Friday, September 8, 2017

Clique Kits Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog! If you are here for the 2017-2018 Clique Kits Fall/Winter Design Team Introduction Blog Hop you have come to the right place. Clique Kits has so much planned for this term and we cannot wait to meet you, create with you, and inspire you.

Here is the list of blogs to visit in today’s hop. In case you get lost, these links will be posted on every blog including your final destination…the Clique Kits Blog. It wouldn’t be a celebration without a giveaway, and one lucky blog hopper will be randomly selected to win an October kit! 
To enter to win, simply like and follow Clique Kits on Facebook and/or Instagram, and follow the Clique Kits blog. In addition, leave a comment with some love on each blog. We would love it if you tag a friend along the way, and both you and your friend will be granted additional entries. The more you share, the more chances to win. So here we go!

Maryam P.

Khristina  S.   ***You are here***

Now...a little about me! Welcome....welcome! I live in sunny Arizona with my husband and three adventurous kiddos. We are super travel obsessed and love adventures big and small. I have been creating and memory keeping ever since I was child and love being able to inspire others to create. I love combining products in unique ways with subtle mixed media and lots of bold accents. One of my scrappy besties says that my style is trendy eclectic with bold accents and since that sounds so exciting to me, I am going with it! My absolute favorite technique is hand-stitching! I can't wait to get to know you and inspire you to work with your kits in new and fun ways. 

You can find more of my work by visiting me on social media here:

Here's a little taste of some layouts that I have created with my Clique Kits in the past....

I also have a couple of process videos coming this weekend using my September kit. I would love it if you would take a second and subscribe to my channel so you don't miss a thing. This term is going to be a blast!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Next you are on to check out the super talented Reka

See you again soon and Happy Crafting!! 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Scrapping Wonders September Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Blog Hop for Scrapping Wonders! I am so excited to share a little bit more about me as well as a super fun project using my traveler's notebook inserts and some amazing stickers from Columbus Road Prints. The stickers over there are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

I have decided to use this gorgeous insert from Scrapping Wonders as a way to record little moments and big memories as well as love letters to my daughter about my observations of her developing personality and dreams for the future. I have the same type of insert for each of my boys as well.

The Dear Lizzy Documentary collection paired perfectly with my stickers from Columbus Road Prints and perfectly matched the vibe of my photo. After that, it was just a matter of layering up patterned papers and stickers as well as tag and a doily to create some texture. Easy peasy!


I love how quickly spreads come together in my traveler's notebook inserts especially because it gives me even more of a chance to focus on the journaling and things that I want to say to my kids.

Here is the video talking more about my process and how this all came together...

Beth from Scrapping Wonders is giving away an AMAZING exclusive traveler's notebook insert that cannot be purchased in the store. The only way to get it is to enter to win! Each one of us is leaving you three statements. Two of them are truths and one is a lie. Check out my three statements below and decide which one you think is the lie.

1. I went on a vacation to Jamaica by myself for an entire week.
2. I have four college degrees and am working on a fifth right now.
3. I have a travel tattoo on my ankle and can't wait to get another one.

Leave a comment below with your guess and then you are on to the next blog in the hop to check out the amazing project that Felicia created. Thanks again for stopping by!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Sparklers September Blog Hop

Welcome to my dusty and long-lost blog! You will be happy to learn that, indeed, I did remember my password and how to create a blog post. It has been quite awhile but I see a resurgence in my future. I am making a huge effort to bring back some blogging and create a place where you can find all of my different social media links, design teams, and projects. I have LOADS of new projects in the works and you will find out about a lot of in upcoming months right here.

Without further ado, welcome to the SpiegelMom scraps September Blog Hop. You could have arrived here from Rachel's amazing project! I am playing around today with combining different collections since I have been dying to play with all the things. I decided to combine Pink Fresh Studios Boys Fort along with Escape the Ordinary and throw in a little Ali Edwards Details Story Kit for good measure.

From the SMS store, I am using three different sequin mixes that match these new collections perfectly.  I used: Black Tie Event (black sequins...always for the win) as well as Deck the Halls and the brand new Lisa's Starry Night which has so many amazing shades of blues that I need about fifty more packages!

This patterned paper just begged for stitching! I knew that I had to scatter some hand-stitching throughout the border element and I also carried it over onto the border strip across the bottom of the photo. 

I used the 6x6 paper pad to create some cut-outs and layers on a few of the arrows as well which was a fun way to create a unique dimension. 

I hope that you enjoyed my creation as well as the return of my blog. Do make sure that you stop by and check out the process video for this layout. 

Next, you are off to see Christy and her fantastic layout as well. Make sure to leave comments for everyone so that you can be entered to win a prize! 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Meet the Sparklers!!

