Clique Kits Blog: Yearbook

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Today I am up on the Clique Kits Blog!! I am sharing a double page spread focused on journaling. I switched things up and made my double page spread 8 1/2X11.

Have a look and check out the Clique Kits blog today!!

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I used the August Malibu Main Kit and some Shimmerz Paints Creamez that are an August Add on. Any add on you purchase with my code Hannah10 will get you 10% off in the Clique Kits Store.

 

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SpiegelMom Scraps Haul and Giveaway

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I got some fun SpiegelMom Scraps products and sequins this week, I am sharing them on my Youtube Channel.

I also decided to do a little giveaway too. Watch my haul and find the details on how to enter my giveaway!!

 

To check out all the goodies I bought in the SpiegelMom Scraps Store, look here

Use my code in the Store and get a Discount!!

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Have an inspired Day!!

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Clique Kits July Challenge

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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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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: Art Studio

Aloha!!! Are you like me and have an iNSD hangover? I didn’t even scrap as much as I wanted to either?! LOL!!  It sure was fun though! My biggest highlight was meeting up with some local Scrap Gals ladies and chatting and doing some scrapping together. There is just something really fun about connecting with people in the flesh who love the things you do. The extrovert in me was jumping up and down knowing I am finding my tribe here in Washington and really connecting to this area.

Here is a pic from this weekend!!

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I can’t wait to get together with the ladies again.

Yesterday I felt the iNSD flow into this week with a blog post I had go live on the Clique Kits Blog. I am using the Sorbet May Kit, which has the Pink Fresh Studio Dream On Collection.

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Here is a sneak peek of my double page layout for their May Challenge which was to use lots of gold, mixed media and the exclusive sketch and Cut File designed by Design Team Member Maryam.

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I used the cut file with my sketch pens on the Silhouette Cameo, this feature is so much fun!! If you haven’t tried it, you really need too.

I used lots of exclusive printables that are available through the kit club. This month they are designed by Maryam and match the kit really well and super cute!!

There are also are printables for the new Traveler’s Notebook Kit Subscription  that started this May.  When you subscribe to the Main Kit and add the Traveler’s Notebook subscription you get a discount on your shipping price as well. There are options for getting a 6 month subscription or a 3 month subscription with the Traveler’s Notebook Kit and it coordinates with the Main kit as well.

Don’t forget too, if you use my code Hannah10 you can get  10% off the add ons in the store!!

You can also watch my process video for this layout on the Clique Kits Youtube Channel. The layouts I post there, don’t get posted anywhere else. So you may want to subscribe to their Youtube Channel so you will get notifications that I (or any of the other YT design team) posts on the YT Channel.

 

I hope you keep checking on and working on all the Challenges the Design Team posted in the Facebook Group this past iNSD weekend, they are open until the end of the month.  YAY!! Because if you are anything like me, you didn’t get many of them started this weekend anyway. Plus what more fun is there than iNSD lasting throughout the whole month?!! 😉

I hope you have an inspiring week, my scrappy friends!! I will see you around!!

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SpiegelMom Scraps May Blog Hop: Meet the Sparklers

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Aloha!! We are starting a new month ad it is exciting!! Today on my blog I have something super special. I am joining in with all of the new SpiegelMom Scraps Design Team for a blog hop to get to know all the Sparklers. There are so may new and talented ladies on the Team this year. I can’t wait to get to know them!!

Like all of the first of the month blog hops, make sure you check out each blog post and comment for a chance to win a store credit of $20 from Jody. At the end of my post I will have the line up so you can follow along the hop and if you lose your way you can always come back here or the first post at the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog.

I am so thankful and excited to be apart of the Sparklers team again!! This team is so amazing and it really feels like I found my tribe being among all of them. I look forward to growing this year, learning this year and pushing myself even more this year. Trying some new things and perfecting more of the things I love to do as well.

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This spring I really have felt called by media again. The fun you have when you get messy is like being a kid again. Saying that though my style has changed so much since I did a bunch of media a couple of years ago. It is all about playing and experimenting. Knowing not every thing is amazing but taking that knowledge and making something better the next time. Pushing the envelope of what feels comfortable. I love this growth in mixed media. You learn so much about yourself.

