Beginnings and endings…

There’s something refreshing about a new month. Time to start over, start fresh. Here we are in November. As much as I dread the cold weather cBOYoming, part of me loves this time of year and starting to think about the holidays. Football is over now and we have our evenings back again. Maybe with the new month and more time, I can spend more time here.

What a great  weekend it is in digiscrapping!! Designers never cease to amaze me with new and gorgeous creations!!

Over at The Lilypad, it’s BYOC time!! Check out these gorgeous goodies:

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I Heart Fall Elements by Just Jaimee I Heart Fall Papers by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2016 November – Template Pack

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Beautiful Mess Papers by Etc. by Danyale Beautiful Mess Scatters by Etc. by Danyale Pocket Guide No. 7 by Paislee Press

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Gather Element Pack by Sabrina Dupre Designs Gather Paper Pack by Sabrina Dupre Designs Color Me Happy: Oak Leaves and Acorns Set 1 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs I Heart Fall Papers by Just Jaimee I Heart Fall Elements by Just Jaimee Eleven Element Pack by Amy Wolff

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Eleven Paper Pack by AmyWolff Eleven Element Pack by Amy Wolff

 

And over at The Digital Press is Special Edition time! More gorgeous goodness from a couple of my designers:

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Choices Papers by MEG Designs Choices Elements by MEG Designs Choices Journal Cards by MEG Designs Choices Templates by MEG Designs

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Moment in Time Elements by River~Rose Moment in Time Papers by River~Rose Choices Templates by MEG Designs

I’m going to spend the rest of my evening doing my PL for this week and hanging out in the gallery at TLP. So much wonderful inspiration there. Have a great rest of your weekend!! Peace, out…

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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…

Newness…

Ummmm, how did it get to be July already? I feel like I blinked and June was gone! If we are accomplishing anything with this summer break, it’s relaxing. We’ve done that very well!

Just stopping by today to share the newness that you can find in the digi-world this weekend. There’s still time to grab them on sale!

Summer

Soleil Papers by One Little Bird Soleil Elements by One Little Bird

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Be-tween Papers by Etc. by Danyale Be-tween Elements by Etc. by Danyale Be-tween Frames by Etc. by Danyale Chasing Summer {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs

Stars

Galileo by Valorie Wibbens Galileo Alpha by Valorie Wibbens Sprinkles V44 by Valorie Wibbens

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Beach Bum Papers, Elements, and Extra Elements by River~Rose

Days-and-Nights

Whispering Willow Papers and Messy Marvin by Amy Wolff Be-tween Elements by Etc. by Danyale Soleil Elements and Journal Cards by One Little Bird Chasing Summer {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs

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Project Grateful | Paradise by the Project Grateful Team

 

I am off to do some organizing on the computer and post updates to my Life in Pockets. I finally got all caught up with that. I hope to get some Planner pics and update that as well. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday and a happy, safe 4th of July!!

Love is in the air…

Hearts and flowers and love everywhere!! Now, I am not so much a lovey, dovey type, but with all the fantastic new stuff out there, it’s hard to not get caught up in it a little bit.

It’s BYOC at The Lilypad and it’s amazing as usual!! All of these pages were done with piece from it, and there is so much more fantastic stuff to be had…

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Topography No. 30 by Valorie Wibbens Queen of Hearts No. 2 by Valorie Wibbens BYOC February 2016 Vibrant Vellum Papers by Just Jaimee BYOC February 2016 All Purpose Mixed Media Brushes by Just Jaimee BYOC February 2016 Smooch Me Painted Alpha by Just Jaimee Mega Solids by Amy Wolff

Love-you-guys

Love Out Loud Elements by Etc. by Danyale Love Out Loud Papers by Etc. by Danyale Love Out Loud Snarky Word Strips by Etc. by Danyale Love Out Loud {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs

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Delightfully Messy Edges by Amy Wolff Delightfully Devoted Elements by Amy Wolff Delightfully Distressed Paper Pack by Amy Wolff Template by Little Butterfly Wings

It’s also Penny Saver at The Digital Press and there are some incredible deals to be had!

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Pocket Page Templates by River~Rose Hearts and Stuff Bundle by River~Rose and France M. Designs

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Always Element Pack by River~Rose Always Paper Pack by River~Rose

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Cupid Bundle by Sahin Designs

I also had the awesome opportunity to work on a new project – Project Grateful, a monthly collaboration from some incredibly talented designers. This month’s is Project Grateful – Homemade, and it is fantastic!

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Project Grateful: Homemade by Anita Designs, Kim Broedelet, Meg Designs, Sabrina’s Creations & Sahin Designs

And if that’s not enough, it’s also time for the new February Collection from Pixels and Company – You Are Loved. These collections always just blow me away!

