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Leslie and I (Melissa M.) are here today to share a new Designer's Sketch Challenge with you! Since the theme of the week is L-O-V-E, the sketch has lots o' hearts on it! However, feel free to interpret those with whatever shape you like! Stars, circles, asterisks...the sky is the limit!
Here is the sketch for this week:
I decided to take the heart elements from the sketch and make them a “waterfall” per se, to bounce off bold feel of the title (cut from my Silhouette Cameo). I then added a few extra hearts (all of them are also cut from with my Silhouette Cameo) to the top right of my project for balance.
And here is my take on it.
And here are the rules for following along with the sketch challenge!
We'll pick one winner from all our challenge entries this month to win a Lily Bee prize package. Here's a few things to keep in mind:
- Your layout must use at 60% Lily Bee products.
- Post your layout to our Facebook Page or Flickr Gallery to be eligible for monthly challenge prize.
- Title your post "Designer's Choice | Sketch Challenge" so we can find it easily and then leave a comment on this blog post letting us know you've entered.
- Deadline is February 28, 2013, Midnight CST
- One winner from all the challenges will be announced in next month's Kristen's News feature.
The more you play, the better your chances of winning!
Thanks for joining us today!
To go along with our theme this week of mixing old and new products we have a fun challenge for you- create a project using at least 10 pieces of patterned paper mixing the old with the new.
How does that sound?
Nicole rose to the challenge beautifully!
Here is her layout:
Nicole said, "The new 6x6 tiny tablets make it really easy to get more than 10 papers on my page. I just cut each paper in half and used them as strips on my page, hiding the edges that lined up with photos, a journal card &/or a die cut tag. I love how all the new lines go together so easily and combine with the releases from last CHA as well!"
Here are some close-ups of her page:
Doesn't she do such gorgeous work?
I really like how Nicole meshed the old and new collections together so well.
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Hi everyone! Leslie here today with a big question. Are you ready for Valentine's day?
Love is definitely in the air! It's already displayed in stores & is all around.
To celebrate, we're sharing a whole lotta love here all week on the Lily Bee Design blog.
Today Nicole and I are sharing a couple of "love" layouts with all of you.
Here's what she has to say about her beautiful layout:
"Along with some of my favorite photos of my oldest son, I wanted to use
some of my new and old Lilybee favorite products! I misted the Stationary paper
with some scraps from a Cameo cut and then let Pinwheel be my guide! I added in
a Lily Bee journaling card and some of those always perfect mini ABC stickers. I
couldn’t resist adding in a couple small piecharts from the 6x6 tiny tablet
Supplies: Stationary (Slushie), Pinwheel (Picnic basket, Ice cream truck, Embellishment
bundle, 6x6 tiny tablet), Handmade (Bag of bits, Mini ABC stickers)
and here's my layout about my sweet girl:
Supplies: Pinwheel (Cherry Blossom Paper, Ice Cream Truck Paper), Autumn Spice (Vanilla Paper),
Christmas Cheer (North Pole Paper, Frosty Paper, ABC Stickers), Persnickity (Prim Paper, Fussy Paper, Picky Paper, Index Journaling Cards, Mixed Stickers, ABC Stickers, 6x6 Tiny Tablet)
to recreate the heart in the center, simply fold a 12x12 sheet of cardstock in half & cut in a
half heart shape. Open the fold to your heart. Then take strips of different patterned papers
and place diagonally (the strips don't have to be perfect sizes. I cut some thinner than others.)
on your heart, then trim the edges.
By making my photo stand out more - I turned it black and white and placed on the right side
of my heart by using 3D adhesive. I wanted it to have a little more dimension.
It's been a pleasure sharing with you today.
I hope you have fun creating your very own treasures of love.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Do you have Valentine's Day on your mind? There is something about a craft table spilling over with pink and red this time of year that put a smile on my face. Today Leslie and I are sharing a few cards that embrace the theme of love.
First up, Leslie created two cards full of beautiful layers and a great way to use Lily Bee's cardstock stickers.
To create the heart embellishment she stacked punched hearts, folding and gluing each
one down the center. Once they dried, she fanned
them out to add dimension. Using the same color, yet different patterns, really
sets off the effect.
Supplies: Persnickity (Index Journaling Cards, ABC Stickers), Christmas Cheer (Frosty Paper, 6x6 Tiny Tablet, Mixed Stickers, ABC Stickers)
Leslie's second card is just as amazing. She loves hearts and finds ways to use them. For these “love” cards, she wanted to use hearts and colors you wouldn’t always see on a “Valentine” card. So from little to big, red to multi-colored she incorporated hearts in such a creative way.
