Exciting News!

I have some very exciting news to share! Mari Koegelenberg is moving to Sweet Shoppe Designs! And to celebrate, she has a very pretty freebie in her store:

Here’s a page I made with it:

Good Times

At the moment her store is empty, but by next week it will be filled with gorgeous old and new kits! 🙂

There’s also a new beautiful collab by Jenn Barrette and Kristin Cronin-Barrow in the shoppe today:

I made a quick card with it last night:

I Love You card

The stamped letters didn’t quite turn out as I was hoping, so I added some doodling… Not sure I like it, but it is what it is! 🙂

Have a great weekend!

Project Life – Week 11

Well, well, I cannot believe how fast I put Week 11 together! I got it done this week in scraps of time, and I am quite pleased with how it turned out! Now I just need to do Week 12 (last week) and the current week to be all caught up. 🙂

I do have a reason for not working harder on catching up, though. I signed up for a 3-week art class (that started in Week 11), and I’m having so much fun with it that it’s hard to find time for everything! Add to that the fact that I was out of town last week (Week 12), and I am majorly behind with my crafty projects. But it’s all good! 🙂 Anyway, here’s the workshop I’m taking:

I am absolutely loving it! I am totally, completely new to all of these techniques, but it’s so much fun to try! I know I never would have tried these things out if it weren’t for the class. During the first week, I did my very first experiment with watercolors, and made these darling cupcakes:

I used this as a card for my mom’s birthday! I couldn’t believe I made it! 🙂 DH even paid me a huge compliment (very unlike him!), saying that I should sell these! 🙂
Then last night I added paint and modeling paste to the mix, and I made this:

Isn’t it just adorable?? But let’s back to my Project Life. 🙂 Here’s Week 11!

Project Life - Week 11

I kept things really easy this week, using only paper supplies (the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line). Here is a closer look at the two pages.

Project Life - Week 11

DH was out of town most of the week, but he was sweet enough to email me several pictures while he was away, so I included them in the album (I’m happy to report that I’ve made him addicted to instagram too! ;)).

Project Life - Week 11

I have not started working on Week 12 yet, but I plan to keep things super simple for that week too, so I hope to have something to share over the weekend.

Dear Lizzy Neapolitan collection
See and Stamp alpha stamps
Washi tape
Smash date stamp K&C company

Project Life – Week 8, Week 9 and Week 10

I knew I would fall behind with my Project Life album the week of my thesis proposal, and indeed it happened. After Week 7, I didn’t do any pages until last week. Week 9 was the actual week of my proposal, but I had no time to do anything the week leading to it. So I found myself with 3 weeks to catch up, plus the current week. I am happy to report I have finished three weeks (8-10) two weeks ago. I didn’t have time to share pictures before now unfortunately, since it has been a super stressful week. But here is Week 8:

Project Life 2012 - Week 8

The Sunday of Week 8 was the Oscars ceremony, so I used the movie theme for the whole week. I went with a black, white and red color scheme. Here’s a look at the individual pages:

Project Life 2012 - Week 8

I was alone for most of the week, and didn’t have much to document other than a snow storm and some crafty shopping ;), but I still found out I had plenty of photos to fit in this spread. 🙂

Project Life 2012 - Week 8

I didn’t want to bother covering up the journaling (sorry… seriously pressed for time here!) so there are no closeups of Week 8. But that’s OK, because it means we can move along directly to Week 9… and Week 9 is a big favorite of mine! 😉

Project Life 2012 - Week 9

I went with products from the March BYOC at The Lilypad, and that never disappoints! 🙂 Here’s a closer look to the pages:

Project Life 2012 - Week 9

At the bottom left, top right and bottom right I used postcards/business cards from a few restaurants we went to.

Project Life 2012 - Week 9

I also had lots of fun using my new Studio Calico stamps this week. Here are some details:

Project Life 2012 - Week 9

I used digi stuff, stamps, and alphas. Fun!

Project Life 2012 - Week 9

I stuffed all kinds of memorabilia in this pocket! It is very dimensional, and I attached everything with washi tape. Fun!

Project Life 2012 - Week 9

More alpha stamps and stamps mixed in with digi cards.

Project Life 2012 - Week 9

Gosh, these colors make me so happy! All right, let’s move on to week 10 now. I made an insert using a 6″x12″ pocket since I had some extra photos this week. Here’s what the full spread looks like, with the insert:

Project Life 2012 - Week 10

Project Life 2012 - Week 10

And here are the individual pages. Left:

Project Life 2012 - Week 10

I scanned a coupon from Starbucks (bottom left) since I loved how it looked. 🙂

Insert (front and back):

Project Life 2012 - Week 10

I used a business card from the restaurant (blocked out, sorry). I did lots of stitching this week, which was fun since I hadn’t done any for a few weeks! For the inserts, I made 3 6″x4″ cards for each side, and stitched them together.

