Author Archives: Lisa Kingston

Make It Yours Monday~ & I’ll Always Love You

Happy Monday scrappy friends and welcome to another Make It Yours Monday. Today, I have a layout for you, and I was inspired by the photo itself! I’m using a photo from my Mom and Step-dad’s (I hate that word!! lol, more like 2nd dad) wedding in 1992!! The inspiration came from the tiny purple flowers in the right corner. I was 9 years old and remember the day so well, and remember the color purple was very prominent that day. So, I chose to honor the memory and, well, use A Lot of purple to scrap it!!!

I started by layering a piece of American Crafts white textured cardstock on a piece of lilac cardstock. I took Grapetastic Dazzlerz, Punked Up Purple Coloringz and the new Don’t be a Pansy Paste-eez and watered down the pastes. I created splatters with all of the purples and set it aside to dry.

Then, I got to my layers behind my photo. I LOVE the new paper from Dear Lizzy’s Lovely Day that has great black and white floral’s. They were beautiful to take the Punked Up Purple Colorings to and spot color some of the flowers. Then, I  rummaged through my scraps box for the remainder of my layers. I backed all of the papers with piece of sparkly tulle and added a beautiful Chantilly lace 8″ doily from the shop to the back of the layers.

Next, I adhered some white crape paper to a strip of cardstock and ruffled them before stitching down the center with my sewing machine. I added the ruffles to the bottom of my photo and that completed the photo layers.

Next, I took a & Then What? cork ampersand and painted some watered down punked up purple colorings to give the cork a tint of color. I added a black ampersand to the bottom left corner of the photo and added a sprinkling of Opaque Orchid Sequins and Wedding Bells sequin’s  in a diagonal.  I used some of the same papers I used in my photo layers to create 3 little banners in the top right corner and continued the sequins onto them also.

In the bottom right corner of the page, I added my title. & I’ll Always Love You, which was also there wedding song!! I added a floral piece from Oh My Heart, a bit of journaling to the left of the title, a doodle boarder with my clean color pens in wisteria and my Layout was complete. I really love how purple it is!!

So, this week, make it yours and be inspired by photos!! Thank you so much for joining me this week and Dont forget to use LISA15 for 15% off all your shop purchases!!!!

Make It Yours Monday~ Bunk Beds

Hello Scrappy Friends!! It’s Lisa and I’m here with another Make It Yours Monday. Today’s layout was inspired just yesterday by a wonderful layout I saw on Facebook by Madeleine Lee. I absolutely love all aspects of her page! Those strips, the sequins! I sat down immediately to create my page, I was so drawn to it!

For my page, I used a piece of yellow stripped paper, 05, from Page Evan’s Fancy Free to back my white cardstock. I then had a blast with my Shimmerz, using Bamboo Leaf Spritz, Deep Blue Sea Vibez, Jeni B Bleu Vibez, Mandarin Mai Tai Coloringz, Pretty In Pink Coloringz, Vibez in Razzldazzle Berry and Glorious Day Vibez!!! I splattered a bit of each color onto my background to create a colorful base for the rest of my page.

I made good use of my scraps box, finding all the right colors without having to cut into any new papers! I used a strip of scrap laying horizontal with some adhesive to hold my strips into place when I had them just right, and then used my sewing machine to stitch them into place.

For my photo layers, I started with a medium glassine bag from the shop, a strip of gold foiled paper from my scraps box, a piece of torn vellum and a pretty purple scrap that was the perfect size. I tucked a 4″ doily into the layers before I adhered them together. I placed the photo onto the page, slightly to the left.

On Trend 2 ephemera was the perfect place to start for embellishments, they had a fun tropical feel to them. I placed a coral heart with fun foil polka dots on top of the doily in the lower left of my photo. I tucked one of the gold pineapples just behind the doily to finish that cluster. I added my journaling to a manila shipping tag and tucked it into glassine bag, the bottom layer of the photo layers!! I had a pretty blue piece of ric rak on my desk that was the perfect color and length to finish the tag.

Another pineapple in the top right corner of the photo was a fun way to start my next cluster. I added a tiny cork confetti heart and a yellow flower from the Happy Dance sequin mix, the flowers have a great tropical fee to them!

My title fit perfectly to right of my photo, and it was fun mixing the two fonts to create it. A Happy Day flower fit perfectly into the title also.

Then, it was time for the SPARKLE!!! I used multiple sequin mixes  to create 2 clusters, in the top left and bottom right corners of my page. Pocket Full of Posies, Rockin’ Pink Ombre, Strawberry Bubblegum, Sweet Pea and Happy Dance all complemented my photo and papers perfectly, so I used a few from each. You can never have to much sparkle!!!!!

