Greetings, Pad Scrappers!Polly Liana here, over the moon about being able to introduce you to a brand new BYOC. What is BYOC, you ask? Terrific question! For those of you who are new to the concept, BYOC stands for Build Your Own Collection. Every first Friday of the month, the Lilypad designers release a collection of new products that are all created using the same palette. So even though each designer is able to follow her own style and inspiration, all the products will all coordinate. This month’s collection has lots of bright, sunny colors with a delicious pop of fuchsia. Let’s have a look at the new collection, shall we?First, yummy papers: Diverse elements and kits: Clever alphas and word art: Helpful templates: And for you pocket scrappers, some beautiful journal … [Read more...]
Hello everyone! It’s Polly Karen back again with a look at our new batch of monthly challenges for June. Each month we have 8 brand new challenges that are posted in the forum Challenge Pad on the 1st day of the month. (the BYOC Challenge is posted on the 1st Friday of the month.) You can use the challenges simply to inspire you to keep creating new layouts OR you can also earn yourself a fabulous coupon for your next shopping trip in the Lilypad Store. (2 challenges = 10%, 4 challenges = 20% and 6 challenges = 30%). Those who complete at least 7 challenges will be entered in a … [Read more...]
May Challenge Spotlight
Hello there! It’s Polly Karen bringing you an inspiration packed Challenge Spotlight post! Each month we have 8 monthly challenges hosted in our forums and at the end of each month, I look through the challenge galleries and shine my spotlight of just a few of my favorites. So without further delay, let’s check out some amazing new layouts!1. BYOC Challenge – Use 90% current BYOC products from at least 3 designers:by tiffany scraps: by nhudao: by carrie1977:by G.J.: 2. Inspiration Challenge - Used Mixed Dimensions (elements incorporated into your photo):by PennyH: by Scrapcrazy: 3. Random Challenge - Feature at least 3 butterflies on your page:by … [Read more...]
Hello there, CTM Stefanie here with some creative team layouts from the Pollys and guest Pollys showcasing some of the amazing goodies that are 50% off in the SOSN (something old, something new sale) for today only.There really is something for everyone. I love SOSN sales for boosting my stash, for me more is more. … [Read more...]
Beginners Mixed Media: Emboss like a boss!
Hi there, if you've been following along on my beginning mixed media 'journey', (yeah I know, everything is a journey these days, I really don't mean to make this sound like an arduous reality show), anyway I've looked at a few ways to add (the illusion of) texture to my digital papers, I've played with (digital) textured paint and torn paper layers. Today I'm playing along with the May Random Challenge with Kayla that involves butterflies and I'm going to make a mixed media page and use embossing to create some texture and subtle interest.Embossing in real world scrapping means a shape or text has a raised profile and feels 'bumpy' and the same look can be recreated in digiscrapping by adding bevelling and changing the light and shadowing. In the real world, there are a few ways to emboss an image but one way involves a piece of plastic or metal with a raised image or design on the … [Read more...]
Here’s to a New MPM!
Greetings, Pad Scrappers!Polly Liana here, pleased as punch to introduce you to a brand new MPM. For those who are new to the concept, MPM stands for Memory Pockets Monthly. It’s a wonderful monthly collection that’s perfect for those scrappers who love to work with pockets and journal cards. Each collection is created by some of our most talented pocket card designers (this month it’s Designed by Soco, Sara Gleason, Becca Bonneville, Mommyish, Rachel Jefferies and Allison Pennington). They work with the same color palette so all of their designs coordinate, and they are inspired by one key word. This month’s word is SUNKISSED. June’s main kit has plenty of bright, summery colors and concepts. Let’s check it out: Have I got your attention? Well guess what?? It’s all on sale right now! This weekend they are 20% off. And furthermore, there is a great … [Read more...]