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Announcing our NEW BLOG!!

Hi Lily Bee Fans! We have some exciting news to share! We've moved! 

Our new location is

We have LOTS of fun planned for our first week! Make sure you head over now and change your feeds to our new location! We're super excited to see you there!!

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Summer 2012 Sneak Peek Week!

It's pretty unbelievable that Summer CHA is only a few short weeks away! We are busy, busy, busy, wrapping up loose ends to present three brand new beautiful lines at CHA. In addition, we also have other fun news that we are hoping to reveal this week as well. So keep your eyes peeled as there is much fun to come this week!

Above you will find our first sneak peek of what we are calling "Collection One". Tomorrow you'll see a similar sneak of Collection 2, then Collection 3 on Thursday! We don't want to give it all away, just a little teaser for now. I promise more will be revealed soon! So what do you think? We'd love to hear!

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True Friendship

Sometimes, I get so caught up in scrapping about my family and what is going on in our lives that I don't think to record my friendships.  

In the layout I'm sharing today, I wanted to highlight a very special friendship I have with a woman I truly consider to be my sister.  No, we're not blood sisters, but we are certainly as close as sister's might expect to be.

I love that good friends walk together through life. And since I used a gridded paper for the background, I was able to easily write my about our 'walk' together directly on the background paper.

I'm a big fan of having tabs that stick up above the top edge of my page.  They look great, add a little unexpected dimension and still fit nicely inside my albums. Here, I used the Victoria Park Journal Cards to add the effect of tabs.

I love using the 6x6 pads to create my own embellishments.  For the flower below, I simply punched a couple of shapes out of the small-scale patterned papers and added a brad.

Overall, you'll see there are a lot of details added to the page but it still retains the feeling of having white space to allow the eye to rest.  Clustering makes it possible.

Lily Bee Supplies Used:
 Pattern Paper: Victoria Park, Handmade, Buttercup
ABC Stickers: Handmade
Journal Cards: Victoria Park, Handmade
Bag O Bits: Handmade
Mixed Cardstock Stickers: Handmade, Victoria Park
6x6 Paper Pads: Memorandum, Victoria Park
Stamps: Handmade

Other Supplies Used:
Punches: EK Success, Fiskars
Silhouette SD Die Cut Machine
Wood Veneer: Studio Calico
Scarlet Bird Designs Button Badge, Die Cuts
Brad: My Mind's Eye
Button Maker: Epiphanie Crafts
Mist's: Maya Road
Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios

Have a beautiful Lily Bee Design kind of day and make something lovely!

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A Colorful Birthday Banner

Hi, everyone, Patricia here to share a birthday banner with you.  With just pattern paper, twine, some adhesive, and a die cutting machine or punches, it really is easy to make your own banner.  What is really best about making your own banner, is you get to pick your colors.
My daughter's birthday party theme is rainbow, so I knew I wanted bright colors.  This banner was quick to put together because I kept it simple, using lots of repeating pattern papers.  
I used the Silhouette, and stayed with one color for the circles with the cut out letters.
Then backed those green circles with another circle using a simple contrasting pattern paper in yellow. 
For the circles with the cut out hearts, I did the same thing, except instead of the green polka dot paper, I chose the pink polka dots, and repeated those throughout the banner.
I made the blue folded flowers using a border punch and a score board.  Then layered a scalloped orange polka dot circle right on top. The pink polka dot hearts were attached with foam adhesive.  I kept the banner light because it is so long.  And then the last thing to do...attaching each piece with a piece of twine.
Lily Bee Supplies:
Patterned Paper:  Lemonade - Double Dutch, Grass, Richmond Row - Victoria Park, Robin’s Egg - Buttercup, Pattern Block - Handmade

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Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Happy Wednesday! It's Melissa and Kim here today with a sketch and a challenge to you to recreate your take on it!

Here is the sketch and here are the rules:

1. Your layout must use at least two Lily Bee products

2. Post your layout to any gallery, or your blog and post the link here in this comment section. OR post your layout to our Facebook page. But not both, please.

