Mid-week update

Hello and happy almost-Wednesday! I have a few pages to share today – mostly made with products that are 50% off in the weekly sale at The Lilypad (through Wednesday).

Supplies:
Feb. 2018 templateXoxo ephemeraJournal Graph Cards and Painted Alpha by Sahlin Studio

This page was so fun and easy to make with the lovely free template by Sahlin Studio!

Supplies:
London by Rebecca McMeen
Background paper from You & Me [Kit & Pockets] by Rebecca McMeen
Typeset Alphas No. 3 and Painted Alpha by Sahlin Studio

This next page was inspired by the Digital Art Journaling for Scaredy Cats class.

Supplies:
Crazy Love Bundle by Lynne Marie **50% off for SOSN**
“this outfit” word art from Messy Beautiful Elements by Paislee Press

EDIT: this page was selected for Gallery Standouts on Feb. 14th!

And then the last page I made just for fun.. I love how it turned out!

Supplies:
Junque Journal Love Note Collab Bundle by Etc by Danyale and Studio Basic
Photo mask from You & Me [Kit & Pockets] by Rebecca McMeen

Happy Friday! And an Art Journaling Update!

Hello and happy Friday! I am so happy that the Art Journaling for Scaredy Cats class by Tangie Baxter started this week! Are you there too?

EDITED to add the first 2 pages I made in the class:

Supplies:
Cultivate by Tangie Baxter [this kit was provided to us in the class!]
Shadows {Dressed Up} by Fiddle-dee Designs

 

I also have a few pages to share made with the new releases from The Lilypad (they are 20% off through the weekend).

Supplies:
New Year, New Stuff by Allison Pennington

I just love the bold floral pattern and the bright colors!

Supplies:
Project Mouse (Fantasy): Artsy and Project Mouse (Fantasy): Enamel PinsProject Mouse (Fantasy): PapersProject Mouse (Fantasy): Elements and Project Mouse (Fantasy): Word Snips by Sahlin Studio and Britt-ish Designs

This was a fun page to make! It uses a mix of old and new Project Mouse projects, which I combined on this travel page.

Supplies:
Amore kit by Sabrina’s Creations

This lovely kit had the perfect colors to document my latest purchase. 🙂 Not a color I use often, but I loved it for this page!

Supplies:
Smitten bundle by Lynne-Marie

I have a weakness for map backgrounds, and this one with the aqua color was one I particularly loved!

Supplies:
A Love Story – Storyteller February 2018 Add-on by Just Jaimee

This last page is an ode to our winters – we sure do get lots of snow and cold, but I wouldn’t trade them for anything. Especially after being away a couple weeks, it felt so good to be home this week!

February BYOC

In addition to the many pages I shared in the previous post, I made a bunch more using the February BYOC collection from The Lilypad. Here they are!

Supplies:
Love Graffiti and You & Me [Kit & Pockets] by Rebecca McMeen

Supplies:
Love Graffiti and You & Me [Kit & Pockets] by Rebecca McMeen
Love Soars and Love Counts by Tangie Baxter

Background paper from Olive Juice: Patterns & Backgrounds by Allison Pennington
Love Blooms [XL Graffiti] by Tangie Baxter
You & Me [Kit & Pockets] by Rebecca McMeen

Supplies:
Background paper from Olive Juice: Patterns & Backgrounds by Allison Pennington
Love Blooms [XL Graffiti] and Love Counts by Tangie Baxter
You & Me [Kit & Pockets] by Rebecca McMeen

I am getting ready for the digital art journaling class by Tangie Baxter that starts on February 7th! It’s on sale for 65% off right now. I’m really excited for this class, as art journaling is something that is somewhat foreign to me, yet all the lovely digital products at The Lilypad for it always entice me.

Month of Challenges at The Lilypad: All Done!

Wow, I still cannot believe that I made 31 pages this month! 🙂 Here are the last 4. Most use the February BYOC collection.

Day 28 – Inside a Shape

Supplies:
Optimistic | Papers and Optimistic | Elements by Pink Reptile Designs
Parisian Dates by Lynn Grieveson
Bloomin’ Sweet by Kim Jensen

Day 29 – Creativity with Alphas

Supplies:
Olive Juice: Patterns & Backgrounds, Olive Juice: Alphabets, Olive Juice: Journal Cards and Olive Juice: Elements by Allison Pennington
Other alphas: Memory Pockets Monthly: Sparkle; Shiny+Happy Sparklebets by Allison Pennington; Gifted – Let There Be Light by Allison Pennington; Brand New Year alpha by Pink Reptile Designs; Oh Happy Day by CD Muckosky

Day 30 – All In a Row

Supplies:
Olive Juice: Patterns & Backgrounds, Olive Juice: Alphabets, and Olive Juice: Elements by Allison Pennington

Day 31 – Then and Now

Supplies:
100% Friends | Kit by Sabrina’s Creations

And here’s a few extra pages I made with this month’s BYOC collection.

Supplies:
Olive Juice: Patterns & Backgrounds, Olive Juice: Alphabets and Olive Juice: Elements by Allison Pennington

Supplies:
Soft Landing Kit by Lynn Grieveson

Supplies:
Background paper from Soft Landing Kit by Lynn Grieveson
Messy Beautiful Elements, Messy Beautiful Journal Cards and Messy Beautiful Photo Templates by paislee press

Supplies:
It’s Only Magic papers and Sprinkles V45 by Valorie Wibbens
Messy Beautiful Elements by Paislee Press

Supplies:
Sprinkles V45 by Valorie Wibbens
Messy Beautiful Elements by Paislee Press
Background paper from Soft Landing Kit by Lynn Grieveson

Supplies:
It’s Only Magic papers and Sprinkles V45 by Valorie Wibbens

Have a great start to the month of February!

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

Supplies:
Memory Pockets Monthly: KEEN from The Lilypad

Day 23 – Scraplift

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

Day 24 – Pieces of Us

Supplies:
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

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

Day 26 – Tradition/Heritage

Supplies:
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

Supplies:
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

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

Day 16 – Off-Center Photo

Day 17 – Username

 

Day 18 – Recipe

Supplies:
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

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

Day 21 – Hunt for Happiness

Supplies:
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
Supplies:
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

Supplies:
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

Supplies:
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

Supplies:
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

Supplies:
Generations by One Little Bird and Paislee Press

Day 13 – Filled Template

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

Day 14 – Document Your Day

Supplies:
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!