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February 29, 2016

Leap Day Sale - $2.29 Template Packs and Monday's Highlight

Before I get to Monday's Highlight I need to tell you about today's sale over at The Lilypad!  I am bringing two older products out from retirement as part of our Lead Day Sale at The Lilypad.  The template sets below are $2.29 today only. In fact, all of the designers will have $2.29 deals today only!



Scrap Strip Templates are filled with shapes built from paper strips. They are super fun to play with - with all that paper, but also with the journaling spots scattered across the page.



Simple Square Templates also has lots of paper/photo pieces - this time with lots of squares. This is a nice big set with 10 templates, some with lots of journaling, and some without.


And here is some inspiration from Amanda, Christine, and Donna.




And since it's Monday I have a Highlight for you. There are so many gorgeous pages in my SwL Facebook Group, but this one stood out to me this week:

Get A Clue by Kristin Cronin-Barrow and Krystal Hartley
Template Revisted 44 by Scrapping With Liz 
It's by Wendy, and I think she did an amazing job with the story, the pictures, and the elements. It's a page I might come back to for inspiration. It's just amazing all around. Make sure you are posting your pages in my SwL Gallery. I'll be starting a new one soon for March, and I'll be picking weekly layouts to be highlighted on my blog. If your page gets picked you'll get a $4 coupon to my store.

Hope you all have a fun Monday!
-Liz

February 26, 2016

New Weekly and Monthly Review Template Sets

If you are scrapping your daily life by the week, or making a monthly summary page, or just collecting your phone snapshots, Liz likely has some new products that are perfect for you. There are new releases today in three of her monthly product lines.  All three are 20% off through Sunday February 28, 2016.

February Insta Review Template is a fun way to collect 24 of your favorite phone snapshots.
http://the-lilypad.com/store/February-Insta-Review-Digital-Scrapbook-Template.html

February Month in Review Template is a double page spread with 16 photo spots - perfect for capturing your month or a big event.
http://the-lilypad.com/store/February-Month-in-Review-Digital-Scrapbook-Template.html

Weekly Life Templates 3 is a new installment of double page spreads with 7 photos to scrap your daily life.
http://the-lilypad.com/store/Weekly-Life-3-Digital-Scrapbook-Templates.html

Katya's February Insta Review page:

Christine's February in Review page:

Donna's Weekly Life 3 page:

And the winner from Wednesday's Giveaway is....Jennie M. Congratulations! 

There's going to be a special sale on Monday, another sneak peek and giveaway on Wednesday, some new 50% off items and new stuff again on Friday! It's going to be a busy week next week. Stay tuned!



February 25, 2016

2016 Week 7: Lots of Fun!

Weekly Life Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz
Memory Pocket Monthly Kit and Add-Ons
What a fun week it was. We kicked off the week with our own little Valentine's feast. The girls wanted to decorate and plan a fancy meal. It was such a blast (and a great learning experience for them). Then we moved on to our normal school routine, music practice, spelling practice (anticipating the upcoming Spelling Bee), lots of block building and a LOT of playing outside.

Take a closer look below if you want to.
Weekly Life Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz
Memory Pocket Monthly Kit and Add-Ons
I've been using two different tutorials/techniques on my pages each week. I know I've shared them before, but I wanted to make sure you all have tried them on your pages.

First one is how to use the wave tool to get a more realistic shadow. You can find the tutorial here on the Lily Pad Blog. I use it on a lot of my paper layers on some of my photos. It gives the papers a more realistic shadow.

Then, since I love washi tape, I've been working on getting it looking more realistic. One Little Bird has a a great little video tutorial showing how to make it look more realistic using the dodge and burn tools.

It might seem like a lot of steps to do at first, but once you get it down it goes pretty quickly.

Weekly Life Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz
Memory Pocket Monthly Kit and Add-Ons
Hope your week was as fun as mine!
Liz

February 24, 2016

50% OFF One Day Only: NEW Siggy Templates and Recyclables

Today I have Something Old: Recyclables 37, and Something New: Siggy Templates 1. Enjoy the 50% SOSN discount on these products today only: Wednesday, February 24, 2016. (make sure you read to the bottom to enter a giveaway to win Friday's new releases!)

Siggy Templates 1 is a set of four templates that you can use to make yourself a signature image to display in online forums. With four templates included, you can even change your signature each season if you wish.

Recyclables 37 is a set of older freebies and challenge prizes. This set has a lot of variety with big photos, small photos, cluster style, grid style, and bold paper strips.

Here are Cindi's and Donna's signatures:


Jen's and Rebecca's pages with Recyclables 37:



And here's a little peek at what I have releasing this Friday! Lots of memory keeping goodies for you. Enter the giveaway below, and I'll announce the winner on Friday's blog post.



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February 22, 2016

Monday's Highlight: Click by Hannah V.

12x12 Frames by Scrapping with Liz (retired - but I can bring them back if you want!)
Behind The Lens [BYOC] by Paislee Press 
-Chéri [BYOC] by One Little Bird
 Happy Mail [BYOC] by Amber LaBau
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This layout popped out at me while browsing the SwL Facebook Group February Gallery last night. I actually noticed it a while back, but it stood out to me again last night. I love her use of color with the black and white photos. I'm a sucker for striped and patterned paper, and she did a beautiful job combining it. I think the white border really tops it off and connects all those patterned papers in a clean way. Hannah wins this weeks Highlight! Keep those pages posting in the facebook group. I'm picking a new layout each week.

