Sunday, December 20, 2015

Bring on the Sparkle 2015!

Welcome to the Bring on the Sparkle Blog Hop!!! I'm so happy you could stop by! I've been Holiday Crafting like a crazy person, both paper crafting and knitting my brains out! I'm having a lovely time and I'd LOVE to show you what I made with my supplies from SpiegelMomScraps Shop. I want to start by telling you that I did my best to make things that WOULDN"T photograph!! LOL! I got a Fuse Tool this year when Jody got them in at the shop, and It's really made itself known over this holiday season! I LOVE this thing!! I decided my project for the hope would be some simple but lovely shaker tags to go on little gifts for my co-workers. The trick with these tags is to get a photo with little to no glare... I think I did ok. I used lots of different things from the shop and combined it with my xmas stash which currently includes rub-ons from the Shimelle Christmas Collection and lots of the Get Happy Christmas Collection from 2014 by Gossamer Blue. I already know that the EZ Grand Runner will attach these to the gifts I have to go with them, I just need to get them together! Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you.

Supplies used from SMS
Fuse Tool
Medium Shipping Tags
Bakers Twine (It comes in Assorted Colors but I used the Red and White)
Sequins in the follwing colors and mixes:
Blizzard, Poppin' Pink Flurries, Rockin' Red Stardust, Gold Stardust, Holiday Happiness, Cinnamon and Sugar, Fairytale 

Hop List:
****Charity Feit**** YOU ARE HERE
Sarah McClellan

Louise Forsyth

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Hannukah oh Hannukah 2015!

So far this has been a lovely holiday season. I finally got my Hanukkah Cards out to family. And we have been busy eating jelly donuts, lighting candles and having latkes!

I was given the opportunity to work with the Hanukkah Special Edition kit from Clique Kits, and these are the cards I made:

LOVE these papers, had to use layers and tags on all these cards!

That American Crafts Vellum is yummy, it does have a number 9 on it, but I just covered it up!

This one is my favorite card! I used the Lawn Fawn Stamp with some Ranger embossing ink both in Patina and Gold. Really enjoying the gold twine, and there is a full pack so I have plenty more to play with. I'm going to print out some of my favorite candle lighting pics to go with the leftovers. I don't have any full sheets, but tons of stuff is left!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Welcome to the SpiegelMomScraps Holiday Hop 2015!

Thanks for stopping by today! I'm so excited to share my shaker card with you! I've been hoarding a frozen/fairtale sequin mix from this summer so I could make an awesome Hanukkah card! I was so excited when I saw those new cork stars! Sigh, so chunky and lovely... and I'm going to mod some of them to use in another project so be sure and check back!

I used a variety of white, blue and white sequins along with the cork stars. The shaker is really the focus of my card, I didn't feel like it needed much more! Be sure and stop by all the blogs on the hop, it's the perfect length for a during the week hop! Use code Charity15 for a discount at the shop! I'm linking to all the sequins HERE and the cork stars HERE but be sure and check everything out, she has the best stuff for making your gifts extra special!

Hop Lineup:

        Sarah McClellan
            Louise Gannon Forsyth 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tapestry in a Planner, welcome to the Pep Rally!

This is a very special time of year for me. Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday for many years.  It was always a time when family got together and there was everyone's favorite food (ahem, dessert) and no pressure for anything except to take home leftovers. I cut into this lovely kit to decorate my planner this month. I LOVE the happy gleaming gold accents! Check this out!

​November 2015 Line-Up

Clique Kits

Kim Allen
Janet Zeppa ​
Leeann Pearce
Melissa Vining​
YOU ARE HERE------------Charity Feit ARE HERE
​​Hannah Lemieux
Emma Pescott ​
Tarrah Mclean​
Wendy Antenucci​

