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

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I Have Become a Planner Addict and Now I'm Adding Origami Owl Bling!

I'm not going to lie, I NEED planners, and more than one! Without my planners I would be totally lost and this blog would not have survived this year.

bling up your planners - FiloFax, Studio Calico Handbook, other planners, scrapbook albums and other ring binders with Origami Owl dangles, chains and living lockets

Monday, November 17, 2014

Mixed Media Tutorial: Gelli Plate and Stencils

We're back with a new edition to the Gelli Plate series. First, we made simple backgrounds, then we used masks, and last week we used texture. This week we'll be using stencils.

a simple mixed media tutorial using a Gelli Arts Plate, stencils and paint to add more texture to your projects