SpiegelMom Scraps March Blog Hop

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Aloha!!! Welcome Everyone!!

You just came from Sara’s blog, isn’t her posts so beautiful and creative.

This month the  SpiegelMom Scraps Design Team and the Creative Embellishments Team is doing a product swap. Today we are sharing what we made with the products we swapped!! I hope you are super excited, because I am soon excited to share the layout I made we the products I got from Creative Embellishments!!

Make sure to follow the hop and comment along the way until March 9th and you can have a chance to win a $25 credit to the SpiegelMom Scraps Store and $30 credit to the Creative Embellishments Store. 

I will have the SpeigelMom Scraps and Creative Embellishments Blog Hop Line Up down below at the end of this post. If you lose your way you can always came back and find your place again.

I am so super excited to share this layout with you today. This might just be one of my favorite layouts I have made this year, but even collectively.

SMS Creative Scrappers Product Swap

This summer in the process of our move from Hawaii to Washington State our family did some fun outings to pass the time and have some time together. Being in a hotel for a little over a month we needed to get out and do something fun.

One of the things we decided to do was visit one of the local towns and train museums. We were able to actually ride a railroad train to the buildings where the lumbar and train workers lived and worked few weeks and months at a time.

IMG_3069I love history so for me I was in heaven, seeing all the replicated housing and the train building where they fixed and worked on the train parts to keep the train working to transport the lumber to the coast where it would connect to other parts of the railroad at the time.

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My kids were in heaven because they LOVE trains!! They were in awe to be able to ride in one, to climb up the steps of the train. They loved looking at the window and watching the world pass by as the steam train blew it’s whistle.

The only thing that was a bit sad was that because of all the clouds in the distance the view of Mt. Rainer (which is only about 10 or so miles away from us) wasn’t clear. You really could only see glimpses of the grandeur mountain and volcano. I actually hope this coming summer we can go back out there to see Mt. Rainer up close and take this train ride out again, just was the views along the way.

All this spurred this layout, which ended up having a mind of it’s own. I was only planning on doing a 12×12 layout in this sitting. Then maybe do another layout later with some other photos and tell some different stories from this day or of our life with them. I love that when given the chance scrapbooking can become it’s own force. It grows and becomes much more than we could even imagine, and in these moments I find I get lost in the process and grow so much from it. I also tend to love these layouts so much more as well.

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I started off with a really big image of the train. I think it was around  8x 10 in size. I also used this time to print off many smaller 2×3 size images from this day. My thought was to use 5 of these smaller photos at the bottom of the big photo.

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This is when it become apparent that I was’t going to have much room for journaling of any embellishments to tell this story. I didn’t really want to cover up much of the images. I wanted to have enough space so you could actual take in what was in these photos. Many of them are some of my favorite images I have taken with my DSLR.

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In came in the second side of this layout. I added a few more images I had printed off and put off to the side thinking I wasn’t going to use on this layout. I guess they were calling out to me to be used!!

One other thing I knew I wanted to try was to make some shakers. One of the things I received from Creative Embellishments was a pack of different size circles cut in chipboard. They reminded me of the wheels of the train on the railroad track. I thought these would be a fun place to contain sequin shakers. What isn’t more fun than a train wheel filled with sequins?! I used some old acetate cut a parts from my stash as the cover of the shakers. I filled the circles with some new March Release sequins, Pandora’s Ombre and Green Acres. I knew these colors would really compliment the colors throughout this layout. Because these pictures were taken in June everything out here was so green and full of life and color.

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Making these shakers were definitely a labor of love. Figuring out the best glue because of the clear acetate was really difficult. These shakers took over a day to get right. They are so worth it though. I absolutely love how they turned out. I was surprised that you can barely see the glue I used last. I ended up using the red line AC double sided tape. I cut it in half and used lots of small pieces to have a really good seal all the way around the shakers. I know if I had used vellum or a glassine bag I might have not had a hard time with the glue and fit, but I am so glad I used the manly clear acetate. You really can see the colors on these sequins in the circles. They really add to the layout and provide a fun embellishment without having a lot of pieces .

