Life in Pockets…

Just dropping in to share the latest layouts for my Life in Pockets. I got behind for a couple of weeks, but caught up on them today. This year I went back to using Just Jaimee’s Ready To Go Templates. They are awesome. There is nothing like them if you have limited time and want to stay on top of whatever your project might be. I didn’t use them last year and found myself behind more times than I can count.

Here are weeks 13 and 14 🙂

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I do make a few changes here and there. I like a clean white or whitish background so I always swap out the background paper with a white from that month’s Storyteller Collection. There are times that I switch out a word art here and there to better match the photos I’m using.

My weekly cards are Weekly Vol. 1 3×4 Cards by Designed by Soco. I love the minimal design.

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a great rest of your week!! Peace, out…

Where, oh where…

Where, oh where, has my time for blogging gone?! I think I usually just let the days get away from me. I get busy with little projects and this sits here neglected. I am open to ideas on how to blog more consistently. I think I need a plan and a schedule that I work on sticking to.

It’s a super busy time of year for me. If you don’t know, I am a high school special education teacher, and this is the season of the IEP. I am covered up in paperwork and meetings, and will be for about the next month or so. I love what I do, but the paperwork is a chore sometimes. It’s also assessment time, so I have that to deal with as well. C is not playing baseball this year, so I do have my evenings back. But I sincerely miss sitting at the ball field, even if it meant I was behind on the rest of life.

I am also now officially behind on PL for the first time this year. I need to sit down and get caught up on the last three weeks or so. I have my photos organized, so all I really need to do is get them in the pages and do a little journaling. If nothing comes up tomorrow I may do that and then update here. I’m also going to work on coming up with a more consistent blog schedule as well.

With all that said, I’ve added a new project to my list haha. I started #the100dayproject. To quote their page:
“#The100DayProject is a free art project that takes place online. Every spring, thousands of people all around the world commit to 100 days of exploring their creativity.”
For my project, I decided to take photos. I have not picked up my Nikon for months and was really missing it. I am taking at least a photo a day with it and my goal is to get back in the habit of taking photos! I’m going to create a page for it in my Random Photos, but here is what I have so far:

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They are not fabulous portraits or anything, but that’s not what I’m shooting for here. I just want to start using my camera again and practicing every day.

I’m headed now to update my Scrap Pages for the week and then add the photos to their own album. I hope to be back to share more in the next day or so! Thanks for looking and I hope you have an amazing rest of your week!

That’s Life…

Hope everyone is having a beautiful week and happy to be getting over the hump! Not much going on here, just taking it day by day and enjoying what we can.

It’s SOSN at The Lilypad and I had the privilege of scrapping with Spring Days by Designed by Soco and Dunia Designs. You can get it today for 50% off, so don’t miss it!!

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Also hopping on today to share the latest updates to my Project Life. I am staying up to date thanks to Just Jaimee’s Ready to Go Pocket Pages! They are totally amazing and so easy to use. It makes staying on track easy peasy! You can see all my pages on my Life in Pockets, but here are the last few weeks!

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Simply Monday…

Happy Monday, everyone! It’s a cold one here, and I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of Spring, or at least some sunshine. We have had so much rain! I’m trying not to complain, because at least it’s not snow, but it’s just so dreary.

I wanted to swing by here today and share my Simple Scrapper layouts for February and March. 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:

Love
A Love Story by Just Jaimee
WV-Talk
Beauty-full by ForeverJoy Designs and And Then She Said by Etc. by Danyale
Coffee
Morning Coffee by Etc. by Danyale
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Click by Just Jaimee

I’ll be back in a couple of days to catch up on some PL! Hope you all have an amazing week ahead! Until next time, peace, out…

What happened…

What the heck happened to February? Oh my gosh, how did an entire month get away from me. Sheesh. I’m seriously playing some catch up here. Just when I think I am getting in the groove, something happens and I’m never sure quite what. I guess I just let things get away from me. I’m hoping to be able to schedule a couple of posts today to share some things that I’m a bit behind on.

I will have all of my layouts updated on my Scrap Pages, but for now I thought I would just share what I’ve done for this weekend and goodies you can still find on sale through today!

It’s BYOC at The Lilypad! I swear, every month I just want to scrap with all the things, but time always gets the better of me. But this is what I did get to play with and the colors are so gorgeous and spring-like!

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Embrace Papers by Etc. by Danyale
Embrace Elements by Etc. by Danyale
Embrace Paints by Etc. by Danyale
Spring-Fever
Sprung Elements by Pink Reptile Designs
Sprung Papers by Pink Reptile Designs
Sprung Template by Pink Reptile Designs
Celebrate Cut Outs by Scrapping with Liz
Sunrise
Another Sunrise Papers by Designed by Soco
Another Sunrise Elements by Designed by Soco
Sprung Templates by Pink Reptile Designs
Sunshine
Sunshine in Her Soul Mixed Media Paperie by Rachel Jefferies
Sunshine in Her Soul Mixed Media Artistry by Rachel Jefferies
Sunshine in Her Soul Layered Template by Rachel Jefferies

New this week from River~Rose Designs – This Is Me Collection

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This is Me Collection by River~Rose
February Happened Templates by Crystal Livesay

 

And Wishing Well Creations by Laura Passage has this super cute collection – Plant a Seed

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Plant a Seed Collection by Wishing Well Creations by Laura Passage
A Story Captured | Vol. 15 part 2 by Anita Designs

 

That catches me up for new releases this week! Make sure and check my Scrap Pages to see what I was up to during February! I’ll be back with some more good stuff soon!! Thanks for looking!! Peace, out…

New month…

It’s a brand new month and that means lots of brand new goodies in digi-land! I’m a little behind this weekend because I did some babysitting and took some time offline, but I thought I’d drop in and share some of the fantastic new releases!

