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: Geek Lab

Aloha!!! I am completely in love with the April “Jelly Bean” Clique Kit.

Head over to the Clique Kits Blog and check my newest Blog post there and see what I am doing with their April exclusive Cut Files. I am up on the Geek Lab and sharing lots of ways you can make the most out of your cut file.

Here is a peek of my layout. I love all the colors.

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Make sure you head over to the Clique Kits Store and check out all the fun add ons to add to your April Kit.

Use my code Hannah10 and you can get a 10% discount anything you buy in the Clique Store.

Also you can watch my process video over at the Clique Kits Youtube Channel or down below.

 

Hope you are having an inspiring 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
http://www.cliquekits.com/subscriptions.html

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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Story time With Hannah

Aloha my scrappy friends!! I hope this week is treating you well! I have had a busy week, full of doctors appts, school works and a little fun mixed in. That’s generally how my life looks on a weekly basis lately. Then I try to squeeze in some creative time for me, because I love scrapbooking and getting my hands dirty with media.

One of the things I have moved towards this year a lot more is this desire to tell the stories of my life, my families life. I love history and I love that we are living history lessons in the making. Even if our life seems normal to us, one day someone will look back and see how we all did things. This urge to document my story has always been a part of me, whether I was writing in a diary, taking photos, and making videos of just goofy things with my cousin, I have always been interested in the ways we can document our lives.

Now that I am older, now that I have found scrapbooking. I see that this need to tell my story for the future (whether thats my kids, and grandkids or maybe some random person who happens upon my albums at some flea market or antique store) is really just a part of who I am. And it started with the ones I love. When I went back home to visit my family it really was the perspective I needed. I seen my Grandma’s shelves filled with photo albums from over the years. I heard her tell the stories behind the photos. Even though it isn’t traditional scrapbooking, she is a scrapbooker at the heart. I remember going through these albums as a kid, and i loved going through these albums with a different lens. The lens of time. I wish I had time to write all the stories, and people who are in our family albums, because I know when she is gone, a lot of those stories will be gone. (I think that is why know I feel it so much more important to tell the stories that I remember because life is to short to hold them all in for later!)

So last night when I sat down to scrap I decided it was time to tell this story I am about to share with you.  The photo I used to scrap this story, is not even from when my story takes place. But I am learning it’s not really always about the actual photo. I mean, this actual photo isn’t really all that important in the scheme of things. Except it shows us as a family interacting and having relationships like we used too. This photo could have taken place at any one of our family get togethers. Because of that it is getting used to tell my story.

I used a sketch from  Sketch class I am taking by Tracie Claiborne and Crafty Jen Schow called Ready, Sketch, Go. I liked the idea of not having to worry about the design by using a sketch. Using a sketch gives me the freedom to focus on the story, which is really what I want to do. Did I add me own twist?! Of course, I find that I just have this just who I am too. I am ok with that.

I also used the April Clique Kit I received this month, it had Simple Stories Life In Color collection has its main element. This collection really focuses on capturing life, stories. The colors are fun too. I thought it would be a good base for a story about my grandfather and his need to film.

I guess now is a good time to tell the story that my layout is about. My grandfather (who died when I was in junior high school) loved to take out his camcorder, which was huge because it was from the early nineties. When ever we got together for a holiday or get together, he would place the camcorder on a counter in the kitchen and press record. The videos would be a couple of hours of coming and goings in the kitchen. The kitchen was usually where most of us hung out, and we were a big family so usually someone was in there. Sometimes there would be stories being told on the videos, sometimes it would be jokes and laughter. There was usually at some point yelling at kids, to come or calm down too.

These videos could sometimes be pretty boring, but looking and thinking back at them, it captures our family and our relationship. We would get together many times, at every holiday, most birthdays and it was fun. I have lots of fond memories of our close family. (As an adult, and being so far away, I really miss having that closeness with my family.)

Now the fact that we have ten or twelve VCR tapes with chaos of our togetherness, makes me smile. To hear the voices of all of us having a good time is something we can cherish. Of course I don’t even know if any of us can play them, because VCR’s are hard to come by.

