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 […]

Coming Soon: A New Chapter in the Story of Ultimate Anxiety

First there was This is Scary– then, Teen Parent Zone. Halloween is soon approaching, and ForeverJoy has had cooked up another True Tale of Terror. Nothing can prepare you for it. No blog post, no self help book, no legal pharmaceutical.  You are on you own to face the ultimate terror- and failure is not […]

Digital Scrapbooking Tricks | Filling in a Filmstrip

One of the best things about working with a creative team is not only seeing your designs come to life in their layouts, but also learning new ways to trick out your scrapbooking.  I fell love with the way CT mrivas used this filmstrip from the ForeverJoy Captured Collection – and wanted to share this video showing […]

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 […]

Watch the Trailer | Teen Parent Zone

It’s no secret that I have fallen into a zone of fast changes- where all I once knew about parenting no longer applies, and each day brings a new plot twist.  I know many of you are trapped in this 5th dimension of parenting as well… we did not see the sign post up ahead, […]

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 […]