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You Are Loved – February 2016 Collection by Pixels and Company

I’m getting ready to work on my planner a bit before chores and then hopefully be back with updates to it and my Life in Pockets this weekend. Hope you have a fantastic Saturday!! Peace, out…

And here I am…

Yep, it’s been awhile. I honestly have thought about coming by every day, and then every day something comes up and this blog just sits. I am working on a few changes to my routine and life that will hopefully help me to become better organized and keep up with this a bit better as well. Streamlining, if you will. School has been out for a week now, and baseball is over as well. I have spent most of this week getting ready for C’s birthday. He has not always had the best of birthdays. My dad and my father-in-law both passed away within the week surrounding his birthday, so I’m trying to make this one a little extra special. There won’t be a lot of people, but I’m hoping he will love it just the same. I’ll share photos when it’s over. Next week, we will get in to the fun stuff, like pool time!

I’m pretty much keeping up with scrapping time as well, and my Life in Pockets is only behind by a week! I do want to share that Etc. by Danyale is closing her shop at SO and is having one fantastic sale! Make sure you get by there and grab up some of her goodies at ridiculously low prices!

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I didn’t do a whole lot of scrapping this past week, but I did manage to get in a few pages. Here’s some of what’s new:

All About A Boy by Amy Wolff Press Plate No. 40 by Paislee Press

All About A Boy by Amy Wolff
Press Plate No. 40 by Paislee Press

Painted Canvas Papers, Corrugated Alpha, and Finishing Touches Elements by Amy Wolff

Painted Canvas Papers, Corrugated Alpha, and Finishing Touches Elements by Amy Wolff

Foto Face by River~Rose and HGD by Laurie Ann Fuss Free: Play It Again 18 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee

Foto Face by River~Rose and HGD by Laurie Ann
Fuss Free: Play It Again 18 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee

I’ll also be updating my Life in Pockets later this evening or tomorrow. Traci Reed’s Pocket Life for June hits the store, and it is awesome!!

Have a wonderful weekend! Peace, out…

In Deep…

Well, I’m in it kind of deep this morning. My PC decided to blue screen on me twice in the last couple of days, so I decided it was time for a long over-due reformat. I’ve had this computer for about 2 years and never done a good hard reformat, but I’ve put it off simply because I did not want to got through setting it all back up. Since all baseball stuff was cancelled for the weekend, and I had a bit of time, I figured it was as good a time as any. We are only going to get busier! Now, here I am, deep in re-installation hell!

I figured I would take a minute out and come share layouts for this weekend before I go any further and before I face-palm because there was something I forgot to back up (it always happens).

All Year Round: Precipitations by Traci Reed and Jady Day Studio Coraline by Zoliofrope (retired)

All Year Round: Precipitations by Traci Reed and Jady Day Studio
Coraline by Zoliofrope (retired)

Pockets No. 9 by Valorie Wibbens Typo Create by Valorie Wibbens Label Junkie by Valorie Wibbens Sprinkles V31 by Valorie Wibbens When Skies Are Gray by Valorie Wibbens When Skies Are Gray Journal Cards by Valorie Wibbens

Pockets No. 9 by Valorie Wibbens
Typo Create by Valorie Wibbens
Label Junkie by Valorie Wibbens
Sprinkles V31 by Valorie Wibbens
When Skies Are Gray by Valorie Wibbens
When Skies Are Gray Journal Cards by Valorie Wibbens

Fierce Patterns by Robyn Meierotto  Fierce Word Art Robyn Meierotto  Indian Summer by Gennifer Bursett

Fierce Patterns by Robyn Meierotto
Fierce Word Art Robyn Meierotto
Indian Summer by Gennifer Bursett

Fuss Free: Life Is Amazing 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Morning on the Lake by Etc by Danyale

Fuss Free: Life Is Amazing 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Morning on the Lake by Etc by Danyale

This Is April by River~Rose and Southern Serenity

This Is April by River~Rose and Southern Serenity

If and when I get my Photoshop re-installed and running, I will catch up on my Life in Pockets pages. I’m a couple of weeks behind, but it shouldn’t take me long to get caught up. Wish me luck as I go in deeper! Have a great rest of the weekend. Peace, out…

Ahem….

