Memory Pockets Monthly: Timeless

Hello and happy Friday! Today the latest Memory Pockets Monthly collection is in the shop at The Lilypad, along with some great new products!

Flower Templates by Scrapping with Liz

These templates were so much fun to use!


I was inspired to pull out some really old photos. 🙂 I love how well the Memory Pockets Monthly collection worked with them!
Have a great weekend!

Happy Wednesday!

Hello and happy Wednesday! Halfway through the week, and the weekend couldn’t come sooner! I have two projects to share with you today. The first one is a notecard set I made for the April Project Parade at The Lilypad.

Pen and Wash Spring by Lynn Grieveson

I used my Silhouette to cut out the flowers and just laid them on top of kraft card bases. I love how they turned out!
Next, I made a page with some products that are 50% off today for the weekly Something Old, Something New sale!


I hope you have a great rest of the week!

Mid-Week Inspiration

Hello and happy Wednesday!
I have a few projects to share with you  today. First off, a page made with some products that are 50% off today at The Lilypad.


Next, a fun project I made in preparation for Halloween. You can also see a lot more inspiration here!

Made using Thirty One by Amber La Bau and Sara Gleason.

And finally, a page I made just because. 🙂


Sugarcoated by One Little Bird

Have a great rest of the week!

A Monochromatic Page With A Title That Pops

I rarely make monochromatic pages (I love mixing colors too much I guess!), but it felt just right for this page.

For the pretty die cut title, I combined 3 of my favorite techniques: die cutting, embossing and watercoloring. I used digital brushes by Ali Edwards, cut them with my Silhouette out of Canson XL watercolor paper, and then I silver embossed it and watercolored it.

I am super sad that my term on the Ali Edwards Digital Creative Team is coming to an end. To say I have loved being part of the team doesn’t even come close to how awesome it’s been. I am so happy to have made weekly projects that I absolutely LOVE. Thanks you Ali and Katie for having me, and thanks to all my fellow team members for constantly amazing and inspiring me!

Introducing M3 (Mixed Media Monthly) at The Lilypad

Yay, it’s Friday!! 😀 And it’s a very special Friday at The Lilypad, because not only is the shop filled with awesome new releases and the quarterly store-wide 30% sale is going on and there’s a free with purchase kit.. but especially because today is also the kick off of a new exciting monthly subscription called Mixed Media Monthly (M3).

I made 2 digi pages with the August M3 collab and add ons, and 2 hybrid ones. I had so much fun with it!! Are you ready for an overload of color?? 🙂 Let’s start with the digital pages.

Sketchbook 01 by Lynne Marie
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

I would say that my digital scrapping style leans towards the minimalist side, but I had so much fun adding brushes and embellishments on my page! These colors are right up my alley!


Artsy BitsJust My Type and Sketchbook 01 by Lynne Marie
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

This page was inspired by the gorgeous butterfly in Lynne Marie’s Sketchbook 01 add on, and then I layered brushes and stamps on top of the colorful background to tone it down a bit and add interest. I love how it turned out! OK, let’s move on to the hybrid pages now. These were done with the August M3 collab.

I used the gorgeous cut filed in the M3 collab to cut out a stencil with my Silhouette machine out of transparency paper. It worked beautifully!! Then I painted over the mask using Tim Holtz distress paint (picked raspberry, fired brick and spiced marmalade, top to bottom) and Heidi Swapp mists (gold and citron). Here’s a closer look:

{ENABLER ALERT}  I’ve only had this gold mist by Heidi Swapp for less than a week, but let me tell you… I am in L-O-V-E! It’s the most perfect gold color ever! I bought the Studio Calico gold Mister Huey in the past but it’s not nearly quite as good. The Heidi Swapp one has such perfect coverage, it looks like liquid gold! These pictures don’t even do it justice, but it is so good.

