SpiegelMom Scraps Design Team Layout

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Aloha!! Today is my last blog post as part of the blog squad. Next week I will be switching over and sharing as part of the Youtube team. I have learned so much this year, I have truly loved sharing on the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog. I also am excited to get back to sharing more process videos. This is where I started out in this community and I love it.

To read my last blog post on the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog use the link.

I am really excited to share this spring layout!! Here is a small little peek. Check out my blog post and you can see tons more close up pictures.

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Check out the SpiegelMom Scraps Store for all the fun sequins and feltie hearts I used.

Use my code and get a discount on your purchase.

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You can also see my process video on my Youtube Channel or in the blog post!!

https://youtu.be/fwXYmB8TCb0 

Don’t forget next week I switch to the Youtube Squad. To make sure you see all my design team layouts and projects make sure you subscribe to their Youtube Channel.

Have an awesome and inspired Day!!

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Clique Kits Youtube Channel: Old Meets New Saturday

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Aloha!! How is everyone doing?! Today has been a lovely day, and I am glad the days are getting nicer and warmer. It almost felt like summer here today.

Today I am sharing with you a layout I made for the Clique Kits Youtube Channel. Saturday is Old meets new theme. I had a tons of my March Play kit (Which showcases Shimelle Little By Little) left, so I decided to mix that with my new Sorbet May Kit.

The bright and spring colors went perfect together. I had fun using some old pictures from last year’s Easter. These images of my son Samuel being goofy like always crack me up. I love how is emotions are so clear on his face. Sometimes I wonder if he ate this way just to get a laugh.

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I cut up a bunch of the papers from the Sorbet Kit papers and layered them throughout and on the side of the layered photos. I love how each corner and edge stick out.

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I use lots of the adds ons from the March Play Kit, like the Shimelle wood buttons.

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Adding diecuts and puffy stickers form the main Sorbet Kit, it really added to the layers.

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Overall I just wanted a fun layout to mirror my photos.

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Here is the process video from the Clique Kits Youtube Channel.

 

I hope you enjoyed this layout today and are inspired!!

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Head over to the store to purchases your May Add ons and use my code Hannah10 to get a discount. Also don’t forget about the new Traveler’s Notebook kit to be released in May.

Be on the look out for more layouts and projects with this really fun kit. I will be sharing tons of May Kit layouts these next few weeks.

Have an Inspired Day!!

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Clique Kits April Pep Rally

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Aloha!! This month I have been playing with the “Jelly Bean” Clique Kit for April. It has been so much fun to use all the bright colors. It has been perfect for heading into spring. This kit mainly uses the Bella Blvd Make Your Mark Collection. To see all that is in this kit, head over to their shop.

Today is Clique Kits monthly Pep Rally. Every month the design team and the subscribers get together and share what they have been making with their kits. It is really just a fun way to get to know everyone and be inspired.

I won’t make you wait then, let’s dig into the layout I made for today. This is about my 6 or so layout with this month’s kit.

Making this layout was journey. These layouts are always my favorites because I have to work through some stuff to figure out what I want to accomplish on a page. What do I want to tell with these papers and embellishments.

I really wanted to use some mixed media. I have been in a mixed media mood lately, maybe because I have been missing the days when I played with my paints all the time. I started out with the Shimmerz Acritonez that are an add on. I thought maybe I would paint blocks in using the challenge sketch for April. This direction didn’t end up looking so hot. I just didn’t feel it.

I cut up my paper. Yes, I stopped partway through my layout and started cutting it up. I chuckle, because the layouts I realize aren’t working and completely change course I end up loving!!

I layered patterned papers, a doily and some die cuts around my photo. This is a technique I love to do, layer. I haven’t been using as many layers lately and I can tell as I am building my layers. It takes a few tries to get a look I am happy with. But it is like riding a bike, once you get back into it. It all starts coming right back into place.

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This is the point where I splatter some of my Shimmerz Acritonez paint on my white card stock background. I love how when I squeeze this bottle the drops are perfect. It creates raised splatters but they dry quickly and look so cool and dimensional.

