Clique Kits July Challenge

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Aloha!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Clique Kits: Take Note Thursday

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

Here are some close up pics of my layout.

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

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

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

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

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

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I love all the layered elements on this page.

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

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

 

 

Thanks for Stopping by today!!

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I hope you have an Inspired Day!!

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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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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.

 

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Double Vision: Day In The Life Part One

Aloha!!

Double Vision Series is a scrapbooking process video series where I scrap double page spreads in my own style. I use different kinds of inspiration to start the spread, to make it a little unique.
I am making a time line of my Day In The Life I joined in on on July 2016. I am taking all my photos and arranging them on a multi page spread to create a time line that you can see and follow.

Day In The Life is a way of documenting a day. It was started by Ali Edwards. You can read more about this project at her site here, http://aliedwards.com/projects/day-in-the-life

I am really excited to document my day for this round of Day In The Life, because it is the first full day in our new house. I know in years to come this will be really fun and cool to look through. Especially since many of the moments from that day and the days surrounding it were super crazy and busy.

I decided to share my layout spread in two videos. This first video goes through my first page.

This is the second process video for the second page of this spread.

Next Saturday I will share the last two pages. I will also share next week on my blog a run through of all my pictures from that day so you can see better pictures of my day than just what you see with my process video. (I know sometimes it’s hard to see all the images on layouts in a process video, especially with all the photos I have on my spread.)

I am really glad to share this especially with a new Day In The Life date this week coming up. How are you planning on documenting your Day In The Life this time if you are doing it? I still haven’t decided exactly the focus I am doing. I think maybe focusing on the senses since so many things are still so new around here, that might be kind of fun. Things like the smell of the fireplaces smoke in the morning from our neighbors’ houses. Or the taste of salty peppery sausage in creamy gravy on dinner.

Stay Inspired Until next time,

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Another Round: For The Love Of Homemade Kits

Aloha Scrappers!!

I am finally able to join in and make a new home made stash Kit. I have been loving doing this series!! I love this idea of adding new products to my old stash and making them work together.

For the homemade Kits we use a recipe with one sheet of inspiration paper for our Kit. This helps us have a place to take the kit but each kit is different because of what is in our stash.

The Inspiration Paper we are using this round is the Maggie Holmes Open Book Slideshow.

Here is the paper Recipe we are using this round:

  • Inspiration Paper
  • Texture
  • Stripe
  • Circle/dot
  • Freebie
  • 2 6×6 papers/or scrap paper

Here is my papers:

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  • Maggie Holmes Open Book Slideshow
  • Teresa Collins Life Emporium Multi Stripe (Texture)
  • Pink Paislee Fancy Free 07 (Stripe)
  • Daisy Bucket Designs Magical Moments Bracken’s Blossoms (Dots)
  • Dear Lizzy Saturday Manhattan (Freebie)
  • Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Open Book Chapters (Freeebie)
  • Crate Paper Journey Route (scrap)
  • Pink Paislee Fancy Free (Scrap)
  • Pink Paislee Fancy Free (scrap)

Here is the recipe for the rest of the Kit:

  • brads

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  • Freebie embellishments (I picked clear stickers, fabric banners, and layered scratch off stickers)

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  • Washi
  • stamps

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  • chipboard
  • wood veneer

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  • 2 alphas

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  • ephemera pack (We R Memory Keepers Wildflower, Maggie Holmes Open Book, Crate Paper Journey)

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  • Sticker sheets

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  • Cut file
  • Stencil

 

Here is a look at my full kit. I did not add stencils or cut files yet. Those I will add I am making my layouts.

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Khristina and Felicia have also put together a kit with this recipe, if you click on their names you can see their videos sharing their kit. We each will be making and sharing 4 layouts with this kit!! I hope you join us and making your own kit and share with us what you make with it.

I also have a video (my first video in my new scrap room!!!) sharing my kit too, if you prefer to see it on video.

 

 

Have an Inspired Week!!

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For The Love Of Homemade Kits: Round 3 Kit Share

Aloha!! I am super excited for another round of For The Love Of Homemade Kits!! It has been so much fun using up some of my stash and creating a kit from the fun and cool scrappy things I have collected.

For this series we start each round with an inspiration piece of pattern paper. This piece helps give us an idea of how to pick other pieces and patterns to form a kit. Because we each are using our own stash, each kit is different, but similar. (By we, I mean Crafty Meggy, Felicia Young and Khristina Sorge are working together to use our own kits this month.) We then use a recipe to help pick out papers and embellishments.