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Of course I added more layers of embellishments throughout the layout. I used the SpiegelMom Scraps Cork Stars throughout the layout as well. I really enjoy these stars. I love the texture they add, and really brings a bit of nature into the layout. Adhering them with staples brings in the metal that I think of with the Railroad train and tracks.

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As well as using the Creative Embellishments Circles with sequins, I also added a few around the layout bare. I found that the wooden buttons fit in them nicely and looked playful.

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I used lots of tickets throughout my layout as embellishments since we needed a ticket to get on the train. I really tried to think of these types of aspects when putting together my layout. I think it helps tie that layout together better and more cohesive which is really important when you are doing a double page spread.

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I hope this layout has inspired to think outside the box and try to let the layout tell you where it’s going while making it. Also to not be afraid because it is going in a direction that you didn’t expect!!

I also have a process video for this layout, Which you can check out down below!
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Now don’t forget to check out Heather’s blog. I can’t wait to see what see has made for this product swap! I am sure it will be stunning!!

Here is the list of all the crafters joining in on this SpiegelMom Scraps and Creative Embellishments Product Swap blog hop. If you comment along you will be entered into the giveaway.

SMS Blog www.spiegelmomscraps.com
Creative Embellishments blog- http://creativeembellishments/com/blog
Jody’s Blog:
Laura Whitaker blog (March Guest Designer)
Nicolle Kramer’s blog:
Lisa Kingston http://pinkglitterscrapper.blogspot.com/…
Doris Widder’s blog: http://www.distressedscrapper.com
Christy Harriman http://www.christysbeautifullife.wordpress.com/…
Maggi’s blog: http://scraptravelbark.blogspot.com/
Sarah McClellan http://theadventuresofscrappysarah.blogspot.com/…
Sarah’s Blog: http://sarahs-scrapbook.blogspot.ca/…
>>>Hannah Lemieux <<<<< YOU ARE HERE
Heather’s Blog: https://heifer21.wordpress.com
Khristina Sorge http://redefinedkreative.blogspot.com/…
Marci’s Blog: http://ascrapfrommarci.blogspot.com/
Evi Cortes http://www.lifewithevi.com/blog
Bev’s Blog: http://beeceecreativity.blogspot.com/
Sara Scraps https://sarascrapsblog.wordpress.com/…
France’s blog: http://fringuetteart.blogspot.com
Rachel Stewart – https://wordsandpaperscraps.wordpress.com/…
Nanné’s blog: http://nannes-creations.blogspot.com
Laura Rumble – http://beadsbuttonsandbirds.blogspot.com/…
Laetitia’s blog : http://triniti59760.blogspot.fr/
Felicia Young – http://rosescrapco.blogspot.com/
Lisa’s blog: http://lisasscrappyhideaway.blogspot.com/
Beth Soler – http://scrappingwonders.com/
Nadine Carlier’s Blog: http://www.myscrapnstuff.com
Crafty Meggy – http://www.craftymeggy.com/blog/
Shona Keehn blog: http://suchawonderfulmess.blogspot.ca/

Have an inspired day!!

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SpiegelMom Scraps: What about wednesday Mixed Media Layout

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Aloha!!

I am up on the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog today sharing a mixed media layout I made.

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This was super fun to make, I hope you check it out and all the close ups on the Blog.

Also if you use my code Hannah15 in the SpiegelMom Scraps Store you can get 15% off your order. There are so many fun products and sequin mixes in the store to play with.

Have a great week!!

Hannah

 

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Exciting and Fun News!!

Aloha My scrappy friends!! I hope you are enjoying your day. I have been super inspired lately. I am excited to get to my scrap desk and create.

Today I wanted to share some fun and exciting news with you all.

I have been asked to join the Design Team for Clique Kits starting in April !! EEKK!! This is literally my dream job!! I love Clique kIts and I love creating new and inspired layouts!!

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I hope you hop over to the Clique Kits blog for today and see all the ladies who will be joining me on the Design Team this term. There are some amazing and talented ladies. I am so honored to work along aside them and make some beautiful things!!

Be on the look out for lots of new projects and layouts from me in the upcoming future. And lots of Youtube process videos as well!!

Have an inspired day!!

Hannah

 

 

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SpiegelMom Scraps: Changing up the photo size

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Aloha!!

