There’s some fun posts over at Lizzy’s PAPER PARTY for scrapbooking lovers like you. Including video tutorials for tips to make both of these layouts.
Seeing your creations so far with my newest Lucky Charm collection has been so fun! While designing this line we made an effort to include papers and products that work for a boy or girl so it’s been awesome to see how you use the products with your photos and life stories.
Today lots of the collection is available at Two Pea’s online shop! I’ll be sharing some projects this week… I wish I could lock myself in my studio and just create!
Check out the entire collection here
Some instagrams (@dearlizzy) messing around and a project I was working on and finished for my next 2 peas garden project.
I love my friend, Maggie Holmes, new collection too! Those tiny bows kill me!
Today I shared this layout from my Two Peas Garden this month at my Paper Party site. We are having so much fun and sharing lots of inspiration from our incredible designers. Each of them have an article they share twice monthly. Ranging from Anna-Maria’s tips on layering, Wilna’s awe-inspiring techniques and Stephanie’s Time’s Up article-fast layouts with style!
Feeling especially sappy looking at this page & picture since 11 years ago tonight this boy got on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was quite the fiasco. It started with a limo. I had no idea any of this was going to happen. I was half asleep after a long day of working as a teller at a bank when I heard someone knock at the door. This kind of creepy guy made me nervous to open the door more… pointed to the limo and said he was taking me to Collin. When I stepped inside there was a tape player… (yes, a cassette tape) on it Collin talked about how we met and told our love story. Next I ended up at the Mount Timpanogas temple where there was a line of roses stretched across the grass each tied with a ribbon and a reason of why he wanted to marry me. (I still have each reason he typed out.) Then the roses led me to a table with more flowers, candles, etc etc. He jumped out in a spiffy, black suit and it was all over the top cheesy & romantic. This day is embedded in my memory! I swear I slept that night with a permanent smile on my face. Oh, and a flashlight so I could look at my ring when it as dark… no kidding. haha!
Oh, and one of my favorite parts of the story was making the limo driver stop at Food-4-Less so I could buy a disposable camera since I ran out the door so fast and forgot my camera!!
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Today I want to share something that I’ve been working on for a long time. Before I even knew I was pregnant I started this new project–a blog all about my love for paper!!!! Life was busy and I was under the gloomy clouds of the first trimester. Then the storm of CHA prep hit… but the clouds have parted and I am so excited to launch this new blog! Paper Party! Honestly, I am a little nervous for some reason too.
I asked a few of my favorite designers, whose work I admire, to show off their skills! Wilna, Stephanie and Anna Maria You will love what they have designed so far!
Also, it will be a place to share YOUR work! I will be doing challenges and you can play along and link to your project… one big fat scrap party! The first challenge will begin in February.
This will be a place that I can share lots of details about my Dear Lizzy products: inspiration, design process and ways to use them.
Also, a place to talk about scrapbooking! This Dear Lizzy blog seems to be more of my daily life and randomness, which will stay the same, but I get to share all things paper at Paper Party!
Check it out and subscribe or like on Facebook. I will have some fun giveaways over there this week, lots of inspiring projects from our designers and cool videos! Here’s a video I put together using Mister Huey and some fun ways to use it.
Thanks so much! You guys are the best! xo, Lizzy
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Taking photos from where I stand is a subject I never tire from photographing… even when Collin might roll his eyes as he has to stop and wait for me to capture this very second of where I am walking. Sometimes I even think, what am I going to do with all these pics of my feet? But now that I look back and can think about where I was & what I was doing… makes me glad that I took a second to photograph it.
The snowy photo is from taking photos of my 6 month baby bump. I remember freezing my tooshie off in the snow but Collin and I were out Christmas shopping and passed this gorgeous forest of white covered trees and thought we’d jump out and take a photo. And by we I mean I bribed him too. heehee
The spring toes are from my mother in law’s wedding… a great day where I witnessed a fresh start at love.
The summer toes are at the beach… I probably have the most pictures of my feet in the sand which makes sense since that’s where I wish I walked more often!
The autumn boots are at Sundance. I took the girls up there for a wedding while Collin was out of town and it was a simple yet memorable night for me while spending time with my girls in such a beautiful setting.
