Seven Things I Learned when my Computer Died

It has been a long and dreary week my friends.  Last week, without much warning, my computer died.  It was running a little slow- and when I checked, I saw I has 122 windows updates pending.  I clicked “install”  things really began to slow down and then when the sysytem went to reboot- it hung […]

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 […]

Photo Printing Roundup

Lately, my computer has been making strange sounds.  The kind of loud humming that makes me stop and think, “hmmm… maybe I should make sure my backups are all in order”.  So, I have been clicking around, organizing files and preparing for the inevitable terrible day I get the news its time to break the bank and […]

Photo Printing Roundup

Lately, my computer has been making strange sounds.  The kind of loud humming that makes me stop and think, “hmmm… maybe I should make sure my backups are all in order”.  So, I have been clicking around, organizing files and preparing for the inevitable terrible day I get the news its time to break the bank and […]

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 […]