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June 29, 2020

Week 26 and Year 7 on the Graduation Album

Stories of Life Templates 7 by Scrapping with Liz
Tastes Like Summer paper pack by Lynn Grieveson Designs
Tastes Like Summer Elements by Lynn Grieveson Designs
Hopes and Dreams Word Art by Little Butterfly Wings

Milestone Elements by Designs by Soco
Here's Week 26. We had some big moments in our house this week. We celebrated a 13th birthday, two kids performed their Faces of History speeches and one performed over 30 minutes of memorized piano pieces in front of a judge! Our bunny also had some babies and they are thriving. Last time it didn't work out so great. We learned that a bunny doesn't always take care of it's first litter. Our middle daughter had a rough week waiting for them to be born to see what would happen. The bunnies were born the day before her 13th birthday and are all doing well. Praise the Lord! That could have been a terrible 13th birthday. We also celebrated Father's day by playing at the creek and dad got to play with his girls on Sunday morning...his favorite thing to do. It was a good week!


Stories of Life Templates 7 by Scrapping with Liz
Tastes Like Summer paper pack by Lynn Grieveson Designs
Hopes and Dreams Word Art by Little Butterfly Wings

Milestone Elements by Designs by Soco
Must Watch Templates 1 by Scrapping with Liz
And I was able to finish one more page in my daughter's graduation album. I have a feeling I'm not going to get it done by the graduation open house we are having for her in July, but maybe I can somehow digitally display the pages I do get done. We'll see. Maybe I'll take a "day off" of taking care of children so that I can finish it....

Photo Collection Templates by Scrapping with Liz
April 2020 BYOC Styles by Mommyish
Sisters Kit by Pink Reptile Designs and Studio Basic Designs

Photo Collection Templates by Scrapping with Liz
April 2020 BYOC Styles by Mommyish
Sisters Kit by Pink Reptile Designs and Studio Basic Designs
-Liz

June 26, 2020

Paper Fun and Funky Journal Paths

Liz has two new stash-building sets in the store! These will surely spark your creativity. They are 20% off through June 28, 2020.



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By Candy Lai

By Anita

June 24, 2020

SOSN 6/24

Hello Stefanie here with your 50% off deals from Scrapping with Liz at The lilypad store today.


older layout by Liz


Older layout by Ellen


Older layout by Erin



June 22, 2020

Week 25: Creek, Games, Art, Party and Audiologist

Stories of Life Templates 7 by Scrapping with Liz
Must Watch Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz
Tastes Like Summer paper pack by Lynn Grieveson Designs
Tastes Like Summer Elements by Lynn Grieveson Designs
Hopes and Dreams Word Art by Little Butterfly Wings
Creek, Games, Art, Party and Audiologist - That about covers week 25. It's a weird summer but we are making the best of it.
Stories of Life Templates 7 by Scrapping with Liz
Tastes Like Summer paper pack by Lynn Grieveson Designs
Tastes Like Summer Elements by Lynn Grieveson Designs
Hopes and Dreams Word Art by Little Butterfly Wings

June 19, 2020

New Album Sets, Nebraska Cut Outs

Liz has new installments in her album lines: magazine style weekly pages, monthly summaries, and Nebraska joins the State Cut Out Line. Shop now while these are 20% off through the weekend!




By Donna

By Candy Lai

By Donna

By Stefanie




by Suzanne

June 18, 2020

Creating Text Boxes



Hello and happy Thursday!  CTM Robin here bringing you a quick tutorial on making custom text boxes.  There have been some previous tutorials on the blog that are different from what I’m going to show you today.  For instance, THIS one shows how to use the pen tool in Photoshop while THIS one is for PSE users.  Today we will be using the shapes in your program to create text boxes.  Let me show you what I mean.

First, select the Custom Shape Tool in your tool bar.  It’s nestled in with Rectangle Tool, Ellipse Tool, Rounded Rectangle Tool, etc.  You may have to right click on that tool button that to see the Custom Shape Tool.  Once you have that, go to the shapes at the top options toolbar and use the drop down menu to select your shape.  Here you can see I did just this with the hexagon shape selected.

Next, while holding the SHIFT key to maintain proportions, draw the shape out and place it where you want it.  You can see my example below.

Now you simply select your text tool and move the cursor to the INSIDE of the shape you have drawn.  You should notice that the cursor changes to an “I” with a dotted circle around it.  Type away and notice that the text is constrained to the shape.

Don’t forget to delete or hide the shape after you are done! 

See how easy that is?

But what if you don’t have the shape that you need in your software?  That’s where the above mentioned blog posts will help (the one for PS and PSE).  But you have another option too if you have Photoshop by using your Polygonal Lasso Tool too.  Let me show you how.  

Select your Polygonal Lasso Tool from the toolbar and use it to draw the shape you want (don’t forget the hint that pressing the SHIFT key while clicking the points keeps the line straight).   

