Mixed Media Monthly: November

Hello and happy almost Friday! I am very excited to share these pages I made with this week’s newest releases from The Lilypad (20% through the weekend).
First off, a fall page! Such a gorgeous kit!


The Way It Is templates and Hester kit by Lynn Grieveson Designs

Then, since I’ve been immersed in Christmas shopping, a Christmas page!


ETA: this page was selected as a gallery standout!

And finally, a page made using this month’s Mixed Media Monthly collection – it is so gorgeous and I look forward to spending some extra scrapping time with it this weekend!!


The papers in this collection are all so good, it was hard to pick this one to start!
Have a great weekend!

Day in the Life 2016

Hello and happy almost Wednesday! It’s time for the weekly 50% sale at The Lilypad and this week I had fun!! I documented my Day in the Life (from a couple of weeks ago) and I love the result!


Painted Leaves by Jacque Larsen

I don’t often participate in Ali Edwards’s Day in the Life, but this time I happened to have a number of photos for the day, so I went for it. 🙂 This page was totally inspired by the background paper, which I used as a guide for photo placement.
Have a great rest of the week! And get ready for some Christmas goodness coming on Friday!!

ETA: this page was featured on the Gallery Standouts (GSO) blog today.

Memory Pockets Monthly: Home

There is something in this month’s Memory Pockets Monthly at The Lilypad that really spoke to me.. it may be my favorite collection yet!

I loved using it on its own on this page:


And I loved mixing it with the MPM add ons for the rest of my pages.


Flibbertigibbet templates by Jimbo Jambo Designs
Home papers by Sara Gleason
Memory Pockets Monthly: HOME from The Lilypad

Happy Place Papers and Drama Queen no. 4 by Valorie Wibbens
Cozy Cut Files by Paislee Press

This one is probably my favorite page of quite some time! I only used papers and some paint… I am a patterned paper lover through and through!
ETA: And it made the Gallery Standouts Blog!

Cozy PapersCozy Cut Files and Cozy Elements by Paislee Press
Homebody: Glitterbets Alphas by Allison Pennington
Some elements from Memory Pockets Monthly: HOME from The Lilypad

Have a lovely weekend!

October M3 at The Lilypad

Hello and happy Friday! I’ve been quiet around here lately.. just dealing with a couple emergencies at work. But I have two three pages to share made with the new Mixed Media Monthly collaboration and add ons at the Lilypad!

This was so much fun to play with! I especially found the background papers amazing.. All my pages were inspired by the backgrounds in the kit.

M3 Add ons by Lynne-Marie: Artsy BitsSketchbook 03 and Dymo Family Edition
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

We did a couple of outings last weekend and I got some great shots.. this is one of them. Can’t wait to scrap the rest (pumpkin patch anyone??)! 🙂

M3 Add on by Lynne-Marie: Artsy Bits
M3 Add ons by Quirky Heart: Build a Mess 2Home Sweet Home and Journal Spots
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

A picture from our trip to Chicago at the end of September. Seriously, I would never get tired of that view.. breathtaking!
ETA: and yay, this page made Gallery Standout! 😉

M3 Add ons by Lynne-Marie: Artsy BitsSketchbook 03 and Dymo Family Edition
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

This is a last minute page I made last night.. Once again, using one of the amazing background papers in the kit. I’m in love!

Neon Crush

There’s a new collection in the store at Digital Design Essentials.. and it’s a super fun one! I love the neon look but I find it’s not easy to pull off on a page.. however, with this collection, I was able to put together two pages in no time, and I have a 3rd one coming!


Everything is 20% off right now so you should snag it right away!
For my first page, I had a completely different look+topic in mind, but when I pulled out that awesome journaling card, I was hooked and had to make this page instead! 😉

Neon Crush journaling cards, Neon Love paper pack, Label Crush and washi tape from Instax Crush by Digital Design Essentials
Fonts: Strangelove, Teletype

I LOVE how it turned out, and I got a gallery standout too! 😉  For my second page, I went with a monochromatic look.

Font: Teletype

I thought the hot pink matched really well the cheesiness of this page. 🙂 I’ll be back soon to share my third page. 😉

ETA 3/12: here’s the last page I made!

Font: The Damsel Series by Valorie Wibbens and Heather Joyce

Off We Go (..I Wish!)

Have you seen the new travel themed products by Digital Design Essentials?? They are so fun to play with! I love the colors and all the travel elements! These are the papers:

and these are the stamps:

Here’s how I used them along with the other new products:

Font: Carbon Type

This was a photo from last summer. These products have a great design and they would work really well for non travel pages too!

