Oh wow, it’s been a while since I was this glad to see Friday come!! Can I be real for a second? I love what I do, really, but weeks like this really test my sanity. I’m not sure if there was just something in the air or what, but the kids have been out there…like, way out there! I’m exhausted. But it’s Friday, there was no football practice, and I’m chilling in my PJ’s and hanging out online while I listen to the 12 year old yelling at a video game. Yep, he’s out there, too…wherever “there” is. I would almost swear it’s a full moon, but I know it’s not. Anyway, I thought I’d swing by and share my pages for this week. There’s some awesome new stuff in the stores and you don’t wanna miss getting it while it’s on sale!

Just Jaimee has an amazing Add-on to the September Storyteller called Hello Autumn. It is so gorgeous!!


Hello Autumn by Just Jaimee


I am totally in love with Friday Night Lights by ForeverJoy Designs. I seriously could scrap with this one for days with all the football photos I have! These are from the Jason Witten Football Camp that C went to this summer.


Friday Night Lights by ForeverJoy Designs and Scrap the Lot 2 by Lynne Grieveson


Friday Night Lights by ForeverJoy Designs and Scrap the Lot 2 by Lynne Grieveson


And I absolutely adore Happening Now by River~Rose! Such a beautiful kit!! I paired it with some fantastic new templates from Crystal Livesay – Last Days of Summer. This is my little grandson waving at me as he pushes his stroller around the football practice field.


Happening Now by River~Rose and Last Days of Summer by Crystal Livesay


I have some catching up to do on PL and I hope to get that done after football games tomorrow. This week has been so crazy that my planner is laying in front of me completely blank and empty. No stickers or even any writing. It looks so sad. I’m going to have to get on that as well. So, that’s it for me today! Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!! Peace, out…


What’s old is new again…

It’s SOSN at The Lilypad!! Just running by really quick to share a couple of pages I did for this week’s SOSN sale. You can grab these kits and much more 50% off right now!!

Sundara by Etc. by Danyale


Sundara by Etc. by Danyale Wonderful You Template by Lynn Grieveson


Go Team Papers and Elements by Little Butterfly Wings

Press Play #5 by Lynne-Marie


Go Team Papers by Little Butterfly Wings Go Team Elements by Little Butterfly Wings Press Play #5 by Lynne-Marie

I’ll be back later this week with new goodness!! Can’t wait to share! Have a great rest of your evening!! Peace, out…

Sunday Funday…

It’s actually been a really quiet calm Sunday, and I really needed that!! Yesterday we had to be at a salute to the military and first responders during the football games and then C and I went to the movies with A and M last night. We went to see IT in IMAX. Really cool, if you haven’t seen it. But I still love Tim Curry as Pennywise!

Anyway, I thought while I was having some quite time I would come by here and share a few layouts. I didn’t scrap any new releases this week because it was so hectic, but I did upload a couple that I had done earlier.

This first one is done with for Amber LaBau’s blog template challenge! I also used it for the Random Challenge at The Lilypad. I used Wonderful You by Amber LaBau. It’s a fantastic template and you can get it for free on her blog!


This page uses Amber LaBau’s featured product for September – In the Orchard. If you create a page with this kit by September 30th, you have a chance to win $10 to her store! You can check out the details on her blog!


I’ve already scrapped a couple of pages for next week, so I will have something new to share then!

I got caught up on another week of PL today, too! Here is Week 35


That will wrap things up for me today! Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend!! Peace, out…

Happy Labor Day…

It’s been a really low key Labor Day around here. I did some laundry, mopped the floor, and took a nap…perfect. I was also able to scrap a few pages and print some stickers.

I just thought I’d drop by and share my PL pages for the last few weeks. I still have the spread for this week to do and I’m all caught up again, but it will probably have to wait until next week.

All of my pages for this year use Just Jaimee’s Ready to Go pages!! They are a life saver for me. All I have to do is add photos and journaling and I’m done. Sometimes I change things up a bit, but if I’m in a bind, I don’t have to. They are seriously amazing!!


And while I’m here… I’m going to try to stay more of top of sharing my planner pages. For those I use Just Jaimee’s Story Planner kits. They are amazing as well. I’ve been printing the stickers for my desk planner and also making a pocket planner for my purse using all the contents of these kits.


And that’s it from me for today. I hope you have all had a fantastic Labor Day weekend and the upcoming week treats you well!! Peace, out…

Simply Saturday…

Early Saturday mornings are the best! Quiet, peaceful, just me and my coffee for a couple of hours…heaven. As I was sitting here planning the day, I totally realized that I completely forgot to come and share the pages I made for Simple Scrapper in August and I also need to share the ones for September. So, I’m going to just hit them all right now!!

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! Here are my pages for August:


Storyteller June 2017 by Just Jaimee with Sketch and Story Starter from Simple Scrapper Premium Membership


Storyteller July 2017 by Just Jaimee with Sketch and Story Starter from Simple Scrapper Premium Membership


And for September:


iGeneration by Sabrina’s Creations with Sketch and Story Starter from Simple Scrapper Premium Membership


Chapter 3 (Being Me) and Chapter 4 (Defining Him) by Etc. by Danyale with Sketch and Story Starter from Simple Scrapper Premium Membership

Seriously, if you haven’t checked out Simple Scrapper Membership you really should. The resources and information you receive is phenomenal. And if you join now, you also get Nourish – a 12 episode video class on creative self care.

I am also up to date on PL (with the exception of this week) and I will share those soon. Before I go, I want to share a couple more pages from BYOC at The Lilypad that I did last minute:


Back to School Templates by Paislee Press Back to School Journal Cards by Paislee Press Back to School Elements by Paislee Press One in Eight Papers by Amber LaBau One in Eight Elements by Amber LaBau


Tomorrow’s Memories Patterns and Backgrounds by Allison Pennington Tomorrow’s Memories Elements by Allison Pennington La Vie Template by Lynn Grieveson

And I think that’s it for right now. I have some more things to share but I’ll save that for a new post. Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!! Peace, out…

Happy Thursday…

This is one particularly happy Thursday!! You gotta love a great four day weekend!! I’m telling you, no one really knows what it’s like inside a school on the first week back with students after summer break. I’m exhausted as I know all of my teacher friends are. I really need this weekend to get myself back on track and feel like I am with it again! The best part today was when they cancelled football practice and I got to come home and grab a nap!

If you weren’t aware, it’s BYOC at The Lilypad!! I didn’t get to play as much as I wanted to, but I swear I seriously love each one more than the last! Here are a couple of pages that I did manage to get done last night:


Beauti-fall Papers and Elements by Little Butterfly Wings La Vie Templates by Lynn Grieveson


One in Eight Papers by Amber LaBau One in Eight Elements by Amber LaBau Clean and Simple n26 by Sabrina’s Creations


And just because I didn’t get here last week to share my pages, here are a couple that I did with some amazing designs!


Storyteller 2017 September Collection by Just Jaimee Templates – Storyteller 2017 August Add-on by Just Jaimee


Together is Better by River~Rose and January Foundations by Crystal Livesay

And now I am off to try to do a little catch up on PL and hit the bed kind of early. I’m still pretty tired and I’m ready to get started tomorrow! Until next time, peace, out…

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:


Wonderful You and Hide & Seek by Amber Labau


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


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:


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


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


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)


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!


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


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


Well Loved by River~Rose Autumn Artistry by Crystal Livesay


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


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.


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


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


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 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:


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


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


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 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!


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.


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.


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…