{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…)