Trisha Harrison | Project Life week 35 .

September 4, 2014 |  by  |  project life  |  No Comments

Hi everyone, Trisha Harrison here and I am sharing week 35 of my Project Life. I am (as always) super excited about another amazing design from Liz! This week I wanted to keep things simple and let the photo’s be focused on … But I also had a lot to say this week so this card kit called “today is” tags and journaling cards were just the right fit!

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Here are the tags I printed out at home and punched out with my marvy punch. I love how classic these tags look and well simple, to the point I just love them!

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They are so versatile these tags you don’t have to use them in a whole circle, just punch and cut down to add a little to another card, very minimal and totally PERFECT.

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You see how much I love working with the tags, now the journaling cards are just as great and loved that Liz designed two options!

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Here is an example of the journal cards not yet written on and in this shot I was still arranging the photo’s and cards.

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Another in progress shot here and started to tell my story of the week these little cards felt like the words on them were like little prompts to go on for the journaling.

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Example here with the card “Perfect” and I honestly felt like that was a great way to get out the words onto paper a little easier.

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So this was a real BIG favourite for me and will be using these cards & tags again and again! You can find these cards and tags here, Thanks for reading!

picks from the press gallery | july and august edition

September 3, 2014 |  by  |  product releases + news  |  2 Comments

Hello there! Kelly here bringing you the July and August edition of the picks from the press gallery.  I don’t know about you but for us it was a whirl-wind summer and I can’t believe it’s already September! But the kids are back in school which means I have time again to peruse the paislee press gallery and instagram looking for new and inspiring projects and layouts.  I love what I am seeing and can’t wait to share them with you!

The first layout that I would like to share is Right Now by ChantalK.  She used pictures + words no. 15, On My Desk, Make Believe, and Sunny Days Ahead to create this lovely layout.    I love the clean design here but what really caught my eye was her fantastic shadowing that makes the whole layout look as though it is a paper layout. I love that!

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Up next is a month in review layout by jive_kewl.  As usual I love everything about this layout from her. I really like the way she used the pops of yellow papers from the Say Yes To kit against the white background.  And I love how it all coordinates with the yellows in the photographs.

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This next layout is by liahra called morning things to do and was created using In Progress.  Wonderful use of white space here and I love the clustering around the photograph.

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Next I would like to share a project life spread that I found on instagram by twopartssilly.  She used Woodgrain Journaling Cards, Brightside, and Say Yes To  to create her spread.  I really love the blues throughout the spread and her photographs are really wonderful!

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Here’s another layout that we found on instagram by meandmybutton that was created with From Where I Stand.  Seriously, where do I even start with this layout!?  I love so many things like the pops of pinks and yellows  as well as the clean and modern design. And her photographs are really adorable!   Just perfect!

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Finally we have a project by pepperandtwine that I am really excited to share.  She used elements from Magic hour, Say Yes To, His and Hers,  and Sunny Days Ahead along with her cameo to create stickers for her journal and planner. I thought this was a brilliant idea and I really love how they turned out!!

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That’s it for this edition and I hope you loved these picks as much as I did! And as always we would love to see what you’ve created with your paislee press products.  We encourage you to post your layouts at the paislee press gallery or to on instagram with the hashtag #paisleepress.  Thanks for looking and we’ll see you next time!

caylee grey | she said yes mini book

September 2, 2014 |  by  |  hybrid projects  |  20 Comments

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Hey it’s Caylee and I’m excited to share something different from what I usually share this month.

Two of my best friends were recently engaged after eleven years of dating. Now that’s deserving of a big celebration. I organised with the guy to get photos from a couple shoot they had because mini books using professional photos just elevate them to the next level. I was also full of glee when I discovered how perfectly the colours went with the About Us kit.

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I printed out a few elements and a few photos on sheets of vellum.  If you’ve never done this, you’re seriously missing out. It takes things to the next level.

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Vellum is the real-life Photoshop for printed photos. How soft does my friend look? Even more beautiful.

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I punched two holes into the pages, and instead of using binder rings as per usual, I used some bakers twine to keep the soft look. I also used transparency sheets on the front and back to add an extra layer of protection. I love how simple mini books are, and how special they are as keepsakes.

Have a great September, and if you’re in the southern hemisphere like me, enjoy the beginnings of spring.

Products: About Us, Eternal Sunshine elements, Fairytale elementsSay Yes To elementsHe & She Tags

♥ Caylee

You can find more bits of my life on InstagramTwitterPinterest, and my blog.

carly robertson | handbook size project life

August 28, 2014 |  by  |  hybrid projects, project life  |  17 Comments

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Hello there! It’s Carly here to share more from my summer handbook project life binder. Hope everyone has been having a fantastic summer, I can’t believe that September is just around the corner.

paislee_carly082014_IIMG_7814 paislee_carly082014_IIMG_7837I have been loving documenting in my 6×8 binder this summer so much that I have made the final decision to stick with it instead of going back to my 12×12 binder as originally planned. There are two main reasons for my decision to keep to this size. First, I love that it is portable. I can easily take my binder, portable printer and phone and / or camera anywhere I go and easily be able to keep up with my documenting.

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The second reason why this format size is working for me is because I find it takes very little planning. When working with my 12×12 layouts, in order to get a cohesive looked on my pages I really had to think about what photo I was putting where. There were so many more options and colour of the overall page played a much bigger roll.

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Although I love documenting in the handbook size, it does have it’s downfalls. You can’t beat the 12×12 binders for their ability to hold so many more photos and I take a lot of pictures. I actually have 3 handbook binders on the go now and each binder has it’s own project theme to better handle all my pictures. If I was staying with my 12×12 binder I could have easily stored everything in one place. The other thing I miss about my 12×12 binder is I documented monthly and in one or two spreads I could see all the highlighted moments of the month at one glance.

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Thanks for letting me share today’s project with you and if you have any questions please feel free to ask! To see my other Paislee Press projects you can visit here, and you can always visit me at my (new) blog, on Instagram or over at Pinterest.

-Carly

Products used in today’s project share: picture + words no. 14, 4×6 photo templates vol.3, month in review cards, picture + words no.12, in progress kit, picture + words no. 10, about us journaling cards, pictures + words vol.3 and presscards no. 13.

new | today is + 30% OFF Storewide Sale

August 22, 2014 |  by  |  product releases + news  |  No Comments

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Hooray for savings!  It’s quarterly sale time at The LilyPad and that means everything in my shop, including new releases, is 30% OFF thru August 25, 2014.

New in the shop this week is a new set of stamp designs, available in three different formats. Whether you are a digital scrapbooker/layout artist, pocket page scrapbooker or hybrid artist, or all of the above, one of these is sure to appeal to you!

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PHOTO TEMPLATES |These templates make it easy to add days and date labels to your projects. Use the text layer included in the layered templates to add your date – no need to tinker with sizing or lining up your text properly – the formatting is all take care of!  Or hide the text field and print as is, then hand write the dates after you print.

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DIGITAL STAMPS & PRINTABLE TAGS | Digital stamps are such versatile memory keeping tools!  Use these in digital layouts, hybrid projects or pocket page scrapbooking. This set also includes a PDF of printable tags. They are sized to work with 1.5″ circle punches.

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3X4 JOURNALING CARDS | This set includes two versions – a set with journaling lines (perfect for those of you that like to hand write your journaling) and a set without journaling (great for handwritten or typed text).

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There’s also an exclusive presslist offer – purchase all three and enjoy a savings of 50% off. Look for the listing in the presslist newsletter that was sent out last night!  Not yet a subscriber? Sign up HERE.

CREATIVE TEAM INSPIRATION

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layout by Cristina

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