Monday, May 1, 2017

Meet the Sparklers!!!


MEET THE SPARKLERS!!!

Hello everybody!! For those of you who are new the the Speigelmom Scraps Family, I am Lisa and this will be my second year with the Sparklers Design Team. To say I am Happy and Excited to be here is an understatement! I absolutely love designing for and working with Jody, who is an incredible boss lady, but a terrific friend too. As are all of the other Sparklers, every year, the girls turn into great friends and are an amazing influence for any crafter.

A little bit about me, I am a 34 year old mom to 4 beautiful children, 2 boys and 2 girls, who you will see make plenty of appearances in my projects. We also just adopted a beautiful little chocolate colored English Cocker Spaniel, Charger, who you will no doubt be seeing also!! I've been with my husband for 8 years and I couldnt be any happier. We live along the coast of NJ and I LOVE being at the beach year round!!!

I have a really fun design team unboxing video on my YouTube Channel, 
https://youtu.be/seUgpFz5IeQ, I'd love for you to check out all the amazing goodies I'll be playing with in the coming weeks!! 

Todays Blog hop is so much fun, as we get to know a little bit about all of the Sparklers joining us for this year! If you would like to start at the beginning, or get lost along the way, you can always to back to the Spiegelmom Scraps blog page and find the lineup there. You should have arrived here from Jody's blog, which always has amazing Projects!!!

I created a layout today to share just a little bit more about myself. I also love the idea of this layout in my book for my kids to look back on one day and remember some of my little quirks and favorites. I think I'll do them every few years!

To begin, I used a piece of American Crafts Cardstock, easily found in the shop, I trimmed down a 1/4" from each side and mounted it on a piece of Navy blue cardstock. I cut the middle of the Navy out to use elsewhere on the layout. 

Next, I used some beautiful floral paper I have from a paper pad to cut a 5" strip and placed it across the center of my page. SOme beautiful teal shimmer cardstock was tucked under the edges to create a boarder. My photo is layered on some soft pink and a piece of the nave from the mat of the whole layout. I backed the whole photo mat with a beautiful doily from the shop. I used another floral paper from the same pad as the middle strip and fussy cut a ton of flowers from it to use as layers behind my photo. Some of the flowers are on foam tape to give some dimension. I added my title from a beautiful thicker set and outlined the center cluster of paper with my precision pen. 

In the white space around the top and bottom of the layout, I wrote some things about me at this time in my lift. Some of the things I wrote included "My favorite colors are Pink and Navy", "I Love Penguins",  "I want to learn calligraphy". Just some things to look back later and see what's changed. To add some gorgeous color and sparkle, The beautiful "Rockin Pink Ombre" mix and some of the new, AMAZING, "Be True 2 You" mix were perfect. I added them around my journaling as bullet points almost, to bring your attention to each of the spot I wrote. A few splatters of Shimmerz Spritz in Cotton Candy Pink and Shimmerz Vibez in Glorious Day were a used to create just a bit more sparkle. I stitched around the edge of the Navy and White cardstock with my sewing machine, using some soft grey thread to give the layout a finished look.

To continue the fun, be sure to hop on over to the Amazingly sweet and talented Marie Friant's Blog and check out her gorgeous project!!  Dont forget, There is a chance to win a $20 credit to the store.  All you need to do is comment on all of the blogs involved in the hop

And, like always, to purchase any of the amazing new releases or ANY of the great products in the shop, use LISA15 to save 15% off all your purchases!!!




Saturday, April 1, 2017




Hello Everyone!! It's May first (April fools!) It's APRIL 1st, and you know what that means!! Time for another Spiegelmom Scraps Sparkler's blog hop!!! I'm so glad you have decided to join us today, we have some amazing talent and inspiration here for you!! 

You should have arrived here from our Amazingly talented leader, Jody!! Her layouts are always so fabulous!!!

