Thursday, September 22, 2022

PL2022 - Week 28 | Sahlin Studio

Week 28 was particularly exciting because we finally got to see Hamilton. We gave Madelyn tickets for the broadway show on her 15th birthday. During Covid. This night was two years in the making and I have to say, it did not disappoint one bit.

We were loving every moment of our summer temps. 

Currently the leaves are beginning to change colour and the mornings are frosty. Not looking forward to winter. Glad I  have more summer pages in the que to look back on. 


  • Very disappointed to see this guy leave the Calgary Flames. 
  • Hamilton. Enough said. 
  • A rare sighting of the young man that lives with us. 
  • A dog who adores drinking from the hose.
  • Creepy clouds and a face painting. 
The following Sahlin Studio products were used:

PM Movies elements - https://the-lilypad.com/store/Project-Mouse-Movies-Elements.html

PM Movies J. Cards- https://the-lilypad.com/store/Project-Mouse-Movies-Journal-Cards.html



Wednesday, September 14, 2022

SOSN - September 13, 2022 | Designed by Soco

This weeks SOSN [something old, something new] from Designed by Soco, is the AM | PM Mini Kit. 

For today only, you can get this kit for 50% off it's regular price. 

I made a pocket page, with the story about our love of Marvel movies. 

I miss my kids as littles. Sometimes I look back at pictures and scrapbook pages I've created and it feels like my life is flashing before my eyes. I miss those days. The days when the kids actually thought that their Dad and I knew something. 😂  It's hard to get your head around the fact that raising kids just becomes a slow process of letting go...

But with this age, comes fun too. Movies that we'd have not seen with them when they were little. Jokes that can be made that are little more grown up. Seeing the sense of humour that both of them have developed and realizing they're hilarious beings. Adventuring with young adults. It's all good.

Here's my page documenting the last movie we watched this past summer: Thor Love & Thunder. 

This has definitely been a fun thing we've done together as a family. 




The following Designed by Soco products were used:

Pocket Stories Vol. 1: https://the-lilypad.com/store/Pocket-Stories-Vol-1.html
https://the-lilypad.com/store/AM-PM-Mini-kit.html

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

PL2022 - Week 27 | Sahlin Studio

Back to week 27 of my project life album and to weird and wacky weather...

We've had another hot summer. However, unlike last year, this year we got a lot of storms and rain. It certainly helped everything stay lush and green. 

There's something very unsettling about watching the news, seeing your area of town on the newscast and having there be a tornado warning put in place...

What is most mind boggling, is that we had a huge storm, a tornado warning, and then the skies cleared and it was gorgeous for the reminder of the evening.  In fact, at the last minute, we decided to head down to the stampede grounds to hit sneak a peak. I'm so, so glad we did. It was not very busy at all, and we never have to go back again! 

We did gorge on mini donuts [of course] and enjoy overpriced lemonade.  We decided to forgo the Kraft Dinner flavoured ice cream...

Thankful to spend time with this little family of mine. 

  • Storm warning.
  • Sneak-a-peak, and the most beautiful evening.
  • Summer veggie pizza that only Barry and I enjoy [lucky us]
  • Watching a rugby game with the most mosquitos I've seen in a long time...

The following Sahlin Studio products were used: 

https://the-lilypad.com/store/flashback-kit.html

https://the-lilypad.com/store/flashback-journal-cards.html

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Pocket Stories Vol. 1 | Creative Team Guest Spot | Designed by Soco

Back in March, Designed by Soco announced this years Creative Team members. I was thrilled to be asked to be a guest member, September through November. 


Now, with the start of September, a new school year underway and weather that in NO WAY feels like autumn, I have officially begun my guest spot. 

I used the recently released Back at It journal cards and words to create this this page of Madelyn's first day back to school. Grade 12... I just can't believe it. I'm so thankful that she still allows me to take photos and will still hold signs when asked. 

She has given me permission to post the things I do. I respect that there will come a time when she asks me not to. For now, I'm grateful that she's given me her blessing. 

Today only, on The-LilyPad, Pocket Stories Vol.1 is on sale for 50% off! Such an easy way to create a beautiful page. 







The following Designed by Soco products were used: 

Pocket Stories Vol. 1: https://the-lilypad.com/store/Pocket-Stories-Vol-1.html
Back at It Pocket Cards: https://the-lilypad.com/store/Back-At-It-Pocket-Cards.html
Back at It Words: https://the-lilypad.com/store/Back-At-It-Words.html

Sunday, September 4, 2022

PL2022 - Weeks 25 & 26 Combined | Sahlin Studio

Combined weeks 25 & 26 of my project life ablum: 



  • We had so much rain this spring and summer. Definitely welcome by keeping things nice and green. 
  • Sweetest little viola flowers. My fav.
  • Silly snapchat Stanley Cup filters.
  • Mason's 20th birthday celebration. His requested brownie with a simple butter cream icing. 
The following Sahlin Studio products were used: 

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

Summer Stories J. Cards: https://the-lilypad.com/store/SS-Summer-Stories-Journal-Cards.html

Saturday, September 3, 2022

September 2022 Template Freebie | Sahlin Studio

I can't believe it's September. We had a long hot summer. But I'm not quite ready to let the lazy days of summer go quite yet. 

Here is this months free template from Sahlin Studio. 


Free to download through the whole month. [Click this link to go to download now

September, Sahlin Studio's featured product is Composition. Which I happened to use to tell this story. Composition can be picked up for 50% off its regular price through the rest of the month. It's super versatile. It would also lend itself well to the start of school, which is another thing happening right now. 

Can someone tell me how it's possible that my baby is starting grade 12 this year?  I'm in denial. 

Here is my layout: 



The following Sahlin Studio products were used: 

Template: http://sahlinstudio.com/free-digital-scrapbooking-template-sketch-september-22/
Composition Kit: https://the-lilypad.com/store/composition-kit.html


Friday, August 26, 2022

PL2022 - Week 24 | Sahlin Studio

Oof.... This was week was a hard one. 

It was the week of my Sweet Mum's birthday. And I have to say, I missed her more than I thought possible. 

As I'm typing this out, it's been 9 1/2 months since losing her, and I still feel lost... It's not quite as raw as it was after first losing her.  But it still feels like all the air is being squeezed from my lungs. I absolutely hate my new normal. 

I did blur out my journaling about the day. It's pretty personal and close to the heart. 


  • Mum's birthday was a hard one. 
  • Mad made her delicious Lofthouse Cookies for a drama potluck.
  • A reptile now lives in my home... 
  • Father's Day.
  • The longer days mean warm, sunshine and summertime. 

The following Sahlin Studio products were used: 

Rough Days Kit: https://the-lilypad.com/store/Rough-Times-Kit.html

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