BYOC June 2019: All New

Happy almost weekend everyone! It’s BYOC time at The Lilypad and Rachel has created some wonderful treats that are sure to be ‘go to’ pieces in your stash. Paint, stamps, clusters and stitches abound as well as Rachel’s trademark textured, painty papers.

BYOC June 2019: All New Mixed Media Artistry


Take a look at the wonderful pages created by Rachel’s Creative Team and Guests using these products:

The Polly’s had a play as well:

Have an amazing weekend!


Make Art & Journal 3

This week I am showing you the latest addition to Rachel’s Make Art & Journal series. For those of you who may not be familiar with Rachel’s Make Art & Journal Products they are abundant with handmade art and lots of journaling prompts to inspire and enourage you to do just what the title suggests, make art and journal. Express your worries, your victories, your hopes and dreams and everything in-between.

Make Art & Journal 3 are also add ons to match the Main May 19 M3 , but are stand alone products in their own right.

The Sistas, guests and Polly’s created some lovely pages using Make Art & Journal 3, have a look…

Have a wonderful weekend and happy shopping!


BYOC May 2019: All About Him, a re-release and iNSD Oh My!

Lots of exciting things happening this weekend for everyone!

Rachel has a bright fun collection of goodies for the May BYOC filled with word strips, paint, paper pieces and doodles. Don’t even get me started on the fabulous papers and stitches! This is sure to become a favourite ‘go to’ in your stash.

All About Him: Mixed Media Mega #1


Be prepared as I have a lot of amazing pages to share with you!! First up are pages from the Sistas and Polly’s using Rachel’s goodies.

Now for pages using Rachel’s goodies mixed with other parts of the May BYOC

Whew, that was a lot but such amazing things to show.

Now on to a re-release from Rachel and Ru from Studio Basic Designs. Here and Now is a fun kit to document what you are doing right now. Perfect for an ‘in the moment’ page, current interests, documenting you and what makes you happy or remembering a special day or place.

Here and Now


Some fun pages from the Captivating Sistas and Polly’s!

On Saturday Rachel also released two brand new add on’s to the April 2019 Mixed Media Monthly Collection. She’s created some confetti papers and a template that’s like a mini kit in itself! Check them out along with some gorgeous pages!

Rachel has also added her Tiny Problems Template to the shop. This was provided for the March 2019 Template Challenge at The LilyPad so please ensure you don’t already own it before purchasing.

Save at least 30% in Rachel’s shop during iNSD weekend, more on bundles and 50% on Commercial Use Products. Also check out Free With Purchase Kits when you spend $15 and $25!

Sunshine in her Soul | March BYOC

Welcome to March and this months BYOC. This artful collection will enable you to create masterful pages full of happy moments around you and within you.

Jam packed with rich texture, papery goodness and lots of other hand made items including paint, doodles, and more! Abundant with handmade art and lots of journaling prompts it inspires and encourages you to let the sunshine in.

Sunshine in Her Soul : Mixed Media Artistry


Enjoy these beautiful pages by the Sistas using Sunshine in Her Soul

Here are some more beautiful pages, this time from the Pollys

Have an amazing weekend!


Make Art & Journal - Lovers Edition

Make Art and Journal are a series of Art Journaling Products by Rachel Jefferies. If you're looking for a non traditional love themed collection this will be of interest to you. This artful collection will enable you to visually express not just sweet love but love lost or love that was never found and relationships in general.

Jam packed with rich texture and my signature mark making and lots of other hand made items including paint, doodles, sketches and more! Abundant with handmade art and lots of journaling prompts it inspires and encourages you to do just what the title suggests, make art and journal. Express your worries, your victories, your hopes and dreams and everything in-between. 

Make Art and Journal [Lovers Edition]: Artists Miscellany


Take a peek at these lovely creations from the Sistas and the Pollys

Have an amazing weekend!


A new collection The Struggle is Real: Self Esteem

Rachel has teamed up with Amber of Crafty Button Designs to bring you this amazing collection called The Struggle is Real: Self Esteem.

The Struggle is Real is a mixed media series about the struggles we face in life but can't always verbalize. This series offers a way to express your feelings through art and to offer catharsis to those who need it. Art can be a very therapeutic experience and this series can help you shed some light and beauty on your internal struggles and how to get through them.

