One of my favourite things to do on a wet winter weekend is to catch up on my scrapping of summer pics.
I am rescrapping and finishing up Daughter-Two's photobook from the year she was three, which included a trip to the beach with cousins:
It was the perfect excuse to use the St Malo Kit, which is new in store at The Lilypad today (and therefore half price for SOSN Wednesday)
Along with a mega pack of ripped elements:
And just a heads up: if you have scrapping to catch up on - and if that includes Christmas photos - watch out for Christmas in July and a celebration themed freebie in the newsletter on Friday! (Pop over to my new website to sign up)
I love all the old photos of my family that I have, but the ones I really treasure are not the studio portraits or the wedding photos, but the ones that capture their everyday lives hanging out at home or laughing on a day trip to the beach.
In honor of that, this week's new template at The Lilypad is called "Everyday Story"
Love this one from Liz:
Plus you can make a splash with the new transfer set:
or dress up your page (or kit) with flowers from New Zealand gardens:
Naming kits is often the hardest part of the design process, and I have a tradition of naming them after places.
The settlers who colonised New Zealand had a similar habit of renaming places here with the name of somewhere in England.
I really don't think the Herne Bay in Auckland had a lot in common with Herne Bay in Kent, England. And it probably has even less in common now, that you need millions to buy there. The settlers couldn't even imagine that.
I love designing for the monthly "Build Your Own Collection" (BYOC) event at The Lilypad, and this month it was especially fun.
I ended up with a mega collection of messy papers, elements and transfers would work for scrapping lazy summer days at home, neighborhood friends and cycle rides, husbands and handymen and even building projects.