Sales and more sales…

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a traditional dinner on Thursday with all the kids and one of the grandkids. The other two were at their other parents’ house and we missed them.

Are you a Black Friday shopper? I’m not so much. I don’t like the crowds and the parking and all that jazz, but I have been trying to scoop up deals online as I find them. I don’t have any particularly spectacular ones to share, except in the digi-scrapping community! Yes, there are Black Friday sales there, and they are not to be missed. Along with some upcoming Cyber Monday sales! Here are just a few of the things you  can pick up this weekend:

At The Lilypad:

Enjoy-Life-(BF)
Carpe Diem by Little Butterfly Wings and Studio Basic
October 2017 Layout Templates by Sahin Designs
Together
Family Matters – Storyteller 2018 November Add-on by Just Jaimee
Family Matters Journal Cards – Storyteller 2018 November Add-on
Storyteller 2018 November Templates by Just Jaimee
Tacos
Family Matters – Storyteller 2018 November Add-on by Just Jaimee
Family Matters Journal Cards – Storyteller 2018 November Add-on
Storyteller 2018 November Templates by Just Jaimee

 

At The Digital Press:

Love
Hearth and Home Mini Kit by Dawn by Design
Quick Scraps Vol. 6 by Anita Designs
Christmas
Hearth and Home Mini Kit by Dawn by Design
Quick Scraps Vol. 6 by Anita Designs

 

And at Sweet Shoppe:

Merry-and-Bright
Home for Christmas Collection by River~Rose
A Million Little Things Templates by Crystal Livesay
Elf-Aware
Let Me Take an Elfie Collection by River~Rose
Me Time Templates by Crystal Livesay
Always
You’re Still the One Bundle by River~Rose and Studio Basic
Me Time Templates by Crystal Livesay

And with all this scrapping, I’m behind on getting my DYD pages prepared and my PL, but I hope to be back on those tomorrow while I work on another little project that’s due in December 🙂 I hope that you enjoy the rest of your weekend and find some time to relax in the madness! Until next time, peace, out…

Most Wonderful Time…

I know I’ve mentioned before that I am not a fan of cold weather, winter, snow, any of that stuff. The shorter days can really get me down. But, there are a couple of things that keep me going through a lot of those days. One of those is my December Daily project. I just added a page here on the site for it and my cover page is done. I’ve also been working on some foundation pages so that I have it all ready to go when December starts. I’m trying to do a couple of pages a day, so that come December 1st, all I have to remember to do is take the photos. I talk a little bit about my process and other ways of going about it in this thread – DYD Sizes and Styles – at The Lilypad. I may come back one day soon and share a little more detail here. Everything I’ve used is from the Document Your December section of The Lilypad store. You can also check out what I’ve done in previous years in the December Daily section here on the blog.

For now, here’s my cover for this year:

DYD-Cover
December Memories 2018 6×8 Templates by Designed by Soco
Home for the Holidays Paper Pack by Sahlin Studio
December Days No. 4 by Sahlin Studio
Merry Everything Elements by Sahin Designs
Falalalala Elements by Rachel Jefferies

And here is a sample page I did:

Day-4-Sample
December Memories 2018 – 6×8 Templates by Designed by Soco
Chalkboard Holiday Tags by Etc. by Danyale
December Days No. 4 by Sahlin Studio
Home for the Holidays Paper Pack by Sahlin Studio
Home for the Holidays Elements by Sahlin Studio
Falalalala Elements by Rachel Jefferies

Are you doing a December Daily project this year? I’d love to see how you go about it!

I also want to share this absolutely gorgeous new release from Just Jaimee this week! The colors are stunning!!

Stay-Wild-600
Starry Night – Storyteller 2018 November Add-on by Just Jaimee
Templates – Storyteller 2018 November Add-on by Just Jaimee

I’ve got more goodness to share, so I’ll be back sometime this weekend! Thanks for looking and I hope you are enjoying your Friday night!

November already…

Ha I honestly did not think it had been almost a month since I last posted! Not quite sure what happened but it sure feels like I have been super busy every single day. Just dropping by today to share some fantastic new releases for this week!

Rain
November Rains Collection by River~Rose Fall Market Templates by Crystal Livesay
Simplicity
Simplicity Collab by TDP Designers
Thanksgiving
November Documented 2018 Kit by Rachel Etrog Designs Cold Hands Warm Heart Templates by Designed by Irma
Wild-and-Free
Native Bundle by Lynne-Marie Better Together {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs

I’m hoping to do some more updating soon, maybe this weekend! I am so excited to start planning my December Daily. It really helps keep me and my mind occupied during the cold dark days of winter. Thanks for looking! Peace, out…

Hello Friday…

Happy Friday!! Friday evenings are a favorite of mine. It is the one day of the week that we just do a lot of nothing. No homework, no chores, no cooking…just relaxing, maybe scrapping or movie watching. This Friday was a bit different because we had the day off due to some pretty significant flooding in the county where I teach. I feel so bad for all those who were affected by it. There were several campgrounds close to the river that were completely under water. I spent the day cleaning the house so that I can enjoy the rest of the weekend. I seriously need to spend as much time as possible catching up on Project Life! I am so many weeks behind and there’s so much more amazing, fun stuff coming up!

I thought I would jump on tonight and share the new releases for this week, and then hopefully be back to share some PL pages as I finish them!