Yeah, I’ve been away for a bit, but it is that crazy busy time of year. IEP season is in full swing, I’m finishing up work for a class I’ve been taking this semester, and C started baseball. Not to mention the fact that the weather is better and I just don’t want to be inside as much! Just thought I would cruise by and update all my pages. I’m getting ready to work on the latest PL pages, but here are the rest of the pages I’ve done since I’ve been away

Topography No. 28 by Valorie Wibbens Pluiophile by Valorie Wibbens Sprinkles V34 by Valorie Wibbens

Topography No. 28 by Valorie Wibbens
Pluiophile by Valorie Wibbens
Sprinkles V34 by Valorie Wibbens

Spring Fancy by Etc by Danyale Story Grids v2 by Amber LaBau

Spring Fancy by Etc by Danyale
Story Grids v2 by Amber LaBau

You Can Smile by River~Rose Topography No. 14 by Valorie Wibbens

You Can Smile by River~Rose
Topography No. 14 by Valorie Wibbens

Spring Fancy by Etc by Danyale Fuss Free: Tower of Tendrils 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Shabby Boho by Etc by Danyale Gypsy by Etc by Danyale

Spring Fancy by Etc by Danyale
Fuss Free: Tower of Tendrils 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Shabby Boho by Etc by Danyale
Gypsy by Etc by Danyale

We Go Together by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Gypsy by Etc by Danyale Shabby Boho by Etc by Danyale Shabby Boho Indie Kit by Etc by Danyale

We Go Together by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Gypsy by Etc by Danyale
Shabby Boho by Etc by Danyale
Shabby Boho Indie Kit by Etc by Danyale

Putting Around and Putting Around Journal Cards by Etc by Danyale

Putting Around and Putting Around Journal Cards by Etc by Danyale

Serenity by Val C. Designs

Serenity by Val C. Designs

Hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend. I’ll try to update sooner next time! Peace, out….

Holy Cow…

Yeah, so it’s been a couple of weeks and yeah, same ole busy, busy, busy. I am taking a class this semester and, every little bit of weekend time that I’ve had, I’ve spent working on stuff for the class. It’s interesting stuff, if you like classes on teaching methods, but between that and the usual spring IEP, paperwork, testing, etc, I don’t have much “free” time. We have a 4 day weekend going on right now. That is the extent of our “Spring Break”. I am so envious of those who get a whole week off, but we are on the countdown to the end of the year! I’m also tackling a pretty big project in my time off…painting all my kitchen cabinets. They’ve needed an update for a long time. I got about half way through yesterday and will probably get the other half tomorrow. Today, we are going to color eggs and go to mom’s for dinner.

We got C all signed up for baseball a couple of weeks ago and he had try outs last week. We heard from the manager of the team yesterday and he will get to be #45 (Michael Jordan’s baseball number). Their team is the Giants and we have our meet and greet on Tuesday evening.

I haven’t had a chance to see it in person yet, but M now has a house of her own! I have informed her that she now must come and get all of her stuff haha. I’m dreaming of a craft room! But all of that will probably have to wait until summer, when I have the time to do it.

I have managed to get in some scrapping the last couple of weeks, and pretty much keep up with my weekly spreads. I’ve updated both galleries, but here are some of the pages I’ve managed to squeeze in…

Little Somethings V10 by Tracy Martin [ link ] Facebook freebie paper by Tracy Martin Topography No. 27 by Valorie Wibbens

Little Somethings V10 by Tracy Martin
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Facebook freebie paper by Tracy Martin
Topography No. 27 by Valorie Wibbens

Fuss Free: You Are Here by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Gentle Rain by Etc. by Danyale

Fuss Free: You Are Here by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Gentle Rain by Etc. by Danyale

Hello Pretty by Valorie Wibbens Drama Queen No. 3 by Valorie Wibbens Typo Grow by Valorie Wibbens Topography No. 14 by Valorie Wibbens

Hello Pretty by Valorie Wibbens
Drama Queen No. 3 by Valorie Wibbens
Typo Grow by Valorie Wibbens
Topography No. 14 by Valorie Wibbens

All Year Round: Beautifications by Traci Reed and Jady Day Studio retired template by Zoliofrope

All Year Round: Beautifications by Traci Reed and Jady Day Studio
retired template by Zoliofrope

This Is March by River~Rose and Southern Serenity

This Is March by River~Rose and Southern Serenity

Fuss Free: Dots and Bows 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Gypsy by Etc by Danyale

Fuss Free: Dots and Bows 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Gypsy by Etc by Danyale

Fuss Free: Plan Ahead Apr 2016 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Gypsy by Etc by Danyale

Fuss Free: Plan Ahead Apr 2016 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Gypsy by Etc by Danyale

Sugar Sugar by River~Rose

Sugar Sugar by River~Rose

Be You - April 2015 Collection by the designers at Pixels & Company Layered Layouts v7 by Deena Rutter

Be You – April 2015 Collection by the designers at Pixels & Company
Layered Layouts v7 by Deena Rutter

Glam Pop by Traci Reed Convostation by Zoliofrope (retired)

Glam Pop by Traci Reed
Convostation by Zoliofrope (retired)

Thanks for having a look and hope everyone has a happy and blessed Easter! Peace, out…

One of “those” weeks

You know, the really really busy ones! Monday was mom’s 77th birthday so we headed over to her house with cake and presents to celebrate. We ended up staying a bit longer than planned while I set her up a Facebook account. Yikes! I’m not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing…time will tell I guess! She had been telling me about some of her old friends hounding her about getting on Facebook and then said “If I don’t hurry up, all my friends will be dead!” hahaha. Oh, mom.

