Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Last night I scrapped two more pages with the products on sale this week at The Lilypad for Tadpole Tuesday and Wibbit Wednesday. Fun!!


Good Morning by Valorie Wibbens
Finishing Touches 6 by Karah Fredricks
Chalkboard Alphas by Jenna Desai
Stitch It by Jenna Desai
Label It Up by Amy Martin
Gimme Space font by Lauren Reid and Darcy Baldwin

Sunflowers (2)

Good Morning by Valorie Wibbens
Finishing Touches 6 by Karah Fredricks
Gimme Space font by Lauren Reid and Darcy Baldwin

Come back tomorrow, it looks like I have some new pages to share every day this week! :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Summer Favorites

I have been slowly getting back into my routine: work, office, and some scrapping of course! ;) Today is Tadpole Tuesday at The Lilypad, so there are some great new releases at a super discounted price. I combined a few in this page:

Things I Loved This Summer

Teacher's Pet by Gina Miller
I Love Summer by Jacque Larsen
Font: The Envelope by Heather Hess

I have to say, I am sad that summer is over already. It was mostly a good summer, but I feel I worked too much and didn't get enough recognition for it (welcome to grad school...). Oh well. I hope the end of the year goes smoothly!

Friday, August 26, 2011

End of August

I cannot believe that August is almost over already. This summer has flown by, and I'm not too happy about it! It has been a way more busier summer than I was expecting. I just came back Thursday night from a conference in California, and I scrapped my first page using many of today's new releases at The Lilypad.

These templates make it so easy to put a page together!

Feels like Home

Grow With Love: Letters Edition {September} by Sara Gleason and Crystal Livesay
Woodly Lane and Woodly Lane Felties by Valorie Wibbens
Hashed Arrows by Amy Martin
Fonts: The Toolbox collection v.3 by Heather Hess

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Mari Koegelenberg is having a CT call!

I have been on her team for over two years now (time flies!) and I feel blessed to get to create with her gorgeous designs! Apply right away, Mari is a sweetheart and being on her team is a dream!

PS: you can see a peek of her new release for next week on this ad! ;)

Friday, August 19, 2011

All Hybrid This Week!

New releases are out today at The Lilypad and I have lots of hybrid goodies to share! :) First off, a collab by Sahlin Studio and Sugarplum Paperie:

I love the blue and yellow combination!

Treasured Moments card

Treasured Moments by Sahlin Studio and Sugarplum Paperie
Font: DJB Messie Amanda

I haven't had time at all to create this week, but when I saw this new element pack by Valorie Wibbens I knew I had to grab it right away!

Isn't it utterly adorable?? And here's the cards I made:

Woodly cards

Woodly Lane and The Everyday by Valorie Wibbens
Stand Tall alpha by CD Muckosky

The backs are quite pretty as well:

Woodly cards back

I'm having a hard time picking a favorite.

Miss Ya card

The fox, maybe, although I am always partial to fawns. :)

I Love You card

And the owl is so cute too!

You're a Hoot card

These adorable critters would make great thank you cards as well! Oh, and make sure you check out the coordinating kit!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Off to Alaska!

This is probably the most last minute trip DH and I have ever done... but we're off to Alaska!! We bought the tickets just 1 week ahead of the departure, which left me in serious panic mode to get ready. I decided I had to make a journal album to bring on the trip with us, so I had to put it together very quickly. I loooove how it turned out!

Alaska Travel Journal

Summer Camp by Kate Hadfield and Sahlin Studio

How to bind the book is what I pondered most. I love stitched books, but, alas, I do not own a stitching machine. Nor do I have a Bind-it-all or a similar fantastic machine. Since I already bound my previous travel book with rings, I wanted to go with something different. After much consideration, I found the simplest solution: use masking tape! It's easy, quick, cheap, and fun!! The fact that it comes in a pretty blue too was an unexpected bonus! :) In the process, I also finally fired up my Silhouette after a couple months of laziness and cut a bunch of cute elements for my album.

Here are a few details:

Alaska Travel Journal Cover

I used Mod Podge to glue down the tree and the title, but since I have now fallen in love with said masking tape and wanted the book to have a cohesive look, I added a few bits on the cover as well. :)

Alaska Travel Journal Inside 1

In the inside cover, I printed a pretty map of Alaska.

