Friday, September 16, 2011

New: Sass Mouth

Got a sass mouth in the family? Well we sure do and we thought it'd be fun to create a kit about them too!

It's full of quirky fun and color - just the way we like it! There's also a coordinating alpha to go with it!

Inspiration from the Team

Lauren & Val

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

September BYOC

The new September BYOC is out today!

Mish Mashers No. 2
12"x12" fun and artsy borders

Photo Kisses No. 6
yummy geekalicious photo stamps (great for pages too!)

and here's some inspiration from our CT

If you haven't signed up for our newsletter, be sure to! Sometimes we share a little coupy love in them!

Have a great Holiday Weekend!

Val and Lauren

Monday, August 15, 2011

music monday: Mindy Gledhill

Prepare to be soothed by the vocal stylings of Mindy Gledhill....this is Anchor...

Isn't her voice absolutely lovely and relaxing?

Friday, August 12, 2011

NEW: Avi Mappers - Facebook Edition

New in the shop this week...

"What are they?"

Avi Mappers are templates you can personalize then upload as your profile picture on Facebook.
No more plain ol' photos!

Here are a few examples of how our team dressed them up...

by Julia, Chantal, Court & Amanda

by Lauren & Val

Be sure to pop over to the TTP gallery to see more examples AND to show off how you personalize YOURS!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Music Monday: Andy Samberg

Don't you love all the video parodies they do on Saturday Night Live?

If you are offended by "adult language", they might not be for you. Some of them are pretty hilarious though.. I'm especially sent into giggle-fest by the ones with Justin Timberlake. :) You should also check out Jack Sparrow featuring Andy as part of Turtleneck & Chain. SO FUNNY!

Throw if on The Ground performed by Andy Samberg is another fav.... enjoy!

Warning: The song has "adult language".

Friday, July 1, 2011


New July BYOC is out! 

and the winner of the both July BYOC products is.......


email us, Leigh, at thetatteredpear at gmail dot com to get your goodie code!

OH! and don't forget The Lily Pad is having a STORE WIDE sale all weekend long! Don't miss it!

have a fabulous Forth of July weekend everyone!!!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

byoc giveaway

Time for a brand new BYOC at The Lilypad! We've cooked up some cuteness for you that'll be served up starting tomorrow!

Want to win it??? Just leave us a comment and you'll be entered!

We'll choose a winner on Friday!

Thanks for peeking!


Monday, June 27, 2011

music monday: Glee

Hi, my name's Lauren and I'm a Gleek.

What? YOU ARE TOO?! I KNEW I was in good company!

One of my current Glee favs that I can't get out of my head is, Loser Like Me, which unlike most of the songs sang on the show, is an original track.


PS. If you aren't a Glee fan yet, head over to Netflix and watch a few episodes... I bet you'll be a convert!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Journal Jar

Are ya ready for this week's journal jar prompt? This week we played with Use Lyrics for your Journaling!   Do you have a favorite song or a song that just seems to say everything you want to say? I love it when i hear a song that seems to sum up my thoughts or feelings that i haven't been able to process!

Here's what our girls did with the prompt!

 by Courtney

by Aga

by Crystal

This week play with those lyrics and find a place for them on your pages!

Have fun!

Monday, June 13, 2011

music monday | switchfoot

Dare You to Move by Switchfoot

This song always gives me the chills... the video doesn't help I can promise you!

And these lines always hit home for me:

"The tension is here
Between who you are and who you could be
Between how it is and how it should be"


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Double Take Thursday

I think i jinxed myself with yesterday's post!! Today is COLD and overcast-hahahah!

Did you all think we forgot about Double Take Thursday??? No Way! Just took a little bitty break!

So the last Double Take Thursday's prompt was TOUCH....any of  you tackle it? I think there's so many ways to interpret this word....i first thought of capturing something with a lot of texture- showing all the nooks and cranny's and details of the object. Then, while on the computer i glanced over at one of my very few and very favorite things on my desk, a ceramic bird my son sculpted and painted. It was almost the opposite of what i had envisioned with its shiny smoothness....i adore it and I ADORE that he made it with his hands...his touch...

In Lauren's words...."Yes, I went obvious with the theme, but when I saw this photo I took on the last day of school, I just couldn't resist. This is my son's classic photo stall.... "Wait, wait, wait....I have something in my eye...." My non-compliant little model has figured out a way to avoid my constant snap-snap-snap!"

our Double Take....

Next weeks word.....TASTE!

