Happy Friday! Kristen here today with you. I have a real treat here for you today...a layout I scrapped for our Birthday Blog Hop. I'm sad to say I don't scrap but Heather asked me to create a layout for the hop and guess what I did it! And it felt so good to have that creative outlet besides designing. I even pulled out the sewing machine while my baby (yes he is 18 mos. but still) was climbing all over me the entire time. I LOVED using all our new papers, stickers and chipboard on this layout. You might just be seeing some more projects from me here on the blog. I hope you enjoy it.
I want to share with you the story of Lily Bee so here goes...
I had a long time dream of launching my own paper company. Way back in 1995 I was introduced to scrapbooking and soon after began working at Memories by Design my LSS. I loved scrapbooking and at the time was in high school. I documented everything and couldn't get enough.
Over the next ten years I was heavily involved in the
industry as a teacher, LSS Manager, and sales associate for a major
scrapbook company. I also owned and ran a scrapbook kit club-Mosh Posh for 4 1/2 years.
Finally in 2009 my dream came true when I launched Lily Bee Design. Many people ask who "Lily" is. I knew I wanted the name of my company to be special and have a significant meaning to me. Lily Bee is named after my great-grandma Lily who was an artist/painter and her last name was Berrett-thus Lily Bee.
The first releases- "French Couture" and "Three Little Birds" were designed by other artists. That wasn't enough for me
and I decided to learn all I could about graphic design. That summer I created my own artwork and designed "Audrey" and "Vintage Poppy"
that debuted at the CHA Summer show in Orlando. Since that time I have designed over 20 collections. A few of my personal favorites are Hello Sunshine, Persnickety and Sweet Shoppe.
I feel very blessed to be doing something that I love-all the while I can be home with the loves of my life-my three little boys Noah, Madden and Beckham who range from ages 7-18 mos. It is crazy yes but I wouldn't know what to do with myself. I have an incredibly supportive husband Carson, whom many of you see with me at CHA. We can't thank you enough for the support you've given to us. We wouldn't be here without YOU!
So there it is. That's the story about our little company. I want to know what is your all-time favorite Lily Bee Collection? Tell us here and I will randomly choose one person to win a box of our Newest Lily Bee Paper! Thanks so much for celebrating our 4th birthday with us! Hope you were inspired by our designers lovely layouts this week as well. Have a great weekend!