Hello Friday

It’s Friday, the last Friday in August! Eeek! I see Halloween goodies in the stores, and I’d better get working on the calendars I give to family as a Christmas gift soon! But today, I want to share this gorgeous new collection by creashens. I had lots of fun using it for this page!

You kitYou Stitches and You Flairs by creashensFont: Old Typewriter

I love the pops of orange, pink and green!


Yay, the end of the week is near! I have a business trip looming though so I won’t get to enjoy the weekend.. Anyway, I do have some good news – it’s Froggy Friday at The Lilypad, and I scrapped!! 🙂 I used this gorgeous collab by Paislee Press and Valorie Wibbens:

and awesome templates by Amy Martin. This page was so much fun to make! 🙂

Make Believe and Make Believe journal cards by Valorie Wibbens and Paislee Press
Stitching from Hello Daydream: the kit by Allison Pennington
The Damsel Series fonts by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

Have a great weekend!

Summer Favorites

I’m up on the write.click.scrapbook blog today with a post on capturing your favorite summer moments. Check it out!

Somehow, each year the summer months fly by at an incredible speed for me. This year was no exception; in fact – if possible – summer went by even faster than usual! I always have so many plans for fun things to do, but then our busy lives take over and many of these things never happen. The end of summer always feels bittersweet to me.

Reality check

Sometimes – especially now as the summer days on the calendar dwindle down to a few – I find myself regretting that we have done so little this summer. But in reality, we haven’t done little at all – it just feels that way because there was so much more I wanted to do. I need to remind myself that there have been many happy moments and each one of them was special. One way I like to keep track of the summer occurrences and give them the relevance they deserve is by making summary pages.

Summer Recap

On my summer recap pages, I like to select a few photographs that I love and include some journaling to capture those highlights.

Summer Fun by Mari Koegelenberg and Heather Roselli
Font: FG Jeana

For this layout, I used the digital kit Summer Fun by Mari Koegelenberg and Heather Roselli, and FG Jeana font for my journaling, which reads: “Each year, I have high hopes for a relaxing summer – this never happens, but I can honestly say this year beats them all. This has been the busiest summer of my life, by far. Yet, I am caught up in all these tight work deadlines, I want to make sure I savor the little things that are so special. So much to be grateful for.”

It makes me so happy to see all these moments together. I like to do these summary pages throughout the summer, and even more so towards the end of the summer, to capture those fleeting moments. What are your tricks to capture your summer memories?

Did you do a summer bucket list? I didn’t, but I do have a couple of things I am planning to do before the summer is over. 🙂

September Gallery Sneak

September is just around the corner.. and the monthly gallery at write.click.scrapbook is going live on Sep. 1st with loads of inspiration! Here’s a sneak peek of my page..

I can’t wait to share the full page – this was a fun one to make!! 🙂

I am doing the best I can to enjoy the end of the summer. Lots of work to do, as usual, but I’m making a point of enjoying the last of the good weather. How’s your summer going?

Days of the Week

Over the past three weeks, Mari Koegelenberg and Sugarplum Paperie have teamed up to bring to you the Days of the Week collection. It’s such a lovely collection, and each kit is great on its own or mixed up with the others. 🙂 Here is what I did with the first three weeks’ worth of kits.

Days of the Week: Monday by Mari Koegelenberg and Sugarplum Paperie
Font: Typical Writer


Days of the Week: Tuesday by Mari Koegelenberg and Sugarplum Paperie
Canvas Journaling Spots by Sugarplum Paperie

Days of the Week: Wednesday by Mari Koegelenberg and Sugarplum Paperie
Font: ElsieTallnSkinny

Have a great weekend!

Will you vote for me?

I entered a contest by Studio Calico and I’d love to win some shopping $$! The voting is on Facebook and goes on until Aug. 15th. You can vote once per day.

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