Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving::freebie::time sensitive


* only available until 11/30/17 *

Ready::Set::Brew

Happy Thanksgiving!
credits:
HouseBlend collab & prd1709-gaelle template
by Pink Reptile Designs
leaf, by SahinDesigns
berries, by Snickerdoodle Designs
branch, by Amber Shaw

Friday, November 17, 2017

century farm barn

November Designer Challenge @ The Lilypad
FallGroupTemplate17, by Scrapping With Liz
October Morning papers, by Allisono Pennington
Sweater Weather paper & wordart, by One Little Bird
Extraordinary Day button, by Tangie Baxter
foliage, by Snickerdoodle Designs
antique weathervane, by The GraphicsFairy
Oh Wonder Sans font

Thursday, November 16, 2017

cloud 9

November Designer Challenge @ The Lilypad
MBC11nov17 template, by Scrapping with Liz
on cloud9 & summer picnic, by Sabrina's Creations
bakers gonna bake papers, by Pink Reptile Designs
daisy, etc by Danyale

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

around the bend

November Designer Challenge @ The Lilypad
Fiddlesticks#27 template, by FiddleDeeDee Designs
Together TLP collab
Falling Leaves, by SahlinStudio
Gratitude flower & tag, by LynneMarie
a little bit extra Fall Branch, by Mommyish
Love Lives Here scatters & tape roll, by Pink Reptile Designs
October Morning papers & staple, by Allison Pennington
ptitsouris chipmunk & acorn
fonts, HelloNeighbor & CenturyGothic

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

black with sugar

November Designer Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
Oct/NovTemplate & Coffee Break, by Dawn Inskip

chinese lanterns

November Designer Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
11nov17 template,
papers, autumn frost & grunge
vintage vogue flower,
for real staple, by Krista Sahlin

Monday, November 13, 2017

weekend vibes

Designer Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
weekend vibes & stick with me bow, by Sabrina Creations
template, by Leora Sanford

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Winging It

November BYOC Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
flannel seasons papers, by Allison Pennington
gratitude sticker, by LynneMarie
a little bit extra-fall bow & wordart, by Mommyish
winter wonderland foliage, by Bella Gypsy
template, by MDLdesigns
fonts, OhWonderSans & CenturyGothic

Saturday, November 11, 2017

happy trails

November ScrapLift @ The Lilypad
credits:
treasured, TLP collab
field trip wordart, by LynneMarie
blue smile flower, by Mommyish
October Morning button, by Allison Pennington
painted lace, by Gina Miller
font, HedgeHog

Thursday, November 9, 2017

winter/holiday printables::blog hop::freebies



here's a delightful Winter/Holiday Blog Hop
the Blog Hop begins HERE @ Ella Claire

* click on the image to enlarge the preview *

enjoy!

turkey brood

November Template Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
11-17 template, by Scrapping With Liz
grateful papers, by Amy Wolff
tweet button & staple, by Allison Pennington
harvest rub-on, by Krista Sahlin
turkey feather & wheat, my extractions
raffia ribbon, by Honey Designs
turkey stamp, PA game commission
wheat jpeg, courtesy www
fonts, Oh Wonder Sans & Rough Notes

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Catalog Living

November Journaling Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
love lives here, by Pink Reptile Designs
sweater weather leaves, by One Little Bird
template10/17, AmberLabau
ribbon, Gina Miller
fonts, Hand TypeWriter & Times New Roman

Monday, November 6, 2017

mom 11/08

November Random Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
sewn pocket5, by Valorie Wibbens
paper piercing stitch holes, by Krista Sahlin
TLP enamel pins, sept
capturing fall,  TLP collab
nov DigiCrafter journal card
font, Hedge Hog

Friday, November 3, 2017

North Fork::November

November Photography Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
together, TLP collab
oak tree & thankful seeds scattered leaves, by Sarah Gleason
sweater weather, by One Little Bird
pushpin, by Gina Miller
photowrap ribbon, by Katie Pertiet
large tree, by Vicki Robinson
font, watermelon smile

spring?

