Wednesday, June 29, 2011

In My Head

I have played in all seven of the June monthly challenges at The Lilypad. The One Word Challenge was the one that got me most stumped. We had to incorporate the word "head" in the title, but I just couldn't come up with anything. But then I got the idea for this page, and I love how it turned out!

In My Head

Conversation piece no. 3 template by Paislee Press and One Little Bird
Papers and elements from Vintage Carnival and Vintage Carnival word art by Sahlin Studio and Jenn Barrette
Books wordart from Snipettes: Explore. Learn. Grow. by Sahlin Studio
Love hope joy wordart from I'll Love You Forever collection by Sahlin Studio
Fonts: The Typewriter font by Heather Hess, Impact, Jellyka Saint Andrew's Queen

I just listed a few of my passions: what I love to eat, what I love to photograph, and what I've been reading lately. Probably should have used a smaller font size to fit in a few more categories, but I didn't want to over-crowd the page. ;)
I got a GSO at Me So Scrappy and a GSO at ScrapMatters too! :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Last Tadpole Tuesday of the Month

It's Tuesday, and this means there are some great new products at The Lilypad on sale for just $1! Here's what I got: a kit by Gina Miller

and a fun template set by Amy Martin:

This page was so easy to put together:

Mom's Visit Day 8: Red Robin

Nautical Mile by Gina Miller
Bubble Magic by CD Muckosky
Frosted Acrylic Alpha by Sahlin Studio
Font: Pea Pumpkin Peters

I love those paper patterns!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Half Year

We're halfway through 2011, more or less, and my P52 Cards is still going strong. Here's the past few weeks' worth of photos.

P52 Cards - Week 24

You can see the Week 24 card here.

P52 Cards - Week 25

Sorry for the weird colors on this picture. :/ You can see the Week 25 card here.

P52 Cards - Week 26

You can see the Week 26 card here.

As you can see from the location of the past few pictures, we've been spending some time on the deck. :) It's a good summer!

My stash of cards is almost depleted! :) I have to get back making more. I do have one almost done for this week, though, so I'm good. ;)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Few More Pages

I have done some other pages this week, not with new releases, so let me show them off now.

Mom's Visit Day 6

June 2011 free template by Amy Martin
A Perfect Day by Kaye Winiecki and Studio Flergs
The Graduate by Lauren Reid and Emily Merritt
Font: Pea Pumpkin Peters

I am totally in love with that background paper!! Next, a page that made the gallery standouts at Me So Scrappy yesterday:

Mom's Visit Day 8: Always Love You

Sketchers: Lovestruck by CD Muckosky

*sigh* I have a crush on Jazzmin Designs. She has been guesting at The Lilypad for the past couple of months and her creations are just fantastic!

This month has been really great to get a good chunk of pages done on my mom's visit. Howerver, I'm not even halfway through her visit at this point! Ugh! But I love every single page so far so even if I don't finish scrapping every single picture or event, I have a pretty good coverage already.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Last Friday in June

Today's the last Friday in June, so it's the last new release day for my guest spot at The Lilypad. This has seriously been a fantastic month for me, I was so lucky to be a guest Polly! Without further ado, let me show you some of today's releases. First off, this great patriotic kit by Kate Hadfield:

I'm also very happy that Kate is re-releasing one of my favorite alphas ever (it was included in her gorgeous Capture the Moment collab with Designs by Lili, now retired). And the great news is that you get it for free if you buy the kit!!

and my page:

Flag Day 2011

I asked you to let me take a picture of you with the US flag for my P365, and in addition to a more traditional pose, you also wanted to do this funny one. Of course this is the one that’s ending up in the scrapbook. :) You’re such a goof!

Font: CK rugged

Next, a fabulous kit by Valorie Wibbens:

and the coolest template set by Emily Merritt:

This page came together in no time!

Mom's Visit Day 8: Flowers

I am so glad my mom got to see the tulips in bloom on this trip! All the past years she was too late to see them, but this year the timing was just right!

