The Most Dreaded Day…

This is the most dreaded day of the year. The end of summer vacation and the start of a new school year. I do love my kids and what I do, but…. 🙂

I figured I should take some time to come by here and add a few updates. This first week back tends to be rather crazy.

I have a few new layouts for this week from some fabulous designers:

Now

Wonderful You and Hide & Seek by Amber Labau

Sweet

Sweet Clarissa by River~Rose and January Foundations by Crystal Livesay

Travel-Adventure

Road Trip and August Template Storyteller Add-ons by Just Jaimee

 

I am also playing along with the Masters of Scrap Competition at Scrapaneers! I in no way expect to win, but I love things like this to challenge my creativity and help me to think outside the box. Here are the layouts that I have done so far:

Brighter-Days

A Hot Mess by Dawn Inskip Dream Catcher by Dawn Inskip Today by Pink Reptile Designs Ink Pad Alpha by Pink Reptile Designs Storyteller April 2016 Word Art by Just Jaimee Storyteller January 2017 Word Art by Just Jaimee I am Beautiful by Little Butterfly Wings

Graffiti

Urban Blight by Paula Kesselring Ladder from Country Love by Etc. by Danyale (retired) Chain link from Kaleidoscope by Etc. by Danyale (retired)

This-Moment

July BYOC: Summer Picnic Papers and Elements by Sabrina’s Creations Hyannis Papers and Elements by One Little Bird Life in Color Elements by Etc. by Danyale Older: Spearmint Papers by Valorie Wibbens (recolored)

Right-Now

Let’s Get Lost by Valorie Wibbens Let’s Be Mermaids by Valorie Wibbens Sprinkles Vol. 43 by Valorie Wibbens Duly Noted by One Little Bird

I was so incredibly thrilled and honored to win 2nd place in the Minimalist Tournament with the last page here!! Two new events will start tomorrow and I’m excited to see what they will be!

And so, tomorrow I start back to work and I am also planning to dive in to Shaun T’s Focus T25 Workout for the next two months! I took my measurements this evening and I will weigh myself at work tomorrow. I’m not necessarily looking to lose weight, but I truly want to get in shape and up my fitness game. I hope that I will have time to post updates on that here as well. I need to take a before picture and I’m really not looking forward to doing that haha. But anyway, until next time… peace, out…

 

Coming to an end…

Summer vacation is coming to an end. As much as I hate to see it go, there is a part of me that is craving routine! I know things will be hectic and crazy until we get back in to the groove, but at least I will be able to do things on more of a schedule. When I fly by the seat of my pants, a lot of times things are left undone. Like coming here more often ha!

I just thought I’d swing by this morning and share the pages I’ve done the last week or so. The sales have ended but these are still some really amazing designs that you just might not want to miss!

Friday

Days of the Week by Just Jaimee Days of the Week Journal Cards by Just Jaimee

Wanderlust

Off We Go by Amber LaBau August Challenge Template by Valorie Wibbens

Loved

Well Loved by River~Rose Autumn Artistry by Crystal Livesay

You

Autumn Artistry by Crystal Livesay Home is a Feeling by River~Rose

Vacation

Aloha Add-on by Kristin Aagard Artsy Fartsy {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee

And while I’m here, let me mention that has a fun template challenge going on over on her blog HERE, where you have a chance to win $10 to her store! Here’s the page I did for the challenge using A Daring Adventure Collab with Sara Gleason.

Augusttemplate_JanS

Thanks for stopping by! Hope the rest of your week is filled with wonderful memories!! Peace, out…

Busy or not so much…

I can’t decide if I am busy all the time or not really doing anything at all. This summer is flying by and I am down to 2 more weeks until school starts. Part of me doesn’t mind it. I start to crave adult interaction. But part of me wishes I had a little more time to finish all the things I wanted to do. But it’s coming, like it or not. I am not going to complain about the babysitting this summer. These days are short and I will cherish this time with him always. I’m sure I will miss him when he is not with me all day. Football practice has started again, so we are spending 2 hours every day, 5 days a week at the practice field and this is our last free weekend before the games begin. Things are about to get crazy! I’m working on a plan to be more organized with my daily to-dos. We’ll see how it pans out!!

If you haven’t been by The Lilypad to check out this month’s BYOC, you really should, like now, before the sale ends. The colors are fantastic and the designers just continue to outdo themselves! I actually got a few pages done with it:

Weekend-Vibes

Weekend Papers by Sabrina’s Creations Weekend Elements by Sabrina’s Creation

Good-Stuff

Live a Little Papers by One Little Bird Live a Little Elements by One Little Bird Big Sunshiny Templates by Scrapping with Liz

Your-Story600

Handwritten Everyday by Amber LaBau Life Just Right {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Live a Little Elements by One Little Bird Weekend Elements by Sabrina’s Creations Weekend Papers by Sabrina’s Creations

River~Rose has a beautiful new kit this weekend – Home is a Feeling – and you can still catch it on sale as well:

Home

Home is a Feeling by River~Rose Artsy Fartsy {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs

And here are a couple of pages that I didn’t by to share from last week:

The-Best

Moby by Lynn Grieveson Chasing Summer {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs

Today

Storyteller 2017 August Collection by Just Jaimee Artsy Fartsy {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee

Smile

Cutie Patootie by River~Rose Wear Your Crown Templates by Crystal Livesay

I’m only one week away from being caught up on my Life in Pockets, so I’ll be back to share that. I also have another project that I did last week and want to share. Until next time….Peace, out…

Saturday Sharing…

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! It’s a pretty quiet one around here so far. We went out to dinner, but that’s about it. I’ve been hanging around, doing a little scrapping and getting caught up on uploads and such. I thought I’d swing by here and share a few things I’ve been working on.