Today I am over at the SpiegelMom Scraps blog sharing a layout where I change up the photo size.

This is a fun and creative way to switch things up.

Check out the blog post and see tons of close up pictures of the layout I made.

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You can also check out the process video from the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog or my personal Youtube Channel!!

If you use my code Hannah15% at the SpiegelMom Scraps store you can get an extra 15% off your scrappy sequin order!! Who loves a discounts, right?!!

Have an inspiring and great week!!

Hannah

 

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The Crafty Maven Getaway: In Your Pocket Tuesday

Aloha!!

This year I am retrying Project Life. My goal though is to keep it simple. Do one pocket page at a time. Whether that is a week at a glance or 3 days. I know I don’t need to share every photo I take in my Project Life spread but I want a good look at what my weeks look like. I want to look back and see our routines, our day to day stuff, the normal things we do, that often get overlooked in my layouts.

Today on the The Crafty Maven Getaway I am sharing my process video for a page I made for the middle of January. I kept it simple, Lots of pictures and little embellishing with lots of journaling.

Take a looks at my process.

 

Here is what my spread looks like…

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(You can only see this process on the Crafty Maven, so make sure you subscribe to that channel to see future process videos that I only share there. Or subscribe to my Blog to catch my posts)

 

Have an inspired Week my scrappy friends!!

 

Hannah

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SpiegelMom Scraps What About Wednesday: Using the Negative part of a Cut File

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Aloha My Scrappy Friends!!

It’s Wednesday and I am up over on the Spiegelmom Scraps Blog. I am super excited about this new layout. It is super fun and I am using the negative part of a free cut file from the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog.

Here is a peek at what I made…

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Don’t forget that if you use my code Hannah15, you can get 15% percent off your order from the SpiegelMom Scraps Store.  Also Share with us what you are making with the SpiegelMom Scraps products too.

Look below and you can also watch my Youtube Process video of this layout.

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Hannah

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Hannah’s Scrap Bin Series: Our Story

Aloha My Scrappy Friends!!

It’s February and I am finally starting to get my stuff in order. Finally. After being sick for a week, my husband working long hours all month, and just getting back into the groove after the holidays. I can say I am starting to get into what seems like a routine that is going to work for me, for now.

One of my big goals this year is to use up as many of my scraps as possible. I have been on a really big spending freeze the past 5 or so months. I want to use this freeze wisely and actually use up the stash I have let pile up. Like all those bits and pieces left over from old layouts I have made.

Last year I started a series where I used my scraps to make layouts. I used different types of inspiration to give me a jumping off point. I am trying out that series again.

In this layout I just made I looked through my scraps for pieces that had a love feel to them. I knew I wanted to scrap some old wedding photos. It was my 10 year wedding anniversary at the end of December and what a fun way to go down memory lane a bit than make some layouts.

(I actually ended up making two layouts with all the scraps I set aside. I will share photos from layout in another blog post.)

Here are some close up pictures of my finished layout.

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I love this layered look for the title. I took bits and pieces and layered them together. Them added some thickers to finish out the title.

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I kept this really simple. Focusing on getting scraps used up, and layering them nicely. I even fussy cut those hearts out of a scrap of Bella Blvd patterned paper.

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I added more hearts up at the top, to continue the theme of love throughout the whole layout.

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Finishing up with some gold and pink Heidi Shine just ties the whole layout together. I love the way it looks, scattered on the embellishments and the photos.

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Here is the finished layout. I finished the journaling later, and added it to the back. I really wanted the photos to be the focal point. We e is the process video  so young but so in love. And maybe a tad hungry too. It was fun to go back and take a look at all my old wedding photos after ten years.

Here is the process video for this layout. You can watch below and hear a bit of my thought process while I was putting this layout together.

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I hope you are inspired! Inspired to go searching through your scraps and make something fun, beautiful and meaningful.

Have a great week!!

Hannah R

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SpiegelMom Scraps February Team Up with Accent Scrapbooking and Blog Hop

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Aloha!! I hope you are looking for a treat today!! The SpiegelMom Scraps Design Team is Teaming up with Accent Scrapbooking.  I hope you click on the link and check out all the cool things they have in their store like awesome flair badges.

