April Showers…

We are having a lovely rainy day here today. Why do I say lovely? Well, for starters, it’s not snow!! And a long time ago, I was walking my daughter in to kindergarten, grumbling about the rain when she looked up at me and said, “But mommy, if it didn’t rain, there wouldn’t be any puddles to jump in”. I have never looked at rain the same since. We had a crazy busy week, so I’m taking the rain today as a sign to slow down and catch up on a few indoor things that I’ve been neglecting. Plus, I’m getting a little time to scrap and to come by here!

I wanted to take a minute to share what’s new this weekend and the layouts I’ve created!

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Wish Digital Kit – Storyteller April 2018 Add-on by Just Jaimee
All About that Space Templates by Crystal Livesay
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Wish Digital Kit – Storyteller April 2018 Add-on by Just Jaimee
A Full Life {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee
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Fairy Wings Collection by River~Rose
Mix it Up Vol3 by Crystal Livesay

 

I’m a little behind on PL right now but only a couple of weeks. I hope to get them caught up quickly. I also have a couple of other layouts for Simple Scrapper that I need to upload and share, but I’ll be back with those 🙂 I hope you have a lovely rest of your weekend!! Until next time…peace, out…

Still Waiting…

We are over 2 weeks in to spring now, and I am still waiting to see it! I’m looking out my window right now at snow on the ground and more expected tonight. I’m so over it. We have had a few fairly nice days here and there, but no definitive spring yet. That hasn’t stopped the busy from coming though. Baseball practices have started. IEP season at work has started. And the countdown to the end of the school year has started. Sometimes it feels like the days drag and other times it feels like life is going by at lightning speed.

One of the things that brightens every month for me is BYOC at The Lilypad!! Amazing designs that all coordinate so beautifully. And if you haven’t seen this month’s, it is gorgeous!! Here are just a few sample pages by me.

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Succulent Garden Bundle by Etc. by Danyale
Tales of Spring Templates by Pink Reptile Designs
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Sincerely Botanicals by Tangie Baxter
Sincerely Graffiti by Tangie Baxter
Sincerely Mixed Media by Tangie Baxter
Tales of Spring Elements by Pink Reptile Designs
A Full Life {Dressed Down} by Fiddle Dee Dee
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Cheer – Chipboard Callouts by Just Jaimee
Cheer – Mixed Media Papers by Just Jaimee
Cheer – Chipboard Alpha by Just Jaimee
Cheer – Knick Knacks by Just Jaimee
Templates – Storyteller 2018 April Add-on by Just Jaimee
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Tales of Spring Papers by Pink Reptile Designs
Tales of Spring Elements by Pink Reptile Designs
Tales of Spring Templates by Pink Reptile Designs

 

River~Rose also has a gorgeous new collection out this weekend and still on sale – April Rains:

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April Rains Collection by River~Rose
Mix It Up Vol. 3 by Crystal Livesay

 

I am working on catching up with Project Life. I only need to do this week’s spread, but I will be taking some photos today to add to it. I’ve got some actual work to do for my IRL job and I guess I need to make that my priority for now. Hope to be back soon with new updates! Hope the rest of your weekend is wonderful and relaxing! Until next time, peace out…..

Moving right along…

Not so much here, but in life I guess I’m moving right along. I’m taking a class this semester on Google Classroom and Google Suite, so any and all spare time I have had has been spent on that. My new year plan for posting more regularly has kind of fallen by the wayside for right now. Maybe I need to stop thinking and planning and just do.

Anyway, I thought I’d stop by before bed time tonight and share a couple of new pages for this week.

This one is using Just Jaimee’s Storyteller 2018 – March Collection! I can’t wait to see it come to life in my PL pages!

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Storyteller 2018 March Collection by Just Jaimee Templates – Storyteller 2017 June Add-on by Just Jaimee

 

And this page is using the new Perspective by River~Rose

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Perspective by River~Rose Stand by Me Collab by Crystal Livesay and Two Tiny Turtles

 

I am working on this week’s pages, but other than that my PL is up to date. I have been going back and using some older JJ templates this year, instead of the Ready to Go pages. I am kind of missing them, but looking forward to a new look in my book I just had my 2017 book printed and I am loving going through it!! Here are the last couple of weeks:

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Hopefully I’ll be back soon. I’m hoping to get a planner update done in the next couple of days!! Thanks for looking!!

