Author Archives: Lisa Kingston

Make It Yours Monday~ Sweet

Sprinkles and Sparkles everywhere! It’s Shimelle, aka Glitter Girl, week at Spiegelmom Scraps!!! I have always loved her style and am so excited to show you my take on one of her layouts this week using some amazing sparkly and incrediable sequins from the shop!!! This is the layout I chose to take as my inspiration and knew the perfect photo as soon as I saw it!!!!

To begin my take, I chose a soft pink pattern paper. I cut down another pattern paper to create 3×4 cards and matted them with a solid pink cardstock. Using the same pink cardstock, I matted my photo and arranged them across the top 1/3 of my page. I added a doily to add some sweetness!!

I added two more 3×4 cards to the bottom of the page and used one of them as my journaling spot and the other to hold a sweet cupcake sticker!! I also added another cupcake and a row of pink heart felties, attaching with my tiny attacher.

I added my title and some more sweet as sugar embellishments and then, the sparkle, or sprinkles!!! I could not do a Shimelle layout without using one of the newest mixes, Glittler Girl!!! I also added some of the new Ferris Wheel to bring some teal to the sequin clusters! I love the pops of color these beautiful sequins added!!! 

The finishing touch was some splatters of Shimmerz Glorious Day Vibez, Oh Say Can U Sea Colorings and Cotton Candy Spritz. I then stitched around the edge of my layout with some grey thread, and stitched on the cards and title as well! I Really REALLY like how this page turned out and hope I did some justice to Shimelle’s!! 

Be sure to check out the Shop for the great products and sequin mixes I used today and when you make a purchase

Make It Yours Monday~Celebrate Love

Happy Monday Scrappy friends and thanks so much for joining me for another Make It Yours Monday!! This week, we are being inspired by the awesome and amazingly talented Katty Miranda! I had a hard time choosing a layout to be inspired by, because I love her style!! In the end, I chose this beautiful and clean layout to highlight my photo with!

I just love how all the elements on the page bring your eye towards the most important part of the whole layout, the photo!

To begin, I trimmed down a piece of American Crafts white cardstock 1/4″ on each side. I splattered some Glorious Day Vibes and Night Moves Coloringz Shimmerz on the blank page before I did anything else! (I prefer to start with my splatters so I dont ruin a finished layout with some missed placed splatters!!!) After they were dry, I got out my 6×6 stencil, turned it sideways and used the corners to create the triangular sections of the page using the Gold Mine Texturez paste.

While the texture paste was drying, I mounted my photo on some black cardstock, tucked a 4″ doily I cut in half behind each side and then used a piece of vellum to finish the matting.

After everything was dry, I adhered the photo and title to the center of the layout. Next, the Black Tie Event sequin mix took center stage!! I sprinkled the beautiful glossy black and iridescent white sequins all over the page to give some more texture, sparkle and interest. I Love this mix, it’s SO versatile!! 

Thanks so much for coming back and joining me this week! I hope you enjoyed todays project and will check out the shop for some of these amazing products!! AND, when you do, dont forget


Make It Yours Monday~Hello Love

Hello Friends! I’m so excited for this weeks project. As you know, this week, the Sparklers Design Team are all scraplifting and being inspired by the amazingly talented and super sweet Kat Benjamin! I instantly was drawn to this fun layout featuring her puppy, Moose, and knew I also wanted to use this to scrap a photo of our sweet little guy, Charger!!!

To begin, I layered a piece of American Crafts white cardstock, trimmed to  8.5×11, over a fun polka dot patterned paper. I used some fun  stickers on the far left side of the white cardstock to create a boarder where the papers meet.

I matted my photo on a piece of white cardstock to help brighten it up, since it was suck a dark picture. I placed my photo about a third of the way down from the top, and layered a 4″ doily behind it when I adhered it down. A cute little die cut puppy and a wood veneer heart just made this layout extra sweet! I used some of the tiny word stickers from the sticker sheet included with the puppy love collection I am using for this layout to set the theme. They say My Dog is my Heart and Me & My Best Friend. I completely feel this way about my furry little love bug!!

