July Mixed Media Monthly at The Lilypad

Hello and happy (almost) Friday! Today is release day for the newest M3 (Mixed Media Monthly) collection at The Lilypad, and I loved using it to scrap some of the photos of recent trip I made with my parents! New releases are 20% off through the weekend!

Firm Foundations #7 *M3Artsy Bits 12 *M3 and Just My Type #2 *M3 by Lynne-Marie
Some embellishments from Media Monthly July ’17 from The Lilypad

I love how easy it is to build a page using these gorgeous backgrounds!

A Slice of Summer Bundle {M3 July 17} by Dawn Inskip
Alpha from Mixed Media Monthly July ’17 from The Lilypad

I had fun on this page combining brushes to build my background.

This next page doesn’t use the M3, but uses another new kit released today:


Press Plate No. 42 by Paislee Press for the July ’17 Template Challenge
Seaworthy Kit by Just Jaimee

I also used the M3 for my monthly recap 2-page spread for July:

July Month in Review ’17 Template by Scrapping with Liz
Mixed Media Monthly July ’17 from The Lilypad

I am obsessed with that pretty red/pink/green floral paper! So gorgeous!

The Struggle Is Real

Hello and happy almost Friday! The new Mixed Media Monthly collection is in the store at The Lilypad, and it inspired me to tell a story about my health struggles I don’t normally document in my scrapbook pages – that’s one of the reasons I LOVE the Mixed Media Monthly products. But the main reason is that the products are absolutely gorgeous… check out that painted background!


Mixed Media Monthly – June ’17 from The Lilypad

Have a great rest of the week!

April Mixed Media Monthly at The Lilypad

Hello and happy Friday! I am so happy spring has made its arrival, although it’s amazing to realize nearly a third of the year has gone by already!
I am loving the monthly recap pages I have been putting together, and here is the one I made for April.



April Month in Review ’17 Template by Scrapping with Liz

April Stuff by Allison Pennington

All the bright colors! 🙂 And here’s a look at each page.

I added a new Foxy Fix notebook to my collection last week – I need to blog about it! Here are my previous posts about these traveler’s notebooks.

And then I also made a page with the new Mixed Media Monthly (M3) collection. I love how the M3 inspires me to try new techniques. Here I blended 2 papers (the one for the background and the one with blue and white clouds and sketched trees), as well as a photo (on the bottom of the page). So fun!



Mixed Media Monthly April 2017 from The Lilypad

Have a great weekend! And save the date – May 6 is iNSD (interNational Scrapbooking Day!) and there will be some fun events and sales at The Lilypad!

Mixed Media Monthly – July from The Lilypad

Not gonna lie… it’s been a rocky week this week for me – with the attacks in Nice, France, and some drama concerning one of my husband’s volunteer jobs… So I dealt it the best way I know of… with some scrap therapy. The latest Mixed Media Monthly collection in the store today at The Lilypad was perfect for this, and to document my goals for this year, which include getting into the groove with yoga.

Beautiful Soul – M3 July 16 Add-On by Nancie Rowe Janiitz

Have a good weekend!

April Mixed Media Monthly at The Lilypad

I’m so excited for today’s Mixed Media Monthly (M3) release at The Lilypad!


On the first page, I combined the M3 main kit with some of the fabulous add ons. This month’s theme is calm / passing the storm, and all the rain elements worked perfectly to document a very rainy but lovely day we had in New York City last week.


Sketchbook 9 and Rainy Wordart by Lynne-Marie

It’s hard to pick a favorite in the M3 collection, but it’s probably the paper backgrounds – there is so much variety and they are the best way to stat your page! This month, they even included a coloring page. I have never done coloring (or at least the adult coloring trend that is so popular right now), but as soon as I saw this page I knew I wanted to try it. It’s such a cool design! So I did, and used it for this 2-page layout:

Coloring page from the Mixed Media Monthly main kit- Apr. 16 from The Lilypad (left page)
Lollipop Guild scrapbook kit from Studio Calico (right page)

Here’s a closer look at the coloring page:

I printed it on heavy cardstock and then added my coloring – first with markers, and then with watercolors (my favorite). I decided not to fill the whole page because I loved the black&white look too. I love how it turned out! And it was the perfect complement for the right page, which is all made with physical scrapbook products.

I love that busy background and how it’s toned down by the colored page on the left.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great end of the week!

Mixed Media Monthly – February

Hello and happy Friday! Today is a very good day- not only is it Friday, but it’s time for the new Mixed Media Monthly (M3) release at The Lilypad. I loved the kit so much this month!!
I made three pages just with the kit.


I used this adorable heart background to list all the things I am loving right now.


Those clustered hearts are fantastic!


I love the pink and all the painted bits!
I also made two pages using some of the M3 add ons.


I used the M3 main kit in addition to some add ons here.


Soul Food and Love Bursts by Lynne-Marie

I hope your end of the week is a good one too!

Celebrate 2015

With less than 2 weeks left in the year, it’s a good time to look back and reflect on all the things that have passed this year. I made this year in review page using the new Mixed Media Monthly collection from The Lilypad, and I love how it turned out!


The template I used is in the collection too. It has 12 slots so you can choose a picture per month; I switched it up a bit and only included photos from some months (numbered) because I also wanted to include some of the pretty patterned papers from the kit.

M3: November

Hi there! I have been pretty quiet here and on Instagram lately..  Just a little overwhelmed with things. A dear friend has suddenly fallen ill in the last month (cancer), and is on his last days. So very sad.. I cannot come to terms with how quick it all happened. In light of this all, I have been reflecting on my life, and I have lots to be thankful for. Especially this time of year it is good to stop and think about all the blessings in my life. {taking a deep breath}

I have still been creating these days (and something extra special coming this way Dec. 1st.. 😉 hint hint!), this is truly one of the blessings in my life, to be able to create and express myself through scrapbooking. Today I have some pages to share made with the November Mixed Media Monthly kit from The Lilypad. It’s hard to put in words how much I love this monthly collection… it is SO good!

The first page I made is about fall:


A lot of the papers/elements/brushes in the kit really speak Christmas to me. I will be putting them to good use in my December Daily album – in particular the designs from the latest addition to the store at The Lilypad: Nancie Rowe Janitz.


And TGIF (almost)!! Have a great weekend!