I think about my love for documenting and know that without a doubt, I got it from my grandfather too. Only he was crazy enough to document the everyday, the common. I think about how it was just part of what went on when we were together, us kids didn’t even think about it. I love that it is engrained in my past, that now grabbing a camera is like second nature to me too. I would love to thank my grandfather for that.

Okay, now that I have rambled on, I should finish talking about this layout. I decided to add tags along the left hand side. I was thinking about conversations and speech bubbles, and how I wanted the journaling to read more like conversations that may have been had on these videos.

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I kept the layout simple and only added a few papers. I made use of the cut parts Simple Stories is known for too. This camera lens was perfect because I was talking about a camera. That card was also the perfect place to add a title. I decided to have fun with the title too, my grandfather was always joking and would have loved it.

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Above this 4×6 card I added a row of simple embellishments. The acrylic camera was so cute I had to use that!!

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I also added an embellishment cluster at the top of the photo and the other 4×4 cut apart card I used. I kept these simple too, the hearts made it easy to do.

I hope you enjoyed this journey down memory lane!! I hope to share more story inspired layouts as a series. I think the more I scrap the more I want to tell the stories of my life, my families lives, the stories we will want to tell at the holiday tables, or get together. Stories that when we look back at them in many many years will bring a smile to our faces.

Whether things stories tell of birthdays, holidays or just everyday things these are the stories of my family that I want to tell. And I hope I have inspired you to want to tell the moments and stories that matter to you!!

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Aloha, until next time, Hannah

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What a bunch: March Clique Kits Guest Designer

Aloha!! For Valentine’s day/Mother’s Day my Hubby got me a new DSLR Camera. And let me tell you I am in LOVE!!

I am trying to take shots all the time. So the other day when my kids were hanging on the back of the swing we have outside on our patio i decided to try to get a few shots.

I love the look of photos having fun playing, even if they are slightly posed. after trying to get a couple pics of the kids doing their own thing, I told them to get close so I could get a “good” she of them all together. I can often get individual shots of them easily, but a really nice photo together is often hard.

The girls were happy and in the mood and willing to smile nicely for me. Maybe they are realizing if they comply to my request I will let them go back to playing. Samuel on the other hand just wasn’t into sitting so close to his sisters and giving me a smile.

In fact here are a couple of shots I got of him before I made them get close.

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This one isn’t too bad, at least he is semi smiling while sticking his tongue out!!

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This one would have been better if he wasn’t to far forward.

Because I am learning to use this amazing fancy camera, I am keeping these shots even though they aren’t perfect.

By the time I made them all sit together close Sam just wasn’t into giving me a good smile.  This is very much his personality right now. Always trying to be goofy and getting a laugh. If he has to be serious life isn’t very fun. For a four year old this is extremely important too.

Here is a shot I took after I got the one I used for my layout.

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He really doesn’t look happy in this one, He looks almost ready to fight!! LOL!!

At least the girls look cute and happy!!

Since I gabbed so much about my adventures in photo taking with children I will just share a few close ups of my layout. I really love how it turned out and how the photo is the focus of the layout.

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I used the March Exclusive Cut File from Just Nick. I love all the circles. And adding the heart paper behind some of the circles really make it fun.  I also used my silhouette to cut out a title with white card stock. I love how having a silhouette I can customize a title and have it all match too.

 

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I tried to keep my embellishments simple. I layered a few of the 3×4 cut apart cards to layer. I the colors and patterns add to the layout, without be too busy.

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I love the touch of glitter and gold adds to this layout. This Maggie Holmes Thicker word and shape pack really matches well with the Goldie collection that is used in the March “Hell Yeah” Clique Kit.

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I added some black Heidi Swapp Color Shine at the end of my layout.

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The silver crape paper adds a fun element and adds a nice place for my photo to sit.

Here is a look at the full Layout.

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I also have a process video on my Youtube Channel. You can watch my video below.

Don’t forget to check out Clique Kits to see all the cool stuff they have over in their store , as well as the Kits they offer.

I hope you have an inspired week!!

