Just Breathe…

I have that tattooed on my wrist and I look at it often…especially this time of year. I try very hard not to get overwhelmed with all that lies ahead for the next few weeks. I know it will get done, it always does! I’m just looking forward to breathing deeply and maybe relaxing just a bit.

I wanted to swing by and share this week’s layouts before I get behind again. I’m already about 3 or 4 weeks behind on my Life in Pockets, but I’m hoping to work some on that tomorrow evening. We’ll see… But, here are this week’s pages from those amazing designers I have the privilege of creating for….

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Storyteller 2016 Sketched Templates by Just Jaimee Storyteller May 2016 Collection by Just Jaimee

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Follow
Intuition – May 2016 Collection by Pixels and Company
Inspire
Matriarch Kit by Sahin Designs January 2016 Layout Templates by Sahin Designs
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Luminary Bundle by Sahin Designs

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
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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…

Short and Sweet

We did finally go back to work/school on Thursday. They eased us in with a couple of two hour delays! It was a nice little break, but I don’t much like not being able to go anywhere and spending most of my time off shoveling.

I’ve done quite a bit of scrapping during MOC at The Lilypad. The last challenge is tomorrow and if I get it done in the morning I will come back and share all the pages I did for that. I’m excited that I was able to finish again for the third year. It’s so much fun and some of my favorite pages come out of it.

Outside of that, there are some fantastic new releases in the stores this weekend. Here is what I have from my fabulous designers. Make sure to check them out when you get a chance.

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Storyteller 2016 February Collection by Just Jaimee
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Now Kit by Gennifer Bursett Now Template by Gennifer Bursett
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Spectacle Collab by River~Rose and Wendy P. Designs Spectacle Journal Cards by River~Rose and Wendy P. Designs January 2016 Layout Templates by Sahin Designs
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Without a Doubt by Valorie Wibbens Drama Queen Adore by Valorie Wibbens Sprinkles Vol. 35 by Valorie Wibbens Topography No. 16 by Valorie Wibbens

Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday night. Thanks for looking! Peace, out…

Happy DSD!

Hope everyone is enjoying Digital Scrapbook Day! I’ve been trying to hang around as much as possible and I’ve taken advantage of some great sales! This last week was kind of crazy for me with my birthday and working late because of parent/teacher conferences, but I am so glad that I was also able to get some scrapping in with the awesome new products that have hit the stores for this fun weekend! Check out some of the great stuff you can find and at great prices for DSD:

Time for Cheer by River~Rose Centered Layouts by Sahin Designs
Time for Cheer by River~Rose
Centered Layouts by Sahin Designs
Daybrook Collection by Sahin Designs
Daybrook Collection by Sahin Designs
A Night Out Bundle by Traci Reed retired template by Zoliofrope
A Night Out Bundle by Traci Reed
retired template by Zoliofrope
Change - November 2015 Collection by Pixels and  Company Just Loverly Template by Gennifer Bursett
Change – November 2015 Collection by Pixels and Company
Just Loverly Template by Gennifer Bursett
Just My Type Bundle by Etc. by Danyale and Pink Reptile Designs Sept. Challenge Template by Valorie Wibbens
Just My Type Bundle by Etc. by Danyale and Pink Reptile Designs
Sept. Challenge Template by Valorie Wibbens
Cozy Sweater Papers and Elements by Amy Wolff Mason Love Elements by Etc. by Danyale Stacked Houses by Etc. by Danyale
Cozy Sweater Papers and Elements by Amy Wolff
Mason Love Elements by Etc. by Danyale
Stacked Houses by Etc. by Danyale
Tidings of Joy by River~Rose
Tidings of Joy by River~Rose

And now I’m just beat, so I think I’m going to enjoy some couch time and come back to see what fun is going on tomorrow! Have a great weekend!!

