Clique Kits Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to my blog!

I’m so glad you decided to hop along with us today!

My name is Sara Mishler- otherwise known as Sara Scraps around the interwebs.


I have not 1,not 2, but FOUR layouts to share with you using the Clique Kits Northern Lights kit and add-ons! I hope you like them as much as I do. As soon as I saw this kit I knew it would be perfect to document my youngest son’s love of lapidary..otherwise known as a huge rock and mineral collection, and tumbling said rocks to make them smooth and shiny for jewelry..



Then, since I started documenting some of my son’s favorite things, I would continue the trend with a photo of my youngest room…showcasing all his favorite things and creating a layout about him right now..


My last layout uses some of the fun PL cards that were an add-on this month, created by Melissa Goble and featuring a photo I took that I just love!


I hope you enjoyed my projects today!

Here is the blog line-up in case you get lost-

Clique Kits
Erica Thompson
*Donna Espiritu
*Justyna Skowron
*Maryam Perez
*Melissa Vining
*Kim Oedekoven
Sandy Gonzalez
Janet Perafan-Babar
Kim Allen
*Leigh Ann Odynksi
Stephanie Kisewetter
Renee Aslette
Sara Mishler   YOU ARE HERE!
Janet Zeppa
Jennie Garcia

Have A Lovely Day!



“Honey Bee Stamps Design Team 2016 Entry”

Hello! I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend! So this is a little different post- it is a Design Team entry to Honeybee Stamps! I am so excited to be able to showcase some projects and a video showing you some amazing things you can do with these stamps! They are truly one of my absolute favorite stamp companies! The owner, Melissa, is one of the sweetest people I have had the privilege of interacting with online and I hope that you will check out this stamp company. You can find their website HERE

And here are the projects I created for my Design Team Submission-






For the last set of cards above, I also created a video tutorial on my You Tube channel HERE


Have A Lovely Day!


And The Winner..

…of the set of handmade cards is Kristen Teti! Kristen is the women who introduced me to scrapbooking 14 years ago and is still one of my dearest and most supportive friends.

Kristen- I have all your vital info. I will send your cards out next week.

I will be back on Monday…I’m off on a scrappy adventure till then!

Have A Great Rest Of The Week!


Monday’s Are A Good Day…

….to play in your stash! This layout uses no new products, just lots of stash-busting products. I used a stencil I bought a year…or two…ago, an MME line that I have decided I am going to use up and get out of my paper tower this weekend,lots of my fun Distress Inks to jazz up the background, and some..wait for it….yes, those are chicken wood veneers…I think I may have bought them for this exact page actually…I have pigs, cows, horses, and goats too..let me know if you need those…lol!

I started with some text background paper with no name on it…and then I put almost every brown, tea, linen color of Distress Ink I had through my chicken wire stencil. ( The stencil is from Memory Box.) I added some touches of red and grey with the MME paper and some Simple Stories washi strips. I colored the chicken wood veneer with Hedi Swapp Color Shine in Tea and the Farm Fresh wood veneer with some Lawn Fawn dye ink in Lobster. Some light journaling about my “aunt’s” chickens (she technically isn’t my aunt) some tea colored splatter and enamel dots finish off this layout!


Enjoy your Monday…you know, as much as you can enjoy a Monday..See you on Wednesday with our giveaway winner!



Blog Kick -Off Post #3 – Paper Bows

I love bows..they are so pretty. Bows are a little hard to pull off on boy pages,true, but on cards they are lovely…and since my boys love bow ties, I have managed to sneak in a few on their pages too. 🙂

Our family is FINALLY  feeling better! And I think 3 blog posts a week is going to be what I will strive for on this blog..3 seems manageable…and if I can get 3 done with all of us sick, should be easy,peasy, lemon squeezey on a good week! But I digress…back to the bows…


These are the bows I like. Ones I can make all by myself with minimal supplies and I can make them in any color or width I choose to. Anyone can make them- they are that easy! And unlike the bows in most embellishment packs, they aren’t bulky in your scrapbook pages or cards unless you want them to be. (With pop dots or foam or cute little gems for the center,see….totally versatile!)

