SpiegelMom Scraps Design Team: Stitching in your Traveler’s Notebook

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I am stitching in my Traveler’s Notebook. I am creating texture, using lots of layers.

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Yes, I even stitched on my photo. It looks so cool too.

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I added this small cluster on the bottom of the photo with the title. I used different tile alphas for a fun element. mixing chipboard from Maggie Holmes and a mix of Fairy Garden and Sparkle Power sequins together.

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This phrase strip at the top with more sequins really helps draw your eye down the side at all the stitching and this gorgeous photo of Mt. Rainer.

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I can never get tired of this view!! It is amazing!! And this view is just down my street. I feel lucky that I can see this beauty all the time, unless it’s cloudy. the grandeur of Mt. Rainer is so palpable when you see it in person. As a person you feel so small, that we are only a small part of this whole wide world!! Some Deep Stuff, right?!

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I love mixing an old Maggie Holmes sticker from Open Book with the Chasing Dreams products. Look at all this great stitching. I stitched all these layers on the American Crafts White Cardstock and then used red line double stick tape to adhere it to the inside of my insert.

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For the top page, I added vellum with gold roses over the patterned paper. I love seeing all that pattern through the hazy vellum. All these layers were stitched on as well.

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I added sequins inside the top layer to make a shaker pocket layer. I used the same mix of Fairy Garden and Sparkle Power.

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I layered some of the flat stickers and the puffy stickers on top with some sequins. You just can’t have enough sequins. I adhere them with Tombow Mono Multi glue.

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All the texture on this spread makes me so happy!! You can watch my process video on the SpiegelMom Scraps Youtube Channel or below:

 

 

Stop by the SpiegelMom Scraps Store and check out all their amazing sequins mixes. There are some really cute additions like, some little mini packs of tropical shells.

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Clique Kits July Pool Party Pep Rally

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Aloha!!

This month is flying by… Flying. It has been a beautiful month here in Washington ad I have been busy enjoying the summer and taking the time to create as much as I can while school is off for the summer.

Today is Pep Rally and Kit Reveal Day. I know there will be lots of talent and creativity being shared on social media. Use the hashtags #click_connect_create and #ckpeprally and share or look at all the amazing July Pool Party projects.

Also here is a list of the known Clique Kits Design Team Members and Kit Subscribers who are joining in for the social media Hop.

@stephaniegolddesigns
@maryampdesign
@iampinay25
@audreykit1
@tachita55
@life.with.evi
@dandalion2002 (ME)
@kristinasorge
@Sara.scraps
@melissaelsner
@kaylawebber88

@turoczireka.csipke
Check out their Instagram accounts and see what they made this month with their July Kits.
Now for the fun part where I get to show you what I made.
I am using the Main July Pool Party Kit. It features Elle’s Studio Live.Laugh.Love Collection. Really Bright and Colorful, I really wanted to highlight that.
Here are some close ups and see all the goodness,
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I decided that I wanted to use the labels from the branding strip. I color matched them with this stripped pattern paper. I popped them up on dimensional foam to add interest.
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I used plain white card stock so that I could add media on the background and have it work with all the colors from the July Main Kit.
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I used multiple photos on this layout. My photos were also really bright. Using the white background really made all the color pop. This photo of a parrot fish is so cool. These pictures were taken at our local Zoo.
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I created a cut file with my own brush script and scanned it into my computer. It is really easy and really fun. This title is perfect and created specially for this layout. “One Man’s Trash is another’s Art.”
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This trash was taken right from Puget Sound and collected, then sorted and used to create these really cool and huge sculptures of the zoo’s wildlife. See my kid’s standing under the big Puffin. That is my kid’s favorite zoo animal. I used a pen to doodle sketch faux stitching lines outlining the cut file. I also colored around the cut file with different colored markers to match the colors near them.
This blue marker looks really cool with the blue water color peeking from under the photo’s edges.
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I made sure to use puffy stickers and enamel dots in the same color area. I really wanted a look almost similar to how Irit Landgraf gets on her layouts.
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 I finished off with Black color shine drops to make the color pop more. This layout is one of my favorites this summer. I love how the story and the photos, and the collection really work together to document my own story.
Here is one final look at this layout.
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I have a scrapbooking process video where you can watch me create this layout.
https://youtu.be/7VrF5Bv61lA
Also if you are interested in creating your own cut files from your own brush script I have a tutorial on my Youtube channel to link you to.
As always use my code Hannah10 and get 10% off your add ons. They will be released for  subscribers today. Head over there and take a gander.
Have an excellent day and enjoy the rest of the week my scrappy friends!!
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Clique Kits July Challenge

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Aloha!!

