Saturday, 24 January 2015

THE NIFTY PIXEL STORE!

Remember that way back in March 2014, when Emma from the Nifty Pixel made that fantastic template for our blog challenge I told you I would keep you guys updated on her store.....?
Well she has opened her shop TODAY! Congrats dear friend and the best of luck!

http://scrapstacks.com/shop/The-Nifty-Pixel/

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

HYBRID DECOR | BEAUTIFUL LITTLE BIRDHOUSE



What is hybrid scrapbooking? It is a fusion between “traditional” and digital scrapbooking. It is combining physical supplies that you might pick up at your local scrapbooking store, and the digital supplies that you purchase at your favorite online shop. It is mixing two art mediums to create one unique project. And, it is a BLAST!

The most obvious projects to think of are hybrid pages, cards and [mini] albums but there a whole lot more things you think of. Remember I showed you how to make a hybrid calendar here?

Now get ready to have your socks blown off by this next hybrid project: the cutest home decoration project you can imagine!

http://karmucaycuquino.blogspot.jp/2011/07/casita-para-pajaros.html

I found these super cute paper bird houses while I was browsing pins on Pinterest searching for inspiration for my next project. I instantly fell in love with them.

On the karmuca y cuquino blogspot I found a .jpeg with the basic pattern of the house which I printed on white cardstock, cut out and folded and glued together as indicated.

Then I covered my house with Pink Reptile papers that I had also printed and already at hand [papers are from: Forget Me Not, Pop, Ta-Dah and I'm Not Perfect].

Now it was time to embellish my houses. For this I just several wood veneer elements that I had bought at my local craft store and of course I used some hybrid elements like the bird button from Pink Reptile's Buttons element pack and more papers for the bird house entrances.

Once they were finished I pinned them to the wall of my daughters bedroom and this is what that looks like:





My daughter loves them and so do I!

As always I hope you enjoyed my post and if I inspired you in any way, shape or form then by all means make a photo and upload it to your gallery so you can leave a link in the comment section below! I'd love to see what you made!

Friday, 16 January 2015

NEW: MIXED EMOTIONS & BORDERED

Friday means new releases at the Lily Pad!

And this Friday is a special one because it's the start of the Lilypads Quarterly Sale and we are celebrating our 8th Birthday!

There's a fabulous kit that is yours for FREE with a 15 dollar purchase!


Plus EVERYTHING in the store is 30% off through January 19. ALSO the new releases and I have 2 of those for you. Here they are:

MIXED EMOTION | WORDART
A must have pack of 90 unique dymo's to help express/emphasize whatever it is that you are/were feeling on any of your pages. The good, the bad and even the ugly!
All emotions are both in black and in white versions. That's180 dymo's in total.

https://the-lilypad.com/store/Mixed-Emotions.html

BORDERED | 12 x 12 PAGE BORDERS
A super fun and versatile set of ten hand-drawn doodled borders. The perfect finishing touch to any page. Use them as the are, recolor or change blend modes.

https://the-lilypad.com/store/Bordered.html

INSPIRATION
As always here's some pages showing the products in action.

by melanie

by natascha


by elina
by susanne by ashley
by manuela
by ellen

Have a great weekend, happy shoppin' and Happy Scrappin'!

Thursday, 15 January 2015

JANUARY BLOG CHALLENGE

Hello & welcome to the very first Monthly Blog Challenge for 2015! I hope everyone's year is off to a wonderful start. If you are hanging out over at TLP for the Month of Challenges, you are half way done by now [if you are able to keep up!]. We know it is a busy scrapping month for so many of you, so we tried to keep this challenge open and easy for you ... but before we begin, let's find out who won December's JC template challenge. I loved seeing how everyone incorporated JCs into their non pocket style pages. Awesome inspiration! Check them all out here.

Mr. Random settled on our lucky winner from all the entries and he chose: Elitka


Congratulations Elitka!!! You have a PM on your TLP account.
All other participants also received their 25% discount coupons via their Lilypad gallery accounts. Please make sure you check your messages everyone! If you didn't get the coupon then please shoot me an e-mail at: pinkreptiledesigns at gmail dot com

Here's Elitka's beautiful page:

http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=175323&title=true-to-yourself&cat=844

And off we go to this month's challenge:

Welcome to the January Blog Challenge! This month's challenge is an Art Inspiration piece (a rug actually) sold by Anthropologie titled Confetti Rug.


