Sunday, September 3, 2017

SpiegelMom Scraps Sunday Funday with Daisie: Giraffe Family

Hey everyone!  I'm back with another layout for the SpiegelMom Scraps YouTube channel.  The new September sequin mixes are out and based on famous pieces of artwork.  The Sparklers are using artwork as their inspiration for the month of September. 

I did a Pinterest search for a giraffe.  Crazy right?  Not like me.  I had 2 pictures, one of my daughter as a giraffe with a Snapchat filter and one with us posed by a giraffe statue.  So a giraffe seemed logical.  Here is the one I decided on.

Unfortunately I was unable to track this back to the original artist.  It does have a signature on the side that I think says Ester S. but I can't see it very clearly.  I loved the patchwork quality of this and the colors.  Its just what I was looking for.  Here is what I created with it.

I'm in love with this!!  I free-handed a giraffe shape, traced it with tracing paper, and pieced all of the scraps together.  I used 9 different sequin mixes (On Pointe, Aquarius, Lisa's Starry Night, Painted Gardens, Peachy Keen, Water Lilies, Gone With The Wind, Black Tie Event, & Just Beachin It).  I also used Shimmerz Coloringz in Night Moves and Pink Stilettos and Shimmerz Vibez in Jeni Be Bleu.  I added minimal layers and only a title.  I didn't want to take away from the amazing giraffe!  I really love this!

Here is the link to the video.  Please check it out!  Then head over to the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog and Instagram to see what the other Sparklers are up to! 

Don't forget to use my code DAISIE15 for 15% off your next order at the shop!!

Thanks for visiting!  See you again soon!



Friday, September 1, 2017

SpiegelMom Scraps Sprakler Squads Unite Blog Hop!

Hello everyone! I'm back today with a special SpiegelMom Scraps Blog Hop!  Today in the shop there are some new FABULOUS releases!!  Each mix is gorgeous and specially created based on famous pieces of art by our own Lisa Kingston (Pink Glitter Scrapper).  

For the blog hop each of us are creating a layout using these sequins as inspiration.  Here is what I created using the Painted Garden sequin mix.

I was inspired to use some scraps and bits of my stash for this.  I love how it came out!  The hop with be up through Saturday Sept 2nd. If you comment on each of the blog posts you will be entered to win a prize. The prize will be all the new sequin releases for September!

To start the blog hop from the beginning go to for the first post.  The complete list of Sparklers in the blog hop will also be available here.

If you want to continue on from here your next stop will be Marie's blog .  

I created a process video for this layout if you are interested!! 

Thanks for visiting!  See you again next time :)


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Stuck?! Sketches Design Team Submission

Hello everyone!!  I'm here to share a layout that I created using the August 1st sketch from Stuck?! Sketches.  I am also using this layout as my submission to the Stuck?! Sketches design team.  I was really stuck creatively when I started this layout.  The sketch was the perfect boost to get me going.  It gave me the perfect start that I needed.  It took that thinking out of the process and let me just be creative.

 This is the gorgeous sketch created by the talented Laura Whitaker.  I love her sketches.  They have the perfect amount of detail and really get my creativity flowing.  Here is the layout I created using this sketch:

I used Crate Paper papers from the Hello Love and Cute Girl collections.  I love these collections!  The die cut pieces are from the Fancy Pants Joy Parade collection.  The bow is Maggie Holmes Carousel from the August Cocoa Daisy kit.  The sequins are from SpiegelMom Scraps and are from the Wild & Free and Sweet Summer Vibes sequin mixes.  The mixed media in the background was created using a Hero Arts stencil with Raspberry Sherbert Shimmerz Paste-eez.  I also sprinkled some Shimmerz Coloringz in Night Moves.

I created a YouTube process video for this too.  Please go check it out!  Like and subscribe while you're there!
Thanks for visiting!  See you again soon!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

What I've been working on...

Hi everyone!  I know I said I was back to blogging..... but I decided that taking the summer off isn't a bad thing.  It's really hard right now to blog, post on YouTube, post on Instagram, and Facebook.  So for the summer I am cutting myself some slack.  In a month the kids go back to school and I will have more time for it again.  I figure until then I will post occasional updates on what I have been working on.

