Thursday, September 30, 2010


Hi everyone,
Di here. It's nearly the weekend, and WOW....have I got an awesome kit to share with you.

This week Lyndsay has delved deep into her inner rock chick, to bring us This Girl Really ROCKS! The kit was actually inspired by her daughter! It's full of fun and funky elements like doodled music notes, glittery word arts, bright colors and lots of attitude!


As always, this Fresh Fruit is on sale this week (until October 06) for 20% off.
This Girl Really ROCKS! $4.79 (reg price $5.99)

Special Free with Purchase Offer

Buy This Girl Really ROCKS, and get the co-ordinating Quick Pages FREE! (until Oct06)


or purchase separately.
This Girl Really ROCKS Quick Page Pack $3.19 (reg price $3.99)

So hurry to the Orchard, as fast as you can, so you don't miss this kit and quick page offer.

I'll leave you with some inspiration from Lyndsay's awesome team. They have all really ROCKED this kit.


Hope you all have a great weekend.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tip from Lyndsay's CT - using the warp tool

Hey everyone, Lisa here with a tip from Lyndsay's CT :)

Today I'm going to talk about shadows, specifically using the warp tool on your shadows to create a more realistic 3D look to your layouts.

Using the warp tool on my shadows is usually one of the very last things I do on a layout, you want to make sure everything is how you want it before you do this. (so you don't have to redo it) Here's a layout I made using Lyndsay's kit
Crisp Days of Fall a colab with Julie Bullock

I am going to show you how I added a warped shadow to the stick element on this layout. First thing you should do is to add a regular drop shadow, I change ALL my drop shadows to the blending mode 'Linear Burn' which gives your shadow a more realistic appearance by taking on the color of whatever is underneath it as opposed to just plain solid black shadowing. (click on images to enlarge)

Next you want to put the drop shadow on it's own layer, right click on your layer styles on the element and select 'Create Layer' this puts the drop shadow on a separate layer below your element.

Make sure you have your new shadow layer selected and then go to Edit > Transform > Warp.

You will then see a grid over top of your shadow with points on the corners and different places across the grid which you can click on and manipulate.

click and pull down where ever you want the element to look like it's farther away from the page. When you are done and you have the shadow how you want it press Enter.

If you feel like your shadow is too dark you can adjust the opacity or fill of the layer to make it lighter. You might also want to add a Gaussian Blur to the layer (Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur) this will give a much softer look to your shadow making the element appear like it's coming off of the page.

Here is the finished layout with the new warped shadow, I also did the same effect on the lower branch at the bottom of the page.

Here is another example of a layout where I used the warp tool, this page was made with the stunning kit Fruity Cutie by Lyndsay Riches & Kristin Aagard

I used the warp tool on the shadow for the bow at the top of the page.

Thanks for reading and I hope you find this helpful. :)



Hey scrappers,
Di here, with a little sneak peek at Lyndsay's release this week at the Orchard.


WOW...this kit really ROCKS! You won't want to miss it.

Join me a little later in the week for the big reveal.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Customer Spotlight-September

It's time once again to browse through Lyndsay's gallery and see all the beautiful layouts that you fans have created! For this month's Customer Spotlight, I chose to highlight Leslea (forum name-ImAMAcGirl). Her layout, 'Portraits with Dirty Faces' really caught my eye! I love the big frame and the placement of her photo. The layered paper is the perfect touch.
(make sure you leave her some love!)

I asked her a few questions so that we could all get to know her a little better...

1. How long have you been scrapbooking? Has it only been digiscrap?
In 1998 - 99. I was in school for design and photography, and I had pictures, a scanner and PhotoShop 4. I began scanning my pics and putting them on together with elements I'd create for classwork assignments. After I graduated, I kept up with my 'picture journaling' as I called it until I discovered digiscrapping. Needless to say, a LOT of those layouts are in serious need of being redone. I didn't have access to all the cute stuff that's out now. I took a year off from scrapping, and coming back I am blown away by the talent of designers like Lindsay.

I'm actually a paper scrapper as well - going to a crop this Friday. I'm starting to dabble in hybrid too.

2. What drew you to the kit you used for this layout?
I had originally bought Friends Dot Com for the techie aspect of it. It's all girly, yet techie and that is just too darn cute. I had bought this for some pics I have of DD and her best friend - but it worked with this picture of my Mom and DD because when I unzipped the kit I fell in love with the frame. I still have LOTS of layouts left in this kit!! It is SO much fun!

3. What's you favorite kit of Lyndsay's?
The collabs she has now are amazing... AMAZING! I just bought another one earlier this week, and I can't wait to get to work with it. I've been eyeing "I've got a feelin'" because it's stinking cute and the colors are so great for me to use with all my kids. "Joyous Christmas" & "Sweet Sugar Holidays" are going to adorn some of my hybrid Christmas gifts I'll be doing. Those kits are so "Christmasy" but not traditional. LOVE that! Oh, and "Squeaky Clean" is next on the list - that kit is darling and I have some great pictures for it! I don't think that I could really pick one favorite.