With each picture I was at a different season in my life with different worries and different joys… I can’t help but stop and think where these feet have been and where I hope to go. Where I don’t want to ever walk again and where I want to run right now to live it all over again.
I scrapped these photos for a year in review and wrote some things about our family during each of the four seasons. I made my own pockets out of Thickers packaging and sewed the pockets to the page. I used 4 different Thickers packages. I trimmed off the top of the thickers label with out breaking the seal and pushed my 6×6 photo to the very top of the packaging. Then I cut off the extra plastic leaving about a 1/2″ enough room to sew the pocket down.
The base page started with a piece of cardstock then I added 6×6 patterned pieces of paper. Next, I added some final touches with stickers, brads & my go-to wood accents. Last, I added some simple stamping and journaling behind the pockets. I will probably just attach this right to the outside of a page protector so I will be able to read each season’s journaling easily.
Ever since I saw the pom pom sweater at J Crew and then Zooey wore in on a New Girl episode I loved those little puffs of goodness. This is a super cool tutorial from I Spy DIY that I am dying to try on some of my girls’ sweaters. Not sure if I could pull this off myself so thank goodness I have three littles who would look darling with a touch of pom!
Spotted my Avery girl at the Small Fry blog wearing the comfy perfection from Nico Nico clothing. Pretty much the cutest thing I ever did see. Sigh… missing her now that school is back in session.
One of my favorite quotes from her recently: She came to me with her eyes full of tears. “Mom, I don’t want to be a mom. Can I be a little girl forever?” Me: “Why don’t you want to be a mom?” Seriously she was almost crying, “Because what if I don’t know how to put gas in the car and break it and the car won’t work. And what if I don’t know how to wipe their bums?” Ah… she clearly understands the joy of motherhood.
On January 1st Two Peas in a Bucket announced some new Garden Girls that will be designing for them and I am one of them. So thrilled and honored to join their talented team!
I have a couple pages there you can check out.
Before you give me too much credit and think crazy thoughts like, you are this caught up or wow you are ahead of things… As much as I love to hear that I am definitely not. But I am so inspired by this first stage of this sweet pea’s little life I wanted to document my thoughts.
Also, before you think, it’s a boy! I absolutely gush over this paper from Crate. And since I don’t know what the baby is yet I thought I should use something that works for both. I do really want a boy so think lots of blue thoughts for me! While you are at it eat lots of blue cheese and only the blue M&M’s and blueberries!! (Of course we would be just as happy if it was another girlie!)
This book is for the baby so it’s the perfect place to share when I first found out and when I told Collin.
My story is not as exciting as Collin’s. I found out in the bathroom after taking a pregnancy test. Sat there for a few minutes and then freaked out… laughing squealing like a crazy person. I didn’t tell Collin for several days because we were going on a trip with just us and I wanted to tell him in a fun way. I love a good secret so it was quite fun to be the only one who knew even for a little while.
I told Collin on our mini vacation to LA with no kids … We had just gotten off the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland. It was incredible weather, we were holding hands looking over the water and a pregnant girl walked by and I just had a feeling it was time. He was shocked. Tears, laughing, lots of “Are you serious???!!! Are you kidding me?!” That was fun! haha
For this album I diecut 4 different pages with the words: when I told him, when I found out, so sick, and growing with my Cameo.
I diecut the pages with not much in mind for what the album would look like but I made room for photos or journaling under the titles.
Things that I wanted to remember… and even though I don’t want to remember being so sick that I wanted to die. I thought it was only appropriate to include. And someday this babe can read how much work it is for momma. The so sick page was pretty busy so I included a vellum envie on the left page to add some white space and keep it more simple. I journaled on the back of the tag and added pieces inside. Apples. I love apples!!!
Also, you will see the untrasound and in the pocket on the page next to it I included just information of how big the baby is and how it’s developing. It’s just textbook info but i think it would be fun to read someday.
For the last page I journaled on lined paper and sewed them directly to the last page of my mini book. I like this paper because I could add a lot and it didn’t add much bulk and gives me lots of room to write my thoughts.
To make the album I bound all my pages together with twine and attached to the back page. The cover measures 6″x7″ with a 3/4″ spine. The inside pages are 5″x 6.”
For a few years now I have been wanting to mail my Grandma some fall foliage… since she lives in San Diego and doesn’t experience autumn quite the same. Although I would take living in San Diego over watercolored leaves once a year in a heart beat. And I mean a hummingbird or baby in your tummy heartbeat.
