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Best of Both Worlds: My Scrapbooking Product Picks for April 2014

Best of Both Worlds Scrapbooking Kit - April 2014 @ shimelle.com Exclusive Best of Both Worlds flair for this month! Click to see the full kit and go shopping!

Have to admit I am exhausted trying to finish up all my work and then go officially on maternity leave! Any day now we could have an actual extra person under our roof and that’s all a little much for my foggy brain to contemplate!

But things are, one by one, wrapping up to a point where I can hit the pause button for a little while and have nothing else on my plate so I can just focus on the important stuff. And take a million photographs and write a lot in my journal, of course. That counts as important stuff in this process.

However, it is the first of April and no fools from me – I wanted to share my product picks for this month, by way of the April 2014 Best of Both Worlds Kit. I will be really honest: although I am using up my January to March kits currently (file that under things I am trying to wrap up – we’re preparing things like that to keep some scrappiness going here even while I’m on a break), I don’t know if I will get to use the April kit. I want to! But I may need to skip one. I will have a special guest joining me to share what she does with the kit, just like the other months of 2014. And if I get the chance to use the April kit, I will certainly share what I make! I just wanted to be quite honest about that. I’m going to take it as it comes.

For the April kit, there are some brand new things and some sale favourites. There is a set of Project Life cards that I have no intention of using for the theme in the name (they are ‘mom’ themed and I am most definitely someone who says ‘mum’ in all instances) but after last week’s Glitter Girl Adventure, I wanted to try a set like this that would be perfect for cutting to pieces and making embellishments. Since they are on sale and have good shapes to cut apart, that seemed like the perfect combination. I hope it’s less scary to try at the bargain price!

In other things I’ve wrapped up today, I’ve recorded my last episode of the Paperclipping Roundtable until I’m ready to go back to work. It will be live later today at Paperclipping. I hope you enjoy!

Certainly, certainly hoping to finish more of all these big things so I can talk to you like a normal person who isn’t trying to just cling to any notion of sanity. Let’s see when that will be!

01 April 2014



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37 Comments for Best of Both Worlds: My Scrapbooking Product Picks for April 2014

  1. Maureen Says:

    You’re getting so close! Best wishes and enjoy it :)

  2. Madeline St Onge Says:

    Good luck Shimelle, sending prayers for happy and healthy mom and baby, can’t wait to see pictures, take care of you both and we will be waiting when you get back to us

  3. Jeannine H Says:

    Thinking about you and your husband at this exciting time. Hope everything goes well for you. Enjoy your maternity leave. You’ll have LOTS to do taking care of the little one, plus some TLC for yourself too.

  4. Mandy Says:

    I will miss you shimelle! Congrats and best of luck!

  5. Erin Says:

    Go enjoy this next phase in your life…we will be here when you get back :) Thanks for always doing so much for all of us!

  6. Jillc Says:

    Shimelle,
    So glad that you are winding things down! Sending baby glitter your way!! We will miss you while you are gone, but look forward to all your new stories and lots of pictures of your baby boy! Best of luck to you all!

  7. Elizabeth Says:

    So exciting! I can’t wait to see photos of the new little Glitter Guy. I hope his arrival is everything you could wish for.

  8. Jen Hart Says:

    I wish you the very best of luck Shimelle, have a wonderful maternity leave and take your time :-)

  9. jane Says:

    Treasure every single second – motherhood is a lifelong journey, there will be good and there will be bad but each and every moment is a wonderous gift.

  10. Gab Says:

    Breathe and enjoy!

  11. Janet Says:

    I’m glad you are putting the glitter away for a bit. But hope you send us an Announcement and pictures! You have many sisters and mothers out here.

  12. Anne-Liesse Says:

    Many blessings to you, your husband, and your new little soul. Enjoy getting to meet him!
    Anne-Liesse

  13. KittysMum Says:

    Wow, so excited for you! Life will never be quite the same again. Make sure you are really kind to yourself in the coming months: it’s a roller coaster, but so, so much fun xx

  14. Pam Says:

    Echoing all the best wishes the others have sent. Looking forward to welcoming your little one!

  15. Barb S Says:

    Heartfelt congratulations coming your way! Trusting all goes well as your little family becomes three.