I added some doodling in black pen on the background to tie in with the digital printed out elements (everything printed on Canon matte paper). And yes, that is indeed the same picture I scrapped in the digi LO above. What can I say? Our outfits were just perfect for this M3! 🙂

On to the next page. This one came about because after painting and misting the background for the page above, my stencil was covered in paint and looked very pretty, so rather than just rinse it off I pressed it onto white cardstock to create another background.

I keep going back and forth, but I may love this background even more than the previous one..

I misted the wood veneer using Peach and Primrose Heidi Swapp mists.

I placed the wood veneer in the holes of the mask, and added more splatters of gold mist.

Gold stitching of course.

This is a piece of a gorgeous paper in the M3 collab, printed out on Canon matte paper. I had so much fun getting messy with these hybrid pages!

Finally, I also made a page with some non-M3 new releases.

A New Chapter by Valorie Wibbens
Today Is Stamps and Tags by Paislee Press
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

I love how this page turned out. The design was inspired by the “Change Ahead” element and I went with it!

Stretch Your Card Kit!

After all the cardmaking with the Copper Mountain card kits, I was itching to create something else. 🙂 So I made a 12×12 page using some paper scraps from the card kits and some digital files.

I love how this page turned out! Here are some details.

This is a digi printable.

I love this little stamps from the Copper Mountain card kit!

Layering with the pretty star button.

Misting in the background, and another digi printable (the speech bubble).

These gems are so pretty!

Copper Mountain – January kits at Studio Calico

I am the card kit guest designer for January 2014 at Studio Calico, and I went a bit overboard with cardmaking lately! 😉 I made a total of nine cards!

These first few were done with the main card kit only, Copper Mountain card kit{the link only works for subscribers from noon EST on Dec. 27, and for everyone from midnight}

The kit comes with a die to be used with a manual die cutter. Since I don’t own one, I thought of some other way to use the die, and ended up using it as a stencil for my stitching. 🙂 I love this cute whale!



The colors in this month’s kit are right up my alley!

The patterns in the paper pad are very pretty!

This ribbon in the kit is so much fun! It has thin metal wires inside, so you can shape it up as you wish!

I thought the stamps were so versatile!

I was inspired by these cute candy dots to go with an ombre theme for this card.

And now we get to the card add on kit, Spaulding Bowl{the link only works for subscribers from noon EST on Dec. 27, and for everyone from midnight}

I went with an elegant design for this card.. I guess the color scheme was inspired by the Christmas festivities! 🙂

I am in love with the skinny handwritten sentiments in the stamp set!!

As soon as I saw the washi and the gems in the add on kit I knew they’d be a perfect match! 🙂

I also used some of the digital files along with my Silhouette.
When I saw the ocean theme for the stamp set I immediately thought I should use this pretty blue POW glitter paper I had in my stash. 🙂

Yeah, I think this is my favorite card out of the nine I made!

I tried using the stamp to make a card with two whales, but it didn’t quite work out.. it turned out much better to use the digital shape and cut out the two whales! 🙂

Confession: this was my first time ever using a rub on! 😉 (the white anchor)

There is an adorable fox stamp in one of the Project Life add ons and I got to play with this cut file and some watercolors. 🙂

And that’s my ninth card! I have by no means exhausted these two kit, just my time! I haven’t even played yet with two of the stamps – the clouds and “showered with love” sentiment in the main kit and the books stamps in the add on.

I hope you enjoyed these cards; I had lots of fun making them and I hope they show how versatile these kits are! 🙂 In fact, I used the card kits to make a 12″x12″ LO last night – I will be sharing it here early next week. 🙂
If you are considering signing up for a subscription, use this link and we’ll both get a $5 bonus towards add-on purchases. 🙂

Go See Do – Hybrid

Yay! I did manage to carve out some crafty time this afternoon (see post below), so I made a quick page using the Go See Do printables by Mari Koegelenberg. I printed and cut them out with my Silhouette.

Here are a couple details:

It’s funny because I am not a circle person – rarely do they appear on my pages – but I was digging all the circles on this page! 😉

Have a great weekend!