Amber created this series and each release will be created with a different designer, Rachel was excited when Amber invited her to collaborate with her on the Self Esteem release and we all love what has been created, they have been working so hard and there's lots of it!

The Struggle is Real: Self Esteem is available as a money saving collection (with special bonus discount during new release weekend) as well as individual pieces.

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Here are some pages from The Sistas showcasing The Struggle is Real: Self Esteem

A few from the Pollys:

Have a wonderful weekend and don’t forget MOC 7 is still going on at The LIlypad and Rachel has some lovely items in her store to assist you in completing the challenges.


Mixed Media Monthly: Sincere / Trust / Friendship

Welcome to the first Mixed Media Monthly aka M3 of the year! The Mixed Media team have a wonderful new collaboration and Rachel has wonderful add ons on offer for everyone. I love the vibrant collaboration and delicate and positive feel of Rachel’s add ons in this bundle.

The papers in Rachel’s add on are richly textured and painted and the elements are a wonderful mix of ephemera, paint, doodles and word strips. I am looking forward to having this one in my stash, matter of fact I have an MOC challenge in mind for this bundle.

You can find all of the Mixed Media Monthly products here and don’t forget to check out the subscription option too which will save you in the long run and comes with great benefits!


Some lovely pages by the Sistas and Pollys

Have a fabulous weekend!


SOSN Time & MOC 7

Hello everyone and welcome to another week of great SOSN deals from Rachel. Remember these specials are for one day only, 24 hours. If you are participating in TLP’s MOC 7 or wish to and would like to build up your stash this is the perfect time as Rachel has a wonderful bundle and some date stamps available for a special price.

Hope Shines Bright is filled with wonderful paper pieces, earthy tones and fabulous word bits to help you create an amazing page filled with memories.

Hope Shines Bright Bundle


Here are some wonderful pages from the Sistas:

Have an amazing week!!


2019 Date Stamps & JAN BYOC Bundle

Rachel bundled up her Jan 2019 BYOC packs exclusively for her newsletter subscribers which are now available for public sale. If you missed the BYOC offers last weekend grab them all now in this money saving bundle and save 25%. And if you aren’t signed up for Rachel’s newsletter, do it now here because during BYOC weekends the bundle is exclusive for newsletter subscribers and has a deeper discount!

January 2019 BYOC Bundle


Rachel created herself some fun messy date stamps for her 2019 memory keeping and she made them into a pack for her shop for you too! Grab Messy Marks: Dates 2019 this weekend at 20% off!


To start off the lovely pages created by the sistas is one by Rachel herself :

Have a wonderful week!


BYOC December: Eucalyptus

jaye here back to show you this weeks amazing goodies from Rachel. I am seriously in love with the softness and the message of Eucalyptus.

The first weekend of the month at The Lilypad means it is BYOC time and Rachel has created some amazing packs which are on sale this weekend at 20% off.

Check out Eucalyptus: BYOC December 2018

Eucalyptus: Mixed Media Kit


Here are some gorgeous pages from the sistas and polly’s

New Releases & Black Friday Specials!

Rachel has a new release today with this month’s Mixed Media Monthly aka M3 in the shop, matching add ons as well as some great Black Friday deals! Read on for all the details!


New Releases are 30% OFF November 22nd - November 26th 2018 - check them out! . . .

M3 Nov 18: Pursue / Deeper / Meaning

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Now for some delightful pages from the Sistas & the Pollys to enjoy.


Rachel has quite a few specials for you to take advantage of as well. Now is the perfect time to add to your Rachel stash! At The LilyPad a Month of Challenges is approaching in January, this is a huge event at The LilyPad and so this huge sale is a great time to stock up. Check out the following Black Friday Specials.

My Life Unscripted 1: Mega Bundle 60% OFF the original discounted bundle price!

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If all of that isn’t enough I have something else for you! Rachel is bringing back her Commercial Use Designs from the Archives just in time! Save 60% on Rachel’s Commercial Use releases through the 26th November 2018. Head to her shop to see them all as there were too many to show individually! 


Enjoy your holiday and all these great deals!!


Four Artified Templates 50% Off Today

Happy Wednesday everyone, or if you’re a big fan of The Lilypad then it is happy Something Old Something New day!!

