Wednesday, October 31, 2012

DSD Starts Early!

The DSD (digital scrapbooking day - Nov. 2nd this year) celebrations have begun early at the Sweet Shoppe, and Mari Koegelenberg has a fantastic new Christmas kit in her store!

Between making scrappy purchases for my December Daily album and starting to buy the first Christmas gifts, I am all in the mood for Christmas already :), and I was delighted to play with this kit! I used it to scrap to scrap a favorite photo from 2009 that I hadn't scrapped yet - I was waiting for just the right kit. :)

Christmas Cookies 2009
Christmas Dearest by Mari Koegelenberg
Font: Learning Curve

I love how this page turned out, and you'll love this kit!! It is 30% off through Sunday like the rest of Mari's store, so take advantage of the sale!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Autumn Card

As we the release of the November BYOC at The Lilypad is approaching, I realized I never shared here a card I made with one of my all-time favorite products by Sahlin Studio.

Retro Mod by Sahlin Studio

I love these autumn colors!
Have a nice week, and be safe if you're in the path of Hurricane Sandy!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mulberry Lane

Mari Koegelenberg has a new kit in her store (20% off today only) and it's perfect to scrap farmers' market or autumn harvest memories.

I made a page with a picture of our apple tree. I love the colors!

Hello Fall Apples

Mulberry Lane by Mari Koegelenberg
The Dry Ribbon font by Heather Hess

Have a good weekend! I'm off to work.. :/

Friday, October 19, 2012

Finally Friday

I am SO excited to share the news that Paislee Press has moved shop to The Lilypad! I love her style and I am just thrilled to have her here! Here's her latest, brand new kit:

It has a bit more color than her usual style, and it was perfect for me, since I love color! :) Here's what I made with it:

Right Now: Night Classes

The Dry Ribbon font by Heather Hess

I am SO happy it's finally Friday :) and I can't wait for the week to be over! ;) Stay tuned, because I have some good news (and some pages!) to share soon! :)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fairest One of All

Sahlin Studio has an adorable new kit in the store today (20% off through the weekend) - and it has an adorable little deer in it!

Seriously, could it be any cuter? I used it to make an inspirational card:

The Sun Always Comes Out Tomorrow card

Canvas journaling spots by Sugarplum Paperie

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Confidence Boost

I made this page using many of the 50% off products in the Something Old, Something New sale at The Lilypad.

Not So Bad

Journal Junkie Too and Fingerpaint Frenzy alpha by CD Muckosky
Journal Cards no. 1 and Pretty Pockets no. 1 by Pink Reptile Designs
Date Cutouts by Amy Wolff
The CD Writer font by Heather Hess

I definitely needed a confidence boost, and this page was good therapy. :)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Oh My Gourd

creashens has some fantastic new products in her store today. Seriously so good!! ;)

I love the soft tones and the painted bits in this kit! Perfect for autumn! And there are some paint spritzes that are to die for!!

Love these journal cards! I'll be printing some out for my Project Life (whenever I get caught up to scrap fall.. LOL!).

I love kraft paper, and this pack is a new staple in my stash!

Aren't these little flowers just adorable?? ;) Here's my page:

Fabulous Fall

The Hammer Head font by Heather Hess

I'm so grateful that the weekend is almost here! I am exhausted, I had a very busy week, and the next one looks to be even busier! Help!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mid-Week Check In!

I am having a busy week with no scrapping time, but I did want to stop by to point out that the weekly Something Old, Something New sale is going on at The Lilypad, and a lot of great products are for sale at 50% off! I used a few to make this page.

Love red yellow

Rock On! by CD Muckosky
Glue and Scraps element pack by Karah Fredricks
The Hammer Head font by Heather Hess

Yes, you guessed it, this was also turned into a calendar page (for April). :) Yeah, an October picture for April. ;) In the past years I always made sure each month had a picture of us taken in that same month, but this year I simply didn't have enough pictures to work with. Plus it's not worth it to stress out for such details. I know my family will love the calendar, no matter what. :)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

2013 Wall Calendar

Five years I made a wall calendar for our parents and my grandmother for Christmas. They loved it so much, that I've been making one each year, ever since. This time of the year, I'm always busy finishing up the calendar, and concinving DH that we need to take a few more pictures (that's what happens when you have a husband who refuses to take pictures regularly throughout the year.. sigh...). I usually manage to recycle some of my favorite LOs of the year into calendar toppers (just remove journaling and title, and add month), but I always have to make a few new pages too. Which is why you've been seeing so many LOs of DH and me lately. :) Anyway, I am now DONE with the calendars; the order is placed. Phew!

