Tuesday, 19 May 2015

UNIQUE HYBRID VACATION ALBUM

In today's post I want to share the album I created with photos of our last vacation by the waterside [Atlantic Ocean].

Because the most dominant colors in my photos are pastel blue, pink, pale yellow and pale-orange it's the color palette that I chose for the papers and elements of my album. While picking papers it seemed as if Mirjam made the Pop Papers especially for my project. The papers were perfect! Apart from those I also used the Forget Me Not paper pack.

In the image above you can see the cover of my album. For the filler pages I tweaked my photos in photoshop and I added some embellishments from Sea of Love. I also added one WA from Summer Talk kit on each page.

Here's a sample of a tweaked and embellished [still digital] photo.


In the next step I printed all the embellished photos for my album plus a handful of patterned papers.

Then I created the structure of my album with white cardstock by folding the cardstock in half and glueing colored papers and photos to them. After that I added extra embellishments [made with my Cuttlebug and always sticking to my color palette] to create dimension.

Once the filler pages were done I had sewed small pocket pages inside the filler pages. I used those pockets to slide in more pictures and memorabilia. This way I can keep all the memories without cluttering my album and show just the highlights.







Last thing I did was make the cover for my album. I glued strips of pattern paper to cardstock, and added my title: the year and location of our holidays. [The cork heart elements is from Heimili  elements pack.]

The cover holds all the pages and a neat ribbon makes sure everything stays together.

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, 15 May 2015

MAY BLOG CHALLENGE

Hello, Hello! Welcome to the May Blog Challenge! This month we have a freebie for you. Yay for freebies! But before we get into the details of our new monthly challenge, let's talk about the lucky winner for the April "I Cannot Live Without ..." Challenge. You can take a peek at all the amazing entries here.

Mr. Random's spinner landed on the amazing Ms. Diane Howard!!!



Congratulations Diane!!! 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 and if your coupon didn't come through send an e-mail to pinkreptiledesigns at gmail dot com!

Here's Daine's beautiful page:


For this month's challenge, we have provided a FREE template.

Image is linked so just click on the preview to download

http://bit.ly/1G6W9HG

Feel free to use this template as is or as a jumping off point for your page. But the template must be incorporated into your page in some way! And check out the latest post in the new series "in the Details" which focuses on Word Art. Maybe include some unique and artsy Word Art somewhere on your page? [not required for the challenge though!] So looking forward to seeing your pages!

 Check out these amazing pages, which are sure to inspire you, by the Pink Ladies:

by jenn
by emma
by géraldine
by shivani
by cynthia
and one more by shivani

All the Pink Ladies' gorgeous and creative pages utilize Pink Reptile Designs Word Art elements. It is such an awesome way to add more words and help tell your story. Looking forward to seeing your pages!

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 the next challenge goes live on June 15.

FREEBIES
Off course there's always a little something for free under the FB Free Gift Tab at the  and to be found HERE on the blog. :)


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

Wishing you tons of fun and Happy Scrappin'!

NEW RELEASES: CHARMED & COPPER PLATED ALPHA

It is Friday - YAY!!! On top of that it is also New Release Froggy Friday at The Lily Pad and I have 2 cute packs for you that are both on sale at 20% off through Sunday May 17.

CHARMED | ELEMENTS
As the "Charm" definition reflects
A Charm can be an item to decorate, and my charmed elements will definitely do just that!  As a charm will commemorate a special occasion that you put on a bracelet, these copper charmed elements will adorn your pages, make them special and make them stand out!

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

COPPER PLATED | ALPHA
A trendy yet at the same time very timeless pack of copper plated outlined letters, numbers and  punctuation! Use these in your titles or as monograms. They will add that extra little oomph to your pages for sure!

https://the-lilypad.com/store/Copper-Plated-Alpha.html

INSPIRATION
Here's a bunch of CHARMing layouts from the Pink Ladies to provide some inspiration:

by shivani
by susanne
by cynthia
by manuela
by mirjam
by ellen

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

IT'S IN THE DETAILS | WORD ART



Welcome to our second post featuring our brand new series, “It’s in the Details”,  where we take a closer look at the uniqueness of Pink Reptile Design products, along with a little dose of inspiration for good measure. Won't you take a seat and follow along for a minute? Maybe it will inspire you to take a closer look at the Word Art in your stash and find new uses for them on your pages?

