Happy Saturday!!

And the Saturday before Christmas at that. Wow! I am almost ready. I have had a few things to do for a couple of weeks now and keep putting them off or other things get in the way. Now I am feeling crunch time. I have a couple of gifts to wrap, a couple to make, and some candy to do and I will be officially finished. I am hoping to accomplish most, if not all, of it tomorrow! Then my plan is to clean house on Monday and be ready for the holiday 🙂

I have managed to get some scrapping in the last week or so and there are some fantastic new releases this week. Here’s what I have to share:

Little Joys by Etc. by Danyale Alphabet Soup - Worn by Etc. by Danyale Template by Amy Martin (retired)
Little Joys by Etc. by Danyale
Alphabet Soup – Worn by Etc. by Danyale
Template by Amy Martin (retired)
December Wolff Pack Papers by Amy Wolff December Wolff Pack Messy Marvin by Amy Wolff December Wolff Pack Alpha by Amy Martin Topography No. 16 by Valorie Wibbens
December Wolff Pack Papers by Amy Wolff
December Wolff Pack Messy Marvin by Amy Wolff
December Wolff Pack Alpha by Amy Martin
Topography No. 16 by Valorie Wibbens
Christmas Day Bundle by Sahin Designs December 2015 Layout Templates by Sahin Designs
Christmas Day Bundle by Sahin Designs
December 2015 Layout Templates by Sahin Designs
Handcut Snowflakes by Valorie Wibbens Warm Hugs by Valorie Wibbens Sprinkles V39 by Valorie Wibbens Topography No. 16 by Valorie Wibbens
Handcut Snowflakes by Valorie Wibbens
Warm Hugs by Valorie Wibbens
Sprinkles V39 by Valorie Wibbens
Topography No. 16 by Valorie Wibbens
A New Me  by River~Rose
A New Me by River~Rose
Snail Mail Kit by Studio Basic,, Sugary Fancy, and Traci Reed Snail Mail Brushes and Stuff by Studio Basic
Snail Mail Kit by Studio Basic,, Sugary Fancy, and Traci Reed
Snail Mail Brushes and Stuff by Studio Basic
Call Home by River~Rose
Call Home by River~Rose

 

I have also been working on my December Daily. I’m a few days behind, but hopefully I’ll get that caught up in the next day or so as well. Here’s what I have so far 🙂

