Friday Faves

>> Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy Friday. It's New Year's Eve. I hope everyone is staying safe and enjoying their time off with loved ones.

It's our last Friday Faves of 2010 and we have some gorgeous projects to share.

Andrea Amu posted this gorgeous Christmas card on our facebook page. It's well past Christmas, but the message on this card perfectly fits the season. I think this is a really stunning card.

Wendy Smith posted this layout on our facebook page. It's colors are so pretty and it reminds me of winter, even though it's clearly a warm weather layout. I love how she combined our black and white Christmas Town papers and embellishments with the teal.

Finaledition posted this adorable layout in her gallery. I love her photograph and the way she has embellished around it. It's such an eye-catching layout.

Happy New Year to all! See you next year!


Corn on the "Hob"

>> Thursday, December 30, 2010

I don't know about you guys, but I have had a great holiday season! It's been such a sweet time with family.

I was looking through my box of photos with my daughter
the other day and found this picture of my son from earlier this year that I meant to scrap, b
ut of course haven't gotten around to.

My journaling reads, "I may not be the best cook in the world, but I sure do feel like it when Atticus asks for his fave... corn on the hob."

I know that it is not called corn on the "hob," but that is what my silly 4 year old calls it and I wanted to make sure to preserve this saying of his. :)

I used a combination of the Lily Bee Designs Lovely Day Collection and Domestic Bliss Collection. That great chocolate brown houndstooth pattern from the Lovely Day collection helps balance out the more feminine touches in the Domestic Bliss Collection, making it perfectly manly for my little dude. Glitter thickers from American Crafts & Corrugated Cardboard alphas from Jillibean Soup make up my title.

(P.S. I still LOVE those banners included in the Catching Fall & Domestic Bliss sticker sheets. They are the cutest touches ever.)


A Little Bliss

>> Tuesday, December 28, 2010

We've been enjoying being home for the holidays this year. All the holiday preparations this year have had me thinking about how much I love our home and how much I love being able to stay at home caring for my family. The Domestic Bliss line is perfect for creating projects about all things heart and home.

I love all the prints and colors in this line and cutting strips of the papers makes it easy to include lots of color and pattern.

The Lily Bee rub-ons are wonderful to design with and they can be used on so many surfaces. For this project, I've created my own embellishment by applying a rub-on onto a clear acrylic piece. It's a Tim Holtz Fragment and the dimension and shine really emphasizes the rub-on on the page.

Maya Road makes some super sweet embellishments and I've incorporated a few of their trinket pins. I love how the little kraft tickets and house bingo motif support the Domestic Bliss theme.

Be inspired to create layouts about things that mean a lot to you. Scrapbooking doesn't always have to be about people or events.

Happy creating,


Scrapping Christmas Cards

>> Monday, December 27, 2010

I hope everyone had a wonderful time during the Holiday. It's quickly becoming the New Year. Every year I scrapbook our Christmas Card. I have them all in the same album and it's really fun to look through and see the changes in our year after year.

I used our Christmas Town Collection for this layout. I love the elegant colors because they work perfectly with everything. Because my card is kind of busy, I made my layout fairly simple. I hope you are taking some time for yourself this next week to do some crafting. I hope you enjoy the rest of your Monday!


Friday Faves

>> Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Friday. We have some wonderful projects to share with you this week. As it is Christmas Eve here in the United States, I thought I'd share some Christmas-y projects with you, whether in theme or in color.

"Paper Crowns" by Kathie Link is stunning. I love the layering of the Christmas Town papers at the bottom of the page. I love the overall color scheme and the wonderful embellishment clusters in opposite corners.

Diana posted this sweet layout titled "Nativity 1975". I love that she combined an old photo from the 70's with our bright and cheery Christmas Town Collection. I love that she's scrapping her older photos, too!

created this gorgeous "Merry & Bright" card. I love how she used our Christmas Town die cut as the shape of the card. It really is a cheery and lovely card!

From all of us at Lily Bee Design, we wish you and yours a very safe and wonderful Holiday!


Cherished Photos

>> Thursday, December 23, 2010

Have you ever found yourself not scrapping your favorite photos because they mean so much to you?

Maybe it's because it's hard to find the right words to capture your thoughts, or the idea that it must be the "perfect layout" because the memory is so precious. Whatever the reason that is keeping you from scrapping your cherished photos, I have certainly been there, and this is one of those photos.

I was recently going through my photos and I came across this picture of my daughter meeting Santa for the first time during her first Christmas (2 years ago!). It was such a special day and the photo completely captured the magic of her first Christmas. I decided to challenge myself to make this layout, and I am so glad I did.

