Video Tutorial | Making the “love you more” Mini Book | by ForeverJoy

No design has ever generated as much fan mail as the “love you more” collection– and there were so many requests for a Mini Book (just in time for Mother’s day!) that I had to hit the drawing board with this design one more time!      Making the Mini Book is as simple as printing 3 sheets of pages on your […]


It’s Valentines Day! To celebrate- I created a design that celebrates the joy of the ride- the joy of TWO and the joy of that special someone who completes you- with focus on, what else- but a bicycle built for two!  TANDEM is filled with sweet stickers, felt banners, cork and vellum and over 20 […]

COZY UP | The Backstory

  Time to be real folks: winter in NYC can be terrific- for all of about 2 minutes a day. Beautiful snow falls are quickly made into grey, gritty, icy slush.  Bright orange sunrises you see on the drive dropping the kids at school vanish all too quickly, and are replaced with the ugly sight […]

Video Tutorial | Making the Gather Together Minibook

It seems like right after the last candy corn disappears – we are full speed ahead into the Christmas. Around here, I really try to slow things down and make sure we enjoy all November has to offer. I put out a few gourds and branches of colorful leaves in the front hallway, fill a […]

Video Tutorial | Creating Photo Halftone Effect with your Photos

October is typically the month that we celebrate all things scary- and with Halloween  a few days away, I decided to bring to life one of the scariest experiences I have ever been through…( you can see some found footage of one of my encounters here in an earlier post.)  Of course, I’m talking about being a […]

Video Tutorial | Sharing My Layout Process

The colored veneer word art and puffy antler stickers are among my faves in this pack! Welcome to October!  It’s a wonderful time of year here at my little corner of the world- we have birthdays galore, Friday Night Lights on the football field, Saturday fall festivals and endless cups of cocoa by the fireplace on our deck. […]

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 […]