Supplies: Pinwheel (Cartwheels Paper, Lime Rickey Paper), Persnickity (Clear Stamps, Index Journaling Cards, Mixed Stickers, 6x6 Tiny Tablet), Autumn Spice (ABC Stickers)
To create the heart shape on this card, simply freehand cut from paper and cover in strips of Lily Bee paper from a variety of collections. As I was flipping through papers I pulled out paper that had pink in it. Once the heart is stitched, I backed it with cardstock and hand cut a scallop border around it. Inked the edges a bit to allow it to stand out and backed with foam adhesive. Stamp a few pennants, hearts and doilies and assembled to create a banner using pink wire.
This card also features hand cut elements in creating the flower stem, leaves and petals. By cutting circle shapes in a variety of sizes, fold each petal four times, ink each crease light to bring out each fold and adhere layers using foam adhesive and/or craft glue. Use the same technique to create the leaves.
Supplies: Victoria Park (Raspberry - paper, bag of bits), Persnickety (clear stamps),Christmas Cheer (Figgy Pudding - paper, Mrs. Claus - paper)
Thank you for stopping in today! Enjoy creating a little something special in the name of "LOVE" today.
It is cold outside and you may be stacking on the layers and bundling up. This week we are celebrating the chilly weather and taking it into our craft room to create projects for this winter wonderland. Sharing with you today two cards layered with some of my favorite Lily Bee papers and stamps.
Why not create your own embellishment? Here I used papers from Christmas Cheer to create a winter cap, topping it off with a little handmade thread pom-pom. Stamped a few snowflakes to create a background for the card ontop of layered journal cards.
The second card is taking layers of punched, stamped and die cuts and stitching them on the card as a banner. Once it has been attached, gently fold each piece towards the stitching adding more dimension to the card.
Supplies: Persnickety (clear stamps, index journal cards, Fuzzy - paper), Christmas Cheer (clear stamps, index journal cards, Hot Cocoa - paper, Figgy Pudding - paper), Victoria Park (bag of bits)
Maybe while you are bundling up, take a moment to add a few layers to your next card as well. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your crafty moments today!
Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a rut with your scrapbooking?
Have you ever felt like you didn't know how to scrapbook anymore?
I have certainly been in both of those situations so I thought it would be fun to try something that is sure to cure your scrapbooking woes.
If you are having a hard time coming up with a page design one thing you can do is scraplift a page that has inspired you- it could be something you created in the past or something by another scrapbooker. If you do scraplift someone else, make sure to always give proper credit and you could even contact the person to let them know what you've done. I bet they would enjoy seeing that their work inspired a page of your own!
For our challenge today Melissa and I scraplifted other members of the Lily Bee design team.
Melissa was inspired by this layout created by the amazing Nicole Nowosad:
Melissa says, "I loved this layout by Nicole Nowosad! The only thing I really changed was instead of the patchworked look at the top part of the slant, I made it go straight across the upper portion of my layout. Thank you, Nicole, for the wonderful inspiration!"
Here is Melissa's take:
Melissa said, " I had a hard time coming up with a layout for the 'Focus on Winter' theme this week. In Florida, we don't have the typical snoy, cold winter that other parts of the country have. I was looking through my photos trying to find something I could use and ran across these pictures of my dog, Lucy. It struck me that she always finds a patch of sunlight near the window during the winter and naps in it! She is such a silly girl!"
Lily Bee Supplies: Persnickety (Snooty, Picky, Prissy, Uppity, ABC Stickers, Card Stock Stickers, Journaling Cards, Christmas Cheer (Journaling Cards).
I had an easy time choosing a page to lift because I LOVED this layout that Cindy created for CHA using the new Pinwheel collection. I liked the horizontal strips of paper across the page, how she tucked her photos under the left edge, how she added embellishments randomly on the page.
Here is Cindy's beautiful layout:
I stayed pretty true to Cindy's design except that instead of using strips of the same width, I varied those and also overlapped the pieces at an angle instead of having them go straight across the page. I also placed my journaling at the bottom of the page and used randomly placed embellishments.
Just as Cindy did, I brought some attention to the different strips of paper only I used twine instead of stitching and die-cut paper pieces. Thank you for your beautiful inspiration, Cindy!
Would you like to join in for our scraplift challenge?
