Saturday, November 19, 2011

Lily Bee Design ROCKS!!!

My scrappy friend Cheryl of And Handmade Too! turned me onto Lily Bee's weekly sketch challenge. I've loved each sketch they've put out but have never managed to complete a page in time to enter the challenge- well not THIS week!

Ha HA!!!!!
Go Go GO!
MATERIALS: Lily Bee Memorandum paper and card, Studio Calico stripe paper and Fab Rips, Mister Huey- Atmosphere and Overdue, Ormolu Dots and spots tags and Go! button flair, EK Success binding Edge punch

I LOVE circles and hexagons! I was going through my Pinterest boards the other day and wondering WHY hadn't I used them in a page yet. I was waiting for some kind of template or a patterned paper to "help" me make them. Well to HECK with THAT!
I googled "hexagon template" and found that the quilting community is huge and just as willing to share as us scrapbookers- YAAAY!
Watch out- you might loose me to the sewing on FABRIC set!
Hexagons, grids and circles- siiiigh!!
I also found this wonderful dreamland called Ormolu- that sounds like an exotic French cosmetics brand right? It's paper! Gorgeous modern PAPER! Teeny tiny color embellies perfect for ATC or December Daily projects.
I think my favorite were the negative die cut kraft tags- check them out in this SNEAK PEAK for my December True Xoxo Girls Challenge page:

I'm also glad I finally used my Lily Bee Memorandum line papers. I LOVE the subtle colors and patterns. I wish I had sprung for the alphas as well but I have so many letter stickers at this point I passed them up- for now. I made 3 pages in one 2 hour sitting! An unprecedented first!
To get these small mist dots I used an expensive mascara brush from way back when.
The pin is from Ormolu, the teeny silhouette is from Pink Paislee's Nantucket die cut pack.
So I've been busy busy busy with family stuff and looking for work- hopefully I will get back to my regular 3 posts a week schedule. I hope you have a GREAT weekend!

MuChOs SmOoChEs!


  1. caught this just before heading out for the evening - thanks again for all the love :-). I totally agree with you - Lily Bee sketches need to be made into gorgeous layouts and you know what? This is quite possibly my fave page of yours so far - not only have you used my fave pic (of the road and sky - so jealous, need to go to the States to get this kind of photo!), you have taken the sketch and run with it. I love your eye for colours and how everything on your pages are at once subtle and sharp. Also - Ormolu - OMG. Bookmarked!!! x x x

  2. ooh love the little handcut hexies! fab take on the sketch!

  3. What an awesome use of this sketch (I think I need to give this a try, you completely inspired me!) I love the hexagons, and the sweet little strips....what a great design. I love your family photo, too, you all are so lovely together. <3

  4. I absolutely love this...the hexagons look awesome! You totally rocked that sketch!

  5. I love the collage-ey feel your pages always have! :) So great!

  6. Lily bee is awesome:) LOVE your layout and the happy family photo, yay!

  7. thank you so much for your sweet words on my blog! Im so happy that i manage to inspire you - your work is AMAZING!!

    XOXOXO, Mija


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