Today over at the Clique Kits Blog we are sharing the July Challenge. The theme this month is Anything Goes. We are also using up some of our Add On products from the Clique Kits Store.

It is always fun for me to add old stash with my new stuff. It helps me get excited about using all the product I have so I make good use out of it.

This is the layout I made using both the Main Pool Party July Kit featuring the Live Laugh Love Collection by Elle’s Studio and the Traveler’s Notebook Pool Party July Kit featuring Ain’t Life Grand by Pretty Little Studio.

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This mixed media layout was so fun to make. I mixed my watercolors with my gelatos around many various sized circles to get a really cool look. I used some Shimmerz Dazzlerz and purple acrylic paint with my finger to help add some more pink around the circles. I doodled around each of the circles to make them pop. I also used a stamp set from Pink Fresh Studios that I got as an add on. there are some circle elements as well as some fun phrases.

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I scattered some of the acrylic Elle’s Studio pieces in the circles. I added a ton of enamel dots, some were from this month’s kit but some were from last month’s kit too.  I wished I could have used the Bella Blvd Stars though too.

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By adding the acetate paper in the inside the main circle it really added some extra color to this already colorful layout. I really just wanted this layout to be really playful. I am documenting when I colored my hair dark purple last month. I love that I can be really playful with my hair and have a little fun. I love expressing myself through hair colors and things I wear.

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I used the 4×6 cards for my layers behind the photo. By keeping them really natural it helped my photo really stand out.

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I added the title in a semi circle around the big circle. I did a play on words with the title. I wrote Change is in the hair instead of Change is in the air. I used the Copper Pink Fresh Studio Alpha’s from the June Kit.

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Lastly I scattered some die cuts from the main kit. I also added a Maggie Holmes fringe heart near my title. I love the idea of the butterfly transforming like I am transforming my look to fit my personality. These butterflies are so beautiful too.

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I hope you head over to the Clique Kits Blog and see what the other Design Team Members have made with their Kits and Add ons for the July Challenge. I hope you play along too. You have all month to get your layout or project done and tag us.

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You can watch my Process Video while I create this layout,

 

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Scrapping Wonders DT: Watercolor Insert Spread

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I was asked to join the Scrapping Wonders DT. I have been loving playing around in my own Traveler’s Notebooks so I said yes. Frankly I am honored to be asked!! I know I just like to play around in my Notebook’s. It is a way to to have fun and learn.

Today I am sharing a Watercolor spread in the Watercolor Insert In the Scrapping Wonders Etsy shop.

I wanted to create a scene with Watercolors and some other mixed media on one side of the double page.

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I also wanted a full page sized Black and White photo on the other side. I really wanted it to feel like we were stepping back in time. That is because when walking down this street in Tacoma makes you feel. All the old brick style building. The cobblestone streets, the train tacks that run straight through the street. You feel like time stood still for a minute.

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I Used watercolor brush script to create a title for the spread I made. I really didn’t feel the need to  do a ton of journaling. I will probably make a full size layout of the photo in color, so I am not worried about telling the story in words. I wanted to create a feeling. Almost retelling history.

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For the sidewalk area I used Shimmerz paste and sprays, watercolor and Gold texture luxe to get that feel of a walked on street or side walk. I wanted it to feel old and I wanted to see the texture like you see when you are really walking on the sidewalk.

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I built little clusters of embellishments in the colors I used on my spread to help tie everything together. It is the scrapbooker in me that needs to add a photo and paper to my spread.

