March Featured Line Lovely Day!

Layout by DT member Simone

The Featured Line for March is Lovely Day by Dear Lizzy!

This line is consistent with Dear Lizzy’s fun and whimsical style. There are a lot of new icons in this line, but you could absolutely coordinate it with any previous Dear Lizzy lines! She still uses her signature pinks and aquas while adding a few new colors to the line. As usual, she has the perfect combination of everyday at home and travel motifs. I love this for Easter too! You just have to see the whole line HERE.

Here’s a little sneak of a project DT member Odessa is working on. If you’ve just heard about the featured lines in the shop, scroll below to learn more!

 

What is a Featured Line?

Every month my shop will have a Featured Line. Every product in that line is 20% off for the entire month!

How are Featured Lines chosen?

Lines are chosen based on the season or their release dates. So you can expect to see the most current and best-timed lines being featured.

Will I need a coupon code to receive the discount?

You will not need a coupon code. All products in the Featured Line are already discounted 20% off in the shop! No coupon code required!

Can I be notified of the new Featured Line each month?

Absolutely! Just click here and subscribe to my newsletter and I’ll send you an email with the new Featured Line every month!

Subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss any of the amazing inspiration coming from our awesome design team and be notified right away when a new line is featured. I’ve seen some of the design team members projects for this month and you guys are going to seriously LOVE them!

View the entire Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection HERE and get 20% off until March 31, 2017!

February’s Featured Line Heart Day

The Featured Line for the month of February is Heart Day by Crate Paper!

Crate Paper Heart Day is a fresh and fun line that’s perfect for scrapbooking Valentines Day or any day! You can document someone you love or something! Do you love cupcakes? Then you will adore this line. Do you love hearts (like me)? Then this is absolutely for you! How cute are these little puffy hearts!?! You just have to see the entire line here!

If you’d like to see this line up close check out Sandy’s unboxing video!

 

What is a Featured Line?

Every month my shop will have a Featured Line. Every product in that line is 20% off for the entire month!

How are Featured Lines chosen?

Lines are chosen based on the season or their release dates. So you can expect to see the most current and best-timed lines being featured.

Will I need a coupon code to receive the discount?

You will not need a coupon code. All products in the Featured Line are already discounted 20% off in the shop! No coupon code required!

Can I be notified of the new Featured Line each month?

Absolutely! Just click here and subscribe to my newsletter and I’ll send you an email with the new Featured Line every month!

Subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss any of the amazing inspiration coming from our awesome design team and be notified right away when a new line is featured. The design team is doing some awesome things with this line! Here are a couple of sneaks. Happy Heart Day!

Winter Wonderland Featured Line for the New Year!

Layout by DT member Sandy Carter

The Featured Line for the month of January is Winter Wonderland by Simple Stories!

Winter Wonderland features a soft color palette and a beautiful line of embellishments that compliment the snowy weather a lot of us see outside our windows right now. This line actually makes me want to bundle up, get outside and play in the snow! My favorite thing about this line is that you don’t have to be in an area with snow to use it. The colors in this line are so versatile you could use it for so many other things. See the entire line here!

What is a Featured Line?

Every month my shop will have a Featured Line. Every product in that line is 20% off for the entire month!

How are Featured Lines chosen?

Lines are chosen based on the season or their release dates. So you can expect to see the most current and best timed lines being featured.

Will I need a coupon code to receive the discount?

You will not need a coupon code. All products in the Featured Line are already discounted 20% off in the shop! No coupon code required!

Can I be notified of the new Featured Line each month?

Absolutely! Just click here and subscribe to my newsletter and I’ll send you an email with the new Featured Line every month!

Here are a couple of sneaks of what the design team has been working on with the Winter Wonderland line. These guys are just amazing! A lot of inspiration will be coming your way this year. I have so much planned for the site and the shop. It’s going to be such an exciting year! Subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss any of the amazing inspiration coming from our awesome design team and all the newness I have planned! Happy 2017!!

by Odessa Reichel

Layout by DT member Odessa Reichel

by Jennie Garcia

Layout by Dt member Jennie Garcia

by Sandy Carter

Layout by DT member Sandy Carter

by Jennifer Lake

Layout by DT member Jennifer Lake

Unboxing video by Simone Schermann

NEW Crate Paper Heart Day!