For the white portion of the page, I got to have fun with some more embellishments. I used some paper punched hearts to create the base for some clusters. Then, I added some wood veneer, tiny word stickers and my favorite, cork hearts, available in the shop (for a little while longer, there not being restocked!!! Grab some if you want them!!!!) I knew the perfect sequin mix for this page would be the Honor Guard mix, with the beautiful primary reds and blues!! So, I sprinkled some of them around in the heart clusters and created little clusters of these sparkly beauties by themselves!

To finish, I heat embossed my wood veneer title with some pretty blue powder and versamark ing and used my wind of stella sparkle pens on the bottom. Then I adhered it to the right of my photo. A little bit of journaling under the picture and I was finished!

I hope you enjoyed my layout today and will check out the shop for some of the fun products I used today, including the sparkly Honor Guard sequin mix! When you shop in the store, dont forget…

Make It Yours Monday~Friends Are…

Missy Whidden Inspiration, take 2! I have the pleasure of closing out the week of being inspired by Missy. It was not hard to find a number of beautiful layouts to be inspired by, but this one was just SO pretty, and chose it as my second influence!

To begin my take, I gessoed a piece of purple cardstock and then used the packaging technique to apply my shimmerz to the background. I used The Tide that Bindz Texturez, Sea U in the Morning and Pucker Up Pink Dazzlerz, Raspberry Sherbet Paste-eez and some Chick-a-dee Spritz.

While the background was drying, I used my Scan N Cut and the free Blooms & Butterflies cut file from the shop to cut the beautiful flowers and backed them with a 6×6 paper pad in my stash. Then, I matted my photo with some solid pink cardstock, gold glitter paper and some vellum. 

When all the mixed media was dry, I adhered the backed cut file and my photo to the background. I added some Missy inspired tangled thread bunches around the cut file and some gold thread under the photo. My title went to the left of my picture and as a finishing touch, I used a mix of both the Sweet Summer Vibes and Fairy Garden sequin mixes to bring some shimmer to the center of each die cut flower and in clusters around the page. Some gold splatters and I was done! 

Thank You SO much for joining me for another Make It Yours Monday!!! I hope you will check out all the amazing products in the shop!! Dont forget…

Make It Yours Monday~Summer Joy

Hello Scrappy friends and welcome MISSY WHIDDEN week here at Spiegelmom Scraps!! I had such a hard time finding a layout I wanted to replicate, there all so beautiful!! BUT, I was finally drawn the fun summery feel of this one, partially due the photo that was sitting on my desk! 

To begin my layout, I started with a piece of white American Crafts cardstock, available in the shop. I took out my Shimmerz mists in Jeni B Bleu Vibez, Cotton Candy Spritz, Pretty in Pink Coloringz, and Spritz in Chic-a-dee and used them all to do the packaging technique across the center section of my page. To minimize the colors from mixing, I allowed them to dry in between colors. For some added texture and interest, I also used some bubble wrap to put some of the colors down! Look around your space for unique ways to bring texture to your layout!!!

While the backgrounds were drying, I worked on my photo layers. I made sure to bring in some pattern papers with colors used in the background for added pops of color, and in true Missy style, some white tissue paper was my back layer!

My next area of focus was my die cut flowers. To bring them to life, I used Pink Stilettos Coloringz to give them a base color and then, brought in some Pinkadelic Acritonez and Pucker up Pink Dazzlerz to give the centers some detail and attention. For the flower stamens, I misted them several times with the Chick-a-dee Spritz to build up a pretty yellow center. The tropical leaves were given there color by first spraying them with Bamboo leaf Spritz and then, some texture with Leafy Greens Dazzlerz.

