August 17, 2017

Week 32: All About Vacation

My Life Templates 8 by Scrapping with Liz
Live a Little Elements by One Little Bird Designs
Live a Little Papers by One Little Bird Designs
Gypsy Summer Kit by Mommyish Designs
Summer Vibes Elements by Paislee Press
Counting the Weeks Vol. 1 by Amber Labau

This week's page is all about vacation. We spent a few days in Savannah, GA and then headed on to New Smyrna Beach, FL to spend time at the beach and with family. This was our first "true" vacation in a long time. Usually we spend the entirety of our vacation with family, and while that's fun it's just not the same as making your own family memories. It was a really special time with all the kids, especially Abi and Isaac who were able to experience so many new things. It was hard choosing the photos for this page since I took SO.MANY.PHOTOS. But I think I did an okay job of capturing our trip. I'll eventually make an album of this trip since it was a special one.

I really kept the elements simple on this page because I just love all the photos and wanted them to stand out. Plus I didn't have a whole lot of extra time to scrap.

Now it's time to gear up for full-time schooling and a regular routine.

How about you? Back into the school routine yet?


August 15, 2017

50% Off All About the Frames and Simple & Sweet Album

Today I have two oldies on sale, a template pack and a whole album set. Both products are great for your stash. Enjoy the 50% SOSN discount on these products today only, August 16, 2017.

Here's a little peak of an album I created using Simple and Sweet Album Templates 3. I also wrote a little blog post a while back sharing tips on how I created this easy 20 page album. If you would like to skip all the tips you can view the entire Chattanooga Album here.

Tiffany scrapped a visit to a favorite museum with Simple & Sweet Album Templates 3.

And here's some inspiration using All About the Frames 3.

by Tiffany

by Amber

August 10, 2017

Week 31: Crazy Fun

My Life Templates 8 by Scrapping with Liz
Live a Little Elements by One Little Bird Designs
Live a Little Papers by One Little Bird Designs
This week held a lot of fun experiences. It started with the hubby and kids leading worship in church. They are awesome, what can I say! On Wednesday we celebrated the hubs' birthday by going out to eat...which is a feat in itself with 7 kids. And a complete stranger (still no idea who it was) paid for our meal. I can't tell you how many times this has happened. Thank you to all the generous souls out there. It means so much to our family. Thursday was a trip to Chapel Hill for doc appointments for the boys. Matthew is moving forward with a cochlear implant for his left ear. Everyone thinks it will give him the boost he needs. Isaac got a good audiogram and is right where he needs to be. On Friday I took the kids to the Library to turn in their summer reading cards. They completed the program and earned a free book and 30 minutes to the Jump Factory. It was a fun day. Then on Saturday it was the Family Festival at our church. Complete with a dunk tank. My oldest daughter was bribed with $20 from Grandpa to take his place. Most of her siblings took a turn trying to dunk her.

I had to change up this template a bit because I wanted to include so many pictures. It was easy to just resize some of the bigger photo spots. That's what I love about these templates. So easy to change up to make them work for your photos. I find myself using less and less elements on these page since my time is very limited. I think I sort of like the look.

That's it for this week.

August 9, 2017

50% Off One Day Only: Just Photos and Traditional Templates

Today I am re-releasing Just Photos Templates. They are new to The Lilypad, and are perfect for adding a second page to a spread, or if you just want to focus on the photos. I'm also placing my traditional style templates on sale for the day. These are great if you love the look of that traditional paper style. Enjoy the 50% SOSN discount on these products today only, August 9, 2017.

Here are some inspirational pages from my creative team as well as the Lilypad team.

Using Just Photos Templates:

by Iowan
by Justine

by Amanda

Using Traditional Templates Revisited 2:

by Tiffany

by Erin

Using Traditional Templates Revisited 1:
by Ophie

by Donna

August 3, 2017

August BYOC: Just Right and Big Sunshiny Templates

The first Friday of the month brings us the always exciting Build Your Own Collab. Pick your favorite pieces to make a perfect collection just for you. Everything is at least 20% off, with additional discounts as you buy more. The BYOC is on sale through August 6, 2017.

Liz has two very different template sets in store for you. They are both full-page designs. This first set is filled with big photo backgrounds, great for showcasing a beautiful big photo.

This one is filled with lots of photo/paper spots for all of those photos you need to get scrapped. They are all really fun templates to use.

Here's some inspiration using Big Sunshiny Templates.

by Donna

by GracieLou

by Maribel

by Jenn

And some inspiration with Just Right Templates.

by Marnel

by Karen

by Ophie

Week 30: Hair cuts, laundry, bowling, hikes and more!

My Life Templates 8 by Scrapping with LizCounting the Weeks Volume 1 by Amber Labau Hyannis Papers by One Little Bird Designs Hyannis Elements by One Little Bird Summer Picnic Paper Pack by Sabrina's Creations Summer Picnic Element Pack by Sabrina's Creations
What a week it was. I'll start by saying one little four letter word: LICE! I wouldn't be telling the whole story on this week's page if I didn't mention it. The first time since being a mom that I've experienced this. I suspect two of my girls got it from camp and a couple others caught it from them. It pretty much consumed my week, but I think I can safely say we've gotten rid of it after much combing and lots of laundry.  We were still able to get some fun and normal stuff in: bowling, water play, hiking, card games, reading, school, yummy dinner prepared by my older girls, etc...

Lydia and I both cut our very long hair. It wasn't too fun, but at least we got to do it together.

My older son has been reminding me that he's never been bowling. What kind of mom am I? He's been home 3 years and we've yet to do this. Well, we took care of that this week. What a fun experience. Even for Abi and Isaac. I wish I could have captured some of Isaac's sweet dance moves. He would break out in dance every time he rolled the ball.

Despite the lice it was still a fun week with lots of memories made.

I managed to also scrap my July calendar page this past weekend. I'm really loving how these are coming together each month.

2018 July Templates by Scrapping with Liz Hyannis Papers by One Little Bird Designs Hyannis Elements by One Little Bird Summer Picnic Paper Pack by Sabrina's Creations Summer Picnic Element Pack by Sabrina's Creations Black Rimmed Plastic Alpha by Sahlin Studio


August 2, 2017

50% Off One Day Only - August Templates

Today I have placed the August sets of monthly project templates from last year on sale for 50% OFF TODAY ONLY. These are all designed around monthly or weekly albums, but they also make for a great starting place for just about all multi-photo scrapping you might want to do.

I used the Weekly Life Collection to scrap my entire 2016 Family Album. You can check the album out here. My family loves looking through the pages.

This review collection is great for putting together monthly review pages. This template is just $1.25 today!

Are you an instagram or square lovin' photographer? Then you might like this collection to help you scrap all of those square photos. This set is also just $1.25 today only.

Enjoy the 50% SOSN discount on these products today only, August 2, 2017.

Here are some double-page inspiration from each of these sets from Dagi, Katya, and Christina.

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