It reminded me of tiny floral diagonal brushes you might find on a scrapping page or scatters of colorful confetti thrown across a layout. You simply need to create a page that is somehow inspired by this piece ... anything goes!!!

by manuela
by géraldine
by barbara
by iva
by anne

by helene


Make sure you use at least 75% of Pink Reptile Design products on your page. Once completed, just upload your page to one or all of your galleries and post a link to your layout in the comments section of this post before February 15.

FACEBOOK
Off course there's always a little something for free under the Free Gift Tab on my FB page.

ONE random winner will receive a 10 dollar coupon to my store but really everyone is a winner as all other participants receive a 25% discount coupon to my TLP store, so all the more reason to join in on the fun, right?!

Wishing you tons of fun and Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

THREE WAY | DRESS UP THOSE ELLIES

Hello ... so excited to share with you a brand new series that will be joining the blog rotation for 2015 ... Three Way. The new Three Way series will be fun and inspirational posts geared towards showing you how to stretch your stash and then showing the stash stretching results on a page three different ways. Always a good thing, right? We hope you are as excited as we are. So pull up your chair, take out your notebook, and hopefully you will start to see your stash grow in clever and creative ways right before your eyes!

Our first Three Way is all about Dressing Up Those Ellies! We will be working primarily with the newly released A Slice of Lemon element pack from the Januaury 2015 BYOC from The Lilypad. If you don't own this kit, don't fret. (Although, why would you not already have this amazing kit in your stash?) Simply pick another Pink Reptile Designs element pack ... and let the creative juices flow. The idea is that these principals can be applied to almost any similar element! Fun, right?!?! Let's get started.

I've grabbed the ampersand and the newsprint paper heart. These ellies are gorgeous and beautiful as is, but ... what if you've already used them a few times on your pages? Hearts and Ampersands are such versatile shapes. Wouldn't it be fun to play "dress up" with them and change their look just a bit, so you can use them over and over on your pages?

If you do not have this kit, find a kit with a paper element and maybe a chipboard shape, or something similar, to play along. The yellow paper is from the matching A Slice of Lemon paper pack.

1. Let's start with the ampersand.


I also grabbed the two pieces of washi tape from the A Slice of Lemon element pack. Alternating just these two tapes on the ampersand will look fantastic ... but I decided to grab just a touch of color and added a few washi tapes from the Tape It element pack as well.


I placed one piece of washi tape over the ampersand and then I simply create a clipping mask. I'm sure many of you already have done this a million times, but just in case you have no idea what I am talking about, here is how you do it:

ALT (PC) or Option (MAC) Click on the line between the Ampersand layer and the Washi Tape layer to "clip" the tape layer to the ampersand layer. This is called a clipping mask. The washi tape layer takes the form of the object below it (or whatever it is being “clipped” to). All other areas of the washi tape are “hidden”.  


See the indented tape layer now? It’s above the Ampersand layer. This indicates that a “clipping” mask has been made. You can now see the tape taking the shape of the ampersand! Continue placing different pieces of washi over the ampersand and "clipping it" to the layer underneath it. (The tape layers will pile up on top of each other and they will all be indented. See image below.)

Here's the ampersand "all dressed up" with washi tape and ready for your layout!


2. Now let's have a go at dressing up that newsprint heart. I've simply grabbed a few little bits from A Slice of Lemon elements set and placed them on my page. I'm going to do the same thing I did with the washi tape ... placing items over the heart (flip, turn, rotate, resize!) and then "clipping" them to the heart layer.


And here is the new paper heart "dressed up" with little bits from the kit. I loved the newsprint, so I kept some of it showing.


 3. For the next example, I wanted to use the painty bits and doodles to "dress up" the very same newsprint heart element.


I've recolored the paint and even added the little staple and a few bits from Everyday of the Week element pack. It is just so fun to mix and match different kits. And the possibilities for "dressing up" basic elements becomes endless! 


And here's my page, well 3 different versions of the same page, showing just how versatile "dressing up those ellies" can be for your pages.

WASHI TAPE AMPERSAND


LITTLE BITS NEWSPRINT HEART


 PAINTY & DOODLY NEWSPRINT HEART


I hope you have some fresh ideas for how to Dress Up Those Ellies and stretch your stash. If you have any questions please let us know. We'd love to see any examples you wish to share or feel free to share your ideas for Dressing Up Those Ellies!

Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT | MEIBRITT [BIRGIT]

Today's Customer Spotlight is on Birgit. Join us as we get to know a bit more about her and her scrapping style.