This Blog Hop is all about learning more about each other. I feel like doing mixed media requires you to bare your soul and put everything on the line. When it pays off it feels so good. But you also see the beauty in the journey that you take emotional as you create as well.

For this hop I wanted to create a currently type of spread. I am always thinking to myself that I want to do one, but rarely do it. Maybe it’s because I really have a hard time picking one thing that I have to love. I love so many things and always have so many answers. There is something though for taking a moment to say, this is where my mind is at right now. The real fact is next month’s right now won’t be the same.

I decided to use a Traveler’s Notebook as my canvas today.  It’s a mixed media Traveler’s Notebook that I have from past Sparkler Beth Soler’s Esty Store. It’s so nice and think, perfect far adding lots of media and heavy mediums.

I pulled out a bunch of new Shimmerz products that I have recently gotten from the SpiegelMom Scraps Store to use. I wanted to challenge myself and use sprays, paste-eez, and acri-tonez altogether.

I also printed out a huge Traveler’s Notebook page size picture of myself from Easter. I dressed up wearing an old dress I bought when we lived in Hawaii. It’s flowing and has tons of flowers and trebling markings on it. It’s perfect on a spring and summery day. I don’t really want to forget about Hawaii so I love that I can wear it and remember all the memories from walking on the beach with this dress on, or eating a nice dinner with my husband in it.

I started off using a 3×4 Amy Tan Stencil to draw triangles on the page. This stencil is my favorite stencil. I love to use my pen to outline the pattern and create a different look depending how I use it.

Next grabbed the Shimmerz Acri-tonez paint in Jade and painted swathes in a few different spots. This is a cool way to add something dramatic but in moderation. I add plus signs in copper acrylic paint with a silkscreen. The metallic color against the bright color of the Acri-tonez really makes the color pop off the page.

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After adding more acrylic paint to the page, and a wood veneer piece I want to add to my page later, I pull out my stencil again. I use the same one and try to lie it up almost straight. I added some Shimmerz Coloringz in Pink Stilettos to some Salt of the Earth Shimmerz Paste-eez and applied it throughs the stencil. Some of the triangles in the paste-eez were right over the drawn triangles and some were slightly off of it. I really love the dimension from the paste-eez. I also added some paste-eez with my palette knife across the page.

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I stamped around the page with an Ali Edwards Week In the Life Stamp and ink. The fact that it is imperfect is really fun and unique. I also added some die cut flowers and stickers from the Cocoa Vanilla Wild At Heart Collection. I am digging the colors in this collection right now. I am having a really hard problem not using that collection for everything I create on my desk right now.

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I placed a bunch of Hey Kiddo Sequins throughout the spread. Those little magenta flowers are adorable. They also match perfectly with my dress.

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I used a full size 3X8 size photo or so to fit the Traveler’s Notebook page. I wanted it to be all me. Adding that painted wood veneer piece really adds interest to my page. Also I really like to bulk up my pages. I really don’t let the fact that things are heavy or thick stop me.

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To finish off my other side I added a die cut at the bottom of the page and a rubber charm with another die cut watercolor flower.

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One of my new favorite tools is my gold mini DIY stapler. It’s gold, so that makes it awesome but also the little tiny staples add just the right amount of metal to projects. I just about use it every time I create now.

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Now I did this super fun and beautiful page, but I still wanted to add a currently list of things I have been digging. I use a pocket page card from Citrus Twist, in the pocket page kits.

I did all my journaling on the card and attached it to the next page with a thin piece of washi tape. I added tape to both the front and back side so in the future I can flip the journaling card and add more journaling. I love this concept about Traveler’s Notebook and being able to keep adding things to the pages.

I also used a strip of patterned paper, a sticker and a die cut to the page to finish it. I kept it really simple but pretty.

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Just in case if it’s a bit too hard to read my journaling, this is what I am currently loving!!

Loving: Mixed Media.. I have been itching to pull out my messy things and play. I also have been loving the Traveler’s Notebook size.

Reading: Rick Yancey, The Infinite Sea. This is book number 2 of the 5th Wave series. Even though it really has taken me forever to read it. I think because it is the second book it just isn’t as gripping as the first. There still is tons of character development. So I just keep reading little bits here and there. (I don’t ever have to worry about never picking up a book, so these periods where a hardly read. next month I could read 3 books in one month.) I have been enjoy the YA dystopian genre, it used to seen so far fetched.

