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!
And River~Rose has this beautiful kit. It was wonderful for scrapping how much I miss my dad every day.
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.
Thanks for stopping by and I will be back soon to share more! Until then…peace, out…
December and 2018 are quickly coming to a close. Christmas has come and gone, and it was wonderful! But now it’s time to look to 2019. I have worked really hard the last few days to finalize both DYD and my PL for 2018, and I did it!! All in the books and ready to start fresh with the new year. Full disclosure that I did actually skip on week of PL this year. It was the first full week in September and I honestly had no photos whatsoever. I blame it on going back to work and just being beat. I was going to try to go back and fill in some things, but in the end decided to just let it go *sings loudly*.
You can find both finished projects on their pages! I have already started new pages for 2019 and a new page for MOC 7! If you don’t know anything about MOC, it’s a challenge a day for the entire month of January! It’s so much fun and I always learn so much! If you complete all 31 challenges, you win a $20 gift certificate to The Lilypad and you will have 31 amazing pages! You can register for MOC here – https://the-lilypad.com/forum/threads/month-of-challenges-7-will-you-accept-the-challenge.59164/ . It is so much fun!! The challenges, the friendship, the support, and the just plain fun!!
December is moving right along and moving along with it are my daily pages. At this point, I am a couple of days behind, but with my foundation pages done, I will be caught up in no time. It’s just a matter of plopping in the photos and adding a bit of journaling.
Here is where I am to this point:
I love how it’s turning out and can’t wait to see the whole thing done? Are you documenting your December? How’s it coming along? I’ll be back with more soon! Peace, out…
I know I’ve mentioned before that I am not a fan of cold weather, winter, snow, any of that stuff. The shorter days can really get me down. But, there are a couple of things that keep me going through a lot of those days. One of those is my December Daily project. I just added a page here on the site for it and my cover page is done. I’ve also been working on some foundation pages so that I have it all ready to go when December starts. I’m trying to do a couple of pages a day, so that come December 1st, all I have to remember to do is take the photos. I talk a little bit about my process and other ways of going about it in this thread – DYD Sizes and Styles – at The Lilypad. I may come back one day soon and share a little more detail here. Everything I’ve used is from the Document Your December section of The Lilypad store. You can also check out what I’ve done in previous years in the December Daily section here on the blog.
For now, here’s my cover for this year:
And here is a sample page I did:
Are you doing a December Daily project this year? I’d love to see how you go about it!
I also want to share this absolutely gorgeous new release from Just Jaimee this week! The colors are stunning!!
I’ve got more goodness to share, so I’ll be back sometime this weekend! Thanks for looking and I hope you are enjoying your Friday night!
I thought I would take time out today to share my layouts for Simple Scrapper this month. I realized that I hadn’t shared for a bit and need to catch up with those. They are always some of my favorite pagegs!!
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:
Wow. I really thought that summer would bring me here a little more often, but that hasn’t been the case. I spent the first week of vacation cleaning out cabinets and closets and doing a few other things that needed done around the house. Since then, I’ve been babysitting for my grandson most every day, and when I’m not I’m catching up on laundry and cleaning. I swear I think summer break goes by faster and faster every year.
I thought I would drop by this evening and share a couple of new releases with you and then hopefully get back on a schedule again!
New this week from Just Jaimee is Scooped – Storyteller July 2018 Add-on:
And new from River~Rose is Sunkissed Collection:
I’ve added some of my previous weeks’ pages under my Scrap Pages, so head there if you want to check it out!!
So, I’m not sure where the last week has gone. I did some babysitting for grandchildren and spent the rest of the time getting ready for C’s birthday on Thursday. We had to order the cake and make dinner arrangements. We let him open a couple of gifts early because of R’s work schedule and not making him wait until late at night to get his gifts. He’s basically all set up with a gaming studio in his room now and I’m not sure he’ll ever come out haha. Hard to believe that my baby is a teenager! We all went out to dinner at the Japanese Steakhouse on his actual birthday. I love it when we can all get together like that.
This weekend, I’ve been getting the house as clean as possible so that I don’t have stuff hanging over my head for the week. I also got a new washing machine!! Yay!! I’ve been washing clothes by hand since mine went out and it’s been no fun! I am a terrible pioneer woman! They are delivering it on Thursday and I am so excited!!
I’ve also been cleaning out some drawers and cabinets again this week. I’ve started following Nesting with Grace and she is so inspiring!! She has a small home like mine and I am trying to take bits and pieces from her style as I can. I wish I could afford to just totally redo everything, but I figure if I can do one little thing at a time, then I’m making progress. Anyway, she has an organizing challenge going on and even created a printable. It’s in her post on the Organized and Well Nested Home, and it has been so helpful!! I also follow her on Instagram @nestingwithgrace and love her feed and stories so much! I can’t wait to explore her site some more!
