Patriotic Layout Stand Outs

Written by The Lilypad. Posted in Blog

fourth Happy Fourth of July to all of our friends in the United States! With Fourth of July today, and Canada Day earlier in the week, the gallery has been brimming with patriotic layouts lately. I was cruising around the gallery and found some ones that I just had to share with all of you!
First off, there’s this great use of Kate Hadfield’s Star Spangled  and a super awesome painty background by cfile:  
Next, we have this awesome heritage-type layout from lorryfach. I love the word art here, which is from The Dawn’s Early Light Element Pack by Amy Wolff.
  The block style layout by AmberR jumped out at me because of how she included some black and white papers along with the traditional red, white, and blue. I am also loving how she used Amy Martin’s Star Bokeh to add a sparkly touch to the layout.
This double spread by bjthomas shows a great use of the two pages, with the elements from Kate Hadfield’s Star Spangled and papers moving dynamically between the two.
I loved how chigirl included the yellow on this layout using My America from Kim Jensen. It really pops against the traditional red, white, and blue.
The pictures on this layout by jaye are just fantastic, and the block style layout lets them stand out among the papers, elements and cards which are all from Quirky Heart’s Canada D’eh collection.
The simplicity of this layout by MelanieB really struck me. I love how she used the white background and just a few touches of paint from the Spark Element Pack by Amber LaBau and Sara Gleason to let her photo be the star.
This layout by NIScrapper using Amber’s Spark Pocket Squares has that look that you just want to touch because you are SURE it’s real paper and not digital!
This layout by sm_amber using her Spark Collection shows great balance. I like how the two patterned triangles are balanced by the fireworks in the upper right corner.  
These are just a few of the awesome patriotic layouts I saw in the gallery. I look forward to seeing more that everyone shares very soon! aaron2

Welcome to the July BYOC!

Written by The Lilypad. Posted in Blog, BYOC, New Products

Howdy Pad Scrappers,

Polly Liana here, with the distinct honor of being the first to introduce you to the July BYOC.  For those of you unfamiliar with this concept, BYOC stands for Build Your Own Collab.  It’s a unique concept developed by the Lilypad:  each month our fabulous designers create products that are coordinated around a central palette, so any products you choose will be sure to match with one another.  That way, you can decide whose products you want to mix and match together and it all works!  Brilliant, huh?

This month’s BYOC palette is ideal for July.  Of course, for those who celebrate the 4th of July, it’s got red, white and blue.  But it’s also got the aqua colors of a sparkling swimming pool, the bright fuchsia of swimsuits and it’s balanced by glimpses of kraft and mustard.  Perfect!

Let’s check out this fab new collection, shall we?  Here it is:

First, we have tons of dazzling new papers in just about every pattern imaginable…

imageNext, we have diverse elements to suit any layout you can think of…

imageHelpful templates…

imageFun alphas and fonts…

imageand finally for you PLers, some great journal cards…

imageBest of all, this goodness is on sale this weekend!  Check it out!

imageI hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse into the new BYOC as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing it with you.  Hop on over to our store to grab a bunch of these goodies.  Then, flaunt your wonderful layouts in our gallery.  We’ll see you in our forums, too!

Enjoy your weekend!