Rachel is re-releasing four, yes four of her Artified Layered templates. These templates are so fun to work with as you can create so many different looks with them. Artified Layered templates are easy to use, they will leave you in awe of the creative and artsy pages you can make. Seriously, if you don’t have one now is the time to try them, you will be hooked, I promise.

Artified: This Is It, Artified: Threadbare, Artified: Incomplete and Artified: 89 are on sale at 50% off for 24 hours only, so don’t hesitate in grabbing these, you won’t regret it! Also check your stash as these were released before in Rachel’s past store under her previous designer name of Captivated Visions :)


Artified: This Is It

BYOC November is Here!

jaye here back to show you this weeks amazing goodies from Rachel. I am seriously in love with the colours and the natural feel of Stop & Look Around (what a great title as well!)

The first weekend of the month at The Lilypad means it is BYOC time and Rachel has created some amazing packs which are on sale this weekend at 20% off.

Check out Stop & Look Around: BYOC November 2018

Stop and Look Around: Paper Pieces

Have a look at the great pages created by the Sistas and Polly’s!

It Takes Courage 50% OFF

Happy Wednesday everyone, or if you’re a big fan of The Lilypad then it is happy Something Old Something New day!!

Rachel is releasing an old favourite of mine for this week, It Takes Courage. It Takes Courage: Mixed Media Artistry is a wonderful mix of colours, stamps, painty goodness and meaningful word strips. It Takes Courage: Mixed Media Paperie is done in Rachel’s beautiful signature style of gorgeous blends and textures. This is definitely one you will want to add to your digi stash if you don’t own it already.

It Takes Courage Mixed Media Artistry and Mixed Media Paperie are on sale at 50% off for 24 hours only, so don’t hesitate in grabbing these, you won’t regret it! Also check your stash as this was previously released in her previous store under her previous designer name of Captivated Visions :)


It Takes Courage: Mixed Media Artistry

Some layouts by the Captivating Sistas and Pollys

Mixed Media Monthly Oct 2018: Journal / Introspective / Muse

Hi everyone, jaye here to bring you all the details about October’s Mixed Media Monthly Collection at The Lily Pad aka M3.

Mixed Media Monthly Oct 2018: Journal / Introspective / Muse

Pen, paper and time alone with your thoughts is the inspiration for this month's kit. Journaling can be an amazingly healing practice, as well as a source of creative inspiration. Find your voice, your muse and explore your inner road map with this stunning collection. The kit contains: 47 papers, 109 elements, 1 template, 11 journal cards and 1 alpha.

This main Kit is available to purchase from The Lily Pad on sale through Sunday 21st October.

Also available as a subscription - The Mixed Media Monthly subscription includes:

Main collab kit each month, a $14.99 value
Instant 35% off all M3 add-ons and past main kits
Special presale access
A two month commitment is required, but then you may cancel at any time.


Layouts by the Polly's using M3 Oct 2018: Journal / Introspective / Muse

M3 Oct 2018 Add on Packs available to purchase from The Lily Pad and on sale through Sunday 21st October.

A money saving bundle with all four packs included


A layout by Rachel using her M3 Bundle

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Layouts from the Captivating Sistas;

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Happy DSD and New Releases

Hey everyone jaye here. I am so happy that Rachel has returned to digital design and that I get to brag about her amazing talents and the awesomeness that is created with them. Without further chatter here is the nitty gritty of what goodness will be filling Rachel’s store.

The first weekend of the month at The Lilypad means it is BYOC time and Rachel has created some amazing packs (or in a bundle if you’re a newsletter subscriber) that are sure to have you creating page after page.

I am so pumped to say that the Silent Battles series is making a return!! Yes, this amazing collab between Rachel and Ru of Studio Basic Designs is coming back. . . .this weekend!! I love the realness of this series as well as the many uses for the designs.

Here I present to you Silent Battles: Grief, available as a bundle or individually.

Silent Battles: Stress

Silent Battles: Negative Thoughts

Here are the Sale details in Rachel’s Shop, be sure to note the free with purchase gifts when you spend $15 or $25 dollars and don’t forget to check out the Party Forum where we are celebrating DSD!

Finally, Rachel has added a huge archive of hand crafted Mixed Media Digital Scrapbooking Papers. Please check your stash very carefully as some of these papers date back to 2012 and were all part of Kits or Collections at some time or another. They feature hand painting, collage, blending and other mixed media and digital artistry techniques. A treasure trove of mixed media goodness!

