Monday, August 22, 2016

What scrapping has taught me.

This is something I have begun to embrace, more so than ever before. I am blessed and SO happy to be a part of the SpiegelMom Scraps design team, I have a great new YouTube series going with a wonderful friend, Heather. I'm scrapping with purpose and with a deadline now and I think the structure and time limit is more of a motivator than a deterant. I'm enjoying it A LOT more too. I'm pushed creatively, I'm blessed with great new products and I have amazing people around me to encourage, teach and inspire me. I'm Scrapping happy and it shows. I have never enjoyed it more than I am now. 
   People say doing it like work will kill the fun and make it less enjoyable, but I am finding the opposite to be true for me. 
   I'm also about to send my youngest, My sweet,tiny 3yr. old, to pre-k. I'm holding onto memories better. I used to have a problem with this. I struggled to recall even a few days ago. Now, every second, every smile matters and seems to stick. 
    Scrapping for me is so much more than just sticking down pretty paper with some glue and putting my picture down. It's personal. It's giving my voice to my girls when I no longer have one. It's my story, my love, my feeling and my gift to those after me. 
    I find great people while on this journey as well. I have made many great friends, been blessed with amazing kindness and learned how to find myself and style in my creative world that this entire community has helped with. I love that. I love being apart of a, really, way of life that is filled with memories and joy. 
    So, find time. Make time. Everyday. Take a few minutes to yourself to make ANYTHING. A layout, an embellishment, a pocket page or card. Something to make you happy and know that you matter, your story matters. Tell it. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Get Pin-spired with Heather & Lisa

I'm So Excited to be working with Heather from Heather's_crafty Life for a new YouTube series to get all those pins we WANT to do and make them a reality, but putting a personal touch on them!! Our First Episode will be this Thursday, the 18th!!! We hope you will join us for some scrappy fun!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

New Ideas...

Hi Everyone. I'm back today looking for new ideas and directions to take my youtube channel and blog in. I was thinking doing a collaboration with another scrapper would be fun! If your interested, leave a comment below. And if you have any suggestions, leave them below also!!!

Monday, August 8, 2016

This is my first post on the Spiegelmom Scraps blog as a design team member!!! I stitched the circles with embroidery therad, sprinkled some beautiful SMS sequins and wood veneer for texture. Some teal rhinestones, a cute banner, doilies and Thickers for the title and I LOVE it! Come check it out at

Monday, August 1, 2016

Sparklers Unite Blog Hop!!!

Hello everyone and welcome to our Sparklers Squads Unite blog hop! I am so excited to be here with
you today! The Sparklers are split into two teams; The Blog Squad and the YouTube Squad.
Each month we come together to hang out here and bring you some awesome tips, great technique
and a ton inspiration! For this hop, you should have arrived here from August's Guest Designer
Mandi.We are so happy to have her joining us!!!
For my layout today, started with a 12x12 piece of American Crafts cardstock. I used some of the beautiful Tutti Frutti Dazzlerz and my floral stencil (serendipity by Dear Lizzy) to create the top left side of the page. I also used the lovely Spring Blooms sequins to add some more sparkle!

I then used a pretty pink polka dot from the Fancy Free collection, available in the shop also (use code Lisa15 to get 15% off!!!) to mat the photo and then used purple cardstock to back the entire piece. I added some of the beautiful doilies available in the shop to line the bottom of the photo mats.
I adhered the same pink polka dot to the bottom part of my layout and then stitched some lilac satin ribbon into ruffles. I then place the entire photo onto the layout and placed my title "lovely" over top. I used some of the pretty flowers and butterflies from Claudia VanR Designs's collection, Let the Sun Shine. I LOVE how this came out and hope you enjoyed this layout!
Thank you SO much for spending some of your time with us today! I'd love for you be in the running for the $10.00 shop credit, so be sure to leave comments on all the blogs to be entered! You have through August 4th to comment and enter. Sharing on social media will also earn you an extra entry. Just leave another comment letting us know where you shared the blog hop event. And don't forget to use Lisa15 for a great 15% discount on all your purchases in the SpiegleMom Scraps Shop!!!
Next, you are heading over to super talented Sarah's blog. Enjoy the rest of the hop!!