This Sweet Life

Sahlin Studio has a new kit in her store, and it’s 20% off for a few more hours.

Isn’t it gorgeous?! I started out meaning to make a fall-ish page and intended to use quite a bit of the purple touches in the kit, but then DH boycotted me by not passing along the photos I made him take of me with my new haircut this morning, so I sought out the sunnier parts of the kit and came up with this hybrid page instead. šŸ™‚

This Sweet Life

Retro Mod by Sahlin Studio

To say that I love how it turned out would be an understatement! I adore it!! šŸ˜‰ Here are a few detailed shots:

This Sweet Life

This Sweet Life

I got real messy on that fun city map paper, and used mist paint and acrylic paint + modeling paste. Fun!!

Some of the supplies used:
word wood veneer
arrow wood veneer
Overdue Mister Huey’s Spray (Studio Calico)
Ampersand mask
Elle’s Studio True Happiness stamp – stamped on vellum paper with pigment ink. Love!!


No, I’m not moving, but One Little Bird Design has indeed moved her store to The Lilypad! Isn’t that exciting?! And to celebrate, she has a gorgeous new moving kit in the store today:

I used it to scrap a favorite photo from this summer.

Love This Place
These Walls – Moving Day by One Little Bird
Font: Script12 BT

Finally, the weekend is here, and not a minute too soon! I have a business dinner tonight though. I’m exhausted!

Birthday Kit

Ju Kneipp has a new birthday kit in the store today, and it was just what I needed to scrap my birthday!

I had fun making this page!

Make A Wish

Party Over Here by Ju Kneipp

I also used the kit to make a birthday card for my grandmother, since her birthday is coming up soon. I have a confession to make.. as much as I love making cards, I have a complete aversion to making birthday cards. Not really sure why! But I love how this one turned out!

Party Over Here by Ju Kneipp
Markerific alpha by CD Muckosky
Also a Very Small Alpha by Allison Pennington
Here’s a detail:

ETA 9/24: I got a gallery standout for this card! šŸ˜‰

I am totally ready for the weekend… just one more day to go! šŸ™‚

Project Life – Week 24

I have had this week ready to share for a while, so here it is. But first, let me share that the new Project Life cards are available!


Also, if you’ve been waiting to get the Project Life Clementine kit, it is back in stock, along with many other core kits!

I’ve placed my order and should be getting my new cards on Tuesday. Yay! OK, here’s my Week 24. šŸ™‚

Project Life - Week 24

I kept things rather simple this week, to get it done faster. I used papers from the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook 6X6 Pad and did some stamping.

Project Life - Week 24

The green title alpha is by Studio Calico, and I used ColorBox pigment ink to stamp with the Stepping Stone Alpha by Studio Calico, the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook stamps (the arrow), the Smash date stamp and the EK Success Image Tree typewriter alpha.

Project Life - Week 24

The animal stamps are by Hampton Arts, while the “so cool” stamp is by Studio Calico (retired). As usual, I printed all my photos on the Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, 4 x 6 Inches, and I used several photo collage templates by Designs by Lili.

Another week done! I have not been in the mood for PL this week, sadly, so I have only begun working on Week 25.

Fabulous Fall

A couple of weeks ago Jenn Barrette collabed with Zoe Pearn on a fall kit. I didn’t have time to create with it at the time, but I knew I wanted to use it soon. It’s an adorable fall kit:

The colors are not the traditional fall ones, and maybe that’s why I love this kit so much.

Fabulous Fall card
Fabulous Fall by Jenn Barrette and Zoe Pearn
Also a Very Small Alpha by Allison Pennington

Is it starting to feel like fall in your corner of the world? It is here, and I am totally loving the cool weather!

New kit and a CT call!

Mari Koegelenberg has a new collab in her store today, and it’s beautiful!

The kit is full of adorable pieces, including some bokeh goodness!

San Diego Zoo 2012 (1)

And I also have a fantastic opportunity to share with you: Mari is having a CT call!

Mari’s was one of my first teams ever, and I have been on her team since June 2009 – over three years now! She is a fabulous designer and a beautiful person – it is a great team to be on!

Crazy 4U

Bree of Scrap’It Designs has a new collection in her store today, and I am kinda in love with it!! šŸ˜‰

I love the mix of neutral and bright colors. This collection is huge, and a real bargain! I am totally in love with this page I made!

Crazy 4U

Crazy Kinda Love collection by Scrap’It Designs
Font: FG Jeana

It came together in no time! This collection makes it really easy to whip up a page, since you don’t have to go looking for anything else, there’s so much variety in it!

I’m Super

I had so much fun making a page with the new releases at The Lilypad!

This kit is bright and versatile – just what I like! I also loved using these cards by Emily Merritt – I love the design of these so much!

Finally, I know I will be using this chevron pack by Kaye Winiecki over and over!

And here’s my page! The kit inspired me to do an all about me page, so I went with it, and I’m glad I got these thoughts on paper!

I'm Super

OK, Iā€™m not really super.. But I have come to realize more and more in this last year that I am not happy unless I take on many things at once. I always complain about hardly having enough time to do it all, but in truth I would be completely lost and bored if I only did half of what I do ! šŸ™‚

Super Duper by Valorie Wibbens and Lauren Reid
Blended Color Cards by Emily Merritt
Stax On Chevon by Kaye Winiecki
The Royal Invites font by Heather Hess
I have another page to share, I will post it later today. šŸ™‚

It’s Here

Leora Sanford has a new collab with Paislee Press today! I love the style of both these designers, so I was really happy to hear they were working on a kit together! It did not disappoint!

I had my first salted caramel macchiato ever last week, and I loved the instagram picture I took of it, so I thought it would be fun to make a page about it. šŸ™‚

Hey There Fall

Hello, My Name Is by Leora Sanford and Paislee Press
Font: FG Jeana

Desperately trying to get to the end of the week.. I have a couple of extremely busy weeks ahead of me, but I am so tired already! I do have quite a few more pages to share, so do stop by soon. šŸ˜‰

Neon card

I recently bought some Hero Arts neon yellow ink pad and hadn’t tried it yet, so I used it to make a card. I based it off a sketch by Page Maps. šŸ™‚

  Shine On

It’s a really fun color! I made a cloud by misting a cloud-shaped piece of vellum paper with Mister Huey’s Calico White. I love how it turned out, and I will certainly be misting vellum again!
The stamps I used are from a sold out set by Studio Calico, and the sun is from a Studio Calico mistable element sticker set on which I used the neon ink. I also stamped some letters and a star from the EK Success Image Tree typewriter alphabet. The base for the card is American Crafts white cardstock.