Month of Challenges at The Lilypad: Week 4

Well well… I am so happy to report I was able to scrap this week, even though I’m on a business trip. So week 4 of the Month of Challenges at The Lilypad is complete!

Day 22 – Geometrical Mosaics

Memory Pockets Monthly: KEEN from The Lilypad

Day 23 – Scraplift

Lift of Sparkle On by sucali:
Memory Pockets Monthly: KEEN from The Lilypad

Day 24 – Pieces of Us

The Way We Were(n’t) Vol.10 papers by Allison Pennington
Memory Pockets Monthly: KEEN from The Lilypad
Groundwork No. 1: Speak Your Truth by Tangie Baxter

Day 25 – Art Doll

Memory Pockets Monthly: KEEN from The Lilypad
Art Doll Templates and Groundwork No. 1: Speak Your Truth by Tangie Baxter

Day 26 – Tradition/Heritage

Memory Pockets Monthly: KEEN from The Lilypad
Mixed Bag alpha and Oh Happy Day alpha by CD Muckosky
Mixed Media Monthly January ’18 alpha from The Lilypad
Brand New Year alpha by Pink Reptile Designs

Day 27 – Combine SIX Designers

50% off for SOSN
Sweet Dreams | Templates by Sabrina’s Creations

Remy and Pipit by Rebecca McMeen
Parisian Dates by Lynn Grieveson
In Stitches Alpha by Kim Jensen
Sweetly Pastel alpha by CD Muckosky
Groundwork No. 1: Speak Your Truth by Tangie Baxter

Whew- and the 4th week is done! Only a few days left now! 🙂

Month of Challenges at The Lilypad – Week 3

The Month of Challenges is in full swing at The Lilypad, and I am happy to report that I have been keeping up so far! Here is the roundup of the pages I made this week.

Day 15 – Filled Style

We Are Moving | Kit by Pink Reptile Designs and Paula Kesserling

Day 16 – Off-Center Photo

Day 17 – Username


Day 18 – Recipe

Mixed Media Monthly Jan. ’18 from The Lilypad
sequin scatter from Mixed Media Monthly Feb. ’17 from The Lilypad

This page was made with the January Mixed Media Monthly collection from The Lilypad designers – I love it!!

Day 19 – Clip Photo to Title/Alpha

Day 20 – Simple Template

MOC 6 Simple Template by Sabrina’s Creations
December You Are My Fave by Paislee Press

Day 21 – Hunt for Happiness

Arboretum {Home} and Home {Papers} by Sara Gleason

And this marks 3/3 weeks completed for me! Are you playing along with the challenges?

Month of Challenges at The Lilypad – Week 2

I am so happy to day I completed 7 more challenges at The Lilypad (check out the Month of Challenges here – it’s not to late to play along!!), which brings me to 14 for 14! “Only” 17 to go to finish up the entire month! 🙂

Day 8 – Bingo

I chose the row with: washi tape, something glittery, doily/lace, handwritten font, stitches
Curated no. 2 by Paislee Press
Memory Pockets Monthly: SPARKLE from The Lilypad
Shiny + Happy: Elements by Allison Pennington
washi tape from Gifted elements by Allison Pennington

Day 9 – Advice to Your Future Self

From Where I Stand PapersFrom Where I Stand Elements and Typo Viewpoint by Valorie Wibbens
Shadows {Dressed Up} by Fiddle-dee Designs

Day 10 – Clean and Simple

Permanent Press by Paislee Press
Shadows {Dressed Up} by Fiddle-dee Designs
From Where I Stand Elements and Typo Viewpoint by Valorie Wibbens

Day 11 – On This Day

Makers Gonna Make collab from The Lilypad – free with $15 purchase!!
Date It 2018 by Sabrina’s Creations

ETA: This page was chosen for a Gallery StandOut!

Day 12 – Throwback Photo

Generations by One Little Bird and Paislee Press

Day 13 – Filled Template

Fiddlesticks Number 30 template by Fiddle-dee Designs
Permanent Press by Paislee Press
Oak Tree by Sara Gleason

Day 14 – Document Your Day

You Are Here by Paislee Press and Queen of Quirk
Oh Happy Day alphas by CD Muckosky

Yay me – I can’t believe I have completed the first two weeks already! Yay me!! Are you playing along?