It’s in the Details | Word Art
Last time we talked about Pink Reptile Design products we took a closer look at the amazing textures and details found on Mirjam's flag banners, tiny tags and tabs. This time I want to highlight something that almost everyone in digi scrapping has used at one point or another : Wordart. I know some scrappers that really rely on Word Art because they are not fond of journaling on their own. Some scrappers use it as design elements. Others incorporate Word Art into their titles and journaling. I have personally used Word Art for all of the reasons above.

The Word Art found in the Pink Reptile Design kits are among my favorites. A lot of times I see Word Art that is simply a mix of fonts, and while it may be beautiful and the perfect touch to a given page, I really enjoy seeing the more handwritten and homemade Word Art included in a kit as well. I know I am getting a piece of Word Art that is unique and can't be replicated when a Designer takes their own hand to pen & paper (even if it is digi pen & paper!).

But don't just take my word for it, take a look at the A Slice Of Lemon Elements:

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

Every single piece of Word Art in this element pack has Mirjam's artsy touch, lovingly added. The "Random Snapshot" Word Art has a camera image and arrow. I just love it when designers add imagery to their Word Art pieces!!!! The "hello" & "Yes" are hand drawn. And the "This Moment" piece has a little heart and two different letterings combined. These pieces make our pages so much more unique in my opinion.

Meterr took the "This Moment" Word Art and just used the script "moments" as the title for her gorgeous page. She adds just a tiny bit of her own journaling for the subtitle and to finish off the story of the photo for her viewers.

http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=182846&title=january-22-paper-to-digi&cat=500
MOC challenge 22: paper to digi

And this page by Silent Ranks uses the "Random Snapshot" Word Art as the title in an elegant minimal page showcasing sweet photos of her littles caught sleeping in random positions and places. Perfection!

http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=197017&title=random-snapshots&cat=697
Random snapshots

How about the Seriously? Elements :

http://the-lilypad.com/store/Seriously-Elements.html

This kit is filled with hand drawn words and a mix of different fonts, as well as hand drawn lines. These pieces, with the loopy letters & off centered angles, really pack a punch on your pages when used as design elements or as titles.

Here are some examples:

Shivani uses the loopy hand drawn "Just" and adds in her own lettering to create a custom piece of Word Art. She tucks it into a little nook on her page, right next to her journaling. Love that!

http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=195962&title=just-as-it-should-be&cat=500
Just as it should be

And Polly Keela's page features the Word Art as the title of her page in a bold and big way. With unique Word Art like this, it is hard not to make it a statement piece.

http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=188895&title=seriously&cat=514
Seriously?

The Say Wha? kit is another super fun element pack with quirky and artsy Word Art. Every pice of Word Art has a matching drawn element. The pngs are separated so you can pick and choose what you would like to add to your page, but how amazing a designer is Mirjam to include these hand drawn images in her kit? I just love it!

http://the-lilypad.com/store/Say-Wha.html

Here are some inspiration pages featuring the Word Art and imagery of the Say Wha? kit.

Limoncello's page lets the photo of her daughter in the pool and the Word Art with the hand drawn fish tell the story. Nothing more is needed here, except maybe the date (which she includes). Beautifully scrapped.

http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=149622&title=like-a-fish&cat=844
Like a fish

And once again we have a page by Keela. I love how she places the Word Art and little sheep images together at the bottom center here. What could be more perfect than the sheep and these words paired with the sweet photos of her child sleeping. Adorable!

http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=148773
Sleep

There are so, so many more examples of quirky, artsy unique Word Art to be found in the Pink Reptile Design kits. Pink Reptile Design's even has a whole category with just Word Art packs. You can find them all HERE. They are amazing, quirky, artsy and unique! I'll let you take a stroll through the Pink Reptile Designs shop at The Lilypad on your own at this point, while I run and get the April Blog Challenge ready for you. Please come back on the 15th to join us for a fun freebie and a brand new challenge!

But in the meantime, do you have a great page that showcases PRD Word Art? Please share! We’d love to see your creations and leave you some love!

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT | PURLZ76 [AGNES]

Today's Customer Spotlight is on Agnes aka purlz76. Join us as we get to know a bit more about her and her scrapping style.













