November 27, 2015

Week 46 & Calendar Pages

Autumn Memories Bundle by Juno Designs
My Life Templates 12 by Scrapping with Liz
This week's page pretty much includes every picture I took this week, which isn't really that many considering how many I usually take. It's been tough picking up that camera. Thank you all so much for the thoughts and prayers

But we had a good week. You can take a closer look below. Make sure to watch the videos. They are fun. One shows how far Matthew has come with his Cochlear Implant and the other shows a fun experiment we did with Aunt V.

Autumn Memories Bundle by Juno Designs
My Life Templates 12 by Scrapping with Liz

Autumn Memories Bundle by Juno Designs
My Life Templates 12 by Scrapping with Liz
I've also been trying to finish up my 2016 Calendar so I can get it printed. I just can't wait to see what it looks like, plus I want to show you all!

Falling Bundle by Bella Gypsy
2016 Calendar Template 11 by Scrapping with Liz
I'm waiting on some current photos from my sis and SIL and then I'll finish up this page and order it. I'll be keeping you posted on how it turns out. 

Christmas Time by Juno Designs
2016 Calendar Template 12 by Scrapping with Liz
Oh and make sure to follow me on's my fave latest place to share photos. It's probably where I'll post pics of when I get my calendar printed. I'll also be doing a blog post with a review.


P.S. I want to make sure you guys don't miss the $1.00 SALE at Scrap Orchard. I have over 20 products (new and old) that you can grab for just $1.00 each. It's a great time to stock up on some digital scrapbook templates!

November 25, 2015

Farmer's Market $1 Sale with New Products

Farmer's Market comes twice a year, when the designers at Scrap Orchard place new products, and a selection of old products, on sale for ONLY $1! But products can only be placed in the Farmer's Market category once, so you know this is the lowest price you will ever see! If you see something you love, now is the time to grab it. The $1 sale runs now through November 30th.

Here are Liz's seven new products in the Market, but she has many older ones as well. Be sure to check her list in the Farmer's Market category to see them all.

Big Photo Templates 4 is a new set in this line that features large background photos and an artsy style.

Cluster Starters is a set of layered clusters. Use them as page starters or use to embellish a more minimal template.

Cover Templates 2 is a new set of Facebook Timeline templates - change out your look each season, or month.

Focal Point Templates 2 is another set with large masked photos paired with smaller supporting photo spots. The first set of these was very popular, so Liz just had to make more.

Recyclables 43 is a new set of past freebies and challenge prizes. Lots of variety in this set.

Simple Photos and Waves Templates are full of blocked photo spots, broken up with some wavy papers and titles.

Finally, Word Starters 1 is some great word-art/titles with photography inspired images and words.

And here is some inspiration with all those new products.

The winner from Monday's Sneak Peek and Giveaway is.....Kate S. Congratulations!

November 20, 2015

Week 44 & 45 and why I've been silent....

You might notice that my Week 44 page is a little late and my Week 45 page isn't finished. Last week my sister lost her baby girl (the beginning of Week 45). She was due to have her on November 16th, but ended up in an emergency c-section due to placental abruption. It was one of the saddest moments of my life...and one of the hardest weeks. Not only did I lose a niece, but I also hate seeing my family in so much pain.

I hadn't done my Week 44 page the night before, and I just couldn't bring myself to scrap. I still can't bring myself to finish Week 45. I only took 4 photos, and I know I might want to add a picture of my niece, she was so beautiful and perfect. I'm going to wait and try to finish at the end of the year. How do you scrap during times like these?

Anyway, here's what the past two weeks looked like.

My Life Templates 11 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life October '15 by Juno Designs

My Life Templates 11 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life October '15 by Juno Designs

My Life Templates 11 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life October '15 by Juno Designs


November 6, 2015

Week 43: Moving Time!

My Life Templates 11 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life October '15 by Juno Designs
It was finally moving time around here, and that's about all we did this week. Lots of first moments in our new house. I captured a few of them on my weekly page.

My Life Templates 11 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life October '15 by Juno Designs
Journaling: This week was moving week. Aunt V, Josh & and Tiff, and Chris and Amanda helped us move. We had pizza with everyone after all the big stuff was moved. We continued unpacking the rest of the week. Boxes and stuff everywhere! It has been fun finding a place for everything.

My Life Templates 11 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life October '15 by Juno Designs
Journaling: The kids are enjoying having the new kitten around, and apparently they’ve never seen a microwave.

First indoor fires.
First outdoor fires.
First leaf sledding.
First walk to the mailbox.


November 5, 2015

DSD - New Products, Project Bundles, Storewide Sale, FWP!

I've been looking forward to Digital Scrapbooking Day all last month! It's finally here! Sales, Freebies, Challenges and Prizes, and maybe some scrapping too!

Scrap Orchard is Celebrating with a 35% Off Sale (which includes new products) and Free with Purchase Offers through November 9, 2015.

Liz has seven New Releases in the sale, as well as bundles of her year projects.

Liz has finished up all of her year long project lines, and also Bundled them so scrappers can purchase the whole she-bang for next year (or catch up this year!) at a further discount.

Scrap Orchard is hosting the Annual Game On! Festivities on Saturday, and Tracy will be hosting her monthly Make It Snappy challenge as well.

Finally, here is some inspiration with all those new products.

And the winner from Monday's giveaway is....Cheryl L. Congratulations!


November 3, 2015

November Blog Challenge

Wowser! How in the blazes did it get to be November already?  It amazes how busy we are and how fast the time passes.  Which brings us to another monthly blog challenge.  I hope you've been collecting them this year because we've had some really fantastic templates.  And this month is no exception.  We've got a fade and a great big pic along with photo spots for three smaller photos.  Wanna see?


by Donna
using Imperial Palace by Dream Big Designs + Mulan Regular Font

by Kimberley
using Snap Happier: July 2015 Bundle by Bella Gypsy + Miss Jinkie Van Pelt font by Darcy Baldwin

I'm really excited to see what you do with this month's challenge.  We had so many great layouts for last month's challenge that I was really glad the winner is selected randomly because I'd never have been able to choose.  :)

Playing our monthly challenge is really really easy.  Just download the template and scrap it any way you like. Change it as much as you like but not so much that we can't tell it's our challenge layout.  
Once you've loaded your completed layout to the gallery of your choice, leave us a link in the comment section.  After that, you only need to enter the Rafflecopter drawing.  We announce the winner for the previous month with each new challenge.  So.....our winner from October is meagan43!  I'll send out the winning coupon within the next week.  

So don't forget to enter our contest for November....

I'll see you in December!
Happy Scrapping,
Kimberley (greenmother)


  • Use the featured template (above) to create a layout or hybrid project.  Feel free to modify the template but make certain we can still recognize it as a version of the original.  
  • Upload your completed layout to a gallery or  photo sharing site of your choice. 
  • If uploading to the ScrapPin gallery at Scrap Orchard please include the following in addition to your other hashtags:  #swlblognovember2015   (feel free to copy and past this hashtag)
  • Come back to this blog post and leave a comment with a link to your completed layout by November 30, 2015 and ENTER the Rafflecopter giveaway for your chance to win. Winners must provide a layout link in the comments section AND enter supply an email address in the Rafflecopter survey.  We never share your information.  
  • Only those entrants who leave a link to their eligible layout in the comments section will be included in the drawing.  All other entries will be disqualified.  
  • Winner of the $10 coupon will be chosen and announced the first Tuesday in December 2015!  Non-winning participants will receive a participation prize so remember to leave us a way to reach you when you link your layouts.  Don't forget to watch your coupon expiration dates!

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