Saturday, November 22, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 46

Hey. So I'm behind a few (three) weeks again... but I sat down last night and put last weeks spread together. When I'm that far behind I like to start with the most recent week and work my way backward until I fill in the gaps. For this spread I decided to use the HUGE We Are Storytellers collection that was given away by The Lilypad earlier this year. I don't think you can purchase it altogether, but each designer has a contributing part you can find in their store. Here is a look at my week 46:

created with We Are Storytellers Collection by The Lilypad designers; The 52 Weeks by Heather Joyce; Everyday Life vol. 1 templates by Laura
Passage; Bebas Neue and CK Jot fonts

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Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Christmas is coming...

Hi there! We're just a few weeks away from Christmas, and new products are already hitting the shelves. Over at The Lilypad, the Document Your December (DYD) products were just released and I had some fun playing around with them.  First off, I made a page using new goodies from Just Jaimee, Stolen Moments, and Quirky Heart.  This layout features a photo I took last Christmas of my daughter in the glow of the Christmas tree, pure magic.

scraplift of The Crazies, a Princess, and Me by joelsgirl:
created with Bling Alpha, Bling Bits, and Gesso Paint Bits by Just Jaimee; Merry Holiday Papers by Stolen Moments Design;  Jolly Junque 2 by Quirky Heart

And then I got crazy. That's right, I fired up the printer, pulled out my scissors and created this really fun Christmas Stocking Advent. A few years ago I saw this idea and I thought it was such a fun way to do an advent. I purchased 12 different pairs of socks and split them up. I hung them from a string with clothespins. This year I added the numbers by Stolen Moments which was so quick and easy, I just adhered them with good ol' scotch tape. Each day will have a small treat or a slip of paper with an activity that we'll do that day. So excited for this, and I love how it turned out with these numbers!

created with Coutndown Cards by Stolen Moments Design

I'm usually not a huge fan of Christmas things before Thanksgiving, but working with the new DYD stuff has really got me in the Holiday spirit.  I'm hoping to create some more magic with these products before the season is over. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 40

Hi there! I'm sharing a Project Life spread today, this is the last of my "forgotten weeks" that I've been trying to catch up on. I'm still just a couple weeks behind but I've filled in all the gaps and now I just need to scrap the past two weeks.  Here is week 40:

created with Every Little Bit: Grateful Bundle by Deena Rutter; Everyday Life vol. 1 templates by Laura Passage; Bebas Neue, CK Jot, and Cookiesandcream fonts

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You may notice that I like to use different designers from week to week, but I generally stay within one collection per week just to keep things simple.  I really love working with a collection that has coordinating papers, elements and cards.  For this week I used Deena Rutter's Every Little Bit: Grateful collection. All of here Every Little Bit collections are just gorgeous! The really fun part is that during this week I got to hang out with Deena and several of the other P&Co designers and team members (see bottom left photo), so I found it very fitting to use her products on this weeks' spread.  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Project Life: Weeks 41 & 43

I've got two new spreads to share today! I'm kind of scrapping out of order, but I'm ok with that. Sometimes I want to work on what's most recent, and then I go back and scrap older weeks when I get a chance. Both of these spreads were created with new Digital Scrapbook Day releases. First is week 41, created with a beautiful new collection by Digital Design Essentials, Grateful Heart. I pretty much stuck to my usual formula, but I went with a different journaling font this week.

created with Grateful Heart collection by Digital Design Essentials; Everyday Life vol. 1 templates by Laura Passage; AniTypewriter font

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For week 43, I used the brand new November Storyteller Collection by Just Jaimee. It's jam-packed with goodness as usual!

created with November Storyteller Collection by Just Jaimee; The 52 Weeks by Heather Joyce; Everyday Life vol. 1 templates by Laura Passage; CK Jot font

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I switched up my templates this week and used the ones included in the November Storyteller, which I like to do when I'm using the Storyteller for a PL spread. I really liked splitting the big photo on the right page over the four smaller pockets.

Hope everyone had a happy DSD weekend! See you next time!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

September & October Layouts

I was surprised to see I haven't posted any pages here in the past two months - I've been seriously slacking off!  So in the spirit of catching up, here's the longest post ever :)


created with In The Orchard papers and elements by Stolen Moments Designs; Fuss Free My Scrapbook Art Template 13 by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs; Seattle, Quirky & Messy and Sofia fonts

created with Passion for Papers | Quirky Stitched Black by Pink Reptile Designs; What I Like About You kit by Pink Reptile Designs; Miserably Lose and MTF Cool Kid fonts

created with Set Me Free and Blackbird kits by Stolen Moments Design; September 2014 Template Freebie by Stolen Moments Design

created with Hope Floats mini kit by Dawn by Design; Peeled Sticker Alpha Templates by Mommyish

created with Show & Tell collection by Digital Design Essentials

created with Book Nook kit by Dawn by Design; Sept Challenge template freebie; KD Everyday Life and Traveling Typewriter fonts

created with Sugar Cookies papers and elements by Just Jaimee; Rough Typewriter font

created with Summer Harvest, the Sept Art Social collab at MSA, by ViolaMoni, Jen Maddocks, and Meta Wulundari; Traveling Tyepwriter font

