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September 28, 2017

Week 38 & More China Pages!

My Life Templates 10 by Scrapping with Liz
Vintage Breeze Papers by Mommyish
Vintage Breeze Elements by Mommyish
Time Flies Elements by Pink Reptile Designs
Tomorrow's Memories Elements by Allison Pennington
Tomorrow's Memories Papers by Allison Pennington
Counting the Weeks by Amber Labau
Week 38. It was a pretty normal week around here: school, hiking, appointments, and outside play. The one out of the ordinary event was my oldest daughter getting her learner's permit. How is this possible?


I found that I did not take a whole lot of photos this week. Not sure why...I like to think that maybe I was just trying to soak up the moments with them rather then always trying to take a photo of the moment.


Last weekend I managed to scrap two more pages for Abi and Isaac's adoption album.  I focused on playing with my shadows a little bit more in this page. There's a new Polly, Isa Marks, at The Lilypad that inspired me. Her pages look so real. I just stared at her pages for awhile and took note of some of the ways she placed her shadows. I know I have a long way to go, but I think I learned a few things.

Bold and Beautiful Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Good Fortune by Dawn Inskip
Sprinkles V33 by Valorie Wibbens
Shabby Ledgers by Amy Wolff
Good Fortune Inky Doodads by Dawn Inskip
Project Mouse World China by Brittish Designs and Sahlin Studio
For Like Ever Papers by Valorie Wibbens
 I'm getting a little closer to getting these albums done!

Bold and Beautiful Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Good Fortune by Dawn Inskip
Sprinkles V33 by Valorie Wibbens
Shabby Ledgers by Amy Wolff
Good Fortune Inky Doodads by Dawn Inskip
Project Mouse World China by Brittish Designs and Sahlin Studio
For Like Ever Papers by Valorie Wibbens
Are there any techniques you've been wanting to try lately?

-Liz

September 26, 2017

DSD is Coming: FREE Blog Hop

Digital Scrapbook Day is almost here (October 7th). The Lilypad designers have put together a really fun blog hop to help get you ready. I'm so glad you made it here.

This is my contribution to the the TLP's Treasured: The Things FREEBIE blog hop. You can click the image to download. Look below to see where you need to head to next to grab the next part of the FREEBIE.



The next stop on this hop is Sahlin Studio. Go on over there and see what she has for you!





Remember, the freebies for Part 1 are only available through October 5th at 5 pm EDT.

**Look for Treasured: The Places and Treasured: The People in the shop as Free with Purchase kits during our Digital Scrapbooking Day celebrations, from October 6-9th.**

September 22, 2017

Structure and Style Templates

Liz has some really fun templates for us today. These are geometry inspired with plenty of circles and rectangles, including one design with triangles and one with a hexagon. The text boxes are dramatic, with angled and curved edges to match the other shapes on the page. If you like dramatic textual elements on your page, these are some great additions to your template stash. They are 20% off through September 24, 2017.




And here are some pages from the team!







September 21, 2017

Week 37: A Fair, Debate and Birthday

My Life Templates 10 by Scrapping with Liz
Vintage Breeze Papers by Mommyish
Vintage Breeze Elements by Mommyish
Time Flies Elements by Pink Reptile Designs
Tomorrow's Memories Elements by Allison Pennington
Life in Pieces Elements by One Little Bird Designs
Tomorrow's Memories Papers by Allison Pennington
Counting the Weeks by Amber Labau
This week was somewhat normal with a few extra things thrown in. There was school, music lessons, AVT and co-op as usual, along with dirty dishes, laundry and grocery shopping, but we also went to the fair, celebrated a 15th birthday, handled one night without electricity, and attended a debate. I think the latter are things my kids are really going to remember.


See my kids looking at that scrapbook above? The morning of her birthday it's the first thing they all looked at! I love scrapbooking.


This week I just added text over the photos. I always forget how much I like doing that. What's something you like doing on your scrapbook page but don't do it regularly?

-Liz

September 20, 2017

50% OFF Picks!

Today I have a couple of template packs on sale for Something Old, Something New. One is a great set for when you have several photos you want to scrap and the other is themed around road travel. They are 50% off today only!

Multi Mini Templates are great for multi-photo layouts.