Alaska Travel Journal Inside 2

The inside pages are done with the new ledger papers by Sahlin Studio from this month's BYOC, printed on plain copy paper.

Alaska Travel Journal Inside 3

I bound the internal pages with regular masking tape. I love the look!

Alaska Travel Journal Inside 4

And here's my favorite part! Lots of colorful word strips to glue inside the journal!! I am bringing a glue stick with me (sigh, Mod Podge is liquid and I cannot bring it with me) to glue them as I go. That envelope (from the post office) is what determined the size of the journal. :)

Alaska Travel Journal Back

Isn't it cute that the tree continues on the back?

I don't know if I'll ever manage to follow up and print some pictures to put in the album after we're back, but at least I will capture all the journaling while we're there.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Jenn's Guesting at 9th and Bloom

In addition to her guest spot at ScrapMatters, Jenn Barrette is guesting at 9th and Bloom as well this month! Check out the awesome kit she has out today:

I made a card with it!

Proud of You card

Thursday, August 4, 2011

August BYOC

It's the first Friday of the month, so it's BYOC time at The Lilypad!!

The color scheme this month is very pretty! Alas, I have not had much time to scrap lately, but here's a page I made with a variety of goodies:

Mom's Visit - Day 10: Another Perfect Day

Today was a good day. I went to the university because I had to attend a workshop, but when I came back, fairly early, we went out on the deck for an aperitif. The weather was glorious. My favorite weather, 60s-low 70s, with the sun shining strong. We’re off to a good start of the week!

Pumpernickel papers by Valorie Wibbens
Ten Things Elements by Studio Baers Garten

I thought I wouldn't have time to scrap anything else, but then I saw the new stamp frames by Sara Gleason and I had this idea, so of course I couldn't rest until I got it done! :)

P52 Cards 1-30

This year I started a new project.I called it project 52 cards. Every week I give you a card done by me. We are past Week 30 already, and we are both loving it!

Ten Things papers and word art from Ten Things Elements by Studio Baers Garten
Gladiolus {story seeds} by Sara Gleason
Sticker Flair Pack 1 by Gina Miller
A Summer Day alpha by Designs by Lili
Tempy Alphas by Amy Martin
Gimme Space font by Lauren Reid and Darcy Baldwin

Do you believe it took me less than an hour to do this page? It was really quick to put together, thanks to these pretty frames and to the fact that all the pictures were already edited for my regular P52 Cards blog post. :) It's so cool to see all the pictures together! Not that I needed any more motivation to keep this project going, but it's really nice to see this summary. :)

P52 Cards - Weeks 30 & 31

Here are the past couple of weeks of my P52 Cards. I love how both these pictures turned out!

P52 Cards - Week 30

You can see the Week 30 card here.

P52 Cards - Week 31

You can see the Week 31 card here.

Interactive Card!

Cathy (Scrappycath) is hosting the latest It's In the Cards challenge at ScrapMatters, and she made a fabulous template for it! Here is the card I made to play along:

You Are My Sunshine card

Template by Cathy (Scrappycath) for the 7/28/11 IITC challenge
Oh, Happy Day by Erica Zane and Jenn Barrette

It's really fun to turn the wheel and see what appears in the window! :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

August Already?!

August is here and the new monthly challenges at The Lilypad are posted! I made a page for the formula challenge, for which we have to make a page using only 1 paper, 1 element, 1 picture, 1 alpha, 1 font and 1 color.

A heart C

Candyland alpha by CD Muckosky
Christmas Countdown by Valorie Wibbens
Gimme Space font by Lauren Reid and Darcy Baldwin

I cannot believe August is here already! It's going to be a busy month for me so I'm afraid there won't be much scrapping/crafting from me this month. But apart from work, work, work, DH and I are planning an impromptu trip too, so it'll be fun! :-)

ETA: I got a GSO (gallery standout) for this page! :)

ETA2: I also got a GSO at Me So Scrappy. :)

ETA3: I got LOTW (layout of the week) at Me So Scrappy! :)