Tuesday, 26 April 2016


Welcome everyone to my stop on the TLP Life is an Adventure Blog Hop!
You are going to fall MADLY in love with this ENORMOUS kit that the fabulous designers at the Lilypad have created just for you! Be sure to grab all 25 downloads before May 3rd then grab part 2 of the collaboration May 7th free with a 15 dollar purchase! Be sure to check in with your favorite designers for the big weekend!

You can grab my part of the hop below by clicking the image or download link below.

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We are just warming up in anticipation of international Scrapbooking Day (iNSD) so be sure to sign up for my newsletter to get all the latest news plus PART TWO of my bloghop kit which will be in my next newsletter that will come out for iNSD weekend.

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And here's some inspirational pages from the amazing Pink Ladies. All layouts are made with part one and two of my blog kit plus my part of the Free With Purchase TLP collab .

by janett
by shivani
by erin by judy
by pallavi
by erin by manuela by nini
by cynthia
by diane
by gaëlle by manuela
by gaëlle

Have fun hopping and Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, 19 April 2016


Hi everyone! This month I want to get back to basics and show you this hybid page that I made with a photo from my daughter. I am only using paper, a photo, inks and 4 cutout elements. Easy right?

Let me show you how I made this, step by step.

The first step is to print your photo on a white sheet of cardstock. Before printing I tweaked the lighting and contrast in Photoshop.

Then I clipped it to a mask [Masquerade vol.2] to erase borders and to get a beautiful fade of my photo on my white page.

TIP If you use a white background while working on your computer you will be able to see the result that you will have on your paper when you print. Making sure you get the effect you are looking for.

Then I printed my photo on a textured cardstock. You could print it on white paper but I prefer textured paper because the effect on the photo is really beautifu l as you can see below.

Now, it's time to add ink and other decorations

For my page, I applied ink with an ink splatter stencil similar to this one. I used distress inks but all inks work!

I added a flower stamp [carabelle studio] and black ink splatters.

On the top border, I add a tag cut from Save The Date Elements.

I cut a leaf pattern [paper printed from the All Eyes On You Papers] with my Cuttlebug machineand I cut out a leaf from More Than Words Elements and added them to my flower stamp to create a cluster.

I strategically glued a circle label [Limitless Elements] over the leaves to hide their ends and stamped a feather [aladine stamp] on a white cardstock, cut it out and stuck that to my cluster while using a bit of 3D foam to add a bit of depth.

I finished my page with some blue ink stains, again using a stencil.

And voilá: my finished page!

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!

Friday, 15 April 2016


Hello fellow scrapping friends! Welcome to the April Blog Challenge! As you must have noticed we have upped the amount of tutorials and ways to stretch your stash. This way we try to bring you creative and innovative ways to approach your pages and get you out of your comfort zone!
If by chance the posts haven't convinced you yet to give the tutorials a try then the chance of winning a 10 dollar coupon to the Pink Reptile store just might! ;)

Before we get into the nitty gritty of our new monthly challenge though, let's find out who's entry for the March Template Challenge is the lucky winner. You can take a peek at all the amazing entries  here.

Mr. Random picked the lucky *** as our winner for this month!!!

Congratulations Chippi!!! You have a notification 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 Chippi's beautiful page:

For this month's challenge we want you to use a technique from a tutorial that was posted on the Pink Reptile Blog. You can find all tutorials here. You can pick whatever technique from the tuts you like best even if you have use the technique before. Your entry has to be a brand NEW page though. Not one you made in the past. Of course we love to hear why you chose this specific technique.

So in short:
I can't wait to see you pages!

Check out these inspiring pages by the Pink Ladies:

by diane

Diane used the "Halftone Black & White" technique.  She was challenged to see if she could reproduce the effects using Photoshop Elements. 

She followed the tutorial directions but found she had to use ENHANCE (instead of IMAGE) to make her photo a high contrast black and white version.  She started by using these steps: Enhance>Adjust Color>Remove Color, then she did: Enhance>Convert to black and white>Newspaper.  She tweaked it a bit more with: Enhance>Adjust Lighting>Levels.  Once she was satisfied with her black and white copy of her photo, she duplicated it and continued on with the tutoria'ls directions.

She decided to show what the black and white photo looked like before the halftone by clipping a copy of it to a mask, positioned it in a layer above the halftone version, added a shadow and viola! A few embellishments and her eye catching page was done!

by géraldine

Géraldine used the "Desigining with Overlays" technique on her page and with it created a beautiful layer of depth in color in her dreamy photo. The overlay also helps lead the eye to the kite that otherwise maybe would get lossed in those beautiful clouds. A beautiful cluster with a pop of colors is the perfect finishing touch.

by gaëlle

Gaëlle dressed up her ampersand as explained in the "Dress Up Your Ellies" three way tutorial, adding a fun colorful and eye catching accent that immediately draws your eye to that beautiful photo of a tender moment between mother and child.

by rozsá

Rozsá used the "Playing With Wordarts As Your Title" tutorial by Jenn Marione and blended one of the wordarts of the Spring Flutters elements [Dream] with Spring Flutter paper no. 8 creating a fun and funky title for her sweet and playful page about her brand new puppy.

by erin

Erin played with the "Dry Embossing Papers" technique. She created a gorgeous background paper for the photo of her son having a blast at the playground. The wordarts combined with the alpha are just as stunning by the way. Wow!

by jenn marione

This page is by Jenn Marione in which she uses the "Pixelizing" technique on her photo. Combined with the embellihed squares on the left, the square matte and square shape of the page itself this is such a strong design statement. The geometric background paper adds a playful touch as does that beautiful cluster!

by pallavi

Pallavi used the Gradient Maps technique to turn her pics into black and white. Don't you just also LOVE how she echoed the horizontal lines of the public in the stadium with that striped paper?!

by cynthia

What better way to emphasize what's important then a gazillion arrows pointing right at it? LOL Cynthia used the "Repeat after Me" technique to do just that and what a fantastically awesome page did it turn out to with that gorgeous blended background and subtle coloring!

by shivani

And how incredibly cool is this last inspitaional sample page by Shivani? She used the "Pencil Drawing Effect" tutorial on her background photo and highlighted the part where her daughter hangs over the fountain edge by leaving it as is and framing it! Combined with the funky colored paper and elements this is a really artistic and very eye catching page don't you think?

Well that's tons of inspiration for you right??!!
Then now it's your turn!
We can't wait to see your rocking scrap skills!

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 May 15th.

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'!