One of my favourite mid-century design trends is the fabulously kitsch 'Tiki Modern' tropical imagery that was especially popular in Southern California in the 1960s. Coinciding with both the Vietnam war and the release of copyright on exotic floral and fauna imagery that had become popular in Victorian times, it was seen everywhere in the booming suburbs of LA and the casinos of Vegas.
As soon as I saw the gorgeous pastel colors in this month's palette for BYOC ('Build you
I am still working my way through the photos from when Daughter-Two was a toddler (and aiming to catch a Shutterfly coupon before it expires so I can get her photobook printed!). I am up to the summer photos now. And bringing two happy and bright designs to The Lilypad: Save #thelilypad #digitalscrapbooking #tornpaper #taffy
It's a fabulous "Froggy Friday' at The Lilypad and I have a brand new PU/CU fasteners pack plus the summer themed Crab Shack kit has arrived in store. ~ Lynn #TheLilypad #digitalscrapbooking #crabshack #summerdigitalscrapbooking #commercialuse #cu
The sun is still shining bright here in New Zealand so it seems appropriate to be bringing the summery Long Wave" kit to the store at The Lilypad, 50% off for Wednesday only. Plus, as an extra bonus, two of my other products are included in the 50% sale. My own favourite journal cards: And my favourite photobook templates: #longwavekit #TheLilypad #Christmasdigitalscrapbooking
Well, Christmas in July at The Lilypad anyway! A chance to pick up Christmas kits at a snip and catch up on scrapping those festive photos. So I have brought a few of my favourite Christmas kits to the store: Plus a template set: ~ Lynn #Christmasdigitalscrapbooking #digiscrap #digitalscrapbooking #TheLilypad
One of my favourite things to do on a wet winter weekend is to catch up on my scrapping of summer pics. (And, yes, it's mid-winter here in New Zealand).
I am rescrapping and finishing up Daughter-Two's photobook from the year she was three, which included a trip to the beach with cousins: It was the perfect excuse to use the St Malo Kit, which is new in store at The Lilypad today (and therefore half price for SOSN Wednesday) Along with a mega pack of ripped elements: And ju
I love all the old photos of my family that I have, but the ones I really treasure are not the studio portraits or the wedding photos, but the ones that capture their everyday lives hanging out at home or laughing on a day trip to the beach.
In honor of that, this week's new template at The Lilypad is called "Everyday Story" Love this one from Liz: Plus you can make a splash with the new transfer set: or dress up your page (or kit) with flowers from New Zealand gardens: ~ L
Naming kits is often the hardest part of the design process, and I have a tradition of naming them after places.
The settlers who colonised New Zealand had a similar habit of renaming places here with the name of somewhere in England.
I really don't think the Herne Bay in Auckland had a lot in common with Herne Bay in Kent, England. And it probably has even less in common now, that you need millions to buy there. The settlers couldn't even imagine that.
But ... Herne Ba
There's nowhere these two like being better than the beach.
And nothing I like doing better than reliving fun summer days by scrapping the photos. (And nowadays she also likes pretending to be 'cool')
It was fun scrapping with the "Iko Island" kit, which is half price for SOSN Wednesday at The Lilypad today: ~ Lynn Save #summerdigitalscrapbooking #ikoisland #digitalscrapbooking #TheLilypad
I love designing for the monthly "Build Your Own Collection" (BYOC) event at The Lilypad, and this month it was especially fun. I ended up with a mega collection of messy papers, elements and transfers that would work for scrapping lazy summer days at home, neighborhood friends and cycle rides, husbands and handymen and even building projects. Save #BYOC #honeyImHome #digitalscrapbooking #TheLilypad
If you are in the Northern hemisphere, I hope you are making the most of your summer and also getting a chance to catch those memories and save them in a layout.
Here in New Zealand it is still unseasonably sunny so I am having no trouble hanging onto that summer vibe for scrapping!
One of my favourite summer kits has just arrived at The Lilypad (half price for Wednesday): Plus two other element packs, timed for July 4th: ~ Lynn #TheLilypad #digitalscrapbooking #eastbourn
We don't do flags very well here in New Zealand.
The one we have got still features the Union Jack, even though we have long been independent of Britain. And it looks so similar to the Australian flag that most people would be hard pressed to pick between the two in a line-up.
They tried to get rid of our boring old flag a few months back, throwing open the design competition to everyone, resulting in such popular favourites as "Fire the Lazar"(sic), described by its desi
If you want to get from New Zealand to the the other side of the world, you have two main choices.
You either fly for 12 hours (give or take) to Asia and, after a stopover, from there to Europe. Or you fly 12 hours to the West Coast of the USA and stop over there before getting on the plane for another slightly shorter flight (' only' 11 hours or so) to Europe.
Which meant that, until a few years back, we were quite familiar with Los Angeles (or, at least, with Santa Moni
I love it when I am able to identify the people in one of the many old photos that have been handed down to me from various parts of the family, after years kept in drawers and shoeboxes.
I also love that (hopefully) the photobooks of my girls will be handed down and no-one will need to scratch their heads wondering who the daydreamers in the photos are… Yes, it's the weekend again. It's been a bit of a crazy week around here but despite that, I have three new releases at T
Wednesday is SOSN day at The Lilypad, which stands for 'something old, something new'.
This week, included in the half price SOSN sale from me is a favourite template set that I first brought to The Lilypad earlier this year, and which I used to scrap that old photo that I mentioned last week: I have created printed photobooks for my Dad and Mum and even myself with the set. Some featuring somewhat unauthorised behaviour: All featured treasured family photos: Also included
That's my sister and I with our Dad climbing up to the Castlepoint lighthouse.
We spent most summers there when we first moved to New Zealand, as my Dad's boss had a tumbledown beach cottage that they lent us.
I haven't been back for (cough) over 40 years but The Husband insisted on getting out of town since it was a beautifully sunny holiday weekend: Queen's birthday weekend in fact.
The path up to the lighthouse is now less rough and rocky - though no less steep - but
Daisy and Tom is a shop in London where I wandered in and fell in love with this cardigan when Daughter-Two's sister was little. It was a sad day when, after nearly 20 years of use, it was finally outgrown by the youngest.
Who knows, maybe one day it will be used again by a family member - and I will be able to make a page about that!
It was the perfect use for the Shine On kit which has arrived at The Lilypad (and is half price for Wednesday): And for the pocket scrapper
Hi all! Lynn has three wonderful kits available at The Lilypad as her contribution to the BYOC this month and her CT has been busy making magic with them on a great variety of layouts. The beauty of her Blue Skies Ahead elements, Blue Skies Ahead papers, and Blue Skies Ahead Transfers is that they work well if you are a single kit scrapper or if you like to mix and match with other kits and/or designers. Lynn's Blue Skies Ahead Transfers are also PERFECT for her June Blog C
I hope it's 'blue skies ahead' where you are.
And if not, like me you could always escape by scrapping some older photos and reliving happy times. It's the cheapest therapy around, and you get a layout at the end of it. The Husband's happy place is definitely the beach so I have lots of photos through the years of him and Daughter-Two there: Meanwhile, Daughter-Two is now loving her independence, reluctantly letting me take a photo before heading out the door for another a
Yes, incredibly it is June already.
That marks the official start of winter here in New Zealand, although it can't quite make up its mind this year. (It seems like it has arrived, then it changes its mind and we get a lovely hot sunny day again).
If you have spring pictures to scrap (or just some pretty girly pics to scrap), this week's kit, Blossom Festival, is half price for "Something Old, Something New" Wednesday. And, because it is June, here's the Junie mini-kit as