Thank you to everyone who entered February’s blog challenge and congratulations to random winner Michelle (aka VinGirl) with her great entry all about her plans for the coming summer! And speaking of the weather, who is ready for spring? I cannot wait for some warmer temperatures and for all the snow to melt. Do you live in a snowy climate or are you in the middle of summer temps?
Okay, on to our challenge. I LOVE Paper Source so this month’s inspiration came from one of their emails. I enjoy looking through their catalogues and visiting the store when possible. They have the best colors and prints. I buy their big wall calendar every year to hang at my desk at work. On the back of it there are templates to make cards, folders, or tags so it truly is reusable. I thought this email would make a fun layout. I love the little banner at the top and the way the calendars are laid out so I turned it into a template. You know the drill.. complete the challenge by March 31, 2014 for a chance to win a $15.00 gift card to Kate Hadfield’s shop!
Inbox Inspiration from Paper Source:
This is just a quick reminder that today is the last day to enter both the February blog challenge and the Custom Doodle contest! Last entry is 12 midnight (EST) tonight, good luck to everyone who enters! I’ll be back to announce the winners on Monday.
I really enjoyed playing around with all my art supplies to create my Art Joodles earlier this month, and so this week I decided to get inky again and make some more! My Creative Team girls had also asked for some new papers, so while I had my stash of old book pages and paints out I got to work making some new painted papers to coordinate with the Joodles! Art Joodles: Geometrics and Edgy papers are both new in the stores today and are 20% off all weekend!
Today’s new release is a fun set of journal cards designed to help you record and remember those little details of everyday life that are all so easy to forget as time passes (but such fun to look back on a few years down the line)! Created by Nicole for use in her pocket page layouts Little Details Journalers are new in the store today and are 20% off all weekend!
Today’s revamped doodle pack and new stamps celebrate all those amazing winter sports that my family are glued to on the TV at the moment! (Go Team GB!) Winter Games and Winter Games Stamps are both 50% off TODAY ONLY! Promotion ends at 11.59pm EST Wednesday 19th Feb, no coupon necessary – just add to your cart!
And the winners are………
Congratulations Donna and Marcia! Please check your PM’s / emails for details of how to claim your $25 prizes!
Thanks to everyone who hunted through my store and tracked down all those doodles, I had a fantastic response to the contest and really enjoyed reading all the personal messages so many of you included with your answers. I have the most wonderful customers!
In case you got stuck while hunting, here are the answers:
1. Bigger on the Inside
2. PJ Party
3. Signs of Spring
4. Cool Britannia
5. Under The Sea
6. It’s a Mystery
7. Baked With Love
8. Big School
9. Fiesta Fiesta
10. Boys’ Night In
12. Bonfire Night
13. Hip Hip Hipster
14. Doggie Days
15. Summer Camp
16. Happily Ever After Continue reading
I have received a lot of requests lately for digital stamp versions of some of my older doodle packs, so I thought that the weekly SOSN promotion would be a good time to revamp some of my old favourites and make the matching stamps at the same time! With Valentine’s Day round the corner I got to work on my lovey-dovey Love and Romance pack, and also drew the matching Love and Romance Stamps! You can pick either (or both!) of these packs up at 50% off TODAY ONLY! Promotion ends at 11.59pm EST Wednesday 12th, no coupon necessary – just add to your cart!
Today’s new release was inspired by a conversation with one of my CT members (the very lovely Christa!) and her love of blending and art journalling! Thinking back to my art college days, I got out some old book papers, paints, watercolours, inks and pencils and got to work on a mixed collection of freestyle doodles, all with a slightly grungy art journal twist! Art Joodles: Mixed Bag #1 is the result and they are new in the store today as part of February’s BYOC collection – you can grab them at 20% off this weekend!
Hi everyone, did you get lots of pages done during the MOC over at TLP? I bet you really jump started your year with all those fabulous challenges. Are you having withdrawals? Are you ready for another one? Yes? I present to you Inbox Inspiration #6!
This month’s inspiration came from a spring.me email. I liked the large photo and list of questions. It was just begging to be scrap lifted. I made a small change though, instead of only 5 bars, I added two more to make it 7, in honor of Kate’s 7 year design anniversary. Hooray! You can use the template however you would like. You can list your top 7 moments, goals for 2014, favorite songs, tv shows, favorite foods, or even just paper strips, let your creativity take you where it may. Complete the challenge by February 28, 2014 for a chance to win a $15.00 gift card to Kate Hadfield’s shop!
Inbox Inspiration from spring.me:
Today is my design anniversary: seven years ago today I opened up my shop at The Lilypad! It’s been an amazing ride – my designing has gone from a little spin-off from my digiscrapping obsession, to my full-time job and I will be forever grateful to everyone who spent their hard-earned pennies on my drawings and thereby allowed me to draw elephants and toilets for a living!
To celebrate my anniversary I’m holding a few contests and giveaways! Here’s a quick run down of what’s going on this month:
- February’s blog challenge: scrap with the template for a chance to win $15 to spend in my store
- Custom doodle contest: simply let me know what doodles you’d like me to create next to be in with a chance to win your own customised set of doodles
- Scavenger Hunt: work out what doodles are featured in each of these little sneak peaks to be in with a chance to win $25 to spend in my store
Watch out for lots of new products and SOSN deals each week this month too!
I’ll leave you with a little bit of random trivia! I’ve just taken a fun stroll through the depths of my hard drive and totted up all the products I’ve created. My filing system is a little bit haphazard (to say the least!) but in the past seven years I have made approximately:
- 1 font
- 2 full solo kits
- 9 packs of journal cards
- 19 packs of papers
- 20 packs of Wordy-Bits
- 25 digital stamp sets
- 26 templates
- 30 printable projects
- 55 element packs
- 59 Lilypad store or charity collaboration kits
- 61 freebies
- 65 alphabets
- 73 collaboration kits
and – wait for it….
Thank you so much for all your support over the last seven years, I hope you enjoy this month of celebrations as much as I enjoy creating more goodies for you all!