And now on to all that’s new in the scrappy world. I am still seriously behind on Project Life, but hope to be caught up with that in the next few days if all goes my way. Here are the pages that I did with new releases this week. You might still catch them on sale if you hurry!!
And that will wrap things up for me tonight! I will be back tomorrow, because I realized that I haven’t share Simple Scrapper pages for a little bit and I need to do that! Hope your upcoming week is fantastic! Peace, out…
Whew! What a week it’s been. I have barely come up for air. That darn Murphy and his law have been all up in my business this week. Thursday was the worst! Let me give you just a little run down.
I had an IEP meeting scheduled with a parent and a LOT of other team members at 8am, so I needed to leave my house a bit early in order to get the room and computer set up so that we’d be ready to go. No problem, out of the house at 7:55..go me!
But, we had a bit of snow the night before and as I made the turn on to the road out of our subdivision I see ahead of me, traffic at a dead stop. There must have been a wreck in the curves down the hill.
After sitting for a few minutes, I start texting a co-worker who was coming to my meeting asking if she would please start it for me because it didn’t look like I was going to make it.
About that time, the gas light in my car comes on.
Then, I remember that I needed to send a check to school with C for his upcoming school trip and I have no checks in my purse. Cue frantic note writing.
After 40 minutes of sitting, we are moving, sliding most of the way to the main road.
Gas station stop first. I pull up to the pump and it’s not taking cards. I drive to the next pump and have to swipe my card 8000 times before it goes through.
I will say that my meeting went really well and I always appreciate that. Most of the rest of the school day went fairly smoothly until…
After school, C didn’t come to my classroom like he usually does. I go check the main building to see if maybe he’s over there hanging out with a friend…nope. I text him, no answer. I call the school to see if he’s missed the bus and they tell me that they didn’t have a driver on time and the bus just left the school…20 minutes late.
I hope to not have a day like that one for awhile, but the rest of the week was still pretty crazy!
My mom turned 80 yesterday and we took her out to dinner. Coordinating 15 people is not an easy task, but we all made it and had a really nice time! I know mom enjoyed it. I came home and slept for like 12 hours.
Today has been playing catch up on scrappy things, so I’ll share what I’ve been up to!
I’m sitting here listening to it rain, not freezing for a change, and dreading the cold that is coming in later tonight. Such is winter I guess. It was so nice today. Temperatures got up in to the 60’s and even though it was raining, it was wonderful after the long cold spell we had. I just keep telling myself that it’s kind of like childbirth (not quite as painful, but almost), it won’t last forever…every day that goes by is one day closer to spring!
Anyway, enough about the weather. I really just stopped by to share a few of the pages I completed this week while these amazing kits are still on sale!
The Month of Challenges (MOC) is still going strong and everyone is doing such a fantastic job! I’ll come back maybe tomorrow and update all those layouts!
I did finally get my first week of PL done for 2018!! Exciting. I’m switching it up a bit this year to see how I like it and if I can keep caught up! I used Just Jaimee’s Pocket Page Templates for January.
And for now, I am off to dream land!! Hope you all are having a fantastic Friday night! Until next time, peace, out…
I’m really hoping that this day does turn out to be super fun! We have a special party planned. We found out when my oldest was 12 that he is color blind. It sure explained a lot of the arguments I had with him as a child over his clothes matching and what color the moon was. Part of me felt really bad because all that time I had thought he was just kind of being a pain. The biggest issue it caused for him was when he joined the military and the list of jobs he could do shrank to 3. But, that’s what led him to his life as a Paramedic and teacher. Things do sometimes happen for a reason. Fast forward and he is now 26. For his birthday last June, my husband and I, his dad and stepmom, and my mom all went in together and bought him a gift certificate to get a pair of Enchroma glasses. If you haven’t heard of them, they are supposed to help people who are color blind to see many of the colors they haven’t seen before, or at least see them in all their richness. He ordered them a few weeks ago and they arrived on Tuesday. Today we are all meeting at mom’s for a “color reveal” party. I am so excited for him and I really and truly hope that he is one of the 80% who actually sees a difference! At least they offer a money back guarantee if they don’t work. We’re all looking forward to it.
But, while I have a few minutes, I thought I’d stop by here, share the story, and add a few pages I worked on with some awesome new releases this week.
DYD is happening at The Lilypad! I absolutely love documenting December! This will be my 6th year doing it and it is one of my favorite projects of the year! I’ll talk more about it as December approaches, but I did get my cover done for this year!!
Just Jaimee has a super fun kit out this weekend as well – Dogs! This is my sweet baby!
And over at The Sweet Shoppe, River~Rose has an absolutely gorgeous new kit – Flurries. It almost makes me like snow haha
I spent some time last night catching up on PL. I just have this week to do and I am up to date. You can see all those pages HERE.
I’m going to spend the rest of my free time today working on some December foundation pages so that I have a jump on it before December actually gets here!
Hope you have an amazing rest of your weekend!! Peace, out…