I am super excited to show you today what I made with the products from Accent Scrapbooking. I hope after you look at my work you continue on with the hop (and comment along the way too) and see how all the Sparklers have used the products from Accent Scrapbooking and SpiegelMom Scraps. I will have the line up at the end of my post so you can continue the hop if you happen to get lost. Like I mentioned be sure to comment on all the blog posts for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate  prize. Also be sure to check out the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog to see the free cut file for February.

Let’s Take a look at what at the layout I made. 16386988_10154959204587392_9157558926389526117_n

Many of us on the team decided to use this sketch designed by Laura Whitaker for the Blog Hop month. This sketch was a really fun design.

 

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I paired this die cut cookie with other embellishments to form a cluster. I added one of the Accent Scrapbooking Flair badges in the cluster. I went with the dot one, because it reminded me of the chocolate chips in the picture. I also added some baker’s twine and a feltie heart to the cluster.

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I moved the title from the left side to under the photo. I thought it looked less connected to the photo by being there. I also used multiple fonts for the title too. I wanted it to reflect a youth like feeling.

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I used a gold doily on the left side of the photo under the embellishment cluster there. I added a tag with twine, a ticket stab, another flair badge that has more dots on it. I also mixed sticker hearts and a feltie heart. I really like how it highlights the layers I used under the photo.

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I started off by using a paintbrush to drop Shimmerz on the white cardstock for my background. I used Vibez Razzle-dazzle and Spritz Bamboo Leaf . This green and purple color combo inspired me and I knew I wanted to sequin mixes Razzleberry and All Natural.

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I layered lots of ephemera and chipboard together at the top of the photo. using twine in the tag, it helps tie all the clusters together. I also added hearts in each cluster. I love all the little details that I added that really gives that cluster some life.

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With sequins from Razzleberry and All natural that also helps tie everything together. I love the colorful dots from the patterned paper I added to the top of the layout too. I really tried to use dots throughout the layout. IMG_2454

I added the date under my photo. I used tile alphas across the bottom of the photo to mimic that feel you get with the banner from the sketch. I also used vellum on the bottom. I really wanted most of the ink Shimmerz splatters to show up. I thought the ink splatters coming through the vellum would look really cool.

I definitely love this photo of my daughter enjoying her birthday gift this year. She has wanted an Easy Bake Oven for a while, but we wanted to wait until the other kids were old enough that they knew the rules about baking. Leilani had so much fun playing with it all on her own. She told me after that she wants to be a baker. Of course I figure she will change her mind about her career multiple times before she gets older. It is however good seeing her learn and grow.

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Here is the final layout. Other than wishing I had added ones for the journaling I am really pleased how this layout turned out. I loved the sketch, which really helped taking the struggle of coming up with a design all on my own. Also I really enjoyed using the Flair badges from Accent Scrapbooking. They were so fun.

Here Is the Hop Line Up

SMS Blog www.spiegelmomscraps.com
Jody’s Blog: https://spiegelmomscraps.wordpress.com/
Lisa Kingston http://pinkglitterscrapper.blogspot.com/
Christy Harriman http://www.christysbeautifullife.wordpress.com
Sarah McClellan http://theadventuresofscrappysarah.blogspot.com
>>>>Hannah Lemieux http://www.scrapbookpagesandcupcakes.com/blog/<<< You Are Here
>>>>>Khristina Sorge http://redefinedkreative.blogspot.com<<<<< GO HERE NEXT
Katty Miranda- https://www.kattymiranda.com
Evi Cortes http://www.lifewithevi.com/blog
Sara Scraps https://sarascrapsblog.wordpress.com/blog/
Rachel Stewart – https://wordsandpaperscraps.wordpress.com/
Laura Rumble – http://beadsbuttonsandbirds.blogspot.com
Felicia Young – http://rosescrapco.blogspot.com
Beth Soler – http://scrappingwonders.com
Crafty Meggy – http://www.craftymeggy.com/blog/

Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog post today. I had a lot of fun making my layout to share with you today. Don’t forget to head over to Khristina’s Blog and she what wonderful and inspiring layout she created with the Accent Scrapbooking  and SpiegelMom Scraps products.

Have an inspiring week!!

Hannah

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