Scrapbooking Inspiration

Spotted {06.10.2012}

One of my most favorite things to do when I have the time is just to spend a few many slow moments wandering the galleries and soaking up all the inspiration that lives there.  Whether a person shares pages for a creative team or for no particular reason at all the fact that they have shared it..out something pretty wonderful.  I love seeing all the art and stories (and hearts) shared.  It’s like a wonderful, creative kind of  Lazy Sunday Afternoon Drive.  I take my time.  I stop and smell the roses.  I just soak it all up.  And every time I do that, I walk away feeling inspired and even more in love with scrapbooking. (more…)

{blooming creativity} — Grow With Love: Holiday

I'm completely gooped up with that full of anticipation and joy kind of feeling that comes with this time of year.  Crystal and I are so similar in a lot of ways, one of them being our shared love for all things holiday-y. And so we are really excited about the latest in our Grow With Love series: the Holiday EditionGrow With Love: Holiday landed at The Lilypad and Oscraps this weekend and will be available for 20% off for only a few short hours more.  We will dive in to the prompts beginning on 1 December and we hope they will help enrich your holiday scrapping AND your holiday living this year.  You can use GWL in concert with any other holiday-centered scrap project you may be working on, or you can simply play along with us as we dive in to scrap our holidays.

Before we do, here's a peek at some of the amazing inspiration from our teams.  I love how these templates can beautifully be used for holiday pages, but also for any general page! 





Hope you'll join us on this holiday scrapping adventure as we look at traditions, wishes and hopes, faith, and fun!


{blooming creativity} — Frogger and Bugga

I hope everyone has been enjoying a beautiful weekend!  Did you soak up some good family time?  Do a little shopping? Start decking the halls?  All of the above?  We did a little of each ourselves and I'm feeling more in the holiday mood than ever. 

Before we settle in to a fresh week, I wanted to share a little inspiration from my girls and the Pollys with my {fresh seeds}  Frogger and Bugga collaboration with the ever amazing Amy Martin.

I had SO much fun collaborating with Amy to bring you these adorable and playful templates inspired by boys and girls. The name comes from our nicknames for own little loves..Amy's "Frogger" and my "Bugga".  You can purchase the entire set or just "Bugga" or just "Frogger"..both are full to the brim with versatile and fun templates from me and from Amy, that you can use for any kid-centric page, or any general page.  Here's a little {blooming creativity} with Frogger and Bugga.  The girls really had fun with this one and completely ROCKED it…








I will be back in a bit to share some inspiration with Grow With Love: Holiday.  Squee!

Don't forget today is the last chance to save at The Lilypad's Black Friday weekend o' savings.  So you can snag these new releases and *everything else* in my shoppe for 20% off through tonight.  Woot!

Happy Scrapping!


{blooming creativity} — Taking Shape and Listed and Quoted, oh my!

Hope everyone has been enjoying a beautiful weekend! 

Bugga and I woke before dawn and drove to the river to catch a fabulous hot air balloon launch and ohmygoodness it was SO neat!  I've never been to one, so it was a first for both of us.  I was surprised by just how close we were to all the launching balloons.  It seemed they were on every side and the bright and beautiful colors, the sound of the hot air and flames popping and blowing, and the quiet of the floating surrounded us.  Bugga was fascinated.  So was I.

Anyway..good way to start the morning and now I'm settling in to finish up a couple holiday projects and some {fresh seeds} coming for Black Friday and beyond.  But before I get lost in all of that I wanted to share some amazing inspiration from my creative team and the Pollys.  I always feel so freshly inspired when I compile and see all the amazing inspiration because it reminds me just how a template can take eleventyhundred different forms and voices..depending on the story being shared and the style of a scrapper.  And this week is no exception.  Lots of WOW here.

Taking Shape




Plant Your Story: Listed {volume two}



Plant Your Story: Quoted {volume two}



You can snag all three in my shoppe for 20% off through today.  Woot!

Hope you all have a beautiful day!



{fresh seeds} and {blooming creativity} 5 November — Full Bloom: Black Eyed Susan

Well I'm completely out of my gourd with debut and DSD excitement.  It feels like ages since I've been able to share in your art and stories and I'm feeling as inspired as ever by the holiday season, the scrapping season, and new adventures.  I hope you are too!

I'm thrilled to kick the weekend off with my contribution to this month's fantastic BYOC at The Lilypad — Full Bloom: Black Eyed Susan.  Inspired by all things autumny and layery and warm, this is the latest in my series of templates that are a bit richer in layers and details.  They can be modified to suit any style or page and I so hope you like them!


And here's a bit of amazing Black Eyed Susan inspiration from the girls and the Pollys!



Full Bloom: Black Eyed Susan is available for 20% off all weekend long!  (new BYOC products are excluded from any sales in the store).

I will be back tomorrow with more fun and more goodies!  I'll be having a sale on all my products (don't worry my store will be filled to the brim starting Saturday), there will be three new amazing new collaboration releases (yes, three!) including the latest in the Grow With Love series, there will be Twitter fun, and blogging fun and well…loads of fun.


p.s. Psssst…newsletter subscribers regularly receive exclusive additional savings, and DSD weekend is no exception, so if you haven't subscribed yet, you can do so here.


{fresh seeds} and {blooming creativity} 9 September — Fresh Cut: Sunflower

This is the time of year when our sunflowers are growing BIG and happy.  They really are so sunny and when Bugga and I are out in the garden you can't help but smile when you see them.  So in the spirit of the sunny happy flower we so love, I am thrilled to share with you my latest {fresh seeds}:  Fresh Cut: Sunflower


Fresh Cut: Sunflower is available at After Five Designs for 20% off through Friday 10 September.

And here are heaps of positively sunny and beautiful inspiration from my girls: 





I so hope you like them and feel inspired!

As always I looove to see your
stories and art
too, so please feel free to share with me anytime.  Just shoot me a
mail or share them on my facebook page.  And if you haven't signed up for my
yet you may want to do that so you can be the first to
hear the latest news and get the latest exclusive savings.  Woot!

I have been jotting down all your fantastic road trip song suggestions (we are going to have the best travel mix ever!) and look for a fresh post from me later today announcing the winner of the giveaway.  Double woot!

Not only that… I will be back with more {fresh seeds} and {blooming creativity} on Friday, when my latest, Learning Garden and my first set of fun and playful Clippables arrives at CatScrap, where I'm guesting this month.  Triple Woot!

Hope you all have a beautiful day! 


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