Welcome to May 1st and the release of the new design team for SpiegelMom Scraps! You should have arrived here from Daisie's blog. I can't wait to get to work with her throughout this year!  I am SO excited to be returning to the design team and I adore the new sequin mixes SO much.

I wanted to create a layout for to share a little piece of myself. I am a traveler...I adore to wander, travel, explore, and journey. That piece of me is very much part of my very soul. Another thing about me is that I have a tendency to hoard away my favorite scrappy products for "just the right project.", I challenged myself to pull out some of my favorite Felicity Jane goodies which paired perfectly with the Crate Paper Oasis collection that I just bought. All of those new goodies coordinated perfectly with my SpiegelMom Scraps goodies.

Without further ado, here is my layout and the link to its process video. Please come on over and check out my channel...consider subscribing because there is a BUNCH of fun stuff coming up on International Scrapbooking Day!

From the store, I used:
  --Shimmerz Crushed Coral Texture
  --Shimmerz Sea U in the Morning Dazzlerz
  --Both 8inch and 4inch doilies (these are my FAVS!)
  --Gone with the Wind sequins
  --Just Beachin' It sequins
  --My Clementine sequins

AND....don't miss the process video!

Now, you are off to visit Sheryl's blog and learn a little more about her! I have a feeling this is going to be one amazing year for this super creative and inventive new SpiegelMom Scraps Design Team!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Scrap the Boys May Challenge

Welcome to a new month and another month of Scrap the Boys challenges! Today is a busy day on my blog as I have a couple of different design team projects going on to welcome in the month of May. Make sure to check my channel for a couple of different process videos that will be released today! There is even more fun coming on International Scrapbooking Day on the 6th so make sure to visit my channel then... 

This month, the theme for Scrap the Boys is to create a layout for Mother's Day with boys. Having two boys, this was a super easy challenge for me. I also immediately knew what picture I wanted to use. At my kids' school, there is a huge Mother-Son Event once a year and a photo one of the other moms took for us is what I used for this layout. Here is what I created using mostly scraps!

I hope that you enjoy seeing my take on this theme and that you will check out the process video as well! Please consider subscribing as there are lots of things coming soon for NSD!!

You can find the video here.....

Make sure to stop by the Scrap the Boys Challenge blog to see the creations from the rest of the design team and to share your project with us as well! 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Stick It Down April Challenge

Welcome to another month of Stick It Down sketch challenges. I really loved working with the minimalistic sketch this month and I really felt like it made a huge impact. Here is the sketch that we were given to work with. Isn't it fun and different?!?

I decided that this sketch would just be too perfect to highlight a major even in my son's life this spring. He is playing kid pitch baseball for the first time and is one of the youngest players on the team but has been chosen as part of the pitching rotation. He even won first place in his age group at a local pitching competition this spring!

This particular photo was his very first night pitching in a game and you could see that he was in heaven. He loves baseball and being anywhere on the field but his heart lives on the pitcher's mound.

As you can see, I stayed pretty true to the sketch and used some torn out notebook paper along with some stamping to create some interest around my photo. Puffy baseball stickers and a bold title were all it took to create a unique and impactful look. I can't wait to see what you create with this month's sketch. Make sure to check out the Stick It Down blog to see what everyone else comes up with and to share your take on this sketch with us as well. Happy Crafting!!

SMS April Blog Hop!!!

Happy April!! I hope you enjoyed Hannah's project as much as I loved it this month!  I almost had a huge April Fool's joke to play on everyone with no layout today. LOL! I am in the middle of moving and half of my room is at the old house and half is at the new house so that made for a little bit of an extra challenge but I'm happy with the project and I used up some old stash in the process.

Without further ado...I went with a grid layout this week. I play along with several friends on a You Tube collaboration and this week's challenge was 4-5 photos on a grid. Although I didn't quite make the video happen (which box is the tripod in again?!) I did create this fun layout with the challenge theme....

Here are a couple of close-ups as well....

As you can see, I played with the Felties from the SpiegelMom Scraps store a lot for this project. The cloud felties are by far my favorite but I just loved the pop of color and contrast that I got using the red heart felties as well.

Another tip....when you don't have a sequin mix that works perfectly, reach into your stash and create one! The sequin mixes are perfect to grab parts from and combine together to create something new. Here are the four different mixes that I pulled from on this layout...

I hope you enjoyed my project and that you will keep your fingers crossed me as I try to finish moving and set up a new crafty space! I can't wait to share my new space with everyone over on my channel. If you aren't yet a subscriber, what are you waiting for?!? Click here and go subscribe so you don't miss anything! are off to visit Sara's Blog and you are going to LOVE her project. Happy hopping and creating!!