Sandy Gonzalez

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I believe in Rainbows

My instagram has been really busy this month with the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I've been having tons of fun, but really haven't made many projects, just practicing my coloring. But last night I finally got around to making a page from a photo that's been waiting on me. I started out by gathering up some Shimelle items I've had hoarded (and I've recently picked up some new stuff recently). I knew before getting started that I wanted to use that rainbow heart paper, it's vellum and so lovely! I tried it out on several other background papers and while I loved it on lots of things, it needed something to keep those hearts from drowning on another pattern and white cardstock just was not cutting it. So I found this awesome specialty paper covered in gold hearts along the bottom. The Keller paper is that awesome paper with bright hearts in pink on pink from the original collection, but on the back there is a section that is a soft gray so that is what I used to emphasize the heart vellum. I love how it looks, especially because where it isn't backing you can see the smaller heart print on my background paper behind it. I matted the photo with the paper called Frappe from the True Stories collection, the reverse side of this lovely navy print has cameras on it. I combined stickers from both collections and used some of the cut apart sheet from True Stories called Latte for page accents. I puzzled for a bit over what to put my journalling on, then I just took some white cardstock and cut out a half a heart shape and used Fossilized Amber Distress ink to make it a lovely yellowy color, I used water to distress the ink a bit, then journalled on my block. Those lovely red glitter Thickers in the Fitzgerald Font combined with tile letters from the Shimelle Collection stickers make my title. I really love how this turned out.

I'm editing a video on pulling this layout together so stay tuned to my youtube channel :)!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Happy World Cardmaking Day 2015!!!!

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be sharing some cards with products from my favorite Etsy Shop... SpiegelMomScraps! You should be arriving from Louise's blog, and if you are just stopping by here, come on and join in the blog hop, it's small and INSPIRING! I got so happy creating cards that I created two cards today and so here is my first card, it's a real more is more type card:


And this is my fav "seasonal" card right now:

 This photo almost shows the wind of stella glitter pen... it's AMAZING in person!

Products used from the shop for this card: Sequins, Trim

Use code: Charity15 to save on your next order at SMS

Hop order:

Jody Lynn
Louise Gannon Forsyth
****Charity Feit****You are here!
Kat Benjamin

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Thankful Banner using SMS and Photo Play Paper!

I love fall!  I love the colors, the pumpkin spice, the change in the weather... and when I saw this paper line by PhotoPlay Paper I had to make something for my house! I decided to go with a banner and then I started going through my favorite items from SpiegelMomScraps.

Click on the following items to link to the shop!
Doilies, Tags, Cork Hearts, Adhesive, Glassine Bag (I tore one of these into strips so my letters would show up more on the tags.)

Don't forget to use code Charity10 to save 10% at SpiegelMomScraps!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

September 2015 Pep Rally Featuring : Capture

Loved working with the Cocoa Daisy Kit this month! This is the first layout I've finished, but I've been working in my planner with this kit as well and really love the paper and embellies!!! I also love the combo of sequins that was included in the kits. I got some new stencils recently while I was on vacation. So I added some stenciling to the background of this awesome woodgrain. I also used gelatos in two shades of pink to the black crepe paper that was included in the kit. I've done this before on a layout from the Clique Into Color kit/crop and LOVED the effect. I was so excited to see the crepe paper in this months kit as it's a texture that I really like using! I hope you enjoy today's layout, I usually crop my photos closer but I've been working up to the edges and I like the detail included so I cropped around it today. Have fun seeing what everyone created, and if you subscribe to the kits, you should be a part of the Pep Rally too! If you were just stopping by my blog today be sure and hop along, you could win the September Kit for yourself!

Pep Rally Lineup

YOU ARE HERE***************************Charity Feit 
*Design Team Members on Kit Duty

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Clique Kits September 2015 Kit... Capture

My kit arrived!!!  (happy dance) Here is the haul video... you need to see my extra goodies from the store!

I work this weekend, but I'm going to find some time to cut some paper... Pep Rally is coming ;)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Quick Gift Packaging using items from SpiegelMomScraps!

Wow, it's been too long! I've had a bit of illness and then a lovely and wonderful VACATION which was sorely needed!!! I hope you have all been having a lovely summer, mine has been different. But my vacation with DH was LOVELY and I am now a bit refreshed and ready to go again.
I brought back some candy cigarettes for my co-workers (they are all over 21 so I'm not influencing minors). And decided they needed to be dressed up a bit to be gifted.

Items from the shop:


Clothes Pins:



Glassine Bags:

SpiegelMomScraps Etsy:

Use code Charity10 to save on your purchase

I also made a video of these being put together... I didn't film the making of the tag but I used a new Rebekah Meier stencil and a stamp from Lawn Fawn for the tags.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Clique Into Color Layout #2

This was inspired by a sketch created by Clique Kits design team member Kat Benjamin... and I really went to town with paint and watercolors. That heart print was originally black and white but I used my cheapo set of watercolors to change that, the other scraps are cut from papers in the kit as well, and the background I painted with the Jillibean Soup paint that was included with the kit.

