Tuesday, 23 April 2019


This month I created a candy bag matching a card. This could be a great teachers gift at the end of the year but just as fun to send to someone for a special occasion or just because...

First I created the bag.
I folded a piece of rigid plastic in three to obtain 2 closed edges and 2 opened edges
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I attached a piece of paper on one side. I used this cute leaf pattern from Drawn To You Papers which is one of my all time favs.
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I filled the bag with candy:
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And I closed the with another piece of paper like so:
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I added a green paper to decorate the white paper (from Just Like Dad | Papers) :
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To finish I added a butterfly from Pure And Simple | Elements:
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The candy bag is done !

Then I created a card matching the bag to complete the little gift :
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I cut leaves with dies and my cuttlebug machine.
I glued a tag to complete the cluster (Tales Of Spring) and a sparrow (from Brand New Year)
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And voilá my gift set is ready for sending/giving!

 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!

Tuesday, 16 April 2019


The year is going so fast and we are already in April. Spring has arrived and everything is going to grow and bloom again. In recent months I have developed a new way of keeping track of things and I don't do that in a standard planner but in a bullet journal. Here I make my to-do lists, write down memories and stick nice pictures  that I find on pinterest or in magazines to embellish. It is great way to personalize your own diary / journal with paper, washi tape and stickers.

Pictures from Pinterest and from myself
For the weeks I also like to make my own stickers and especially for the days of the week and some of the typical things you do during a day.
On those dividers of the weeks and days it is nice to use beautiful fonts that you can print on (sticker) paper or you can use them to practice with hand lettering. Here are my favorite fonts for my bullet journal.

1. Bargeritho, 2. Perfect Day, 3. Blue Pen, 4. Sheila Crayon, 5. Typewriter Dry, 6. Badrudin, 7. Jacklyn Milner, 8. Ottoman, 9. Summer Morning, 10. Black Pink Signature

I’ll hope you will have a great spring and I’d like to know if you have a bullet journal?

Monday, 15 April 2019


Hi everyone, Jenn here! Welcome to the April blog challenge! First things first, we need to announce the winner for the March Template challenge!!! You ladies did an outstanding job with Karen's adorable template and you can drool over all the awesome entries HERE.

The lucky winner for this month is Sandy!!!

Congratulations Sandy aka wvsandy!!! 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 Sandy's gorgeous page:

This month I have some paper scrapbook pages, all with the same design style, as a source of inspiration.

Your job for this month's challenge is to scrap a page based on these paper scrapbook pages with everything on the edges leaving "white space" in the middle. You can have a photo (or photos) ... or go photoless! You don't have to have a white paper as your background, but please do leave the background fairly simple - a solid, a light texture, a simple understated pattern. The "white space" should be a place for the eye to rest after looking at all the "stuff" around the edges. It can be light or dark. You can have a title and/or journaling in the center if you wish but nothing else.

I can't wait to see what you come up with! I know it will be amazing!

Here's what the lovely Pink Ladies made based on this "around the edges" style challenge:

by marilyn

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by karen
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by kate
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by marijke
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by jenn mccabe

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by diane
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by heidi

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by ferdy
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Now it's your turn to create! We can't wait to see 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 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'!

Tuesday, 9 April 2019


You might know that I am normally a scrapper who uses lots of different kits from different designers when I scrap. My supply list is usually quite long and I get a thrill out of being able to combine tons of things that were not originally designed together and make them work. But today I thought it would be fun to give myself a challenge and - for a change - discover the joys of one-kit-scrapping. A lot of people do it and now I can see why.

Everybody can scrap with a collab with 500 items, right? So I chose a rather small freebie kit from Mirjam and decided to use every item in the kit - and nothing more (except for the fonts)! Her kits always have tons of stuff that is useful and somehow they always are exactly what I am looking for when I make a page, it's like magic! The kit I used is called "In the garden" and consists of all this:

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I chose a template to get started quickly. It was a free template made by Gaelle for a blog challenge in 2017 and I changed it a bit to accomodate three photos.

09.04. Blog post (ready) - The joys of one-kit-scrapping Prd-1705-blogchallenge-gaelle-template-preview

Once I had decided on the kit, the page was a piece of cake. I don't think I have ever completed a page this quickly. Of course, under normal circumstance I would have gone and looked for just the right this and just the perfect that, but as I was limited in my choices I just made do with what was there - and it worked out perfectly, don't you think? I used all the papers and all the embellishments at least once, some of them more often. In order not to have too many of the same things (I even refused to re-color) in my left border I cut out one fruit from a paper (the one paper I didn't use otherwise) and made my own paper embellishment.

This is my finished page. It couldn't have been easier.

09.04. Blog post (ready) - The joys of one-kit-scrapping 190330-garden-copy

So, the joys of one-kit-scrapping:

* no analysis paralysis (as it used to be called on the daily digi). You use what you have and don't agonize over every little detail
* a resulting page with colours, papers and embellishments that go together without effort because colour scheme, style, etc. everything is already decided for you
* super fast

I will definitely use the one-kit-method again in the future when I am either pressed for time or my mojo is absent but I still want to get something done.

What about you? Are you a one-kit-scrapper or are you going all out with your supplies? What are your reasons for your scrapping method? Let me know in the comments.

Friday, 5 April 2019


Welcome to April! A time of new beginnings and growth. For me also a time to reflect on the first part of the year.  How am I doing regarding my New Years resolutions and how are things going in general.

I have to say that I am quite satisfied with the status quo. LOL
I am pretty happy with what I have achieved although I am not quite there yet.

My personal reflections inspired me to create this month's BYOC collection that I named REFLECTIONS. What else right?

I aimed at making a genereric collection that could be used for all sorts of achievements and successes or almost successes whether we are talking about resolutions, getting diploma's, drivers licences or even baking cakes!

The new packs are ALL 20% off through April 7th but of course there's special offers for newsletter subscribers!!! Not a subscriber yet? Click HERE to join the gang!

Let's have a look at the new stuff!

A great set of 67 unique elements [69 in total] in all kind of shapes, sizes, textures and styles. Made to help you look back and reflect on things that went just as planned or maybe not quite so.

REFLECTIONS | ELEMENTS by Pink Reptile Designs

A great set of 12 beautiful, trendy patterned papers, 13 alternate color combinations PLUS 11 gorgeously textured matching solids. Which makes this a pack of 36 papers in total!!

REFLECTIONS | PAPERS by Pink Reptile Designs

This timeless wire paperclip alpha includes upper case, numbers and a bit of punctuation [!?&*(). and ,]. All seperate .png's 44 characters per color, 12 colors in total. Perfect for some eye catching titles or monograms.

REFLECTIONS | ALPHA by Pink Reptile Designs

Rejoice in the little things, give in to whatever tugs at your heart...and off you go!
Let these 4 amazing 12 x 12 templates help you tell your story in an eye catching way.

REFLECTIONS | TEMPLATES by Pink Reptile Designs

Wishing you a wonderful weekend and Happy Scrappin'!