Once you have your shape drawn, simply right click on your marching ants selection and select “Make Work Path”.  I usually use a tolerance of 1 or 2.  

Select “okay” and then just like we did above, select the type tool and click on the INSIDE of your outline. Voila!

Now I’ll be honest with you.  You could save yourself time and use a template.  Liz has her JournalWriting Shape Template:

And here’s a gorgeous layout made by Donna showing how to use it.

Don’t you love that half circle? I also like the Wavy Strips and Paths template set too:

Lor used it to create a fun layout about her beach day!

I love that these templates work in both PSE and PS without any problems.  They really help add oomph to the page.

Well, I hope you have learned something new today and had as much fun as I did.  Below is an example of how I used the default hexagon shape that I first taught you to create my layout using Liz’s Layer Starter Templates and StorytellerNovember 2018 by Just Jaimee.  This technique let me put my text exactly where I wanted it!

Stay safe and healthy and I'll see y'all again next month!

June 15, 2020

Week 24 and Year 4, 5 and 6!

Week 24 Stories of Life Digital Scrapbook Page
Stories of Life Templates 6 by Scrapping with Liz
Tastes Like Summer paper pack by Lynn Grieveson Designs
Tastes Like Summer Elements by Lynn Grieveson Designs
I'm staying caught up with my 2020 album! I think the white backgrounds and simple elements are helping me.

I was also able to work on a few more pages of my daughter's graduation album. It's so fun scrapping these older photos. Take a look below.
Week 24 {right} Stories of Life Digital Scrapbook Page
Stories of Life Templates 6 by Scrapping with Liz
Tastes Like Summer paper pack by Lynn Grieveson Designs
Tastes Like Summer Elements by Lynn Grieveson Designs
Must Watch Templates by Scrapping with Liz




Graduation Scrapbook Album Year 4 {left}
Photo Collection Templates by Scrapping with Liz
April 2020 BYOC Styles by Mommyish
Life is Keeping Memories Alive Kit by Littler Butterfly Wings and Studio Basic

Graduation Scrapbook Album Year 4 {right}
Photo Collection Templates by Scrapping with Liz
April 2020 BYOC Styles by Mommyish
Life is Keeping Memories Alive Kit by Littler Butterfly Wings and Studio Basic

Graduation Scrapbook Album Year 5 {left}
Photo Collection Templates by Scrapping with Liz
April 2020 BYOC Styles by Mommyish
Sisters Kit by Pink Reptile Designs and Studio Basic Designs

Graduation Scrapbook Album Year 5 {right}
Photo Collection Templates by Scrapping with Liz
April 2020 BYOC Styles by Mommyish
Sisters Kit by Pink Reptile Designs and Studio Basic Designs

Graduation Scrapbook Album Year 6 {left}
Photo Collection Templates by Scrapping with Liz
April 2020 BYOC Styles by Mommyish
Sisters Kit by Pink Reptile Designs and Studio Basic Designs

Graduation Scrapbook Album Year 6 {left}
Photo Collection Templates by Scrapping with Liz
April 2020 BYOC Styles by Mommyish
Sisters Kit by Pink Reptile Designs and Studio Basic Designs

June 8, 2020

Week 23 and Graduation Album Pages

Stories of Life Templates 6 by Scrapping with Liz
Milestone Elements by Designs by Soco
Tastes Like Summer paper pack by Lynn Grieveson Designs

Here's week 23. We are starting to enjoy some summer activities while still keeping up some school work. I also took some more pictures of my graduate and worked on a few of her graduation album pages.
Week 23: Digital Scrapbook Page by Liz
Stories of Life Templates 6 by Scrapping with Liz
Milestone Elements by Designs by Soco
Tastes Like Summer paper pack by Lynn Grieveson Designs
Itsy Bitsy Alphas by Amy Wolff Designs
Look at her! The time really does fly.

Digital Scrapbook Page by Liz
Photo Collection Templates by Scrapping with Liz
April 2020 BYOC Styles by Mommyish
Happiness is Homemade by Rachel Jeffries and Little Butterfly Wings

Digital Scrapbook Page by Liz
Photo Collection Templates by Scrapping with Liz
April 2020 BYOC Styles by Mommyish
Happiness is Homemade by Rachel Jeffries and Little Butterfly Wings
And her little sister. Such precious times.
Digital Scrapbook Page by Liz
Photo Collection Templates by Scrapping with Liz
April 2020 BYOC Styles by Mommyish
Sisters Kit by Pink Reptile Designs and Studio Basic Designs

Digital Scrapbook Page by Liz
Photo Collection Templates by Scrapping with Liz
April 2020 BYOC Styles by Mommyish
Sisters Kit by Pink Reptile Designs and Studio Basic Designs
-Liz
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