Behind the drawing Board | Getting (emotionally) ready for college

 I’m a the type of person that is pretty easy to read.  Pretty much because I leave a trail of emotional breadcrumbs all over my art boards and will pretty much spill out my heart to all who care to indulge me 😉 These days, I have been very mindful that in just 2 turns […]

Why It Works | Visual Triangles

Sometimes- especially after a binge on Pinterest admiring amazing scrapbooking layouts- I get a mental block of how to actually begin a page.  Analysis paralysis I guess you could call it.  Where to start?  That’s where my dear old design composition pal always comes to the rescue!  The Visual triangle! These triangles are created when three […]

Why it Works | Using a Shelf Foundation

  A forever ago, when there were tons of scrapbooking magazines to choose from each month, one of most popular features  were the “page maps”.  Visual templates you could follow and scraplift to put your layouts together.  I guess you could call them the kissing cousin to today’s digital layout templates. But truth told- even […]

NEW in the Shop | LEMON SQUEEZY

You guys! It’s the BIG weekend for us scrappers! National Scrapbooking Day! But because we are all so extra- it lasts for the entire weekend!  So, from May 4-7th 2018, the entire ForeverJoy shop will be 30% off! There is also a terrific Free With Purchase offer at the Pad (plus games and prizes!) so […]

#joycreated | April 2018

Truth told- one of my favorite things about this job is seeing the designs I put on the drawing board telling your stories.  There will be many times a page catches my eye- or journaling pulls at me so strongly I have to stop- zoom in and take in the story being told- and knowing […]

2018 Creative Team Call | *closed*

Do you love creating a little joy in your scrapbooking?  I’m looking for layout artists and blog contributors who love to tell stories and are comfortable with quick deadlines. This is a 6 month term running thru December 2018. Team members get full access to my store at The Lilypad. Layout requirements are listed in the application […]

2018 NSD Blog Hop Freebie

Hey friend! Thanks for visiting my blog during TLP’s Snapshots: The Photos freebie hop. If you like what you see, I hope you’ll take a moment to sign up for my newsletter so I can give you a heads up on sales, exclusive promo codes, FJ news and scrap-happy goodness in general! Good stuff, right? […]