Summer’s End

It feels like summer is almost over… but I’m doing my best to squeeze as much out of it as I can! The designers at The Lilypad are on fire with some awesome new releases, so even though I was traveling most of the week I managed to squeeze in a few pages before I left.



Off The Grid: Bundle by Rachel Jefferies

I cannot take any credit for it, since it’s my husband who waters it, but our little garden is giving us lots of satisfaction this year!

Off The Grid: Bundle by Rachel Jefferies

Squash blossoms are the best!

Project Mouse (Wilderness): PapersProject Mouse (Wilderness): ElementsProject Mouse (Wilderness): Journal Cards and Project Mouse (Wilderness): Word Art by Sahlin Studio and Britt-ish Designs

August 2018 Layout TemplatesBlue Skies Papers and Blue Skies Elements by Sahin Designs

All these products are 20% off through the weekend. Have a great (almost) weekend!

Friday Fun

Hello and happy Friday! Another busy week here, but I have a couple of pages to share with the latest releases at The Lilypad.

This first one really makes me dream of going back to Hawaii!! 🙂

Project Mouse (Paradise): PapersProject Mouse (Paradise): ElementsProject Mouse (Paradise): Word Art and Project Mouse (Paradise): Cards by Britt-ish Designs and Sahlin Studio

The second page is with this month’s Memory Pockets Monthly collection.

Memory Pockets Monthly: GIGGLE from The Lilypad

I love the fun colors!

Have a great weekend!


EDITED to add – there’s a 50% off retirement sale going on through the end of the month, and there are some great deals to be had! Here’s what I made with a few of the products on sale.

Heirloom kit by Paislee Press
Gelato BrushesTrajectory Splatter Brushes (Commercial Use)Pronuncial Doodled Alpha Brushes and Storyteller 2015 :: Everyday Titles by Just Jaimee

Good Morning by Paislee Press
Watercolor Border Edges (Commercial Use)Ephemera Brushes 2Soft Watercolor Brushes Commercial Use and Storyteller 2015 :: Everyday Titles by Just Jaimee
Neon Mania Alpha by Paula Kesserling

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).

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!

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.

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!

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:

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).

New Year, New Stuff by Allison Pennington

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

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.

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!

Smitten bundle by Lynne-Marie

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

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!

Winter Wonder

Hello and happy Friday! Today is a big day for my husband – last day of school! And just about time to get ready for Christmas now… I am so behind this year! We did put some lovely decorations around our new house, but I am at a standstill with December Daily and my other crafting projects… no time this year! Ugh!

So digital comes to the save – I made these pages with the new releases at The Lilypad, and I love how they turned out!

Some of our neighbors go all out with Christmas lights – we only have some, but I love them!

This year we planted 3 baby spruces in our garden. They are so little and cute! 🙂

How is your holiday prep going??

Document Your December

Hello hello! I am so happy to share with you the pages I made with the new Document Your December products that were released today at The Lilypad! I seriously couldn’t stop creating this week! I took out all my photos from last year that I hadn’t scrapped (except for my December Daily album). And everything is 30% off this weekend!


Do you have an Elf on the Shelf? We do and it’s such a lovely tradition!



Last year I bought a selfie stick and it was perfect to take this picture! 🙂


I just love these brushes and illustrations!


Merry and Bright bundle by Lynne-Marie

This page is about one of our holiday traditions.


I love all the pages I made with the DYD, but this one might just be my favorite! The papers are so good! I printed some out to use in my December Daily album too.


I love how this looks like it’s an open album! These are printables for your planner but here I just used them as an extra layer on my page – so fun!


I’m so excited also to be using these products in my hybrid December Daily album for this year!! I’ll be sharing that in December here on the blog.

Around the World

Sahlin Studio and Britt-ish Designs have put together an awesome Project Mouse: Around the World collection – 11 countries are represented! You can also purchase the countries individually if you want.


Project Mouse (World): Italy by Sahlin Studio and Britt-ish Designs

I pulled out some of my travel photos to use with this collection.

Project Mouse (World): Italy by Sahlin Studio and Britt-ish Designs
Project Mouse (World): Japan by Sahlin Studio and Britt-ish Designs
Project Mouse (World): Morocco by Sahlin Studio and Britt-ish Designs

Such happy memories!


Project Mouse (World): China by Sahlin Studio and Britt-ish Designs

Here are some details:

I added some stamping too using the Asia stamp set.

Have a great weekend!

Hello Friday

Hello and happy Friday! I have a bunch of fun, colorful pages to share today, made with the new releases from The Lilypad (20% off through the weekend)!


All of Me Loves Dressed Down Templates by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Glitz Girl kit and Glitz journal cards by Lynn Grieveson Designs

It’s also the day of the release of the Memory Pockets Monthly collection, which is absolutely fantastic this month!


I had to cut of my poor husband’s head in this photo because there was a lamp right behind him that looked like it was on his head – ugh! I hate when that happens, and of course I didn’t catch it at the time I took the photo.

Finally, I made a hybrid page using the MPM add ons by Sahlin Studio.



Not your typical snow colors… but I love how it turned out!

Have a wonderful end of the week!

ETA: and I scrapped one more over the weekend!


Drama Queen Adore by Valorie Wibbens
Adorable: So Transparent by Allison Pennington

MPM: Composition

Hello and happy Friday! It’s release day for the September MPM (Memory Pockets Monthly) at The Lilypad, and it makes me so happy! This month’s theme is composition, and the color palette is yummy.


Of course this kit and the add ons don’t have to be used in a pocket page.. in fact they work great for regular pages too!

Composition kit by Sahlin Studio

I love how bright and fun this page is. Yellow + red + b/w.. love it!


I am in love with this floral pattern!

Also, I have another exciting sale to share – and you can thank me for this one! 🙂 These are my favorites from the entire store.

And check out the challenge in the forum using these products!

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!