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October 16, 2019

SOSN 10/16

Hello Stefanie here with your 50%  off  SOSN Wednesday specials.



Layouts by Donna


Recipe card by Donna








October 14, 2019

Week 41 and More House Pages!

Digital Scrapbook Page by Liz
Simple and Sweet Life Templates 11 by Scrapping with Liz
Storyteller October 2019 by Just Jamiee
Must Watch Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz
I was able to scrap my weekly pages and 2 more house pages this past weekend! I'm only a couple of pages away from finishing our house pages. It's motivating me to really finish it.

This week was pretty normal. School, walks, games. Our life is pretty simple but sweet.

Digital Scrapbook Page by Liz
Simple and Sweet Life Templates 11 by Scrapping with Liz
Storyteller October 2019 by Just Jamiee
Must Watch Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz
Such an exciting time watching our kitchen come together.

Digital Scrapbook Page by Scrapping with Liz
Simple and Sweet Album Templates 7 by Scrapping with Liz
We are Moving by Paula Kesselring and Pink Reptile Designs
Model Behavior by Forever Joy Designs
Happy At Home Papers by Sahin Designs
MPM Flourish Styles by Mommyish
Digital Scrapbook Page by Scrapping with Liz
Simple and Sweet Album Templates 7 by Scrapping with Liz
We are Moving by Paula Kesselring and Pink Reptile Designs
Model Behavior by Forever Joy Designs
Happy At Home Papers by Sahin Designs
MPM Flourish Styles by Mommyish

Hope to have more pages next week.
-Liz

October 10, 2019

Simple & Sweet Life Templates 11

Liz has a new set of weekly life album templates in the store. Simple & Sweet Life Templates 11 is designed to make your weekly scrapping fun and fast. Each spread has about seven photos, so you can do a-photo-a-day or scrap the important photos of your week. This set has some fun faded photo masks! It's on sale for 20% off through October 13, 2019.


By Anita
By Donna
By Ophelia
By Stefanie
by Iowan

October 9, 2019

SOSN 10/9

Hello again Stefanie here with some awesome 50% off template deals. I hope that you all enjoyed DSD and are still scrapping up a storm.



Layout by me




Layout by me



Layout by me








October 7, 2019

Week 40 and a Cowgirl Page

Weekly Scrapbook Page - 40
Simple and Sweet Life Templates 10 by Scrapping with Liz
Storyteller October 2019 by Just Jamiee
Hey Everyone! I hope you had a fun DSD weekend. I was able to shop a little, chat in the forums a bit and scrap a couple of pages. I even participated in the MIS this weekend. I wish I could have done more but I'm happy with what I was able to do.

I scrapped Week 40. It was a pretty low-key week for us. Just normal school work, walks, games, Friday night ice cream, etc...

Weekly Scrapbook Page - 40
Simple and Sweet Life Templates 10 by Scrapping with Liz
Storyteller October 2019 by Just Jamiee
Must Watch Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz
Then for the MIS I scrapped some older photos. These were from 6 years ago. Time really does go by fast. She's 12 now.

Scrapbook Page with Cowgirl
Bits and Pieces Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Petticoat Rose by Forever Joy Designs

If you've never participated in an MIS or challenge I encourage you to try one. It will help your creativity, maybe make you learn some new techniques and you'll get those pictures scrapped!

Tracy hosts an MIS on the first Saturday of every month at 7pm in the TLP Designer Challenge Forum.

That's all I have to show you this week! Hoping to keep up this streak of scrapping my weekly pages and some extras each weekend.

-Liz

October 5, 2019

Special Saturday Variety Pack - DSD Continues!

Liz has a very special new release for Special Saturday - a big set of templates with lots of different styles represented. Clusters, full-page, circles, fun cut paper pieces, and more! It's part of the continuing DSD Celebrations at The Lilypad!

It's just $3.60 during DSD weekend - that's a savings of 64%!


