you dont need a new camera… :)

I came across this window shopping on *Pinterest*  (yep, I’ll be blogging about that addiction soon!) and just wanted to share it with you…because if you’re like me- and you see the newest honkin’ camera’s out there you get to thinking, “Maybe my photos would be better if….”  Of course amazing cameras have amazing capabilities. […]

The double edged sword of a scrapper….

yeah. we’ve all been here. Today, I soooo wanted to spend some time alone with my stash that rivals a TLC show @ hoarders and make a few layouts with the mountain of photos that I have stockpiled. Just an hour. But wouldn’t you know, the children need food, clothes needed cleaning, life needed living. […]

just do it. | The First Post

Yes, I read every scrap magazine out there. I collect endless sketches read the design books and consult my color wheel. but you know what? in this hobby of scrapbooking and photojournalism- it’s important that you don’t let yourself become paralyzed by perfectionism. You don’t have to do it perfectly. Or even beautifully. Just do […]

NEW in the Shop | PS I LOVE YOU

It’s mid February and there is love in the air for sure- for SO MANY happy things in my life- and that feeling has worked it’s way onto the drawing board  in my new design, PS I LOVE YOU. My hope was to have this design work with stories beyond February 14th- because hey! there […]

NEW in the Shop | TRUE COLORS

Right now it’s a bitter cold February in New York and If you’re like me- you are SO READY for some bright happy colors to tell your stories with!  No worries! I have a fun new playset to help you do just that!  Check out the new Mini Kit in the shop, TRUE COLORS!  It’s packed full of delicate girlie pretties […]

Crafting the JOY and “meh” of Winter

I have a love-hate relationship with winter. Come November 1 after all the pumpkin spice palooza- I can’t wait to cozy things up with knits and layers and all things comfy-cozy, and then comes the magic of the holidays, the thrill of the first snow and the delight of slow cooked dinners and nights by […]

The Joy of Challenges

After the holidays where we give so much of ourselves to others, January gives us a welcome chance to look inward and see how we can refill our own buckets.  It’s also the time of year at the Lilypad when we host a “Month of Challenges”  where each day a different memory keeping challenge is […]

Jump start your layouts | looking backwards

It’s been said that photographs are a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone. I love that thought. Because, if we can return to a time- then it’s never really lost is it? Not to us, or to anyone who can see and read and feel what that image means to us. We can tell […]

Simplifying December with Traveler’s Notebooks

Especially this time of year, when there are so many stories to be captured- I wanted to make it a point to scrap more often- to tell more stories- but in a simpler way. I love Project Life- and I am a big fan of mini books. It’s only natural then that my attention has […]