Give Thanks


I know, I know … I’m not ready for fall either, but if we need to get fall out of the way so we can make holiday gifts!

This sign is actually a class I took at Green Door Studio in Brighton. The wood was already stained … we just had to distress it and paint it. The painting technique is really cool — it doesn’t use stencils but is not quite freehand, either. It’s a great technique that you have to take the class to learn.


This is the sign I came home with. I wasn’t quite happy with my painting skills so I sanded it — a lot — with fine sandpaper. You can see the sanding in this photo — Misty decided she needed to model the sign, by the way.


I wanted to add more because I am just not plain and simple, so I created some flowers. I didn’t have any fall-themed paper, so I cut out orange cardstock using my Tattered Florals die from Tim Holtz.

Then, I used a background stamp and Archival ink to create a pattern.

give_thanks_candy_spiegel4A little Distress Ink and some flower shaping and a button in the middle and they were all set!

give_thanks_candy_spiegel2I also added some hooks and a ribbon to the top to hang it. I love how it turned out!

This class is still being offered this fall at Green Door Studio. Click here to contact the store for details.

Back in Brighton

After several years, I am finally teaching in Brighton again!

I am so excited to be teaching at my friend’s new shop, Green Door Studio. They are located at Hacker Road and Grand River Avenue in Brighton — just a few miles from where Scrap Tales used to be!

I have three classes scheduled so far with several more in the works. Here’s a peek:

Copic Baby Candy SpiegelLearn how to color skin with Copics while making an adorable baby card.



Learn how easy it is to make scrapbook pages using the Mosaic Moments system.


spoon_candy_spiegelAnd create an adorable fall decoration with this alerted spoon.

Click on my calendar on the right to find out more about each of these classes. Or visit Green Door Studio’s site at

They are also on Facebook. Be sure to like them!