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December 8, 2019

Week 48 & 49: Thanksgiving and the beginning of Christmas!

I was able to work on a few DYD pages this weekend as well as catching up on my weekly pages. That's what sick kids will do for you. Lots of time on the couch meant extra time on my laptop sitting next to them.

It was fun scrapping the last of November's pages and moving onto December's. I love this time of year and all the traditional things we do.  I think it motivates me to scrap a little more. I know that my time while the kids are all home together is quickly coming to an end, and I'm trying to really cherish the time that we do have. Working on these pages helps me see how valuable these moments are.

Week 48 & 49:

Scrapbook Page Week 48 2019
Simple and Sweet Life Templates 13 by Scrapping with Liz
Must Watch Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Most of All Elements by Allison Pennington
Most of All Papers by Allison Pennington
Most of All Things That Stick by Allison Pennington
Forever Friends by Becca Bonneville
Forever Friends Paper by Becca Bonneville
Lazy Day by Pink Reptile Designs
Lazy Day Papers by Pink Reptile Designs


Scrapbook Page Week 48 2019
Simple and Sweet Life Templates 13 by Scrapping with Liz
Most of All Elements by Allison Pennington
Most of All Papers by Allison Pennington
Most of All Things That Stick by Allison Pennington
Forever Friends by Becca Bonneville
Forever Friends Paper by Becca Bonneville
Lazy Day by Pink Reptile Designs
Lazy Day Papers by Pink Reptile Designs
Simple and Sweet Life Templates 13 by Scrapping with Liz
Must Watch Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz
Jingle Elements by Allison Pennington
Jingles Patterns and Backgrounds by Allison Pennington
Oh Deer December by Sabrina's Creations
Lumi Paint Transfers by Lynn Grieveson
Lumi Paper Pack by Lynn Grieveson
Lumi Elements by Lynn Grieveson
Falala Kit by Soco Designs

Simple and Sweet Life Templates 13 by Scrapping with Liz
Must Watch Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz
Jingle Elements by Allison Pennington
Jingles Patterns and Backgrounds by Allison Pennington
Oh Deer December by Sabrina's Creations
Lumi Paint Transfers by Lynn Grieveson
Lumi Paper Pack by Lynn Grieveson
Lumi Elements by Lynn Grieveson
Falala Kit by Soco Designs
Be Very Merry Elements by Mommyish

-Liz

December 7, 2019

Document Your December - Pages & How I'm Tackling It!

Digital Scrapbook Page - DYD Day 1
Holly Jolly Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Must Watch Templates 3 Scrapping with Liz
Jingle Elements by Allison Pennington
Jingles Patterns and Backgrounds by Allison Pennington
Be Very Merry Elements by Mommyish
Be Very Merry Papers by Mommyish
DYD 2019 Style Bundle by Mommyish
Oh Deer December by Sabrina's Creations
I've been plugging away at my DYD {Document Your December} album as I have time.

Here's what I've done this week to stay organized and keep it as streamlined as possible. Because I'm definitely going to have to stay streamlined to get this album done!

  1. Remember to take photos even on the uneventful days. There's always something to remember about each day. A book read, an ornament, food eaten, etc...
  2. Organize photos by day. This means EVERY NIGHT I gather all of my photos from the day and put them in a folder on my computer named with the day of the photo.
  3. Place my photos in the appropriate template as soon as my photos are organized. I'm using my Holly Jolly Template set and I just get the right number, choose my photos and put them in the template and save.
  4. Add a bit of journaling from that day right after photos are placed in the template.
  5. Add papers, elements, etc... as time allows. So far I've only had time to finish pages on the weekend days or nights. But since I kept up with the first 4 steps every night, the papers and elements come quickly and I'm already organized so I can just sit down and scrap.
And to keep it simple I'm sticking to a few Holly Jolly DYD kits from TLP, my Holly Jolly Templates and Mommyish's Glittery Crinkled Foil for my numbers.

