Be Fearless

Sahlin Studio has a new kit in the store at The Lilypad:

I was really inspired and ended up making a hybrid page with lots on fun colors.

As soon as I saw this paper from the kit, I knew I wanted to print it out and color it. So I did! 🙂

I used a mix of watercolors (Caran d’Ache Neocolor II and Peerless) applied with a water brush to highlight a few phrases.

Then I added some gold mist splatters, chipboard hearts and a die cut vellum paper.

I love how the background acts as motivational journaling!

I added embellishments to match the three main colors of my page: pink, blue and yellow.

I added a pink vellum letter for my initial.

It was so much fun to put this page together. I hope you like it. Have a great end of the week!

July MPM

Happy Friday!! The Memory Pocket Monthly release for July is in the store at The Lilypad, and I am 100% in love with it!

Such fun colors! I used it to scrap a page with a photo of me as a child.


High Jump font by Amy Martin

I love how the colors pop against the gray background!
Next, One Little Bird has a kit that looks like it was made for me!

We love our food around here, and I always have many food pictures to scrap.


Nosh and Nosh journaling cards by One Little Bird

Also, there’s a Christmas in July sale going on that you don’t want to miss!

Week in the Life

Ali Edwards is gearing up to document her Week in the Life next month, and in addition to a physical kit she also has some digital products available.

I have done my first Week in the Life album last year, and look forward to documenting one week again this year. But for now, I started playing with the digital items, and I love them! Those 3″x8″ strips have so many possibilities!

I printed out some elements from the digital kit and made this 8.5″x11″ hybrid page. So simple and easy to put together!

So Much Love

This month’s theme for the Story Kit at Ali Edwards’s is Roots. I was inspired to dig out some old polaroid photos of me with my grandparents. I love these photos! I used the brush in the kit to make the backdrop for the photos.

I printed the designs onto kraft cardstock.

And the title says it all… so much love!

I love how this page turned out.

Fight Song

One of the things I love the most about scrapbooking, other than it gives me a chance to be creative and play with pretty paper, is that it makes me slow down and reflect on what are the things that really matter in my life. These past few weeks have been rough at work as I am waiting for some big news that has been delayed by over a month now. I am trying to cope with the uncertainty the best I can, but the stress has spilled into my whole life. Which is not good. So I made this page, to incite myself to keep going.

This is a hybrid page. I printed the text of the song (using the High Jump font by Amy Martin) and the “jump in” brush from Ali Edwards on a patterned background, then I added all the embellishments.

It’s funny, I usually am not inspired to use lyrics on my pages.. but this time it was just the perfect jumpstart for this page.

July M3

It’s time for the July M3 (Mixed Media Monthly) collection at The Lilypad! The theme for this month is heroes, and it was just perfect to make a motivational page for me.

I also combined some of the add ons for my page.

High Jump font by Amy Martin

And that’s it from me for today, have a good end of the week!

Happy Wednesday

We are at the middle of the week (which makes me happy), and at the middle of the summer too (which makes me sad). But today is also SOSN (Something Old, Something New 50% off sale at The Lilypad), so overall I am happy. 🙂
Here’s what I made with products from the sale:


Built for Two full kit by Allison Pennington
Noteworthy Papers and Noteworthy Alphas by Jacque Larsen
High Jump font by Amy Martin

The design was inspired by that fun doodled background with the frames. I love the pops of color!


I’m lucky this has been a short week for me, but nonetheless Friday couldn’t have arrived sooner! Yes.. it’s been one of those weeks! Luckily, I have no plans for the weekend (yay) and there are some lovely new kits in the store that made me smile. Here’s what I made from the new releases at The Lilypad!

Limited Edition Kit and Limited Edition Journal Cards by Valorie Wibbens and Lauren Reid
High Jump font by Amy Martin

And here’s a page with creashens’s newest kit:

Strawberry Bliss Kit by creashens
High Jump font by Amy Martin

Have a nice day!

Today (& Always)

Hello! For some unexpected turn of events my boss decided to give us today off, making this a 4-day weekend, and who am I to complain?? 🙂 The highlights of my day were catching up on my Project Life, and making this hybrid 2-pager.

I used the lovely Thick Day Brushes by Ali Edwards to cut out the days with my Silhouette. The paper I used is from this lovely set by Valorie Wibbens, which is part of the July BYOC.
Here’s a look at the two pages:

I had fun using different alpha stamps on both pages.

I love how the bright days stand out agains the moon.

I finished off the project with some messy stitching and paint splatters. I love how it turned out!