My biggest news is that I am on 2 inspirational design teams.  One is a collaboration put together by Alicia (Call Me Crafty Al) where we are given monthly inspiration piece to create what we will with it.  This group includes a variety of paper crafters so the projects completed vary.  We are allowed to create anything we want.  Everyone has to share a video on YouTube showing the project.  I choose to do a complete process video but others just explain their projects.  This is a fun and challenging team!

The second team I was just accepted onto.  It is the Crafty Channel Surf's Something Inspiration Team.  This is a team created by Lea (Scrap and Plan with Lea) for the Crafty Channel Surf's Facebook group.  Each month we will create a project based off of Something Inspirational :)  For example, my first month I will create a layout with something small.  It can be anything based off how I interpret that prompt.  Each DT member will have a different inspiration each month and we will rotate that inspiration.  We will be posting YouTube videos and posting on the Crafty Channel Surf Facebook group.  So look out for that!!

I was able to run an online crop in July.  There is a Facebook group called Shiralee's Online Crop.  This group was created to see who is interested in an online crop.  I volunteered to run one group that was at 10 AM for me.  There was some confusion on the time zones so only one other person attended but it was a lot of fun!!  I was able to scrap for 3 hours with Sue from the UK.  We talked a lot and shared about our scrapbook style, likes/dislikes, and just had fun socializing while we created.  If you are interested follow this link and join the group.  We are looking to have another crop in August.

Other than that, I have been using my typical inspiration to create layouts.  I have my SpiegelMom Scraps weekly layout, Paper Issues challenges, and Stuck?! Sketches.  Because summer is so busy I haven't been scrapping quite as much.  But everything I have created is on Instagram so go check it out!!

I will be back soon with more updates and hope to get back to a more stable schedule in September.  Thanks for visiting!! See you soon :)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Random Scrappy Challenge- Feel Beautiful Today

Hello everyone!  I'm here to share my layout that was created for the Random Scrappy Challenge series on YouTube.  This is a series Marie of Marie's Notes and I created.  This week we were to channel our inner Paige Evans.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE Paige's creations.  They are all so gorgeous!  I can't get enough.  So I decided to take on one of her white on white designs and add pops of color.  Here is what I came up with:

The photos are more SnapChat pics of my older daughter.  She is such a selfie super star!  I love the colors and the softness of the photos.  I took advantage of her looking up in both photos to draw attention to my title die cut.

True to Paige's style, I used hand stitching to outline this butterfly cut file.  This was a free cut file I found but I have no idea where.  I had used the negative space as a stencil to watercolor in the background using Shimmerz paints in Royal Purple, Peacock Plume, and Magenta.  I popped the butterflies up on fun foam and layered in in a way that just allows small amounts of the color to show through.  I love the softness of it!

For embellishments I used the Pink Paislee-Paige Evans-Oh My Heart ephemera pack.  I also used a tiny heart punch to add some glittery silver and magenta hearts.  The silver is glitter cardstock from Michael's and the magenta is glitter washi tape by American Crafts. 

Please head over and check out my video.  Subscribe while you're there so that you did miss out on any of my upcoming videos!  Then click the link in the description box and see what Marie has created!

Thanks for visiting!  See you again soon!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Hello Everyone!  I'm back!  I wasn't really gone but I haven't been posting on my blog at all.  Sometimes real life gets in the way and I am not able to keep up with everything.  So I had stopped blogging and posting on but kept up with YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook.  But I'm back now.  I am going to try to post more regularly about my scrappy goings on.

