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Hello again my scrappy friends!  Here with a layout featuring my grandson again and his many faces and acts that constantly keeps me in stitches…lol!  He is a character and in this photo, it shows some of what he loves to do.  I remember when my children were small and some of  things they did were not funny to me at that time.  Now that I have grandchildren, everything they do is hilarious!  I don’t understand it, but I think its funny.  That is why some people are more happy being grandparents than parents…lol.

Below is used a couple of products from the Spiegelmom Scraps shop.  Take a look!

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I used some canvas tags that have been in my stash forever it seems like.  The paper is from October Afternoon, an older collection.

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You can see the Cork Confetti from the Spiegelmom Shop up close.  Boy do I love how that came out.  Also the chip board is from Crate Paper Cool Kid collection.

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The sequins are called Magical Day In The Park by the Spiegelmom Scraps and I have been using these like crazy on my layouts so much, I am going to need a replacement pack soon.

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Ahhhh these are so nice and I finally got them even!  Lol, I am know for not getting things even on my scrap pages..

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For a last minute touch, I added these word strips in place of journaling not the layout from Tim Hotlz.  This saves me time and also the strips say everything I wanted to say in the journaling.

I want to thank you guys for stopping by today and be sure to use my code Felicia15 to receive 15% discount on your first order!  Be sure to stop by the Spiegelmom Shop and get your goodies today.  Bye for now!

What About Wednesday: Pumpkin Soup

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Aloha Sparklers!! I have been a little obsessed with documenting the autumn this year. I am pretty sure it is because of the newness that it is. After having spent 6 years in warm places, or mostly warm throughout the year, Autumn was not really noticeable. I would always look for things that reminded me of back home, but really it never felt like Autumn. So I am loving this weather for now, even though I know it may be a whole new story I am telling next year.

One of the things I love about this time of the year, especially if you live in a place where the season changes are very noticeable, is the food changes that come with the weather changes. Have I mentioned that I went to culinary school in college?! I love food, and how it brings my family together.

When it starts getting chilly, the best thing is a nice bowl of warm goodness. It helps heat your insides and makes you feel all comfy and cozy. One of my favorite things to make in the Autumn is Pumpkin Soup. In my mind it isn’t Autumn until I make Pumkpin Soup. (Even when I made this in Hawaii it still lacked that true feeling that the chilly weather brings to this soup.)

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This every year tradition started when I was a teenager. My mom found this great soup, and now we just know it by heart. The best recipes are the ones that you have memorized because you make it so much . This is why I wanted to make this layout and what will be a new album. I want to have an album where I can put all these recipes and things that I love about this season of the year, the things that help make it cozy and warm. The things that we do every year, and could easily forget where those traditions come from if I don’t document it now.

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I plan to include recipe and ephemera to this album to give it that homey feel. That old scrapbook feel. My hope is to add silhouette cut leaves, a shipping tag and a journaling card from Simple Stories Reset Girl Collection. Then sprinkle in some sequins (Falling Leaves Sequin mix) and it will be perfect.

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I used some cork stars and a doily to help tie in the rustic look. The thread adds some texture amount my layers of cut leaves from scraps of old patterned paper. This apple wood button from Shimelle’s collection Go Now Go reminds me of the apple relish I put on my Pumpkin Soup.

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These journaling cards add such a cool touch.

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Here is a look at my first page about that perfect bowl of Pumpkin Soup.

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I hope you look forward to seeing some more cozy themed layouts throughout this upcoming month. And Lots of sequins!!

Hannah