Simply create your page and post it in our Flickr gallery with a link to the layout that inspired yours.
Thanks for stopping by Lily Bee today!
Since we're in the thick of Winter, we thought it'd be appropriate to focus this week on Winter. All week, the Lily Bee Design team will be featuring projects to inspire you to make the most of this unique time of year.
Patricia and I (Ursula) are kicking off the week with a bit of a different spin on Winter. While we live almost across the country from one another, we share a pretty similar climate. That is to say, a warmer one. We are both in the South. I'm in the Southwest and Patricia is in the Southeast but in either case, truly cold temperatures are hard to come by. So what does Winter look like for us???
Patricia says : If we ever get snow here in South Louisiana, the cities shut down and everyone grabs their cameras. So I decided to make my own faux snow and fussy cut the doilies from the Prim pattern paper and splatter some white mist around on the denim Finicky paper. Since our Winters are not the typical Wintery snowy white, but instead still full of color, I pulled in some red and aquas that went well with the photos from our Wintery season.
Lily Bee Supplies used: Persnickety (Prissy Paper, Finicky Paper, Prim Paper, Mixed Stickers, ABC Stickers), Christmas Cheer (Journaling Index Card), Autumn Spice (Cream Paper, Cinnamon Paper, Stamps)
As always, Patricia adds such fun details. I love that she cut out the doilies from the Persnickety Collection!
Here in Southern Arizona, I dream of snow, I pray for snow. Heck, I'd be happy with just cold. However, we only get snow in valley ever other year or so. But this year, we did get a very chilly cold snap. Temps dropped to below freezing five nights in a row and that is certainly cause for breaking out our hats and scarves!
Lily Bee supplies used: Persnickety (Patterned Paper, Journaling Cards, Mixed Cardstock Stickers) Christmas Cheer (Acrylic Stamps, ABC Cardstock Stickers, Patterned Paper) Buttercup (Patterned Paper) Victoria Park (Patterned Paper)
I wanted to soften my background, a pattern from the Persnickety collection, so I overlayed a 12x12 sheet of vellum and sewed it down. And in case you're wondering, Yes, we do take a picture every single time we wear winter gear, it could be years before it happens again and we feel so cute in it!
Initially, I was heading for an all black and white pallette, but my inner color monster came out and a bit of blue and red ended up taking over.
What chilly memories do you have to share about? Make sure you share them in our Flickr gallery! And stay tuned all week for more Wintery inspiration.
Good morning, Lily Bee fans! Melissa here, and back sooner than I expected with another Project Life layout. I hadn't intended to post two so close together, but when another team member needed to swap days with me and had a Project Life slot to be taken over, I took the opportunity to get another week of my 2012 album done!
Lily Bee Supplies: Autumn Spice (6x6 Tiny Tablet, ABC Cardstock Stickers, Mixed Cardstock Stickers, Index Journaling Cards), Persnickety (6x6 Tiny Tablet, Index Journaling Cards)
At the end of December I shared a bit of my laid-back approach to project life, so it's no surprise that I'm just now getting to election week in my album! I've actually scrapped a week or two after this one, but since I skip around a lot it seems that there are usually earlier weeks hanging around to complete. Since I like to be inspired by the supplies I want to use when I scrap a week, I let Lily Bee's Autumn Spice Tiny Tablet lead me to these photos full of fall colors!
I did mix some of the Persnickety collection in, as well, to bring a more "everyday" theme to these pages. The Mixed Cardstock stickers and Index Journaling cards were especially useful!
After seeing all the new Lily Bee collections unveiled this week, I'm excited by the possibilities for both traditional layouts and Project Life- especially by the new embellishments and label stickers!
Happy Thursday everyone! Ursula and I are here today to share two projects that focus on happenings in the New Year!
First, Ursula shares a fun, layered layout that incorporated multiple photos and cool elements.
Ursula says: The New Year has brought some very 'concrete' changes in our home. As in, the concrete is exposed, along with the studs and wiring. We're doing a bit of
remodeling and the dust hit the fan right at New Year's. I am excited for the
changes, not so very exstatic about the mess though.
The Monday-Friday card opens up when unclipped. The inside is constructed with Index Journal Cards and strips of paper.
To create the inserts, I first cut small rectangles of paper and scored them down the middle. I folded down the middle and then glued the left hand side of the strip to the back of the index card.
After glueing individual strips on each of the other cards, I started adhering each card down. The other side of the folded rectangle of each card was adhered to the layout. The Monday-Friday card needed a slightly bigger strip of paper so that the white cards showed when it was all closed.
