iNSD is Almost Here & I Have Some Deals for You!

National Scrapbook Day is just around the corner! I have some new products releasing on Friday AND Saturday. But first I'm going be giving you some special deals on current products. Each day this week there will be a new pack of templates you can grab at DEEP discounts!

My team helped me pick what I should put on sale and the first set of templates is my BIG pack of DMC Templates. DMC stands for Double Monthly Challenge Templates. I used these way back when to challenge people to scrap two pages a week. This is a great BIG pack to add to your stash. Grab them today at 60% OFF.

But before you go on over to check them out there are a few more things you NEED to know! Read below.

There's a PICK YOUR PRIZE game going on over in the TLP forum. Go on over there and let them know what you would like to win from my shop!

Then you don't want to miss the blog hop going on with the TLP Designers. This hop is available until May 7th. Grab this kit while you can. It's gorgeous. Click on the image and it will take you to the beginning of the hop.

And if you want to go straight to my contribution you can click on the template below!

Are you getting excited for National Scrapbook Day?

Start Shadowing

Hello fellow scrappers! I hope you are all doing well, and getting some scrapping in! I've been missing in action for a bit, between some health scares for our new puppy, school work/homework, kids, sports and everything else, my time and mojo was at a low! I'm trying to get back into it!

Today, I'm going to be discussing some shadows. Previously, on the Cutting Out Cut Outs post in February, a reader asked about my usual shadow settings. For my images, I'm using papers from Love You Beary Much by Pink Reptile Designs. I'd like to continue to show off different elements and their corresponding shadows. So let me know what shadowing you would like to see in upcoming posts! :) Comment below!

I've been scrapping for a number of years, and when I scrap and like a certain shadow, I tend to save my settings as a new Style, and name it according to what I shadowed. I used to have a blog and called myself The Typative Scrapper, and as I created anything or saved anything, I credited myself. Here are what my shadows look like under the Styles Menu. There are oodles of them, from Acrylic all the way to Zippered Elements, plus different ones for different shadow heights - Small, Medium, Large. By shadow heights, I mean how far and deep they are from the layer below.

First up.... paper. :)  In that post, I'm sorry to say that I hadn't saved it as a .psd, but I've tried to recreate the look to share the shadow settings. Here is a similar image to the one from that post, where I've shadowed the cut out "Totally Awesome." In my Styles Menu, I am using what I called Typative Scrapper Paper Opposite Edge Med. This means that I have a regular paper drop shadow (45*), and then I also have an outer glow that shows on the opposite of my drop shadow(-135*).

Here are the specific settings for each:

Drop Shadows: 45*, Distance 20, Spread 1, Size 27, Linear Burn, at 75%.
Outer Glow Shadow: Linear Light, Opacity 17%, Softer size of 10.

You are probably wondering why I have a shadow on the opposite side, and where the heck is it? Well, it is hard to see, so I'm going to try to show you. When you lay a paper flat, it gives off a shadow based on the light above. At the same time, paper does not lay flat. Even with the light, you may see a little bit of shadow on every edge. Here is the paper with the Opposite Edge Shadow aka Outer Glow, and then without. It's very faint, but I feel that sometimes, it really gives my digital layouts a little extra. 

Another way to really see the shadow and the opposite, is if I use my Typative Scrapper Paper Opposite Edge Lg. I might use this if I have a bunch of layers below the paper, so it might need to be higher up. You can really see the different in the color of the shadow and a bit more of the opposite edge shadow.

Here are the shadow settings for the Large: 

Drop Shadows: 45*, Distance 33, Spread 0, Size 21, Linear Burn, at 61%.
Outer Glow Shadow: Linear Burn, Opacity 30%, Softer size of 38.

There you have it. My paper shadow basics. I would say that I use the Medium with the Opposite Edge most often on my papers. Then again there are times, since I have saved so many, I usually give them all a whirl, and see what my eye likes.Let me know what kinds of shadowing you would like to read about or learn how to do! Thank you for visiting, and have fun scrapping! Jenn/jk703  

NSD Blog HOP - Freebies Galore!

Welcome to TLP's Snapshots blog hop! Are you ready for National Scrapbook Day next week? Well, we are here to help you get ready and excited. Follow the hop and you'll get this kit for FREE plus more.

You can download my contribution HERE.

Then check below to see where to go next!

The next stop on the hop is Sahlin Studio!

Remember, the freebies for Part 1 are only available through May 2nd at 11:59 pm EST. Look for Snapshots: The Stories and Snapshots: The Moments in the shop as Free with Purchase kits during our {inter}National Scrapbooking Day celebrations, from May 4-7th.

iNSD - Another Special!

Time for another iNSD Speical! Today I have a set that I had so much fun creating. I love the clean, magazine type style. These are sure to make some fun scrapbook pages. Grab them today at 60% OFF!

And before you leave make sure you mark the MIS {make it snappy} on your calendar. It will be held this Saturday at 7pm EST in the TLP Challenge Forum. Everyone who participates will get this template for FREE.