Let’s get right into the Recipe we are using this round. It’s a little different from the last one. (We felt it would be good to twist it a little.)

Inspiration Paper: Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine Lucy

Paper Recipe:

  • Bold Pattern Paper
  • Texture Pattern Paper (watercolor, woodgrain, fabric, etc)
  • Dot/Circle Pattern Paper
  • Freebie Pattern Paper
  • 2 Scraps or 6×6 Papers

Embellishment Recipe:

  • Cut File
  • Stencil
  • 2 Alpha’s
  • Sticker Sheet
  • layered embellishments
  • embellishment pack
  • frames
  • buttons
  • washi tape
  • thread/twine/ribbon
  • free embellishment

 

This round I really did try to be a little more conservative with my embellishments, especially last round I had plenty of embellishments over. I still wanted variety too, so I won’t be tempted to add to my kits.

Here is what I choose for my papers

  • Inspiration Paper: Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine Lucy (I have about a half of a sheet, I am just going to make that work.
  • Bold Pattern: Dear Lizzy Documentary Love This ( I love this black, white and gray look. I think it will look good with all the color in my kit too)
  • Texture Pattern: Simple Stories Sn@p! Basics Aspen Wood/White Notebook (Not a full sheet)
  • Dot Circle: Hip Kit Club Exclusive Paper Just Dream (by Kim Watson) Explore
  • 6×6 Papers/ Scraps: Pink Paislee Fancy Free by Paige Evans (6X6 Paper) and green Scraps (I am not sure what it’s from, I think it was in an old Scraptastic Kit in the Fall a while back) and a branding strip from We R Memory Keepers Love Notes XOXO
  • Freebie Papers: Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine Mia (not a full sheet), Dear Lizzy Documentary Fresh Start, and Dear Lizzy Happy Place B-a-n-a-n-a-s

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Embellishments

Alpha’s:

  • Basic Grey Mint Julip Alpha Sheet (this sheet actually has three smaller alpha’s on it)
  • Chickaniddy Crafts Alpha (black and white stripe)
  • PinkFresh Studio Cooper Script ABC

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Sticker Sheet: Maggie Holmes Shine Sticker Sheet

Layered Embellishments:

  • Pink Paislee Fancy Free Layered Stickers
  • Heidi Swapp Layered Bows
  • Bella Blvd Felt Bows (Hot pink, green, white)

 

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Frames:

  • Simple Stories Live In Color Frames
  • PinkFresh Studio Epoxy Frames
  • Amy Tan Better Together Frames
  • Pebbles Frames
  • Pink Paislee Bella Rouge Chipboard Frames

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Free Embellishments:

  • Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine Epoxy Stickers
  • Pink Paislee C’est La Vie Puffy Stickers
  • Pink Paislee C’est La Vie Phrase Stickers
  • Pink Paislee C’est La Vie Washi Stickers (This goes in the Washi group too

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Buttons:

  • Crate Paper Poolside Button and layered embellishments
  • Shimelle True Stories  Wood Buttons
  • Pink Paislee Fancy Free Buttons

 

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Embellishment Pack:

  • Amy Tangerine Better Together Die Cuts

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Washi Tape:

  •  from my stash when I first started  scrapping so I don’t know who made it
  • PinkFresh Studio Washi from their embellishment kit (there are two)
  • Amy Tangerine Better Together thin glitter washi
  • Shimelle Starshine Washi

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Thread: White, mint green and pale yellow (it isn’t in the photo)

Stencils: Amy Tangerine 3×4 stencils and Studio Calico silk screens

Here is a look at the whole kit together.

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I am super excited to jump in and use this kit. Don’t forget that I will be making four layouts with this kit (or more if I can) and sharing them in the next four weeks. Also check out the other ladies Kit Shares as well, they will be sharing them on their Youtube Channels.(I link have a link for them at the end of this post)

I also wanted to give a heads up that I am completely in the misted of a move. my stuff is getting packed and then I will be out of my house this week and next. I am hoping that all my layouts will be ready for Youtube by the time I leave, but they may not. So I will keep everyone updated on my new Facebook Page (which is like a blog on Facebook) what layouts will be in video forma and what will just have a blog. I am hoping to also in my moving process to be doing some Vlogs and fun stuff on my Channel. I hope you stay tuned for that, and lets hope that I have enough access to internet to upload my stuff to Youtube!!

Have a great and inspired week my scrappy Friends!!

Aloha, Hannah

 

To check out the other ladies Kit Share videos click on their names.

