New Year, New Projects

Where did January go? Oh yeah, it was busy! I participated in the Month of Challenges at The Lilypad and finished for my 10th straight year. It was so fun and helps a dark dreary month fly by! If your interested, you can check out all my pages for that here – MOC 2023. In addition to that, my kiddo started his last year of MACC. It’s an academic competition team that he is part of. He is on the Social Studies and All-Around teams, and we are hoping for big things this year!!

Now that MOC is behind me, I’ve finally been able to get started on my PL series for this year! I’m using Scrapping with Liz’s Simple Life Templates, modified to an 8.5×11 size, along with Sahlin Studio’s Weekly Cards and Memory Pockets Monthly at The Lilypad. I’ll be adding all of them to my Project Life Section, but here are my first few pages:

I’ll be back soon to share more! Hope you have a great week ahead!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I kind of fell off the wagon for a little while, December was kind of a mess of good, bad and busy! My mom was sick for a little while and it was pretty scary. She is on the mend now, but we’re still keeping a watchful eye. Then, on December 5, my newest granddaughter made her entrance in to the world, 3 1/2 weeks early. She is doing great and so precious.

Christmas became a little bit of a crunch but, once break rolled around, I was feeling pretty good about things and getting in the spirit. Then, bam, Christmas Eve at 3am we lost power with temperatures below 0 and -30 wind chills. We don’t lose power here very often, so I figured it would be up and running pretty quick. Was I ever wrong. We ended up without power for 36 hours. All we had was a little space heater to hover over, lots of blankets, and a bunch of rousing games of Trivial Pursuit. We spent Christmas Day opening gifts and trying to stay warm. Chance and I finally left around noon on Sunday to take a shower and cook some food at my mom’s. Then we went to visit the new baby. The power came back while we were gone, but it took a good bit before the house was warm again.

So, that’s where I’ve been. Plus the fact that the internet was out for a couple of days after the power came back. I did manage to get caught up with PL pages and DYD pages. I have those updated for the most part.

Now here we are! I’m mainly dropping by today to share a couple of things I’ve managed to get done in the last few days.

Rachel Jefferies is now a part of Memory Pockets Monthly at The Lilypad and I am so excited for what she brings to this collection! Here is a layout I created using the main kit and her add-ons!

Memory Pockets Monthly – Emerge
 by Sara Gleason, Rachel Jefferies, Mommyish, Designed by Soco, Becca Bonneville, and Allison Pennington
The Mixed Media Signature Mini Mixes | Emerge by Rachel Jefferies
Emerge | Pocket Art Cards by Rachel Jefferies
Emerge | Stitched and Threaded Templates by Rachel Jefferies

I don’t think I touched my planner at all in 2022, but I am determined to change that in 2023. Here is my first page for January!

Memory Pockets Monthly – Emerge by Sara Gleason, Rachel Jefferies, Mommyish, Designed by Soco, Becca Bonneville, and Allison Pennington

And so here we are. Let’s see how I do with keeping up with all of this! Only time will tell 🙂
I hope that you all have a fabulous and safe New Years weekend!!

Saturday Shenanigans

I hope that everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving and, if you participate, a successful Black Friday!! I didn’t do much shopping because I tend to get overwhelmed with all the things, but I do hope to look around a bit over the next couple of days.

I thought I’d take a minute today to share some new releases for this weekend! There are lots of scrapping Black Friday sales going on and it’s a great time to stock up!!

Here are some pages that I worked on this week!

Finding Balance Collection by Lynn Grieveson

Make sure that you check out these gorgeous kits and all the other great Black Friday sales going on around digiland!!

Hope the rest of your weekend is simply amazing!!

Tap, tap, tap…Hello

Holy cow! I won’t even tell you how many times I have said that I am going to get back on this blogging thing. We’ll just call 2021 and most of 2022 a wash! Life has truly been up and down, and you know what they say about good intentions!!

I have updated my PL pages through last week, so if you want to do any catch up on what’s been going on, most everything is there. I also added 2020 and 2021 DYD if you’d like to check it out. I’ll be adding all the credits as time allows.

I’ve still been scrapping away, although not as much as previous years. I’m going to do my best to update here with new pages going forward. I would really love to be back in this space on a regular basis, so wish me luck!!

Simply Tuesday

I often say that Tuesdays are the forgotten day of the week. Mondays seem to be the days that everyone dreads, Wednesdays are hump day, Thursdays mean it’s almost the weekend, and everyone loves Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. But what about poor little Tuesday? Today, I’m celebrating Tuesday by catching up on all the layouts for Simple Scrapper that I am behind on posting. Yikes. I really have to do better about that.  I’m pretty sure I have quite a few that I need to catch up on! 2020 has been a messed up year!

I love being a part of the team at Simple Scrapper. I really feel like it helps me to create some meaningful, purposeful layouts and inspires me to create pages that I may not have thought of otherwise. The Premium Membership offers exclusive content and a supportive, generous, and inspiring community. So much amazing content! Some of the benefits include a private groups, Spark Magazine, chats, podcasts, sketches, and story starters. Totally awesome! If you have not checked it out, you really should!!

Here are layouts that I have created using their templates and story starters!

