Working from Home : Summer Time Remix

Working from home has it’s challenges- but working from home during the Summer when you have kids?  It’s like being a ringmaster.  Instead of having a good 6 hour block of time that I can just work straight thru- well, I have some childhood memories to curate.  And really, to me, that’s why I’m working […]

Seeing the Moment

This week, I am sharing a kit that made me think perhaps deeper than any others I have designed.  Initially, it was meant to focus on our vision and perspective.  Seeing things clearly. As I worked on this, I came to be aware of a few things about myself. Truth told, I am not not the most disciplined of people.  Exercise comes in bursts- usually […]

Don’t Have a Good Day.

Little Rituals.  It seems that each season, my home is filled with them.  Take for example the average school day.  I wake up first, do a little stretching that elicits some scary pops and snaps, wake my eldest for school, make coffee, wake him again and begin the cat herding I call “getting the boys ready for school”.  And as I drop each […]

You’re all alone- Now go grab that camera!

If you’re like me- even if you have thousands of photos on your hard drive, you don’t have many of yourself.  I’m not talking about photos of you with friends and family around you- but just you. Flying solo. Cover girl style 😉 Yeah… it scares me too-  but I was able to assuage my guilt of […]

Well Said : Doctor Suess

It’s no secret this man inspires me on so many levels!  His words are ageless and can be understood on so many levels.  There have been a few times in my time here on earth that I have had to unwillingly say goodbye- to a season in life, to a person I loved dearly, to an all […]

My no-matter-what Valentine

I could only grab a picture of one of these beautiful birds- and it is not the best photo, but it is, without a doubt, one of the most special photographs I was ever able to capture. When my Dad was a little boy, he made the mistake of fiddling with a blue jays eggs while they […]

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 […]