Sunday, February 27, 2011

Celebrating my new look!

Hello all! How do you like the nifty new logo and blog design?

Have you seen the new Facebook page? And checked out the Fans-Only Featured Freebie? If you're a fan, you'll already see the download image, but if you have yet to "Like" us, you'll see an image asking you to do so before you view the download.

There will be a different freebie every so often, so hurry and download this one before time runs out!

Like the new look? Leave a comment here on the blog, and you could win $10.00 to spend in my shoppe! I'll be back in on Tuesday, March 1 to pick a winner!

Thanks to everyone for playing along! The winning post # is.....

Which makes Jodie our winner!

Jodie said...

I love it! Very new and hip!

February 28, 2011 4:06 PM

Jodie, please email me at to claim your prize!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Customer Spotlight!

Hi all! Sarah (aka zachandavasmom) here to bring you our Customer Spotlight post. This week we are putting the spotlight on redutedaisy! She has some super cute layouts in the gallery!

What is your name? Screenname?
Jennifer(I usually go by Jen), redutedaisy

How long have you been scrapping? What program do you use?
Hmmm, I've been scrapping for about 9 years, but started doing digital exclusively about four years ago. I first started using Memory Mixer because Photoshop intimidated me. But then I learned PSE last year, starting with using templates, and now I'm an addict!

What is your favorite thing about digi scrapping?
I love that I can move things around and change my mind. I use to spend hours on layouts in paper scrapbooking because I took forever to commit to things! I also love that you can use things over and over again, and share albums with family. And I love doing hybrid projects. I create cards, handouts for my church group, decorations, mini albums... The sky's the limit!

Describe your ideal scrapping environment (music, drink, desk, couch, etc).
I usually have Josh Groban or One Republic going, a nice tall Big Gulp with Coke, sitting at my desk with a plate of cheese fries. Mmmmm....

What is your favorite Lyndsay Riches product and why?
I am in love with the Love Affair kit. The mixture of the greens with the black and white is so romantic. The "A Little Sunny Mini" kit has been a lot of fun to work with too-it's so cheerful! Honestly, all of her designs are full of fun colors, cute elements, and are so versatile. I'm working my way through buying the store! :)

Share your favorite LO created with Lyndsay's stuffs.
I just did one with the "Love Affair" kit with my husband and I. It's our favorite picture, taken when we were dating. The picture means a lot to us and I wanted to create a page that we could turn into a canvas wall art print. This kit was absolutely perfect for it!

(I had to add this one, Jen! It's so precious!)
What are your top 3 favorite foods?
Cheese, french fries, and strawberries

What is your favorite movie and/or TV show?
Oh, goodness! I have a lot of fav's but one that never gets old is "Ever After" and "Phantom of the Opera". My favorite TV shows are "Lie to Me", "American Idol", and "Royal Pains". I will admit too that I do watch "The Bachelor"!

Tell us a little more about yourself.
I am a work from home mommy to a fun little 19 month old boy. He's pretty much the subject of every LO I do. My hubby and I have been married for five years. I love reading, playing the piano, dancing, cooking, crafting, napping, and I have a little business doing family, event, and wedding videography (filming events and then editing the footage).

(All images are linked so leave Jen some love!)

Thanks for letting us delve a bit into your life, Jen! I loved getting to know you better!

Remember, if you upload your layouts to Lyndsay's gallery at Scrap Orchard, we could pick you for our next spotlight!

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Hey scrappers,
Di here, bringing you Lyndsay's fantastic new release. This week she's teamed up with Rachel from Captivated Visions to bring you the Boy Oh Boy Collection! A little bit grungy, it's packed full of elements, it's the perfect kit for your boys - big and little - and is even versatile enough to scrap the girls too! You can buy it piece by piece....or if you're like me, you'll want to whole lot!

Boy Oh Boy Collection Bundle: Buy the lot for just $10 (that's 43% off)


Boy Oh Boy Page Kit: Fresh Fruit 20% off until March 02. $6.39 (reg $7.99)


Buy the Collection Bundle OR the Boy Oh Boy kit , and you get the Boy Oh Boy Overlays for FREE! (offer valid until March 02)


Here's some close-ups of the rest of the collection so you can see just how gorgeous it is!

Boy Oh Boy Stacked Papers

Boy Oh Boy Clusters

Boy Oh Boy Alphas

I'll leave you with some layouts created by Lyndsay's fantastic Creative Team.


Plus, Lyndsay has created this fun Quick Page freebie for you!

