Thursday, February 28, 2013

March Spellbinders | PageMaps

Happy March! It's the first of the month and it's time for my monthly PageMaps layout. This month my Spellbinders die focus was on the You are Here arrow set. 




I keep saying I need to try to push myself out of my sketch comfort zone. I tried that this month and it wasn't as easy as it sounded in my head. It's funny how once you start moving things around the sketch starts to take on a life of it's own.




(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Patterned Paper Webster's Pages, Spellbinders Dies, My Minds Eye Enamel Dots, Wood Embellishment Studio Calico, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Silhouette Cutting System, and Jillibean Soup alphas) 



The truth is my layout still looks like the sketch. I guess I have more gorwing to do. But that it what I love so much about this crazy thing called scrabooking. I tried playing around with the idea of using the Spellbinder's dies to create a custom background. I don't think I fully executed my vision they way it was in my head. I like the concept and will be trying it out again super soon.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting.



Wednesday, February 27, 2013

White Space | Jillibean Soup

Hello Crafters!!! I hope this Thursday finds you well. I am digging out many of my layouts from the past several months to share. Seems all my nonsense got be a bit behind on loading up many of my projects. Today I have a layout I did for Jillibean Soup to share with you.

I am constantly trying to challenge myself with new design concepts and ideas. Sometimes my experiments work and other times they don't. White space is a design element I once embraced however lately I can't get comfortable with it. Not sure why my design focus shifted but it did. Awhile back I spotted a layout on 2 Peas in a Bucket with great use of white space. Of course now that I want to find that layout again I can't. I challenged myself to re-create the trapped white space look on this layout I did for Jillibean Soup.


(Supplies Used: Kraft Cardstock/Patterned Paper/Stickers/DieCuts from Jillibean Soup, Gemstones from Doodlebug, Wood Embellishment from Studio Calico, Mist Studio Calico, Silhouette Cutting System/Image and twine)



I adored the trapped white space on the original layout I saw but for some reason the same concept didn't feel right when I put it in play on my layout. Don't get me wrong I like the way my layout turned out but I won't be trapping any white space in the near future it just didn't seem to flow with my style.

I hope you have a fabulous Thursday. Happy Crafting :)


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Coming Soon from Scrapbook & Cards Today

Good Morning crafters I'd like to start today by thanking everyone for stopping by yesterday for part one of the Lily Bee Birthday Blog Hop. 


I am uper excited about CardMaps 3 from Scrapbook & Cards Today. The cards I contributed to this special issue embraced a simplicity I have been striving for in my cards for last several months.



I am currently working on projects for Scrapbook & Cards Today newest adventure called Crop n' Create Delivered. Make sure you stay tuned to see the full reveal this Friday at 9PM EST.



Don't forget the Lily Bee Birthday Blog Hop is going on all week long. My give away from yesterday will be open thru the weekend so make sure you leave a comment for your chance to win some of my favorite Lily Bee Design papers. Happy Crafting!


Monday, February 25, 2013

Lily Bee Birthday Blog Hop | Give Away

Birthday copy

Welcome to the Lily Bee blog hop!

Four years ago, Kristen launched Lily Bee Design, went to her first CHA and
the rest is HISTORY! We are so thankful for our customers and fans, who continue
to support us, as well as our amazing design team who inspires us each day with
their amazing talent.

We are celebrating our 4th birthday all week long with daily blog
hops and we’re giving YOU the chance to win the gifts! That’s right, each day
will be a different hop with more chances to win!

So without further ado, welcome to the Lily Bee 4th Birthday
Celebration Blog Hop.



(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Patterned Paper Lily Bee, ABC Stickers Lily Bee, Stamps Lily Bee, Punch We R Memory Keepers, Twine, Circle Punch, Enamel Dots My Minds Eye, Buttons Crate Paper, Tiny Attacher Tim Holtz, Silhouette Cutting System/Images)



In honor of Lily Bee's 4th birthday I plan on giving away my favorite Lily Bee's patterned papers released in the last year. To enter simply leave me a comment and continue along with the blog hop. All comments left between now and Sunday will be eligible to win.

Blog Hop Order

Cindy Libel

Leslie Ashe

Lisa Dickinson

Summer Fullerton YOU ARE HERE

Heather Leopard

Lily Bee Design Blog

Thanks for stopping by today make sure you leave a comment to enter my giveaway. Your next stop on the birthday blog hop is Heather's blog ... happy hopping. 


Monday, February 18, 2013

Altered Boxes | Technique Tuesday

Happy Tuesday. Today I have my last CHA Technique Tuesday Stamping project to share with you. These are simple altered square gift boxes I covered with scraps of patterned paper and dressed up with Technique Tuesday tiles and stamps. I used a couple of my favorite Teri Anderson stamp sets on this project.


(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper Lily Bee/My Minds Eye/American Crafts, Circle Punches EK Success, Gemstones Doodlebug, Stick Pins JoAnn's, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Technique Tuesday Stamps, and various inks) 




This set of boxes was super fun to create. I grabbed a pile of my favorite scraps and went to work. Technique tiles are very much like chipboard but rather than being grey they are cream and take ink and mist very well. 

I used to be afraid of stamping. I admit it intimidated me and honestly I consider most of what I do to be pretty basic. If I can do it so can you. Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting.



Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February Colour Suite

Happy Valentine's Day and welcome to the February Colour Suite a monthly colour challenge I put together for my friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today. I am a total romantic at heart so I couldn't resist creating a Valentine inspired colour challenge for you this month.


Rather than doing a layout this month I chose to make cards. Did I mention I am a hopeless romantic?


(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Patterned Paper Simple Stories/Lily Bee, Washi Tape Bella Blvd, Stamps Technique Tuesday, Ink ColorBox, Gemstones Doodlebug, Tiny Attacher Tim Holtz, Corner Rounder We R Memory Keepers, Punches EK Success/Stampin Up, and Silhouette Cutting System/Images)




This month I invited my friend and fellow designer Laura Vegas to make a layout inspired by this month's Colour Suite. I am thrilled that Laura joined me this month it's always great to see how someone else translates my vision. Make sure you check out her blog to see her fabulous layout. 

Thanks for joining me today for the February Colour Suite. To read more about this challenge or to check out my past challenges don't forget to make your way over to the Scrapbook & Cards Today website and Blog

Happy Crafting




Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine Garland | Pinterest Inspired

Today I am going to start off by saying how much I love Pinterest. It's such a fabulous way to organize all kinds of things from your favorite receipes, books you want to read and most importantly fun crafty projects.

I found a super cute heart garland and couldn't resit making one of these of my own.


My Pinterest inspired piece was made from recycled book paper. I really love the simple look of this one but I made mine more eclectic using lots of fun scraps of paper.



(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Patterned Paper Lily Bee/American Crafts/Bella Blvd/Webster's Pages, misc Vellum and EK Success Punch)

Stay tuned for more fun stuff. We are releasing the Colour Suite a day early in honor of Valentine's Day and Friday I will show off my last CHA Technique Tuesday project.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be good, be kind and be happy.