4. What's your favorite thing about digital scrapbooking?
I love being able to SAVE and be done, and no mess to clean up and I ADORE the fact that I can use my products over and over and over again. I love all the communities, and being able to share my layouts and get feedback from the designers.

5. What do you love about Lyndsay's designs?
I love her color pallets. They are bright, fun and never boring. She always has a variety of elements, and I love the characters she puts in there and her papers aren't dull.

She was worried about being too wordy but I don't think there is such a thing lol! Thanks Leslea for letting us get to know you a little better and for using Lyndsay's designs. She'll be receiving a coupon to Lyndsay's store as a special 'Thank You'. Remember to keep posting your layouts using Lyndsay's products in her gallery. You never know who will be picked next!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hybrid Humpday!!

Angie here to bring you a few hybrid ideas.  I am loving hybrid right now!  It is the perfect way to use your Digital Scrap stash to make fun projects.  Cards, house warming gifts, home decor.  You name it and it can be done with hybrid.
I went searching through Lyndsay's Gallery at Scrap Orchard and I found a few things to highlight here.
Check out this adorable Clipboard created by profiler-mar.  She used Friends dot com by Lyndsay Riches Designs and Amy Stoffel.

I loved this cute Happy Birthday Card by Carrie1977.  She used Lyndsay's kit Party like it's your birthday!

I am in love with this fun center piece by TracEy.  She created it with Now Playing by Lyndsay Riches Designs and Suzy Q Designs.
Here is a little something that I created using Me Hearties by Lyndsay Riches Designs, Ziggle Designs, and Decrow Designs.

I hope these ideas spark some creativity for you and you will want to dive in and create something hybrid. 

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Freebie Time!

I love the fall! Summer in the Washington, DC area is uncomfortably hot and humid, so we spend a lot of time sitting inside with the air conditioning on. By mid-September the humidity is gone, but it's still sunny and warm. That's probably why my family has so many outdoor fall traditions. In a few weeks we'll drive to a beautiful orchard on a mountain for our annual apple picking trip. The air will be crisp, the leaves will be gorgeous shades of red, yellow and orange, and the apples will be sweet and juicy. I can't wait to go. But since I have to wait, I couldn't resist making this apple frame for you.

Download here.

I used elements from Lyndsay's Playful Kit and her Crisp Days of Fall Collab with Julie Bullock.

Enjoy your autumn!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Hello scrappers,
Are you feeling fruity? I hope so!

It's Di here, to reveal this week's release! Did you guess who Lyndsay collabed with this week? She's one of my favourite designers...the delighful Kristin Aagard. And together they've brought you the bright and colourful Fruity Cutie!


As always, this fresh fruit is on sale this week (until 22Sep) for 20% off.
Fruity Cutie! $5.59 (reg price: $6.99)

This is a huge kit, packed with 100 unique elements (136 including recolored and variations), a paper pieced alpha (in 3 colors) and 20 beautiful papers. This fun and unique kit is sure to become a favorite in your stash.

Special Free with Purchase Offer

Buy the Fruity Cutie collab, and get the co-ordinating Quick Pages FREE! until 22SEP.


or purchase separately.
Fruity Cutie Quick Page Pack $3.19 (reg price: $3.99)

And if all that is not enough, there's 2 freebies to go with this kit.

Kristen has made a matching alpha that she is giving away on her blog - Digi Delights. Be sure to pop over and take a look.

And Lyndsay has made this gorgeous Quick Page to share with you. Click the here or on image to download.


I'll leave you with some inspiration from Lyndsay's amazing team.


Oh! And if you love this kit, and would like to get a free add-on, join the Friday chat over in the Scrap Orchard forum. Lyndsay has made a little something for all the participants. It's Friday night, 17Sep at 8pm EST. Check the details in the Scrap Orchard forum.

I hope you have a wonderful 'Fruity Cutie' weekend.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Hey everyone,
Di here, just popping in with a quick sneak of Lyndsay's fantastic release this week. She's teamed up with one of my favourite scrappers for another collab...but you'll need to wait till a little later in the week before you find out who!

So without any further delay, here's the sneak....


Be sure to check back tomorrow for the full reveal.

Meet Lyndsay's CT!

Hello all!
Sherly here to bring you another 'Meet Lyndsay's CT' post! Today, I am showcasing Britanee! Let's see what Britanee told us about her =)

1. Your Name: Britanee-britaneejean in the forums/gallery

2. Your Photo

3. How long you've been on Lyndsay's team: um, since April, i think :) i'm a newbie as well

4. Your favourite Lyndsay product: i think it changes with every new release but i'm loving "mommy deerest" right now-soooo adorable!

5. Your favourite layout created using Lyndsay's stuffs:

6. Where do you get/what gives you - your scrapping inspiration: my daughter definitely inspires me but i also get inspiration from just about everything & everywhere i go. templates help when i have a creative block but usually a kit can spark a layout or browsing the galleries can.

