When I was a child my mother subscribed to the English "Look at Learn" magazine for me, and I would pour over it. Often they would have features about interesting and unusual places around the world and I found those especially fascinated.
Growing up in remote and quiet New Zealand (where we moved to when I was little) you felt you could never be quite sure the rest of the world existed outside of the pages of books or on TV.
One month the article was about the Haw Par Vi
If you love scrapping multi-photo pages, or have an event or a big pile of travel photos to scrapbook, today's new templates can help you create a photobook in a snap. Even better, they co-ordinate with the "Perfect Panorama" templates already in the store, and there is a bundle option that allows you to grab both at a bargain price (especially this weekend when the 20% new product discount applies!). Don't grab this if you already have the Panorama set though :-) Plus, there
If you have lots of photos to scrap from a trip or event, then this week's new template album can help you scrap the lot in a snap. (By Shivani) (By Jenn McCabe) Also new this week: some really useful handwritten brushes for both personal and commercial use: ~ Lynn Save #digitalscrapbookingtemplates #photobooks #travelalbum
If you have lots of photos to scrap and are looking for an eye-catching way to present them, this week's "Modular' template album will allow you to build a book in a hurry. You can mix and match the spreads to make scores of different double page spreads, and there's plenty of room for journaling as well.
This is our trip to visit friends in Vanuatu in French Polynesia, only a short flight from New Zealand but a world away ... And here is some fabulous inspiration from the
It's a busy time at The Lilypad, starting with the release of the Document your December kits from the Lilypad designers. I am very excited about seeing what people create with them for the Document Your December gallery at The Lilypad.
And the Pollys have already been busy: Plus there's new brushes (check in the store for the CU versions) But, if it's just a bit too early for you to be thinking about Christmas, there's a fall themed kit too: ~ Lynn #Christmasdigitalscrapbo
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
It's fascinating the random memories that bubble up as you scrap with old photos.
I really want to preserve more of them from my childhood in an album, and if I do I will use the editorially inspired "Dezine" template album, which has just arrived at The Lilypad. It is half price for SOSN Wednesday ('Something Old, Something New') along with two bright and bold kits: ~ Lynn #newsletter #magazinelayout #templates #photobooks
It's amazing how time just seems to be flying along faster and faster.
For example, it seems like such a short time since we moved to Wellington, but then I look at the photos of Daughter-Two over that week and she was still a little girl. Now she towers over me and is loving high school. It's is also amazing how clear my memories are though. I can remember exactly how it felt to be playing in the waves with her when she was a toddler (with her leggings tied around her head
In September 2010, in the middle of the night, a large earthquake rocked New Zealand's second biggest city, Christchurch. Although it was a strong quake, it was centred outside town and hit in the middle of the night so the damage was limited. No-one was directly killed by the quake and there were few injuries.
Most people were surprised that the earthquake had happened at all, since Christchurch was commonly thought to be one of the few places in New Zealand where a quake
Hard to believe that it is May already.
In celebration of that, I have added my "Totally Trashed Mayday" papers to the store at The Lilypad. Plus another set of the templates I created to scrap the tragically tiny (poor quality) photos of Daughter-Two we treasure: And some fancy silk and brocade florals: ~ Lynn #babydigitalscrapbooking #templates #digitalpapers #vintage #digitalscrapbooking #scrapbookinspiration #TheLilypad #photobooks
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
I just spent half an hour of an April morning on a 'digital declutter' project to scrap the contents of an old folder Daughter-Two brought home at the end of the last school year. Here in New Zealand, every 11 and 12 year old has had to take "tech" classes, sometimes at their own school or sometimes - as in Daughter-Two's case - they are bused to a tech centre that takes the children from a number of surrounding schools. When I was a kid, the girls did sewing and cooking and
It sounds a bit like the title of a poem ... but actually it's the two designs in store today at The Lilypad and 50% off for Wednesday only. I scrapped our tropical fairy on the balcony of our Singapore apartment.
And then I scrapped her lots of times on various adventures which is so quick and easy (but still creatively satisfying) with the Lots of Pockets templates: ~ Lynn #photobooks #projectlife #digitalscrapbooking #pocketpages #TheLilypad #digitalscrapbooking #scrapb