July 18, 2019


Happy Thursday again everyone!  CTM Robin here to share with you some wonderful eye candy I found while looking through the gallery at The Lilypad!  I’m currently sitting in the Chicago airport after having multiple delays and cancelled flights.  All I want to do is make it to my destination so naturally I keep focusing on all these beautiful vacation pages in Liz’s gallery!!

This first layout by Lor just really drew my eye.  Look how happy she is!  I love the wavy strips and her word art is great.  She used Adventure Awaits CutOuts and Wavy Strips and Paths for her fun page.  Don’t you wish you were there at that beach?!

Speaking of beaches, check out this layout by carrie1977.  What a perfect picture of a crowded beach!  Her perspective is AMAZING!  I love this Summer Fun Template that she used too.  I’m ready to be right there with carrie1977!

Lest you think I’m only obsessed with beaches, I’ll show you that I love all destinations equally.  This one is by djp322.  Look at this example of gorgeous eye candy!!!  She used the Weekly LifeTemplate.  I love her blending of her background and the way she put so many photos on her layout without losing any of the details of each individual one!  It looks like they are having a great time!

Alas I should get back to checking on flights, but I had to share these beautiful pages that really lifted my morning.  I hope these layouts brightened your day and gave your mojo a jumpstart!

July 17, 2019

SOSN 7/17

Hello there Stefanie here again with some new 50% off deals for you from Scrapping with Liz.

From Donna

from me.

From nhudao

from Donna

July 15, 2019

Week 25: Father's Day, Hiking, New Rabbit!

Simple and Sweet Life Templates 7 by Scrapping with Liz
June 2019 BYOC Bundle by Rachel Jeffries
Sprinkles Kit by Soco
Better Together Elements by Pink Reptile Designs
Better Together Papers by Pink Reptile Designs
Must Watch Templates by Scrapping with Liz
I'm behind but I keep going! Here's week 25. I do have weeks 26-28 filled with photos and text but I have to finish up all the papers and pretties.

Week 25 we celebrated Father's Day, acquired a new rabbit which meant building a bigger pen, we hiked to a super awesome place (High Falls) and swam with friends. It was a good week.

Simple and Sweet Life Templates 7 by Scrapping with Liz
June 2019 BYOC Bundle by Rachel Jeffries
Sprinkles Kit by Soco
Better Together Elements by Pink Reptile Designs
Better Together Papers by Pink Reptile Designs
Must Watch Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz

July 12, 2019

Simply & Sweet Life Templates 8

Liz has a new Simple and Sweet Life set in the store - perfect if you like to scrap a photo-a-day or if you scrap your weekly memories. These are designed for efficient album building so you can keep with your project all year long! On Sale through July 14, 2019!

By Anita
By Donna

By nhudao
By Ophelia

July 10, 2019

SOSN 7/10

Hello there, Wednesday means it's Stefanie here to show you the trio of delights that Scrapping with Liz has 50% off for you today.

Old example by Jenn.

Layout by Stefanie (me)

Sample layouts by Tiff.

July 5, 2019

July 2019 BYOC: Star Scatters and Summer Fun

Liz has new summer themed templates in the store as part of the July BYOC. Lots of stars, circles, scatters, and summer-themed words. These have a minimum 20% discount, and Buy More and Save More through July 7, 2019.

by Anita

By Donna
By nhudao
By Rebecca

By Donna
By Kimberley
By Anita

By nhudao
by Ellen
by Stefani

July 4, 2019

Templates with a Twist

Can you believe the first half of the year is gone already??  Where is this year going?  Hopefully you’ve had a chance to scrap all those memories you are capturing.  I'm CTM Robin and today I'd like to show you a trick when using some of  Liz’s templates!  Do you know how to apply a paper to multiple shapes at one time?  If not, read on!  This will definitely make your workflow more efficient.  Let me show you what I mean.  Take this template from Artsy Journal Template 24. 

See all those circles?  They are individual elements but we are going to treat them as one element.  You can do this two ways - you can either merge the layers or group them.  Don’t worry, I’ll walk you through both ways!  Now before you begin either technique, you must first select all the circles you want to have the same paper.  To do this you select the first circle and then hold either the control key for a PC or the command key for a Mac and then click the remaining ones.  Here I’ve selected the red ones.  

 Now you have to make a decision.  You can right click on the layers that you’ve grabbed and then click on “Merge Layers”.  This has now merged them all into one layer so that you can use them as a clipping mask for your paper.  Bring your paper in right above your merged circles, go to your toolbar and select Layer>Create Clipping Mask, and clip the paper to the circles.  Voila!  All of them are filled at once!!

While this method is quick and easy, it does have a disadvantage.  You can no longer manipulate those individual elements.  They are now one layer.  The second way I’m going to show you allows you to easily fill all the circles still simultaneously with one paper, but you have greater flexibility.  Let me show you what I mean.  Go and select the circles you want to fill.  Below I did this with the green circles.  Then right click with them all selected and click on “Group From Layers”.  This will show you a file folder with all your selections inside.  You can then bring in a piece of paper on top of the group and clip it to the ENTIRE group!  

This will fill all the papers at once.  However, you can open the file and manipulate each individual circle.  Perhaps you want to delete just one?  Or maybe resize one?  You still have that capability using this “grouping” method rather than the merging one!  Cool, ‘eh?!!

After I grouped all my circles, I filled them with paper and made this layout.  

*Made using Passport by Sahin Designs

I will give you one warning though when trying to clip a paper to multiple elements.  This ONLY works if changing the order of the layers doesn’t impact your template.  What do I mean by this?  Well look at this template from Artsy JournalTemplate 16.

 Below I merged the two yellow pieces, but see how the bottom strip is ON TOP of other ones?  

When you merge them, their order changes!  So make sure that your elements don’t need to be layered in any certain way and this new tip will work wonders!  

Try this trick out and let us know what you think!!  I hope it makes using Liz’s templates easier than they already are 😊

July 3, 2019

SOSN 7/3

Hello again, Stefanie here with your look at what's 50% off on today's SOSN deals.

Older layout by Elisa.

Older layout by Ophelia.

Older layout by Maribel

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