And right:

Project Life 2012 - Week 10

(again, I blocked out the business cards in these photos)

In week 10 DH and I went away for 2 days (he was on a short business trip, and I went along), but it was a getaway full of drama… I tripped in my laptop’s power cord and the computer came crashing down from the bed to the floor… Ack! But I was incredibly lucky. Not only didn’t the laptop suffer significant damage (only the screen wasn’t working anymore), but my DH was able to open it up and fix it, so it is working just as before! Phew! But let me tell you, I passed several minutes of pure terror!

Here is a (somewhat complete) list of supplies used for these weeks:

Week 8
Movie elements from Front Row Seats by Jacque Larsen
Name in Lights alpha by Kate Hadfield
White background from Frozen Treats Paper Pack by Jacque Larsen
Today Journal Cards by Valorie Wibbens
Heart paper and pizza element from Mi Amore papers and Mi Amore elements by Valorie Wibbens
Snow much fun word strip from Snow Bunny by Jenn Barrette
Alpha stickers by Prima
Becky Higgins Project Life Clementine kit
Smash date stamp K&C company
Washi tape from InTheClear
Week 9
One Fine Day papers and One Fine Day elements by Kaye Winiecki
Journal It {The Blanks} by Sabrina Dupre
Check the Box Cards no. 1 by Emily Merritt
Nom Nom Gimme Some by Lauren Grier
4×6 Photo Collages no. 2
Alpha stickers by Prima and Elf Thickers by American Crafts
Studio Calico Epic and Awesome stamps
See and Stamp alpha stamps
Calendar freebie by Valorie Brown
Smash date stamp K&C company
Washi tape from InTheClear
Week 10
Little Miss Personality by Jenn Barrette
4×6 Photo Collages no. 2 and 3×4 Photo Collages by Designs by Lili
Smash date stamp K&C company

Studio Calico Epic and Awesome stamps

Washi tape from InTheClear
Stamps by Recollections and Studio Calico
Dear Lizzy Thickers alpha
Washi tape

I already have half of my Week 11 done, so I hope to be able to share that somewhat soon. 🙂


My goodness, I haven’t blogged in ages! I was out of town last week so I didn’t have anything to share, but I am putting together a Project Life post – look for that tomorrow. 🙂 But in the meantime, I do have something to show! creashens has a new kit in the store today. It was included in the Digi Files a while back, but it was new to me and I had fun using it!

I had just the right pictures for it!

Spring Stroll

Daydreamer by creashens
Font: CK Ali’s Hand

Puddle Jumper

Two of my designers, Jenn Barrette and Mari Koegelenberg, have teamed up to create a gorgeous spring kit – it’s a first, and I hope they will repeat this in the future, because this team rocks!

These bright colors make me so, so happy! I didn’t have rain pictures, but this cheerful kit was perfect to scrap this picture from this past weekend. 🙂

Spring Weekend

Puddle Jumper by Jenn Barrette and Mari Koegelenberg
Fonts: Pacifico, FG Jeana

Have Fun!

Ju Kneipp has a new gorgeous collection out today! It’s made of two parts, one for boys and one for girls:

I am experiencing a serious, unexpected addiction to bright green ;), so I used the boy portion to make this fun card:

Have Fun card

I love how it turned out! I gave it to DH yesterday as he was about to leave for a business trip.

You can buy the two kits separately in Ju’s store at Catscrap or Oscraps, but I think it’s really fun to mix and match too!

Juan Carlos and Fifi

There are three new gorgeous products by Creashens out today, and I just scrapped a page with them. 🙂

Juan Carlos and Fifi are a dog and a bunny, and they’re just plain adorable! 😉

I am so in love with this green+pink combination!

Here’s my page:

Off We Go

Font: Stamp

I’ll be definitely scrapping some more with these goodies, I have in no way used up all the pretty things I wanted to use! 😉

Wednesday Bargains!

It’s time for the usual mid-week sale at The Lilypad. A bunch of products are 50% off today only for Something Old, Something New. I used a few of them to scrap two pages. In fact, I only used products by guest designers today. First off, this fun kit by Lauren Grier:

Those kitties are just adorable! Then I used this very fun bling pack by Kim Jensen:

and some butterflies:

I Love You

Kitteh Love by Lauren Grier

For my second page, I used this great kit by Sabrina Dupre:

I loved the monochromatic feel and thought it was perfect to scrap my snow pictures! I added more bling too! 🙂


Moments by Sabrina Dupre
Bitty Blingy Blooms by Kim Jensen
Icicles Alpha by Sahlin Studio
Font: FG Christine

Have a great rest of the week! 🙂


I am so excited to share my first page for creashens’s CT! It was tough to pick which kit to start with from Shen’s beautiful store, but since I had these pictures in mind, I had to go with this fun kit:

Here is my page:


Fruity by creashens
Font: DJB JenniferK

I love that background paper, so bright and happy!