Author Archives: Lisa Kingston

Make It Yours Monday~ Ice Ice {Cream} Baby

Vanilla Ice Cream, Baby!!! Happy Monday and I hope you enjoy this weeks layout as much as I did creating it!! My layout was completely inspired by the quirky 90’s hit by Vanilla Ice and  I knew just the perfect memory to capture. 

My oldest daughter’s first ice cream cone was such a sight! After a long hard day of playing and getting dirty, it was just the thing to cool off with! I decided to document this memory by using some fun summer themed papers.  I started with a piece of pink cardstock, trimmed down, and backed it with a piece of fun sprinkles paper! I then added a piece of kraft cardstock and layer it with the ice cream cone paper and adhered it to the pink. I added a piece of 1″ wide sprinkles paper backed with more pink paper more than half way down. 

I backed each of my 3 photos in colors matching the papers, Pink, blue and yellow. I adhered them to the layout and added my title to the bottom with some fun, glittery thickers. I accented with some ice cream cone stickers and added my journaling. BUT, I was not dont yet. Nope, what’s a summer ice cream layout with out a fun, BIG ice cream cone?! 

I had SUCH a blast creating this aspect of my layout!! I took some craft and brown cardstock and a cut file to create the cone. After I cut the ice cream top,  I spread some Spun Sugar Dazzlerz to create the look of Vanilla Ice Cream. I added some Morning Dew Drops to the bottom to make the ice cream sparkle and shine!! AND, no Ice Cream is complete without SPRINKLES!!!!  To make the ice cream fun and colorful and sparkly, I used the You are my Sunshine sequin mix to add the sprinkles on top!

SUCH a fun layout!!! I really hope you will give this sweet layout a go and use some of the amazing products from the shop!!!! And, as always…




Make It Yours Monday~Amazed

Welcome to another 90’s themed Make It Your’s Monday. And, what would a 90’s theme be without a love song! I took on an new type of challenge today, using a digital layout as inspiration…

I loved the entire concept of the layout. So, I set out to recreate it in paper form. To begin, I used a piece of white American Crafts cardstock and backed it with a piece of pretty pink cardstock. I stitched around the edges to add texture and then did the packaging technique to add some color to the background. Jeni B Bleu Vibez and Cotton Candy Spritz gave just the right amount of color. After they dried, I used a tim holtz stencil and Tutti Frutti Dazzlerz to stencil some subtle floral detail. 

I layered up my photo with some patterned papers that complimented each other and the photo. I backed my photo with some white cardstock to make it stand out a bit and tore some of the edges of the papers to create soft texture. It further the softness, I added some pleated white creap paper under the bottom edge of the photo mat. 

I added the title to the space next to the photo. Baby I’m Amazed By You. Suiting title and I loved the song when it was out. My journaling reflected the title. To finish my layout, I used some Morning Dew Drops  and soft pinks from the Rockin Pink Ombre mix and sprinkled them around the page.

Dream back to the 90’s and be inspired by your favorite love song. Make sure to pick some amazing products up from the shop to create your layout and use…


Make It Yours Monday~ Step By Step

Step by Step, oh baby!!! Sorry for the song stuck in your head now, but it’s the perfect way to describe my layout today!!! I was inspired by the incredible Katty Miranda’s mixed media and this song title!! 

This layout started with a piece of Bazzill marshmallow cardstock being layered on some sky blue and Navy blue cardstocks. Then, the fun began! I used a bunch of Shimmerz mists and the packaging technique to create my background. Deep Blue Sea Vibez, Jeni B Bleu Vibez, Cotton Candy Spritz, Pink Stilettos Coloringz and Mandarin Mai Tai Coloringz all complimented my photo and created this fun watercolory background! After a few splatters of each color mist,  I used a random dotted stencil next with more shimmerz, but this time I used the new  paste-eez in Salt of the Earth to add a bit of texture to the background. 

For my photos, I backed them with complimenting colors to the background. Pink, light blue, and a navy played well with the photos and background. An 8″ doily from the shop backing the mat’s was the perfect way to separate the mat’s from the background. 

I used thickers to add my title to the bottom of the page, under the photos. Step-by-Step! Yup, there I go again! Love You Tons and Hot Pink Heart Felties  scattered around the page brought some added color and texture and some Be True 2 U sequins brought the sparkle!

I hope you will Step-by-Step on over to the shop and pick up some of the great products I used in todays layout. When you do…


Make It Yours Monday~Summer Girls

Happy Monday everyone. I hope you had a great weekend. I am here to share my 90’s influenced layout. My take on this theme is to find songs from the era and try to make them work as my titles!!! I made the LFO Song “Summer Girls” my song title and decided to give it my own spin! 

I began by using a piece of woodgrain paper and mounted a piece of trimmed down kraft cardstock. I tore some vellum and layered it under the sand and shell pattern paper. I sprinkled various colors from the Just Beachin’ It mix throughout the sand to create some sparkley beach sand. Adding more torn vellum to create the foamy break between sea and sand, I layered the wavy sea paper on top and then used some great sequin mixes to make the sea shine in the sunshine! Light blue sequins from the Hey Kiddo mix, Teal from the Aqua Marine Dream and the dark blue’s from Be True 2 U made the sea sparkle.

