Clean and Simple

I am hosting the January 4th challenge for the Month of Challenges at The Lilypad. Today’s challenge is to make a clean and simple page. Obviously this is right up my alley, but I have some tips for you if that’s not the case for you. Check them out here. Here’s my page:

Credits:

A Slice of Lemon papers and A Slice of Lemon elements by Pink Reptile Designs
The Serif’s Sister font by Heather Joyce

You have all month long to play in the Month of Challenges. I am blown away by all the gorgeous pages that have been created so far! Inspiration overload! So far I am keeping up quite nicely, with 3 pages made out of 4. Let’s see how far I can get. If you play in all 31 challenges, you get a free $20 gift card to the store, plus the chance to win a spot on the Creative Team!

Hello 2015!

Hello, and Happy 2015!! I hope you had a great start of the year!

The January BYOC is in the store at The Lilypad, and I used it to scrap this page:

Credits:
A Slice of Lemon papers and A Slice of Lemon elements by Pink Reptile Designs
Lanky Alpha by Amy Martin

January is the Month of Challenges at The Lilypad: one challenge each day, and if you complete them all you get a $20 gift card to the store! And a chance to become a Pollywog like me (= creative team member.. best gig ever!!). 🙂 I hope you will play along! I am hosting the Jan. 4th challenge, so look for my post on Sunday.
I played along with today’s challenge.


Credits:

White Out Patterns and Backgrounds by Allison Pennington
Silver Linings elements by One Little Bird
Let’s Go overlays by Paislee Press
Sprinkles v31 by Valorie Wibbens

This is my first page scrapped in 2015, and I am in love with it!!

I also have a page to share from the January monthly gallery at write.click.scrapbook. This month’s theme was “decades”.. I was stumped at first, then I took this occasion to document something I don’t think I would have documented otherwise: my love for 50s music! 🙂

Credits:
Straight Up papers and These Are the Days by Kaye Winiecki
Don’t Stop the Music elements by Pink Reptile Designs
The Serif’s Sister font by Heather Joyce

I worked on my Project Life album today, but my printer is dying and I am unable to print pictures. So frustrating! I have my eye set on a new printer, but until that happens I guess I’ll have to stick to digital pages. 🙂

Goodbye 2014

As the year comes to a close, I thought it would be fun to look back at 2014. It has been a good crafty/memory keeping year for me.

I took close to 5,000 pictures on my dSLR and ~2,000 on my iPhone – indeed, I love my big camera!!
I made:

  • about 115 digital layouts,
  • 28 paper layouts,
  • ~36 cards,
  • 3 mini books (a fourth one – December Daily 2014 – is on its way),
  • a dozen tags,
  • and 42 weeks documented in my 2014 Project Life album (slowly but surely, I’m catching up on those remaining 10 weeks).

Here are just a few of my favorite pages from 2014..

 
  

I tried new things: die cutting, letterpressing. I attended my very first crop and met up with some online friends.

It has been a good year. And now, bring on 2015! HAPPY NEW YEAR!