created with Repartee bundle by Dawn by Design

created with DIY Mixed Media Tool Kit Vol 1 | Bundle by Dawn by Design; All Laid Out vol 7 | Template by Dawn by Design; No Limits part 1 and part 2 collab by the Pixels & Company designers; Typewriter_Condensed_demi font

created with October Storyteller Collection by Just Jaimee


created with The Little Things kit by Digital Scrapbook Ingredients; KD Life font

created with created with Summer Slips Away by Allison Pennington; paint from Summer Slips Away by Kimeric Kreations; October Challenge Template (at The Lilypad) by Just Jaimee; Spokane, Xiomara, and Quicktype Condensed fonts

created with Hear Me Roar kit and Bonus Alphas by Stolen Moments and Juno Designs; DSD 2013 Grab Bag by Sara Gleason and Crystal Livesay; Duly Noted vol. 2: Backgrounds and Date Markers by Allison Pennignton

created with Sadie kit by Jen Allyson

created with Tri-Me Templates by Just Jaimee; Dear to Me elements and papers by Forever Joy Desigsns; I Fall For You Alphas by Studio Basic

created with Creative Life Collection, Motherload Alpha, and Christmas 2013 Idea Notebook by Digital Design Essentials and Fuss Free: My Scrapbook Art Template 14 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs. Font is The AntiType

created with Real Life in Pockets: Tricks n Treats by Just Jaimee and Mommyish; Pockets no. 6 by Valorie Wibbens

created with Tricky Collection by Digital Design Essentials; Scrap Your Stash Sketch 5 by Digital Design Essentials

created with Hallowed Gothic kit by Mommyish; Rochester font

created with Magic Hour kit by Mari Koegelenberg; All Laid Out 5-8 Bundle by Dawn by Design

created with Now Trending kit and journal cards by Gennifer Bursett and Amanda Yi Designs; P&Co DSD challenge template by Rachel Alles; Traveling Tyepwriter font

created with Nov. Stash goodies by Amanda Yi Designs, Vintage Daydreams papers, elements, flair, journal cards, and alpha; KG The Fighter font
Phew. If you made it to the end, I'm impressed. Many of these were created without a template, but I have been thinking about turning them into templates to offer here on the blog. I'm curious, are there any readers out there that would be interested in templates? Let me know :) Have a great DSD weekend!!

Project Life 2014: Weeks 39 & 42

Yes, you read that right - I'm all out of order.As soon as I finished week 39 I started on week 40.  But for some reason I just wasn't feeling it so I jumped ahead to the most current week (42) instead.  Weeks 40 and 41 are still waiting to be scrapped. Week 43 is actually finished, but I won't be posting it yet because I used product that won't be released until tomorrow. (The November Storyteller from Just Jaimee, in case you're curious.)

Week 39

created with September Storyteller Collection by Just Jaimee; The 52 Weeks by Heather Joyce; Everyday Life vol. 1 templates by Laura Passage; CK Jot font
created with September Storyteller Collection by Just Jaimee; The 52 Weeks by Heather Joyce; Everyday Life vol. 1 templates by Laura Passage; CK Jot font - See more at:
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For week 42 I used the lovely new fall collection from Digital Design Essentials. I love that it's not a traditional fall palette - it's blues, browns and gold - yet it is perfect for fall.

created with Happy Fall collection by Digital Design Essentials; The 52 Weeks by Heather Joyce; Everyday Life vol. 1 templates by Laura Passage; CK Jot and Danze fonts
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Thanks for having a look - and hopefully I'll be filling in the gaps very soon.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Project Life 2014: Weeks 37 & 38

Hi there, today I'm sharing weeks 37 & 38 and you know what that means?  I'm totally caught up! I wasn't sure I'd get there, but I found some extra mojo and cranked these two out earlier this week. It feels good be on top of it.

For week 37 I did something I almost never do... I clicked on my "journal card" folder in ACDSee (my organizing software) and just pulled cards to fill in the spaces without photos. I think everything I used is from a different source, so it's all very mix & match. I also wanted to try keeping it a bit more simple with minimal embellishments and I really like how it turned out.  Even though I didn't use a ton of stuff, the supply list is still probably the longest I've ever had, ha!

created with Storyteller collection by The Lilypad designers; Rainy or Sunny? filler cards by Little Butterfly Wings; April Storyteller collection by Just Jaimee; Real Life in Pockets: iCaptured by Just Jaimee and Mommyish; Journal Card Stitched Overlays by Just Jaimee; Happy Day journal cards by Mari Koegelenberg; Everyday Life 2014: Chalkboard Month Cards by Laura Passage; Brush Script stamps + cards by Miss Mint; newsprint paper from Lucky kit by Valorie Wibbens and Micheline Martin; The 52 Weeks by Heather Joyce; Everyday Life Templates vol.1 by Laura Passage; CK Jot font

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For week 38, I went the opposite route and used just one collection, including the template, for my spread. This was created with the October 2014 Storyteller Collection by Just Jaimee.  If you've been following my blog you know I LOVE the Storyteller collections for my PL pages, and this was no exception. I generally always use the same template, but every now and then I like to mix it up. Jaimee's templates are fun because they offer more of a guide like the cards that have frames and photo spots and element guides.

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Thanks for stopping by. :) Happy scrapping!