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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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
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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…

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!!

Did someone say deals?

Just swinging by because I had to share the great deals happening right now and they are about to end…so run LOL!

If you haven’t seen, it’s Dollar Days at Pixels and Company. There are tons of gorgeous designs and they are all $1 each. Today is the last day, so don’t miss it!! Here’s a few pages I did with just some of the things you’ll find there:

Happy Haunting Papers by Sweet Caroline Studio Happy Haunting Elements by Sweet Caroline Studio Happy Haunting Journal/Filler Cards by Sweet Caroline Studio Pocket Pages: By Request - Maribel by Gennifer Bursett
Happy Haunting Papers by Sweet Caroline Studio
Happy Haunting Elements by Sweet Caroline Studio
Happy Haunting Journal/Filler Cards by Sweet Caroline Studio
Pocket Pages: By Request – Maribel by Gennifer Bursett
So Very You by Gennifer Bursett
So Very You by Gennifer Bursett
Thrive by Gennifer Bursett
Thrive by Gennifer Bursett

 

And it’s also SOSN at The Lilypad! Also ending today, and another don’t miss!

My page with Amy Wolff’s Vintage Sunshine Papers and Elements

Vintage Sunshine Elements by Amy Wolff Vintage Sunshine Papers by Amy Wolff Topography No. 27 by Valorie Wibbens
Vintage Sunshine Elements by Amy Wolff
Vintage Sunshine Papers by Amy Wolff
Topography No. 27 by Valorie Wibbens

And my page with Danyale’s Morning on the Lake

Morning on the Lake by Etc. by Danyale
Morning on the Lake by Etc. by Danyale

Time is running out…so don’t miss these fabulous sales!! I’ll be back in a couple of days 🙂 Thanks for looking!! Peace, out…

Winding down…

Summer is winding down and I am slowly coming to terms with that fact. I’ve had to work several days this last couple of weeks, so I think that’s kind of easing me back in to things. I finished up my transformation of M’s room in to a new office for me and I will share photos of that in a new post. There are a few things I didn’t get to this summer, but no point in stressing about it. It is what it is. We’ve had a good time and been able to do some really fun things. I have one week left and I hope to pack as much fun in to it as possible!

The best thing about it being August for me is the fact that I am a Guest Polly at The Lilypad this month and getting to work with some absolutely amazing designers and scrappers! I think I have scrapped more this week that I have all summer. Look out…here come all the layouts…

Abundant by Etc by Danyale
Abundant by Etc by Danyale
Ready Set Go Papers, Elements, and Journal Cards by One Little Bird
Ready Set Go Papers, Elements, and Journal Cards by One Little Bird
All Eyes On You Elements by Pink Reptile Designs La Vie Boheme Papers by Amy Wolff
All Eyes On You Elements by Pink Reptile Designs
La Vie Boheme Papers by Amy Wolff
All Eyes On You Papers and Elements by Pink Reptile Designs
All Eyes On You Papers and Elements by Pink Reptile Designs
La Vie Boheme Papers and Elements by Amy Wolff
La Vie Boheme Papers and Elements by Amy Wolff
Sundara Papers and Elements by Etc by Danyale
Sundara Papers and Elements by Etc by Danyale

August also means a brand new collection – Bon Appetit –  from Pixels and Company. They are always so amazing and this one is no exception!

Bon Appetit - August Collection by Pixels and Company Wandering Template by Gennifer Bursett
Bon Appetit – August Collection by Pixels and Company
Wandering Template by Gennifer Bursett

I also have 2 new pages for Traci Reed. I love both these kits..so fun and so appropriate for my wild and weird children!

Stay Weird by Traci Reed
Stay Weird by Traci Reed
Captain Crazypants by Traci Reed and Amanda Yi
Captain Crazypants by Traci Reed and Amanda Yi

River~Rose has a new guest spot at Ginger Scraps and I love this adorable new kit. I used it to scrap M’s kindergarten photo from 15 years ago. One of these days, I’ll be caught up on their childhood lol.

Land of Learning by River~Rose
Land of Learning by River~Rose

 

Whew! Thanks for hanging with me. I’m off to see what I can get in to today and hopefully get some more scrapping done. Have a great Sunday!!

I’m Baaaack!

Holy cow, I really didn’t realize that I had not been here in so long. I honestly think about this blog every day and open it to start a post and then BAM something or someone distracts me. We were gone for a week to the beach and I didn’t have as much online time there as I thought I would have, and most of the time the internet sucked. I am planning to add some pictures to my Photos page when I have a little patience time.Since we’ve been back, I’ve jumped in to a couple of project that really needed taken care of.