November Style Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
viewfinder frame, by Paislee Press
if not now-then when wordart, by Little Butterfly Wings
noted papers & staple, by Pink Reptile Designs
winter wishes snowflakes
asphalt paper, courtesy www
font, blackline script

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November::freebies::updated 11/3

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25 designers participating in the November DSP
image is linked
 * enjoy *



29 designers participating in Elegant Autumn
image is linked
*enjoy*

* I will update this post if I find additional freebies *

for today

for today...

outside my window... 31F and cloudy
i am thinking... after a week of rain and moderate temperatures, the falling barometer
is signaling a change... it wouldn't surprise me to see our first snowfall this week
i am thankful for... November, I love Thanksgiving! it's my favorite holiday
i am wearing... black jeans, white thermal shirt, hoodie & my BearPaw booties
i am going... for my annual flu shot :) before I get sick :(
i am currently reading...  the fall issue of Martha Stewart magazine
i am hoping... to get the DigiScrap Parade freebie links posted today * done::updated 11/3 *
on my mind... gas @ $2.74/gallon, milk @ $2.15/gallon, sugar @ $1.99/4 lb
pondering these words...
"November comes and November goes,
with the last red berries and the first white snows.
With night coming early, and dawn coming late,
and ice in the bucket and frost by the gate.
The fires burn, and the kettles sing,
and earth sinks to rest until next spring."
~  Elizabeth Coatsworth  ~
from the kitchen... creamed chipped beef and smashed potatoes,
and a Jewish apple cake (my Mom's recipe)
around the house... apples & squash
one of my favorite things...  cashmere sweaters
i'm creating... the November challenges @ The Lilypad
a few plans for the week... grocery shopping, stacking firewood
from my lens:
* Jewish Apple Cake *
my mom's recipe, which she made for as long as I can remember,
following in her footsteps, when the apples fall from the trees, I bake one too!
enjoy!

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

peekaboo

October BYOC Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
fall magic paper, by Paislee Press
October morning paper, by Allison Pennington
carefree leaf stamp, by Pink Reptile Designs
smile often ribbon, by Mommyish
minutiae flower, by Sabrina's Creations
frame only, Crystal LivesayDSD2017
font, The Hedge Hog

frightful

October ScrapLift Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
Blue Skies Ahead transfer, by Lynn Grieveson
October Morning paper, by Allison Pennington
the Witching Hour, a TLP collab
frames only, august17 template, by Little Butterfly Wings
fonts, Spooky Halloween & Century Gothic

Sunday, October 29, 2017

carefree

October Photography Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
tweet glitterbets & white flower, by Allison Pennington
carefree wordart & year in year out stamp, by Pink Reptile Designs
stick with me papers, by Sabrina's Creations
outdoors flower, by LynneMarie
extraordinary day ephemera, by Tangie Baxter
all the feels template2, by Scrapping with Liz
phototab, by Jen Caputo
font, Rough Notes


Sunday, October 22, 2017

fall favorites

October Journaling Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
enchanted, by Sabrina's Creations
font, Salted Mocha

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

autumn::freebies::updated


* UPDATED 10-27 *


this is the beginning of the Pumpkin Spice Blog Train
* image is linked* 
enjoy!

 absolutely autumn
this is the beginning the the Absolutely Autumn Blog Hop
click on the above image and be directed to the first stop on the hop

and don't forget to click onto Kim's Homepage
as there are 2 additional autumnal kits available
Autumn Serenade & Elegant Autumn
* with daily freebies *
just click the 'Older Posts' at the bottom of each page
until you reach the beginning of Absolutely Autumn
enjoy!

 MyMemoriesBlogHop
this is the beginning of the My Memories October Blog Hop
* click on the above image *
enjoy!

October Mini
here's an October Mini to get you in the mood for Halloween
*click on the above image *
enjoy!

* I will update this post if there are any additional freebies before Oct 31st *



for today

for today...

outside my window... 69F & sunny
i am thinking... after slipping off the bottom step while carrying a door and spraining my ankle in June;
then lifting a cast iron enamel pot with one hand, which prohibited me from using it, in August, especially my mouse @ the PC; it took most of the summer to recover and catch up around here; but hopefully, everything seems to be healing *whew* it does feel good to be getting back to a normal routine
i am thankful for... butternut squash
i am wearing... blue jeans, white thermal shirt & my hiking boots
i am going... for my annual mammogram tomorrow in Wellsboro, PA
i am currently reading... Adobe Create Magazine
i am hoping... to get some autumn & halloween freebies posted soon
on my mind... gas @ $2.79/gallon, milk @ $2.15/gallon, sugar @ $1.88/4 lb
pondering these words... "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables ~
from the kitchen... German potato salad & bratwursts
around the house... chinese lanterns
one of my favorite things...  pumpkins, of every shape & color & size
i'm creating... the October challenges @ The Lilypad
a few plans for the week... yard work, replace storm doors & windows
from my lens:
* deer in Brookfield Township, PA *