So far I've completely finished the first 3 days. I have days 4-6 ready to scrap right now. I'm hoping to get them done tonight or tomorrow afternoon so I'm all ready for next week. Today I've just kept Photoshop open and I'm adding papers and elements in between taking care of kids, cooking meals, doing laundry, taking care of the home, etc... The kids like to stop by and look at my computer and see their photos. ;) I know they will be excited to get this album. It's keeping me motivated.

So, take a closer look if you like! I'm including all sorts of photos, not just Christmassy type photos. It's a good glimpse into what our December looks like.
Digital Scrapbook Page - DYD Day 2
Holly Jolly Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Jingle Elements by Allison Pennington
Jingles Patterns and Backgrounds by Allison Pennington
Be Very Merry Papers by Mommyish
DYD 2019 Style Bundle by Mommyish
Oh Deer December by Sabrina's Creations

Digital Scrapbook Page - DYD Day 3
Holly Jolly Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Jingle Elements by Allison Pennington
Jingles Patterns and Backgrounds by Allison Pennington
Be Very Merry Papers by Mommyish
DYD 2019 Style Bundle by Mommyish
Oh Deer December by Sabrina's Creations

December 6, 2019

December BYOC: Magic of Winter and Merry Fun


Liz has some fun winter-themed templates in the store with big title words, clustered designs with seasonal clipping masks like snowflakes and pine trees, and some seasonal cut outs for titles. It's all part of the December BYOC which means there is a minimum 20% discount: Buy More, Save More through December 8, 2019!




by Justine
by Ellen
by Justine


By Donna
By nhudao
By Stefanie
By Stefanie
By nhudao
By Stefanie


December 5, 2019

Holiday Inspirational Layouts


Happy December y’all!!!  Can you believe it’s the last month of the year?  How??  Where has it gone?  Well, since it’s December I bet you are seeing a lot of Christmas layouts in the gallery.  I know I am!  But besides making me want to scrap, these layouts are inspiring me to TAKE PHOTOS too.  Sometimes other people think of photo opportunities that never even crossed my mind.  So this year, I decided to peruse the galleries and come up with a list of moments or items that I’d like to capture based on pages I’ve seen.  Let me show you what I mean.  


This layout by AmandaJ reminds me not only to pull out my Christmas essential oils, but to take a picture too!  I also love that she included an album cover of her favorite group.  I think I need to capture a picture of my son listening to his favorite music so I’ll know what he was listening to after he grows up.



A bit later I found this gorgeous layout by navaja77.  She not only captured lights, but also her daughter’s reaction to them.  What a great idea!  Usually I don’t even try to get a photo in the dark, but she’s inspired me to do just that this year.





Now take a peek at this layout by EllenT.  Those sweet Christmas dresses are so eye catching.  Like many, we do get dressed up for parties and recitals and plays.  I need to document those fancy clohes too!  I love her family photo as well.  Ahhh family – hard to get everyone sitting still, but so worth it to freeze a piece of time!



And family doesn’t have to mean only people!! Weaselwatchr made this super cute photo of her cat during the Christmas season.  Pets are part of our family too!  Thanks to weaselwatchr, I’m going to make an effort to corral my pets into a photo as well.  Maybe I can get them to stay just long enough to press my shutter button 😊





And of course I know I have to immortalize our tree this year just like greenmother has done here. 
Her tree is gorgeous and her layout shows it off perfectly.  As for me?  Well, ours isn’t even up yet (GASP!), but when my daughter comes home for Christmas break, you can be assured that I will take a picture of the tree trimming.  And I may just scraplift greenmother’s layout so I can have a page done quickly and hopefully beautifully as well.



These are just a few of the layouts I’ve found.  I think I’ll keep an eye out throughout the month and find some others to hopefully inspire me in my next blog post.  Maybe you could do the same and make yourself a checklist of moments you’d like to scrap.  You’ll have an amazing keepsake at the end of the season if you do!
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