Too soon? No way! Crate Paper’s Heart Day is just so cute, I knew you’d want to get it right away! I just added this line and a few others to the shop. Click on the shop link here or above to see what’s new.

Anyone who knows me, knows I am a sucker for heart embellishments. I add a heart to every layout I do. I didn’t even notice I did it before, but looking back on my layouts, I see one every time. It doesn’t matter what or who the layout is about, I AM adding a heart!

I think the Heart Day line was totally made for me. I adore the variations of the hand drawn hearts. I love the pretty pink speckled hearts. Heart-shaped cactus? Yes, I love that too! The ephemera pack has lots of clear acetate pieces (my personal favorite) and even more cute hearts. Phrase stickers in black and gold. Pink washi tape with gold foil hearts. Too much cuteness here to list it all! You have to check out the whole Heart Day line here!

Crate Paper Heart Day SNUGGLES

Crate Paper Heart Day MY LOVE

Crate Paper Heart Day LOVELY

Crate Paper Heart Day PHRASE STICKERS

Announcing the New 2017 April Lilli Design Team!

I am so excited to announce the new April Lilli Design Team for 2017!

 

Before I go on I have to say, I received so many AMAZING applications. It makes me so happy that so many truly awesome people were interested in going on this new adventure in support of my little scrapbook shop. So I’d like to send a huge THANK YOU to everyone who applied! Like I said to everyone already, I wish you could all be on the team! Selecting team members for 2017 was one of the most difficult decisions I had to make!

I know you guys are all excited to see who’ll be on the team next year! I am so incredibly fortunate and blessed to be able to work with these ladies. When looking through their past and current work, I was absolutely in love with what they do! I think you will be too. I am looking forward to the start of 2017 and excited to share with you some of their beautiful, fun and creative work.

Gallery pages will be added at the start of the year, but in the meantime you can click on each of the photos to be taken to each ladies profile. From there you’ll be able to see where you can follow them and what they’re working on now!

Thank you so much for supporting my shop! I can’t wait to see what the next year brings!

 

Jennifer Lake

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Sandy Carter

 

Jennie Garcia

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Odessa Reichel

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Simone Schermann

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Black Friday Sale!

Some of us are holding on to fall as long as possible, others are excited to start making snow angels and drinking hot cocoa. I still have several fall projects to finish up myself, but I am so excited to start my holiday projects too!

Since winter is coming fast, I need to make some room for all the beautiful holiday lines coming into the shop. So, for Black Friday only, ALL fall/autumn product will be 50% off in the shop! No coupon code will be needed, all prices will begin at midnight November 25th.

If you want to get a head start, click here for the Fall/Halloween lines that are going to be on sale. Then you can add items to your wishlist to save yourself time scrolling on Black Friday! If you already have a saved cart or wishlist with lots of fall items, Friday is the day to buy it all and get 50% off!

I hope you enjoy time with your family and friends tomorrow for the holiday. I hope you see all the things you have to be thankful for. I am so thankful for all of you and your support of my little shop. Happy Thanksgiving!

New Winter Lines Coming Soon!

New winter items you’ll be seeing in my shop November and December 2016! Click here to see the winter lines in the shop now!

 

Winter Joy

Winter Joy is a beautiful collection by Pretty Little Studio designed by the amazing Marie-Pierre Capistran. Marie-Pierre painted this entire collection with watercolors by hand! You can really see how much love she put into this collection. I mean look at Rudolph! All of the characters she created for this collection make my holiday heart swoon! The entire collection should be here mid-December. Which is perfect timing for those of us who start our December albums a little later than December 1st. 🙂

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Snow and Cocoa

This appropriately named winter collection is by Crate Paper. It includes some perfectly coordinated pinks, blues and golds. This line is great if you’d like to go outside of the usual holiday color scheme and try something new! You should see this line showing up in the shop mid-November.