If you're pressed for time, you should check out these great quick pages:

I made a few of the ones in there. :) Like this one, for example:

January 2013 calendar topper

This year, I went with a different look for the cover! I was inspired by all the painty goodies in the October BYOC. Totally not my usual style, but I love how it turned out!

2013 Calendar Cover

Hint of Autumn Stamps by Michelle Godin
Jelly Bean Toes Alphas by CD Muckosky

And here is my absolute favorite lately:

You and Me Baby

You And Me Baby 2 by Lauren Grier and Shawna Clingerman
Spatterific 5 paint clusters by Karah Fredricks
Smudge Alpha by Gina Miller
The Dry Ribbon font by Heather Hess

Love the picture, love the colors! i turned it into our May page.

2 Collabs!

Mari Koegelenberg has TWO awesome new collabs in the store today! And they're 20% off too! The first one is a Halloween kit that has all you need to scrap your pumpkin carving memories or spooky stories. ;)

It is absolutely huge and gorgeous! I love all the word art! I found these Halloween pictures from 2010 that I hadn't scrapped yet, and this kit was just perfect for them!

Cat Pumpkin

Freakin Adorable by Mari Koegelenberg and Danielle Engebretson
Fonts: The Dry Ribbon font by Heather Hess; Arsenale White

Mari's other new kit is a collab with Erica Zane! Love me some EZ!!

Such a happy, carefree kit! Here's how I used it to scrap a picture from yesterday (I love it!!):

Lake Picnic 2012

Sunshine Girl by Mari Koegelenberg and Erica Zane
Font: FG Jeana

Back to my calendar..

Friday, October 5, 2012

October BYOC

I am so excited to share my page with the October BYOC at The Lilypad!! I have had a crazy week and only had time to make one page so far.. but I love it so much! It's incredible how much inspiration I get each month scrapping with the BYOC. My BYOC pages always end up being my favorites! I love mixing and matching all the different products, since they all go together so well. Here's a few of the things I used:

Stunning, right?? ;) And here's my page:

Favorite Seasone

Autumn Love templates by Emily Merritt
Welcome Autumn Cards by Designs by Lili
Hint of Autumn Stamps by Michelle Godin
Sprinkles v8 by Valorie Wibbens
The Messy Artist Alpha by CD Muckosky
Font: Arsenale White

Have a great weekend!

Little Bird

Jenn Barrette is guesting at One Story Down in October, and her first release is this gorgeous fall kit.

The colors are fantastic!

Fly Free card

I'm in love with that bold paper! If I can find the time, I'll make a hybrid LO using it as background. :)

I'll be back later today with a page using the October BYOC at The Lilypad, which came out today! ;)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

One Little Bird

One Little Bird Designs is having a 25% off sale to celebrate the opening of her store at The Lilypad. Check it out!!

I am so happy that she moved, and got the chance to scrap a few pages with her products.

This Is Us

Generations by One Little Bird and Paislee Press
The Dry Ribbon font by Heather Hess

The weather has definitely cooled down around here.. Hard to believe that Christmas is less than three months away!

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Flight Plan No. 5 and Sweater Weather by One Little Bird

These are all iPhone pictures.. I have become lazy - since it's so hard to convince DH to pose for a shot, I go with the easiest way (no tripod required..). I will try to convince him to pose for proper shots soon though, before all the leaves fall. :)

This One Time
Come play along to win a chance for some awesome prizes by One Little Bird!

For the Record by One Little Bird and Paislee Press
Font: CK Ali's Hand

Yes I know.. this is an awful lot of pictures of us that I've been scrapping lately!! :D The truth is, I'm preparing the calendars for 2013, so I need to scrap 12 toppers with photos of us. :) More on this topic soon!