Tuesday, November 25, 2014

2015 Blog Planner Preparations

decorated a5 2015 Domino FiloFax® using scrapbook papers, Silhouette® cut files, and Blogger Planner by Mama Miss Designs

You have no idea how excited I am to be moving forward and planning another year here on the blog. I've got big plans coming up and I need to get myself organized. This past year I've been using the Blogger Planner by Mama Miss Designs and I seriously don't know how I could have kept the blog going and growing without it.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mixed Media Tutorial: 4 Steps Using Gelli Plate and Paint Brushes

This may be my favorite tutorial in the Gelli Plate series. I love using a paint brush to make designs to print on my papers. I think you will too.

4 step mixed media tutorial using a Gelli Plate and Paint Brushes to paint your print making design onto scrapbook paper

Friday, November 21, 2014

More December Memories Album Preparation - The Lilypad Document Your December Releases

It's my favorite time of year at The Lilypad! There are so many great releases throughout the year, but my fave is definitely the Document Your December releases. The best part is that it's the same week as Mixed Media Monthly so there's all sorts of great mixed media releases mixed in. I'm really loving the color palette this year too.

Here are my pages using some of the goodies. I grabbed all of Paislee Press' releases, they're just so YUMMY and had a ton of fun using the cut files. I can't wait to cut out some more with the Silhouette this weekend.
sharing more pages from my December Memories Album using new Document Your December releases from The Lilypad | Silhouette Portrait | hybrid scrapbooking

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Art Worship Through Advent: Advent Calendar Preparations

Welcome back to our exciting Advent devotional and calendar partnership with Naptime Diaries and Illustrated Faith. We'll be blogging together every Thursday through Christmas day! I'm so excited about this study and doing it along with Shanna Noel and Stephanie Ackerman. Be sure to check out their blogs today too as they show how they are preparing for Advent too.

I've been peeking already and oh goodness, you're going to LOVE the devotionals! So, remember that the last day to buy the bundle is tomorrow, November 21st if you want it in time for Advent and take advantage of the the awesome and generous 15% off sale. COUPON CODE: illustratedadvent

preparations for art worship through Advent, with Illustrated Faith and Naptime Diaries | mixed media | art journal

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Workflow Wednesday: December Album Prepartions

This will be my fifth year doing a December memories album (based of Ali Edwards' December Daily and Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas) and I can't tell you how much I love these albums. My kids look at them almost on a weekly basis. It's so fun to look back and see how we've changed not just in years but in our traditions and how we celebrate and prepare for Christmas.

Today, I wanted to share with you how I'm putting together the album. I like the 6"x8" album size but this year I decided to go back to a traditional mini album format and stick just a few pocket pages in the mix.

a tutorial showing how I made my cover for my December Daily, Document Your December mini album for 2014 | mini album prepartions | mixed media scrapbooking