Trend Watch – Cork

Written by The Lilypad. Posted in Blog, Challenges, Trend Watch

TLP-TW-cork This TREND Watch – Cork got me thinking where does cork come from and more. so Google my friend gave me some amazing facts. Did you know that Portugal produces approximately 50% of all cork?  A tree has to be at least 25 years old, and then they strip the outside bark off every nine years.  These trees live over 200 years! Cork used to be a horrible thing in my memory due to a wall of old cork and mirrors in my home growing up.  The cork was old, horrible and so dated.  My mom and I ran a campaign to convince my dad to take it off! It has been off for years now. The only place I love cork is  with digital scrapping. I love it digital! No harvesting, no waiting, just download, unzip and scrap! The Pollys have done an awesome job with some inspiration pages for the TREND Watch challenge too:

Marnel explodes with a boom boom page and a full sheet of cork combined with the number 4 to bring the cork all together:

09-14-14-4b-smd_intheorchard-vwsprinkles25-sgleason_trellis_zpsb0137eef PLM(an awesome Guest Polly)  takes some cool petals and round bits of cork to surround that adorable photo! FJ-Little-things-paper-and-Sara-Gleason-Petals-and-Lovestory-elements Be still my heart, Angie4b1g scraps one delightful page, using b&w along with the cork is a dynamic effect: justus_zpsb39cb294 Pure happiness from Jenn McCabe and her use of the cork alpha for a title and little fish all around. likeafish LiLi, who takes the path less traveled and makes you want to give it a whirl, with bits of cork all around and layers of fun and happy! I love the ampersand (&) all big and awesome. realloveismessyweb_zpsf08e39dbHeck! I even jumped in early and made a page of fun and corks! 00-AJ-copy_zpsab898934 I so hope you will jump in and play too! There are so many ways to use cork on your pages.  The sale goes for 2 full weeks and their is a way cool TREND Watch challenge in the forum that goes right with the sale!  Every other week, a winner is drawn and given a $5 gift certificate.  The winner from last TREND WATCH is buzinettescrap! You could be the random winner next time! ~never lose your joy TLP-blog-signature-copy

TLP Mobile Highlights

Written by The Lilypad. Posted in Blog, TLPMobileHighlights


It’s been a super busy and fun weekend. I’ve spent a little time this afternoon looking through all the hashtags around on Instagram and have a handful of super sweet layouts to share with you. There’s the super cute, doodley dream by Molly:


And then there’s this striking and linear delight by Lori:


Next up is this super sweet memory filled pocket page by mswhittaker23:


And, last up for this time is this super cute pocket layout full of vibrant colours and lots of interest by emmaadoan:


That’s all for now but we’ll be back soon with more mobile highlights, and in the mean time, don’t forget to keep on hash tagging!