Monday, May 1, 2017

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,, 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!!!