Saturday, 1 August 2015

DIGISCRAP PARADE | TENTH EDITION

Can you believe this is the 1oth edition of the Digiscrap Parade already?!
For those of you that do not know it yet...The Parade brings together top designers from some of the very best digital scrapbooking shops on the web [on a quarterly basis] in order to offer customers a fun sampling of the best that digital scrapbooking has to offer. Yup! It's all FREE!

All contributions will be available for the whole month of August so feel free to have a little coffee or scrapping break in between downloading! LOL

You can grab my part by simply clicking on the preview.

http://bit.ly/1DS5QFo

Since I am your first stop on the Parade your previous stop is the last stop of the parade and that's at miss Wendy van der Ploeg's blog, your next stop is at the Little Lamm & co blog or Little Lamm FB page. If you get lost along the way, simply head back to the main DigiScrap Parade site to view the master list and get back on track.

by shivani

by rozsa

I wish you tons of fun and Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

PRETTY PAGES FROM THE PINK REPTILE GALLERY | by SHIVANI

Hello and welcome to the July edition of pretty pages where, every month, we showcase some of the amazing talent we have here. I had such fun scouring the fabulous Pink Reptile Designs gallery to find some to share with you. But I soon realised it was also no easy task trying to narrow down my selection to just a few from so many beautiful layouts. You ladies made me work hard!!!!


It's The Little Thingss by dotcomkari
This page by Kari immediately caught my attention in the gallery. First of all the crop of the photo is just perfect! It radiates such tenderness and then there is this explosion of elements and that big word art. Despite the use of so many little elements, the page doesn't feel cluttered at all and still draws your eye to that focal point in the photo. I also love the little details here - that little heart slightly outside the main cluster and the air balloon stamp. There are some really good design principles in use here. Awesome work Kari!!!


Happiness is elmo and baby
Next up is a page in stark contrast by Bobbie. That big photo is so adorable that it demands the attention and is given in this beautiful, simplistic, yet powerful design. I like how the photo is bordered with doodles stiches and the fact that the elements have been recoloured to match the green hue. I always struggled to stop myself from embellishing too much, so I really appreciate the art of restraint when I see one!!! Love this layout, Bobbie and can't wait to see more of these in the PRD gallery!

http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=210228&title=happiness-is-elmo-and-baby&cat=546

Siesta by fruitysuet
Then we move on to another beauty by Suzanne. First of all I love this recently released beachy kit by Mirjam. But Suzanne picked the perfect photos to scrap with it. Oh those blissful, content sleeping faces and the deck chair makes you to just want to lie there and soak the sun! In terms of design, the use of black stripped paper in between the jagged edges of colourful papers adds such depth to the layout. Love the palm trees peeking out too. Thanks for sharing this gem with us, Suzanne.

http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=209033&title=siesta&cat=844

Fast Cars by jaye
And last but by no means least, is a powerful page by Jaye. This girl obviously loves her cars! I am in awe of the use of red in this layout. That red brick stamp is such a stroke of genius!!! Love the masking, blending and painted frame. The arrows and the paint splatter complete the look. This doesn't need anything more! It is an absolute stunner Jaye!

http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=208296&title=fast-cars&cat=500

So that is it for now. Hope you have as much fun looking at these pieces as I had finding them. Please don't forget to leave some love for them in the gallery. Till next time, happy scrappin'

Friday, 24 July 2015

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

http://the-lilypad.com/store/CHRISTMAS/

Just click on the image to go to the special Christmas In July category at the Lilypad!

And we's love for you to join us in the forum for some special challenges and tutorials!

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

HYBRID MIRROR


Hello fellow scrappers! In this edition of hybrid scrapping I want to show you another home decoration project. This eye catcher will definitely get you ooh's and aah's from your friends and family and it is real easy to make!


