveneer #studiocalico #chictags #doily #pocketletters #pocketletterpal

Here are the supplies I had fun using!! If you do not see any of the supplies listed right away, it could be because they are in those hidden pockets I told you about….so fun!!

Paper-Heidi Swapp, September Skies
Wood Veneer Stars
Wood Veneer Phrases
Forever Love Cork Die-Cuts
Chevron-Fetti Cork Die-Cuts
Blue Lagoon Sequins
Skinny Chevron Washi
Doilies
Black Sequins
Gold Confetti

Jody, thank you so much for having me as June’s guest designer here at SpiegelMom Scraps It has been lots of fun!! I also really enjoyed using your products in the projects I created 🙂   Now we are on to the pocket letter project on Facebook!!

Happy Scrapping,

Renee

Wow!!  Thank you so much Renee!  Your Pocket Letter is beautiful!  In case some of you missed this, I’m having a big Pocket Letter Swap on Facebook and would LOVE to have you join in the creative fun!  Check out my event HERE and leave a comment to get yourself signed up. You can sign up  through July 1st and swap partners will be assigned and posted July 3rd!  See ya there!

Jody

Pocket Pal Letter with GD Renee Joy!

Hi there, scrappy friends… I hope your week is off to a good start. This week I thought I would do something a bit different.  I thought it would be fun to create a pocket letter.  It’s kind of like pocket page scrapbooking and a letter all in one.  Big thanks to Heidi Swapp and Janette Lane for their page inspiration. I bet some of you have already tried it.  I am liking it a lot and can’t wait to do more.  Let me share this one with you!

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I really had a good time selecting paper and embellishments for this project. SpiegelMom Scraps was just perfect for this!! I know that you will love these goodies just as much as I do!! Since this pocket letter is being given to someone really special, I wanted to describe her in the best way I could. I think this pic is a good start….love those doilies!!

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Oh, by the way, I am giving this letter to my daughter. She has seen the layout; so far, she does not suspect a thing. Here’s hoping I can pull this off 😉  I hid a little note in the doily that you see in the middle below. I just had to remember not to glue it shut 🙂

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I loved how the words on the paper fit perfectly for my daughter. This next photo does just that and gave me a chance to to leave a little sentiment, too!

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I thought it would be cool to share some of my goodies with her so I created a pocket from a tag….I filled it with hearts and stars; then, I sealed it with washi tape so nothing would spill out. Yes, I stuffed it! Oh, if it looks like there is a bit too much washi on the tag that’s because I wanted to share. That is what I love about washi tape….it lifts right off! It comes in really handy when you want to keep your sequins and confetti in the pockets, too. Washi creates a great seal.

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When you are ready to send off your pocket letter, it will fit nicely inside of a regular legal size envelope unless you stuffed it like I did. You can also put goodies in the pockets, too 🙂

Here are the goodies I enjoyed using:

Paper-Heidi Swapp and Craft Smith
Black Sequins
Gold Confetti
Silver Confetti
Doilies
Washi Tape
Hearts
Tag
Stars

It is so much fun visiting SpiegelMom Scraps. Thank you again, Jody!!

Have a great week everyone. ‘See you next week 🙂

Happy Scrapping,

Renee Joy

Scrappin’ with Washi, Sequins & Doilies!

Hey there, scrappy friends….Renee Joy here….I am back with more crafty goodies to share. Thank you, Jody!!I I always love to play with my goodies from SpiegelMom Scraps. It is soooo much fun!! As you know, I love Project Life. I also love traditional scrapbooking as well. This week I created this traditional layout with pics of my adorable kids….a mom can be biased, right? Of course 🙂  I chose paper from the Craft Smith Company….their Dipped Dyed and Stylish Basics paper pads matched perfectly with SpiegelMom Scraps

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps
Yes, my kids have grown up….l am playing catch up with all those photos I want to scrap. What better way than to use doilies, washi tape and more sequins from
SpiegelMom Scraps Can’t you tell that I have absolutely fallen in love with those Stargazer sequins? They are so yummy!! Let’s take a closer look.

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps

There’s more!!

@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps
Supplies:

Paper-Craft Smith Company
Funky Alphabet Washi Tape
Ranger Blue Paint Dabber
Tags to Go-K and Company
Sentiment-Unknown
Doilies
Sequins

Thank you so much for joining me today!! I am so excited cos’ I am coming back with another project to share next week….will it be Project Life or a traditional layout? You’ll see!!

Have a great week,

Renee Joy