Author Archives: Lisa Kingston

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!!!!

Make It Yours Monday~ I Love You Beyond the Stars…

Happy National Scrapbooking weekend hangover day! I know It was a crazy, fun and inspirational weekend. I hope you found some time to join us during our Instagram party!!

My layout today is from the very last challenge, given by Ali, was to make stars shine on your layout. SO, I grabbed a pack of Chunky Stars cork and Shooting cork stars and got to work!


I used a piece of star paper from an older Dear Lizzy collection. I trimmed it down and stitched it to a piece of slate grey cardstock.  I spread a thin layer of gesso in the center of the page and feathered it out around the edges. After is was dry, I misted it with some plain water, and got my mists out. To create the galaxy effect, I sprayed Plum Tuckered out, Deep Blue Sea and Pink Stilettos Shimmerz and let the water mix them together. I dabbed up the excess with a paper towel and repeated the layers till I achieved the depth of color I wanted.

Next, I used some watered down white acrylic pant and a toothbrush (one meant for scrapping!!) to create a fine mist of stars! I also did the same with Glorious Day Vibez to get dimension.

I misted the cork stars with Glorious Day to give them some shimmer and scattered them around the page.

I matted my photo with some grey cardstock and a piece of glitter paper. I backed it with some vellum and placed it at an angle towards the top of the page. I added my title under the photo using tiny tile stickers and Silver Doll Thickers to spell out I Love You Beyond the Stars.

I hope you enjoyed my layout today and dont forget to check out the Instagram account. The Challenges are open all month to play along with!! And, dont forget to use LISA15 when you pick up some of the amazing products from the shop to get 15% off your purchases!!!


~Lucky In Love~

Happy Tuesday my scrappy friends!! I’m excited to be here with you on a Tuesday, for something a bit different!!

Today, my layout is full of sparkle and sequins. What’s a St. Partricks Day layout without both? I started with a piece of American Crafts white cardstock, which I LOVE, and is available in the shop!!  A piece of shamrock paper, cut to 3.5″, served as the topper to my layout. I used very thin gold washi tape to hide the seam and mounted my photo on pretty sparkly gold cardstock. I did the packaging technique with some Shimmerz Sprits in Bamboo Leaf and Glorious Day Vibez  to give the photos something to rest on. Then, I backed the mounted photos with some fun rainbow paper (what’s a St. Paddy’s day without a lucky rainbow?!?) and a lacy doily for some softness.

I added my title in the center, under the photos and then, SEQUINS!!!! I took the Mermaid Green sequins and scattered them around the base of the page, on the white cardstock. I also took the gold mirrored sequins from the Raspberry Daisy Dream mix for a pop of gold.

I hope you enjoyed todays layout and will check out the shop for some of theses and other fun products. When you make a purchase, use LISA15 to recieve 15% off all your purchases!!!

Make It Yours Monday~Splash!

Hello my scrappy friends!! I hope you all had a WONDERFUL Easter with tons of fun, family, blessings and yummy food!! I know the day after a holiday (esp. a Monday!!) can be tough so I hope my layout today will make your Monday just a little bit better!

I just enjoyed the weather so much yesterday, that I decided to pull out some sunny, warm photos from last summer! I was completely inspired by my Sparklers DT sister, Laura Rumble. I LOVE her simplistic but beautiful style and this layout of hers was just stunning…

So, for my layout today, I took the Gorgeous strip of sequins as my main focus. I began with a piece of American Crafts White Cardstock and backed it with a paris blue cardstock. It was the perfect blue to compliment the pool photo. Then I started my background for my photo. I misted Jeni B Bleu Vibez straight onto the cardstock and let the mist spread out. I added some splatters with Mama Sings The Blues coloringz and had the perfect pool splash!!!For my photo, I started matting it with a piece of blue glitter cardstock, for some more watery shimmer. A second mat was added in pink, to pull in the color of her bathing suit. I added one more final mat, this time using a glassine bag from the shop. I used the glassine bag as a place to tuck my hidden journaling, on a shipping tag, also from the shop. I tied on a piece of May Arts Bakers twine to finish off the tag, tucked it into the bag and adhered the completed photo cluster to the top 1/3 of my layout, among the misty splatters.

Then came the fun sequin part!! Just under my photo, I laid down a thick line of wet adhesive (I prefer Scotch Quick Dry) and dumped all of my Pandora’s Ombre sequin mix into the wet glue!! I tilted the paper and collected the loose sequins and repeated until all the glue was covered with sequins. I added my chipboard title “Splash” from the old Poolside collection and then, sprinkled some more sequins around the title and page.

This was a really fun and quick layout that that really makes a bit impact. I hope you will give a simplistic layout a shot this week and make one of your favorite products SHINE!!

Thanks for joining me for another Make It Yours Monday and dont forget, if you use code LISA15 on all your shop purchases, you will recieve 15% off.  Have a scrappy day!

Make It Yours Monday~Sunshine

Hello my scrappy friends and welcome to another Make It Yours Monday!!! I hope you have had a chance to check out our awesome blog hop from this weekend, LOTS of great projects were shared!!

Today, I have a layout for you that I was inspired to make by one of the monthly cut files Spieglemom offers. You can find them HERE.

I used the You are my Sunshine cut file and as soon as I saw it, I thought of a beautiful, sunshine filled photo of my daughters I took recently. I knew it was perfect for this file and really am happy with how this layout came together.

I started by taking a piece of America Crafts white cardstock and used my Heidi Swapp sunburst stencil. I misted both Glorious Day and Sunset Strip Shimmerz to create a subtle sun ray pattern on the background. I also used some Snow Way Man and Pink Stilettos mists to create some splatters and bring in colors from my photos.

Next, I cut my file from 2 different colored cardstocks. I used my Scan N Cut to cut the sun from a yellow and the clouds from a light blue. For the sun, I used various yellow sequins from a few different mixes to fill the center and make it shine like, well, the sun!! I used yellows from Pocket full of Posies and A Day in the Woods. To make the clouds stand out a bit more, I edged them with some Baby Boy Blue Paste-eez on a dauber.  To add some interest to the clouds, I used the end of a paintbrush to add some Puttin on the Glitz Paste-eez on the edges of the clouds. This brought some fun sparkle to them!!

For my photo, I backed it first with a very light pink and then a darker pink cardstock and added a really pretty piece of watercolory orange and pink paper with fun glittery polka dots. I added the clouds and sun pieces on some foam tape and added it to my background.

The title of my page was cut from a darker blue polka dot paper using the cut file again. I added it to the right of the photo and it fit there perfectly!!

To finish this fun page, I sprinkled some blue sequins from the Cozy mix around the page for added sparkle and some more yellow’s from Pocket full of Posies. A strip of vellum and pattern paper to the top and bottom corners, journaling on the back, and my layout was complete!!

I hope you will check out all the fun products in the shop and use LISA15 for 15% off all your purchases!!!

I hope you have a crafty day!!