Don’t even ask…

Yep, a whole month has gone by. I think about this space every single day, but I just haven’t been able to make myself sit down and do this. The last month has been insanely busy. Baseball three or four times a week, the end of the school year paperwork and craziness, and then throw my kids’ birthdays, dance recitals, pool parties on top of that and I am just trying to remember to breathe. School has been out for a little over a week now and in that time, I’ve mostly been babysitting. My daughter and her 8 month old are staying with us, so we are trying to find a new kind of normal in the summer routine.

I seriously have made very little time for scrapping and that needs to change. I have managed to squeeze in a few pages and keep mostly up to date on my PL pages, but I am really feeling the need to be creative a little more often and to get back to being in this space. I thought I would share just a few of the pages I’ve done lately, and if you want to see them all you can check out my Scrap Pages.

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Summer Digital Kit – Storyteller June 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee Templates – Storyteller June 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee

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Hipster Dad Kit by Etc. by Danyale Templates – Storyteller June 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee

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

Weekend

TGIF Digital Kit – Storyteller June 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee TGIF Journal Cards – Storyteller June 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee Stacked Photo Templates – Storyteller March 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee

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Hipster Dad Kit by Etc. by Danyale Templates – Storyteller June 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee

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Storyteller 2017 June Stacked Pocket Cards by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2017 June Quick Pocket Frames by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2017 June Collection by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2016 November Sketched Template by Just Jaimee

Summer

Storyteller 2017 June Collection by Just Jaimee Fun with Shapes V.4 by Crystal Livesay

I am going to get better at this one day very soon!! Thanks for stopping by and I hope the rest of your week is fabulous. Peace, out…

The End is Near…

The end of the school year that is. It’s quickly approaching, and I couldn’t be more ready for it. Three more weeks to go and I am free as a bird. I already have a ton of stuff on my to-do list, but I am ready to tackle all of it…and relax. I am so looking forward to early mornings on the deck with my coffee and my book.

But for now I’m going to play a little catch up here 🙂 I’ll start with the awesome stuff that’s new this week and still on sale if you hurry!

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Oh Baby! Digital Kit – Storyteller May 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2016 :: Sketched Templates – September Add-on by Just Jaimee

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Oh Baby! Digital Kit – Storyteller May 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2016 :: Sketched Templates – August Add-on by Just Jaimee

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Graduate: Collection by River~Rose designs Wear Your Crown Templates by Crystal Livesay

Dreams

Graduate Collection by River~Rose Easy Inspiration No. 1 by MEG Designs

 

And here are a few pages from last week that I didn’t get to share. There’s just too much going on right now…

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April Champion’s Templates by Crystal Livesay A Thousand Years by Becca Bonneville

Mother

A Mother’s Love by River~Rose A Mother’s Love Cards by River~Rose Great Escape Template by Anita Designs

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A Stacked Mess Borders + Clusters – Storyteller May 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee May Stamps + Stickers – Storyteller May 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2017 May – The Collection by Just Jaimee

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Now & Then Collab {Bundle} by Etc. by Danyale and Little Butterfly Wings Template and Story Starter from Simple Scrapper Premium Membership

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Life Is Beautiful by Amber LaBau Topography No. 16 by Valorie Wibbens

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Office Space Digital Kit – Storyteller May 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee Office Space Journal Cards – Storyteller May 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2016 :: Sketched Templates – November Add-on by Just Jaimee

 

I also have my Life in Pockets pages all caught up except for this week and I am going to work on that as soon as I wrap things up here.

 

I hope to be around a bit more as soon as possible! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend!!

Baseball, iNSD, Madness…

That’s the only way to explain the last couple of weeks…pure madness. We had baseball 4 out of 5 days last week and I was trying to get layouts and prep work done for iNSD. Have you been joining in any of the festivities? Honestly, it really used to overwhelm me and I would pretty much shut down and tune out. I’ve taught myself over the years to just do what I can do, enjoy what I can, and let the rest go. But there is soooo much great stuff going on and the sales are fabulous!! I had the good fortune to get to work with quite a few new things that you can still find on sale this weekend!!