Dear Mom by Valorie Wibbens
Wet Paint Alpha by CD Muckosky
Font: Pea Pumpkin Peters

Finally, this great template pack by Amy Martin:

which I combined with a ton of June BYOC goodies.

Mom's Visit Day 6: Red Lobster

The food at Red Losbter is always lovely! It’s my mom’s favorite restaurant and it’s always fun to go eat there. Tonight DH and I shared a huge lobsterita. :) Yum! Then, we went to hear Mozart’s clarinet concert, but the performance wasn’t too great...

Sunkissed: the element pack by Jazzmin Designs
Sunshine Days alpha by Designs by Lili
Font: Pea Pumpkin Peters

There's no better way to start the weekend than with a new set of scrap goodies! ;)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Loving Summer!

I'm not a big fan of summer, because I hate the heat, but I have to say I have been enjoying the summer so far. OK, well, technically we've only had 3 days of summer so far, but you know what I mean... ;-) So I have been making a few pages lately to celebrate what summer is to me. Mari Koegelenberg has a great addition today to the papers and paper bits she released last week: an element pack and an alpha! So now you can get the full kit:

Here's my page:

Summer Drink

I really love the taste of the drinks to make with our Soda Club. My favorites are grapefruit and lime. They are just perfect for summer!

Paradise Found - The Kit by Mari Koegelenberg
Font: CK Hand

As usual, I'll be back tomorrow with a ton of new releases and pages! ;)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tadpole Tuesday and Wibbit Wednesday

 Tuesday and Wednesday are two very special days at The Lilypad: on Tuesdays, new products are released on sale for only $1 (they remain on sale the following day too), while on Wednesdays some products are put on sale 50% off. So on Wednesdays you can take advantage of both these offers, which makes for some great deals! Here's some of the products for sale this week. This paper pack is on sale for just $1:

And so are these awesome templates:

This element pack is 50% off:

I combined these products to make this page:


I've never been camping (nor do I wish to…) so I've never tried smores on the campfire, but I sure do love the microwaved version! It's easy, quick, not messy: definitely my kind of a treat!

Some More Smores by Emily Merritt
Camp Out by Jacque Larsen
Aurora Alpha by Lauren Reid
Font: DJB Mandy

I love how it turned out! :) Then there's this great summer kit on sale 50% off:

And I made a summer page, of course! :)

A Good Summer
We've been really enjoying the patio furniture. I cannot believe we put off the purchase for so long! It's nice to sit outside in the evening and enjoy the nice weather. It looks like it's going to be a good summer!


Check out the Tadpole Tuesday and Wibbit Wednesday sections in the store to see more fabulous deals!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Super Friday!

I have a lot of fun products to show you today! Let's start with a super collab between Ju Kneipp and Kaye Winiecki:

You can also find this at Oscraps and at The Lilypad. I thought I didn't have any use for a superhero kit, but it turns out I had lot of fun making this page! ;)

Save the Day

My Hero by Ju Kneipp and Kaye Winiecki
Font: Jazz Text

Next, a gorgeous hand drawn element pack by CD Muckosky:

Of course this screamed "hybrid" to me, so I made a card using some other CD goodies:

I Quack You card

Meet the Chickie-Ds, World of Wonder Papers and Free Spirit Alpha by CD Muckosky

I gave the card to DH last Sunday and he loved it! He was really impressed at how realistic the alpha looks, and I was impressed that he even noticed, since he's not usually very observant! ;)

Then there is collab by Lauren Reid and Emily Merritt that is so versatile and fun!

I really had fun making this page:

Next Time...

