Let’s get the party started…

It’s a little late, but it’s time to get Project Life 2020 underway. I had to wait a bit and finally finish up 2019 before I got started. If your interested in checking out the rest of those pages, you can find them under Project Life 2019 at the top of the page. In planning 2020, I knew I wanted to do something a bit different and something a bit more simple. I chose some amazing new templates by Scrapping with Liz – Stories of Life. They are just perfect for the vision of the new year that I have.

I thought I’d drop by here and share the first three weeks. In addition to Liz’s templates, I am using Just Jaimee’s Storyteller line, and Week Dates by Sabrina’s Creations.

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I am loving the way it is going so far!! Can’t wait to move on for the rest of the year! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a fabulous week!! Peace, out…

Life Happens…

Man oh man, I have had the best intentions to do so many things with this space, but there has sure been a lot working against me lately. School started, I took a job doing homebound after school, Thanksgiving, Christmas. It’s just been one thing after another. I am hoping to come up with a regular blogging schedule in the next couple of days and do my best to stick to it. But for now, I wanted to come by and share a few layouts!

If you don’t know, the Month of Challenges is going on at The Lilypad. It is a challenge a day, every day, for the month of January. I love it. It keeps me occupied during a time of the year that usually really gets me down. There are so many fabulous challenges that stretch creativity. So many of my favorite layouts come from this time of year! If you haven’t, you should check it out!

Here are my layouts so far, all are linked to my gallery at TLP for credit:

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MOC-3---Frames

MOC-4---Simple-Template

MOC-5 -- Grid Photo

MOC-6---Scrappable-Stackable

MOC-7---Magazine-Inspiration

MOC-8---Tree

MOC-9---QR-Code

MOC-10---Altered-Tag

MOC-11---Vision-Board

MOC-12---Filled-Template

MOC-13---By-the-Numbers

MOC-14---Silhouette

MOC-15---Vellum-Over-Photos

MOC-16---Inspiration-from-Quotes

MOC-17---Hindsight

MOC-18---Cluster

 

I’m going to try to do better uploading from here on out! Thanks for looking and hope you have a great rest of your weekend!! Peace, out…

Documenting December 2019…

I’ve been documenting my December since 2012. That means that this year will be my 8th doing some form of December Daily. It is absolutely my favorite project of the whole year. It’s so fun and it keeps me occupied on the long cold winter days. Not everything I document is Christmas related, a lot of it is just our day to day. I like to just choose a photo that represents our day.

I made slideshows of some of my previous December projects, or  you can check them out in the December Daily section at the top of my page.

In 2014, I used Valorie Wibbens templates and created a more pocket style album:

In 2016, I went with a more traditional scrapping style:

In 2017, I used different Journalers by Valorie Wibbens to create my foundations:

And last year, I used Soco’s amazing 6×8 templates

So while the size has stayed the same, I have been able to switch up the style a bit every year and I love them all.

This year, I will be using Designed by Soco’s fabulous December Memories 2019 6×8 Album and Kits by Pink Reptile Designs, Allison Pennington, and Rachel Jefferies. All the supplies I’m using can be found in the Document Your December section of The Lilypad Store. Here are my first few foundation pages:

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I may end up changing our cards or altering things a little, but I pretty much just have to plop in photos and journaling and I am good to go. Having these foundation pages helps more than anything to make sure I get this project done!

Do you document  your December? Are your plans for this year underway?

I’ll be back to share more foundations pages as well as the day to day once December starts! Hope you all have an amazing rest of your week! Until next time, peace, out….

Another Simple Sunday…

Yep, it’s for sure been awhile. I’m not going to say a word about doing better, because it seems like every time I say that, things happen and I don’t get it done. Suffice to say, life has just been busy and hard. I’ve been doing another job after my regular job and it’s taken every spare moment that I have.

I have also been so bad about coming here to share my layouts for Simple Scrapper, and believe it or not, they are always some of my most favorite!

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!

Here are my layouts for October and November:

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There are just so many amazing resources that go along with a Simple Scrapper Premium Membership! It is totally worth checking in to and trying out!!

I’m going to be back in a day or two to share my Document Your December foundation pages and process! Until then, peace, out…

Simply Sunday…

I have been so bad about coming here to share my layouts for Simple Scrapper, and believe it or not, they are always some of my most favorite!

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!

And here are my pages for July, August, and September:

Mr-and-MrsThis-PlaceFriendsTravelCurrentRelax

There are just so many amazing resources that go along with a Simple Scrapper Premium Membership! It is totally worth checking in to and trying out!!

So, that’s it for me today! I hope you are enjoying your week!! Peace, out…

Scrap Saturday…

Hey, hey, hey! I love Saturday evenings when the chores are done, dinner is done and I can just sit and relax, stay up as late as I want, and scrap my heart out or just hang out. We were going to go to the movies tonight, but not doing anything sounded a lot better. So, I thought I’d drop by here and share my new layouts for this week.

