Simply Monday…

Mondays are not really so simple for me right now. My son, a friend, and I are taking a beginner sign language course and the tech center here in town. We are on week three and I’m really enjoying it. Signing is something I have always wanted to be really good at, but have never taken the time to really learn it. I know a few signs here and there that I have picked up over the years working in Special Education, but I would love to be fluent. I know that this course alone won’t do it for me, but it’s a start!

I wanted to swing by here today and share my Simple Scrapper layouts for October. 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 groups, Spark Magazine, chats, podcasts, sketches, and story starters. Totally awesome! And here are my pages:

Morning-Routine
Coffee Break by Just Jaimee
Totally-Addicted
iGeneration by Sabrina’s Creations

These were super fun layouts to do and probably things I would not have thought to document if it weren’t for the Story Starters from Simple Scrapper! Check it out for yourself!! Hoping you have a simply wonderful week!! Peace, out…

TGIF…

There is something so wonderful about Fridays! C and I started the day with Starbucks because M had told me that the Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte was so much better than the hot, so I had to try it. Ummm no. Just no. I bought a Venti and didn’t even drink half of it. I’ll stick to the hot, thank you very much. Then we jammed out to Flush the Format on the Kidd Kraddick morning show on the radio. I’ll convert Chance to an 80’s music lover yet haha. Work/school went pretty well, and there’s just something about looking forward to the weekend that makes it better. That and being able to wear jeans!

On the way home, we decided to take advantage of the McDonald’s mobile order and pay to get a couple of large drinks and a free medium fry. We’re loving the deals on the app. I don’t cook on Friday. We either do leftovers, pick up something, or throw a pizza in the oven. It’s the one day of the week that we don’t worry about chores or homework or really anything for that matter. We just chill and sometimes get in a little nap!

The other great thing about Fridays is all the awesome new releases around digi-land, so I thought I’d swing by and share a few!!

At The Lilypad, Just Jaimee has this fantastic new add-on to the September Storyeller. It’s called Then and Now and it’s so beautiful!! I paired it up with the Template add-on for September

Then-and-Now

 

Over at The Digital Press, Rachel Etrog has an absolutely gorgeous new kit called Storyteller, and I paired it up with some amazing new templates by Akizo Designs called Autumn Leaves 03.

Fall-Memories

 

And at Sweet Shoppe Designs, River~Rose has a gorgeous kit called Magical Forest. I paired it up with some fun new templates called Fall Market by Crystal Livesay.

Staircase

 

It’s supposed to rain this weekend, so I plan to spend it trying to catch up on my Project Life. I have several weeks that I need to get done and I’m determined!! I hope you all have a great weekend!! Peace, out…

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!

Dream
Wish Digital Kit – Storyteller April 2018 Add-on by Just Jaimee
All About that Space Templates by Crystal Livesay
Make-a-Wish-600
Wish Digital Kit – Storyteller April 2018 Add-on by Just Jaimee
A Full Life {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee
Wish
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.

Bloom
Succulent Garden Bundle by Etc. by Danyale
Tales of Spring Templates by Pink Reptile Designs
Family
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
Happy-Hunt
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
Spring
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:

Beauty
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…..

Oh Spring…

Spring just keeps popping in here for a day and giving us a little taste and then runs off again. We had a winter with pretty much no snow and now we are getting ready for our second winter storm since the first day of Spring. I am not a fan. I am not a cold weather person. I do not like snow, especially if there is a chance I will have to drive in it. But I don’t reckon there is anything much I can do about it, so we bought a bunch of snacks and we’ll just hunker down for the weekend.

I know I haven’t been by here for a couple of weeks, but I have been trying to stay on top of a class that I’m taking this semester and do a little scrapping here and there. I wanted to make sure that I got here to share some amazing new releases this week.

Bunny
Hoppy Easter – Storyteller 2018 March Add-on by Just Jaimee
Hoppy Easter Journal Cards – Storyteller 2018 March Add-on by Just Jaimee
Templates – Storyteller 2018 January Add-on by Just Jaimee
Treasured
Spring Rhapsody by Etc. by Danyale
Boho Soul Paint and Doodles by Etc. by Danyale
Boho Soul Kit by Etc. by Danyale
March Challenge Template by Dawn Inskip
Garden
In My Garden by River~Rose / Mix It Up V3 by Crystal Livesay

 

And I also wanted to tell you about the amazing Retirement Sale going on at The Lilypad!! There are some gorgeous designs that are going, going, gone! Make sure you take a peek and get them while you can.

Army
Army Forever by Paula Kesselring Grow with Love – Letters Edition {March} by Sara Gleason and Crystal Livesay
Bite-Me
Bite Me by Allison Pennington and Valorie Wibbens Grow with Love – Kids by Sara Gleason and Crystal Livesay
Hope
Olive Tree by Sara Gleason Grow with Love – Letters Edition {June} by Sara Gleason and Crystal Livesay

 

I’m going to do some PL catch up this weekend and get my Planner set up. It’s been awhile since I updated photos of it here. I hope that you all have a fantastic weekend! Until next time…peace, out… 🙂

Catching up…

Just doing a bit of catching up today and some planning for what’s to come. I didn’t realize that I hadn’t been here for a couple of weeks, even though I’ve been updating my Scrap Pages.

