Sunday, November 23, 2014

Merry Fall

The new Christmas brushes in Ali Edwards's store are perfect for December Daily! I am not quite in Christmas mode yet (waiting for Thanksgiving to be over) but I found that they were perfect to scrap the crazy weather we've had this past week! :)

Nutmeg papers and Cut It Out: Gather by Valorie Wibbens
Noel Brushes by Ali Edwards

Here are a couple of details of these lovely brushes:

I also stamped a cute little squirrel to match the one in my photo.

The snow's all melted now, but I think it will be back soon. What a merry fall indeed! :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Never Too Late

There is still over a month to go before Christmas, but Christmas scrapping is well under way here. :) I never end up scrapping much of Christmas at Christmastime, but here I am now scrapping photos from last year. The deals in the Something Old, Something New (SOSN) sale at The Lilypad were perfect for this.

Season of Joy by CD Muckosky

I have to say I really love how this page turned out!! For some reason my other page has a similar color background, but the feel is quite different.

Tinsel and Tinsel Journal Cards 2 by Lynne-Marie
Masquerade no. 1 by Pink Reptile Design

I do hope we get a white Christmas this year too! I think we've only gotten one non-white Christmas in the 7 years we've lived here, and it was raining to boot - no fun at all!

That's all I have for now, but be ready because some new Christmas products will be in the store this weekend for Document Your December!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

I Am Thankful For...

I love how Ali Edwards's scrapbooking style is focused on telling stories. She is a huge inspiration for me, especially as I am tackling Week in the Life for my first time this year. A lot of her products are also perfect to tell the story. Like this brush set, for example..

I used Ali's digital brushes to create my journaling prompts.

I had so much fun filling in the digital prompts with stickers!

In other news, this page was all about things I am thankful for in the fall, but it looks like our winter is coming early this year.. It snowed here today. Not enough to stick to the ground, but it stuck to trees all right. I ventured out this morning to take these pictures of my layout on the porch, but that won't be happening for a while now. Sigh.. it's so hard to take decent picture in winter!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Winter Is Coming

As we transition from Fall to Winter (we did get the first snowflakes last week after all), I find myself still not quite in the mood to scrap Christmas, even though I am warming up to the idea. The products on sale 50% off this week for SOSN at The Lilypad were the perfect mix. I started out with a fall page.

Oak Tree by Sara Gleason

And then I moved on to Christmas. :)


I haven't started playing Christmas music yet, but I am >> this << close! :)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Week in the Life

I have never done Week in the Life before, but last week I followed along with Ali Edwards and as I was taking pictures all week I thought about all the stories this photos could tell. But at the end of the week, I wasn't quite sure what to do with those photos. But then when I saw the new templates by Paislee Press for The Lilypad, I knew it was the perfect way for me to get started scrapping my Week in the Life. I paired them with the lovely November BYOC.

The first spread documents the places I've been. Mostly autumn scenes.

Around Here 6x8 Templates by Paislee Press
Colored In Papers by Quirky Heart
Sweet November Journal Cards by Little Butterfly Wings

The second spread documents my favorites of the week.

Faves 6x8 Templates by Paislee Press
Darker Marker Alphas by Amy Martin

Now, I can focus on writing some of the stories for this week.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Grateful Heart

Speaking of DSD sales... did you check out what's going on at Digital Design Essentials?? Everything is 40% off, and there is a gorgeous new collection called Grateful Heart that is just a steal! Grab it by Friday before it's gone!

Here's my first page with it. I loved all the pretty embellishments, so I covered my page with these little bits and pieces.

Have a great week!

More DSD sales

Are you all DSDed out? I hope not, because I have some more enabling to do!! :) Everything in Jenn Barrette's store is 30% off, including this gorgeous new kit:

I am so in love with that floral + bird print, that I made it the base of this card.

It is so easy to whip up a hybrid card when you have such pretty papers. Just add a sentiment for the focal point, and you're all set.