Download via 4Shared
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Hope you have a great weekend!
And if you make any layouts with this kit, make sure to link us up!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

It's Potty Time! A Hybrid Tutorial

A few weeks ago I made a chore chart for my 7-year old. His little brother has been a little envious, begging for one of his own. If only he knew! Older brother would gladly hand over his chart and responsibilities if I’d let him. Ben doesn’t need a chore chart yet, but I’m hoping a potty chart will motivate him. When he completes the entire thing, whether that takes 1 day or 1 week, he’ll earn extra computer time.

Potty training this little guy is promising to be a challenge, but at least Lyndsay has the perfect kit to make creating the chart easy! I used her Squeaky Clean Collab with Ziggle Designs to create this potty chart. The alpha is from Talkin’ About Boys.

Finished Chart in use:

Squeaky Clean:

Talkin’ About Boys:

I’m paper and scissors challenged, so I kept it pretty basic. My chart is magnetic, but you could also make a paper version, laminate it, and use dry erase markers on it. Here’s how I made mine.

Supplies: Magnet paper (see below for Note on Magnetic Products), Magnetic Backing for Business Cards (optional), printer, scissors

1. Create a new 8.5x11 image in your graphic software.

2. Open the paper you want to use for your background. Resize it to 8x8 and drag it onto the new, blank image.

3. Create your chart on top of the background sheet. Use the rest of the space for the tokens that you’ll place on top of the chart. (Note: Dry erase markers won’t work on magnet paper, so you need something magnetic to mark the boxes.)

4. Print.

5. Using a scissors or paper trimmer, cut everything out. If you use your trimmer, just be aware that my limited experience has already taught me that magnet paper wears out your blade much faster than regular paper.

6. Reinforce the tokens if needed (see Note About Magnetic Products below). To reinforce, I placed strips of tokens on the adhesive-front magnets and cut the tokens out.

Have fun creating! If you make a chart, link us up so we can leave you some love.

Note About Magnetic Products: When I went to get my magnet paper, I really wanted an 8.5x11 magnetic sheet with an adhesive front. I’d been planning to print on paper then adhere to the magnetic sheet. I couldn’t get to the craft store to see if such a product existed, so I used the closest thing I could find at Staples, which was magnetic sheets meant to be run through the printer. In order to fit through the printer, it has to be flimsier than I wanted. It was fine for the background of the chart, but a little too flimsy for the small tokens that we use to mark off boxes. They’re hard to handle, and in such small squares there isn’t much staying power. Because of that I reinforced the tokens with a stronger magnetic product, business card sized magnets with an adhesive front. Once reinforced they work perfectly, but I hope you’re able to find thicker magnets to start with!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sneak Peek Time!

***Thanks to all for playing along! The winner was post #18:

Navaja77 said...

I love boy kits and yours looks great! Thanks for the chance!

February 21, 2011 12:21 PM

Please email me at lynzriches @ gmail dot com to claim your prize!***

I have an awesome collab coming out this week -- and a much-demanded BOY kit, to boot! If you'd like a chance to WIN this huge collection (which includes the kit, alphas, stacked pages and cluster pack) just leave a comment here! I'll be back on Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 23) to choose a winner!


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Saturday Surprise!

Good morning (or evening, wherever you are)! Britanee here to bring you a little goodie :) Have you seen Lyndsay's latest & greatest kit, A Love Affair?
Isn't it stunning? I love the color palette & those flowers are my favorites! If you don't have it, hurry up & grab it! I'm sure it'll become a favorite of yours too. For today's freebie, I've made a cluster frame using this beautiful kit. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Meet the CT....Ellie

Hey everyone! Carrie here to bring you another installment of Meet the CT. This month I have the absolute pleasure to introduce Ellie to you!! So, without further's Ellie!!

1. Your Name - Ellie

2. Your Photo

3. How long you've been on Lyndsay's team - Ummmm....well I was originally with Lyndsay when she was selling her awesome stuff at Inspiration Lane, then things came up & I had to leave the CT for a while. After things calmed down for me, I came back (thanks Lyndsay!) in December 2009 :)

4. Your favorite Lyndsay product - Seriously just one?! Ummm...then I go with....ummm...Joyous Christmas - I have a thing for Christmas kits & that is one I keep coming back to

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

6. Where do you get/what gives you - your scrapping inspiration - my kiddos, looking through various galleries & templates

7. Do you usually start with the picture or the paper? - If I'm doing a page for a CT then usually I start with the paper/kit & find pictures to fit it. Otherwise it's always the picture.

