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December 30, 2017

Time For a 2017 Recap & Goal Setting for 2018

Info Templates by Scrapping with Liz
In Review Elements by One Little Bird
and Various Papers from The Lilypad
At the end of the year I like to reflect on the year. I look at my children and see how they've grown and changed. I think about some of our favorite memories. I don't usually scrapbook a recap page but this year I just felt like putting some of it down on a scrapbook page, and I'm sure glad I did. It turned into a fun page that I'm sure we'll all enjoy looking back on. In fact I know they'll like looking at it because several of my kids were reading over my shoulder as I was working on this page. They even wanted to pick their own paper for their "person". I plan on adding this to the end of my 2017 weekly album.

I used my Info Templates to get be started on the design. I had to duplicate and move some stuff around but it was nice having the template to get me started, and the In Review Elements from ONe Little Bird were perfect for some of my highlights and such.

For the last several years I've also done a little "Pages Scrapped" recap, and I thought I would continue that this year. I've completed our family album which consisted of a 2 page spread for each week plus a cover page. Then I finished a 2018 Calendar.  I've completed 26 pages for Abi and Isaac's Album. I'm so close to being done with theirs. Then I also made a December Album (Document Your December) which has a page for each day leading up to Christmas, Christmas Day and a cover page. There were also a few random pages I scrapped just for fun. That makes for a grand total of 173 pages. That's 20 more than last year! I think participating in the Month of Challenges at TLP and then completing the DYD album really pushed my scrapping along.

For the last 5 years that I've been keeping track of my scrapbooking I've reached a total of 836 pages scrapped. It looks like I'm staying pretty consistent over the years. 

I haven't nailed down all of my scrapbooking goals for 2018 but these two I know I want to accomplish:

1. Weekly Album: I've done a double page spread every week for the last 5 years and I plan on continuing that.
2. Abi and Isaac's Album: I'm so close to completing their album, and they deserve a printed album just like everyone else. This is #2 on my scrapbooking priority list.

These are on my if I have time list or feel inspired list:

1. House Album: I started scrapbooking about building our house but it fizzled out when we brought Abi and Isaac home. If I finish their album I think this will be next in line.
2. Document Your December: I seriously loved doing this challenge. If next December I feel inspired to do it again I will, but I don't like making a commitment that far off.
3. Month of Challenges: This starts tomorrow! Eeek! I had so much fun last year and it really pushed me to the max as far as creativity and learning new techniques go, but I sort of stressed out at the end. So I'm not sure that I'm going to commit to doing the whole thing, but I am going to try to do what I can.

If I could only give you one tip to get your scrapbooking goals accomplished this is what it would be:

Set aside the same time every week for scrapbooking!

This is what has helped me complete my goals each year. I haven't always completed everything I set out to complete, but I've always gotten those top priorities finished and that satisfies me.

What are your scrapbooking goals for this year and what can I do to help you accomplish them? Please comment with ideas. I would love to help.

-Liz





December 28, 2017

50% OFF Designer Surprise!

Today starts the Designer Surprise sale at The Lilypad. I have 2 new template packs and over 15 other packs you can get at 50% OFF through the 31st! Check out all of my 50% OFF products right here.

 
Everyday Templates 1 begins my 2018 double page, pocket style, template sets. They are easy to use and adjust for different photos. There are journaling spots and fun month and weekly graphics for each page.
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2018 Cover Templates were made to help you scrap 2018 cover or title pages. These are also great for graduation, birthday and any other fun 2018 events.
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Scrapaneers

I contributed to a MEGA collection over at Scrapaneers called Winter Magic. My part will be available on their blog today. Make sure you grab these FREEBIES along with the rest of the amazing collab.

Month of Challenges

Make sure you check out the Month of Challenges over at the Lilypad. It's a great way to get your creative juices flowing, get pages scrapped and earn money to the TLP store!

December 27, 2017

Lots of Recyclables - 50% OFF


Today I have four Recyclable sets 50% off. Recyclables are really fun sets with lots of variety and a great price.  Grab these today!
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Monthly Blog Challenge

Just a few more days to grab this template and play along with

Month of Challenges

Month of Challenges is coming up at The Lilypad! It's a great way to get some scrapping done, grow your skills and earn $$$ to the Lilypad Store! Plus you may earn a spot as a new Polly!

December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas: Week 51 & Document Your December Pages

My Life Templates 13 by Scrapping with Liz
Wonderland Papers by Allison Pennington
Wonderland Elements by Allison Pennington
Winter Vibes Elements by Paislee Press
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope this blog post finds you in the midst of Christmas Day fun. I'm writing this blog post on Christmas Adam while I sit by the lights of the Christmas tree. Since I finished Week 51 tonight I wanted to go ahead and get the blog post done so I can spend tomorrow night and Monday soaking up time with my family.