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I add some enamel dots around the splatters. They are bigger dots (I used all my small ones earlier this month) but they almost look like paint mixed in.

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For more mixed media I pulled out my watercolors and painted over my title. These white Elle Studio Alpha’s really stand out now with the paint. They also now have more texture. I added paint around the layout also, so it wasn’t in just one place.

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Don’t you just love those gold puffy hearts?! I had to add one to my page. Partly because I love them and I love this photo I took when at Waimea Falls in Oahu.

When we lived in Hawaii I loved going on this hike to Waimea Falls. The flowers and fauna on the trail are so gorgeous. This picture I took last April or May really has been calling me. I think the reminders of spring that Hawaii had are making me itch for spring here. Slowing it is coming, and scrapping my old floral pictures is helping get into the outside mood.

I added the foam Freckled Fawn word stickers on my photo. I love the black against the colors in my photo. They really contrast against each other and the black pops.

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In my layers I also added some of the Clique Kits Exclusive printables. They are so fun and add just another layer of dimension.

Here is a look at my finished layout. I really think it turned out beautiful and I loved the journey I went on to make this layout.

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Check out my process video from my Youtube Channel

 

 

Also when you are looking around for your May Add ons and stuff to add to your May Sorbet Kit, Use my code Hannah10 and get 10% off your order.

I hope you all have an inspired Day!!

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SpiegelMom Scraps: Perfect Angel

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Aloha!! It’s Wednesday, Hump Day!! Which means I am up on the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog. I have really come to love, enjoy and look forward to these Wednesdays. It’s like a coffee date, or weekly dinner date with my friends, in a weird way. in a fun way. I hope you my scrappy friends have been enjoying and looking forward to our Wednesday scrappy dates!!

This week I am sharing this layout about my puppy and her obsession with stealing things that don’t belong to her. This time it was my son’s light saber.

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I also made a process video of my layout, which you can watch below.

 

You can find all the SpiegelMom Scraps Products in the Store. Use my code Hannah15 and can 15% off your order.

Also share and tag me and SpiegelMom Scraps with the things you make with your products, we love to be inspired by you!!

 

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Traveler’s Notebook Mixed Media Spread and Product Review

Aloha!!!

I am all about Spring right now!! I am craving the warmer weather, sunshine and flowers. This inspired my art journal mixed media spread in this traveler’s notebook.

I was also inspired by the flowers in the Bella Blvd Make your Mark collection. A few weeks ago I made a mixed media layout with similar flowers and I thought that concept would be a good place to start.

Watch along as I create a fun and artsy page.

 

I am also doing a product review on the Mixed Media Traveler’s Notebook Inserts Beth Soler (Scrapping Wonders) is selling in her Etsy Shop. Here is the link to her shop.

I really enjoyed working with this Notebook. It is the typical Traveler Notebook insert size but made with a much thicker paper to hold up to any mixed media products. Even with using lots of acrylic paint, modeling paste and a heat gun my pages didn’t warp too much.

 

The only issue I seen was that my silver paint marker was semi visible on the other side when the light hit it. I would imagine though that any media or products I add to the other side would eliminate the issue and you wouldn’t be able to see it.

I really can’t wait to use my notebook more and play with adding some papers and photos with my media. Be on the look out for more process videos using this product that Beth is selling.

Be sure to head over to her shop and see the other options of inserts too, because she has a few. The quality is really nice and you won’t be disappointed!!

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I hope you all are enjoying your spring as I am!! Have an inspired Weekend!!

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Crafty Maven Getaway: Stash It Monday: Sleeping Beauty

Aloha!!!

I am up this week for Stash It Monday. I love using my stash. I love revisiting products that I loved and re falling in love with them.

Also for this layout I used the SpiegelMom Scraps Exclusive cut files for this layout as well. They were siting on my desk, yelling out to me to use. They were perfect with a photo I found of my daughter Cayden when she was a newborn.

