May 25, 2017

Week 20 & China Page (with a sneak peek)!

My Life Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz
For Real (papers) by Sahlin Studio
For Real (journal cards) by Sahlin Studio
For Real (elements) by Sahlin Studio
Irvine Park Elements by One Little Bird Designs
Irvine Park Papers by One Little Bird Designs
Counting the Weeks Volume 1 by Amber Labau
Week 20 was a fun and crazy week. Sunday was Mother's Day where I got a special gift and dinner cooked for me. Monday we had a birthday party for Isaac and Abi, Tuesday we drove to Atlanta for my oldest daughter's Music Guild (where we met an Aunt for lunch and took the kids to Dave and Busters), Thursday was Camp Living Water with our homeschool co-op and Friday we took Nana back to the airport (we'll miss her!). There was a little bit of school work and water play thrown in between. I like when we have something different to do, but I'm excited to get back to a more normal routine next week.

I managed to find some extra time to scrap another page of our last adoption trip. At this rate I'll be done in 3 years! My husband took some random pics. He's good at that sort of thing. I'm usually focusing on taking pics of kids. Want to try some grilled squid potato chips?  And then watch out, you must carefully slide down the steps. There was a picture of the church building that we went to in our hotel. It's a historic building. I wasn't sure I was going to scrap these photos, but I thought they might be fun to look back on.

See that title there? You might be seeing that in a new pack of cut outs tomorrow in the store! I'm seriously loving these.

Big Title Templates by Scrapping with Liz
A Daring Adventure by Amber Labau Designs
Scrap anything fun lately?

May 22, 2017

Monday Highlight: 2 Brothers by Karen

Focal Point Templates 4 by Scrapping with LizCOLLAB: All the Feels Part One by Lilypad CollabsAlive elements by Lynne-Marie

Happy Monday everyone! I saw this page by Karen last week in the SwL Gallery, and I chose it for today's highlight. I loved the combo of black and white photos with pops of greens. That blend looks great on the grey paper, and I love that circle word art. This page all comes together so great. Beautiful job, Karen.

Keep those pages coming. I love seeing what you all create.

May 19, 2017

New Monthly Project Templates

Liz has new monthly reviews, weekly pocket style templates, and calendars. Keep working on those projects! You will love your albums at the end of the year. New products are 20% off through May 21, 2017.

Here are some pages Donna scrapped with all the new releases.

May 18, 2017

Week 18: Nana, Birthday, Running....

My Life Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz
For Real (papers) by Sahlin Studio
For Real (journal cards) by Sahlin Studio
For Real (elements) by Sahlin Studio
Irvine Park Elements by One Little Bird Designs
Irvine Park Papers by One Little Bird Designs
Counting the Weeks Volume 1 by Amber Labau
This week was fun because Nana was here for the entire week! We also celebrated Isaac's 4th birthday and ran a 5k. Everything else was pretty routine.

I was able to scrap one extra page this week. These 2 little ones ate lots of noodles for lunch while we were in China. I think this might be the second page I've created with pics of them eating noodles.

Papers are Fun Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Siblings Elements by Just Jamie
Siblings Paper Pack by Just Jamie
Siblings Alpha by Just Jamie
How was your week? Routine, exciting, different?

May 17, 2017

50% Off One Day Only - Recyclables and Double Page Templates!

Today I have two new packs of "oldies." Recyclables 53 is a set of recent freebies and challenge prizes. They are no longer available for free, but I've placed them in the store at a great price. Double Page Templates Revisited 2 is a collection of favorite 2-pagers from my oldest double album sets that are no longer available. I've freshened them up a bit so they match current styles. Enjoy the 50% SOSN discount on these products today only, May 17, 2017.

Here are some fun pages by Tracy and Donna with Recyclables 53.

And here is a 2-pager from Tiffany with Double Page Templates Revisited 2.

May 15, 2017

Happy Mother's Day Cut Out {FREEBIE!!}

Yesterday Mother's were on my mind so I decided to have some fun and make a cut out for Mother's Day. Making these cut outs are my new favorite thing. Don't worry. I'm still lovin' designing templates, but sometimes it's fun to do something a little different. Plus these are easy to add to pretty much any template!

So to all those Mother's out there or any lady who has been a mother figure to someone, I hope you had a Happy Mother's Day.


