Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lil Bee's Design Team: Teju Venkat

 Hello Crafters,

Today let's meet Lil Bee's Design Team member Teju Venkat.

Q: Three words that describe you.

Patient, Positive, Persistent

Q: What do you love most about Lil Bee's Boutique?
This is my first kit, love it.

Q: What inspires you?
My Mom's creativity inspired me first to take up art as my hobby and my Husband continues to encourage me at every step.
Q: Do you scrap alone or with friends? With music or in silence?
Like to be left alone for long hours, and yes, love music while working.

Do visit Teju's blog to share some love with her!
blog: http://teju-venkat.blogspot.com/
 And now some inspiration from Teju's using Lil Bee's products!:

In Product Focus we have Glossy Accents from Ranger and Teju has done a wonderful job with using Wenster's pages, glossy accents, American Craft pages and Maya Road stamp :)

 We are so honored to have these wonderful ladies at Lil bee's Boutique,and our proud to give new talent a chance!


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lil Bee's Design Team: Sue Percival-Simmons

Hello Crafters,

Join me today as we get to know Lil Bee's Design Team member,  Sue Percival-Simmons!

I’m Sue, a Brit now residing in Dubai and loving it!
Mum to three lively young boys, I am an avid photographer and scrapper – photography came first!  I make cards, too, but only using my own photos. I am highly organised (or try to be, but it’s not always easy with 3 boys around!), a perfectionist (which slows me down terribly!) and a ‘life-lover’, by which I mean I always want to try EVERYTHING, and never want to miss out!!  Hence the fact I volunteer for loads, think, ‘yeh, I’d love to do that!’, and because I am a perfectionist and organise everything to the nth degree, I am always toooo busy and rushed.
I was so excited to be chosen as a DT member for Lil Bee’s Boutique, ‘cos I just love kits… (you know it’s this perfectionist/ organised thing going on again here!!)  I love to have stash which ‘goes together’ without having to hunt it down, plus it pushes me out of my comfort zone a little…gives me something I wouldn’t normally pick up for myself (how many items of stash do YOU have which are sooo similar??).  Anyway, Lil Bee Boutique kits contain such beautiful stash, who could resist??

My inspiration comes from my life – that sounds broad?  Well, the children, mainly, as they have such fantastic ways of looking at life and doing things which are just so, well, inspirational!  And the colours around me - I see life through a polaroid lens, remember – and my perfectionism…But inspiration is all around, you just have to open your eyes and let yourself be open to it.

I tend to scrap alone in my craft room here, though I LOVE to get together with other to craft, but I just don’t know so many crafters here!  In the UK I scrapped one whole weekend day a month with 20 or so others, without fail, but here it seems a bit more difficult to get together, but I do have a few friend’s I meet up with occasionally!  And I always have music on….

I am so excited to have this opportunity, my first DT position, and I look forward to hearing about Lil Bee Boutique followers and scrappers…

And now some inspiration from Susan, a layout created from Lil Bee's Let's Celebrate Kit!

Also the in Lil Bee's Product Focus we have MFT's Prima Donna petals dienamics:
And here is how Susan used them on the layout:

 For more details on this layout, visit Sue's blog: http://hottoginthecity.blogspot.com/

Happy Scrapping!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lil Bee's Valentine Blog hop!!

Welcome Friends to our little blog hop for Lil Bee's Boutique . Take a deep breath as the love bug strikes and hopefully you'll catch some of the fever of Valentine's Day!

First Ta da... the reveal of Lil Bee's Valentine Kit!!

Price: 105dhs for just today!

 Kit Includes:
  • 12 12x12 double-sided papers, 
  • 1 12x12 diecut, 
  • 1 storyteller 12x12 alpha sticker sheet, & 
  • 1 8" bling strip,
  •  two sentiment fabric tickets, 
  • 2 12" bloomer trims.

To see the lovely creations from this kit , you can follow the blog hop to  Lil Bee's creative Design Team.

 Secondly, Lil Bee has something for it's mini book lovers, Lil Bee's Valentine Project Kit!!

Price: 205dhs for just today!

 Kit Includes:
  • Maya Road Sentiment stamps
  • Maya Road Bird cage album
  • 12 12x12 double-sided papers, 
  • 1 12x12 diecut, 
  • 1 storyteller 12x12 alpha sticker sheet, & 
  • 1 8" bling strip,
  •  two sentiment fabric tickets, 
  • 2 12" bloomer trims.
  • Maya Road Journaling Cards and Envelopes.
  • Webster's Feather Flowers and pins
  • brads
  • Dusty Attic Phrase
  • wool thread
  • American Craft creme embossed paper
  • Free workshop on 22nd and 25th February!