Today, I have a really fun and circular layout to share with you! I was inspired to use the circles from the face my daughter is making in the photos! She was just learning to make sounds and surprised herself!

 I started with a piece of American Crafts white cardstock and my Shimmerz sprays in Cotton Candy Spritz and Jeni B Blue Vibez to create splatters. Also added some Gold Heidi Swapp color shine splatters. I like to do this first to avoid splatters where I dont want them at the end!

I added 2 strips of pattern from my scrap box down the left side of the page after the splatters were dry. For my circles, I used my scan n cut to fill my mat with various size circles, and left some solid, some with the centers cut out. I arranged the cut circles on my page in a diagonal from top left to bottom right.

My photos are mounted on light pink cardstock to help them stand out and brighten up them up since the background is so dark. I used foam tape to adhere them, slightly tilted, to the page. Next, I added my title to the left photo, on the bottom corner, using sparkly gold thickers. 

To add more texture and shine to the page, I added some Love You Ton felties to some of the solid circles and Chunky Cork Hearts in the cut out circle centers. A felt and cork heart are next to my title also, to keep them flowing around the page. 

The shimmer and sparkle are from a mix of great sequin mixes from the shop. I used Moonshine Delight, Aqua Marine Dream and the new Rockin Pink Ombre to sprinkle around the page, I added them in groups of 3 or 5 to make sure they were pleasing to my eye. I matted my entire white page onto a pink cardstock mat for a more finished look. Date stamp and Remember This stamped around the right photo finished this layout and I am really happy with it!! 

I hope you will check out the SpiegelMom Scraps shop for some of the wonderful products I used or for any of the other amazing products!! Use LISA15 to recieve 15% off all your shop purchases.

Now, to continue this hop, be sure to head on over to Christy's wonderful blog,https://christysbeautifullife.wordpress.com/2017/04/01/sms-april-blog-hop/ and check out her wonderful project!!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Happy March everyone!! Thank you for joining me today, you should have arrived from Nicolle's blog stop, her projects are always incrediable!!!   
 I'm so excited to be here for our monthly blog hop with SpiegelMom Scraps!!! This month we are doing a product swap with Creative Embellishments and there products are so GREAT and FUN to work with and compliment everything from SpiegelMom Scraps beautifully!!! 

For my layout, I chose to use the chipboard work FAMILY. I loved the bronze/copper color of the candle holders in the photo, so used some VersaMark ink to apply embossing powder and heat set it to create a beautifully embossed title for my layout.

To start the rest of my layout, I mounted a piece of white American Crafts cardstock on a piece of tan to compliment the older photo I am scrapping. I splattered Deep Blue Sea Vibez and Cotton Candy Spritz and set it aside to dry.
  
I went through my scrap box and created layers behind my photo using various pieces as well as some bits of vellum. I mounted the completed photo cluster on an 8" doily from the shop as well as tucking some of the smaller 4" doilies into the paper layers for texture.

After all the layers and photo were adhered to the layout, I added the beautiful chipboard "Family" to the bottom of my photo and added the words "New Little" to complete my title in my handwriting. I added my journaling right under the right corner of the photo and then added some beautiful sequins from SMS to add sparkle. Morning Dew Drops and Chocolate Truffles were the perfect choices to compliment my photo and layout. A doodley boarder around the white cardstock and my layout was complete!

Make sure you Hop along and comment on each of the designers posts today to be in the running for  fantastic prizes! SpiegelMom Scraps is giving away a $25.00 shop credit and Creative Embellishments, a $30.00 shop credit.You have untill March 7th to leave your comments.  If you get lost and need to find your way, you can always refer to the Spiegelmom Scraps blog post!

And, don't forget to use LISA15 in the Spiegelmom Scraps shop on all your orders to save 15%!!  
I hope you enjoyed my stop on this months blog and will check out Doris Widdler's project next,   http://www.distressedscrapper.com 






Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Welcome to our SpiegelMom Scraps monthly blog hop! You should have arrived here from Jody's wonderful blog post!!!! We are teaming up this month with  the Accent Scrapbooking Etsy shop and there products are beyond awesome, I had a great time using them for my layout this month!