Thank you so much for stopping my today for another Make it Yours Monday! Dont forget, use LISA15 for 15% off all your Spiegelmom Scraps purchases.

Make It Yours Monday~Forever

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Happy Monday and welcome to another Make It Yours Monday!!! This week, I was actually inspired by a layout on one of my 12×12 paper pads! This Lovely layout is on my Jen Hadfield Home+Made back cover and I love how simple and lovely it was, so I wanted to put my own twist on this great page!287190-700

I started with a black sheet of cardstock and trimmed down a sheet of American Crafts White Cardstock by a 1/2″ on 2 sides and centered it onto the black and adhered it down. I misted the white cardstock with some Shimmerz Cotton Candy Spritz and Glorious Day Vibez and added a few splatters.PicMonkey Collage

While the mists were drying, I started the middle strip. I took a 6×12″ piece of black cardstock and mounted a pink floral pattern paper after trimming a 1/4″ from all the sides. I mounted my photo and 3×4 card on some gold foiled paper and then backed the 3×4 card with a bit of torn vellum and a 4″ doily from the shop. I then adhered both the card and photo on some more black cardstock and put another doily behind the photo. I adhered them to the pink pattern paper and mounted the whole paper block onto the background. I used some thickers to spell my title out just above the photo.17021532_10211933848162542_7724758068643545012_n

In the top left corner, I used half a doily and some stickers from the Simple Stories Heart collection as well as some Morning Dew Drops sequins. I sprinkled some of the pretty iridescent sequins around the rest of the page also to bring in more sparkle.16997883_10211933848322546_4997234246351491433_n

I added a butterfly to the 3×4 card and a heart to the photo and my journaling went right beneath the paper strip in the center of the page.

I really hope you will take a look around your stash and be inspired by something you see on the packaging or something your hoarding an make a great page based on what you have found!

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Make It Yours Monday~ Dawn

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Welcome back to another Make it Yours Monday. Today’s inspiration layout by Caroline Free is so beautiful, I knew it was perfect for this photo.


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I started with a few pieces of American Crafts white cardstock. I used one as the base and one for the cut file of leaves. On the base, I splattered some Glorious Day Vibes for some pretty gold shimmer.16832237_10211876403806469_4582393468187328994_n

I then laid the cut file, which was a wreath to start, in each corner and trimmed the extra leaves. I added some pop dots under some of the leaves to make them stand out a bit, since it’s tone on tone. 16641052_10211876403326457_8497898621470489270_n

I mounted my photo, (the sunrise from the morning I learned my Mom had passed) on some gold patterned vellum and navy cardstock. I added it to the layout in the center of the layout to make it the star of the page, 16807731_10211876403966473_7713851077258952295_n

Then, I got to fussy cutting the beautiful flowers, I used Paper 10 from the Pink Paislee Take Me Away collection. I made sure to cut more than I needed to see which ones would fit best where I needed them. I layered them on to the layout and adhered them down when I got the right combination of flower pieces. 16807731_10211876403966473_7713851077258952295_n

The title fit perfectly under the photo’s right corner, and I stayed with the white on white and used some pretty sparkly white Thickers. 16865166_10211876404326482_2618604383938733431_n

This layout really would not have felt finished without some sparkle. The new Morning Dew Drops were the perfect finishing touch. 16649109_10211876403846470_2610927123907361766_n

Thank you so much for joining me for another Make It Yours Monday and found some inspiration to get out some photos about something that may be hard for you to scrap and get those important, special stories preserved!

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Make it Yours Monday~Happy New Year 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I know it’s a bit into the new year, but I just got these adorable photos back and wanted to use them! For Make it yours Monday, I took my inspiration from my fireworks photo!!! I wanted to recreate them, and what better way to do it, then with SEQUINS!!!!

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I wanted to make sure I liked how they were going to turn out, so I started to lay them out on a piece of vellum. I decided to leave them on the vellum because to me, it looked like the smoke that is left after the fireworks. I used Pinkie Pie Pinks, Whats up Buttercup, Wedding Bells, Gold Confetti Sequins, Mirror Mirror, and Aqua Marine Dream to create all the fun firework pieces (links to each will be below). I am using black cardstock for my base today, and sprinkled some of the tiny stars in some of the mixes to look like the night sky.


I mounted my photos on a piece of gold glitter cardstock to keep with the sparkly and fun theme of my layout.


I used my spectrum noir sparkle pens to add the firework tails, some silver thickers for my title and silver glitter washi tape at the top and bottom of the page to finish off this page in a great way! I love how this page came together!!!

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Thanks for joining me for another Make it Yours Monday and hope you find inspiration in your photos and find a fun way to Make it Yours!!!

