Hi Pad Scrappers!Polly Liana here, over the moon with joy about sharing the new BYOC for March with you. What is BYOC, you ask? It stands for Build Your Own Collection. Every month, our talented designers create a new collection using the same awesome palette. So, no matter what you get, everything will coordinate! Let’s have a look at all the amazing products this month:First off, dramatic papers:Diverse elements and kits:Helpful templates:Clever alphas and word art:And for all you pocket scrappers, beautiful journal cards:Here's a link to the post with the March Polly Peeks, for inspiration.You’re getting excited, aren’t you? Well GUESS WHAT? It’s all on sale this weekend. Check it out:So what are you waiting for? Skip on over to our store to scoop up a bunch of this goodness. Display your layouts in our gallery for some love and … [Read more...]
Hello everyone! It’s Polly Karen back again with a look at our new batch of monthly challenges for March. 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 drawing for a $50 gift certificate! Isn’t that an awesome prize?!?! You’ll get lots of great memories captured in your scrapbooks AND you could win a fat gift certificate prize!!! Pretty great, right?! So let’s take a look at this month’s new batch of challenges!1. Random Challenge - The first … [Read more...]
February Challenge Spotlight
Hello there! It’s Polly Karen bringing you the first Challenge Spotlight post of 2023! 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. Style Challenge - Create a layout with Ombre Style:by elseepe: by AnotherAmanda: 2. Photography Challenge - Photograph your weather:by nhudao: by Mrsdudds:by carrie1977: 3. Random Challenge - Use a date element to mark the date:by Claire Grantham: by elwaechter: 4. BYOC Challenge - Use 90% current BYOC products from at least 3 designers:by triplejdesigns: by … [Read more...]
Make It Monday: personalized phone cover
Scrapbooking products are very versatile and can be really useful when it comes to creating personalized items. Hybrid projects are good examples, but today I am going to show you a digitally made project. It is a personalized phone cover. I'm sure you all know the standard phone cases and covers, some are nice, some are fun, but hardly ever exactly what you're looking for. Shops offer personalized cases, but that usually means you can have a photo printed on it. But you can do so much more with the custom options offered by phone cover shops.Let me show you a couple of covers I have made before. Top left is my own phone. It was the first cover I made, so I used some of my own designs to try if it would work. That was three years ago and as you can see by all the wear and tear I've been using it since. Up until then I had only created custom photo cases. I was pleasantly … [Read more...]
Greetings to a New MPM!
Hello Pad Scrappers!Polly Liana here, excited to introduce you to the newest Memory Pockets Monthly collection. For those of you who are new to the concept, Memory Pockets Monthly (MPM) is a collection of pocket scrapping products created by some of our most talented pocket designers. The collection has awesome vertical and horizontal cards in 3×4 and 4×6 (of course) as well as heaps of coordinating embellishments, papers and alphas. Let’s check out the main kit, entitled CURRENT:It’s a fresh collection for those who are looking to document the everyday things that make your life magic. And in addition, some of our designers will be creating add on kits that coordinate with the main kit but allow them to explore their own sense of style. Here is a sample of one those kits:So head on over to our store to check out all this goodness because guess WHAT?? It’s all … [Read more...]
Thoughtful Thursday – when, where, who
Hello again, Stefanie here. Let's be honest sometimes we create a layout and the journaling flows and we tell the stories, all the details. Other times, we have fewer words, maybe we lack the motivation, maybe it's not our story to tell. Either way, it's ok to just have the Where, Who, Why, When and What or any combination of them. I went looking at the Polly gallery to find you some examples.Courtney (bestcee) gives a little insight into the details of the photo, what you may not glean just from looking. But still no deep emotions, a good synopsis style journaling.Karen got herself into the photo, love the wry smile and just the basics of who, when, why and what.Carol (Iowan) chose more of a magazine style, lovely large date and details.Kiana focusses on the what, the pandemic was a long difficult time, and each day blended into the next. So the what is actually very … [Read more...]
Template Tuesday: full size to card size
There are a lot of templates in my stash. And I am always looking for different ways to use them. One of those ways is adapting them for pocket pages. Today I'm going to show you a couple of ways to do that.Adapting your templates is a great way to stretch your stash. And the ideas I am going to show you can easily be combined with pocket page templates to create a world of possibilities. So let us have a look at three techniques I often use.The first way to adapt a template is making it smaller. This works well with templates that have big items on them and not too many layers. I chose one of Gina Millers Foxy Templates for this technique. Because the composition is centered on the page it still works really well when you reduce the size. To go from a full 12x12 inch layout to a 6x4 inch card you need to reduce the size to 50%. As you can see I leave a few layers out when … [Read more...]
Scrapping Secrets: Using Photo Masks
Hi there! This series spills some of the secrets and highlights some theory, problems and solutions behind the amazing scrapbook pages you see in the gallery. Sometimes scrapbooking involves problem solving just as much as creativity and you may find these secrets help you with your own pages, especially if you feel like you are at a roadblock. Nobody’s perfect, some of us just know a few more tricks and soon you will too! ______________________________________________________________________________________________This month in Mixed Media Beginners, I featured photo masks as a way of giving your photo an artsy look and today I'm back with some tips and tricks from myself and other team members and TLP designers for using them on your pages. If you missed it or just want an overview of how to use masks and the different kinds already available in the TLP store, make sure to … [Read more...]
Thoughtful Thursday – Telling older stories.
Hello again, Stefanie here with a challenge to tell older stories. I am the oldest of a batch of cousins and I know that I remember stuff that none of the rest of them do. It's important to tell these older stories, to capture them and get them down in writing. If you don't tell your stories and memories who else will?Mrs Reinhardt by Iowan, tells the story of her childhood and a caregiver that loved her and that she loved. There are some awesome insights into Carol's life, her childhood and what mattered to her growing up. I loved reading all about and know that it is these kinds of memories that our children and grandchildren will treasure. Because they will also find us in our stories.I was inspired by Carol's layout and decided to reminisce about my Granny Rose. I found an old photo from the 1970's and added that into the layout. These kinds of memories are really … [Read more...]
SOSN: Same but Different!
Woo hoo! It’s Wednesday again! If you are relatively new to The Lilypad or digital scrapbooking, SOSN is a phrase you need to know.Every Wednesday the designers hand pick a bunch of their digiscrapping goodies and put them on sale for half price! It’s a great way to build or grow your stash with everything from full kits to separate element and paper packs, alphas, templates and anything you could want on offer for a limited time. The Wednesday TLP newsletter is always worth a look to see what’s included in this weeks bargains. (If you aren’t already subscribed to get the newsletter, sign up here). Today’s Something Old, Something New store product category is here for you to check out. (If you are viewing this post on a different day, the link may not work, but each Wednesday, look for the 50% off Specials category!)One of the other things about SOSN is it reminds me of kits … [Read more...]