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!

Happy Friday

Hello and happy Friday! Lots of awesome new products at The Lilypad (20% off through the weekend) that I want to share today! First off, an adorable kit by One Little Bird

I used it for this page:

Frolic by One Little Bird
All Together Now Painted Alphabet by Allison Pennington
The Heavy Hitter font by Heather Joyce

Next, the latest installment in Project Mouse by Britt-ish Designs and Sahlin Studio:

I don’t have Disney pictures (that are perfect to scrap with these kits!), but I had some zoo pictures from Australia and this kit seemed made just for them!


Project Mouse (Adventure): Bundle by Britt-ish Designs and Sahlin Studio
The Heavy Hitter font by Heather Joyce

Have a nice day!

Trip of a Lifetime

I am so excited to share what I created with this month’s Memory Pockets Monthly at The Lilypad! First off, I made a page with the main kit and papers by Sara Gleason.

Memory Pockets Monthly: Viewpoint by The Lilypad
Arboretum: Viewpoint and Viewpoint Papers by Sara Gleason
Viewpoint Element by Sahlin Studio

Then, my jaw just about dropped to the floor when I saw the add ons by Sahlin Studio:


These products were absolutely perfect for me to scrap a recap page about my month-long April travels. I scrapped these pages in 9″x12″ size (a first!). I love the right page with the 3×4 cards. I had to matte my 8.x”x11″ hybrid map onto a larger piece of paper, and I selected this pretty vellum from my stash, since it matched the colors perfectly.


This page is hybrid (=I printed out the digital designs by Sahlin Studio on Canon matte photo paper 8.5×11 and 4×6). Then I added more details.. washi tape, stitching, and of course stamping.

I chose one or two photos from each of the countries we visited.

I also made a fun recap of the main statistics of the trip. I couldn’t fit more, but I love this summary.

I added numbers to the map for the countries we visited, and listed them on a journaling card.

More stamping on journaling cards..

I made the title combining three pretty alpha stamps. It truly was the trip of a lifetime!

I’m so happy with how this spread turned out!

New Printer!

Hello and happy weekend! I have a busy weekend ahead, with lots of work I need to get done, and some play – I got myself a new printer! 🙂 But first, I want to share with you a couple of pages I made with some awesome new releases.

First up, a collection by Mari Koegelenberg that is super trendy, with the planner craze that has taken over the scrapbooking world!
I have not quite jumped in on the planner wave myself, but I have to say that laying out the month like this really inspired me. Who knows.. I may give this a go!

Next up, a bright, happy kit and journaling cards by Sahlin Studio:

I used this to make a hybrid page. I did this before my new printer arrived so I had to be creative using colors that my old printer would print (yellow was safe ;)).

And here are a couple close looks:

Have a great weekend!

DSD at The Lilypad

Oh my goodness… I don’t even know where to start!! But there’s one thing I know. The Lilypad sure knows how to throw a DSD party!! There’s fun games and challenges going on; a store-wide sale and free with purchase collab, and some amazing new releases. And then… wait for it… there’s a new monthly subscription called Memory Pockets Monthly. Seriously, I was blown away with all the gorgeous new designs!
Let me start with the Memory Pockets Monthly. Here is this month’s collaboration kit.

And here’s my first page with it.

Background paper from Documentary papers by Sahlin Studio
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

Isn’t it funny how well our clothes matched the kit colors?? 🙂
In addition to the monthly collaboration, the designers also made coordinating add ons. The next page uses the add ons by Sahlin Studio.

The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

I left the page simple to let the word art and that lovely leaf shine.
The shop has lots of new releases as well. Here’s what I made with some of them.

Nutmeg papers and Cut It Out: Gather by Valorie Wibbens
Sweet Boos by CD Muckosky
Layers of Leaves by Amy Martin
Monthly by Paislee Press
Font: CK Chloe

I will leave you with the gorgeous free with $15 purchase kit:

And here is a page I made with the fabulous free with purchase kit! Did you grab part 1 on the free hop?


