Friday, September 27, 2013

Phone Photos Anyone?

Yay, it's Friday!! My blogging week at is coming to an end, and I am very happy to be wrapping this week up. And, I have some awesome news to share from The Lilypad! They are launching a new series of products - fonts to be used in smartphone apps to add text and images on top of your photos! Very cool!! And there is a free with purchase kit that is just plain gorgeous!

Here is what I scrapped with it.

What I Wore

#selfie collab by The Lilypad designers
Sprinkles v17 by Valorie Wibbens
Font: American Typewriter

Both photos I scrapped are self portraits; for the first one I handheld my camera, while in the second one we used a tripod. :)


#selfie collab by The Lilypad designers
Drama Queen by Valorie Wibbens
Font: American Typewriter

Have a fabulous weekend!

Calendar Week - Wrap Up

My Calendar Week blogging over at is concluded. On Day 1, I talked about planning for a wall calendar; on Day 2 I showed you how I get my wall calendars done; Day 3 was all about desktop calendars; on Day 4 I talked about how to use calendars in mini albums and Project Life; and finally on Day 5 I shared some inspiration for how to use calendars in scrapbook pages.

Here are a couple of projects I made for Calendar Week. This page was inspired by a calendar grid design.

June 2013

Monthly Gridlock by Amy Martin
Dayplanner kit by Paislee Press and One Little Bird
The Roots fonts by Heather Joyce

And I put together a desk calendar using these awesome templates by Paislee Press:

These templates are so easy to use, and I love the design!

2014 desk calendar

I selected a bunch of photos taken around our home for this calendar.

2014 desk calendar

2014 Calendar Kit by Paislee Press

I love how it turned out!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Blogging at this week!

I'm blogging at this week! I'll have a post for each day of the week, and the theme is calendars.

I hope you'll check it out! :)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Happy Friday!

I've been having a crazy busy week and I am late blogging today.. but I have some awesome new products to share! Here we go!

This is such a fun kit! I used it to scrap one of the little things I've been enjoying lately. :)

This and That by One Little Bird
The Roots fonts by Heather Joyce

A new Project Mouse bundle has arrived too!

This kit is awesome for night-time pictures, but it made for a cool card too. :)


Finally, a fall kit by creashens!

This kit has some awesome non-typical fall colors! I love it!


Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Trend Watch: Wood

There's a great new Feature at The Lilypad - Trend Watch! This week's theme is wood. There's a challenge too if you want to play along for a prize! So I made a new page using some of the gorgeous September BYOC that I hadn't had the time to play with yet (how did it happen that half of the month is gone already??).

Farewell Summer

Check out the discounted Trend Watch: Wood products, and play along in the challenge!
Moving Time papers by Little Butterfly Wings
The Roots fonts by Heather Joyce

The weather has definitely cooled down around here. We had to turn on the heating a couple of days this past week.. I don't mind it one bit. I am looking forward to my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season! :)

Sunday, September 15, 2013


I am so excited to share the latest collection at Digital Design Essentials!

This collection was literally made for me :), and it's perfect to scrap all my food photos (and you know I have a ton of those!)! :) I made this page with a recent baking experiment, and I also started using the brushes in my Project Life album - they are the perfect overlay for food photos!


Font: Pea Pumpkin Peters

Do you scrap food photos?

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Saturday Releases

I had a scrap-fest last night and made three pages. :) One is for the October gallery so it will be two weeks before I can share it, but the other two are done with brand new products that are 20% off today. First off, the last installment in the Days of the Week collection by Mari Koegelenberg and Sugarplum Paperie:

And here's my page:

Home Is Where My Heart Is

Love our little corner of the world! Next up, an adorable fall kit by Jenn Barrette!

I am in love with these colors! Seriously, gorgeous kit! I used it to scrap a picture I took the other day of a funny squirrel in our garden. :)


This squirrel kept running around and acting funny, until he stopped in this position for a bit. Seriously cracked me up! ;)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Falling Into Friday

Finally Friday! I have a group meeting tomorrow morning at 8 AM with my classmates, but I am still very glad that this week is over. I cannot believe how fast fall is getting here! Today's new kits at The Lilypad are perfect to document this season! First up, a new collection by Sahlin Studio:

Life Is A Journey

Country RoadCountry Road journal cards and Country Road word art by Sahlin Studio
The Damsel Series fonts by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

I am so in love with that deep blue color, paired with yellow. And the wood elements in this paper are gorgeous!
Next, there is something very special.. an entire collection by template queen Amy Martin!

Almost Fall
The Damsel Series fonts by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

This page was so much fun to make! I hope your weekend will be more relaxing than mine, and with lots of scrappy time! ;)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

September featured kit by Sahlin Studio

The September featured kit on Sahlin Studio's blog is the gorgeous Apple Orchard! This means that the kit is 30% off this month, and there's a chance to win a gift card if you make a project with it!

Here's a card I made for my husband's first day of school. :)

Teacher Card

September featured kit: Apple Orchard by Sahlin StudioFont: ElsieTallnSkinny

I am itching to get crafty but my schedule is quite crazy at the moment.. but I have plans for Sunday! :)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Hello September!

Have you checked out the September gallery at This month's theme is "palette-able": we had to come up with a palette for our pages. I was super intimidated at the assignment, but then I just started playing, and I ended up having lots of fun! And I love how my page turned out! :)

Cherish This Moment

I decided to get the palette from my photo - green + orange, then I broke out the watercolors (these and these) and added pink and blue and silver to the mix. Here are some details:

Cherish This Moment

Cherish This Moment

Cherish This Moment

I had so much fun coloring the Heidi Swapp alphas with watercolors!

Cherish This Moment

Cherish This Moment

Cherish This Moment

Do you usually think of the palette for your page ahead of time, or do you just go with the flow? What are your favorite colors to scrap with? I love bright colors, and I think all my pages have some pops of color in them, I cannot help myself from adding color! :)