carly robertson | november projects

November 27, 2014 |  by  |  albums + projects, hybrid projects  |  2 Comments

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Hi there, it’s Carly here with today’s share. Leading up to the holidays is always such a busy time of the year, but from Thanksgiving to Christmas I always feel most like scrapbooking. Maybe because there is so much going on that I want to capture, or maybe because I always feel most thankful during this time of year, needless to say I have lots of projects on the go and today I’ll share a peek into two of them.

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Awhile back I mentioned that I moved my Letters to book from Smash books to an 8.5×11 binder and I’m loving it. I love that I have the flexibility to change the order of my pages and can insert new pages into any location within the book. Many of my pages are designed on a 8.5×11 page size, but lately I’ve started to create more double page spreads like this one. I love that you can create more of a story over to pages and incorporate so much more white space…and I love white space!

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For my photo page I used the Bulletin Board and Stargazer papers from the new On My Desk line at Gossamer Blue and for my opposite page I kept things really simple using the word art Love is… from the Love is layered template and the word “everything” from the Word Art: love + other sentiments kit, which by the way is one of my all-time favourite word art kits ever!

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The other project I’m currently working on is prepping my December album. This will be my first year of doing an album for December and I think the idea of creating all your foundation pages prior to the start of the month is genius! I’m using both the December you are my fave no.2 and no. 3 kits and shared all the foundation pages I’ve already created in this post.

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paislee_carly112014_IMG_9854This week my girls created their Christmas wish lists and went to visit Santa for their photos. Even though this happened in November I have to include it into my December album so I added the Santa photo and wrote out their wishes on two journal cards. I also added two addition journal cards from the Press Cards No.29 kit to finish out the page.

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So far I’m feeling pretty good about my album start and hope that I’m able to keep it up and finish it by the New Year…or shortly after. How about you, are you doing a December album this year too?

-Carly

To see my other Paislee Press projects you can visit here, and of course you can always visit me at my blog, on Instagram or over at Pinterest.

 

 

around here

November 26, 2014 |  by  |  LIFE RIGHT NOW  |  5 Comments

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Around here it still feels more like summer than fall. A few weekends ago we drove up the coast to spend the day in Malibu. It wasn’t the most picturesque of beaches but the girls had fun exploring the tide pools and I was a little more than giddy that we stayed long enough to catch the sunset. The light was glorious.

Around here I finally finished knitting my first infinity cowl and summer-like weather be damned…I’m wearing it.

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Around here I’m working on getting new Holiday Card Templates ready (coming to the shop on Friday).

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Around here Madeline is recovering from a stomach bug. She’s feeling much better today but cried this morning when we told her she should stay home to rest. “Don’t you want to get better so you can eat pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving?”

“No! If I eat pumpkin pie, my tummy will be mad.”

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Around here I’m feeling grateful for downtime this holiday weekend. Happy Thanksgiving friends!

Trisha Harrison |Project Life week 45

November 25, 2014 |  by  |  product releases + news  |  3 Comments

Hi Everyone Trisha Harrison here today & I am happy to be a Contributor for Liz’s Creative Team once again. Today I am sharing my Project Life week 45 … Nov.3 -Nov. 9th 2014.

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For this weeks spread I used “Faves Card” and I absolutely love it!! Above is the right hand side page and this shows you three cards out of the set (the one with the 4 on it is BH brand in the Kiwi edition) and the last card on the far right the heart I just went over it with my date stamp instead of my original plan to journal over. Adding in a few wood veneers and TA DA  it’s a page done!

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Closer look at that heart card & stamping I did.

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Closer look at these two cards & again I added wood veneers.

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The left hand page is all 3×4 horizontal pockets that I custom made with my sewing machine and love using this pocket size too, I took those “FAVE ”  “LOVE” “RIGHT NOW” cards and turned them on their sides it was vertical printing out and then added more wood veneers on them & date stamp & journaled. LOVE THESE CARDS !!