Joyous by Sahin Designs Dear Santa Templates by Anita Designs Alphabet Soup: Foil and Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale
Joyous by Sahin Designs
Dear Santa Templates by Anita Designs
Alphabet Soup: Foil and Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale
Joyous by Sahin Designs Dear Santa Templates by Anita Designs Alphabet Soup: Foil and Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale 31 Days in December by MEG Designs
Joyous by Sahin Designs
Dear Santa Templates by Anita Designs
Alphabet Soup: Foil and Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale
31 Days in December by MEG Designs
Dear Santa by Sahin Designs and Anita Designs 31 Days in December by MEG Designs Alphabet Soup: Foil and Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale
Dear Santa by Sahin Designs and Anita Designs
31 Days in December by MEG Designs
Alphabet Soup: Foil and Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale
Dear Santa by Sahin Designs and Anita Designs Alphabet Soup: Foil and Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale
Dear Santa by Sahin Designs and Anita Designs
Alphabet Soup: Foil and Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale
Joyous by Sahin Designs Alphabet Soup: Foil and Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale Dear Santa Templates by Anita Designs
Joyous by Sahin Designs
Alphabet Soup: Foil and Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale
Dear Santa Templates by Anita Designs
Dear Santa Collection by Sahin Designs and Anita Designs
Dear Santa Collection by Sahin Designs and Anita Designs
31 Days in December Template by MEG Designs Dear Santa by Sahin Designs Alphabet Soup - Foil & Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale Shabby Pocket - Document Your December by Etc. by Danyale
31 Days in December Template by MEG Designs
Dear Santa by Sahin Designs
Alphabet Soup – Foil & Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale
Shabby Pocket – Document Your December by Etc. by Danyale
31 Days in December by MEG Designs Dear Santa Template by Anita Designs Alphabet Soup - Foil & Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale
31 Days in December by MEG Designs
Dear Santa Template by Anita Designs
Alphabet Soup – Foil & Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale
31 Days in December Template by MEG Designs Dear Santa Collection by Sahin Designs and Anita Designs Alphabet Soup - Foil & Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale
31 Days in December Template by MEG Designs
Dear Santa Collection by Sahin Designs and Anita Designs
Alphabet Soup – Foil & Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale
Dear Santa Template by Anita Designs December 2015 by Tracy Martin Alphabet Soup - Foil & Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale
Dear Santa Template by Anita Designs
December 2015 by Tracy Martin
Alphabet Soup – Foil & Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale
Dear Santa Template by Anita Designs Christmas Day by Sahin Designs Alphabet Soup - Foil & Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale
Dear Santa Template by Anita Designs
Christmas Day by Sahin Designs
Alphabet Soup – Foil & Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale
Joyous by Sahin Designs 31 Days in December by MEG Designs Alphabet Soup - Foil & Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale
Joyous by Sahin Designs
31 Days in December by MEG Designs
Alphabet Soup – Foil & Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale
Dear Santa Template by Anita Designs Christmas Day by Sahin Designs Alphabet Soup - Foil & Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale Shabby Pocket - Document Your December by Etc. by Danyale
Dear Santa Template by Anita Designs
Christmas Day by Sahin Designs
Alphabet Soup – Foil & Tinsel by Etc. by Danyale
Shabby Pocket – Document Your December by Etc. by Danyale

I also have my Life in Pockets updated, but I won’t post them all here. You can head over to that page and check them out if you’d like. I’m going to work on getting my DD posted around some galleries 🙂 Hope you have a great rest of the weekend and I’ll be back as soon as I have a minute! Peace, out….

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Yikes!

Been a while since I came by here and honestly, I’m not sure where the time went ha. I fully intended to blog last weekend, then I thought I would while on Thanksgiving break, but yeah, it just didn’t happen. I did update my Scrap Pages with last week’s layouts and I thought I would take a minute to swing by and share all that’s new this week. No nonsense out of me this week. Not really feeling the best today, so short and sweet. Here’s all the fabulousness in the shops that I had the privilege of working with:

Baking Spirits Bright by Valorie Wibbens and Mari Koegelenberg Topography No. 19 by Valorie Wibbens
Baking Spirits Bright by Valorie Wibbens and Mari Koegelenberg
Topography No. 19 by Valorie Wibbens
Winter Woodland Bundle by Etc. by Danyale Preserved by Sara Gleason
Winter Tradition Bundle by Etc. by Danyale
Preserved by Sara Gleason
Winter Woodland Bundle by Etc. by Danyale Preserved by Sara Gleason
Winter Tradition Bundle by Etc. by Danyale
Preserved by Sara Gleason
Pocket Life '15: Holiday Collection by Traci Reed
Pocket Life ’15: Holiday Collection by Traci Reed
Pocket Life '15: Holiday Collection by Traci Reed
Pocket Life ’15: Holiday Collection by Traci Reed
Pocket Life '15: Holiday Collection by Traci Reed Jump Right In by Two Tiny Turtles
Pocket Life ’15: Holiday Collection by Traci Reed
Jump Right In by Two Tiny Turtles
Lean on Me Charity Collab by Amy Wolff, Allison Pennington, Etc. by Danyale, Just Jaimee, Kim Jensen, andPink Reptile Designs
Lean on Me Charity Collab by Amy Wolff, Allison Pennington, Etc. by Danyale, Just Jaimee, Kim Jensen, andPink Reptile Designs
Christmas Town Kit by River~Rose Christmas Town Extra Elements by River~Rose
Christmas Town Kit by River~Rose
Christmas Town Extra Elements by River~Rose
Dear Santa | Grab Bag by Sahin Designs and Anita Designs November 2015 Layout Templates by Sahin Designs
Dear Santa | Grab Bag by Sahin Designs and Anita Designs
November 2015 Layout Templates by Sahin Designs
Winter Woodland Bundle by Etc. by Danyale
Winter Tradition Bundle by Etc. by Danyale
Believe by Valorie Wibbens Drama Queen Magic by Valorie Wibbens December Dots and Doodads by Amy Wolff Messy Edges by Amy Wolff Press Plate No. 40 by Paislee Press
Believe by Valorie Wibbens
Drama Queen Magic by Valorie Wibbens
December Dots and Doodads by Amy Wolff
Messy Edges by Amy Wolff
Press Plate No. 40 by Paislee Press
Dear Santa | Grab Bag by Anita Designs and Sahin Designs
Dear Santa | Grab Bag by Anita Designs and Sahin Designs