With that said, I have my Sparklers design team layout for this week to share.  For the month of July, Spiegelmom Scraps is switching it up every week.  We have different inspiration for each week of the month.  The first week was Emoji Love.  Here is what I created for that:
I used the free cut file from the Spiegelmom Scraps blog.  The sequins I used are the Gotta Love Emojis sequin mix.  I used some Shimmerz paints from my stash for the background.  The background paper is from Pink Paislee-Paige Evans-Take Me Away collection.  The two papers that I backed my photo with is from the Pebbles-Jen Hadfield-Homemade collection.  This is such a fun and colorful layout.  It makes me smile :)

This week is Birthday Celebration week.  We had to scrap a birthday that we normally wouldn't.  For me that's pretty much any birthday!  So here is what I created to celebrate the US birthday :
This is so over the top Fourth of July fun!  I know that there is a spelling error :(  But it doesn't bother me.  I created this layout based on the July 1st sketch from Stuck Sketches. I used the Chunky Cork Stars, Honor Guard sequins, and Stargazer sequins.  The navy and striped papers are from Amy Tangerine Better Together collection.  The red polka dot is from the Echo Park Head Over Heels collection.  I enjoy the red pop it adds.  I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut out the title using fonts from  Last I pulled out my Star Dust Stickles to cover the stars.  That added just the right amount of sparkle to my cork stars.  Considering I dislike creating themed pages, I think I did a fine job!

There are process videos for each of these layout on the Spiegelmom Scraps YouTube channel.  I am loving being on the design team there!  The inspiration is awesome.  The sequins are to die for!  I'm totally hooked!  If you are interested in purchasing any product from the shop you can use my code DAISIE15 to receive 15% off.  Oh I almost forgot!  The felt and cork pieces in the shop are being discontinued so hurry over before they are all gone!

Thanks for visiting!  See you again soon!

Monday, May 1, 2017

SpiegelMom Scraps Meet the Sparklers!!

Hello friends!! Welcome to the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog Hop!  I'm excited that you have made it to my blog!  My name is Daisie Hanson.  I am a wife, mother of 3, OR RN, and scrapbooker.  I am very busy but I make time for scrapbooking as it is my way to relieve stress.  It also helps me focus on the important and little moments that make my life great!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Exciting Scrapbooking Announcement

Hello everyone!! I know I have been MIA from my blog. Sorry :) It has been crazy in my life lately and I haven't had the time to blog (cop-out). Anyway, some exciting things have happened that I have been busy preparing for! Starting May 1st, I will be part of the 2017-2018 Spiegelmom Scraps Sparklers design team!! I will be part of the YouTube Squad taking over Scraplift Sunday. I am unbelievably excited for this opportunity!

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We will be hosting a Blog Hop on May 1st to introduce the new team. Each of us will be showing a new layout we created about us or sharing a layout that we used as part of our application for the team. Start on the Spiegelmom Scraps blog.  There will be links to each of the talented ladies so you can meet us all! Our theme for the month of May is
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Also, May 5-7 we are doing a National Scrapbooking Day Instagram challenge. We will be offering new challenges every 4 hours starting 7am CST May 5th. So head on over to the SMS YouTube channel, the SMS blog, and the SMS Instagram and follow on all three!! While you are at it follow all of my accounts!! I love new followers!
See you soon!!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Paper Issues & Creative Scrapper Layout Share/Process Video

Hello paper lovers!  Today is Paper Issues Sunday here at Daisie's Scraps.  This week I was in a lot of pain.  I only got a few layouts done as a result.  Here are the 3 layouts I created for Paper Issues challenges.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Random Scrappy Challenge Layout & Process Video: Week 1

Hello scrappy peeps!  Today I am here with an EXCITING collaboration to share!  Marie from Marie's Notes on YouTube and Instagram and myself are working together to bring to you a new series on YouTube!  We are calling it

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Scrappy Journey: Solo Scrapbooking

Hello scrappers!  Sorry this is going up a day late!  I was having computer (cough*laziness*cough) issues.  I am back with another post for the Scrappy Journey series.  Today I am going to talk about being a solo scrapbooker.

When I started scrapbooking in 2009, it was a hobby to help fill my time.  It is something that I was super excited about.  But I had no real life friends to share it with.  This was rough because I really wanted to talk about it.... all of the time.

