September 28, 2015

Sneak Peek & Giveaway: Swirls and Calendars

A little late today with my sneak peek. I got the stomach bug that is going around and was down for the count yesterday. I'm feeling a bit better right now. We had a short school day, and I put a movie on for the kids so I could get caught up on some e-mails and blog posts.

Here goes. I'm releasing another calendar template this week, and I have a really fun set of templates for you. You should see the pages my creative team are making. Gorgeous!

If it looks like something you want make sure to enter the giveaway below. I'll announce the winner on Thursday's blog post.

Hoping you are all having a fine Monday!

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September 25, 2015

2015 Week 37: Busy and Fun!

My Life Templates 10 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life '15 August Bundle by Juno Designs
What a week last week was! Last weekend when I was scrapping this page I had such a hard time picking the photos and videos to use to showcase our week 37. It was so busy and fun. We celebrated our daughter's 13th birthday, Lydia being home for 3 years, 1 Grand Champion Ribbon at the County Fair(!), back to school party with our co-op, a Volleyball win (on the big birthday day!) and much more. It was just filled with so much goodness. It was hard to pick the pictures that would sort of encompass the whole week.  I think I did okay. I also took at least 6 videos of the kids doing different things. I only included one on this page, but I thought 6 different QR codes might be overkill and they were all sort of random little things. Maybe I'll make a page of just QR codes at the end of my album.....oooh, that's a good idea! Maybe I need some more QR code templates....oh, another good idea. Hmmm, now I need to go do some designing.

With that I'll leave you to take a closer look at my pages, if you so desire.

My Life Templates 10 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life '15 August Bundle by Juno Designs

My Life Templates 10 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life '15 August Bundle by Juno Designs

September 24, 2015

Bold Doubles 3 and September in Review

Liz has two new sets of double page templates in the Market. Both are 20% off through October 1, 2015.

Bold Double Templates 3 features full-page photo collages. The Bold Double line contains some of my favorite templates of all time. Since I scrap a lot of events and outings, I always have a lot of photos I want to get on one page. The collage presentation really lets the photos shine.

September in Review Templates, as the name suggests, has templates for scrapping a month in review page. But you can also use them for any kind of event.

The winner from Monday's Giveaway is....Michelelynne! Congratulations!

September 21, 2015

Sneak Peek & Giveaway!

It's Sunday night, and I just got done scrapping my weekly page (you'll have to come back Friday to see it). What did you scrap this weekend?

Well, if you need some templates that will get you scrapping a bunch of photos, these are it! They'll be in my store on Thursday. Enter the giveaway below and you could win! I'll announce the winner on Thursday's blog post.

Have a great week!

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September 18, 2015

2015 Week 36: #itwasagreatweek

My Life Templates 9 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life '15 August Bundle by Juno Designs
We started the week off with some fun. Sunday included some playing at the park and Monday included some playing at Grandma and Grandpa's house to celebrate Labor Day. Then we got into the groove of our school week, which also included lots of games with the littlest ones. We ended the week with working on our house and a special mother/daughter date with my oldest to support our local Pregnancy Care Center. #itwasagreatweek

My Life Templates 9 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life '15 August Bundle by Juno Designs
I decided I like doing the "title" with tiny words and big numbers, and I also like using word bits in place of flowers and buttons.

And you should totally watch that video of my kids playing war. It's their favorite card game lately and they'll play for hours. It gets quite intense.

My Life Templates 9 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life '15 August Bundle by Juno Designs

September 17, 2015

Artsy Journal Templates 9 and My Life Templates 10

Liz has two new products in the store - digital pocket style templates and something new in the popular Artsy Journal line. These Fresh Fruit new releases are 20% off through September 24, 2015.

Artsy Journal Templates 9 features big bold text blocks, scatters and doodles, and some bold title work.

My Life Templates 10 is a new set of digital pocket-style templates for scrapping your daily life.

And the winner from Monday's giveaway is....Tammy M! Congratulations!

September 16, 2015

August 2015 Standout!

Please join us in congratulating the August 2015 STANDOUT! - Karen Dewey-Karas' Tracy Arm

Karen made the perfect choice with the Bold Double Templates to showcase her AMAZING photo! The layout has just the right amount of elegant elements to help call attention to the photo.  The silver, gray and blue adds to the chilliness of the layout.  BREATHTAKING!

Each month, in the SWL Group, there will be a new album in which we ask you share your beautiful layouts.  The SWL team will be picking their favorites and one layout will be selected for that month's Standout and will win $10 to Liz's store.