Aloha, Hannah

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Wonderful Mother Nature: March Clique Kits Guest Designer

Aloha My Scrapping Friends!! This month I am the Guest Designer over at Clique Kits. This month’s “hell yeah” is featuring Studio Calico Seven Paper Goldie Collection designed by Ashley Goldberg. I love this kit!! It’s graphic and fun. Also in this kit are some exclusive papers designed to match the kit. These are fabulous!!

To check out the blog post I wrote out for Clique Kits, head over to their blog and read about the layout I created with this kit. (This link goes right to my blog post.)

Here are a few photos of my layout!!

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I love how these photos look overlapped.

 

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I used one of the 3×4 cards as part of my title.

 

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This exclusive flair matches the poison sumac, so I needed to use it!!

 

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I layered the die cuts with my paper layers.  I love the way the background turned out as well. I definitely altered it to make it look like a new paper.

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Here was a look at the full layout!!

 

I also have a process video to go along with my layout. You can watch it here.

 

Thanks for joining me today! Have an inspired week!!

Aloha, Hannah

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March Clique Kits Sketch Challenge

Aloha Scrappers!!

I wanted to hop on real quick and share with you the March Sketch Challenge over on the Clique Kits blog. This month there are two sketches that you can use for the challenge!!

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Head over to the Clique Kits Blog for more details for this challenge.

Plus you will also see some examples of the sketches from some of the design team members, including me.

Here is a quick look at my layout using the second sketch.

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You can also see my process video here as well.

 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have an inspired week!!

Aloha, Hannah

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Mix It Up Monday On The Crafty Maven Getaway

Aloha Scrappers!! I have had a busy and fun weekend and crazy start of the week, it feels like it is Friday. It is only Wednesday however. I really need the weekend to come so I can relax and scrap to destress.

I want to share a project I made throughout last week and shared over at The Crafty Maven Getaway Youtube Channel. If you haven’t heard of The Crafty Maven Getaway yet, you need to check it out. There are so many amazing ladies over there. Everyday there is a new process video of crafting goodness.

On Monday for Mix It Up Monday I made some chore charts for my kiddos. We have been working on doing our on part in our family and giving the kids simple things they can do to help out. I wanted a fun way for them to see what their chores were. I am hoping that the cuteness factor will encourage them to actually be excited to do their chores. (This may be over wishing but a Mom’s gotta try, right?!)

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I used my December Clique Kit for much of this project. I really wanted them to match and look nice together but still wanted them to be different to match my kid’s personalities. The Pink Paislee Memorandum collection was a good fit, with it’s artistic feel but also that office or work feeling too. Plus I really liked the colors in this kit.

I bought mini clipboards at a local store and cut my patterned paper out to fit most of the board. I covered both front and back of the clip board.

I added my kid’s names to the back with the acetate from the kit. I embellished this back side a little with sequins from the kit, from Jilly Bean Soup. I also added hearts from the kit, and some Seven Paper too.

For the chores part, I used my Evolution die cut machine. I cut out some Dear Lizzy Flowers and some different size tags.

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I used the Bella Bvld letter sticker sheet from the kit and also used some smaller alpha’s from my stash. Then I added the chore flowers and tags to clipboards. I added an envelope to one clipboard and twine to another.

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These clipboards were so fun to make for my kids! As scared as I was to use a kit to make them, it was nice to see my papers and embellishments getting used in a cute project. It really feels like I got a lot accomplished when I finished.

I have a video on The Crafty Maven Getaway Channel showing the process of putting these clipboards together. You can watch it here below.

 

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December Clique Kits Pep Rally Bolg Hop

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Aloha Scrappers!! It’s that lovely time again, where the members of Clique Kits get together and share some of the things they creating with their December Girl Cave Kit. At the end of the blog post I will have the line so you can make sure you visited everyone, and so you can continue on in the Hop.

The Girl Cave Kit included Pink Paislee Memorandum. Like always I love this kit, this kit has an amazing acetate piece that has cut aparts with crisp images and bold colors. Gorgeous!!

I feel in love with the aquas in this collection!! I really wanted to play with a monochromatic type of layout. I remembered I had a photo of my son from Thanksgiving and he is wearing a aqua and blue shirt that went really well with the colors in this kit.