A couple of inspiration pages from The Lilypad Team using the Mutli Mini Templates 2.

by Ellen

by Justine

These could be great for some of those summer travel photos.


A little inspiration from Christine and Cynthia using Road Trip Templates.



Grab these 50% OFF picks while they are on sale!
-Liz

September 15, 2017

New Project Templates: Weekly, Monthly Reviews and Calendars

Liz has new installments in the monthly album lines today. Isn't it a great time to get back to work on your albums?! You'll be happy you did. These project templates are 20% off through September 17, 2017.






And here is some inspiration from the team!





September 14, 2017

Week 36: Hiking, Cousins and Outdoors

My Life Templates 9 by Scrapping with Liz
Vintage Breeze Papers by Mommyish
Vintage Breeze Elements by Mommyish
Time Flies Elements by Pink Reptile Designs
Tomorrow's Memories Elements by Allison Pennington
Life in Pieces Elements by One Little Bird Designs
Tomorrow's Memories Papers by Allison Pennington
Counting the Weeks by Amber Labau
The weather is getting cooler around here which means more outside play. We hiked this week. Our first 4 mile hike as a family of 9. We were worried that the 3 and 4 year old might have a difficult time but they completed it like champs. We continued the week with a lot of outdoor activity: picnics, 4 square, BB gun, walks, etc... All this in addition to our normal school work and extra-curricular activities, which I managed to take no pictures of, but I think we'll enjoy the memories on this page either way.


I included a little video of Abi hiking the trail. She's come so far in the last year. She could barely walk on a hard, flat surface when we brought her home. Now she's climbing mountains!


-Liz

September 13, 2017

Glamour Templates 50% Off

Today two packs of Glamour Templates are on sale for 50% off! These are really pretty templates with fancy edged clipping masks, delicate scallops, transparent circles, and a great mix of photo number and size. These are must-haves for your stash and they are 50% off today only!







Here's some creative team inspiration using Glamour Framed Templates and Glamour Templates.





-Liz

September 11, 2017

Monday Highlight: Adventure Is Out There by Sarah

Artsy Journal Templates 7 by Scrapping with Liz
Kits by Various SSD Designers
What drew me into this layout was the clustering and title work in the center of the page. Sarah's clustering and shadowing is gorgeous. I love her scatters around the page as well. The basic neutral papers with pops of color also make this page stand out. Great job, Sarah!

Make sure to upload your pages to the SwL Gallery on my facebook page. I love seeing them each week, and I frequently pick out a page to be highlighted here on my blog.

-Liz


September 7, 2017

Week 35: School, School and More School!

My Life Templates 9 by Scrapping with Liz
Vintage Breeze Papers by Mommyish
Vintage Breeze Elements by Mommyish
Time Flies Elements by Pink Reptile Designs
Tomorrow's Memories Elements by Allison Pennington
Life in Pieces Elements by One Little Bird Designs
Tomorrow's Memories Papers by Allison Pennington
Counting the Weeks by Amber Labau
My life is pretty much all about caring for and teaching my children. This week's page definitely reflects that. I wouldn't have it any other way!


I had fun shopping the new BYOC at the Lilypad for this page. I'll be using the same September BYOC items for the rest of the month. Shopping the new BYOC items each month for my weekly pages has helped me with consistency and also with creativity. Having some new items each month to work with is fun.


Can you believe we are already on Week 35!

-Liz

September 6, 2017

September Projects 50% OFF & FREEBIES!

Today I'm placing my September 2016 project templates on sale. These are great album sets that can be used for weekly and monthly summaries for any year. They can also be used for scrapping any ol' page, even it isn't part of a monthly themed album. This 50% off deal today only is a great chance to add these to your stash!


Here's a layout I created last year with this set. I completed my  2016 album using the Weekly Life series. My kids grab the album quite frequently to look at.




Kayta created this page with the September Review Templates. I love the variety of photos.




Arron created this great review page for September.


Right now I have a special gift for new newsletter subscribers. Subscribe, keep up to date on all that I have going on and get these templates! It's a win-win.



Check out the sales, subscribe to my newsletter and enjoy your Wednesday!

-Liz

P.S. The free templates will be available to all of my newsletter subscribers very soon!
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