First up, here are my CT pages for the week. These are some amazing kits and are all still on sale through the weekend!

Salt Sand and Sea

Seaworthy by Just Jaimee Stacked Photo Templates by Just Jaimee

Authentic

Authentic by River~Rose Out and About: At the Fair [Templates] by Crystal Livesay

This next page is also using Just Jaimee’s new release and it was done for a photography challenge that I’m hosting at The Lilypad. It’s part of the Weekly Focus Challenge series. Come on over and join in the fun!

Happy-Place

Seaworthy – Storyteller July 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee Templates BIG PHOTO – Storyteller January 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee font: The Jam by Heather Joyce

There’s also a big Christmas in July sale going on and thanks to that, I’ve been able to get caught up on my December Daily that I’d left hanging from last year. Here are the pages I was able to finish. I’ve linked them to my gallery at TLP for full credits. I still need to update the page here on the blog.

Day-22-galleryDay-23-galleryDay-24Day-25-gallery

There’s also a fun 10 day challenge going on with prizes for creating index cards based on prompts. Here’s what I’ve done on that so far. I’m really enjoying it.

index-card-challenge

And that’s about all I have to share today! Thanks for looking and hope you have a great rest of your weekend!! Peace, out…

Simply Tuesday…

I have often said that Tuesdays kind of get the shaft. They are not hated on like Monday, they’re not any kind of a hump, they’re not almost the weekend, they’re not part of the weekend. They are just Tuesday.

I’m sitting here this evening watching my son streaming his Minecraft game on Twitch and listening to music, so I thought I’d run by and share my layouts for Simple Scrapper this month.

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. Some of the benefits include a private Facebook group, Spark Magazine, chats, podcasts, sketches, and story starters. Totally awesome! And here are my pages for this month:

This first one uses Oh Baby! by Just Jaimee:

8-Months

And this one uses Simple Life and Time Teller Journal Cards by Etc. by Danyale:

Life-is-Good

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Simple Scrapper, you really should. I can’t say enough about the amount of content available to members. It’s awesome!! But, that’s it from me tonight, just a quickie! Hope the rest of your week is amazing! Peace, out!

Catching up…

I spent a good chunk of the morning catching up on my Life in Pockets. I was about 3 weeks behind but, thanks to Just Jaimee’s Ready to Go Pages, I got them all done in a decent amount of time. I have often thought about going back to creating the pocket pages myself and changing up my style a bit, but with my busy schedule, these templates work really well for me and help me to stay caught up. I know myself well enough to know that when I get behind, I just get frustrated and stop. I do occasionally change them up with bits and pieces from Just Jaimee’s Storyteller Collection and Add-ons, but I don’t have to. Here are my most recent pages using RTG Weeks 26, 27, and 28. I’ve also been using Sahlin Studio’s Number | Journal Cards Bundle for this years album. I love the variety of colors and there is always one that matches the color scheme of the template!

Week-26LWeek-26RWeek-27LWeek-27RWeek-28LWeek-28R

I’m super stoked to be caught up again and ready to start working on this week’s pages. I do like to work ahead from time to time and then putting the finishing touches on at the end of the week. Thanks for stopping by and hope your having a happy Monday!! Peace, out…

Home again, home again…

Vacation 2017 is over. As sad as that makes me, I am so grateful that we got the time away to relax, unwind, and just have some fun in the sun! We got home this evening and I’m saving the unpacking for tomorrow.

I thought I’d run by here and share some pages that I’ve uploaded this week while we were away.

From this past Wednesday’s SOSN sale at The Lilypad:

This-Side-of-Me

Etc By Danyale | Wild Stuff Paint Etc By Danyale | On The Inside – Wild Kit Sabrina’s Creations | So Good Together Templates

Together

Sabrina’s Creations | So Good Together Templates Sabrina’s Creations | So Good Together Papers Sabrina’s Creations | So Good Together Elements

 

And this weekend’s new releases that are still on sale if hurry!!

