Summer’s Over

It really true that summer is over once Labor Day has passed. We’ve been having rainy, gloomy weather here this week! All the better to get into mood for Christmas. Yes, it’s time to get working on my 2012 calendars! This year I have not been doing well – I’ve only done one page throughout the year! It’s time to catch up, and I took advantage of this week’s Tadpole Tuesday and Wibbit Wednesday sale items at The Lilypad to do just that. πŸ™‚

I know I will be using these borders a lot!

I made the September calendar topper with these gorgeous projects, in addition to some of this month’s BYOC goodies:

September 2012
Macho alphas by Jenna Desai
Papers from Waiting for Fall by Valorie Wibbens

For my next page, I used some other great templates by Amy Martin and adorable elements by CD Muckosky:

I Love You Because...

Circling Fall templates by Amy Martin
Homey and Sprinkles v4 by Valorie Wibbens
Fun and Funky alphas by Designs by Lili
Fonts: The Serif’s Sister and The Typewriter font by Heather Hess

I modified this page to be my October calendar page. 3 down, 9 to go, plus the cover! πŸ™‚ Finally, I also used these other goodies on sale:

Check out this alpha,!!!!!! It comes with a brush file too, and it is a must have, especially at this sale price!

I scrapped another birthday picture (I thought I was done scrapping my birthday, but I am not even close! πŸ™‚ ).

Birthday Flowers 
Yesteryear by The Tattered Pear
Also a Very Small Alpha by Allison Pennington
Photo Frames No. 2 by Jenna Desai

Birthday Pages

I’ve been having a good weekend so far, lots of relax and scrapping time. πŸ™‚ I finished scrapping my birthday pages using many of the new BYOC products:

Birthday Dinner 2011 (2)

Sugar Maple templates by Sara Gleason
Waiting for Fall and Sprinkles v4 by Valorie Wibbens
Font: Typewriterhand

Birthday Dinner 2011 (3)

So You Think You Can Chevron Kraft and heart and journaling block from At Summer’s End by Rachel Young
Paper Cuts 3 alpha by Designs by Lili
Yellow paper from Waiting for Fall by Valorie Wibbens
Frame, flourish, stitched paper and stars from Today by Designs by Lili
Chalkboard Alphas by Jenna Desai
Spray paint from Rock It by Emily Merritt
Finishing Touches 6 by Karah Fredricks (on yellow paper)
Font: Typewriterhand

I can’t say I am happy about having turned 30, but I’m trying to take it in stride. πŸ™‚

The Big Three-oh

I guess it would be pretty easy to let myself wallow in thoughts about how fast time is going, how many things I was hoping to get done before turning thirty, how different I was hoping my life to be. But why bother? I am happy with where my life has led me so far. And this year, for the first time in my whole life, DH has managed to take some decent pictures of me on my birthday (he says it’s because of my beloved 28mm lens πŸ™‚ )! There are good things to come.

The Everyday papers by Valorie Wibbens
Bubble Wrap Stamps by Emily Merritt
Paper Cuts alpha by Designs by Lili
Fonts: Typewriterhand and CK Regal

The weather is still warm, but it does feel like summer is over already. I want to enjoy the long weekend as much as I can!

September BYOC!

It’s BYOC time at The Lilypad, and this month’s BYOC has such a pretty palette!

And here’s what I have done with it so far!

Birthday Week 2011

Maple Pancake Elements by Gina Miller
Splatterific 10 by Karah Fredricks
Paper Cuts 3 alpha by Designs by Lili
Font: FG Bonnie’s Font

I Heart You card


Birthday Dinner 2011 (1)

Sugar Maple templates by Sara Gleason
Background paper from End of Summer papers by Jenna Desai
Maple Pancake Elements by Gina Miller
Crunchy brush pack by Karah Fredricks
Sprinkles v4 by Valorie Wibbens
Fonts: The Dot Connector and The Typewriter by Heather Hess

I hope to have more time this weekend to scrap a bit more with this BYOC, because it is too gorgeous to pass!