Monday's Highlight: Play by Timmi

Paper Pieces Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Summertime by Kristin Aagard
Hello Monday! Are you ready for another week? I think I am.

I have a page here by Timmi that stood out to me last night as I was browsing the SwL Gallery in my facebook group. The black and white photos on top of all those colors really grabbed my attention. The amount of elements seems just right to not detract from the photos.  I love how she captured her daughter playing from all different directions. Great job, Timmi.

Now, back to normal Monday activities.


NEW Artsy Journal Templates - 20% OFF!

Liz has some new installments in her popular Artsy Journal template line. These have a great variety of photo number and size and have lots of paint, torn papers, big titles, and lots of journaling. These two template packs are 20% off through July 30, 2017.

Inspiration using Artsy Journal 17:
by Jenn

by Stefani

by Jenn

by Stefanie

Week 29 and a sneak with some new pages....

My Life Templates 8 by Scrapping with LizCounting the Weeks Volume 1 by Amber LabauHyannis Papers by One Little Bird DesignsHello Summer Elements by Amy Wolf DesignsScenic Route Elements by Paislee Press
Another fun summer week. It involved a birthday party for my Dad, a slip and slide party at a friend's house, fried rice (I make it at least once a week for the kids' lunch), iced coffee (made with the new coffee maker we got for our birthdays) and my hubby and I celebrating our 18 year wedding anniversary. We went on a hike, stayed in Asheville, ate 3 glorious meals all by ourselves, and then headed home to our bunch.

I had to change the template up a little bit to fit my photos. I was sad I didn't get to use the little watch this square I had made for a QR code. I didn't take a single video this week! Maybe I'll move it over to another template and use it later with this set.

It was weird scrapping a page of just the hubby and me, but I figure it was a big thing to celebrate and deserved a whole page.

Last week I told you I scrapped a few more China pages, but I couldn't show them to you yet because the new templates hadn't released yet. Well, they release tomorrow and I thought I would show them to you as a little sneak peek.

I actually changed them just slightly from the templates to work with the photos, but I love how they turned out and they were really easy to use.

A page of us going to church in China.
Template coming tomorrow to my store!
Stories to Tell by Amber LaBau Designs
 And a meal at McDonalds in China.
Template coming tomorrow to my store!
Fast Food by Kristin Aagard
Black Rimmed Plastic Alpha by Sahlin Studio
Make sure you check out the new templates in my store tomorrow!


50% Off One Day Only - NEW Cut Out Alphas!

Today I have some new Alphas and Number sets by customer request! Use these to make fun titles and word-art for you pages. They are great as-is, or colored, or dressed up with styles. Enjoy the 50% SOSN discount on these products today only, July 26, 2017.

I love the style Judie added to the alphas on these pages:

Globe Cut Outs Layout Workshop

There is no Monday Highlight today for you, but I do have some other inspiration and a highlight of it's own!

Nicole from Der Scrapbook Laden used my Globe Cut Outs in a work shop she did. I just loved the results and wanted to share them with you here.

These make me want to make a paper layout. If you would like to see more of the finished pages from the workshop check them out here.

I just can't believe that my stuff is being used to scrap memories from all over the world!

Project Templates and SALE!

Today I have new installments in my monthly project lines: calendar toppers and monthly & weekly spreads. These are 20% off through Sunday July 23, 2017.

The Lilypad is also having a Christmas in July sale! SAVE 35% on all Christmas and winter goodies. I have some Christmas and Winter Templates you can grab at that sale price.

A little inspiration for you from the Lilypad creative team and the SwL team. Click on the images to be taken to the template pack they used in the store.

by Aaron

by Aaron

by Donna

by Donna

by Susanne

Week 28: Camp, Beach, Hangin' Out

My Life Templates 7 by Scrapping with Liz
Counting the Weeks Volume 1 by Amber Labau
Hyannis Papers by One Little Bird Designs
Hello Summer Elements by Amy Wolf Designs
Staycation Word Art by Mommyish
Summer Vibes Elements by Paislee Press
Week 28 was another fun summer week. 2 of the girls were off to camp for a few days, we spent a day at the beach, a morning at the library, lots of time playing games, and playing outside.

Poor Isaac was heart broken when he said goodbye to the girls.

BTW - I'm lovin' text and word art over photos these days.

I did manage to scrap a few more China pages this past weekend. I can't show a couple of them to you since they are with some new templates that won't release until next week.

Here's one that I can show you. I used the MIS prize template from July's make it snappy. I rarely scrap a page with one photo, but I really only had one photo from this activity, and I knew my son would love a fish themed page.

