Tuesday, 25 April 2017

PRETTY PAGES FROM THE PINK REPTILE GALLERY | by JENN


One of my favorite things to do when my scrapping mojo tank is less than half full is to peruse the scrapbooking galleries. I love to grab a hot cup of coffee and see what all my fellow scrapping friends are making. It replenishes the mojo tank and inspires me for my future pages ... and it often puts me in the mood to play as well. This month I found a few pages that stood out to me for one reason or another and I'm excited to share these pretty pages with you today!

First up is Candy Tree by scrappin2girls:



Those two little faces cropped in close caught me instantly. I so badly want to know more about this delightful "candy tree"! Doesn't it look yummy? I love how the whole page is full of sweetness and candy colors. It's just darling.

My next page I want to share is Ouch by wvsandy:



I love so many things about this page. The overall grid composition is awesome. As it the whole magazine graphic vibe! I love how she used a combination of ribbon, dotted lines and stamps to segment her grid. The little word art pieces are the most adorable finishing touches to help tell the story. Hope everyone is all healed and feeling good!

The last page I have is Ethan by Eyeore:



Another "ouch" type page, honestly I am not drawn to people getting hurt or being in the hospital - I promise! I just couldn't resist that cute face in the photos! I love the way the word art and the boy falling doodle work together with the little alpha to create the most adorable title! It instantly tells the viewer what this page is about. The composition is so lovely and the attention to the edges with all the pretty colors of delicate brushwork is just beautiful.

Well done ladies! Thank you for inspiring and sharing your pretty pages in the PRD Gallery!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

HYBRID | EASY PEASY HYBRID ALBUM


In this post I am going to show you how I made a cute little mini album with all Pink Reptile products that I made from a fun family trip. I am a little late scrapping these photos because they are of the first time my kids discovered sled riding.

I knew I had to make this album though because I wanted to preserve the memory of that day.

I created these 4 pages in Photoshop with two papers on each. Each half of page will be a page of my album after printing.


Papers from HeArt [blue] and Ta-Dah [grey]


Papers from Garden Party


Papers from It's Cold Outside


Papers from Garden Party [orange] and Ta-Dah [grey]

I printed all these on thick white paper along with a bunch of elements for decoration of my album.


CREATING MY ALBUM:

Step 1: I cut the pages of my future album and folded each of them in half.


Step 2: I decorated each page by adding photos and some elements.

The first page of my album has one photo:

I added tag [from Awesome Sauce], white leaves and a word strip [from All Eyes On You] on the photo:


On the left part, I stamped a french text with black ink.


And adedd a tag [from XOXO].


As a finishing touch I added the yellow gel dots.

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I folded the second page in three parts to create a flap.

Background paper is from Garden Party and I cut a piece of paper with big polka dots from Ta-Dah 
and glued it on the flap.



Added my photo on the flap.


Elements and stamp on the backside.


Then I cut another photo up so it fit on the left and middle page of my album. And added a bunch of elements.




Lastly I also added a few elements on the flap.


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For a third page I used a simple decoration by adding just 3 elements to my photo[tag from Awesome Sauce, word strip SMILE from Me, MySelfie and I)




And here I added two small stamped arrows.


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For the next page, I created a flap at the bottom..



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I used two photos for the next pages and of course a few elements.




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The last page of my album has only one photo.



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Step 3: Build the album and create the cover

Once all pages were decorated, I glued them back to back,page by page.
Then I cut a large piece of paper as cover:


I glued the paper as cover of my album :


I decorated the front cover with different elements from Me, My selfie [camera], It's Cold Outside [word strip COLD] and Spring Flutters [pink tape]:



And to finish I added a word strip COLD from It's cold outside as my album title.


My album 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 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!  

Saturday, 15 April 2017

BLOG CHALLENGE | APRIL

Hello! Welcome to the April Blog Challenge! I'm excited to share this new challenge with you all but first, let's see who the winner for March's template challenge is!!! You can take a peek at all the amazing entries HERE.


The lucky winner for this month is Serena!!

Congratulations Serena!!! You have a notification on your TLP account.
All other participants also received their 25% discount coupons via their Lilypad 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 Serena's gorgeous page:

pink reptile designs


For this month's challenge we be using the latest Three Way post: It's Cosmic as our inspiration. To play along you simply need to be inspired by that post in any way you chose! You can use one of the images here in the Pinterest inspiration:


or you can try one of the ideas in the Three Way | It's Cosmic post. To recap:

1. Create a background that resembles the night sky (add a noise filter or some other approach)
2. Use splatters from a kit to make "stars" directly on a photo or on your project or make your own star brush!
3. Create some sparkling stars (or download some freebies!) for your page

Or you can come up with your own Cosmic, Night Sky or Galaxy inspired idea to use on your project! Feel free to submit anything you want for this : a hybrid page, a card, a scrapbook page or art journal page! We cannot wait to see what you make!


Take a peek at these stunning Cosmic Inspired pages by the Pink Ladies:

by Jenn McCabe


by Shivani


by EllenT


by KarenW


We cannot wait to see how you are inspired by all things ... cosmic, galaxy, or night sky!


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.

ONE favorite page will be chosen as the winner to 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'!