  16. Crystal B Says:

    I loved the video on paperclipping! Thanks for sharing! And, if you get a chance, you may want to check out “The most useful scrapbooking video of all time.” It is hilarious! :)

  17. Leslie Says:

    Best Wishes for the beginning of your next adventure! Look forward to seeing lots of photos!

  18. Jane Says:

    Loads of hugs and wishes for your imminent meeting with the new boy who will surely impact on your life from now on! Enjoy!!!

  19. Gina M Says:

    Just want to include my best wishes to you and your growing family. Enjoy this time. He will grow and change so quickly. Have that camera ready! Oh, and try to rest while he is napping :)

  20. Debbie Piercey Says:

    Such an exciting time Shimelle! I am so excited for you and The Boy. Good luck with everything!

  21. Jackie Bienemann Says:

    So happy for you and your family. So exciting and know you will take lots of pictures! Take all the time you need, it goes so quickly. We will be right here waiting when you are ready. Enjoy!!!

  22. Kirsty A Says:

    Wishing you every joy in this new stage of life

  23. Sinead Says:

    I don’t comment as often as I should Shimelle, but just wanted to send best wishes your way for your new little bundle of joy. Thanks always for the amazing inspiration, you make me want to just take out my supplies and get scrapping! Best of luck xxx

  24. Bea Says:

    Shimelle, may you have a brief and easy delivery, a baby that sleeps through the night, and loved ones to take care of you. Best wishes. Enjoy your time off and hold that little bundle all day long.

  25. Robin Says:

    Wishing you & ‘the Boy’ a very happy, healthy, joyous, & FUN time with your delivery & new baby!! You will be so very missed! Definitely enjoying the guest artists though, so will certainly be checking in to see what’s happening while you adjust to all the crazywonderfulgood that is headed your way:) Lots of love & luck!!

  26. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    I’m so excited for you and B and your littlest man coming into the world. Don’t be alarmed if it all feels too much and not what you expected at first, just try and go with the flow and take time for each other and for you. It might sound odd but if you need a shoulder to discuss feeding with (should you want to go that way) then please do contact me. It can be a tough time but you can get through it with the right support and then it is the most amazing thing ever. Best wishes and hugs and kisses!! xx

  27. Donna Says:

    Sending more good wishes for your imminent future, when you will discover a new normal and the secret super hero powers of parents.

  28. stampartiste Says:

    What a thrilling new adventure you and the Boy are getting ready to embark upon. There are no maps for this one, but I’m sure you will both do fine. So thrilled for you! Relax and enjoy each day as they come. They do grow up so fast!

  29. Marilyn Says:

    What a great new chapter in your life. Know that you will be greatly missed. Enjoy this time and savor every moment.

  30. caroline Says:

    Good luck for your next great adventure. Remember to every now and then stop, look around and breathe. Trust your instincts and enjoy. We look forward to catching up when you are ready.

  31. Lorraine R Says:

    Just following everyone else wishing you every blessing as you welcome your little glitter baby into the outside world soon. Enjoy your maternity leave – but not too much remember to come back when you are good and ready. We are all so excited for you!

  32. Leslie.D Says:

    Good luck to you both, enjoy it all, relax and be kind to yourself. Looking forward to lots of pics of the little fellow.xx

  33. Cathy R Says:

    As the mother of 3 adults and grandmother of 2 just let me say: You are about to begin the ride of your life! And sweet Shimelle, just know this, don’t sweat the little stuff. Trust yourself and hubby, babies aren’t breakable. Take the time to enjoy this precious one because time is fleeting and one day, you’ll be looking at your albums and say where did the time go? This is a wonderful time and I am so happy for you!

  34. Carol J Says:

    Wishing you, your husband, and your little guy all the best. As someone said – take your time, enjoy, and we’ll be here when you get back. Hugs from Iowa!

  35. Natalie (QSOgirl) Says:

    Just wanted you to know that a stranger across the world is thinking of you and hoping all is going smoothly! I hope that you were able to accomplish the things that you needed to finish and have also been able to relax before your boy makes his debut!

  36. Sandy G Says:

    Wishing you all the best – cherish the time whilst your baby is little, they grow up all too quickly and you will wonder where the time has gone! Looking forward to seeing photos of your little man.

  37. Lisa M. Zepponi Says:

    So excited for you! Listened to PRT last week and it was great. Hope you are doing well!

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