Mine doesn't match the sketch exactly but I really LoVE how this layout came out! It's very wrinkly with all the wet media, but that's ok, it'll flatten out in my album over time, it was really hard to photograph without losing the edges... so I cropped weirdly. 

Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Clique into Color Layouts

Clique Kits had a fantastic Facebook Crop where they posted challenges... they even sold out of their kit that they created just for the event. Everyone is welcome to participate and you have until August 24th to upload your layouts.

The first one I completed was mostly inspired by everyone's work, it didn't really fit any of the challenges:

I was able to snag one of the kits for the event, it featured papers from Bella Blvd and Echo Park. I added a set of Gelatos from the Clique Store to go with and some of those AWESOME Bella Blvd Bows and stickers. That heart was from one of the exclusive cards that came with the kit, it was just white and black, I Gelatoed it to look Ombre... I also colored the background with some Gelatos.  I really love how this turned out and can't wait to share my other layout... look for it on Tuesday 8/18!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Planner Process Video and Stuff

So I've really been enjoying using my current Clique Kit for my planner... who knew??? I have been really inspired watching the RESET girl videos over at the youtube land and she has helped me out with my problems stamping on my planner pages... just add pretty paper on top. Wish I could be that smart on my own. I was trying things like Gesso and then getting sad because it wasn't working out just right. I may still have to print my own pages... but this is working for me right now.

Friday, August 7, 2015

More Ambrosia Planning

SERIOUSLY loving this kit in my planner, I have the opposite page sorted and I'm going to try and film it this weekend. I finished my finals this week, so I hope to have more crafty filmy time the next few weeks!!! Wish me luck! Clique Kits is having an online crop this weekend so check out their Facebook Group and play along with the challenges!

Here is my latest page, using mostly the Ambrosia kit from Clique Kits and a few bits from my stash.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Ambrosia Planning

So I just got my Clique Kits August Kit... Ambrosia. It's finals time for me (ugh, still so many to go) and I really wanted to cut into this yummy kit! So I did some work in my planner. I'm finally FINALLY starting to get some results I'm happier with. Thanks to inspiration from the Reset Girl I have learned if I want to stamp in my planner, I just need to slap some paper down inside!

The page on the left is getting there, but the page on the right I LOVE!! I am staying somewhere that isn't my house this week, and I forgot to bring my paper trimmer, but I love how it turned out anyway!

I made a process video for the right hand page, but I got a phone call while filming and just discovered that :( so no video for the page. Sorry.

And a haul video to show off my kit!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Birthday with the Carpe Diem Kit

I still have a lot of this kit left on my desk, and I needed a "quick" birthday card. So utilized some scrap strips from my last layout, made a messy background with my favorite Mama Elephant Doily stamp on a white cardbase using Charcoal Mid-Tone Ink by Hero Arts.

I used the tiny attacher to attach my strips to one another and 3L adhesive foam to attach the strips to my card. The letter stickers are from Jillibean Soup.

I think it turned out pretty cute!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Sometimes you need a card to kind of substitute for a hug, and let someone know they are doing great, and you are there for them. I found the perfect supplies in my July Clique Kit:

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Happy Birthday, You're old.

Something I am forever lamenting is that I don't have enough birthday stamps. That's not really true, I'm just not usually inspired to make a card that just says Happy Birthday. That being said, DH told me his brother's birthday is coming up, so I decided to use a fun set of specifically birthday stamps from Paper Smooches I love the funny "you're old, embrace it" stamp and I think it can't be used often enough! I had some papers and scraps of paper from Pinkfresh Studios Up in the Clouds collection that I've been needing to use, and my Hero Arts Ombre Inks were on the table, so I set to work. I did grab my favorite Say Cheese stamp set by Lawn Fawn (I have probably used this die so much it was a FANTASTIC buy!) I stamped the polaroid, then used distress ink in vintage photo to vintagey it up. I backed it with Pinkfresh Studio Paper (that paper I used in the background was a scrap and it reminds me of birthday candles), then I stamped the sentiments, I trimmed out the Happy Birthday Sentiment and popped it up on foam adhesive. I trimmed another piece of paper to fit my cardbase and inked around the edges. Then I decided to use some glittery washi from Pinkfresh Studios a year ago to "tape" down the polaroid. It was really a quick little card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Thank You Tag Card

Sometimes you just need a little card... and what better to make it out of than some Medium Shipping Tags from SpiegelMomScraps! I love those new Ombre Ink pads from Hero Arts, and I have two of them right now, so I got to work making this tag:

I used a bit of Ribbon  and a Tiny Clip at the top for a touch of added embellishment. I think the ribbon looks great with the lighter portion of the ink on the tag. When you go buy your own supplies at SpiegelMomScraps be SURE and use Code : CHARITY15 for a 15% discount on your total order!
I used a little bag from V's Sweet Ideas as my envelope and the stamps are all from this set of Waffle Flower Crafts stamps.
I LOVE how this turned out!

