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:

 

Use my code and get a discount on your next order!!

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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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SpiegelMom Scraps Shake It Anytime Tutorial

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Aloha!!!

I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s day yesterday!! I was able to lounge around my house, watch sappy chick flick movies, cuddle my kids, hubby and dog, and not cook. That is pretty good in my house, because cooking and cleaning and getting up and down from the couch if I choose to relax is so common. Like most moms, it is nice to have a day where your kids try to remember to do things for you all day long.

Today I want to share a shaker 6X8 page protector insert that I made to go in my Week In The Life album I am putting together.

It is a small fun way to have some color and a bit of embellishing considering most of my album is simple and filled with words and stories and the photos that go along with the stories.

I used a 6X8 page protector with the 2X2 squares. I really don’t like adding photos to those since you can’t really see most in them anyway. Filling them with some chipboard embellies and some sequins is a way to add something special to my album with not to much effort.

I did need to use my fuse for the protector to close the little pockets. I also used an old sticker package for the thin acetate the stickers were on. I added my number Thickers on the acetate so it would appear to be floating. The sticker acetate is much thinner so it is really hard to see it. As long as you keep it clean, it shouldn’t show angle either.

You should let the alphas or numbers on the acetate dry before inserting them into the 2X2 pockets.

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Next I picked two round elements, a wood veneer and a foam black thicker from Amy Tangerine. I added Pocket Full of Posies Sequins to those pockets and fused them shut.

 

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I pulled out my Love U tons felt hearts in white and pale yellow. I used my mini stapler to keep two hearts that are different sizes together.

One top pocket I added two hearts (one big felt heart and a cork hearts) and Summer Paradise sequins together.

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I filled the bottom pocket with the hearts and Jaded Hearts sequins. I used my fuse to close that pocket.

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A little piece of advice I want to add is, make sure your fuse is hot but not too hot or the page protector will melt and not fuse properly. Also make sure the pockets that have the sticker packaging to hold the numbers and other stickers, isn’t too high. If you fuse with the sticker packaging in between the protector it won’t fuse. The Fuse is not hot enough to melt the sticker packaging, and it will just melt your protector.

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After all my shaker pockets were filled I fused them and looked through my chipboard and other stickers to add a few more elements to my page. I choose stickers so when I placed them inside the pockets of the protectors they would stick on their own and stay suspended in the middle of the pocket. Later they may need a little dab of liquid glue to stay put for years. If you are wooded that that won’t hold you can also use a small strip of redline tape too.

I used some staples for my bigger chipboard pieces that were on top of the protector for a fun element.

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This shaker pocket protector was really simple and quick to put together. It is a fun element to add to my Week In The Life album. The spring sequin mixes in the SpeigelMom Scraps store are an excellent choice to add a bit of color to my album as well.

To watch my tutorial on the SpiegelMom Scraps Youtube Look Below:

 

Be sure to check out the Blog for other fun and amazing ideas as well. This year we have three different teams within the whole team, the ladies at the blog aren’t sharing on the Youtube channel, so you will see a great variety of projects and ideas all over social where you enjoy looking for it.

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I hope you have an inspiring day!!

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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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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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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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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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SpiegelMom Scraps Design Team Layout: Read

Aloha!!

Today I am sharing a layout I made about my daughter’s favorite books this year. She is all about reading lately and I really wanted to document that.

To make it more fun I decided to scrap lift myself. Here is a look at the Original layout of mine.

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Here is a peak at the layout I posted to the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog. Head over there and read all about my layout.

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Watch my process video here,

Be sure to head over to the SpiegelMom Scraps Store and check out all the fun spring themed sequins in the Store.  Use my discount code Hannah15 and get 15% off your purchase.

Also head over to the SpiegelMom Scraps FaceBook Group and share the projects and layouts you are making with your sequins.

Have an awesome and inspiring day!!

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SpiegelMom Scraps March Blog Hop

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Aloha!!! Welcome Everyone!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I also have a process video for this layout, Which you can check out down below!

Now don’t forget to check out Heather’s blog. I can’t wait to see what see has made for this product swap! I am sure it will be stunning!!

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

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

Have an inspired day!!

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SpiegelMom Scraps: What about wednesday Mixed Media Layout

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Aloha!!

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

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

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

Have a great week!!

Hannah

 

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