8. Your favorite snack/drink while you scrap - Chocolate & orange squash (I don't like Tea & I'm not keen on Coffee)

9. Anything else you want to tell everybody????? Take a look in Lyndsay's store because she's got some awesome stuff in there & if I wasn't on her CT then I'd be buying it all myself :)

10. A link to your SO gallery -

Go check out her gallery and check out some of her rockin' pages!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

What's the Story, Morning Glory?

Hi everyone, It is Lori J here today to give you the inside scoop on one of my layouts, sort of a behind the scenes kind of thing.

It is hard picking one layout but the one that I decided to go with is my latest page with Lyndsay's newest kit "A Love Affair".

Here it my layout:

Now the reason that I chose this layout was that a few days ago I was bored and surfing around on Facebook, lurking here and there and I came across these pictures on my sister's page. I had never seen these pictures of myself and my daughter and I loved them immediately. There were a couple of things that immediately struck me, 1. My daughter has grown up so much in the past could year or so since these were taken. Time flies so fast. 2. Her beautiful curls have all grown out, I miss those curls! and 3. I look so fitter then than I do now. I need to get back on my healthy track.

So I made this layout the other night and it flowed together so easily. Some found pictures and some found inspiration and there you have it, a wonderful page for my books!

What about you guys? Have you ever found pictures that you didn't know you had? Have you ever found some memories or inspiration that you didn't know you had in you? I hope that you all find whatever inspiration you need and be creative tonight!

Until next time,
~ Lori J ~

Friday, February 11, 2011


Hi scrappers,
Di here with all the details of Lyndsay's new releases this week. First up is 'A Love Affair', and this is one awesome kit you won't want to miss! Timeless, classic and elegant, this kit is perfect for scrapping your wedding or engagement photos.

A Love Affair: Fresh Fruit 20% off until Feb17. $4.79 (reg $5.99)


Special Free with Purchase Offer
Lyndsay has made a set of clusters, that co-ordinate beautifully with this kit. Regularly $3.49, if you purchase by Feb 17, you get the cluster pack absolutely free.


Here is little inspiration from Lyndsay's amazing team.

Lyndsay's second release this week, is a mini kit called A Little Sunny! It's sweet colour palette is sure to have many uses.


Again, this Fresh Fruit is 20% off this week, until Feb17. Just $3.19 (reg $3.99)

Here's a layout I whipped up with A Little Sunny.


And with that I'm off.
Hope you all have a great scrappy weekend.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sneak Peek Time!

**Congrats to post #20:
Jennifer O'Halloran said...

I love love love the black and green combination - it looks beautiful! Can't wait to see the whole thing!

February 9, 2011 3:25 PM

You've won my new kit! Please email me at lynzriches @ gmail. com (no spaces) to claim your prize!

Want a chance to win my new kit, "A Love Affair," releasing later this week? Take a look at the sneak peek of this elegant new collection, and leave a comment here on the blog for your chance to win the Kit PLUS the coordinating Clusters!


I'll be back tomorrow evening (Wednesday) to choose a winner! Good luck!

Blast From the Past Wednesday!

Hi everyone! Rachel here (rachnmaddie) bringing you today's Blast from the Past! I don't know
about your house, but my two girls are so jazzed about Valentine's Day this year. They keep asking when their school parties are and when they are going to be able to take their little Valentines to school to pass out. Now, I am not against the holiday, I love to get a little 'lovey' gift from my honey, and maybe even enjoy a night out on the town sans kids, but as far as the little girls are concerned, their dad and I would much rather lock them in their rooms than think about Valentine's Days to come! LOL!

So that is what had me thinking about this week's Blast From the Past! Lyndsay has this adorable lovey dovey kit in her shop called Crosswords of Love, and it is today's Blast From the Past kit. I love it because of the soft color palette and the uniqueness of the crosswords!!!

Here is a cute one I made with this kit. Now this was before I was even on Lyndsay's creative team, I snagged this amazing kit back then because I love the combo of browns and pinks!

How about some beautiful examples of how you could use this kit to scrap your memories with from our amazing creative team!

By Ellie:
By Lori:
So, in honor of "Love Day" as my daughter calls it, Lyndsay has made a little coupon for you to snag Crosswords of Love for an amazing 35% off! You can snag it at this discounted price until March 15th using this coupon code: CroSSwoRDs-BlASt

Enjoy :) Thanks for reading!

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Hey everyone, CTM Lisa here with a new Saturday Surprise!

Today I have a free clustered frame for you using Lyndsay's AMAZING new colab with the very talented
Laura Banasiak - Love Monkeys

Here is a preview of the clustered frame I made just for you!