I filmed a process video as I was making this little card.

Friday, July 17, 2015

SMS 5th Anniversary Layout Sketch Challenge Accepted!

If you've been playing along with SpeigelMomScraps 5th birthday party, then I HOPE you did the sketch challenge designed by Kat!  You have until today... at midnight to link up and you could win the grand prize! I loved the sketch that Kat came up with, you can find it here. This is my take... I needed to dig into more of my yummylicious July Clique Kit and add some details with my new favorite hearts from SMS Be sure and go pick some up... use code CHARITY15 for a 15% discount on your WHOLE order! The silver enamel shapes are from V's Sweet Ideas who is one of the prize sponsers for SpeigelMomScraps 5th Birthday Party... be sure and check everything out if you haven't already!

I can't get enough of this silly pic! The photo was taken last October when I went to crop with my scrappy sisters in Memphis. This was a super silly pic made while we were at dinner! I've got a few other pics both scrapped and unscrapped from this event. I think I'll finish scrapping them next. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Planner Challenge Accepted!

I've been so much busier this week than I originally planned, I still have a couple more challenges that I really want to get finished, but I decided to do something really brave for me and make an insert in my planner! I'm getting more and more into decorating my planner and I'm LOVING using stamps and my scrappy supplies to get this done. I had some washi and paper from Pinkfresh Studios in my stash and some stamps from V's Sweet Ideas and Mommy Lhey and some LOVELY dazzling glittery gems also by V's Sweet Ideas. I LOVE how it turned out! I've been so "scared" to do this for some weird reason... it's just paper, right?

I'm linking this up to the challenge at SpeigelMomScraps 5th birthday celebration. How many challenges have you entered?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

July 2015 Pep Rally!

Welcome to the July Pep Rally! If you just got here from Krafty Kat's blog welcome, if you were just stopping by to check out what I have going on... you should be sure and check out the blog hop! 
Wow this kit is amazing and our challenge this month is : Anything Goes! I decided to record applying for my first passport!

I had a blast cutting apart one of those cut apart sheets! I love all the papers in this collection and was excited to layer them up. I had a bit more to write than I originally thought but really love how this one turned out!
Like what you see? Check out Clique Kits! There' s a fantastic kit, awesome add-ons available, exclusively designed products every month, special edition kits, a monthly blog hop that you can participate in and a fantastic and supportive (not to mention enabling) Facebook community!

Clique Kits 
Hannah Lemieux
Sandy G.* 
Megan Blethen 
Kim Allen 
Taina Cortes 

Friday, July 10, 2015

SpiegelMomScraps is FIVE!!!

Hello everyone and welcome to the 5th Anniversary Scrap Party of SpiegelMom Scraps!!  Jody, aka SpiegelMom, brought us all together to celebrate and party with all of you!  We have some fantastic fun planned for you, including prizes for all the challenges being introduced by each blogger.  Jody has rounded up some wonderful prizes for the challenge winners from Marion Smith Designs, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, V’s Sweet Ideas (Vanessa and Nicole are with us today), Shimmerz Paints, May DesignsWillowfields Etsy Shop and American Crafts!! 

To play along here’s what you need to do:

1.  Create a project based on any challenge introduced during this hop.

2. You may enter one challenge or do them all!

3. Link it up on this page under the appropriate InLinkz linky tool. You may link up a blog post with your newly created project (no back linking) OR use your Instagram account and link that up!  Cool right!!

4.  Have fun and share the challenges with your crafty friends.  Sharing is caring and you can win another prize just for sharing!  The blog hop and challenges are open July 10-17th at midnight CST.

5.  Winners will be announced on July 20th on the SpiegelMom Scraps website

Now, here’s the entire Scrap Party Line Up for you.  After you hop the blogs, there's a special bonus hop over on 3 YouTube Channels, starting at SpiegelMom Scrap's channel ! Don't miss out on that, there's a fabulous prize for hoping there also!!