First up – In My Cup Mini Theme Kit Bundle – Storyteller September 2019 Add-on by Just Jaimee. I paired it up with an older template of hers from the March 2018 Storyteller.

Coffee

Next up – WM[squared] is guesting at The Digital Press right now and she has this fantastic kit that’s perfect for all our beach vacation photos – Great Escape: South Carolina.

Vacay

And my final layout for this week is using a gorgeous new collection from River~Rose at Sweet Shoppe Designs – Take the Chance.

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Take The Chance Collection by River~Rose

 

You can grab any of these on sale this weekend and they are all amazing!! Now I’m off to see what else I can get in to and probably work on my PL for this week! I hope you have a great rest of your weekend!! Peace, out…

 

Well, well, well…

So much for setting a new routine and keeping up with this over the summer. I’m not even sure where the summer went. We went a few places, joined a gym, and spent a lot of time playing. So, I’m just going to pick up from here and start fresh!

I got way behind on PL as well and finally got all caught up with that this weekend. I thought I’d drop by here are share most of the summer through this week. I would never be able to get caught up if it weren’t for Just Jaimee’s Ready to Go Pocket Page Templates!!

I’ll come back tomorrow and share my layouts for some new releases this weekend!

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Until next time! Peace, out…

New Releases…

Happy Friday!! Hope all my US friends had a wonderful 4th of July celebration yesterday. Ours was a little different this year because my oldest is in CA with the National Guard training for their upcoming deployment overseas. We mostly celebrated by hitting the gym and grilling some burgers.

And now that it’s Friday, it’s time to share those amazing new releases!! It’s BYOC time at The Lilypad and I got to play with a couple of new kits that were so much fun!

My youngest was obsessed with Toy Story when he was little, so this collection from Kim Jensen was so perfect for finally scrapping the photos. I paired them with brand new templates from Pink Reptile Designs:

Buzz
A Friend in Me Papers by Kim Jensen
A Friend in Me Mixer by Kim Jensen
A Friend in Me Alphas by Kim Jensen
No Probllama | Template by Pink Reptile Designs
Pals
A Friend in Me Papers by Kim Jensen
A Friend in Me Mixer by Kim Jensen
A Friend in Me Alphas by Kim Jensen
No Probllama | Template by Pink Reptile Designs

Next up is this fun kit from Bella Gypsy Designs and it is paired with super fun new templates from Scrapping with Liz:

Pool
Made in the Shade by Bella Gypsy
Summer Fun Templates by Scrapping with Liz

 

Over at The Digital Press, it’s time for a new Special Edition Collection! I got to play with these beautiful pieces from Dunia Designs!

Enjoy
Documenting Everyday | July Papers by Dunia Designs
Documenting Everyday | July Elements by Dunia Designs

And finally for this week is this fabulous new collection from River~Rose, perfect for documenting our hike to the Cascades a few years ago:

Nature
Another Adventure Collection by River~Rose
Picture Perfect Templates by Crystal Livesay

That’s it for me today! Make sure you check out these new releases and all the others while they are still on sale! Until next time…peace, out…

New this week…

Happy Friday! Hope you have a fantastic weekend on tap, wherever you are in the world! Personally, I’m hoping for a quiet, simple weekend at home. I haven’t had one of those for a few weeks!

Stopping by today to share a couple of fabulous new releases for this week!

First up, a new month coming means a new Storyteller from Just Jaimee!! I think every new one becomes my new favorite!

Flip-Flops
Storyteller 2019 July Collection by Just Jaimee
November 2018 Template by Just Jaimee

Next is Rack ‘Em Up Collection by River~Rose. I’m loving this one because I have quite a few photos from our days of shooting pool at the Elk’s Club that I haven’t scrapped yet. Plus, I just adore the color combination! Those are my colors!

Pool
Rack ‘Em Up Collection by River~Rose
iNSD 2018 Grab Bag by Crystal Livesay and Sara Gleason

I didn’t have time to scrap with much else this week, but I hope to have more next time! Make sure you catch these goodies on sale this weekend!! Until next time, peace, out…

Life in Pockets…

Hope you’re having a great week! I had to look to see the last time I updated with Life in Pockets pages,  and I see that I’m actually not that far behind. This is the reason I love using Just Jaimee’s Ready to Go Templates! They make being caught up and staying caught up so easy! I haven’t gotten more than a couple of weeks behind this year and we are just about at the half way point. Wow, that’s hard to believe!

Anyway, I thought I would stop by today and share my latest pages! This is such a fun project and I am so glad I started it! Now to find time to go back and try to catch up on the years I missed!

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Are you doing any tome of Life in Pockets or Project Life? I’d love to see your work! Thanks for taking the time to look! Peace, out…