Friday, 27 November 2015


Stock up for January's Month Of Challenges at the Lilypad and make sure you have all you need to scrap your December!


Counting The Days 3x4 Word Frames, Counting The Days Alpha, Counting The Days Brads,
Counting The Days Cardboard, Counting The Days Instaframes, Counting The Days Vellum,
Cozy Christmas Day, Dear Santa Papers, Hipster Holidays Papers, Ho Ho Holidays Wordart,
Round About When Date Labels, Star Struck, Twinklings, Whoa Santa Journal Cards and Woodybits


And with that I am wishing you a wonderful weekend and Happy Shoppin'!

Tuesday, 24 November 2015


Hi everyone! This is KarenC and I'm excited to be able to share this months pretty pages with you. Coming up with my picks ended up much harder than I had anticipated! There are so many lovely pages in the Pink Reptile gallery. It was super hard to narrow it down to just three. But here goes!

The first page I want to share is Accident Prone by elitka. What I enjoy about scrapping and what speaks to me the most are pages about those everyday life moments. elitka's page is a perfect example of that. I love the central composition with the adorable elements from the Accident Prone kit scattered around the photos. I also love how the string "ties" it all together.

Accident Prone | Elitka

The next page is Stamps by Keela. What first caught my eye was the lovely blue green background paper because I happen to be obsessed with that color at the moment. Then, I loved seeing how she has used the adorable stamps from Counting Down to Christmas to help tell the story of a childhood memory. The Kraft title was a great choice, and white paint spatters are the perfect way to anchor all the stamps on the page.

 Stamps | Keela

The last page I'd like to share is chigirl's page 1 2 3 4 5. I love the strips of paper and the prints that she chose to frame the photo. The black and white color palette with the pops of red are perfect with it. The word art and paint splatters are also great design elements that add to the fun and happy feel to the page.

12345 | Chilgirl

Thank you for letting me share these pages with you and I hope that you are inspired to use your beautiful Pink Reptile Design products. Don't forget to add your pages to the PRD gallery so we can see your lovely creations. You never know who's pages will be here next month!

Tuesday, 17 November 2015


At the beginning of October we visited on of the most beautiful zoological parcs in Europe: the ZooParc de Beauval.

Only a few days after, Mirjam released It's a Zoo Elements, Papers, Alpha's and Journal Cards. Just perfect for scrapping my photo's of our trip. I decided to create a hybrid insta album. And how I made that album is what I want to share with you in today's post.

I love insta album. It's like a project life album with pockets inside but the format of the pockets is specifically made for instagram photo's : they are all square!

So here's how I created my album. First thing I did was make several little 'layouts' [5 x 5 cm each] on an A4 size digital sheet and printed it.

As usual, I also printed several papers and elements, to further decorate the pockets of my album. In this case they are all from the It's a Zoo Collection. I filled each pocket: sometimes with a picture, sometimes with a paper, sometimes with a 'layout'.

I cut 10 x 10 cm squares of kraft paper and then glued a smaller square of pepita plaid printed patterned paper on top of it. I used a gold sparkled paper and cut out a leave pattern with my cuttlebug that I glued on top of that.

I cut the speech bubble from a journal card from It's a Zoo and used it on my page too.
I did the same thing with the monkey from another journal card and behind the monkey I used 3D self-adhesive foam plus a black wire to add depth.

I used the 'monkey page' opposite a big photo of a chameleon ;)

And here's more pages of my insta album:

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 of your project 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!

Sunday, 15 November 2015



Hi there scrappers! Welcome to the November Blog Challenge!
Are you ready for another challenge and a chance to flex those creative muscles? I so hope you will play along! But before we share the details of our new monthly challenge, let's see who the winner for the October Challenge is!!! You can take a peek at all the awesome entries here.

Mr. Random has selected the lucky Jennifer as our winner for the month!!!

Congratulations Jennifer aka zenjen!!! 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 Jennifer's beautiful page:

For this month's challenge, we are back to the usual challenge trend of looking toward the latest Three Way blog post for our inspiration. If you haven't read this month's Three Way | Stamp Savvy, you can read the details now. We've shared some fun ways to play with stamps on our pages.

So, for this challenge you MUST use one of the 3 example ideas on your pages! Please let us know in the comments below, along with your link to your page, which of the Three Way | Stamp Savvy ideas you used on your page.

