Mid-Week 50% Specials

My life is still mighty busy, so I don’t have only one page to show you today for the SOSN sale at The Lilypad, but I did use a lot of products on it! πŸ™‚ One of the (many) things I love about The Lilypad is that is is so easy to mix-and-match – all the gorgeous designs go so well together! So here are some of the 50% specials today:

I combined them all to make this page. πŸ™‚

Fall Beauty

Tiny Beaded Bits by Amy Martin
Flutterbies and Spooky Stitches by Valorie Wibbens
Scuffed Alpha by Lauren Reid
Delight alpha by Designs by Lili
The Future Freaks Me Out font by Heather Hess
Patterned paper from Hello, September by Kelly Schmidt

Finally Friday!

This has been a crazy week for me, and I have only one page to share today. I’m so glad the weekend is almost here – although I will have some work to do. Ugh! But let’s think of something more pleasant, like Friday’s new releases at The Lilypad. πŸ™‚ This week I scrapped with this gorgeous new kit by Kelly Schmidt:

It is 20% off throughout the weekend!

Hello, September

Hello, September by Kelly Schmidt
Beautiful Earth by Sara Gleason
Finishing Touches 6 by Karah Fredricks
Font: The Thick and Thin by Heather Hess

I wasn’t quite sure what to title this page, so I stole the kit name! πŸ™‚
ETA: I got a gallery standout at MeSoScrappy! πŸ˜‰

Something Old, Something New!

I do not have time for a proper blog post today, unfortunately, but I have to tell you about the new mid-week sale at The Lilypad, replacing Tadpole Tuesday and Wibbit Wednesday. From now on, on Wednesdays there’s the Something Old, Something New (SOSN) sale! Old and new products, all 50% off!! I have 2 pages to show off today, and they are using exclusively SOSN products, so make sure to check out the links in the credits and go shopping, prices like these are unbeatable!

Mom's Visit - Day 13 - Late Lunch

Monday Morning by Jenna Desai
Font: The Thick and Thin by Heather Hess

What a View!

Hello, September by Kelly Schmidt
Beautiful Earth by Sara Gleason
Finishing Touches 6 by Karah Fredricks
Font: The Thick and Thin by Heather Hess

Natural Beauty

Jenn Barrette has a gorgeous new kit out today – and it’s 20% off today and tomorrow!

It’s a Fall kit, but with a very unique color palette! I am in love with it!! I used it to make a card:

Autumn Card

I apologize for the weird colors in the picture – I put the card together Thursday night and haven’t had a chance to take a better one in natural light since then. πŸ™ It also looks really flat, but there’s a lot of layering with the leaves.

Yay for Fridays!

Are you ready for another Friday of gorgeous new releases at The Lilypad? I admit I have gone a bit overboard this week, and I have a ton of new goodies to share with you today! πŸ™‚ But you’ll soon find out why I couldn’t resist creating with all these products – they’re too gorgeous to pass! First off, this amazing store collab:

It is obviously perfect for school-themed pages, but it’s also an overall awesome (and huge!!) kit well suited to scrap just about anything. Here’s my first page with it:

Where to Next?

Wicked Smart collab by The Lilypad designers

And yes, that awesome brush alpha by CD Muckosky is included in the collab! πŸ˜‰ If you like this page, you might want to check out these quick pages because I have turned it into a quick page! There are also a bunch of fabulous add ons in the store today that coordinate beautifully with the collab, such as these:

So of course I had to make another page. πŸ˜‰

Birthday Burger

Wicked Smart collab by The Lilypad designers
Elementary My Dear by Amy Martin
Bubblies 2 by Lauren Reid

I am so in love with this page! πŸ˜‰ Next, these awesome ABC products by Valorie Wibbens:

and a couple of very cool alphas

that I combined to make yet another birthday page. πŸ™‚

Birthday Gifts 2011 (2)

Now I Know My ABC’s papers and My ABC Stickers by Valorie Wibbens
Drawn Out by Sahlin Studio
News to Me Alphabet by Rachel Young
Circle Sticker Alpha by Emily Merritt
Font:The Typewriter by Heather Hess

Then, there’s a gem of a kit by Sara Gleason. This kit is so unique and fantastic! The elements are all handmade and they look so dimensional!

And there’s also a very convenient super template bundle pack by Amy Martin. You can’t go wrong with her templates!

And here is what I did with them:

Me You=Fun

We were out enjoying the weather and grilling, and you took a half dozen shots of us. None turned out well, but I like this shot anyway. πŸ™‚

Apple Tree by Sara Gleason
Hodgity Podgity 15 by Amy Martin, also included in the Huge Mega Template Bundle 2
Font: The Typewriter by Heather Hess and First Day of School by Heather Hess from the Wicked Smart collab by The Lilypad designers

Then there is this totally fun kit and alphas by The Tattered Pear:

and these gorgeous embellishments (again, they are add ons to the Wicked Smart collab, but they go well with practically anything!):

I used them to make this crazy page. πŸ˜‰ Not my usual style, but this story begged to be told this way! πŸ™‚

Here You Go

My mom sends me a card twice a year: on my birthday, and on my name day (July 24th). This year, come July 22nd, DH goes out to pick up the mail as usual, and then comes over to me with a big smile, handing me an envelope. “Here you go!” It was for me, from my mom. Putting 2 and 2 together, it was obvious that it was my mom’s card, but once again DH didn’t even remember what occasion it was for, and didn’t think it would have been nice to hide it for me until the 24th! Why do we always have to tell them everything?!? This was the face he made when I told him it was my name day card. πŸ™‚ Be sure that by the time my birthday card arrived in the mail, this time he remembered to keep it hidden!

