Tuesday, 16 December 2014

IT'S IN THE DETAILS | FLAG BANNERS, TINY TAGS & TABS

IT'S IN THE DETAILS
Welcome to a brand new series, “It’s in the Details”, where we take a closer look at the uniqueness of Pink Reptile Design products, along with a little dose of inspiration for good measure. I hope you’ll join us …


IT'S IN THE DETAILS | FLAG BANNERS, TINY TAGS & TABS

I don’t know about you, but when I play with a PRD kit, I am immediately drawn to the array of textures and tiny details. Mirjam includes texture on just about everything she creates. Sometimes it is in small, subtle ways and sometimes it is big and bold. I love it all! One of the little details that I am currently loving, and that has been popping up in her element packs lately, is the amazing textures and details found on her flag banners, tiny tags and tabs.

When I first saw the Heimili kit, my eye went right to the trio of banner flags.

https://the-lilypad.com/store/Heimili-Elements.html

The texture … the addition of the eyelet … the hand drawn doodled line ... the distressing and wrinkles of the paper used, it is just adorable and so well designed. Such a small little element, but it really packs a big punch with the details.

Apparently, Pink Lady Marnel thought so too … she made a statement with the whole trio of flag banners, lining them up along side her photo and title, to draw attention there. 

http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=160728&title=m-2bn&cat=514

Pink Lady Sokee uses the pink flag banner front & center and slightly overlapping that awesome photo. It screams “Look here please”, politely of course. Together with the matching texture found in the Heimili Alpha, this page makes you feel like you could reach out and touch the distressed paper!

http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=160806&title=cozy&cat=517

Also in the kit is a trio of adorable tabs in three colors. The shape is so unique! I love the the addition of the label on the tab, and the krafty texture is perfection. TLP Polly Lori uses one of the tabs in a unique way on her page by adding some word art from the kit  instead of the typical date. Love that!

http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=160623&title=happiness-is&cat=500

The recently released XOXO Elements pack also has some similar tags but done in elegant colors. There are also some adorable little tabs with a slight kraft texture and the added bonus of a staple. [I love it when I don't have to go digging for a staple to use within my stash!]

http://the-lilypad.com/store/XOXO-Elements.html

I love that the Pink Reptile Designs products are so well thought out with these personal little extra details.

Here Pink Lady Sucali uses both the flag banners and the stapled tabs from the XOXO kit on her pretty page:

http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=168993&title=xoxo&cat=844

Aren't they elegant little details that stand out?

The newest kit, Everyday of the Week, has adorable flag banner/tags all rolled into one! How adorable and creative is this little tag? That little black fabric tab with the heart also stands out too. I love that it is done in classic black & white and the little stitching detail is awesome. This is so not your basic tab folks!

https://the-lilypad.com/store/Every-Day-Of-The-Week-Elements.html

Here TLP Polly Rebecca uses both elements to show off her gorgeous pooch, Arya.

http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=172598&title=arya&cat=514

The little heart tab overlapping the photos is perfect and I adore the series of flag banners to journal little tibits of her dog’s personality!

Don’t forget there are so many other great element packs that pack a big punch of detail into small packages. Here is the latest date element pack, Round About When. It is a perfect way to get that unique PRD detail on your page and the date as well!

http://the-lilypad.com/store/Round-About-When-Date-Labels.html

Another example is the The We Are Storytellers element pack. It is also full of little tabs with texture and unqiueness. Just look at those adorable hand cut tabs. The perfect handmade touch for any page!

Another example is the The We Are Storytellers element pack. It is also full of little tabs with texture and unqiueness. Just look at those adorable hand cut tabs. The perfect handmade touch for any page!

Do you have a great page that showcases PRD banner flags, tiny tags or tabs? Please share! We’d love to see your creations and leave you some love!

Monday, 15 December 2014

DECEMBER BLOG CHALLENGE

Hello & welcome to the December Blog Challenge; our very last challenge for 2014!

Before we know it, we will be ringing in the new year.  But before we get too ahead of ourselves, let's ring in a new challenge winner. All the pages from November's challenge were amazingly creative. I loved seeing how everyone played with gradients and recoloring. And didn't you just adore that awesome stitched word art? Check out the lovely pages here.

Mr. Random helped out and chose one lucky winner from all the entries and his choice is: Erin!


Congratulations Erin aka mimisgirl!!! 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!

