Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lily Bee Blog Hop


Welcome to the Lily Bee Blog Hop! I am excited to share a layout today featuring some papers from a couple of my favorite lines: Buttercup and Victoria Park.


(Supplies USed: Cardstock from Bazzill, Patterned Papers from Lily Bee, Die Cuts from Lily Bee, Stamp from Technique Tuesday,Ink from Ancient Page, Washi Tape Bella Blvd, Wood Camera from Studio Calico, Corrugated Heart Jillibean Soup, Buttons from Crate Paper, Decorative Brad from American Crafts, Rhinestones from Doodlebug, DMC white floss, Stick Pin from Joann's, Silhouette Cutting System, craft felt JoAnn's, and fonts Veteran Typewriter-journlaing, Old Sans Black and Wisdom Script-title)


I tend to get into crafting obsessions. These days my current obsession is working with the negative space from cut titles. I really like to put texture in that space, in this layout I reached for my fabric drawer and used felt.

Thanks for stopping by today the next stop on the blog hop is

Melissa Mann's blog.

Don't forget to eligible for the $50 VISA giveaway you need to leave a comment on each designers blog. Comments for the give away will be open until Monday 7/2 at Midnight EST. 

Happy Crafting



Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Big News from Lily Bee


Make sure you check out the new blog I took a sneak peek at it last night and I have to say it looks wonderful. I got kind of fancy and added the link directly to the graphic above so if you click on the image it will take you right to the new blog.

If you have been following Lily Bee Designs on Facebook the sneak peek below is nothing new. But I couldn't resit showing it off again here.

Lily Bee peek

I hope you have a fabulous crafty filled day.

BLOG signature


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

From 1 Page to 2

Last Summer I did this fun sports layout for Scrapbooking and Cards Today. I was assigned a 1 page layout but when I started this layout I immediately saw how it could easily be transformed into a 2 page layout so I made a 2nd page for my personal book.

The grid layout is one of my favorite go to designs and can easily be transformed from a 1 page layout to a 2 page layout. I designed this grid to be a little whimsical so I didn't have to obsess about how everything lined up.


(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Papers from Studio Calico/Bo Bunny/Jillibean Soup, Maya Road Canvas Pennants, Jillibean Soup Corrugated Shapes, Red Paint, Fancy Pants Buttons, Basic Grey alpha stickers, Spellbinders Pennant die, Felt, Stick Pins JoAnn's, Tab Punch, DieCuts Jillibean Soup, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Jillibean Soup Baker's Twine, Maya Road Chipboard Numbers, Silhouette Cutting System, and fonts Headline Two (journaling), Arial (title) and Ballpark (subtitle) downloaded from the internet)

If you missed out on this layout from the summer 2011 issue of Scrapbooking and Cards Today or any other past issues they can all be downloaded for your viewing pleasure at the SCT website.

Happy Crafting

BLOG signature

Friday, June 22, 2012

Got more Cards ...

I have been posting tons of cards so I thought you might need to see a couple more. I swear these are the last ones I have to share for for at least a month (I think).


(Supplies Used: Cardstock from Bazzill, Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper/Stamp/Stickers, VersaFine Black Ink, Corner Rounder, and brad from Basic Grey)

If you are wondering about the paper bow I found the pattern on Pinterest. The pattern comes with a printable chevron pattern I printed it in gray scale and traced it onto Jillibean Soup patterned paper. The pattern also comes with additional length to cover a small box I simply omitted this portion of the pattern. If you prefer to skip Pinterest you can find the pattern at

(Supplies Used: Cardstock from Bazzill, Jillibean Soup patterned paper/twine/stickers/white corrugated sheet, Corner Rounder, Marvey Butterfly Punch, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, and Bazzill Brads)

I think I put at least 50 miles on the car yesterday running around town in what felt like circles. Today I plan on locking myself in my office and getting a little crafty ... at least that's the plan I have in my head.

Happy Friday

BLOG signature



Thursday, June 21, 2012

Scrapbooking and Cards Today Summer 2012 issue

Available in stores or on line Friday June 22nd is the summer issue of Scrapbooking and Cards Today.


I am super excited about this issue, it's the second installment of the Colour Suite in print and it's one of my favorites.

I haven't been the best blogger. My schedule has been a bit all over the place this month I am hoping things will even out soon and I will know which way is up.

Happy Crafting

BLOG signature



Saturday, June 16, 2012

Happy Father's Day

To celebrate Father's Day I have several fun cards to share with you. Each card is built on a plain while 4x5.5 card base.


(Supplies Used: Bazzil Cardstock, Lily Bee Patterned Paper/Stickers, Basic Grey Brad, and EK Success Heart Punches)


(Supplies Used: Lily Bee Patterned Papers/Stickers, Cuttlebug Die Harlequin Die Cut, DMC White Floss, Silhouette Cutting System/Image, and wooden skewer)

(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Lily Bee Patterned Paper/Stickers, JoAnn's Stick Pins, DMC White Floss, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Silhouette Cutting System and Font Arial)

I'm off to help the hubby refinish our back deck. Have a glorious weekend and enjoy your Father's Day.