It’s BYOC at The Lilypad!!

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Make Art and Journal by Rachel Jefferies
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Heart to Art Collages by Rebecca McMeen
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Make Art and Journal by Rachel Jefferies Hearts Galore by Scrapping with Liz

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And Pennysaver at The Digital Press!

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Documenting February by Dunia Designs
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Smitten Collab by the designers at The Digital Press

Sweet Shoppe has a birthday celebration going on and River~Rose has this gorgeous new kit:

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You’re My Favorite Color by River~Rose

 

I’m getting ready to work on some Project Life during this Super Bowl and get caught up there! I hope you all have an amazing week!! We are supposed to have some gorgeous weather and I’m excited!! Until next time…peace, out…

Documenting Life…

Happy Friday and Happy February!! So glad to have the weekend here!! It’s been a miserably cold week and it makes doing anything less than enjoyable! I’m looking forward to the next few days of much warmer weather!

I thought I’d pop in today and share my Project Life progress for this year so far!! I’m super excited to be in my 7th year of PL. I was kind of up in the air about my format for this year, but in the end I decided to go back to using Just Jaimee’s Ready-to-go pages. I know that I can keep track using those and not fall far behind. They are so easy and so quick! I adore them! The weekly cards I’m using this year are Weekly Vol. 1 by Designed by Soco. Here is what I have so far:

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I’m loving it so far and will be working on Week 5 this weekend! I hope you all enjoy your weekend!! Peace, out…

Simply Wednesday…

And a really cold one, too. I’m read to say good-bye to winter, but I have a feeling it’s going to hang on a little while longer!

I seriously behind on sharing my layouts for Simple Scrapper. I just cannot say enough good things about this community.  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 December:

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And here are my pages for January:

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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!!

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

A bit busy…

Here we are at the end of January already!! Whew, it has flown by and that makes me super happy. I’m not a fan of winter at all and the faster those months go by the better. Yes, I do wish my life away when it comes to winter! The one thing that has really helped me be more positive and enthusiastic during January is MOC at The Lilypad. Seriously, having a challenge a day to focus on keeps my mind off of the dreary cold weather and gives me something to look forward to every day!! We are nearing the end now and I am all caught up with the challenges! It’s super fun! This is my 6th year participating and those layouts are some of my favorites ever! I love being challenged to try new things and learn new techniques. I have a page set up here for those layouts – MOC 2019, and honestly thought I’d get by here a little more often to share, but it hasn’t worked out that way. And you can check out the full list of challenges and their explanations here – Month of Challenges 2019.

Another reason I stopped by here is to share my layouts from this past weekend’s new releases. I ended up rearranging some furniture and babysitting this weekend and didn’t get here to post, but here they are 🙂

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Storyteller 2019 February Collection by Just Jaimee
Storyteller 2016 July Sketched Templates by Just Jaimee
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This Beautiful Life by Sugarplum Paperie and Mari Koegelenberg
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Storyteller 2019 February Traveler’s Notebook Kit by Just Jaimee
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Storyteller 2019 February Traveler’s Notebook Kit by Just Jaimee
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Limited Edition Collection by River~Rose
January Happened Templates by Crystal Livesay
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Music To My Ears | Collection by ninigoesdigi and Designed by Soco

I’ll be back in a day or two, I still have a few Simple Scrapper pages that I am behind on sharing! We have a snow day today, so maybe I will get some posts scheduled to get that done 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you are warm wherever you are!! Until next time… peace, out…

In with the new…

Whoa. I really thought I’d posted since the start of the new year, but I guess I haven’t. It’s been pretty busy, though. School started back on the 3rd and it’s been a bit of a whirlwind. I’ve been catching up on some things here at home and try to start a few new things.

MOC has started at The Lilypad and as of today, I am caught up. We’ll see if it stays that way haha You can find my pages under the Scrap Pages tab at the top and a link to my gallery there! It’s not too late to join in if you want to have some fun and possibly gain some new skills!

I also have a couple of new release pages for this week! Just Jaimee has a beautiful new add on to the January Storyteller available!

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Don’t Stop Believing Mini Theme Kit Bundle – Storyteller January 2019 Add-on by Just Jaimee

 

And River~Rose has this beautiful kit. It was wonderful for scrapping how much I miss my dad every day.

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Sorrow: Collection by River~Rose
January Happened Templates by Crystal Livesay

 

I also wanted to share my planner for this year. I went with a TN style this year and am loving it so much so far! This is what I have for January and it’s all using Just Jaimee’s Travelers Notebook Kit for this month and the first couple of weeks.

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Thanks for stopping by and I will be back soon to share more! Until then…peace, out…