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I love the Arrival tag, especially since this building up ahead is Union Station. I wonder how many arrival stamps have been added to people’s papers and luggage?!

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Here is a final look at my spread. I am really happy with how it turned out, It really was a learning process. To see my process head over to Youtube or watch below..

 

 

I hope you were Inspired try something different or tell your story a little different, using a different approach.  Look forward to seeing more Traveler’s Notebook spread in the future!!

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Seven Scrappy Ladies Challenge: June random 5 challenge

 

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Aloha!!

I have started doing a new series with an amazing line up of scrappy youtube women. Once a month we will be doing a challenge and having fun.

This month we are using 5 random items on our layouts. This is really fun because you could have your favorite items or have some things that you don’t always use.

My 5 random items were 1. ribbon 2. bows 3. Branding strips 4. Velum and 5. a big title.  Though I may have miss interpreted the challenge, it was a really good practice to use random items that I didn’t pick or maybe wouldn’t have thought to put together normally. It really stretches you to go outside of your own style and create in a different way too.

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To see my process video watch below:

 

 

Here are the videos from the other ladies joining in on this monthly challenge

Eternally Inspired Mama (Elizabeth) 

The Tattooed Crafter (Julia)

Crafty Meggy

Tori Bissell

Kira

Mary

To play along use the hashtag #scrappy7

Also look forward to next month when we do another challenge!!

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Clique Kits: Take Note Thursday

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Aloha!! I am taking on frames in Traveler’s Notebook on the Clique Kits Youtube Channel. I am using their June Kit which features the Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart Collection. I also am mixing in a bit of the May Traveler’s Notebook Kit with my June Main Kit.

Here are some close up pics of my layout.

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I filled in some of the frames with pattern paper, I wanted to layer embellishments in them and highlight the embellishments.

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I used both chipboard frames and the die cut frames from the embellishment pack.

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I really love how the June Main kit and the May TN kit work together.

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I loved using the exclusive Printables from the June Main kit inside all the frames.

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I am using a square photo to document. I am working on a Traveler’s Notebook that I started in September 2015, when I was trying to do a TN instead of Project Life to document our month. This photo is showing some watercoloring I was working on to work on my Website logo. I love that tactile why of designing things. Instead of just working digital I wanted to create something with watercolor and then digital alter it to hit in the space I want.

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I love all the layered elements on this page.

Here is a look at the full Traveler’s Notebook Spread:

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Here you can watch the process video from the Clique Kits Youtube Channel:

 

 

Thanks for Stopping by today!!

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I hope you have an Inspired Day!!

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SpiegelMom Scraps Youtube Channel: Twenty Five Years Later

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This month we are inspired by the 80s and the 90s over on the SpiegelMom Scraps Design Team. It is really fun to go back in time and think about all the things we loved and things we are glad to leave behind about our younger years.

This layout I decided to document my favorite band growing up. Thankfully I had amazing parents who put up with all the music and posters on my walls, Because My music player was definitely on repeat.  Well my favorite band is celebrating being a band for 25 years and going on a world tour.

I used internet pictures from back then and now and scrapped them.

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It was a bit difficult because they used lots of yellows and oranges. I took on the challenge and made a monochromatic layout.

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I finished off with Just Beachin’ It and Black Tie event Sequin mixes and it was the perfect finish to my 8 1/2 x 11 layout.

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I also finished my layout with some I cork U cork hearts. It added a nice texture and neutral color to this very colorful layout.

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Here is look at my layout.

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You  can watch my process video from the SpiegelMom Scraps Youtube Channel below:

 

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Can’t wait to see you later with some more layouts and projects!!

Have an inspired Day!!

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Silhouette print and Cut Tutorial (You Tube Video)

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I wanted to share with you a Tutorial I am posting to my Youtube Channel on how to use a print and cut. Many scrapbooking kit clubs offer print and cuts or printables. Many times it would be easier to just stick it in your Silhouette Cameo and cut it out instead of having to hand cut it out.

I am using the June Aquarelle Clique Kits Exclusive Traveler’s Notebook Printables.