Tuesday was C’s last basketball game. We were hoping it wouldn’t be, but they ended up losing by one point in yet another really poorly officiated game, but I digress. So, I spent Wednesday catching up on everything that didn’t get done Monday and Tuesday.

Thursday was Randy’s 45th, so more cake and present getting happened. I got him the set of headlight covers that he wanted for “Cammie” (his Camaro).  And Friday, he spent the evening with her, while I did NOTHING, thankfully!

And so now here we are. I didn’t even get much scrapping done last week and I am a couple weeks behind on my Life in Pockets pages. Hoping to get caught up on those week as I am anticipating fabulous new goodies to play with!

Still there some great new releases this week!

If you are a geek like me, then you totally knew that yesterday was Pi Day, and a once in a lifetime one at that. Etc. by Danyale has an awesome bundle deal with her It’s a Theory Kit and new Perfectly Geeky. I paired it up with Cheryl’s new Fuss Free: Banner of Love templates.

It's a Theory/Perfectly Geeky by Etc. by Danyale Fuss Free: Banner of Love by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs

It’s a Theory/Perfectly Geeky by Etc. by Danyale
Fuss Free: Banner of Love by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs

 

New this week from River~Rose is the gorgeous spring time kit called You Can Bloom. I paired it up a template from This Journey Called Life by Two Tiny Turtles.

You Can Bloom by River~Rose This Journey called Life by Two Tiny Turtles

You Can Bloom by River~Rose
This Journey called Life by Two Tiny Turtles

 

And last but certainly not least. Valorie Wibbens has a brand new set of templates out this weekend – Topography No. 27. I absolutely adore her templates, they are so unique and so awesome. I used her For Like Ever Papers and Sprinkles V33.

Topography No. 27 by Valorie Wibbens For Like Ever Papers by Valorie Wibbens Sprinkles V33 by Valorie Wibbens

Topography No. 27 by Valorie Wibbens
For Like Ever Papers by Valorie Wibbens
Sprinkles V33 by Valorie Wibbens

 

Now we get a bit of rest and gear up for our first year of baseball. Hopefully, I’ll keep up with it all! Peace, out…

Snow Day #10 and New Releases

Yep, snow day #10…and I am just going to leave it at that!

Taking time out of my doing nothing to swing by and share round one of new releases in digiscrap this weekend! As usual, these designers have outdone themselves!

First up is this beautiful mini kit by Val C. Designs called ArtBook – Beautiful and available at Oscraps.

ArtBook - Beautiful by Val C. Designs

ArtBook – Beautiful by Val C. Designs

Cheryl has some awesome new templates this week at Scrap Orchard called Perfect Days. I paired them up with Danyale’s Cottage No. 9:

Fuss Free: Perfect Days 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Cottage No9 by Etc by Danyale Cottage No9 Word Art by Etc by Danyale

Fuss Free: Perfect Days 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Cottage No9 by Etc by Danyale
Cottage No9 Word Art by Etc by Danyale

Over at ScrapStacks, River~Rose has a beautiful new kit called You Can Fly. First I paired it with an amazing new bundle of templates by Two Tiny Turtles, also available today at ScrapStacks, called This Journey Called Life:

You Can Fly by River~Rose This Journey Called Life by Two Tiny Turtles

You Can Fly by River~Rose
This Journey Called Life by Two Tiny Turtles

And then I paired it with Valorie Wibbens’ Journalers No. 5:

You Can Fly by River~Rose Journalers No. 5 Valorie Wibbens

You Can Fly by River~Rose
Journalers No. 5 Valorie Wibbens

And last, but certainly not least for today is Valorie Wibbens’ contributions to Mixed Pocket Monthly over at The Lilypad – Never Lose Your Sparkle Papers, Haberdashery Charmed Elements, and Fabric Button Alpha. I am looking forward to using these over and over.

Never Lose Your Sparkle by Valorie Wibbens Haberdashery Charmed by Valorie Wibbens Fabric Button Alpha by Valorie Wibbens Pocket Topography No. 1 by Valorie Wibbens

Never Lose Your Sparkle by Valorie Wibbens
Haberdashery Charmed by Valorie Wibbens
Fabric Button Alpha by Valorie Wibbens
Pocket Topography No. 1 by Valorie Wibbens

That’s it for today… I am going to attempt to do something productive and I’ll be back to share more tomorrow 🙂

Peace, out….