Parents, if you want wonderful pictures of your children, never teach them to say "cheese"! Please learn from my mistake or you will have thousands of photos just like mine - squinted eyes, scrunched up noses, clenched teeth, and an image that just screams "say cheez!!!". Join me while I search for that one perfect shot that doesn't conjure up images of dairy products. Oh, and unless you like that *messy* look, you'll probably want to clean their faces before you snap away. I never seem to remember myself.

An imporant sidenote is to make sure you document your life! Recording the little details of the who, what, where, when, & why makes for wonderful stories and captures your life for years to come. Because if you are like me, you'll forget it all 5 minutes later!

Friday, July 25, 2014

New Releases this Friday at The LilyPad

There are some new releases this week at The LilyPad! Be sure to stop by and check them out and look around for some creative inspiration.

This is my layout of my daughter with Laurie Ann's Girl Talk and guest designer Scotty Girl Design's Stitched Grid Templates.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dollar Days are Delightful!

The savings frezny continues over at Pixels & Company with new digi scrapping supplies being released each day. These are super quality prices and absolutely not to be missed! Some new favorites from Anita Designs are her Bloom & Grow kit and her Bucket Full of Memories - amazing kits that are so versatile!

with Bloom & Grow:
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with Bucket Full of Memories and A Story Captured vol.08
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In other news
, I wrote a blog post for Gennifer Bursett Designs about capturing the essence of summer - a big list of photo ideas and a few quick tips for taking your best photos in the summer months. Be sure to check it out!

Happy Summer Scrapping!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Dollar Days Continues at Pixels & Company!

There are so many great offerings at Pixels and Company this month! I love all of the new products the designers are creating and cannot believe they are only $1 a piece! But for this month only...come August 1 they will all be full price so don't delay in filling your digi stash while the price is oh so right.

Here are a couple of layouts using Gennifer Bursett's My Tribe Papers and Elements:

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Here is my latest layouts with Anita Designs new kit, Seaside Serenity:

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There are still many more layouts in the works with some fab new kits coming to Dollar Days this month so be sure to check back to see what is new!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

It is Dollar Days at Pixels & Company!

Dollar Days has returned to Pixels and Company this month!

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All month long, new products are added each day and they are only $1 each! No gimmicks, no bait and switch, no foolin'. Just a good ol'fashioned bargain sale. And the products are simply awesome! Be sure to check it out all month long. Here is just a glimpse of what you can find there:

From Gennifer Bursett - Painted Pie Charts:

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And from Anita Designs - A Week in Review Template Album (the template is $1. The papers and elements are not.)

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Be sure to check back as I will be sharing more layouts and dollar days specials as the month goes on.

Happy 4th of July!