Friday, January 18, 2013

Party Time! The Lilypad is 6!

Happy 6th Birthday to The Lilypad!! We're celebrating  in a big way! There are games and challenges and, of course, a SALE!! Everything is 30% off now through Monday!

Make sure to stop by the special Hoppy Birthday Forum and check out all the fun! There's even a chance to win one of your favorites from my shop – just post a comment in my thread  to Make a Wish!

Come on over and join the celebration now! :)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Layout: Smile for the Camera

I’ve been busy setting up a new computer the last several days. At almost 4 years old, my previous machine was getting overloaded, and since Mark gets my hand-me-down computers, and the dinosaur he's been using is on its last legs, the time had come to upgrade. I’d forgotten how long it takes to reinstall and reconfigure everything, in addition to figuring out all the little quirks of Windows 7. And I’ve accumulated a lot more files that I needed to transfer! Anyway, I am feeling like I’ve almost got that end of things back under control, so I wanted to come back and share this layout I did last week. :)

This one was for the January 3 - Movie Poster Inspiration challenge. I actually found several posters with this same general layout that I decided to use. Tuck Everlasting is one example.

And here is my layout of my kids in a pre-Christmas photo shoot in our backyard.

camera: Everyday Story Doodles by Lauren Grier
Shabby School Papers by Kim Jensen
fonts: Libel Suit, Segoe Script

That’s it for today! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Friday, January 04, 2013

I'm Sketchy & Temperamental & Knotty! It's BYOC time again!

BYOC time is here again! I'm in love with the funky artsy colors we used this month! It's all on SALE at 20% off this weekend only, and the more you buy, the more you save!

January BYOC deals

I have three unique products in this month's collection! First up are my Temperamental Painted Papers – 12 hand-painted papers to add a grungy artistic feel to your pages. Dry brushed and smooth, layered with tissue, or just plain crumpled, these papers have loads of touchable-looking texture!

Temperamental Painted Papers

Next up is Sketchy Characters! This hand-sketched ink alpha is loaded with casual charm! Sketchy Characters includes a-z (lowercase only), 0-9, punctuation, symbols, and international characters – 61 pieces in all! Provided as black PNGs and an abr file.

Sketchy Characters

And finally, Knotty Bits! Fun little snips of ribbon, cord, twill, and string, each knotted and ready to add a wonderful touch of dimension! Knotty bits includes 17 unique knots in 4 variations each, for a total of 68 pieces!

Knotty Bits

Here's a little taste of amazing inspiration from my creative team and the Pollywogs using these and other BYOC goodies...

BYOC layouts BYOC layouts BYOC layouts

Hurry over to my shop and get your BYOC wonderfulness now! :)

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Layouts: Low-Tech Reach

Hope your new year is off to a fabulous start! I’m back to scrapping again! Which means I’m also back to my nonsensical post titles! LOL

The-Lilypad has a Month of Challenges going on, and even though I’m not eligible for the awesome prizes, I decided to jump in and play along. :)

The first challenge was to scrap a “clean and simple” page. For those of us who don’t normally scrap that way, this is harder than it sounds! I ended up doing two layouts, since I didn’t feel like I pushed myself as much as I could have in the first one, but I didn’t like it as well when I pared it down.

My first one, with Kaylee using this amazing thing called a “typewriter” at my mom’s last summer. :)

Journaling: During a visit to Grandma Karyl’s, she got out her old typewriter to show the kids. Kaylee thought it was the coolest thing ever and spent hours typing page after page of whatever randomness popped into her head.
Bookmarked by Valorie Wibbens + Lauren Reid
painted alpha:
Free Spirit Alphas by CD Muckosky
The Dry Ribbon by Heather Hess

And the second, also of Kaylee, using a shot from last fall when I had grabbed the camera just because I liked the way the light was coming through the blinds and reflecting on the counter. :)

- by Kim Jensen -
Abstra-Typogra Papers, Eclectomania 1 (black)
Frame-O-Mania 1
alpha/tape: Perforated Paper Alpha
flower: Bloomin' Crumpled
- other –
embellish: arrows no.1 by Sahlin Studio
The Dry Ribbon by Heather Hess

That’s it for today! I will hopefully be back soon with more pages, and I’ve got new BYOC products coming out… um… tomorrow! (Wow, this week zoomed by!)