Sunday, 15 January 2017

BLOG CHALLENGE | JANUARY

Hey there Scrapping Friends! Welcome to the New Year and the January Blog Challenge! This month, we are excited to offer another freebie for you, but before we share the newest template, we need to announce the winner for December's challenge!!! You can take a peek at all the awesome entries HERE.


The lucky winner for this month is Rikki!!!

Congratulations Rikki!!! You have a notification on your TLP account.
All other participants also received their 25% discount coupons via their Lilypad accounts. Please make sure you check your messages everyone and if your coupon didn't come through send an e-mail to pinkreptiledesigns at gmail dot com!

Here's Rikki's gorgeous page:


For this month, we know many of you are scrapping your little hearts out with The Lilypad's 5th annual Month of Challenges. So we are making this very easy on you this month. We are thrilled to share another freebie in our series: "Inspired by the Pink Ladies" where we take a page created by one of our talented Pink Ladies and turn it into a template for you! This month's template is inspired by a page designed by Gaelle!!! Thanks so much for letting us use your page Gaelle!

Your job is to use this template for this month's challenge! Of course you can twist it, shake it and/or turn it around! Use it as is or make it your own!
Just click on the image to grab it, it's FREE!

pink reptile designs


Here's what the talented Pink Ladies did with this awesome template:

by Gaëlle


by Barbara


by Nini


by Diane


by Christa


by Jenn


Wow, so many beautiful and creative takes on how to use this template ... and now let's see your rocking template skills!

Make sure you use at least 75% of Pink Reptile Design products on your page. Once completed, just upload your page to one or all of your galleries and post a link to your layout in the comments section of this post before the next challenge goes live on February 15th.

ONE favorite page will be chosen as the winner to receive a 10 dollar coupon to the PRD store, but really everyone is a winner, as all other participants receive a 25% discount coupon to the Pink Reptile Designs TLP store. So all the more reason to join in on the fun, right?!

Wishing you tons of fun and Happy Scrappin'!

Friday, 13 January 2017

30% OFF STOREWIDE SALE + FREE KIT WITH $15 PURCHASE!

http://the-lilypad.com/store/Pink-Reptile-Designs/
Welcome to the kick off of our 10th Birthday at The Lilypad! The entire shop is 30% off through Monday and if you spend $15 or more you will be getting the gorgeous Happy: A Kit of Celebration FREE with your purchases!

http://the-lilypad.com/store/FREE-with-a-15-PURCHASE-COLLAB-Happy.html?mc_cid=f659ab1cf6&mc_eid=b35f38efe3

http://the-lilypad.com/store/New-Beginnings-Element-Pack.htmlhttp://the-lilypad.com/store/New-Beginnings-Paper-Pack.htmlhttp://the-lilypad.com/store/State-The-Date.html
http://the-lilypad.com/store/Jingle-Belles.htmlhttp://the-lilypad.com/store/V-for-Veneer-Alpha.htmlhttp://the-lilypad.com/store/Winter-Talk-Word-Art.html
http://the-lilypad.com/store/Fancy-Whites.htmlhttp://the-lilypad.com/store/Ink-Pad-Alpha.htmlhttp://the-lilypad.com/store/Sisters-Collab-Bundle.html
http://the-lilypad.com/store/Sisters-Collab-Kit.htmlhttp://the-lilypad.com/store/Sisters-Collab-Journal-Cards.htmlhttp://the-lilypad.com/store/Sisters-Collab-Addon-Alpha-s.html
http://the-lilypad.com/store/The-Sparkly-Season-Bundle.htmlhttp://the-lilypad.com/store/The-Sparkly-Season-Elements.htmlhttp://the-lilypad.com/store/The-Sparkly-Season-Papers.html
http://the-lilypad.com/store/The-Sparkly-Season-Alpha.htmlhttp://the-lilypad.com/store/Worn-Treasures-Vol.-1.htmlhttp://the-lilypad.com/store/Nuts-About-Fall-Papers.html
http://the-lilypad.com/store/Worn-Treasures-Vol.-1.htmlhttp://the-lilypad.com/store/Scrap-Fever-Bundle.htmlhttp://the-lilypad.com/store/Stunning-Stitches-No.6.html
http://the-lilypad.com/store/Scribbledeedoo-Brushes-and-Stamps.htmlhttp://the-lilypad.com/store/Put-A-Label-On-It-Alphas.htmlhttp://the-lilypad.com/store/Gesso-It-Vol.2.html

And much, MUCH more!
 
