Sunday, March 31, 2013

April Spellbinders | PageMaps

Hello April! It's that time of month when I show off my latest PageMaps/Spellbinders layout. I kind of went wild with the Spelldiner's That's the ticket die. I swapped out the hexagon idea on the sketch with the ticket stubs.



(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper AC/Basic Grey/Jillibean Soup/Studio Calico/Webster's Pages/Heidi Swapp/Fancy Pants/Echo Park/My Minds Eye, Brads My Minds Eye/Basic Grey/Theresa Collins, Heidi Swapp chipboard hearts, Maya Road Mist, American Crafts Alphas, Flair American Crafts, Chipboard Button My Minds Eye, Spellbinders Dies Twine and font Veteran Typewriter)



Take note of the circular layered pieces under the chipboard and brads. They are the star-burst tag from the Spellbinder's Charmed I'm Sure set. The simple scallop border was done with one of the On the Edge border dies.


I was going for a graduated color effect with the ticket stubs so I went crazy with my scraps on this layout. I keeps all kinds of scraps you never know when you might use them on a layout or card. There was so many pieces on this layout I hope I didn't leave anything out of my supply list.

Thanks for stopping by today I am going to take advantage of our wonderful pacific NW weather and get a little vitamin D. Happy Crafting:)


Friday, March 29, 2013

Lily Bee Blog Hop

Hi there, Lily Bee fans! You may have seen a couple of our
new design team’s projects on the blog already but we thought it’d be fun to
showcase the talents of our fabulous design team by doing a blog hop!


Our blog hop continues with this week's theme of Spring / Easter
projects! We’re excited to be working with the following designers for the next
year! They have created many inspirational projects using our new collections,
so make sure you stop by each of their blogs to see their work and leave them
some love and then head back over here for a chance to win some Lily Bee Design
product of your own!


(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Lily Bee Patterned Paper/Brads/Stamp/Chipboard/Stickers, Silhouette Cutting System, Martha Stewart/Fiskars Punches, Twine, Corner Rounder and various fonts)


Adrienne Alvis
Becky Williams
Christine Newman
Cindy Liebel
Diana Fisher
Diane Payne
Heather Leopard 
Leslie Ashe
Nicole Nowosad
Patricia Roebuck
Stacey Michaud
Summer Fullerton YOU ARE HERE
Wendy Sue Anderson


We’re giving away a Sweet Shoppe paper pack! 

  • Comment on this blog post by midnight ET on
    3/31/13, letting us know you completed the hop

  • FOLLOW the Lily Bee Design blog in the upper
    right hand corner of our blog

  • Like our Facebook page and share the blog hop
    link with your scrapbooking/cardmaking friends! Be sure to tag @LilyBeeDesign 

  • Bonus: Make sure you are on our Newsletter mailing list



Thanks for stopping by today and taking part in the Lily Bee Blog Hop. If you are looking for a bit more inspiration I am also guesting on the Ruby Rock-It blog today. Here's a little preview of what you will see over at the Ruby Rock-It blog.


Happy Crafting and I hope you have a wonderful Holiday weekend.



Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Home Grown | Jillibean Soup

Hello crafters happy Thursday. Spring is here in Oregon and I feel very fortunate that we are experiencing some mild weather. This is code for it hasn't been raining cats and dogs. My daughter has already started growing this years garden in a starter box in our kitchen window. 

The layout I have for you today shows off our garden from a few years ago.
(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Jillibean Soup Patterned Papers/Staickers/Die Cuts/Polaroid Frames/Corrugated Shape/Stick Pin, adhesive gemstones, Silhouette Cutting System, misc paint and various fonts)

My layout shows off all the new Jillibean Soup Fresh Vegetable Soup which is hitting stores right about now.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!


Happy Birthday Scrapbook & Cards Today

Apparently I am having technical difficulties otherwise known as user error with my blog. So I figured I might as well just inundate you with all the happenings in scrapland.

If you didn't know already the spring issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today is now available. If you don't get it in print it is always available to download for free and the Scrapbook & Cards Today website.I hope you get a change to take a look at the issue I am super proud of my work that is featured. The adorable cover was designed by my friend Laura Vegas and the cover model is non other than Devon (hope I am spelling that right), Miss Vicki Boutin's darling little girl.

Sct spring

Did you know it's Scrapbook & Cards Today 7th Birthday? I am super proud to me a part of this magazine. I can remember the first time I got my hands on a physical copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today there is nothing else out there like it. It's quality is stellar. All week long SCT is hosting a birthday party on the blog showing off tons of projects and giving away tons of goodies. Make sure you stop by and get in on all the action.

What would a birthday celebration be without a few cards. Here are several celebratory cards I made for Lily Bee.

(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Lily Bee Patterned Papers/Stickers/Alphas, Flower Punches, Basic Grey Brads, Twine, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, and Corner Rounder from We R Memory Keepers)

That's all I have for you today. Take care and happy crafting!


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Back from a little break with a little Jillibean Soup

Well hello blog-land. Yes I have been ignoring you not on purpose. I simply am buried under mounds of paper and I just have let blogging slide.

Today I have a layout from the March Jillbean Soup Designer Challenge. This month's challenge was use as many patterned papers on one layout or project as you can. I specifically zeroed in on the idea of featuring as many collections on one layout as I could. I used 12 different patterned papers from different collections going back to Monster Stew.


(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Jillibean Soup Patterned Papers/Stamps/Die Cuts/Stickers/Stick Pins, VersaFine Ink, Rhinestones, My Minds Eye Enamel Dots, Silhouette Cutting System, corner rounder and various fonts)



It's great how the old Jillibean Soup can so seamlessly be blended with the new lines. So if you have been hoarding that Jillibean I challenge you to break it out and mix it with some of the newer lines. Make sure you check out the Jillibean Soup blog to see how every one else tackled this challenge.

Happy Crafting


Friday, March 15, 2013

March Colour Suite

Hello crafters and welcome to the March Colour Suite a monthly colour challenge I put together for my friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today. This month's colour inspiration was green. After reviewing my past challenges I noticed it had been a while since I used green so this is where I began. 





(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Patterned Papers from Basic Grey/My Minds Eye/Echo Park, My Minds Eye Enamel Dots/Label Stickers, misc buttons, twine, Technique Tuesday Stamps, VersaMark Ink, Stampin Up Punch, Queen & Co Washi Tape, Silhouette Cutting System, and various fonts downloaded from the internet)





The stars on this layout were cut from the stamp My Minds Eye patterned paper that I used to cut my large quote title from. The focus quote/title has grown to be one of my favorite things to do on my pages. I even have an entire Pinterest board called words to scrap that is dedicated to phrased I want to use on projects someday.

This month I invited my friend and fellow designer Vicki Boutin to make a layout inspired by this month's Colour Suite. Colour is so very subjective and I love seeing how other people translate my vision. Make sure you check out her blog

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