Sunday, August 20, 2017

Weekly Recap // August 20, 2017

I actually did some scrapbooking this week- yay!!! I also made some cards, too, since Lawn Fawn is right in the middle of Release Week festivities.

Lawn Fawn has posted three of my projects on their blog so far, and I'll have two more up in the next few days. All of the new items will be available both at Lawn Fawn and other retailers on August 24th.

I had a lot of fun playing with my new Distress Oxide inks to make the night sky background for this card. It was super easy using the tips that Jennifer McGuire shared in a recent video. The stamps are from the new Costume Party set, and I also used the Village Border and Stitched Hillside Backdrop (Landscape) dies in the background.

I straight-up fell in love with the Shadow Box die from this release!! I didn't think it could get any better than the Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up die, but this little guy is just amazing! It's so much fun to create scene cards that have some depth to them, and, as a bonus, they fold flat and can be mailed using regular envelopes and postage!

The stamps used here are from the new Forest Feast set. The tree and hill dies in the scene are actually part of the Shadow Box die set!

My next card was super simple, but sometimes that's what you need! I really wanted the colors in the candy corn (from the How You Bean: Candy Corn Add-On stamp set) to stand out, so I mounted the shaker jar (using some of the new Lawn Fawn chunky glitter as filler) on gray cardstock cut using the new Stitched Scallop Stackables dies.

The orange paper is from the new Knock On Wood paper line. I also used some aqua paper from the same collection on the shadow box card above. The woodgrain patterns are great for adding a little interest while still keeping things toned down.

The rest of the Lawn Fawn team has made so many amazing, gorgeous projects this week! If you want to check them out, here are links to the posts that are us so far for this Release Week:

Day 1: Intro and Big Giveaway Post
Day 2: Costume Party, Village Border, Trick or Treat Border
Day 3: Shadow Box
Day 4: How You Bean? Candy Corn Add-On, Pumpkin Spice
Day 5: Gift Box, Fall Tiny Tags

Over at The Lilypad I made two digital layouts this week. The first uses one of the add-ons to the August 2017 Mixed Media Monthly kit. The theme this month is Outdoor/Wilderness/Explore, and it is totally amazing! I know I'll be scrapping lots more of my camping adventure photos with this collection.

I also made one catch-up Project Life layout using some of the 2016 Storyteller items that were in Wednesday's SOSN (Something Old, Something New) sale.

And, I know there's only one day left for this, but The Lilypad is having a storewide sale through Monday the 21st, and the entire store is 30% off! Just in case you feel like doing a little digital shopping. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back again next weekend!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Weekly Recap // August 13.2017

Hola, everyone! Just popping in really quickly this week with one new layout to share.

I've not had much time for scrapbooking again this week, but I did want to play with the back to school themed products in the August edition of the Create Crate Monthly subscription over at The Lilypad.

These photos were taken a couple of years ago when Darren was in his second year of medical school, and it's crazy to think that now he's in his last year! He's working on his residency application and getting a couple of away rotations in, and in just over 6 months we'll find out where we'll be moving to for that chapter of this adventure. There's so much to do between now and then that it quite often boggles my mind! Let's just say that my planner and I have become good friends. :)

I should have more to share next week, especially with Lawn Fawn's new release and inspiration week starting next Thursday!

Thanks so much for stopping by- I'll see you all again next week!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Weekly Recap // August 6, 2017

I debated with myself about posting an update this week since I have done zero scrapping and have no new projects to show! Star & Bee has been keeping me super busy with orders, so it's been lots of work while listening to audio books for me lately. With so much work going on longer books are a must, so I'm currently listening to Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit- the dry humor (and Victorian-era snark) in his writing is just wonderful! (And it's almost 32 hours long!)

I don't like posting without an image of some kind, though, so I pulled a couple of layouts out of my gallery at The Lilypad from last month's Build Your Own Collection (BYOC) to share. I was a bit bummed to not have time to work with the August BYOC when it was released on Friday, but I'll go back and make a few pages with it when time allows.

You can click on either page to see it in the Lilypad Gallery along with a list of the products used.

I'm totally in need of some beach time with Darren right now! The house in Mobile is about an hour from Dauphin Island, and we drive out for the day whenever we have time.

I should have time for a digital page or two next week, and then the week after that is the start of Lawn Fawn's Inspiration and Release Week. Lots to look forward to!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great week!