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January 22, 2020

SOSN 1/22

Hello there, Stefanie here with your 50% off deals.


Older layout by Courtney


Older layout by Tiff


Older layout by Donna






January 20, 2020

8 Pages Scrapped - 1 Album DONE!

I was on a roll this weekend. I caught up on my 2020 Stories Album. Thanks to the simplicity of the style I was able to get those done quickly, and then I moved on to finishing up my House Album! I had already placed all of my photos in my templates so I just had finish scrapping them.

One thing already check off of my 2020 Scrapping Goals list! Woohoo!

Here's a closer look at all that I scrapped this weekend.

Week 2 Left Page:

Stories of Life Templates 1 by Scrapping with Liz
Elements and Paper from Bold MPM
Must Watch Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz
Week in Review Stamps by Sahin Designs
Week 2 Right Page:
Stories of Life Templates 1 by Scrapping with Liz
Elements and Paper from Bold MPM
The Good Life Word Art by Sahlin Studio


Week 3 Left Page:
Stories of Life Templates 1 by Scrapping with Liz
Paper and Heart from Chapter MPM

All About This (digital stamps) by Sahlin Studios
Week 3 Right Page:
Stories of Life Templates 1 by Scrapping with Liz
Must Watch Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz
Paper from Chapter MPM
Paper from Cheeky by Valorie Wibbens
Yellow Flower from Younicorn by Pink Reptile Designs
Quote from Happy Place Elements by Paislee Press
Project Mouse (classic): word bits by Brittish Designs and Sahlin Studio
And here are the last pages of my house album.  don't think I showed you these first two that I scrapped a while back. This was over 4 years ago!

Simple and Sweet Album Templates 7 by Scrapping with Liz
Honey I'm Home Papers by Lynn Grieveson
Honey I'm Home Elements by Lynn Grieveson
Home by Kristin Aagard (stitches)
We are Moving by Pink Reptile Designs and Paula Kesselring (tape)
Happy at Home Elements by Sahin Design
Love Lives Here by Pink Reptile Designs
MPM Routine Rubber Styles by Mommyish (for my title)

Simple and Sweet Album Templates 7 by Scrapping with Liz
Honey I'm Home Papers by Lynn Grieveson
Honey I'm Home Elements by Lynn Grieveson
Must Watch Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz
Home by Kristin Aagard (stitches)
We are Moving by Pink Reptile Designs and Paula Kesselring (tape)
Happy at Home Elements by Sahin Design
Love Lives Here by Pink Reptile Designs
MPM Routine Rubber Styles by Mommyish (for my title)
Settling in. My desk space actually looks quite different now. There's a bigger desk that fills the space and wallpaper!
Simple and Sweet Album Templates 7 by Scrapping with Liz
We are Moving by Pink Reptile Designs and Paula Kesselring (black paper and paint)
Home Sweet Home by Designs by Soco
Model Behavior by Forever Joy (stitches)
Happy at Home by Sahin Designs (buttons)
My laundry room and living room also looks a little different. My hubby built me custom shelves for both the laundry room and around the fireplace. He's pretty awesome!
Simple and Sweet Album Templates 7 by Scrapping with Liz
We are Moving by Pink Reptile Designs and Paula Kesselring (black paper and paint)
Home Sweet Home by Designs by Soco
Model Behavior by Forever Joy (stitches)
Happy at Home by Sahin Designs (buttons)
And this will be the final page in my album. The outside still looks the same. We still need to do some landscaping.
Simple and Sweet Album Templates 7 by Scrapping with Liz
Honey I'm Home Papers by Lynn Grieveson
Honey I'm Home Elements by Lynn Grieveson
Happy at Home Elements by Sahin Design
Love Lives Here by Pink Reptile Designs
Shiplap Style Page Kit by Forever Joy Designs (flower and word bit)
And this will be the cover page.
Title Templates Revisited by Scrapping with Liz
Honey I'm Home Papers by Lynn Grieveson
Honey I'm Home Elements by Lynn Grieveson
Home by Kristin Aagard (stamp, button, and tag)

Model Behavior by Forever Joy (chevrons)
MPM Flourish Layer Styles (for title) by Mommyish
How are you coming along with your 2020 goals?
-Liz

January 17, 2020

30% OFF, FREE with Purchase - Artsy Journal 25, Illinois and Nevada Cut Outs

Liz has a new Artsy Journal Templates pack today. This is a popular product line with lots of playful arrangements, artsy details (paint, stamps, scribbles, fun paper shapes) and fun journaling treatments. Illinois and Nevada join the Cut Outs collection today - perfect for scrapping your hometown, your travels, or your bucket list.

But before I show you those The Lilypad is having their storewide 30% OFF sale this weekend! That means all of my whole store, plus my new products, are 30% OFF!

Plus there's a gorgeous kit you can get when you spend $15! It's a perfect time to shop!

Here's the kit! It also includes papers, journal cards, alpha, and templates!



And here are the new products!