Have a wonderful weekend, happy shopping and Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

THREE WAY | CLUSTERING WITH SPACE

Hello and welcome to the New Year. I hope your 2017 is off to a terrific start. I love the promise of a new year with all the new goals and new commitments that I am usually so eager and motivated to act on. Even if things fizzle out by the end of the quarter (or even month), that energy and excitement is addicting.

Another thing I find addicting is something I call “clustering with space” … I have been doing this on my digital pages for as long as I can remember and although sometimes I forget about this page design technique, I never tire of it. So I thought for this edition of our Three Way Series -where we show you creative ways to use and stretch your stash- I would share some tips and tricks on how I approach “clustering with space”. This is a great technique for those of you that simply love elements and want to use all.the.things on your pages or maybe a new approach to try out for those of you that usually love to do heavy dimensional clustering. I have three pages to share with you using this page design technique. It's such a great way to use all those elements that come in our kits!

ONE Cluster along a Strip of patterned paper - Let the paper shape guide you in filling in this “spaced-out” cluster. If you are not sure where to start on your canvas with clustering elements that are “spaced-out” … try adding a strip of paper to your page. Use that rectangle shape as your guide in filling in the space with elements. Chose elements that are different shapes and textures and fill them in near each other but with some space in-between all elements so they are never touching. Hearts, buttons, word art strips, labels, tags and little paper die-cuts are so perfect for this. Try to incorporate some circles too!



TWO Cluster around a big element or photo and fill in all the way to the edges  - Incorporate a mix of dimensional items and flat items. This will add visual interest to your "spaced-out cluster" and make your page so much more special. Dimensional items can be as simple as a few sequins, buttons, and/or tiny brads. Don’t overlook using cork, wood veneer, metal objects and the like. Another idea is stay within a smaller color palette - like I did on my page below. It keeps the page more elegant and sophisticated.



THREE Cluster on the side of a big element or photo to help balance your page - I love to place my photo (or photos) off to one side of my page a lot, but that often leaves a big gap of space on my canvas. So clustering with space is a great way to help fill up that white space and balance out the page. I usually start with the biggest element I want to use which often is some type of tag. Then work around that large element to fill in the gaps. Sometimes overlapping a few items can create a sweet look. Just be sure to leave space between the small cluster of overlapping items and the elements that are placed around/near it or you will lose that “spaced-out” cluster look. Banners, flag tags, little arrows and tiny shapes are ideal for this technique. Consider adding little bits of stitches too!



So that’s it for this Three Way | Clustering with Space idea. As always if you try this technique we would love to see what you create! May your year be filled with happiness and goodness … and lots and lots of scrapping!

Friday, 6 January 2017

NEW: JANUARY 2017 BYOC


 Happy New Year!!
I wish you a creative year filled with laughter, happiness & good health for you and those you love!


Didn't 2016 just fly by??
Here we are 2017 a fabulous time of year. We reflect upon the old year, our goals and accomplishments, and plan and look forward to what the new year will bring... New Beginnings. And that is exactly the theme I chose for my January 2017 products.

I'll show them to you in a second but first I'd like to remind you that MOC 5 [Month Of Challenges] has started at the Lilypad and there's still time to catch up and play with us!

NEW BEGINNINGS | ELEMENTS
A cute pack of 63 unique elements in all kind of shapes, sizes, textures and styles. The perfect set of elements to scrap your [new years] resolutions and goals or illustrate any new start or adventure in your life!

http://the-lilypad.com/store/New-Beginnings-Element-Pack.html
NEW BEGINNINGS | PAPERS
A great set of 13 timeless patterned papers plus 13 alternate color combinations AND 8 beautifully textured matching solids. Which makes this an awesome pack of 34 papers in total!

http://the-lilypad.com/store/New-Beginnings-Paper-Pack.html
 PATTERNS PLUS ALTERNATES
http://the-lilypad.com/store/New-Beginnings-Paper-Pack.html

STATE THE DATE | DATE LABELS
This fun set of stapled down paper date labels was made to make sure you don't forget to mark the date of the event that you are scrapping!  Includes: January 1st through December 31. That's 366 labels in total [all sperate .pngs]

http://the-lilypad.com/store/State-The-Date.html

INSPIRATION
How about these gorgeous pages to get the creative juices flowing?!

by annemieke
by diane
by gaëlle by géraldine
by ellen
by jenn
by jenn by jenn
by manuela by karen by carrie
by natascha
by barbara

Wishing you a wonderful weekend and Happy Scrappin'!