-Liz

February 18, 2016

Week 6 & More House Pages

Weekly Life Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz
Memory Pocket Monthly Kit and Add-Ons
We are done with the 6th week of 2016. What a week it was! The highlights included a Super Bowl Party with church friends, a Chinese New Year Party with new friends, Winter Jam with homeschooling friends, and a sleepover with a cousin! We also took walks, played with blocks (always playing with blocks), played games, did school work, and the list goes on. It's a full life!

Take a closer look below. Keep looking and you'll come across some new pages I made for my 'construction album'.

Weekly Life Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz
Memory Pocket Monthly Kit and Add-Ons


Weekly Life Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz
Memory Pocket Monthly Kit and Add-Ons
I also worked on a few house construction pages. I finished up two more. I have pictures placed in 4 more pages that I'm hoping to finish up this week. I'm trying to keep them simple so that I can get this finished up really soon!
Simple and Sweet Album Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz
Model Behavior by Forever Joy Designs
Home Collab by Kaye Winiecki and Studio Basic Designs
We are Moving by Pink Reptile Designs and Paula Kesselring
Handyman Elements by Lynn Grieveson Designs
 So many memories made building this house. I hope to capture them in this album.


What projects are you working on?
-Liz

February 16, 2016

50% Off One Day Only: DMC Templates and Recyclables 36

Today I have added two older template sets to my Lilypad store: a varied set of Recyclables and a huge album collection. Enjoy the 50% discount TODAY ONLY (February 17, 2016).

DMC Templates was a project I designed in 2013. The idea was that even if you only scrapped a single double page spread for the month, you could still have a beautiful album finished at the end of the year. The DMC stands for Double Monthly Challenge. These templates turned out so versatile that they make excellent stand alone pages, even if you aren't making a cohesive album. And at less than 50 cents per template with the 50% discount, today is the day to grab them!

Recyclables 36 is a varied set. All are multi-photo designs, some blocked and clean , some more playful and clustered. There is even a double page template in the mix.


Rebecca made a double page layout with the DMC Templates.

And here is Kimberley's beautiful double page with Recyclables 36.


And here is one of the DMC Templates used as a single page layout, by Tiffany.


There's no sneak peek or giveaway this week since I'm taking a little time off and not releasing anything on Friday. I'll have plenty of fun stuff for you next week!

2nd Recipe Challenge: Crock-Pot

Hello, Scrappers. It's Donna here again for the February Recipe Card Challenge. Liz just released her second set of cards and pages, and they are fantastic!


I sent the cards that I made last month to Persnickety Prints and they have been delivered already, so I thought I'd share this photo. I love their prints because they are completely waterproof. I've even run mine under the water when they've become messy. Aren't they just the cutest!


The CT has made some delicious looking cards, too. Here are a few of them.

This one is mine.

Here's one from Cindi.

Christine did her recipe as a page.

I love using my slow-cooker, and thought that would be the theme for this month's challenge. I can't wait to see what you all come up with. Don't forget to post your full resolution recipes in the Recipe Card Challenge Album in Liz's Fan Group on Facebook. Thank you to everyone who share a comfort food recipe from last month's challenge. I have lots of new recipes to try!

Until next month,
Donna

February 15, 2016

Monday Highlight: Lucy Lou by Amie

Hearts to Love by Scrapping with Liz
An Extra Day by Mommyish
Vibrant Vellum by Just Jamie
When I saw this page in my facebook gallery, I just new it was going to be this week's highlight. The big photo drew my attention, and then when I took a closer look loved how she worked the title into the corner and layered the alpha, and I LOVE how she used vellum papers to make part of the hearts. I'm really in love with vellum paper lately, even though I haven't used it yet! I love the way it looks, and I'm definitely going to be using it soon!

Make sure to post your SwL pages in my facebook group gallery. You could be next week's highlight and win $4.00 to my store!

-Liz

February 13, 2016

Amanda's Gift Album


Amanda created this beautiful gift album with my Brag Book Templates for her relatives in Germany.

They came to the states last spring to visit. We spoke in passing about a few things we missed from living in Germany. A few weeks ago they sent the nicest box of treats. To say thank you I am sending this book, a handmade crocheted afghan and some American treats they mentioned they like. - Amanda

I thought it was very creative how she took the Brag Book Templates and turned them into full page layouts to make a complete album.

Other items used:
Scrapping with Liz ~ May2015SO Template
Extra Page Template: Scrapping with Liz ~ Journal Card Template 5
Kit: Etc. by Danyale ~ Almost Spring
Extras: Etc. by Danyale ~ Good Life
Stars: Bella Gypsy ~ My Life Rocks
Star Scatter: Just Jaimee ~ To Gather
Fonts: Rockwell Extra Bold, Lobster Two

She placed the 4x6 template on top of an 8x8 page. Easy-peasy.










Here are some images of the printed album. She printed her 8x8 pages with Persnickety Prints.




She slipped all of her pages into this SEI 8x8 Expandable Project Album.
Hope this inspires you to make a quick and easy gift album for someone.
-Liz
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