In total there are 137 papers valued at a whopping $87.25 and Half Price this DSD weekend. Due to the sheer volume of papers there are not previews of each set included but you can expect expectional quality, and my signature style collage, hand painting and mark making. Visit the shop to find a note of all the Kit/Collection names that these once belonged too.

Mixed Media treats from my archives

I hope you're having a good week!

It's taken me a little time to get back into things after both my kiddies have been sick and not sleeping well, I've been putting all of my free time into a really exciting project which I can tell you about later in the week but there’s a hint at the end of this post!

New Releases & Offers

For now, I've got some treats from my archives included in this weeks 50% something old something new sale. You might remember the Simply Kit, the element part of the Kit will remain retired but I couldn't leave the hand painted backgrounds sitting on my hard drive so I've added them to the shop and included them in todays sale. You can also find my Mixed Media Stacks from my retired Smitten collection in my shop which complement the papers really well!

Check your stash first to make sure you don't already own these before purchasing.

Head to my shop here to find these new releases.

Look out for a really exciting collaboration coming this Friday!! Eeeek!


I Do My Own thing

Well sob sob, the time has come for us to send our little boy off on his first day at school yesterday! It felt really weird walking him to school, I mean I knew of course that this day would eventually come, but it felt surreal, like I was living somebody elses life. When people used to say to me, make the most of every moment, of these early years, they are so right! I didn't pay much attention back in the day, it felt like the days were so long and that they were going to last forever. I didn't realise quite how fast these early years really do fly by, but they really really do!!

In Shop News

Well yes it's true, that I do like to do my own thing, with my quirky mark making and collages but this is also the name of my collection this week. It's another Build Your Own Collection weekend and my theme relates to us as strong individuals (or people that you know) and how we can be our own hero's and stand tall!

Bonus Bundle Offer with a Free With Purchase

All of the Build Your Own Collection releases are 20% OFF 7th - 9th September PLUS the more you buy the more you save. In addition, if you're a collector of my products I've also bundled up all three of my BYOC packs and discounted the bundle by 30%. You'll also get a pack of solid colour papers FREE with your purchase of the bundle that are not available separately. Please note that this bundle offer is not included in the buy more save more offer.


That's all from me for now, have a great weekend :) 


Even the darkest night will end . . .

I hope you've been having a good week!

I've been digging around in my archive of products and I was inspired by my Hope Shines Bright Kit from 2013. I've spent some time working on this and have a fabulous new and improved element and paper pack plus some extras making a bundle offer!

The original papers have been replaced with new digital art. Many of the original paintwork and textures from the original papers feature somewhere inside the new papers and have been adapted and morphed into brand new mixed media designs. Many of the papers are also never seen before designs featuring my signature mark making.

The new and improved element pack includes a total of 67 unique elements ideal for digital and hybrid scrapbooking, digital artistry, art journaling, paper crafts and more. Twenty nine of the sixty seven elements are from the original kit and in their original form. Some elements from the original kit have been removed completely, some have been edited in tone or colour to fit with the vision of the new kit and many new never seen before elements have been added.
Jam packed with my signature mark making and lots of other hand made items including paint, doodles, sketches plus ephemera and more!


You'll save the most when you purchase my new releases as bundles. Hope Shines Bright Bundle has a 25% discount but if you purchase it now, before our new release sale ends at 11.50 pm PST on Sunday 26th August, you'll also save an additional 20%!!

Guest Creative Team Call

Interested in a guest spot? I'm holding a quick call for digital and hybrid scrapbookers and creatives. Successful applicants will help promote my new releases that will be available at The LilyPad during their guest stay!

Click the image or here for more info and to apply!

50% Off Selected Templates @ Sneak Peek

Phew, we are half way to the weekend!

New Releases & Offers

Save 50% through today ONLY on selected digital scrapbooking templates from my archives. I'm bringing four further templates out of hibernation, they are some of my faves and they are all 50% off through today! There's some fab new inspiration using the designs currently in my shop and the templates.

Artified: Overspill Layered Template

Sneak Peek of New Goodies Coming Soon

This week I've decided to release a new and improved version of a best selling kit from 2013 that has been retired for some time. I've reworked the papers and made modifications to some of the elements and added many new elements plus designed some extra packs so it's now a bundle!