Summer Story 2016 :: Two

Summer Story 2016. Quotable Inspiration. Free Printable Download. Day Two.

Storms make trees take deeper roots.

Life is messy sometimes, no? We are buffeted by storms and trials some days, some weeks, some months, some years. Sometimes we feel weary in the wind and rain. I love this quote because it reminds me that even the darkest and stormiest seasons work to make me stronger. My roots grow deeper in what strengthens and emboldens and uplifts me. For me my roots are planted in faith and hope, in beautiful things, in kindness, and in relationships with those who love me right where I stand.

Summer Story 2016 :: Two :: Sara Gleason

Click to Download: One journaling card featuring the featured quote of the day.  The journal card can be used in scrapbooking pages and projects, pocket scrapbooking spreads and layouts (both digital and traditional paper) and other creative summer projects from traveler’s notebooks to mini books to planners.  The card is available as a single individual .png file and also on an easy-to-print high resolution PDF file.

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You can access this free download by clicking on the preview image above or by clicking the download button or text below.

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Summer Story 2016 :: Two

Summer Story 2016 :: One

Beginning this Summer Story adventure with words rooted in fertile ground. Good fruit grows here: Love.  A fabulous reminder from Vincent Van Gogh:

What is done in love is done well.

When we begin with love, good things can follow. When we plant in love, good things can grow. When we DO with love, we do the next right thing. And that’s all that any of us can do. Come from a place of yes, lean in as they say…do it in love.

Summer Story 2016 :: One :: Sara Gleason

This quote felt like just the right one for the beginning of this parade of quotable inspiration.

Click to Download: One journaling card featuring this wonderful quote.  The journal card can be used in scrapbooking pages and projects, pocket scrapbooking spreads and layouts (both digital and traditional paper) and other creative summer projects from traveler’s notebooks to mini books to planners.  The card is available as a single individual .png file and also on an easy-to-print high resolution PDF file.

You can access this free download by clicking on the preview image above or by clicking the download button or text below.

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Summer Story 2016 :: One

Motherhood :: Free Download

I have been thinking a lot about motherhood. I think for most of us when we think “motherhood” we think “love”.

A special kind of beautiful power lives in the love that grows people.

When we mother what we are really doing is watering our people with love. So that kindness may grow there. And humanity. And caring. And strength. What we are really doing is uplifting and empowering. Sometimes what we are really doing is just holding hands and sitting with one another in the dark times.

And while on this day of mothers we celebrate it in the most familiar sense..we think of our mothers and our children in all the beautiful ways those relationships shine brightly. Or we think of those who have longed for or lost or fallen away from motherhood.

I say yes to that. All the yes. And I also say here’s to all those who mother one another. Here’s to those moments when we step in to mother our friends and loved ones, to mother our mothers, or to mother strangers who have never known what that love feels like. Here’s to the moments we must mother ourselves. Here’s to all the moments and all the seasons in our lives when we give the kind of love that grows people. The kind of love that leaves an imprint on us.

Motherhood. All love begins and ends there.

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You can access the download by clicking on the image above, the button below, or by clicking the link here: Motherhood Free Download.

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I hope you had a special day today, friends. And if you’re hurting on this day, I pray peace and love for you. I pray you feel the kind of love that grows people. <3

Per Diem

“For each day”. Per Diem.

Every day we live our story. From moment to moment our narrative reveals itself through events and happenings, through circumstances, through relationships. Story lives in our routines and in all the “ordinary” things. Story lives in perceptions and emotions and interactions. It lives in our choices and how we spend our time. It is the daily details.

And Per Diem is all about keeping those everyday memories and documenting their story…for each day. Inspired by the little moments that weave themselves into biffer tapestries of Story, the Per Diem collection features cheerful color, classic and versatile story centric pieces perfect for documenting your daily stories. 

Meet the Per Diem collection.

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Per Diem is available for 30% off through the Monday 9 May, 2016 as part of the National Scrapbooking Day storewide sale.


Garden Report subscribers receive exclusive new release savings in the latest newsletter.  Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe now to receive exclusive offers and product news from me!

Here is a splash of beautiful inspiration from the Storytellers and Pollys:

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PERDIEMheidi

PERDIEMellen

PERDIEMkimberlee

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PERDIEMjustine

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I hope you enjoy playing with the Per Diem collection!  I would love to see your pages!  Share with me on Facebook or in my gallery at The Lilypad or Plant Your Story!

National Scrapbooking Day 2016 :: The Happenings

Happy Happy {inter} National Scrapbooking Day weekend!!

It’s the usual refrain and I still love it as much and as deeply as I did when I first began scrapbooking many many moons ago.  No matter what Stories we are living and writing, the Art of Remembering them is so dear to my heart.

I so love this time of year when those of us who love to make memories and keep them, play with paper or pen, document our stories and explore our creativity get to have so much fun celebrating our love for scrapbooking and storytelling.

And NSD is a little extra special to me because it also marks my design anniversary.

And so I enthusiastically exclaim many “Happy Happy”s as we Storytellers, we Memory Keepers, we Family Historians, we Documentarians and Curators, we Artists and Journalers celebrate our love for scrapbooking and storytelling.

And here is the annual Everything You Need to Know about what is happening for Sara Gleason products this weekend.  (All images are linked).

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There are also opportunities for additional savings in the annual PYS Savings Guide!

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I hope you enjoy this weekend of celebrating Story!  My hope is to spend some time soaking up inspiration and maybe even scrap some stories!  Happy Happy!

Life Is An Adventure :: Free Download

Oh Darling, Let’s Be Adventurers…

Adventuring…

  • to find new experiences and new joys through the eyes of my daughters
  • to step out of comfort and into something new
  • to embrace life’s journey with fresh hope every morning
  • while hopping along the fabulously cheerful and hopeful and creative Lilypad blog hop in the fun spirit of National Scrapbook Day 2016.

Yes…that’s right!  (and Yay and Hooray!) The Hullaballoo has commenced. The Lilypad Designers have created a fresh series of free downloads to kick of this year’s National Scrapbook Day festivities!  And so you may have found your way here from Krista’s blog as you hop along collecting these fun and fabulous bits.

As for me, I love the little stories – the little adventures – that live in our everyday.  I was inspired by the happy hues and the sense of possibility that lives in our adventuring.  Here’s a free selection of digital elements, inspired by *adventure*.  So hope you enjoy!

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this download is no longer available.  It was available for a limited time as part of the Life is an Adventure hop.

You can also take a peek at other free downloads in the Plant Your Story free download gallery {here}.

Life is An Adventure: Part One is available on our hop through Wednesday May 3 2016. Please be sure to visit all of our stops before then. If you missed a spot or have lost your way, simply head to the beginning.  You can find a complete list of stops in the forum. Then, watch for Part Two in the shop on NSD weekend as a special free with purchase kit.

You can continue on to the next stop on the hop at Scrapping With Liz.

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Here’s to Seeking and Discovering. Here’s to Adventuring.  Happy Scrapping!

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