Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Oh, Lily Bee, how lovely thou art!

Recently, my Two Scrapbook Friends  design assignment was to create with two collections from Lily Bee: The Harvest Market and the Memorandum collection. I love the rustic small patterns and they make it so easy to create non-themed layouts.

The first layout I created features a favourite picture I took of my daughter's BFF when she was 3 years old. She is wearing a life jacket in red and yellow, so I flipped the photo to black and white.
I made a crinkled lollipop flower added some distressed edges with ink too. The flourish is from Bo Bunny and the balloon stamp is from MME. The flower buttons are CTMH and the large letters are Thickers.

The small letters come right from the Lily Bee Collections and have become a staple in my kit. They come in 6 different colours in EACH collection.

I love the black and red and the rounded corners. The stitching is designed to add weight and flow around that title.

My second layout features those great family pictures from Angela Smith Photography in Waterloo. These photos of my husband and my son warm my heart and I didn't want to overwhelm them with lots of pattern. I chose a soft background from the Memorandum collection and added the blues and greens.
I also added some old rubons from Bo Bunny and inked some wheels/cogs from Maya Road. The wooden clock element provides an anchor for my cluster and meaning for my title. The canvas banner pieces are from Punky Sprouts and I used Stampin Up! ink on them.
You can see the background stamp here quite well and it is called French Script and is an old favourite from Stampin Up! The stitching anchors the upper cluster as well as the main patterned paper strips.

My final layout is called Family Style and includes and another favourite photo taken in 2009 by Angela Smith. I used many of the patterned papers from both collections. It is a simple central design and shows of those great letters again.

I hope you will find some time for a Lily Bee design in your scrappy future and keep doing what YOU love to do!


  1. I love your red, black and white layout. so brave! but it really works - perfectly balanced, great shapes, lovely photo x

  2. Christa, these are all fabulous, but I really love the time flies layout! I always have a hard time with a guy layout, but you rocked it!

  3. The English major in me thought your title should be
    Oh, Lily Bee, how lovely art thee!
    All kidding aside, the layouts are each a beautiful. Love your work with the canvas.

  4. Such beautiful layouts. You are so talented.