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I really wanted to use white card stock as my background but knew that is needed something to help add a splash of color. At this point I didn’t know what I was going to do with my papers at all. I took some dark blue paint and some aqua paint and created an ombre effect with the paint. trying to stay more toward the middle of my paper. I still wanted white to show, and have peeks of the blue and aqua pop out from under the photos and paper.

 

After the paint dried I used one of the pattern papers from the kit to border the white paper. I have been liking this technique lately of drawing your eye into the layout. Plus if I cut the middle out of my patterned paper I still get good mileage out of my paper.

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I decided to cut many of the blue/aqua and white papers into strips. I was thinking it would be fun to line them close to the sides of the layout. having the papers be lined up opposite on each side.

I added the photos ( I used a 4×6 and 4×4 sized photo) in the middle, overlapping them for interest.

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I also added one of the beautiful acetate from the kit to the photo cluster. The gold and cameras were a great match to layout. I added a gold die cute word on the bottom of the picture as well. This helped tie the gold from above the photos.

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I then looked through the embellishments in the kit, the cut apart sheet that came with the kit and a few pieces from last months kit. I added these embellishments on the strips of paper on the sides of the layout. I did this instead of the traditional triangle of embellishment. I really like how the different shades of blue, aqua and gold look on the sides of the photos. all the different textures from the embellishments really added a fun aspect that mirrors my son’s silliness.

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For the title I added the cutest wood veneer piece ever (a pair of glasses), under the photos. I added part of the alpha’s from the kit, which were Bella Blvd alphas, on top of the glasses. The second part of the title I added under the glasses. I used a different color for the second word, but added one letter the color from the first word. I really love how that looks.

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After working on a lot of christmas themed layouts, and my December Daily album, I am really enjoying using this month’s kit. Especially since Hawaii isn’t very cold or have that traditional christmas feel, it is a nice treat. I am hoping to make a christmas layout using this kit too though, for just that reason.

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Don’t forget to check out Leigh’s post next!!

Here is the December  2015 Line Up
Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Maryam* http://maryamperez.blogspot.com/
Carolina* www.carolinaschultz.com
LeeAnn* http://thepaintbrushgoesspottie.blogspot.com/
Kim* http://krodesigns.blogspot.com/
Justyna* http://made-by-justt.blogspot.com/
Donna* http://scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
Evie http://lifewithevi.blogspot.com/
Sandy Gonzalez http://craftythought.com
Melissa Vining http:yesterday2day4ever.blogspot.co.nz
Candace http://findingeverydayperfection.com/
Kat Benjamin http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com
Kim Allen http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
>>Hannah Lemieux http://scrapbookpagesandcupcakes.com<<<< YOU ARE HERE
>>>>Leigh http://www.artfulleighcreative.com/<<< Click Here

*Design Team Members on Kit Duty

 

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November Clique Kit Pep Rally Blog Hop

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Welcome Scrappers!! If you’ve been following the Clique Kit blog hop you just came from Charity’s blog. Welcome!! Welcome!! If yon’t seen all the amazing layouts and projects from the other ladies in the Clique Kit blog hop, there will be a list at the end of this blog post, so you can go back and feast your eyes some more.

This month we received the Tapestry Kit for November, which had mostly the WRMK Wildflower Collection. This collection and Kit is gorgeous and perfect for Autumn. I love all the texture on the paper too. It really inspired me on many of the layouts I made so far.

This month in the store as an add on I spied gelatos! I couldn’t pass them up. It really has been a while since I played with gelatos, and when I got my kit that was what I was most excited to use. They really inIMG_4136spired me on this layout.
I love how gelatos help give you that watercolor look without much work. They are easy to use and easy to wipe away with gesso, if you add too much. They really give a nice mixed media look without having much knowledge of mixed media techniques.

 

I choose to use three colors that were in my photo, and covered most of the background with the gelatos. I added a little water to mix and activate them. I was careful to clean my big brush so I didn’t mix the colors together though. The colors were a little bright (it’s a little hard to imagine me saying that, right?). The colors were a little neon for the colors in the papers. Though the green was a deep olive green, matching great with my photo.

