Author Archives: Lisa Kingston

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, 

Make It Yours Monday~ I Love Your Face

Happy Monday everyone and Thanks SO much for joining me for another Make It Yours Monday! I have a special layout to share with you, because this week, we are celebrating all things EMOJI LOVE!!!

For my layout, I chose to use both the Gotta Love Emojis sequin mix as well as the new and FREE Love Your Face cut file in the shop! 

I began with a piece of black cardstock and mounted a trimmed down piece of white American Crafts cardstock on top.  I splattered some Shimmerz mists in Peachy Keen, Pink Stiletto, Night Moves and Chick-a-dee. When the splatters were dry, Dazzlerz in Lemon Drop Yellow, Pink Stilettos and Dreamscicle were spread on in rows, alternating colors. While they were drying, I matted my photo on some black and pink cardstock as well as an orange diagonal bag to bring in more orange from her shirt in the photo. 

Next, I turned to the cut file. I cut the top pieces of the face from black paper and the back piece in yellow. I cut acetate to fit the top, used foam tape to create a sequin well and picked all the yellows from the Gotta Love Emojis mix to fill it up! I LOVE the sparkly smiley face!

My title was also cut from the cut file, all in black cardstock.  All of the pieces were left black, except for the heart. I used the large pink sequins from the Emoji Mix and small flat pink sequins from the You Are My Sunshine mix to make it sparkle and shine! 

When the dazzlerz were dry, I adhered my photo and shaker smiley face with Tombow Mono, because it would hold a little better on the texture paste. I adhered a black square frame to showcase the photo and shaker and adhered my title to the bottom left.

To finish off my page, I took sequins from the Gotta Love Emoji’s mix and scattered them around the page, because there SO pretty!!!

SOO, to grab some of these amazing products, head on over to the Spiegelmom Scraps Shop!! 


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…