In lieu of scrappy friends, I used magazines and books to learn more.  There were no scrapbook stores near me.  So I struggled to develop my style based off the brief articles in the magazines and the out-dated ideas in the books.  My source of scrapbooking supplies was the local Walmart.  I really felt lonely.  That's when I discovered the enormous online community.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Paper Issues Layout Share and Process Video

Hello my scrappy people!  I have a few layouts today that were created for Paper Issues Facebook challenges.  One is for February and one is for March.  I've decided to combine the layouts I create for Paper Issues into one post to make it easier on me.

This first layout was created for the February Cut It Up challenge.  I do not own a die cutting machine (boohoo).  So I have begun to find ways to use cut files.  For this month, I used tracing paper and traced the hearts onto a piece of white cardstock.  I prepped the white cardstock with some gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine and some Frozen Lake Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels.  I then pierced the paper around each of the hearts and hand-stitched most in white thread and a few in gold.  Here is the layout:

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Look At That Hat Process Video / Stuck Sketches

Hello Everyone!!  I'm excited to be back with another layout and process video.  I have decided to narrow down the sketches I use.  At one point I was using sketches from 5-6 different blogs and Facebook groups.  This was time consuming and frustrating trying to keep up.  So I have narrowed it down to three; Stuck?! Sketches, Creative Scrappers, and Paper Issues.  Now I'm not saying I won't ever use any other blogs but for the most part I'm sticking with these three.

Today, I have a layout for the March 1st sketch from Stuck?! Sketches.  Laura Whitaker really knows how to put a sketch together!  I love the use of multiple photos, the grid design, and even the circles (bane of my scrappy existence).  Here is the sketch:

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Scrappy Journey: Personal Scrapbook Style Evolution

Hi scrapbooking friends!  Today I am kicking off a new series on my channel.  I wanted to explore my scrappy journey and how I have evolved as a scrapbooker over the years.  I thought I would share this exploration with all of you!

I wanted to start with the most obvious of evolutions, my personal style.  I'm sure everyone can see this type of change in their own work.  I first dabbled in scrapbooking in 2004 or 2005.  I made an album for my husband about our life together.  I had no idea where to start.  One of my friends at the time brought me to our local Archivers to get some supplies.  I was totally overwhelmed.  I ended up leaving with very little.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

I Moved!!

Hello everyone! I have decided to make a change with my blog. Originally, I had chosen to go with It had an app that allowed me to post from my phone and seemed convenient. I tried it out for about 6 months. While the ability to post from my phone was great, I felt that I was missing out on things that I had on a previous blog on Blogger.

I'm not sure if it is my lack of ability or if it is a flaw with I was not able to customize my blog as much as I wanted. It was hard to make changes on the things I could customize. It was hard to get followers. The formatting for my posts was frustrating.  I had remembered Blogger as having a more user friendly platform. So, I finally chose to make the move to Blogger.

{Snow Time} Layout (1/16/17)

Hello everyone!  I'm here with a layout I created using the Creative Scrappers January sketch  (302).  I was really inspired to have fun with this layout. Here is the sketch:

Scraplift layouts (1/10/17)

Hello! I'm finally starting to get some of my mojo back after the holidays and starting to scrap more. Christmas really takes it out of me. I have completed a few layouts and am working on editing the videos for them to go up on YouTube.
Here are 2 layouts I completed for Paper Issues December scraplift Sunday.

Layout share (12/7/16)

Hello! I have 3 layouts to share today. I made these while tackling the mountain of laundry in my house. The first was created using the Paper Issues mood board from the Facebook group.  Here is the layout:

{A Visit With Santa} (12/1/16)

Hello!  I am here with an exciting post!  I was chosen as guest designer for the December 1st sketch from Stuck?! Sketches and it is time to reveal my creation!  Here is the sketch:

{Daisie's Scraps} (11/30/16)

Hello!  I'm back with a layout for the Week 3 sketch from Lets Get Sketchy.  Here is the sketch:
Here is my layout:
I did stray a little from the sketch.  I tried using thinner strips like in the sketch but I felt that chunkier ones worked better.  I also added a horizontal strip to allow for a resting place for my photo.  That is one of the things I enjoy about sketches.  It allows you to have a starting point that allows you to make adjustments to make it your own.