Eating: Curries. I have been craving curries of all kinds, Thai green Curry. Tiki Masala. Peanut curry. Yum Yum. Now I am hungry and want some of that luxurious sauce and hearty potatoes and meat.

Drinking: COFFEE. This never changes. Its almost all I drink, besides water. Sometimes I will drink some coconut water when I am feeling dehydrated. I have also been thinking about Sun Tea, now that the sun is starting to come out. Being from New York and Upstate, I am a purist. Just Tea, no sugar. That is just how it is suppose to be. Though if you want to add fruit, I may be ok with that.

Where: (Geotag) Okay I am just gonna say, I am boring most of the time. I go now where and want to spend most of my time scrapping, even though I can’t because of chores and mom stuff. But I am really boring. I barley go places. LOL. Never thought that would be my life. Thank you introvert hubby, has slowly turned my into a introvert who wants to spend days at home doing nothing but reading, scrapping and watching netflix. I am however thinking about camping and hiking lately. I love that we live somewhere where I can do those things. I am hoping soon we can make a hiking or nature walk trip to Mt. Rainer or around close by.

Picture: I have been spending all weekend working on NSD stuff. I also have been finishing up WITL this past week. I haven’t actually been taking as many pictures as I would like, but then again we aren’t doing a ton of way special things so I just take pictures of things that warm my should or inspire me. I have been thinking maybe I should finish a DSLR class I bought last year. It’s never to late to keep learning.

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know me a bit more. I have enjoyed sharing a bit of myself each time I create a layout. Because really that is who I scrapbook for, telling my story. It just happens I have some amazing family members who show up a lot in my story and I love that too.

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Don’t forget to continue the Blog Hop with Daisie. If you get lost go back to the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog Post to find your way.

Comment on each post and you could win a gift store credit. Also if you check out the Store and see some cool stuff, use my discount code Hannah15 and get 15% off your order.

To watch the process video on the SpiegelMom Scraps Youtube Channel,

May 1st Meet the Sparklers Blog Hop Line Up:

>>> Hannah Lemieux <<< You Are Here
>>>>>>>>>>Daisie Hanson <<< Go Here Next 
Be on the look out for our iNSD Challenges this weekend as well. There are some amazing things being planned!!
Have an inspired Week Everyone! Can’t wait to see you around!!
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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!!

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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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

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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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Clique Kits YouTube Layout: Mixed Media Monday

Aloha My scrappy Friends!!!

I am up on the Clique Kits Youtube Channel Today!!
I am so excited to share this layout with you today, it’s my first official layout as part of the Clique Kits Design Team. For Mixed Media Monday I decided to create my own background. I used the Magnifique Paper from Bella Blvd (Make Your Mark Collection) from the Jelly Bean April Kit, as inspiration. I freeform painted flowers to go along with that paper and stretch my kit a bit more. It’s so fun and bright. Watch as create this layout.

Here is a list of products I used from the April 2017 Kit
– Magnifique Paper (Bella Blvd)
– Daily Details (Bella Blvd)
– Make Time (Bella Blvd
– 04 Oh My Heart Collection (Piage Evans Pink Paislee)
– Freckled Fawn Enamel Dots
– Bella Blvd Die cuts
– Bella Blvd Page clips
– doily (white)
– Adds Ons
Shimmerz Paint
Maggie Holmes Puffy Hearts
– Bella Blvd Puffy Stickers
(Next to the Add Ons is the link for them In the Clique Kits Store)

Use My Code Hannah10 and your can get 10% off your next order too!!

Here Is where you can find out more about the April 2017 Jelly Bean Kit and the add ons

There are some cool deals in the store right now!! Check It Out!!

To See More about the Clique Kits Subscriptions click Below
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To See More Inspiration from the Design Team Check Out the Blog
https://cliquekits.wordpress.com

I hope you were Inspired Today!! Check back to the Clique Kits Youtube Channel for more inspiration from me and the other amazing ladies on the team!!

Watch my Process Video Below from the Clique Kits Youtube Channel!!

 

 

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Have an Inspiring Day!!!

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