I have gotten two college degrees, a bachelor's and a master, but I haven't gotten to wear a cap yet. (No, the paper one my colleagues made me doesn't count!) But next time, I will get one for sure! I can't wait! ;)

The Graduate by Lauren Reid and Emily Merritt
Aurora Alpha by Lauren Reid
Font: DJB ChristineC

Finally, I fell in love with the colors of these papers and elements by Rachel Young:

I used them to scrap another page of my mom's visit:

Mom's Visit Day 4: Tea

Lovely Papers and Lovely Elements by Rachek Young Designs
Paper Cuts alpha by Designs by Lili
Font: Pea Pumpkin Peters

and I have a matching page in the works. Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Perfect for Summer!

Mari Koegelenberg has a new paper and element pack out today. It's so cute!

This is perfect for beach pictures, but it worked great to scrap this picture of DH and me too. I will use it as a topper for next year's calendar!

July 2012


As usual, come back tomorrow for a ton of new pages! :)

Summer Plans

I made a fun project for the June ScrapMatters newsletter: a summer plans booklet.

Summer Plans Booklet

Melt Away kit and add on by Erica Zane and LDrag Designs
2 Green Thumbs by Erica Zane and LDrag Designs
Sunburn Savvy by Erica Zane

I'll be filling this with ideas of stuff to do this summer. It was really quick to put together. It's the first time I did a pamphlet stitch for the binding, and I really like how easy and effective it is. I'll be doing more booklets like this one for sure! :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tadpole Tuesday

It's Tadpole Tuesday today at The Lilypad  and I played with this fun paper pack by Emily Merritt:

It's on sale for just $1 today so it's a fantastic deal!

Homemade Pasta

Paper Cuts 2 alpha by Designs by Lili
Font: CK Marissa

I love this photograph, and I love this page! ;)

Monday, June 13, 2011

New Week

I've had a rather productive weekend: I did a couple of hybrid projects, a couple of LOs and worked on my P365. I'm still working on catching up, but it looks like I can make it. :)

In the meantime, here's the next page of my mom's visit. I did this for one of the monthly challenges at The Lilypad (the scraplifting one) and I really love how it turned out!

Mom's Visit Day 3: Fun Times

Lift of daydreamer by Keela

The dinner at Max’s was extraordinary! We only decided to eat here because the location was convenient,
but I’m so glad we did! We’d only been here once a few years ago and it hadn’t impressed us, but today
was another story!We will be coming back for sure!

Fonts: Pea Pumpkin Peters, Traveling Typewriter

Come back tomorrow, I'll have another page to share. :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Finally Friday!

I have a ton of new pages to share today! All are made with gorgeous new releases at The Lilypad. Let's start with a fun and colorful kit by Gina Miller:

Here's my page:

Mom's Visit Day Three

I went to work today, while my mom and DH stayed home. Then tonight we went for an early dinner before heading to a free concert.

Blueprints #7-#12 and Fruit Punch by Gina Miller
Suzy-Q alpha by CD Muckosky
Font: Pea Pumpkin Peters

I also used these crazy templates by Amy Martin:

to make a matching page. Aren't they super fun? ;)

Mom's Visit Day 3 (2)

Set Apart Templates by Amy Martin
Fruit Punch by Gina Miller
Font: Pea Pumpkin Peters

Next, a great sports pack by Kate Hadfield:

doodles by one of my favorite artists, CD Muckosky:

and one of my most used alphas:

I used them to scrap an old picture of my mom and I, and I LOVE how it turned out!

Little Player

This is one of my favorite pictures of my mom and me as a child. It was my first summer and we were in the mountains.

Background paper from Bundle Up by Kate Hadfield and SMJ Designs
School Sports by Kate Hadfield
Bubble Magic and Suzy-Q alpha by CD Muckosky
Blue and green papers from Around the World by Sahlin Studio and Britt-ish Designs
Alpha from Capture the Moment (sadly retired) by Kate Hadfield and Designs by Lili
Font: SS Whimsy

OK, almost done! Last are this pack of hand drawn by CD Muckosky:

and these colorful notes:

I love these colors!

Together We

Our fourth wedding anniversary fell on the Thursday before Memorial day, so we ended up spending a nice long weekend at home. Relaxing at home was what I needed after a crazy deadline at work!