Here is a list of products:
  • background: Colorbök
  • turquoise hearts: Fancy Pants Millie & June
  • geometric pattern and pink hearts: Crate Paper Hello Love
  • text print: MAMBI
  • turquoise felt border: Freckled Fawn
  • flair badge: Fancy Pants
  • teal picture layer: American Crafts
  • vellum: Recollections
  • triangle (top cluster): My Mind's Eye Cut and Paste
  • water color: Artist Loft
  • black sequins: Doodlebug
  • silver washi: unknown
Thanks for visiting!  Please check out the video.  See you again soon!

{Yum Noodles} (11/29/16)

Hello!  I'm here with a layout I created using the November 15th sketch from Stuck?! Sketches.  I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love the sketches from Stuck?! Sketches.  They are so adorable and adaptable.  Here is the sketch:
And here is my layout:
I chose to stay really close to the sketch.  I decided to scrap these photos of my daughters stealing my noodles while at Noodles & Co.  I just had fun with this layout.  I love the colors.

Here is a list of products I used:
  • Background and black paper layer: MAMBI
  • pink layer: Crate Paper Hello Love
  • pink and turquoise cards (bottom card layer) and felt pieces: Freckled Fawn
  • journalling cards: Pink Paislee Pen Pals
  • silver glitter paper and circle punch: The Paper Studio
  • puffy stickers: Fancy Pants Millie & June
  • "yum" stickers: Pink Paislee Solstice
  • tile letter stickers: Target dollar spot
  • pink and white twine: American Crafts
  • silver glitter washi: unknown
Thanks for visiting!  See you again soon.

{Amazing Adventure} (11/26/17)

Hello!  Back again with a layout created for the Lets Get Sketchy Week 2 sketch.  I wanted to try something a little different with this layout.  So I followed the diagonal line of the sketch but changed it a little to suit me.  Here is the sketch:
Now I tried a couple of different options for the grid designs with the shapes.  But I really wanted to do something a bit different.  Here is my layout:
Now this is a very simple layout.  I chose to sew waves in both blue and white in the top left and bottom right corners.  I layered some vellum and Amy Tangerine papers behind the photo.  Then used minimal embellishments.  I put a border on the whole thing to tie in the colors and frame the layout.  Overall, I really like this layout.

Here is a list of products:
  • background: Colorbök
  • blue/green layer: Amy Tangerine Better Together
  • polka dot vellum: Recollections
  • sun and wave chipboard, life is beautiful sticker: Bella Blvd
  • enamel hearts and pearls: Freckled Fawn
  • Fun in Sun sticker and Enamel dots: American Crafts (I think)
  • "amazing" letters: October Afternoon Sticky Keys
  • "adventure" letters: Fancy Pants Millie and June
Thanks for visiting! See you again soon!

{Hello Weekend} (11/20/16)

Hello again!  I am back with a layout for the Creative Scrappers 300th sketch!  Congratulations goes out to all of the talent (especially Kristine Davidson)  that brings us these sketches and the wonderful inspiration layouts!  Here is the sketch:
cs-300-my-creative-scrapbookNow, who doesn't love a great grid design?  There were so many things that I wanted to do with this sketch.  Where I ended up was a little bit of a surprise to me.  Check it out:
img_3557img_3555img_3556I chose to do a fall layout.  The photo is my children sitting with their pumpkins as we waited for the wagon to come pick us up from the pumpkin patch.  I love the photo and wanted to highlight it.  I also fell in love with the background paper.  It is from a Recollections pack from Michaels.  I think it is gorgeous!  So those two elements were what I ended up basing my layout on.  I chose to do a smaller grid with different sized squares to allow for more of the background to show.  My only regret is that I wish I would have layered the squares a little more.  But I really love how this turned out.
Here is a list of products I used:
  • Background: Recollections Boho
  • all of the cards: We R Memory Keepers Love Notes
  • vellum: The Paper Studio
  • Wood veneer stars, people, and hello: Studio Calico
  • Weekend wood veneer: Scraptastic
  • felt border: Freckled Fawn
  • letters and stars foam: Dear Lizzy Cordial Thickers
Thanks for visiting!  I will be back with another layout soon!