Supplies: Persnickety (Patterned Paper, 6X6 Tiny Tablet, Index Journal Cards, ABC Cardstock Stickers, Mixed Cardstock Stickers)
We hope you are taking time to document your reflections about the new year!
Summer used a 6x6 Tiny Tablet for this card's papers. The smaller-scale patterns are ideal for cards! She used Silhouette images to cut the papers into fun, dynamic shapes that make this New Year's card bright and lively.
To reinforce the festive New Year's theme, there's nothing better than confetti! Lisa stitched a vellum overlay to her card that holds confetti punched from several Lily Bee papers. The confetti moves freely in the background, creating an interactive and fun-filled greeting.
The pennent shapes from the Persnickety Mixed Cardstock Stickers make perfect flags when adhered atop toothpicks:
We hope you are having a wonderful (and scrappy!) 2013!
We are all so excited about the new releases coming soon. CHA time is always so exciting.
In the meantime, our challenge for you today is using your scraps. I'm joined by three very talented ladies, Nicole, Becky, and Leslie. Using your leftover scraps can push you creatively with using different colors and patterns that you wouldn't normally use together. And those left over postive and negative cuttings find a perfect spot needed for a quick pop of color and texture.
Our first inspiration is from Nicole. Nicole says, "I literally broke out the little bits from my Lily Bee stash! I used even the smallest pieces of paper that I have been hoarding to layer behind my photos. If the paper was too small, I just trimmed it down the middle and tucked it behind the photos on the two outer edges, to give the impression of a larger piece of paper."
Supplies: Victoria Park (Raspberry), Persnickety (Finicky, Ritzy,6x6 tiny tablet, Index journaling cards, Cardstock Mixed stickers) Double Dutch (Lemonade), Head over Heels (Swoon)
Next is Becky. Becky says, "I had so much fun with this page! When I found out what the challenge was, I pulled out all of my scraps, including ones I'd used to make punched shapes for previous projects. These pieces of paper usually sit around until I throw them away, so it was fun to put them to use on this layout. Along with the punch shape scraps, I trimmed some pieces from the Christmas Cheer Figgy Pudding paper and added some diecuts I'd cut out but hadn't yet used, and I really like the end result."
Supplies: Persnickety (Fussy, Finicky, 6x6 Tiny Tablet, ABC Stickers, Index Journaling Cards), Autumn Spice (6x6 Tiny Tablet), Christmas Cheer (6x6 Tiny Tablet, Figgy Pudding)
Next is Leslie. She says, "I used up every little piece of leftovers I had from projects of every line. I even had some left over hearts from a previous project that I was able to add for a finishing touch."
Supplies: Persnickity (Prim Paper, Picky Paper, Ritzy Paper, Huffy Paper, 6x6 Tiny Tablet, Index Journaling Cards, Mixed Stickers), Christmas Cheer (ABC Stickers, 6x6 Tiny Tablet, Hot Cocoa Paper), Autumn Spice (Pumpkin Spice Paper, 6x6 Tiny Tablet, Index Journaling Cards)
And here is my layout. I grabbed a handful of scraps. The denim piece from Persnickety (Finicky) was big enough I could send through the Silhouette. My design came out asymmetrical, which made it quick to put together. I used the corner rounder punch on some pieces to add interest to the design. I also used a tab punch, and a 1" circle punch to some of pieces to add pops of color. The butterfly, flower, and branch were leftover cuttings from another project. The polaroid stamped paper was another leftover. One of my favorite layouts. I love how these pieces came together.
Supplies: Persnickety (Picky Paper, Huffy Paper, Prissy Paper, Snooty Paper, Uppity Paper, Finicky Paper, 6x6 Tiny Tablet, Journaling Index Cards, Mixed Stickers, ABC Stickers, Stamps), Christmas Cheer (6x6 Tiny Tablet, Mixed Stickers)
We hope you're inspired to go through your scraps and find inspiration in all those leftovers. Thank you so much for joining us today.
Now we want to see your take on this Use Your Scraps challenge! We'll pick one winner from our challenge entries this month to win a Lily Bee prize package. Here's a few things to keep in mind:
Good Monday Morning! Cindy Liebel and I (Melissa M.) are here with you this morning to start off the week! I hope you all are as excited as we are over the new collections that debuted on the blog last week! Kristen outdid herself (again!) with designing each one of them!