Sunny-Day

Blue Skies | Papers by Pink Reptile Designs Blue Skies | Elements by Pink Reptile Designs Hey Hi Hello {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs

Sea

Sandy Beaches by River~Rose and Sugary Fancy You’ve Got a Friend by Crystal Livesay and Two Tiny Turtles

Right-Now

All The Feels Collab Parts 1, 2, and 3 by The Lilypad Designers Challenge template by Sara Gleason

Picture

Take A Picture: Collection by River~Rose iNSD 2017 Grab Bag by Crystal Livesay and Sara Gleason

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Science Chic Papers by Amber LaBau Science Chic Elements by Amber LaBau Wood Block Alpha by Etc by Danyale Amber’s blog challenge template

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This Time of Year: May by Grace Lee You’ve Got a Friend by Crystal Livesay and Two Tiny Turtles

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Good Vibes Part 1 (Newsletter freebie) by Amber LaBau Good Vibes Part 2 by Amber Labau

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Wink: Elements by Allison Pennington Wink: Patterns & Backgrounds by Allison Pennington Madness Paint & Bits by Etc. by Danyale Wood Block Alpha by Etc. by Danyale iNSD 2017 Grab Bag by Sara Gleason and Crystal Livesay

I’m a little behind on PL but hope to get caught up in the next few days! I’ve updated my scrap pages and here are a few that I hadn’t been able to share yet:

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April Storyteller Addons by Just Jaimee

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Storyteller 2017 May Collection by Just Jaimee

Rain

Drizzle Sketchbook and Wordart by Lynne Marie

Sunshine

Mr. Golden Sun by River~Rose Template by Wishing Well Creations

Dreams

Grand Slam Templates by Scrapping With Liz The Places You’ll Go Papers by Amy Wolff The Places You’ll Go Elements by Amy Wolff The Places You’ll Go Alpha by Amy Wolff The Places You’ll Go Edges by Amy Wolff

That’s going to be it for me tonight. I’m beat and it’s going to be another busy week. But at least I feel a bit more caught up now!! Hope you have a great week ahead!!

Rain, rain, go away…

I really do like the rain, most of the time. Sometimes, it kind of forces me to do nothing for a little while. And, if it’s not too chilly, I’m not too old to play in a puddle. But, it has rained now for days. It’s going to rain for a couple more days. I’m over it. I need my sunshine back!!

Fortunately, it has given me a little time indoors to catch up on some scrappy things. I still need to work on a couple more weeks of my Life in Pockets, but I plan to do that as soon as I hop off of here. I just finished up my post for the Gallery Standouts Blog. I love being able to stroll through all the galleries and find so much gorgeous inspiration. Come on over and check out my post if you have some time.

I don’t have very many layouts for this week, but I’m hoping I can get back in the swing of things this week and get a few more pages done. Here are the ones that I’ve worked on this last week.

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Click Digital Kit – Storyteller April 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2016 :: Sketched Templates – October Add-on by Just Jaimee

Sunshine

Mr. Golden Sun by River~Rose Template by Wishing Well Creations

Dreams

Grand Slam Templates by Scrapping With Liz The Places You’ll Go Papers by Amy Wolff The Places You’ll Go Elements by Amy Wolff The Places You’ll Go Alpha by Amy Wolff The Places You’ll Go Edges by Amy Wolff

I’m still working on this regular blogging thing. Maybe I will get it down one of these days!! I’m off to do a little more catch up. Hope you have a great week ahead!! Peace, out…

Simply Thursday…

I totally just realized that I had a couple of layouts that I hadn’t shared this month!! And they are two of my favorites… my layouts for Simple Scrapper! This month has been such a whirlwind, that I totally let it slip my mind!

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:

Love-This

Digital scrapbooking products by Just Jaimee at The Lilypad

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Digital scrapbooking products by One LIttle Bird at The Lilypad

Make sure you head over and check out Simple Scrapper for yourself. The membership is totally worth it!!

That’s it from me today. I’ll be back this weekend. Peace, out…

Yikes…

The last month has surely been a whirlwind. I’m not sure where all the time has gone, but I do know that we’ve been incredibly busy. Baseball has started up, plus I’ve been running C to the dentist. I think we’re up to trip four now. Throw a little babysitting in there and of course IEP season, and I have not had any spare time. I’m working on a  bit of a schedule so that I can try to post a bit more regularly.