Tomorrow is the big day. The storewide sale starts along with an awesome FWP! I'll have a few new products for you along with some special NEW products on Saturday.

Hope to see you at the MIS on Saturday!

These are 50% OFF!

It's Wednesday and that's mean it's SOSN {something old something new} at The Lilypad, and I have some older favorites that you can grab at 50% OFF today only.

My Life Templates 5 - I used these to scrap my weekly pages last year. Easy and fun to use.

Here's one of my pages from last year. Go ahead and click on the product to see some more of my pages.

These card templates are great for making announcements, invitations, brag book pages, etc...

Look at this gorgeous card from Amber.

And then All About the Frames Templates 2 are 50% OFF too. These are so fun to use!

I love Katya's nature style here.

If you like these grab them now at 50% OFF!

Week 16: Food, Kittens and Fun & a FUN video!

Project Life Week 16 {left}
Everyday Templates 4 by Scrapping with Liz
Giggle Memory Pockets Monthly Kit and Extras
What a fun week. It involved new kittens, finding eggs, Library fun, lots of yummy food, playing with cousins and more.
Project Life Scrapbook Page Week 16 {right}
Everyday Templates 4 by Scrapping with Liz
Giggle Memory Pockets Monthly Kit and Extras
And a little bonus for you! I received Abi and Isaac's scrapbooks this past week. They LOVE them. Here's a little video of them opening them and looking at them. I opted for the layflat Shutterfly books since they were having an awesome sale! I'll be doing a review on them soon.

That is why I scrapbook!

New Project Templates

A new monthly spread, a pack of weekly pocket style templates, and a May planner are all new and on sale! Keep up those projects with this fresh inspiration every month! These are 20% off through April 22, 2018.

Here are some layouts for inspiration.

Liz made these with her March Planner Templates. She's making a review page like this every month with her planner series.

And Liz is using the Everyday Templates for her weekly spreads.

Christine made this fun April Review page with the April Reflections Template.

Focal Point, Recyclables and Zine - 50% OFF TODAY ONLY!

Here's what you can grab at 50% OFF today only! These are some favorites.  There are spots for big photos, lots of photos and even that sleek magazine inspired look. Take a look at the inspirational page as well. There's more in the store previews too. My creative team and the creative team at the Lilypad are always making gorgeous pages. I even dug up a page I scrapped a while ago with the Zine Templates.

Week 13, 14, 15 AND March Planner Page AND House Pages!

I got behind folks! 3 weeks to be exact, but I stayed up late Saturday night and got caught up. I also scrapped a few extra pages. I had my own little scrapping party....along with some ice cream.

Everyday Templates 4 by Scrapping with Liz
Flourish March '18 products
 Here's Week 13 (above and below).
Everyday Templates 4 by Scrapping with Liz
Flourish March '18 products
 Week 14:
Everyday Templates 4 by Scrapping with Liz
Giggle Memory Pockets Monthly Kit and Extras
 Oh no! I just realized that I never changed the text on that one word strip! I'll go back and fix it.
Everyday Templates 4 by Scrapping with Liz
Giggle Memory Pockets Monthly Kit and Extras
And Week 15.
Everyday Templates 4 by Scrapping with Liz
Giggle Memory Pockets Monthly Kit and Extras

Everyday Templates 4 by Scrapping with Liz
Giggle Memory Pockets Monthly Kit and Extras
To get caught up I just kept things really simple on my weekly pages.

Then I finished up my March Planner Calendar. This was a little tougher to do. Trying to fill in what we did each day. I had to look at my calendar and pictures to keep it straight.

March 2018 Planner Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Flourish March '18 products
Oh, oh, oh! I forgot to tell you. I also ordered Abi and Isaac's albums! That was a huge thing on my to list. I should receive them this week.

And since I got their albums finished and ordered I decided my next goal would be to finish up our house album. I was able to finish up two more pages for that album. It's fun looking back at these photos from a couple of years ago.

Simple and Sweet Album Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz
We are Moving Kit by Paula Kesselring and Pink Reptile Designs
Home by Kristin Aagard Designs
Model Behavior by Forever Joy
On the Street We Live by Etc. by Danyale

Simple and Sweet Album Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz
We are Moving Kit by Paula Kesselring and Pink Reptile Designs
Home by Kristin Aagard Designs
Model Behavior by Forever Joy
On the Street We Live by Etc. by Danyale

If you are behind grab set aside a night, grab some ice cream (or your favorite snack) and get to scrapping!


New Basketball and State Cut Outs

Today Liz has new sets in the Cut Out Series. These are word-art in a cut out paper style. These sets have mixes of solid and outline styles, and sometimes script lettering too. They are great for title work! The State Series has state shapes, names and abbreviations to scrap your past (or future) homes, travels, etc. Look for even more sports and state cut outs in the future! All three sets are 20% off through April 15, 2018.

By Donna
By Ashley

By Anne

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