Sass Mouth and Sass Mouth Alpha by The Tattered Pearl
Stacked Circles by Kelly Schmidt
Font: The Typewriter by Heather Hess

Finally, this fabulous kit by Kaye Winiecki

was just perfect to make a birthday card for my grandmother, since Little Red Riding Hood was the one and only story I had her tell me over and over again! πŸ˜‰ So I fired up my Silhouette to make this:

Little Red Riding Hood Birthday Card

Down in the Woods and Cherry Pop alpha by Kaye Winiecki

That glitter took forever to dry, but I think it added the perfect touch! πŸ˜‰

Mid-Week Sale!

I love that with all the incredible sales going on at The Lilypad for Tadpole Tuesday and Wibbit Wednesday now my I have something to look forward in the middle of a busy week: on Wednesday I can share my pages with these pretty goodies! This week I used these gorgeous frames by Karah Fredricks

and this super versatile stamped alpha by Amy Martin

to make another page for my 2012 calendar. I just love this photo!!

February 2012 Calendar Topper

Fancy Schmancy Frames 6 by Karah Fredricks
Stamped Alphas by Amy Martin
Woodly Lane and Woodly Lane Felties by Valorie Wibbens

Then I also used this gorgeous alpha

these pretty papers

and these fun photo corners

to make this birthday page:

Birthday Gifts 2011 (1)

My ABC Stickers (coming soon!) and Waiting for Summer papers by Valorie Wibbens
Cornered in Metal by Amy Martin
Fruitloop Alpha by Lauren Reid
My ABCs – Flash Cards & Tracing Cards by Amy Martin and Valorie Wibbens
Also a Very Small Alpha by Allison Pennington

That’s all for today, I’ll be back with  more goodies on Friday!

New ScrapMatters Magazine!

I’m a bit late in posting this, but if you haven’t noticed already, the monthly newsletter at ScrapMatters has turned into a full-fledged Magazine. It’s a quarterly release, and it’s chock full of amazing inspiration! You can sign up here (in addition to the magazine, you’ll also receive the weekly new release newsletter). For this quarter, the topic is travel, and I made two very cute projects (if I say so myself) with a detailed tutorial. πŸ™‚ The first is a beginners project, a luggage label.

Luggage Label

And the second project is more advanced but adorable: a magnetic tic tac toe game, perfect for road trips and more.

Magnetic Tic Tac Toe

Magnetic Tic Tac Toe

Great Escape bundle by WM [squared] Designs

Now, to brainstorm the projects for the next number! πŸ™‚

Home Sweet Home

Jenn Barrette has a new kit out today and it is gooooorgeous! I love the theme and the colors, everything is just perfect!

It’s 20% off throughout the weekend too! I made a card that turned out really well! I’ll give it to DH when he comes back from one of his business trips.

Welcome Home card

Home Sweet Home by Jenn Barrette

I have been more in scrapping mode than hybrid mode lately, but I love the two cards I’ve made this week. πŸ™‚

Friday Again!

It’s Friday already, and there are many, many gorgeous new products for sale at The Lilypad! First off, let me share these gorgeous leaves by Sahlin Studio:

They are so pretty! I was totally inspired by these leaf bookmarks by Ana Paula, so I crumpled up my leaves and used them to make a card. πŸ˜‰
I Pick You card 


ETA: My card was picked on a new website, One Story Down!

Next, a basic white paper pack by Karah Fredricks.

But this isn’t just a plain white paper pack. The textures on these papers are fantastic!! And a gorgeous pencil sketched alpha by the queen of alphas, CD Muckosky:

I used them to make another page for my 2012 calendar:

October 2012 calendar topper

Plain Jane papers and Crunchy brush pack by Karah Fredricks
(Fall)ing Leaves by Sahlin Studio
Pencil Sketchers by CD Muckosky

Up next, a really cool kit by The Tattered Pear:

some unique acrylic elements by Amy Martin:

and an extraordinary alpha by one of this month’s guest designers at The Lilypad:

I made this page about the book club at The Lilypad:

Online Book Club

I’ve never been part of a book club IRL, but I’ve always wanted to. I just don’t have a group of friends to make it happen. So when they proposed to start an online book club at my favorite digital hangout, I was over the moon! We started in July, reading two books: The Giver by Lois Lowry and Matched by Ally Condie; in August we read The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons; in September it’s Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman, and we’re about to pick the books for the rest of the year.

Bookmarked by The Tattered Pear
Acrylic Skies by Amy Martin
Happiness Makers Alpha by Wish Bliss Studio
Pencil Sketchers by CD Muckosky
Font: The Typewriter font and The Sidekick Kid by Heather Hess

and this one about my new e-reader!

My Kobo

Taking advantage of the closeout sales at Borders, DH got me a Kobo e-reader. I’ve never been interested in getting an e-reader, but when our friend Filippo came to visit and showed us his Kindle, I must say I liked it. I got my Kobo as an early birthday present and tried it out right away on a business trip. It was great not to have to pack two or three big books for the trip to the West Coast! I have resisted switching to e-books for a long time, but I must admit that there are just too many advantages: it makes traveling so much easier, it saves trees, it makes it possible for me to borrow books from the library (I just hate the used library books with the filthy covers!)… And as of this weekend, my Kobo also has a bright, fun pink cover+sleeve! We got the Kobo over the Kindle or Nook because it was the cheapest option, but I am really glad we did, because it’s the smallest one and it fits in one hand!

Circling Fall templates and Needed More Stitching Bundle by Amy Martin
Bookmarked by The Tattered Pear
Acrylic Skies by Amy Martin
Happiness Makers Alpha by Wish Bliss Studio
Pencil Sketchers by CD Muckosky
Font: The Typewriter font by Heather Hess

Whoa, that was a lot of stuff to share! πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend!