Summertime Blues

July! It’s July!! I feel like THIS weekend is the official start of summer! School, graduation and the the accompanying drama is behind me, the pool and beach have become to warm up and the days have begun to slow down.  Good stuff! It’s also Fourth of July weekend, where we here in the States […]

Patio Daddy-O

Just in time to celebrate Dads, Grill-masters and good times around the BBQ, PATIO DADDY-O is cookin’ up some retro styled fun in the shoppe! It’s full of retro styled fun and Word Art that are sure to become a Summer stash fave! 

16 summers

Around here, life has been a mix of anxious mountain climbing and helpless free fall. It all started in September, when my older son began the college application process.  But, those of you who have lived through this know that really, moms go through the process as much as, if not more than any teen. […]

Flip Flop

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!  How awesome to have a time set aside to celebrate this awesome memory keeping hobby we love! And while banks, businesses and the stock market may be open today- we know that this is REAL, baby!  To celebrate- the entire ForeverJoy shoppe will be 30% off- and there are terrific Buy-More Save […]

Love those summer Night Lights!

One of my very favorite things about August is the night falls in such gorgeous colors as the fireflies blink and glow in a silent symphony- the last song of summer I guess you could say. I find us spending time together well into the quiet dark evenings outside on our little deck. The boys […]

New in the Shoppe | a few Basics!

Every closet should have a few solid basics- a few pieces that are timeless and go with everything. The same thinking applies to your scrapping stash as well!  This week I have designed a neutral paper pack with a range of papers from bright white to deep black that will provide a perfect back drop […]

Joyful Planner | July Edition

Don’t let the name fool you- the JOYFUL PLANNER is not what you might think of when you hear the words, “planner”.  The word “planner” refers to you!- and the set includes printables that make your everyday planing more fun! Here’s what you’ll unwrap in the July Collection: (All files come flattened on 8.5×11 sheets) July dated Notepaper, 2 […]

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 […]