This last week, I think I only did like 3 layouts total and they were done pretty early. C had his spring band concert this past week, so we had rehearsal on Monday and concert on Wednesday. I don’t think I got home before bed time any day last week. I have updated my Scrap Page and my PL page to where I am now. I have a couple of weeks of that to catch up on, so not too bad. Here are the pages I did for this last week’s release:

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Hop Easter Digital Kit – Storyteller April 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee Hop Easter Stacked Pocket Cards – Storyteller April 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2016 November – Template Pack by Just Jaimee

Spring

Page Clippers – Storyteller April 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee A Stacked Mess Borders + Clusters – Storyteller April 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee

Sweet-Life

Life Is Sweet by River~Rose All About That Space Templates by Crystal Livesay

Easter was a bit hectic as well. We did Easter morning, the three of us, and then the other kids were here at different times. I’m kind of glad that today is a bit rainy. It’s the last day I have off and it’s kind of forcing me to stay in the house and relax while catching up on a few things.

I’ll be back…hopefully sooner rather than later!! Thanks for taking a peek!! Peace, out…

March Madness…

So I think March Madness not only applies to all the college basketball games going on (Go Mountaineers!!), but also to life right now. I’ve had the grand baby a few times here lately, and it’s also been the end of a grading period, so time has been pretty limited. We’ve had very few snow days this year, and that’s historically been my best time for playing catch up. But, anyway, here I am.

If you don’t know, there’s an awesome retirement sale going on over at The Lilypad! Bittersweet time…great sales, but it’s hard to say good-bye to the favorites. Here’s a couple of awesome kits by Amber LaBau that are retiring

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Rain or Shine by Amber LaBau and Pink Reptile Designs Comfy Cozy {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs

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Passionately by Amber LaBau The Way It Is Template by Lynn Grieveson

 

There’s also some great new stuff that’s on sale this weekend. I’m in love with the new Bloom kit by Just Jaimee

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Bloom Digital Kit – Storyteller March 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee Bloom Stacked Pocket Cards – Storyteller March 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee Stacked Photo Templates – Storyteller March 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee “Hey there” from Storyteller 2017 March – Element Pack by Just Jaimee

 

And another gorgeous new release from River~Rose has me wishing for Spring to come and stay!!

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Bring on Spring by River Rose Designs I Will Shine Templates by Crystal Livesay

I am caught up on my Life in Pockets, all but one week, I think, and My Scrap Pages are all updated with pages I’ve done since my last visit. I’m off to see what else I need to catch up on…I hope the rest of your weekend is amazing! Peace, out…

Oh my…

I really didn’t realize that it had been a month since I updated here…wow!! I guess there just hasn’t been a lot going on and not a lot to say. I have been keeping my Scrap Pages updated, just not blogging. I seriously need to change that!! I’m about to drop tonight, so I’m not going to say much. I’m killing time waiting to see if recovery is going to work on an old laptop and then I am headed to bed. I thought that while I was waiting, I’d drop by here and share my pages for this week and all the amazing new designs that are still on sale.

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Simple Life Papers by Etc. by Danyale Simple Life Elements by Etc. by Danyale Simple Life Alpha by Etc. by Danyale Life is Lovely {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs

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Me, My Selfie, and I Papers by Pink Reptile Designs Me, My Selfie, and I Elements by Pink Reptile Designs Me, My Selfie, and I Word Arts by Pink Reptile Designs Life Is Lovely {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs

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Duly Noted Papers by One Little Bird Duly Noted Elements by One Little Bird Lovely Angles by Scrapping With Liz

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Lucky Me by River~Rose Lucky Me Sample by River Rose Designs Crystal’s Layered Templates Set 4 by Crystal Livesay

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Whale of a Tale by River~Rose Layered Template Freebie by Crystal Livesay

All of my recent layouts are in my Scrap Pages, and I hope to do better updating here from now on! But for now, I’m off. Have a wonderful Saturday night! Peace, out…

An End and a Beginning…

Another month has come and gone. Time flies when you’re having fun! January was a lot of fun playing along with MOC at The Lilypad. For the fourth year, I completed all 31 challenges and, for the first time, I go to host a challenge!! It was crazy, it was busy, but it was definitely a lot of fun!!