Here's Erin's beautiful page:


by jenn mccabe

It is the last month of the year and such a busy time for most of us. If you celebrate Christmas you are probably spending many of your December days with family and friends enjoying blessings and gatherings. To keep things simple and manageable we have a template challenge for you this month.

This template was created with journal cards in mind. We all have them in our digi stash. Either they came as a free with purchase offer, were purchased as an add-on to a kit, or were included in an element pack. Perhaps you just love them and buy all the journal cards you can get your hands on. Whatever the reason, we all have journal cards. One of the most common comment I hear is: If I am not a pocket scrapbooker, what in the world do I do with all these journal cards?

This template can help. For this challenge, I want you to use at least one journal card in your stash along with this template. Use it as is ... or as a jumping off point to create a page that suits your style. I can't wait to see how you incorporate journal cards on your pages!

Just click on the image to download.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gnsqydgwjn4gdpg/PRDdec2014Challenge.zip?dl=0

A little inspiration from the Pink Ladies to get the creative mojo flowing:

my page
by mirjam
by géraldine
by nini
by hélène

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 January 15.

FACEBOOK
Off course there's always a little something for free under the Free Gift Tab at the Pink Reptile FB Page

ONE random winner will receive a 10 dollar coupon to the Pink Reptile Designs TLP store but really everyone is a winner as all other participants receive a 25% discount coupon to the store. So all the more reason to join in on the fun, right?!

Wishing you tons of fun and Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

SAN'S FAVE WINTER FONTS

by Pink Lady San

I cannot believe the year is almost at it’s end. Fall is making place for winter and the most of us are preparing for Christmas.

I love this time a year, because we get to see our whole family, doing lots of wonderful, fun things because and hoping to see the first snow falling from the sky.
Here in the Netherlands we are always waiting patiently to see if and when winter will arrive. Last year we had no snow at all and temperatures were very mild so I am hoping and keeping my fingers crossed that this year there will be snow, freezing cold nights, red noses and rozy cheeks.

I want to make all kinds of happy winter pictures from my girls with smiling faces against a beautiful winter scenery and I want a white Christmas. Oh how I hope my dreams for this winter will come true!


http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=67341&title=dreaming-of&cat=500
Dreaming of [made with Cozy Christmas Day by Pink Reptile and Val C Designs]

My coat rack is already  hanging full with winter jackets and coats and all kinds of colourful scarfs. Underneat the rack is a big basket filled with a big pile of different sizes of gloves and winter hats, just like the font map on my computer is piled up with winter fonts waiting to be used.

I’d like to share my favorite’s with you and these are all free to download:

1. Silent night, 2. Snowflakes, 3. Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, 4. Jingle Bells, 5. Santa’s Sleigh, 6. Winter Wonderland, 7. Holly Jolly, 8. Starry Night, 9. Mistletoe, 10. Merry Christmas

I know some of you are preparing for a daily december album and others will be making beautiful pages capturing those special december moments. I hope these winter fonts will come in handy. 

I want to wish you all a lovely december, enjoy the time together!

Friday, 5 December 2014

DECEMBER BYOC & HAPPY HOLIDAYS FREE GIFT

It's here!! The last BYOC of the year!

My oh my...It has been a busy few weeks hasn't it?!
With all that we have to do to get ready for the holidays that are approaching, I have the perfect 3 packs to help you do just that and then some!

My packs are called "Everyday of the Week"! With their timeless, neutral colors and ditto elements you will be able to literally every day of the week!

Let me show you what I mean and make sure you read all the way to the bottom of the post because I have a little something waiting for you there!

EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK | ELEMENTS
Includes 48 unique elements all different shapes, styles and textures, 52 in total.


https://the-lilypad.com/store/Every-Day-Of-The-Week-Elements.html

EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK | PAPERS
Includes 9 beautifully patterned papers plus 3 gorgeous matching solids.

https://the-lilypad.com/store/Every-Day-Of-The-Week-Papers.html

EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK | ALPHA
Includes - upper case, lower case, numbers and punctuation [88 characters in total - all seperate png's.

https://the-lilypad.com/store/Every-Day-Of-The-Week-Alpha.html

https://the-lilypad.com/store/Pink-Reptile-Designs/


INSPIRATION
Here is some "Everyday" inspiration from the fantabulous Pink Ladies, Lilypad Polly's and our wonderful and talented guest Hélène aka Buzinette.


by ellen
by li li
by géraldine by nini
by céline
by susanne by barbara
by audrey by natascha by farrah
by anja
by hélène by anne
by keela

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FREE GIFT
I am pretty sure, like me, you have started preparations for the upcoming Holidays. I hope you will have a fantastic time surrounded by the ones you love. Here's a little something for you that might come in handy!