I got this idea out of one of my never ending Pinterest searches for inspration. I stumbled upon various projects using paper butterflies and flowers and since I love butterflies and flowers I knew I had to try this on a project of my own. Here are some of the pictures that inspired me:


1. Stampin ' cards and memories 2. Little House On The Corner, 3. Bombshell Bling

At first I didn't know what to make. I just kept the idea of the paper shapes in mind. Then a few weeks later, while cleaning my scraproom, I found this mirror and I knew this would be perfect for my home decor project!

With the mirror on my desk I started printing papers from different Pink Reptile kits [Ta-dah, I'm Not Perfect, Pop Papers] and with a small butterfly punch I punched out many little butterflies in a variety of colors. Then I glued these on the black wooden frame of my mirror.


With my Cuttlebug machine I cut some dandelions and flowers out of white cardstock [of course you can out flower shapes by hand, use a punch or prima flowers or whatever you have in your stash].


To achieve a 3D effect, I put a second, smaller flower on top of a larger patterned flower [ pattern is printed paper from I Am Not Perfect]. I also added messy white wire under the flowers.


I made another cluster on the opposite side of the mirror.


As a final touch I adde a few more butterflies on top and voilá my mirror is finished!


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 projects 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, 17 July 2015

NEW RELEASE | CORKEE BITS & CORKEE ALPHA

Wow, mid July already!! It is that time again for new release Froggy Friday. Pink Reptile Designs has 2 new packs that I know you are going to love: timeless, cute and cork! Who doesn't love cork? It is so versatile!

There's a set of Corkee Bits and a Corkee Alpha. They will be sold individually or you can get the bundle and save even more money. They individual packs are on sale through Sunday 7/19 at 20% off. You will not want to miss them!

CORKEE BITS 
Add an instant touch of whimsy and dimension to your pages with these timeless cork cuties! Includes: 18 unique designs


https://the-lilypad.com/store/Corkee-Bits.html

CORKEE ALPHA
A timeless, go to stamped on cork alpha that will instantly add that realistic feel to your page! Use these in your titles or as monograms. They will give that extra little oomph to your pages for sure! Includes: upper case, lower case, numbers and punctuation [86 characters in total]

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

CORKEE BUNDLE

https://the-lilypad.com/store/Corkee-Bundle.html

INSPIRATION

by karen
by shivani
by jenn
by cynthia
by manuela
by ashley

Have fun with these! Wishing you a wonderful weekend and Happy Scrappin'!

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

JULY BLOG CHALLENGE

Hi friends! Welcome to the July Blog Challenge!

Last month's challenge was a bit of a well, should we say CHALLENGE?! LOL. So this month we are making it a little easier on you, but before we get into the details, let's see who won the June "Out of the Box Photos" Challenge! You can take a peek at all the incredible and inspiring entries here.

Man! Everybody sure ROCKED this one! I am SO glad we have Mr. Random to do the picking of the winner. I mean, really, who could choose just one page from all those works of art!
Anywho....Mr. Random picked the talented Ms. Amson!!!


Congratulations Carolyn aka Amson!!! 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 Carolyn's beautiful page:


For this month's challenge, let's take a look at the latest post from the Three Way series, Repeat After Me. I want you to use your elements collectively and in a BOLD way, as a design focal point on your pages, through the use of repetition. So we are not looking for three little brads used together as your example of repetition, and we are not looking for 3 or 4 little tags used collectively. We want to see BIG REPETITION!

Pick ONE of the following:
1. repeat a word or phrase on your page (must cover at least 1/4 or 25% of your page)
2. repeat a basic shape on your page (must cover at least 1/4 or 25% of your page)
3. repeat more than 1 thing on your page (total of all things repeated must cover at least 1/4 or 25% of your page)

Again, refer back to the latest Three Way | Repeat After Me post for more inspiration on using repetition on your pages. I cannot wait to see your pages!