I created a patchwork feel by using a square 1 1/2" punch, and punching 30 squares from the patterned paper in Lily Bee's beautiful Christmas Town Collection. I then surrounded the grid with phrases from the Christmas Town rub-ons.

The chipboard buttons created a sweet layered look on top of some twisted bakers twine. I twisted the twine in a pattern I liked, then adhered the twine in bits and pieces (instead of the entire piece of twine) with Helmar's adhesive runner.

I hope this inspires you to pull out those extra special photos and memories that you are holding on to and get them down on Lily Bee paper!!


A little bit of Christmas...

>> Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's only a few more days till Christmas and there's still a bit to do around here. Almost all the presents have been bought, the christmas decor is some what done and finally finished those cards. Half-Checked, Checked & Checked!

For the past week, I've been creating away a few cards for some dear friends, co-workers and for a group of amazing people that I've gotten to know better this year. And using the crepe paper flower technique that I shared here earlier in the year, I created a bunch of these cards using the pattern papers and chipboard elements from the Christmas Town Collection.




And also squeeze in one layout, capturing a glimpse of the amazing christmas decor around Singapore (still can't believe the amount of decorations everywhere and the lights are absolutely gorgeous at night). This was taken from inside one of the huge christmas tree (long Singapore's famous shopping street - Orchard) and yes, both the outside and inside of the trees was decorated.



And with that... I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a super Happy New Year!!


Christmas Town Pages

>> Monday, December 20, 2010

I love using seasonal photos for themed paper collections like "Christmas Town". But what I love even more is using these papers and making it work with non seasonal photos. It just makes more sense to shop for themed products. Cause you get to use it more and maximize the products.

Here is a page showing a picture of my daughter sporting her Ladybug Outfit..

And here is one page where I mixed "Christmas Town" with "Catching Fall".

I hope everyone enjoys the coming holidays! Take lots of pictures ok! I know I will...



Friday Faves

>> Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Friday. It's time for Friday Faves. This week, I found some great projects on our Facebook page. Thanks to all of our fans for posting project inspiration on our page.

Sandi Johnson shared this elegant Christmas card with us. I love the neutral colors and then the gorgeous pop of red. The bow is quite lovely, as well!

Anthea Peterson shared this adorable layout called "Christmas Cooking Helper". I love the double strung banners and the little cluster of flowers and chipboard. This is truly a sweet layout.

Jennifer Clark made this gorgeous "Joy" wall hanging. I love everything about it and think it must look fabulous hanging in her home!

Denise Johnson created this stunning advent calendar. I adore altered matchboxes and I love how she's arranged them here with a photo in the center and a sweet little banner.

I hope you have enjoyed this week's Friday Faves. Have a wonderful weekend!


It's snowy in Christmas Town...

>> Thursday, December 16, 2010

I love the colors of the Christmas Town collection to create snowy pages. The colors are so crisp and cool, yet warm and cozy.

I love the technique of stitching on the stacked circles. I thought they reminded me of snow so I did that on this layout. I embossed some white cardstock to give them more texture and punched out a snowflake for emphasis.

If you think my title is a little's just a little bit fun because just before they were making the snow angels they were busy throwing snowballs at mom. Little stinkers!

When I was making these layouts my kids were busy punching out some Christmas trees on some scrap paper and my daughter was stacking them up. It gave me the idea to do the same technique I did with the snow to make a Christmas Tree page. They make such cute trees!


Last Call for Warehouse Boxes-Monday December 20th

>> Wednesday, December 15, 2010

We've had a wonderful response to our very first warehouse sale. Monday, December 20th will be the final day to purchase one of these. If you haven't purchased one yet, here's what Marci Knecht had to say about it:

I got my "warehouse sale" box in the mail today, and all I can say is "Are you KIDDING me with all that product?" I can't believe all the great stuff in there! As someone who was kind of "late to the game" in discovering Lily Bee, I'm soooooo happy that I decided to buy a box. It was busting at the seams full of product.


Non Traditional Christmas

>> Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas came early this year for my family.   We will still open some presents on the 25th but celebrated some with my husband Andy.  This layout captures the story of my son's new electric guitar.  He has been playing acoustic for a couple years now so we approved the upgrade to the electric. 

For this layout, i pulled out the non-traditional colors from the Christmas Town collection.  I love the blacks, blues, & greens in this collection.  I paired it with some Maya Road Kraft elements like the envelope & ticket.  I added in the green doily in the background along with some dictionary pages. 

I love the Christmas town rub-on on the kraft envelope.  I decided to use black & white photos.  they seemed the perfect pair for the colors of this layout. 

So as your start creating your holiday layouts, I hope you will break out of the traditional colors and use ones that make you happy.