And as us up with your photo's and receive a coupon for TTP goodies!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Journal Jar

Where oh where does time go.....It's another Wednesday, and now it is JUNE! JUNE! Really! I feel like if i'm not careful summer is just gonna pass me by...ok not really cuz it's flipping HOT and a big reminder! hahaha!

So because it's Wednesday, it's time for the Journal Jar! Our CT's knocked out some fun ones for you to oogle over today!

This weeks prompt was "If I were a fairytale princess, I'd be...." sound hard? easy? fun??? I think the most interesting part of what princess you'd be is the WHY....what is it about her that you like or can relate to or want for yourself?

Take a look at the different takes the girls had....

by Krista

by Chantal

by Amanda

Aren't they just so fun! OK, off you go, what princess would you be?! Why?! Scrap it!

Monday, June 6, 2011

music monday | juno

okay well granted juno isn't the band per se, but it is in fact one of my favorite movies. the soundtrack is fantastic, def. worth checking out if you haven't heard it before.

here are a few of my favs from it.....


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Journal Jar

shhhhhh....don't tell Lauren I'm late with The Journal Jar! I think my mind has seriously gone to mush! Anyone know of a cure?

So better late than never....... This weeks prompt was "I can not leave home without..."

Do you have that something that you just can't leave home without? You know that thing that you feel lost or naked without??? I think we all is my iphone...sad right?!

Here are some pages documenting what THEY never leave home without....

by Chantal

by Lauren

by Allison

I love how prompts get you out of your normal scrapping theme routine and scrapping things you might never have....I think our stories are so important to document even the smallest of details.....

Thanks girl for playing along this week! 

Please share and post a link if you play with this week's prompt too! We LOVE stories!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Softies #1 Tutorial

Hi Everyone!

I'm super excited to post my first Tattered Pear Blog post! It's Friday I hope you all have some scrapping time set aside this weekend! I'm going to talk to you today about a few different ways to use Softies #1.
There are so many ways to use these, the possibilities are just endless! Here's a page I did with them

I have pockets on pockets here, literally. The clear page overlay is from Valorie and Lauren as well new today at The Lily Pad. I wanted to create a peek a boo page for my 2 year old because right now that is his favorite thing in the world to do!

My layout here is 12x12 and the first thing I did was use a plain white paper as a base. I then added the red, brown and patterned papers and journaled. Once I had that done I decided where I wanted my photos and positioned them. Now the fun stuff-the pockets! I chose 3 pockets from the set and arranged them to my liking. I placed one (in the upper left hand corner) over my photo and added a sticker in the right hand corner (where it says "giggle"). The second and third pockets I filled with the awesome fabric that's included with them (ask Val how much I love her fabric..I am always nagging her to make more) and placed a button over the stitching on the large one in the bottom right hand corner. These pockets are actually on TOP of my page protector, so if you really wanted to get creative and make it more of a hybrid project you could use raised glue dots  on them once your printed the base and store things in there. I think that's what I'm going to do with this page!

These are so fun to play with..I can't wait to make another page with them! Here are a few helpful hints...

 Play with layers! You can add your fabrics (or several) underneath the pockets just be sure they are on a layer below the pocket you are working with. You can also tuck photos into the pocket by simply erasing the bottom part of the photo so it appears to be sticking out of the top. You can also add buttons, additional stitching, labels, name it! We would love to see what you create!

Since it's Friday and I love Friday's let's have some fun! If you create a layout with these and post back here with a link to them we will enter everyone who participates into a drawing on Tuesday to win a GC to TLP store!

If you have any questions, please post away in the comment section and we will check back throughout the weekend to answer them.

Have fun and Happy Scrapping!


New: Softies no.1

New at The-Lilypad....

These fun felty pockets are OOODLES of fun! You can stick ANYTHING in them, photos, embellies, journaling, ....well, I mean probably not meatloaf or ice cream.... that's just be silliness..... :P

Not sure how to make your items disappear into the pockets? Be sure to pop back in to the blog, we'll be posting a tutorial, that will help you get the hang of it 1-2-3!

by Chantal            by Lauren

by Amanda


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Double Take Thursday


Today we're talking about FOCUS.  I have to be honest, the rebel in me likes to take the opposite approach, of course, and embrace the blur! So often we snap away all day long, come home, upload and then find so many of our photo's are out of focus! Before you THROW THEM AWAY, take a closer look at them! Sometimes, you'll find a GEM. I'm talking something beautiful and unexpected....This happens quite a lot to me and i've just comes to terms and now LOVE when it happens! I even strive for it!