2017 Weekly Traveler’s Notebook – Catching Up

I haven’t posted my weekly traveler’s notebook spread in ages! The truth is I stopped documenting in this format over the summer, when some very stressful events, including a death in the family (my father-in-law), occurred. Then in the fall we moved and I have been super busy with life. But I love this form of documenting too much to quit, so I am now catching up. I also started documenting 2018 in that format, so keep an eye out for a post on what I’m using this year too. 🙂

OK, here we go – this is from July:

Most of the stamps I use are from Sakuralala – they are just perfect for the small TN format! She has put her shop on hold since her move to Japan, but I hope to see some new products soon, since they are always fantastic! In the meantime, I have no shortage of stamps among her earlier releases so I am really happy to work on these spreads. Luckily I am keeping daily journaling in my Hobonichi so it’s very easy to remember the events I need to include.

I also use stamps and stickers and other things from Studio Calico – mainly from their Planner and Documenter kits.

Each week I start from a roll of washi tape from my stash, and that is the starting point for my color scheme.

This process is so much fun, and I love that each week can be totally different from the previous one. Each week I fall in love with what I am creating, and I feel like it’s my favorite ever. 🙂

This was the week my father-in-law got diagnosed with cancer… I couldn’t embellish this week as usual, so I went with a black&white scheme.

As you can see in this photo, I use pigment inks for all of my stamping since it has the least bleeding; I love these little VersaCraft cubes and own 35 colors of them. 🙂 I also use Distress Oxide inks quite a lot (they are a hybrid of dye and pigment, and ghost just a bit more than straight pigment inks), but I love the colors too much – the only issue I have is that they take longer to dry, so I often end up smudging them because I forget to let them dry! 🙂

This week I went a bit crazy with tape and stickers, so I kept the stamping at a minimum. 🙂

And that’s where I am at right now. I caught up 5 weeks this week so I am happy, but this has brought me to the end of August, so I have 4 months to go still!

Happy New Year!

2018 is here… and can you believe I haven’t scrapped [a paper page] since before moving to our new home, back in September?!? But that is no longer true, because today I scrapped a page!

Of course it had to be a page about the new year. 🙂

I used some old and new supplies, and I love how it turned out!

Happy New Year!

Month of Challenges at The Lilypad – Week 1

I have successfully completed the whole first week of challenges at The Lilypad! 24 more to go… 🙂 Check out the first four days here.

Day 5: Photo-less page

Shimmer by One Little Bird
Winter Vibes Elements and Monthly Vol 5 by Paislee Press

Day 6: Dispersion (technique challenge)

Gifted by Allison Pennington: paperselementsjournal cards alpha
Memory Pockets Monthly: GIFT from The Lilypad

Day 7: Collage

Dec. ’17 Month in Review template by Scrapping with Liz — left page
Photocentric no.2 Templates by Paislee Press — right page
Gifted papers and Gifted elements by Allison Pennington
Memory Pockets Monthly: GIFT from The Lilypad

It’s been a great start to the year for sure! Are you playing along?

Month of Challenges at The Lilypad, and January BYOC!

January is an exciting month at The Lilypad – there’s one challenge a day, and if you enter them all you get a chance to win a spot as a Pollywog (creative team member). Let me tell you, it doesn’t get any better than that!! This is the 6th year we are running Month of Challenges, and I am off to a good start, having made a page for the first 4 days. I used the new BYOC collection for most pages.

Day 1: Blind Scrap

Watch the Stars Paper PackWatch the Stars Elements and Watch the Stars Frames by Lynn Grieveson
Shoot for the Moon Cards by Becca Bonneville


Day 2: Sketch

Shoot for the Moon PapersShoot for the Moon Cards and Shoot for the Moon Elements by Becca Bonneville
Cheers! paintCheers! elements and Cheers! alpha by Lynne-Marie

Day 3: Moodboard

I made this mood board:

Sources: image 1image 2; image 3; image 4; image 5

and this page inspired by it:

Memory Pockets Monthly: SPARKLE from The Lilypad
Shiny + Happy: Elements and Shiny + Happy: Sparklebets by Allison Pennington

Day 4: Change Your View