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



Thursday, June 22, 2017

cruisin'

June Designer Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
sail away, fun in the sun paper, and 6-17 template, by Little Butterfly Wings
fonts, International Palms & Century Gothic

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Blue Point Crab Boil

June Designer Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
SWL_MBC_6-17 template, by Scrapping with Liz
crabby & sea change, by Allison Pennington
outdoors solids, by Lynne Marie
a bit of earth newspaper, by Amber LaBau
starfish string, by Forever Joy
if only heart & tiny flower, by Pink Reptile Designs
creashens, kbit flower
mallet, OldBay, GuestCheck, my personal stash
fonts::bonfire, billy ohio, oh wonder sans & canon typewriter210

Monday, June 19, 2017

daytrip::Wellsville, NY

June Designer Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
cloud9, by Sabrina's Creations

time flies

June Designer Challenge @ The Lilypad
#6 gesso alpha, if only circle cross, time flies clock & journal spot,
honeydew bird, i want candy flower, numbers paper, by Pink Reptile Designs
overlay, by Vinnie Pearce

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's Day::freebies

click on above link
scroll down to the bottom of the page



Happy Father's Day!

Dad

credits:
nostalgia & pause template, by Sabrina's Creations

Saturday, June 17, 2017

just hanging around

June Designer Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
for real, simply you flower, sahlinstudio6-17template, by KristaSahlin

Friday, June 16, 2017

perennial columbine

June Designer Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
fragile overlay, grubby rub-on, may17 template,

by Dawn Inskip

strawberry-rhubarb upside-down cake

June2017 Designer Template Challenge
credits:
a bit of earth & sunkissed, by Amber Labau
strawberry&rhubarb, my personal stash
font, RecipeDaily

Monday, June 12, 2017

hens & chicks

June BYOC Challenge
credits:
outdoors, by LynneMarie
YouGotThis artsy overlay, by Dawn Inskip
succulent & template7, by Mommyish
font, The Hedge Hog

Sunday, June 11, 2017

my lil' chipmunk


June ScrapLift Challenge @ The Lilypad
lifted: http://the-lilypad.com/forum/galleries/oneday.303273/
credits:
outdoors, LynneMarie
sprout, by Lynne Grieveson
good things wordart, by JustJaimee
vintage overlay, by French Kiss

Friday, June 9, 2017

weekends

June Journaling Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
weekend vibes, by Paislee Press

Thursday, June 8, 2017

sunny days

June Template Challenge @ The Lilypad
Fiddlesticks #22, by FiddleDeeDee
seaside holiday & retreat, by Mommyish
duly noted paper, by One Little Bird
sea change shell, by Allison Pennington
tape it_clouds, by Valorie Wibbons
petals2, by Sarah Gleason
wordart, by Sue Cummings

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

daisy days

June Random Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
so basic paper flower, brad & paper, by Mommyih
glitterbets, by Allison Pennington
stick with me paper, by Sabrina's Creation
wreath, by ninigoesdigi
daisy, extracted by me

Saturday, June 3, 2017

in flight

June Photography Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
forecast paper, here & now transfer, and
brand new day template, by Lynne Grieveson
hello harvest paper, by Bella Gypsy
songbird stamp, by Paula Kesserling
shimmer pine sprig, by One Little Bird
down the lane string, by Krista Sahlin
font, Mr. B


wild turkeys

June Inspiration Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
scrap fever, limitless frame, inkpad alpha, 
& template1701, by Pink Reptile Designs
love story ribbontie, by Paislee Press
feather brush, by Katie Pertiet
feather, my personal stash
font, bombshell pro

inspiration: https://www.wikiart.org/en/eric-zammitt Plank Two

Thursday, June 1, 2017

for today...

outside my window... 66F & partly sunny
i am thinking... the soft ice cream stand should be open!
i am thankful for... mountain laurel; summer festivals; yard sales
i am wearing... blue jeans, Hanes T-shirt, cotton hoodie & my Birkies
i am going... to the farmer's market in Wellsville, NY;
the Laurel Festival in Wellsboro, PA
i am currently reading... "The Country Gourmet," by Sherrill & Gil Roth
i am hoping... to have my first of many Iced Coffees this summer
on my mind... gas @ $2.65/gallon in PA, milk @ $3.15/gallon in PA, sugar @ $2.49/4 lb
pondering these words... "Roses are red, Violets are blue; 
but they don't get around like the Dandelions do."
~ Slim Acres ~
from the kitchen... hummus, with roasted red peppers & pita bread;
Greek spaghetti & meatballs; rhubarb upside-down cake
around the house... summer quilts & new fly swatters
one of my favorite things...  laundry hanging on the clothesline
i'm creating... the June challenges @ The Lilypad; a Summer blog header & FB cover
a few plans for the week... taking down the porch windows & putting in the screen doors; 
replacing the mailbox that the snowplow destroyed this winter;
weeding the flower beds & planting an herb garden
from my lens:

 * Mountain Laurel, our PA State Flower *

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Lemon Curd & Tarts

BYOC challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
wink bow, papers, by Allison Pennington
for real label, paper, by Krista Sahlin
alive bracket, by Lynne-Marie
lemon, my personal stash
font, dallon