3. Be sure and title your post "Lily Bee June Sketch Challenge", so we can find it easily.

4. The deadline is Saturday, June 30th at 9PM MST.

5. And of course, have fun!

This is Melissa's take on the sketch.

Lily Bee Supplies Used:
 Pattern Paper: Victoria Park
ABC Stickers: Victoria Park

Other Supplies Used:
Punches: Fiskars Butterfly Punch, Tab Punch
Bling: My Mind's Eye
Tools: Sewing Machine, Tyepwriter

...and here is Kim's take on the sketch! The soft colors on this layout invoke such a sweet feeling..

Lily Bee Supplies:
Pattern Paper:  Double Dutch, Victoria Park
ABC Stickers: Buttercup

Make sure to link us up to your layouts!  Happy Wednesday!

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Vacation Scrapping with Buttercup (and just a little Handmade)

Good morning, everyone!

It's a bright, happy summer day here, and even though a vacation isn't in the plans for me just yet, I'm having fun reliving past trips by scrapping some of my neglected travel photos.


This layout documents part of a trip my husband and I took to Aruba early last year. I just loved bright,  colors of many of the buildings we passed by, so I took a cue from my photos and pulled together a beach-y color palette using Lily Bee's Buttercup collection, with just a bit of Handmade thrown in to add a little pink. The Mushroom Stationery (also from Buttercup) completes the look by giving the page a subtle worn look reminiscent of the peeling paint found on nearly any building that's near the ocean.




What about you guys? Is anyone else itching to pull out vacation photos and scrap them?

Lily Bee Supplies:

Patterned Paper: Buttercup (Robin's Egg, Flower Pot, Queen Bee, Blossom, Mushroom Stationery), Handmade (Thimble)
ABC Cardstock Stickers: Buttercup
Mixed Cardstock Stickers: Buttercup

6/19/2012 4:00:08 AM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post

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Monday Focus On: Pinterest Inspiration

Hi Everyone, hope you had a fantastic Father's Day weekend. We've got some fabulous eye candy for you today from Cindy. I adore everything Cindy creates and this layout is no different. The Focus On today is Inspiration from Pinterest.

Here's the pin that inspired Cindy:

And here is what she has created...AMAZInG Right?!

She has mixed patterned paper from our Handmade, Double Dutch and Buttercup Collections.

Love Cindy's details throughout the layout as well. This goes down as one of my all time favorite Lily Bee layouts. Thanks Cindy for inspiring us today with your beautiful work!

Lily Bee Design Supplies:
Handmade pattern paper: Thimble & Pattern Block
Buttercup pattern paper: Blossom & Flower Pot
Double Dutch pattern paper: Croquet, Marmalade & Key Lime Pie
ABC Stickers: Buttercup
Index Journaling Cards: Double Dutch
Bag of Bits: Double Dutch
Mixed Cardstock Stickers: Double Dutch & Handmade

Other: Cameo Sihlouette & Creative Memories Enchanted Epoxy Stickers

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Fabulous Father's Day Cards by Summer

Don't forget Father's Day is Sunday! We've got three darling cards created by Summer just in time for you to whip up. Celebrate the Father/Father's in your life by giving them a handmade card this year.

Lily Bee Designs Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: ButterCup/Sunflower, Robin’s Egg, Flower Pot, Mushroom,
Rainboots and Victoria Park/Charcoal
6x6 Tiny Tablet: ButterCup
ACB Stickers: ButterCup
Lily Bee Designs Supplies Used:
6x6 Tiny Tablet Handmade
ABC Stickers Handmade
Mixed Stickers Handmade
Lily Bee Designs Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: ButterCup/Mushroom, Handmade/Sky Blue and Rag Quilt,
and Double Dutch/Croquet, Celery and Blueberry

6x6 Tiny Tablet: Double Dutch
ABC Stickers: Handmade

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Bright and Busy!

I love color and pattern and lots of everything on my layouts. It's happy and fun just like my youngest who recently had his 7th birthday. I knew a bright and busy look was want I wanted for a birthday page to record this event but how to go about it and still keep it under control  had me perplexed.

