September Clique Kits Pep Rally

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Aloha!!

It’s Clique Kits Pep Rally Day today, which means the DT and the kit subscribers come together and share what they are working on with their Kits.
This month the Main Sundance Kit featured Creekside from One Canoe Two and some Fancy Pants Designs.

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To have a look at the Main Kit:
http://www.cliquekits.com/mainkit.html

Here is a look at the Traveler’s Notebook Kit:
http://www.cliquekits.com/travelers-notebook-kit.html

To Subscribe to Clique Kits:
http://www.cliquekits.com/subscribe.html

To add ons to your Clique Kits:
http://www.cliquekits.com/store/c208/September_Monthly_Release.html

Use my code Hannah10 and you can get 10 % off the add ons or the special Holiday kits!!

In this layout I also use some exclusive printables:
Main Kit:
http://www.cliquekits.com/store/p1945/Clique_Kit%3A_September_2017_Main_Kit_-_Printables.html

Traveler’s Notebook Kit:
http://www.cliquekits.com/store/p1949/Clique_Kit%3A_September_2017_Travelers_Notebook_Kit_-_Printables.html

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Here is the Pep Rally Instagram List to follow Along!!

@RANCIERT
@oliquigscraps
@khristinaSorge
@kaylawebber88
@sarea.scraps
@mhechler
@tachita55
@audreykit1
@stephaniegolddesigns
@iampinay25
@maryamdesign
@dandalion2002 (ME)
@life.with.evi

To check out the Holiday Card Kit:
http://www.cliquekits.com/store/p1954/Clique_Cards_Holiday_%2717%3A_Pre-Order_Now.html

To Preorder the Main Clique Kits Holiday Kit:
http://www.cliquekits.com/store/p1955/Clique_into_the_Holidays_2017%3A_Limited_Edition_Pre-Order.html

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To check out other things in the Clique Kits Store:
http://www.cliquekits.com

To Check out the inspiration on the Blog:
https://cliquekits.wordpress.com

To watch my process video

 

Here is one last look at my layout:

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Have an inspired Day!!

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Clique Kits July Pool Party Pep Rally

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Aloha!!

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

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

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

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

@turoczireka.csipke
Check out their Instagram accounts and see what they made this month with their July Kits.
Now for the fun part where I get to show you what I made.
I am using the Main July Pool Party Kit. It features Elle’s Studio Live.Laugh.Love Collection. Really Bright and Colorful, I really wanted to highlight that.
Here are some close ups and see all the goodness,
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I decided that I wanted to use the labels from the branding strip. I color matched them with this stripped pattern paper. I popped them up on dimensional foam to add interest.
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I used plain white card stock so that I could add media on the background and have it work with all the colors from the July Main Kit.
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I used multiple photos on this layout. My photos were also really bright. Using the white background really made all the color pop. This photo of a parrot fish is so cool. These pictures were taken at our local Zoo.
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I created a cut file with my own brush script and scanned it into my computer. It is really easy and really fun. This title is perfect and created specially for this layout. “One Man’s Trash is another’s Art.”
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This trash was taken right from Puget Sound and collected, then sorted and used to create these really cool and huge sculptures of the zoo’s wildlife. See my kid’s standing under the big Puffin. That is my kid’s favorite zoo animal. I used a pen to doodle sketch faux stitching lines outlining the cut file. I also colored around the cut file with different colored markers to match the colors near them.
This blue marker looks really cool with the blue water color peeking from under the photo’s edges.
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I made sure to use puffy stickers and enamel dots in the same color area. I really wanted a look almost similar to how Irit Landgraf gets on her layouts.
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 I finished off with Black color shine drops to make the color pop more. This layout is one of my favorites this summer. I love how the story and the photos, and the collection really work together to document my own story.
Here is one final look at this layout.
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I have a scrapbooking process video where you can watch me create this layout.
https://youtu.be/7VrF5Bv61lA
Also if you are interested in creating your own cut files from your own brush script I have a tutorial on my Youtube channel to link you to.
As always use my code Hannah10 and get 10% off your add ons. They will be released for  subscribers today. Head over there and take a gander.
Have an excellent day and enjoy the rest of the week my scrappy friends!!
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Seven Scrappy Ladies Challenge: June random 5 challenge

 

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Aloha!!

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

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

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

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To see my process video watch below:

 

 

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

Eternally Inspired Mama (Elizabeth) 

The Tattooed Crafter (Julia)

Crafty Meggy

Tori Bissell

Kira

Mary

To play along use the hashtag #scrappy7

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

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Silhouette print and Cut Tutorial (You Tube Video)

Aloha!!

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

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

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

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

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

Check out my tutorial below:

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

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

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SpiegelMom Scraps What About Wednesday: Using the Negative part of a Cut File

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Aloha My Scrappy Friends!!

It’s Wednesday and I am up over on the Spiegelmom Scraps Blog. I am super excited about this new layout. It is super fun and I am using the negative part of a free cut file from the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog.