Here's my photo i took of my daughter riding her horse and I just LOVE it! It's completely blurred but has such a painterly feel to it- again, completely unexpected but makes me swoon....

Lauren and I think alike so often...EMBRACE THE BLUR! She captured her boys, one in focus and one, NOT. Beautiful right? So much more visually interesting.....swoon....

Ok, so repeat after me....EMBRACE THE BLUR...let it be your new'll be happier for it!

Next weeks word is TOUCH

Have a fabulous weekend everyone- be on the look out for something NEW coming out tomorrow at The Lily Pad!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Journal Jar

Happy Wednesday everyone!

We have a new and fun series starting today inspired by our Journaling Jumpers Hybrid Project! It's called, you guessed it, The Journal Jar

The Journaling Jumpers Hybrid Project is a quick and easy way to encompass a bunch of inspiring and journal motivating prompts in a jar that looks super cute on your desk. When you need or want an idea to feed a page, you just go to the jar and pull out a prompt! It's fabulous! No more being stumped for ideas to increase your journaling! You can get and see Journaling Jumpers here.

I thought it would be fun to showcase a few LO's each Wednesday using one of the prompts from the kit!

Sooooo.........this weeks prompt is Scrap Your Home.  Easy right! We all interpreted the prompt differently which is just FABULOUS!!! Love that!

So here's our takes on Scrap Your Home!

 by Courtney

by Allison

by me (val)

Are you inspired? I hope so!  Years from now i think it's going to be so fun and maybe even funny looking at the styles and/or our thoughts of our homes!

Feel free to play along! We'd LOVE to see your pages too!

See ya tomorrow with Double Take Thursday!

Monday, May 16, 2011

music monday | bruno mars

this is one of the songs constantly stuck in my head... it's catchy and sweet and well, i just love it!

here is bruno mars with just the way you are... (also check out Who Is? for more of his lovely melodies)



Thursday, May 12, 2011

Double Take Thursday

It's that time again!!! Time to share our takes on the word of the week......SHINE

So again, i thought this one wouldn't be too hard... i love taking photo's INTO the sun- I feel like a rebel. I think it's funny how growing up, you were taught to NOT take photo's into the sun since that would black out everyone in front.....oh boy did they have that wrong! I get the BEST shots doing so! You DO have to play with your manual settings though! The KEY here is PLAY! When that sun comes in and does the yummy washy stuff, i just swoon....oh ya baby! So how'd you all do?

Here's our take.....Lauren and her gorgeous Jessica and me and my mutt....go figure haha!

Next weeks word is: with the us up...get a coupon....WOOT!

Oh and we're excited to let you know, ALL our TTP products will be available at The Lily Pad TOMORROW!!! Yay!

Have a beautiful SHINY day! SEE ya next week with another DOUBLE TAKE!

Monday, May 9, 2011

music monday | lisa mitchell

Hellooooo Monday!

And welcome back to another edition of  'Music Monday'!

I adore quirky and offbeat artists.... and when i was turned onto Lisa Mitchell, it was love at first note.

Picking just one song to share is nearly impossible, since she has oodles of catchy sweet tunes.... and not to mention quirky and fun videos!

Be sure to also check out:
* Lisa's cover of the dire straits song, Romeo & Juliet (i've been known to listen to this on a loop for hours on end)
* Coin Laundry (so much fun!)
* This older (circa 2008) rendition of neopolitan dreams (how cute are they?!) - the regular video is SOOO cool (think polaroids clothespinned her sweater!), but for some reason is no longer viewable on youtube.


Friday, May 6, 2011

New Products!

Happy NSD weekend!!!!

We are happy to announce that we are Guests this month at The-Lilypad!!! Right now we have 2 new goodies to coordinate with their Build Your Own Collab that rolled out this morning AND we'll have a new kit debuting there TOMORROW!

Fauxware is a play off of "hardware"... these are playful, full of color and just plain fun! (and low calorie too!)

The cookie KNOWS..... and these ones not only tell you what lies ahead in your future, but are kinda smart booty's as well! :P

Here's some inspiration:

by courtney                                    by amanda

by crystal                                            by krista p

by heather                                            by chantal
by jenn

THANK YOU to all who applied to our very first Creative Team call! We were so impressed with the talent that came through our inbox! We originally planned on only taking on FIVE scrappers, but ended up not being able to narrow it down further than 14!

Without further adieu....