A colourful Project Life Layout with Dear Lizzy Lovely Day

This month the featured collection at April Lili is from one of my favourite designers – Dear Lizzy Lovely Day! The colours are so cheery and the word Thickers are perfect! And it’s 20% off through the month of March from April Lilli so it’s a great time to pick it up.


While I was working on this layout, I started instagram-storying my process. I put all those pics together into a slideshow if you’d like to see a little into how I work from pictures to finished layout. I’m working on some really cool stuff coming up so I’m hoping to put together more actual videos (including a class, I can’t wait!)





I’m trying to get caught up on last year’s pics while staying current with this years. My 2017 is actually mostly up to date. Don’t ask about 2016. Every time I get another week of 2017 printed I am also getting 2 layouts worth of 2016 pics printed. These are some fun ones from back to school shopping, funny popsicles (he went on for WEEKS about them, both before and after) and just some fun me pics. In the video I go into how I picked the papers that I backed the photos with. I went with lots of yellows and icy blues based on the focal cards I picked. This line made it so easy to put together a cohesive layout!


Here are all the things I used to put together this layout. All from the April Lilli Shop! Everything is from Dear Lizzy Lovely Day except for the Shimelle Little by Little Sticker Book and the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Phrase Stickers

Heart Day weekly layout!

I did a second layout this month with April Lilli’s collection of the month, Crate Paper Heart Day! The entire collection is 20% off at the April Lilli Shop this month so go check it out!

I love all things pink and heart, so this collection was easy to use! And the Thickers – SO GOOD! I used them to pull out some themes in the photo for a bold impact.


I cut up a few different papers to use to mount photos. I used the bright polka dots on the Delightful paper to go with the fun paper I journaled on from the donut store (which I stuck a big chipboard piece on, it’s my favourite in the whole collection!). I also used the black and white patterns on Snuggles and Pucker Up to tone down the pink just a bit.



I loved the back of the Valentines cards that went with this collection, so I used some word stickers to cover up the to and from on the back and added in some journalling.



I loved all the fun ephemera die cuts and chipboard pieces so I added those without restraint, like I do. Ha.


I really had a lot of fun putting this layout together. It’s part of my Week 5 in my weekly Project Life album. Heart stuff is for every day! I used a card from the Project Life Fresh Edition for the week which I plan to continue through the year and used the OH SO PRETTY 1 Canoe 2 Hazelwood Floral Date stamp along with a regular date stamp to get the dates in there.


All the heart eyes for Heart Day from April Lilli Shop!


When I got a box full of Crate Paper Heart Day from April Lilli I was sooooo excited. Pink? Hearts? Shiny bits? I’m ready for that. And even more perfect? The entire collection is 20% off for the month of February. I’ve worked up a couple of layouts using this collection because it’s just so cute, and this is the first one I am sharing.


This layout is part of my weekly Project Life album so it’s just some random pictures from that week. The Gravity Falls pic is so me so I put the cute You’re Rad transparency from the ephemera pack over top of it. And next to it is one of my favourite things – one of the Valentines! Not only are the super cute and great for giving away, but they are also 3×4 cards that are a perfect fit in pocket sleeves. This one really gets me.



I mounted all of my 3×3 pictures on some 3×4 cuts from the paper in this collection. For this layout I used the Hugs & Kisses paper, the So Sweet Paper and for the centre pocket with the coffee sleeve I used the Heart Day Vellum paper. And those Charming Thickers! So cute! I also added a generous sprinting of stickers from the 12×12 Chipboard Stickers and a couple of things from the layered embellishments.


I went a little crazy with the super super cute puffy heart stickers. I love those little faces! They might just be my most favourite thing in this super cute collection which isn’t just for Valentines Day.

Polar Bears at the Zoo layout for April Lilli!


I’m back with another layout using Simple Stories Winter Wonderland from the April Lilli Shop. I used it for a second layout in my December Daily because it was just perfect for a day I took the boys to the zoo. It’s another 2 page layout with a large photo on one side and pockets on the other. This one is all about Polar Bears! Everything I used is from the Winter Wonderland Collection (which is 20% off at the April Lilli Shop for the rest of the month) except these super cute alphabet stamps from the 1 Canoe 2 Hazelwood collection and some Thickers from this set from Oh Happy Life by Amy Tangerine.



I love the way this pocket turned out. I used a card cut from this 4×6 horizontal element page cut down to 3×4. Then I cut the quote out from the same sheet and made it fit into the smaller 3×4 size. Then I stamped the bit about polar bears with the Hazelwood alpha stamps because it was so much fun to see the polar bears all active in the winter!


There is a divider that came with my album in the middle of the layout with some stickers from the Winter Wonderland 12×12 sticker sheet and 4×6 stickers to mark the day and the Amy Tangerine thicker that says wild because I felt it worked here.

On the right side is a big focal image of two polar bears playing. We usually go to the zoo in the summer so it was really neat to see them so active! I used some of the ephemera pack, the washi, the enamel dots, the 4×6 stickers, the 6×12 chipboard stickersthe 12×12 sticker page and a few different papers from the Winter Wonderland collection to make this page.

Living somewhere where it’s so wintery I just love this collection and have been using it a bunch! There are so many great elements in in and I love all the word strips and stickers! I tend to use them in place of journalling so it’s great to have so many choices.


December Daily Day 6 with Winter Wonderland


This is my first April Lilli Shop Design Team project and I was so excited to see the collection we were working with for this month! Simple Stories Winter Wonderland is just perfect because we have a lot of snowy days. A LOT. There were two winter storms in the 25 days I worked on my December Daily.



December 6th was a blizzardy day and with so many snowy pictures I knew that it was the perfect day to break out this collection on. I loved the word stickers so so so much – I’ve been using a lot of word stickers with square photos mounted on 3×4 journal cards and these words and phrases felt made for these photos! I also LOVED the birch washi roll. I am going to use it a ton! The kids went off to school as their school bus somehow still ran in a blizzard and I took a snow day. It was pretty great. And after school they had SO much fun in the snow!



The left side of the layout combined two of the fun 3×4 cut outs from this paper and then this paper and 3×4 cuts from the 6×6 paper pad as backgrounds for photos. I used 4×6 sticker sheets, the perfectly coordinating enamel dots, washi tape, bits and pieces and the 12×12 sticker sheet to add my own touch to it all. I used a tag from the bits and pieces to add in a bit of journalling, but for the most part it’s a lot of embellishing on this page. I <3 layers. The Cold Hands Warm Hearts journal card made me think of Friday Night Lights so I just had to add it in! And it went well with the mitten picture next to it.


The right side I just focused on one big picture of my older son making a snow angel. 6×6 might just be my favourite photo size. I mounted it on the Oh What Fun patterned paper and embellished it with stickers from the 12×12 sticker sheet, washi tape4×6 sticker sheets and the enamel dots. I really like that faux polaroid look of a square picture on patterned paper. I stacked various words that went with the picture underneath it. The snow angel is just perfect!! And for a focal point I used the Snow Fun stickers from the 12×12 sticker sheet.



I love how well the Simple Stories Winter Wonderland collection goes together. I see myself using it a lot over the next million months of snow! And for the month of January it’s all 20% off at the April Lilli Shop!