October BYOC at The Lilypad and Happy DSD!

Hello! Tomorrow is Digital Scrapbooking Day (and it’s also Cardmaking Day!), and the party starts early at The Lilypad! There are lots of fun games and prizes in the forum, and the October BYOC was released today (and everything in the store is 30% off through the weekend!!). Here’s what I made with it:

If not now, then when? {Papers} and If not now, then when? { Elements } by Little Butterfly Wings
Busy Days Paper Pack and Busy Days Element Pack by Lynn Grieveson
Autumn Wishes Elements by Sabrina Dupre
Autumn Vibes Elements by paislee press

I hope to see you around this weekend in the forum!

September ’17 Mixed Media Monthly at The Lilypad

Hello! I’ve been quiet lately as life has been throwing us a few curve balls (blah), plus I started boxing up my craft supplies and prepping for our move, so I’ve been quite busy. But then one night I sat down to play with the new Mixed Media Monthly collection from The Lilypad, and boy did I have fun!! Here’s what I made.

September ’17 Mixed Media Monthly from The Lilypad

These kits are so much fun to use. I always end up making something totally unexpected, and I love it!

September ’17 Mixed Media Monthly from The Lilypad

It’s hard to pick a favorite among these three pages, but I think it’s this last one.

September ’17 Mixed Media Monthly from The Lilypad
Firm Foundations 9 by Lynne-Marie and Weelili
Lovely Day Painted Letters by Allison Pennington

Have a great weekend!

New Home

Phew… finally it came through and it’s official: we got a new home!!! So I used the latest BYOC (Build Your Old Collection) from The Lilypad, which is released today and is 20% off the weekend, to scrap a couple of pictures!

Mix It Up Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz
Life in Pieces Papers and Life in Pieces Elements by One Little Bird
Time Flies | Elements by Pink Reptile Designs
Vintage Breeze | Elements by Mommyish

I seriously cannot believe it yet!

Hello Autumn {Dressed Down} template by Fiddle-dee-dee Designs
Time Flies | PapersTime Flies | Elements and Time Flies | Alpha by Pink Reptile Designs

I love this place! Now we need to start planning the move (ugh), but I cannot wait to be settled in! And I get to have a huge craft room – yay!! 😀

Memory Pockets Monthly: Narrative

Hi there! I have been quiet lately, for a number of reasons, including this one: we’re buying a new house! We found a place we absolutely love, but the whole process has been incredibly stressful and we’ll be so glad once the closing is done! I made a page to document the ordeal and timeline of this wait using the newest Memory Pockets Monthly collection from The Lilypad.

For the August scrap lift challenge: lift of https://www.pinterest.com/pin/103301385185331032/
Memory Pockets Monthly: NARRATIVE from The Lilypad

I was inspired by the wood speech bubble outline so I build the design of my page repeating it on the page and adding different patterns and journaling cards.

August BYOC at The Lilypad

A new month is here and this means it’s time for the newest BYOC collection at The Lilypad!

August template by Valorie Wibbens although it ended up in a completely different direction!
Wildflower papersWildflower wordart & paint and Wildflower tags & stickers by Lynne-Marie

I took this photo a few months ago and held on to it because I loved it so much, but when I saw these products designed by Lynne-Marie I knew it was time to scrap it!

Goodbye July

I am saying goodbye to July with a few pages using the July BYOC (Build Your Own Collab) from The Lilypad – the August BYOC is released this Friday! I had so much fun using it to document the trip I made in June with my parents!

A Bit Worn Topography No.3 by Valorie Wibbens
Hyannis by One Little Bird
Camp Rubbed On alpha and Camp Glitterbets alpha by Allison Pennington

I have lots of photos from this trip, so it was great to fit several with this template.

A Bit Worn Topography No.2 by Valorie Wibbens
Grillin’ & Chillin’ {papers} and Grillin’ & Chillin’ {elements} by Little Butterfly Wings
Claire & Her Closet (with BONUS Art Dolls and Claire Watercolor Elements by Rebecca McMeen

I’m so in love with this background paper, and the floral brushes!

A Bit Worn Topography No.1 by Valorie Wibbens
Summer Fun {Papers} and Summer Fun {Elements} by Paula Kesserling
Scenic Route Elements by paislee press

I love these patterned papers!

I also made a non-trip page. 🙂

A Bit Worn Topography No.4 by Valorie Wibbens
Vibrant Flower Graffiti by Tangie Baxter
Grillin’ & Chillin’ {papers} and Grillin’ & Chillin’ {elements} by Little Butterfly Wings
Hyannis by One Little Bird
Scenic Route Elements by paislee press

I love mixing and matching different products from the BYOC because everything coordinates so well!

A Bit Worn Topography No.2 by Valorie Wibbens
July BYOC 2017 – Build Your Own Alpha + Brushes by Just Jaimee
Hot hot hot papers and Hot hot hot elements by Lynn Grieveson

I also really enjoyed using some older templates by Valorie Wibbens for these pages – they make it so easy to build a page!

Look Ahead – Memory Pockets Monthly: Observations

Hello and happy Friday! This week has been an emotional roller coaster, waiting for important news, and waiting, and waiting… hopefully things will settle down some today. So I was certainly in the mood for some scrap therapy with the latest Memory Pockets Monthly collection, released today at The Lilypad.

In Review | August 17 Templates by Sabrina’s Creations
Memory Pockets Monthly: OBSERVATIONS from The Lilypad

I absolutely love these colors – gray, yellow and pink. And those floral patterns from some of the 3″x4″ cards included in the kit are so pretty!

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!