Currently collaboration by The Lilypad designers – get part 1 on the freebie hop and find part 2 in the store (it’s free with a $15 purchase over DSD weekend!)
Sweet Treat Cards by CD Muckosky
Font: gimme space

Happy DSD, and Happy Halloween!!

Hello October

The end of summer / early fall is such a lovely time of the year. I am savoring it.
Today I want to share the page I made for the October gallery. The theme was “scraps”, so I used up some products I had in my stash, namely the September BYOC from The Lilypad. The October BYOC is being released this Friday, so I was happy to get another page done before that.

Documentary papers by Sahlin Studio
In the Orchard elements by Stolen Moments Design
Fonts: NeoRetro Draw, DJB gimme space

September BYOC at The Lilypad

Happy Friday! It’s BYOC (Build Your Own Collab) time at The Lilypad!

I love the deep colors, and especially the navy! So far, I made a card:

Free Spirit Alpha by CD Muckosky

and a page:

Documentary papers by Sahlin Studio
Heirloom papers and Heirloom elements by Paislee Press
In the Orchard elements by Stolen Moments Design
Heimili elements by Pink Reptile Designs
Little Talks elements by One Little Bird
Mended Corners by Amy Martin
Sprinkles v27 by Valorie Wibbens
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

I love how this turned out!
Have a nice Friday!

Hello September

New month, new gallery at This month’s theme is Back to School.

As I am getting ready to start the second and last year of my degree, it was fun to sit back and look at the pictures I have collected over the past year. I decided to take a picture of me for each week of class, and I love looking back and thinking about all that I have accomplished.

Daiy Brads no. 1 and Typeset Alphas No. 3 by Sahlin Studio
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

There were a lot of colors in these pictures, so I decided to convert most of them to black and white and only keep a few favorites in color.

It’s kind of daunting to think I have nine more exams to go.. but one at a time, I will tackle them all. Let’s go!

Hello August

And just like that August has arrived! Rather than go into panic mode that summer is coming to an end, I will focus on the happy things. And the new BYOC (build your own collab) at The Lilypad is definitely something that makes me happy. 🙂

I will start off with this hybrid page I made with designs by Sahlin Studio. This page was so much fun to put together!



I made it to celebrate my love of photography. I just added a kraft background, a red doily and some stamps from my stash. The rest is all printed out on Canon matte photo paper.
I also made three digi pages.

A Bit of Earth papers and A Bit of Earth elements by Stolen Moments Design
A Bit Brushed and Outliners alpha by Amy Martin
Sprinkles v26 by Valorie Wibbens

This next page took me 21 minutes (that’s the difference in timestamps between the saved LO above and the one below). I’ve always considered myself to be a fast scrapper, but I find that my pages hover well above the half hour mark. So I was pleased that this page turned out so quickly, because I happen to love it!


Straight Up papers and These Are the Days by Kaye Winiecki
Outliners alpha by Amy Martin
Happy Hour by Quirky Heart
Sprinkles v26 by Valorie Wibbens

Five weeks ago.. this is where I was. Sigh.. I need another vacation! 😉

Pictures and Words no 14 by Paislee Press
Sprinkles v26 by Valorie Wibbens
A Bit Brushed by Amy Martin

Have a great weekend!

Summer Fun

Yay, it’s Friday again! It’s no secret that I’ve been enjoying this summer, and I love the new products at The Lilypad because they help me document these memories. I played with two new releases. The first one is by Just Jaimee.

Such a fun, fun collection! Works for a lot of different pages. Here’s what I did:

Real Life in Pockets – Summer Camp Collab by Just Jaimee and Mommyish

There’s also this pretty mini by Sahlin Studio.

Perfect colors for a summer sunset!

Hello Sun by Sahlin Studio
Font: Gimme space

Hope you’re enjoying the summer as well!