Let’s catch up a little…

Adding a new puppy to the family certainly places a few new constraints on my free time. I’ve learned to tiptoe around a napping “toddler” again to try to get a few things done. He certainly is pretty darn sweet though… when he’s not nipping our toes or ankles ūüėČ

2016 Week 20

Go and Live Your Dream Bundle from Studio Basic Designs; 365 Unscripted: Plastic Stitched Grids from Traci Reed; Font: Andes

A December to Remember – our new baby

Krafty Christmas from Mommyish; Oh My Stacks from Miss Fish Templates; Font: Roble

Christmasing with Friends – scrapping a few of last year’s holiday photos

Oh What Fun It Is Papers and Elements, December Defined Cards, December Defined Stamps, Story Seeds 3 and Hyacinth all by Sara Gleason

Happy Smiles

City Sidewalks kit and Pocket Cards, Story Grids v7 by Amber LaBau;  DYD 2016 Layer Styles by Mommyish; Font: Channel

Jurassic Park at Universal – we love us some Jurassic Park in this house!

Explore Dinosaur Bundle and Pocket Addict 1 by WendyP Designs


Santa Baby – some of the many gorgeous and treasured photos of Jedi last Christmas

Holiday Cheer Elements + Cards, Papers and Word Art, DYD Date Bits and DYD 2016 Layer Styles all by Mommyish; Fun Times Templates from Miss Fish Templates; Fonts: Andes and Master of Break




Let’s see if I remember how to do this…

To say I’m in a scrapping drought would be an understatement. So let’s get caught up on what I’ve made for the last couple of weeks.

I’d love to say I’m going to scrap more… I guess we’ll just have to wait and see

Best Is Yet To Come

2017 Calendar Bundle from Studio Basic Designs and Two Tiny Turtles and Dream Big Little One by Two Tiny Turtles

Good Friends & Great Adventures

Moments: Adventure Collection from Amber Shaw; Among the Stacks from Miss Fish Templates; Font: Bohemian Typewriter

I Must Go

Moments: Adventure Collection from Amber Shaw; Journal Card Focus 3 from Miss Fish Templates; Font: Bohemian Typewriter

Lulu Pants

Diamonds Up by Miss Fish Templates; Bright and Bold by Sugary Fancy

Pecan Pie

Special Ingredient: Love Collection by Studio Basic Designs and Mommyish; Photo Frenzy Harvest by Miss Fish Templates

Thanksgiving 2015 Top Five

Gather by Kristin Cronin-Barrow, Brook Magee and Studio Basic Designs; List It by Miss Fish Templates; Fonts: Channel and Roble



Lotsa stuff!

It’s not surprising that in the hullabaloo of DSD (Digital Scrapbook Day)/weekend that I didn’t actually post all the layouts I made here! Trust me, I posted enough in the galleries!

So I’ll get them all in two blog posts. This one will have all the layouts posted at The Lilypad.

2015 Cover – last year’s photo but I can easily switch it out when I have one of us this year. This album set is going to be amazing to use this year!

DSD 2015 December Christmas Accents, 6×8 Mega Template Album and Jumbo Numbers: Sequins Veneer all by Just Jaimee; Just Around the Corner Christmas Papers by Little Butterfly Wings

Apple Doesn’t Fall Far – the word art in this kit made it very simple to pick the subject, Elysse and me

Honeycrisp Elements and Papers by One Little Bird; NSD Grab Bag 2013 by Sara Gleason and Crystal Livesay

Day in Our Life – a day in Elysse and Jorge’s lives

Acceptance Elements and Papers with Framed and Taped Photo Templates all by Just Jaimee

Do You Wonder – LOVE how this turned out! Why do I spend hours scrapbooking? This is why!

Why Elements and Papers from Sara Gleason; DSD 2015 Grab Bag by Sara Gleason and Crystal Livesay; Font: Heart and Soul by Nicky Laatz

Family Xmas 2014 – part of our family celebration the weekend before Christmas

Oh What Fun Journal Cards and Papers by One Little Bird; Just Around the Corner Christmas Elements and Bottlecaps by Little Butterfly Wings; Project Grids 4 by Amy Martin; Background Paper: Honeycrisp by One Little Bird

Great Grandma’s Recipe

What’s Cooking Elements, Journal Cards and Papers by Little Butterfly Wings; Font: I Am a Storyteller by Darcy Baldwin

In Vivid Color – this gorgeous black and white kit was calling out for a little pop of color!