 

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a great week ahead!! Peace, out…

Crazy busy

I thought we were going to get off easy this year with Halloween being on Saturday. Not so much. Instead, it turned in to a two day ordeal and 3x the make-up. C had to be ready for his Halloween party at school on Friday, and I played with some make-up on myself. Then, right after school, we re-did the make-up and went to work with A at the Rescue Squad’s haunted house. It was a lot of fun, but made for a really long day. We didn’t get home until about midnight. We did make-up again on Saturday for trick-or-treat. I have had my fill of candy :p

Today, we went to mom’s to celebrate my birthday a couple of days early. My sister, her husband, and one of her daughters and her husband came. But the best part was having all 3 of my kids, my daughter-in-law, and my granddaughter all together. We are so seldom any more it seems. Having grown children is different for sure. We are supposed to go out to dinner on Tuesday for my actual birthday. And Thursday is parent/teacher conferences, which means staying at work until 7. Going to be a long week!

Now to update some scrap pages from this weekend… there’s still time to catch them on sale if you hurry!

Be Happy by River~Rose Quick Scraps Vol 6 by Anita Designs
Be Happy by River~Rose
Quick Scraps Vol 6 by Anita Designs

 

All Year Round - Spookifications by Traci Reed and Jady Day Capricious by Zoliofrope (retired)
All Year Round – Spookifications by Traci Reed and Jady Day
Capricious by Zoliofrope (retired)

 

Fright Collection by Sahin Designs
Fright Collection by Sahin Designs

 

Our Journey by River~Rose September Templates by Sahin Designs
Our Journey by River~Rose
September Templates by Sahin Designs

 

Grateful Papers, Elements, and Alpha by Amy Wolff
Grateful Papers, Elements, and Alpha by Amy Wolff

 

 A Bit Worn Topography No. 1 by Valorie Wibbens Shabby Fair by Etc. by Danyale Shabby Fair Paint by Etc. by Danyale Alphabet Soup - Shabby Fair by Etc. by Danyale

A Bit Worn Topography No. 1 by Valorie Wibbens
Shabby Fair by Etc. by Danyale
Shabby Fair Paint by Etc. by Danyale
Alphabet Soup – Shabby Fair by Etc. by Danyale

 

And I caught up on a couple of weeks worth of my Life in Pockets.. All using Pocket Life ’15 – October Collection by Traci Reed and 365Unscripted: Plastic Stitched Grids by Traci Reed.  I am still a little behind, but not too far.

Pocket Life '15 - October Collection by Traci Reed 365Unscripted: Plastic Stitched Grids by Traci Reed

Pocket Life '15 - October Collection by Traci Reed 365Unscripted: Plastic Stitched Grids by Traci Reed

Pocket Life '15 - October Collection by Traci Reed 365Unscripted: Plastic Stitched Grids by Traci Reed

Pocket Life '15 - October Collection by Traci Reed 365Unscripted: Plastic Stitched Grids by Traci Reed

I am also having a go at at mini gratitude album for November using 4×6 Photo Templates by Paislee Press

Front-Cover Nov

Starting on some 2016 Calendar Pages thanks to some fabulous new releases from MEG Designs

January February

March

I will make a gallery somewhere for them. Hope you all have a great first week of November! 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
[ link ]
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…

It’s a Great Day

What an awesome day! This has to be one of my most favorite days of the whole year…Daylight Savings Time! I love the extra daylight in the evening. I just have so much more energy when I have more sunlight in my life. I get so lethargic once the sun goes down, and when that happens right after I get home from work, it’s really rather depressing.

