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January 31, 2020

Stories of Life Templates 2

Liz has a new set of weekly album templates in The Lilypad store. I am loving the magazine-like style with clean and minimal embellishment, simple titles, and pull quotes. They are sure to make your album come together effortlessly so your photos shine. This pack is 20% off through February 2, 2020.


by Ellen


By Anita

By Donna

By nhudao

By Ophelia

By Stefanie

January 29, 2020

SOSN 1/29

Hello there, Stefanie here with your 50% off deals. MOC is drawing to a close so hopefully most of your scrapping goals have been met?

Paper Bit Templates

Older layout by me.


Layout by Anita





January 26, 2020

Week 4: Take a Picture, Mommy!



Stories of Life Digital Scrapbook Page Week 4 {left}
Stories of Life Templates 1 by Scrapping with Liz
Must Watch Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz
Flower Stamp by Life Oh Life by LiLiWee
Gold Stamp - MPM Promise
Paper - Wings Unfolded by Rachel Jeffries
Tape from Sprinkles V. 33 by Valorie Wibbens


Don't you just love it when your kids ask to take pictures of them? Abi and Isaac were playing together one morning and asked me to take a picture of them. It was too cute and I couldn't resist. When we brought them home over 3 years ago we thought we had lost our minds bringing home a  2 and 3-year-old at the same time, but it ended up being the best thing. They are best buds and inseparable. They always have someone to play with when I'm doing school work with the other kids. Sorry, got sidetracked... 

Here's the 2nd page of Week 4. We celebrated Chinese New Year, took naps, went to music lessons, prepped for our busy CC day and did lots of building with blocks (it's a favorite around here).
Stories of Life Digital Scrapbook Page Week 4 {right}
Stories of Life Templates 1 by Scrapping with Liz
Paper - Wings Unfolded by Rachel Jeffries
Numbers - Itsy Bitsy Alpha V. 5 by Amy Wolff
Golden Dragon - Project Mouse (China) by Brittish Designs and Sahlin Studio
Word Art and Button - Storyteller Elements by Sabrina's Creations
I'm loving the white background of these pages. It's less for me to decide on when scrapping and really helps showcase our pictures and stories, and I still get to add a few little fun extras to the page.

-Liz

January 24, 2020

New Layer Starters and January Memories

Liz has two new templates packs in the store - one with LOTS of fun paper play and a great January review page. They are 20% off through January 26, 2020.



By Stefanie
By Stefanie
By Anita
By Danica
By Ophelia
By Stefanie
By Stefanie

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!!
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