Product Reveal and 1st DT Blog Hop!!

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Hello everyone and welcome to February’s blog hop, aka SpiegelMom’s Scrapbook Skippings!   Today is extra special because I’m not only revealing the new sequin mixes for this quarter, but I’m also welcoming most of my new Design Team in their first team blog hop!  I say most because the lovely Amy Lee will be leaving us after today.  I’m very sad to see her go… but this girl is going many creative places!  I’m looking forward to following her creative journey and I wish her all the best!!

As a bonus for today’s blog hop, I’m also giving away THREE prizes this month to some lucky blog-hoppers who comment on all the blogs.  You have through February 5th to enter.  The prizes include custom 2 notebooks from May Designs, 6×6″ Crate Paper pad with embellishments and huge mystery prize package!!  Drooling yet?? Let’s get  this scrappy party started!  Here are the new sequins this quarter.

Your entire line up for today’s hop is below.  Each of the Sparkler’s names is a direct link to their creative blogs.

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Laura 

Yuliya 

Sarah

Anna

Amy

Lea  

Ka  

Katty

I decided to create a two page Project Life style spread for you and I really love how it turned out.   I like to keep my PL spreads simple, with splashes of embellishments and sparkle.  This way, the focus stays on my photos.  This summer my husband and I took our three youngest daughters on a fun little photo shoot to our land where we’re currently building our home and around the town where we live.  I incorporated a few of my favorite products and created fun sequin pockets along the 2×12″ section of the the WRMK pocket page protectors.  I wasn’t sure how I was going to use it, but thought sequins was perfect along with using my Fuse Tool!

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See those little foiled hearts in the sequin pockets?  Those were foiled using the Heidi Swapp MINC Mini.  The starter kit comes with several toner sheets that you can die cut or use with your paper punches.  Such an awesome tool to have your scrappy arsenal!! I also created a fun little sequin shaker using a small glassine bag, Hearts on Fire sequins and some lovely black glitter Thickers from Pink Fresh Studio.

Another one of my favorite products are the felt die cuts. Birds of a Feather felt die cuts are such beauties and come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. As you can see, I added the white Felt-Fetti Hearts right onto my photos as simple accents.  I just used tacky glue to adhere them.

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If you’re interested in any of the products or tools I used today, they are linked here: Hearts on Fire Sequins, WRMK Page Protectors, Fuse Tool, White Felt Fetti Hearts, Silver Stardust Sequins, Cloudy Days Felties, Heidi Swapp MINC Mini, Bird of a Feather Die Cuts and papers & stickers by Allison Kreft for Webster’s Pages, wood veneer by Heidi Swapp.  If you poke around one of the Sparkler’s blogs or Instagram accounts, I’m sure you’ll find their discount codes..hint hint 🙂

Thank you for spending your time with us today!  I’d love for you be in the running for one of the 3 prizes I’m giving away.  Please be sure to leave comments on all the blogs to be entered!  Now, you’ll be heading over to Laura’s blog where she’s sure to knock your creative socks right off!!!  She always inspires me for sure.  Happy hopping 🙂

 

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. 

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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