Video Tutorial | Making the Gather Together Minibook

It seems like right after the last candy corn disappears – we are full speed ahead into the Christmas. Around here, I really try to slow things down and make sure we enjoy all November has to offer. I put out a few gourds and branches of colorful leaves in the front hallway, fill a […]

Gather Together

Hello November!  I am trying with all my might to enjoy you for the awesome month you are, as opposed to a merely prequel to Christmas!  At the very least, before we begin the winter holiday celebrations, we should embrace all that Autumn joy November has to offer: Chilly grey days, bright crisp leaves, late nights round the […]

Halloween Bash!

Fall has kicked into full gear- and if you’re like me- you are soaking it all up with a Caramel Salted Latte in one hand and your camera in the other. Good stuff. This week you’ll find the FALL LOVE PENNANTS in the Shoppe.  I wanted to make a fun fall accessory for your scrap stash this week- they are terrific […]

Bunny Trail

 Yep! It’s that time of the year the lovable Peter Cottontail comes hopping down the bunny trail with trinkets, chocolates, sweet marshmallow Peeps and the promise of warm sunshine and renewed spirit!  I wanted to design a kit that would compliment the Beautiful colors and heritage spirit of the Easter season- something timeless and fun at the same time… and when I sat at […]

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 […]