When the background was completely dry, I first adhered my photo, slightly off center and with a whimsical tilt to it. Also channeling Missy, added some tangled thread in the top left corner!! I arranged and adhered the flowers and leaves and then added my title “Summer Joy” ( my little Mia’s middle name is Joy, so it was kinda cool to work it in!!) just to the bottom left of the photo. I could not finish this layout without some splatters using all the mists I had already used in this layout AND some fabulous SpiegelMom Scraps sequins!!!! The Sweet Summer Vibez mix was the PERFECT mix to compliment this page!!! It had the greens, the pinks, the yellows. OMGosh, I just LOOOVE this mix!!! Just a little bit of journaling to the bottom right corner of the page and matting the whole layout on a piece of pink patterned paper and I was DONE. I have to say, I was a bit intimidated at first to do such a detailed Missy Whidden layout, but I am SO SOOOO happy with how this turned out!!!! And, I hope you enjoyed the process with me! 

If you would like any of the Shimmerz products or that gorgeous sequin mix, check out the Spiegelmom Scraps shop. When ordering, dont forget…


Make It Yours Monday~ So…

Hello everyone, I’m “SEW” happy to be here with another Make it Yours Monday! Yup, it’s Sewing week here at Spiegelmom Scraps!!! Today, I am sharing a layout that includes some stitching as well as some no so hidden journaling!

This layout started with a large die-cut heart from a piece of American Crafts white cardstock.  I stitched (not so well!!!) a round the edges of the heart with a few different stitches on my sewing machine using a gray thread to keep the layout soft. Lots of layers with scraps from my stash were next, including a doily and a lg. Manila tag  from the shop. I adhered the photo to each side of the stitched, cut out heart, making sure to avoid any adhesive in the middle.

To add my title, just to the right of the photo cluster, I used some tiny tile stickers as well as some silver glitter thickers to spell out So Tiny, So Strong, So Loved. Then, out came the sparkles!! I used the beautiful Sweet Pea sequin mix to bring a bit of shimmer and shine around the page and add some pops of color. I also included some of the adorable heart felties in white and dove grey in the little clusters and in the corner of my photo. 

For my journaling, I created a pocket on the back of the white cardstock that would allow my journaling to be seen through the heart cut out. I wrote everything out on a light piece of pattern paper that coordinated with the rest of the layout and then, I backed the entire page with another piece of that patterned paper. I stitched around the edges of the layout, being sure to avoid the opening for my journaling to slide out! 

I hope you enjoyed my SEW fun project today and will check out the shop for some of the great products I used to create to create a stitched layout of your own! When you do, be sure to…



Make It Yours Monday~ Sweetest Day

Happy Birthday to…Me! LOL, not really, but this week we are celebrating birthday’s! But not just any birthdays, ones we wouldn’t usually document. Weather it be a celebrity, a pet or yourself.  I chose to scrap my 34th birthday. I wouldn’t normally document a birthday of mine unless it was a big one, like 21, 30, etc. BUT, this year has been different. I lost my mom and I realized ALL birthdays are important! 

To begin my layout, I trimmed down a piece of American Crafts white cardstock to 11 3/4 x 11 3/4.  I used some of my favorite Shimmerz mists, Vibez in Before Dawn, Pink Stilettos Coloringz, Oh Say Can U Sea Coloringz and Chick-a-dee Spritz, to create a fun splattered background, like party confetti!

I set that aside to dry, and began to mat my photo. I used the beautiful frosting colors on my cake for inspiration, backing the picture with purple, pink and yellow papers, as well as some gold glitter paper for reflect the candle light and black cardstock to make all the colors pop off the page! I added a doily to the top left corner for some texture and because I love doilies!!!!

The next element on the page I worked on was the large “34” on the right hand side. I chose 2 patterned papers and cut the numbers on my scan n cut. I adhered them to the background and lined them with Morning Dew Drops sequins  to make it sparkle! I also used the FREE birthday cut file from the shop to create my candles! I added my photo and tucked the candles, which sparkle with a mix of Fairy Garden and Summer Paradise sequins, around my photo. I added some more Morning Dew Drops to the flames to make them look like they were flickering with light!

Then, I added my title, Sweetest Day, with some alpha stickers, added my journaling under my picture and sprinkled more sequins around the background. The whole layout was mounted on a piece of pink pattern paper and that was the finishing touch.

SO, I hope you will dig out some birthday photos that are just waiting to have a story told!!! Annnnd, go grab this amazing birthday cut file to help you, as well as some of the other amazing products in the shop!!! When you do,