May 11, 2017

Week 18: Water Play, Piano Recital, Doc Appointments...

My Life Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz
For Real (papers) by Sahlin Studio
For Real (journal cards) by Sahlin Studio
For Real (elements) by Sahlin Studio
Irvine Park Elements by One Little Bird Designs
Irvine Park Papers by One Little Bird Designs
Counting the Weeks Volume 1 by Amber Labau
It was a somewhat normal week with some extraordinary things thrown in. My oldest daughter finished her first year of high school and had school testing. Some of the kids and I had a long trip to Durham for an audiologist appointment. There was the spring piano recital. We pulled out the sprinklers and Abi and Isaac enjoyed some water play for the very first time. Other than that it was all normal. Haha!

I enjoyed working with this template and some new May BYOC products from The Lilypad. I had to adjust a few photo spots, but it worked well. That's what I love about these templates. They are easy to adjust.

Take a closer look below if you'd like!


May 8, 2017

Monday Highlight: A Whale of a Time by Judith & ONE MORE SALE DAY!

Before I jump into today's highlight I wanted to mention that today is the last day to save 30% on my entire store and the last day for the FREE with purchase. Make sure you do that shopping while you can save.

Now to today's highlight.

May MBC Challenge Template
Ashby Mini Kit by Lynn Grieveson Designs

There were so many gorgeous pages in the gallery this weekend. I think iNSD got everyone's creative juices flowing. This one by Judith stood out to me. I thought the mix of photos and kit were perfect. She has some fun and unique elements, but she also kept it simple enough to focus on the photos. The teal stamp in the background also helps draw your eye into the photos. Congrats Judith!

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday and hope you had a fun iNSD!

May 6, 2017

Special Saturday Releases! Everything 30% OFF!

Hope everyone is having a happy iNSD. I plan on doing a little scrapping, some shopping and participating in some challenges today, but first I wanted to share my Special iNSD Saturday releases! These are 30% OFF along with everything else in my store.

And don't forget these awesome FREE WITH PURCHASE deals!

This kit is FREE if you spend $15!

This kit is FREE if you spend $25!

A little bit of inspiration for you.

By me with Artsy Journal Templates 16:

By Dagi with Big Photo Templates 6:

By Katya with Focal Point Templates 4:

By me with Mini Multi Templates 3 :

Have fun today!

May 5, 2017


Yep, that's right. The iNSD party at The Lilypad starts now! There is a storewide sale, a Free with Purchase (see below!), lots of challenges and games in the forum, the May BYOC, Special Saturday new releases as well, and Tracy is hosting her monthly Make it Snappy too. The iNSD sale runs from May 5th to 8th.

Here are Liz's May BYOC products. Make sure you come back tomorrow to check out Liz's Special Saturday releases!

This kit is FREE if you spend $15!

This kit is FREE if you spend $25!

And here is some inspiration from the SwL team and the Lilypad team.

By Katya with Fill Up The Page Templates:

By Amanda with Big Title Templates:

By Amber with Totally Awesome Cut Outs:

And Liz picked a winner from Tuesday's giveaway, and it's.....Stefani! Congrats Stefani you won all of Liz's May BYOC products and her new Saturday Special releases!

May 4, 2017

More Sneak Peeks!

iNSD is almost here! I have a few products releasing tomorrow and even more on Saturday. Here's a little bit more of a glimpse of what some of my new templates will look like. I had so much fun creating them that I just had to scrap with them right away!

Make sure to enter the Sneak Peek and Giveaway from Tuesday! You could win all of my new products!

A few pics of Abi in those first few days. She sure has changed in these last 6 months.
Template Releasing for iNSD!
Lean on Me by Little Butterfly Wings and Pink Reptile Designs
 And some not so great photos of night time around the city, but I still wanted to document them.
Template Releasing for iNSD!
Life is An Adventure - Lilypad Collab

May 3, 2017

50% Off One Day Only - And a Hybrid Sneak Peek!!!

Before I show you my 50% OFF products today I just have to show you a little hybrid project Katrina made with one of my new products releasing on Friday. Eeek! I'm so excited. Make sure you ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE.

Now to the products you can grab at 50% OFF TODAY ONLY! I have some album project templates on sale. But even if you don't make themed albums, these are also great for stand alone pages!

Come back tomorrow for another sneak peek!
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