Summer-Rocks600

Summer Bucket List by Just Jaimee Artsy Fartsy {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs

Hello-Life

Love This Life by River~Rose Dream Emporium Templates by Crystal Livesay

Fly-High

Up, Up, and Away {DD} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Storyteller 2017 Collection by Just Jaimee

Tomorrow I hope to get caught up on PL and play in my planner a bit!! Hope you all have a wonderful upcoming week!! Peace, out…

BYOC and vacation time…

Hey, hey! Not quite as long away this time! I did actually mean to come by last night or earlier today, but I spent most of the day outside. I got the lawn mowed and set up the pool for my grandson. It was such a gorgeous day!! I didn’t get that nap I was planning on, but that’s ok, I’ll just hit the bed a little earlier tonight. We are heading out on vacation in the next couple of days. It might just be me and C, but that’s ok too! I need to get away and relax for a bit.

I wanted to get by here this weekend to show off the gorgeous new releases that I had the chance to work with. If you didn’t know, it’s BYOC weekend at The Lilypad, and let me tell you, it’s absolutely gorgeous. I’m not usually drawn to bright colors, but I have had the best time with some of this collection. Here are my pages:

Splash

Hyannis Elements by One Little Bird Hyannis Papers by One Little Bird Hyannis Journaling Cards by One Little Bird Build Your Own Alpha by Just Jaimee

Family-Time

Summer Picnic Elements by Sabrina’s Creations Summer Picnic Papers by Sabrina’s Creations Press Plate No. 42 – July Template Challenge by Paislee Press

Ice-Cream

Summertime Elements by Kristin Aagard Summertime Papers by Kristin Aagard Fluttered {Dressed Up} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs

Life

Life in Color Papers by Etc. by Danyale Life in Color Elements by Etc. by Danyale Life in Color Paint by Etc. by Danyale Hello Summer Paper Pack by Amy Wolff Paper Pieces Template by Scrapping with Liz

Sunshine

Hello Summer Elements by Amy Wolff Hello Summer Papers by Amy Wolff Life in Color Elements by Etc. by Danyale Life in Color Paints by Etc. by Danyale Life in Color Papers by Etc. by Danyale Hot, Hot, Hot Templates by Lynn Grieveson

That is the most pages I’ve done in one week in a longgggg time! So if you get the chance, head over and check out July’s BYOC while it’s still on sale!!

Also brand new this weekend is Summer Stories by River~Rose at Sweet Shoppe Designs. I paired it with a fabulous template by Crystal Livesay that released last weekend – Dream Emporium.

Sweet-Summer

Summer Stories by River~Rose Dream Emporium Templates by Crystal Livesay

 

I am still running behind on PL, but I hope to get caught back up this week, when I have some more time to myself. I guess that’s it for tonight. I want to get this posted and take care of a few other things that I’m behind on. Until next time – peace, out……

Happy Saturday!

It’s been a pretty quiet and uneventful one here. I have been doing a few things around the house playing catch up on a few things. C had some friends over for a little while and then we had create your own pizza night. I’m hoping to get out of the house and do something fun tomorrow…maybe 🙂

I just thought I’d pop in and share a few of the layouts from the past week. I am wayyy behind getting them uploaded in all the right places, but hopefully by the end of tonight I will be caught up.

Vacay

Storyteller July 2017 Collection by Just Jaimee Storyteller July 2016 Sketched Template Add-on by Just Jaimee

Summer-Memories

Summer Journal Mason Jars by Etc. by Danyale Kraft Papers by Etc. by Danyale Large Krafty Alpha by Etc. by Danyale

Change

Metamorphosis Papers by Amber LaBau Metamorphosis Elements by Amber LaBau May 2017 Template by Sara Gleason

Beach

Beach Illustrations by Dawn Inskip Beach Extras by Dawn Inskip Beach Mixed Media Papers by Dawn Inskip

I’m going to be working on some PL and getting my planner set up in the next day or so, so hopefully I’ll be back to share that. I really am going to get better at this one of these days. Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!! Peace, out…

Simply Monday…

I don’t know if I have ever mentioned the fact that Mondays are my very favorite day of the week during the summer. Everyone goes back to work, the house is quiet and mostly clean, and it’s just lovely! Early mornings are my favorite. I love to sit on the deck with my coffee and my book and just feel the sunshine.

I have a couple of reasons for stopping by today. First of all, I wanted to share some layouts that I uploaded in the last week – amazing new releases.

Family-Time

Stacked Frames – Storyteller June 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2017 June Collection by Just Jaimee A Stacked Mess – Storyteller June 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee Stamped Titles – Storyteller June 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee

Party

Rad, White, and Blue Collection by Bella Gypsy Can’t Stop Laughing {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs

Sir-Jeff

Sassy Cat by River~Rose All About that Space by Crystal Livesay

 

I also just realized that I had not shared my pages for Simple Scrapper this month. 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. Some of the benefits include a private Facebook group, Spark Magazine, chats, podcasts, sketches, and story starters. Totally awesome! And here are my pages for this month:

Now-and-Then

Now and Then Collab by Etc. by Danyale and Little Butterfly Wings

Play-hard

Your Biggest Fan by Forever Joy Designs

I’m also all up to date on PL, thanks to the amazing Ready to Go pages by Just Jaimee

And that’s it for me today! Thanks for coming by and hope you have an amazing week!! Peace, out…