ETA 3/19: this page was features on the My Scrapbook Art blog and on the Club Creating Keepsakes blog! 😉

January BYOC at The Lilypad!

I am so excited for all the inspiration at The Lilypad! Not only is the January BYOC in the store, but January is the Month of Challenges: each day a new challenge is posted! I’m loving it and I’m super inspired! And this isn’t only a great motivation to start off the year well and get those memories scrapped – if you complete all 31 challenges by Feb 2nd, you could win a permanent Polly spot (best team ever!!)! Check it out:

I’ll be hosting the challenge for Jan. 16th, but I’m playing along in the challenges too – I want to see how many I can get done! 🙂

After several weeks of little to no scrapping, with the end of the semester and all the holiday activities, I am finally back on schedule and scrapping – and I love it! Here’s what I’ve done with the January BYOC so far.

First off, I was inspired by Valorie Wibbens’ new frames to make a compilation of all my favorite TLP pages from 2012:

2012 Favorites
My Gallery by Valorie Wibbens
In Review elements by One Little Bird
Smudge Alpha by Gina Miller

ETA: this page was picked as a weekly highlight at the Club CK blog! 🙂
Fun!! This next page is for the Jan. 1st challenge – Clean and Simple – which is right up my alley.

Simple Things elements by Pink Reptile Designs
Yellow paper from In Review papers by One Little Bird
The Chickens font by Heather Joyce

And since I was loving the frames so much, I made another page with them. 🙂

Vacation Highlights

Not my usual style, but I love how it turned out! 🙂

Birthday Kit

Ju Kneipp has a new birthday kit in the store today, and it was just what I needed to scrap my birthday!

I had fun making this page!

Make A Wish

Party Over Here by Ju Kneipp

I also used the kit to make a birthday card for my grandmother, since her birthday is coming up soon. I have a confession to make.. as much as I love making cards, I have a complete aversion to making birthday cards. Not really sure why! But I love how this one turned out!

Party Over Here by Ju Kneipp
Markerific alpha by CD Muckosky
Also a Very Small Alpha by Allison Pennington
Here’s a detail:

ETA 9/24: I got a gallery standout for this card! 😉

I am totally ready for the weekend… just one more day to go! 🙂


I rarely ever scrap for challenges nowadays, but whenever I do, somehow I end up with pages that I truly love. This one is no exception.

Awesome, Credits: [url=http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/product.php?productid=4978]Layered Templates - Neatnik Set #2[/url] by Gina Miller [url=http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/product.php?productid=4748]Stinkin Cute[/url] by Valorie Wibbens and Creations by TinaMarie [url=http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/product.php?productid=5339]Daydreamer alphas[/url] by The Tattered Pear [url=http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/product.php?productid=4647]The Typewriter font[/url] by Heather Hess

Stinkin Cute by Valorie Wibbens and Creations by TinaMarie
Daydreamer alphas by The Tattered Pear
The Typewriter font by Heather Hess

I made this page for a challenge at Club Creating Keepsakes – it was my very first LO uploaded there, and I was picked for the weekly highlights! Pretty cool!!

A very good way to start the week. 🙂

Happy Birthday TLP!

The Lilypad is turning 5, and there’s a whole weekend of fun planned to celebrate this birthday!

There are many games and challenges going on in the forum, with lots of chances to win prizes! I am hosting two challenges. The first one is the Kiss the Frog challenge, which is lots of fun and my personal favorite (I won a Kiss the Frog contest a few months back, became a Guest Polly… and the rest is history! ;)):

And then I’m also hosting the Polly Match Game, which is really fun too:

There are 12 baby pictures and you have to match them to the correct Pollys. I had DH try it last night and he only got 3 out of 12… (one was me)!!! 😀 But I’m sure you’ll do much better than that! 🙂

I also made a page for another challenge in which we have to scrap about what happened on our birth date (day or year). I scrapped about the date:

August 28

Newspaper Print Papers by Jenna Desai
Newsies papers by Jacque Larsen
News to Me Alphabet by Rachel Young
Everything else from Wicked Smart collab by The Lilypad designers
Fonts: The Serif’s Sister by Heather Hess and The First Day of School by Heather Hess

ETA: Woot!! I got a GSO today for this page!!

Do check out the birthday forum for more fun games, including Make a Wish giveaways! And there are chats and speed scraps too! But that’s not all! There’s a FREE kit for you too!

Just like TLP on Facebook and you’ll be able to download this gorgeous collab! I hope to see you around this weekend at TLP!