Fab Friday With Spiegelmom Scraps..

…or, my first foray into the world of Travelers Notebooks.

This project contains 2 big firsts for me..documenting A Day In The Life with Ali Edwards and documenting in a Travelers Notebook. I bought a cover and FIVE inserts at the beginning of summer…but never really used them for much..

I have also been following and intrigued by Ali Edwards DITL project, but never jumped in..until now..And I give both firsts a BIG thumbs up! This project was creative and fun. It was a nice change- up both in documenting and picture taking and in form. I enjoyed them both very month…now on to the photo eye- candy….

But first, a note on resources..I used two that really sparked my creativity and started me going- Pinterest and a class at Big Picture Classes called Scrap Small. I highly recommend both if you need some good ideas for getting started scrapping in this small size.





I used a “kit” of products to create my project from Ali Edwards as well as from the Spiegelmom Scraps shop.

Here is a link to my video this week with a flip through and thoughts on my process…

And here is my list of products I used from the Spiegelmom Scraps shop – be sure to use the code SARA15 for a discount on your next order!

Cork shapes- http://spiegelmom-scraps.myshopify.com/collections/cork-die-cuts
Shipping Tags- http://spiegelmom-scraps.myshopify.com/collections/bags-tags-doiles/products/medium-white-shipping-tag
White Lace Paper Doilies
Day In The Woods sequins- http://spiegelmom-scraps.myshopify.com/collections/sequins-1/products/a-day-in-the-woods

Have A Lovely Day!




Clique Kits Blog Share



Hello and welcome to this month’s Clique Kits Pep Rally! You should be arriving here from Leeann’s blog! I’m sure she had some amazing projects to share!

I admit when I opened my box I had a moment of panic as to how I was going to use it..it is very bright pink and purple, and while gorgeous, it did pose a little bit of a problem. It is a VERY feminine kit..and I am surrounded by boys. Both my children are boys…even the dogs are boys…oh my! And there is only so many scrapbook pages I could create about myself.I admit, I did consider just going on a card-making spree with this kit.

But, instead, I thought I would talk to all you scrapbookers out there like me, who are surrounded by boys. Sometimes the very idea of joining a kit club can seem a little daunting because there are always those kits that are covered in pink and glitter.

So here are 3 tips to help you tackle those boy pages with feminine kits…and 3 layouts that I created using this kit. Don’t be scared! Subscribe to those kit clubs you love and use those kits with your boys!


When I sat down and looked at the kit, I noticed lots of summer fruit motifs…including watermelon. My boys LOVE watermelon and they often eat a whole one during the summer all at once…just the two of them! And I had watermelon photos! So I grabbed all those watermelon embellishments, the really bright pink paper that coordinated and started creating! For my background paper, I chose this one with little purple hearts because I thought they resembled watermelon seeds…and then I could use some pops of purple around my layout. I also used one of the cut files this month as a stitching template and created an eye-catching title…that resembles a watermelon.




While my boys will never be caught wearing pink or purple…I’ve tried numerous times…playing with the big pink ice cream cone floaty at the pool was perfectly acceptable..



For my 3rd layout I chose these photos..my son is wearing a bright, bright, red shirt in the photo but by turning it B&W I could scrap it using the Cocoa Vanilla products and some of my stash to create a soft layout-


If you subscribe to my You Tube channel, there will be a process video to go with this layout uploaded later today!

I hope you have enjoyed these projects I created using the RIO kit! If you are a mom of boys, I’d love to hear some of your tips for scrapping your boys!

Here is the blog line-up. Be sure to leave comments along the way to be entered to win a great prize!

Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Gia Lau https://giaaloha.wordpress.com/
Erica Thompson https://ericarosecreates.wordpress.com/
*Kat Benjamin  http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com
*Marcia Dehn-Nix http://onescrapatatime-bymumsie.blogspot.com/
Kim Allen http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
*Maryam Perez http://maryamperez.blogspot.com/
*Caroli Schulz http://www.carolinaschulz.com/
*Melissa Vining http://yesterday2day4ever.blogspot.co.nz//
*Leeann Pearce  http://thepaintbrushgoesspottie.blogspot.com.au/
Sara Mishler https://sarascrapsblog.wordpress.com/
Donna Espiritu http://scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
Leigh Ann Odynski http://www.artfulleighcreative.com

Have A Lovely Day


Digital Stamp Fun With Jess Crafts Digitals!

Hello everyone! I hope your Saturday is going wonderfully! I have a few Guest Designer projects for a cute little digital stamp shop called Jess Crafts Digitals. You can find the Shop here- https://www.etsy.com/shop/JessCraftsShop

I was so excited when I was invited to Guest Design here. The stamps are so, so cute! Fun to color, fun to play with. I chose to use the Moxy Foxy Digital stamp sets. I created 3 projects using 3 different fun techniques for digital stamps.

First, I simply printed and colored the digital stamps and created this layout-


And I have a process video as well for this layout-


For my next project I used the digital stamp as a drawing template, then hand- drew and foiled the image to create this project life card-


Check out the foil!!


For my last project I paper-pieced the fox couple with my brand- new Warm And Cozy collection by Jen Hadfield and created this anniversary card for my husband…ssshhhhh…don’t show him , our wedding anniversary isn’t till November…


To create this technique, just print your digital stamp on a sheet of white cardstock 4 times. Use some removeable adhesive to cover the different sections with the patterned paper, then print again, fussy cut, and glue together!

I hope you have enjoyed all these different ways to use digital stamps, but wait, we aren’t done yet…I have a coupon for you too!


I hope you will swing by this shop and get a digital stamp or two to play with..I highly recommend the Moxy Foxes!

Have A Great Day!



