Wednesday, February 27, 2013

It's the Lily Bee Blog hop!

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Lily Bee blog hop! We are celebrating our 4th birthday all week long with daily blog hops and we’re giving YOU the chance to win the gifts! Today we're featuring cards and I'm so excited to share a couple of cards I've created using the latest Lily Bee releases.

Right Now It's Partytime!
Bright and fun birthday cards are always a hit, and this one is definitely bright and fun! I love the basic patterns that come in each of the new collections and this one combines papers from the Sweet Shoppe and Pinwheel collections to make a color sunburst of pattern. To add interest, I punched butterflies in the matching pattern.

"Best Day Ever"

I love, love, love this bokeh paper from the Pinwheel collection. When I used it here I thought of it as confetti in the background, a little something to make it a "celebration" card.  I layered more papers and stickers and came up with this simple sentiment card.

And now for the prizes.  In order to be eligible to win you need to:

·        * Leave a comment on each designer’s blog

·       *   Follow the Lily Bee Design blog

·       *   Leave a comment on the Lily Bee Design blog

·       *   Bonus entry opportunities:

o   Like Lily Bee Design on Facebook

o   Follow Lily Bee Design on Instagram

o   Follow Lily Bee Design on Twitter

o   Follow Lily Bee design on Pinterest

o   Pin any of this week’s design team projects that have inspired you, tagging #lilybeedesign so we can easily find the entries.

Now that’s a lot of ways to win! Plus, there's even more chances if you participate in our hop each day! And of course, we have several monthly challenges going on each month and would love to have you play along.

Here's a list today's blog hop designers:

Deanna Misner (that's me!)
Melissa Mann
Ursula Schneider
Becky Williams
Lily Bee Design blog

Thank you so much for stopping by! Now head on over to the crazy-talented Melissa Mann to be inspired even more!

Happy Hopping and Happy Birthday Lily Bee!!!

Friday, February 22, 2013

He's our #1

Hi friends! LOOONG time, no post. Let's just say that 2013 has thrown me some major curveballs already, one of which was that my dad died a little over a month ago. He was so dear and precious to me, very instrumental in my life. His death came as quite a shock to us, and honestly it's been really hard for me to get back in to any kind of creative frame-of-mind. BUT I'm up on the Lily Bee blog today and I have to say that it felt GOOD to create again. :)

Here's a sketch that I used to start my post.

Lily Bee tut sketch

And the layout that eventually followed:

"He's our #1"

In my post I also included a step-by-step of my creative process and my thoughts behind why I do what I do creatively speaking.  Be sure to check it out on the Lily Bee blog today

Stay tuned because I'll be back soon (I promise) with the Lily Bee blog hop!!! :D :D

Hope you all have a fantastic Friday!