Ahhh Labor Day

Starting school earlier this year was not on my list of favorite things ever, but I have to say it is nice to have a little break after only a couple of weeks. Usually we have to wait until Thanksgiving for a day off. I’m trying to enjoy every minute of it and not rush through all I have to do like normal weekends. I meant to come by earlier today to share this week’s pages, but I worked on catching up on my Life in Pockets a bit this morning and then mowed grass this afternoon. Mom came by for a bit and then it was time to cook dinner.

Lots of beautiful new stuff this weekend and there’s still time to get it on sale! I have a few layouts using BYOC products at TLP…mixing and matching by Etc. by Danyale, Amy Wolff, and Valorie Wibbens. You can still catch these on sale if you hurry 🙂

Sprinkles V38 by Valorie Wibbens Not Quite a Mr. Elements by Etc. by Danyale Documentary My Dear Papers by Amy Wolff Documentary My Dear Elements by Amy Wolff Itsy Bitsy Alphas Vol. 7 by Amy Wolff
Sprinkles V38 by Valorie Wibbens
Not Quite a Mr. Elements by Etc. by Danyale
Documentary My Dear Papers by Amy Wolff
Documentary My Dear Elements by Amy Wolff
Itsy Bitsy Alphas Vol. 7 by Amy Wolff
Documentary My Dear Papers by Amy Wolff Documentary My Dear Elements by Amy Wolff Itsy Bitsy Alphas by Amy Wolff Not Quite A Mr. Elements by Etc. by Danyale
Documentary My Dear Papers by Amy Wolff
Documentary My Dear Elements by Amy Wolff
Itsy Bitsy Alphas by Amy Wolff
Not Quite A Mr. Elements by Etc. by Danyale

Not Quite a Mr. Elements by Etc. by Danyale Not Quite a Mr. Papers by Etc. by Danyale Polly Love [Farrah] by Amy Martin
Not Quite a Mr. Elements by Etc. by Danyale
Not Quite a Mr. Papers by Etc. by Danyale
Polly Love [Farrah] by Amy Martin
River~Rose is guesting at The Digital Press this month and has this awesome new collection

Read to Me Elements by River~Rose Read to Me Extra Elements by River~Rose Read to Me Papers by River~Rose Read to Me Alphas by River~Rose The Great Escape Templates by Anita Designs
Read to Me Elements by River~Rose
Read to Me Extra Elements by River~Rose
Read to Me Papers by River~Rose
Read to Me Alphas by River~Rose
The Great Escape Templates by Anita Designs

Traci Reed and Studio Flergs teamed up this week for a super fun new kit – Fridgemonster

Fridgemonster by Studio Flergs and Traci Reed
Fridgemonster by Studio Flergs and Traci Reed

It’s a new month and that means a brand new collection from Pixels and Company! This one is called Free Spirit and it’s a beauty!!

Free Spirit - September Subscription Collection by Pixels and Company Blueprint No. 6 by Gennifer Bursett
Free Spirit – September Subscription Collection by Pixels and Company
Blueprint No. 6 by Gennifer Bursett

 

The rest of these layouts were ones I did for SOSN at TLP last week. These kits are not on sale any more, but definitely worth checking out!

Colorfall by ForeverJoy Designs
Colorfall by ForeverJoy Designs
Messy Marvin Vol. 3 by Amy Wolff Gumball Machine Papers by Amy Wolff Chasing the Sun Elements by Amy Wolff
Messy Marvin Vol. 3 by Amy Wolff
Gumball Machine Papers by Amy Wolff
Chasing the Sun Elements by Amy Wolff
It's A Theory by Etc. by Danyale It's A Theory Word Art by Etc. by Danyale Perfectly Geeky by Etc. by Danyale One of Each by Amy Martin
It’s A Theory by Etc. by Danyale
It’s A Theory Word Art by Etc. by Danyale
Perfectly Geeky by Etc. by Danyale
One of Each by Amy Martin

I’m hoping to get all caught up on my Life in Pockets by tomorrow. Hope you all are enjoying your Labor Day weekend!! Peace, out…

 

TGIF!