Crafty Meggy

Felicia Young

Khristina Sorge

 

 

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For The Love Of Homemade Kits: Round 2 Kill a Kit

Aloha My Scrappy Friends!! I can’t believe we finished another round of this series!! Crazy right?! I am having so much fun making and using these kits.

Here is what I started off with.

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Here is all the paper I have left over from my kit.

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I could probably get another layout or two out of this paper. I still have tons of embellishments and stickers left. I barely used the sticker sheets, this time.  I would have liked to have used my stamps more too, I think if I make another layout later I will try to use the stamps a little more.

Here are all the layouts i got done with this kit.

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i love all the journaling on this layout!! And the story!! I think it’s one of my fave’s this year!

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I love that I was able to use pictures that I took while taking an online class. It’s cool to incorporate the things I am learning in the classes I am taking.

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This layout is about a whale watch my friend and I took in Boston when we were in college. I liked the idea of adding some older photos and try to make them feel more modern by adding some some trendy prints on the layout.

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This layout is my last of this kit. I used two cut files for this, one for the back ground and one for the font. Both are from The Cut Shoppe. I did add that background paper to my kit, because it was perfect for the story I wanted to tell. Star gazing and looking for the planet Mars a couple of weeks ago. I kept this layout really simple and let the cut file and pictures be star in this layout.

Like I mentioned up above, with the paper and embellishments left over I could have done another one or two layouts. (if only I was n’t preparing to move!) I am really thinking of keeping a few of these paper scraps, like that flower pattern and come up with something pretty.

I really think doing this series is really helping me see the things I have and that I really enjoy using and the things I have that I use just because I got them in kits, or because I thought I needed it. Like those little phrase stickers from the I am collection from Simple Stories or the clear stickers from the Starshine Collection by Shimelle. I really think that from now on I am going to be making better buying decisions.

I am super excited to get started using my new kit too. I am going to be doing another post on our new recipe and my picks for this new kit.

 

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Am I more beautiful with earrings? (For the love of homemade kits)

Aloha My scrappy friends!! This past week has flown by. I am taking Ali Edwards‘ Lens of Joy class, and I am loving thinking all about photo taking. All I want to do is grab my camera and take photos. It has been really hard to sit down to scrap, because I just want to go places and take photos. No Lie, and No shame!!

I know I will have a chance to use my photos later, so taking photos really doesn’t bother me. I was actually thinking of turning some of my photos into canvas for my house.

Anyway back to what I would like to share with you today. As you may know, my scrappy friend Megan and I have been using our homemade stash kits lately. We made a recipe and this week we are sharing our third layout with our kit. This is the final layout on process video I will be sharing with this kit. Next week we will be sharing our new kit, recipe for the kit and what we had leftover from our kit. (i will be sharing the other layouts I made with my kit too, because I had tons of stuff leftover and wanted to try to kill it more.)

For this layout I wanted to play with some paint. Yellow paint was one of the things I added to my kit as the paint element. I was really wanting to have the paint to peek through a cut file.

I added the acrylic paint without adding gesso to my plain white cardstock. I find sometimes the gesso warps the paper more, and since all I was adding was acrylic paint, I figured the page would be fine without the gesso. If I were adding modeling paste or sprays and watercolors, I would definitely add gesso so the water wouldn’t absorb into the cardstock.

I really like how the cut file I found from the scrapbook and cards today magazine blog, looks over the bright colors.

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Lately I really have been trying to use more photos on my layouts. I find that I like the look of them smaller when I am using more than two. I use four in this layout. Angling them gives interest to them. I thought about whether I wanted to add paper behind them. In the end I decided against that so that the cut file could stand out. This was one of those times, I tried really hard not covering up the mixed media and cut file I had on the background.

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These pictures are from a couple of weeks ago, when we took our girls to get their ears pierced. They had been asking lately to get them done. We had been out for doctors appts, and found a Walmart close by that did ear piercing. The girls were a little timid about the pain but in the end they did amazing and didn’t even shed any tears. The sight of their ears pierced definitely put a smile on their faces.

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I placed three clusters of embellishments around the photos. I tried to stay close to the photos, so that the outside of the cut file wasn’t covered.

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I used the same colors in each cluster so they matched in feeling.

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The middle cluster I kept really simple.

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This Pink Fresh Studio frame is the perfect place to put the journaling, when I actually write it in. Usually I am really good at doing my journaling before I take photos to my layouts. Not this time. Though I always make sure I add journaling before I put my layouts in protectors and in my albums. This way they are fully complete and I don’t flip through an album that isn’t finished. Plus I find it easier to remember what I want to write better when I finish my layout, than if I wait.

