Thursday, January 22, 2015

Designer Spotlight Post Continued

I had a spotlight on the new Scrapbook Expo blog called Weekly Scrapper yesterday and besides creating a new layout for the post, they also asked me to pick four of my favorite recent layouts.

All of my layouts lately have been all about watercolors!!  So here they are along with some questions that I answered for my spotlight post:

(these have all been previously published on my blog, but I still thought they would be fun to share!)

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE by Gina Lideros
To create this layout I used my Silhouette machine to draw the title using sketch pens, trimmed it out, and then applied watercolors. Super easy to do and makes a great background!
LIVE SIMPLY by Gina Lideros
This layout has two of my favorite things – watercolors and die cut letters. Simply apply watercolors to cardstock and then stitch down title using a sewing machine.
HOORAY by Gina Lideros
To document my New Year’s Eve photos I cut my photos and background papers into pennant shapes and then grouped them all together to make one large hanging pennant.

SHINE by Gina Lideros
Creating a sequin title for your page is easy to do and creates a big impact! I used a stencil as a guide and then adhered my sequins down using liquid adhesive.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started scrapbooking: Hi! My name is Gina Lideros and I am so excited to be here! I am a military wife of 16 years to my husband Frank. Together we have two children ages 15 and 13. We live in sunny California with our 3 fur babies (dogs). We love to enjoy the outdoors and like to go camping and biking. I began scrapbooking in 1997. I was introduced to it by a friend and have been hooked ever since! I have been fortunate to work with a lot of great companies and meet some awesome friends.
Favorite thing to scrap: My family and everyday moments. I also love to scrap my 3 dogs. They make great scrap subjects!
What do you love about scrapbooking? I love that it is a creative form of expressing art while also documenting family memories.
5 fun facts about yourself:
1. I can’t scrap in silence. I need to have on music, a tv show, or friends with me while I scrap.
2. My favorite sweet treat to indulge in is white chocolate covered pretzels.
3. I was born and raised in Las Vegas and met my husband there. We were married on the Las Vegas strip in true Vegas tradition!
4.  I’ve been a blonde my whole life. The biggest change I’ve ever done was getting highlights. I kind of think I’d like to try something different, but I’m a big chicken about changing it!
5. I’m going through a painting phase. I need to apply watercolors or acrylics to every project that I make.


  1. I love the way you use watercolors Gina!

  2. awesome projects! Loved reading more about you, I too am a military wife of 11 years obsessed with paper, which is what attracted me to your blog :)