Friday, June 21, 2019

June guest designer... Debbie!

Please welcome Debbie!

I'm a 48 year old mum of two teenagers, living in Milton Keynes in the UK. I work full time and have been a keen crafter for many years with anything from cross stitch to crochet in the mix. In the last 20 or so years I would say my focus has been on papercrafts - card making and scrapbooking (though I don't tend to scrapbook as much as I'd like). I'm a member of two card design teams (CRAFT and Dream Valley).

Debbie made a video for this card and you can view it HERE.
My eldest daughter is taking her GCSE examinations at the moment and I wanted to be able to give her something at the end of all of her hard work to say how brilliant she is. My initial thought was to use the left section middle strip for ribbon, but when I got the papers out the bows were there and I thought that this was perfect! Having a mathematical logical mind the easiest way to get the panelled areas was to create triangles and put a square over them. Simple - no messing about doing lots of measuring.

and she also made a second card!
Be sure to follow Debbie on Instagram @d_e_crafts and her BLOG.

Monday, June 17, 2019

June card team!

SpiegelMom Scraps is a specialty sequin mix shop based in Racine, Wisconsin (US).   SMS's owner, Jody, began her love of crafting as a child with her Nana and making coasters with yarn and plastic canvas.  From then on she never looked back and has always been creative.  She's been scrapbooking nearly 20 years and has always loved to sprinkle pretty little details throughout her scrapbook pages.  Jody's love of creating, adding tiny details and sparkle led her to start her business in 2010.  Since then SpiegelMom Scraps has grown, along with Jody's busy family, to a one woman small business with a fabulous design team called the Sparklers.   Jody and the Sparklers enjoy teaming up with other small businesses to swap products to create with and hosting fun events on social media.  Jody would love you to join them on their creative journey by following SMS on social media.  There's LOTS of inspiration and a wonderful community in the Spread the Sparkle Facebook group also.  Please stop by and leave a comment telling us where you heard about SMS!  

You can find SMS inspiration on the BLOG, Instagram, You Tube channel, and the Facebook group.


Mandi


I used sequins to make the flowers along the side.




I used 3 Rustic Hearts wood veneers and 3 sequins from Snowy Fields


I used a mix of Dragon Tales, Ride the Tide, and Pebbles on the Beach. 


You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our sketch challenges. Just post a link to your creation in our sidebar. If you share on social media, be sure to tag #StickItDown.

  One randomly selected winner will receive $20 shop credit from Spiegelmom Scraps! We'll also choose one winner from each sketch to be a guest designer!

Monday, June 10, 2019

June single page team!

SpiegelMom Scraps is a specialty sequin mix shop based in Racine, Wisconsin (US).   SMS's owner, Jody, began her love of crafting as a child with her Nana and making coasters with yarn and plastic canvas.  From then on she never looked back and has always been creative.  She's been scrapbooking nearly 20 years and has always loved to sprinkle pretty little details throughout her scrapbook pages.  Jody's love of creating, adding tiny details and sparkle led her to start her business in 2010.  Since then SpiegelMom Scraps has grown, along with Jody's busy family, to a one woman small business with a fabulous design team called the Sparklers.   Jody and the Sparklers enjoy teaming up with other small businesses to swap products to create with and hosting fun events on social media.  Jody would love you to join them on their creative journey by following SMS on social media.  There's LOTS of inspiration and a wonderful community in the Spread the Sparkle Facebook group also.  Please stop by and leave a comment telling us where you heard about SMS!  

You can find SMS inspiration on the BLOG, Instagram, You Tube channel, and the Facebook group.







Cathy Lu
You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our sketch challenges. Just post a link to your creation in our sidebar. If you share on social media, be sure to tag #StickItDown.

  One randomly selected winner will receive $20 shop credit from Spiegelmom Scraps! We'll also choose one winner from each sketch to be a guest designer!

Sunday, June 9, 2019

May winners!

Today we're announcing our May winners!

Camille



and the prize winner for the Cheapo Dies prize is... Anna!

Friday, June 7, 2019

June guest designer... Sharon!


A little about me, I’ve been married to my wonderful hubby Lee for 16 years and we have two gorgeous boys - Alexander & Nicholas and a beautiful daughter Cassandra.  I started scrapbooking when my eldest (now 15) was born as it was something I could do with my amazing Mum.  My family tends to be the focus of my scrapbooking. I love to ensure there’s a button or two on my layouts and at the moment, I’m experimenting with stencils and paint.
In between juggling my family and finding the time to scrap, I’m busy preparing for September 2019 as that sees me start my year’s training to become a teacher.

I have a BLOG where I post my layouts and general life stuff too. Please feel free to check it out.


With regards to my GD layout, I always have loads of photos of any specific event to scrap, so I LOVE double layouts.  I have recently found myself the owner of a number of reels of washi tape, which is something that is not usually on my layouts, but I thought I’d give them a try, hence the corner washi tape strips.  I’m also playing around with mixed media at the moment, so I used some texture paste and a Tim Holtz mask too.