I also created my own template in Adobo Photoshop as the image outline to use in the Silhouette Studio Software to use the print and cut feature.

You may copy my image to use for the silhouette if you want. Know that you must purchase the printables from Clique Kits in order to use them. You can however make your own images to cut with this template. It has some tags, flags and a 3×4 journalling card space. (You need two images in order to do the print and cut feature in the Silhouette Software.)

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In order to use this image in the silhouette software it needs to be a PNG file.

Check out my tutorial below:

If you have any questions about the print and cut feature don’t hesitate to ask!!

Look forward to Tutorial on changing a png to a cut file next week!! Later in June I will be sharing a tutorial on creating a brush script title into a cut file as while on the Clique Kits Blog!!

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Clique Kits Design Team Layout: Shine Like the Stars

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Aloha!! I hope your day has been delightful! We have had glorious weather the past couple of weeks here in the Pacific Northwest Area, and we have been taking advantage of it by spending a lot of our time outside. Getting our garden ready, doing some much needed spring yard work done, also just soaking up some of those Vitamin D rays and playing with our puppy.

Today I want to share a layout I made using the June Aquarelle Kit from Clique Kits which features the Cocoa Vanilla Studios Wild at Heart Collection. It’s a gorgeous kit. It’s been really hard to know what to use first because I want to use it all.

I started off by cutting some of the exclusive cut files from this month with some from earlier and past kits.  I also roughly sketch out my own sketch on some lined notebook paper. I do this when I have an idea of how I want the layout to look like. This helps me just into the groove of creating too.IMG_6145

I then used acrylic paint that I watered down and created a background that was ombre, I wanted it to look like a night sky going from black to blue to purple. I splattered some Shimmerz Acritonez in white and Navy to look like stars.

I glued down my cut files and then stitched lines from the top to the layout to the stars. I wanted it to look like the stars were hanging from the sky. I had a small issue with the tension in my thread so I had to compromise and only do a few lines. I then strung some of the May Exclusive Sequins on some string and hung it in one spot. It ended up being a really cool element.

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I layered some embellishments up at the top so I could cover some of the really loose threads and layered some of the kits exclusive printables. The black tags from the Traveler’s Notebook printable are my favorite.

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I added the middles of the star cut file on pop dots and scattered them around the layout. There were some copper stars on the Alpha from Pink Fresh Studio in the kit and I used those too. This really tied down the concept of a night time starry sky.

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I also used the Wild at Heart glitter enamel dots around the layout with some of the yellow flower sequins. I was hoping the yellow flowers would look more like stars.

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I simply layered some of the papers behind my 4×6 photo of my kiddos on their first day of school. I kept the layers really simple because there is a lot going on on the layout. Also I realized once I had all the cut files down I almost had no room for the photo at all. OOPs. I hate when I do that too. I really didn’t want a double page spread at all, so I just decided to cover more of the star cut file than I would have liked. In the end it all worked out fine.

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I used some of the April’s kit Elles Studio white alphas with the copper ones from this kit and made a mini title not eh photo itself. I even stitched through the white alphas. I really love how that looks.

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I wrote the journalling under the photo and kept it nice and simple. Other than it being the first day of school there wasn’t anything more to this photo anyway.

I finished the layout off with some gold and white Heidi Swapp Color Shine. I like the way the gold looks like stars!!

Here is my finished layout.

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You can watch the process video over on the Clique Kits Youtube Channel, or down below.

 

Use my code Hannah10 and you can get 10% off in the store for your add ons (today is the last day to add June add ons to your kit too). Many things are also on sale in the store, so take a look at the Clique Kits Store today!!

I hope you have a wonderful day and are inspired to use cut files with your kits and layouts!!

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Clique Kits May Pep Rally

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Have you seen the sneaks of the June Aquarelle Clique Kit?!! IMG_5786

Head over to the Clique Kits Store and sign up for the June Kit and buy your add ons. The add ons are just as dreamy as the kit is too. (Use my code Hannah10 and you can get 10 %  on all your add ons.)

