Goodbye Summer | Layout Roundup

There’s something magical about the end of summer.  These last weeks of August have a golden glow- not as bright and happy as those first days of summer. But filtered with a nostalgic feel.  It’s like we are already looking back on summer days, even before they are over.  Maybe it’s because the next chapter […]

Summer Wind-down

We are at the midpoint of August- and September feels like it is a blink away.  I don’t want to say goodbye to these lazy summer day- but at the same time- I love the “-ber” months ahead.  September through December are truly my most favorite times of year. You may have noticed I took […]

Unboxing the July CREATE CRATE!

oooh!!! ahhh!!  July just lights up the skies with all things red White and Blue- summer is in full swing and Old Glory can be found everywhere!  So,  this month’s Create Crate is packed full of goodies perfect for capturing the star spangled moments and stories of July –The kit contains: 29 patterned papers, 10 solid papers, 1 full […]

Do you like (to scrap with) Pina Coladas?

Here’s how I see it- yes- friends and family- awesome eats, jammin’ soundtracks, fun decorations and a few cocktails all help for setting the stage for a great time- but truly, all you really need to make a party is a happy attitude!  PINA COLADA celebrates that happy mood- and was designed to bring the party to whatever stories […]

AHOY! *FIRST MATE* is new for June BYOC!

  Around here, June brings to mind summer days on the water , days filled with games of make-believe and of course Father’s Day.  How to capture that in one design? Well, I think FIRST MATE does a pretty good job! FIRST MATE  celebrates those little adventures we love- and is filled with retro feel papers and pretties […]

Summertime is BERRY Good!

June is just a few days away- and that means Summer is in the air! It’s a perfect time to celebrate and get ready to document those summer memories with a BIG sale on all things sunny! So- the entire ForeverJoy Summer shop , including this weekend’s new release is on sale at 25% off today through Monday […]

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 […]