Week 51 was really all about just soaking up time with the kids and participating in some Christmas traditions: singing at the nursing home, making goodies for neighbors and friends, Christmas music, Church skits, etc. There was also some regular activities thrown in too but overall it was a fun week preparing for Christmas.

My Life Templates 13 by Scrapping with Liz
Wonderland Papers by Allison Pennington
Wonderland Elements by Allison Pennington
Winter Vibes Elements by Paislee Press

My Life Templates 13 by Scrapping with Liz
Wonderland Papers by Allison Pennington
Wonderland Elements by Allison Pennington
Winter Vibes Elements by Paislee Press
I've also stayed caught up on my Document Your December Album. This has seriously been the easiest album to complete. I'm only finishing it through Christmas and then I'm going to print it. I can't wait. I'll be sure to share my finished album with you all.

6x8 Falala Templates by Scrapping with Liz
December Elements by Sahlin Studio
December Papers by Sahlin Studio
Document Your Memories Paper Pack by Sabrina's Creations
Document Your Memories Elements by Sabrina's Creations 

6x8 Falala Templates by Scrapping with Liz
December Elements by Sahlin Studio
December Papers by Sahlin Studio
Document Your Memories Paper Pack by Sabrina's Creations
Document Your Memories Elements by Sabrina's Creations 

6x8 Falala Templates by Scrapping with Liz
December Elements by Sahlin Studio
December Papers by Sahlin Studio
Document Your Memories Paper Pack by Sabrina's Creations
Document Your Memories Elements by Sabrina's Creations 

6x8 Falala Templates by Scrapping with Liz
December Elements by Sahlin Studio
December Papers by Sahlin Studio
Document Your Memories Paper Pack by Sabrina's Creations
Document Your Memories Elements by Sabrina's Creations 

6x8 Falala Templates by Scrapping with Liz
December Elements by Sahlin Studio
December Papers by Sahlin Studio
Document Your Memories Paper Pack by Sabrina's Creations
Document Your Memories Elements by Sabrina's Creations 

6x8 Falala Templates by Scrapping with Liz
December Elements by Sahlin Studio
December Papers by Sahlin Studio
Document Your Memories Paper Pack by Sabrina's Creations
Document Your Memories Elements by Sabrina's Creations 

6x8 Falala Templates by Scrapping with Liz
December Elements by Sahlin Studio
December Papers by Sahlin Studio
Document Your Memories Paper Pack by Sabrina's Creations
Document Your Memories Elements by Sabrina's Creations 
That's it for now. Enjoy time with your family today!
-Liz

December 21, 2017

December's MIS Inspiration

On the first Saturday night of the month my creative team member, Tracy, faithfully hosts a Templates MIS (Make it Snappy). It's a fun way to get a page scrapped quickly and there are always fun instructions to follow. Plus if you participate you get a coupon to my store and you might even win $$$ to my store.

Last month I shared the MIS instructions and inspiration on the blog from November's MIS, and for those of you who don't participate in the MIS on the 1st Saturday night of the month I thought you might also have fun with the challenge from December. Plus the inspiration always gets me motivated to scrapbook.

I'll share some of my favorite pages first and then post the instructions below.

There were so many great pages to choose from. I had a hard time just picking a few. I truly love seeing them all. This one is by Marilyn. I love the plaid background she chose and then her scatter of elements. It's just right.


This one is by Tracie. That plaid with the dark blue! I love it.


This one is by Julie. I love all her patterns!


Jenn scrapped this beautiful page. That light blue patterned background with those black and white photos is stunning.

Diane scrapped this lovely page. I love those frames and clusters!



Instructions from Tracy:

1. Have a checked/plaid/graph patterned background paper. Basically, I'm looking for lines that cross :)
2. Have two photos.
3. Have three spots of journaling/words; one of which is the title and another is the date or location.
4. Have three free-standing (not the center of flowers) buttons. Note: you can use buttons as the center of flowers, they do not count towards your three.
5. Have six flowers or stars (you cannot have both).


If you didn't participate in the forum but still complete this challenge share your pages here. I'd love to see them!

-Liz

December 19, 2017

Half Price Weekly Life & Recipes

Today you can get my Weekly Life Bundle for just $30, that's over 60% savings, plus you can get Weekly Life 13 and Recipe Templates 4 at 50% OFF! The Weekly Life set has a versatile designs, great for just about any kind of page. They were designed for a Project 365 Album, as they have 7 photos and a weekly title for each spread. 
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And if you're pulling out some favorite recipes this time of year, it's a great time to scrap them! I've got recipe templates in card or book-style format also 50% off today only!
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