Rabbit Holes…

Ever get sucked down them? I sure do! Just about every time I sit down at the computer to do one thing, I’m off on adventures looking up a thousand different things! And that’s why I never seem to get here like I intend to! I swear, I can be going to upload a layout and next thing I know I’m looking at phone cases or reading about missing people or any other random things, but I never remember how I got there haha.

But anyway, I just wanted to pop in tonight and share some amazing new releases out this weekend and get caught up on posting my MOC layouts!

You can check out my page – MOC Pages 2018 – to catch up on all things MOC!! It’s hard to believe that it’s almost over! I am caught up through today and looking forward to the last three days of challenges!

I’m telling you, Etc. by Danyale and Little Butterfly Wings make the most beautiful babies!! They have this one out this week called Dear Karma 2: Innercircle

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Dear Karma No2: Innercircle Kit by Etc. by Danyale and Little Butterfly Wings Dear Karma No2: Innercircle Paints by Etc. by Danyale and Little Butterfly Wings The Best is Yet to Come {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs

 

And it’s time for an amazing new Storyteller from Just Jaimee!! This is the February 2018 Kit

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Storyteller 2018 February Collection by Just Jaimee

 

River~Rose has a lovely new kit out called Two Hearts today that I used for 2 pages of my kiddos. The first uses an older template – Mix it Up Vol 2 – by Crystal Livesay, and the second uses a brand new template – Shapin’ Up: February by Crystal Livesay and Jimbo Jambo Designs.

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Two Hearts by River~Rose Mix It Up Vol. 2 by Crystal Livesay
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Shapin’ Up: February by Crystal Livesay and Jimbo Jambo Designs Two Hearts by River~Rose

If I am not babysitting, I may try to swing by tomorrow and do a planner update. I haven’t done one of those for awhile! I’m out for now! Thanks for looking and I hope you have an amazing upcoming week!! Peace, out…

Sundays are for…

Relaxing, catching up, couching. That’s what Sundays are for. I haven’t gotten to the couching part yet, because DH is hogging it up! I’m going to kick him off of there soon!! But, I thought I’d take the time that I have and come by here and share some layouts for the week. It’s not to late to catch a lot of these awesome designs on sale!

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Fête | Bundle by Sahin Designs Glitz Template by Anita Designs
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Crystal’s Layered Templates Set 2 by Crystal Livesay At Summer’s End by Studio Basic
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Work It Girl Kit by Just Jaimee Work It Girl Journal Cards by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2016 November – Template Pack by Just Jaimee
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A Stacked Mess Borders + Clusters – Storyteller January 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee Stacked Frames – Storyteller January 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee
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Man of the Moment by Etc. by Danyale Movie Time Template by Sabrina’s Creations
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Evolving by River~Rose and Sugary Fancy Stray Paper Template by Crystal Livesay
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Embrace the Crazy by River~Rose Stray Paper Template by Crystal Livesay

I’m still playing along with MOC at The Lilypad! I’m caught up to today and will try to get that layout done after some couching 🙂 Here’s what I’ve done since I last posted:

(for full credits, check out my gallery at The Lilypad)

Jan 7: Blind Scrap

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Jan. 8: All About…

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Jan. 9: Clean and Simple

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Jan. 10: Storytelling

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Jan.11: Specific Photo

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Jan. 12: Filled Template

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Jan. 13: One Word

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And if that’s not enough, I’m also caught up with PL. Here’s this week’s spread using Just Jaimee’s Ready To Go Pocket Pages:

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And now I’m off to remove DH from the couch for a bit. Hope you have a great rest of the weekend!! Peace, out…

From my happy place…

We are at the beach for the Thanksgiving holiday and it’s been awesome. Temperatures have been mid 70’s perfect and I got a little Christmas shopping done. I just hate that it’s about over and we are headed back to the cold, but hopefully we’ll be back soon. I thought I’d take a few minutes while I’m relaxing on our last night here to share some amazing newness in the shops this weekend. I think this is the most layouts I’ve scrapped in a week for awhile.

