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:

MOC-1---Blind-ScrapMOC-2---List

 

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:

GoodbyeWooHooArmyHappy-Fall

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…

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…

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 🙂

Week-13LWeek-13RWeek-14LWeek-14R

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…

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!!

Spring

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!

Week-5-LWeek-5RWeek-6LWeek-6RWeek-7LWeek-7RWeek-8LWeek-8RWeek-9LWeek-9R

 

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…

Out with the old…

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!!

 

Moving along…

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:

DYD-Cover
December Memories 2018 6×8 Templates by Designed by Soco Home for the Holidays Paper Pack by Sahlin Studio December Days No. 4 by Sahlin Studio Merry Everything Elements by Sahin Designs Falalalala Elements by Rachel Jefferies
Day-1
Fa La La La La Bundle by Rachel Jefferies December Days No. 4 by Sahlin Studio Home for the Holidays Journal Cards by Sahlin Studio
Day-2
Fa La La La La Papers by Rachel Jefferies Fa La La La La Elements by Rachel Jefferies Home for the Holidays Paper Pack by Sahlin Studio Home for the Holidays Elements by Sahlin Studio December Days No.4 by Sahlin Studio December Memories 2018 – 6×8 Templates by Designed by Soco
Day-3
Fa La La La La Papers by Rachel Jefferies Home for the Holidays Elements by Sahlin Studio December Days No.4 by Sahlin Studio December Memories 2018 – 6×8 Templates by Designed by Soco
Day-4
Fa La La La La Elements by Rachel Jefferies Chalkboard Holiday Tags by Etc. by Danyale Home for the Holidays Elements by Sahlin Studio December Days No.4 by Sahlin Studio December Memories 2018 – 6×8 Templates by Designed by Soco
Day-5
December Memories 2018 – 6×8 Templates by Designed by Soco Home for the Holidays Journal Cards by Sahlin Studio Home for the Holidays Elements by Sahlin Studion Fa La La La La Papers by Rachel Jefferies Down the Chimney Alphas by Pink Reptile Designs
Day-6
December Memories 2018 – 6×8 Templates by Designed by Soco December Days No. 4 by Sahlin Studio Home for the Holidays Elements by Sahlin Studio Merry Everything Journal Cards by Sahin Designs Fa La La La La Elements by Rachel Jefferies
Day-7
December Memories 2018 – 6×8 Templates by Designed by Soco Merry Everything Papers by Sahin Designs Merry Everything Elements by Sahin Designs Merry Everything Journal Cards by Sahin Designs Down the Chimney Alphas by Pink Reptile Designs
Day-8
December Memories 2018 – 6×8 Templates by Designed by Soco Fa La La La La Papers by Rachel Jefferies Fa La La La La Elements by Rachel Jefferies Fa La La La La Cards by Rachel Jefferies Down the Chimney Alphas by Pink Reptile Designs
Day-9
December Memories 2018 – 6×8 Templates by Designed by Soco Home for the Holidays Papers by Sahlin Studio Alpine Paperie by Rachel Jefferies Fa La La La La Cards by Rachel Jefferies Down the Chimney Alphas by Pink Reptile Designs
Day-10
December Memories 2018 – 6×8 Templates by Designed by Soco December Days No. 4 by Sahlin Studio Home for the Holidays Elements by Sahlin Studio

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…