We used a great sketch by none other that the talented Laura Whitaker for this months inspiration...


I had so much fun using Shimmerz products for my background, even used some of the new Paste-eez with a cut for my purple circle in the background! I added some vellum to the pattern paper edges to softem them a bit and the flair badges looked great nestled into some flowers. Some doilies and tags, felt hearts were a perfect addition as well as the cork hearts and little cork banner on my photo. I added my journaling to the lower right corner and title to the left for great balance. Black splatters and then, the sparkle, I added some of the beautiful Morning Dew Drops and the New Sweet Pea Mix. I matted the whole layout on a piece of black cardstock and was finished.  I will like to all the products I used below, and dont forget to use LISA15 for 15% off all your SpiegelMom Scraps purchases!!






Products used:

Now You are off the the amazingly talented Christy's Blog and you will LOVE her project!
If you get lost along the way, you can always jump back to the Spiegelmom Scraps blog to find the entire line up!!


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

SpiegelMom Scraps & Cuts2Luv Product Swap Blog Hop!!!


Hello scrappy friends and thank you for joining us for this super fun product swap between SpiegelMom Scraps and Cuts2Luv! I hope you have had fun hopping along through all the amazing blogs so far!!! I had a great time combining the products from these two companies, especially the Flair badges from Cuts2luv. They look so awesome together! I hope you enjoy what I’ve created for you today! Remember to leave comments on all the designers blogs to be entered to win a couple fabulous prizes from each company!
(you can find the entire blog hop line up by clicking here>>>Spiegelmom Scraps)

I started with a piece of Navy cardstock. I lined it with a silver signo pen and splattered it with Shimmerz Snow Storm Vibez. I took a piece of American crafts white cardstock and a speckled stencil, which I used with Spun Sugar Dazzlerz to create some great, subtle texture. I cut a strip about 3" and adhered it to the navy.
To create my snowflakes, I used the free Flakey background cut file (available here) and cut them on my scan n cut. I misted the flakes while they were still on my mat with Pink Stilettos Coloringz and Jeni B Blue Vibez. Where they mixed created a lovely purple shade! I took the largest snowflake and covered it with Tutti Frutti Dazzlers and then arranged sequins from the Pinkie pie Pinks sequin mix  and Moonshine Delight to make it SO sparkly! I also added the shimmerz and sequins to 2 other larger snowflakes to make them stand out.
For my photo mats, I used a lovely teal snowflake pattern and a tone on tone pink polka dot from an older paper pad I had on hand. I back the photo with a piece of teal paper also to really make it stand out. I tucked some snowflakes behind the corners to keep them moving throughout the page.
Next, I lined all my snowflakes along the edge of the navy and white papers, to resemble falling snow. I also used some pink thread and the AMAZING flair badges from Cuts2luv to center a couple of the snowflakes in this cluster, as well as adding my large Sequin snowflake to the center of this gathering.
My title went to the top right, in the corner. Another sequined snowflake nestled right in!
To the bottom right of my photo, I added a sequined tipped snowflake, some pink thread and another fun flair to make a cute embellishment. I have to admit, before this layout, I had NEVER used flair before, but I think I like it!!!
To finish my page, I added some silver Tim Holtz Christmas word stickers and sprinkled some of the lovely holographic snowflakes from the Cozy sequin mix. Some splatters with Snow Storm Vibes (perfect for my winter page!!), a roller date stamp at the bottom and I was Finished!!! AND, I LOVE IT! This was such a GREAT sketch to work with, amazing products and adorable girls made this layout a complete joy to create!!!