To watch my June Unboxing video look below:


Today Also is Clique Kits Pep Rally. This is where the members and design team get together and all post what they are working on with their monthly kits at the same on IG. Using the hashtag #click_connect_create and #ckpeprally you can find and see all the layouts and projects with the kit that day.

I love Pep Rally day, I love seeing everything everyone else has made. It really inspires me to finish my kit up and inspires me in the next kit.

Here is the layout I made for the Pep Rally.

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This layout went through the ringer until it ended out like this!! I know I have said this before and I will keep saying it, I love the journey you go through when you make a layout.

I started out by using watered down acrylic paint on the resist speciality paper by KaiserKraft in the main kit.  I sprayed a few spritzes of Shimmerz spray in Eggnoggin. It left this really pretty purple with hints of gold on it.

Once I added my bottom row of layered paper things started to change for me. I thought the purple would look amazing next to the soft mint greens and coral/pink colors of the Pink Fresh Studio Dream On Collection.

The problem was with the gold and the other colors, the blue and the yellow. I just didn’t like it. But in true mixed media style I kept going. Kept working the page, it always look crazy before it looks good , right?!!

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I stitched in a zig zag pattern with my sewing machine. Added some squares with pop dots and some left over hearts from the exclusive cut file.

I still didn’t like the big blob of purple and gold. I then grabbed my white gesso, which really isn’t white. It’s creamy. Mixed with the paint and spray, this color was quite different from what I was thinking or liking. Which I will say is strange, I generally like lots of colors and try to work with what ends up on my page. I think with mixed media you need to have this mentality most of the time. There are just sometimes though, when you need to know when to throw in the towel. So … I threw in my towel.

The problem is, I really liked the stitching and layers at the bottom.

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So I took a piece of white card stock and cut it down to cover most of the paint and gesso. I am sad that I couldn’t use that resist paper too. It looked really cool with just the paint. There always is next time, right?! This is what the journey of learning with mixed media is about. Learning from your mistakes!!

I mirrored the layering I had on the bottom up on the top of my page.

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Using some of the same elements on the top as the bottom, like those cut file hearts, and other exclusives from the Traveler’s Notebook Kit. Then I stitched the same zig zag stitch on the top.

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For my photo, I took leftover bits of patterned paper from my kit and layered then under. I have lots of layering so I only used and little bit of layering. I really wanted to focus to be on the layering on the top and bottom of the page.

I used one of the journaling printables for my journaling. I layered a couple of the smaller squares from the patterned paper, along with one of those cut file hearts. I added a puffy sticker from the kit and it looked really good.

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I added one of the Pink Fresh Studio mirror stickers over the Dreams on the cut apart cards on the patterned paper. It just seemed fun.

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I ended the layout with some Razzle-dazzle Berry Shimmerz Vibez in Splatters throughout my layout. I like the way that added some purple without being really bright or over the top.

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This layout ended up being one of my fave that I have made lately, maybe it was the journey I went on. Maybe it is just because I had to work so hard to turn it into beautiful or maybe it’s just because it is soft, dreamy and so pretty!!

I also took the time to journal about this journey I have been taking throughout this past year or so, to better myself in the scrappy world. I really feel like I have changed in a good way to make my layouts better, and true to me. I have really worked hard to learn new skills and make my layouts better on the screen. You can have an amazing layout but if you share a dark and blurred photo of that layout, nobody will notice your work.

I love scrapbooking!! It truly has saved me in so many ways. To give back I want to learn to be better. To have something I can appreciate later in life, something my family will be proud to look through and have to share with future generations.

I feel so honored to be a part of this community and to finally have a chance to learn and grow in a new way with the scrapbooking design teams I am now a part of. They have inspired me to be a better me!!

To watch my process video look below:

 

If you want to check out the Clique Kits Blog to see all the other inspiration the Design Team is sharing head on over. There is also a post with the new Aquarelle Kit too.

To see all the projects on the Clique Kits Youtube Channel, head over and subscribe there.  The videos posted on that channel won’t be anywhere else.

I hope you have a great week!! It’s only Wednesday so there is still so much of it left, make the most of it!!

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