Just My Type Bundle from Etc by Danyale and Pink Reptile Designs; Pocket Stories 2 from Etc by Danyale

New Dishes – part of my 30 Days of Thankful

Happygram Elements and Papers, Stuck On You and At the Moment all by One Little Bird; DSD 2015 Grab Bag by Sara Gleason and Crystal Livesay

Remove the Excess

Simplify Elements, Papers and Pocket Cards by Amber LaBau; Pocket Stories 3 – Bold Fall Templates from Etc by Danyale; Honeycrisp Elements by One Little Bird

Snuggled Up

Sweet November Papers and Elements by Little Butterfly Wings

2015 Cover_1s

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Here’s a Throwback…

I wrote a blog post for Traci Reed Designs today with the idea of redoing an older layout. I went back into the online galleries and picked one of my first few layouts in there (I’m sure there were some beauties before I started posting to online galleries) and redid it pocket style. Like I said in my post, I’m not a proponent of redoing older layouts, done is done, but thought it would be fun to do it once.

Link to the blog post



Harlequin Redo – Back in Elysse’s ballet days

Pocket Life: Holiday Collection by Traci Reed; 365 Unscripted: Plastic Stitched Grids 4 by Traci Reed; Custom Font




I officially finished my 2014 Project Life album. I’ll be sharing my week 53 (strange, I know) on Friday but I’m happy to say that it’s done. Now, onward and upward to 2015.

One of the fun things I did in organize-mode this weekend was to see if my Holiday 2013 album was actually finished, to write down which digi layouts need printed to put in there AND while I was at it I wrote a list of all of the layouts I did for 2014’s Holiday album. I finished 18 already which is pretty good. I’m not completely done with it though. I’m sure the Thanksgiving and Christmas kits will come around before I know it and I’ll finish it up.

Here is a layout that shows what we did on Christmas Eve – pajamas, pizza, movies and games with friends AND both my kids home which was GREAT!!

Game Night Xmas Eve 14

January 2015 Template Freebie by Amber LaBau Designs; Game Night and Pocket Cards by Amber LaBau Designs/Stolen Moments Design and Scotty Girl Design; Custom Font

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One more for the Holiday Album

I wanted to document Elysse’s tree in her apartment. I look on it and see so many ornaments from her childhood, it’s like looking at another version of our tree from home.

One of Each v4 by Amy Martin; There’s Something About Merry Elements, Papers and¬†Journal Cards by One Little Bird; A Bigger Mess by Amy Martin; Sparkle and Shine – Confetti by Sara Gleason; Borders v1 by Sara Gleason; Acetate Alphas by Heather Joyce; The Best Year Yet Elements by Little Butterfly Wings; 4×6 Monthly Frames by Stolen Moments Design; ¬†Custom Font


New stuff for this week

Family Snapshots – for the 2014 Holiday Album using some of our family portraits from Thanksgiving

Snapshots by Amber Shaw and Studio Basic Designs;  365 Unscripted РPlastic Stitched Grids 1 by Traci Reed; Custom Font

New Chapter – these motivational quote cards were perfect for this layout about Elysse’s graduation

This Year Calendar Stamps by Stolen Moments Design;  Motivational Quotes Journal Cards by Little Butterfly Wings; Project Grids by Amy Martin; Do Not Disturb Papers by Little Butterfly Wings; Do Not Disturb Elements by Little Butterfly Wings; Do Not Disturb Journal Cards by Little Butterfly Wings; From Scratch by Little Butterfly Wings and Stolen Moments Designs; Together Forever by Little Butterfly Wings and Boutique Cute Doll Collab; Nerds Have More Fun by Little Butterfly Wings and Quirky Heart; Light Bulb Moment by Just Jaimee and Stolen Moments Design; Merriment by Just Jaimee; Stargazer by One Little Bird; Font: DJB PROJECT STORYTELLER by Darcy Baldwin

Vintage Me at Xmas – The retro theme inspired me to look at some of my scanned photos

Rockin’ Retro Christmas by Mommyish; ¬†Meet In the Middle by Digital Scrapbook Ingredients;¬†Custom Font

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Scrapping and CT news for me

I was excited to learn last week that I was selected for the Core Creative Team at the new site, The Digital Press. It’s tough to keep fun news a secret but we were hard at work behind the scenes getting to know each other.



















Here’s what I created in my very first week:

Oh What Fun – using the first store collab kit, Colorful Christmas and showcasing the beginning of the holiday decorations at my mom’s house… yes, I did say only the beginning. My mom is amazing!

Colorful Christmas by The Digital Press Designers;  Weekly Roundup vol 1 by Digital Scrapbook Ingredients; Custom Font

Time for a Selfie

Selfie by Sabrina’s Creations; Selfie Journal Cards by Sabrina’s Creations; Selfie Frames by Sabrina’s Creations; Project Temps No 4 by Amanda Yi Designs; Soda Pop Paint by Dawn by Design; Lanky Alpha by Dawn by Design; ¬†Custom Font


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