Monday, March 25, 2019

PL2019 - Week 8 & 9 - Combined

This one page spread is from a two week time period.

And that's okay. 

This memory keeping business can be anything you want it to be.

There was a big portion of February, that I hibernated at home. On my couch, under a cozy blanket. There is just not much more to say about that. 


  • Walking with the girls, it was bright and sunny, but it was brutally cold...
  • These girls are silver medal finalists for their division in city play-offs! So proud!
  • The team working on their banner for provincial opening ceremonies.
This years team of girls... So, so awesome. I just can't get over what a great group of young ladies they are, and all get along with one another. I'm actually sorry to see the season come to an end. 


The following Sahlin Studio products were used: 

PM Celebrate - Paper https://the-lilypad.com/store/Project-Mouse-Celebrate-Papers.html
PM Celebrate - Elements https://the-lilypad.com/store/Project-Mouse-Celebrate-Elements.html
PM Celebrate - J. Cards https://the-lilypad.com/store/Project-Mouse-Celebrate-Journal-Cards.html

Monday, March 18, 2019

PL2019 - Week 7

Going back to week 7, I'm reminded it was during that dreadfully cold period. 

The same one I may have mentioned that I may not have left my house, unless absolutely necessary. 

Good thing our pantry was well stocked... 

Ringette was crazy busy during week 7, with city playoffs and provincial play downs all happening at the same time. Which means, no matter the weather, you have to show up at the rink. It's a good thing there are so many other dedicated parents on these teams. We all show up. 

  • Heading to the rink for Provincial Play-downs for Ringette. Roads were gross. 
  • I nearly had to work the time clock at COP, thankfully Barry arrived in time.
  • Valentines Day filters. 
  • Along with the cold, the snow has arrived... 
The following Sahlin Studio products were used: 


https://the-lilypad.com/store/the-everyday-routine-journal-cards.html
https://the-lilypad.com/store/the-everyday-routine-elements.html


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

PL2019 - Week 6

Week 6 was at the beginning of our Polar Vortex period...  February may very well be the shortest month,  but this year it was the coldest. And that made it go by painfully slow... 

It got cold on February 2nd, and stayed cold right into March. The temperature is finally showing above 0 degrees Celsius, and not a day too soon.

There was a 2 week period in February that I didn't leave the house. Well, I picked up kids from the bus/school, but did little else. Nope. Too darn cold. Fingers crossed, we've seen the last of it.

Here is my layout for week 6: 

  • Wasted trip to the eye doctor, we got there only to find our appointment had been rescheduled. 
  • I had Dad over one night for soup, while Mum was in Palm Springs.
  • Crikey it's cold... But Mad's bus came every single day. Very fortunate. 
  • We went to see Spencer play when the PA Raiders were in town playing agains the Hitmen. 
  • Along with the cold, we had snow. Lots of snow. The boy was tired of shovelling in the cold.

The following Sahlin Studio products were used: 


Monday, March 11, 2019

March Template Freebie

Wow... How is it March already?

Here is this months Sahlin Studio template freebie. Download it here for free, through the month of March. 

I love how quickly templates make a page come together. I also love how you can tweak things a smidge and completely change the look. 

Here is the template: 



And here's my take on it: 


As you can see, I rotated it 90 degrees, and also added a white background behind the photos, paper and elements. 

The original  size is 12x12, but when I print it off, I will probably shrink it down to 8x8. That size is much more cost effective. 

This game was so exciting!! We came away as silver medal finalists for the city play-offs. These girls, as I mention in my journaling, never gave up, not once. It has been so awesome to watch them grow and get better together as a team this season. All of a sudden you get to a place where ringette is over.  It's a bit of a shock to the system after months of seeing the same people 2-3 [minimum] times per week.  Being together really becomes a big part of our social lives. We become one big family. The girls have a hard time at the end of the season. And so do the parents...

The following Sahlin Studio product was used: 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

PL2019 - Weeks 4 & 5

I'm listening to the birds chirping outside my window. It's a tropical -7 degrees Celsius. The days are getting noticeably longer. It's getting a little bit lighter each morning, and staying lighter bit longer each day. 

It makes my heart soar. 

It was bitterly cold through most of February, and continued on as we started into March... [In like a lion, out like a lamb, right?] Let's hope so, because I'm ready for the temperatures to start matching up with the longer days...  

Here are weeks 4 & 5 for my project life album. 