I hope you will check out my You Tube channel for a short little video on how I create these adorable bows-Super Simple Paper Bows  (PSSST! There is a giveaway this week on my YT channel too!)

And don’t forget to leave a comment on this post –GIVEAWAY! for a chance to win some fun handmade kindness from me!

Have A Lovely Rest of Your Weekend…go make a few bows,maybe??



Blog Kick-Off Post#2- NSD Layout Round UP

The best laid plans…get sidelined by illness…:)

My kids and I have been quite under the weather this my plan to post everyday this week will need to be altered..look for another post on Friday and then I think we will go for a Mon.,Wed.,Fri. blog post schedule from here out…

So, I completed 7 layouts for different challenges/crops throughout the interwebs and here they are! I will post the products/kits I used below each layout but no links since most of the products/kits I used wouldn’t be available anymore…

Layout #1- Homemade Heritage


I created this using the Tuesday kit from felicity jane

Layout #2 – Warm Fuzzies


I used a lot of different products for this- Pink Paislee Fancy Free for all the papers, cut files from The Cut Shoppe, flairs from aflairforbuttons, and stamps from Honeybee Stamps. The Thickers are Amy Tangerine.and a couple things from my stash.

Layouts #3- The Sweet Life


I created this using my March Clique Kit.

Layout #4- First FishDSC_3072-001

Created using my April Clique Kit

Layout #5- My Little ManDSC_3127-001

I created this layout using mostly products from the Shimelle Starshine Collection

Layout #6- 16 years togetherDSC_3122-001

Created using JUST the 6X6 Fancy Free paper pad, some things from my stash, and a cut file from The Cut Shoppe.

Layout #7- I’ll Never Buy Hand Soap Again


Created using my felicity jane Susie and Something Sweet kit!






Blog Kick-Off- Post #1 and Giveaway!

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous NSD. I played along with a challenge or two at 4 different crops! I completed 7 challenges total- I wanted to complete 10 but that’s okay..I am a super slow scrapper so 7 is good for me! I will shoot a video and have an NSD Layout Round-Up here on my blog in the coming days. I thought it would be fun to get into the habit of using my blog by posting everyday this week and by hosting a giveaway . Be sure to pop back in all week for lots of fun things!

For the giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. You can leave me a comment about anything you like..I would love if you shared a link to your favorite layout you made during NSD but anything kind is appreciated and will count for the giveaway.

I have chosen something unique as my giveaway. Someone who I really enjoy and learn from in the scrappy community is Jennifer McGuire. And something she is very passionate about is sharing her creations with others. So for this giveaway, I will be gifting one random commenter with this set of 5 handmade cards I created along with 5 handmade envelopes (not pictured) so you can send a note to anyone you like.

Here are the cards-


I hope you enjoy this giveaway! I will keep it open till Monday, May 16th and I will post the winner on my blog Tuesday, May 17th!

Have A Lovely Day!


NSD Blog Hop With Spiegelmom Scraps

13061996_10209822912316129_6881140270609937238_nWelcome to my brand spank’in new blog! I hope you are having a wonderful time on the blog hop today!

You should be coming from the wonderful Laura’s  blog…or if you came to see what I was up to and want to start at the beginning the entire line-up and some more information can be found on the Spiegelmom Scraps blog


For my challenge , I created a sketch just for this event!

Sketch for NSD - 2-001

I would love to see what you can do with this sketch! You can add your projects to the challenge album at the Facebook Event HERE There are lots of great sponsors and there are some fabulous giveaways! And the event runs ALL MONTH LONG – so plenty of time to play along!

Here is the layout I created using my sketch-



I used Tutti Frutti Dazzlerz Shimmer Paste , No Yolkingz Coloringz , and Spring Blooms Sequin Blend from the Spiegelmom Scraps shop. I was also super excited to receive and use the brand new Hot Right Now digital printables from Claudia van R Designs. These will be available for purchase starting today! and you can use the code NSD2016 to get 35% off your purchase until May 9th!

I also created a process video showing how I created this layout. You can find that HERE

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today! I can’t wait to see how you use my sketch! Your next stop will be to see Anna!   Enjoy the hop and the rest of your NSD weekend!