And some sample pages:
By Anita
By nhudao
By Ophelia
By Stefanie

January 16, 2020

Large Photo Inspirations


Hello and Happy Thursday!  Here’s hoping today is a great one for you and that you have some time to sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and jump start your mojo!  CTM Robin here and today I’d like to inspire you to make some large photo layouts.  There’s just something so refreshing about seeing one of these layouts in the midst of all our normal ones.  The pictures just catch our eyes and grab our attention.  Don’t you agree?  Well the beautiful thing is a large photo layout can be made in so many different ways.  I’d like to show you some now so you can see what sparks your creativity.


If you want a stunning layout quickly, you can use some of Liz’s Focal Point templates to get you started.  Take a peek at this example by djp332.


She used Focal Point 3 and I just love the colors and the way she included some QR codes to capture the moment.  I don’t know that I would have been that brave to be out in a tropical storm, but you have to admit her layout is a great one!


Here’s another example by Tiff.


She used Focal Point Templates 5 for her layout.  I love that dark background woodgrain paper and how she used white frames to showcase her smaller photos too.  It’s simply gorgeous!


These layouts are so pretty, but you can think outside of the box as well. Large photos can be your BACKGROUND.  Most cameras today produce photos that can be 12x12 without problems – even phone ones.  So take that stunning photo that you love so much and make it the background. Look at this example by Angela Toucan.  


She did exactly this but then blended it so it fades away nicely.  She then used Edge Templates to go on top of it and added some amazingly talented title work.  Lovely!


Tiff started with Recyclables 51, changed her background photo to black and white, made it into the background, and then layered some fun colored photos on top.


It’s a whole different look and really makes her colored ones pop!  I love how she mats them too with tiny colored pieces of paper.


But you don’t have to blend your large photo in.  You can leave it loud and proud too.  Look at this one by Erin.


She took that gorgeous photo and layered Liz’s 2020 Cover Freebie on top of it and then filled it with photos and papers too.  Genius I tell you!!


Now don’t think that large photo layouts mean the photo HAS to be the background.  There’s other ways to use them too!  Sometimes it’s fun to cover two-thirds of the page with a photo.  It’s a really pleasing composition. Take this one by Eyeore for example.


What a fun picture of her pizza!  She used Grand Motif templates and then filled the top third with some cute papers and a couple of black and white photos from the evening.  I’m telling you this is perfect for restaurant layouts.  You know, the ones where the lighting is never flattering and there is so much background clutter??  This way you can show off the yummy food AND those friends and family surrounding you.  Beautiful!!


Speaking of family adventures, look at Liz’s layout using Mix ItUp Templates 3. 


Like Eyeore, she uses a large photo for the bottom two-thirds of her page, but she mixes cute paper squares and a photo to make the top of the page.  I love how she uses scallops and brackets to transition between the two areas and balances them with some embellishments in the corner.


But you don’t have to put your large photo on the bottom though.  Try flipping it like navaja77 did.  


She put hers on the top two-thirds and then used the 2020Cut Outs and some brushes / stamps to separate the areas.  I love her rounded corners and the fact that she left a border around the page too!


Can you see how each of these is so different from the others?  I love the versatility here and just know that one of these will surely help you to make your own large photo layout.  If it does, I’d love to see your examples.  Just put your layout in the comments or link up your photo in your favorite gallery!!

January 15, 2020

SOSN 1/15

Well Hello there, Stefanie here again, melting in the heat but all caught up on MOC and loving everyone's creativity. Here are your 50% off deals for this week.


Older layout by me.


Older layout by Liz


Older layout by Cynthia







January 11, 2020

2020 Week 1!

Yesterday I released my new line of templates for 2020: Stories of Life Templates and this past weekend I scrapped my first pages of 2020. I wanted a little something different this year for my weekly pages. Mist importantly I wanted something that would be quick and easy to use but that would also be versatile where I could mix and match templates depending on what photos I had. Plus I wanted some spots for journaling to tell our story. After scrapping my first pages with them I think I'm really going to like this album. Plus, because they are so quick and easy to use, I'll be able to spend some time working on some other scrap projects I want to finish up and start!

I'm going to keep each week pretty simple. White background, same font, minimal papers and elements, qr codes and some journaling....oh and pics of our happenings.

So here's my week 1 of 2020:


Stories of Life: Digital Scrapbook Page Week 1
Stories of Life Templates 1 by Scrapping with Liz
For Like Ever Paper Pack by Valorie Wibbens
Sprinkles V. 33 by Valorie Wibbens
Bookmark Stamps by Sahin Designs
Stories of Life: Digital Scrapbook Page Week 1
Stories of Life Templates 1 by Scrapping with Liz
For Like Ever Paper Pack by Valorie Wibbens
Sprinkles V. 38 by Valorie Wibbens
Must Watch Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz
Itsy Bitsy Alphas Volume 7 by Amy Wolff Designs
I'm really looking forward to scrapping Week 2 tonight!
-Liz

January 10, 2020

New Stories of Life Templates

Liz has a new weekly album line that is designed to be quick and easy with a clean and modern style. You can quickly drop in your photos, add your storytelling, and decorate with some paper and a few elements. There is a great mix of photo sizes and you can mix and match the pages to tailor them for each week's photos. Stories of Life Templates 1 is 20% off through January 12, 2020.


By Anita

By Donna

By Liz
By Liz
By njudao

By Stefanie
By Ellen


by Ona

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