And Last but not the least , Lil Bee's CHA 2012 winner is

Dr Sonia S V!!...

Congratulations Dr. Sonia!

 Now don't forget to leave a comment to be in the draw to win one of these lovely kits! oh yes I have a surprise kit in store for giveaway!

 Your next stop is here with the lovely Sue Percival-Simmons!  AND just in case you get lost...  here's the full list of designers who are taking part.  Sit back and relax with hot chocolate and valentine cookies and  Enjoy all the Valentine projects our Design Team members have created!!

Lil Bee's Boutique

Sue Percival-Simmons

Nandini Rao

Teju Venkat

Karla Maynard

Hana Atif

Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Lil Bee's Design Team: Karla Maynard

Hello Crafters,

The new members have been bursting at the seams to show you their work, and today is Karla Maynard's turn to amaze us with her creative work.

Let's begin:

Q: Three words that describe you.
Uhmmmm… It is never easy to describe yourself and be humble… here it is. I believe I am creative, ready to help and flexible when it comes to work or design.

Q: What do you love most about Lil Bee's Boutique?
I love the fresh ideas Lil Bee’s present in their blog. Lovely ways of using the so many different products out there I am very proud of being part of their Design Team.

Q: What inspires you?
Inspiration is not so difficult to find now a days.  I just look around me…my family, my surroundings, when I am outside and take a look at our garden I find inspiration on all of these things and of course on all of those creative people on the net.

Q: Do you scrap alone or with friends? With music or in silence?
I usually scrap alone, sniff, sniff… J. At times and when our kids let us a friend of mine comes over and we craft, from cards to experiment with other crafts. Usually with music although that has not been the case lately.

Do visit Karla's blog to share some love with her!
blog:  http://thepapercaper.blogspot.com/
And now some inspiration from Karla using Lil Bee's products!:

We are so honored to have these wonderful ladies at Lil bee's Boutique,and our proud to give new talent a chance!
Also do join us tomorrow for Lil bee's Valentine blog hop and kit reveal!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Lil Bee's Design Team: Nandini Rao

Hello Crafters,

It's the little details in our project that make them WOW! And these deatils are prefected by Lil Bee's DT memeber, Nandini Rao.

Let's get to know her:

Q: Three words that describe you.
Nandini: Perfectionist ,curious and friendly!
Q: What do you love most about Lil Bee's Boutique?
Nandini: Love the product range and competitive prices!

Q: What inspires you?
 Nandini: Everything around me --- my wonderful friends and Nature .There is nothing more inspiring than nature
Q: Do you scrap alone or with friends? With music or in silence? 
 Nandini: I quill alone, generally have music or the T.V on But there are times when I am working on a tricky piece when I like silence .
Do visit Nandini's blog to share some love with her!
And now some inspiration from Nandini using Lil Bee's products!:
Just loved how Nandini made the Pink American craft butterfly pop on this card! Also check out the color combo used, so much the LOVE thing!

In this card, she used the same butterfly but inked it up brown!from the pearl dots From Maya Road to the punched Heart, every detail is just amazing.

So hop on to Nandini's blog and don't forget to enter your wishlist for CHA 2012 giveawayon previous post:
Happy Crafting ! and a lovely weekend with your loved ones!\

Saturday, February 4, 2012

CHA 2012 and a chance to win some new products!

Hello Crafters,

A whole month of 2012 has passed, whew, time is flying!
For the past weeks its been fun reading different reviews on CHA 2012 , watching videos and demos and scribbling on my wish list! So who is ready with their wish list?
If you are still confused what to include and what to leave out, Lil Bee will help you decide and you can have a chance to win the latest products.

Below are some of the products arriving mid February at Lil Bee's Boutique.

Tim Holtz Distress markers and Stamps

Prima's 2012 Collection 

 Stampavie 2012

and more to come.

So to enter the giveaway just email /add a comment with your wishlist / product from the CHA 2012 before 14th February 2012. The winner will be randomly announced on 14th Feb 2012 and will win these amazing products (colors of the inks may change):

 Everyone from GCC, India and Pakistan can apply. So spread the word!

Also the design Team inspiration starts next week, till then Happy Crafting!