Google+

October 30, 2020

Track & Field and Athletic Cut Outs

Liz has two new packs of athletic themed cut outs on sale today for 20% off. These are great for scrapping about sports or other teams/competitions. Use them for easy title work or as embellishment to your design.  20% off through November 1.



By Carol

By Ophelia

By Carol

By Carol

By Carol


October 29, 2020

Adding Glyphs to Your Text

 

Happy October!  CTM Robin here with another quick tutorial.  This month I thought I would show you how to access those glorious glyphs that so many fonts come with these days.  I love how changing such a little thing can make a huge impact on a layout.  Let me show you what I mean!

First, add your text like you always do.  Here I’ve added my title “Polar Express” using the font Hammerete, which I know has glyphs. 



However, I want to change the look of the last “s” to add a “swish”.  With my text layer active, I highlighted the “s” and then accessed the Glyphs panel by selecting Type > Panels > Glyphs panel or Window > Glyphs.   Once you have opened your Glyphs panel, you’ll notice that you have a whole new world of characters to choose from (assuming the font you are using has included them).  



I of course searched until I found the letter “s” in the style that I wanted.  With my “s” highlighted, I double clicked on my selection and it switched.  This is what I ended up with:



As you can see though, the swish cuts through the person in my picture so I went back to my Glyphs panel and with my “s” selected again, chose another character.



My final page looks like this:

**Made with Traditions by Elif Sahin Designs

I used a template from Liz’s Funky Artsy Journal Templates which made my layout come together quickly.  All I did was change one thing (well and fixed my spelling error too hehe) and I believe it made a fun little difference in my page!

So now you try it too!  Remember that not every font will have glyphs available, some will have a TON of choices, and some will have just a few.  However, I think half the fun is learning what’s out there 😊 And if you ended up loving this as much as I do, you can dock the Glyphs panel to your desktop so it’s  easily accessible!

 I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and see you next month where I’ll show you how to create your own style presets to make that text pop on the page!

Robin

October 28, 2020

SOSN 10/28

 Well hello again, Stefanie here with your final 50% off deal for October.


Older layout by Tracy



Older layout by me.

October 25, 2020

Week 43 and More Cousin Pages!

Stories of Life Templates 11 by Scrapping with Liz
Fall Spice Field Leaves by Rebecca McMeen
Right Now Kit by Soco Designs
Parker Lane Paper Pack by Amy Wolff Designs
Parker Lane Element Pack by Amy Wolff Designs

Week 43 was fun. We had a fall break from school and enjoyed some adventures outside and time with old and new friends.


Stories of Life Templates 11 by Scrapping with Liz
Fall Spice Field Leaves by Rebecca McMeen
Right Now Kit by Soco Designs
Parker Lane Paper Pack by Amy Wolff Designs
Parker Lane Element Pack by Amy Wolff Designs

I also worked on a couple of cousin pages for the album I'm making my mom for Christmas.

Simple and Sweet Album Templates 8 by Scrapping with Liz



-Liz

October 23, 2020

Focal Point Templates 7

Liz has a lovely pack of templates on sale for 20% off. These are part of the popular Focal Point line with large faded masks, additional accent photos, and a fun title style. On sale now and through October 25, 2020.

And don't forget the Halloween sale and forum activities at The Lilypad!




By Anita

By Candy Lai

By Donna

By Lor

By Stefanie





October 21, 2020

SOSN 10/21

 Hello again, Stefanie back with your 50% off specials for today.

Artsy Journal 22

Older layout from Donna



Older layout from Ellen



Two new layouts all about me.

Step by step

 Hello Stefanie here with another layout I created using Scrapping with Liz's recyclables Template #48 which is 50% off for SOSN this week. I also used a retired collab by Studio Basic and Little Butterfly Wings. I wanted to make a layout about my dislike of summer for the Monthly Muse challenge at The Lilypad.

I start with the photos.

I layer in some papers in the template paper spots.

next I add the buttons and flowers etc layering it up and under. Up for dimensional goodies and under for inks and painty stamps. I decrease the opacity of the washi (tape layer) and burn and dodge if needed to make it look like tape that is stuck down.


I add my journaling and a title, then a Mommyish style for the title to add texture and dimension. I always use One Little Bird's shadow styles at 120 degrees. And finally an action to resize and sharpen and I am ready to uplaod it to th egallery and forum thread. 

October 19, 2020

Week 41 & 42

Here are week 41 & 42. I had started on Week 41 last weekend but didn't quite get it done, but it's done now. So take a peek into my last couple of weeks. They've been pretty good.

Stories of Life Templates 11 by Scrapping with Liz
Fall Spice Fades by Rebecca McMeen
Right Now Kit by Soco Designs


Stories of Life Templates 11 by Scrapping with Liz
Fall Spice Fades by Rebecca McMeen
Right Now Kit by Soco Designs


Stories of Life Templates 11 by Scrapping with Liz
Fall Spice Fades by Rebecca McMeen
Right Now Kit by Soco Designs
Parker Lane Element Pack by Amy Wolff Designs


Stories of Life Templates 11 by Scrapping with Liz
Fall Spice Fades by Rebecca McMeen
Right Now Kit by Soco Designs
Parker Lane Element Pack by Amy Wolff Designs
Must Watch Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz


 

October 15, 2020

Stories of Life 11, October Memories

Liz has new weekly and monthly designs in The Lilypad Store. Keep those albums going! You will love the results at the end of the year. These designs are great for stand-alone pages too, so they are great stash builders! Both packs are 20% off through October 18, 2020.


by Jan

by Jan



By Anita

By Candy Lai

By Donna

By Ophelia

By Stefanie

By Donna



Pin It button on image hover