Just click on the image to download
http://bit.ly/1tSkB4E

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

Wishing you a great weekend and Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

PINK LADY SPOTLIGHT | AUDREY aka SNOWDROPZ

Name: Audrey Tan [aka snowdropz]

Country: Currently living in India.

Favourite colour: Pink. I might vacillate between pink and red sometimes.

Favourite food: Chinese cuisine especially tim sum. I do like Japanese sushi too! Despite living in various countries, I still go back to my roots and would hunt down any store that sells Chinese food or check out an authentic Chinese restaurant.

Describe you in one word: Adventurous.

1. How and when did you start digital scrapbooking?
I started out as a traditional scrapbooker and cardmaker in 2004. Then as my boys grew bigger, I was left with little time to play with my physical stash. However, the urge to create led me to explore digital scrapbooking in late 2010. After all, I would still be creating, just in another medium! I had Photoshop on my computer but didn’t know how to use it. Then in early 2011, I took an online course that showed me how to use Photoshop to create digital pages and I guess the rest is history. Just as well, I have turned to digital scrapbooking as my laptop have travelled me with everywhere and I’ve occupied my time effectively.

2. How and when did you end up in a CT/ CT’s?
I had been in CTs while scrapbooking the traditional way. When I started digital scrapbooking, I wasn’t sure if my digi skills would make the grade. Anyway, I tried and got into Tiffany Tillman’s team. That gave me confidence and later found myself creating for various designers.

3. How long have you been on my CT?
I was invited by you on 11 March 2012 via a message on MSA site. Unfortunately, I didn’t check my message until the end of the month and I was horrified that I missed it. I quickly responded and thankfully, you still wanted me. Well, I’m still a member and loving every time a new kit comes out.

4. What software do you use? What type of camera?
I used Photoshop CS6 and own a Nikon DSLR but use my iPhone 5S extensively for photo taking [too much hassle taking the DSLR around].

5. How would you describe your style?
Since turning digital, I am able to explore various styles of scrapbooking and I think my style gravitate towards artsy, grunge, mixed media style. I do make use of brushes, transfers etc. a lot on my pages. However, I’m also flexible and am able to create a page using a traditional kit as well.

credits: Boho Bliss by Pink Reptile Designs & Lynne Marie, fonts used: Pea Amy & Fette Bauersche Antique

credits: Boho Bliss by Pink Reptile Designs & Lynne Marie

6. What is your favourite scrapbooking item, something you turn too again and again?
Well, anything that allows me to ‘mess’ up a background page. Hence, paint splats, brushes, blendables, overlays etc.

7. What is your favourite Pink Reptile product and why?
Well, that’s easy, it has to be Boho Bliss, a collaboration kit between Mirjam & Lynne Marie. My favourite all time kit as it has every thing that I love! I could easily use that kit over and over again.

http://the-lilypad.com/store/Boho-Bliss-Collab-prd_BohoBliss_collab.html

8. Just for fun… tell us all about a quirky habit of yours!
I snack a lot when I scrap, mainly on chocolates! Somehow it just fuels my creativity.

9. Name 5 things that you can touch RIGHT NOW from where you are sitting, no cheating!
The TV and cable remote controls, iPhone, some snacks, my kitten (sitting behind me) & my printer.

10. Silliest thing you have ever done…
My son lost his iPhone 4 and kept quiet about it. I only found out 2 weeks later and quickly activated the Find My iPhone signal. What happened was that he accidentally dropped it in my car. That night, my car was broken into and the the phone was taken.

At that time, I didn’t think much was taken as I don’t usually keep a lot of stuff in my car as it’s parked on the driveway. The app found the iPhone quickly and I locked it. Shortly, I received a call from the new owner of the iPhone. Someone had sold him the iPhone in a pub. He didn’t think it was stolen. To cut the long story short, he offered to return the phone back to me in exchange for a compensation. We agreed to meet.

My husband was out of the country then and didn’t want me to go but I was so determined to retrieve the iPhone and I went. It turned out the poor chap was a 20-year old who thought he got a deal buying an iPhone for £100. The guy who stole it was an opportunist who went around breaking into cars, parked on driveways. He didn’t even cleaned the phone properly hence that was why I managed to track it down.

On hindsight, I guess I was mad to even meet the person on my own but adrenalin kicked in and I wasn’t about to lose the phone again a second time!