Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Crafty Jen Schow + SpiegelMom Scraps Blog Hop

Hey friends! Today I'm teaming up with my friend Jody from SpiegelMom Scraps - a fun shop with felt and cork die cuts, beautiful sequin assortments, and lots more, so definitely check it out!

Today's hop is with the SpiegelMom Scraps design team, so you may have come from the SMS blog and after me, you'll head to Ka's blog. Here's a list of all of the participants, if you get lost!

SpiegelMom Scraps
Crafty Jen Schow (that's me!)
Anna Sigga

There are a few brand new cut files in my shop and I've teamed them up with some beautiful felties and sequins. The first layout I made uses my new Scribble Floral background,  All Grown Up - Girl Print & Cut files, and Pink Lagoon sequin assortment pack.

To be quite honest, I'm not sure how I feel about my color combination here, but I like the photos and the memory is documented. And I'm okay with that.

I cut a bunch of the more transparent sequins in half and created a border along the bottom of my photo layers. I adhered the sequins with some Tim Holtz Matte Multi-Medium, but you could use micro adhesive dots just as easily.

I love the way a background cut file looks laid over some watercolor, and I did that here. 

For my other layout, I used one of my new Spring Fresh cut file as a stitching guide for my title and I just love it! It's 8.5 x 11, which is a size that I have been enjoying lately.

I mixed the Maggie Holmes Bloom collection with the gorgeous Peachy Sherbet sequin assortment, Yellow Felt-fetti Hearts, and Cloudy Days Felties. They look so pretty together!

I created a line of sequins going from the top to bottom on the right side of my layout. I like to try to make it look kind of "natural" and like the sequins could have just fallen into place.

I used really soft colors for my stitching because I didn't want them to be too bold. I love that it kind of has that soft, pastel, spring-y look.

As I mentioned, be sure to head over to Ka's blog to see what she has created!

Jody and I are each giving away a prize as part of the blog hop. Leave a comment below and on each blog in the hop, for a chance to win a $5.00 gift code for the Crafty Jen Schow shop or all of the new April sequin assortments from SpiegelMom Scraps! You have until midnight CST on March 31, 2016 to enter and winners will be chosen on April 1, 2016, so don't wait!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. These are just beautiful Jen!!! I love that floral scribble background to much!! I can't wait to share some more project with our goodies!

  2. Beautiful pages as always! Love that cut file and those felt pieces are amazing!

  3. Wonderful layouts, as always! 8.5 x 11 is my favorite layout size, I'd love to see more of those!!!

  4. Both layouts are lovely. I love the soft colors used in both. I need this die cut.

  5. Beautiful layouts! I love all the details! I just became a new subscriber.

  6. I love your stitched title so, so much! :)

  7. I love your stitched title so, so much! :)

  8. These are gorgeous - your cut files are wonderful and I will definitely be checking out Jody's shop as well!

  9. Beautiful layouts...as always!! Thanks for the blog hop! This is fun!

  10. That photo of you and your daughter is amazingly beautiful!!! Love both layouts!

  11. Just beautiful Jen!!! You stitching is awesome :) TFS

  12. I love love love the stitching! Adds an elegance to the layout.

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  14. Love the floral background. It just adds so much to your layout!

  15. Love your layouts as always. I HAVE to try the stitched title-I have seen a few lately and they are gorgeous! Also love your cut file over the water color and the sequins are a pretty finishing touch. :)