If you haven't joined SWL Group on Facebook, we highly recommend it.  Become a part of the SWL community and share and chat with fellow SWL fans.  The group even has it own fun challenge to participate in.

So head on over and post your September layouts in the September 2015 SWL Member Layouts Album.  We can't wait to see what you create!

September 14, 2015

A Little Late: Sneak Peek & Giveaway!

It's late on a Monday night, and I just realized that I forgot to post the sneak peek and giveaway for this week, but I do have one, and I think you are going to love it. It's a little mix of something for everyone.

Take a peek above, and if you think these are something you want to add to your stash then enter the giveaway below!

Hope you had a happy Monday!

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September 11, 2015

2015 Week 35: A New Season

My Life Templates 9 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life '15 August Bundle by Juno Designs
It's sort of a new season around here. We officially started back to our fall school work, which also means adding a few more extracurriculars to our routine: Gymnastics for the little ones and music for the older ones. Plus we started back to volleyball a couple weeks ago. Now we are in full swing! Plus we are getting so close to finishing up our house. Looks like we might be moving in next month. With school, the extra activities and working on the house every spare second, I think I might have scrapped this page with my eyes half shut....but I still got it done. I am still enjoying this weekly project, but I think I'll enjoy it a little more when I have more time and I'm scrapping it in my new place.

My Life Templates 9 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life '15 August Bundle by Juno Designs

My Life Templates 9 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life '15 August Bundle by Juno Designs

September 10, 2015

September Calendar and Canada Templates

Liz has two new products for us today. Both are 20% off through September 17, 2015.

O Canada Templates were a customer request. These feature custom shapes to match the country and the provinces of Canada. They are great for travel and patriotic layouts.

2016 Calendar Template 9 is the September issue of this product line. It has two topper sizes (one can be used for a 12x12 layout) and a full spread with grid.

The winner from Monday's Giveaway is....Tammy H. Hope you enjoy the new templates!

September 7, 2015

Labor Day, Sneak Peek & Giveaway

It's Labor Day here in America. That means an extra day off for my hubby, a day off of school for my kids...and  day of labor at our new house, but all is good. A break from the norm is good. And at the end of today we get to go to Grandma's for a cook-out and games. What are you doing today? Do you get a break from the normal schedule?

I have 2 new template sets releasing this week. Both are a little unique, but something I think some of you are really going to like. Enter the giveaway below, and I'll announce the winner on Thursday's blog post.

Hope you have a good day, no matter what you do!

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September 3, 2015

2015 Week 34: Break Time

My Life Templates 9 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life August by Juno Designs
This week we took little break from summer school before we start our fall sessions (I homeschool and we school throughout the summer). We had an appointment in Chapel Hill where Matthew's testing showed him hearing at normal hearing levels in his right ear! We also spent some time working on the new house and had some fun time playing at different parks, bike riding and playing in the creek. Oh and we went to a fun birthday party.  That's about it for this week. Not sure that it was much of a break for me, but it was different then the normal routine and we all had a lot of fun. Now we are ready to get back to a normal schedule....I think!

My Life Templates 9 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life August by Juno Designs

My Life Templates 9 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life August by Juno Designs

September 1, 2015

September Blog Challenge - Template Revisited 39

Oh boy!  It's September!  I have another great template for your monthly blog challenge.  This one has a ton options: You could put in one center pic or use the spot for journaling.  You could add a ton of smaller photos or maybe just a few or may none at all.  Keep the big title or take it out.  See what I mean about a ton of options?! Ready?


CT Layouts.....

by Donna
using Iridescent Glitter Styles by Chelle's Creations + Fireworks kit (retired) by Chelle's
Creations + So Solids-Shine Bright paper by Melissa Bennett.  Fonts are Shadows Into Light
 and Laser Metal Regular
by Kimberley
using Happy Place by Bella Gypsy 

What will you do? We can't wait to see!  If you've never played along with our blog challenge, it's super easy.  Simply download the template and create a layout.  Once you upload it to your favorite site, leave us a comment with a link so we can check out your awesomeness!  Finally enter the Rafflecopter drawing.  We'll announce one random winner at next month's challenge.  

(please remember that you must leave a link with your layout to be eligible)

Curious if you're our winner from August?  You most certainly are if your entry involved "Homemade Trunks" and your name is Sarah!  Congratulations!  
Don't feel bad if you didn't win, Liz has a little something for everyone who played along.  I'll send out those goodies within a week.  

Happy Scrapping!


  • 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:  #swlblogseptember2015   (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 September 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 October 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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