Check out these amazing new designs that you can still catch on sale at The Lilypad:

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I solemnly swear {Bundle} by Etc. by Danyale and Little Butterfly Wings Storyteller 2016 :: Sketched Templates – September Add-on by Just Jaimee
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Storyteller 2016 :: Sketched Templates – December Add-on by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2016 December Collection by Just Jaimee
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November Wolff Pack Papers by Amy Wolff November Wolff Pack Edges by Amy Wolff November Wolff Pack Alpha by Amy Wolff Eleven Elements by Amy Wolff
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Storyteller 2016 :: Stacked Frames – December Add-on by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2016 :: A Stacked Mess – December Add-on by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2016 December Collection by Just Jaimee
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Storyteller 2016 :: Stacked Frames – December Add-on by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2016 :: A Stacked Mess – December Add-on by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2016 December Collection by Just Jaimee

And this newness at The Digital Press

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Movie Time Collection by MEG Designs and Sabrina’s Creations
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Winter White Collection by River~Rose

This one is also available in Sahin Designs personal store

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Plus Side Collection by Sahin Designs

And there are also some awesome Black Friday sales going on and I took some time to play with this great bundle

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Firm Foundations #3 Bundle by Lynne-Marie

Hope you all have had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! I’m off to see what else I can get in to this weekend! Peace, out…

Love Saturday

Saturdays rock! They really do. Even if I spend a good deal of it cleaning. I love the relaxing time in the evening when I can catch up on things I’ve missed on line and not have to be worried about getting ready for the day coming up.

I’m headed to catch up on PL as soon as I’m done here, but I wanted to drop by and share the gorgeous newness this week.

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Whatever Sprinkles Your Donuts by Valorie Wibbens Topograpgy No. 27 by Valorie Wibbens
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Storyteller 2016 :: Autumn Sangria – November Add-on by Just Jaimee and Mye De Leon Storyteller 2016 :: Autumn Sangria Journal Cards – November Add-on by Just Jaimee and Mye De Leon Storyteller 2016 :: Sketched Templates – November Add-on by Just Jaimee
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We Are Thankful by River~Rose Countdown to Christmas Templates by MEG Designs

Aren’t those fun!! I love them all. Digi-world is getting geared up for Black Friday and it’s going to be awesome!! And no crowds!! I hope that you all have a great rest of your weekend!! Peace, out…

It’s beginning to look…

A lot like Christmas!! Especially if you have been over at The Lilypad this weekend. The designers have knocked it out of the park this week with all their amazing Document Your December creations! This is one of my very favorite projects of the whole year! I try really hard to have all the pages mostly made before December starts so that all I have to do is add photos and journaling. I did a cover pages and several other pages this past week, so I have a good start! The photos it my layouts here are from last year, but I will redo them when the time comes with this year’s photos!

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The Sparkly Season Papers by Pink Reptile Designs The Sparkly Season Elements by Pink Reptile Designs The Sparkly Season Alpha by Pink Reptile Designs
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Joyful Papers by Amber LaBau Joyful Elements by Amber LaBau Days of December | 3×4 Cards & Overlays by Amber LaBau Numerology by Amber LaBau
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Mod Style Holiday Kit by Etc. by Danyale Mod Style Holiday Paints by Etc. by Danyale Date Minder Set by Etc. by Danyale Pockets No. 8 by Valorie Wibbens
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DYD Embellishment Pack by Just Jaimee DYD Paper Pack by Just Jaimee Pockets No. 8 by Valorie Wibbens
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City Sidewalks by Amber LaBau Days of December | 3×4 Cards & Overlays by Amber LaBau Pockets No. 8 by Valorie Wibbens
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Holly Days Paper Pack by Amy Wolff Holly Days Element Pack by Amy Wolff Holly Days Number Circles by Amy Wolff Pockets No. 8 by Valorie Wibbens

I’m starting to feel so festive hahaha

But there are some other fantastic creations out there this week! MEG Designs is the featured designer at The Digital Press. Her whole store is on sale 30% off and she has some beautiful products!

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Cynosure by MEG Designs Cynosure Template by MEG Designs 

Also at The Digital Press is this gorgeous kit by River~Rose

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Grateful Heart by River~Rose  TDP Challenge Template by Crystal Livesay

And last but not least, is this gorgeous collection by Sahin Designs

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Grace Collection by Sahin Designs

I’m going to spend the rest of the weekend working on PL for this week and trying to get some more DYD layouts ready to go. December will be here before we know it!!

Have a great rest of your weekend!! Peace, out…

Sunday Evenings…

I love them. The chores are done. The house is clean. The laundry is put away. Football is on tv this time of year. I am a happy girl. Now if I could get back on track with posting here more often, it would be great haha.