Thanks so much for making it to the end of this awesome and inspiring hop and dont forget to comment on EACH of the blog stops to be in the running for the great prizes, including a $20 shop credit to the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop as well as a great $20 prize package from Cuts2Luv! You have through Saturday the 14th of Jan. to leave your comments on all the amazing project blog posts. Winners will be chosen and announced on Monday, January 16th

Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Year, New Ideas, Big things to come!


HAPPY New Years Eve (or day, depending on where you are!) It's about 5:30 am here in NJ and well, I obviously cant sleep!!! I have some new ideas brewing in my head for a great, scrappy new year, (and a touch of insomnia as well!!!)

I had a fantastic scrappy year in 2016 and hoping for a bigger and better 2017!!! I am on the most AMAZING Design team, with the best scrappy sisters anywhere, For the Spiegelmom Scraps shop (www.spiegelmomscraps.com) and cant encourage you enough to check out the shop for some of the BEST mixes ever as they head into the shop this weekend (and use LISA15 for 15% off all these new beauties!)  I have scrapped more pages this year than ever before and am really falling in love with the scrappy groove I am in using all of Jody's amazing products in the store!
                                                           

I also have made a true friend in one of the greatest people ever, my partner in crime for Get Pin-spired over on our YouTube channels (www.youtube.com/pinkglitterscrapper) Heather! I enjoy every week collaborating with her, throwing ideas off of each other and just seeing where our scrappy passion takes us! It's been a great start and hopefully a long and fun partnership!
                                                                           

I cant wait to see all the amazing inspiration and new lines to come this year. And, like I said in the beginning, I have an idea for ANOTHER YouTube series for my channel kicking around. It would be (here's your hints) *Fun*  *Random*  *Different* *HELPFUL* and 2 times a month. I am looking for a few people who would like to Guest design with me for 1 of the 2 episodes each month  during the year!!!!!! If your intrigued or interested, let me know in the comments here or find me on Facebook (Lisa Kingston) 

I hope Everybody have an amazing New Years Weekend, STAY SAFE and Stay Scrappy!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

SpiegelMom Scraps Sparklers Unite Blog Hop ~ December 2016



Happy December everyone ( I know, hard to believe!!!) and welcome to the December Sparklers Unite Blog hop for SpiegelMom Scraps!!!! I am so excited you have joined us to hop along and see some great projects and maybe get some inspiration for your next project, maybe with some SpiegelMom Scraps Sequins?

You should have arrived from the blog of the amazing and talented Jody! If this is your first stop, you can find the entire lineup for todays hop over on the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog. You will have 5 days to hop along and comment on each of the posts to be in the running for a $10.00 credit to the Shop! Winner will be announced on Dec. 6th


For todays layout, I went a little different (for me) and started with a piece of ice blue cardstock, instead of my usual white. I smudged some white gesso in the center, do add some mixed media without warping my paper. I used the Smooshing technique, aka as the packaging technique, to add some Heidi Ho Blue Coloringz and Cold as Ice Vibez over the gesso. I did let some of the gesso peak out to mimic snow.

I added a paper strip to the lower half of my layout from the new Simple Stories Winter Wonderland collection and added some of the light pink and teal sequins from the all new "Build a Snowman" sequin mix. This is an amazing mix, the colors are SO fun!!!


We have 2 new cut files this month also, and I used the Flakey background to cut some snowflakes,  I added them just above the title strip at the bottom and added some more sequins to the centers and a tiny word sticker from Tim Holtz to the center one.

I used the negative piece of my die cut to back my photo, after mounting the photo on a piece of brown cardstock to help it stand out. I adhered the whole photo cluster over the now dry shimmerz/gesso area. I popped some of the cut sequins up on foam tape and pieced them back into the cut file. I sprinkled some more of the Build a Snowman around, added a doodle boarder and then I inked the edges with Frayed Burlap distress ink.


I hope you enjoyed my layout today, and will use LISA15 for 15% off some of the amazing new sequin mixes.


Now, Hop on over to Christy's wonderful blog to see the amazing project she has in store for you!