Happy Crafting

BLOG signature

Friday, June 15, 2012

June Colour Suite

Welcome to the June Colour Suite a monthly color challenge I put together for Scrapbooking and Cards Today. If my layout looks a bit familiar you aren't seeing double. I promise there is a method to my madness. I decided to explore some ideas behind color theory to be shared at a future date.


I know it's my imagination but I always think all my Colour Suites tend to look the same so I really went out of my way to make this month's challenge look different. Here's my layout ...

(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Patterned Paper from Echo Park/My Minds Eye, Stamps Technique Tuesday, Ink VersaFine Black, Chipboard Accents Pink Paislee/My Minds Eye, Button My Minds Eye, Washi Tape Love my Tapes/My Minds Eye, DMC Floss White, Silhouette Cutting System/Image, Spellbinders Banner Die, Corner Rounder, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and fonts Veteran Typewriter/journlaing and Bebas/Title)


My layout is a literal interpretation of this month's colour suite. And although I though the peach was a hard color for me to work with the product I ended up using on my layout really matched nicely.

Thanks for joining me this month to read more about this challenge and to catch up with past months make sure you check out the Scrapbooking and Cards Website.

Happy Crafting

BLOG signature

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lily Bee Love on Facebook

Good morning crafters! In my head that sounds so much more enthusiastic than it reads. Today my friends at Lily Bee Designs would love your support in their journey to get over 4000 likes on Facebook.

In honor of Lily Bee's Facebook fan promotion I thought I would share a layout featuring a mix of my favorite Lily Bee patterned papers.


(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Patterned Paper Lily Bee, Stickers Lily Bee, Index Journaling Cards Lily Bee, Silhouette Cutting System/Image, Epiphany Epoxy Circles, font Veteran Typewriter downloaded from the internet)


Once Lily Bee hits 4000 fans they will be giving away prize packs to 4 lucky people who "LIKE" them on facebook. The prize packs will include collection kits, die cuts and journaling cards. Good Luck!

Happy Crafting

BLOG signature



Thursday, June 7, 2012

Got Cards Part 3

This will be my last card post of the week. I have one more group of cards that I have yet to share. I made these for my Colour Suite in February and I never got around to posting them. Better late than never right?


(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper Bella Blvd/Lily Bee, Alphas Lily Bee, Bakers Twine Jillibean Soup, Vellum Envelope Jillibean Soup, Brad Basic Grey, Stampin Up Scallop Punch, Heart Die Sizzix and Corner Rounder)

(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper Lily Bee/American Crafts, Technique Tuesday Stamp, Lavender Embossing Powder, Baker's Twine Jillibean Soup, Tiny Attacher Tim Holtz, EK Success Heart Punch, and Corner Rounder)


(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper Lily Bee/Bella Blvd/American Crafts, Sizzix Heart Die, Stamp Hero Arts, and black VersaFine Ink)

If you want to check out this Colour Suite or any of my past challenges make sure you check out the Scrapbooking and Cards Today website. Don't forget the next suite will be up next Friday.

Happy Crafting

BLOG signature



Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Got Cards Part 2

Last week I promised you a week of cards and then I got sidetracked. Are you surprised? You shouldn't be I am easily distracted and my latest distraction was a mini road trip to Vancouver BC to help out my friends at Scrapbooking and Cards Today with the Burnaby Crop & Create.

My next set of cards are all made with some of my favorites from Lily Bee Designs


I love the idea of window cards so I used a 1 1/4" circle punch to create a window to house a fun epoxy embellishment I made with the Epiphany Crafts 1" Circle Punch and a Lily Bee sticker.


(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Lily Bee Patterned Paper/Die Cuts/Stickers, Fiskars Decorative Scissors, White Floss, Floral Stick Pins JoAnn's Fabrics, Epiphany Crafts 1" Circle Punch/Epoxy Circles, and Corner Rounder)


(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Lily Bee Patterned Paper/Journaling Cards, Stampin Up Scallop Punch and Ribbon, Epiphany Crafts 1" Circle Punch/Epoxy Circles/Metal Charms Round, Silhouette Cutting System and Corner Rounder)

This card is a monogram card. The ribbon is wrapped around the card multiple times. Once it's all unwrapped it makes a fun necklace.


Did I mention it's June? I still can't believe it I didn't get much done last week so if you need me I will be holed up in my office working on all kind of goodness.

Happy Crafting

BLOG signature



Friday, June 1, 2012

June Spellbinders/PageMaps

I know I say this every month but wow I can't believe it's June. Half the year is over and the kids will be out of school in 2 weeks.

The June Spellbinders release is called Whimsy.



(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper American Crafts, Alphas American Crafts/Jillibean Soup, kraft tags Jillibean Soup, misc. buttons, DMC white floss, Spellbinders Dies, and font Veteran Typewriter downloaded from the internet)

I varied my layout a tad as compared to the sketch. I also added the butterfly die from the Whimsy set. The scallop edge die is from Tags and Flags last month's release. 

Have a great weekend.

BLOG signature