Hello hello! I spent most of my free time this weekend catching up on my Project Life album (I am currently 9 weeks behind), but tonight I sat down to play with creashens’ latest kit – and it’s 50% off right now! It’s called Boo but in fact it is very versatile, and I used it for this not-at-all-spooky page. 🙂

Boo by creashens

So fun! I went to town with the pretty shades of orange and pink. 🙂 Have a great start of the week!

Sunday Sketch at Studio Calico

Hello and happy Sunday! I’m happy to share a page I made for this week’s Sketch Challenge on the Studio Calico blog.
It’s a scrapbook page, but I made it entirely using Documenter kits, mainly the Story Board Documenter kit.

I didn’t have a use for the 4″x6″ card with the lips that comes in the kit, but I challenged myself to use it. So I cut it up with some circle punches.

I added some plastic embellishments from the Pool Party Documenter kit.

The gold alpha and the navy phrases with gold foil from the Story Board Documenter kit are fabulous!

I hope you’ll play along!

Memory Pockets Monthly from The Lilypad

Hello and happy Friday! I am SO glad I was able to fit in a quick stop at the pumpkin patch earlier in the week, since it’s really gotten cold and wet (and snowy even!) around here, and I’d rather stay inside now. 🙂
And I am so happy it’s time for the latest Memory Pockets Monthly collection, because it worked perfectly with my photos!

Press Plate no. 41 template by Paislee Press
Memory Pockets Monthly: Kindred from The Lilypad

Have a great weekend!


I’ve never been to Hawaii, but when Sakuralala came out with this 365: Hawai’i stamp set, I dug out some old photos from my dad from the ’70s just so I could use it. 🙂 It’s just so cute! And I couldn’t believe how well the stamps matched these old photos.

I paired the stamps with the Studio Calico Pool Party scrapbook kit.

I stamped the islands directly on the background with blue ink.

I also stamped a few of the images on some blue labels with black ink.

I added some die cuts by Amy Tangerine to add a pop of color and tie everything together.

And since today we got our first snow of the season, I thought it was fitting to immerse myself in this island weather for a while. 🙂

Halloween Bash at The Lilypad

Hello! I’m not especially a fan of Halloween, having grown up in a country where we don’t celebrate it, but since living in the US it’s something you really cannot escape. 🙂 I sure don’t mind receiving trick-or-treaters, and watching scary movies is always fun. But there’s yet another source of fun this time of year: the Halloween Bash at The Lilypad, which includes a 31% sale off Halloween products, games, and challenges! I played along in a couple of them, and made this page:

Mansion MasqueradeMansion Masquerade Clusters and SplattersMansion Masquerade Mixed Media by Sahlin Studio, Molly DeCrow, Britt-ish Designs and Studio Tangie

Do come check out all the fun at The Lilypad!

Sakuralala Shop Reopened!

Hello hello! I haven’t been posting any projects I’ve made lately using Sakuralala stamps because the shop has been closed for renovation, but it is now back online and full of new products!
I find these stamps to be the best for traveler’s notebooks (TN) and planners, I know I wouldn’t be able to document using TNs without them!

Here are some recent weekly TN spreads I made using the Sakuralala stamps.

I LOVE combining different stamp sets to document my daily life. Here I used the new 365: My Town and “Hello, Small Things! – Say Cheese” sets.
I combined them with these sets that I use all the time: 365: Daily, 365: Emotions, 365: Nippon, 365: Food, 365: Activity, 365: Me Time, 365: Fukuro.

Here you can see some images from the 365: My Town and “Hello, Small Things! – Say Cheese” sets.

And in this spread I used the new YEARS – AUTUMN stamp set and the Hello, Small Things! – Autumn Home.

I also used the 365: Emotions, 365: Food, 365: Activity, 365: Hikari, 365: Aki and 365: Family and Friends.

These YEARS stamps are so much fun to use since they have several images that can be combined together.

Tip: since clear stamps are very flexible, you can bend the stem of the flower to give it different shapes.

This deer from the Hello, Small Things! – Autumn Home stamp set is my favorite!
Have a great end of the weekend! 🙂

It’s Beginning…

It’s that time of the year… Christmas is almost 2 months away and I love that there are so many opportunities to help us get ready. Studio Calico has some great classes available, and I’m always happy to get more inspiration!

First up is the


It’s the most wonderful time of the year—for making and capturing memories! Join April Foster, Lisa Truesdell, and Kelly Noel for the perfect holiday retreat into creative ways to use the new “Keystone Cabin” collection to document your favorite moments this season. From fresh sketches and videos, to inspiring photo and journaling prompts, you’ll learn plenty of tips and tricks for using this exclusive collection to bring a rustic but modern feel to your scrapbook, pocket, and traveler’s notebook pages!
Class begins on November 1st!

I can’t wait to see what these ladies will be sharing in the class!

Next, they are re-releasing some past classes for even more December inspiration!


Get in the Christmas spirit! Revisit our past holiday classes to get endless inspiration for your December 2016 projects. Our 25 Days series has housed some of our most popular classes, and they’re all back for a limited time, along with last year’s Wrapped! Many of the industry’s biggest names have collaborated on these classes, and the outcomes have been nothing short of incredible.
The bundle includes 5 classes:
December Daily | 2015, team taught
Wrapped with Amanda Rydell
25 Days | 2014 with Stephanie Bryan
25 Days | 2013 with Maggie Holmes
25 Days | 2012 with Maggie Holmes.

These classes originally retailed for a total of $130 – you’ll save over $100 by enrolling with this bundle. These classes are also available for $10 each through the remainder of 2016. This offer will expire December 31st at 11:59pm EST.

Have you decided on your format for December Daily yet? This will be my 7th time doing this project. Check out my 6 past albums here.

And here’s a look at all six of my December Daily albums.

I am still debating because it looks like I will be traveling for a good part of the month… currently it’s a toss up between a traveler’s notebook and a pocket page album.

Calendar Prep Time

Hello and happy Friday! It’s that time of the year when I frantically work on my 2017 calendars… I usually repurpose layouts I crated during the year to become my calendar toppers, but occasionally I make a new one too. This was the case this week, since I couldn’t resist using some of the latest releases at The Lilypad (20% off through the weekend). 🙂

Easy Peasy vl6 {falloween} by Little Butterfly Wings
Russet bundle by Lynne-Marie
Artsy Stamps & Brushes and Watercolour Stencilled Alpha by Dawn Inskip

That fox is just too cute!! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

Mid-Week Sale and Reflecting on My Blessings

Hello! We’ve almost made it halfway through the week, and that means it’s time for some amazing deals at The Lilypad, with select product 50% off! I had fun making these projects with some of the product on sale.


Make Like A Tree {Dressed Down} Template by Fiddle-dee-dee Designs
Evergreen Bundle by Lynne-Marie

This template was really cool to use, and I love how this page turned out!


I was inspired by this collection to document a few of the many blessings in my life – I’ve been having some health issues (ugh) on top of a few other things that haven’t been going great, so it sure felt good to focus on all the good I have in my life.
Have a great rest of the week!