She was so cute, and she loved to sleep. When I first brought her home, I used to have to take off all her clothes to get her to wake up in the middle of the night to eat. I would wait four hours, because I was thrilled to have a baby that actually slept! I mean what parent isn’t thrilled when they realize they don’t have to feel sleep deprived.

My oldest daughter, Leilani, used to get up every two hours when we first got her home. In fact she ended up not sleeping well at night at all. I think I slept that first month on the couch sitting up holding my daughter. SO naturally when Cayden slept through the night, if I let her I kinda wanted to savor that. I did realize at first though that she did need to eat, newborns need a lot of food. They need sleep too, but when she would take two bites of food and fall back asleep, the pjs came off. I would also try to tickle her feet, I would sit her up, and still she was persistent and tried to sleep.

Even at a very young age, I could tell this beauty would be stubborn. It’s fun seeing their personalities even as a newborn. Even though it is often difficult I am glad she has such a big personality.

It makes me a better parent.

I love this picture though. Now that it has been 7 years, I can remember the cuteness and those memories of the sleepy mommy doing everything she could to get up with an alarm and do what she needed to wake her little sleeping beauty for a midnight snack.

I hope you check out my process video over at the Crafty Maven Getaway Youtube Channel. 

 

Here is a look at my finished layout.

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I hope you head over to the Crafty Maven Getaway Facebook Group and see what the other Design Team members are making with this week’s inspiration piece.

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I hope you have an inspired Day!!!

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SpiegelMom Scraps April Blog Hop

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Aloha My Scrappy friends!! Can you believe it’s April Already?!! I can’t, time is just flying by, and the days are starting to get longer and the air a bit less chillier. It feels like Spring here in The Pacific Northwest is finally on it’s way. Or at least today as I write this it is. The sun is warming the grass and the birds are chirping. Nature is coming alive.

You have probably found your way to my blog from Sarah’s blog. Isn’t her shaker so much fun?!! I am loving it and the colors.

Every month the SpiegelMom Scraps Design Team Meets up and joins in on a blog hop, sharing some stuff they are creating with their supplies. It’s always fun to check in with your friends and fave design team members. As a blog hopper, comment on all the blogs in the line up until April 3. Then April 5th Jody will announce a winner and they will receive a $10 store credit. Super awesome right?!

Down below my post you will be able to find the full lineup list so you can follow all the way through if you happen to get lost. Let’s get right to my layout, because that is why you are here right?!

This monthly scrappy friend and design team member Christy had a baby. A beautiful baby girl! I am so happy for her and her husband. Having a baby is such a fun and new experience each time.

Spring time always reminds me of births and rebirth of nature. The exclusive Spiegelmom Scraps Cut Files (which you can find of the Spiegelmom Scraps Blog) are perfect for this time of the year when many of us who are thinking about new beginnings. It has many sayings that about about babies too.

All of this makes me go down memory lane to the five, seven and eight years ago when I was lucky to have been giving the name of mother. It almost doesn’t even feel like all that long ago I was preparing for their arrivals and excited to see what they were going to look like.

Even though my journey to having children was quite easy and quick, It felt like forever in the moment. Maybe because I didn’t really know for a while what my future really would hold. I had always wanted to be a mother since a young child. It really was one of the only things I wanted to be. As a teen when I got quite sick and was dealing with all that stuff, my doctors told me they didn’t know what adult life would look like for me. At the age of 16 it was quite scary. My life really just begun. I wasn’t really ready to think about what it would be like to be an adult, even though at the time I couldn’t wait to grow up.

Looking back I realize what my doctors said was really based off of what they knew at the time (remember this was about 16 years ago) about my disease and illnesses. They didn’t know that with all the amazing research and medicine of the future would really make life so much better for people just like me fighting.

At that time though, I didn’t know if having kids would even be in the path for me. I do remember quite clearly hearing God say trust in him and I will get that family I really desired. So I lived that way, trusting God. That really is all we could ever do.

Years laters, I had been blessed with the children I had hoped and prayed for. With an amazing husband who walked through this journey with me, wanting the same things.