Fab Friday With Spiegelmom Scraps!

It’s Friday! WooHoo! Which means another project and video using gorgeous products from Spiegelmom Scraps! For this week’s Fab Friday post, I decided to take on fellow Sparkler Lisa Kingston’s challenge at the Spiegelmom Scraps Facebook group! There is a new challenge every month and a great prize up for grabs! Be sure to join our group and play along! You can find all the challenge details for this month pinned to the top of the group!

This month’s challenge has a number of different parts- a sketch, a mood board, 3 required embellishments, and a theme- Bucket List.

I created a layout about how much I would like to one day visit a few French castles…I’m just a French history nerd at heart…really, I am. Well, I am actually a European history nerd, lover of Jane Austen, and all things BBC…except Doctor Who…I leave that to my husband and kiddos…but give me The Great British Bake-Off, Downton Abby, Robin Hood, Pride And Prejudice, etc. and I am as happy as a clam for hours…truly….

But back to my layout…here it is- IMG_1185

And here is a close- up of all those fab castles-


*sigh* …just lovely…

Here is links to all the products I used in the Spiegelmom Scraps shop-

Cloudy Day Felties-http://spiegelmom-scraps.myshopify.com/collections/felties-die-cuts/products/cloudy-days-felties
White Lace Paper Doilies- http://spiegelmom-scraps.myshopify.com/collections/bags-tags-doiles/products/white-lace-paper-doilies
Spring Blooms Sequin Mix- http://spiegelmom-scraps.myshopify.com/collections/sequins-1/products/spring-blooms-sequin-blend
Shimmerz Dazzlerz- http://spiegelmom-scraps.myshopify.com/collections/shimmerz-paints-paste/products/shimmerz-dazzlers-texture-paste

Remember to use code SARA15 for a 15% discount off your next order!

All of the products not in the Spiegelmom Scraps shop are from the felicity jane Happy Day kit.

And, of course, a video of my process as well-


I hope you have a lovely day…and dream of French castles too!



Fab Friday With Spiegelmom Scraps!

It’s Friday! Which means another layout and process video for Spiegelmom Scraps!

For this week’s layout I mixed product from the shop with Pink Paislee’s Outfitters Collection! The Day In The Woods sequin mix and the Keep Palm Coloringz from the shop were the perfect additions to make this collection POP!


I also used some Kiwi Lane stencils from my stash that have been a little unloved lately!

But I showed them some love on this layout…trimming them with these gorgeous sequins!

Here is a list of the supplies from the shop I used…

12X12 A.C. cardstock-http://spiegelmom-scraps.myshopify.com/collections/papers/products/american-crafts-white-textured-cardstock
Cork Stars- http://spiegelmom-scraps.myshopify.com/collections/cork-die-cuts/products/chunky-stars
Keep Palm Coloringz- http://spiegelmom-scraps.myshopify.com/collections/shimmerz-paints-paste/products/keep-palm-coloringz
Day In The Woods sequins-http://spiegelmom-scraps.myshopify.com/collections/sequins-1/products/a-day-in-the-woods

And here is the link to my process video-

Be sure to use the code SARA15 at checkout for 15% off your next purchase!

Have A Lovely Day!



Fab Friday Project, Close-Ups, and Video!

Hello! Welcome to my blog today! I have my first video and project as part of the You Tube Squad for you and  you can find it here-

I had a lot of fun creating this layout- it is a little more mixed mediaery then I usually do, but it was fun to create! My colors were inspired by a mood board in the Pretty Patterned Paper Facebook Group. That FB group is run by 2 fellow team members, Evi Cortes and Katty Miranda. They provide a lovely mood board each month to play along with and I chose my colors from that.


And now for a few close-ups-

Here are links to all the fun products I used from the Spiegelmom Scraps shop-

Products used in this layout from the Spiegelmom Scraps shop-
Cork butterflies- http://spiegelmom-scraps.myshopify.com/collections/cork-die-cuts/products/flutter-cork-butterflies
Passion Flower Sequins- http://spiegelmom-scraps.myshopify.com/collections/sequins-1/products/passion-flower
Coloringz- http://spiegelmom-scraps.myshopify.com/collections/shimmerz-paints-paste/products/oh-say-can-u-sea-coloringz?variant=18068909507

See you next Friday for another Fab Friday layout and video! If you have any suggestions for fabulous things you would like to see in the future, please leave a comment with any ideas!

Have A Lovely Day!


Spiegelmom Scraps Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to our very first blog hop as a team! You should have arrived here from  Crafty Meggy’s website. Isn’t she the sweetest person? I just love her!

Be sure to hop along to all the stops today. There is a line-up below for reference. By hopping along you have a chance to win the monthly prize which will be a $10 shop credit. You have 3 days to hop, with the winner being announced on the blog (added to the top of the blog post that day) on the 4th of the month. Bonus… the amazing Khristina Sorge is creating a cut file for each month which will have a linky party open the entire month!!

I know I will be linking up! I just love her cut files!

Here is the layout I created for this hop.

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I altered some of the Medium Shipping Tags from the shop and altered them using Coral Me Crazy DazzlerzGold Mine Texturz, and Barely Blue Dazzlerz. Then I dipped them in some Wedding Belle Sequins. I also used the doilies from the shop on my layout!

Starting this Friday, I will have a weekly process video on the Spiegelmom Scraps You Tube channel as well as my personal channel and a weekly blog post on Fridays right here as well!

Here is a process video showing how my layout came together!

Here is the line-up for the hop! Your next stop is the fab Katty Miranda!

Guest Designer 🙂 Mandi at http://mjskraze.blogspot.com/

Have a Wonderful Day!

See you on Friday!