Monday, September 9, 2013

It's a Week in the Life kinda week...

Happy Monday!

I started the day by rolling out of bed and snapping a pic of my alarm clock, and that can only mean one thing: a Week in the Life! I haven't done this project since summer of 2011, so I'm excited to do it again.  For me, the Week in the Life project means taking lots of photos, writing down everything I do each day in a notebook, uploading all my pics at the end of each day, and after the week is over I pull it all together.  I do a two page spread for each day, highlighting my favorite photos and make a list of the things we did that day. I usually just make a simple photo book, and don't use much (if any) scrappy papers or embellishments.  It's all about the photos + words for this one.  Probably my favorite project ever.  To find out more about A Week in the Life, check out Ali Edwards site.

I have a couple of recent pages to share today too.  First up is a layout I made for the template challenge at My Scrapbook Art.  Come play along with us! You'll receive this free template, plus a chance to win an additional prize!

Created with Get Schooled Collection by Mommyish;
Fuss Free: My Scrapbook Art Template 1 (freebie) by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs;
MTF Cool Kit font

Also whipped this one up for Ya Yeah's new release at Pixels & Company:

created with 9 Months kit by Ya Yeah Designs;
Perpetua font

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September Stash (and other P&Co Goodness)

Have you seen the September Stash at Pixels & Company? Lots of mix and match goodness, in a gorgeous soft color palette. I made a couple of layouts using various Stash products. 

created with
Noted element pack and Noted papers by Ya Yeah;
Goldie alpha by creashens;
Pea Vanilla Swirl, 1942 Report and Marmellata fonts

created with
Daily Notes elements by Anita Designs;
Recorded Papers and Recorded Wire Words by Scotty Girl Design;
The Sophie Sunset elements by The Ardent Sparrow;
KG All Things New and Lane Narrow fonts

And I have one other layout I made last week, using some other P&Co products:

created with You collection by creashens;
Borderies Vol. 2 cut files by Karla Dudley;
Pea Here's the Diehl font

Wrapping Up August

I made a goal to complete all seven of the Lilypad challenges this month - and I did! Well, sort of. Technically I posted my final page 2 hours too late, but it was still August where I live, LOL. Although I missed the deadline, the important thing is I got them all done.  I posted three of them here earlier, but here are the last four.

Random Challenge (us a full page photo):

created with
Project Grids stitching by Amy Martin;
Good Stuff mini by Allison Pennington;
Botannical alpha by Amy Wolff;
Sprinkles v.5 by Valorie Wibbens;
Life Cards by Jacque Larsen;
Ragged Edges by Kim Jensen;
Pea Sarah Lynne font

 Template Challenge:

created with
Aug challenge template by Amy Martin;
H is for Happy kit by Kaye Winiecki;
Needed More stitching vol. 2 by Amy Martin;
leaves from Sun catcher elements by One Little Bird designs;
Wood Veneer: Word Talk by Sahlin Studio;
Deming EP, Courier New, and DJB My Teacher's Font fonts

BYOC Challenge (use at least three different designers' BYOC products):

created with August BYOC stuff:
Shooting The Moon papers by Rachel Young;
Sugar and Cream papers by Valorie Wibbens;
Sprinkles v16 by Valorie Wibbens;
La-Di-Da elements by Allison Pennington;
Little Charmer basics from HGD by Laurie Ann;
Microsoft Himalaya font

 Scraplift Challenge - (I scraplifted Advice by Amy Martin):

created with
Birchtree elements by Sara Gleason;
paper from Lost and Found by Valorie Wibbens;
Chin Up doodles by Allison Pennington;
tape from Dayplanner kit by One Little Bird designs;
Another Typewriter and MixCutOuts fonts

September looks to be a crazy month and I haven't started on them yet, so we'll see if I can make it to seven again... crossing fingers!