Check out these jaw dropping, inspiring pages by the Pink Ladies:


GĂ©raldine created a huge tone on tone repeat with the word NOTE blended into her entire background as the foundation for one of the sweetest photos ever. Just look at the message on those little feet! Love it! (used example 1. repeat a word or phrase)


Emma made this beautiful page with different types of circles as the focus for her repeating theme. She creatively uses a mix of solid, open text and dotted line circles. The impact of combining all these circles is much stronger than if she had only used one type of circle. She brilliantly uses these circles under her photos to draw the eye to them. So love this page! (used example 2. repeat a shape)


Shivani created this stunner with the fabulous idea to repeat her photos on her page! She created almost an entire background of adorable expressive faces by repeating photos. This is such a neat effect and really demands attention. She also repeated the little heart element. Fantastic! (used example 3. repeated more than 1 thing)


Cynthia used a gorgeous piece of Word Art repeated in a big bold way, in two tones of pink, to use as the foundation for a fun series of selfies! She also used repetition with different colored arrows. This helps to draw the eye into the photo area. I love that the fave focal photo has the angled frame and a sweet little cluster of elements. Such a pretty, whimsical page! (used example 3. repeated more than 1 thing)


Shivani also made this two page spread with the most adorable series of photos of her little one counting on her fingers. Swoon! She repeated the 123 word art across the two pages and really had fun repeating thin strips of different colors and patterns of paper on her page. What an awesome look! (used example 3. repeated more than 1 thing)


And one more from Shivani ... a double pager, with an explosion of repeats on this fantastic spread! She has repeated word art on the background paper, the stars, the circles and the little arrows. The overall effect is pure fun and whimsy! (used example 3. repeated more than 1 thing)

Now it's your turn. Show how you repeat one of those things on your page in a big, bold way!

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 August 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'!

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

THREE WAY | REPEAT AFTER ME


Hello Scrapping Friends! Welcome to another edition of our Three Way series, where we show you how to stretch your stash and/or share some creative ways to better use your stash.

Today I hope to inspire you to use your elements collectively, as a design focal point on your pages, through the use of repetition.

So go through your stash and pull out some great, similar pieces (like stars, hearts, arrows) that can be grouped together. This is an awesome way to grab lots of elements from kits to use on one page, while reusing your stash!

Once again I’ve scoured Pinterest and scrapbook galleries and have found some great examples that can be applied to our pages. Let's have a look: 

FIRST UP is this adorable page by Marcy Penner, found at Studio Calico. I love the idea of taking one word (or phrase) and repeating it in a big way on a scrapbook page. This can be accomplished with alphas, word art, digital stamps/svgs or fonts.
Here is my take on this concept:


Using the PRD June BYOC, I used the word art pieces and alphas to create my "dreams & wishes" title, and repeated the wishes word art underneath my photo on both sides.
NEXT is this gorgeous page using stars in different shapes collectively. The impact is such that it almost looks like a patterned paper, but the creator of the page states the stars are made from gold vinyl, and cut with the Cameo. In the digital world, we are lucky enough to not need such expensive machines or materials.
So grab some geometric shapes, resize them so that some are big & some are small, and scatter them in a large area on your page to fill up that white space! Or grab lots of versions, textures, and colors of the same shape and arrange them on your page as a collection.
Here is my take on this idea:


I pulled lots of stars from the PRD June BYOC and created a little collection of textures, patterns and gems. I followed the star theme a little bit further with a couple of extra star brads and the star confetti under that big ampersand.

THE LAST example I have is inspired by this page, where Kelly brilliantly uses all of these colorful arrows in different directions to form a large collection on her page, but I was also inspired by the circles in the bottom patterned paper.
Pink Reptile Design kits often have a little line or row of shapes as a digital stamp and the June BYOC kit had the perfect one to carry over this idea. So for my page I did two areas of repetition on my page in a bold way.
Here is my page:


You can see my literal lift of the repeated arrow idea, but I also grabbed the colored dots stamp and repeated it all along the right edge of my background. So repeating designs does not just have to stop with one element. Go crazy and repeat ALL THE THINGS! :)

Check back on the 15th (tomorrow!) for our next monthly challenge, where we will challenge you to put these repetition ideas to work. See you then!