  Name: Agnes

  Alias: purlz76

  Country: Singapore

Favorite PRD Kit or Product? 
Favourite??!!
How to choose when I have a “favourite thingy” in all of her products?
Ok … Ok … I give you a favourite.
Favourite element = all of her 3D elements *cheesy grin*
Favourite alpha = Chunky Crochet, I Am Not Perfect
Favourite Kit = When I Grow Up, Cloud 9, Downtown
Favourite Font = The Hedgie Hog

How long have you been scrapping?  
10 years. OMGOSH!!! It’s been 10 years. Already !!! ??? !!!

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]
There are three items I always want to use on my pages: ribbons, metal & flowers. I don’t call them my must-haves, per se. Just that I was super crazy over them when I was paper-scrapping. Yet I was not comfortable using them and didn’t know how to use them. So now I will use them just because I want to.

What would your dream kit be, if you could have any kit created for you?
Another tough question. I think I’ll ask for a MEGA BIG 3D element pack with lots of flowers, crochet thingys, metal elements & stitches.

Best scrapbooking trick you learned?
Put in the shadow first. It is not my scrapbooking trick, per se. But I find it very useful because it allows me to see it “more clearly” how everything will look on my page.

Random facts that we might not know about you?
1. IRL, I am reserved & quiet.
2. IRL, I am a softie at heart.
3. IRL, I am a scaredy cat.
4. I still believe in fairytale endings.
5. I still believe in True Love.

Here are a few favorite Art Journal pages by Agnes:


http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=193444&title=becos-of-love&cat=844
Becos Of Love
http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=193344&title=defying-gravity&cat=566
Defying Gravity

I can see your love for metal elements and 3D embellishments shining through in these awesome pages!

So fun to learn more about you Agnes! I love your idea to add the shadows first when digi scrapping. I also have to add them, as I add in each element or paper to my pages. It really helps with the overall look & feel of the page. Great tip! And wow, you have been digi scrapping since 2005!?! You are an "old timer" then! That is such a cool tid-bit of information to learn that about you. And ... ahhh, fairy tale endings and true love. I think you are putting me in the mood to go make a cup of tea and watch a sappy, romance movie right about now. Thanks so much for hanging out with us this month. I hope you enjoy your coupon!    

Saturday, 2 May 2015

SPECIAL SATURDAY RELEASES

And the fun just keeps on going this iNSD weekend!

SPECIAL iNSD BUNDLE
6 new to the store products, 30% off each individual pack, all bundled up in this MEGA BUNDLE that will save you a stunning 66%!
https://the-lilypad.com/store/iNSD-Mega-Bundle-Valid-Through-May-4-ONLY.html
EMPHASIZERS | STAMPS & BRUSHES
This super fun and all purpose mega versatile pack of quirky timeless stamps includes 34 unique digital stamps. Easy to recolor!

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

LUVYAMA | ELEMENTS
A super versatile pack of elements perfect for scrapping about everything and everyone you are thankful for with a big fat wink to mother's day! Included are 53 unique elements [77 in total].

https://the-lilypad.com/store/Luvyama-Elements.html

LUVYAMA | PAPERS
A beautiful, fresh and timeless set 10 all purpose, patterned papers plus 5 beautifully textured, matching solids.

https://the-lilypad.com/store/Luvyama-Papers.html

LUVYAMA | ALPHA
1 black [easy to recolor] rubon alpha; upper case, lower case, numbers and !?&#* [77 characters in total - all seperate .png's]

https://the-lilypad.com/store/Luvyama-Alpha.html

LUVYAMA | JOURNAL CARDS
This set includes 10 subtly textured, handmade journal cards. The perfect little touch to your [Project Life] pages and 365/52 projects whether you are going for digital or hybrid!

https://the-lilypad.com/store/Luvyama-Journal-Cards.html

CHERISHED | ALPHAS
A super fun pack of alpha brads and doodled arrows that will add a touch of super cuteness to your pages! [this was a former Digiscrap Parade freebie so please check your stash before buying]

https://the-lilypad.com/store/Cherished-Alphas.html

INSPIRATION

Here is some inspiration from our Pink Ladies, guests and Polly's on their minor "boo-boos".



by carrie
by elina
by barbara by meg

by audrey
by ellen by susanne

by melanie

by san
by cynthia by shivani by géraldine

by manuela

by li li

By all means post your pages with Pink Reptile products in the Pink Reptile Gallery! I´d love to see what you make and your page might just be picked for the next Pretty Pages post here on the blog!

Have a wonderful iNSD weekend and as always Happy Scrapping!