7. Do you usually start with the picture or the paper?
usually with the picture but when it's for a CT, it's the paper. just from looking at a kit, i'll get a layout forming in my mind & already know the pictures to use.

8. Your favourite snack/drink while you scrap: diet coke!! chocolate always helps :) but then i'm wiping off my fingers & that makes the process just diet coke usually

9. Anything else you want to tell everybody?????
i have an identical twin sister but not very many people know that so i think there's plenty wondering why i have so many different wedding layouts, or family layouts LOL

10. A link to your SO gallery

Isn't it fun to get to know Brit?! Well, thanks Brit for sharing a little bit about yourself! Until the next time, happy scrapping!!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Behind the Page

Hey all! Caits here with my very first blog post for Lyndsay.Im sorry if i ramble but thats just the way i am :) .Im gonna tell you a bit more about my page Online Friends which uses Lyndsay and Amys collab "" avaliable at Scraporchard.

I decided that this kit was perfect to scrap my friendship with my online buddy Eryn.We met on another ct team im on about 6 months ago but it feels like weve been friend forever.We talk all the time on msn and all over.I grabbed her avi to scrap with and i didnt tell her first or I knew she wouldnt let me use her picture lol! Mine is just my avi aswell since its forums were on together and out avis are how we recognise each other all over digiland.This kit was beyond perfect because of all the little computer ellies and the WordArt and such.Its amazing how digiscrapping has changed my life so much and brought so many new people into my life.What a big soppy girl i am! lol! but tis true! this is one of my favourite layouts to date because it means so much and the journalling is just from me.I just let my fingers type and this was the result
So there you go! a little bit more about my page " online bff's" .Thanks for reading and have a great day.Oh and i wanted to say something about 9/11 but no words seemed right.So ill just say what ive said every year.We will never forget....

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Hello everyone,

Di here, revealing Lyndsay's new releases at Scrap Orchard!

It's Dream Team time this week at the Orchard, and you'll find lots of amazing collabs between the Orchard designers. And if you buy two kits from the Dream Team category, you will receive 33% off your order!

First up, Lyndsay has teamed up with Julie Bullock to bring you a sensational Autumn kit - Crisp Days of Fall. I just love the wonderful colours in this kit! And how cute are the owl and bird!


Purchase the Crisp Days kit, and these Quick Pages are a Free with Purchase offer until September 15.

And for her 2nd release, Lyndsay has teamed up with Ziggle Designs and DeCrow Designs to bring you Me Hearties, an awesome kit filled with all things pirate!


And again, these fantastic Me Hearties Quick Pages, are a free with purchase offer until Sept 15.

And finally I have some inspiration from Lyndsay's amazing CT.

Crisp Days of Fall

Me Hearties

Be sure to hop over to the Orchard, so that you don't miss any of these releases.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Blast From the Past Wednesday!

Hello fellow scrappers!! Niki (alahnasmommy) here to remind you of one of Lyndsay's older but most fabulous kits, Playful:

Here are a few layouts from the Scrap Orchard gallery using this fun outdoor play kit:





If you'd like to grab this kit, Lyndsay has a 35% off coupon for this kit, valid until the end of
September. Use the code BLasT-PLAyFuL if you'd like to grab this kit at an awesome price.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Hi everyone,
Di here, with not one, but two sneaks of Lyndsay's new releases this week! Two very different kits....but both AWESOME!



Don't they look fun! And Lyndsay has teamed up with some of the Orchard girls to bring you these kits. Can you guess who she has collaborated with?

Be sure to check back later in the week, when all will be revealed!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Saturday Surprise!!

Happy Saturday everybody! Hopefully you all are like me and have a three-day weekend ahead of you and are planning a great weekend with your families. Well, enough of the small talk. Let's get on to the freebie!

For this edition of the Saturday Surprise, I decided to turn one of my favorite layouts into a quickpage for you all to use for one of your sweeties. Here is my page using Lyndsay's Berry Delightful kit...

This is what your quickpage will look like before you add your sweetie to it...

Click here for the link to your freebie. Hope you enjoy!!

I wish you all a safe holiday weekend! I'm off to hang out with my kiddos.


It's summer rewind at Scrap Orchard this weekend. Until September 06, you can pick up Lyndsay's summer releases for 20% off. So if you missed any of these awesome kits the first time around, be sure to go and grab them now, before they're back to their RRP. Oh, and if the original release had a free-with-purchase offer, they are back too! What a great offer.

Here's some of the kits that are 20% off.

Pizza Fresca

Reg $5.99, now $4.79
And get the Quick Pages free!


Colour Me Boyish

Reg $5.99, now $4.79
And get the Quick Pages free!


Colour Me Girly

Reg $5.99, now $4.79
And get the Quick Pages free!


Colour Me Bundle

Reg $9.99, now $7.99

2 Peas in a Pod collab

Reg $6.49, now $5.19
And get the Quick Pages Free!


Now Playing collab

Reg $6.49, now $5.19
And get the Quick Pages Free!


WOW...there's some awesome goodies there.
Be sure to head to Lyndsay's store NOW, so you don't miss out!

Till next time,