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!