Using Back to Nature and Great Outdoors by Just Jaimee at The Lilypad
Using Fresh by Pink Reptile Designs and Time Flies by Just Jaimee
Using Essentials | Memories by Dunia Designs
Using School’s Out by Just Jaimee
Using November Rains by River~Rose Designs
Using Dogs by Just Jaimee
Using Storyteller 2020 May Collection by Just Jaimee and Thank you to The Cut Shoppe (tag if you can) for allowing your cut file to inspire a Simple Scrapper member template. Please visit to purchase the digital download
Using Work in Progress by Just Jaimee
Using Storyteller 2020 May Collection by Just Jaimee
Using Oh Boy by Just Jaimee
Using Wildflower by Pink Reptile Designs
Using Great Outdoors by Just Jaimee
Using Step by Step by Rachel Jefferies
Using Then and Now by Just Jaimee

Seriously, if you need some amazing inspiration, head over to Simple Scrapper and consider becoming a Premium Member! The resources are endless!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

So far behind…

Whew!! I got so far behind on my PL weekly spreads! I hadn’t let that happen all year, but going back to work and all the things leading up to it just took it out of me! I have been able to spend part of this long weekend getting caught up again and it’s such a relief.

I give most of the credit to the Stories of Life Templates created by Scrapping with Liz and Just Jaimee‘s Storyteller Collections! Both of these make it so super easy to get caught up!! If you are looking to do a project like this, I highly recommend!!

Here are the last few weeks…

I still need to work on this past week, but I will do that in the next few days!! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and have a fantastic week ahead! Thanks for stopping by!!

Man, oh man….

I really let the time and days slip up on me! The days leading up to school starting are always pretty busy, but this year it was beyond crazy. Not knowing how the year would start, what it would look like, what would be expected from us…it’s all been a little nuts. Also learning lots of new things.

I am hoping now that we are back in school and things are more routine, I will be able to get on more of a schedule.

I’m stopping by today because it’s the start of a new month and that means an all new BYOC at The Lilypad! The colors this month are stunning and I know you will love it as much as I do! Here are a few layouts I created:

Storyteller 2020 September Kit by Just Jaimee
Storyteller 2020 September Word Art by Just Jaimee
Storyteller 2020 September Pocket Cards by Just Jaimee
Storyteller 2020 September Paint, Tape, & Flair by Just Jaimee

Pocket Art: Signature Kit 6
 by Rachel Jefferies
Pocket Art: Stash Builders 4 by Rachel Jefferies
Captivating Basics: Stamped Alpha 2 by Rachel Jefferies
Misc. Collage Bits & Bobs 2 by Rachel Jefferies

Honey Hill Papers
 by Amy Wolff
Honey Hill Elements by Amy Wolff

I also wanted to share a couple of other amazing new releases this weekend!
From River~Rose Designs

Live for Today: Collection + FWP by River~Rose Designs

From Dunia Designs:

This is September | Papers by Dunia Designs
This is September | Elements by Dunia Designs
This is September | Cards by Dunia Designs 

I’m hoping to schedule a few more posts this weekend catching up on Project Life and sharing some Simple Scrapper projects!

I hope your having a fantastic Labor Day weekend and until next time…peace, out…

It’s BYOC time…

One of the best weeks of the whole month – it’s BYOC at The Lilypad!! And this month’s collection is jaw-dropping gorgeous!! I’m just swinging by to share some of my pages with this month’s releases!

First up from Amy Wolff
Stardust Paper Pack by Amy Wolff
Stardust Element Pack by Amy Wolff

Next, from Rachel Jefferies
Step by Step Mixed Media Artistry by Rachel Jefferies
Step by Step Pocket Art by Rachel Jefferies
Step by Step Mixed Media Paperie by Rachel Jefferies


And from Lynn Grieveson
Boho Vibes Kit by Lynn Grieveson
Delightful Days Templates by Lynn Grieveson


And last, but certainly not least – a new month means a new Storyteller from Just Jaimee
Storyteller 2020 August Kit by Just Jaimee
Storyteller 2020 August Pocket Cards by Just Jaimee
Storyteller 2020 August Paint Tape & Flair by Just Jaimee
Storyteller 2018 June Template by Just Jaimee

Make sure you check out these and all the other amazing collections this weekend, you won’t be disappointed!!

I’ll be back soon!! Until then, peace, out…

Project Life Update…

Hey all,

Just swinging by today to catch up on some Project Life spreads! I’m keeping up fairly well, I think I’m about a week behind, but I’ll get all caught up in the next little bit. Here are the pages I got uploaded today!

They all use Stories of Life Templates by Scrapping with Liz, Just Jaimee‘s Storyteller Collections, and Week Dates by Sabrina’s Creations.


Thanks for stopping by!! Looking forward to sharing more layouts later this week! Until next time, peace, out…

Scrap Sunday…

Hey all! I meant to come by yesterday and share some amazing new releases for this week, but life happens. My daughter is getting married in October, so we spent the day yesterday dress shopping. She found a beautiful one on our last stop. After I got home, I was just exhausted and didn’t accomplish anything else! So here I am today and the sales are still active if you are looking for some beautiful new goodies!!

Squeeze the Day Patterns, Solids, Elements, and Pocket Cards by ninigoesdigi at The Digital Press!

Sweet Memories: Collection + FWP by River~Rose Designs

This is not a new kit, but Christmas in July is happening at The Lilypad and I am hosting one of the challenges! I am not a fan of thinking about Christmas this time of year, so my challenge is to scrap a non-Christmas page using a Christmas kit. You can find it HERE if you want to play along! There’s a $3 coupon up for grabs! I used Rachel Jefferies Fa La La La La Bundle for my prom page!

That’s it from me today! I’ll be back to share more in a day or so!! Thanks for stopping by and until next time…peace, out!


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