Retirement Sale… and a Walk Down Memory Lane

I love a good sale, and there’s a great one going on at The Lilypad right now. Sadly, several products are being retired to make space for new ones.. and the good news is that there’s plenty of deals to be made!

Here’s this page I made to scrap this week’s events:

Lucky by Valorie Wibbens and Micheline Martin
Fonts: EM Deck the Halls by Emily Merritt, The Golden Friends fonts by Heather Joyce

Mini Album with the Citrus Twist March kit

I’m up on the blog today with a mini album project. For the month of March, the team has received kits from different kit clubs and used them to make a mini album. My turn was with the March kit from Citrus Twist, and let me tell you – I had a blast!! I had never used a kit from Citrus Twist before, and when I opened my box I was amazed by the gorgeous combination of product. The colors were right up my alley, and made working on this project an absolute joy!

The wood veneer and stamp for the kit weren’t available yet when they shipped me the kit, so I got a previous add on stamp and some wood veneer arrows instead. The only thing I haven’t used in my album is the black washi tape. In addition to the album featured on the blog, done exclusively with the Citrus Twist kit (plus doily + tags from my stash), I have added some stamping and a couple embellishments in the final version of my album, shown here.

The kit’s pretty colors and embellishments are especially suited for spring, but I had in mind to scrap a winter vacation we did back in 2005, and I thought the kit worked great for it too!

The album is 6″x6″, and I bound it using my Cinch binding machine. One of my favorite things was coloring the letters for the cover. Rather than using the mistable thickers with mists, I painted them with my watercolors.

As you may know, I love color, so I went with a gradation from pink to blue for my title. 🙂

Now, I will walk you through the pages of the album. There are fourteen double spreads, so sit back and relax. 😉

In most pages I used 4″x6″ photos. I did all the journaling using my typewriter. The stamping (mostly sold out stamps from Studio Calico) was done with Hero Arts shadow inks.
On this spread I used my mists in several way. To recolor the wood dots and wood veneer arrow, to add some droplets, and to mist the cardstock background on the right. I tucked a tag behind the photo with some hidden journaling.
I also cut out some of the hearts from this pretty Dear Lizzy paper to use as embellishments throughout the album.
Mostly, I let the photos take the stage. Bamberg is such a magical town!
This paper was so pretty that I ended up using it on both sides of this spread.
The fun ribbon included in the kit was perfect to add texture to this page! I also used a tag for some hidden journaling.
I love the bold statement of this paper by October Afternoon on the left paired with the Crate Paper one on the right- they matched my photo perfectly!
I love the pop of color on the paper I used to mat this photo. The little vellum stickers words from Studio Calico were perfect to add a little something to my pages.
It has been nine years since we took this trip, and we could only remember a couple of the things we did. So I looked for some facts on the internet about the buildings we visited. I am so happy to have this trip documented now!

I loved both sides of the Studio Calico Lemon Lush paper I used to mat my photo on the right, so I decided to fold the corners to show both sides. 🙂 I love the pop of color!

I made a photo collage on the left using templates by Designs by Lili to feature a collection of neat sightings from around town. On the right page, I cut a few strips from the Lemon Lush paper and sewed them down with gold thread.

I love the chipboard cameras in the Studio Calico Essentials line!

It was funny to see how few picture of us we took on this trip. Well, what can I say? Our picture taking habits have certainly improved since I became a scrapbooker. 🙂

And that’s it! Thirty seven pictures and one epic trip documented.


Thank you so much to Citrus Twist for this opportunity!


Not much time for crafting this weekend, but in addition to working on my Project Life album (feels good to be only 3 weeks behind!) I scrapped a page with the new goodies by Digital Design Essentials. I skipped the pink that is in the kit and stuck to white, black and gold for this page. 🙂


Fave kit and Hand Lettered Weeks 1-4 by Digital Design Essentials
The Golden Friends fonts by Heather Joyce

I hope you had a good weekend! Mine was nice, but over way too soon!

Yummy Colors

Hello and happy Friday! I’m happy to add some color to your day with this gorgeous new kit at The Lilypad:

I loved the colors in this kit so much – pink, yellow and aqua. And the elements are all so cool! I made a page about the cupcakes we baked last weekend. 🙂

123 art by Kaye Winiecki and Studio Basic
The Golden Friends fonts by Heather Joyce

Have a lovely day, and enjoy the weekend! I’ll be back on Monday to share a pretty paper project.


I love the greens and the navy colors in Jenn Barrette’s latest kits! I made a collage of my favorite bits of the kit on this card:

Hope you’re having a great weekend! I never enjoy the switch to daylight saving, but other than that I am enjoying some time off. 🙂

March BYOC

Winter is most definitely still around in my neck of the woods, but I got my fix of spring colors with the March BYOC at The Lilypad!

I made a card using these gorgeous products by Sahlin Studio:


I added a couple of popped up flowers on top of that pretty journaling card to add some dimension to my card.


I also used the gorgeous products by Paislee Press



for this page

The Golden Friends fonts by Heather Joyce

Happy Friday!