  • Libby watching snow removal from Mason's desk. Its one of her favourite watching spots. 
  • Madelyn and Grandma having lunch together.
  • So much time spent in arenas, we're very nearly at the end of spending our time at the rink for yet another season. 
  • Home made pizza dough, I have mastered the recipe. 
  • So excited to receive Christmas greetings from Harry and Megan. 


  • All this boys time off during semester break and exams, means he's an extra set of hands. 
  • New skates, especially for the outdoor rink. 
  • Consultation with the oral surgeon regarding wisdom teeth removal. 
  • February dinner and birthday celebrations with family. 
The following Sahlin Studio products were used: 

Week 4

Winter Stories Kit :  https://the-lilypad.com/store/Winter-Stories-Kit.html

Week 5

Rough Times - Kit : https://the-lilypad.com/store/Rough-Times-Kit.html
Rough Times - J. Cards:  https://the-lilypad.com/store/Rough-Times-Journal-Cards.html


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

December Daily 2018

Well, this post is long overdue.

But I did it. Well, nearly did it, as I was going through the album, I realized I'm missing days 18 and 19. Just plain forgot them.

I have a couple of places to add some journaling, but I can post my pages without that. 

I had intended to have this done by the end of January. But I just wasn't feeling it. It turned super cold February 1st. You would have thought that considering I rarely left the house in a two week period, I'd of had plenty of time to finish my album. But I just wasn't feeling it then either. 

I knew I would regret not finishing it, so I hunkered down and 'got 'er done'. This album is a little bit of everything. There is some hybrid stuff, digital, stamping, cutting, pasting, stitching, sewing. 

I totally revamped my title page. I'm really happy with how it turned out.  

So, without adding anything further, here is my 2018 December Daily album:








































On day 11, which was the Home for the Holidays card, I tried hand-stitching it. Once I started it, I  hated how it looked. So I just stopped. I'm going to reprint that card, shrink the sentiment slightly and stitch it on the sewing machine. 

The journaling that is missing is on day 22.  Madelyn was invited to go Christmas Caroling with a friend and her family. They were singing carols at a local market. She just had so much fun doing that, and it is just so her. That would totally be out of my comfort zone, especially having people watch me sing... 

Also, kicking myself for the lack of photos I got on the 24th and 25th... All the photos on the 24th were sent to me. I had been experiencing dreadful neuralgia since the 20th of December. The kind that has you reaching for the Advil every 2-3 hours. So I wasn't in a super place. The lack of photos this year, can be attributed to that fact. 

I did save bits and pieces from xmas gifts received. So I plan to add that to the 25th as well. To close up this years album, I created a couple quick easy layouts of our silly elves.





There were many different digital products used in creating these pages including: Sahlin Studio, Kerry Bradford, Sara Gleason.

I used physical elements, papers and journal cards from past December Daily and Studio Calico kits. 

Thanks for checking it out! 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

FANniversary Celebration - Project Mouse

This weekend is the Anniversary, or rather FANniversary of 6 years of Project Mouse Goodies.

There are so, so many fabulous kit collaborations of Disney. If you click here, I have linked to the project mouse pages, or you can simply go to the-lilypad.com, and search Project Mouse. 

This weekend is a big deal. There are lots of things happening, and some super fun challenges over at the FANniversary forum. 

Here are a few layouts I have worked on over the past week, all to celebrate Project Mouse. 

TEMPLATE CHALLENGE


I used the following Project Mouse product: I used the following Project Mouse product: Celebrate Paper, Elements, Word Snips & Photo Overlays. I also used Classic Paper


RECIPE CHALLENGE


I used the following Project Mouse product: 


BLACK & WHITE CHALLENGE


I used the following Project Mouse product: 


BIG PICTURE CHALLENGE


I used the following Project Mouse product: 
PM Vibes - Paper, Elements & Journal Cards 

I'd be lying if I said that working with these photos didn't make me the slightest bit melancholy... 

The photos of Barry and I were taken 20 years ago. TWENTY YEARS AGO... We made a trip to Disney World with friends, and I have to say, that Disney, as an adult, is epic. We had such a great time. 

The photos of the kids at Disney were taken 8 years ago. And every time I look back at these photos, it makes my heart swell. It was such a fun trip. They were only 6 and 9, and were so well behaved. We walked SO much, and they were so small...

Would love to try and get back there again. I need new photos to document...