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{fresh seeds} | Petals No.4, Helenium, Stargazer, Grab Bag

Happy fresh month.  Happy BYOC.  Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day.  Happy Happy.  So very much to be happy about!  This time of year is one of my most favorite.  I just adore the cooler weather, the celebration of creativity, the bubbling anticipation for the holiday season that is just around the corner.  And the sense of gratitude that covers it all.

And the beginning of November is FULL of all of that.  This month’s Build Your Own Collab at The Lilypad is another stellar collection. It is a burst of color and warm and creativity. (more…)

{fresh seeds} Trellis and Marigold

It’s September.  And I’m still shocked that’s so.  So when I say that, I’m saying it with an extra emphasis of disbelief, “It’s Sep.tem.ber.”  Feel free to add (!!!!!!!) for added effect.  You could also slowly shake your head.  Or raise your eyebrows as high as they’ll go.

But it’s true.  And despite my lamenting over just how quickly time passes every month, the start of each month does make me oh so happy because that means it’s BYOC time at The Lilypad.  And this month, we’ve revived the classic school-y palette and spirit of 2011’s Wicked Smart collaboration.  The result is a fabulous collection of academic inspired goodies that will perfectly suit any school-y story.  And yet the range and depth of the offerings bring versatility to them so they can be used for everyday stories too.  It’s an amazing collection that makes me want to scrap, scrap, scrap. (more…)

{fresh seeds} Bannered

I’m so very happy to share this week’s release..a fresh collaboration with Crystal Livesay of Live Your Stories.  We were inspired by all things sunny and happy and fun to bring you this series of templates that feature one of scrapbooking’s most classic and loved page elements: banners.  And we so hope you like them!!

Meet Bannered:


{fresh seeds} Coreopsis, Coneflower and Garland

Happy June!!!  And I can’t actually believe that I just said “Happy June!”.  Time flies ever faster.  But here we are and it’s sunny and bright and all the typical trappings of summer (Heat, Crazy Heat, and More Heat) have landed.  In fact, as I type the temperature gauge reads 112°.

And with all the sunny and summery comes another fabulous BYOC at The Lilypad.  It’s full of bright and happy colors and fun energy.

And it’s the bright and happy and summery that inspired these fresh products.

I just loved getting crafty with my punches and paper and baker’s twine to create these hand-crafted paper punched pennant-y and twine-y banner trims.  Meet Garland: (more…)

{fresh seeds} Olive Tree

“Hope is a good thing.  Maybe the best of things.  And no good thing ever dies.”

That’s one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite films, The Shawshank Redemption which is an adaptation of one of the greatest pieces of storytelling ever penned (in my humble opinion) Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King.  

I think I’m so drawn to this story because of it’s strong and impactful theme of Hope.  It’s one that resonates with me as it echoes one of my personal truths and strongest held beliefs: Hope is the single greatest asset a person can have.

There is a special kind of power in hope. The kind of quiet, steady, power that lives in perseverance, in faithfulness, in sunny days after cloudy ones, and in joyfulness.

And it’s the stories of hope, springing fresh that have inspired Olive Tree. Olive Tree was first made available to subscribers of the My Scrapbook Art newsletter during my feature there in March 2012 and I’ve now I’ve revamped it a bit and brought it home to The Lilypad.

Meet Olive Tree:

Olive Tree is a full digital kit inspired by these stories of fresh hope and finding joys and it is my hope that it will inspire you to document your own story of hopefulness, of wishing, or of joy. Whether you are documenting these days and stories for your child(ren) or for yourself (and please do!), Olive Tree features hand-crafted crafty goodness with a heart for the hopeful story. And it is versatile enough to help you tell any story, for any age and any gender.

I just love the fabulous inspiration created with Olive Tree.  The pages created are

And Olive Tree  is available in my shoppe for 50% off as part of The Lilypad’s Something Old, Something New this week!  Which means you can snag it for 50% off today — Wednesday 30 May — only.

As always I looove to see your stories and art too, so please feel free to share with me anytime.  Really!  Just shoot me a mail or share them on my facebook page.  And if you haven’t signed up the newsletter yet you may want to do that so you can be the first to hear the latest news and get the latest exclusive savings.

Hope you are having a beautiful week!


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