Enter the simple circle punch. Circle punches are simple timeless tools that never go out of style and every papercrafter should own a few. By punching all my papers with the same punch, the repetition provides unity in the design and even better, there was no measuring and cutting involved.

I've used the beautiful Double Dutch line for this layout. I love how the gingham adds such a summery look and it's perfect for boys as well as girls.

The Double Dutch Index Journaling Cards are great for journaling but they are also perfect for matting photos with.

Mini pinwheels make a sweet childhood accent on a page. I've created mine out of 2.5" squares of Double Dutch patterned paper.

Lily Bee Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Double Dutch (Marmalade, Hopscotch, Key Lime Pie, Croquet, Marigold, Celery) 
and Buttercup (Flowerpot)
Journaling Cards: Double Dutch
Stickers: Victoria Park ABC
Bag of Bits:Double Dutch

Happy creating!

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Introducing Amy Heller + 4000 Facebook Likes Event

Hi Lily Bee fans!! I have some very exciting news to announce today... Amy Heller is joining Lily Bee Design as our New Design Team Coordinator! I'm sure many of you know Amy and are familiar with her work. I feel very blessed to be working with her and looking forward to her creating with our products. Let's find out a little bit more about her...

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be here at Lily Bee Design and working with Kristen and the rest of the fantastic Design Team!!

Here's a little about me:
I was introduced to scrapping in 2004, like many scrappers, from an in-home party. But I didn't scrap with real consistency until 2008, once my kids were a bit older and out of their infancy stages. :) As a graphic designer by profession, this hobby has brought me back to the fundamental reasons why I fell in love with design in the first place : paper, color, letter form and layout. My style has of course evolved from those early days. Now I would definitely say that I have a fun, cheerful, colorful and whimsical style. I LOVE to layer pattern, color and texture (especially with buttons, ribbon and sewing). I think it's safe to say that I love to embellish on my work. :) I currently design for American Crafts, October Afternoon, and am a Garden Girl for Two Peas in a Bucket. I've been fortunate to have had my work published in several publications including Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook Trends, CARDS, Paper Crafts as well as Scrapbooks and Cards Today. I am from the beautiful state of Washington, but I currently live in a small town in Connecticut with my awesome husband of 12 years, our daughter, who is nearly 10 and our son who is turning six in just a couple weeks. I am super excited to be here at Lily Bee Design! :D

Kristen and I have been working hard the last couple weeks to put together lots of new and exciting ideas that we will begin to debut here on the blog within the next couple weeks. We are super excited and hope you will be too, so stay tuned for that!
On another note, I thought I would share a layout today using LOTS of pieces from Lily Bee Design's most recent product collections, Victoria Park, Handmade, Buttercup, and Double Dutch. I peeled out all of the greens and yellows from the collections to play up the colors in these fun photos of my darling daughter that shows her swinging on her swing set . She's almost 10, leaving elementary school in just a few short days, entering intermediate school in the fall, and "I keep thinking (to myself) it won't be long before...." she won't want to swing on her little swing any more. So, I try to capture as many of these sweet everyday moments as I can, so I can hold on to time a little longer. Time just seems to be passing too quickly, and I'm not altogether ready for it!

Next up, we have an exciting event that we are starting today!!! We are trying to get our Lily Bee Design Facebook page up to 4,000 LIKES!

Once we hit 4,000 LIKES, we will draw, not one - not two - not three - but FOUR random winners from our Facebook page who's "liked" our page! One winner for each 1,000 LIKES!

EACH winner will receive this HUGE collection of products!!

How exciting is this?! All of this, just for "Liking" Lily Bee Design on Facebook!! So, if you haven't already done so, make sure you head over to our Facebook page, now! The quicker we hit 4,000 LIKES, the sooner we'll have these HUGE prize packs up for grabs for 4 extremely lucky winners!! Tell your friends!! :D

What an exciting way for me to kick off my new position here at Lily Bee Design! I can't wait to share with you all of the new and exciting things we have in store for you! Thank you so much for stopping by today and I'll look forward to being here with you again really soon!

Have a super day!

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