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Make It Yours Monday~When I look to the Sky…

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Hi everybody, and thank you for joining me for another Make it Yours Monday! This week, my inspiration layout is by the very talented Melinda Sweetman. It was just so clean and pretty that I knew I wanted to use it for a special layout.


And, that is exactly what I did. This layout was the inspiration behind this extremely special layout, to capture just some of my thoughts a week after I lost my Mom. She passed away 2 weeks ago today and the morning after, I caught a bit of blue sky in an otherwise grey, cloudy and dreary sky. I just had a feeling of calm and peace at the moment and it lasted long enough for me to catch a photo.


I started my layout by using the In the Navy Acri Tonez through the stars portion of the Heidi Swapp Confetti stencil in a diagonal line from the top right to bottom left corner. They dry super quick, so the wait time to move on was minimal! I then matted both my photos on some coordinating cardstock and vellum, as well as a pretty 4″ doily from the shop. I popped up my wallet size photo on some foam tape so it would stand out a bit more. I also added a a frame on the 4×6 photo to make the focal point of my photo, the pretty blue clearing in the sky, more noticeable.

16508728_10211741348070160_6503494849554611563_nI then turned to my journaling and title. For the title, I used thickers and added it to the left of the photos. I chose to use the title of the song I chose to play at her service as the title. It has a lot of meaning now, so I also used some of the lyrics to start my journaling under the photo. I then just wrote some works to sum up a bit of how I was feeling.


Then, the embellishments, my favorite part. I used some Night Of Navy Heart Felties as well as Cloudy Day felties to bring some softness and texture to the line of diagonal stars. I also used some Shooting Cork Stars and I Cork U Hearts to tie in my theme and fill the clusters in.  Some of the flat blue sequins from the Cozy mix brought just the right amount of color and sparkle to finish off the main portion of the layout. I drew a sketchy line around the edge of the layout, sprinkled some gold Heidi Swapp Colorshine and mounted the entire page on a piece of Navy cardstock


This layout means a lot to me. It was the first layout since she has been gone and it was helpful to get some tough feeling out. So, if you have a subject or layout that is in your mind, I hope you will take some comfort and inspiration from this and get it done!

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Make It Yours Monday~ You Are Beautiful….

HELLO and Happy Monday. Thank you all for joining me for another Make it Yours Monday at SpiegelMom Scraps!!! Today, I am totally inspired by the amazing Missy Whidden (Click here for the amazing layout)!!! I saw her layout and just HAD to give it a try, but with my own twist, which is the spirit behind my Make It Yours Mondays!!!!

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For my layout, I started by mounting my photo in the center of a piece of pink cardstock and cut it out. I used the remaining cardstock for my boarder paper.  I then trimmed down a piece of American Crafts white cardstock and gessoed the sides and center. THEN, it got FUN!!! I have some masking fluid in a FIneline bottle, and I used that to write the words of my title, “You are Beautiful, Inside and Out”. I LOVE that it’s my handwriting, makes it more personal!!  Masking fluid dries fairly quick ( I had never used it before, so that was good to learn!!), so I was excited to get to the painting part!


Over the dried masking fluid, I painted stripes of color with my Shimmerz products, mostly from the shop (and a few from my LARGE Shimmerz stash!!) I used Cotton Candy Spritz, Cant Elope Inklingz, Mandarin Mai Tai Coloringz, Bamboo Leaf Spritz, Jeni B Bleu Vibez, Power to the Purple Creameez and a bit of gold with Heidi Swapp colorshine


While I let my paint stripes dry, I matted my photo on a 4″ doily, behind the pink mat. I also added a Mini Pink Polka Dot Bag as the final layer to hold my Manila shipping tag for my journalng.


Now that the Shimmerz were dry, I mounted my photo and began to sprinkle my sequins into each color strip. For the Pink, I used the  beautiful, flat pink sequins from the Holiday Traditions mix. The Peachy orange got the cupped sequins from the Peachy Sherbet mix, Yellow Sequins are from the A Day In the Woods Mix, Greens AND Blues are from the Holiday Traditions mix also, I used the pretty purple cupped sequins from A Mermaids Tale and as all rainbows do, I ended with Gold Sweetheart Confetti hearts!!


I mounted the entire layout on the pink cardstock, a few splatter of Gold Colorshinea, and then, the big Reveal! I used my tweezers to remove the masking fluid. IT WORKED!!! All the words were perfect, I couldnt believe it!!! I LOVE this so much and Masking fluid will be used A LOT more in my future!!!


I hope you will give this technique out this week!! It was a BLAST!!! If you do, dont forget to post in the 15 minutes to scrap with SpiegelMom Scraps facebook groud and use #makeityoursmonday!!! AND a BIG Thank you Missy for the incredible inspiration!

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