Here is what Cindy has to say about her project: This year, my One Little Word is FOCUS and in creating my layout, I wanted to document the more important part of what I will be focusing on in 2013: Family, Self, Health, Faith and Home. I used punched hearts to show emphasis on the words using the tiny stickers. I like how they pop off the page with the tone-on-tone affect I've created as the main part of my design. Center of the layout holds layered elements along with my title and hides my journaling that is written on the white tag peaking out on the side. And to balance out the page, I added bits of mist throughout the white background for more color and balanced it out w/ strips of pattern paper on the sides.
One of the things I really want to commit to this year is to try new fresh recipes for my family. I get tired of cooking the same old recipes over and over. I decided to base my layout on that thought.
Thanks for joining us today! We will see you again tomorrow!
We wish you very happy holidays from all of us here at Lily Bee.
ring in the new year.
You never know when you might need a card for a special occasion and these
cards will hopefully inspire you as you create for others.
First up is this gorgeous card from Andrea. I love how cheery and bright
it is and this would surely delight anyone who received it:
She brings in so much color and texture on this card.
About her card Andrea says, " I love creating cards that may not fit
perfectly inside an envelope. With a bit of 3d foam adhesive and favorite
Lily Bee collections, you can take your card making to a whole new level."
Andrea began creating this card by stamping and layering paper strips on the
front of a folded piece of cardstock. Next, add foam adhesive to the back
side of the index journal card, add the ribbon and adhere it to the front
of the card. Add stamped elements (such as the butterfly) using foam
adhesive or craft glue. Bend the wings upwards to create more dimension.
Using a safety pin, add a paper heart from Victoria Park Bag of Bits
collection along with buttons.
Double Dutch (Celery- paper), Christmas Cheer (Hot Cocoa- paper, Figgy Pudding- Paper).
With 2012 coming to a close I decided to create a card to celebrate the
This card was quick and easy to create by simply layering a couple of
journaling cards and adding the sentiment. Don't be afraid to cut into
your cards like i did here. It adds a unique touch to your project and allows
you to use the products in different ways.
I cut the "Today" from one of the journaling cards and used it as a
highlight on the card.
Good morning! It's Becky Williams here with you today as we continue our focus on the 6x6 Tiny Tablets. The smaller patterns of the 6x6 pads are just the right scale for creating cards and I have some cards from me and Deanna Misner to share with you.
First up are these two beautiful cards from Deanna using the lovely Autumn Spice collection:
Feathers have become quite the trendy thing in the scrapbooking world and Deanna does a fantastic job of incorporating them into this card. I really like the depth and texture she gave to them.
The feathers stand out in a gorgeous way against the floral background and doily.
Supplies: Autumn Spice (6x6 Tiny Tablet, ABC Cardstock Stickers)
Deanna also created this cute chevron-striped thank you card:
I really like how she created a stripe using a variety of patterns from the Autumn Spice 6x6 pad and then stitched over the top to add texture and also a place to add her card sentiment.
Here is a closer look:
Supplies: Autumn Spice (6x6 Tiny Tablet, ABC Cardstock Stickers)
Beautiful work, Deanna!
I also created with the Autumn Spice collection since I thought it was quite fitting for this time of year with fall and also Thanksgiving right around the corner. It's so hard to believe that it is tomorrow already!
For this card I used a mix of patterns from the Autumn Spice Tiny Tablet along with my Fiskars butterfly punch, added them to the cardfront that I'd cut just slightly smaller than the cardbase, then simply stapled them in the center to keep them in place. I liked the idea of having just one in the golden floral pattern to make it stand out on the card:
Supplies: Autumn Spice (6x6 Tiny Tablet, ABC Cardstock Stickers)
I also created this card:
The flowers from this patterned paper were just begging to be cut out and added to this card, especially in the smaller scale of the 6x6 pad. I added Glossy Accents to the centers of some of the flowers, then popped them up with foam adhesive.
I trimmed the right edge of the index card so that it would fit as I wanted on my cardfront and added the handcut flowers on top. The "so blessed" was from one of the cardstock stickers. I used the blue alphas to add a pop of color to the sentiment.
Supplies: Autumn Spice (6x6 Tiny Tablet, ABC Cardstock Stickers, Index Journal Cards, Mixed Cardstock Sticker)
Thank you so much for stopping by the Lily Bee blog today. We hope you've felt inspired to create some cards to share with us in our Flickr group!
Check back tomorrow for more inspiration from Lily Bee.