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first frost

October Style Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
autumn frost, by Krista Sahlin
page blend, by Katie Pertiet
font, bombshell pro

perfect autumn day

October Inspiration Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
sweater weather, One Little Bird
falling leaves, Krista Sahlin
fancy whites, Pink Reptile Designs
template1, Dawn Inskip
clearly stuck, Amanda Taylor
pumpkin, Alexis Designs

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Ghost Pumpkins

October Template Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
October2017 template, by JustJaimee
hayrides & smiles; October morning, by Allison Pennington
capturing fall, TLP collab
sweater weather, by One Little Bird
halloween ghost, by Mommyish
clearly stuck tape, by Amanda Taylor
shabby painted punkin, by Amanda Hilburn
ephemera [seed packet & pumpkin dictionary]
my personal stash

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

haybales

September Random Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
live a little paper, by One Little Bird
marina del rey paper, by Lynn Grieveson
messy date stamp, by Just Jaimee
summer garden bird, by Paula Kesserling
template, by Amy Martin
stacked haybales, my personal stash

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

North Wildwood, NJ

July Style Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
summer fun, by Paula Kesserling
template, by Katie Pertiet
font, montepetrum

Sunday, July 9, 2017

iced cappucchino

July Journaling Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
house blend collab, by Pink Reptile & Danielle Young Designs
espresso yourself collab, by Valorie Wibbons & Leora Sanford
candy flower, by Krista Sahlin
template, by Anita Designs
font, Oh Wonder; Deezy 3D ice ice baby alpha

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July 4th::freebies::updated

*click image for printables*


http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-4th-of-july-graphics

*scroll down to the bottom of the page*

*free July printables*

*image linked*

*updated*
for today...

outside my window... 64F & broken clouds
weather forecast - high in the 80s with thunderstorms, 97% humidity
i am thinking... June bugs still scare me, and I'm glad they're gone 'til next year!
i am thankful for... summer carnivals & county fairs,
and popsicles on a hot, humid day
i am wearing... blue jeans, white cotton tee & my blue Birkie sandals
i am going... food shopping, one of my least favorite things to do
i am currently reading... "Country Living" magazine
i am hoping... to visit the 'Soft Serve' for my first chocolate/vanilla twist of the summer
on my mind... gas @ $2.49/gallon, milk @ $2.99/gallon, sugar @ $1.99/4 lb
pondering these words... "You have to love a nation that celebrates it's independence every July 4th,
not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and
muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies
die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism."
~ Erma Bombeck ~
from the kitchen... pimento cheese, shrimp pasta salad;
trifle: ladyfingersstrawberries & blueberries, pastry cream & freshly whipped cream
are on the menu from me, for the July 4th picnic
around the house... a new ladyfinger cake pan & freshly cut wildflowers
one of my favorite things...  the annual Hot Air Balloon Rally in Wellsville, NY
held the third week of July
i'm creating... the July challenges @ The Lilypad
a few plans for the week... 4th of July BBQ & fireworks
from my lens:
 * raindrops on tiger lily leaves *

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Grand Old Flag

June Designer Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
Fiddlesticks21, by FiddleDeeDee
grand old papers, by Forever Joy
fruitpunch ribbon19, by Gina Miller
true to yourself pearl posie, by Pink Reptile Designs
july4th stamped stars, by Flergs
watery foliage, by Katie Pertiet
clearly stuck, by Amanda Taylor
music sheet, courtesy www
font, canon typewriter210

I was thrilled to achieve a bokeh effect on this photo :)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

lilypad

June Designer Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
camera, things that matter most; click, snap, capturing fall;
cfile-June2017 template, by Kate Hadfield
if only paper, by Pink Reptile Designs
lilypad coloring page, I colored myself :)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

pink flamingos

June Designer Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
junie & springboard3, born to scrap, by Lynne Grieveson
fonts, pink flamingo, oh wonder
flamingos, courtesy unsplash