 

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Here Comes Santa Claus

You asked for it and it’s finally on the way! Doodlebug!! This adorable Christmas line has the cutest little Doodle-Pops, Christmas Trees and Santas throughout. I am so excited to see the Matte Sprinkles enamel dots! Check it just some of the cuteness below. I’m expecting to see Doodlebug Mid-November as well!

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Be sure to check out the Christmas/Winter section in the shop now and bookmark that page to find these new lines when they hit the shop! Sign up for my newsletter and get notified when new items arrive!

Thanks so much for all of your support! You guys are amazing!

Echo Park I Love Family Featured Line for November!

This months featured line is I Love Family!

This line is great for capturing those cherished family moments. I can picture a layout with the family gathered at the dinner table for Thanksgiving or the kids playing together in the leaves or telling a story about our parents, grandparents or ancestors. Any of these would go perfectly with this line! Check out the entire line here!

What is a Featured Line?

Every month my shop will have a Featured Line. Every product in that line is 20% off for the entire month!

How are Featured Lines chosen?

Lines are chosen based on the season or their release dates. So you can expect to see the most current and best timed lines being featured.

Will I need a coupon code to receive the discount?

You will not need a coupon code. All products in the Featured Line are already discounted 20% off in the shop! No coupon code required!

Can I be notified of the new Featured Line each month?

Absolutely! Just click here and subscribe to my newsletter and I’ll send you an email with the new Featured Line every month!

The best part!

I’m hosting a giveaway for a chance for you to win the I Love Family Collection Kit! Just go to my Facebook page to win!

Happy November!

 

Hello Fall!

I LOVE how easy this layout came together using a sketch from the Ready Sketch Go Volume 2 Class by Tracie Claiborne and Crafty Jen Schow. I can’t recommend this class enough!

My husband took these photos while he and my son racked the leaves at my moms house. They had a giant pile and my son jumped right in. It was such a beautiful day and the colors were awesome. I knew I had to document this moment and Hello Fall was the perfect collection!

I started with a white cardstock background and used all patterned papers from the Hello Fall collection by Simple Stories. Based on the sketch from the class, a large title would be best. So I grabbed the Hello Fall chipboard stickers and used the FALL letters. Then I used the alpha stickers from the Hello Fall 12X12 sticker sheet for the word HELLO. Quick and easy title!

(I have since fixed the wonky ‘L’ in hello.)

Hello Fall Title

I pulled out all the leaves from the die cut pack, 12×12 sticker sheet and the chipboard stickers from Hello Fall. Using a combination of different versions of the same design helped keep my embellishments consistent while giving me some dimension for interest. I wanted to use the phrase sticker from the 12X12 sticker sheet that said, “Pile, Jump & Smile” because that’s basically what happened here. Then I cut up some tags from the Hello Fall patterned papers and added those to my embellishments. Then I just had to use this little fox because he’s just too cute!

Hello Fall Fox

After journalling and stamping the date on this little label (also from the die cut pack) I used the Oh Happy Life phrase stamp by Amy Tangerine to fill in the space. I thought it could use a little more so I dropped some Heidi Swapp color shine in Mustard and added some matching Sprinkles enamel dots by Doodlebug.

Hello Fall Layout

This layout was so easy because:

  1. I used a sketch. So I had no issues getting started.
  2. I used primarily all one line, Hello Fall. So it was so easy to coordinate embellishments and papers!

You don’t have to be a designer to make a great page! There’s no shame in following a sketch or scraplifting another great designer! I’m still very happy with this page that I created, even though I did not come up with the design and didn’t do a lot to bring these things together.

I hope this post helps you to document your best fall memories. If you’re like me and need a little help getting started, make sure to follow this link and learn more about the class I’ve been raving about this whole post. (Believe it or not, I am not affiliated with this class, I really just LOVED it!) 🙂

Happy Fall!!

There’s still time to enter into the Hello Fall Giveaway I’m having. Winner will be drawn on October 30th, 2016! Visit my Facebook Page and scroll to the post about the giveaway for more information. Good Luck!