When I was in college I lived out there and went to school for a semester. I don’t know why I ever came back. I really think I am meant to live in that direction. But the mountains pull me home every time. Either that or Cafe Rio… but California has those now too so they definitely win.
Well, this year we were determined to send Grandma Charlotte some autumn happiness… Avery drew a map and called it our leaf adventure and we walked the streets finding the brightest colored leaves. Tossing the meh and only keeping the colorful ones that made us ooh & ahhh. Apparently we’ve become leaf snobs.
We took our collection home and flattened them in a book overnight. Then designed the cards.
For the first card I used some of my favorite paper from the last Crate release. I’m obsessed.
Next, I attached a little bag, washi tape, heart sticker, Dear Lizzy glitter ribbon and epoxy brad. I filled it with some tiny colorful leaves and stamped with my favorite Dear Lizzy arrow stamp.
For the next card I started with kraft cardstock and folded into 3 sections. Then I punched a hole through the top section. I added a sticker from my recent Dear Lizzy sticker book and a Dear Lizzy fabric brad. If you have the sticker book you will notice that I punched a whole in the center of the round sticker with a 1 1/4″ punch so I could use it as a frame.
For this card, I diecut the words using my Silhouette Cameo. I loved how the leaves could show through to the front adding some color. I taped the leaves with washi tape inside and added a veneer wood leaf to the front. Keeping this design super simple… I promise it’s not just cause I’m lazy.
Some more pics of our adventure:
One night I had a hot date with a pile of paper and watched Serendipity and ate frozen blueberries, my recent obsesh. Did I mention that I ate a Costco sized 5 lb bag of frozen blueberries… by myself in 7 days? Well, I did. And judge what you want, it was some of the best moments of that week. Anywayssss, I made these pages that night. When I started this project I grabbed basic supplies and put together a somewhat limiting kit. I really wanted the feel of this album to be something that one of my kids would find someday and almost feels like they are digging through a junk drawer. Only it’s paper and more organized so I guess that’s not a good comparison. But just something that has a lot of meaning and very ethereal. Layers and texture and handwriting.
The pieces of the kit that help with that feel are the polaroid photos, brown bags and the cover. The bags are from a yummy sandwich joint that I can’t remember what it’s called but they stamp random words on the bags so naturally I asked if I could have some extra, you know, for scrapbooking. They were confused enough that they handed them over. The outside envelope is from a shop that hurts me so bad, in a good way. Typo. I shopped there while at Mall of America for Scrapfest with other paper enthusiasts and we all went gaga. This envelope is what they put something in, like a card or journal that you buy. Perfect to reuse, wouldn’t you say?
I used Instax photos and printed Instagrams as well as some printed photos from my big girl camera.
Now, before you click away in disgust seeing that my mini album is bound with a piece of elastic and some twine wrapped around it… let me explain. ; ) I couldn’t figure out a way to bind it because I wanted to try something different than my Bind-It-All or rings. Leaving all the pages loose inside this envelope just fit the whole feeling of the pages. I left threads long after sewing… messing cutting since I didn’t use a trimmer, bits of tape, paint splatters and imperfect stamping. So if you are a perfectionist… look away or squint your eyes til it’s blurry.
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Your eyes do not deceive yourself. This is a scrapbook page. I swear I haven’t made a page forever… I almost forgot how to do it.
Seeing the products now available in stores and online makes me want to share some ways that I am inspired to use my newest Dear Lizzy collection. (sorry for the cropping of my page… it is not crooked in real life.: )
For this page I used pictures from our Sundance adventure and clearly the cheesiest title my softie heart could think of. ; ) Most of the pages I design about my daughters I direct the journaling or title to them. It’s just something that naturally happens while I create… probably since I do make these for them.
This collection came out at the perfect time since you will find bits of elements inspired by this season. There are lots of details of home, family and everyday life. My designer, Jen, and I found some vintage library book pockets and tickets that we used through out the line.
The fabric and epoxy set has gold rimmed brads and the sticker sheet has bits of gold foil… did I mention that I love how the embossed gold vellum turned out… oh, and the white on gold tiny letters. I am sure you are catching onto the trend here…!
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