SpiegelMom Scraps Blog - Jody
V's Sweet Ideas - Vanessa  
Charity – SMS Sparkler’sDT
Ka – Special Guest Designer
Lou – SMS Sparkler’sDT      
Nicole - V's Sweet Ideas      
Kat – SMS Sparkler’sDT      

SpiegelMom Scraps YouTube
Teresa Huckle                      

So excited you could stop by and see my project! At the end of the BLOG Hop... there's more to see over at YOUTUBE! I hope you keep hopping all the way to the end and PLEASE  play along! I actually used Jody's sketch to create my card... and my challenge to you is to crate your OWN watercolor card ! I used the Coffee Break Stamp Set from Sweet V's and heat embossed my images on watercolor paper using WHITE embossing powder.  The hearts are NEW from SpiegelMomScraps... and are AWESOME! I love felt shapes! Be sure and use code Charity15 when you shop at SpiegelMomScraps to save 15% on your order! I did get all mixed up and wound up using Jody's sketch for the card, but my challenge to you is to create your own watercolor card. Don't forget to enter in the Linky above... enter as many challenges as you'd like! Get your creative mojo in gear!!! Most of all HAVE FUN!

Don't forget you have until July 17th to link up for prizes and the prizes are AWESOME!!!  I can't wait to see what everyone makes... be sure to play and tell all your friends to play along! I hear there is a prize for sharing!!!

Good Luck everyone!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

July 2015 Clique Kits Haul!!

You just won't believe how awesome this kit is!! Here is my July Kit... Carpe Diem and the Clique into Color Kit as well!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My First Pocket Letter OUT!

So I've had two of my Scrappy Sister pals ready to exchage pocket letters, and we've all kind of been putting it off because we didn't know how to get started. I wanted to use up some of my supplies and send a really customized pocket letter so here was the first one I did, and it's already in the mail!

I used PinkFresh Studios Rub-ons, Stamps by Altenew and Sweet Stamp Shop and watercolors, Distress Inks as watercolors, copic markers, and Perfect Pearls Spray to put together this pocket letter. I LOVE how it turned out, and there are various goodies tucked inside the pockets. I hope my friend loves this! 

Monday, June 29, 2015

My Response to the Create*Craft*Share June 2015 Challenge

Love challenges, and the Create*Craft*Share group has changed their format! Starting with June one of the members puts out a sponsored challenge and the others respond...AND you get to play along! Jody's Challenge this month was for us to use one of the following: Gesso, Texture Paste or Acrylic Paint. Here is her video:

And here is my response:

Here is a photo of my layout...

I used papers, and embellishments from Bella Blvd, Also papers from the Theresa Collins Urban Market Paper Pad. I LOVE how this turned out!

Friday, June 26, 2015

My first Pocket Letter!

So excited to get a pocket letter from Jody from SpiegelMomScraps! I've had a swap in the works  with some friends for a while, and well... we've missed our dates a couple of times. But after getting my pocket letter from Jody yesterday, I'm ready to get to swapping! I'm almost finished with my first one, and then I'll be making my second (it's actually started). Ok, here is my video of my pocket letter from Jody. I had to film it twice because I got some goodies that aren't available in the shop yet... STAY tuned for what's coming on July 1!!!  Don't forget use code Charity10 when shopping!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I Am Strong (I am gold project continuation)

I think I've already mentioned how much I love the I Am Gold Special Edition from Clique Kits! It really came at just the right time in my personal life to inspire me an lift me up.  I really like all the papers that came in the I am collection kit and all the goodies that came with the kit. I'm keeping it all kitted together so when I'm ready to work in that book, it's all together. I've pulled a few items from my personal stash and added to this kit, some cork shapes, washi, sequins, additional white tags and doilies. These were here and I decided with my first work with the kit that I'll be reaching for them over and over so I might as well add them to with that stash.

This page is just some fun, messy gridwork with two tags FULL of journalling. I have another pocket page in my album started with a note tucked in a pocket about the photo that I want to go in there, it hasn't been printed yet. I'm almost exclusively using Persnickity Prints right now for my photos. I just really love the quality and speed that they arrive. Also I don't have to worry because I know they are going to look good when they arrive, and I won't have to tweak them or printer settings to make that happen. I am especially loving this ongoing project for the summer, it's something to pick up an work in whenever I want to do a little something creative but am not sure what to do. Also I can just tuck in a story and print my photo later if I want. It's nice and really low-key. Do you have any sort of ongoing project like this? Clique Kits has another limited edition kit right now... it's for a big online crop event they'll be having later this summer. It looks AMAZING! And I've already ordered mine!