I had some time this past week to get some scrapping in as well. It’s BYOC at The Lilypad and there are some amazing designs on sale. Here are a few that I got to work with:

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Flower Fusion Papers by Etc. by Danyale Flower Fusion Elements by Etc. by Danyale Drip Drop 2 {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee

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Love is All Around Papers by Lynn Grieveson Love is All Around Elements by Lynn Grieveson Shot Through the Heart {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Flower Fusion Elements by Etc. by Danyale

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Flower Fusion Papers and Elements by Etc. by Danyale A Bit Worn Templates by Valorie Wibbens

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Cake Smash Papers by Amber LaBau Cake Smash Elements by Amber LaBau Cake Smash Alpha by Amber LaBau Feb. Challenge Template by Sabrina’s Creations

 

Over at the Sweet Shoppe, it’s Scooper Dipper Weekend! More awesome designs and I got to work with these wonderful things:

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Wild Heart by Amanda Yi, Dream Big Designs & River Rose Happy Together by Crystal Livesay & Two Tiny Turtles

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This Time of Year February Bundle by Grace Lee and Crystal Livesay Happy Together by Crystal Livesay & Two Tiny Turtles

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Love you more by River Rose, Studio Basic and WendyP Designs Happy Together by Crystal Livesay & Two Tiny Turtles

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You’re A Diamond by River Rose Designs & Meghan Mullens Happy Together by Crystal Livesay & Two Tiny Turtles

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Love you more by River Rose, Studio Basic and WendyP Designs Love Somebody by Cindy Schneider and Crystal Livesay

I need to catch up on a couple of weeks of PL and tomorrow I will get my planner updated. C and I are spending tonight watching scary movies and alien documentaries 🙂 Hope you have a great rest of the weekend! Peace, out…

All Caught Up…

Sunday mornings are the one time of the week that I feel like I am caught up on life. At least until everyone else wakes up! The dishes are done, the laundry is done, the house is clean, the shopping is done…you get the idea. It’s probably my very favorite morning of the week. Right now, it’s just me, my coffee, and my laptop. It’s snowing outside. We haven’t had much to speak of this year and I am not complaining one little bit. I’m afraid to say much for fear of jinxing it. But we have had a great winter so far. I keep waiting on the hammer to fall.

I’m also all caught up in the excitement of MOC at The Lilypad – 31 challenges, 31 days. We are up to day 29 now and I have done them all!! I’m also hosting one of the challenges – Combine 2 Templates – so I’m trying to keep caught up with commenting on all the gorgeous pages that have been entered there. My MOC 2017 page is updated with all the layouts for these awesome challenges. Some of them really make me reach out of my comfort zone, but I always learn something new!!

I’m also caught up on getting all my other scrap pages posted here from the last couple of weeks. Here are a few of those:

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Templates BIG PHOTO – Storyteller January 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2017 January by Just Jaimee

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How’s the Weather? Winter Digital Kit – Storyteller January 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2016 April – Template Pack by Just Jaimee Lyrics from Long December by Counting Crows

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Get Your Lazy On by Amanda Yi, Meghan Mullens, and River~Rose http://www.sweetshoppedesigns.com/sw…roductid=35821 Photocentric v1 by Crystal Livesay http://www.sweetshoppedesigns.com/sw…roductid=35796

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Find Joy by River~Rose Find Joy Extras by River~Rose Find Joy Alphas by River~Rose Photocentric v3 by Crystal Livesay

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Everyday Has A Story Bundle by Studio Basic, Two Tiny Turtles, and River~Rose Lots to Say Templates by Crystal Livesay

simple-life

Simple Things Papers by Pink Reptile Designs Simple Things Elements by Pink Reptile Designs Drip Drop 2 {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs

february

Winter Day Bundle by Sahin Designs Days of the Week by Sahin Designs Months of the Year by Sahin Designs Colors of Spring Templates by Anita Designs

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Forever and Then Some by River~Rose Crystal’s Layered Templates Set 1 by Crystal Livesay

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January 2017 Layout Templates by Sahin Designs Glitz Collection by Sahin Designs and Anita Designs