  Name: Birgit

  Alias : Meibritt

  Country: I live in Germany

  Favorite PRD Kit or Product:
  This is not easy to answer.
  I like many of Mirijam's products. 
  But spontaneously I think of the
  Dog Eared Alpha,  Gone To The
  Beach Journal Cards and the Feel
  The Breeze Papers.
  Yes, these are my favorite products!

How long have you been scrapping?
I started in February 2006. My first grandson was just 3 months old and I wanted every special moment of his life in the limelight. I found, on the internet, a German forum. At first I just downloaded freebies, but soon I started to buy in various stores one or the other kit. Eventually I ended up at the Lilypad and remained there until today.

What is your go to product? Something that seems to find it’s way on many of your pages?[stitches, tags, patterned papers, doodles, paint, etc]
I like fancy stitching, patterned papers and goodies to put emphasis on things. In Mirjam's products, I find all of this.

What would your dream kit be, if you could have any kit created for you?
This really is not easy to answer. At Christmas time, Christmas kits are my desire, in winter snow kits, in spring I like Easter kits ..... yes an Easter kit would be nice. Or a communion kit. We have, in the family this year, a communicant.

Best scrapbooking trick you learned.
I love playing with brushes and styles. Sometimes I edit a photo with overlays. But the best trick is to play with the shadows. I think it is fascinating how realistic the elements can look with shadow work.

Random facts that we might not know about you?
1. I wanted to become a midwife, but I changed my mind and made an apprenticeship as a hairdresser.
2. I have five grandchildren, four boys and a girl.
3. I have a young dog and an old cat. With the dog I visit a dog school. We'll be doing dog tricks and searching for objects.

Here are a couple of Birgit's favorite pages:


Beachday

Chic


Pancakes

Wow, Birgit! You must have a full house during celebrations with all those grandchildren and pets! What a special Grandmother you are to scrap all their milestones and moments for them! I can see your love for the details on your pages ... with the stitches and embellishments you have used to emphasis your stories! Beautiful pages!!! Thank you so much for sharing them and a bit about yourself with all of us! I hope you enjoy your coupon!

Friday, 2 January 2015

JANUARY 2015 BYOC | WITH A SLICE OF LEMON, FREE GIFT & MONTH OF CHALLENGES



Happy New Year everyone!!

Welcome to 2015 and the January BYOC!! The New Year always brings about a fresh start. Some of us make resolutions and some of us are starting anew!
I myself had a busy December. Hubby and I moved into a new home so 2015 is a definite fresh start for us and our dog!

When I think about "fresh", I think about brightness, a clean citrus-y smell, and something that gives you that "spark". Freshness is the inspiration behind these new products. May they add a sparkle to your pages!


All of these products will be on sale through Sunday 1/4/2015 at 20% off [newsletter subscribers please check the newsletter for a bargain bundle code!]

A SLICE OF LEMON | ELEMENTS
Includes 53 unique elements all different shapes, styles and textures, 60 in total.


https://the-lilypad.com/store/A-Slice-Of-Lemon-Elements.html

A SLICE OF LEMON | PAPERS
Includes 10 funky patterned papers plus 5 beautifully textured, matching solids.

https://the-lilypad.com/store/A-Slice-Of-Lemon-Papers.html

THE FIRST & SECOND CASE | FONT DUO
My 3rd January BYOC pack is a font duo made in collaboration with Heather Joyce.

https://the-lilypad.com/store/The-First-and-Second-Case-Fonts.html


https://the-lilypad.com/store/Pink-Reptile-Designs/

INSPIRATION
Here are some pages from the fantabulous Pink Ladies, Lilypad Polly's and our wonderful and talented guests Hélène and Melanie to spark your creativity.

by géraldine

by donna
by susanne
by anne by iva
by emma
by natascha by hélène
by manuela by li li by barbara
by melanie
by erin by ellen
by christa

by céline
by elina

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and I am sending you my best wishes for a fantastic 2015! Wishing you a great weekend and Happy Scrappin'!

MONTH OF CHALLENGES AT TLP
With the new year the Lilypad's already legendary Month of Challenges has also begun! Join us in the forum for 31 challenges. Complete them all and get a $20 gift certificate. One talented participant will also get a full time spot on our Polly creative team. Energize your creativity and get your scrap on! Good luck! :)

http://the-lilypad.com/forums/forumdisplay.php/385-Month-of-Challenges-2015
FROM ME FOR YOU
And here's a free template for you guys that I am sure will come in handy. Use it to scrap your New Years resolutions or leave the 2015 element out and replace it with a title of your own top scrap any other event you want to preserve.

Click image to download and enjoy!
http://bit.ly/1CVIdir
Happy Scrappin'!