Here is a peek at what I made…

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Don’t forget that if you use my code Hannah15, you can get 15% percent off your order from the SpiegelMom Scraps Store.  Also Share with us what you are making with the SpiegelMom Scraps products too.

Look below and you can also watch my Youtube Process video of this layout.

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Don’t Ever Grow Up Using Ali Edwards Story Kits

Aloha My Scrappy Friends!!

I had been getting Ali Edwards Story Kits this past year. I really enjoyed them. I love having new prompts to tell stories I may have forgotten to tell if I was just free styling my scrapbooking.

Here is a proces video and layout I made for my Son’s 5th Birthday.

It is super simple but it really was fun working on an all boy layout, using Crate Paper’s Cool boy collection.

 

Hope you enjoy!!

 

Here is a look at the finished layout as well!!

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Happy New Year!!

IMG_2040Aloha My Scrappy Friends!!

I hope everyone has exciting and blessed things planned for this upcoming year!! I love how in the New Year you get this chance to reflect on the last year and things that worked and things that didn’t. Then we all make plans to change. Sometimes it sticks and sometimes it doesn’t.

This Year my plan is all about Focus. I have been thinking about the things I didn’t like that I made habits of and what I do to change, but for the better of my life. In all reality many of the habits, and things I did this past year weren’t really bad, and some not even really my fault. I did however let things be as they were many times.

I want to Focus on my family more. They are the ones I love, right?! These years with them at this age are going so fast. Before I know it they won’t be as big part of my daily life. I don’t want to look back and say I wish I enjoyed them more.

The hubby and I have made some family goals to help encourage this Focus on Family. like unplugged days once a week, monthly outings and some other goals that focus more on being together.

I want to Focus more in my scrap room. This one may seem odd, since I am pretty prolific as a scrapbooker. I have made lots of layouts on a regular basis. So many that I don’t have enough albums to fit them in. The true hard fact is, I spend a lot of time doing a whole lot of nothing in my scrap room.

This year I was lucky enough to get an actual room, more of a me space, not in the living. Close enough though that I can still see the comings and goings of my family. I seem to be more distracted in there though. I want to Focus on getting into a routine that encourages me to be productive while I am scrapbooking. I want to get back to playing music while scrapping, recording and editing my layouts and finishing a layout in one seamless session.

I have a few goals when it comes to scrapbooking, like spending more time working on The Crafty Maven Getaway and working on starting up classes later this year. Being productive and having a routine that works with the lifestyle and work flow we have now will make me just feel good.

I want to Focus on Relationships this year. I am a people person!! There are no ways around that. This past year I really have been in my own bubble. I see whats going on around me and I have some close friends, but I really want to work harder to keep in contact with the people that matter. I want to do some meet ups with local scrapbookers in my area. I want to message and call old friends I don’t keep in contact with as much as I would like. I also want to make and spend time with some newer friends in the area. I love the online community but I also need real relationships in person as well.

I want to Focus on decluttering this year. We still have a buttload of boxes in our garage that need a home. Whether is because we need shelves for all the books we own, or whether its old kids clothes we need to get rid of. We just have a lot of stuff. I want to try to get through most of it this year and start trying not to keep things we don’t need. Being in the military, we move on a regular basis and this past duty station we were bad about getting rid of old stuff, toy and clothes. I don’t want to go into another move (whenever that is) with a lot of un need amounts of things.

I want to Focus on Training our puppy more. She has grown so much in the time we have had her. She is very active and needs lots of exercise and I want to Focus more time to making sure she gets all that and start training her. I would love if eventually she is trained as a service dog for Sam. Since she has been with us since a puppy I think this would be a good goal for her. To help us recognize when Sam is too low or too high.

I want to Focus on my photo taking. I love pictures. I may at times take too many 😉 I want to take photos with more purpose. Practice taking shots that are fun and cool. I also want to get better at editing and keeping my photos organized. I have tons of pictures from the summer until now, that I advent went through because I am not printing photos at home. I need to change that.

I want to Focus on Clean eating and a more healthy eating style. Especially with my son being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes I know how important it is for us as a family to eat right. The past 4 or so years I have slowly changed some things about the way we eat. This year though has really hit home in how important this change needs to be made and a better incorporation of this healthy eating. That means less processed food. Way less. Especially in the morning and at dinner. I want to make more homemade sauces and carb friendly sides. This summer we are going to have a garden in our yard I want to use all that goodness and maybe even try my own at some canning. Buying more local produce and buying foods that help our bodies. Hopeful this will translate into some recipes for you readers too!!

 

What are some things you are doing this year to make your life better? More productive and more Creative? I hope that no matter what you are spending the time with those you’ve and focusing on the things that really matter to you. Whether you planned them or not!!

Happy New years my Friends I look forward to sharing so much with you this year!!

Hannah

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