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Closer view of that “RIGHT NOW” card.

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Last view here is the whole page spread & once again I am so loving these designs as always!!

Thanks so much for reading & Thank you Liz for having me on the blog once again!!

You can find this card kit here.

Trisha Harrison.

 

Document Your December 2014 is Here!

November 21, 2014 |  by  |  product releases + news  |  21 Comments

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Aaaaahhh. My favorite time of the year. Let the holiday festivities (and documenting) begin! I’ve got 4 new products for the Document Your December Shop at The LilyPad, all at 20% OFF thru November 23, 2014.

6×8 Layered Templates & Papers

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This set of 6×8 templates is designed to help you build a custom December Album. This is not just your standard photo templates set – it’s so much more! The templates are a mix of photo masks, pattern overlays, hand drawn motifs and wordart (that can be used as elements to create titles or used as photo overlays). You can easily customize patterns to create your own unique backgrounds to suit your project needs. This set also includes SEVENTEEN 6×8 Papers (jpg files).

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Try printing on vellum or transparency! The overlays in the templates make it easy to customize too.  I’m partial to black, white and gold tones so I printed the designs as is but you can easily change the color to suit you preferred color scheme.

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Wordart & Cut Files

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3×4 and 4×6 Journal Cards
This set is great for both Pocket Page and Mini Album Projects.

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6×8 Cut Files

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The 6×8 files can be scaled down to 3×4 card sizes, making this set ideal for both mini album projects and pocket scrapbooking!

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inspiration from the creative team

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6×8 December Album Pages by Carly (using december you are my fave no. 3 and no. 2)

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digital page by leontien (december you are my fave no. 3)

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december album by Heather (december you are my fave no. 3,Wordart Cut Files and 6×8 Cut Files)

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digital page by Farrah Jobling (december you are my fave no. 3) | digital page by Susanne (december you are my fave no. 3)
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digital page by leontien (december you are my fave no. 3)

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digital page by Sue (december you are my fave no. 3)

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digital page by Julie (december you are my fave no. 3)

 

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by Brenda (december you are my fave no. 3)

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6×8 December Album by Caylee (december you are my fave no. 3 and This Day in December)

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lovely packaging by caylee (december you are my fave no. 3)

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by leontien (6×8 Cut Files)

kristi prokopiak I hybrid artist

November 20, 2014 |  by  |  product releases + news  |  1 Comment

hello all! it’s kristi again! here are my recent fall/winter pages.

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i got to visit southern california in october and had such a great time. clearly i couldn’t decide which photos to use, so i just threw them all into 2×2 squares and gridded them on 4×6 photos. there wasn’t a rhyme or reason to their placement (originally i planned on cutting them out and shuffling them around) but once i printed them out i realized i liked them as is. (love when things turn out easy like that).

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i wanted to include some bits i collected from my trip, but i had too many to fit in one spread. luckily i had snapped a photo of all of them laid out (nerd alert, sitting up and styling business cards and hang tags, sheesh) so i used that and just added a few bits in a small pile to add depth. this time i printed out the “perfect” element and cut it out to stick on top of the stack with a paperclip.

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went through a bit of a sad patch when i arrived back in brooklyn, so this spread is all about how thankful i am for my friends. they were al there for me when i needed them that week and i love that i have created my own family from these special people. all i need to get through a rough patch is coffee, yoga and friends!

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the next spread is an everyday life documentation. the chai we love, a “drewism”, advice from a trusted friend, a text about interstellar, plans for an escape, a business card from a store, my new favorite artist, and a menu from a coffee shop. i love when i have fun bits like this from the week because they feel so personal, yet also completely ordinary.

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another everyday life kinda spread. a new band i love, presents from a friend, recording a podcast for arrvls, a drunken text and songs i recently added to a playlist that remind me of my favorite co-workers. i used the “go on an adventure” card because the text is referencing a possible cross country move that is so scary but so exciting.

thanks for visiting!!

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