I’ll start by sharing this week’s pages

Mad

Love-Bug

My-Space

Friday

What-I-Love-600

I’m hoping to get started tomorrow on some new things and updates on some old things and basically just do better about keeping up. I need to work on scheduling a few posts in advance and on scheduling a set time to do that.

I have a couple of PL pages to finish so that is all caught up. I’m feeling determined to get it done this time.  But tonight…I’m tired lol So, I’m just going to leave it at this and I’ll be back! Thanks for stopping by! Peace, out…

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

Real-Friends
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

Outside
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.

Love
Two Hearts by River~Rose Mix It Up Vol. 2 by Crystal Livesay
Love3
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…

Too Much Time…

We’ve had a couple of snow days this week, and while surprise days off are nice, I am just not productive when it is cold at all. I don’t want to do anything except be huddled under a blanket. I’m still working on getting my organization for the new year together, but not have much luck as of yet. I will blame part of it on the madness that is MOC! So much going on and that is where I spend the majority of my time. I do love it though and that’s the main reason I’m stopping by tonight. I wanted to share the last few days of pages that I just got uploaded!

MOC-Day-11---On-This-Day
All Dogs Go to Heaven by Little Butterfly Wings Real Life {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Bubbly
Effervescent by Bella Gypsy The Best is Yet to Come {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee
MOC-Day-13---Filled-Template
Shabby Boho by Etc. by Danyale Shabby Boho Indie Kit by Etc. by Danyale Shabby Boho Word Art by Etc. by Danyale Gypsy by Etc. by Danyale Boho Soul by Etc. by Danyale Beautiful Mess Scatters by Etc. by Danyale Fiddlesticks No. 30 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
MOC-Day-14---Document-Your-Day
24 Seven Elements by Just Jaimee 24 Seven Papers by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2016 March Vellum Alpha by Just Jaimee Story Planner January 2016 Sticker by Just Jaimee Days of the Week by Just Jaimee Storyteller May 2017 Stamps by Just Jaimee Stacked Photo Templates – March 2017 Add on by Just Jaimee
MOC-Day-15---Filled-Layout
Snow Fun by Just Jaimee
MOC-Day-16---Off-Center-Focus
Chunky Vellum Alpha – Storyteller January 2018 Add-on by Just Jaimee Click Digital Kit – Storyteller April 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee
MOC-Day-17---Username
Magic is Something You Make by Valorie Wibbens Magic is Something You Make Journal Cards by Valorie Wibbens Sprinkles v27 by Valorie Wibbens Storyteller 2016 May Alphas by Just Jaimee Topography No. 19 by Valorie Wibbens
MOC-Day-18---Recipe
Storyteller 2016 May Collection by Just Jaimee Mix It Up Templates 6 by Scrapping with Liz

So fun!! My MOC pages are always ones that become some of my favorites for the year! Even the ones that stretch and challenge me a bit! It’s called Month of Challenges for a reason!

I need to get a few other places updated tonight, but I’ll be back to share some new goodness this weekend!! Hope you have a wonderful Friday ahead! Peace, out…

New Year…

Wow, I didn’t actually realize how long it had been since I posted here. I honestly think the whole month of December was a blur! I have thought about it quite a bit, just never made the commitment to sit down and post. I’ve spent the last day or so reorganizing everything, creating new pages for the new year and coming up with ideas to get me posting here more often. We’ll see if it sticks!

I finished up my Life in Pockets for 2017 and you can see it all HERE. Well, all but one week I am finishing up. I’m not sure why I got stuck on that week, but I’ll insert it when it’s done. I also started my Life in Pockets for 2018. I have the cover done and will start on pages next weekend. I’m excited for a new year.

I also started and finished Document Your December for 2017 and you can see that HERE. I only went through the 25th because honestly we haven’t done a whole lot since then.

I’m not going back and add all the layouts I’ve done in December. I’m just far too lazy. But I hope to keep up better from now on. I plan to add the blog to my list of layout upload places and that should make it easier :).

And if you’re looking for some excitement – It’s MOC time at The Lilypad! 31 days, 31 challenges! If you complete them all you get a $20 gift certificate to The Lilypad and a chance at a Polly spot! It’s a sweet gig, I tell ya! Under my scrap pages, I added a section just for my MOC layouts! I love participating and stretching myself out of my comfort zone! It’s always exciting to see the challenges pop up every day! If you haven’t signed up, you really should! It’ll be fun, I promise!

Ok… I’m out for now. Just wanted to post a little update and get myself on track! Hope to be back soon! Until then, peace, out…

 

Life Happens…

So yeah, it’s been awhile. We’ll just say that life happens and this time it was mostly football season. It consumed my every evening and every weekend since July. It all came to an end after last weekend when they lost out in the playoffs. We then spent Monday and Tuesday trying out for basketball. He didn’t make the team, but it was a really good experience for him. Anyway, I finally finding a little time to catch up on a few things. I got my Scrap Pages updated with all of the layouts since my last visit and I’m working on catching up with my Life in Pockets spreads.

I only really got one page done for this week and it was with Just Jaimee’s November Storyteller Collection. If you are not a subscriber, you are missing out on some fabulous designs and some awesome add-ons!!

Love-This
Storyteller 2017 – November Collection by Just Jaimee DSD Grab Bag by Sara Gleason and Crystal Livesa

I’m going to head out for tonight, but since I have my evenings back now, I hope to get here a lot more often. Until next time…peace, out….

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