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As life who have it, we ended up having two girls first. Which I wasn’t upset about at all. I was excited to seeing their friendship because of how close they were in age (they are about 17months apart). When my husband and I were thinking of names for all our kids, we went with meaning and what those names represented. Being Christian and growing up reading the Old Testament, I had a strong understanding that names have such a big impact of who we are and what people think about us. Our name really is part of our character.

After long talks, like couples have together we talked about what these names meant to us. Trying so hard to find the perfect name fit for all our children. The easiest names would be for our son, Samuel Isaac.

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Just from my story and the fact that we wanted to work together in a ministry, the ministry of life or wherever God would lead us. Samuel and what he represented, How Hannah his mother wept and cried and begged God to give her a son, a baby. Someone to carry on the family line. God looked on her and smiled, and gave her a son. She then gave him back to God and his service and Samuel later became a great prophet and giver of advice for many great men in his time.

As with Isaac, he was the promised child of Abram who desired a family. God promised him ancestors as many as the Stars in the nighttime sky. Just like God promised me that things would work out for me, He did that for Abram and Sarai. That name seemed fitting for this son my Husband and I would have.

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It’s a strong name, a name with meaning, and i know his life will have great purpose. Just like all people. I am honored to be the one to give my soothe tools he will need to conquer this world we live in. To bring peace, joy, encouragement and love to those around him.

I can’t wait to see this life of his evolve!!

So I made this layout.

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I was looking through old photos, which are so disorganized, but that is for another post, and found this jewel!!

It was perfect for the exclusive cut files. I choose the Baby Boy cut file and cut it out of white card stock. I attached it to my layout with stitching. I made three passes of my machine in a light mint green color.

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I used the collection Little by Little from Shimelle. I love the little kid cartoon and spring feel. I thought it would go beautifully with my picture of Samuel, which happens to be the first set of images taken of him outside my tummy.

 

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I added Feltie Clouds and Hearts throughout the layout. I love how they help with that whimsy look. Along with puffy stickers and wood buttons I added Let’s Be Mermaids Sequins around the embellishment clusters.

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I kept my layers simple, by adding a few strips of paper around the layout. I also used the cut apart sheet with a lion and camera. The colors in this collection are so fun, and even though my son wasn’t born in the spring. I love the spring feel that is going on, because it reminds me of birth.

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I added a doily up in top cluster for texture. only a little bit is sticking out, which I really like. It doesn’t make the layout seem to girlie. I really try to think about that with my son’s layout, even though I know it really doesn’t matter.

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I also added a shipping tag (the top of it) at the bottom of my layout. I wanted to be able to connect the main part of the layout and flow all the way down. Even though I know I was adding quite a bit of journaling about Samuel’s name, I wanted something there. A tag with a feltie cloud was perfect.

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I hop you enjoyed seeing my layout as well as this blog hop. Be sure to stop by Khristina’s blog next and leave a comment.

I also hope you keep your eyes peeled at the SpiegelMom Scraps blog for the upcoming Design Team Assignment for the following, I for one am curious who will dazzle us in the upcoming year with their sequin love!!

Be sure to check out the SpiegelMom Scraps Store, there are tons of spring themed/colored sequin mixes to purchases. There is also tons of new Shimmerz products!! If you use my code Hannah15 for a 15% discount.

Here is one last look at my layout!!

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April Spiegelnom Scraps Design Team Blog Hop Lineup

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
**** YOU ARE HERE****Hannah Lemieux http://www.scrapbookpagesandcupcakes.com/blog/
**** GO HERE NEXT**** Khristina Sorge http://redefinedkreative.blogspot.com
Sara Scraps https://sarascrapsblog.wordpress.com/blog/
Rachel Stewarthttps://wordsandpaperscraps.wordpress.com/
Laura Rumblehttp://beadsbuttonsandbirds.blogspot.com
Felicia Younghttp://rosescrapco.blogspot.com
Beth Solerhttp://scrappingwonders.com
Crafty Meggyhttp://www.craftymeggy.com/blog/
Thanks for joining me today and can’t wait to see you around!!
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