Yes, it's Digital Scrapbooking Day tomorrow - and that means chats, fun, chances to win, BIG discounts AND the second part of the "Of Wishes, Hopes and Dreams" collaboration kit at The Lilypad that you get free with $15 of purchases from the store. Here's a peek at my contribution to it: And all the designers have been busy so there's a tonne of amazing new stuff in store.
I have new brushes (both CU and personal use versions): New template albums: Kits: And elements: I ha
For 'Something Old, Something New' this week I have two seasonal products just for this time of the year when you have summer pics to scrap but it's starting to head into Fall. But looking ahead to Fall: And also looking backward, as I did when I went through the large box of slides that my mother-in-law was planning to throw out. There were some absolute gems in there, and I made an album for her of her trip around Europe in the early 1960s.
Like most New Zealanders, the m
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 what scrapbooking is all about really, isn't it?
Telling stories about your life (or the lives of those you love) ... usually with pictures.
I have made several albums for my parents of trips they have taken, but last year I made them two very special photobooks.
I called them "chocolate box albums" because, just like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get (in this case, when you turn the page).
I scanned a whole bunch of t
It is officially Autumn here in New Zealand, although we are still having some wonderfully hot and sunny days.
But I do feel that I was robbed of summer after a disastrous attempt at a summer break in the sunny North.
After spending Christmas with family we got quite a way on our drive North before The Husband admitted to a nagging doubt that he hadn't actually booked the holiday home. A search of his laptop confirmed that we had nowhere to go, so we turned tail and head
Hello again! Diane here to bring you some inspiration using Lynn's newest BYOC (Build Your Own Collab) contributions to the big sale happening at The Lilypad this week-end (March 4 - 6). Lynn's Creative Team has been busy using her Daily Delight Papers, Daily Delight Elements and Daily Delight Cards in an exciting array of layouts. The colors are so pretty and lend themselves to a variety of subjects and styles. Let's take a look at a few! Sondra (Rosemarythyme) sets a che
BYOC = 'build your own collaboration" and it's always fun to see what the different designers have come up with when given a palette to work from.
This month's palette is absolutely gorgeous, and such a happy set of colours that I ended up with a collection called "Daily Delight'. It has to be said, my Dad was not looking too delighted as a toddler in this favourite photo of him .... But plenty of delight at our place through the years, including at their happy place (the
When we were in England a year ago, The Husband was given the choice of where to go one day. He picked Bletchley Park, the wartime home of the codebreakers led by Alan Turing.
We had not yet seen the movie set at Bletchley Park ("The Imitation Game") but it was still fun to see - and sit in! - the sets which were included in the exhibition ... and Daughter-Two cried at the quote prominent on the wall. It was (along with lots of episodes of Downton Abbey) the inspiration fo
This week-end (February 5-7, 2016) is BYOC at The Lilypad. Lynn has a wonderful collection titled "Snug As A Bug" which features a paper pack, element pack and a pack of transfers. To show how versatile and wonderful these kits are I looked through Lynn's Gallery at The Lilypad to find an assortment of layouts that will showcase the collection. First up is a layout by Donna (djp332) which shows 2 adorable photos. I love the way she used the solid papers to make split heart
Can you see the question mark at the end of that title?
The wooden wordart doesn't come with it, but I had to add it because I think that "Love Bug" was probably the last thing my parents called me (even though it is what we call our youngest all the time). I cried all the time apparently, and food and I were never friends.
It's the first Friday of the month and that means it's BYOC (Build Your Own Collaboration kit) at The Lilypad.
The colour palette given to all the d
There's no better time to scrap what you love than February, when all the Valentines and love themed product hits the store.
But if the idea of creating and sharing a heartfelt love-themed layout about your own relationship is a little too much, there are plenty of other things to focus on - in my case my love of the old family photographs I have inherited AND my love of travelling with my favourite people. I used the "Just Be Mine" minikit which is arriving at The Lilypad
It's an exciting time around here for our youngest who is heading off to High School (as they do here in New Zealand at 13).
It took a long time to find a dress for her graduation from primary school (aka elementary school) at the end of last year, because even though she is taller than me there is no way she could fit a woman's dress from the local shops. I finally found a glittery moon and stars dress online - very appropriate given her love of astronomy and astro-physics
My Dad was a keen photographer and we loved to see the photos he took. But his format of choice was the slide, or colour transparency. Which meant that, instead of getting packets of photos to pore over, we had to wait until the special evenings when he would pin a white sheet up and pull out the slide projector and the boxes of slides. In between, we could use the little 'pre-viewer' designed to allow you to check out a photo before you projected it onto the sheet. But, trut
It's been a sad week for Harry Potter and music fans everywhere, but hopefully you will find something to smile about at The Lilypad. From now until the 18th there is 30% off - plus, to celebrate the arrival of new designers at the site (including yours truly), there is a collaboration kit free with purchase (when you spend $15 or more). You can see my contribution at the top right and the full kit below, along with the two layouts I used it for. It's also been an exciting w
After its tour of the North Island on the roof of the car, the kayak finally made it into the water at Scorching Bay the other day: While The Husband and Daughter-two have been sporty, I have been getting messy playing with ink: And some hand-drawn swirls and vintage text, and you get the sort of brushes I love to place behind photos and elements on my layouts: Here in pink: And here in blue: And in black by Jenn: And in patriotically French colours by Arumrose! We used some
A few years back my mother-in-law was having a clean out and was about to throw away the tattered and ripped tape measure she had inherited from HER mother. I practically ripped it out of her hands and said I would take it. She was a bit bemused, as it was so worn out. And here it is, straight and curled and tied into bows and in a variety of colours. Continuing the vintage theme, the "Totally Trashed the Woodwork" papers are also released at The Lilypad today: I used both to