Friday, January 30, 2015

Be Mine

I have one more page to share. It's made with the latest kit by Mari Koegelenberg, which is 20% off right now.

I am not a fan of purple, but the shade in this kit was too yummy to pass up! I paired it with grey and gold.

Be Mine by Mari Koegelenberg and Dani Engebretson
The Golden Friends fonts by Heather Joyce

This page came together in no time, but I love it!

Happy Friday!

Oh happy day! I am doubly happy today. First, I had a major work deadline that got me busy for over a month, but starting tomorrow I get my life back. And second, there's a bunch of fabulous new products in the store at The Lilypad today, including the January Memory Pockets Monthly kit!

I made three pages with it so far. I love the alpha that comes with the kit!! First off, I made a page to which I added these lovely brushes by Ali Edwards:


This page is also not a pocket page, but it uses a bunch of the cards from the kit.

The Golden Friends fonts by Heather Joyce

And then I made this pocket page. Perfect colors to scrap about this past month.

There are also some fabulous new products in the store, and here's two I simply couldn't resist.

I made a page with some highlights from 2014 for one of the challenges in the Month of Challenges (there's still a bit of time to play along!!).

Templates: Big Love by Amy Martin
Life and Times 2015 vol. 1 by Karah Fredricks
Labels, word strips and alpha from Memory Pockets Monthly: Hello at The Lilypad
Numbers from Memory Pockets Monthly: Folio at The Lilypad
The Golden Friends fonts by Heather Joyce

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


I am in love with the latest collection by Digital Design Essentials!

Seriously.. adorable! And I felt it was *made* for me to scrap this photo.. :)

So fun!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Love Is in the Air

I am smitten by the lovely new kit by Mari Koegelenberg and Sugarplum Paperie!

Such pretty, pretty colors!

I have been super busy for the past 8 weeks or so, and have not been taking many pictures at all. But last weekend we went out for a bit to enjoy the pretty winter scenery, and I am glad we got a few good shots, including this one.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

January Mixed Media Monthly

It's time for a new Mixed Media Monthly (M3) kit at The Lilypad! This month's theme is travel, and I am in love with it!!

I've got a few trips lined up, so it seems like this kit was made for me! :) I used it and some add ons to make 2 photo less page and a regular page.

Elements Add On M3 January by Little Butterfly Wings
The Serif's Sister font by Heather Joyce

On this page I documented the favorite places I've been to. I'd return to any of these in a heartbeat!! I added a short sentence for each place. I loved making this page, it was like a trip down memory lane!

Font: Dear Joe

This background paper is so beautiful!

Twenty Fifteen by Paislee Press
Font: Vintage Typewriter

It's a great month indeed for the M3! :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I Need A Vacation


I tried something new this week. I combined the gorgeous Enough brushes by Ali Edwards and the Holiday Hangover digital kit by Allison Pennington (50% off today!!!) to make a 6"x8" page. I added some stamping in black ink and some embellishments to finish off the page.
I have fun experimenting with this size! And it was a very therapeutic page to make. :)

Yeah so my new printer is all installed and ready to go. I like it. Still need to figure out the right setting for 4"x6" borderless printing though as it's just a tiny bit off.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pretty Winter

I know, it isn't for everyone.. but I love winter. Nothing prettier than a sunny winter day.


Holiday Hangover by Allison Pennington
The Serif's Sister font by Heather Joyce

Add to that some hot pink, gold and silver..? And a fun page is made! :) I used some of the products in the 50% off sale at The Lilypad.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

New Printer!

Hello and happy weekend! I have a busy weekend ahead, with lots of work I need to get done, and some play - I got myself a new printer! :) But first, I want to share with you a couple of pages I made with some awesome new releases.

First up, a collection by Mari Koegelenberg that is super trendy, with the planner craze that has taken over the scrapbooking world!

I have not quite jumped in on the planner wave myself, but I have to say that laying out the month like this really inspired me. Who knows.. I may give this a go!

Next up, a bright, happy kit and journaling cards by Sahlin Studio:

I used this to make a hybrid page. I did this before my new printer arrived so I had to be creative using colors that my old printer would print (yellow was safe ;)).

And here are a couple close looks:

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Weekly Sale and Month of Challenges

Have you been playing along in the Month of Challenges at The Lilypad? It's not too late to join! And you can take advantage of today's 50% sale on select products to stock up on new supplies. :) I grabbed a few items from the sale and made this page for the Jan. 2 challenge - using blending modes.

The Serif's Sister font by Heather Joyce

I love how it turned out! I thought that those triangles resembled Christmas trees, and I love the bright colors.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Hello Twenty Fifteen

Yeah, I guess I am on a roll with pages welcoming the new year. :) But when I saw these new brushes by Ali Edwards, I couldn't resist!

I knew I wanted to use one of the brushes in a bold way. So I added a gradient color overlay, and printed it out on white card stock. Then I spent a loooong time stitching around it with four different thread colors. [why do I always underestimate how long it takes to hand stitch something?? LOL.. But it was totally worth it! ;)] I thought about adding some small photos + journaling + embellishments around the word art, but then I decided to make this a 2-page layout instead.

I just added some stamping, a journaling card and a photo on the second page, and scattered a few stars throughout.

I love how this turned out!

First hybrid/paper page of 2015: done! :)

Happy 2015! Challenge

I am hosting a challenge up on the Studio Calico blog today. It was inspired by this card I made with a lovely stamp from the Dec. '14 Project Life kit.

Come check it out! :)

And if you are interested in starting a subscription, use this link and you'll get some bonus points (and I will too :)).

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Clean and Simple

I am hosting the January 4th challenge for the Month of Challenges at The Lilypad. Today's challenge is to make a clean and simple page. Obviously this is right up my alley, but I have some tips for you if that's not the case for you. Check them out here. Here's my page:

A Slice of Lemon papers and A Slice of Lemon elements by Pink Reptile Designs
The Serif's Sister font by Heather Joyce

You have all month long to play in the Month of Challenges. I am blown away by all the gorgeous pages that have been created so far! Inspiration overload! So far I am keeping up quite nicely, with 3 pages made out of 4. Let's see how far I can get. If you play in all 31 challenges, you get a free $20 gift card to the store, plus the chance to win a spot on the Creative Team!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Hello 2015!

Hello, and Happy 2015!! I hope you had a great start of the year!

The January BYOC is in the store at The Lilypad, and I used it to scrap this page:

A Slice of Lemon papers and A Slice of Lemon elements by Pink Reptile Designs
Lanky Alpha by Amy Martin

January is the Month of Challenges at The Lilypad: one challenge each day, and if you complete them all you get a $20 gift card to the store! And a chance to become a Pollywog like me (= creative team member.. best gig ever!!). :) I hope you will play along! I am hosting the Jan. 4th challenge, so look for my post on Sunday.
I played along with today's challenge.

White Out Patterns and Backgrounds by Allison Pennington
Silver Linings elements by One Little Bird
Let's Go overlays by Paislee Press
Sprinkles v31 by Valorie Wibbens

This is my first page scrapped in 2015, and I am in love with it!!

I also have a page to share from the January monthly gallery at This month's theme was "decades".. I was stumped at first, then I took this occasion to document something I don't think I would have documented otherwise: my love for 50s music! :)

Straight Up papers and These Are the Days by Kaye Winiecki
Don't Stop the Music elements by Pink Reptile Designs
The Serif's Sister font by Heather Joyce

I worked on my Project Life album today, but my printer is dying and I am unable to print pictures. So frustrating! I have my eye set on a new printer, but until that happens I guess I'll have to stick to digital pages. :)