I’ve added two new products to the shop as the month of March comes to an end – the new Hopscotch Kit and Journaling Cards could have just as easily been named Field of Dreams because right around this time every year I convince myself that if I surround myself with spring colors, I can speed along the transition from winter to spring here in Wisconsin through sheer willpower and determination. “If I build it, spring will come …” I was made for sunny days, and I’m filled with excitement to see warmer temperatures start popping up in our forecast. So maybe my theory isn’t so far-fetched after all?
The coordinating Hopscotch Journal Cards include (8) 3 x 4″ journal cards and (2) 4 x 6″ are also available, and will be free with the purchase of the digital kit. (I have to admit that I like the addition of the 4×6″ cards almost entirely because it means that I get to make an extra two 3×4″ cards.)
Early Bird Savings
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Last month I shared a few details about my partnership with 3 Birds Studio to use my artwork in a collection of products that would be available on the Home Shopping Network. And I wanted to post a little update to let you know that the Graceful Season Paper Collection and 3D Embellishment Collection (pictured above) are now available for purchase on HSN.com. Plus they’ll be available on the air on the Home Shopping Network tomorrow, March 13th, from 7am-8am ET and then again from 2pm-3pm ET. These products will be explored in detail during that show, so you can get a closer look at each of them and see them in use.
Fun fact – you can watch HSN programming right from their website. No cable TV necessary. I’ll be tuning in on my laptop tomorrow morning in my pajamas. Isn’t the Internet amazing?
The remaining two pieces of of this product line (a chipboard element collection and a paper quilling cardmaking set) will be available later this month, and I’ll be sure to update when I have more information on those as well.
It’s the first Friday of the month, which means it’s BYOC time! I’ve added three new products to the shop today. They’re a reflection of my ongoing pursuit to spend time dwelling in each of the “big four” areas – work, play, family and creativity. I’m sure many of you can relate. Every week is a busy week – and for that I’m eternally grateful.
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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.
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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.)