March 31, 2016

2016 Week 12: Spring Break, Friends and a Birthday!

Weekly Life Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz
Memory Pockets Monthly - Q & A (kit and add-ons) available at the Lilypad
Week 12 was all about taking a break from the normal routine. The first part of the week we didn't do a whole lot. We hiked with friends, had a sleepover with cousins and friends, served a goodbye lunch to a sweet friend and then on Thursday and Friday we took a little mini-vacay to Dollywood, and on Saturday we celebrated Matthew's 7th birthday. It was a nice change from our normal routine.

Weekly Life Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz
Memory Pockets Monthly - Q & A (kit and add-ons) available at the Lilypad
I'm lovin' the neutrals with the pops of blue, pink and yellow in this month's Memory Pockets Monthly kit and add-ons. It works well with my weekly photos.

Weekly Life Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz
Memory Pockets Monthly - Q & A (kit and add-ons) available at the Lilypad
While this week was fun, I'm ready to get back to a normal routine. How about you? Have you taken your spring break yet?


March 30, 2016

50% Off Today Only and Don't forget the Sneak Peek & Giveaway!

It's hump day, and that means a couple of 50% OFF products for you and a sneak peek and giveaway. Yay for it being the middle of the week! Before you check out the 2 template packs you can get at 50% OFF off today, I want you to take a look at what I have coming out with the BYOC release at the Lilypad on Friday. I LOVE both of these sets, and I think you will too. The entry for the giveaway is at the end of this blog post. Make sure you enter for a chance to win both new sets. I'll announce the winner on Friday's blogpost.

Now to check out what you can grab at 50% OFF. Remember, you can only get these two template sets at 50% OFF today only! SOSN (something old, something new) happens at the Lilypad every Wednesday. There's always a great stash of things you can get at 50% OFF on Wednesdays.

Focal Point Templates 1 is a fun set that pairs large feature photo masks with smaller supporting photo spots.

Recyclables 41 is old, but new to The Lilypad. This is a set of eight past freebies and challenge prices, with a bit of everything: big photos, small photos, and lots of geometric shapes.

Donna scrapped a trip to the conservatory with Focal Point Templates 1.

Christine scrapped a little fishing expedition with Recyclables 41.

And Jenn showed of a big beautiful beach photo, also with Recyclables 41.

Here's the entry!
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March 28, 2016

Monday's Highlight: Littly Fishy by Yobeth

Template Revisited 45 by Scrapping with Liz
A Creative Spring by Kimeric Kreations
This page popped out to me in the gallery because of all the beautiful oranges. I think the different orange strips contrast great with the blue of the pool water. It made this page pop out to me. The white title really draws your eye to the photos. It's a great use of color all around. Yobeth did a great job!

I'll be starting a new April Album in my SwL Facebook group later this week (can you believe it's almost April?). Be sure to post any pages you make with an SwL Template there, you could be highlighted on the blog and win $$$ to my store!


March 26, 2016

March 2017 Calendar Topper

2017 March Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Memory Pockets Monthly - Q & A (kit and add-ons) available at the LilypadStoryteller Reed Alpha by Just Jamie
I've finished my 3rd page for my 2017 Gift Calendar album. Each month during 2016 I'm scrapping a calendar page, and by the end of the year I'll have a whole calendar to print. I did this project last year, and I loved the finished project. I'm also releasing coordinating calendar templates each month too!

I was asked by a customer to make more photo spots for future calendar toppers, and I plan on doing that, especially since one of my kids asked me why I didn't have enough photo spots for her! Oops! Next month I promise to have the option of more photo spots.


March 25, 2016

Four New March Project Templates

It's that time of the month again - time for new project templates! Liz has several product lines with new templates each month. At the end of the year you can have a beautiful album or calendar all ready to print! And it's not too late to get started. These new products are 20% off through Sunday, March 27, 2016.

March Insta Review Template is for scrapping your random phone photos.

March Month in Review Template if for scrapping a double monthly summary.

2017 March Templates is a set of March calendars.

And Weekly Life Templates 4 is a new set of weekly double page templates with 7 photos.

Jenn modified the March Insta Review Template to make a single page with a graphic effect.

Katya used March Month in Review Template for a travel page.

Here is Amanda's 4x6 March Calendar card.

And here is Dawn's zoo page using Weekly Life Templates 4.

And the winner from Wednesday's giveaway is...Katie S. Congratulations!

March 24, 2016

2016 Week 11: It's all about the Tetherball

Weekly Life Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz
Memory Pockets Monthly - Q & A (kit and add-ons) available at the Lilypad
Apparently I like the tiny polka dot background. I used it last week, and I didn't even realize it until I went to do this blog post! I guess it's a great neutral....actually, my whole page is kind of neutral this week. That's okay, because I like it. But I'll try not to use it next week!

Enough about that. This week was all about the Tetherball. Seriously, almost all of my pictures I took this week were of the kids playing tetherball...or Shawn and I playing. I guess it's because it's a new toy in our yard, and it's been super nice outside, again. I did find a few photos that show some other highlights. Other than the Tetherball, a trip to the Power Plant, some science experiments with daddy, and a sick little girl we had a pretty normal week.

Weekly Life Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz
Memory Pockets Monthly - Q & A (kit and add-ons) available at the Lilypad

Weekly Life Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz
Memory Pockets Monthly - Q & A (kit and add-ons) available at the Lilypad
It was a fun week, and I'm happy to say that only 1 kid got sick and she was better after just a few days!


March 23, 2016

50% OFF Items, Sneak Peek and Giveaway!

