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11.19.2010

Lily Bee- Domestic Bliss








{Reported by Liz Hicks}




So today I get to share with you my FIRST assignment as a TSR reporter :) Now this is a little different for me because it has been a while since I have been able to truly just scrapbook... and believe me... it was FUN! Today I will be sharing some fun stuff that I created using Lily Bee Design Domestic Bliss Collection.

Ease of Use: This collection was a fun vintage inspired and cheeky collection of products that is full of fun patterns and witty titles. The collection is fluid and offers a variety of prints that work well together.

Durability: The paper is a nice medium weight paper which I love because I can use each page as a base to my project, yet also layer them to create depth and not worry about the product being bulky. The Rub-ons were a little tough to transfer, which takes a bit to rub them on... but made it so that other rub-ons didn't accidentally transfer.

Usefulness: I can see a lot of uses for these paper patterns. the patterns did not compete, which made it nice to be able to use multiple patterns that coordinated nicely and could provide statements by themselves as well. the embellishments coordinate nicely, but I would have like the chipboard buttons to have the holes drilled in to them.


Cost effectiveness: Cost wise the products are a good value.


What I liked: I love the versatility of the product. It could be used as intended for cooking or feminine projects... or you could use it for so many other styles of projects. I love that the colors and patterns coordinate and are not to matchy matchy.




What I disliked: I only wish that there were more coordinating embellisments like metals buttons or lace to coordinate with the product.






What I made:


Sweet As Pie (8x8 Canvas)




Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper: Lily Bee Design; Fabric and thread; Unknown

Sew in Love (10x10 Canvas)





Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper: Lily Bee Design; Paint: Folk Art by Plaid; Twine, needle and foam hearts: Unknown

We've Moved (A2 Card)

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Lily Bean Design; Stckers: Lily Bee Design; Thread: Guterrman; lace: Prima Marketing Inc.; Fabric and vintage book page: Unknown


Where and How Much
Product Name: Domestic Bliss
Manufacturer: Lily Bee Design
MSRP:Range from $0.99-$5.99
Available at: Scrapbook.com, Blue Moon Scrapbooking*, Emma's Paperie

Bottom Line: Although the style of the paper may not be the first item I would walk to while walking to a Scrapbook store... I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed using the product and found a variety of uses for it, which always makes me happy :)


What do you think? Is this "sew" up your alley or are you not so domesticated? Leave a comment by midnight EST on Saturday to be entered to win a Domestic Bliss prize pack!

37 comments:

Arjanne said...

Looks great! But that's no surprise, since Lilybee always makes the cutest stuff!

Irit Shalom said...

I think that as your first report you are great!! Love the work you've done with these and love the color of collection

PamS said...

I like the colors that they used in this collection. I can see it being used for vintage photos. You did a great first review!

ArlaMo said...

Really cute line - love the vintage take on domesticity!

Donna said...

Great projects and the colors of this line are yummy :)

Gabi said...

This is definitely something I would purchase if I saw it. There are a lot of lines out there like this one right now. I actually just purchased the Material Girl double stack last night, and I can't wait to get crafty. I would love to try out this Lilybee brand though. I haven't used any of their stuff yet :)

Gabi from Savannah, TX

Diana said...

Definitely up my alley. Love all things LilyBee.

vegetablog said...

Love, love, love this collection. Lily Bee products are wonderful, and this line is right up my alley!
~natalie

Jen said...

First, I love your card and your canvas projects...WOW! I so would use this set, and that paper with the scissors is sew cute! I've not seen this brand...yet. Thanks for the chance!

Jingle said...

YAY for your first assignment! Your projects look fantastic! I am really loving this collection!

julie.schellin said...

Not wild about this collection, but I am sure I could find some way to use it well. You sure did!

Patchi said...

I'm not into sewing, but I love the colors in this collection.

I had the same problems with other Lilybee rub-ons I tried - they are hard to transfer. What I found that made it easier was to transfer them on a hard surface - it's a lot harder if you work on top of a self-healing mat.

Great review!

Lori Gentile said...

Liz,
Thank you for the review! Your projects using Domestic Bliss are wonderful. You certainly captured the spirit of the line!

Ann Cicilie said...

Great projects!

I love this line, it's definetely one of my favourite ones from Lily Bee Designs.

The colors and patterns are perfect for meg :)

Anke said...

I like the colours and the "sew" theme.
ANke

Linh C. said...

Sew cute! :)

Abbey said...

I really like it, but am not so sure how I would use it.

Lisa C. said...

I love the colors and the versatility of this collection! Your projects are great :)

Cynthia B. said...

I would never call myself a sewer, but I just love the crafty look to this line. I have a few of Lily Bee's lines and just love them, so I know this one is a keeper too!
Thanks for the chance!

Janette said...

There are not many times I want to use the words "domestic" and "bliss" in the same sentence, but in this case it fits perfectly. I love this!

Yaritza said...

I'm loving the line. Your projects were great. Thanks for the chance to win.

*Suzy* said...

Fun fun fun --- always a great line of paper & your projects are wonderful.

Scrapamum said...

All I can say is this line is sew cute ; )

Anne Thompson said...

I've been working with a lot of vintage sewing materials lately and can see combining them with this paper selection to create some unique cards, boxes, and home decor items. Thanks for your review! Anne, yourmainestamper

Theresa said...

This is my first time seeing this collection - it is beautiful!

Love your designs - those canvases are amazing, and that card is so cute with the two ladies "talking"!

Awesome stuff!

~~Mia~~ said...

omgosh, i had not seen this collection before ~ i love it!!!

i love what you did with it too, gorgeous work!!!

Cindy d said...

I hadn't seen this before. Very cute!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Love this vintage look and would love to win to complete some layouts with my grandmother.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Love this vintage look and would love to win to complete some layouts with my grandmother.

serena said...

I love it! and love what you did with it. so cute!

Shawninaz said...

I would agree the nice little embellishments that coordinate always make it more fun to work with. Luv what you did with it especially the "Sew" layout!

Rebecca said...

beautiful colors and patterns! gorgeous collection :)
Thanks for the chance to win!
:) Rebecca Keppel

Dale Tiernan said...

The colours are nice and bright and then the print of ladies is nice and soft. A good contrast.

Lisa said...

Love what you created and this range looks right up my street! Love the colours and the designs. Great job on your first assignment!

Joni Parker said...

I typically would not gravitate towards a line like this...However, with that said, I'm learning that when I end up with a line that "I THINK" is not my style (prize or kit club), I end up using it quite a bit!! So I'm learning that what "looks good" to me initially isn't always practical for me to scrap with. I'd love to give this line a try!!

Jodee said...

I agree. Not something I would go to first, but it looks like it could be fun. Thanks for sharing!

jan said...

"Sew" up my alley! Love the domestic line!