July MIS Template (available in my store soon!)
Sea of Love Papers by Pink Reptile Designs
Sea of Love Elements by Pink Reptile Designs
Itsy Bitsy Alphas by Amy Wolff
Itsy Bitsy Alphas Vol. 3 by Amy Wolff
I'll show the rest of the pages to you next week when my new templates release.


50% Off One Day Only! Big Photos and Travel Templates

Today I three oldies for you at 50% off! These are some great big photo templates, and two sets for travel pages. Enjoy the 50% SOSN discount on these products today only, July 19, 2017.

And a little inspiration for you. Find more creative team inspiration in the store under product images.


by Amber Using My Travel Journal Templates

by Stefanie using Life is An Adventure Templates

page by Stefanie using Up Close and Personal Templates

Another Quick Album by Amanda

Amanda has created another quick album. She took her son to a DanTDM concert and made a book just for this event. She said her son jumped up and down when he received the album. She's only sharing a few pages because Dan asked her to keep most of the stuff a secret for other kids attending the show.

Amanda really streamlined the process for this album, much like her last album.

Here's what she said about creating this album.

When I am making a book I like to really pare down the number of supplies I am using. So just one kit or just a few papers and elements is plenty for me. It's all about the pictures and stories.

This was her planning list for her pages:

Front Cover

Title Page
Getting Ready 1
Getting Ready 2
Gamestop/Cinco's/Pet Store 1
Gamestop/Cinco's/Pet Store 2
We are Here! 1
We are Here! 2
"We Want Dan" (QR code to video)
The Show 1 We Want Dan
The Show 2 Don't take my picture
The Show 3 
The Show 4 
The Show 5 
The Show 6 
The Show 7 
The Show 8 
The Show 9 
The Show 10 Final Battle
The Show 11 Song
Heading Home
Back Cover

I think having a page plan in order is a great idea! It keeps you motivated, and you don't have to think about what picture or pages you will work on next.

Here's her supply list:

Template: Scrapping with Liz ~ Snappy Album Templates
Kit: Kristin Aagard ~ Over the Moon
Fonts: BadaBoom BB & Volter (Goldfish)

Front Cover - I Love the full page cover.

She ordered a Shutterfly book and was happy with the results.

I love that she capture the getting ready phase.

Another album by Amanda. She's really inspiring me.

Monday Highlight: Indoor Camping by Beatrice

Using Monthly Blog Challenge July '17 Template (available for a limited time)
Kit by Dandelion Dust Designs
Today's highlight is brought to you by Beatrice. The pictures on this scrapbook page were so fun. I had to take a closer look and read the journaling to see what they were all about. I love how the colors on the page really complement the photos. Beatrice used that patterned papers beautifully and used just the right amount of elements to highlight the photos. I especially love the tent and tree tucked behind the photos.

I hope these fun photos brighten up your Monday.

Week 27 and MORE China Pages!

My Life Templates 7 by Scrapping with Liz
Counting the Weeks Volume 1 by Amber Labau
Hyannis Papers by One Little Bird Designs
Hello Summer Elements by Amy Wolf Designs
Staycation Word Art by Mommyish
Summer Vibes Elements by Paislee Press
It's July! We are in full summer mode over here. July 4th, bike riding, water play, camp, walks, relaxin', ice cream, etc... So many smiles on this week's page. I love it. And just one sad face picture. My 2nd oldest daughter and I were really missing my oldest this week since she was off to camp. It's not too often around here that someone is missing. We are always together. She's back safe and sound and she had a blast at camp.

It was Abi and Isaac's first July 4th. They loved the fireworks and sparklers. Lydia learned how to ride her bike so we packed up the van with as many bikes as we could fit and went riding almost every day! And of course we had ice cream to celebrate the big milestone.

I even had some time this past weekend to scrap some more China pages! I think I only have about 5 days worth of pictures left to scrap before I can print Abi and Isaac's albums. Being this close to the end really gives me motivation to finish them up.

These next few pages are just some random things we saw while we were hanging out in Guangzhou. They don't have too much to do with Abi and Isaac, but they are places and things I want them to remember or at least know that they experienced even if they don't remember them.

All About the Frames Templates 4 by Scrapping with Liz
For Like Ever Papers by Valorie Wibbens
Project Mouse China by Brittish Designs and Sahlin Studio
By Air Kristin Aagard and Amber Shaw
Good Fortune by Dawn Inskip
Paper Cut Out Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Life is An Adventure Lilypad Collab

Paper Cut Out Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Ready Set Go by One Little Bird Designs
Retrovailles by One Little Bird Designs and Vinnie Pearce
Vagabond by One Little Bird Designs
Going Places by One Little Bird Designs and Ardent Sparrow
Let's Fly Away Papers by Little Butterfly Wings
That's all I've scrapped this week. Hoping to be back next Thursday with more.
© Scrapping with Liz
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