New this week from Just Jaimee – Autumn Bucket List and Autumn Bucket List Journal Cards – October 2018 Storyteller Add-on

Autumn-Days

 

New from River~Rose – I Hope You’re Happy
Also using DSD 2018 Grab Bag by Crystal Livesay and Sara Gleason

Happy
It’s Special Edition Time at The Digital Press and new from Julia Makotinsky is Faboolous Fall Papers, Elements, and Templates

Spooky-Memories

Now, wish me luck on getting all caught up on PL! Until next time, peace, out…

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…

DSD Overload…

Happy DSD weekend!! For those who don’t know, DSD is Digital Scrapbooking Day. There are challenges, games, and sales galore!! I honestly get a little overwhelmed sometimes and decided a few years ago that I would just sit back and do what I could, when I could. There is just so much! But what I have done this week and into the weekend is scrap!

It’s also BYOC weekend at The Lilypad! Talk about gorgeous!! Here are just a few of the kits  you can find on sale:

Fall
Falling Leaves Mini Kit by Designed by Soco Falling Leaves Templates by Designed by Soco
One
Flannel Papers by Lynne-Marie Flannel Elements by Lynne-Marie Clean and Simple No. 30 by Sabrina’s Creations
Thirty-one
Something Wicked Papers by Sahin Designs and Sabrina’s Creations Something Wicked Elements by Sahin Designs and Sabrina’s Creations Clean and Simple No. 30 by Sabrina’s Creations

There are also some Special Saturday releases that are just as gorgeous!

Love-Fall
Countryside Elements by Etc. by Danayle Countryside Papers by Etc. by Danyale Alphabet Soup – Countryside by Etc. by Danyale Pure and Simple Templates by Pink Reptile Designs
Today
TLP Collab It’s About Time: Today 2018 DSD Grab Bag by Sara Gleason and Crystal Livesay
Yesterday
TLP Collab It’s About Time: Yesterday 2018 DSD Grab Bag by Sara Gleason and Crystal Livesay

 

I’m also hosting a DSD Scraplift Challenge at The Lilypad if you are into having some fun and possibly winning a little prize.

Shhhh
Life Uncensored – Daily Bull**** by Etc. by Danyale, Little Butterfly Wings, Fiddle-Dee-Dee, and Allison Pennington

 

There are more fun and games over at The Digital Press and some amazing new releases and fantastic for DSD!!

Halloween-Night
Spooked | DSD 2018 Grab Bag by Anita Designs and Dunia Designs Make It Count: August 2018 | Templates by Anita Designs

I’m hosting one of the monthly challenges over there – All About Me!

Over-50
Focus on the Good by MEG Designs Easy Inspiration No. 3 by MEG Designs

And even more amazing new releases over at Sweet Shoppe Designs!

Us
This is Us Collection by River~Rose and Studio Basic Picture Perfect by Crystal Livesay and Heartstrings Scrap Art
Haunting
Haunted Halloween Collection by River~Rose Picture Perfect by Crystal Livesay and Heartstrings Scrap Art
Rock
Music In Me Collection by River~Rose DSD 2018 Grab Bag by Crystal Livesay and Sara Gleason

Did I mention the word overload? Insane, isn’t it!! I hope you are joining in the fun and getting some memory keeping done! I’m heading back to the forums to see what I can get in to, so until next time…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…

What the…

Trying to wrap my brain around where the last two months have gone! Wow! I barely even remember them passing. Everything at work was just crazy. I finished up a class, had another project to complete, and held tons of meetings. Baseball season was a blur. Chance’s team didn’t do very well, but he had a great time and that’s all that matters. He really loves the game. School ended last Friday and since then I’ve been cleaning out rooms and prepping for a yard sale tomorrow. They are so much work, but I will be glad to be rid of all this junk! I have a one rule when it comes to yard sales…if it goes out of the house, it doesn’t come back in. Whatever doesn’t sell, will be donated or trashed. Once this week is over, it’s really time for summer break to begin!

Other than all of that, I’ve been trying to keep up with some scrapping. I am way behind on project life, but caught up in most other areas, even though there is so much I would love to do! My Scrap Pages is up to date, so if you want to check out what I’ve been up to, you can look there.

I thought I’d drop in while I have a quick minute and share some of the fantastic new releases this weekend!

First up is Collect Moments – Storyteller June 2018 Add-on by Just Jaimee. I paired it with the TLP June Challenge Template by Lynne-Marie.

This
Collect Moments – Storyteller June 2018 Add-on by Just Jaimee Collect Moments Journal Cards – Storyteller June 2018 Add-on by Just Jaimee June Template Challenge – Template by Lynne-Marie

Next is Ms. Gorgeous by Cornelia Designs and paired with her Be Bold, Be You Templates.

Pageant
Ms. Gorgeous | Collection by Cornelia Designs Be Bold, Be You Templates by Cornelia Designs

And last but certainly not least is Hello Happy Collection by River~Rose. I paired this one with June Bingo Templates by Crystal Livesay.

Today
Hello Happy Collection by River~Rose June Bingo Template by Crystal Livesay

And now that crazy time is over, I hope to have more time for blogging, so I will be back soon! For now, I’m off to do a little reading before I finish setting up for the yard sale! Hope you have a fabulous 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…..