new in the shop | month in review journaling cards

July 11, 2014 |  by  |  product releases + news  |  3 Comments


Per customer request, a MONTHLY version of the Week In Review journaling cards is now in the shop – and 20% OFF thru the weekend!


This set includes a total of 72 cards! The individual card files are great for digital layouts and digital project life spreads and can easily be recolored (using the paint bucket tool in photoshop) to fit your project.

Kit includes 3 different styles provided in both 3×4 and 4×6 card sizes:

  • one set of abbreviated month cards  (JAN – DEC) provided as PNG files
  • one set of months by number (1 – 12) in grey provided as PNG files
  • one set of months by number (1 – 12) in black (png)provided as PNG files

I print these cards out individually (once my journaling is ready to go) using this handy print template that’s included in the kit. This template is also available, separately as a free download HERE. See this post for detailed instructions on how to use it.


And speaking of this print template, a customer asked for print guides with rounded corners and I finally got around to updating the templates with that.

inspiration from the creative team

The month in review cards are ideal as inserts for pocket page scrapbooking, but they can also be used as elements on digital layouts and I love the diverse and imaginative ways the creative team used them in their art submissions!

layout by Sue (also used press plate no. 37 and sunny days)

layout by lex (also used in progress)

layout by lex (in progress and pictures + words no. 12)

layout by beth (say yes to)

layout by susanne (also used curated no. 5)

in progress: our no schedule summer

July 10, 2014 |  by  |  LIFE RIGHT NOW  |  21 Comments


I’m happy to report that this Type-A, cannot-function-without-a-schedule-control-freak, is surviving our no schedule summer. Most surprising? Our days have been relaxing, fun and even…productive. Maybe what my husband has been trying to tell me all these years really is true: sometimes no pre-planning is required for things to work out nicely.





Lots of crafting is happening right now. Madeline is drawing and reading. Audrey is obsessed with rainbow looming. And me?


I’m working on filling in the gaps in our 2013 Project Life album. My goal is to wrap this one up before the end of summer.


I’m working on making the album more interactive with QR codes so we can watch video clips as we flip through the album. As much as I love photographs, there’s nothing quite like being able to hear their voices.


And lastly, I’m finally knitting the last round of this infinity scarf that I started back in March. Cannot wait to see this finished scarf. Crossing fingers that I don’t mess up the bind off.


Project Life 2013: Weeks 39 thru 41

July 7, 2014 |  by  |  liz project life  |  2 Comments


I’m still working my way thru 2013.


This is Week 39.  The photo series of Audrey along the top is one of my favorites. I will probably come back to this to add a “Dear Audrey” note later on. There’s a lot going on in this spread, color wise. I usually prefer to focus on one or two dominant colors otherwise the layout feels disjointed (and distracting) to me.


In the past, this photo would have gone into the album as a black and white print. For reasons I haven’t quite figured out, I actually prefer this photo as color, even with the crazy eclectic mix of patterns.  The white border I think helps to keep the busyness somewhat contained.

This is Week 40 & 41. Things were pretty busy as I juggled working on this Personal Yearbook Kit for Becky Higgins and product for my shop at The Lilypad.



And this is currently my new favorite way to showcase two photos taken in sequence.


All photos from Weeks 39 – 41 were taken with my iPhone 4S and edited using PicTapGo or in Lightroom using Replichrome by Get Totally Rad!

Products used: Design A page protectors, 3×4 white cards, 4×6 photo templates, Week in Review Cards


Project Life is a memory keeping system created by Becky Higgins. Read more about it HERE. All of my project life entries can be found HERE or browse the entire project life gallery HERE.

picks from the press gallery | june edition

July 6, 2014 |  by  |  product releases + news  |  1 Comment

Hi everyone!  Kelly here bringing you this month’s edition of the picks from the press gallery.  Each month we take a look through the layouts and projects in the Paislee Press gallery and on instagram and bring you the ones we find most inspiring.  A little eye candy for your Sunday morning!

The first pick for today is a layout by catsaunders that we found on instagram.  She used press plate no. 39 to create a project life insert of her gorgeous boys.


Next up we have a layout by smallmoments called sunset.  She created this layout using downtime.  I love The strips of paper here and I love how the colors in the photo really pop against the background paper.


Next is another layout found in the paislee press gallery called hello sunshine.  Dana created this beautiful layout using sunny days ahead.


And finally we have a project life spread that we found on instagram by sparlethots. She used sunny days ahead and the week in review cards.  I just love all her project life spreads. This is no exception!


I hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s picks and as always, we would love to see what you create with your Paislee Press products. So please feel free to post your projects in the Paislee Press gallery at The Lilypad or post your projects on instagram using the hashtag #paisleepress.

Have a great weekend!

new in the shop | july byoc

July 4, 2014 |  by  |  product releases + news  |  No Comments

New and on sale – 3 products for July BYOC!




July BYOC products are 20% OFF thru the weekend. There’s also an exclusive presslist offer in the newsletter that went out yesterday! Not yet a subscriber? Sign up HERE.

creative team inspiration

layout by brenda

layout by diana

layout by Sue

layout by Beth

layout by Elisa

layout by Leontien

layout by ashleywb

layout by Amanda