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For the title I used a question my daughter asked her Dad at the end of the night when she got her ears pierced. It was such a cute question. I thought this would be perfect for the layout. Also I always think I need to remember to write down the silly, cute things my kids say and then I rarely do. This was the perfect time to record that question and remember it.

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I like mixing fonts for my titles. These gold thickers add a pretty aspect that I think goes with the feel of the layout too.

Here is what the full layout looks like.

 

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It is definitely bold and fun just like my girls!!

I hope you have been enjoying our Stash kit series. I have been having a lot of fun trying to use my stash before I have to move. Next week I will be sharing what I have left from my kit and some other layouts I was able to make with my kit. Then we will be using a new kit. I will also be sharing my new kit too.

Here is my process video>

 

 

Here is a look at what Megan made with her kit!!

Have an inspired Week!!

Aloha,

Hannah

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For the love of birthday Pho

Last week I shared with you a new series Crafty Meggy and I are working on. I am so excited about this series, one I find when I do a series or challenge with a scrappy body I am more motivated to keep at it. I think it’s that it an accountability factor too.

This next layout I did end up picking out an extra 6×6 paper that matched my paper more. Though I am happy about the amount of paper I used on this layout in general too. I used a technique, or thing I do often. It’s as Tracie Claiborne (From The Scrap Gals) one off my go to designs. And I really love it, I think because by changing the size of the paper or even just the papers in general it really changes the look. My go to design is using strips of paper layered together. I generally like to use them layered under my photo, kind of like a photo mat.

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I picked out colors that matched this photo I decided I wanted to use. I don’t generally match all my papers to the color of my photo. I couldn’t help it this time though. The bright colors in this picture just called out to me to be used in a bright way on my layout.

The yellow paper from Maggie Holmes Bloom, in my kit reminded me of the lemons in my bowl. The Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss green mimicked the greens in my Pho bowl too. The pops of color in the Pink Paislee C’est La Vie paper reminded my of that spoon. It was like the stars aligned just perfect to document this story.

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This photo was taken on Sept 18th. My birthday. I am the worst at scrapbooking birthdays, I hate to admit it, but I really am. I think some of it is, almost always the pictures turn out horrible. And Really I think a part of me wants to enjoy whatever we are doing, opening gifts or blowing out candles. So I just don’t take many photos. I feel bad though, I mean I love birthdays, they are always fun. Growing up we always (and I mean ALWAYS) had a party to celebrate, the whole big family got together for birthdays. And then even on our birthday we got a special birthday meal. I feel bad we can’t always do this for our kids, for my little family because we are so far away from our immediate family.

Anyways I am getting sidetracked, aren’t I. Moving on. This picture is from my birthday. This year we decided to go out to dinner for my birthday without the kids. We have some amazing friends who can watch our kids from time to time, and our kids love it there and play with their children.  So going out without the kids in tow was actually possible this birthday, especially since we planned it.

I didn’t want to go anywhere fancy this year, I mean turning 32 isn’t a really big deal. It is another year. Not old, not young. I really wanted Pho. I really love Pho!! I mean I could eat it everyday for the rest of my life and be happy as a clam!! It’s so tasty and light and fresh and YUM!!

I wanted to scrapbook about this love, because maybe in ten years I will have a new love!! It’s bound to happen, I am a foodie loving person, I was almost going to be a chef at one point of my life.

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(leaving lots of open white space gave me room to do all the journaling I needed!)

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I love the look of these alphas by Seven Paper. The yellow mixed in the black just looks so cool!

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I love mixing the teals, blues and green embellishments. And I splattered watercolor at the end in these colors too. The look a little like confetti on the page.

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These phrase stickers are really fun too. I made sure I scattered them throughout the layout.

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I love all the texture from these strips of papers!!

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I made sure to curl the ends of the papers so it would lift off the paper.

Here is how it looks together.

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You can watch my process video here

 

I am really having fun with this kit. Even though Megan and I set out to do only three layouts with this kit, I am positive I will be able to get more done, which I will share in my Kill A Kit blogpost in two weeks.

Don’t forget to check out Megan’s Youtube Channel and process video for her second layout, with her kit. Remember her kit is a little different because we each made a kit from our own stash with the same recipe. I love this concept because you can add stuff you love, need to use and things that have been just sitting in your stash. Then we both have different looking kits too, even though we used the same paper as inspiration or start of our Kits.

I hope you have an inspired day!!

Aloha, Hannah

 

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