I used a feather stencil from my stash to wipe off some of the gelatos with a wet paper towel. This helped a little with the color but it still needed to be toned down before I added my paper layers and embellishments. I also carefully added some pearlized white paint, I really didn’t want the gelatos  to mix with the paint I just wanted the paint to cover the color a little and tone it down. I like the shimmery look of the pearlized white and that it is much more translucent than regular white paint.

Lately I have been looking through older family photos. I spotted this old family portrait we took in 2003 for my grandmother. We were still all together in the same area so it is nice to have a snapshot of us all together. Especially afterIMG_4143 many of us have moved away and don’t see each often. We all dressed in Autumn colors and went to a local bridge to get some really nice shots of us near the colored Autumn leaves in the background. Even though I only have this one little photo I still wanted to make sure I scrapped it to put in my album to remember all of them. I knew the colors in this photo would work really well with this kit too.

 

 

To try to complement the fact that my only photo is so small (especially on a 12×12 layout) I added a frame off set to the side of the photo. I kept it open, and only added embellishments around the sides of the framIMG_4140e. At first I thought I might add a few embellishments to the middle of the frame, but decided I liked the open space, and really wanted to keep this layout simple. The bows from WRMK’s for this collection were adorable and perfect for this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I used lots of layers behind my photo. All these layers just make me happy. I even used the glassine the embellishments came in as a layer. I love how all the colors in the papers work together in the layers. They worked really well with distressed and torn edges too. I also decided to use a tag from the cut apart sheet as a layer and added it slightly askew for interest. The feather clips from Pink Paislee really helped add a nice texture to my layers too.

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I wanted to add a few extra embellishments and something at the bottom for extra interest. I wanted everything to work together though, because IMG_4137of all the color going on. The bottom I used gold and neutral colors with a wood heart from Pink fresh Studios and some yellow enamel dots.

 

 

I added some butterflies with the wings popped up and used green and orange enamel dots to match the colors on the background.

IMG_4142I used the alpha stickers from the sticker sheet for the bottom part of the title with a banner under the photo. The dark blue and gold are so sharp. They worked so well with the Word thickers in gold fro the collection that I bought as an add on. I used the word Lovely as part of the title, and placed it up above the picture. I don’t always like to separate the title but I was hoping this keep your eye more on the photo with it apart like that.

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I definitely look forward to creating more with this kit too. I still have plenty more even though I have made quite a few layouts so far.

I  posted a process video for this layout on my Youtube channel. You can watch it Here.

I hope you continue and check out Leigh next in the Pep Rally Blog Hop Her link is below!!

Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Gia http://www.giaaloha.wordpress.com/
Erica http://ericarosecreates.blogspot.com/
Kim* http://krodesigns.blogspot.com/
Justyna* http://made-by-justt.blogspot.com/
Kim Allen http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
Candace* http://findingeverydayperfection.com/
Donna* http://scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
Marcia* http://onescrapatatime-bymumsie.blogspot.com/
Caroli* www.carolinaschulz.com
Aliza* http://peopleofthescrapbook.blogspot.com/
Janet Zeppa www.janetsjoy.blogspot.ca
Leeann Pearce http://thepaintbrushgoesspottie.blogspot.com.au/
Melissa Vining http:yesterday2day4ever.blogspot.co.nz
Charity Feit http://scrapfaire.blogspot.com
>>>Hannah Lemieux http://scrapbookpagesandcupcakes.com  <<<<< ME
>>>>>Leigh http://www.artfulleighcreative.com <<<< Next
Evie http://lifewithevi.blogspot.com/
Emma Pescott http://emslifedocumented.blogspot.co.nz
Tarrah Mclean http://livetoscrapscraptolive.blogspot.com.au/
Wendy Antenucci http://antenucci.blogspot.com
Sandy Gonzalez http://craftythought.com
Megan www.craftymeggy.com

 

Thanks for joining me today!! Have a great week everyone!! I hope you leave this blog hop inspired to use up the last of your kits.

Aloha, Hannah

 

 

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