But I didn’t really come back today to sing the praises of DST, I wanted to share my newest Life in Pockets pages. I am keeping up fairly well so far. I still have this past week to do, but hopefully I’ll get that done later today. C has basketball practice and I have to shop for my mother’s birthday, but other than that I don’t have much else to do. Thankfully, my morning does not involve shoveling or chipping ice!!

For Week 9, I used all things Valorie Wibbens – For Like Ever Papers, For Like Ever Journal Cards, and Sprinkles V33…all at The Lilypad.

Week-9-L  Week-9-R

I’ve added them to my Life in Pockets page, so everything there should be up to date! I’m on my way to work on some pages for releases coming up this week. Hope everyone has a fantastic Sunday!! Peace, out….

Well…

I’m not really sure where the last few days went, other than we did finally get back to work for 3 days and then off another 2. I am over winter. Fortunately, it does look like the next week or more will be beautiful and no temps below freezing! I also love, love, love the time change! I really do think about this blog every day and say I’m coming to post something and then one thing leads to another and I piddle around and don’t do it. But anyway, I’m here now and wanted to share a few new things for this week!

First up, it’s a brand new month at Simple Scrapper! If you haven’t checked out their Premium Membership, you really should. It’s a great community filled with wonderful scrappers! You also get access to a full library of sketches and Story Starters to jump start your creativity, Spark Magazine, planning tools, and lots of other unique and awesome content. Here are the layouts I created with sketches and story starters from the Premium Membership:

Love The Life You Live by Tracy Martin Simple Pleasures by Tracy Martin Sketch and Story Starter from Simple Scrapper Premium Membership
Love The Life You Live by Tracy Martin
Simple Pleasures by Tracy Martin
Sketch and Story Starter from Simple Scrapper Premium Membership

 

All Year Round: Foundations by Traci Reed and Jady Day Sketch and Story Starter from Simple Scrapper Premium Membership
All Year Round: Foundations by Traci Reed and Jady Day
Sketch and Story Starter from Simple Scrapper Premium Membership

 

Basketball season is winding down and we are in the playoffs right now. I have so many photos to scrap and Traci Reed read my mind! She has this great new basketball kit and matching cards!

3 Point Shot and 3 Point Shot Cards by Traci Reed 365Unscripted Plastic Stitched Grids by Traci Reed
3 Point Shot and 3 Point Shot Cards by Traci Reed
365Unscripted Plastic Stitched Grids by Traci Reed

 

Val C. has a great new challenge over at Oscraps! I just loved playing with the big words that she provides for the challenge.

Creative Box - Big WORD by Val C. Designs ArtBook - This Day - The Bundle by Val C. Designs ArtBook - Posing ART by Val C. Designs
Creative Box – Big WORD by Val C. Designs
ArtBook – This Day – The Bundle by Val C. Designs
ArtBook – Posing ART by Val C. Designs

 

Also out this week is a beautiful kit called Create Joy by River~Rose. I paired it up with This Journey called Life template by Two Tiny Turtles.

Create Joy by River~Rose This Journey Called Life by Two Tiny Turtles
Create Joy by River~Rose
This Journey Called Life by Two Tiny Turtles

 

And I am off to get ready for a day at basketball! Have a terrific weekend! Peace, out…

Hump Daaaay!