To recap the Stamp Savvy ideas:
1) Use a stamp to create a pattern or foundation for your page/photo area
2) Use at least 2 stamps together to create a "relief" look on your page
3) Use a stamp, repeated several times, to fill in shape/object/container

I absolutely can not wait to see your creative pages this month!

Check out these jaw dropping pages by the Pink Ladies:

First up is this sweet page made by Diane. She makes a statement with technique #3 (Use a stamp, repeated several times, to fill in shape/object/container) and the result is a fun design element that I just adore ... check out this oversize monogram with sweet images stamped inside of the stitched E. It is so playful and goes right along with the photos of her grandson creating an imaginary world out of a box!

by diane

GĂ©raldine created (also using technique #3 : Use a stamp, repeated several times, to fill in shape/object/container) this dreamy page by filling in wings with a quote just perfect for the content of the page and adding them to an adorable extracted photo! There's even a bit of text stamp repeated subtly as the foundation for her photo. I absolutely love the look! So whimsical and playful!

by géraldine

Up next is this beautiful piece of inspiration by Shivani using techniques #2 (Use at least 2 stamps together to create a "relief" look on your page) and #3 (Use a stamp, repeated several times, to fill in shape/object/container). The warm glow of the "birthday candle blowing" moment is so richly complimented by the painty foundation underneath it, and the little touch of the relief look adds interest and draws the eye to that special photo. She also took a plain white piece of card stock and prettied it up with lots of flowers in gorgeous celebratory colors! Reminds me of a beautiful forever bouquet. So gorgeous!

by shivani

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 December 15th. Remember to use one of the three ideas listed above [REQUIRED] and tell us which one you used.

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'!

Friday, 13 November 2015


December is around the corner, and it is time to get your stashes ready and scrap all the daily goings on as the countdown begins towards the holidays! I have 3 amazing new packs at 20% off through Sunday 11/15 to help you get started.

[*If you are a newsletter subscriber there is a great bundle price where you will get all 3 in a bundle at a 50% off savings!] Click here to subscribe to the Pink Reptile Newsletter.

Add an instant thouch of whimsy to your advent calenders and [counting down to] Christmas pages with these 25 cute little post stamps.

This cute and fun upper case alpha with a little red bow to embellish your titles and monograms will REALLY add a touch of Christmas to your pages and projects. A real must have for December! Also includes numbers and !?&

A wonderful set of 2 layered pocket files that will be a great help adding these to your pages easily and quickly. Also included all the elements shown in the preview, 4 journal cards and 3 photo frames plus masks so you create your own pockets and clusters and totally make these your own!

Let's see how the Pink ladies will be documenting their December.

by nancy
by diane
by karen
by manuela by ellen
by carrie
by susanne

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, 10 November 2015


Hi again! I'm back with another edition of the Three Way series, where we show you how to stretch your stash in creative ways. Today we are going to get Stamp Savvy and have a little fun with stamps, digi-style, so no mess involved!

I don't know about you, but I am guilty of just grabbing a stamp (or brush set) from a kit and using it as is. I am big on adding a little painty stamp or splatter under or near my photo area sort of as a foundation and to draw the eye into the photo. I know a lot of digi scrappers also like to do this because I see so many gorgeous pages in the galleries with stamps used in such a way. So I thought it might be fun to take a look at our stamps in a new light.

The photo I will be working with today is a little snapshot, taken during the intermission, of the very cool stage for the broadway play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (which I loved by the way!). The stage was ultra modern, minimal and just so sleek with a grid design and done in all black and white.

1.) The first stamp, in my stash, that caught my eye was a round scruffy brush from the Dreams | Elements kit.  I thought the scruffy circle shape might be a nice contrast to all those squares in the photo so I made a grid of circles with that round stamp. My page needed some color though, so I added another round scruffy stamp, from Mark the Date | Elements and layered these on top. I also varied the colors. My favorite method for changing the color of a solid stamp is to use the Styles panel and select a new Color Overlay. Quick and Easy!

Here's how my page turned out ... just from taking 2 little round stamps, creating a grid pattern in playful colors, and I end up with a bold foundation for my photo.

2.) The next trick I wanted to try was to use two different stamps to create a "relief" look on my page. You probably already have a method of how you go about this in your program, but just in case, I'll share my method in Photoshop CC with you.

