Project Life – Week 13 and Week 14

I finally have time to share some of my Project Life. I finished the first spread last week, and the second one this week. I am still 3 weeks behind, but I cannot seem to be able to catch up with all the things that are going on lately! Here’s Week 13:

Project Life - Week 13

I love these bright colors! I had started using the colors I eventually used for Week 14 on this spread, but they just didn’t work with the photos, so I started over and picked the colors from my little birds art piece. Much better! 🙂

Project Life - Week 13

I painted the birds wood veneers from Studio Calico to match the color scheme.

Project Life - Week 13

Sorry, I had to block out a few pictures on the top left. Here are some details:

Project Life - Week 13

Labels are hot for Project Life right now, and I am starting to see why! 🙂 I loved using these ones by Valorie Wibbens this week!

Project Life - Week 13

We still had the palm from last year, so I cut a few pieces to put in my album. I love how it turned out! The “yum” was cut out with my Silhouette. I used mist paints to spray the numbers.

Let’s move on to Week 14! 🙂

Project Life - Week 14

The color for this week was purple – inspired by the lovely kit by Jenn Barrette, it went perfectly with an insert I had from the chocolate we bought at church. 🙂

Project Life - Week 14

The main ingredients this week are digi papers, stamps, wood veneer, cutouts, and paint. I framed all the photos with the new frames by Designs by Lili – they are so cool!

Project Life - Week 14

I love how this week turned out! Here’s a few details.

Project Life - Week 14

I used acrylic paint to stamp. It took a bit of patience to get it right on the little stamps I used for the title, while it was much easier with the bigger letters. I love the look! I took a screenshots of my votes for Dancing with the Stars, and made DH do the same. I will have a similar inserts for the next few weeks too. 🙂

Project Life - Week 14

I stamped this doily stamp with acrylic paint and distress ink.

Project Life - Week 14

More stamping with acrylic paint.

Project Life - Week 14

Here I painted on the kraft colored alpha stickers – I love how they turned out! The calendar is a Facebook freebie by Mari Koegelenberg – I love it!

Project Life - Week 14

Love the painted wood veneer!

Project Life - Week 14

I did a mix of stamping here for the title – so pretty!

Project Life - Week 14

Here I painted the cutout from my Silhouette. Originally, I tried using this as a mask to paint the letters, but it got messy and it didn’t work out.

Supplies for Week 13:

Everyday Storytelling Collection by Jenn Barrette and Kristin Cronin-Barrow
Papers from Good Day Sunshine by Karah Fredricks and Traci Reed
Label It by Valorie Wibbens
Wood veneers, alpha and Mr. Huey paint by Studio Calico.
Supplies for Week 14:

Chin-up Buttercup by Jenn Barrette
2012 Calendar Cards by Mari Koegelenberg – Facebook freebie
6″ Photo Strips by Designs by Lili
Stampendous alpha stamps
See and Stamp alpha stamps
Amy Tangerine Stamps – American Crafts
Transportation wood veneers by Studio Calico
Alpha stickers by Prima

My super busy streak is clearly not over, but I have a pretty new kit by Mari Koegelenberg to share with you today.

Here’s my page!

First Grill of the Year

Barefootin’ by Mari Koegelenberg and Traci Reed
Font: CK Ali’s Hand

I’ll be back tomorrow to share some Project Life. 🙂

Adventure Awaits

Wow, it has been a whole week since I last blogged (and scrapped)…! It’s a pretty good indication of how busy I’ve been lately. 🙁 Boo! But Mari Koegelenberg has a new kit out today, and it is gorgeous!

I had so much fun scrapping with it!

New Car

Come Away With Me by Mari Koegelenberg and Kristin Cronin-Barrow
Font: CK Rough Script

I hope to be back soon to share a new spread of my Project Life album.. but since it is cloudy here today, I cannot guarantee I’ll be able to take photos. 🙁

Hello Hello

Mari Koegelenberg has paired up with Shawna Clingerman to design this gorgeous new kit!

With the theme, I scrapped a screenshot I’d taken of a Skype call with my mom and grandma.

Skype, Credits: Hello Hello by Mari Koegelenberg and Shawna Clingerman Font: Typewriterhand

Hello Hello by Mari Koegelenberg and Shawna Clingerman
Font: Typewriterhand

Have a great weekend!


It’s time for the quarterly sale at The Lilypad!

The new releases out today are absolutely gorgeous, and they are all 30% off too! I have had a crazy week, so I was only able to do one quick thing. I used the new products by Sahlin Studio – I am totally in love with them!

These vintage cards are so much fun!!

I made a card for my Project Life:

Weight Log

Sew Artsy papers by Michelle Godin

Since I’ve been tracking my weight weekly in my PL album since January, this card was just perfect!! 🙂 I also used some new stamps I just bought this week (for “LOG”) – cute!

Hoping to get caught up a bit on my PL album this weekend.. but since I have work to do (sigh…), I’m not sure how much progress I’ll make. 🙁


There is a new fun pack of frames by creashens that came out this past week!

These frames come with worn overlays, and they are so cool! The square format makes them perfect for the Instagram pictures we’ve been taking with DH’s iPhone. I also used the gorgeous kit by creashens that is free this month for MSA newsletter subscribers – make sure to join here if you haven’t already.


Be by creashens available as a free download from April 2012 MSA Newsletter
Torn bits no. 5 and Alpha Stamps by creashens
Paint splatters from Loud by Micheline Martin and Sunkissed by Jazzmin Designs
Font: Traveling Typewriter

Have a great week!

Spring Colors

Mari Koegelenberg has a new kit in the shop today!

I love these spring colors! I have a lovely Easter project in mind, but given that Easter is tomorrow and I am swamped with work, I am not sure that it will happen… We’ll see. 🙂 In the meantime, here’s a page I made with this gorgeous kit:

Evening Walk

Mother’s Love by Mari Koegelenberg
Font: FG Jeana

That flourished alpha is to die for!

April BYOC!

It’s the most exciting time of the month – BYOC time!!! The April BYOC at The Lilypad is extraordinary. It’s no mystery that I love bright colors, and these colors make me so happy!

Alas, this week has been crazy for me, so I have not had time to play with the BYOC nearly as much as I wanted. But, I am in love with what I’ve used so far, and I can’t wait to use more! Here’s what I’ve used:

As soon as I saw this album template, I knew I wanted to make something hybrid! So, even though time was limited, I went for it. 🙂 I also used this stunning kit by Jenn Barrette, who is guesting at The Lilypad this month:

Another guest designer is Michelle Godin – check out these awesome alphas!

Finally, Sahlin Studio has these super versatile new products:

I’ve been loving the instagram look and I’m so happy to be able to add this frame to any picture, now!

And here is my hybrid page.

Things That Make Me Happy

All About Us Template Album by Valorie Wibbens
Sloppy Stencils alpha by Michelle Godin
The Typewriter font by Heather Hess

I had so much fun with this! I’m not sure if I will turn this into a full album or if I will just insert this page into my Project Life album. Here are a few close ups. I totally embraced the messy stitching! 🙂

Things That Make Me Happy

I still am having trouble stitching on photos, since they don’t get fed as smoothly as other paper in the machine, but it all worked out in the end.

Things That Make Me Happy

The topic of this page is a random collection of things that make me happy. Most of the pictures were from DH’s phone, but not all.

Things That Make Me Happy

I misted some Studio Calico wood veneer to match the colors of this BYOC. Fun!!

Things That Make Me Happy

Have a fabulous weekend!

And YAY, this project got spotlighted on the One Story Down blog today. 🙂