First of all, I painted my daughter’s room. I could not stand another day with the bright a$$ pink that was in there. It is one of the first things you see when you walk in the house, and there was always this pink glow every where. Here is the before and after:

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I absolutely love the new color! I am going to rip up the nasty carpet in there and have decided that I am going to try painting the floor underneath and adding a throw rug for the time being. We’ll see how it turns out and I will try to remember to take photos of that as well. Can’t wait to finish the process of turning this in to my new office/craft space.

Yesterday, I cleaned out my incredibly messing junk laundry room. It is a huge room and I would love to come up with some neat ideas for fixing it up. I think I need to hit up Pinterest!

I have scrapped some…not a lot, but some. I’m not too far behind on my Life in Pockets and I will update that page as well as my Scrap Pages. Here are the pages I have done since the last time I was here:

Destination Mini Kit by Amy Wolff Messy Marvin Vol. 5 by Amy Wolff
Destination Mini Kit by Amy Wolff
Messy Marvin Vol. 5 by Amy Wolff
This is June by River~Rose
This is June by River~Rose
Giddy by Amy Wolff
Giddy by Amy Wolff
Limited Edition by Valorie Wibbens and Lauren Reid
Limited Edition by Valorie Wibbens and Lauren Reid
Curated: Wander - A Pixels and Company Collection curated by Celeste Smith
Curated: Wander – A Pixels and Company Collection curated by Celeste Smith
Sprinkles V37 by Valorie Wibbens Worth Melting For by Valorie Wibbens Worth Melting For Journal Cards by Valorie Wibbens Pocket Topography No. 1 by Valorie Wibbens
Sprinkles V37 by Valorie Wibbens
Worth Melting For by Valorie Wibbens
Worth Melting For Journal Cards by Valorie Wibbens
Pocket Topography No. 1 by Valorie Wibbens
Travelling Home by MEG Designs Color Me Autumn Templates by MEG Designs
Travelling Home by MEG Designs
Color Me Autumn Templates by MEG Designs
Dawn's Early Light Papers by Amy Wolff Dawn's Early Light Elements by Amy Wolff Topography No. 19 by Valorie Wibbens
Dawn’s Early Light Papers by Amy Wolff
Dawn’s Early Light Elements by Amy Wolff
Topography No. 19 by Valorie Wibbens
Get It Girl by Traci Reed
Get It Girl by Traci Reed

We are supposed to head up to my dad’s old office today and move some furniture and finish cleaning it out. It makes me a little sad, but I know that my mom will be relieved to not have to deal with it any longer. She needs to relax a little. Have a wonderful Wednesday!! Peace, out…

More great stuff!

The start of a new month also means a brand new collection from Pixels and Company. I so look forward to these every month, they are always amazing and I am able to use them over and over again, all month long! This month’s collection is called Wanderer, and the matching Journaling Cards are so awesome!

Here are two of the pages I have created, so far, with this fabulous collection:

Wanderer: July 2015 Collection by Pixels and Company
Wanderer: July 2015 Collection by Pixels and Company
Wanderer: July 2015 Collection by Pixels and Company
Wanderer: July 2015 Collection by Pixels and Company

Stop by and check it out! And come by the Pixels and Company Friends group on Facebook and chat with us!

I’m off today to clean out the car and start getting ready for vacation! Woot! Peace, out…

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!

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…

New Month, New Week, New Stuffs!

February already? This time of year, I love having the time fly by! Even though we haven’t had much of a winter, I’m ready for spring! Give me the warm sun in my face and flip flops on my feet! We spent the weekend with basketball and football. We had a snow day on Friday which really helped me out with getting the house cleaned up, since Saturday was tied up with basketball and yesterday was spent getting ready for, and then having company for, the Super Bowl.

Just thought I would swing by here today to share the new Collection at Pixels and Company for February. I have only just begun creating layouts with this beautiful collection. I just love everything about it!!

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There is also a fabulous Birthday Bash going on, so be sure to swing by and check it out! Fun challenges and great prizes!! Even one for creating your own cell phone case! How fun is that? Here are the pages I’ve done so far…

Loverly - February Collection by P&Co Designers Outside the Box v2 by Gennifer Bursett
Loverly – February Collection by P&Co Designers
Outside the Box v2 by Gennifer Bursett
Loverly - February Collection by P&Co. Designers Template by Pallavi Sureka
Loverly – February Collection by P&Co. Designers
Template by Pallavi Sureka

Come have some fun with us!! Until then…peace, out!