Well, normally I would be happy to see Fridays come, but this one not so much. It is technically my last day of summer vacation.  Looking on the bright side, let the countdown begin again! Part of me does crave the routine of the school year, but the evenings do become so rushed and there never seems to be enough down-time. But like it or not…here it comes again!

Fridays are pretty awesome in the digi-world. Lots of gorgeous new releases! I have a few new pages to share.

First up is Lifetime Stories Kit and Document Set by Etc. by Danyale at The Lilypad. I did this page for the Journaling Challenge.

Lifetime Stories Kit and Document Set by Etc. by Danyale
Lifetime Stories Kit and Document Set by Etc. by Danyale

I am totally enjoying being a Guest Polly for this month, especially since I get to work with amazing designers like Sissy Sparrows. It’s been a bit since I got to play with one of their kits and they are so fabulous. This one is The Marble Jar.

The Marble Jar by Sissy Sparrows
The Marble Jar by Sissy Sparrows

Over at Pixels and Company Celeste Smith has curated this adorable kit called Foodie. that is a great compliment to the August Collection as well as a great stand-alone kit.

Curated: Foodie by Pixels and Company
Curated: Foodie by Pixels and Company and Blueprint No. 14 by Gennifer Bursett

And last but certainly not least, and brand new tonight, is Little Miss Sunshine by Traci Reed. Adorable!

Little Miss Sunshine by Traci Reed In the Garden by Two Tiny Turtles
Little Miss Sunshine by Traci Reed
In the Garden by Two Tiny Turtles

Looking forward to a relaxing last weekend before the rush begins. Enjoy yours!!

 

Mellow Monday

I was going to title this post Manic Monday, but it wasn’t really manic at all. I spent the first part of the morning on the deck reading a new book and then cleaned out the hall closet. We had sloppy joes for dinner and I’ve been scrapping ever since. The title also reminds me that next week we will be at the beach and I can eat at one of my favorite places, Mellow Mushroom!

Just swinging by to share my latest Life in Pockets pages. I am all caught up!!

Week 25 uses Here Comes the Sun – June Collection by Pixels and Company:

Here Comes the Sun: June Collection by Pixels and Company Weekly Edition by One Little Bird
Here Comes the Sun: June Collection by Pixels and Company
Weekly Edition by One Little Bird

And Week 26 uses Pocket Life ’15: June Collection by Traci Reed:

Pocket Life '15: June Collection by Traci Reed Weekly Edition by One Little Bird
Pocket Life ’15: June Collection by Traci Reed
Weekly Edition by One Little Bird

I have training for work tomorrow and working at my dad’s old office with my mom on Wednesday to try to get it cleaned out so they can sell the building. Hoping to get another baseball game in there as well. So, I’ll be back when time allows. Have a great start to the week!

Birthdays and Father’s Days and Lazy Days!

Whew.. So we got C’s 10th birthday off without much of a hitch. I thought it was going to rain most of the day, so we set most everything up inside. Fortunately, the rain held off until after the party. I think everyone enjoyed it. The decorations came out pretty cute if I do say so myself ha. I used Papers and Elements by Robyn Meierotto called Play Ball at Pixels and Company:

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The water balloon batting practice was the favorite with little kids and big kids alike! We had a pretty low key Father’s Day and ended up just going out to eat. I think we were all worn out!

I was able to get all mostly caught up on my Life in Pockets pages. I still have this past week to do but with Traci Reed’s Pocket Life ’15: June Collection, I did get  two weeks done!

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Just a few other pages to share with you today…

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

It’s Featured Favorites time over at Pixels and Company

Asian Summer by Mellybird Designs Blueprint No. 1 by Gennifer Bursett
Asian Summer by Mellybird Designs
Blueprint No. 1 by Gennifer Bursett
Curated: Currently by Pixels and Company and curated by Celeste Smith Sunny Template by Gennifer Bursett
Curated: Currently by Pixels and Company and curated by Celeste Smith
Sunny Template by Gennifer Bursett

I think C and I are headed to the pool today…It’s supposed to be a hot one! Have a great Tuesday! 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…

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…