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Laurel Festival

May Journaling Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
thrive, by One Little Birds
take shape border & butterfly, by Pink Reptile Designs

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

May Inspiration Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
for real, by Krista Sahlin
wink scatterbits, by Allison Pennington
template5-17, by Amber Labau

Sunday, May 28, 2017

currently

May Random Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
photocentric & currently tag, by PaisleePress

Saturday, May 27, 2017

*thinking*

May Photography Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
papers, scraparazzi, by Pink Reptile Designs
grass, whispers nature, by Krista Sahlin

my friend, and 'adopted mother,' Barb,
takes her job very seriously, and she just loves to mow!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day::freebies

a couple of Mother's Day freebies
(images are linked)

enjoy :)
Happy Mother's Day!




Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mom


May Style Challenge @ The Lilypad
wreathed in flowers template, by Fiddle Dee Dee
duly noted, by One Little Bird
foil blooms, by Bella Gypsy
ribbon, by Dunia
fonts, Bombshell, The Hedgehog & Century Gothic

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

window view


May Template Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
may2017 template, by Sarah Gleason
papers & gingham ribbon, by Pink Reptile Designs
bows, by Krista Sahlin
recorded tag, by One Little Bird
feels alpha, by Allison Pennington
clearly stuck tape, by Amanda Taylor
flowers & butterfly, my personal stash
font, century gothic


Monday, May 1, 2017

for today...

outside my window... 71F & raining
i am thinking... Happy May Day!
it's time to put the snow shovel in the barn, finally :)
i am thankful for... freshly mowed grass
i am wearing... jeans, a white button-down shirt & my Crocs
i am going... grocery shopping, Farm & Tractor
i am currently reading... Risotto-Risotti, by Judith Barrett
i am hoping... to make another Philadelphia Butter Cake *yum*
@ https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2017/02/philadelphia-butter-cake/#comment-730502
on my mind... gas @ $2.65/gallon in PA, milk @ $2.99/gallon in PA, sugar @ $1.99/4 lb
pondering these words... "A delicate fabric of bird song floats in the air,
the smell of wet wild earth is everywhere; oh I must pass nothing by
without loving it much, the raindrop try with my lips, the grass with my touch;
for how can I be sure I shall see again, the world on the first of May."
~ Sara Teasdale, May Day ~
from the kitchen... pork cutlets with gremolada & risotto with porcini mushrooms
around the house... pansies & lilacs
one of my favorite things...  the return of the swallows,
and the pleasant sound of the peepers
i'm creating... the May challenges @ The Lilypad
a few plans for the week... yardwork

from my lens:
I finally made the Lemon Curd *oh so good & oh so easy*
@ http://www.wineandglue.com/2017/03/easy-microwave-lemon-curd.html

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Collectible::Egg Cups

Photography Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
fancy white paper, by Pink Reptile Designs
that's life collab template, by TLP
pansy, by ObsidianDawn
fonts, bombshell & century gothic

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Spring Bulbs

April Style Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
photocentric, Paislee Press
april wordart, TLP collab Spring Has Sprung
b/w florals, Graphics Fairy
font, dallon 

Friday, April 28, 2017

first rainbow


April Journaling Challenge @ The Lilypad
forecast, by Lynne Grieveson
canvas & bracket, by Krista Sahlin
date stamp, by Mommyish
font, my typewriter

Easter Bunny


April Template Challenge @ The Lilypad
Flight Plan 30, by One Little Bird
Dandelion Wishes, by Kristin Aagard
Trailing Flowers, Sunshine & Daffodils;
Down The Lane Staple, by Krista Sahlin
font, Century Gothic

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

for today...

outside my window... 60F & partly cloudy
i am thinking... that I am enjoying the longer days, 
thanks to Daylight Saving Time
i am thankful for... Cadbury Eggs and
TastyKakes Coconut Hippity Hops *yum*
i am wearing... blue jeans, a thermal shirt & my Birkie Slippers
i am going... grocery shopping again lol for the remaining ingredients needed
for my Easter baked goods, as I totally forgot to buy yeast and flour
i am currently reading...  the new edition of 'Milk Street'
i am hoping... to make tarts with the Lemon Curd in the refrigerator 
@ http://www.wineandglue.com/2017/03/easy-microwave-lemon-curd.html
on my mind... gas @ $2.29/gallon in NY, milk @ $2.15/gallon in NY, sugar @ $1.88/4 lb
pondering these words... "the deep roots never doubt spring will come."
~ Marty Rubin ~
from the kitchen... german potato salad & german weiners
around the house... hyacinths
one of my favorite things...  signs of Spring, my woodchuck finally emerged from
hibernation, and wandered out from the barn *click*
i'm creating... the April challenges @ The Lilypad
a few plans for the week...  make shrimp pasta salad, bake a ham,
and then the Easter Babkas, as well as our traditional Easter Cake, and
hopefully there will still be enough Lemon Tarts left to share :)

from my lens:

"I see you looking at me, looking at you!"

spring cluster, by etDesigns