A few DSD weekend reminders:

40% OFF storewide going on at TLP
FWP - Spend $15 get All About: You for FREE
FWP - Spend $25 get All About: Us for FREE



Page inspiration from my team and the Lilypad team:
By Amanda 
By Anita
By Danica
By Stefanie
by Ellen

by Jess


by Suzanne


October 4, 2019

DSD Party, Sale and Free with Purchase, October BYOC


It is DSD 2019 Party Time!
  • Storewide Sale - 40% OFF & all of my cut outs are 50% OFF!
  • Free with Purchase Kits - Spend $15 and get one kit for FREE! Spend $25 get a second kit for FREE!
  • October BYOC - with buy more save more options beyond the 40% OFF!
  • Special Saturday Releases - come back tomorrow to get a steal of a deal on a new big template pack!
  • Festivities in the Lilypad Forum - there's lots of fun and games going on! Don't miss out.




I'll get to those October BYOC products now, and tomorrow there is a Special Saturday release!



By Anita
By nhudao
By Anita
By Danica

By Donna
By Stefanie
This is the kit you get when you spend $15!


This is the kit you get when you purchase $25 (plus the kit above!).


October 3, 2019

Adjusting Masks Tutorial


Happy October!  Since it’s a new month, I thought we could have a new tutorial.  This time I’d like to show you how to adjust the masks in Liz’s templates using the “Group Layers” function in PSCC.  You won’t believe how easy and fun it is to manipulate masks so they are perfect for YOUR photos!


Let’s start so I can show you what I mean.  First, I’m using Focal Point Templates 3.  I love the large photo mask and that there is room for some smaller photos too!  What’s the problem?  Well, I need to place my large photo to show off the bears – which means the photo won’t fill the mask all the way.  Look at the right side of the photo.  See what I mean?  The mask is peeking out from the photo.  That's bad!



 So how do I fix this?  Of course I could just create a mask with my background color of white and then non-destructively mask away some of the mask (say that ten times fast!!).  To do this, select the mask layer, go to Layer>Layer Mask>Reveal All.  This should link the white mask with Liz’s mask.  Next select your soft round brush and with a black brush, and click where you’d like to remove the mask.  Now, when you clip your photo to the mask, your photo should fill it entirely.  If it doesn’t, simply select the mask and brush away some more.  This is what my screenshot looks like after I did just that.  Look at the layers panel!


Easy peasy, right?  Yes!  BUT, if you notice, I don’t have those pretty edges along the right side that I like so much about this template.  What to do???  This is where the fun comes in using groups.  You have a couple of options, and I’d like to show you two of my favorites techniques.  First, you can use any element or paint or stamp from your chosen kit and add that to a layer right above Liz’s mask.  Next, you select both the paint and the mask layers, right click, and select “Group from Layers”.  Once you have done that, you can clip your photo to the entire folder like I’ve done below:



Do you see the paint on top of the mask, yet grouped with it too?  And also that my photo is clipped onto the group?  The beauty of this method is that it’s completely non-destructive AND you can manipulate the items in the folder any way you want.  I grabbed the paint and moved it around until I got the edge on the right side just the way I wanted to.  You can keep adding other elements or masks or paints or anything else to the folder and the photo will still be clipped to the contents.  Try it!  You’ll love it 😊



Okay, I told you I’d show you TWO different ways so let me tell you another thing I love to do.  I love the edges in this particular template’s mask.  So, I simply used my rectangular lasso tool to select a portion of the mask that I wanted and then hit Control+J to put that selection on a separate layer above my mask.  I manipulated that selection and placed it where I wanted it to be.  Once again, I grouped both the new mask and the old mask and clipped my photo to both.  See what I mean?



Like I said before, I can now manipulate both masks (or even brush away more of Liz’s mask) and the photo will remained clipped.  Pretty cool, huh?!  And here’s my finished layout.  

made using Storyteller 2019 September kit and September's Stacked Mess, both by Just Jaimee

Now you don’t have to shy away from using templates with masks.  They can be altered to fit your needs and it’s fun doing so!
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