Yeah, played out, I know! Wednesday has another name around here…just plain ole trash day. That’s how I gauge the days of the week..by what has to be done on certain days. The trash doesn’t really run on Wednesday, but around 6am on Thursday, so out it goes on Wednesday night. And for the record, taking the trash out when it’s bitterly cold really sucks! We also had basketball practice today, getting ready for the game tomorrow. C’s team is undefeated so far! Another busy week. I went to have my nails done yesterday and I get my hair done Friday for the first time since A’s wedding! My roots are baaaaad. There are seriously so many days that I wish I would just go gray already. I’m going to think of them as my natural highlights and let it go. But so far I have only had 2 or 3 here and there.

But I didn’t come here to blab about trash or basketball or hair. I am just swinging by to update my Project Life pages. Four weeks in and keeping up so far. Traci Reed’s Pocket Life ’15: January Collection is just amazing and has made the pages come together so easily. Here’s my week 4 (The Week 4 title is by One Little Bird and the templates are Traci’s 365Unscripted.

Pocket Life '15: January Collection by Traci Reed 365Unscripted Stitched Grids by Traci Reed Weekly Edition by One Little Bird
Pocket Life ’15: January Collection by Traci Reed
365Unscripted Stitched Grids by Traci Reed
Weekly Edition by One Little Bird
Pocket Life '15: January Collection by Traci Reed 365Unscripted Stitched Grids by Traci Reed
Pocket Life ’15: January Collection by Traci Reed
365Unscripted Stitched Grids by Traci Reed

So far I am keeping up with the 2 page spreads…we’ll see how long it continues 🙂 I will be back in a day or two to share all the awesome new releases that I got to play with this week! There’s some good stuff!! Until then…peace, out!

Let’s Get It On!

The new year that is! Bring on 2015! I’m ready for the new year with new plans and new organization…at least in my mind ha. We’ll see how it all pans out. We had a pretty quiet New Year’s Eve watching the festivities from New York on TV, eating lots of junk, and playing around with silly photo booth stuff that I printed for C. The new year, so far, has been spent doing a whole big bunch of nothing.

I have been working on uploading some scrappy stuff and will be getting  my Scrap Pages updated when I wind up this post. There is all kinds of fantastic stuff to start the new year! If you make it to the end of this, kudos to you!!

Danyale has a great new set of journal cards called The Dirty Deck – Holidays. These are so much fun! I used them for this page along with her new release all about Christmas Catastrophes called Better Luck Next Year:

Better Luck Next Year by Etc by Danyale Dirty Deck - Holidays by Etc by Danyale Gimme Pockets Vol 1 by Cluster Queen Creations
Better Luck Next Year by Etc by Danyale
Dirty Deck – Holidays by Etc by Danyale
Gimme Pockets Vol 1 by Cluster Queen Creations

Pixels and Company has an absolutely amazing new collab for January – Winter Wish! I’m telling you, I could not stop using this beauty! Here are several pages with it:

Winter Wish by P&Co Designers
Winter Wish by P&Co Designers
Winter Wish by P&Co Designers
Winter Wish by P&Co Designers
Winter Wish by P&Co Designers
Winter Wish by P&Co Designers
Winter Wish by P&Co Designers
Winter Wish by P&Co Designers

MEG Designs has a fun New Year’s kit as well. Great sprinkles, and even a couple of fantastic coordinating templates:

Sparkling Year  by MEG Designs
Sparkling Year by MEG Designs

Cheryl is helping us all plan ahead this year with calendars for 2016! How cool is that..no last minute calendar creations..create them over the course of the year!

Fuss Free: Plan Ahead 2016 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Getting Artsy: Winter Blues by Cluster Queen Creations
Fuss Free: Plan Ahead 2016 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee
Getting Artsy: Winter Blues by Cluster Queen Creations

I already have a start on my Life in Pockets! The cover page is done thanks to a fantastic freebie from Traci Reed Designs! This also uses her kit – I’ve Got Sunshine.

2015-Cover

And if you stayed with me this long…thank you!! Wishing you all the best for the new year. Peace, love, and happiness 🙂