Friday, June 30, 2017

Grand Old Flag

June Designer Challenge @ The Lilypad
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


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

Thursday, June 22, 2017


June Designer Challenge @ The Lilypad
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
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
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!


nostalgia & pause template, by Sabrina's Creations

Saturday, June 17, 2017

just hanging around

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

Friday, June 16, 2017

perennial columbine

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

by Dawn Inskip

strawberry-rhubarb upside-down cake

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

Monday, June 12, 2017

hens & chicks

June BYOC Challenge
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
outdoors, LynneMarie
sprout, by Lynne Grieveson
good things wordart, by JustJaimee
vintage overlay, by French Kiss

Friday, June 9, 2017


June Journaling Challenge @ The Lilypad
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
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
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
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: 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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