Before I show you all the stuff I have on sale for 50% OFF TODAY check out the sneak peek of the new stuff that will be releasing on Friday. I have four new template packs that are releasing that will help you scrap all of those March photos. Enter the giveaway at the end of this blog post for a chance to win all 4!

All three of my products today are older releases, but two of them are new to The Lilypad. I think there is something for everyone today. Enjoy the 50% SOSN discount today only, March 23, 2016.

Big Photo Templates 1 is a fun set for showing off a feature photo. You will also find some fun paper work and pennants and banners.

Envelope Journaling Templates are great for writing and storytelling. This would be a great collection to have on hand for photo-less pages.

Recyclables 40 is a varied set with angled designs, geometric shapes, and one design with a very traditional paper style.

And now for a little inspiration. I love the earth tones in this fun and "messy" page by Christine, using Big Photo Templates 1.

Cindi wrote some great storytelling about her family, using Envelope Journaling Templates.

And Dawn made an adorable page about young love with Recyclables 40.

And here's the giveaway! Have a great Wednesday.

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March 21, 2016

Monday's Highlight: Apple Trees by Christie

2016 Spring Challenge Template
Bugging Out by Kristin Aagard
Font: DJB See Spot Run & DJB This Is Me
When I saw this page by Christie the photos just popped out at me. Maybe it's because my favorite color is green. Do you know why my favorite color is green? Spring time. Seeing the green pop up after a cold winter reminds me of warmth, new life and hope. I love how she focused on the photos. I think the brown papers help the green pop out and that yellow string, tape ad snail bring a little extra color to the page. Simple pages can be beautiful pages too.


March 19, 2016

Amanda's ABC Album: Finished and Printed

Amanda made this gorgeous ABC Thankfulness album. I wanted to share it with you all because I thought it was a quick and easy way to simply be reminded of all the thing we have to be thankful for.

She used my Alphabet Journal Card Templates and InstaLife Journal Cards. The InstaLife Journal Cards are no longer available, but I think you could make do with just the Alphabet Journal Card Templates. She also used Urban Fusion by Amy Wolff, the Clock by Etc. by Danyale ~ New Year and the fonts are Josefin Slab and Debby.

She printed a 4x6 flip book from Wal-mart with full bleed printing. She did say some of her text got to close to the edge. So if you make this book make sure you account for that. It only cost her $10!

This is her cover page.

 For Wal-mart I think it looks great.

She says it's so fun and easy to flip through.

I hope this inspires you! I'm definitely adding this to my 'to do' list.

March 17, 2016

2016 Week 10 and Facebook Cover Page

Weekly Life Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz
Memory Pockets Monthly - Q & A (kit and add-ons) available at the Lilypad
The weather was gorgeous this week so we spent most of our time outside. We went on two hikes, went bike riding and played outside A LOT! We still did school work, cooking, laundry, cleaning, etc... but when I look back on this page I'll know that it was the first warm week of the year and we totally enjoyed ever single bit of it!

Weekly Life Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz
Memory Pockets Monthly - Q & A (kit and add-ons) available at the Lilypad
I think I'm addicted to the colors of this month's Memory Pocket Monthly kit. I love the yellows, blacks, pinks and blues.

Weekly Life Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz
Memory Pockets Monthly - Q & A (kit and add-ons) available at the Lilypad
 And it was about time I updated my facebook cover.  You should too. ;)
Cover Templates 2 and Memory Pockets Monthly stuff from February and March (all at TLP).

March 16, 2016

50% Off One Day Only - 3 Template Sets!

Today I have three older products in the Something Old Something New sale. Enjoy the 50% discount on these products today only: Wednesday, March 16, 2016.

Simple and Sweet Album Templates 1 is an old favorite. They work as a coordinated album, or as a stash of go-do designs that you will return to many times. With the 50% discount, you are getting these designs at 50 cents per template!

Photo Mat Full Templates is another old favorite. These actually evolved from a set of simple photo templates (the gray photo spots with white matting behind them). I made scrapbook pages with the photo mats, and then turned my pages into new templates.

Finally, Recyclables 39 is a set of past freebies and challenge prizes. This is a fun and playful set.

Here is Wendy's page with Simple & Sweet Album Templates 1.

Rebecca used the Photo Mat Full Templates to make a double birthday page.

Amanda scrapped with the double page template in Recyclables 39 for her beach photos.

This gorgeous page was scrapped by a Polly Sucali over at TLP.

I don't have a sneak peek for you this all. No new releases, but I hope you'll enjoy these 50% off templates!


March 15, 2016

Introducing Paper Scrapper Katrina

Swirl Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Gossamer Blue Kit Supplies
Pattern Papers-Basic Grey, Echo Park, Webster's Pages, Gossamer Blue (some are by One Little Bird one is by Traci Reed),Teresa Collins
Cardstock-American Crafts
Resin Flowers, Metal Flourish-Basic Grey
Chipboard, Buttons-Teresa Collins
Buttons-Heidi Swapp
Stickers-Webster's Pages
Other Supplies:Doilies-American Crafts
Adhesive-Therm O Web (there's a NON digital supply!)
Chipboard &-American Crafts
Enamel Dot-Doodlebug Designs
Twine-May Arts
Isn't this paper page just gorgeous? It's from Katrina, the newest member of my Creative Team! She made this page with my Swirl Templates. I've been wanting to see how my digital templates could be translated into paper layouts (using a Silhouette and other techniques). Katrina is going to help show us how. She'll be making some pages and writing up some blog post for us. I'm so excited to have her join the team. 

Maybe she'll convert me back to a paper scrapper? Probably not, but I have been tempted to try some hybrid layouts and this just might be the key. And for those of you who are paper scrappers I'm excited to see how this might help you.

So, welcome Katrina to the team and check out her blog over at
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