For March I’ve chosen Still Life as the featured product, an oldie but goodie. I really love this soft, peaceful palette and the overall reminder to hit the pause button once in a while and simplify.
This kit originally released with a coordinating cluster set to jumpstart your pages. They definitely fit in with the overall message to simplify – up to four pages already started for you. For the month of March you’ll get these for free when you purchase the kit.
You’ll save 30% on Still Life all month long (and get the clusters for free when you purchase the kit). And you can enter for your chance to win a $15 coupon to my store again this month! If you have any layouts of your own to share using this kit (new or old!), please be sure they’re posted in my gallery at The Lilypad, and then come back here and post a link to those layouts in the comments by 04/07/14.
|| FRESH INSPIRATION FROM THE FLOCK ||
▲ By Susanne
▲ By Molly
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▲ By margelz
▲ By Julie
▲ By Elisa
Have a great March, everyone! ♥
Sharing my latest page for month no. 2 of the creative frienaissance that Liz and I embarked on for 2014. This month is a digital page documenting Nick’s invitation to join the Honors Choir this year, written from my point of view in a letter to him – the format I use for most of his pages.
This was an event in his life that I knew I wanted to document, but also one that I didn’t capture very well on film. Performance photos are always a tough one for me – school events, concerts, graduations, etc. Rushing the stage with my camera is typically not an option, and posed photos before or after the event often carry a painfully awkward vibe. Photos of Nick aren’t as plentiful as they once were, and that’s definitely one of my scrapbooking roadblocks.
When Tracey Clark was on The Digi Show last summer her perspective on this stage of life – this teenage kid stage of life – really resonated with me. One of my goals is to find more ways to adapt my approach to documenting this stage of his life, as opposed to abandoning the effort entirely. One solution I’m hoping to utilize more and more is to photograph the little pieces of his everyday, rather than subjecting him to an unwelcome photo shoot.
For this particular memory there were only a couple of pivotal things I wanted to document – his preoccupation with whether or not that invitation arrived in the mail each day, my admiration for how he consistently focuses on excelling at the things he loves, and the fact that he never grimaced about having to wear a shirt and tie even once. He managed to drag it to school in a garment bag, find room for it in his (extremely messy) locker, and then haul it across town on a bus to the concert site and change into it without having some sitcom-esque mishap. The magnitude of that is not lost on me. So the fact that he’s not wearing it in the photo doesn’t minimize the fact that this shirt and tie were sort of a big deal in their own right, and now they’re preserved for posterity along with the rest of this memory.
Roadblock avoided. Second page of the year completed. Hooray! I’m curious what sorts of strategies you all use for documenting this stage of your kids life? Tips and tricks are appreciated!
Liz is sharing her second page today on her blog, as well – so be sure to stop over and soak up her amazingness. (Her photos make me feel nostalgic for the days when I could capture candid photographs of Nicholas all day, every day.)
Hello everybody! I’ve added two new products to the shop today and they’re both 20% off through the weekend.
Timeless is my latest digital kit – I really like to have a lot of “works for everything” type kits at my disposal and this one was definitely created with that in mind. I’m an everyday moment sort of memory keeper so these “timeless” kits get a lot of use in my personal scrapbooking. I created a page last night for my monthly challenge with Liz using this kit, and I’ll be sharing that here on Monday.
The coordinating Timeless Journal Cards include (8) 3 x 4″ journal cards AND for the first time (2) 4 x 6″ cards. These can be used on your digital scrapbook pages, as well as in your Project Life®/pocket page albums. The package contains individual PNG files, JPG files with bleed (for professional print shops – like Persnickety Prints) and printable PDF and PSD files for easy at-home printing. You’ll get these for free when you purchase the kit this weekend.
Early Bird Savings
|| LAYOUTS BY THE FLOCK & THE POLLYS ||
Hello everyone, happy Monday!
I wanted to announce the winner of the January Featured Product Challenge here on the blog. This page submitted by Stefanie using Time Capsule was the lucky winner:
She won a $15 gift certificate to my store for submitting her page – and you can do the same this month by submitting your projects using Sweetness Papers and Elements! Check out the February Featured Product post for more details.
Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥
Today I’ve added another set of 2014 Calendar Cards to the shop. This kit contains (12) 3 x 4″ journal cards with handwritten months, just like the last set, but with the Mon-Sun calendars instead. When I debuted the last set (the Sun-Sat version) I didn’t anticipate how many of you would prefer a version with a Monday start, so I apologize that you had to wait while I rearranged them for you!
The set also contains layered PSD files for each card so you can rearrange, recolor and otherwise customize them to fit your needs. I’ve already used mine in about a half dozen different ways. Love them in my planner, especially.
You’ll save 20% on these new cards through the weekend, and all of the products in our Valentine’s Day category are on sale for 30% off, as well. So be sure to check that out while you’re there. Both sales end on 2/16/2014.
I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day weekend!