Saturday, December 10, 2016

Christmas Spirit

This year December sprung onto me, and between trips and craziness at work, I wasn't ready for it. But finally, I am feeling the Christmas spirit! Christmas music is playing loud on this December weekend, and I have all my Christmas shopping done. Yay!
I have some pages to share made with this week's new releases  at The Lilypad, which are 20% off through the weekend.

20% off through the weekend for FF


These 2 pages are made to coordinate since they are part of the same story / Shopping trip.

20% off through the weekend for FF


And finally, a page made using Dawn Inskip's gorgeous illustrations!

20% off for FF
Wonder: Penguins Mini Kit by Dawn Inskip Designs

Kiwiana Paper Pack by Lynn Grieveson Designs

The background was made by blending a paper from the Wonder: Penguins Mini Kit  onto the background from the Kiwiana Paper Pack, using this awesome technique by @jk703!

Other elements from Hester kit by Lynn Grieveson Designs

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

December Pages

I have been scarce lately... but I have a good reason: I got to spend a week in Hawaii accompanying my husband - it was our first time there, and we absolutely loved it! The weather was just perfect! And now that I am back, I have lots of photos to scrap. :)
I used this week's 50% off products at The Lilypad (on sale through Wednesday), as well as this month's BYOC collection that was released while I was away.

Front Page Templates by Scrapping with Liz 

The rest is from the December BYOC!

Iced Papers by Lynn Grieveson Designs
Winter Wishes Elements by Paula Kesserling
Ink Pad Alpha by Pink Reptile Designs
Shimmer Elements and Shimmer Papers by One Little Bird

Not only did I get to spend a week in Hawaii, but I also got to meet up with some online friends who live there - it was awesome!! It is so nice to have some crafty friends, if only they didn't live so far away!

And since we are now well into December, of course I had to scrap a page about our Elf and his two dear friends. :)
Have a great rest of the week!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Kits at Studio Calico: Cypress Grove

Hello and happy December! For the 12th month in a row, I am here on the first of the month to share a page made with the new digital releases from Studio Calico. Kits go for sale at noon EST for subscribers, and 3 PM EST for everyone else.

I used the icons on a card from the Christmas Bingo set, recolored it, and punched out the circles. Then I built a Christmas tree with them. The rest of my page comes from my stash, including some leftover bits of paper from Lollipop Guild (the Dec. 2015 scrapbook kit) and Canyonlands (Nov. 2015).

I love how it turned out!

Decorating the tree was so much fun!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Memory Pockets Monthly: Wonder - at The Lilypad

Hello hello! There's only one month left to Christmas, and most of my scrap pages now are devoted to the holidays, past and current. I used the new products from The Lilypad (20% off this weekend) and had lots of fun making these pages!

Family Newsletter Templates and Starry Woods Kit by Lynn Grieveson Designs
Do you have an Elf on the Shelf in your family? We do and love this tradition, and we also have a reindeer and, as of this year, a St. Bernard. :)

The Memory Pockets Monthly: WONDER collection is a perfect fit for my style! I cannot wait to print out the journaling cards to use in my Project Life album! In the meantime, I made some digital pages.


Brrrr indeed! It's gotten cold all of a sudden and winter has most definitely arrived!


This page was so fun to make! I was inspired by all the circles in one of the cards in the Memory Pockets Monthly: WONDER collection to make this page. I love how it turned out!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Mixed Media Monthly: November

Hello and happy almost Friday! I am very excited to share these pages I made with this week's newest releases from The Lilypad (20% through the weekend).
First off, a fall page! Such a gorgeous kit!

The Way It Is templates and Hester kit by Lynn Grieveson Designs

Then, since I've been immersed in Christmas shopping, a Christmas page!


ETA: this page was selected as a gallery standout!

And finally, a page made using this month's Mixed Media Monthly collection - it is so gorgeous and I look forward to spending some extra scrapping time with it this weekend!!


The papers in this collection are all so good, it was hard to pick this one to start!
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Christmas Tags

I started working on my Christmas cards this weekend, in fact I started with Christmas tags and I made over 20! I used an adorable stamp set and coordinating dies by Papertrey Ink called Winter Wishes.

I stamped the animals with black ink, while I used red and green for their clothing. I watercolored the fox and penguin, and then added some sparkle using Stickles. Here's a look at the details while the glitter glue was still drying out.

Now, on to Christmas cards!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Document Your December

Hello hello! I am so happy to share with you the pages I made with the new Document Your December products that were released today at The Lilypad! I seriously couldn't stop creating this week! I took out all my photos from last year that I hadn't scrapped (except for my December Daily album). And everything is 30% off this weekend!


Do you have an Elf on the Shelf? We do and it's such a lovely tradition!


Last year I bought a selfie stick and it was perfect to take this picture! :)


I just love these brushes and illustrations!

Merry and Bright bundle by Lynne-Mariea

This page is about one of our holiday traditions.


I love all the pages I made with the DYD, but this one might just be my favorite! The papers are so good! I printed some out to use in my December Daily album too.


I love how this looks like it's an open album! These are printables for your planner but here I just used them as an extra layer on my page - so fun!


I'm so excited also to be using these products in my hybrid December Daily album for this year!! I'll be sharing that in December here on the blog.