Plan your Joy | Hello Beautiful Edition

Hello Friends! Ready to Plan some JOY? A good day is the sum of lots of tiny decisions, from the meals you plan, the tasks you complete and the ones you let go of, and the things you decide to make a priority,  joy is yours for the taking. Grab on to it with both […]

50 Shades of Scrapping | Getting in the Mood

  Admit it girls. Sometimes we need help getting in the mood. You know you want to, but there are just some many other things calling or, there are so many ways you want to do it- that the choices seems to overwhelm you and then the mood is gone. You know I’m talking about […]

Your Selfie

I wrote about my shameless love of selfies in an earlier post and hope it inspired you to squish up close to a few of your favorite people and get in the shot! This love spilled onto the drawing board and help me create this fun digiscrap design,  YOUR SELFIE.  I packed it full of bright […]

Mama Bear

Maybe because it’s that time of year we start to gather together more at home, or maybe it’s because these past few weeks have been packed with college visits that remind me all to well that the big guy will soon be leaving out little nest- but when I sat down at my design desk […]

Honey! I Shrunk the Journal Cards!

You know how they say that half of the world’s best inventions happened by accident? Well- this is kind of like that. In my own little world- this one mistake has turned out to be a happy game changer for me! For the past few months, I have been printing my digital Journal Cards on […]

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 […]