Announcing our NEW BLOG!!

>> Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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!!


Summer 2012 Sneak Peek Week!

>> Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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!


True Friendship

>> Friday, June 22, 2012

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!


A Colorful Birthday Banner

>> Thursday, June 21, 2012

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


Wednesday Sketch Challenge

>> Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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!


Vacation Scrapping with Buttercup (and just a little Handmade)

>> Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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


Monday Focus On: Pinterest Inspiration

>> Monday, June 18, 2012

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