Football practices are still eating away at my evenings. I’m not sure what I will do with my time when we don’t have to go any more. C has decided that he is not playing basketball this year, so we have the winter off from sports. Honestly, there is a part of me that will miss it, but I will enjoy the extra time and not have to go out on cold snowy days.

Exciting news in my scrappy world – I am now a Polly for the Lilypad! How awesome is that. I’m still just kind of hanging around getting in the swing of things and learning how things work. It’s been fun so far!! I’m looking forward to being more a part of such a great site!!

I’m a bit behind on sharing pages, but here’s an update on what I’ve done the last week or so:

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Simplify Elements by Amber LaBau Simplify Papers by Amber LaBau 2016 DSD Grab Bag by Sara Gleason and Crystal Livesay
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Storyteller 2016 :: Sketched Templates – October Add-on by Just Jaimee Real Life in Pockets Say What? Elements by Just Jaimee Real Life in Pockets Say What? Papers by Just Jaimee Real Life in Pockets Say What? Filler Pocket Cards by Just Jaimee Real Life In Pockets | Say What? | Word Art by Mommyish
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Oct ’16 Wolff Pack Papers by Amy Wolff Oct ’16 Wolff Pack Messy Marvin by Amy Wolff Oct ’16 Wolff Pack Alpha by Amy Wolff Press Plate no. 40 by Paislee Press
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Cozy Day Bundle by Sahin Designs
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Color Me Autumn by MEG Designs
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Fall Festivities Kit by River~Rose
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Storyteller 2016 :: A Stacked Mess – October Add-on by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2016 :: Stacked Frames – October Add-on by Just Jaimee
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Of Wishes Hopes and Dreams Mini Kit and Journal Cards by Etc by Danyale Of Wishes Hopes and Dreams Paper by Just Jaimee
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Storyteller 2016 :: Halloween Hodgepodge – October Add-on by Just Jaimee and Wildheart Designs Storyteller 2016 :: Halloween Hodgepodge Journal Cards – October Add-onby Just Jaimee and Wildheart Designs Storyteller 2016 :: Sketched Templates – August Add-on by Just Jaimee
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Chills ‘n Thrills Collab by MEG Designs and Anita Designs

I think I’m going to spend the rest of this Sunday evening getting caught up on PL and hanging out at the Pad! Hope you have a great rest of the day and a wonderful upcoming week!! Peace, out!!

Seriously…

One day this space will become habit for me. Just when I think I’m on a roll, life throws a curve ball and I’m behind again. This time it’s for the best of reasons, though. I have a beautiful new grandson! He is absolutely precious and I adore him! I got the call on my way to work last Friday, so we spent the weekend either at the hospital or at football. This week it is raining and chilly, so I am spending some time getting caught up on all the neglected things. Football was cancelled and I was finally able to go get my hair done.

I’ve uploaded all my layouts for the last few weeks to My Scrap Pages, but I’m not going to share them all here today. Go check them out if you’d like…credits are on each page.

This is BYOC week at The Lilypad, and oh my at the goodness!! Here’s my pages

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Nature Bounty Mousseron Elements by Etc. by Danyale Nature Bounty Mousseron Papers by Etc. by Danyale Nature Bounty Mousseron Paints by Etc. by Danayle Follow Your Own Arrow {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
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Cinnamon Dolce Paper Pack by Amy Wolff Jot It Down Vol. 4 by Amy Wolff Nature Bounty Mousseron Elements by Etc. by Danyale Nature Bounty Mousseron Paints by Etc. by Danyale
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Real Life in Pockets Say What? Elements by Just Jaimee Real Life in Pockets Say What? Papers by Just Jaimee Real Life in Pockets Say What? Filler Cards by Just Jaimee Real Life in Pockets Say What? Word Art by Mommyish Real Life In Pockets Say What? Journal Cards by Mommyish DSD 2016 Grab Bag by Sara Gleason and Crystal Livesay

Sahin designs has an awesome new release at The Digital Press and her personal shop

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And she also has a fabulous Featured Collection for this month

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Tomorrow I hope to play catch up on PL again and get some planner updates, as well as share my Simple Scrapper Layouts for this month. Hope you have a fantastic rest of the weekend!! Peace, out…