Next, for the sky portion,  layered a few torn strips of cloud paper to create a fluffy sky look. I used some Morning Dew Drops sequins to make some of the clouds stand out. A few corky chevron arrows help draw attention to the photo. To bring some sunshine to the page, I used a free cut file from the shop and the negative piece from the cut made a great sun stencil!!! Lemon Drop Dazzlerz is the perfect sunny yellow, so I used it through my homemade stencil in the top left corner. To make the sun really shine, I added some Summer Paradise sequins while the texture paste was still wet.

The sweet photo was mounted on some pink glitter paper and then backed with the same woodgrain from the layout mat. I added the title to the lower right corner under the photo in a navy blue color, keeping with the blue’s! The title was my nod to the 90’s, from a great summer song from my teen’s!

Sunshiny happiness is my challenge to you this week, and for bonus points, Stick with the 90’s theme!!! Pick up all the great products I used here today and….


Make It Yours Monday~ So Lovely

Hello my scrappy friends and thanks for joining me for another Make It Yours Monday on the Spiegelmom Scraps blog!!! Today, I took on a challenge to recreate this beautiful Pinterest pin… ( I cant find the original pinner, but it’s so beautiful!)

I began my layout with a piece of floral patterned paper and mounted a piece of white American Crafts cardstock on top, after I roughed up the edges and inked them with spun sugar distress ink. I use some Shimmerz mists in Night Moves coloringz and Cotton Candy spritz to create my splatters in a diagonal. For my photo mats, I used some of my scraps from my scrap box and layered up some patterns that complimented each other. A piece of soft grey was used as the bottom layer to bring a bit of darker color and attention to the photo.  Some soft texture was added with the addition of a 8″ doily, found in the shop. Some banners and a punched heart were used to bring attention to the bottom of the photo and keep your eye moving around the page. 

My title went in the bottom right of the photo cluster and is done in white to keep the soft feel of the layout.

I added a few chipboard pieces to add more depth and height at the top right corner of my photo and sprinkled some light pink iridescent sequins from the Rockin Pink Ombre mix  as well as some shimmering clear Moning Dew Drops. A few tiny word stickers and I was done. I am in love with the soft, flowery feel of this page and I love how it compliments my photo perfectly!

I hope you will pick up some of these fantastic products from the shop and give a flowery layout a shot! Dont forget, when you order…

Make It Yours Monday~ You are the Light…

Hello everyone and welcome to a SUNNY and Bright Make It Yours Monday!! It’s pouring here, so I hope this page brings some Sunshine and Cheer to you if your sharing the weather with me!!

I LOVE the fun and bright colors of the You are my Sunshine mix, and I knew I had to use them when I saw these photos! They are the perfect compliment to my daughters Easter outfit!!

So, to start my layout, I used some Jeni B Bleu and Glorious Day Vibez to make some splatters on a piece of American Crafts textured white cardstock. I then used some black pigment ink to stamp the flowers along the bottom. I ran some pretty teal washi tape along the bottom and a skinny gold tape across the middle of the teal.

My photos were so bright and colorful, that I just did a simple mat with sky blue vellum to help them stand out. I used the Cloudy Day Felties and a FREE Spiegelmom Scraps cut file to create the top cluster above the photos. I used some of the yellow’s from the Sunshine mix to make the sun SHINE! I stamped my title in the center of the sun and then, a sprinkle of the You Are My Sunshine sequins mix and Cork butterflies were the finishing touch!!

I added some jounaling to the right side of my layout, under the photos and I was done. I am surprised I was able to leave my layout with a cleaner look!

I hope you enjoyed my layout today, and will head on over to the shop to pick up some of these fantastic products to add to your pages!!! Dont forget…

Make it Yours Monday~Sunshine & Silliness

Hello Everybody, and HAPPY Belated Mother’s Day!! I hope you all had an amazing day yesterday. I had a wonderful weekend with my girls (hence the late post, sorry!!)

For this weeks layout, I used a pin that I have been wanting to do for a looooong time, and about 90% of my layout today is all Spiegelmom Scraps products!!!

I began my layout by layering a piece of American Crafts white cardstock on a piece of pretty blue stripped papper. On top of the white, I added some sky blue cardstock and stitched around the edges. Next, I splattered so Glorious Day Vibez for some sunshine-y sparkle around the page. 

I started the main background of the layout by using a mixture of the smaller 4″ paper doilies and 8″ Chantilly Doilies around the page.  For the sun and clouds, I used a great and FREE cut file from the shop, Found HERE, and cut them from my Scan N Cut in the colors I needed. I also mixed in some of the Cloudy Day Felties for some texture and interest among the clouds.

For my photo, I layered some fun sky blue glitter paper right behind the photo to make it stand out, and then some spotty yellow paper too, to keep the sunshine theme going. Behind the paper layers, I added a fancy cut of vellum so add some softness. I added some strips of washi tapes and then adhered the photo on top of the washi strips.

I used the Sunshine from the cut file and some glitter thickers to create my title, and then had some fun with other embellishments from the shop!! I used a few Cork Confetti Butterflies sprinkled around and added a layer of vellum on top of them, and attached them with my Tim Holtz tiny attacher. Some pattern paper punched butterflies in pretty colors were added for more whimsy. 

More sparkle was needed so I used some of the new Free Spirit sequin mix to add color to the sun and a few by the washi tape. The clouds and doilies got some shimmer from a few Morning Dew Drops sequins.   To finish my page, I used some of the yellow thread I used on stitch down the edges and tangled it behind the sun and a doily. I really am SO happy with this layout and hope you enjoyed it as well!!

If you want to give this page a go, don’t forget to use my coupon code in the shop for some great savings. Have a Happy Scrappy Monday!!!!