Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hello September

New month, new gallery at write.click.scrapbook. This month's theme is Back to School.

As I am getting ready to start the second and last year of my degree, it was fun to sit back and look at the pictures I have collected over the past year. I decided to take a picture of me for each week of class, and I love looking back and thinking about all that I have accomplished.

Year 1 photo 201409_WCS_CristinaC_Year1.jpg

Credits:
Project Grids 3 template by Amy Martin
Daiy Brads no. 1 and Typeset Alphas No. 3 by Sahlin Studio
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

There were a lot of colors in these pictures, so I decided to convert most of them to black and white and only keep a few favorites in color.

It's kind of daunting to think I have nine more exams to go.. but one at a time, I will tackle them all. Let's go!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

50% Off Products

It's time for the weekly 50% off sale at The Lilypad! Lots of products on sale. There is also still time to play along in the challenges of the We Are Storytellers event: the deadline is next Tuesday.
Here are two pages I made with some of the discounted items.

Two Robins


Credits:
Strength in Hope by Stolen Moments and Litabells Designs
Doodled Borders no. 1 by Pink Reptile Designs
A Bit Worn alpha by Valorie Wibbens
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens


I clearly love that big worn alpha template set. :)

Fantastic Fall


Credits:
Foxy bundle by Forever Joy
Doodled Borders no. 1 by Pink Reptile Designs
A Bit Worn alpha by Valorie Wibbens


Ready for fall?? Well, not really, but I sure am ready for a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks.. so I may very well be ready for fall after all. :)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

More Pages

I have a few new pages to share with new releases from the last couple of days. First up, a lovely kit by creashens, with which I made this page.

Luau Party


Credits:
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

The fun colors and the pineapples were perfect for these photos! :)

Next, I made a page with the new collection at Digital Design Essentials.

Homemade Pizza

Credits:
About a Boy collection bundle and cork alpha from Because I'm Happy by Digital Design Essentials
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

I hope you're having a good weekend. We had a "fun" weekend project - our garage door broke so we had to replace the springs.. took all the morning pretty much but at least it worked out well. I'm hoping tomorrow is more fun. :)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Introducing M3 (Mixed Media Monthly) at The Lilypad

Yay, it's Friday!! :D And it's a very special Friday at The Lilypad, because not only is the shop filled with awesome new releases and the quarterly store-wide 30% sale is going on and there's a free with purchase kit.. but especially because today is also the kick off of a new exciting monthly subscription called Mixed Media Monthly (M3).


I made 2 digi pages with the August M3 collab and add ons, and 2 hybrid ones. I had so much fun with it!! Are you ready for an overload of color?? :) Let's start with the digital pages.

Today Anything Is Possible


Credits:
Sketchbook 01 by Lynne Marie
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens


I would say that my digital scrapping style leans towards the minimalist side, but I had so much fun adding brushes and embellishments on my page! These colors are right up my alley!

Embrace Life


Credits:
Artsy BitsJust My Type and Sketchbook 01 by Lynne Marie
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens


This page was inspired by the gorgeous butterfly in Lynne Marie's Sketchbook 01 add on, and then I layered brushes and stamps on top of the colorful background to tone it down a bit and add interest. I love how it turned out! OK, let's move on to the hybrid pages now. These were done with the August M3 collab.

Delight in the Beauty

I used the gorgeous cut filed in the M3 collab to cut out a stencil with my Silhouette machine out of transparency paper. It worked beautifully!! Then I painted over the mask using Tim Holtz distress paint (picked raspberry, fired brick and spiced marmalade, top to bottom) and Heidi Swapp mists (gold and citron). Here's a closer look:

Delight in the Beauty

{ENABLER ALERT}  I've only had this gold mist by Heidi Swapp for less than a week, but let me tell you... I am in L-O-V-E! It's the most perfect gold color ever! I bought the Studio Calico gold Mister Huey in the past but it's not nearly quite as good. The Heidi Swapp one has such perfect coverage, it looks like liquid gold! These pictures don't even do it justice, but it is so good.

Delight in the Beauty

I added some doodling in black pen on the background to tie in with the digital printed out elements (everything printed on Canon matte paper). And yes, that is indeed the same picture I scrapped in the digi LO above. What can I say? Our outfits were just perfect for this M3! :)

On to the next page. This one came about because after painting and misting the background for the page above, my stencil was covered in paint and looked very pretty, so rather than just rinse it off I pressed it onto white cardstock to create another background.

New Grill

I keep going back and forth, but I may love this background even more than the previous one..

New Grill

I misted the wood veneer using Peach and Primrose Heidi Swapp mists.

New Grill

I placed the wood veneer in the holes of the mask, and added more splatters of gold mist.

New Grill

Gold stitching of course.

New Grill

This is a piece of a gorgeous paper in the M3 collab, printed out on Canon matte paper. I had so much fun getting messy with these hybrid pages!

Finally, I also made a page with some non-M3 new releases.

Change Ahead


Credits:
A New Chapter by Valorie Wibbens
Today Is Stamps and Tags by Paislee Press
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens


I love how this page turned out. The design was inspired by the "Change Ahead" element and I went with it!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Me Time

Happy Wednesday! Select products are 50% off at The Lilypad, including the lovely kit I used for this page!

Me Time

Credits:
Me Time by Valorie Wibbens
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

My "me time" is really important.. I often say that scrapbooking is my sanity, and I really believe it! This is so much more than a hobby.. Is it the same for you?

August Idea Notebook

After a few months off over the summer, Gina Cabrera is back with a gorgeous collection! Check out the detailed images in the store:



And it's such an amazing deal at only $3 that you cannot pass!! Here's my page:

 photo HelloSunshine

Credits:
August Idea Notebook by Digital Design Essentials
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

I cannot believe that August is already half gone. I have to say I have been really enjoying the cooler summer this year and wish we had more of it. I hope we're in for a nice fall.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

More Storytellers

The  We Are Storytellers inspiration at The Lilypad is getting my creative juices flowing indeed! Here are two pages I made for Challenge 7.

Today Was Great

Today Was Great

Credits:
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

This kit is right up my alley, with bold colors and fun brushes!