I took chunky dry brush stroke stamp from the Stamp It No. 2 kit, made some duplicates, and layered them up to create a base for photo. I used my quick and easy Styles > Color Overlay trick to get the stamp the same color as the stage grid in the photo. I merged all the layers of the dry brush stamp together. Now I want to create the "relief effect". I added a layer mask to get ready for the next step.  Then I took a sweet little heart scatter stamp from All Eyes on You | Elements and placed it over the base/ dry brush stroke stamp. If you hover over the little image of your stamp (in your Layers Palette) and CMD click on a Mac or Ctrl Click on a PC, you will have a selection around that item, in my case the cute heart scatters. Then I hid the heart scatter layer. I went back to my merged dry brush stroke layer and made sure I clicked on the mask in my layers palette. I used my brush tool (paint bucket works too) and filled it in with black. The selection keeps the paint strokes inside the heart area so there are no worries about painting perfectly here! (Note: Black conceals when using layers masks.) CMD D or Ctrl D gets rid of the selection and I now have a whole or "relief" in the original dry brush stamp whereever a heart had been. I can see my background paper through the stamp. I repeated this a few times on my page and I love the look it creates.

Here's how my page turned out with this "relief stamp" technique. Fun and fresh, in a subtle way. This would be gorgeous with some pretty floral stamps (but that just did not match my photo!). I'll try that next time!

3.) The last little bit of stamp savvy I want to share with you is to use a stamp to fill in a shape. Instead of just dropping that stamp as is on your page ... let's rework it somehow. Some ideas are to fill in a big bold geometric shape ... like a chevron or stripes. Or a big circle. Depending on your page, the stamp you chose ... the container or shape you decide on can take your page in million different directions! For mine I chose to play on those grid shapes in the photo! I loved the contrast of the rounded edge frame against the squares of the stage in the photo. So my container or shape was a rounded rectangle. I used my shape tool to create a rectangle to size and picked a radius of 40 (I believe). I chose a brick/black stamp from the Heimili |Elements kit and smushed it so the shape resembled a square more than a brick. I made multiple copies of my stamp and placed them over the rectangle to fill it in (not worrying about the stamp falling off the edges ... that actually makes it look really good! Once you have all your stamps in place, merge them together. Then I just made a selection around my rounded rectangle by using CMD click on a Mac or Ctrl Click on a PC. Go to Select and Inverse (so you have everything outside the rounded rectangle selected now). Then I went back to my blocks stamp layer, and hit delete. Everything outside the rounded rectangle container disappeared and I had a fun grid-like messy stamp ready for my page.

This is how my page turned out creating a container or shape and filling it with my chosen stamp.

So ... don't settle for the same old "drop a stamp and go" look on your next page ... get Stamp Savvy and turn up your digi stamping skills on your next page!

Saturday, 7 November 2015


I hope you are having a blast this iDSD weekend. Oh how I love this amazing hobby and it's fabulous community.

I showed you a sneak peek yesterday and now I am here to reveal ALL the products that I am adding to the store today.

Mind you that all products are available in individual packs at 30% off but they also come in these

For this one I teamed up with Danyale from Etc. by Danyale. She is guesting at the Lilypad and this collab was the perfect opportunity to get to know this wonderful, fun and talented lady!

If you ask me the collab shows how much we enjoyed working together. It's already one of my all time favs.
Indivuals packs at 30% off
collab kit journal cards alpha

I love having a great basic to go to stash. But I also love adding to that stash because who wants to keep using that same white paper over and over even if it is gorgeous!
With that need to vary in mind I made these 4 new products for your stash.

And bundled up they are a steal at $5 THROUGH NOVEMBER 9 ONLY!!

Indivuals packs at 30% off
passion for papers daily noted c-thru's no.2 bordered no.2

And finally I am bringing 'It's A Zoo' home. The Journal Cards are a BRAND NEW product but the elements, papers and alphas were part of the May 2015 Digi Files so please check your stash before buying!

All bundled up these products are a steal at $5 THROUGH NOVEMBER 9 ONLY!!

 Indivuals packs at 30% off
papers elements alphas journal cards


by diane
by ashley by helen
by barbara
by diane by melanie
by nancy 


by helen
by rozsa by diane
by elina
by karen by nini
by susanne

by nancy
by diane by susanne
by ellen
by karen by nini

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Shoppin'!